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Qamar Javed Bajwa
Pakistan starts border fencing with Afghanistan to stop cross-border movement of militants: Gen BajwaPakistan and Afghanistan have nearly 2,600-km-long common border, mostly porous, and Pakistani officials insist that bombers could enter Pakistan due to weak border control.

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US strike kills al-Qaeda leader accused of 2009 attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in PakistanA US air strike in Afghanistan this week killed an al-Qaeda militant who was accused of carrying out an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009 in Islamabad.

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Las Vegas shooting: Gunman surrenders, police rule out terrorismThe standoff began about 11 a.m. Saturday with a shooting that killed one person and injured another.

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US confirms its warplanes hit Mosul; Up to 200 civilians may have diedThe United Nations expressed its profound concern, saying it was "stunned by this terrible loss of life".

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The suicide blast site in Sylhet.
Bangladesh: 4 killed, around 30 injured in suicide attack near Sylhet militant hideoutAccording to police, the blast took place around 7 pm, around a kilometre away from the building where the militants were hiding.

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New York: Sikh-American girl harassed in train, asked to 'go back to Lebanon'Rajpreet Heir was taking the subway train to a friend's birthday party in Manhattan earlier this month when the white man began shouting at her, according to a report in the New York Times.

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British Parliament condemns Pakistan's move over Gilgit-Baltistan, says it belongs to IndiaThe British Parliament has declared that Gilgit-Baltistan, currently under Pakistan's control, belongs to India. It condemned Pakistan's move to declare it as its fifth province. The British Parliament also called the construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as illegal.

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Three injured after shooting in Lille, France, says French media reportThree people, including a minor, were injured after a gunman opened fire in Lille, France, on Saturday morning

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Obamacare remains for now: Donald Trump tastes failure as US House healthcare bill collapsesRepublican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system from consideration on Friday due to a shortage of votes.

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IS claims responsibility for suicide attack at Dhaka airportThe bomber blew the explosives tied to his waist at a police outpost at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. He could not be identified immediately and no other person was injured in the bombing.

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Suicide attack outside Dhaka international airport; ISIS claims responsibilityThe attack was carried out on a police check-post at 8 pm but the attacker was killed and no casualties were reported.

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Indian mother, son found murdered in US, probe launchedAn Indian IT professional and her seven-year-old son in the US were found with their throats slit, prompting the police to launch a criminal investigation into the brutal killing. Sasikala, 40, and her son Anish Sai were found dead in their home in Burlington, New Jersey when her husband Narra Hanumanth Rao returned from work yesterday.

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Ajit Doval
NSA Ajit Doval meets US counterpart, reviews security situation in South AsiaIndian National Security Advisor meets US NSA Lieutenant General H R McMaster in Washington DC today to review security situations in South Asia.

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India questions NYT's wisdom to criticise Aditya Nath becoming"The wisdom in doubting the verdicts of genuine democratic exercises, at home or abroad, is questionable," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay.

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Voyeurism of violence is real problem on Facebook and other social media platforms.
40 people do nothing but watch 15-yr-old's gangrape, live on Facebook: Welcome to 201740 people saw five to six men gangraping a 15-year-old Chicago girl live on Facebook and did nothing about it.

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Hosni Mubarak: Former President of Egypt walks free after 6 yearsFormer Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak today walked free after spending six years in detention. Earlier this month, Hosni Mubarak was cleared of the charges in cases related to deaths of protesters during 2011 unrest in Egypt.

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London Parliament Attack
London terror attack: Two more arrested overnight by Britain Police British police arrested two more people for further investigations in lieu of London's Parliament attack.

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Donald Trump
56% disapprove of Republican healthcare bill to replace Obamacare: PollThe President and Republican leaders are scrambling for a deal on landmark legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. Republicans cannot lose more than 21 members of their party and still pass the bill, since no Democrats are expected to support it.

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Dhaka: 10 people, including children, killed after truck carrying cement overturnsA number of people were seated at the back of the truck, which was heading from Dhaka to Jamalpur, and when it overturned, the cement sacks fell on top of them.

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Female Indian techie, 7-year-old son found murdered in the US: FamilyThe Andhra Pradesh-based family said the 40-year-old N Sasikala and her son were found dead at their New Jersey home.

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I can't be doing so badly, because I'm President, and you're not: Donald TrumpAddressing criticism against him, Donald Trump said "I can't be doing so badly, because I'm President, and you're not."

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Europe: Hundreds of people feared dead as migrant boats capsize off Libya coast, says NGOAt least five bodies of migrants crossing the Mediterranean were recovered on Thursday amid fears that hundreds more have died.

