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Over 300 militants surrender in Pakistan

More than 300 militants, including 17 of their commanders, of banned organisations have laid down arms and surrendered to the government in Pakistan's Balochistan province.

10 Dec 2017

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Honduras opposition demands 'rigged' vote be canceled

Honduras's leftwing opposition is demanding a presidential election held two weeks ago be voided and its results annulled, alleging it was "rigged" in favor of incumbent President Orlando Hernandez.

10 Dec 2017

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Battles loom in UK over competing Brexit demands

Britain could remain closely aligned with the rules of the EU's single market under its initial withdrawal deal with Brussels, a move that has critics worried about heading towards a soft Brexit.

10 Dec 2017

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Jerusalem declaration: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to shun US Vice President 

Mahmud Abbas will refuse to meet US Vice President following Washington's controversial policy shift on Jerusalem, an Abbas aide said, as protests gripped the Palestinian territories for a third day.

10 Dec 2017

Pakistan accuses India of turning down its 'message for peace'

Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal claimed that Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif in a letter to his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj had urged for calm and respect for the 2003 ceasefire agreement.

09 Dec 2017

US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert (File | AP)
US hails end of IS 'vile occupation' in Iraq

The US hailed the end of the Islamic State group's 'vile occupation' of Iraq after the Baghdad government declared victory in a three-year war, but warned that the jihadists still posed a threat.

09 Dec 2017

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Iraq says 10 IS members killed in tunnel near Kirkuk

Iraqi forces said they killed 10 members of the Islamic State group in a tunnel near the city of Kirkuk, the same day that the prime minister declared the war on IS over.

09 Dec 2017

Nuclear disarmament group ICAN coordinator Daniel Hogstan, executive director Beatrice Fihn and her husband Will Fihn Ramsay pose with a banner bearing the group's logo after ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize for its decade-long campaign to rid the world of the atomic bomb as nuclear-fuelled crises swirl over North Korea and Iran.|AFP
Nobel peace laureates urge US, North Korea to de-escalate nuclear threats

Representatives of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the ICAN called on the US and North Korea to reduce tensions and end the 'urgent threat' posed by  weapons of mass destruction.

09 Dec 2017

US President Donald Trump (File | AP)
US President Donald Trump slams 'vicious' media after erroneous reports on WikiLeaks, Russia

CNN reported that the president and son Donald Trump Jr had received an email providing a web address and decryption key allowing access to hacked documents from the WikiLeaks site.

09 Dec 2017

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Libya, Italy to join forces against people traffickers

Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission in a bid to fight back against people traffickers and tackle the problem of illegal migration, the Tripoli government said.

09 Dec 2017

Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi  was one among the crowd who marched against fascism. | AP
Thousands march against 'fascism' in Italy

Among the crowd marching in the northern town of Como, a rally organised by an alliance of leftwing parties, was former prime minister Matteo Renzi.

09 Dec 2017

Japan stun North Korea as politics takes a back seat

North Korea suffered late heartbreak against Japan on Saturday in a 1-0 football defeat played out against the backdrop of heightened political tensions over Pyongyang's recent missile launches.

09 Dec 2017

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Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri slams Iraq militia trip to Israel ceasefire line

In a statement, Prime Minister Saad Hariri said the visit took place six days ago and was a 'violation of Lebanese laws', without specifying further.

09 Dec 2017

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In California, dozens of horses perish in fires

A line of charred stables running down blackened hills have become graveyards for dozens of horses caught in the raging flames of a southern California wildfire that burned them alive.

09 Dec 2017

A Nepalese woman casts vote during the legislative elections in Balefi, Sindupalchowk, 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (AP Photo)
Left alliance wins 40 seats of the 49 seats in Nepal polls 

Nepal's Left alliance is leading in parliamentary polls, winning 40 of the 49 seats for which results were declared in the historic elections that many hope will bring the political stability.

09 Dec 2017

Ten civilians shot dead in Kabul 

At least 10 members of a family were shot dead by a group of assailants in PD 15 area of Afghanistan's Kabul.

09 Dec 2017

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Pakistan blocks 937 web addresses to curb terrorist activities

Pakistan has blocked 937 web addresses and 10 websites run by banned organisations as part of measures to prevent the use of the Internet and social media for terrorist activities.

09 Dec 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (File Photo | AP)
The Islamic State group in Iraq: key dates in the history of IS

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday declared the end of the war to expel the Islamic State jihadist group from Iraq. Here are some key dates in the history of IS in the country.

09 Dec 2017

Report: Avalanche in Iran kills 8 climbers

Iran's state-run media says eight climbers have died in an avalanche and a ninth is missing.

09 Dec 2017

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Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have discovered two ancient tombs in the southern city of Luxor.

09 Dec 2017

Mahmud Abbas (File Photo | AP)
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will not meet Pence: adviser

Mahmud Abbas will not hold a planned meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence following Washington's controversial policy shift on Jerusalem, an Abbas aide said today.

09 Dec 2017