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Twin suicide bombers attack church in Quetta ahead of Christmas, killing eight

Two suicide bombers attacked a packed Catholic church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding up to 45 before one of them blew himself up and police killed the other, officials said. The gunmen wearing explosives-filled vests stormed the church in Quetta city when Sunday services had just opened, exploding a suicide vest and shooting at the Christian wors...


Allocation of PR vote seats could take time: Election Commission

Electing members of the House of Representatives on Proportional Representation quota is likely to take time as the Election Commission is in favour of selecting the candidates only after formation of the National Assembly. EC officials said they would not be able to elect candidates under the PR category in the House until the upper house is elected due to constitutional and legal requirements...


U.N. council mulls call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn
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U.N. council mulls call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn

The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israels capital. The one-page Egyptian-drafted text, which was circulated to the 15-member council on Saturday and seen by Reuters, does not specifically mention the U...


Dahal warns Deuba not to appoint governors

Chairman of left alliance partner CPN (Maoist Center), Pushpa Kamal Dahal has warned Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba not to appoint governors of the provinces and make other appointments without political consensus. Former prime Minister Dahal reached the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar Saturday morning in a bid to draw the governments attention towards this issue. The ...


Chair Oli urges PM Deuba to give way for new government

The CPN-UML chair and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to pave the way for formation of the new government. Speaking with media persons at his residence at Balkot Saturday, chair Oli said that the Prime Minister should respect the recent public verdict and quit the government without any dilly-dallying. On another note, chair Oli said that the...


Australia child abuse inquiry: Final recommendations released
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Australia child abuse inquiry: Final recommendations released

A five-year inquiry into child sexual abuse in Australia has released its final report, making more than 400 recommendations. The royal commission uncovered harrowing evidence of sexual abuse within institutions, including churches, schools and sports clubs. Since 2013, it has referred more than 2,500 allegations to authorities. The final report, released on Friday, added 189 recommendati...


UML warns govt against making any key decisions, appointments

The main opposition party, CPN-UML, which has emerged as the single largest party in the recently held parliamentary and provincial assembly polls, has warned the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) not to make any key decisions that may have long-term impacts including key appointments and promotion of police officials. The UML has renewed its warning as the government is preparing to declare tempora...


Palestinian president says no role for US in peace process
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Palestinian president says no role for US in peace process

The Palestinian president said Wednesday his people will not accept any role for the United States in the Mideast peace process from now on, following President Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Mahmoud Abbas spoke at a gathering of heads of state and top officials from Islamic nations at a summit in Turkey that is expected to forge a unified Muslim worlds stance ...


Nepal Election 2017: House of Representatives FPTP complete

Counting for directly elected representatives in the House of Representatives is over. From the 165 directly elected members, 80 are from CPN UML, 36 from Maoist Centre, 23 from Congress, 11 from RJP N, 10 from FSFN, 1 each from RPP, Naya Shakti, NWPP, Janmorcha, and one independent from Humla. The following members constitute the MPs and will elect a Prime Minister with a majority. With th...


Oli elected from Jhapa's Constituency 5

KP Sharma Oli, former Prime Minister of Nepal has been elected from Jhapa (Constituency 5). In a landslide margin Oli had 57139 votes whereas Dr. Khagendra Adhikari, his contender from Nepali Congress had only 28297 votes. ...


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