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North Korea prepared for new ICBM test: state media

The MDA said its mission was to develop a missile defense system to defend the USA, its deployed forces, allies and friends from limited ballistic missile attacks of "all ranges in all phases of flight". North Korea on Wednesday said it is ready to test launch intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), one day after the USA successfully tested a defence system to intercept such projectiles. Read More »

North Korea rejects UNSC statement on its missile firing

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A top US Navy commander on Wednesday pushed for a "sense of urgency" over North Korea's nuclear and missile development, as the UN Security Council met behind closed doors to discuss tightening sanctions on Pyongyang. The council demanded North Korea halt its tests and said it was ready to impose further sanctions. U.S. President Donald Trump has said he wants South Korea to pay for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) anti-missile system, which detected Sunday's test ... Read More »

Explosion in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 9, wounds dozens

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The French and Chinese embassies were among those damaged. The BBC said one of its drivers was killed and four of its journalists wounded. - November 21: A massive suicide blast targeting Shiites kills at least 27 people and wounds 64 at a Kabul mosque in another sectarian attack claimed by IS. Read More »

UK PM May's Conservatives See Poll Lead Narrow Again

The poll is based on a new methodology, founded on a constituency-by-constituency selected panel of 50,000 interviews a week. The result would leave the party 16 seats short of a working majority, effectively a "hung parliament" . British Prime Minister Theresa May paid tribute to the victims and their families. Betfair Spokesperson, Katie Baylis, said :"There's no doubt Labour are closing the gap in the polls, which is a sentiment that's also being reflected in the odds and it seems ... Read More »

Major fire in textile showroom in Chennai

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There was welding work going on, following which the fire broke out. Smoke kept emanating from all seven floors of the building. Fire officials believe that it was the result of a short circuit. It took 21 fire engines and 75 firefighters to douse the fire. Cloth material worth lakhs of rupees were gutted by fire. Police said there were cracks on the building. Read More »

23-year-old techie shot dead at Noida apartment

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Anjali, who worked for LAVA mobile company in Sector 63, was tailed by the attacker inside the basement of her building and shot. The police said that the incident took place at 6.34 a.m.in the parking area of the residential complex. Police suspect her boyfriend may be behind the murder. Her body was sent for postmortem examination. She was living with six other girls in a rented accommodation in the housing complex. Read More »

Flynn agrees to provide documents to Senate panel

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Flynn, who was forced out of the administration aft. Among the payments was more than 33,000 dollars (£25,700) Mr Flynn received from RT, the Russian state-sponsored television network that U.S. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal committee matters. The FBI probe of contacts came the same month the intelligence community fingered Russian agents as orchestrating hacks into Democratic Party computers and providing stolen emails to WikiLeaks. Read More »

Nighttime, early morning bombings in Baghdad kill 31

Another bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in the Karrada neighborhood just after midnight Monday, killing and wounding dozens of civilians. "We stand w/Iraq against this evil", Brett McGurk, the U.S. diplomat coordinating the global coalition fighting Islamic State, said. A 12-year-old Iraqi-Australian girl was killed in the latest Baghdad blast , the Australian foreign minister said on Wednesday. Read More »

UPSC Result 2016: Nandini KR tops civil services exam, 1099 candidates chosen

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Anmol Sher Singh Bedi secured the second rank . As per the notification, 500 candidates from general category , 347 OBC, 163 SC and 89 ST candidates have qualified this examination. Stay tuned for more updates on UPSC Results about Toppers list, and the position of selected candidates in the civil service. Results can be accessed on the UPSC website. Read More »

Trump and Merkel 'get along well' despite spat

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Speaking at a joint news conference with Modi, Merkel reiterated her view that "we need to take our fate in Europe into our own hands". " The times when we could fully rely on others are to some extent over", Merkel said . Martin Schulz , head of the Social Democrats and the major challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel in upcoming elections, told reporters Trump was " the destroyer of all Western values ", according to Reuters . Read More »

