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Over Seven Indian soldiers killed in attack on army base

Over Seven Indian soldiers were killed after militants disguised as policemen stormed a major army base on Tuesday, as tensions between the two neighbours ran high after weeks of cross-border firing. Four suspected militants were also killed in the stand-off with security forces inside the …

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Cuba mourns revolutionary icon Fidel Castro

HAVANA – Cuba mourned revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Sunday as the communist island prepared to say its last goodbyes to the towering giant of its modern history with mass memorials and a four-day funeral procession. After the stunned commotion surrounding Saturday’s announcement that Castro …

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US mosques receive threatening letters

UNS- A civil rights group is calling for more police protection of mosques after several in California, US received letters that praised President-elect Donald Trump and threatened Muslim genocide. The Los Angeles Times reports the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the same handwritten, photocopied …

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Castro led Cuba with statesmanship, dignity: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has expressed condolence on the sad demise of former Cuban President Fidel Castro. “We have received the sad news of passing away of the former Cuban President, Fidel Castro, with deep sense …

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Cuba’s Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90

ISLAMABAD -UNS/BBC- Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008. His supporters said he had given Cuba back to the people. But he was also accused of suppressing opposition. Ashen and grave, President Castro told …

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PM to host farewell dinner for General Raheel Sharif today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is going to host a farewell dinner today (Thursday) in the honour of outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif who is retiring on Nov 29. Sources said the PM will hold a one-on-one meeting with General Sharif to …

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Trump picks first woman for his cabinet

PALM BEACH: Donald Trump chose a Republican critic to join his cabinet on Wednesday, the first woman on his top team after his early picks rewarded campaign loyalists. Trump’s nomination of South Carolina’s 44-year-old governor, Nikki Haley, as US ambassador to the United Nations will …

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Can China overtake the United States to lead the world?

BY SIMON DENYER Can China overtake the United States to lead the world? That was the question posed by the nationalist Global Times tabloid in Beijing on Monday.If the United States under Donald Trump gives up its global leadership and withdraws into isolationism, will the …

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Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif begins farewell meetings as tenure nears end

ISLAMABAD -UNS : As his retirement approaches on November 28 and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif faces a tough choice about who should run Pakistan’s powerful military, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif started farewell meetings on Monday, saying goodbye. According to the …

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Raid on Zakir Naik’s offices in Mumbai,case registered

MUMBAI: An investigation agency raided 10 offices of Islamic preacher Dr. Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) located across Indian city of Mumbai on Saturday morning. According to Indian media, a First Information Report (FIR) has also been filed against the preacher on charges of …

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