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US national security adviser HR McMaster with President Donald Trump (AP photo)
Donald Trump names military strategist Lt Gen HR McaMaster as new national security adviserDonald Trump picked US Army Lt Gen HR McMaster to replace Michael Flynn as his national security advisor. Flynn was forced out amid controversy over his contacts with Russian diplomats.

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File photo of Afghanistan Pres Ashraf Ghani with Pak PM Nawaz Sharif from 2014 (Reuters photo)
Afghanistan hands Pakistan list of 85 terrorists, wants Islamabad to take 'solid action'Afghanistan move comes days after Pakistan sent Kabul names of militants it believes are operating from Afghan soil.

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Russia's envoy to the UN died in New York (AP photo)
Putin 'deeply hurt' over Russian UN ambassador's sudden death in New YorkVitaly Churkin, Russia's envoy to the United Nations, died in New York, a day before his 65th birthday. A US official said Churkin died of an apparent heart attack.

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Vitaly Churkin
New York: Russian envoy to UN, Vitaly Churkin, found deadNo details on the circumstances of Churkin's death were given but the Russian foreign Ministry offered condolences to his relatives.

Americas

Hitler's dreaded red telephone
Device of destruction: Adolf Hitler's dreaded red telephone sold for USD 243,000The auction house had described the telephone as "Hitler's mobile device of destruction" and called it "arguably the most destructive weapon of all time, which sent millions to their deaths around the world."

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 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on a supply mission to the International Space Station (Reuters)
SpaceX launches rocket from historic NASA pad in FloridaThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration closely monitored Sunday's launch to learn more about the company's operations before it clears SpaceX to fly US astronauts.

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Kim Jong Un and his half-brother
Video shows deadly assault on North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half-brotherKim Jong Nam died last Monday a short time after the attack in the departure hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where he had been preparing to take a flight to Macau.

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Ahmed Rajib Haider
Ganajagaran Mancha blogger Ahmed Rajib's killer held in DhakaDeputy Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Masudur Rahman said that Rana and his associate Ashraf were arrested today from Dhaka's Mirpur area.

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ISRO satellite launch
China to 'fast track' launches after PSLV success"China will likely fast-track the commercialisation of its rocket launches to vie for the world's burgeoning small satellite launch market," the Global Times, quoted experts as saying.

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US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targets same countriesThe official noted that the draft is subject to change ahead of its signing, which Trump said could come sometime this week.

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Donald Trump
Trump baffles Sweden with immigration-related comment, says it was based on TV reportTrump, who in his first weeks in office tried to tighten US borders sharply for national security reasons, told a rally on Saturday that Sweden was having serious problems with immigrants.

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Vice President Hamid Ansari and wife, Salma, arrive in Rwanda (PTI photo)
India to open resident mission in Rwanda, VP Ansari announces during African tripCalling the east African nation a 'great friend' of India, vice president Hamid Ansari announced that a resident mission would be set up there in the coming weeks or months.

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Iraqi forces fire a missile toward ISIS positions during a battle in south of Mosul (Photo: Reuters)
Iraq: Forces begin western Mosul offensive to drive ISIS out of its last urban bastionIraqi forces have launched a major operation to drive ISIS militants from western Mosul. Eastern Mosul was earlier declared "fully liberated".

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Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa
Pakistan army says chief did not ask officers to emulate Indian democracyThe denial comes a full five days after a report in Pakistani media said the country's army chief had asked officers to read a book on how India emerged as a successful democracy.

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Suicide bomb in Somalia market
Somalia: Suicide bomb in Mogadishu's market kills 39, injures 50The car was driven by a suicide bomber, said Ahmed Abdulle Afrax, the mayor of Wadajir district where the bombing happened.

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11 Afghan terrorists killed in a gun battle with Pakistani security forcesAt least 11 Afghan terrorists were killed in a gun battle with Pakistani security forces on Sunday, officials said.

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Donald Trump
Trump didn't get honeymoon period, was attacked from Day 1, says Indian-American officialRaj Shah, a key behind-the-scenes player in Trump's White House, said that it has been quite a challenge for Trump from the first day in the 'hostile atmosphere'. 

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US President Donald Trump
Donald Trump vows to 'totally destroy' ISIS, rebuild US military"Here's the bottom line. We have got to keep our country safe. You look at whats happening," Trump said at a campaign-style rally in Florida, nearly a month after taking oath.

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Representational picture of Pakistani army soldiers (Reuters photo)
Pakistan takes action against cross-border terror groups, strikes camps in Afghanistan: ReportGeo TV, citing sources, has reported that Pakistan Army launched strikes in Afghanistan targetting militant camps.

Neighbours

Pangaon Port
First cargo vessel from India arrives at Pangaon Port in BangladeshAttending the programme, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said that the contribution of naval sector in economic growth is increasing. He also said, cargo ships will now reach and depart from Pangaon to India every 15 days.

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Pakistan's Senate passes landmark bill to regulate Hindu marriagesThe Hindu Marriage Bill 2017, which is the first elaborate Hindu community's personal law, was adopted by the Senate on Friday.

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Volunteers in Pakistan rush an injured youth to an ambulance following a deadly bombing in Lahore. (File AP Photo)
Pakistan: Lahore's Mall Road attack handler, associates arrestedRevealing the details of the alleged handler of the bomber, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said his name is Anwarul Haq Kakar and he belongs to Fata's Bajaur Agency, near Afghanistan.

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Pak Senate passes landmark Hindu marriage billThe Hindu Marriage Bill 2017, which is the first elaborate Hindu community's personal law, was adopted by the Senate yesterday.

