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India’s BJP set to lose key state in a blow to PM Modi


December 11, 2018

India’s ruling party looked set to lose power in at least one of three traditional stronghold states releasing election results on Tuesday, in a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of national polls in 2019. Early election results in the central state of Chhattisgarh indicated the main opposition Congress party of Rahul Gandhi would win 59 seats compared to …

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Iodine Deficiency In Pakistan Rumours, Truth & Reality About Iodized Salt.


December 11, 2018

Iodine Deficiency In Pakistan Rumours, Truth & Reality About Iodized Salt.  Dr,Faisal Khan M.B.B.S, SMLE, MPH, MCPS, MRCPCH-UK (Scholar) Al-Dar Hospital Madina Munawara, Saudi Arabia. Iodine deficiency is still a considerable health issue in Pakistan even after decades of efforts to address the problem. Iodine is a most essential trace mineral, which required for the production of thyroid hormone. Iodine deficiency …

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Japan’s empress-in-waiting ‘insecure’, but vows to serve


December 10, 2018

TOKYO: Japan’s Crown Princess Masako on Sunday pledged to do her best despite feeling ‘insecure’ about becoming empress in mere months, in a candid statement released on her 55th birthday. Emperor Akihito will step down on April 30, 2019 — the first abdication in the Japanese imperial family in more than two centuries. His eldest son and Masako’s husband Naru­hito …

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Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms


December 10, 2018

KATOWICE: A diplomatic standoff over a single word could set the stage for a bigger showdown during the second half of this year’s UN climate summit. Negotiators took time out on Sunday to rest after the first week of talks ended on a sour note the previous night, when the United States sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in …

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Swath of US south faces snow, sleet and freezing rain


December 10, 2018

CHARLOTTE: A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the US s outh on Sunday — causing dangerously icy roads, immobilising snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper strongly urged residents to stay off the roads, asking drivers not to put lives of first responders needlessly …

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Yemeni parties hold first direct meeting at peace talks


December 10, 2018

RIMBO: Yemen’s warring parties held the first direct talks in UN-led peace efforts in Sweden on Sunday to iron out a prisoner swap, one of several confidence-building measures intended to help launch a political process to end nearly four years of conflict. Since talks began on Thursday, UN officials have been shu­tt­ling between delegations from the Iranian-aligned Hou­thi group and …

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Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn charged, served with fresh arrest warrant


December 10, 2018

Japanese prosecutors formally charged Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct for under-reporting his salary and also served a fresh warrant on separate allegations, local media reported on Monday, meaning the tycoon will likely spend Christmas in a cell. Former Nissan chairman Ghosn, 64, has been in detention since his Nov 19 arrest on suspicion of under-declaring his income by some five billion yen …

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Brexit deal defeat could topple govt, warns May


December 10, 2018

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Sunday that parliament’s rejection of her Brexit deal could leave Britain in the European Union and bring the opposition Labour Party to power. The embattled leader’s message came with her government fearing a heavy defeat on Tuesday of the draft withdrawal agreement she signed with Brussels last month. Media reports said May is …

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Britain can revoke Brexit unilaterally, rules Europe top court


December 10, 2018

Europe’s top court ruled on Monday that Britain could halt Brexit without the approval of fellow European Union member states, in a victory for pro-Europeans on the eve of a key House of Commons vote. “The United Kingdom is free to revoke unilaterally the notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU,” the European Court of Justice said, in …

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China summons US envoy over Huawei arrest


December 10, 2018

BEIJING: China summoned the US ambassador on Sunday to protest the “extremely bad” arrest of telecom giant Huawei’s chief financial officer in Canada and demand that the United States drop its extradition request. The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, who faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran, has infuriated Beijing, stoking tensions amid a trade war truce between …

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