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India installs its tallest flag in Attari, Pakistan cries 'espionage'

India installs its tallest flag in Attari, Pakistan cries 'espionage'

Before this, Ranchi had the record of nations tallest tricolor which is 293 feet high. Pakistan's border guards have raised concerns over the tallest Indian flag at Attari which has been installed just 150 metres away from the border. It is said that it can be spotted from Lahore in neighboring Pakistan and floodlights have been installed around it. The pole, which is already in place, is said to be visible from a long distance, even from Lahore in Pakistan. Read More

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Five Unaccounted for in MA House Fire

Five Unaccounted for in MA House Fire

The fire occurred around 12:45 a.m.at 405 Richmond Road, said Mieth. "The community has suffered a great loss of life", he said, "a huge blow to our spirit that we are only starting to realize". Warwick Fire Chief Ron Gates became emotional as he said the house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, and there was little they could do to prevent the tragedy. Read More

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China says Dalai Lama border visit would damage India ties

If Dalai Lama does visit the state, it may affect China's stand on India's bid to designate Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the United Nations and to enter the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG). Last month, a Taiwanese parliamentary delegation visited Delhi, angering Beijing, which regards Taiwan as an integral part of China. Some officials said India's approach to the Tibetan issue remained cautious, reflecting a gradual evolution in policy rather than a sudden shift, and Modi appears ... Read More

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France's Fillon fights for Presidency

She added that she was telling her husband everyday that he should "continue until the end", but the final decision would be down to him. Thousands of supporters of French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon attending a rally to support the politician in Paris on March 5, 2017. Read More

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Erdogan says Germans are behaving as in Nazi period

Erdogan says Germans are behaving as in Nazi period

He added: "We will talk about Germany's actions in the worldwide arena and we will put them to shame in the eyes of the world", he continued. "Why are you disturbed?" he was quoted by Reuters as saying at a rally in Istanbul on Sunday. Andreas Scheuer, general secretary of the Bavarian CSU party, said that Erdogan's remarks marked a new low point in ties between the two allies and demanded an apology. Read More

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Bangladesh nabs militant group head

Bangladesh nabs militant group head

At a press briefing on Friday, Counter-terrorism unit chief Monirul Islam said, Kashem was arrested from Dhaka's Senparha Parbata area around 11 pm on Thursday. In retaliation, police had to open fire in which Alam was killed while the others managed to flee, he said. A number of top Neo JMB leaders including its chief Tamim Chowdhury, Nurul Islam Marjan, Sohel Mahfuz and northern regional commander Rajib Gandhi were his followers. Read More

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Trump supporters rally at Legislative Plaza in Nashville

Trump supporters rally at Legislative Plaza in Nashville

Saturday's rally followed a string of anti-Trump events that started with women's marches the day after his inauguration. National organizers say "a seditious fringe has resolved to sabotage" Trump. Brandon Blanchard, 24, among a small group of anti-Trump protesters, said he had come in support of immigrants, Muslims and transgender people, groups that have been negatively targeted by Trump's rhetoric and policies. Read More

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HRW: Duterte could be held liable for crimes against humanity

HRW: Duterte could be held liable for crimes against humanity

The HRW made this assertion after releasing its report containing several witnesses' accounts of widespread abuse of police power. Duterte said he will be unflinching in the face of criticisms from human rights advocates who have been vocal about controversial instances of apparent summary executions or extrajudicial killings in the course of the violent campaign carried out by elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Read More

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British PM appeals for United Kingdom stability amid Brexit preparations

British PM appeals for United Kingdom stability amid Brexit preparations

May's remarks to the BBC foreshadowed a speech she's due to give at the Scottish Conservative Party Conference in Glasgow on Friday. "We all know that the SNP will never stop twisting the truth and distorting reality in their effort to denigrate our United Kingdom and further their obsession of independence", May told the Scottish Conservative Party conference in Glasgow. Read More

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Abuse survivor quits Vatican commission

