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Cosco head in Pakistan shot dead

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The two Chinese nationals had been provided three police guards from the Foreigners Security Cell (FSC) for their movement in the city. Azad Khan, deputy inspector general of Karachi's south zone, said the two employees of a shipping company were targeted while out shopping for groceries. Read More »

Dad of North Korea detainee to be guest of Pence at Olympics

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Pence stopped in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday to visit missile defence facilities that monitor and could respond to a launch by North Korea . Kim Jong-un's pick to lead North Korea's delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea is both symbolic and politically safe. Read More »

Maldives: Supreme Court judges arrested amid political crisis

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It was followed by a pledge from the country's police commissioner that he would enforce the court's ruling. Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge were also arrested. The tense standoff comes amid a years-long government crackdown on dissent that has battered the image of the upmarket holiday paradise, with the president jailing nearly all the political opposition since he came to power in 2013. Read More »

China Aims to Eradicate Cryptocurrency Trading with Ban on Foreign Platforms

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Apart from regulatory moves around the world of cryptocurrency, the latest development in the crypto market is the decision by major US banks to ban the use of their credit cards for cryptocurrency purchases. But those measures didn't stop traders accessing foreign trading sites via the internet. According to reports, Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Facebook/Twitter, and Baidu , the Chinese equivalent of Google, have already banned cryptocurrency adverts on their platforms. Read More »

Theresa May risks her post because of Brexit talks

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The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to make her position clear, Downing Street has for the first time categorically ruled out any possibility of a customs union with EU following Brexit. I think that we will arrive at something which suits us all. The Confederation of British Industry has called for Britain to stay in a customs union and Chancellor Philip Hammond last month also left open the possibility of Britain joining a new customs union. Read More »

Let's not panic about the Dow just yet

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The index capped its worst day since the US lost its pristine credit rating, topping the rout that followed China's shock devaluation of the yuan, the Brexit selloff and jitters heading into the presidential election. Wall Street's plunge sent shudders across global financial markets. So, at this point early into the2018 trading year the Dow is now down 0.8 percent and the S&P 500 is down 0.9 percent. Read More »

Israel says it hopes Poland will still amend Holocaust bill

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President Duda said on Tuesday he has made a decision to sign into law a contested bill which could mean a jail term for anyone who accuses Poland of being complicit in Nazi German crimes during World War II. Israel slammed the new proposed legislation, emphasizing that Poland was instrumental in the extermination of Jews during World War II. But in my people's darkest hour, a few noble men and women bucked their superiors to save Jewish lives. Read More »

Turkey ready to attack American troops among Kurds

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The local government of Jazira, one of the cantons of the Syrian Kurdistan where the female fighter is said to come from, condemned the alleged incident, blaming it on "Turkish fascist government. Fighting between Turkish forces and US-backed SDF fighters in Syria's Afrin province is getting more dire. Ankara has made it clear that USA troops present in the area should stay away from where the Turks operate, and should not assist their Kurdish allies, he said. Read More »

Russian fighter jet shot down over Syria, pilot killed

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But later it became clear that he had exploded his grenade to take his own life rather than be captured. The ministry also said it was working with Turkey to bring the pilot's body home. "We implore the worldwide community to speak with one voice, taking every opportunity to publicly pressure the Assad regime, and its supporters, to cease its use of chemical weapons and hold those responsible accountable for these brutal attacks", the statement said. Read More »

Authorities identify man seen in disturbing child pornography video that went viral

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He faces charges of sexual assault of a child, distribution of video depicting the heinous act and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. The assaults took place in his homes in Detroit and in Alabama. "Do not share it, as criminal charges may result". A second man named Jerrell Washington was also arrested in the case on Monday. "Without her being cooperative and making sure Germaine was in custody safely and that all of Alabama's children and children across the United States are safe, ... Read More »

India's ruling BJP chief slams Congress for dynasty politics

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Against the backdrop of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram mocking Modi's mention of " pakoda " selling also as employment in an interview , Shah went ballistic saying "it is better for a youth to earn a living selling pakodas , instead of being unemployed". Read More »

