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Nepal accident kills 9, injures 15

At least nine persons, including two women, were killed and 15 others injured today when an overcrowded passenger van skidded off the mountainous road and plunged into a ravine in eastern Nepal, in the latest deadly mishap to hit the country. The accident occurred at Okhaldhunga district after the ill-fated van skidded off the road and fell some 200 metres ...

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Will not allow India to resolve Kashmir issue in its way: Pak

Pakistan will not allow India to resolve the Kashmir issue in its own way and plans to send envoys to different countries to brief them about “Indian aggression” along the LoC, the Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz has said. “India wants to resolve the Kashmir dispute in its own way and Pakistan will not ...

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Nepal accident kills 11, injures dozens

At least 11 people were killed and dozens injured today when a passenger bus plunged into a ravine in central Nepal. The ill-fated passenger bus was heading toward Rasuwa district from the Capital when the accident took place. According to police, the vehicle had fallen some 200 metres down the road. At least 11 people were killed and more than ...

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US strategy against IS is working: US Defence Secretary Hagel

The U.S.-led strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today, but emphasized that the fight against the terrorist group will be a “complicated, difficult contest.” In an exchange with reporters at the Pentagon after meeting with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo, Hagel said the administration has ...

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Pak Hindus celebrates Diwali

Pakistan’s Hindu community on Thursday celebrated Diwali with religious zeal and fervour. Earthen lamps were lit at houses, special prayers held at temples, sweets distributed and fireworks also exhibited. Balmiki Hindus in Bahawalpur and Bheel and Mangwal Hindu communities in different villages of the great desert of Cholistan also celebrated the festival with gaiety. President Mamnoon Hussain said the government ...

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Rajnath Singh set to visit Israel next month

Union home minister Rajnath Singh is set to visit Israel next month, amid a flurry of bilateral engagements signalling deepening of ties. Singh is expected to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on November 6 while other relevant meetings were being worked out for the high-level four-day trip, senior diplomatic sources here told PTI. It will be the first visit of ...

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Pak passes resolution against “Indian aggression”

The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution against Indian aggression at the Line of Control (LoC) and working boundary. The resolution was presented by Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz and stated that the National Assembly condemned Indian ceasefire violations at the LoC and working boundary in which 13 people have been killed since September 13. ...

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Rajnath Singh set to visit Israel next month

Union home minister Rajnath Singh is set to visit Israel next month, amid a flurry of bilateral engagements signalling deepening of ties. Singh is expected to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on November 6 while other relevant meetings were being worked out for the high-level four-day trip, senior diplomatic sources here told PTI. It will be the first visit of ...

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German student dies in plunge at Malaysia waterfall

A German student has died after falling into a steep ravine at a waterfall on a popular Malaysian resort island, police said on Sunday. The 24-year-old died at the scene on Saturday after slipping while trying to take photos on Langkawi island in the country’s north, said local police chief, Harrith Kam Abdullah. “It was raining and so it was ...

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‘Critical moment’ for Hong Kong protests after new clashes

Pro-democracy protesters on Sunday accused police of using excessive force against them after violent clashes in Hong Kong, as a senior politician said weeks of rallies have reached a “critical moment.” Police blamed radical activists for stirring up trouble after dozens of officers in riot gear pushed into a crowd of angry demonstrators in the Mongkok district early Sunday, striking ...

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