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Pakistan says army killed 50 Afghan soldiers in firing exchange


General Campbell in his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee said that building up the Afghan military was "akin to building an airplane while in flight". Pakistan has for years been home to 1.5 million registered, and nearly 1 million unregistered, Afghan refugees who fled to safety from their war-torn homeland, but they suffer whenever tension escalates between Pakistan and Afghanistan, as Islamabad responds by closing the border with Afghanistan, blocking trade and ... Read More »

82 kidnapped schoolgirls released after three years of captivity by Boko Haram


According to the PDP, the terrorists will continue with their tactics believing that they can always use it to blackmail the government to release their members and to extract other concessions. The 276 schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok in northern Nigeria in April 2014 are among thousands of people abducted by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram over the years. Read More »

South Koreans look to liberal candidates to replace Park


The issues on the Korean Peninsula require sophisticated solutions, with South Korea playing a pivotal role in its relations with the US, China, and the other countries involved. The conservatives want to maintain Park's strong support for the USA alliance and for hardline polices that rely only on strong sanctions and military deterrence to pressure the Kim Jong Un government to dismantle its nuclear arsenal in return for economic relief and security guarantees. Read More »

Islamic State kills 2 in attack on Iraqi Kurdish base


The Trump administration is poised to double down on US commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan, all but ensuring continued American military involvement in both countries for years to come. Iraqi forces are happily facing "victory or martyrdom", in the battle against the extremists, Yahya Rasool said in a statement released by his office. Read More »

Reporter Q&A: What to watch in S. Korean presidential vote


It's been nearly six months since a political scandal engulfed then-president Park Geun-hye and three months since the Constitutional Court made the decision to impeach her . He has said that if elected, he'll build a more assertive South Korea, improve ties with North Korea and review the contentious deployment of an advanced US missile defense system in the South. Read More »

UNESCO Ratifies Jerusalem Resolution Slammed by Israel


Last week, hours after the UN's cultural body adopted a resolution asserting that as an "occupying power", Israel has no legal or historical ties to Jerusalem , Regev demanded that the United Nations headquarters in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood be appropriated by the government. Read More »

Nagaland Board NBSE HSLC Class 10 & HSSLC Class 12 Results declared


It is a state level board under which many schools and colleges in the state will run. Click on the NBSE HSLC 2017 result. The Nagaland Education board deals with all academic operation for the students enrolled in various schools and educational institutes, conduct exams and declared NBSE result. Read More »

Taliban Announce Spring Offensive In Afghanistan

The Taliban dubbed this year's offensive "Operation Mansour", named for the Taliban leader killed last year in a US drone strike. A bullet grazed the third service member, the officials said . -Afghan raid on Islamic State militants, the USA military command in Afghanistan said in a statement. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis says they were killed during an operation against the Islamic State in Nangahar Province in the eastern part of the country, the same area in which the U.S. Read More »

Donald Tusk: 'Don't let Brexit emotions get out of hand'

The European Union (EU) on Thursday rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May's claim that "bureaucrats" in Brussels was trying to affect the upcoming snap election in Britain and ruin Brexit talks. The stakes involved in the United Kingdom leaving the EU are too high to let "emotions get out of hand", European Council President Donald Tusk has said. Read More »

China's Xi congratulates Macron on French election win

Changing the name was discussed at the height of Ms Le Pen's efforts to scrub the party image and remove traces of racism and anti-Semitism that scared away potential backers. "Bit by bit, he defeated all my resistance, in an unbelievable way, with patience."The pair married in 2007 and she has featured in his campaign". For now though, as the raucous Macron victory rally in front of the iconic Louvre Museum demonstrated, the mood is beyond jubilant; it is both energized, and relieved - that ... Read More »

Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia to disband radical Islamist group


Announcing the plan to disband the organisation in Indonesia, Chief Security Minister Wiranto said: "The government needs to firmly take legal steps to disband HTI (Hizbut-Tahrir Indonesia)". He denied that the decision meant the government was opposed to Islamic organisations. The group is already banned in most Muslim-majority countries, however since 1998 has operated freely within Indonesia's democratic system. Read More »

Another US citizen detained in North Korea


North Korea has announced it detained another American citizen over unspecified hostile acts against the country, reports the AP. It added that a relevant institution is probing into his alleged crimes. Similarly US President Donald Trump has also been sabre-rattling and has sent an "armada", including an aircraft carrier, to the area and is now station off the coast of North Korea. Read More »

