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Hours before Lion Air plane crashed, pilot sent SOS on previous flight

The pilot of a Lion Air flight from Indonesia’s Bali island on Sunday made a distress call minutes after take-off due to technical problems, but they were overcome and he pushed on to Jakarta. The same jet crashed on another flight hours later, killing all 189 people on board. Herson, chief of the airport authority for the Bali-Nusa Tenggara area, told ...

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Iraq oil minister says crude price ‘fair,’ aims to hike output capacity

BAGHDAD 31 OCT 2018 CNN Kashmir : Iraq’s new oil minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Wednesday the current price of crude was “fair,” and that OPEC’s second-largest producer would be responsible in providing ample oil supplies to the market. Ghadhban also said the oil ministry aimed to increase output capacity and will support foreign energy companies by helping them overcome ...

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Turkish forces exchange fire with Syrian Kurdish across the border

ANKARA 31 Oct 2018: Turkish forces fired howitzer shells across the border into Syria’s Ayn Al-Arab region on Wednesday, killing four Kurdish militants, state broadcaster TRT said. The barrages were launched from Turkey’s southeastern province of Sanliurfa, along the Syrian border, TRT said. Six other militants were wounded in the strikes on the region, which is also known as Kobani. ...

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Saudi minister highlights importance of humans in ‘powering change’

JEDDAH: Days after Saudi Arabia made history by becoming the first country to grant citizenship to a robot, the Kingdom’s communication minister, has been speaking of the importance of humans in powering change. Saudi Arabia considers humans to be pivotal to international development, Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha, minister of telecommunication and IT, told delegates at the International Union for Communication ...

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Pakistan SC acquits Christian woman on death row since 2010 for blasphemy

CNN 31 Oct 2018: Pakistan’s Supreme Court Wednesday overturned the conviction of a Christian mother facing execution for blasphemy in a landmark case which has incited deadly violence and reached as far as the Vatican. “The appeal is allowed. She has been acquitted. The judgement of high court as well as trial court is reversed. Her conviction is set aside,” ...

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J&K is ‘on fire’ because of Modi’s ‘mistakes’: Rahul Gandhi

Ujjain: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made “mistakes” on Jammu and Kashmir, as a result of which the state is “on fire”. Addressing a public meeting here, Gandhi also alleged that the ‘One-Rank, One-Pension’ scheme has not been implemented so far and the prime minister was speaking “lies” on the issue. He said ...

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In Karbala, silent protests, voices of support for Kashmir

In Karbala, silent protests, voices of support for Kashmir By News Desk 27 Oct 2018, A pilgrim holding a placard in support of Kashmir during Arbaeen walk in Iraq. Photographs on Social Media Srinagar: As millions converge on the Arbaeen (forty days after death of Imam Hussain) to pay respect to grandson of prophet Muhammad in Iraqi city of Karbala, ...

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Pakistan removes Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s JuD and FIF from banned outfit list: Report

ISLAMABAD: A top Pakistan court was told on Thursday that internationally-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed’s outfits Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) are no longer on the banned outfits list, reported the country’s media. Following international pressure and US act of freezing military and economic aids to Pakistan, former president Mamnoon Hussain had signed an ordinance in February 2018 amending ...

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At least 19 bodies found in unmarked graves in Mexico: official

26 Oct 2018:CNN At least 19 bodies have been discovered in a field in Mexico’s western state of Jalisco, scene of some of the worst violence in the country, local prosecutors said Thursday. The corpses have been identified as belonging to 16 men and three women, who are believed to have been killed about four months ago, the officials said. ...

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India’s Decision To Buy S-400 Missile System Will Destabilise Region: Pak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said today that India’s decision to buy S-400 missile defence system from Russia will further destabilise stability in the region and renewed the arms race.In a statement, the Foreign Office said the Indian purchase was part of its efforts to acquire a Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) System through multiple sources. “This (S-400) will further destabilise strategic stability in South ...

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