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Polish nationalists protest US over Holocaust claims

Photo: Thousands of Polish nationalists march to the U.S. Embassy, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Poland, May 12 : Thousands of Polish nationalists marched to the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Saturday, protesting that the U.S. is putting pressure on Poland to compensate Jews whose families lost property during the Holocaust. The protest took place amid a dramatic rise ...

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Why it’s more than just seven Lok Sabha seats at stake in Delhi

After a bruising campaign that saw Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal taking each other on, electioneering came to an end in Delhi on Friday. On Sunday, 1.4 crore Delhiites are expected to vote for seven Lok Sabha members, reports Times of India. The campaigning had its usual high and lows, but touched the dregs with the ...

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65 drown as migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia

At least 65 migrants have died after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean off the coast of Tunisia, the UN refugee agency says. Sixteen people were rescued, UNHCR said in a statement. Survivors say the boat left Zuwara in Libya on Thursday and ran into trouble during strong waves.About 164 people died on the route between Libya and Europe in ...

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US-China talks break up after US raises tariffs

Photo: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, second from left, and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, right, speak with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, left, as he departs the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington, Friday, May 10, 2019. Washington, May 11 : Trade talks between the U.S. and China broke up Friday with no agreement, hours after ...

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US moving Patriot missile battery to Mideast to counter Iran

Photo: Worshippers chant slogans against the United States and Israel during a rally after Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 10, 2019. Washington, May 11 : The U.S. will move a Patriot missile battery into the Middle East to counter threats from Iran, the Pentagon said Friday, reflecting ongoing concerns that Tehran may be planning to attack America forces ...

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IS claims responsibility for Iraq blast that killed 8

Photo: Iraqi security forces and civilians gather at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 9, 2019. An Iraqi security official says a suicide bomber has attacked a marketplace in Baghdad’s Sadr City suburb, killing and wounding civilians . Baghdad , May 10 : The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing ...

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In Varanasi, it’s all about Modi’s margin of victory

Varanasi, Benares, Kashi. The same city by different names. Where the spiritual meets the political this election season in India – a confluence of faith and power. Narendra Modi’s advent in this city of temples as a star candidate in 2014 saw his power surge in New Delhi when he became prime minister. Brand Modi remains bigger than his party, ...

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South Africa votes with corruption, jobs as big issues

Photo: Electoral commission agents start counting the votes in Wednesday May 8, 2019 general elections in Johannesburg, South Africa. Johannesburg, May 9 : South Africans voted Wednesday in presidential and parliamentary elections, with signs of a relatively low turnout and voters saying they were disillusioned by widespread corruption and unemployment. Despite the demise of apartheid 25 years ago, South Africa ...

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Singapore reportedly criminalizes publication of fake news

Photo: Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong smiles after a press conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.  Singapore, May 9 : Singapore reportedly has passed a law criminalizing publication of fake news and allowing the government to block and order the removal of such content. The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill ...

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NKorea says weapons drill was defensive, criticizes Seoul

Seoul, May 9 : North Korea has described its firing of rocket artillery and an apparent short-range ballistic missile over the weekend as a regular and defensive military exercise and ridiculed South Korea for criticizing the launches. Pyongyang’s state media on Thursday carried a statement by an unnamed military spokesman who called Seoul’s criticism a “cock-and-bull story.” Seoul’s presidential Blue ...

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