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Syria conflict: Rebel force targets IS ‘capital’ Raqqa

(Web Desk)- A US-backed Kurdish and Arab force says it is starting an operation to capture Raqqa, so-called Islamic State’s “capital” in Syria. The Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) say they will be aided by US-led coalition air strikes and will begin in hours. They have also warned civilians to steer clear of areas where IS

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Trump rushed off stage in frenzied final days of campaigning

NEVADA (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump was rushed off stage by security agents at a rally in Reno, Nevada, on Saturday night after a perceived security threat as he and Democrat Hillary Clinton swept across states that could prove decisive in Tuesday’s presidential election. Two security agents seized Trump by the shoulders and hustled him

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Kashmir Council to raise latest facts concerning atrocities in IHK

BRUSSELS (Sarzameen News) – Most Recent data collected from Indian held Kashmir (IHK) would be raised during programs being arranged by Kashmir Council EU in connection with upcoming Kashmir EU-Week in European Parliament in Brussels. According to a press release issued here on Saturday, the Kashmir EU-Week’s programs comprising international conferences, seminars, debates, workshops, video

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‘Dramatic’ action needed to cut emissions, slow rise in global temperature: UN

UNITED NATIONS (Monitoring Desk) – As the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change comes into force on Friday, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has urged the world to “dramatically” step up its efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions “by some 25 per cent more than those pledged in Paris last year”, to meet the

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China stands by Pakistan in every hour of need: Chinese Defence Minister

BEIJING (Monitoring Desk) – China says it stands by Pakistan in every hour of need.This was stated by Chinese Defence Minister General Chang Wanquan while talking to Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman who called on him at Beijing on Friday. Chinese Defence Minister has lauded the role of Pakistan Air

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Clinton touts optimism against Trump’s grim warnings

CLEVELAND,:  Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump brandished starkly different visions of America as they headed into a fierce final weekend of campaigning, one celebrating hope as the other bashed corruption. Trump doubled down on his attacks on Clinton as a product of a venal and incompetent establishment, while Clinton headlined an optimistic concert spectacular featuring

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Poor governance of environment, natural resources contributes to outbreak of conflict: UN

WASHINGTON (Monitoring Desk) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said that, “Poor governance of the environment and natural resources can contribute to the outbreak of conflict. It can fuel and finance existing conflicts and it can increase the risk of relapse.” According to a press release issued by the UN office, the Secretary-General

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Early warning systems have grown more sophisticated: UN Secretary-General

WASHINGTON(Monitoring Desk) – United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Friday said, “Over the years, early warning systems have grown more sophisticated, particularly since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which claimed nearly 226,000 lives. That tragedy prompted the introduction of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System.” According to a press release issued by the

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1 dead, more than 30 injured in car bomb blast hits Turkey’s Diyarbakir

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AFP) – At least one person was killed and more than 30 injured in a powerful explosion outside a police building Friday in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, the centre of the Kurdish minority, medical sources told AFP. The local governor’s office said in a statement that the cause of the blast

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US election 2016: Clinton, Trump Battlegrounds targeted as race narrows

RALEIGH, United States (AFP) – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off Thursday in do-or-die North Carolina with dueling rallies — and some star power in the Democrat’s camp — as the bitter US presidential race continues to narrow in the home stretch. As the candidates jostle for supremacy in the handful of battleground states

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