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Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 10 (ANI): A team from France-based ATR will assist with the probe into the crash of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) PK-661 that killed all the 48 passengers and crew aboard on December 7.
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Kabul [Afghanistan], Dec. 10 (ANI): The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan has reportedly, put forward new demands for ending its insurgency in the country, including direct talks with the United States.

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Kathmandu [Nepal], Dec.10 (ANI): Speaker of the Nepal Parliament Onsari Gharti Magar has asked Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to work for ending the House obstruction at the earliest.

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Pakistan, China sign taxation agreement
Updated: Dec 10, 2016 14:08 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 10 (ANI): The third protocol to the Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement was signed between Pakistan and China on Friday.

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Washington D.C. [United States], Dec. 10 (ANI): U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has reassured Americans of bringing back jobs to the United States and said that his administration will follow two simple rules: "Buy American and hire American."

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Hong Kong, Dec 10 (ANI): As the world observes Human Rights Day today, the United States and the European Union said that political prisoners in China should be freed.

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Kabul [Afghanistan], Dec 10 (ANI): Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior (MoI) has confirmed that a top Al-Qaeda leader, who was arrested during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province was channeling funds to militants in the country.

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London [United Kingdom], Dec. 10 (ANI): U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has totally rejected the validity of a report by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that says Russia tried to help Trump win the U.S. presidency.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 10 (ANI): Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz will embark on a two day visit to Bahrain, beginning today.

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Washington D.C. [United States], Dec. 10 (ANI): The United States has expressed its concern following reports of raids carried out by Pakistan's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on the publications and audit offices of the Ahmadiyya community in Punjab province and urged the Government of Pakistan to protect religious freedom and basic rights of all members of its population, including religious minorities.

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Washington D.C. [United States], Dec. 10(ANI): The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has condemned the raid by Pakistan's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on the publications and audit offices of the Ahmadiyya community in Punjab province.

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Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 10 (ANI): The issue of youths going missing in Bangladesh first received attention after the deadly Holey Artisan Bakery attack - that killed 29 people mostly foreigners in the an upstate area of Dhaka - where all five militants belonged to affluent families and have been missing for many months before resurfacing as militants.

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Washington D C [United States], Dec.10 (ANI): A leading American expert on security affairs Dr Christine Fair, Associate Professor at the Georgetown University has said that India and the United States have a shared belief that Pakistan is a problem for both.

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New York [USA], Dec. 9 (ANI): According to the latest findings of a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, more than 1,000 Russian athletes across 30 sports have benefited from state-sponsored doping.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 9 (ANI): Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM), Syed Tariq Fatemi met with the United States Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday, where he apprised the latter about the situation along the Working Boundary with India.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 9 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the hearing of the Panamagate case till January next year.

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TTP leader gunned down by own guard
Updated: Dec 09, 2016 17:03 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 9 (ANI): A senior Pakistani Taliban leader, Fazal Saeed Haqqani, has been shot dead in the Kurram tribal region by one of his guards who had been working with him for three years.

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New York [USA], Dec. 9 (ANI): In a development signalling major trouble for South Korea's President Park Geun-hye, lawmakers in the National Assembly have voted to begin proceedings of impeachment againsther.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 9 (ANI): The possibility of human error has not been ruled out as yet from the PK-661 crash, suggest aviation experts.

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Senior journalist Peter Jackson passes away
Updated: Dec 09, 2016 11:50 IST

London [United Kingdom] Dec.9 (ANI): Senior journalist Mr. Peter Jackson, who was a close friend of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, passed away in London last night. He was 90.

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Washington D.C. [United States], Dec.9 (ANI): Under the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, the United States must be willing to declare Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism, and in doing so, should also consider imposing sweeping and devastating sanctions against Pakistan's army to convince Islamabad to cease giving active support to various militant groups, feels a leading expert on Asian and South Asian affairs.

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California[U.S.], Dec. 8 (ANI): A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook the ocean floor about 100 miles off the northern California coast on Thursday morning, causing weak to light shaking in coastal communities in parts of that state and Oregon, the US Geological Survey(USGS) said.

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New Delhi [India], Dec 08 (ANI): Dr. Betty Radier is the new Kenya Tourism Board's Chief Executive Officer.

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Bangladesh pushes back 135 more Rohingyas
Updated: Dec 08, 2016 16:53 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 9 (ANI): At least 135 Rohingyas were sent back by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) as they were trying to enter Bangladesh illegally.

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Muzaffarabad (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) [Pakistan], Dec.8 (ANI): Pakistan police and paramilitary forces brutally assaulted leaders and activists of the Peace Committee, a coalition of progressive and nationalist organisations in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as they took part in a peace march near the Tatrinote crossing point in the Hajira-Poonch Sector.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 8 (ANI): The victims of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) crash which killed all the 48 people on the board will be identified by DNA testing, authorities said.

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Karachi [Pakistan], Dec. 8 (ANI): Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced an initial cash compensation of Rs. 500,000 to the families of each of the 47 people who were killed in a plane crash near Abbottabad on Wednesday.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 8 (ANI): The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) pilot has signed an agreement with the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan for the development of women-specific transport service in selected districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

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Indonesia quake toll rises to 102
Updated: Dec 08, 2016 12:14 IST

Jakarta [Indonesia], Dec. 8 (ANI): The death toll in the earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday has risen to 102, according to Indonesia's Disaster Management and Mitigation Agency.

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New York [United States], Dec. 8 (ANI): U.S. President- elect Donald Trump has selected Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as his incoming government's ambassador to China.

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Washington D.C. [United States], Dec. 8 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his final major speech dedicated to his national security record, both at home and abroad over the last eight years.

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