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Nawaz Sharif set to be re-elected as PML-N chief

Nawaz Sharif is set to be re- elected as the president of Pakistan’s ruling PML-N on Tuesday after the party on Monday agreed to amend its Constitution and pave the way for the ousted prime minister’s return, reports PTI.                       Sharif, 67, had to step down as the chief of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after he was disqualified as ...

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More than two million new refugees this year, says United Nations

Conflicts, violence and persecution in Myanmar, South Sudan, Syria and elsewhere have forced more than two million people to flee as refugees this year, the UN refugee chief said Monday.   At the end of 2016, a record 65.6 million people had been uprooted from their homes worldwide, with 22.5 million of them registered as refugees.   “The despair of ...

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‘We will kill you all’: Rohingyas in cut off Myanmar villages beg for safe passage

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with the authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food. “We’re terrified,” Maung Maung, a Rohingya official at Ah Nauk Pyin village, told Reuters by telephone. “We’ll starve soon and they’re threatening to burn down our houses.” Another ...

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Trump says US may have to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States will be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “rocket man” on a suicide mission. Loud murmurs filled the green-marbled UN General Assembly hall when Trump issued his sternest warning yet to North Korea, whose ...

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Russia unveils statue of AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov

Six months before his death, Mikhail Kalashnikov wrote to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, expressing regret for his role in making the world’s most commonly used rifle Russian officials and Orthodox priests on Tuesday unveiled a statue in Moscow of inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose iconic AK-47 assault rifle has claimed countless lives worldwide. A priest sprinkled holy water ...

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Iran claims it has developed ‘the father of all bombs’

The announcement comes as tensions are escalating between the US and Iran over the development of its military programme 427 Iran has manufactured a 10-ton bomb comparable in scale to the United States’ “Mother of All Bombs”, one the country’s most senior general’s has claimed. “These bombs are at our disposal, can be launched from aircraft and they are highly ...

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Curfew imposed in Kirkuk before Kurdish independence vote

Iran-backed Iraqi Shia militias have threatened to dislodged the peshmerga from Kirkuk should the Kurds proceed with the vote Iraqi authorities in the northern city of Kirkuk have imposed a nighttime curfew to prevent a deadly dispute from developing into ethnic clashes before a referendum on Kurdish independence, local residents have said. The Kurdish authorities want to hold the vote ...

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Britain will not train the Burmese army

Britain has suspended the training of Myanmar soldiers in view of ongoing Rohingya Muslim killings. On Tuesday, the country’s Prime Minister Theresa announced in May. He said that Burmese (another name of Myanmar) will not provide training to the army until its satisfactory solution to the ongoing violence. While speaking at the UN General Assembly session in New York, May ...

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North Korea threatened to blow up Trump

US President Donald Trump has threatened to completely destroy the country’s Kim North Korea. He said he would take such a step without actually moving from the nuclear program.Trump said this kind of warning in the United Nations General Assembly speech on Tuesday. In this kind of provocative speeches of the trump, the gathering of the United Nations General Assembly ...

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