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Israel welcomes Trump’s move to back away from two-state solution

Jerusalem, Feb 16: Israeli cabinet ministers welcomed United States President Donald Trump’s statement on Wednesday to end the long-held two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Washington would no longer insist that any peace deal leads to a recognised Palestinian state, Trump said in the first meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since the presidential e...

UN warns Trump over his reversal on ‘two-state’ solution

United Nations, Feb 16: The UN chief has warned US President Donald Trump against abandoning the idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying there is “no alternative”. It came after Trump went against decades of US policy, saying he would back whatever formula led to peace. Palestinians reacted with alarm to the possibility that the US could drop support...

Republican senators unnerved by Trump-Russia relationship

Washington, Feb 16: US Senate Republicans are expressing growing concerns about the relationship between President Donald Trump’s administration and Russia, the media reported. “Everybody is unnerved by what they read, but (they’re) not going to make decisions based on headlines,” said South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob...

Macri, Trump discuss region on phone

Buenos Aires, Feb 16: US President Donald Trump has chatted briefly with his Argentine counterpart, Mauricio Macri, on telephone discussing the region and Venezuela “in particular”, a media report said. During the five-minute call on Wednesday, Trump reiterated his invitation to Macri to visit Washington and also said that he was “very happy” because new jobs were being ...

Russian spy ship spotted near US coast

Washington, Feb 16: A Russian spy ship sits 30 miles off the US coast of Connecticut, according to an American defence official. This is the farthest north the Russian spy vessel has ever ventured, the official told CNN on Wednesday. The Leonov, which conducted similar patrols in 2014 and 2015, was off the coast of Delaware, but typically it only travels as far as Virginia. The ship is based with ...

Myanmar reopens border gate with Bangladesh

Yangon, Feb 16: Myanmar has reopened a border gate with Bangladesh which was temporarily closed following terrorist attacks on some three border posts in 2016, the State Counsellor’s Office here said on Thursday.

The border gate (number one) was reopened for entry and departure in Maungtaw in Rakhine state over the weekend following restoration of peace and stability in the region...

India planning to sabotage CPEC: Pakistan

Islamabad, Feb 16: Pakistan on Thursday accused India of planning to “sabotage” the ambitious $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. “We are aware of Indian (government’s) plans to sabotage CPEC,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said during a weekly briefing, adding that “India’s interference in Pakistan is not concealed&rdqu...

China following developments after Kim Jong-nam’s death

Beijing, Feb 16: China on Thursday said it was closely following the events following the death of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. “We are aware of relevant reports and will continue to keep an eye on any developments,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency. The North Korean embassy in Malaysia co...

Kid wants job with Google, Pichai encourages her

London, Feb 16: For most of the kids, toys are what fascinate them. But this seven-year-old girl from Britain wrote a letter to Indian-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking him for a job — and received an encouraging reply. According to a report in Business Insider on Thursday, Chloe Bridgewater, who lives in Hereford, Britain, sent a hand-written letter to Pichai for a job. “Dear Googl...

Sharif son’s counsel terms the documents a ‘fraud’

Islamabad, Feb 16: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son’s counsel on Thursday submitted documents in the Supreme Court, asserting that the property in London was not owned by the family, the media reported. Salman Akram Raja, counsel for Sharif’s eldest son Hussain Nawaz, told the court that it seems the documents released by Mossack Fonseca — that is ‘Panama...

Hafiz Saeed wants travel ban revoked

Islamabad, Feb 16: Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief and 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has urged the Pakistan government to allow him to travel abroad, it was reported on Thursday. Asking the government to remove his name from the outside Exit Control List, Saeed said he was “neither a security risk nor did his outfit ever engage in terrorist activities”, Dawn News reported...

Church of England rejects opposition to gay marriage, activists happy

London, Feb 16: Gay rights campaigners on Thursday welcomed the Church of England’s rejection of a report calling for continued opposition to same-sex marriage, the media reported. The report by the House of Bishops called for a “culture of welcome and support” for gay Christians, but stopped short of accepting same-sex unions, the BBC reported.

The House of Bishops vo...

Myanmar ends clearance operations in Rakhine state

Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 16: The Myanmar government concluded “clearance operations” in Rakhine state, where the military had imposed a four-month blockade which prompted the UN to warn of possible crimes against humanity, the media reported on Thursday. The attack on three border posts last October in Maungdaw, bordering Bangladesh, which was subsequently attributed to Rohingya Muslim insu...

January 2017 third-hottest on record: NASA

New York, Feb 16: January 2017 was just a little cooler than last year and its temperature matched that for the same month in 2007, making it the third warmest January in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to NASA scientists. Last month’s temperature was 0.20 degrees Celsius cooler than the warmest January in 2016. However, it was 0.92 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean Janua...

Over 1,000 evacuated in New Zealand wildfire

Wellington, Feb 16: A wildfire has destroyed at least 11 homes and forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 people in New Zealand’s Christchurch city, authorities said on Thursday. Around 450 homes were officially evacuated on Thursday morning.

A state of emergency was declared in the South Island city and neighbouring Selwyn district late Wednesday as two blazes that had been smo...

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 Northeast News
Major jerk in Tripura's tribal politics, IPFT facing split
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Manipur launches anti-corruption cell
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Swachh Mela held in Silchar
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 National News
Shiv Sena MP ’grounded’ for hitting Air India staffer
RSS, BJP working towards Hindu rashtra: Yechury
PDP challenges NC, Congress' moral right to speak for Kashmiris
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 International News
Two more arrested over London terror attack
Face recognition robots already making our lives a misery
'Beijing not seeking to militarise South China Sea'
Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak released
Shops gutted in Dibrugarh
Bodo women cry for separate state
AJYCP opposes inclusion of Assam's districts in Nagalim
NSCN (K) rebel nabbed
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