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Afghan cooperation imperative to wipe out terrorism: Aizaz

The Afghan officials are saying that the leadership councils of Taliban and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network are based in Peshawar and Quetta cities of Pakistan from where they plan and coordinate attacks in Afghanistan. LeJ Al-Almi chief, Yousuf Mansoor, survived an assassination attempt in Afghanistan's Zabul province late a year ago. In a press statement sent by the Presidential Palace on Friday, Ghani said the shrine attack in Pakistan was against Islam and humanity. Read More

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Pet squirrel credited with protecting home from burglar

Pet squirrel credited with protecting home from burglar

Adam Pearl told KIVI that he knew something wasn't right when he arrived home February 7 and found snowy footprints leading around to the back of his property. Turner wrapped up her report and left, but returned a few hours later with some of Pearl's stolen property and an interesting tale. "She said while she was questioning the individual, he had scratches on his hands", Pearl recalled, "so she asked him, 'Did you get that from the squirrel?' and he says, 'Yeah, damn thing kept attacking ... Read More

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Pressure To Mount On Enda Kenny To Name Departure Date

Pressure To Mount On Enda Kenny To Name Departure Date

This arrives hot on the heels of Minister Of Housing Simon Coveney saying he will trust Enda Kenny to trust his own judgement when it comes staying in the position of leader. Mr Coveney added: "I don't think people should confuse what has been a hard week for the Government with an imminent challenge to Enda Kenny's leadership in Fine Gael". Read More

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Syria Peace Talks to Resume in Astana Next Month: Iranian Diplomat

In Geneva, U.N. humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland called on parties to allow aid convoys to reach besieged and hard-to-reach areas of Syria to demonstrate "goodwill" before envoys gather for talks on February 23. The diplomat recounted that the final negotiations were held by the delegations of Iran, Turkey, and Russian Federation and the final document of Astana II was completed. Read More

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Trump calls media 'enemy of the American people'

Trump calls media 'enemy of the American people'

Trump mentioned The New York Times and four television networks - CNN, ABC , CBS and NBC - in his second tweet. Nevertheless, let's not allow this lone tweet to distract from the other controversies in Trump world right now. We have to talk about it. The tweet comes just a day after the Republican party sent out an online survey to supporters asking them to evaluate the media and its fairness to the Trump campaign. Read More

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Auto bomb kills young child in Turkey's south east

Auto bomb kills young child in Turkey's south east

The official Anadolu Agency quoted Viranşehir Governor Gungor Azim Tuna as saying that the huge explosion killed a three-year-old child of a court clerk and injured at least 17 others. There were no immediate claims of responsibility. Turkish cities and towns have been hit by several attacks in the past year. The country was also shaken by a failed military coup last July. Read More

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Graham: If Trump Camp Talked With Russia, We Need A Select Committee

In late August, Paul Manafort resigned as Trump's campaign chairman after disclosures by The Associated Press about his firm's covert lobbying on behalf of Ukraine's former pro-Russia governing political party. Manafort told the paper the allegations were "absurd". "The accusations regarding the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation are creating a cloud over the White House", he said in the statement. Read More

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Donald Trump Trolled As Media Accountability 'Study' Gets Hijacked

The Trump administration has suffered a series of setbacks in recent days, including the departure of national security advisor Michael Flynn and the withdrawal of the president's nominee for secretary of the Labor Department. But the survey quickly amps up from there. "Thank you for standing up to the media's lies and attacks", it said. "Come on, tell us all the worst things about the media!" It's followed by another asking, "Do you believe that the mainstream media has been too eager ... Read More

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Mehbooba Mufti rejigs Cabinet, 2 ministers quit

Mehbooba Mufti rejigs Cabinet, 2 ministers quit

Sources also said that BJP won't be reshuffling its part of coalition ministry but PDP having kept two cabinet berths vacant last time is likely to induct two more ministers in the State cabinet. They said Mehbooba brought back Altaf Bukhari, also an influential businessman, especially because the party did not have a known leader in Srinagar city after MP Tariq Hameed Karra left the party a year ago. Read More

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Remarkable Moments From Trump's Wild Press Conference

It has been reported that Trump aides have had contact with Russian intelligence services during and after the 2016 presidential campaign. When the president goes on a freeform monologue, occasionally interrupted by questions, that is nearly the length of a motion picture, as Donald Trump did on Thursday, the news can be overwhelming. Read More

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Trump to nominate Acosta for labor secretary, official says before news conference

Radio host Rush Limbaugh applauded Trump for going after the mainstream media, which he said wants people to believe it is the "watchdog" of those in power. It's a mess. At home and overseas. Although Trump is not responding to "questions about his associates" and "his aide's contacts with the Russians", Acosta says the Prez will have to eventually answer his critics sooner than later. Read More

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Chelsea Clinton gives Donald Trump a dressing down over anti-Semitism comments

Chelsea Clinton gives Donald Trump a dressing down over anti-Semitism comments

He settled on a reporter who identified himself as Jake Turx , a reporter with Ami Magazine , which bills itself as "a new standard in Jewish media". 'See, it just shows you about the press, but that's the way the press is, ' the president quipped before moving on. Later, in the same press conference , another journalist returned to the question of increasing anti-Semitism and also, inexplicably, did not get a substantive answer from the president. Read More

