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A throng of Trinidadians line up along the streets of St James and Cedros to admire the vibrant floats with beautifully bedecked models of mausoleums. Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram, is marked by public mourning and a re-enactment of the tragedy. Shiite Muslims put on passion plays that include inflicting suffering, as a way to remember Hussein.

04:25:01 on 22 Sep

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The Man Booker Prize on September 21 announced the 2018 shorlist. The list features two debut novels, of which, one is the youngest author ever to make the list. This year also sees a second shortlisting for Canadian author Esi Edugyan. The list of six is dominated by an authoress. Their names were announced at a press conference at the offices of Man Group.

10:25:02 on 21 Sep

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US punishes China for buying Russian arms

The United States has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military for buying Russian weapons, including the S-400 air defence missile that is also on India’s shopping list. The Trump administration, without naming anyone, said other countries with similar shopping lists should “think twice” about their plans.

11:40:01 on 21 Sep

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will raise the issue of allowing access to Indian pilgrims to the Sikh holy shrine of Kartarpur Saheb during her meeting with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York, officials said.Swaraj will have a meeting with Qureshi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

08:55:01 on 21 Sep

The Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan will meet in New York, the government announced today, after Pakistan PM Imran Khan's letter to PM Narendra Modi. "A meeting will take place between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pak counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on UNGA sidelines" Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

04:27:32 on 20 Sep

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The Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan will meet in New York, the government announced today, after Pakistan PM Imran Khan's letter to PM Narendra Modi. "A meeting will take place between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pak counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on UNGA sidelines" Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

04:25:22 on 20 Sep

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan has written to PM Narendra Modi seeking resumption of dialogue between the two neighbours at the UN General Assembly meets later this month in New York. In his letter, Khan asked the PM Modi to green light a meeting between external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the UN meet.

12:41:48 on 20 Sep

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As many Indians dream of acquiring US citizenship amid Trump's tough rules, the percentage of country natives who obtained US naturalisation during 2017 has increased by 10%. A total of 50,802 Indians became US citizen, just second to Mexico, which saw a 14% growth in the same year. the largest numeric increase in naturalisation occurred among immigrants born in Mexico.

11:10:02 on 19 Sep

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A Dubai court has ordered for the extradition of British national and alleged middleman Christian Michel in the ₹3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP choppers deal case. The court pronounced the judgement after India had officially made the request to the Gulf nation sometime back, based on the criminal investigations conducted in this case by the CBI and ED.

05:55:01 on 19 Sep

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India has delayed the implementation of higher tariffs on some goods imported from the US to November 2, according to a government order that put off for a second time retaliatory action against US import tariffs on steel and aluminium. India's decision to further delay comes as the two countries negotiate a package to remove trade frictions over a range of items.

10:52:46 on 18 Sep

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Deeper flooding loomed in the hours ahead from rivers in the Carolinas swollen by Tropical Depression Florence, which has killed 23 people, even if rain-weary residents got a brief glimpse of sunshine on Monday. There are currently 2,000 federal workers working on storm response. The coastal city of Wilmington remained cut off by floodwaters from the Cape Fear River.

08:26:01 on 18 Sep

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Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Inc, was sued on Monday for defamation for allegedly suggesting that one of the rescuers of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thailand cave in July was a paedophile. Vernon Unsworth, a British caver, filed his lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, more than two months after Musk referred to him as a “pedo guy” in a July 15 tweet.

06:10:02 on 18 Sep

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The IAF has come up with major plans for AP to make it a 'strategic base'. Prime among them are IAF's plans to set up a major helicopter training facility at Donakonda in Prakasam district. The IAF, has proposed the use of existing civilian airports at Rajahmundry and Vijayawada for positioning its assets - fighter and other aircraft.

09:57:02 on 17 Sep

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Sri Lanka will seek "concessions" from the UN, including a special request to the drop war crime charges against its troops during the civil war with the LTTE, President Maithripala Sirisena said Friday. Sirisena, who will lead a delegation to the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, will address the general debate on September 25.

07:25:01 on 16 Sep

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Putin likely to visit India next month

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit India in early October, an official source said. The visit of the Russian leader was discussed during the Moscow trip of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday where she held talks with the newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister, Yuri Borisov. Putin’s visit is expected to lead to major bilateral deals.

05:57:01 on 15 Sep

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Five women in abaya were caught on video fighting on the side of a busy road while one of the women repeatedly tossed a toddler on the road so she could engage in the brawl. The women were filmed by a driver who was stunned by the mid-day brawl that happened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Multiple vehicles passed by the fight and no one tried to stop to break it up.

04:27:01 on 15 Sep

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President Donald Trump is on the verge of what may be the greatest escalation in his trade war with China yet. Trump instructed his aides to impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products, adding to the already $50 billion in place. And the announcement follows his threat last week to impose another $267 billion on China’s exports to the US.

01:25:01 on 15 Sep

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Researchers find Nemo's genetic code

A team of researchers mapped Nemo's genome, providing the research community with an invaluable resource to decode the response of fish to environmental changes, including climate change. In a breakthrough study led by the KAUST, researchers used high-tech sequencing tools to create one of the most complete genetic maps for the orange clownfish.

