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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's magnitude of 3.6 struck the city on Monday night. A number of office workers in Wellington reported two sharp rumbles. There haven't yet reports of any major damage or injuries from the quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said brought "moderate shaking". "Any severe damage would be pretty unlikely".
  • Indian soldier killed in Kashmir cross-border fire

    Indian soldier killed in Kashmir cross-border fire

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    According to reports, the Pakistani troopers attacked the Indian Army in Kupwara's Keran sector on Wednesday. They were airlifted to Army's 92-base hospital in Srinagar , where one of them identified as Rajesh Khatri was declared brought dead by the doctors.
  • Mattis Says Diplomacy Best Course Against North Korea

    Mattis Says Diplomacy Best Course Against North Korea

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    Calling the U.S. a "shining example" to the world, he referred to World War II and the patriotism that led the "French to fight for a free France, and the Brits to stand strong for Britain". It is hard to see how any other nation in their situation might take a different path. When I covered the State Department for Bloomberg News, I watched Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice convene endless, hard multiparty negotiations to try to dismantle North Korea's nuclear program.
  • HC issues notice to Haryana govt; no relief for Ryan trustees

    HC issues notice to Haryana govt; no relief for Ryan trustees

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    Justice Inderjit Singh passed the order while hearing the interim bail plea of the Ryan International School trustees. The group's CEO Ryan Pinto and his parents Augustine Pinto, the founding chairman, and Grace Pinto, the group's managing director had approached the high court last week, seeking anticipatory bail .
  • Thought crime fears motivate same-sex marriage opponents at 'no' campaign launch

    Thought crime fears motivate same-sex marriage opponents at 'no' campaign launch

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    Absolutely, it's very straightforward, if there is a "yes" vote, then we'll facilitate a private member's bill to legalise same-sex marriage, and it there's a "no" vote, we won't, that's it, very straightforward. 'A replacement form will be sent to their current address and the form sent to their old address will be made invalid, ' he said. 'The ABS apologises to the survey recipient and will issue a new form if requested'.
  • Health Secretary Tom Price, Critic of Wasteful Spending, Insists on Flying Private

    Health Secretary Tom Price, Critic of Wasteful Spending, Insists on Flying Private

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    On another trip, three other flights took him to a ME resort for a discussion with a health care CEO, a health center in New Hampshire, and then back to Washington, D.C. In March, speaking with Appropriations Committee members, he argued that "tough choices had to be made to identify and reduce spending within the Department" and that slashing the budget "makes good on the President's promise to put American families first".
  • Nikki Haley slams North Korea's "reckless" behavior

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    If that doesn't work, General Mattis" - the U.S. defense secretary - "will take care of it". She says war is undesirable but adds that "something has got to be done" if North Korea continues to threaten the US and its allies. And none of us want that. Not a big deal, ' Trump said. While Trump's speeches and meetings will be closely followed, it will be North Korea, which Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls "the most unsafe crisis that we face today", that will be the most carefully ...
  • India says Rohingya pose a 'security threat'

    India says Rohingya pose a 'security threat'

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    The top court will hear the matter again on October 3. Together with other United Nations bodies, the IOM has called for worldwide humanitarian assistance of $77 million. Bangladesh has welcomed the refugees, but has urged Myanmar repeatedly to take back its citizens. "India can not be seen as endorsing a demand for Rohingya homeland with a friendly neighbour like Myanmar".
  • Backed Forces Liberated 90% of Raqqa from Jihadists

    Backed Forces Liberated 90% of Raqqa from Jihadists

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    They began their advance from the west, while USA backed forces attacked from the north and captured a big swath of territory; nearly 200 square miles. Daesh has used mines, snipers, auto bombs, and weaponized drones against the SDF offensive. It is estimated that there are still fewer than 10,000 to as much as 25,000 civilians left in the city.
  • States sign nuclear weapons ban shunned by nations with nukes

    States sign nuclear weapons ban shunned by nations with nukes

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    After the treaty was adopted in July, a joint statement from the United States, United Kingdom and France said the countries "do not intend to sign, ratify or ever become party to [the treaty]". But, UN Secretary General António Guterres acknowledged that much work was needed to rid the world of its stockpile of 15,000 atomic warheads. More than 120 countries approved the treaty in July over strong opposition from nuclear-armed countries and their allies.
  • Governors call for rejection of latest bid to repeal ACA

    Governors call for rejection of latest bid to repeal ACA

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    CHANG: So wait. Senate Republicans sounded like they were ready to move on from health care after the bill failed in July. But it's not. In fact, it would be disastrous. So if the bill comes up, it would likely hit the floor in the last week of this month. Whether to repeal the taxes enacted to fund the Affordable Care Act - more commonly known as Obamacare - as part of health-care or tax legislation has been a divisive issue for the GOP.