Duterte slams Chelsea Clinton over rape joke criticism

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Addressing the criticisms for the first time, Duterte said he was only being "sarcastic" when he made the comment. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. " You Americans, like Chelsea, be careful because you live in a glass house ", he continued. "If you rape three [women], I will say that I did it". Read More »

White House rallies to Kushner defense

Trump returned to the White House after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday to face more questions about alleged communications between his son-in-law Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington . Read More »

Paris climate agreement: What you need to know

What is the Paris climate accord? The Paris deal is the world's first comprehensive climate agreement , set out in 2015, with the aim of keeping the global average rise in temperatures below 2C. "The big achievement of the Paris Agreement is that it was supported by all countries", he said. Paul Cook from Tearfund added: "This is a disappointing statement on climate change that does not go far enough in outlining how the G7 plans to meet the agreement to keep global warming well ... Read More »

Two more arrests over Manchester attack: British police

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Sources said the family are from Cheshire. "Horror. Absolute horror", Phil Dick said. The British government and Greater Manchester police had refused to confirm the identity of the suicide bomber as Salman Abedi just over two hours before his name appeared in US media outlets. Read More »

Trump hits back at mounting German criticism with tweet

The CDU politician believes the transatlantic relationship is important with or without President Trump, saying "As Europeans we shouldn't allow the Donald Trump logic to affect us". He also said Trump has "great respect' for Merkel". " Donald Trump is making clear with his tweet that he considers Germany a political opponent", said Thomas Oppermann, the parliamentary caucus leader of the Social Democrats, the junior partners in Merkel's coalition government. Read More »

Trump to Pull US Out of Paris Climate Agreement

The Paris accord has been signed by 195 countries, meaning the United States joins just Syria and Nicaragua in refusing to unite to fight global climate change . Trump, who has called global warming a "hoax", promised during his presidential campaign to pull the US out of the deal. If the US does indeed pull out, it will join Nicaragua and Syria as the only two countries not committed to the deal that was signed by 195 countries in 2015. Read More »

Macron Calls Russian State Media 'Mendacious Propaganda' to Putin's Face

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The two countries are in stark opposition over the Syrian civil war, with Moscow backing Assad and France supporting rebel groups trying to overthrow him. Putin has said that he has started an investigation, that it is not true, that there is no violence or murder of gay people". The first meeting of the Russian and French leaders lasted nearly three hours, with Macron saying that "Franco-Russian friendship" was at the heart of the talks. Read More »

France working on agreements reached during Putin's visit

Despite being on different sides in the war, Macron also accepted representatives of the Syrian leader should be at future talks. During a joint press briefing after their summit in Paris, Macron criticized Russian media for spreading misinformation to go against him during the election. Read More »

White House Ducks Questions Over Kushner Back-Channel Reports

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Trump's longtime lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, has joined a still-forming legal team to help the president shoulder the intensifying Russian Federation investigations. Charlie Dent (R-Pennsylvania) reportedly said in January after Trump signed an executive order to temporarily ban immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations. Read More »

Jeremy Paxman hits May with brutal Brexit 'blowhard' jibe

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The previous general elections in United Kingdom were conducted in 2015. Under the format agreed by the two parties, the two leaders each faced 20 minutes of questions from the audience with a further 18 minutes in front of interviewer Jeremy Paxman, with Mr Corbyn going first. Read More »

People Killed, 325 Injured Following Car Bomb Explosion in Kabul

Gabriel offered his condolences to the guard's family. It struck close to the German embassy in Zanbaq Square, with civilians said to be the main casualties. Taking to Twitter , Prime Minister Modi reiterated his stand on defeating terror forces. The ministry did not have details on the possible target of the attack. Read More »

United States says 'no formal mechanisms' yet for Israeli-Palestinian talks

Israeli opposition Labour party leader Isaac Herzog attended the rally and threw his support behind a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. President Trump holds a sword and dances during a welcome ceremony at Murabba Palace in Riyadh. "In any peace agreement, we will have to maintain military control of all the territory west of the Jordan River", the Israeli leader told Army Radio . Read More »