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Voting for U.S. presidential elections underway

Updated: Nov 08, 2016 18:15 IST

New York [USA], Nov. 8 (ANI): The first ballots in the U.S. Presidential polls were cast today, just after midnight, in Dixville Notch, a sleepy hamlet, in New Hampshire, traditionally the first in the nation to vote on Election Day.

The voters also cast ballots early today in two other small New Hampshire communities, Hart's Location and Millsfield.

Unlike in India, every U.S. state counts and declares its result once the polling is over.

A top American pollster has said Hillary Clinton has a 70 per cent chance of winning the White House race against her rival Donald Trump.

FiveThirtyEight website's Nate Silver, who accurately predicted the outcome of 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, said Clinton's projected margin of victory in the popular vote has increased to 3.5 per cent from 2.9 per cent. (ANI)

New York [U.S.A.], Feb. 19 (ANI): Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced that Iraq has launched an operation to regain control of western Mosul from the Islamic State militants.

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China, Britain hold second security dialogue

Updated: Feb 19, 2017 21:11 IST

London [U.K.], Feb. 19 (ANI): China and Britain held their second high-level security dialogue in London where both sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in security and law enforcement.

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New York [USA], Feb. 19 (ANI): Even as many criticised him for holding the urgent discussion over North Korea's missile test with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the patio at Mar-a-Lago as other diners looked on freely, U. S. President Donald Trump continues to hold business at his Florida resort.

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Jerusalem [Israel], Feb. 19 (ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he and U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to set up a team to discuss settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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New York [U.S.A.], Feb. 19 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to interview at least four candidates for the post of the U.S. National Security Advisor in Florida on Sunday.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb 19 (ANI): As many as 11 militants were killed by security officials in Kurram Agency on Sunday after they allegedly tried to enter Pakistan from Afghanistan.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb 19 (ANI): A suspected facilitator of the suicide attack at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's shrine in Sehwan has been spotted bypassing a security check in a video released by the Sindh police on Sunday.

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Munich [Germany], Feb. 19 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought the support of the international community for relocating Myanmar refugees to more spacious healthy areas in the country.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 19 (ANI): Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said the terrorists and their facilitators will be dealt with an iron fist, adding that those who attacked innocent people would not be spared whether they were inside the country or came from foreign lands.

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Munich [Germany], Feb. 19 (ANI): Highlighting the complex and interlinked challenges confronting the global community, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a boost in preventive diplomacy and mediation efforts, as well as for a strategy to address root causes of such conflicts in the world.

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Lahore [Pakistan], Feb. 19 (ANI): Law enforcement personnel in Pakistan's Punjab province have confirmed the arrest of at least 205 terror suspects, mostly Afghan nationals, in the last 24 hours, following a province-wide search and sweep operation.

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Five terrorists killed in Pak Punjab

Updated: Feb 19, 2017 09:24 IST

Lahore [Pakistan], Feb. 19 (ANI): Counter-terrorism personnel in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday confirmed the elimination of five suspected terrorists in Layyah district.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 19 (ANI): Pakistan's Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar has said a consensus must be reached within the country's political class for extending the tenure of military courts to counter the fresh wave of militancy gripping the country.

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New York [U.S.], Feb. 19 (ANI): A day after his unprecedented remark branding a certain section of the media as "the enemy of the American people," United States President Donald Trump continued bashing the press in his Florida rally, where he noted that fake stories were being churned against him without any usage of sources whatsoever.

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New York [U.S.], Feb. 19 (ANI): Carl Bernstein, the legendary journalist who helped uncover the Watergate scandal, tore into U.S. President Donald Trump's repeated attacks on the media saying that his constants barbs for the press are more treacherous than those of Richard Nixon, the president he helped bring down after his investigation.

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New York [U.S.], Feb. 19 (ANI): With President Donald Trump earning the ire of the global press by branding a certain section of the U.S. media as "the enemy of the American people," Senator John McCain chimed in and slammed Trump's by noting that dictators "get started by suppressing free press."

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New York [U.S.], Feb. 19 (ANI): Egyptian-born cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was serving a life sentence for plotting the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center and other terror attacks in New York, passed away in prison.

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Lahore [Pakistan], Feb. 19 (ANI): The death toll in the deadly Lal Shahbaz Qalandar attack has risen to 88 since Friday night.

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