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General (Retd) Raheel Sharif Receives NOC to Lead Saudi-led Alliance

General (Retd) Raheel Sharif Receives NOC to Lead Saudi-led Alliance

Soon after Sharif completed his term past year, it was reported in December that he would lead the Islamic Military Alliance, which was formed by the Saudis in 2015 to fight terrorism, especially the Islamic State and other groups. Asif on January 6 confirmed reports that Saudi Arabia had chose to appoint Gen Raheel as the head of the military alliance of Muslim countries it had announced past year. Read More

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CM felicitated on first trip to native Gorakhpur

CM felicitated on first trip to native Gorakhpur

Seeking to put at rest all qualms of his opponents, and a closely observant media, Adityanath said that "development for all, but appeasement of none", was the mantra of his government, even as the chief minister announced a package of Rs 1 lakh to those undertaking the Hindu pilgrimage of Kailash-Mansarovar. Read More

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WWF Earth Hour 2017 observed across J&K

The statue of Christ the Redeemer is seen after being plunged into darkness for Earth Hour . Drogheda Tidy Towns are kindly requesting that you please take the time to "switch off" on Saturday 25th March from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. While Earth Hour does get global support, some expressed their reluctance. "I'm calling on everyone to support Earth Hour ". The " Earth Hour " movement was globally accepted and celebrated, each year over 172 countries and over 7000 cities shut down the ... Read More

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1 dead, 16 wounded in mass shooting at Cincinnati nightclub

1 dead, 16 wounded in mass shooting at Cincinnati nightclub

She said it was unclear what instigated the shooting, but that it began inside the club. Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate told WLWT that several of the victims have life-threatening injuries. The injured have been taken to hospital and police is investigating the incident. Police said they could not comment at this time on a possible motive, though Franz did confirm that there is no indication the shooting was terrorism-related. Read More

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Trump asks Republicans to withdraw healthcare bill

But the group now also must face a party and a president frustrated that their demands for a more conservative approach forced the legislation to a standstill that leaves the Affordable Care Act in place. "Health care is a very complicated issue", Mnuchin said. The current balance in the U.S. House of Representatives: 237 Republicans, 193 Democrats, plus five vacancies (four of them being Republicans who resigned to take Trump cabinet posts; the fifth is a safe Democratic seat in ... Read More

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Trump says he'd bargain with Democrats on health care

Analyst Jason Gurda from Keybanc says he believes a "no vote" for the health-care bill is the best outcome for investors in the hospital sector. And she was kind enough to join us in our studios in Washington, D.C. Insurers may have priced under to get into the market and kind of get some market share, and then they had all these sick folks come in. "They should keep going until they have a good plan that Americans can feel confident in". Read More

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Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

At the end of it the president had had enough and was ready to vote and move on, whatever the result, Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers. A Quinnipiac poll this week found just 17 percent of Americans in support of the GOP plan. Republican streaming out of a conference meeting gave no clear indication of where the party would head next on health care either. Read More

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Pakistan observes Earth Hour today

MSP Jackie Baillie is making WWF's Earth Hour matter this year by showing her support for a strong Climate Change Plan for Scotland. "The Sandton City Dome (Protea Court) will be illuminated in green leading up to Earth Hour in a bid to raise awareness of the initiative", says Elaine Jack, CID manager for Sandton Central Management District. Read More

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Mass shooting at Cincinnati nightclub leaves 1 dead

Mass shooting at Cincinnati nightclub leaves 1 dead

Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate told the affiliate that several victims have life-threatening injuries. "It's going to be a long night for our homicide units to investigate". "It has had some challenges in the past", Neudigate said. Police do not have any suspects in custody, but are interviewing witnesses. This is a developing story. Read More

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Trump blames Democrats for failed healthcare bill

Republicans were forced to call off a vote on their healthcare bill and a defeated-looking Paul Ryan announced Obamacare was still "the law of the land" and would "remain the law of the land until it's replaced". The effort to win passage had been relentless, and hardly hidden. Vice President Mike Pence and Tom Price, the health secretary, visited Capitol Hill on Friday for a late appeal to House conservatives, but their pleas fell on deaf ears. Read More

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US Says Afghanistan Strike Killed Al-Qaeda Leader Responsible For Multiple Attacks

