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Killing of young Kashmiri officer an act of cowardice: Jaitley

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Lt Fayaz's relatives said that he was abducted by unidentified terrorists around 10 pm on Tuesday night. In 1991, Lieutenant Colonel G S Bali and his cousin were kidnapped from Badgam where they had gone to attend a funeral and killed. Lt Gen Krishna said people of Kashmir will have to rise collectively and hit back at the "cowards and perpetrators" of the heinous crime, adding they can no longer tolerate such tragic losses of their "beloved sons". Read More »

Relative Calm Reported In Syria Safe Zones After Deal Comes Into Force

It went into effect at midnight Friday. The first zone includes the whole of Idlib province along with certain parts of neighboring Latakia, Aleppo and Hama provinces. Fears of hacking and campaign interference have simmered throughout France's high-stakes, closely watched campaign - and boiled over Friday night as Macron's team said it had been the victim of a "massive and coordinated" hack. Read More »

Priyanka Chopra pens a heartfelt letter after Nirbhaya verdict

Nirbhaya's parents heave a sigh of relief after apex court's verdict confirms death sentence to four convicts. One of the accused, Ram Singh, had allegedly committed suicide in Delhi's Tihar Jail, while a convicted juvenile was sentenced to three years of punishment in a reform home. Read More »

Leaders appeal for calm after Connecticut officer kills teen

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Vincent's Hospital with minor injuries. The names of the driver and officers have not been released. Community leaders stood side by side with the Bridgeport police chief and Mayor Joseph Ganim Wednesday as they promised full transparency following a fatal officer-involved shooting in the Park City. Read More »

S. Korea's leader willing to visit North, talk to US, China

The White House has congratulated Moon Jae-in on his landslide victory in the South Korean presidential election. Mr Moon spearheaded preparations for the second meeting in 2007, when serving as a presidential aide. "If the conditions shape up, I will go to Pyongyang ". On his first day in office, Moon Jae-In named Im Jong-Seok to be his chief of staff, the second most powerful position in a political system which concentrates authority in the president. Read More »

Wall falls onto guests taking shelter in India, killing 22

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According to news agency PTI , among the 23 dead, four were children. A storm in the area caused part of the building to crumble, officials said. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje condoled the deaths and ordered necessary instructions to officers concerned for proper treatment of the injured. Read More »

Le Pen Accused of Plagiarism for Lifting Parts of Fillon Speech

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Earlier, Ms Le Pen's estranged 88-year-old father and the founder of the FN was at a rally by the statue of Joan of Arc , a long-time symbol of patriotism for the FN. But at the 1995 event, a group of skinheads broke away and pushed 29-year-old Brahim Bourram off a bridge into the Seine, where he drowned. It was the latest attempt by Macron to draw attention to the National Front's anti-Semitic and racist roots, from which Le Pen has tried to distance herself. Read More »

Liberal Moon Jae-in set for South Korean presidency

A television screen shows a news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul , South Korea, March 6, 2017. In the congratulatory message released by the Presidential Office, Tsai congratulated the people of South Korea and Moon on behalf of the Republic of China (Taiwan) government and its people. Read More »

Turkish official: US arming Kurds 'unacceptable'

Turkey says YPG fighters are linked to Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) separatists inside Turkey who have waged an armed campaign since 1984 that has killed more than 40,000 people. "The Trump administration providing arms to a terrorist organization - either directly or indirectly through the YPG - does not change the fact that this amounts to support to a terror organization". Read More »

China asked its citizens to leave North Korea

The previous informal talks between North Korea and the United States were held in Geneva last November. It said that Beijing is believed to have delivered the proposition to Pyongyang. "China would not easily provide economic assistance to Pyongyang at the request of the North Korean delegation, and Beijing is likely to take this chance to ask North Korea to give up its nuclear development and missile launch plan". Read More »

Cannot make any definite promise: Duterte on Trump's invite

President Donald Trump has invited to the White House President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines , who is known for using vulgar language and who recently called on authorities and citizens in his country to kill drug users and dealers on sight, which led to killing of thousands of people. Read More »