Delhi Metro to announce new fares


The DMRC board today approved the recommendations of the Fare Fixation Committee (FCC). The DMRC's last fare hike was in 2009 when the minimum charge was raised from Rs 6 to Rs 8 and the maximum fare from Rs 22 to Rs 30. Bad news for those travelling in the Delhi Metro! While now the minimum and maximum fares are at Rs 8 and Rs 30 respectively, the 66 per cent hike will make them both Rs 10 and Rs 50, respectively. Read More »

Euro gives up gains as Macron seals French election victory


USA retail sales and core inflation data will be released on Friday this week, and they could add to evidence backing expectations of a Fed hike. The impact of France's presidential ballot extends far beyond the country's borders. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in a tweet said, "Happy that the French chose a European future". Macron's clear-cut victory on Sunday, perhaps even bigger than he himself imagined or hoped for, offers him the legitimacy he will need in his next ... Read More »

Meghalaya Class 12 results 2017


The Class 10 and 12 exams are held in March every year. The MBOSE HSSLC Revaluation/ recounting is useful for students to improve their score / grade. And also download their results from the other popular websites such as Manabadi and schools9. We will update Mizoram HSSLC toppers list here. The board regulates, supervise and control school education in the state of Meghalaya. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte set for summit drug war support


Duterte would rather focus on completing the framework on a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, one of the documents the Philippines hopes to finalize during its 2017 chairmanship. Thanks to the Philippines, China's hold on contested waters is sealed, despite its defeat before the United Nations court. The Philippines chairs this year's ASEAN, which is celebrating its 50th year. Read More »

ASEAN welcomes progress on framework for South China Sea code of conduct

China says almost the entire South China Sea falls within its territory, with half a dozen other countries maintaining partially overlapping claims. The move has puzzled some diplomats as the Philippines under former President Benigno Aquino III had lobbied hard at Asean meetings to voice strong opposition to Chinese expansion in the South China Sea. Read More »

Le Pen vows to regroup after crushing defeat

Asian shares rose Monday after Emmanuel Macron, a centrist would-be reformer and supporter of the European Union , won the French presidential election. Macron had been accused of behaving as if he was already president after winning the first round two weeks ago. "China stands ready to work with France to move the strategic Sino-French partnership to a higher level", Mr. Read More »

Tornadoes, flooding blamed on at least 16 deaths


As of Sunday, April 30, additional volunteers were not required by the Salvation Army. Authorities in East Texas now say at least four people have been killed as a series of tornadoes pummeled parts of three counties east of Dallas. On Saturday night, there was an update by TX Fire Department Brian Horton stated that more than 5 people are now victims of tornadoes affecting the Van Zandt County. Read More »

Thai police get arrest warrant for Red Bull heir


Kajohnpong Jitparkpoom, the superintendent of Thong Lor police district, told BBC. He has repeatedly disregarded almost all summonses since he crashed his Ferrari into a policeman's motorcycle in Bangkok's nightlife area in September 2012. Read More »

French Election: Le Pen to rename National Front party

Macron will now face huge challenges as he attempts to enact his domestic agenda of cutting state spending, easing labour laws, boosting education in deprived areas and extending new protections to the self-employed. The distinction between the two was symbolised by a now-infamous clash at a washing machine factory in northern France on April 27, where Le Pen arrived for a surprise photo-op with workers at the same time as Macron met behind closed doors with senior union officials. Read More »

Barack Obama is building a recording studio

In an effort to dispel the perception of Chicago as a violent, unsafe city, Barack Obama seeks to start job creation programs immediately. The Obama Foundation unveiled plans for the former president's lakefront presidential center , showcasing renderings and a model at an event where former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were expected to give more details. Read More »

French expats anxiously await election results in Montreal

Macron has said he wants continued intelligence-sharing with the United States and cooperation at the United Nations and hopes to persuade Trump not to pull the US out of a global accord fighting climate change. "Politics is not a game that you win every time", he said. In his letter, Duda said: "Poland and France are united by a centuries-long bond of cooperation and friendship". Read More »

How House Republicans went right to pass the AHCA, in 2 charts


The mandate that people buy health coverage would be gone, but the GOP-backed plan would charge penalties for people who let their coverage lapse. Early reports indicate that Senate Republicans could start the negotiations with their own brand new plan, and not adopt the health care bill that passed the House Thursday. Read More »

GOP senator says Senate will take 'new, fresh approach' to health care


Many South Carolina residents no doubt cheered when House Republicans finally delivered on their long-delayed promise to repeal and replace Obamacare last week. This allowed House Speaker Paul Ryan and others to frame it as a humane, less expensive reform measure that represents a huge improvement on Obamacare. Read More »