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Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul Under Attack By Four Gunmen

"Four attackers are inside the building," an official at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) spy agency told AFP.

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Britain Able to Have Bespoke Deal with EU: French President Emmanuel Macron

Macron has said in past Britain could have pacts with the EU along with the lines of those with Canada or Norway but not its own, special deal.

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Donald Trump's Dealmaker Image Tarnished by US Govt Shutdown

Trump, who in July 2016 said: "Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it," has asserted that past government shutdowns were the fault of the person in the White House.

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North to Send Delegation to Prepare for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea Ministry

The North's participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea's Pyeongchang has been interpreted as an apparent diplomatic breakthrough after months of high tension over the North's nuclear and missile programme.

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At UNSC, India, US Join Hands To Slam Pakistan Over Terror Breeding Grounds on Its Soil

Pakistan remained in denial mode and continued its rhetoric against India by raising the issue of Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer who was captured in March last year and sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on the charge of esp

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Afghanistan: Gunmen Attack Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel

Interior ministry spokesperson Najib Danish said the attacker appeared to be suicide bombers. No terror organisation took the responsibility for the attack.

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Military Operation in Syria's Afrin has Started, Tayyip Erdogan Says

Speaking to the members of his ruling AK Party in the western province of Kutahya, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan did not specify if that meant Turkish troops had crossed the border.

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Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

The hotel was previously attacked by Taliban in 2011.

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Rohingyas Seek Safety, Citizenship Guarantees from Myanmar Govt Before Repatriation

The petition is the latest indication of the challenges ahead for Bangladesh and Myanmar as they try to engineer the return of refugees who fear continued military operations in Rakhine State and are dismayed about the prospect of a prolonged stay in "tem

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Yemen's Houthis Fire Ballistic Missile Toward Saudi Arabia

The Iranian-aligned Houthis have launched scores of missiles at the kingdom. While causing little serious damage, they have deepened tensions between Riyadh and Tehran.

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China Says US Warship Violated Sovereignty by Sailing Near South China Sea

The US vessel "violated China's sovereignty and security interests", and put the safety of nearby Chinese vessels "under grave threat", foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said.

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U.K. Dalit groups stage protest

Concern at Koregaon-Bhima violence

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FBI probing Las Vegas shooting

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is looking at a new person of interest in connection with the October mass shooting that killed 58 people at a Las Vegas concert, the county sheriff sa...

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What on Earth are Countries Afraid of Losing, Asks 'Disruptive' China

US Pacific Command Chief Admiral Harry Harris called China "disruptive Force" and the owner of trust deficit. Japanese Admiral Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano said China was trying to change, unilaterally, the status quo in the East China Sea.

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Apex court to decide on legality of U.S. ban

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-m...

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What happens when a government closes shop

In shutdowns, non-essential government employees are furloughed, or placed on temporary unpaid leave. Workers deemed essential, including those dealing with public safety and national security, keep w...

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Myanmar making final plans for repatriation

Myanmar is making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who fled conflict in the troubled Rakhine State, State media said on Saturday, despite growing doubts about the ...

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Iran nuclear deal will not survive if U.S. exits: Lavrov

Says it cannot be implemented if one participant pulls out

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U.S. violated our sovereignty: China

Says it dispatched a warship to drive away U.S. ship that sailed close to the disputed South China Sea

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China’s pincer strike against pollution

Xi’an, one of the four capitals of ancient China, is known for its famous monuments. Among them are the Bell and Drum towers. The 14th century Bell Tower was the starting point of the ancient Silk Rou...

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In Iraq, a revived interest in classic cars

With the war against IS drawing to an end, vintage car aficionados are showing off their treasures

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A short history of U.S. government shutdowns

The last time a government shutdown occurred was in 2013 over Obamacare.

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January 17, 2018, when the Koreas agreed to march under one flag at Winter Olympics

In rare talks on January 17, the two Koreas agreed to form a combined women’s ice hockey team to take part in the February Winter Olympics in the South, and march together under a unified peninsula fl...

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One Year On, Donald Trump Leads Divided US Into Govt Shutdown

In the absence of an agreed spending plan, federal services began to come to a halt or be scaled back, even as lawmakers continued to argue on the floor of the Senate.

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China Accuses US Warship of Violating Its Sovereignty

On the evening of January 17, the missile destroyer USS Hopper came within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Island in the South China Sea, China's foreign ministry said.

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South Africa's ANC to force Jacob Zuma to quit as president - eNCA TV

New ANC executive meeting for the first time under Cyril Ramaphosa

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US Govt Shuts Down on First Anniversary of Trump's Presidency, White House Guns for Senate Democrats

Senators were still negotiating on the Senate floor as the clock turned midnight, but Trump's office issued a statement blaming opposition Democrats for the crisis.

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US Govt Shutdown: Defense, Border Security, Washington, Parks and Museums to be Affected

This time, about 850,000 workers, out of a total 3.5 million, could be told to stay home — without pay — until Congress reaches an agreement, the American Federation of Government Employees estimates.

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Pakistan Brings up Kulbhushan Jadhav Case in UN Security Council Debate

India has denied that Jadhav, a retired Navy officer, worked for the government and said that he was abducted by Pakistan from Iran to stage a show-trial.

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Myanmar finalizes Rohingya repatriation preparations as doubts mount

Rakhine state Chief Minister Nyi Pu “insisted on completion of the finishing touches on buildings, medical clinics and sanitation infrastructures” during a visit to repatriation camps

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Not Looking Good, Says Donald Trump as US Govt Hurtles Towards Shutdown

Less that two-and-a-half hours before a midnight deadline to reach a short-term deal to keep the federal government running at full capacity, Trump lashed out at Democrats.

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China accuses U.S. warship of violating its sovereignty

Huangyan Island is also known as the Scarborough Shoal, a disputed territory in the South China Sea claimed by the Philippines as well as China.

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Nudged by ISI, Pakistan Shuts Down US-Funded Radio Station for 'Hostile' Content

The office of RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal in the capital Islamabad was ordered closed by the ministry of interior, which said Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) -- Pakistan's top spy agency -- had found its programmes to be "in-line with (a) hostile intelligenc

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After Akbaruddin’s ‘change mindset’ rap, Pak raises Jadhav case at UNSC

Maleeha Lodhi says subversion against her country has been proved beyond doubt by “our capture of an Indian spy.”

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