US Says Afghanistan Strike Killed Al-Qaeda Leader Responsible For Multiple Attacks

USA officials from the Pentagon confirmed the death of this militant leader who has been linked to various terror attacks including the Islamabad hotel attack in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team. Describing Yasin as a "close assistant" of the Pakistani Taliban, spokesman of the outfit Mohammad Khurasani said the senior al Qaeda leader was a "trainer of Mujahideen". Read More

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CENTCOM Investigates Whether US Airstrikes Killed 200 Civilians In Mosul

The U.S. military is investigating reports that more than 100 civilians were killed in a coalition airstrike last week in Mosul , where U.S. -backed Iraqi forces are clearing the city of Islamic State militants. IS "detained us for 15 days and wouldn't let us leave", says a man in a grey tracksuit stained with mud. Some American military officials had also chafed at what they viewed as long and onerous White House procedures for approving strikes under the Obama administration. Read More

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China watches Hong Kong vote as protests threatened

Her victory was no surprise because China's communist leadership had lobbied the committee, dominated by pro-Beijing elites, to support her. They represent industry and trade groups such as finance, accounting, real estate and textiles. Mrs Lam is nicknamed the nanny because of her background running numerous government projects, while Mr Tsang is referred to as Mr Pringles because he resembles the moustachioed character on United States crisp packets. Read More

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Power Rangers Producer Maps Out Movie's Journey & Future

Power Rangers Producer Maps Out Movie's Journey & Future

With over twenty years of continuity to draw from, Power Rangers is unsurprisingly stuffed full of easter eggs and references. Since she's a singer at heart, should we expect a song on the Power Rangers soundtrack? Indeed, Power Rangers , which was given more than moderate praise from our own Adam Chitwood, feels primarily marketed toward the teen crowd rather than trying to recapture some nostalgists who regularly watched the show in its early 90s heyday. Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Trump election campaign's 'ties to Russian Federation agents'

Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Trump election campaign's 'ties to Russian Federation agents'

FBI Director James Comey confirmed before Congress on Monday that the agency was investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation. He was speaking after Mr Comey told U.S. A source also alleged that Russian officials have switched their communication channels, making it more hard for investigators to monitor ongoing interactions. Read More

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Canada passes resolution to condemn Islamophobia

Canada passes resolution to condemn Islamophobia

It also sparked heated debate across the country, with protests held in several cities over the past few weeks. Liberal MP Iqra Khalid, who sponsored the motion, was applauded loudly by her Liberal fellows as she stood to vote. Last month, the Conservatives proposed their own alternative motion, which was virtually identical except it dropped the word Islamophobia. Conservative MPs argued that the undefined term Islamophobia could be construed to mean any criticism of Islam. Read More

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Britain must pay £50bn divorce bill, Juncker insists

Britain must pay £50bn divorce bill, Juncker insists

In Friday's interview, Juncker described Brexit as a failure and a tragedy, but insisted he was not hostile towards Britain. "I don't want others to take the same avenue". "I will be sad, as I was sad when the vote, the referendum took place in Britain". But Mr Juncker also warned that European institutions were not "naive" about the process - and confirmed a divorce bill of around £50billion will be presented early in the process. Read More

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EU's Juncker says UK Brexit Bill will be about $62 billion

EU's Juncker says UK Brexit Bill will be about $62 billion

EU officials have warned UK-based airlines that they will have to relocate their headquarters to the EU or sell shares to EU nationals if they want to avoid seeing routes within continental Europe axed after Brexit. Britain's absence from the EU's 60th birthday celebrations is "a sad moment", European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker has said. "If we leave them alone - Bosnia Herzegovina, Republika Srpska, Macedonia, Albania, all those countries - we will have war again". Read More

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ISIS: London attacker a 'soldier of the Islamic State'

ISIS: London attacker a 'soldier of the Islamic State'

Tomlinson was referring to the 1979 vehicle bomb attack organised by the Irish National Liberation Army that killed Conservative MP Neave. But she said the attacker was "not part of the current intelligence picture". The casualties included 12 Britons, three French children, two Romanians, four South Koreans, one German, one Pole, one Chinese, one American, and two Greeks, May said. Read More

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