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NATO chief downplays criticism as infighting roils alliance

WT24 Desk NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday rejected French criticism that the military alliance is suffering from “brain death,” and insisted that the organization is adapting to modern challenges, Agencies report. “NATO is agile, NATO is active, NATO is adapting,” Stoltenberg said before chairing a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his alliance counterparts at a luxury hotel ...

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China , US clash over Xinjiang, Hong Kong bills

WT24 Desk Already strained relations between China and the United States were further muddied after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting Beijing’s mass crackdown on ethnic Muslim minorities Wednesday, less than one week after President Donald Trump signed separate human rights legislation on Hong Kong, Agencies report. China’s ruling Communist Party has long regarded Hong Kong and the far ...

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23 killed in ceramics factory fire in Sudan

According to reports, the casualties include employees of various nationalities including Indians and some other Asian countries WT24 Desk Twenty-three people were killed and more than 130 injured when a fire broke out after a gas tanker exploded while unloading at a ceramics factory in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Tuesday, the government said, Agencies report. The blast at a ...

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Indian Cabinet clears 6 bills, including Citizenship Amendment Bill

The bills was slammed by the Opposition for leaving out Muslims WT24 Desk The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill for Parliament to take over. The Bill is now likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha for clearance, Agencies report. The Parliament is likely to take up the Citizenship Amendment Bill next week. The Citizenship ...

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Will expel all intruders by 2024 polls

Shah sets nation-wide NRC deadline; also attacked the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance, which is crossing swords with the BJP in Jharkhand. WT24 Desk Baharagora: BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday set a 2024 deadline for implementing the hugely divisive NRC across the country, asserting “each and every” infiltrator will be identified and expelled before the next general election, PTI reports. Notwithstanding the ...

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At least 14 dead in Mexico

Gun battle near Texas border WT24 Desk Mexican security forces fought an hour-long gun battle Saturday with suspected cartel gunmen in Villa Union, a town in Coahuila state about an hour’s drive southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas, leaving at least 14 people dead, officials said, reports AP. Coahuila state Government Miguel Riquelme Solis told local media four of the dead ...

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US plane crash kills nine

Injures three in South Dakota WT24 Desk Authorities say nine people were killed Saturday afternoon after a plane crashed in South Dakota, Agencies report. Peter Knudson with the National Transportation Safety Board said the Pilatus PC-12 had 12 people on board when it crashed at about 12:30 p.m., shortly after taking off from Chamberlain, about 140 miles west of Sioux ...

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‘Change mindset in naya Pakistan’

Imran Khan’s advice to bureaucrats WT24 Desk Lahore: Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked bureaucrats to ‘change the old mindset’, saying the old system can no longer work in ‘Naya Pakistan’, according to a media report, PTI reports. Khan said a capable bureaucracy has an important role in the economic development of the country as he directed bureaucrats to carry out ...

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Protests in India after woman gang raped and burned to death

Four men arrested over murder of veterinary doctor that has left country in shock WT24 Desk The gang rape of a veterinary doctor whose body was set on fire and dumped under a bridge has sent shockwaves through India, with hundreds of women taking to the streets in protest, Agencies report. The charred body of the 26-year-old woman was found on ...

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Vietnam receives last of 39 remains of trafficking victims

Remains arrive in Hanoi following repatriation of further 16 to their hometowns days earlier WT24 Desk The last remains of the 39 Vietnamese who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month were repatriated to their home country on Saturday, Agencies report. Photos by the official Vietnam News Agency showed the arrival at the Hanoi airport of ...

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