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Indian govt set to reject Pak-India cricket series: report

The BJP-led government in Indian has signaled to the country’s cricket board that it is not in favor of a Pakistan-India cricket series even at a neutral venue like Sri Lanka, Indian media reported on Friday. “The government has given us an indication that public sentiment at the moment is ...

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U.S. officials seek business help to sell Pacific trade pact

U.S. officials and lawmakers urged business leaders on Thursday to get behind a Pacific trade pact as they vowed an all-out effort next year to get the deal through the U.S. Congress. Negotiators from 12 countries sealed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, a key plank of U.S. President Barack Obama’s ...

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New round of Syria talks to be held in New York

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – A new round of international talks on ending the war in Syria will be held in New York, just weeks before the planned start of a ceasefire and peace negotiations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday. Ban did not announce a date for the meeting, but ...

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US Muslim and Arab communities fear backlash from shooting

SAN BERNARDINO, United States (AFP) – Members of the Arab and Muslim communities in the United States said Thursday they feared a backlash, as details emerged of the Muslim couple who shot dead 14 people in California. One organization will meet officials with the Department of Homeland Security on Friday ...

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Israeli troops kill two more Palestinians

Israeli forces have shot dead two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank after accusing them of carrying out a stabbing attack. The Palestinian Ma’an news agency said Teher Faisal Funun, 22, and Abdul-Monem Funun, 15, were gunned down during the early hours of Friday in the Tel Rumeida area of ...

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Obama edges deeper into Islamic State fight

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Slowly but surely, Barack Obama is edging the United States deeper into a war against the Islamic State group that looks set to dominate the last year of his presidency. After a year of air strikes that have stifled but not stopped IS jihadists, Obama s administration this ...

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Landslide buries 18 in western Indonesia

A village in western Indonesia has been hit by a rainfall-triggered landslide, which has buried 18 people. The victims fell prey to descending earth and rocks, which slid down a hill in Lebong Tandai village on Sumatra Island on Thursday. Rescuers have so far retrieved the bodies of three victims and a search ...

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