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Mexico officials raise death toll from Culiacan battle to 13

Authorities in the western Mexico state of Sinaloa have raised the death toll from last week’s gunfights with cartel members to 13. The Sinaloa state prosecutor’s office said in a statement Wednesday that it had opened investigations into 13 deaths in the city of Culiacan, reports AP.Previously, authorities had reported eight deaths, though locals had said there were more dead. ...

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What impeachment? All calm as Melania Trump visits Capitol

Photo: First lady Melania Trump participates in a roundtable discussion on the opioid crisis, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Washington, Oct 24 : Melania Trump was an island of calm in a sea of impeachment chaos Wednesday, choosing to make her first solo trip to Capitol Hill as her husband’s party reckoned with his conduct and ...

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Trudeau faces divided electorate in 2nd term as prime minister

Ottawa, Oct 24 : Clear geographical and ideological divisions were starkly revealed in Canada following Monday’s general election that left Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party shut out from representation in two western provinces and facing a resurgent nationalist faction in the eastern French-speaking province of Quebec. “Canadians woke up this morning to a more divided country,” Conservative Party leader ...

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Foreign Minister’s participation in Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial Meeting

23 October 2019: The Hon’ble Foreign Minister is attending the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting of the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, Azerbaijan. At the Ministerial meeting, the Hon’ble Foreign Minister said, “Recognizing the importance of NAM, our Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman decided to join the Movement in ...

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Russia, Turkey seal power in northeast Syria with new accord

Ankara, OCT 23 : Russia and Turkey reached an agreement Tuesday that would cement their power in Syria, deploying their forces across nearly its entire northeastern border to fill the void left by President Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal of U.S. forces. The accord caps a dramatic and swift transformation of the Syrian map unleashed by Trump’s decision two weeks ago ...

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Trump likens House impeachment inquiry to ‘a lynching’

Washington,  OCT 23 : Stirring up painful memories of America’s racist past, President Donald Trump on Tuesday compared the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry to a lynching, a practice once widespread across the South in which angry mobs killed thousands of black people. The use of such inflammatory imagery to lash out at the House investigation into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine triggered ...

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Death toll rises to 15 as violence wracks Chile for 5th day

Santiago, OCT 23 : Rioting, arson attacks and violent clashes wracked Chile for a fifth day Tuesday, as the government raised the death toll to 15 in an upheaval that has almost paralyzed the South American country long seen as the region’s oasis of stability. About half of Chile’s 16 regions remained under an emergency decree and some were a ...

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Canada’s Trudeau wins re-election but faces a divided nation

Toronto,  Oct 23 : Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begins his second term facing an increasingly divided Parliament and country, with his rock-star appeal from four years ago diminished by scandal and unmet expectations. Trudeau was re-elected in a stronger-than-expected showing in Monday’s national elections. But while his Liberal Party took the most seats in Parliament, it lost its majority and ...

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UK’s Johnson prepares push to heave Brexit bill over line

Photo : Pro-Brexit protesters hold out their placards and flags as traffic moves past the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. London, Oct 22 : British lawmakers from across the political spectrum are expected to challenge Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s drive to push his European Union divorce bill through the House of Commons by Thursday, potentially scuttling ...

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Canada’s Trudeau wins 2nd term but loses majority

Photo : Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau arrives at the poling station with his son Hadrian, his wife Sophie and daughter Ella-Grace in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Toronto, Oct 22 : Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was set to win a second term in Canada’s national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite ...

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