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China again advises caution as Pak foreign minister rushes to Beijing

China urged caution even as Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi took a morning flight on Friday to Beijing to discuss the developments in Kashmir. WT24 Desk China on Friday said India and Pakistan should resolve disputes through dialogue in the aftermath of New Delhi revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir earlier this week and Islamabad downgrading ties ...

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US immigration raids sweep up hundreds of undocumented migrants

TV footage showed lines of arrested migrants heading to buses parked outside the processing plants with their hands behind their backs under the watchful eyes of ICE agents. WT24 Desk US officials said that some 680 undocumented migrants were detained in a major series of raids Wednesday at food processing plants in the southeastern United States, part of President Donald ...

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Kim Jong Un says North Korean missile test sends warning to US

North Korea has taken escalating steps in recent weeks to show its frustration with the U.S.’s refusal to meet its demands in nuclear talks. WT24 Desk Kim Jong Un said North Korea’s latest missile tests were intended as a warning against ongoing US-South Korea military exercises, while President Donald Trump’s new defense chief defended the training as necessary to maintain ...

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Millions in Zimbabwe ‘facing food crisis’

UN steps up emergency appeal for the country WT24 Desk The UN has stepped up its emergency appeal for Zimbabwe, warning that more than five million people – a third of the population – are in need of aid, Agencies report. The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a $331m (£270m) appeal as the country battles the effects of drought, ...

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Undeclared ‘Curfew’, strict restrictions’ in Kashmir

Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti arrested WT24 Desk The state government imposed restrictions under Section 144 CrPC in Srinagar district. As per the order, there will be no movement of public and all educational institutions shall also remain closed. There will be a complete bar on holding any kind of public meetings or rallies during the period of operation of this ...

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El Paso shooting comes amid global rise in white nationalist violence

More than 175 people have been killed in at least 16 high-profile attacks linked to white nationalism around the world since 2011 WT24 Desk Reports that the suspected gunman at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, saw his mass shooting as “a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas”has prompted bipartisan calls for the US to treat the threat of domestic “white ...

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At least 20 dead in explosion outside Cairo hospital

Blast occurred around midnight at National Cancer Institute in Egyptian capital WT24 Desk Twenty people have been killed and 47 injured after an explosion outside a cancer hospital in central Cairo, Agencies report. The blast occurred around midnight local time (2300 BST) on a road running alongside the Nile River in an area outside Egypt’s National Cancer Institute. Pictures of ...

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India scraps special status for Kashmir

Cancellation of Kashmir’s special status will have consequences WT24 Desk India’s government on Monday revoked the special status of Kashmir in a bid to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region with the rest of the country, the most far-reaching move on the troubled Himalayan territory in nearly seven decades, Agencies report. Interior Minister Amit Shah told parliament the federal government ...

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Two Mass shootings in US leave at least 29 dead and over 50 hurt

20 killed in El Paso, Texas, at Walmart on Saturday afternoon; Nine killed in Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday morning WT24 Desk The United States is reeling from a weekend of deadly gun violence after two mass shootings in two American cities left at least 29 people dead and more than 50 injured. The shootings occurred within 13 hours of each ...

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North Korean prisoners publicly executed for trying to escape or steal, UN says

UN interviewed more than 330 people, mostly women, who left the country, with some subject to sexual violence and beatings WT24 Desk North Korean prisoners who tried to escape or steal have reportedly been publicly executed, and detainees have been subject to sexual violence and severely beaten with clubs and metal rods, according to a United Nationsreport, AP reports. Guards make ...

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