Abuse survivor quits Vatican commission

A key member of the sex-abuse commission established by Pope Francis has resigned, citing her frustration with the resistance the panel has encountered at the Vatican. A former member of the Vatican commission for the protection of minors believes that Pope Francis wants to combat paedophilia, but around him, things do not work well, the newspaper La Repubblica commented today. Read More

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Macedonia's President Refuses To Give Opposition Leader Mandate For New Government

Macedonia's President Refuses To Give Opposition Leader Mandate For New Government

In a televised address, President Gjorge Ivanov said he would not give a mandate to a "person or a party supporting or including in its programme a platform undermining Macedonia's sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence". For the past two nights, thousands have protested against wider official status being granted to the Albanian language, although Zaev's exact position on this remains unclear. Read More

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16 dead, 59 wounded in double attack in Kabul

Meanwhile a second suicide bomber on foot carried out another attack in eastern Kabul . The carnage underscores rising insecurity from the resurgent Taliban in the war-scarred country. "I couldn't see anything for a while", said Manizha, a policewoman who like many women in Afghanistan uses only one name. "Security forces are still engaged in fighting", the official added. Read More

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Xenophobic Attacks: Senate Appoints Delegation To South Africa

All the deportees were profiled by officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) while those deported for drug related offences were handed over to the Police for further investigation. Student outrage over the issue has been fuelled not only by official media reports of the events but by informal social media coverage which has carried disturbing scenes of looting and violence perpetrated against their countrymen. Read More

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Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces close in on government complex

Since government forces broke through the city's southern limits on Thursday, more than 10,000 civilians have fled Islamic State-held areas, seeking medical assistance, food and water, Iraqi commanders said. The artillery units of the Iraqi army and volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) attacked ISIS's command center in a region near Tal Afar in Nineveh province, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists. Read More

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French historian detained and almost deported at IAH

French historian detained and almost deported at IAH

But in the early hours of the morning he was admitted into the U.S. after the president of Texas A&M, an immigration law professor "and several lawyers" intervened. Vichy authorities are particularly infamous for assisting the Germans in rounding up and deporting tens of thousands of Jews from France during the Holocaust , a disgusting truth that Rousso once called "the past that does not pass". Read More

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Iraqi army takes major district from Daesh in W. Mosul

Iraqi army takes major district from Daesh in W. Mosul

For the first time, Iraqi fighter jets carried out airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria, according to a statement issued Friday by Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, and Iraq's Joint Operation Command. Iraq's military does not release official casualty information. "The neighborhood is fully liberated", he said. Husaybah was also the target of air strikes on Friday. Read More

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Violence erupts between locals and migrants in South Africa

Violence erupts between locals and migrants in South Africa

However, two years later, Nigerians have been singled out for attacks by citizens of South Africa again. The attacks were repeated in May 2008 leaving at least 62 people dead, although 21 of the people killed were South Africans. Despite high unemployment , the country is one of Africa's largest economies and remains a draw for people from impoverished nations. Ikechukwu Anyene, president, Nigeria Union, South Africa, told NAN on Monday that some Nigerians received calls asking for ... Read More

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South Africa sees another rise in tension over immigrants

South Africa sees another rise in tension over immigrants

Shops run by Somalis and Pakistanis were also looted. The attackers accuse the foreigners of taking over their jobs and increasing crimes in their neighborhoods. A report a year ago said the 1.6 million foreign-born people was down from 2.2 million in 2011 - in a country of more than 55 million people. "Our democracy enshrines our hard-earned human rights. Read More

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Platte County upgraded to winter storm warning

Platte County upgraded to winter storm warning

Meanwhile, Clay and Union counties were under a blizzard warning from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday. Snow is then expected through the day on Friday, ending on Friday evening.* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS .Snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches are possible from this storm system.* WINDS.North winds of 10 to 20 mph on Thursday night are expected to become northwest 15 to 30 mph on Friday with gusts over 35 mph. Read More

