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Mass shooting leaves 17 dead in Florida school

Mass shooting leaves 17 dead in Florida school

Parkland, Feb 15 : At least 17 people were killed, when a gunman opened fire in a Florida high school here, police said. The gunman, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student of the school, has been taken into custody. He was expelled for unspecified disciplinary reasons, Mail online quoted Broward Sheriff Scott Israel […]

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Pak-backed militant groups feared to continue attacks in India: US Intel Chief

Pak-backed militant groups feared to continue attacks in India: US Intel Chief

Washington, Feb 14 : Director of US National Intelligence, Dan Coats, has warned that there was fear of Pakistan-supported militant groups continuing to carry out attacks inside India. Mr Coates told this in his testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday. He said such a situation would lead to the escalation of tension […]

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UNMOG in India, Pakistan must be expanded: Maleeha Lodhi

UNMOG in India, Pakistan must be expanded: Maleeha Lodhi

Islamabad, Feb 14 : Pakistan has called for expansion in the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) for stability and responding to the existing threats in the region. Addressing the Special Committee on Peacekeeping at the United Nations, Pakistan’s Ambassador to UN, Dr Maleeha Lodhi said that the UN Mission, UNMOGIP is […]

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Asma Jahangir’s funeral prayer in Lahore today

Asma Jahangir’s funeral prayer in Lahore today

Islamabad, Feb 13  Funeral prayer of Human Rights activist and renowned lawyer Asma Jahangir will be offered at Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Tuesday afternoon. Jahangir died of cardiac arrest on Sunday in Lahore.She was 66, according to a report published in Radio Pakistan. She was the first woman to become President of the Supreme […]

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Russia crash: Investigators comb crash site near Moscow

Russia crash: Investigators comb crash site near Moscow

Moscow, Feb 12 : Russian investigators are searching snow-covered fields near Moscow for clues why a passenger plane crashed, according to a BBC News report on Monday. All 71 passengers and crew were killed when the Saratov Airlines jet went down minutes after taking off from Domodedovo airport on Sunday afternoon. Officials say they are […]

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Eminent Pak human rights activist Asma passes away

Eminent Pak human rights activist Asma passes away

Islamabad, Feb 11:  Renowned senior lawyer and eminent human rights activist Asma Jahangir passed away in Lahore on Sunday, the DawnNews reported. She was 66 and is survived by a son and two daughters. Jahangir was born in Lahore in January 1952. The family told the DawnNews that she suffered cardiac arrest and was shifted to […]

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Israel warns Iran after launching major raids in Syria

Israel warns Iran after launching major raids in Syria

Jerusalem, Feb 11: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says his country will defend itself “against any attack” after it carried out what have been called its largest strikes against sites in Syria in decades, the BBC News reported on Sunday. “This is both our right and our duty and we will continue to do so as […]

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India hopes for an independent, sovereign Palestine State

India hopes for an independent, sovereign Palestine State

Ramallah, Feb 10 : Reiterating India’s support for an independent, sovereign and peaceful Palestine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asserted that relations between India and Palestine have “stood the test of time.’’ As he wound up his brief visit to Palestine, Mr Modi, in his joint press statement along with Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas, […]

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North Korean leader proposes inter-Korean summit

North Korean leader proposes inter-Korean summit

Seoul, Feb 10 : North Korea’s reclusive leader Kim Jong-un has invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang at the “earliest date” possible for what will be a third inter-Korean summit since 2007. The North Korean leader’s sister, Yo-jong, delivered the invitation to Moon on Saturday at his office Cheong Wa Dae, Yonhap […]

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UN launches appeal to fund relief work in Nigeria

UN launches appeal to fund relief work in Nigeria

United Nations, Feb 9 : With the crisis in north-east Nigeria – a region devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency – into its ninth year, United Nations agencies together with humanitarian partners have launched a $1-billion appeal to fund life-saving and emergency assistance programmes in the region. “The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s north-east, that has […]