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Pakistan globally recognised for supporting terror, still hails Osama as ‘martyr’: India at UNGA

India, on Saturday, reiterated that the entire union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh “were, are and will always be an integral and inalienable part of India”, as it hit out at Pakistan over its references to J&K at the United Nations General Assembly.

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Pyongyang deems Seoul's war-end declaration offer 'admirable'

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, on Friday deemed South Korean President Moon Jae-In's proposal to declare a formal end to the Korean War an "admirable idea".

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Australia’s Covid vaccination nearing milestone

Australia's Covid-19 vaccine rollout is about to hit a milestone with half of the adult population fully inoculated against the virus, according to official data released on Friday.

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TTP commander killed in Pak

A key Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorist commander was killed when security forces launched an operation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province's North Waziristan district, an army statement said on Monday.

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Perm varsity shooting: All Indian students safe, says embassy

"Shocked at horrific attack at Perm State University in Russia; our deep condolences for the loss of life and best wishes for early recovery of those injured. The embassy is in touch with local authorities and the representatives of Indian students. All Indian students at Perm State Medical University are safe," the Embassy said.

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Afghan Deputy PM Mullah Baradar releases video after death rumours

“There had been news in the media about my health and death. Over the past few nights, I have been away on trips. Wherever I am at the moment, we are all fine, all my brothers and friends,” Baradar said in the clip, ARY News reported.

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With embassies closed, black market for visas thriving in Afghanistan

With the number of people demanding visas increasing in Afghanistan following the closure of foreign embassies in Kabul after the collapse of the former Afghan government, the black market business for visas is skyrocketing in the war-torn country.

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Australia's Covid epicentre sees deadliest day

The state of New South Wales (NSW), the epicenter of Australia's current Covid-19 outbreak, witnessed its deadliest day with a record high of 1,431 new local cases and 12 deaths on Friday. The 12 victims were a woman in her 30s and 11 people in their 70s, 80s, and 90s, which brought the state's total toll in the latest outbreak to 119, reports Xinhua news agency.

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Baradar to lead new Afghan govt, Mullah Omar’s son in key role

Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is set to lead a new Afghan government likely to be announced shortly, sources in the Islamist group said on Friday. The development comes as the Taliban is battling rebel fighters in Panjshir Valley and was striving to to ward off an economic collapse, TOLO News reported.

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Taliban supreme leader concludes talks on govt formation

The Taliban leaders have said that the negotiations over the future set-up of government in Kabul have ended and will announce the new government soon. Officials in the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan said that negotiations led by Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada -- the supreme leader of IEA -- ended on Monday, August 30, Khaama News reported.

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Palestinian factions slam Abbas-Gantz meeting

Leaders of the Palestinian factions, including the Islamic Hamas Movement, have slammed the meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz, which was a first-of-its-kind since 2010.

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Evacuation in West Auckland due to flood

 Around 60 families in West Auckland of New Zealand were forced to leave their homes due to a rain-triggered flood amid the Covid-19 lockdown on Tuesday.

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Taliban use traditional Afghan method of ‘night letters’ to intimidate

The Taliban are pinning chilling 'night letters on the doors of those they accuse of "working for the crusaders".

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Taliban’s supreme leader shows up in Kandahar

The supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, arrived in Kandahar province from an unknown place on Sunday. He has reportedly met with the tribal leaders of Kandahar province and the IEA is due to release a statement on his behalf, Khaama News reported.

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Taliban restricts bank withdrawals to $200 per week

In an official directive, the central bank of Afghanistan, De Afghanistan Bank, has ordered all private and international banks to limit withdrawal to their individual customers to $200 which equals AFS2,000 per week, said the Khaama News report.

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Largest wildfire in US nearly half contained

The fire, which started on July 14 about 10 miles northeast of Paradise, covered 756,768 acres on Saturday morning in five counties, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE).

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Afghanistan crisis: The MEA said India has evacuated over 550 people in 6 separate flights, either from Kabul or Dushanbe.

A day after multiple blasts rocked Kabul airport in Afghanistan, the Ministry of External Affairs in India talked about evacuating its national from the war-torn country and said it has evacuated about 550 people in 6 separate flights, either from Kabul or Dushanbe.

