• Floods kill 153 in India and Nepal

    Floods kill 153 in India and Nepal

    Monsoon rains, which start in June and continue through to September, are important for farm-dependent Nepal , but they also cause havoc each year. Almost 600 tourists, including 200 Indians, have been stranded in central Nepal's popular tourist district Chitwan due to flooding triggered by heavy rains that have claimed 49 lives, officials said today.

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  • Helicopter crashes in Virginia

    Helicopter crashes in Virginia

    Terry McAuliffe", the National Transportation Safety Board said on Monday. Before the fatal crash, the troopers were helping law enforcement officers monitor the nationalist rally in the area. Lieutenant Cullen is survived by his wife and two sons. He graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in August 2004 as a member of the 107th Basic Session.

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  • Korea not 'imminent' - Central Intelligence Agency chief

    Despite expecting further missile testing, Mr Pompeo denied there is an imminent threat of nuclear war. There is no imminent threat of a nuclear war erupting between the United States and North Korea, in spite of the flaring tensions, according to CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who has admitted, however, that the regime of Kim Jong-un's arms programs are advancing rapidly.

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  • India Army Steps Up Troop Levels on China Border

    India Army Steps Up Troop Levels on China Border

    On the sidelines of the 15th BIMSTEC ministerial meeting, Union External Affairs Ministers (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Friday held bilateral talks with Bhutanese Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji in Nepal's capital Kathmandu. The border trouble began in June when Chinese soldiers started to extend a road through the Doklam territory-known as "Donglang" in Chinese. "Our canvas of cooperation is very wide-ranging and both the leaders had an opportunity to discuss a range of issues", he said.

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  • Trump does not rule out military action in Venezuela

    Trump does not rule out military action in Venezuela

    General Vladimir Padrino, Venezuela's Defence Minister, dismissed the threat as "an act of craziness, an act of supreme extremism". But the United States and major Latin American nations allege that Mr Maduro is using the body as a tool to quash dissent, by clamping down on the opposition and the legislature it controls.

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  • Yuvraj dropped, Rohit named vice-captain

    Yuvraj dropped, Rohit named vice-captain

    Veteran batting all-rounder Yuvraj, Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant have all been dropped - the former seemingly paying the price for a lean series against West Indies in June and modest returns in the preceding ICC Champions Trophy. There were rumours that Virat Kohli wouldn't be playing the ODI series but the Indian captain put all those to rest on Friday. The second and third matches will be played at Pallekele on 24 and 27 August followed by the final two games at Colombo on 31 and 3 ...

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  • Senior ISIL commanders killed in Afghanistan air strike

    Senior ISIL commanders killed in Afghanistan air strike

    Claims of "extremists" are common enough for the Pentagon at first blush, but with the casualties heavily women and children, it won't stand up to much scrutiny. "This is the second false claim of civilian casualties in the same district within the last three weeks", the military said in a news release. The United States now has about 8،400 soldiers in Afghanistan with another 5،000 troops from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.

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  • Trump speaks with Guam governor amid North Korea threat

    Calvo posted a video of the call to his Facebook page, as well as YouTube. " Don't worry about a thing ", President Trump responded. US President Donald Trump waits to speak on the phone with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar to congratulate him on his recent election victory in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 27, 2017.

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  • Nawaz Sharif and people are inseparable: Shahbaz Sharif

    Nawaz Sharif and people are inseparable: Shahbaz Sharif

    Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif continued a slow, defiant procession down the Grand Trunk Road on Thursday, inching closer to his stronghold of Lahore in a bid to rally supporters after his ouster. In the meantime, a 55-year-old person was also killed when he was hit by motorcyclist that he was going home after attending Sharif's rally. Questions have also been raised about the absence of familiar PML-N faces from the rally, who could possibly have drawn a greater crowd of supporters than ...

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  • 'Meeting 7.5% GDP growth a challenge'

    'Meeting 7.5% GDP growth a challenge'

    It pointed out that measures taken by the government have resulted in FDI equity inflow of 43.4 billion United States dollars in 2016-17, which is not only an increase of 8 per cent over the previous year, but also the highest ever. "The neutral rate. The conclusion is inescapable that the scope for monetary easing is considerable", the Survey said. Also, he said, restrictions on stock limits and exports that impede realisation of better prices should be eliminated.

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  • Snap stumbles through another disappointing quarter

    Snap stumbles through another disappointing quarter

    Some analysts praised the company's progress in user growth and revenue , even though it failed to meet market expectations. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD purchased a new position in shares of Snap during the first quarter worth $2,119,000.

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  • Palaniswami Meets PM Modi Amid Buzz of Reunion With Panneerselvam

    Palaniswami Meets PM Modi Amid Buzz of Reunion With Panneerselvam

    The OPS camp has demanded a probe into late chief minister J Jayalalithaa's death as well as the removal of the Mannargudi family ( Sasikala and Dinakaran) from the party. The BJP recently returned to power in Bihar after the much celebrated marriage between Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav ended in a premature divorce.

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  • Pakistan poll panel asks PML-N to appoint new party leader

    Pakistan poll panel asks PML-N to appoint new party leader

    Addressing Nawaz Kaira said that he was sent home by a bench of the apex court that comprised five judges. Though Nawaz still holds sole authority to appoint anyone to any post but he consults party before major decisions. Not everyone who braved the sweltering heat at the rally in Islamabad supported Sharif, however. The ECP asked the PML-N to elect a new party leader and then inform the body.

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  • Trump Continues Attacks on McConnell After His 'Excessive Expectations' Remark

    And that's saying quite a bit". White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that the President spoke the previous day with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, in addition to Tillis. "There is a cautionary tale there because voters want you to support the president in his agenda", McDaniel said this week . Third, McConnell has resisted naming a select committee to investigate the Russian Federation scandal.

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  • Rescue operations underway as another quake hits western China

    Rescue operations underway as another quake hits western China

    Rescuers picked away rubble from around a body in an area shaken by a powerful quake in mountainous southwestern China, then stood silently in a row, with helmets off and heads bowed to pay their respects. A temblor in Sichuan in May 2008 killed nearly 70,000 people. Extreme weather this summer has triggered a series of landslides and floods across China, leaving scores dead and tens of thousands displaced.

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