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Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda resigns

New Delhi : Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ today resigned after a brief stint of nine months, honouring a power sharing understanding reached between his party and the ruling partner Nepali Congress. Mr Prachanda announced his resignation while addressing the nation in a live telecast. It was his second stint as the Prime Minister.

Manchester horror: 22 dead, 59 injured

London : Britain was today reeling from a shock of the worst terrorist attack in more than a decade after 22 persons, many of them children, were killed and 59 injured in Manchester, a city with a large population of Indian and Pakistani immigrants, when a suicide bomber blew himself up  at the venue of a crowded pop concert late  Monday evening. He was later identified as Salman Abedi (22) of Libyan origin. The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack.

US President Donald Trump threatens to cancel media briefings

Escalating his confrontation with the media, the US President Donald Trump has threatened to cancel the White House press briefings and instead issue written responses to questions "for accuracy". The White House recently came under strong criticism for its shifting explanations and misstatements about the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

  

Another Trump tough message to Pakistan: Stop terrorism

On a day the fledgling Trump administration has announced that it is going to "abandon the era of strategic patience" practiced by previous US governments, a top American official arrived in Islamabad to tell Pakistan that it should stop using terrorism to pursue its goals.

UK to move for EU divorce of 44-year relationship

Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union Wednesday, walking out on a 44-year relationship, enacting the decision made by UK voters in a referendum nine months ago and launching both Britain and the bloc into uncharted territory.

Donald Trump's travel ban EO suspension to continue

A federal appeals court on Thursday refused to restore President Donald Trump’s 's controversial executive order closing US borders to refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, keeping a temporary suspension in place. "We hold that the government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury," the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled.

USA United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley says new administration’s goal is to show US strength

New US Ambassador Nikki Haley who arrived at the United Nations on Friday announcing a new way the US does business: The Trump administration's goal is to show US strength, speak out, and defend its allies and as for countries opposing America, "We're taking names."

Meryl Streep denounces Trump as a bully who humiliated others

Screen legend Meryl Streep tore into Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric and denounced him as a bully who humiliated others while receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, prompting the President-elect to dismiss her as a “Hillary lover”. Streep, an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton, slammed the next US President while accepting the Cecil B DeMille Award.

Indian, Pakistanis origin voters make common cause in U.S. Presidential election

Rabab Quamar was one of the three volunteers on shift on Monday afternoon, canvassing voters over the phone at the Democratic Party campaign office on the outskirts of the city, which is considered the capital of the global automobile industry. I am calling to seek your support for Dr. Anil Kumar for U.S. Congress,” she says at the start of each call, and then goes on to offer specifics about the candidate’s track record and positions. 

US supports Amnesty international over India sedition case Registered against Global rights group

The United States has backed Amnesty International after a sedition case was registered against the global rights group in Bengaluru for hosting a Kashmir event where alleged anti-India slogans were raised. State department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner said the US supported the right to freedom of expression for anyone including the Amnesty.

NIA refers to 14 globally known Islamic preachers whose sermons influence people

Even as a probe is on against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) latest chargesheet against Islamic State refers to 14 globally recognized preachers, based in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and Zimbabwe, whose lectures/sermons directly or indirectly influenced suspects.

Pakistan's "full spectrum deterrence" nuclear doctrine have increased the risk of a nuclear conflict with India says US report

Pakistan's "full spectrum deterrence" nuclear doctrine and increasing fissile production capability have increased the risk of a nuclear conflict with India, a congressional report has said amid Pakistan's efforts to drum up support for its NSG membership bid. "Islamabad's expansion of its nuclear arsenal, development of new types of nuclear weapons, and adoption of a doctrine called 'full spectrum deterrence' have led some observers to express concern about an increased risk of nuclear conflict between Pakistan and India, which also continues to expand its nuclear arsenal," the bipartisan Congressional research Service (CRS) said in its latest report.

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