• Farooq Sattar removed as Rabita Committee convener

    Farooq Sattar removed as Rabita Committee convener

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    He said that now it was evident that the issue was not of allotment of the Senate tickets but it was just an issue of convenership of the party. The letter to the ECP escalated the conflict, forcing the coordination committee to retract the letter on Saturday.
  • Turkish soldiers killed, 11 injured in Afrin

    Turkish soldiers killed, 11 injured in Afrin

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    In a statement, the military said the Turkish Armed Forces had destroyed 19 YPG targets and " neutralized " 86 more militants during operations since February 10. Some shops reopened in Douma, Erbin and Hammuriyeh, and residents were seen sweeping up rubble outside their homes as others salvaged what they could from destroyed houses, AFP correspondents said.
  • U.S. warns against falling for N. Korea's charm offensive

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    South Korea's president Moon Jae-in has invited North Korea's ceremonial leader Kim Yong-nam to watch the match together, following a landmark meeting. She said: 'When I heard they were joining our team, I thought worst-case scenario, we are going to be separate, out players are not going to talk. North and South Korea are technically still at war after their 1950-1953 conflict ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty.
  • Kimchi, soju and passing notes: how the Winter Olympics could unify Korea

    Kimchi, soju and passing notes: how the Winter Olympics could unify Korea

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    He then recalled his past visit to the North's Diamond Mountain resort, where he and his mother met his North Korean aunt during a temporary reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. To U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, perhaps a little too desperate. In the days leading up to the Olympics, Pence warned that the North was trying to "hijack the message and imagery" of the event with a propaganda campaign, according to Reuters.
  • Sri Lanka's local polls end with over 70% turnout

    Sri Lanka's local polls end with over 70% turnout

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    This was the first election to be held since the current Government came to power in 2015 defeating the administration led by Mahinda Rajapaksa. Colombo papers reported today that Mr Wickremesinghe is also under pressure to resign as UNP leader, after polls predict a weak second place.
  • Trump Blocks Release of Democrat Memo on Russia, US Elections

    Trump Blocks Release of Democrat Memo on Russia, US Elections

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    The 10-page document, written by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee in response to the Republican memo which accused both the FBI and the Department of Justice of bias against Trump in the investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election.
  • Turkish helicopter shot down by Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin - Erdogan

    Turkish helicopter shot down by Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin - Erdogan

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    While the Syrian government maintains it only targets militants, the United Nations has called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Syria for at least a month. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says there have been reports of new attacks in the last 48 hours killing "dozens" of civilians. State-run news agency Anadolu said the incident happened in the southern border province of Hatay, with private run Dogan news agency saying authorities were trying to reach the ...
  • Passenger plane carrying 71 CRASHES in Moscow killing everyone on board

    Passenger plane carrying 71 CRASHES in Moscow killing everyone on board

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    The domestic plane was being operated by Saratov airlines , and had 65 passengers on board, along with six crew members. Trackers showed that it had reached an altitude of around 6,400 feet. Media outlets in Russian Federation are reporting that passengers' bodies have been found near the small town of Zvyozdny, near Moscow, and that the plane wreckage has been located.
  • Helicopter Crashes In The Grand Canyon With Seven On Board

    Helicopter Crashes In The Grand Canyon With Seven On Board

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    The four who were injured were level 1 trauma patients and were being treated at the scene. They were all in a critical condition, but could not be airlifted out of the canyon because of high winds. A helicopter, a Eurocopter EC130, crashed under unknown circumstances, FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer wrote in an email. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating.
  • Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say

    Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say

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    At the opening ceremony Friday night, Pence was seated in front of Kim Yo Jong, Kim Jong Un's sister and part of the North Korean delegation. These two images gave some Opening Ceremony viewers from home the impression that the Olympic athletes marched, cheered and waved their flags to an empty stadium.