• Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif, daughter released for his wife's funeral
Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif, daughter released for his wife's funeral

The body has been shifted to Jati Umra Lahore residence of the Sharif family for burial, Pakistan's Geo TV reported. Sharif's supporters are gathering outside his home to attend the funeral of 68-year-old Nawaz, who underwent surgery for throat cancer last year.

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  • UK accuses Russia of ‘lies’ after Putin’s Skripal poisoning denial
UK accuses Russia of ‘lies’ after Putin’s Skripal poisoning denial

Putin's declaration came seven days after British authorities announced that they had charged two Russian men, identified as Aleksandr Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, with carrying out the poisioning on March 4. Putin and Russian Federation have vehemently denied having anything to do with the poisoning. The British government also released detail...

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  • Brexit: Juncker's final State of the Union speech
Brexit: Juncker's final State of the Union speech

President Jean-Claude Juncker said: "We all say in soap-box speeches that we want to be big on big things and small on small things". Those companies would be given one hour to delete it. "No member state could've done that on its own". Service providers and European Union states will be required to designate points of contact reachable 24/7 to fac...

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  • UK's Treasury chief says Brexit deal 'doable' by November
UK's Treasury chief says Brexit deal 'doable' by November

When negotiating, the prime minister needs to demonstrate her intent and also her power to deliver, Mr Baker told the Press Association. One of those present said opposition to her leadership has hardened over the summer. Home Secretary Sajid Javid rebuked his former Cabinet colleague, saying "there are much better ways to articulate your differenc...

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  • European Union votes for disciplinary action against Hungary
European Union votes for disciplinary action against Hungary

The centre-right European People's Party, in which both Hungary's ruling Fidesz party and Orban's main political opponent in Europe, German chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) are members, has until now been seen as sheltering Orban from criticism.

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  • Erdogan, UN warn of human catastrophe in Idlib Al Jazeera News
Erdogan, UN warn of human catastrophe in Idlib Al Jazeera News

Idlib, which straddles the Turkish border, is mostly under the control of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) - a battle-hardened umbrella group of jihadists led by Al-Qaeda's former Syrian affiliate. Almost half of Idlib's population of 2.9 million people had gone there to seek refuge from conflict elsewhere in Syria, including nearly 1 million children...

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  • Chinese restaurant lose $288m after a dead rat was found in hotpot
Chinese restaurant lose $288m after a dead rat was found in hotpot

After video footage of the rat circulated social media, The Telegraph reported the chain restaurant shares dropped by 12 per cent losing £145 million (NZ$288m) in value. 11, the company's share price hit the lowest level since October of a year ago. "Xiabu Xiabu has always been one of my favourite restaurants, I thought they were quite clean ...

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  • Landslide at Greek beach on Zakynthos caught on camera
Landslide at Greek beach on Zakynthos caught on camera

It is one of the Ionian island's main attractions, in part because of the shipwreck on the shore and also because of its surrounding steep cliffs . Authorities were seeking to determine whether there were any people missing. Rescue services employed sniffer dogs to search the beach itself for possible victims of the rockfall .

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  • Pope calls meeting of key bishops on sexual abuse: Vatican
Pope calls meeting of key bishops on sexual abuse: Vatican

The Vatican hasn't responded to allegations by its former ambassador to the U.S., Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, that Francis effectively rehabilitated McCarrick from sanctions imposed by Pope Benedict XVI over allegations McCarrick would routinely invite seminarians to his beach house and into his bed.

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  • U.S. voices concern on China's Muslim crackdown, sanctions weighed
U.S. voices concern on China's Muslim crackdown, sanctions weighed

A police patrol walk in front of the Id Kah Mosque in the old city of Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China , March 22, 2017. UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet this week said the Chinese government's arbitrary detention of Muslims is worrying and China should allow UN monitors into Xinjiang.

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  • The woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart to be released from prison
The woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart to be released from prison

She said she is exploring her options and plans to speak publicly in the coming days. Wanda Barzee , 72, will be released September 19 after the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole determined it had miscalculated the time she was required to serve in prison, board spokesman Greg Johnson said.

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  • Cardinal Wuerl to discuss his possible resignation with Pope Francis
Cardinal Wuerl to discuss his possible resignation with Pope Francis

The meeting, scheduled for February 21-24, would assemble more than 100 churchmen to represent every bishops' conference. Surveys show plummeting confidence in the Church the United States, Chile, Australia, and Ireland where the scandal has hit hardest, as well as in other countries.

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  • A ‘mass shooting’ in Bakersfield as a husband turns on his wife
A ‘mass shooting’ in Bakersfield as a husband turns on his wife

The shootings began shortly before 5:30 pm on Wednesday in Bakersfield, about 90 miles north of Los Angeles. But the gunman eventually tracked him down and killed him near Bear Mountain Sports , which is close to the trucking business. The identities of the suspect and the victims were not released Wednesday night. "There was some type of sit...

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  • Nine dead as vehicle ploughs into square in southern China
Nine dead as vehicle ploughs into square in southern China

Videos and photos circulated on social media purportedly show large crowds of up to several hundred people running frantically from the square in different directions, amid bodies laying scattered on the ground. In April of this year, nine students were killed and 10 injured in a knife attack outside a school in the Shaanxi province in Northern Chi...

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  • Trump Insults Puerto Rico Mayor Following Hurricane Maria Remarks
Trump Insults Puerto Rico Mayor Following Hurricane Maria Remarks

Where does the official death toll come from? Two weeks ago, the death toll from September 2017's Hurricane Maria was increased to more than 46 times the previous official government tally. Repeated power cuts also led to an increased number of deaths from diabetes and sepsis. Trump tweeted Wednesday , "We got A Pluses for our recent h...

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  • San Juan Mayor: 'God Bless' Potential Hurricane Florence Victims
San Juan Mayor: 'God Bless' Potential Hurricane Florence Victims

Two weeks ago, the death toll from September 2017's Hurricane Maria was increased to more than 46 times the previous official government tally. The poll was conducted in July and August, but its release comes the same week that Trump touted his administration's actions surrounding Hurricane Maria, saying in the Oval Office on Tuesday that h...

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  • Saudi arrests man over breakfast video with woman
Saudi arrests man over breakfast video with woman

In the 30-second video posted on Twitter , the man jokes about eating breakfast together with nobody else there. The man, who has not been named, was arrested in the port city of Jeddah by the Saudi Ministry of Labour and Social Development, which accused him of "committing several violations".

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  • Most US voters oppose Trump’s impeachment
Most US voters oppose Trump’s impeachment

House Republicans announced legislation Monday to permanently lock in last year's tax cuts, looking to remind voters of the surging economy - and the Republicans' role in getting it there - in the weeks before the November elections. The provisions include the so-called SALT deduction cap, which is unpopular in high-tax states such as NY and New Je...

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  • Russian Federation launches biggest ever war games involving China
Russian Federation launches biggest ever war games involving China

Relations between Moscow and Beijing have always been marked by mutual wariness, with Russian nationalists warning of encroaching Chinese influence in the nation's mineral-rich far east, but Russia pivoted east toward China after the West sanctioned Moscow over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014 and trade links between th...

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  • Never gave Vijay Mallya any appointment: Arun Jaitley
Never gave Vijay Mallya any appointment: Arun Jaitley

Mallya, who left India on March 2, 2016, also claimed that he was disliked by both the major parties in India - the BJP and Congress. Although Jaitley was quick to release a statement saying the meeting with Mallya was unscheduled and he advised him to meet the banks, the sensational claim raises a larger question that if a senior cabinet ministe...

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