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Please Help on Indus Water Treaty

The 1960 World Bank-mediated Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan is considered one of the great success stories of water diplomacy, especially as it has survived the India-Pakistan wars of 1965, 1971, 1999, and much bad blood during and after the wars.

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Canada backs major western LNG project

RICHMOND, British Columbia/KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Petronas said it would review a proposed C$36 billion ($27.25 billion) liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in western Canada after Ottawa approved the project with conditions to limit the environmental impact .

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PH-US war games will be the last - Duterte

More recently, the US military presence in the Philippines has grown again - although permanent bases have not returned - as some Filipino leaders have grown increasingly wary about the conflict over the South China Sea . "It says that an attack on the Philippines will be an attack on the United States but in the USA constitution it says that before a president can declare war with anybody in defense of an ally, he has to go Congress for permission to go to war", he said.

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Duterte starts State visit to Vietnam

His determination to end the US-Philippines military exercises comes amid tensions in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) after an arbitral tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, the Netherlands, ruled in favor of the Philippinesin its claim against China over the disputed sea.

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Saudi foreign ministry condemns passage of US Sept. 11 law

The new Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA, grants an exception to the legal principle of sovereign immunity in cases of terrorism on USA soil. A sovereign immunity law on the books since 1976 already contained an exception for terrorist attacks backed by countries on the State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism - such as Iran.

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'Pop': Princess Charlotte says her first word

While the Duchess took Princess Charlotte to have a balloon animal made, big brother Prince George ran to join them, jumping up and down excitedly to ask: "Can I have one?" Speculations are that it also included some personal pictures of Kate Middleton and Prince William.

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32 people missing in China landslides following typhoon

China's National Meteorological Centre said the typhoon reached speeds of up to 74mph at its height. About 656,000 residents have been relocated and almost 700 are in urgent need of basic living supplies, the ministry said. It destroyed several homes by a landslide. Twenty houses were destroyed and 17 were flooded by roughly 400,000 cubic metres of debris, Xinhua cited a county official saying.

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Debate Commission Confirms There Really Was Something Wrong With Trump's Microphone

The poll shows a slight improvement for Clinton from a Fox survey done earlier this month, when she and Trump were just about even, 41 percent for Clinton and 40 percent for Trump. Holt, a newscaster on NBC Nightly News, "was much, much tougher on me than he was on Hillary", declared Trump, particularly miffed that Holt quizzed him on his support of the Birther conspiracy.

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Justin Bieber ordered to attend Miami deposition

The pop star has been ordered by a judge to return to Florida within the next 30 days to attend a deposition on a case involving his security guards and a photographer - or else cops will come and find him to bring him there, TMZ reports .

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United Nations chief asks India, Pak to resolve issues through diplomacy

Modi and his Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party rose to power in India, vowing to take a tough stance against arch-rival Pakistan. Tensions, which are always simmering between India and Pakistan, spiked after an attack earlier this month on an Indian military base in Kashmir.

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Hillary Clinton's young people problem

So Sanders was back on stage, talking once again about inequality, the one percent and Donald Trump. "Obama was 20 years younger". "Some are new to politics completely". Some in attendance, like UNH student Eli Tyrrel-Walker, recently switched their allegiance to Clinton. Younger voters overwhelmingly backed President Barack Obama in 2012, handing him a 29-point lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to exit polls.

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Pakistan not getting support in United Nations on surgical strikes issue: Akbaruddin

Answering to a question how the US was assessing the cross-border claims made that Pakistan and India made after their Line of Control (LoC) skirmish, Toner maintained, "We (US) have high-level engagement, as you can imagine, with both governments, and our assessment is based on that".

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Pentagon chief calls Russian Federation out over 'nuclear saber-rattling'

Carter pointed to Russia's "recent nuclear saber-rattling" and North Korea's "nuclear and missile provocations" as evidence that a spectrum of "nuclear threats still exists". The U.S. plans to invest $ 108 billion over the next five years, to "sustain and recapitalize" its nuclear force, he said. "And they need to be safe, they need to be secure, they need to be reliable".

