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Germany to deport 12,000 Afghan refugees

Updated: Nov 18, 2016 13:02 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Nov. 18 (ANI): Germany will reportedly repatriate more than 12,500 Afghan refugees as the officials state that the security situation in Afghanistan is safe enough for their return.

A newspaper in Germany said in a report on Thursday that the issue was mentioned in a German Interior Ministry document, which is said to be the government's formal reply to a question posed by the leftist party Die Linke, reports the Khaama Press.

It states that about five percent of the nearly 2,47,000 Afghans, who arrived in Germany by the end of September, will probably have to return to their homeland because the security situation there is stable enough for them to be repatriated.

According to the paper, 27 rejected Afghan asylum seekers have been deported from Germany this year as compared to nine in 2015.

This comes after Afghanistan and the European Union recently signed an agreement allowing the union's member states to deport an unlimited number of Afghan asylum seekers. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): There will be no major escalation in security measures in the metropolitan cities of India - Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai - following the major terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday.

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London [U.K.], Mar. 23 (ANI): The Met Police have confirmed that five people, including the attacker, died and at least 40 were injured in the major terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday here.

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New York [U.S.A.], Mar. 23 (ANI): Donald Trump Jr is facing criticism for posting a distasteful tweet featuring London Mayor Sadiq Khan hours after a major terror attack on the Houses of Parliament in London, which left four, including a police officer, dead.

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New York [U.S.A.], Mar. 23 (ANI): Following a major terror attack on the U.K. Parliament in London, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has stepped up security measures in the United States.

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London [U.K.], Mar. 23 (ANI): U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has described the major terror attack on the Parliament, which shook the nation on Wednesday, as "sick and depraved."

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): In the wake of the attack on the U.K. Parliament on Wednesday, Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has shown solidarity with London and has assured that there was no Indian casualty reported.

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London [UK], Mar. 23 (ANI): The lockdown of Westminster following the attack on the U.K. Parliament seems to be over, after several hours.

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London [UK], Mar. 23 (ANI): The U.K. Parliament has confirmed it would be open as usual on Thursday despite the attack on it and the lockdown of Westminster.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): Following the attack on the U.K. Parliament on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed condolence to the victims and their families.

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London [U.K.], Mar. 23 (ANI): Four people have died, including a police officer, and at least 20 people injured in a major

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London [UK], Mar. 22 (ANI): A woman has been killed in a terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament here and several have been severely injured, while the assailant who stabbed a police officer has been shot by security forces.

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London [U.K.], Mar. 22 (ANI): In an attack at the Houses of Parliament here, which is being presently treated as an act of terrorism, a policeman was stabbed and the apparent attacker was shot by officers.

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New York [U.S.], Mar. 22 (ANI): With the U.S. banning passengers from bringing laptops and other large electronic devices on some flights from the Middle East and Africa, Emirates Airlines has expressed dismay at the development and asserted that the airline's home airport in Dubai was as safe as any other in Asia, Europe or the Americas.

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New York [U.S.], Mar. 22 (ANI): Belgium marked one year since the ISIS terror attacks with a memorial service at Zaventem airport on Wednesday morning, and a emotional figure could be seen among the crowd trying to hold back tears as she was lauded for her bravery- Nidhi Chaphekar, the Jet Airways flight attendant, whose image of sitting shell-shocked with her clothes ripped was burned into the world's memory.

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Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 22 (ANI): A grenade was hurled at a government girls' high school in Balochistan's Killa Abdullah district near Pak-Afghan border today, however, no loss of life was reported from the attack.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 22 (ANI): Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on Wednesday said the court would during the next hearing on March 27 take a decision about whether social media websites in Pakistan, providing a platform to blasphemous content, should be banned or not.

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Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar. 22 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena left on a three-day official visit to Russia beginning today on the invitation extended by his counterpart Vladimir Putin.

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Bangkok [Thailand], Mar. 22 (ANI): Storage of data is an essential part of digital transformation in modern era. NTT Communications, one of the largest IT service providers in the world, runs system integration and network services in the Mekong area of Thailand.

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Beijing [China], March 22 (ANI): At least two children died and more than 20 others were injured during a stampede at an elementary school bathroom Wednesday in Central China's Henan Province.

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Reko Diq case: World Bank rules against Pak

Updated: Mar 22, 2017 12:51 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 22 (ANI): An arbitration tribunal of the World Bank's International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has ruled against Pakistan with regard to the unlawful denial of a mining lease for the Reko Diq project in 2011.

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