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Pakistani forces on Sunday elevated their rhetoric when they said they had also killed "more than 50 soldiers" in last week's border clashes - a claim quickly rejected by Kabul , which said it lost two soldiers. Defence Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif stressed the need for promoting mutual cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan for the elimination of terrorism and establishment of durable peace in the region, our correspondent in Sialkot adds.
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    Slum pope/billionaire: Pontiff and US president to meet

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    The aides said Muslim and Arab leaders had expressed relief to Trump over what they said was the retreat from engagement in the Middle East that had characterized the presidency of Barack Obama , Trump's predecessor. Trump met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on Wednesday but did not say how he would revive long-stalled peace talks. Emphasizing that weeks of work by the White House, the National Security Council staff and other security agencies preceded ...
  • New era in BC politics

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    New Democrats have made inroads in key Metro Vancouver suburbs where they needed to capture Liberal seats to come close to forming government. The B.C. The Greens won three seats in their traditional stronghold of Vancouver Island, where they were competitive in a number of ridings. "What a historic day for British Columbia", he said.
  • More Arraignments in Penn State Frat House Death

    More Arraignments in Penn State Frat House Death

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    While it's too late for Timothy Piazza, we hope the university faces this moment squarely. A 2016 graduate of La Costa Canyon High School has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and other charges in connection with the hazing death of a fraternity brother at Penn State University.
  • US again warns against travel to NKorea after new detentions

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    The Obama administration on Wednesday announced sanctions against North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un and 10 other regime officials for alleged human rights abuses. A spokesman for North Korea's foreign ministry said on the state's news agency Friday that Gardner had "perpetrated wicked blasphemy against our supreme dignity during an interview with NBC", according to a UPI translation .
  • South Korea's Moon Jae-in sworn in vowing to address the North

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    Conservatives have been in power in South Korea for the past decade. Daniel Russel, Washington's former top diplomat for Asia, told Reuters the differences between Moon and US President Donald Trump would mean inevitable friction, but "don't portend a crisis or failure" for relations.
  • Chibok girls remain in captivity - BBOG reminds Nigerian government

    Chibok girls remain in captivity - BBOG reminds Nigerian government

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    Though Boko Haram has abducted thousands of people during its eight-year insurgency that has spilled across Nigeria's borders, the Chibok mass kidnapping horrified the world and brought the extremist group global attention. From there they will be flown to Abuja . He also thanked the security agencies, all the non-profit organizations, including the Red Cross, and local authorities who he said were key in the negotiations that culminated in the girls' freedom.
  • German polls: Merkel party leads in local vote

    German polls: Merkel party leads in local vote

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    Led by Merkel, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is expected to get the largest share - around 33 to 34 per cent of the votes - and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) trails behind with around 26 to 27 per cent, Xinhua news agency reported.
  • IS kills 2 in attack on Iraqi Kurdish base

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    The Iraqi army and its allies, including the United States air force, began their military operations in October 2016 in order to outfight IS in Mosul, an offensive resumed on Feb 19 with the objective of liberating the western part of the city.
  • UNESCO passes Jerusalem resolution critical of Israel

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    The resolution - which passed with 22 UNESCO member-states voting in favor, 10 voting against and 23 abstaining - also criticized Israel for carrying out what it described as "persistent excavations, tunneling, works and projects in East Jerusalem, particularly in and around Jerusalem's Old City".
  • US Arms Will 'Hasten ISIL Defeat' in Syria: Kurdish-Arab Force

    US Arms Will 'Hasten ISIL Defeat' in Syria: Kurdish-Arab Force

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    But the US administration has been skeptical that the Turkish-backed force was large enough or sufficiently trained. A top Syrian Kurdish official says the USA decision to arm Kurdish fighters with heavier weapons will help legitimize the force, which is denounced as a terrorist organization by Turkey.