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Israel faces possible second election amid coalition crisis Monday, May 27th, 2019

By ARON HELLER, JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament on Monday passed a preliminary motion to dissolve itself. The move further pushed the country toward an unprecedented political impasse, less than two months after elections seemed to promise Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a new..

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Visa Policy Changes: India In Touch With US, Australia Thursday, April 20th, 2017

NEW DELHI: With US President Donald Trump ordering tougher conditions for issuance of H-1B visas and Australia deciding to abolish the 457 Visa system, India on Wednesday said it is in touch with both governments. Indians are the biggest beneficiaries of the two programmes. External Affairs..

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Five Detained Following Self-Immolation in Kardze Town

Police in western China’s Sichuan province detained five Tibetans following the April 15 self-immolation of a 39 year-old father of four, severely beating at least three suspected of close ties to the protest, Tibetan sources say. Three of those taken into custody were identified as Konchok..

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Warrant Against Sanjay Dutt For Non-Appearance In Court Sunday, April 16th, 2017

MUMBAI, (PTI): A local magisterial court issued an arrest warrant against Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt today for not appearing before it to answer a complaint of criminal intimidation filed by producer Shakeel Noorani. "We had sought arrest warrant against Dutt for non-appearance. The court has..

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Vijay Mallya Issued Open-Ended Non Bailable Warrant Thursday, April 13th, 2017

NEW DELHI, (IANS): A Delhi court issued open-ended non-bailable warrant (NBW) on Wednesday against liquor baron Vijay Mallya in case of alleged violation of foreign exchange rules. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Dass issued the NBW after Mallya did not appear in the Foreign Exchange..

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Analysis: Can tough-talking Trump solve North Korea? Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

TOKYO (AP): President Donald Trump is suggesting ahead of his meeting later this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping that he can handle Washington's North Korea problem with or without Beijing's help — "totally." Is the self-proclaimed master of the deal doing what he does best — talking up..

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China’s Beard, Veil Ban In Xinjiang Comes Into Effect Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

BEIJING, (IANS): China has introduced new restrictions in the far-western region of Xinjiang in what it describes as a campaign against Islamist extremism. The measures, which took effect from Saturday, include prohibiting "abnormally" long beards and the wearing of veils in public places,..

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China opposes India hosting Dalai Lama in disputed border region Saturday, April 1st, 2017

(REUTERS): China on Friday said it opposes plans by Indian government officials to host Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in a sensitive border region controlled by India but claimed by China. Indian government representatives told Reuters in early March that officials would meet the Dalai..

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Brand Trudeau Wins a Second Term Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

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