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Iraqi authorities said the mass grave held 39 bodies, but only 38 have been positively identified through DNA analysis. Mr Masih has all along claimed to have seen his compatriots being executed, a version the government did not accept. He said the workers were captured by the Islamic State and held for several days. However, Swaraj disputed this and has refused to confirm the deaths based on his account.
  • China expresses regret at USA move to file WTO challenge

    China expresses regret at USA move to file WTO challenge

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    However, former Chinese finance minister Lou Jiwei said this response from the Commerce Ministry was "relatively weak". US electric carmaker Tesla Inc is in long-running talks with Shanghai authorities to build a local manufacturing plant in the city, while Chinese state media have called for measures against USA soybean imports to China.
  • Abhishek Manu Singhvi, 4 TMC candidates win RS poll from West Bengal

    Abhishek Manu Singhvi, 4 TMC candidates win RS poll from West Bengal

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    According to election officials, Trinamool's Chakraborty secured the highest number of 54 votes. Another Trinamul candidate Santanu Sen was elected to the RS with 51 votes. Deb managed to get 30 votes. CPI (M) MLAs, however, said that the floor coordination with the congress would continue. The TMC, which fielded four candidates - Nadimul Haque, who was renominated, Subhasish Chakraborty , Abir Biswas and Santunu Sen - had announced its support to Singhvi for the fifth seat.
  • Iraq Announces 'Absolute Rejection' of Turkish Cross-Border Infiltration

    Iraq Announces 'Absolute Rejection' of Turkish Cross-Border Infiltration

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    Anadolu said some 50 PKK rebels were killed or wounded in such operations since March 10. At least 15 caves and 30 shelters used by militants were also destroyed, the sources added. Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey and Iraq will launch joint military operations against PKK from May 2018. Turkey's Armed Forces may enter Sinjar town to fight PKK, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier.
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka agree to further diversify, enhance ties

    Pakistan, Sri Lanka agree to further diversify, enhance ties

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    Pakistan and Sri Lanka have agreed to further diversify and enhance relations especially in the realm of trade and people-to-people contacts, a statement from Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. 3 MOU's had also been signed between the two countries relating to youth development, training of diplomatic staff and training of administrative officers.
  • Notice to Cambridge Analytica in FB data breach case

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    The ICO had tweeted that the operation was "just one part of a larger investigation into the use of personal data for political purposes and we will now need time to collect and consider the evidence". He said: "As you can imagine, accusing a senior colleague of following a "highly unethical" approach is no small matter, and one that we would not take lightly and would hope to avoid".
  • Iowa family of four found dead in Mexico

    Iowa family of four found dead in Mexico

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    Iowa officials identified the family as Kevin Sharp, 41; his wife, Amy Sharp, 38, and their children Sterling, 12, and Adrianna, 7. The state prosecutor's office reiterated that there was no indication of a break-in or other foul play in the condominium.
  • Mukesh Ambani's son to wed Shloka Mehta in Dec

    Mukesh Ambani's son to wed Shloka Mehta in Dec

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    The Ambani and Mehta families have known each other for a very long time. While the dates of either the wedding or engagement of Akash Ambani have not been finalised yet, the couple is likely to get formally engaged in June and the wedding is likely to be held in early December.
  • US steps up threat to quit UN rights council

    US steps up threat to quit UN rights council

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    The report was in response to a resolution adopted in 2016 by the UN Human Rights Council that called for the creation of a database of all companies doing business with the Israeli settlements, which the United Nations considers illegal under worldwide law.
  • Community Easter egg hunts slated March 31

    Community Easter egg hunts slated March 31

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    The egg hunt is separated by age groups; 0-2, 3-4, 5-7. "All the work that they put into this was awesome". Some came with a simple plastic bag, many had plastic pails, some carried elaborately decorated baskets. "The joy on their faces was something that was overwhelming". The Easter Bunny also paid a visit to the church. The Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association held an egg hunt on Public Square in the morning.