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Ban Ki-moon sacks UN peacekeeping commander in South Sudan

Updated: Nov 02, 2016 09:36 IST      
Ban Ki-moon sacks UN peacekeeping commander in South Sudan
New Delhi [India], Nov. 2 (ANI): UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has sacked the UN force commander in South Sudan following a report showing the troops' failure to protect civilians during violence in July this year.

The claims made by aid workers that the UN troops refused to respond when government soldiers attacked an international aid compound in Juba was backed by the report.

A local journalist was killed and aid workers were reportedly raped in a fight between the army and former rebels. The clashes derailed efforts to form a unity government and end the civil war.

The fight began with clashes between President Salva Kiir's guards and bodyguards of sacked Vice-President Riek Machar.

The independent special investigation into the violence on 8-11 July in South Sudan's capital was commissioned by the UN. (ANI)

Washington [U.S.A.], August 21 (ANI):The United States and South Korea kicked off their annual joint military exercises on Monday amid North Korea warning that the drills are "reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war."

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Nepal Parliament divided over amendment bill

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 15:41 IST      By: Binod Prasad Adhikari

Kathmanu [Nepal, August 21 (ANI): The deliberation over the amendment being presented on Monday for voting has divided the Nepal Parliament into two factions with opposition alliance in against the long ago presented bill.

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ISIS-K gains foothold in Pakistan

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 15:08 IST     

Washington [U.S.A.] Augusts 21 (ANI):Islamic State has gained a substantial foothold in Pakistan as many splintered outfits, youths believing in the ideology of Jihad have integrated into the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria known as Walayat-e-Khurasan (ISIS-K) for South Asia.

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Lahore [Pakistan], Aug 21 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will be appointed as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) next month.

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Washington [U.S.A.], August 21 (ANI):Milli Muslim League President Saifullah Khalid has announced plans for the creation of an Islamic State in Pakistan and clearly stated that Hafiz Saeed will play a major role in the party.

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Dera Ghazi Khan [Pakistan], Aug 21 (ANI): Seven policemen were rescued in a successful police operation on Monday after they had been kidnapped from Rajanpur's Rojhan tehsil on Sunday.

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Lahore [Pakistan], August 21 (ANI): Clashes erupted at the Lahore High Court (LHC) after enraged lawyers attempted to break a security cordon and enter LHC Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah's courtroom where he was heading a full bench hearing against Sher Zaman Qureshi, the head of the bar association of the LHC Multan bench.

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Brisbane [Australia], August 21 (ANI): Amid the Doklam standoff, an IT lecturer at the University of Sydney has been forced to apologise to Chinese students for using a world map showing Arunachal Pradesh, Aksai Chin and Ladakh as part of India.

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Protests in Hong Kong over jailing of pro-democracy leaders

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 12:42 IST     

Victoria [Hong Kong], August 21 (ANI): Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists for their involvement in the 2014 'Umbrella Movement.'

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Brussels [Belgium], Aug.21 (ANI): Recent kidnappings, drive-by shootings and bomb attacks in Balochistan and in other parts of Pakistan have led a concerned China into believing that it might have to pay a high price for prioritizing the development of the Gwadar deep-sea port, located 300 miles west of Karachi, as part of its ambitious desire to gain commercial and naval influence further west.

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Nepal PM Deuba on four-day visit to India from August 23

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 11:31 IST     

Kathmandu [Nepal], August 21 (ANI): Sher Bahadur Deuba, the Prime Minister of Nepal, accompanied by his spouse Arzu Deuba, will be on a state visit to India from 23-27 August 2017 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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PLA conducts military drills amid Doklam tensions

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 09:57 IST     

Beijing [China],August 21 (ANI): The People's Liberation Army's Western Theatre Command has conducted military exercises involving armoured forces and aviation units amid the military standoff with Indian troops at Doklam, near the Sikkim-Tibet-Bhutan trijunction.

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Kabul [Afghanistan], August 21 (ANI): The commander of United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, has said that winning the war in Afghanistan is critical both for the county and for the entire world.

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Lahore [Pakistan], August 21 (ANI): Global terrorists hiding in Pakistan are making an easy foray into country's mainstream politics.

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Washington [USA], August 21 (ANI): At least ten US sailors were missing and five injured after the US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain on Monday collided with a merchant vessel in Alnic MC in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca, reports CNN quoting US Navy.

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US destroyer collides with merchant vessel near Singapore

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 06:57 IST     

Washington [USA], August 21 (ANI): The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain on Monday collided with a merchant ship Alnic MC in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca.

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Jerusalem [Israel], August 21 (ANI): Israel's communications minister Ayoub Kara has said that the government must condemn Nazism, but that the country's bond with U.S. President Donald Trump is more important.

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Trump brands news media 'worst', 'fake' post working vacation

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 06:00 IST     

Washington [USA], August 21 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Monday branded the news media as 'fake', 'worst' and the 'most dishonest' one, ahead of his return to Washington after a 17-day working vacation.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 21 (ANI): The White House has announced that U.S. President Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday night in a primetime address on his plans for Afghanistan and South Asia.

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Washington [USA], August 21 (ANI): The administration of United States President Donald Trump has decided to disband a federal advisory panel on climate change, a move advocating that White House does not give a stern heed to the climate change.

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