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Amnesty International condemns Iran regime for sentencing Narges Mohammadi

On September 19, 2016 Mohammadi and her lawyers appeared at Branch 36 of Tehran's Appeals Court to present evidence against the preliminary sentence, "but the Appeals Court had already made its ruling", said Mohammadi's husband, Taghi Rahmani, who now lives in France with the couple's son and daughter.

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Fallen battalion chief Michael Fahy honored in bunting ceremony

The New York City Police Department had been in the initial stages of investigating the home as a possible marijuana grow house at the time of the explosion , Police Commissioner James O'Neill said at the news conference. "We remember them and it's another reminder of the sacrifice that our first responders make, that every day when they leave the house, is a day that that family doesn't know if they're every going to see them again", Cuomo said.

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Philippine envoy's China trip on hold till 'proper time'

If Duterte does make a trip to China next month, that could very well mean he will have a formal meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, before holding a formal sit-down with U.S. President Barack Obama, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon and other global groups who have been criticizing him for his human rights record amid his anti-illegal drugs war.

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Santner, Boult share six wickets to restrict India

The Tamil Nadu opener said that despite losing wickets in a heap, India were in a "good position". Hosts India were at 42/1 when Rahul departed. Ashwin, now the third-best Test bowler in the world as well as the best all-rounder in the format, shared 54 wickets with Jadeja as the Indians mauled the hapless Proteas on rank-turners a year ago and he's become one of the most unsafe spinners in the world.

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Trump Administration To Recognize Jerusalem As Israel's Undivided Capital

Mr Trump said his meeting with Mr Netanyahu also reaffirmed the "unbreakable bond" between the United States and Israel and spoke about regional security, technology, economics and military assistance and cooperation. The prime minister also thanked Clinton for her "friendship and support for Israel". It was hardly their first discussion - the pair often held talks during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

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Russian Federation 'driving rebels into hands of extremists'

Worldwide alarm is growing over the crisis in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, where the Syrian army launched an offensive a week ago to retake the city. Moscow and Assad spurned a U.S. However, senior officials concluded there is no alternative to leaving the door open to talks for now because any immediate action would risk provoking an open conflict with Russian Federation.

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Losing Corbyn would give Labour 8-point poll bump

Mr. Corbyn inquired about MI6's plans to expand and stated that United Kingdom troops should not be immune from legal claims over past conduct. The victory strengthens his hold on a party that has expanded dramatically since the 2015 general election and now has more than 500,000 members.

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Supporters urged to temper expectations after Pacific NorthWest LNG approval

An earlier version of the report, which was released in February, had estimated the annual Carbon dioxide emissions from the Pacific NorthWest LNG plant at 5.3 million tons, plus another 6.5 million to 8.7 million tons from gas collection and transportation.

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Tannehill on Dolphins' no-show offense: One of the worst performances I've seen

Dolphins WR Kenny Stills (1 reception for 74 yards and 1 touchdown) - It all came on one play, but it still counts. He took the field to loud cheers, made three tackles and broke up one pass. Tannehill spoke up as a take-charge type leader after the game, imploring his team to get it together before this season flies completely off the rails.

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U.S. willing to extend Syria truce despite violations

The statement said the rebels wasted a "real chance" to stop the bloodshed. On Monday, Kerry was even stronger in his criticism. After Kerry went into more bilateral meetings, the State Department issued a statement to clarify the USA position and insist on the need for more consultations.

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CBN Governor's wife released by kidnappers

She said the attackers were trying to force the government to back down from its refusal to pay fuel marketers some of their subsidy claims. Margaret has since been moved to Asaba, the Delta State capital. The leader of IG's Special Intelligence Monitoring Team is Abba Kyari , the officer who nabbed the abductors of ex-Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's mother, Prof.