08:55:01 on 14 Sep

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Saudi Arabia's diplomatic brawl with Canada has exposed what Western officials call "new red lines" in their engagement with the oil-rich kingdom, deterring nations from publicly criticising its human rights record. A furious Saudi Arabia last month expelled Canada's ambassador and froze all new trade after Ottawa denounced a crackdown on activists in the Gulf state.

07:56:01 on 14 Sep

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Saudi Arabia-based airline Flynas said it had received almost 1,000 applications for the post of a pilot from women within 24 hours of its recruitment drive. The development comes amid Saudi Arabia’s attempts to relax restrictions on women. The Flynas airline had announced its decision to hire Saudi Arabian women as pilots for the first time.

02:57:01 on 14 Sep

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Dozens of explosions, apparently triggered by a natural gas pipeline rupture, rocked three communities near Boston, killing at least one person, prompting the evacuation of hundreds, officials said. The blasts left dozens of homes and other buildings demolished or engulfed in flames as firefighters from some 50 departments raced for hours from one blaze to another.

12:40:02 on 14 Sep

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A leaked video of Google executives trying to console employees who were upset after the election of President Donald Trump has infuriated conservatives, who say the remarks illustrate the search giant's political bias and should prompt regulators to take a close look at the company. The new controversy stems from a roughly hour-long recording published by Breitbart.

10:57:01 on 13 Sep

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The reduced display of nuclear arsenal may be in accordance with the ongoing negotiations with the US and even earned a thank you tweet from Donald Trump. North Korea held a massive military parade to celebrate its 70th anniversary on September 9. But, in a huge departure from tradition, this year’s parade did not feature long-range missiles.

04:55:02 on 13 Sep

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Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (Retd) Muhammad Safdar reached Lahore in early hours of Wednesday after they were released from Adiala Jail on a 12-hour parole to attend the funeral of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. Kulsoom, the wife of Sharif, died on Tuesday in London after a long battle with cancer.

10:10:02 on 12 Sep

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US President Donald Trump has said India wants a trade deal with the US despite the tough stance taken by his administration on the issue. Donald Trump wants to stop the subsidies that growing economies like India and China have been receiving as he wants the US, which he considers as a developing nation, to grow faster than any other nation.

11:57:01 on 11 Sep

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In a move unlikely to go down well in New Delhi, the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on Monday said the commission’s earlier report on Kashmir “has not been followed up with meaningful improvements.” Addressing the 39th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

09:26:01 on 11 Sep

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called upon countries in the Southeast Asia region to strengthen their emergency medical teams in order to be better prepared to respond to public health emergencies. The advisory comes at a time when a large number of emergency medical teams have been arriving in affected countries to provide emergency care to affected people.

06:10:01 on 11 Sep

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OPPO Find X review: A splendid phone

The current trend in the smartphone industry is to deliver maximum screen area in a small footprint. In this pursuit, the manufacturers have thinned down the bezels. Some have moved the fingerprint sensor on the back, while others have placed the biometrics under the screen.

11:57:01 on 10 Sep

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Musharraf treason trial daily from Oct 9

A special court conducting the treason trial of former President Pervez Musharraf decided on Monday to conduct daily proceedings from October 9. A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Yawar Ali, asked the federal government to submit a written reply stating whether or not they could ensure Musharraf’s presence in the court. Interpol has refused to issue Musharraf red notice.

10:40:01 on 10 Sep

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The Nepal Army has withdrawn from the first BIMSTEC military exercise to be held in India following a political row in the country. PM K.P. Oli asked the national defence force not to participate in the drill, compelling the Nepal Army leadership to rollback its earlier decision to take part in the first-ever military exercise of the regional grouping initiated by India.

09:26:02 on 09 Sep

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The violent protests in Iraq, explained

Iraq is burning again and the unrest could plunge the country once more into full-blown chaos. In the last 24 hours, protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have attacked or set fire to nearly every government building including the headquarters of the ruling Da’wa Party and the offices of the state-run Iraqiya TV station as well as the Iranian consulate.

12:55:01 on 09 Sep

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President Donald Trump said he wants to stop the subsidies that growing economies like India and China have been receiving as he wants the US, which he considers as a "developing nation", to grow faster than anybody. Addressing a fundraiser event in the Fargo city of North Dakota, he also accused the WTO of allowing China to become a "great economic power".

10:56:01 on 08 Sep

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Pakistan will never fight any other country's war in future, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Thursday, asserting that he was against the war from the very beginning and his government's foreign policy will be in the best interest of the nation. Khan, however, praised Pakistani armed forces for combating terrorism.

06:41:02 on 07 Sep

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Moore at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday unveiled "Fahrenheit 11/9," a spiritual follow-up to his Bush-era bombshell, which remains the highest-grossing documentary in history. He takes many shots at President Trump. The provocateur filmmaker says he has not done enough to push back against the White House or advance a progressive agenda.

05:10:01 on 07 Sep

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Pruthviraj Kandepi, an Indian man, was among three people killed when a gunman opened fire in a bank building in the US city of Cincinnati before police shot him dead. Sandeep Chakravorty, Indian Consul General in New York, told that the consulate is in touch with the police, Pruthviraj Kandepi's family as well as members of the community.

10:25:01 on 07 Sep

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