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Charity: 2.5mn Australians living in poverty

About 2.5 million Australians are living in poverty, with many trying to survive on just $18 (14 USD) a day after accommodation expenses, the Salvation Army charity organization says. The survey of people visiting the Salvation Army’s centers around Australia for help shows that one in four missed at least ...

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“Britons not happy with current status”

The prime minister and the president met at Chequers this week in an effort to reach an understanding. Leaked reports of a closer political union between France and Germany have been reported by French newspaper Le Monde, sparking calls from British Eurosceptics that a reformed relationship with the EU could ...

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Nuclear settlement easy via local potential: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the settlement of the country’s nuclear issue will be facilitated by tapping into domestic potential. The Leader made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and lawmakers on Wednesday.  

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Gunmen kill three cops in Karachi

KARACHI: At least three policemen, including a sub-inspector and two constables, were killed and another wounded early on Wednesday when unidentified attackers opened fire on a police mobile van in Karachi’s Bhangoria Goth area, a shanty-town in the limits of the Azizabad police. The assailants managed to escape from the ...

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Obama does not support Israel enough: Gov. Walker

Possible US presidential candidate Scott Walker has accused the administration of President Barack Obama of not supporting Israel enough and making “bad deals” with Iran. “The current administration is not giving Israel the support it needs,” the Wisconsin governor wrote in an article published on Medium on Tuesday. His article ...

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Russia allows food imports from Iran

Russia has given the go-ahead to dairy and poultry supplies from six Iranian companies, RIA Novosti has reported.  “We gave permission to six Iranian companies for delivery of food products: four dairy producers, and two poultry producers,” it quoted Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Inspection Service press secretary Yulia Melano as ...

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Heatwave death toll in India crosses 1,100

HYDERABAD: More than 1,100 people have died in a major heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue. Southern India has borne the brunt of the hot, dry conditions and many of the victims are construction workers, elderly or homeless people unable to heed official ...

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Egypt sentences eight Takfiri militants to death


A court in Egypt has sentenced to death eight Takfiri militants for using violence against the security forces and belonging to groups that incite terrorism, an Egyptian judicial official says. The unnamed official said on Tuesday that the criminal court in Zagazig condemned the militants “to hang after they were ...

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Axact CEO Shoaib Ahmad Shaikh taken into custody


KARACHI: Axact CEO and centre of a massive fake degree fraud, Shoaib Ahmad Shaikh was taken into custody in the early hours of Wednesday from his office. In the presence of officials from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as well as police, Shaikh was taken away in a white vehicle. ...

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