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SAARC Summit in Islamabad cancelled after India, 3 other countries boycott

New Delhi: In what is being called a big diplomatic snub to Pakistan, the 19th SAARC Summit, due to be held in Islamabad on November 9-10, stands cancelled. The official confirmation, however, is yet to come.


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Who won the first presidential debate as Clinton, Trump clash on terrorism,

Washington: In one of the most watched, highly anticipated political showdowns in US history, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump today for the first time took the stage in the first presidential debate.


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How Ahmad Khan Rahami, the New York and New Jersey bombings suspect, was

New York: Neighbors and customers of his family's storefront chicken takeout remember Ahmad Khan Rahami as a friendly, quiet presence behind the counter who liked talking about cars and was generous with free food.


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New York explosion leaves at least 29 injured

An explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City has left at least 29 people injured. At least 24 of those injured in the explosion have been hospitalized, the fire department has said.


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US bombs ISIS chemical weapons plant in Iraq

New York [USA], Sept. 14: A top US Air Force commander said that they have bombarded an ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) chemical weapons plant that was housed in a converted Iraqi pharmaceutical factory.


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Obama to consider easing Myanmar sanctions as Aung San Suu Kyi visits

Washington [USA], Sept. 14: United States President Barack Obama will today host Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in the Oval Office, where he is likely to ascertain whether the time is right to remove further economic sanction on Myanmar leaders to help boost economic development in the country.


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DPRK mocks US show of force as bluff

New York [USA], Sept. 14: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday mocked at the United States show of force, saying Washington was "bluffing" and "blustering" with the flyover of B-1 bombers, a day after two US supersonic B-1 Lancer strategic bombers flew over South Korea in a show of force and solidarity with its ally amid heightened tension following DPRK's fifth nuclear test.


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US to increase refugee intake to 110k in 2017

Washington [USA], Sept. 14: A senior administration official has said that the United States is planning to increase the number of refugees accepted into the country to at least 1,10,000 in 2017.


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Afghan President Ghani to embark his two-day India visit from today

New Delhi [India], Sept. 14: Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will today embark on his two-day working visit to India, during which he will hold discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a wide range of matters of mutual interest.


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Will inform UN about Pak atrocities in Gilgit-Baltistan: Senge Sering

Geneva [Switzerland]: Maintaining that people of Gilgit-Baltistan are deprived of their basis rights, Senge H Sering, Director of Gilgit-Baltistan National Congress said that he would try his best to inform the United Nations about the human rights violation and atrocities carried out by Pakistan in the region.


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Nepal Airlines Corporation flight suffers tyre burst while landing

Kathmandu [Nepal], Sept. 13: Nepal Airlines Corporation aircraft on Tuesday suffered a tyre burst while landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.


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Four terrorists killed near Pak border by Iranian forces

Islamabad [Pakistan], Sept. 12: At least four suspected terrorists were killed in the Sistan-Baluchestan province near the border with Pakistan by Iranian security forces.


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Police chief of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province killed in explosion

Kabul [Afghanistan], Sept. 12: The police chief of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, General Zarawar Zahid, has been killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion in Hesarak district.


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Activist warns of more protests to highlight Pakistan's atrocities in

New Delhi [India], Sept. 12: Dilshad Baloch, an activist, has warned of more protests against the concerned authorities in Pakistan for the human rights violations taking place in Balochistan. He also confirmed that Baloch activists will now protest outside the United Nations General Assembly on September 13.


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Four militants killed in US drone strike in west Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], Sept. 11: At least four militants were killed in a drone strike conducted by the U.S. forces in Afghanistan's western Farah province on Sunday.


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Taliban under pressure to join peace talks, says ex- leader

Kabul [Afghanistan], Sept. 11: Months after the Taliban rejected calls by the Afghan Government to participate in direct peace talks, a former top Taliban leader has revealed that the group is under pressure to revive peace talks with Kabul.


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BHRO activists demand ending of siege at Rauf Baloch's house

Karachi [Pakistan], Sept. 11: The Baloch Human Rights Organization (BHRO) on Sunday staged a protest in front of Karachi Press Club to end the ongoing siege at the house of Rauf Baloch in Turbat by the Pakistani forces.


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Killed Azimpur militant identified as Shamsed Hossain

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Sept. 11: The Bangladesh Police have identified the militant who killed himself during a police raid yesterday evening in Dhaka's Azimpur area as Shamsed Hossain alias Abdul Karim hailing from Boalia of Rajshahi.


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Qandeel Baloch's murder trial to begin after Eid

Multan [Pakistan], Sept. 11: Public prosecutor Jam Salahuddin has said that the police have completed their investigation in Qandeel Baloch's murder case, adding the suspects would be produced before a court after Eid.


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FARC rebels release 13 child soldiers in potential peace deal

New York [USA], Sept. 11: Marxist rebels in Colombia have released around 13 child soldiers as part of a potential peace deal with the ruling government.


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Nepal to table Constitution amendment bill before September 15

Kathmandu [Nepal], Sep. 10: The Nepal Government is preparing to register a Constitution amendment proposal in parliament before September 15, the day when Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is scheduled to embark on his India visit.


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Philippines will pursue independent foreign policy: Rodrigo Duterte

Beijing [China], Sep. 10: Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte emphasised on Saturday that Philippines will pursue an independent foreign policy "without any interference" from any country.


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Death toll rises to 23 in B'desh garment factory fire (UPDATE)

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Sept. 10: At least 23 workers were killed and 74 others injured in a boiler explosion at a garment packaging factory in Tongi BSCIC industrial area of Bangladesh's Gazipur district today.


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Syria ceasefire: US and Russia reach tentative agreement

London [UK], Sept. 10: The United States and Russia have agreed a tentative ceasefire deal for Syria, intended to lead the way to a joint US-Russian air campaign against the Islamic State and other extremist groups and new political negotiations within the country.


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Dahal meets Nepal to mend ties between UML, Maoist Centre

Kathmandu [Nepal], Sept. 10: In a bid to mend ties with the Communist Party of Nepal -Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) leader and former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, Prime Minister and Communist Party of Nepal -Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting with the former.


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Afghanistan: Thirteen Daesh Militants killed in Nangarhar airstrikes

Kabul [Afghanistan], Sept. 10: Local officials on Saturday said that at least thirteen Daesh militants were killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.


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Sharif's special envoy on Kashmir fails to get official meeting with Swiss Govt.

Islamabad [Pakistan], Sept. 10: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Special Envoy Awais Leghari, who is on a visit to Switzerland, has failed to get an appointment with the Swiss government.


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Iran expresses interest in participating in CPEC

Islamabad [Pakistan], Sept. 10: Terming the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as one of the greatest projects in the region, Iran has expressed interest in participating in the USD 46 billion project.


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12 killed after Bangladesh garment factory catches fire

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Sept.10: A fire broke out in a garment packaging factory just outside Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Saturday, killing at least 12 people, Police and witnesses said that dozens more have been admitted to a hospital with injuries, even as firemen are struggling to control the blaze in the four-storey building.


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Pak PM Sharif's family employs 300 Indians, alleges opposition leader Qadris

Lahore [Pakistan], Sept. 10: Tahirul Qadri, chairman of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chairman has alleged that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family has employed 300 Indians in their sugar mills.


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