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US Senator John McCain addresses the Munich Security Conference (Reuters photo)
Trump team in disarray, Republican US Senator John McCain tells EuropeSpeaking at a security conference in Germany, John McCain, a Trump critic, said the recent resignation of the US national security advisor indicated that there are deep problems in Washington.

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A Pakistani soldiers stands outside the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine (Reuters photo)
Pak army says it killed 100 militants in crackdown, demands Kabul take action against terroristsThe Pakistan Army chief spoke to the top US commander in the Afghanistan, saying Islamabad wants Kabul to take action against terrorists operating from Afghan soil.

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The red phone was used as a travelling communications device by Hitler (AP photo)
Hitler's phone of mass destruction to be auctioned; bids to start at Rs 67 lakhThe travelling telephone was recovered from Hitler's bunker in Germany and is believed to have been used by the dictator to issue orders to killed many people.

India

Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar. (File Photo: PTI)
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar set for key talks as China says 'no solid evidence' on Masood AzharThe Chinese Foreign Ministry stated that it needs solid evidence to back India's move at the UNSC for sanctions against  Pakistani terrorist Masood Azhar.

Pakistan

Terror attack at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine
37 terrorists killed in Pakistani crackdown after Shahbaz Qalandar shrine attackIn a crackdown on terrorists after attack on Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine, security forces in Pakistan have killed at least 37 terrorists. The counter terror operations have been launched across Pakistan.

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US President Donald Trump
Donald Trump to unveil revised immigration order next weekThe US President said the new order would seek to address concerns raised by federal appeals court judges, who temporarily blocked his original travel ban.

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Pakistan forces after ISIS bombing at Sufi shrine (AP photo)
ISIS bombs Pakistan's Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine, kills 100 people: Top developmentsAt least 100 people were killed and more than 250 were injured after a suicide bomber targetted Pakistan's holiest Sufi shrine.

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US President Donald Trump (Reuters photo)
Trump administration won't appeal travel ban block, plans to issue revised immigration orderUS President Donald Trump plans to issue a new immigration order to replace the controversial travel ban.

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Donald Trump
I inherited a mess at home and abroad, says Trump, blasts mediaBlaming "dishonest media" for not giving his administration the credit it deserves, Trump said that companies are leaving America and jobs are going to Mexico and other places.

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Illustration by Anirban Ghosh
What does the rising tension between the US and China mean for India?Rising tensions between Donald Trump's America and Xi's Jinping China present opportunities and risks for India.

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Blast in Sehwan
Pakistan: 100 killed in bombing at Shahbaz Qalandar shrine; US, UN condemn attackAccording to the police, the blast took place during the Sufi ritual of Dhamaal at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan in Sindh province.

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Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf. (File photo)
Hafiz Saeed runs a fine NGO, release him from house arrest, says Pervez MusharrafPakistan's former dictator Pervez Musharraf demanded Hafiz Saeed's release from house arrest, claiming the terror mastermind's outfit was a "very fine NGO" engaged in relief activities.

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A computer drawing shows a rover on Mars (Credits: NASA)
Mars to have a city in the next 100 years; UAE reveals planThe UAE will set a plan to prepare national cadres that can achieve scientific breakthroughs to facilitate the transport of people to the Red Planet over the next decades.

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Jamaat-ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed. Photo: Reuters
Hafiz Saeed asks for lifting of travel ban, says JuD never involved in terror activitiesIn a letter to Pakistan's Interior Minister, the Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed said "no incident of terrorism was ever alleged against the organisation".

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Donald Trump
I will not let Iran develop nuclear weapon, ever: Trump"The security challenges faced by Israel are enormous, including the threat of Iran's nuclear ambitions, which I have talked a lot about. One of the worst deals I have ever seen is the Iran deal," Trump told reporters yesterday.

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ISRO's record-breaking launch
India's space success 'limited' but offers lessons: Chinese mediaAccording to the Chinese media, India's space technology still lags behind the US and China and it has not yet formed a complete system.

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Ivanka and many friends are Jews, says Trump denying allegations of Administration being xenophobicUS President Donald Trump talked about Jews at a joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The two leaders met face-to-face for the first time since Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election even as Palestinians urged the White House not to abandon their goal of an independent state.

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Inderjit Singh Reyat.
Canada sets free 1985 Air India flight Kanishka bomber Inderjit Singh ReyatCanada's parole board spokesman Patrick Storey was quoted as saying, "That condition has been lifted now. Reyat is now free to go back to a normal life, and also has the option of living in a private residence."

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 James Mattis
Trump's defence secretary threatens NATO, says pay up or US will pull out of itJames Mattis is on his first Europe visit after becoming the US Defence Secretary. Mattis was speaking during a meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels yesterday when he sent this stern message to other members of the grouping that include 28 countries including Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Norway, Spain and UK.

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World Bank's Dhaka office
Bangladesh: Customs to investigate against World Bank for misusing duty-free facilitiesThe World Bank which has not yet given any statement in this regard has been given seven days to respond.

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A man injured during the suicide attack at Mohmand Agency in Peshawar undergoing treatment at the Lady Reading Hospital. Photo: Reuters.
Suicide bombing in Pakistan: Two killed, around 18 injured at PeshawarReports said four judges travelling in the car were injured.

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China lodges protest with India over visit of parliamentarians from TaiwanIndia has in the past hosted similar delegations from Taiwan, this is the first under the new Tsai Ing-wen government and the first since the setting up of a parliamentary friendship forum in December, which irked China.
 
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