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Pakistan firing forces shut 200 border schools

Ceasefire violation and cross-border firing has not only put the army haywire, but also affected the civilians on larger scale. Thousands of civilians have been rehabilitated due to the firing while children have been put out of schools. Over 200 ...

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Myanmar army accused of raping Rohingya women

Dozens of women have been raped and sexually assaulted by Myanmar soldiers, Rohingya Muslims are saying. The allegations come from eight Rohingya women who have gone on record with Reuters describing how soldiers last week raided their homes, looted property ...

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UN votes to launch talks on nuclear weapons ban

A UN General Assembly committee on Thursday voted to launch negotiations on a new treaty banning nuclear weapons despite fierce opposition from the world`s nuclear powers. A resolution presented by Austria, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and Brazil was adopted ...

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FIA arrests NatGeo`s Afghan girl in Pakistan

Nat Geo`s famed `Afghan Girl` Sharbat Bibi was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday in Peshawar, an official said. Bibi was arrested from her home for alleged forgery of a Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC), the FIA ...

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Paul Beatty gets Man Booker prize

Paul Beatty has become the first American writer to win the Man Booker prize, for a caustic satire on US racial politics that judges said put him up there with Mark Twain and Jonathan Swift. The 54-year-old Los Angeles-born writer ...

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Pak senate panel approves women voting bill

A Senate committee of Pakistan has passed a bill that on becoming law will require re-election in a constituency where women voters’ turnout remains less than 10 per cent. The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill 2016, seeking an amendment ...

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60 killed in Pakistan police academy attack

At least 60 people were killed and more than a hundred wounded in an overnight raid by militants on a police academy in southwest Pakistan, officials said Tuesday, after declaring a military counter-operation was finished. The attack on the Balochistan ...

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Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump a ‘sore loser’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a “sore loser” on Sunday because of his refusal at their debate last week to commit to accepting the results of the November 8 election. Clinton, a former secretary of state, said ...

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‘I will accept election result if I win’

Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump has told his supporters that he would accept the results of the US elections next month if he wins. Trump stuck firm to his unprecedented defiance of US democratic norms, telling supporters: “I will ...

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Typhoon Haima kills 12 in Philippines

Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines in three years, killed at least 12 people and inundated vast tracts of rice and corn fields, officials in Manila said on Friday, before it took aim at Hong Kong. Philippine ...

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