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Pakistan rejects Afghan allegations of cross-border raids

June 24:Pakistan today rejected as “baseless” the allegations by Afghanistan that Pakistani troops in civilian clothes conducted cross-border attacks in the restive Kunar province, killing three Afghan soldiers. Afghan Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi had on Sunday alleged that Pakistani soldiers dressed as civilians attacked and killed three Afghan troopers in Dangam district of Kunar. The allegations were levelled at a ...

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Obama launches plan to save honey bees

The United States is launching an effort to save some of its busiest workers: honey bees.president Barack Obama created a task force comprising various agencies to address the issue of rapidly diminishing honey bees and other pollinators. Honey bees pollinate fruit, nuts and vegetables, and are crucial for the nation’s food industry.They have declined sharply in recent years due to ...

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MH370 search to revert to previously suspected crash site

The drawn-out search for missing Malaysian plane will revert to an area in the Indian Ocean hundreds of kilometeres south of the previously suspected crash site following new analysis of the plane’s flight path. Investigators grappling to solve the mystery of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370’s disappearance are set to scour a zone previously subject to an aerial search – ...

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Pak Offensive Against Taliban Kills Over 200 Militants

The Pakistan Army has killed over 200 militants in their all-out offensive against the Taliban in the restive North Waziristan tribal region, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked Afghan President Hamid Karzai to plug the entry of terrorists fleeing the assault. At least 25 militants have been killed in the operation against Taliban militants in the North Waziristan, one of ...

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Pak court grants Gilani bail in 12 graft cases

Pakistan’s former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was today granted bail by an anti-corruption court in 12 graft cases against him. The court granted bail to the 62-year-old Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader until July 10. “I respect the courts and that is why I have appeared in person before the anti-corruption court. I am thankful the court has heard ...

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Modi leaves Bhutan for home after first foreign visit

THIMPHU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for home from Bhutan, concluding his first foreign trip after assuming office last month. He was given a warm send off by Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and several of his Cabinet colleagues at the Paro airport. Modi drove from Thimphu to Paro airport, a distance of about 50 kms, traversing through ...

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Bhutanese make an exception for Narendra Modi, clap after address

Thimphu: Bhutanese MPs on Monday deviated from the custom of not clapping when they broke into applause after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended his extempore address in Hindi to a joint sitting of the Parliament here. In Bhutan, clapping is done to ward off evil spirits and not as a welcome gesture. The gathering, which included Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering ...

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Afghans look for future shaped by ‘ballots not bullets’

Kabul, Jun 15: War-weary Afghans are looking forward to a future shaped by “ballots and not bullets” as they eagerly await a historic transition of power for a safe and secure environment. Afghanistan yesterday hailed another successful election with millions of people defying Taliban threats in a run-off vote to choose a new president ahead of the drawdown of US-led ...

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Modi a friendly and very knowledgeable person: Bhutanese PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a friendly and very knowledgeable person and Bhutan will use his maiden foreign visit as an ‘opportunity’ to further cement the already strong ties, his Bhutanese counterpart has said. “He is a friendly person and obviously very knowledgeable and well disposed towards Bhutan… He is very aware of the details of the India-Bhutan relationship and ...

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Thai Military Junta to Keep Martial Law In Place

Thailand’s military government will continue to enforce martial law to maintain order, though the nationwide curfew was fully lifted as the situation had started to return to normal, the junta said today. Authorities agreed to lift the curfew nationwide last night as there were no major protests or movements against the NCPO, spokeswoman of of the National Council for Peace ...

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