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India’s Modi heads to Washington for ‘no frills’ Trump meet

NEW DELHI: India’s leader heads to the US this weekend for his first meeting with President Donald Trump, seeking to build on growing ties between the world’s two largest democracies and move beyond disagreements over climate change. Relations between New Delhi and Washington warmed under Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama as ...

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Assad leads prayers in rare appearance outside Damascus

DAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Eid al-Fitr prayers in the central city of Hama on Sunday, appearing in public outside the capital for the first time in a year. Assad’s office published images of him praying inside the brightly-lit Al-Nuri mosque at dawn on Sunday before greeting worshippers outside. ...

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Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast

BOGOTA: An explosion at an illegal coal mine in central Colombia killed at least eight people, as rescuers scrambled to find five others still missing, authorities said Saturday, updating earlier figures. The blast Friday occurred at a coal mine in the town of Cucunuba in Cundinamarca state, some 90 kilometers ...

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UK parliament cuts e-mail access after cyberattack

LONDON: Britain’s parliament shut down external access to e-mail accounts on Saturday following a cyberattack. A House of Commons spokeswoman said that “the Houses of Parliament have discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user accounts. “We have systems in place to protect member and staff accounts and are taking the ...

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15 dead, over 100 missing in China landslide

BEIJING: Rescuers pulled 15 bodies from an avalanche of rocks that buried a mountain village in southwest China on Saturday as an increasingly bleak search for some 100 people carried into the night. Only three survivors — a couple and their one-month-old baby — have been found so far after ...

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Political stability must for progress,prosperity: CM

 LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Saturday said political stability was necessary for progress and prosperity of the country but some politicians wanted to create instability for their personal agenda. He said this while talking to MNA Ghulam Bibi Bharwana who called on him here. The CM said in ...

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