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AJK PM urges US to pressurize India for stopping state terrorism in IoK


August 20, 2019

MIRPUR (AJK): Azad Jammu & Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan on Monday urged the United States to take immediate notice of worst human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) and pressurize India to stop its long reign of state terrorism there. He was addressing the Kashmir Conference organized by Friends of Kashmir at Texas in United States …

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US tests medium-range cruise missile after exiting INF treaty


August 20, 2019

WASHINGTON: The US Defense Department on Monday announced the test of a medium-range ground-launched cruise missile, just weeks after tearing up the Cold War-era pact with Russia eliminating that class of nuclear-capable weapons. The missile was launched on Sunday from the US Navy-controlled San Nicolas Island off the coast of Los Angeles, California. “The test missile exited its ground mobile …

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Trump stresses need to reduce Pak-India ‘tensions’ in Modi phone call: White House


August 20, 2019

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday spoke with India´s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging a reduction of tensions between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region. “The president conveyed the importance of reducing tensions between India and Pakistan and maintaining peace in the region,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement.” Trump also talked to Pakistan´s …

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Tearful Tlaib says grandmother advised her against Israel trip


August 20, 2019

WASHINGTON: A tearful US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib said on Monday that her Palestinian grandmother told her last week not to visit Israel under conditions demanded by the Israeli government. Tlaib said she had considered accepting Israeli demands to not engage in politics so that she could travel to the West Bank and visit her grandmother, who is around 90 years …

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Sony buying studio behind hit ‘Spider-Man’ video game


August 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO: Sony Interactive Entertainment on Monday announced a deal to buy Insomniac Games, the studio behind hot-selling “Spider-Man” and “Ratchet & Clank” video games. Sony did not disclose financial terms of the acquisition that will add Insomniac to its stable of studios making games exclusively for the Japanese consumer electronics giant’s PlayStation consoles. “Insomniac Games is one of the …

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Arms dealer handed 30 years’ prison by US court


August 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES: An international arms dealer was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a Los Angeles federal court Monday for conspiring to sell surface-to-air missiles to Libyan militants and other customers in the Middle East. The trafficking operation run by Rami Najm Asad-Ghanem was described as “breathtaking and frightening” by Judge James Otero, who pronounced the sentence. Ghanem, a …

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‘Save our oceans,’ Oscar winner Bardem tells UN


August 20, 2019

NEW YORK: Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem made an impassioned plea at the United Nations to save the world’s oceans Monday. The Spaniard, a keen environmental activist, called on countries to agree to a treaty that would protect at least 30 percent of seas by 2030. “We just can’t afford to get it wrong,” he told an intergovernmental meeting at the …

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Indian director Shonali Bose worried for Zaira Wasim after Article 370 abrogation


August 20, 2019

‘The Sky Is Pink’ director Shonali Bose has penned a detailed note on Article 370 abrogation and the situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir, mentioning that she is worried about the well-being of her film’s lead actor Zaira Wasim who lives there. As the lines of communication, including the internet, have been shut down in the state, the 54-year-old ‘Chittagong’ director much like many …

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Dwayne Johnson ties the knot to Lauren Hashian in a secret Hawaiin wedding


August 20, 2019

Hollywood superstar and wrestling legend Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson left all startled and amazed after he tied the knot to his girlfriend and singer Lauren Hashian in a secret ceremony on Sunday. The news was broken by the actor himself who turned to his 154 million followers on Instagram and informed them of the major life update with an endearing photo of …

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Meghan Markle was the one to cause a rift between Prince Harry and Prince William: report


August 20, 2019

The bond between the royal siblings Prince Harry and Prince William was reported to have gone through a bumpy road and new documentary is apparently answering some anticipated questions about the major rift between them. As per Sky News broadcaster and journalist Carole Malone, the crack in the relationship had begun when the Duke of Cambridge had tried to slip in some brotherly …

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