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South Korean president offers to revise constitution

Updated: Oct 24, 2016 13:25 IST      
South Korean president offers to revise constitution

Seoul [South Korea], Oct.24 (ANI): South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday offered to revise the country's constitution that has been maintained for nearly 30 years.

Park said in her parliamentary speech for the 2017 budget plan that she will set up a body inside the administration for a constitutional revision with an aim of completing it within her term in office that ends in February 2018.

Xinhua News quoted the chief executive, as saying that she anticipates a future-oriented constitution for a new "2017 regime", asking the National Assembly to form a special committee to garner public opinion and discuss the range and content of the proposed amendment.

Park's proposal was a surprise reversal in her position as she previously opposed any discussion on the amendment, which she called a possible "black hole" of all national agendas, to focus more on economic and security issues. (ANI)

Philippine police kill 32 drug dealers

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 06:55 IST     

Manila [Philippines], August 17 (ANI): Philippine Police have killed 32 suspected drug dealers in a series of raids across Bulacan province near Manila.

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Beijing [China], August 17 (ANI): Asserting on the Doklam issue, state-run Chinese media said that India should not determine the strategic posture between the two nations over a road along the border.

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US urges Latin American Nations to cut ties with North Korea

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 05:06 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 17 (ANI): United States Vice-President Mike Pence on Wednesday requested Latin American nations to cut ties with North Korea in an attempt to halt nation's development of nuclear missiles.

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Kabul [Afghanistan], August 17 (ANI): The security forces neutralized two key leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan (ISIS-K), the Afghanistan branch of the terrorist group in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 17 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence on Friday will discuss South-Asia strategy with their national security team.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 17 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has announced to end White House's American Manufacturing Council along with the Strategy and Policy Forum, after several business leaders resigned from the Council.

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New York [U.S.], Aug. 16 (ANI): Donald Trump blaming both sides for the deadly violence in Charlottesville, saying he did not actually believe white supremacists were solely responsible for the Saturday incidents has left experts and media organisations gobsmacked, as America woke up to a cathartic news analysis of the President's press conference.

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Washington D.C. [United States], Aug. 16 (ANI): Former United States presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush on Wednesday condemned the violent clashes in Charlottesville over the weekend saying that 'hatred in all forms' must be rejected.

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Beijing [China], Aug 16 (ANI): China on Wednesday said that its border troops are always committed to maintain the peace and tranquility along the Indo-China border.

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New Delhi [India], Aug 16 (ANI): Sohail Mahmood on Wednesday assumed his charge as the Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, after his predecessor Abdul Basit announced retirement before his tenure was scheduled to end

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Washington D.C. [United States], Aug 16 (ANI): In a development boosting India's efforts to contain terrorism, the U.S. Department of State has designated Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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Confederate statues removed in Baltimore

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 19:44 IST     

Balitimore [USA], Aug 16 (ANI): Confederate statues were removed in Maryland's Baltimore city on Wednesday following white nationalists rally to defend a downtown Confederate monuments turned deadly in Charlottesville.

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Baghdad, [Iraq] Aug 16 (ANI): Three days after the United States-led coalition pounded their locations in Salahuddin province, Islamic State (IS) militants attacked three military bases on Wednesday and eliminated ten soldiers.

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Trump hails Kim Jong Un for making 'wise decision'

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 18:55 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug 16 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has hailed North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un's decision of scrapping his plan to attack Guam as a "very wise and well reasoned decision".

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Moscow [Russia], August 16 (ANI): Ambassador of India to Russia Pankaj Saran has said that the St. Petersburg's Declaration signed by India and Russia in June this year presents a roadmap for the development of bilateral relations in the 21st century.

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Amazon damaging 'tax paying retailers': Trump

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 17:31 IST     

New York [U.S.A], August 16 (ANI):United States President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to slam American electronic commerce company Amazon.com Inc. for "damaging "tax paying retailers."

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PPP will not join hands with Sharif: Zardari

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 17:25 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], Aug 16 (ANI): Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that his party will not join hands with ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

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Lahore [Pakistan], August 16 (ANI): Several factors have contributed to the sprouting of sectarianism and extremism in Pakistan's Balochistan province, according to an editorial in the Dawn.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug.16 (ANI): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday ordered the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to submit full financial records of the party by September 7.

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