• U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan till end of Obama presidency
U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan till end of Obama presidency

Carter said the extra USA troops will allow Afghan forces to "reset" at the end of this summer's fighting season and get extra training over the winter. In October, however, he announced a change in the policy, stating that more than half of the 9,800 US troops in Afghanistan would stay on until 2017.

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  • N Korea warns of tough response after USA blacklists Kim Jong
N Korea warns of tough response after USA blacklists Kim Jong

However, Wednesday's action by the Obama administration was the first time Kim has been personally targeted, and the first time that any North Korean official has been blacklisted by the U.S. The State Department said North Korean political prison camps hold between 80,000 to 120,000 prisoners, including children and other family members.

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  • Gowda lays thrust on debate before implementation of Uniform Civil Code
Gowda lays thrust on debate before implementation of Uniform Civil Code

RSS is only interested in imposing their Hindu civil code in the name of uniform civil code, he alleged. The Department of Legal Affairs has asked the Law Commission, a recommendatory body, to submit a report on the issue that has always been dear to BJP and the Sangh Parivar.

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  • Philippines wins South China Sea case against China
Philippines wins South China Sea case against China

According to the tribunal, the Philippines brought the case to the Hague , the decision of which will be binding but hard to enforce. Chinese fisherman had also killed endangered sea turtles and giant clams "on a substantial scale" - with the full knowledge of China, the tribunal found.

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  • Eagle bids to become Labour leader
Eagle bids to become Labour leader

Party members are debating whether the sitting leader also needs those nominations, which the results of the no-confidence vote suggest Corbyn would struggle to muster. Britain's opposition Labour Party says that a leadership contest had been officially triggered following the receipt of sufficient nominations for a rival candidate to incumbent l...

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  • China will neither accept nor recognize South China Sea arbitration
China will neither accept nor recognize South China Sea arbitration

The Philippines , under Benigno Aquino 3rd' previous administration, filed in 2013 a legal challenge with a UN-backed tribunal in The Hague contesting China's claims to almost all of the strategically vital sea. It is now holding its annual military drills around the Xisha Islands in the northern part of the sea. Yparraguirre stressed that the u...

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  • Dhaka cops admit to killing cafe hostage
Dhaka cops admit to killing cafe hostage

Friday's Dhaka attack claimed 22 lives, including two policemen. Police have eight people in custody, including one described as an attacker, but no one has been arrested as a suspect. Taj Hashmi, a Bangladeshi who teaches security studies at the Austin Peay State University in the United States, pointed out that numerous Saudi hijackers behind...

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  • How to get Pikachu as your starter Pokemon in Pokemon Go
How to get Pikachu as your starter Pokemon in Pokemon Go

They're Bulbasaur , Charmander and Squirtle , the same "starter" Pokemon that appeared in the original Pokemon games, and you can only choose one to capture. The trick is to walk around and ignore the other three starters until the cheeky mouse appears on the map. Well, you're in luck, as there is a way to get Pikachu as your starter Pokemon in...

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  • NASA's Juno spacecraft set to refine orbit around Jupiter
NASA's Juno spacecraft set to refine orbit around Jupiter

But Juno could see through the cloud, just as the spacecraft is using its sensors to see through Jupiter's dense gas clouds to study the planet. "We're there. Because Jupiter is shrouded by clouds, we don't know what goes on below. There's also the mystery of its Great Red Spot. In fact, the publication paints a very colorful and heartwar...

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Pokémon Go
Everything You Need to Know About Pokémon Go

The monsters in it were first popular in the 1990s when they started on the Nintendo Game Boy . According to the Pokémon Go privacy policy , Niantic may hold onto its users' email address, IP address, the web page people were using before logging into Pokémon Go, their username, and their location.

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  • India Pledges $15 Million Towards the Development of SMEs in Kenya
India Pledges $15 Million Towards the Development of SMEs in Kenya

The group of about 30 Solar Mamas from Tanzania and a few other African countries demonstrated their skills in fabrication, fix and maintenance of solar lanterns and household lighting system in presence of the Prime Minister. The two leaders recognised the growth in vibrancy of people-level relations between the two countries that were encouraged ...

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  • @Kady - But what about the electoral reform committee, Jason Kenney?
@Kady - But what about the electoral reform committee, Jason Kenney?

As for the new name for the party, Kenney offered his favourite, the Conservative Party of Alberta. The committee is now slated to kick off its investigation into alternate voting systems with a 90 minute appearance by Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef on Wednesday in Ottawa, which is right about when Kenney is expected to announce h...

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  • Erdogan calls Assad a 'more advanced terrorist' than IS
Erdogan calls Assad a 'more advanced terrorist' than IS

Akhmed Chatayev, from Russia's North Caucasus region, planned the attack, said rep Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. Officials had earlier said that investigators were struggling to identify the attackers from their limited remains, with an unnamed authority saying that "a medical team is working round the clock ...

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  • Pakistan Rejects Afghan Claims on Terrorism
Pakistan Rejects Afghan Claims on Terrorism

This comes as the Afghan officials have always been criticizing Pakistan for allowing the Afghan militant groups, specifically the Afghan Taliban and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network to use its soil from where they plan and coordinate attacks in Afghanistan.

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  • First person dies of Zika in the continental US
First person dies of Zika in the continental US

A person infected with Zika has died in Utah , and while the exact cause is unclear, authorities said Friday it marks the first death related to the virus in the continental U.S. "In addition to Zika , travelers need to be mindful of other diseases found around the world, including mosquito-borne illnesses like Dengue fever, malaria, and chikun...

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  • International court rules in favor of Philippines
International court rules in favor of Philippines

The comments, in a brief dispatch that did not identify a source, follow a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague that China has no historic rights to its claimed "nine-dash line". Nguyen Thanh Hung, a local fisheries executive in the central province of Quang Ngai, said two Chinese vessels chased and sank the Vietnamese boat a...

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  • China to Duterte admin: 'Work in unison with us'
China to Duterte admin: 'Work in unison with us'

The China Daily reported Wednesday that a release from the ministry said fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and other equipment would participate in the drills planned for " the first 10-day period of July". He said all countries could trust China, which is committed to maintaining peace and stability in the region. "We in China would not be inti...

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  • Manning lawyers slam US Army over leak
Manning lawyers slam US Army over leak

The statement went on to say that the lawyers had unexpectedly lost touch with Manning last week and criticized the military prison for allowing her medical information to leak. Military officials have denied her request to grow her hair in accordance with female grooming standards. It was the biggest breach of classified materials in US history.

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  • Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate who survived Auschwitz death camp, dies aged 87
Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate who survived Auschwitz death camp, dies aged 87

Abraham Foxman, former national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said before the service that Wiesel had written dozens of books. Israel's Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, confirmed on Saturday that Wiesel had passed away at his home in Manhattan.

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  • Clinton and Trump react to Dallas police sniper attack
Clinton and Trump react to Dallas police sniper attack

Clinton did go on to say that everyone believes "no frustration with the police could ever justify this bloodshed". At this point in 2008 and 2012, that group of voters was nearly evenly divided between Obama and the Republican nominee. "He certainly is someone a lot of people respect", Trump said of Miller, who is retiring from Congress and has pu...

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