• Indian PM meets Saudi Crown Prince0

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    • December 1, 2018

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Sultan – in the eye of a storm over the killing of US-based Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi – shortly after reaching the Argentine capital where they are attending the G-20 Summit. Dec 1, 2018 BUENOS AIRES: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saudi

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  • Governments leading world to disastrous warming: UN0

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    • December 1, 2018

    Not enough governments are on track to cut carbon emissions, but private sector could be the saviour if coal, oil and gas subsidies are removed, UN Environment suggests Countries are not switching away from coal fast enough to be effective [image by: Andrew / Flickr] Governments will not be able to uphold the Paris Climate

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  • TNA says it won’t support any impeachment move if President withdraws unconstitutional actions0

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    • December 1, 2018

    By Editor on December 1, 2018                         Colombo, December 1 (newsin.asia): The 14-member Tamil National Alliance (TNA) group in the Sri Lankan parliament, which is playing a pivotal role in the on-going constitutional imbroglio, has told President Maithripala Sirisena that it will not support any move by

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  • Lankan President fails to win over Tamil National Alliance on the issue of Premiership0

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    • November 30, 2018

    By Editor on November 30, 2018                       Colombo, November 30 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday failed to get the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to persuade the United National Front (UNF) to put up an alternative to Ranil Wickremesinghe for the post of Prime Minister.

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  • Indian Kashmir Gunbattles Killed 47 People in November, Authorities Say0

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    • November 30, 2018

    By Mohammad Amin Pirzada on Nov 30, 2018 November marked the bloodiest month to date in 2018 in Indian Kashmir with at least 47 people killed, including 37 militants, as security forces stepped up an offensive in the disputed Himalayan region, police said Friday. Among the suspected rebels killed was Naveed Jat, 22, a top member of

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  • Kartarpur corridor: A road to peace between India and Pakistan?0

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    • November 30, 2018

    Kartarpur corridor: A road to peace between India and Pakistan? By Secunder Kermani BBC News, Kartarpur 29 November 2018 Image caption Gurcharan Singh welcomes the opportunity to unite Indians and Pakistanis   Seventy-five-year-old Gurcharan Singh was just a child during Partition in 1947, when his family left their home in the city of Sialkot, in

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  • Taliban Infighting Leaves Dozens Of Militants Dead In Afghanistan0

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    • November 30, 2018

    Taliban Infighting Leaves Dozens Of Militants Dead In Afghanistan November 30, 2018  By RFE/RL Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada Afghan officials say clashes between two Taliban factions have killed dozens of militants in the country’s west, underlying divisions in the militant group that has waged a deadly 17-year insurgency against the Western-backed government in Kabul. Jilani Farhad,

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  • Book review: China’s Change: The Greatest Show on Earth0

    Hugh Peyman World Scientific 2018 978-981-3231-99-3 A review by Humphrey Hawksley LONDON: Hugh Peyman makes a timely argument about how other countries could learn from the rise of China in his book China’s Change: The Greatest Show on Earth. To absorb the argument fully, however, readers must shelve one premise that has long been part of

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  • Sheikh Hasina: A Portrait of Power0

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    • November 29, 2018

    BenarNews staff Washington 2018-11-29 Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrives at Buckingham Palace in London, April 19, 2018. AP As Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina aims to secure a fourth term in upcoming general elections, cinemas across Bangladesh are running a soft-touch biopic of her life, depicting her rise from martyr’s daughter to “mother of humanity.”

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  • US airstrikes kill at least 30 civilians in Afghanistan0

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    • November 29, 2018

    By Oscar Grenfell 29 November 2018 Local officials and residents have confirmed that US airstrikes on Tuesday night killed at least 30 civilians in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. These tragic deaths are the latest war crime in the 17-year US-NATO occupation, aimed at subjugating the geo-strategically critical nation to the dictates of the US and

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  • India’s only transgender political candidate reappears after kidnapping fears0

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    • November 29, 2018

    Chandramukhi Muvvala had disappeared on Tuesday morning She is ‘extremely disoriented’ but details about her disappearance are unknown Thursday, 29 Nov, 2018 Chandramukhi Muvvala. Photo: Twitter A transgender candidate in state elections in southern India has presented herself at a police station after her disappearance prompted fears of a kidnapping, police said on Thursday. Chandramukhi

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  • Pakistan Wants To ‘Move Forward Toward Friendship,’ Khan Tells India0

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    • November 28, 2018

    November 28, 2018  By RFE/RL Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur border corridor, which will officially open next year, on November 28. Prime Minister Imran Khan said that all Pakistani institutions want to mend ties with India, as officials from both countries attended the groundbreaking ceremony for a

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  • At Least 30 Afghan Civilians Killed In Air Strike0

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    • November 28, 2018

    November 28, 2018 15:02 GMT An Afghan boy receives treatment at a hospital after an air strike in Helmand Province on November 28. Afghan officials say at least 30 civilians have been killed in a U.S. air strike in the southern province of Helmand, a Taliban stronghold. The NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan said

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  • Afghanistan’s Ghani Presents ‘Road Map’ For Peace Talks At UN Conference0

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    • November 28, 2018

    Last Updated: November 28, 2018 17:46 GMT Afghan President Ashraf Ghani delivers a speech next to his wife, Rula, during a United Nations conference on Afghanistan in Geneva on November 28. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says his government has formed a 12-strong negotiating team to seek a peace agreement with the Taliban, as he laid

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