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All Indian TV Broadcasts Banned by Pakistan

Pemra has also warned broadcasters and cable operators that it will take strict action if the directions are not followed after October 15. "The complaints have shown serious concerns on this issue (illegal Indian contents) in the wake of current situation between India and Pakistan".

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Celebrity prankster accosts Kim Kardashian

Check out this video from Kim's makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic. After being released by Kim's bodyguards, the Ukrainian media personality was quick to flee the scene as always. I swear I didn't know she was going to be there. So I had to come [up] with an idea very fast. He said afterwards: "I hope Kim is OK and won't be mad at me as I didn't mean any harm".

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Families Can Now Sue Saudi Arabia in US Courts

JASTA would allow 9/11 victims' families to sue Saudi Arabia for its role in supporting the attackers in the lead-up to the attacks. The law grants an exception to the legal principle of sovereign immunity in cases of terrorism on USA soil, clearing the way for lawsuits seeking damages from the Saudi government.

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Moderate natural disaster jolts border region between J&K, Pakistan

Strong tremors were felt in several regions of Pakistan and China on Saturday afternoon. "The tremors continued for 30 seconds", it added. People came out of their homes in panic and started reciting verses from the Holy Quran. No loss of life has been reported yet. According to National Seismic Monitoring Centre of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the tremors of the natural disaster were measured magnitude 5.5.

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India backs off claims of helicopter use to airdrop soldiers

Sources said Chandu's grandmother died of shock after hearing the news that he has been captured by Pakistani forces. India has, however, cleared that it did not want to aggravate the situation. says it's urging "calm and restraint" by both New Delhi and Islamabad . "Pakistan's commitment for peace must not be construed as weakness", Sharif said.

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FBI Launches Raid at NJ Apartment Where Man Linked to Bombings Lived

Nine persons were also injured on Saturday night in a stabbing attack at a mall in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The backpack was originally found in a trash can about 300 feet outside the door of Wally's Pub near the train station. It wasn't clear when the Elizabeth station would be open, a threat to cause major issues on the Monday morning commute into NY. Also on Saturday, a pipe bomb went off in a garbage can in Seaside Park, New Jersey, about an hour from the Elizabeth train ...

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Flight MH17 Shot Down By Missile From Russia, Say Investigators

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT ) conducted an operation to identify the suspects involved in the crash that occurred on 17 July 2014. The team that is conducting the largest investigation in Dutch history is scheduled to brief victims' families behind closed doors Wednesday morning.

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India patronising terrorism in Pakistan

In an exclusive interview to Dawn , Jalil Abbas Jilani, Pakistan's Ambassador to Washington, stated that the Prime Minister's statement shows India's "nervousness" with the situation in Kashmir. In my personal opinion, India should initiate a concerted global effort to diplomatically isolate Pakistan as an immediate step. 18 fearless soldiers lost their lives in Uri attack.

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United States falters in afternoon, takes 5-3 lead into Day 2

A fired-up Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed set the tone as the usa took early control with a 4-0 sweep of the opening foursomes matches. Europe have won three consecutive Ryder Cups through a mixture of shrewd captaincy, consistently good team chemistry, stellar play and an uncanny knack of sinking key putts at crucial moments.

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Pak postpones Saarc summit; now Lanka also pulls out

India on Tuesday announced that it would not attend the summit conveying the current SAARC Chair Nepal that in the prevailing circumstances, the Government of India is unable to participate in the proposed Summit. India had linked regional cooperation to terrorism and opted out of the summit. "Peace and security are essential elements for the success of meaningful regional cooperation for the benefit of the people of South Asia".

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India, Pakistan soldiers exchange fire across frontier, no casualties

Sharif said that Pakistan will take all necessary steps to protect its people and territorial integrity in case of any aggression or violation of the Line of Control (LoC). The attack was the deadliest in decades, and sparked a new war of words between India and Pakistan. Tensions between the two arch rivals have been boiling since the Indian government accused Pakistan-based militants of launching an assault on an army base in Kashmir earlier this month that killed 18 soldiers.


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