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Kabul residents struggle to fulfil basic needs, running out of cash

The long queues were formed outside the banks but the residents were not sure whether the bank doors were actually opened or just ATM service was available. “People are running out of cash, and everyone is waiting for banks to reopen,”

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Taliban directs Afghan women to work from home, says they are ‘not trained’ to respect them

When last in power between 1996 and 2001 the militant group banned women from the workplace, stopped them from leaving the home unaccompanied and forced them to cover their entire bodies. The direction came after the World Bank halted funding in Afghanistan, citing concerns about the safety of women, and within hours of the UN calling for a “transparent and prompt investigation” into reports of human rights abuses since the Taliban takeover, dealing another blow to an economy that relies heavily on foreign aid, reported CNN.

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Taliban, Panjshir resistance not to attack each other

The two sides have agreed to cease attacks against each other, sources said, adding that meetings between the two delegations of the Taliban and Northern Alliance were taking place over the last two days at Charikar in Afghanistan's Parwan province.

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Sharon Stone to receive ‘Golden Icon Award’ at Zurich Film Fest

The star will be in Zurich to accept the honor in person on September 25. The award ceremony will be followed by a screening of Martin Scorsese's thriller 'Casino', which won the actress an Oscar nomination, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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US court allows ‘Butter’ remix featuring Megan Thee Stallion

On Wednesday, the rapper posted on her Instagram page a release poster of the remix and wrote: "LOVE YOU ALL. BUTTER REMIX 8.27." She tagged the Korean boy band's Instagram page alongside her post.

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Jonas brothers kickstart ‘Remember This’ tour

Formed in 2005, the three-brother band comprising Nick, Kevin, and Joe gained popularity from their appearances on Disney.

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Afghanistan-Taliban Crisis LIVE: India to Operate 2 Flights Daily From Kabul; Over 300 Indian Evacuees to Return Home Today

Afghanistan-Taliban Crisis LIVE: Government sources asserted that India has been allowed to operate two flights per day from Kabul to evacuate its nationals stranded in Afghanistan.

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150 Indians ‘Kidnapped’ by Taliban From Kabul Airport Released | All You Need to Know

Ahmadullah Waseq, a Taliban spokesman, has also dismissed the reports of abduction of Indians from Kabul airport.

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German Broadcaster DW Says Taliban Carrying Out Organised Search For Journalists

Deutsche Welle Director General Peter Limbourg said it is evident that the Taliban are already carrying out organized searches for journalists, both in Kabul and in the provinces.

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Taliban Will Hurt Women The Most, Says Afghanistan’s First Female Air Force Pilot

Rahmani further added that her "family and parents are in danger." Rahmani’s parents have been "targeted by the Taliban" as they have supported her throughout her career.

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Resistance Movement in Afghanistan- Will Amrullah Saleh Be Successful in Eradicating Taliban

There is another development taking place in the Hindukush mountains, especially in Panjshir Valley- the home to formidable Tajik Fighters.

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Covid Vaccines by Pfizer, AstraZeneca Less effective Against Delta Variant: Study

The yet to be peer-reviewed study found that the people who had been vaccinated after already being infected with COVID-19 had even more protection than vaccinated individuals who had not had COVID-19 before

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Taliban Faction Leaders Meet Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai Amid Talks To Form Govt

Notably, commander and senior leader of Haqqani Network militant group, Anas Haqqani has met former Afghan President Hamid Karzai i Kabul.

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Afghanistan crisis Live Updates: Taliban enter Kabul, say they don’t plan to take it by force

Afghanistan crisis Live Updates: In less than eight weeks, the hardliners have swept through the country taking all the major cities including Mazar-i-Sharif, Logar province, Kandahar, Herat among others.

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Pak Hindu temple vandalised after minor gets bail

the incident took place on Wednesday in Bhong town, about 60 km from Rahim Yar Khan city.

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Afghan Vice President reminds of India's crushing defeat in 1971, Pakistan stunned

The Pakistani security adviser said that senior Afghan officials deliberately want to ruin bilateral ties with Pakistan. Moeed said in a series of tweets that Afghan officials are trying to disturb bilateral relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan through their "bitter and misleading statements" to divert attention from their failure.

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Pakistan furious over Imran Khan's phone being 'spied' from India, said will raise the issue

Chaudhary said that as soon as the complete details of the hacking of Imran Khan's phone come, it will be raised in the appropriate forums. Earlier, in one of his tweets, Choudhary had expressed concern that India was hacking the phones of journalists and politicians. Earlier in the news in Pakistani media, it was said that Imran Khan is also number one on the list of phones being hacked.

