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Mideast braces for fallout from Trump’s move on Jerusalem
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Mideast braces for fallout from Trump’s move on Jerusalem

Palestinians shuttered schools and shops and called for protests in West Bank towns on Thursday, in a show of anger over President Donald Trumps recognition of bitterly contested Jerusalem as Israels capital. Trumps dramatic break Wednesday with decades of U.S. policy on Jerusalem counters long-standing international assurances to the Palestinians that the fate of the city will be determined in...


Quake felt in far western districts

A tremor was felt in far western districts including Baitadi, as a 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook Uttarakhand in India on Wednesday night, said the National Seismological Center (NSC). Its epicenter was in Uttarakhand, around 22 kilometers away from Darchula district in Nepal. No human casualties, and property loss were reported howeve, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Heramba Sharma. ...


Warnings intensify as Trump readies Jerusalem declaration
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Warnings intensify as Trump readies Jerusalem declaration

Americas friends and foes unleashed fierce criticism on Wednesday ahead of President Donald Trumps announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israels capital. While Israel welcomed the news, Palestinian officials declared the Mideast peace process finished and Turkey announced it would host a meeting of Islamic nations next week to give Muslim countries leaders an opportunity to coordinate a respons...


Bomb blast kills nine people in Pakistan, near Afghan border

A bomb rigged to a motorcycle exploded in a militant-plagued part of northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing nine people, officials said on Wednesday, the latest violence in a recent rise in attacks in the nuclear-armed country. The bomb was detonated by remote control late on Tuesday when an army vehicle passed in Mir Ali town in the North Waziristan region, said three Pakistani off...


Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

US President Trump on Wednesday at 1 p.m. (EST) will announce USs recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital. The US will move its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Since they do not have a structure to move to, United States will build an embassy which could take up to 4 years. This decision could potentially stir unrest and hinder the Israel-Palestine peace process. Palestinians want East...


U.S. B-1B bombers to fly over Korean peninsula
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U.S. B-1B bombers to fly over Korean peninsula

U.S. B-1B Lancer bombers will fly over the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as part of a large-scale joint aerial drill being staged with South Korea this week, the Souths Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unidentified military source. The bombers will take part in the drills at a time of heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula and as United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman...


Bollywood legend, Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

Veteran Bollywood actor and producer Shashi Kapoor has died aged 79. Kapoor, who acted in huge hits like Deewar and Kabhie Kabhie, had been ill for some time and was in the hospital. He was a member of the Kapoor dynasty, which has dominated the Hindi film industry for decades. He won several national film awards and was awarded the Padma Bhushan civilian honour by the Indian government i...


Ex-president Saleh dead after switching sides in Yemen's civil war

Veteran former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in a roadside attack on Monday after switching sides in Yemens civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favor of a Saudi-led coalition, foes and supporters said. Analysts said Salehs death would be a huge moral boost for the Houthis and a serious blow to the Saudi-led coalition that intervened in the conflict to try to restor...


U.S., foreign officials warn Trump not to call Jerusalem Israel's capital
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U.S., foreign officials warn Trump not to call Jerusalem Israel's capital

The possibility that U.S. President Donald Trump may recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital has stirred opposition from U.S. and foreign officials who fear it could unleash violence. Such a decision, which U.S. officials have said has not been finalized, would violate decades of U.S. policy not to take a stance on the fate of Jerusalem on the grounds that this was an issue Israelis and Palesti...


UK pushing to include Bitcoin under money-laundering rules
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UK pushing to include Bitcoin under money-laundering rules

Britain wants to increase regulation of Bitcoin and other digital currencies by expanding the reach of European Union anti-money-laundering rules that force traders to disclose their identities and report suspicious activity. With demand for Bitcoin surging, fuelling a 1,000 percent rally in its value so far this year, the British finance ministry said it expected negotiations over changes to t...


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