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Nepal placed as corrupted country in CPI-2016 list
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Nepal placed as corrupted country in CPI-2016 list

Nepal has slightly improved its position in the Corruption Perception Index, but still continues to lag behind in the list of worlds most corrupted countries. Nepal has been ranked 131st in the list of the CPI-2016 published today by the Transparency International Nepal (TIN) with the country getting 29 points out of the total 100 marks, a slight change from 27 in 2015, out of the total 176 countr...


Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call
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Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call

President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of cautious US diplomacy to speak with the president of Taiwan, at the risk of provoking a serious rift with China. It was not immediately clear whether Trumps telephone call with President Tsai Ing-wen marked a deliberate pivot away from Washingtons official One China stance. Beijings Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Hong Kongs Phoenix TV on Satu...


Afghan military kills 42 insurgents within day
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Afghan military kills 42 insurgents within day

KABUL - The Afghan security forces have killed 42 suspected Taliban insurgents in countryside since early Wednesday, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday. During the past 24 hour, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted joined offensive operations in order to protect lives and properties of people, defeating the insurgents in different parts of the country that as a result, 42 ar...


Sydney Thunder All Stars set for Wagga Wagga; two Nepalese players in the squad
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Sydney Thunder All Stars set for Wagga Wagga; two Nepalese players in the squad

Two Nepalese cricketers, namely Hemant Acharya and Kritan Tamrakar will be playing for the Sydney Thunder All Stars at Robertson Oval, Wagga Wagga this weekend. The MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup All Stars will face the Melbourne Renegades Champions League Team in what is sure to be a series of thrilling encounters. The MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup All Stars are made up of sixteen players from a ...


China state media warns Trump against isolationism, calls for status quo

Chinese state media has warned the U.S. president-elect against isolationism and interventionism, calling instead for the United States to actively work with China to maintain the international status quo. President-elect Donald Trump threatened to tear up trade deals and pursue a more unilateral foreign policy under his America First principle during a tempestuous election campaign. But Chi...


U.S. authorities warn of al Qaeda threat to election
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U.S. authorities warn of al Qaeda threat to election

Federal officials have warned authorities in New York City, Texas and Virginia about an unspecific threat of attacks by al Qaeda militants around Election Day, putting local law enforcement on alert days before the vote, officials said on Friday. A U.S. government source in Washington said some federal agencies sent bulletins to local and state officials flagging the information but that the th...


Amirah Droudis found guilty of murdering ex-wife of Man Haron Monis
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Amirah Droudis found guilty of murdering ex-wife of Man Haron Monis

The girlfriend of Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis has been found guilty of murdering his ex-wife. Amirah Droudis stood trial in the New South Wales Supreme Court accused of killing the woman at a unit block in Werrington in April 2013. The victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was stabbed 18 times before being doused in petrol and set alight. Monis was charged with being...


Nat Geo’s green-eyed ‘Afghan girl’ arrested in Peshawar

The green-eyed Afghan girl who shot to global fame when a 1985 issue of National Geographic magazine published a haunting picture of her on its cover, was arrested in Peshawar on Tuesday. Sharbat Gula, now in her 40s, was being investigated for the past few years by the Pakistani authorities who had discovered she was living in the country with fraudulent identity documents. Gula was arreste...


India, Afghanistan discussing Kabul river projects to deny water to Pakistan

India and Afghanistan are actively exploring run-of-the river projects on Afghanistans eastern rivers. Of particular interest is river Kabul, Times of India said in a report quoting senior Indian officials, speaking off record. River Kabul has some features identical to River Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir, including similar recorded average flow of around 23 million acre feet and is trying to ...


Pakistan ranked 107 of 118 countries on global hunger index

Pakistan has been ranked as a country with serious hunger level with 22 per cent of its population undernourished on the 2016 Global Hunger Index released Tuesday. Placed 107 in a ranking of 118 developing countries, Pakistan performed worse than most of its South Asian neighbours in eliminating hunger. On a 0-100 point scale (with 100 being the worst in hunger levels), Pakistan has a score ...


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