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PM Narendra Modi, Praising Army For Surgical Strikes

Everyone is talking about the army these days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commented on Tuesday at a public meeting, without referring to last month’s surgical strikes across the Line of Control. “Earlier Israel used to be spoken of like this. Now everyone knows our army can do it too and is no less capable,” PM Modi told a large gathering ...

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Rejecting Trump, Wall Street Republican donors scatter largesse

As Clinton’s lead over Trump has grown in opinion polls, some hedge fund managers who have traditionally donated big money to Republican presidential candidates see the congressional elections as their best hope. Stanley Druckenmiller, one of the best-performing hedge fund managers of all time, told Reuters he had recently given to Republican candidates for Congress in the hope of creating ...

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U.S. launches missile strikes on radar sites in Yemen

  13th October, 2016 02:07:26   The U.S. military launched cruise missile strikes on Thursday to knock out three coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi forces, retaliating after failed missile attacks this week on a U.S. Navy destroyer, U.S. officials said.   The strikes, authorized by President Barack Obama, represent Washington’s first direct military action ...

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United Nations appoints Portugal’s Antonio Guterres as next UN Chief

 13th October, 2016 09:26:14 The 193 U.N. member states have elected Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres by acclamation as the next secretary-general of the United Nations.   Assembly President Peter Thompson introduced the resolution, said members wanted it approved by acclamation, and banged his gavel in approval as diplomats broke into applause.   The 67-year-old Guterres, who served as ...

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Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej dies after 70-year reign

   13th October, 2016 06:57:57 Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has died aged 88, ending seven decades on the throne during which he became a unifying father figure and rare source of stability in a country that has weathered more than a dozen coups since he came to power in 1946 aged just 18.   A statement from the royal household ...

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Nobel Prize Laureate Dario Fo Dies at 90

   13th October, 2016 Italian news agency ANSA says playwright Dario Fo, whose energetic mocking of Italian political life, social mores and religion won him the Nobel Prize for Literature, has died. He was 90.   Citing hospital officials, ANSA said Fo died Thursday morning in Milan’s Sacco hospital. Premier Matteo Renzi said with Fo’s death, Italy had lost one ...

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Emails reveal Clinton’s tactics for avoiding media questions

   13th October, 2016 02:02:28   Staffers for Hillary Clinton — who went 275 days without a news conference — wondered if she could “survive” without taking questions from reporters at events, according to WikiLeaks e-mails released Wednesday.   “Can we survive not answering questions from press at message events,” Huma Abedin wrote in a May 2015 e-mail to campaign ...

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Saddam Hussein had a secret torture chamber in NYC

  13th October, 2016   The Mission of Iraq, which sits on a wealthy Upper East Side block near Central Park, has a dark secret: it’s basement was used as a jail equipped for torture under Saddam Hussein’s regime, The Post has learned.   When he rose to power in 1979, the despot had the terrifying “detention room” installed inside ...

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5 million in Somalia don’t get enough food, UN report says

A new UN report says five million people in Somalia are not getting enough food. That’s more than 40 percent of the population of this chaotic Horn of Africa country. The report released Tuesday says the number of people who are food insecure has increased by 300,000 since February. The report says more than 300,000 children under 5 are acutely ...

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Air strikes hit aid convoy as Syria saysceasefire over

Syrian or Russian aircraft struck an aid convoy near Aleppo on Monday and killed 12 people, according to a war monitor, as the Syrian military declared a one-week truce brokered by the United States and Russia over. The United Nations confirmed the convoy was hit but gave no details on who carried out the attack or how many died as ...

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