Democratic memo released by US House Intelligence Committee

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The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee voted unanimously on Monday to release a Democratic rebuttal to a memo written by the panel's Republicans that accused the FBI and the Justice Department of bias against President Donald Trump in the Russian Federation investigation, the committee's top Democrat said . Read More »

1 deputy dead, 2 injured in Colorado Springs shooting

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One woman whose husband worked with Deputy Flick remembered him fondly. Two other deputies were injured as well as a Colorado Springs officer , who is in surgery. Law enforcement agencies across the state expressed their sadness at the loss, as well as solidarity with both agencies. One boy, the same age of the deputy's daughters, watched the procession with his father. Read More »

Indian SC warns panchnayats against honour killings

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The lawyer representing Khap Panchayats said that they are also against honour killings but the only issue is with marriages between sapindas (marriage between two cousins). Justice Misra had said that a khap panchayat could not summon adults and question their choice of a marriage partner and warned that the court would step in if the centre failed to take steps to stop such interference. Read More »

Pennsylvania has 10 days to redraw congressional maps after Supreme Court pass

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Constitution or a state protected or statutory arrangement giving particular redistricting criteria". Pennsylvania is in the federal Third Circuit, and Justice Alito handles emergency pleas from that area. The next step requires the Legislature to produce newly drawn maps by February 9 and receive an approval from Gov. Tom Wolf by February 15. Jones and his firm represented the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and several Democratic voters in the case. Read More »

Pakistani terrorist escapes after shots fired at Srinagar hospital, cop killed

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Top police officers told Kashmir Life that Naveed Jet belonged to Waseem group of LeT and was responsible for the killing of a school teacher in Nagbal in 2014 elections. The slain policemen has been identified as constable Mushtaq Ahmad and Babar Ahmad who died at the hospital after receiving grevious wounds. Taking advantage, the attackers and the Pakistani militant managed to escape . Read More »

CAS Overturns Doping Bans On 28 Russian Athletes

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Bach, speaking in Pyeongchang ahead of the Winter Olympics , read a statement featuring seven decisions, the last of which warned boxing could be omitted from the Olympics if AIBA's governance did not improve. After the CAS decision, Russian Federation said it wanted to send 15 of the reinstated 28 to Pyeongchang , including gold medal-winning skeleton slider Alexander Tretiakov and cross-country skiing gold medallist Alexander Legkov . Read More »

Alliance with BJP is on, says TDP

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Former Minister and MLC Dokka Manikya Varaprasad shot back saying that Somu Veerraju is "frustrated" as he was not made BJP AP's state unit president and hence "targeting" Chandrababu. As of today it (the alliance) is just going on. However, the Shiv Sena has not officially confirmed the telephone call. I am hopeful that a few more NDA constituents would contact Matoshree bungalow over phone and I would come to know about it through media'. Read More »

No difference in Pakistan on Kashmir policy: PM Abbasi

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He said the Indian army had miserably failed to crush the Kashmiris' struggle for independence as they were writing a new chapter of their freedom movement with every passing day. The Pakistan foreign office in a statement vowed that Islamabad would stand beside the Kashmiri people and support their right to self-determination. Read More »

U.S. and Argentina Threaten to Ban Venezuelan Oil

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Washington has imposed sanctions on more than 50 individuals linked to the Maduro regime over the past year. Referring to Tillerson's Friday speech insinuating China is a "potential predatory actor", the paper said the current US administration believes it is living during the Cold War, "even though the rest of the world has moved on and is living in 2018". Read More »

United Kingdom services sector shows sluggish growth

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The latest survey data signalled that capacity constraints remained evident across both the manufacturing and service sectors , as the volume of outstanding business rose for the twentieth successive month. Service providers meanwhile registered a faster rise in cost burdens, with the rate of inflation the steepest since April 2012. Moreover, the rate of job creation edged up to a five-month high. Read More »