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Stalin demands probe into threat to OPS

Stalin demands probe into threat to OPS

🕔08:33, 9.Feb 2017

Reiterating that the DMK had nothing to do with the “farcical drama and political comedy” playing out in the ruling AIADMK, Opposition leader M.K. Stalin on Wednesday urged the Tamil Nadu government to order a CBI inquiry into the allegation

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Trump, in letter to China’s Xi, seeks ‘constructive relationship’

Trump, in letter to China’s Xi, seeks ‘constructive relationship’

🕔08:17, 9.Feb 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump sent a letter to China’s President Xi Jinping on Wednesday saying he looked forward to working with him “to develop a constructive relationship” that benefits both countries, the White House said in a statement. The letter

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Turkish-led forces advance into outskirts of Syrian city

Turkish-led forces advance into outskirts of Syrian city

🕔08:11, 9.Feb 2017

Syrian rebels backed by the Turkish military have captured the outskirts of the Islamic State-held city of al-Bab in northern Syria, the Turkish government and rebel sources said on Wednesday. The advance threatens an important Islamic State stronghold, whose fall

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Panneerselvam says he was forced to resign

Panneerselvam says he was forced to resign

🕔07:40, 8.Feb 2017

In what was seen as an act of rebellion, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Tuesday said he was repeatedly “humiliated by own partymen and was forced to resign as Chief Minister.” In a late-night development, he visited the

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At least 20 dead in bomb blast outside Afghan Supreme Court

At least 20 dead in bomb blast outside Afghan Supreme Court

🕔07:35, 8.Feb 2017

At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday in a bomb blast outside the Supreme Court in the centre of the Afghan capital, government officials said, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks on the

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Judges press Trump administration on travel ban

Judges press Trump administration on travel ban

🕔07:31, 8.Feb 2017

A government lawyer defending President Donald Trump’s temporary entry ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries came under intense scrutiny on Tuesday from a U.S. federal appeals court that questioned whether it unfairly targeted people over their religion. The three-judge

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Kremlin disagrees with Trump on Iran

Kremlin disagrees with Trump on Iran

🕔07:11, 7.Feb 2017

The Kremlin said on Monday it did not agree with U.S. President Donald Trump’s assessment of Iran as “the number one terrorist state” and a Russian diplomat said any U.S. attempt to reopen an Iran nuclear deal would inflame tensions

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Woman in Vatileaks trial got messages via confession box

Woman in Vatileaks trial got messages via confession box

🕔07:05, 7.Feb 2017

The woman convicted of helping leak Vatican documents says in a new book that an official in a key office of the Holy See left her secret messages in the confession box of a Rome church during the trial. The

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Iraqi forces wage psychological war with jihadist corpses

Iraqi forces wage psychological war with jihadist corpses

🕔07:00, 7.Feb 2017

The flyblown corpses of Islamic State militants have been rotting along a main street in north Mosul for two weeks, a health risk for passersby. Suicide bombers’ belts beside the fighters can still explode, killing anyone nearby. But the Iraqi

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France’s Le Pen launches election bid

France’s Le Pen launches election bid

🕔07:57, 6.Feb 2017

France’s far-right party leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday told thousands of flag-waving supporters chanting “This is our country!” that she alone could protect them against Islamic fundamentalism and globalization if elected president in May. Buoyed by the election of

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Trump agrees to meet NATO leaders in Europe

Trump agrees to meet NATO leaders in Europe

🕔07:51, 6.Feb 2017

President Donald Trump agreed to meet alliance leaders in Europe in May in a phone call on Sunday with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that also touched on the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine, the White House said. Trump was

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Queen Elizabeth marks 65 years on British throne

Queen Elizabeth marks 65 years on British throne

🕔07:42, 6.Feb 2017

Queen Elizabeth, the world’s longest-reigning living monarch, celebrates her Sapphire Jubilee on Monday, commemorating 65 years since she took the British throne. A 41-gun royal salute will take place in central London to mark the occasion. The queen’s office released

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Sasikala to take over as Tamil Nadu CM

Sasikala to take over as Tamil Nadu CM

🕔17:00, 5.Feb 2017

AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala was on Sunday elected as the Leader of the Legislature party by the MLAs in the party head office in Chennai paving the way for her swearing in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Ms.

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US Appeals court denies request to restore travel ban

US Appeals court denies request to restore travel ban

🕔16:57, 5.Feb 2017

A U.S. appeals court late on Saturday denied a request from the U.S. Department of Justice to immediately restore an immigration order from President Donald Trump barring citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries and temporarily banning refugees. The court ruling

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Seattle judge blocks Trump immigration order

Seattle judge blocks Trump immigration order

🕔08:37, 4.Feb 2017

A federal judge in Seattle on Friday put a nationwide block on U.S. President Donald Trump’s week-old executive order temporarily barring refugees and nationals from seven countries from entering the United States. The judge’s temporary restraining order represents a major

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More than 1,300 migrants rescued at sea in one day

More than 1,300 migrants rescued at sea in one day

🕔08:34, 4.Feb 2017

More than 1,300 migrants were rescued in 13 separate missions in the Mediterranean on Friday, bringing the total helped over the last three days to more than 2,600, the coast guard said. The migrants, who were aboard 13 vessels, were

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Malaysia sends aid for Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar

Malaysia sends aid for Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar

🕔08:32, 4.Feb 2017

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday sent a ship carrying tonnes of food and emergency supplies to Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, saying their suffering would not be ignored. Najib has been an outspoken critic of the treatment of predominantly Buddhist

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U.S. to issue new Iran sanctions

U.S. to issue new Iran sanctions

🕔13:02, 3.Feb 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump is poised to impose new sanctions on multiple Iranian entities, seeking to ratchet up pressure on Tehran while crafting a broader strategy to counter what he sees as its destabilizing behavior, people familiar with the matter

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EU leaders in Malta, hoping to curb African migration

EU leaders in Malta, hoping to curb African migration

🕔12:59, 3.Feb 2017

European Union leaders meet on Malta on Friday to endorse plans they hope can forestall a new wave spring of migrants sailing for Italy from Africa, but aware that anarchy in Libya means any quick fix is a long shot.

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Italy vows to help Libya seal borders, urges EU to do same

Italy vows to help Libya seal borders, urges EU to do same

🕔12:54, 3.Feb 2017

Italy on Thursday pledged money, training and equipment to help the U.N.-backed Libyan government curb the flow of migrants to Europe, and called on EU leaders to do the same when they meet on Friday. Prime Minister Fayez al-Seraj flew

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