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Iran’s Hassan Rouhani wins second term as president

Agencies   Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has won a second term in office, state television says. Out of some 40 million votes cast, he received more than half of those counted, with some areas still to declare, officials said on TV. Mr Rouhani, a moderate who agreed a deal with world powers to limit Iran’s […]

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Trump-Russia row: Putin offers to release records of meeting

Vladimir Putin has offered to release a record of Russian officials’ meeting with Donald Trump, who is alleged to have passed them sensitive information. US media say Mr Trump passed on classified information last week, but Russia says this is not the case. Mr Putin said Russian records would be given to the US Congress […]

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Social media use damaging young people’s health, survey says World Health Organisation report highlights risks of screen time for youngsters

A dramatic rise in the use of computers and social media is wreaking havoc on the health of young people, a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has suggested. The study found a “continuous steep increase” between 2002 and 2014 in the proportion of children and young people using technology for two hours or […]

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Afghanistan: Gunmen attack state TV station in Jalalabad, detonate suicide vests

At least three militants wearing suicide vests attacked the Radio Television Afghanistan’s premises in Jalalabad on Wednesday, police told Al Jazeera. Two of the men detonated their vests while security forces are on the look out for the third. The state media outlet’s office is in the vicinity of the provincial governor’s office. The accused […]

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8 children among 9 killed in Afghanistan blast

8 children among 9 killed in Afghanistan blast

KABUL: At least nine people, including eight children and an ulema council leader, were killed in a blast inside a seminary in Parwan province of Afghanistan Tuesday morning, Afghan media reported. Head of the Parian Ulema Council, Maulvi Abdul Rahim Shah Hanafi, was also among the deceased, according to Afghan media outlet TOLO News. The explosives were placed inside […]

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China denies shift in Kashmir stand, pitches for bilateral talks

China denies shift in Kashmir stand, pitches for bilateral talks

Beijing: China’s clarification came a day after an article in the Global Times said that Beijing now has a “vested interest” in mediating between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue because of country’s investment in CPEC. China today denied that it has plans of mediating between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir […]

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Sartaj welcomes Turkey’s offer on kashmir,Slams India.

Sartaj welcomes Turkey’s offer on kashmir,Slams India.

In a statement released by the Foreign Office in Islamabad on Tuesday, Sartaj Aziz also welcomed Tayyip Erdogan’s recent offer to strengthen the dialogue process among the stakeholders for resolving the Kashmir issue. The adviser said that the Indian counter proposal that it is ready for bilateral dialogue with Pakistan is no longer credible because […]

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China has a ‘vested interest’ in resolving Kashmir issue.

China has a ‘vested interest’ in resolving Kashmir issue.

Beijing: China now has a “vested interest” in mediating between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue because of its nearly $50 billion investment in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor that passes through PoK, an article in a State-run daily has said. The article in the Global Times, a ruling Communist Party of China publication, […]

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19 killed as Myanmar bus plunges into gorge

 AFP YANGON: Nineteen people were killed and 21 injured after their bus toppled into a ravine in eastern Myanmar, police said Saturday. The bus was carrying around 40 passengers from central Bago province when it plunged off a highway near Myawaddy, a town on the Thai border, on Friday. “Nineteen people were killed and 21 people […]

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7.1-magnitude quake jolts Philippines

7.1-magnitude quake jolts Philippines

An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale the island of Mindanao in Philippines on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake struck offshore near Glan town in Sarangani province at a depth of 10 km around 4.23 a.m., 68 km south of the city of General Santos, Xinhua news agency quoted […]