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Pakistan army summons Afghan diplomats, demand actions against 76 terrorists

Pakistan army summons Afghan diplomats, demand actions against 76 terrorists

DG ISPR Major-General AsifGhafoor stated that Afghan territory was being used for such attacks by terrorist groups with the backing of "hostile powers". Briefing reporters today on yesterday's meet in Moscow, which was attended by India, Russia, China, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said New Delhi emphasised that an end to violence and terrorism is fundamental to promote security and creating an environment necessary for peace and reconciliation which is ... Read More

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Spanish enclave in Morocco overrun by African migrants

Spanish enclave in Morocco overrun by African migrants

The Ceuta regional government gave the figures, with officials saying it was believed to be the biggest border invasion in recent years. Spanish media said 11 police officers were taken to hospital with injuries following the breach. Ceuta has been under Spanish occupation since the 16th century. Spain controls the twin enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, both of which border northern Morocco. Read More

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US Still Supports 2-State Solution for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - UN Envoy

US Still Supports 2-State Solution for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - UN Envoy

During a joint news conference Wednesday, President Trump appeared to make a major departure from almost two decades of US policy, declaring that he "could live with" either a one or two-state solution to the conflict. Haley's comments came after Trump said on Wednesday that he was open to ideas beyond a two-state solution, the longstanding bedrock of Washington and the worldwide community's policy for a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. Read More

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Fillon French prosecutor says fake work probe will continue

Fillon's wife was alleged of being paid for work she may not have done and this has cost the 62 year-old former prime minister his status as favourite to win the French presidency in May. An official inquiry has been launched. Fillon, chosen in November as the Republican party candidate for the presidency, has previously rejected the claims, declaring he has "nothing to hide". Read More

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Newspapers risked 'undermining the rule of law'

Newspapers risked 'undermining the rule of law'

After the supreme court hearing, politicians were "certainly vocal quickly enough", Neuberger added. It would be "very unfortunate if we had political scrutiny of the appointment of judges in this country", Lord Neuberger said. but they won't say that publicly. Lord Neuberger said the media had a positive duty "to keep an eye on things" and that was one of the reasons for freedom of expression. Read More

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Aguirre: De Lima could be arrested Monday

LP senators include Senate Pres. Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon, senators Paolo Benigno Aquino, and Francis Pangilinan. De Lima said she has prepared for the worst-case scenario in her possible arrest. On Friday, the Justice department filed criminal charges against her with the regional trial court in Muntinlupa. If there is none, the judge can dismiss the case. Read More

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Trudeau praises Ceta as 'blueprint' for trade deals

Justin Trudeau took a moment Friday morning to tour Berlin's National Holocaust Memorial, where he laid a wreath and then took a short walk in the rain as he toured the sombre monument's grey pillars. "It's easier for the Canadians to speak to the Americans", Tajani said, seated next to Trudeau at their joint press conference in Strasbourg, France , the seat of the bloc's 28-country parliament. Read More

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2nd arrest in death of N.Korean leader's brother

The Indonesian woman arrested for killing Kim Jong Un's half-brother may have been duped into carrying out the attack, according to Associated Press. When he was detained in Tokyo for trying to enter the country with a fake Dominican passport, he sported a diamond-encrusted Rolex watch and carried wads of cash. Read More

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Former Hong Kong leader guilty in unprecedented graft trial

Tsang was also acquitted on another misconduct charge which alleged he had failed to declare that an architect he proposed for a government award had been employed as an interior designer on the flat. Sentencing will take place later but the court did not announce a date. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his distinguished public service under the British colonial administration before Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule in 1997. Read More

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Mike Pence heads to Europe to assuage fears about Trump

The firing of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn showed Pence "he remains very much a junior partner in the still-forming White House power structure, The Wall Street Journal reports , and that was "a startling revelation for a vice president who has shown only loyalty and deference to a boss who has no experience in governing and a flashy style that cuts against the former in governor's religious beliefs". Read More

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Gladiators-Zalmi match abandoned due to rain

Yet despite not being at their best, Peshawar, led by two-time World T20 winning captain Darren Sammy, know how to grind out a win and the match against Quetta would test both teams to their limits at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Tamim then upped the ante by thumping four sixes off the bowling of Babar, Anawar Ali and Mohammad Nawaz. Islamabad, meanwhile, have been in fine form and atoned for their loss against Lahore by defeating Quetta in the ensuing match. Read More

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Kremlin says not disappointed by how US-Russia ties are developing

Kremlin says not disappointed by how US-Russia ties are developing

Last year, Russia's Kommersant daily newspaper reported on Russia's plans to effectively revive the KGB through a massive reorganization of its security services. Reports suggest Moscow's enthusiasm for better relations with the United States has dampened in recent weeks. Peskov was responding to a question about whether the Kremlin felt let down by the lack of progress in improving ties with the United States since the inauguration of Trump, who pledged in his campaign to try to ... Read More

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Trump Says He's the Least Racist (and Anti-Semitic) Person You've Ever Seen

Towards the end of his press conference today, Donald Trump took a question from Jake Turx , a Hasidic Jewish reporter for a small US-based weekly magazine that caters to the worldwide Orthodox Jewish community. He went on to reference the fact that he has "so many friends" who are Jewish, and added cryptically that "you're going to see a lot of love" under his administration. Read More

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