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China is making new weapons to hit space, US Defense Ministry warns

The Pentagon has also said that China is doing important work on weapons that can reduce the disparity in space technology between it and the US. China already has an Anti-Satellite Weapon.

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Afghan forces recaptured the district of Badakhshan province

Taliban militants have captured 10 districts, including Yaftal-e-Payan, in Badakhshan province in the past few weeks. Meanwhile, fighting between government forces and Taliban militants for control of Badakhshan's Qur'an-wo-Munjan district has been on for the past four days.

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Extreme heat continues in Northern California

The temperature is expected to reach 42.2 °C in Sacramento, the capital of California. According to the National Weather Service forecast on Sunday morning, the maximum temperature of Merced in Central California will be 43.9 degrees Celsius.

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Ranatunga wants to be in the limelight: Kaneria

The captain, who made Sri Lanka the World Cup winner in 1996, had said earlier this month that the Indian team that came to Sri Lanka was not the best. This is a second-level team. Did our sports minister or cricket administrators not know this?

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Shruti Haasan appointed as the brand ambassador of WWF India

Shruti said, “Environmental protection is the single most important thing that should be on our mind. Our well-being is intrinsically linked to the well-being of our planet. I am honored and privileged to be able to use my voice in a positive way.

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Paris Hilton shows off 'Disney Princess vibes'

The picture is reminiscent of Disney Princess Belle in 'Beauty and the Beast'.She wrote 'Be kind and gracious like in the photo, and be confident and assertive like Belle.' #love #flashbackfriday #disneyprincessvibes."

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Demolition in mosques, brutal repression of Uighur Muslims, Imran Khan said – China is doing right

Imran Khan made this statement in a conversation with Chinese media on Thursday. Imran Khan's support for China's repression comes at a time when human rights groups around the world are besieging China over the heinous crime against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang.

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Edward Sharin's life has changed after becoming a father

New Music Daily, hosted by Jen Lowe."My lifestyle has completely changed. Instead of going to bed at 6 a.m., I'm getting up at 6 a.m. and earlier," 

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Policeman who killed George Floyd got 22 years in jail

The decision came at a time when after nearly a year of silence, Chauvin offered condolences to Floyd's family and hoped that he would finally find some peace of mind. This is the longest prison sentence ever awarded to a police officer for the murder of a black man.

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FATF's decision on Pakistan today, will Imran's 'Naya Pakistan' be blacklisted?

Pakistan can once again be kept in the gray list of FATF for six months. In fact, in the report prepared by this global body, Pakistan has so far completed only 26 out of 27 action points.

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Imran Khan kept silent on atrocities against Uighurs in Kashmir, insulted on 'geography' knowledge

Imran Khan said in an interview with Axios channel that after the 9/11 attack on America, the word 'Islamic terrorism' came into circulation in the world. When you talk of Islamic terrorism, it is assumed in Western countries that Islam has led to bigotry.

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Two terrorists killed in encounter in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

Inter-Services Public Relations said that based on intelligence inputs, the security forces launched an operation against the terrorists in the Spin Left sub-division of North Waziristan tribal district and in the Bobar area. During this encounter, soldier Najakat Khan (32) was killed and two terrorists were also killed.

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Pakistan court adjourns Kulbhushan Jadhav's case till October 5

This is a 50-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017.

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The decline in the number of nuclear bombs stopped after 30 years in the world, China-Pakistan are increasing weapons of destruction

SIPRI said that the total number of nuclear bombs in the world has decreased in the year 2021 compared to the year 2020, but the number of nuclear bombs in immediate use has increased significantly. In the year 2021, the nuclear-weapon states America, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel, and North Korea have a total of 13,080 nuclear bombs. In the year 2020, this figure was 13,400.

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PM Modi said in the G-7 summit, India is a natural ally of G-7

PM Modi also underlined the revolutionary impact of digital technologies on social inclusion and empowerment in India through the trio of Aadhaar, Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), and JAM (Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile)

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23 killed in bus accident in Pakistan

the bus was going from Wadh to Dadu and the incident took place at Khori in the Khujdar district of the province. 15 people died on the spot. After the incident, the rescue personnel reached the spot and started the rescue operation.