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ISIS to lose all territory within week, says Trump a day after State of the Union address

The Islamic State (ISIS) will be “100 per cent” defeated in Iraq and Syria by next week, US President Donald Trump has claimed as he boasted his administration’s new approach for directly confronting the terror outfit’s “wicked” ideology. The ISIS currently holds only about 1 per cent of land in Iraq and Syria, the global […]

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Fake university case: US Congressmen write to authorities in support of 129 detained Indian students

US Congressmen in Washington have written to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) urging American authorities to accord the right treatment and access to legal redressal for the 129 Indian students arrested on January 31 for enrolling in a fake university in the US. On Wednesday […]

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From Wildfires To Greenhouse Gases, 2018 Fourth Hottest Year On Record

Experts call an alarming trend toward an increasing number of billion-dollar disasters. (Reuters) Ferocious wildfires that consumed entire California neighborhoods. Devastating hurricanes that inundated communities from Florida to North Carolina. Brutal hailstorms in Colorado and Texas. Tornadoes across the Midwest and South. A record deluge in Hawaii. Those catastrophes and others were among the 14 […]

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes off western Indonesia, no potential for tsunami

Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency said there were no immediate reports of damage and that there was no potential for tsunami. Main shock struck with epicenter at 117 km southeast of Mentawai Island | REUTERS image for representation HIGHLIGHTS Earthquake struck off island in Indonesia on Saturday afternoon Country’s national disaster agency said no immediate […]

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Jailed Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Taken To Hospital

Nawaz Sharif has been facing multiple health issues. (File) Islamabad, Pakistan:  Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a seven-year jail term over graft charges, was taken to hospital on Saturday, officials said. Sharif was transferred from Kot Lakhpat prison in the eastern city of Lahore to a government hospital, where he was […]

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Video Shows Chinese Man Converted To Islam By Pak PM Imran Khan’s Partyman

A Chinese man was converted to Islam by a minister of Imran Khan’s party in Pakistan (Representational) Peshawar:  A video of a Chinese national reportedly being converted to Islam by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf or PTI was widely circulated in the country and carried by most news channels yesterday. The video […]

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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Heckled “Don’t Help Elect Trump!” As He Eyes White House

Howard Schultz said he was seriously thinking of running as a centrist independent in 2020. Washington:  A day after Howard Schultz said he might run for U.S. president, a heckler shouted “don’t help elect Trump” at the former Starbucks CEO, voicing concerns that his independent bid could help President Donald Trump win re-election in 2020. […]