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Britain, Germany ‘committed’ to Iran nuclear deal

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Author: Reuters, AFP Sun, 2017-10-15 13:47 ID: 1508089271159467600 LONDON/PARIS: Britain and Germany agreed on Sunday they remained committed to the nuclear deal with Iran after a US decision to decertify the agreement, a spokeswoman said after a call between Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “They agreed the UK and Germany both […]

Ireland and UK brace for impact of Hurricane Ophelia

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Author: The Associated Press Sun, 2017-10-15 03:00 ID: 1508097277520281700 LONDON: The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia could bring 80 mile an hour (130 kilometer an hour) wind gusts, disruption and damage to Ireland and Britain as the work week gets underway, weather services said Sunday.Ophelia weakened from a Category 2 to a Category 1 hurricane Sunday […]

Kabul rejects Pakistani account of hostage rescue

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Author: Sayed Salahuddin Mon, 2017-10-16 03:00 ID: 1508092390769777500 KABUL: An American-Canadian family released last week after five years in captivity were kidnapped by the Haqqani network in the Afghan province of Wardak and kept in Pakistan, the spokesmen for the Afghan defense and interior ministries said on Sunday. Pakistan’s high commissioner to Canada said the […]

600,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, say sources

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Author: Shehab Sumon Mon, 2017-10-16 03:00 ID: 1508092390799777800 COX’S BAZAR: Since Aug. 25, more than 536,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar for Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh, the Inter Sector Coordination Group said Thursday. But unofficial local sources put the figure at 600,000. Around 150 Rohingya have died in the last six weeks due to at […]

Afghan Taliban deny former hostage’s claims of murder, rape

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Author: Reuters Sun, 2017-10-15 12:06 ID: 1508060245087135200 PESHAWAR, Pakistan: A Taliban spokesman denied on Sunday accusations by a Canadian man that one of his children had been murdered and his wife raped while they were being held captive by militants who kidnapped them in Afghanistan in 2012.Joshua Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, were […]

Bangladesh steps up security at India border over Rohingya fears

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Author: AFP Sun, 2017-10-15 12:10 ID: 1508060245047135100 DHAKA: Bangladesh has tightened security along its western border with India amid concern that hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees could be pushed into its territory, officials said Sunday.Patrols have been stepped up along the frontier with India’s West Bengal state, where border guards say they have been ordered […]

Kyrgyzstan votes in unpredictable presidential poll

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Author: AFP Sun, 2017-10-15 07:22 ID: 1508042688536539800 BISHKEK: Voters in ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan went to the polls Sunday to choose their next president in an unpredictable election setting the Central Asian country apart from its deeply authoritarian neighbors, but stoking fears of instability. Voting in the toughly fought election began at 0200 GMT and will conclude […]

Austria set to elect youngest EU leader in right-wing push

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Author: AFP Sun, 2017-10-15 07:14 ID: 1508043685726585600 VIENNA: Austrians were voting Sunday in a snap election tipped to see conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, become the EU’s youngest leader and form an alliance with the far-right, in the bloc’s latest populist test. A rightward shift in the wealthy European Union member of 8.75 million people would […]

No to extravagance: fruit, prawns off the menu at China’s austere party Congress

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Author: Reuters Sun, 2017-10-15 08:08 ID: 1508048575546770200 BEIJING: No free fruit in hotel rooms, no free hair cuts and no prawns on the menu — delegates at this week’s Communist Party Congress in China can expect austere treatment in keeping with President Xi Jinping’s pledge to crack down on corruption and extravagance. Part of Xi’s […]

Virginia State shooting declared isolated incident by US police

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Author: Associated Press Sun, 2017-10-15 03:00 ID: 1508043376746563900 PETERSBURG, Va: Virginia State University remained on lockdown overnight after a campus shooting that authorities say was an isolated incident. University police tweeted on Saturday night, “Shooting on Campus — VSU is on lockdown. Avoid the area. Updates to follow.” The Chesterfield Police Department says in a […]
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