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         Pak will support 'political struggle' of Kashmiris: Bajwa    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa Sunday visited the Line of Control and said his country would continue to support the "political struggle" of the Kashmiris for the right of "self-determination."

 
         Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck killed near Mount Everest    
 
 
KATHMANDU: Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed today in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organisers said.

 
         Trump slams media as he celebrates 100 days in White House    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Celebrating the first 100 days of his administration, Donald Trump Sunday attacked the media for misleading the people with "fake news" as he skipped the "very boring" White House Correspondents' Dinner to become the first president in over 30 years to boycott the gala.

 
         Pope Francis rents private beach for 'disabled'    
 
 
NEW YORK: His Holiness Pope Francis has rented a private beach near Rome in order to help a charity group people with disabilities enjoy the sea and sands.

 
         China-Britain freight train reaches Yiwu completing 12,000 km    
 
 
BEIJING: The first freight train linking Britain directly to China reached its destination in eastern China's Yiwu city on Saturday after a 12,000-kilometre trip.

 
         N Korea fails in ballistic missile test-fire    
 
 
NEW DELHI: North Korea's attempt to launch a ballistic missile in the early hours of Saturday morning, apparently failed, reported a local South Korean Agency citing South Korea's military.

 
         Possibility of major conflict with N Korea: Trump    
 
 
NEW YORK: In a recent interview, the President stated that there is an absolute chance that the US could end up having a major conflict with North Korea.

 
         Trump announces 'one of the biggest tax cuts in US history'    
 
 
WASHINGTON: The Trump administration on Thursday announced what it claimed to be "one of the biggest tax cuts in American history", through drastically reducing tax rates both in the business and individual categories, fulfilling one of its major election promises.

 
         Key US lawmakers favour Obamacare replacement    
 
 
WASHINGTON: A group of U.S. lawmakers have extended their support to President Donald Trump's plan to replace his predecessor's landmark healthcare scheme.

 
         US pledges to force N Korea to resume talks on nuclear arms    
 
 
WASHINGTON: The US on Thursday vowed to step up economic sanctions to force North Korea to resume talks over its nuclear programme, underlining that its past efforts had failed to halt Pyongyang's "unlawful" weapons programmes.

 
         Jadhav case: India hands over mother's appeal to Pak    
 
 
Islamabad/New Delhi: India on Wednesday handed over to Pakistan an appeal by the mother of retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court, to the appellate court, initiating a process to get his conviction overturned. The appeal on behalf of Jadhav was given to Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua by Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale, who also handed over a petition by Jadhav's mother seeking the Pakistan government's intervention for h

 
         20 killed in clashes in DR Congo's Kasai region: UN    
 
Kinshasa, Apr 26: Twenty people died in ethnic clashes last week in the troubled central Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said today. The UN's DR Congo mission, MONUSCO, said in a statement that the clashes took place on April 19 east of the Kasai capital, Tshikapa, between members of the Lulua-Luba and Chowe-Pende communities, killing 20 Chowe-Pende people.

 
         Terrorism will recoil on those who nurture it: India    
 
MOSCOW: India today called for united global action in strongly resisting "opportunistic" efforts of some states to support terrorist groups by facilitating training, funding and providing safe havens to them.

 
         China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang    
 
 
BEIJING: China has banned dozens of Islamic names like 'Saddam' and 'Jihad' for babies belonging to the restive Muslim-majority Xinjiang province, in a move that would prevent children from getting access to education and government benefits, a leading rights group said.

 
         7.1 magnitude quake hits Chile    
 
 
LONDON: A powerful earthquake measuring 7.1 on Richter scale rocked the west coast of Chile, shaking the capital Santiago as well.

 
         Xi urges 'restraint' over N Korea as US carrier approaches    
 
 
BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping urged "restraint" over North Korea in a phone call with Donald Trump on Monday, as Japan joined exercises with an American supercarrier heading to the Korean peninsula. The US leader has repeatedly called on China, the North's sole major ally, to do more to rein in Pyongyang, as tensions in the region soar amid speculation it will conduct another nuclear test.

 
         N Korean media issue threat to 'wipe out' US    
 
 
SEOUL: An official North Korean website warned that Pyongyang will "wipe out" the United States if Washington starts a war on the peninsula, the latest tit-for-tat sabre-rattling that has sent tensions soaring in the region.

 
         Mexico will 'eventually' pay for border wall: Trump    
 
 
NEW YORK: With the Democrats and Republicans preparing for budget negotiations this week, President Donald Trump has expressed confidence that Mexico will 'eventually' pay for the border wall.

 
         US accuses TCS, Infosys of violating H-1B visa norms    
 
 
WASHINGTON: The US has accused top Indian IT firms TCS and Infosys of unfairly cornering the lion's share of H-1B visas by putting extra tickets in the lottery system, which the Trump administration wants to replace with a more merit-based immigration policy.

 
         PPP to launch movement for Sharif's resignation    
 
 
LAHORE: The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) will launch a movement across the country to press Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign and expose his government's inability to control electricity load shedding despite remaining in power for about four years.

 
         Pakistani man eats leaves for 25 years, never falls ill: Report    
 
 
LAHORE: A man in Pakistan has been surviving on fresh leaves and wood for the last 25 years and has never fallen ill, according to news report. Mehmood Butt, 50, who hails from Gujranwala district in Pakistan's Punjab province, started eating leaves at the age of 25 as he had no work and could not afford a basic meal.

 
         ISI protecting al-Zawahiri in Karachi    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Egyptian-born Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, one of the world's most wanted terrorists, is most likely hiding in Karachi under the protection of Pakistan's notorious spy agency ISI, a US media report said.

 
         Indian-American Surgeon asked to step down by Trump admin    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Indian-American Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, appointed by the previous Obama regime, has been asked to step down by the Trump administration to put its own leadership in place.

 
         Over 100 dead, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan army base    
 
 
Kabul:More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a coordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defence ministry said.

 
         Taliban inflict more than 50 Afghan casualties in base attack, U.S. says    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Taliban fighters have probably killed and wounded more than 50 Afghans in an ongoing attack on a mosque and dining facility inside an Afghan military base, a U.S. military spokesman said, describing it as a "significant" strike.

 
         Have lawful right to standardise names in Arunachal: China    
 
 
BEIJING: China today asserted that it was its "lawful right" to standardise official names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh, while its state-run media warned that India will pay "dearly" if it continues to play the Dalai Lama card.

 
         India will pay dearly if it plays Dalai Lama card, says China    
 
 
BEIJING: India will pay "dearly" if it continues the "petty game" of playing the Dalai Lama card, Chinese media warned today, dismissing as "absurd" New Delhi's reaction to Beijing renaming six places in Arunachal Pradesh.

 
         China asserts 'lawful right' to rename Arunachal regions    
 
 
BEIJING: Beijing on Friday dismissed New Delhi's protest over its decision to rename six places in Arunachal Pradesh, which China considers to be a disputed territory, saying "it is a legitimate measure."

 
         Hillary Clinton: Progress in LGBT rights may not be secure    
 
 
NEW YORK: Hillary Clinton told an audience of LGBT advocates Thursday night that the progress they've achieved in recent years may not be secure under the Donald Trump administration, and urged them to keep fighting.

 
         Sharif narrowly survives Panamagate jolt    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif narrowly survived being disqualified after a 3-2 split decision by a Supreme Court bench which ordered to set up a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) within a week to probe the allegations of money laundering against his family.

 
 
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