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Pakistan, Indian Exchange Of Fire Kills At Least 10 At Border

ISLAMABAD -- At least seven civilians and three soldiers are said to have died during cross-border skirmishes between Pakistani and ...


CreditAccess Grameen expands presence in five new states

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Oct 21 (ANI): Leading microfinance institution CreditAccess Grameen Ltd said on Monday that it expanded its footprint ...


Gov't intensifies implementation of population & family program

BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 21(PIA) - - The government is pushing for the intensified implementation of the National Population and Family ...


China braces for economic growth to fall below 6%

China's policy makers are preparing for two key policy meetings in the coming weeks with fresh evidence that sooner rather ...


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U.S. soldiers could remain in Syria, Trump now tweets

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. President Donald Trump is now considering leaving some American troops, nearly 200, in Syria to guard ...

Bus crash in Democratic Republic of Congo claims many lives

MBANZA-NGUNGU, Democratic Republic of Congo - At least 31 people are dead and many others were injured after a bus ...

White House now looking for new G7 venue as Trump bows out

WASHINGTON, DC - In an abrupt about-face U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday night the upcoming G7 in June ...

EU to decide on half-hearted request by UK to extend Brexit deadline

LONDON, UK - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday sent the European Union an unsigned photocopy of a request ...

China-U.S. trade frictions could fracture globe, says Antnio Guterres

WASHINGTON, DC - Tensions relating to global trade and technology continue to rise and the international community needs to "do ...

UK prime minister vows to leave EU by 31 October after losing poll

LONDON, UK - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is sticking to his guns despite failing to get parliamentary backing to ...

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Find new ways to end child abuse

The government's efforts to combat child abuse is showing mixed results at best despite the policy response to recent high-profile ...

The humbling of Shinjiro Koizumi

Although he still routinely ranks high among respondents as the top pick for prime minister, the reality is that he ...

Eliminate the 'impermissible' gap in vote values

All political parties should work together to explore ways to narrow the disparity in the value of votes within a ...

Choose safety over selfies

During my most recent visit to Ho Chi Minh City, I was captivated by the sight of an old apartment ...

Southeast Asia has a weight problem

With obesity rates soaring, countries like Singapore and Malaysia are weighing aggressive interventions. ...

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Modest gains on U.S. markets, geopolitical concerns weigh

NEW YORK, New York - Optimism about ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China helped keep stocks in the ...


Sterling jumps to 1.3000, euro also gains

SYDNEY, Australia - The British pound powered higher in the Asian session on Monday, and into early European trading.Sterling was ...


In world first, Qantas flies direct from New York City to Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia - Qantas Flight 7879 touched down at Sydney airport on Sunday morning, ending the longest commercial flight undertaken ...


Jonesy and Amanda named best Australian on-air team

BRISBANE, Australia - Successful WSFM breakfast hosts Jonesy and Amanda (Brendan Jones and Amanda Keller), have been crowned Best On-Air ...


Rejuvenation of century-old De Angelis Carousel in Buffalo starts

BUFFALO, New York - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has begun ...


Chinese man who tried to send U.S. military technology to China jailed

WASHINGTON, DC - A Chinese national has been sent to prison for conspiring to export military and space-grade technology to ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...

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