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76 killed in Brazil’s Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash

UNS/BBC – A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia.Five have survived the plane crash in Colombia, local police have said. The other 76 people on board are thought to be dead. The plane, en …

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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 command centre in the occupied …

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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 had died at age 90, …

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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 letter was sent last week …

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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 the nation in an unexpected …

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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 be seen as a sign …

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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 rising superpower of China replace …

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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 Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the …

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