Russian Federation ready to work with Saudi Arabia, US on Syria

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A new deal aimed at reducing violence in Syria is now in effect, but questions remain as to its implementation and its consequences. Russian Federation said on Saturday that the United States has welcomed the outcome of the recent round of the Syria settlement talks held in Astana this week. Read More »

North Korea 'disrespected' China with missile test, says Donald Trump

President Donald Trump told CBS' John Dickerson on "Face the Nation" on Sunday that he was not happy with North Korea's latest missile test and hinted at a possible military strike should Kim Jong Un continue with provocations. "Something that's ready to go could be taken from the larger package and expedited", said the official. On Saturday, a North Korean fired another mid-range ballistic missile, but it failed shortly after launch - the third test-fire flop this month. Read More »

S. Korea's Moon Says to Visit Pyongyang in 'Right Circumstances'

He said that he would even be willing to visit Pyongyang under the right circumstances. South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party and his wife Kim Jung-suk wave after voting for a presidential election at a junior high school in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Read More »

US Republican Graham curious on Trump business deals

Clapper later added: "The evidence, if there was any, didn't reach the evidentiary bar in terms of the level of confidence that we were striving for in that intelligence community assessment". When I had a chance to talk to Senator Graham this morning, he said, "Look that's something that I would like to look into, I want my committee to look into that". Read More »

English 'losing importance — European Union boss

Rallying around Prime Minister Theresa May, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon criticised Brussels for what he described as "one-side leaking". UK Brexit Secretary David Davis accused the European Commission of "trying to bully the British people". Read More »

Donald Trump mocks outrage at firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey

Comey had been slated to appear before the committee later this week to discuss ongoing threats to USA security. In Trump's view, FBI Director James Comey. The hearing is about current and projected national security threats to the United States and US interests both domestically and overseas. Others scheduled to testify are National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Adm. Read More »

Turkey Angered by US Decision to Arm Syrian Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was already making much of his plans to lambaste President Trump during his DC visit later this month, complaining about the USA provision of arms and military support to Kurdish factions that Turkey considers terrorists. Read More »

Trump Meets With Russia's Lavrov At The White House Today

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as they meet for talks in the Oval Office at the White House on May 10, 2017. The Russian Foreign Ministry tweeted out a picture of the pair, as well as a picture of Trump with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Trump repeatedly said during his presidential campaign that he would seek closer ties with Russian Federation. Read More »

Nigeria spokesman says 1 Nigeria Chibok girl refused release

Maloney has consistently called for worldwide action to " Bring Back Our Girls ", and combat Boko Haram . An already fraught transition from adolescence to womanhood complicated by their captivity. "That includes intelligence sharing, training, advice on strategic communications and various services to support victims of Boko Haram ", he said. Read More »

Administration names 10 people for federal bench

Conservatives should be especially pleased that President Trump has made the U.S. Courts of Appeal, the most influential courts after the Supreme Court , a priority. Though Garland had bipartisan support, McConnell likely did this in the hopes of taking the nomination from Obama and giving it to a Republican president the next year. Read More »

Hamas, Which The US Considers A Terror Group, Elects A New Leader

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Last week, headlines in CNN , Al Jazeera , and the Guardian said Hamas now accepts a Palestinian state along the 1967 lines. Israel, along with Egypt , has been enforcing a border blockade against the group since then. Haniya, 53, from the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, is expected to move to Qatar. In 1997, he was nominated as personal assistant to the late Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, founder and spiritual leader of the Hamas movement. Read More »

Parents of freed Nigeria schoolgirls still wait to see them

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Following claims that some Chibok girls refused to return home after the release was negotiated, leaders of the Chibok community has urged the Federal government to force them home. With the latest release, about 80 Chibok girls are now being held by the Boko Haram . He said the parents of the other 81 girls are hoping they will be able to see them soon. Read More »

Plane owned by Milwaukee-based company crashes in West Virginia

A Lincoln County family believes they heard something moments before the cargo plane crashed at Yeager Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board announced on Twitter that the crash is being investigated. Airport spokesman Mike Plante said the pilot and co-pilot died, CNN affiliate WCHS-TV in Charleston reported. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Read More »