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Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to win more GOP votes

Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to win more GOP votes

Republicans modify Obamacare repeal bill to win more GOP votes WASHINGTON — Republicans released a modified health care bill Monday in an attempt to shore up support among both conservatives and moderates for their legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act before the House votes Thursday — seven years to the day after President Obama signed […]

Martin McGuinness, Irish Republican Army commander turned peacemaker, dies at 66

Martin McGuinness, Irish Republican Army commander turned peacemaker, dies at 66

Martin McGuinness, Irish Republican Army commander turned peacemaker, dies at 66 Martin McGuinness, an Irish Republican Army commander turned peacemaker and former deputy leader of Northern Ireland, has died, his Sinn Féin party announced Tuesday. He was 66. Sinn Féin said he died after a short illness. McGuinness was diagnosed with a rare heart disease in […]

Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country

Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country

Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country REUTERS Erik Hagen poses for a picture in Oslo, Norway March 20.—Reuters Erik Hagen poses for a picture in Oslo, Norway March 20.—Reuters NEW YORK: Norway displaced Denmark as the world’s happiest country in a new report released on Monday that called on nations to build social trust […]

In U-turn, Indonesia will send maids abroad

In U-turn, Indonesia will send maids abroad

In U-turn, Indonesia will send maids abroad JAKARTA: Indonesia said on Monday it would continue to send domestic helpers overseas, in an about-turn welcomed by campaigners who said it would help prevent women falling prey to human trafficking. Jakarta had previously said it would stop sending maids overseas from this year, on the grounds of […]

Sex slave’s rescue in Riyadh reveals widening web of traffickers in India

Sex slave’s rescue in Riyadh reveals widening web of traffickers in India

Sex slave’s rescue in Riyadh reveals widening web of traffickers in India REUTERS An Indian woman rescued from sex slavery in Saudi Arabia was brought back to her hometown in Gujarat on Sunday amid concerns traffickers are widening their net to new parts of India. Two agents ─ one in Gujarat and another in Mumbai […]

Pak-Afghan border opens after a month of closure

Pak-Afghan border opens after a month of closure

Pak-Afghan border opens after a month of closure AP  A truck carries goods on its way to Afghanistan through the Khyber Pass. —AP Hundreds of trucks crossed into Afghanistan from Pakistan after the border reopened for the first time in more than a month, ending the protracted closure of one South Asia’s busiest trade routes. […]

Latest Galaxy S8 leak reveals everything

Latest Galaxy S8 leak reveals everything

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus at a press event on March 29. PHOTO COURTESY: EVAN BLASS Samsung is all set to release its new flagship Galaxy S8 next month, and this latest leak has ‘confirmed’ some of the major details of the upcoming smartphone. The latest news from Evan Blass, who […]

As a Muslim, I strongly support the right to ban the veil

As a Muslim, I strongly support the right to ban the veil

 As a Muslim, I strongly support the right to ban the veil By Monitoring Desk Anne, an assumed name, a 31-year old French woman who has been fined for wearing a niqab while driving, speaks during a news conference in Nantes, western France, April 23, 2010. PHOTO: REUTERS I was raised as an observant Muslim in […]

Two children injured in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC: FO

Two children injured in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC: FO

Two children injured in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC: FO Two minors were injured in “unprovoked” cross-border firing along the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday night, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said in a tweet. Follow M. Nafees Zakaria ✔@ForeignOfficePk Unprovoked #CFVbyIndia again targeted innocent civilians at LoC Nikial Sec […]

Popular Saudi cleric banned from Twitter

Popular Saudi cleric banned from Twitter

Popular Saudi cleric banned from Twitter REUTERS Awad al-Qarni.─Photo courtesy: twitter A Saudi Islamic leader with more than two million Twitter followers has been banned from writing by a court that him of jeopardising public order. Awad al-Qarni, previously accused of links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, was also fined 100,000 riyals, Okaz newspaper reported […]

Trump, Germany’s Merkel to hold first face-to-face meeting at White House

Trump, Germany’s Merkel to hold first face-to-face meeting at White House

Trump, Germany’s Merkel to hold first face-to-face meeting at White House FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a speech at the demographic summit in Berlin, Germany, March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo By Agency President Donald Trump welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday for a White House meeting that could help determine the future […]

Apple says to add two more R&D centers in China

Apple says to add two more R&D centers in China

Apple, says, to, add, two, more, R&D, centers, in, China  Agency Apple will set up two new research and development centres in Shanghai and Suzhou in China, it said in a statement in its Chinese website on Friday. Apple said it is adding the two new locations after the two previously announced centres in Beijing […]