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The CRC meeting, conducted a day after the commission met at Florida International University in Miami, lasted four hours and drew ordinary. -China summit was upstaged by US missile strikes overnight against a Syrian air base from which Trump said a deadly chemical weapon attack had been launched.
  • Barkha Shukla leaves Congress, likely to join BJP

    Barkha Shukla leaves Congress, likely to join BJP

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    Singh's revolt against her party came two days after former Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely and former Youth Congress leader Amit Malik quit the party and joined the BJP, days before Delhi votes in the MCD election. Shukla said that she had been tolerating all this for a year. She also hit out at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and the party's Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken.
  • WestJet announces plans for 'ultra-low-cost-carrier'

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    WestJet has not yet announced the name of the new airline, nor which destinations it will serve. Air Canada launched its discount brand Rouge with flights in 2013 with service to Europe and the Caribbean. But ultra-low-cost carriers take it a step further. Westjet started in 1996 as a discount carrier but has recently faced increased competition on prices from Air Canada's discount brand Rouge and new carrier NewLeaf, which began offering ultra-low fares past year.
  • North Koreans 'playing volleyball' at nuke site

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    After eight weeks of nearly continuous activity at the Punggye-Ri site, where satellite images have shown trucks coming and going, and barrels lined up outside buildings, three volleyball games were apparently played, analysts said Wednesday.
  • Pressure builds on Zuma as opposition forces amass in Pretoria

    Pressure builds on Zuma as opposition forces amass in Pretoria

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    The campaign also seeks to raise awareness among South Africans of Mr Zuma's negative impact on the country's ailing economy, which was dealt another blow two weeks ago when he fired respected minister for finance Pravin Gordhan . On Monday, Zuma said many white demonstrators calling for his resignation are racist. Rather, it was about South Africa and the mobilisation of the citizens.
  • Syria evacuations resume days after bombing: state media, war monitor

    Syria evacuations resume days after bombing: state media, war monitor

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    The evacuations are taking place under a deal between government and opposition representatives that is also seeing residents and rebels transported out from several areas under regime siege near Damascus, primarily Madaya and Zabadani. Critics say the string of evacuations, which could see some 30,000 people moved across battle lines over the next 60 days, rewards siege tactics and amounts to forced displacement along political and sectarian lines.
  • Jadhav is innocent, says India

    Jadhav is innocent, says India

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    It is also seen as a tit-for-tat action after the disappearance of a former Pakistani army officer in Nepal in which Pakistan suspects an Indian hand. "We urged the Pakistan High Commissioner to communicate the outrage over the unacceptable treatment meted out to Jadhav", Sehrawat said. Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj condemned the "farcical" trial, and told agitated Indian lawmakers that there was no evidence against Jadhav.
  • Afghanistan strike may boost Trump

    Afghanistan strike may boost Trump

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    Senior American intelligence officials told NBC News that the United States may consider preemptive strikes for North Korea if it knows the country is preparing to conduct a nuclear test. But the Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, or MOAB, as it is also known, had never been used in combat until a U.S. MC-130 aircraft dropped one on the Achin district of Nangarhar, bordering Pakistan, on Thursday.
  • Mike Pence visits Tokyo to reaffirm ties as North Korea tensions rise

    Mike Pence visits Tokyo to reaffirm ties as North Korea tensions rise

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    Pence was also expected to explain to Japanese leaders why the USA withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) free trade deal, according to insiders. White House officials say the meetings in Tokyo are meant to forge a framework for future discussions after the US withdrew from a Pacific Rim trade pact.