Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot as world watches

Britain’s Prince Harry and US TV star Meghan Markle exchanged wedding vows in front of a star-studded congregation as tens of thousands of fans cheered in the street and millions watched around the world. Harry and the bride’s mother Doria Ragland looked visibly moved and the couple held hands in a ceremony led by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Harry’s 92-year-old grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip were in attendance as Markle arrived in St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, wearing a long white veil and a…

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Trump fumes at Homeland Security head over immigration

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump un­­loaded on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a heated cabinet meeting this week, railing against her for failing to stop illegal border crossings. Trump, who has been growing increasingly frustrated by a spike in apprehensions at the border and other legal setbacks, blamed Nielsen on Wednesday for failing to do enough to stop them, according to people familiar with the exchange. Nielsen, one person said, tried to explain the issues were complex and that the department’s powers were limited by a slew of legal restrictions.…

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Chairman Kashmir Council EU condemns growing cold blooded murders in IHK

Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Mr Ali Raza Syed has condemned rising number of cold blooded murders including killings of youths and children committed by the occupation forces in Indian Held Kashmir. Giving a latest example of the cold blooded murder, he said that in a fresh episode, a youth namely Adil Ahmed was crushed to death by a vehicle of Indian forces during a protest in Srinagar on Saturday. In a statement in Brussels, Mr Ali Raza Syed called the killing as a cold blooded murder of an innocent Kashmir youth…

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Kashmir Council EU praises journalists working in IHK

Chairman Kashmir Council Eu Ali Raza Syed

Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Mr Ali Raza Syed has praised the journalists who are engaged in revealing the facts about problematic situation prevailing specially a large scale human right violations in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). In a statement on the World Press Freedom Day, Mr Ali Raza Syed said, we really admire the struggle of Kashmiri journalists who highlight the truth despite of risk on their life in IHK. He expressed serious concerns over lack of freedom of expression and specially freedom press and violations of rights of press…

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9 journalists, 4 policemen among 25 people killed in twin Kabul blasts

Kabul Attacks

A coordinated double suicide bombing hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing 25 people and wounding 45 others. Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai confirmed that four policemen were killed, while an Afghan media watchdog, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC), confirmed that nine journalists were also killed. Situating the twin attacks. The AJSC said that five journalists were reportedly wounded in the attacks. Agence France-Presse(AFP) confirmed that its chief photographer Shah Marai, a journalist from 1TV and one from Tolo News were among the dead. A first bomb was detonated by an assailant on a…

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Knife attacker kills 7 children, wounds 12 in China

At least seven students have been stabbed to death and 12 injured in a knife attack outside a school in northern China, BBC reported quoting officials. The knife-wielding man attacked the students near a secondary school in Mizhi County in Shaanxi province as they were heading home for the day, officials were quoted as saying. A suspect is said to be in police custody. Photos on social media showed several young students lying on the floor, surrounded by shocked onlookers. At least seven students have been stabbed to death and 12 injured…

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NDU delegation visits Turkey

ANKARA, 27 April 2018: A 17-member delegation of National Defence University (NDU) of Pakistan, headed by Brig. Muhammad Shamriaz, visited Turkey as part of its Foreign Study Tour from 20-27 April. The delegation included senior officers from Pakistan’s Armed Forces, Civil Service and officers from friendly countries who are attending National Security and War Course. During its stay in Ankara, the NDU delegation visited the Training & Doctrine Command of the Turkish Land Forces. They were briefed about the Turkish military system. Both sides exchanged views on further enhancing cooperation…

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Indian court jails spiritual guru Asaram Bapu for life over devotee rape

Asaram Bapu

An Indian guru with millions of followers was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for raping a teenage devotee on the pretext of ridding her of evil spirits, his lawyer said. Asaram Bapu, one of India’s most charismatic and controversial “godmen”, was given the maximum sentence at a closed jailhouse hearing in Rajasthan state, where hundreds of police were on high alert for a backlash from his disciples. “Asaram has been sentenced for life until death,” Rajendra Singh, a lawyer for the defence team, told AFP outside the court in the western city…

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Cyberattack on Careem, data of 14 million customers stolen

Careem Data breach

Ride-hailing giant Careem on Monday said it faced a data breach in January this year. In a blog posted on its website, the Dubai based transportation network said, “Careem has identified a cyber incident involving unauthorised access to the system we use to store data.” “On January 14 of this year, we became aware that online criminals gained access to our computer systems which hold customer and captain account data. Customers and captains who have signed up with us since that date are not affected,” the blog post read. In all, 14…

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US and N. Korea talks ‘at highest levels’ but not between Trump and Kim, says White House

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The United States has had contacts at the highest levels with North Korea but Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have not spoken directly, the White House said late on Tuesday. The Washington Post reported that CIA chief Mike Pompeo made a secret visit to Pyongyang over the first weekend of April and met with Kim. The meeting was part of an effort to prepare for a historic meeting in the coming weeks between Trump and Kim, the paper said, quoting two people with direct knowledge of the trip. The…

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Turkey’s Erdogan declares early elections on June 24

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections in the country for June 24, bringing the polls forward by over a year-and-a-half to sharply accelerate the transition to a new presidential system. Erdogan’s announcement upended the political timetable in Turkey, which had been set to vote in simultaneous presidential and parliamentary elections on November 3, 2019. The elections are especially significant as afterwards a new executive presidency — agreed in a 2017 referendum and denounced by critics as giving the president authoritarian powers — will come into force.…

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London should raise issue of human rights during Modi’s visit to UK, Says Ali Raza Syed

Chairman Kashmir Council EU Mr Ali Raza Syed called upon British Government to raise issue of human rights of oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir during upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to UK. According to the reports, Narendra Modi will pay a two-day visit to the United Kingdom on 18-19 April. Beside participation in Common Wealth’s meetings, Modi will take part in bilateral talks in order to sign a dozen agreements to boost Delhi-London ties. In a statement from Brussels Chairman Kashmir Council EU expressed hope the…

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Trump says ‘Mission Accomplished!’ after Syria strikes

President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a US-led missile assaulton Syria’s regime as “perfectly executed,” despite the limited nature of the strikes and Russia’s condemnation, which further heightened tensions between the Cold War foes. The UN Security Council was set to meet at Moscow’s request at 1500 GMT over the operation, which was unleashed by the US, Britain and France in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town of Douma. The strikes were targeted to inflict maximum damage on sites linked to chemical weapons development. A top Pentagon official,…

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Military strikes on Syria are meant to deter Assad from chemical attacks, claims Trump

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The United States (US), France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced on Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump spoke from the White House. Syrian television reported that Syria’s air defenses, which are substantial, responded to the attack. After the attack ceased and the early morning skies went dark once more, vehicles with loudspeakers roamed the streets of Damascus blaring nationalist…

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Modi says India shamed by rape and murder of Kashmiri girl

Rape in Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Eight men accused in the gang-rape and murder case of an eight-year-old Kashmiri girl who were protected by ministers and lawyers loyal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have seized the attention of millions as rage continued to course across India on Friday at the horror of what the little girl suffered. Mr Modi, in a message, called it a shame for any civilised society after opposition groups, including a large candlelight vigil by Congress President Rahul, demanded a statement from him. They asked Mr…

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