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Combatting Terrorism: French Military Training Eagles For Drone Defense

Combatting Terrorism: French Military Training Eagles For Drone Defense

However, this specific air force base that is training the eagles is one of five bases in France that employs the birds of prey-granted, the other bases utilize the birds to scare away other fowl when aircrafts land and take off. The implementation of using birds to fight drones was actually introduced previous year by the Dutch, who trained an eagle to rip a drone from the sky and return it safely to the ground. Read More

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Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

The rest of the conversation took place in Spanish. Workers continue work raising a taller fence in the Mexico-US border separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, New Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. Central American migrants rest next to the train tracks at Arriaga in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas while waiting for the freight train "La Bestia", or the Beast, to travel to north to the USA border, January 10, 2012. Read More

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Winners at the BRIT Awards: Skepta, ANOHNI, Bowie?

Following a video of late artists including Leonard Cohen, who died in November aged 82, Michael's former Wham! singer Andrew Ridgeley paid tribute to his bandmate alongside pop duo Pepsi & Shirlie. The 1975 had been up against Little Mix , Bastille, Radiohead and Biffy Clyro during this year's awards. He beat fellow nominees Craig David, Michael Kiwanuka, Kano, and Skepta - who won the Mercury Prize for best British album with " Konnichiwa ". Read More

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US Border Patrol shooting of Mexican national goes to Supreme Court

Government attorneys argued to the Supreme Court that the protections of the Constitution should not be extended to a Mexican youth on Mexican soil, even if the Border Patrol agent who shot him was standing in the U.S.at the time. If the family is kept out of court, Hilliard said, the Supreme Court will be saying "that 100 percent of the conduct of a domestic police officer in the United States is unconstrained by the U.S. Read More

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Lebanon: Marine Le Pen schedules visit with Maronite Patriarch

However, according to a statement issued by the mufti's office, Le Pen's aides were told in advance that she would be required to wear the headscarf for the meeting. Will Le Pen give Europe its next political shock? "The mufti's office regrets this inappropriate behavior in such meetings". The French presidential frontrunner stood on the steps of Downing Street and said he wants "banks, talents, researchers, academics" to move across the Channel after Brexit. Read More

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British lawmakers clash over President Trump's upcoming state visit

British lawmakers clash over President Trump's upcoming state visit

According to recent reports , the British Parliament is debating on whether they should proceed with the invitation for U.S. President, Donald Trump. "Opinion in Britain is very divided", said Tim Bale, a politics expert at London's Queen Mary University. Over a million people in Britain believe their government should not roll out the red carpet for a man who has banned refugees and citizens from other countries from traveling to the U.S. Read More

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Malaysia: No Cause of Death Yet in North Korean's Killing

The Malaysian health authorities said Mr Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korea's leader, did not die of a heart attack, had no puncture wounds and has not been identified by his next of kin. Kim Jong Nam was reportedly considered a threat to his half-brother's rule because of his outspoken criticism of the authoritarian regime. The Malaysian Foreign Ministry said that it had summoned Kang to explain his accusation that Malaysia was "colluding" with North Korea's enemies in its handling ... Read More

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Plane crashes in DFO Melbourne, five passengers dead

Moments later, the plane plummeted into the Direct Factory Outlet retail complex at Essendon Fields in a "massive fireball described by witnesses as "like an atomic bomb", says the Herald Sun . Police and paramedics rushed to the crash site, where firefighters doused the flames. "I saw the plane flying across the top of the roof and it was shaking", she told The New Daily . Read More

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Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin dies at age of 64

Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin dies at age of 64

He died unexpectedly in NY while working, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on its website. "Absolutely devastated to hear that my friend and colleague Vitaly Churkin has died". "The president was grieved to learn about the death of Vitaly Churkin ", spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to the state news agency TASS. Responding to Churkin's defense of Moscow's seizure of Crimea, Power noted Russia's rich literary tradition before saying that her Russian counterpart "showed more ... Read More

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