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Trumpcare Vs Obamacare
US President Donald Trump in gamble, demands make-or-break vote on US Health BillThere is a Republican health care plan to replace Obamacare, known as the American Health Care Act. The Republican legislation would halt Obama's tax penalties against people who don't buy coverage and cut the federal-state Medicaid program for low earners.

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London attack
UK Parliament attacker identified as British national Khalid MasoodBritish police named 52-year-oldKhalid Masood as the man who killed three people near London parliament.

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Bangladesh joins India's South Asia Satellite programCooperation in fields like tele-education, tele-medicine and inter-government networks, emergency communication for disaster situation, television broadcast and DTH television services will be included under the satellite system.

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Abdul Basit
Pakistan Day: Keen to settle disputes with India through dialogue, says Abdul BasitDuring his address on Pakistan day, Abdul Basit said that peace was in the mutual interest of both countries and a lasting peace could only be achieved through a meaningful dialogue.

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Jamat-ud-Dawa floats new anti-India front, takes out rally in LahoreJamat-ud-Dawa has floated a new outfit, Tehrik-e-Azadi Jammu Kashmir to foment trouble in India. It took out a rally in Lahore on Pakistan Day shouting anti-India slogans.

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London Attack
Islamic State claims responsibility for London attack: ReportsIslamic State group says through its Aamaq news agency that the London attacker was a 'soldier of the Islamic State.'

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Denis Voronenkov
Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov shot in UkraineUkrainian police said Voronenkov was shot dead Thursday by an unidentified gunman at the entrance of an upscale hotel in the Ukrainian capital.

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Chinese troops in Pakistan
Amid deepening ties, Chinese troops join Pakistan Day paradeBefore Pakistan showed off long-range rockets, tanks and other military hardware, armed Chinese troops marched past Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the chief of Pakistan's powerful military.

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London Attack
London attack: 7 arrested for lone-wolf 'marauding terror' strike that left 4 deadThe authorities describing the attack as  "marauding terrorist incident" say the security arrangements at the Parliament shall be reviewed.

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Donald Trump and Barack Obama
TrumpCare vs ObamaCare: D-day for President Donald Trump as new healthcare bill faces Congress testThe new US president Donald Trump has been a sharp critic of ObamaCare and had vowed to replace the landmark healthcare act.

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Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain
On national day, Pakistan President Hussain offers talks with India on issues including KashmirMamnoon Hussain accused India of endangering peace in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir but said Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India on the issue.

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Australia to increase security in wake of attack near UK ParliamentTurnbull, who will welcome Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at parliament in Canberra later in the day, said the London attack reinforced the imminent threat faced by Australia.

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UK Parliament attack: 5 dead, nearly 40 injured; All you need to knowThe House of Commons, which was in session at the time, was immediately suspended and lawmakers were asked to stay inside.

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Afghanistan asks US to send more troops to help defeat Taliban, ISISCiting a deadly attack this month on a military hospital in Kabul, Rabbani said Afghanistan needs US help in addressing "military shortfalls''.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
North Korea does not fear US sanctions, will pursue 'acceleration' of nuclear programme, says envoy"We strengthen our national defense capability as well as pre-emptive strike capabilities with nuclear forces as a centerpiece," the North Korean envoy said.

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Not a Trump effect: You can't fly with laptops in cabin to US and UK from these countriesOfficials said the decision was prompted by "evaluated intelligence" about potential threats to airplanes bound for the United States.

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Bangladesh: 5 militants of JMB's Sarwar-Tamim faction detained in DhakaThe Rapid Action Battalion has detained five militants of banned terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh's (JMB) Sarwar-Tamim faction.

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Donald Trump
Donald Trump meets Iraqi PM, discusses terror threatTrump hosted Abadi in the Oval Office on Monday to affirm America's support for Iraq in a fight against the IS, Xinhua news agency reported.

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China's media warns India not to 'meddle' as their defence minister visits Nepal, Sri LankaA hard-hitting commentary published in the Global Times, a Communist Party-run tabloid said India was "treating South Asia and the Indian Ocean as its backyard with a hard-line manner."

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India-made sex drugs worth $1.6 million seized in South AfricaCustoms officers found 80,000 tablets and 126,000 oral jellies in transit sheds at Johannesburg's OR Tambo airport on Sunday. The pills were wrapped in brown sacks sent from Mumbai.

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White House
White House plays down FBI's probe into Russian election meddling, defends Trump's wiretapping claim"FBI is investigating the alleged Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts," FBI chief James Comey testified.

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US bans laptops, tablets in flights from Saudi Arabia, 7 other Middle-East countriesThe ban was revealed Monday in statements from Royal Jordanian Airlines and the official news agency of Saudi Arabia.

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James Comey
FBI Director James Comey confirms probe on Russian interference in US elections"Because it is an open, ongoing investigation and is classified, I cannot say more about what we are doing and whose conduct we are examining," Comey said.
 
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