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UN chief condemns Uri attack, extends condolence

Updated: Sep 19, 2016 09:30 IST

New York [USA], Sept. 19 (ANI): United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the attack on the Indian Army base in Uri which killed 17 soldiers yesterday.

A statement from the spokesman for Ban Ki-moon said, "The Secretary-General condemns today's militant attack in Uri, India-administered Jammu and Kashmir. He expresses his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the soldiers who lost their lives and to the Government of India. He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. The Secretary-General hopes that the perpetrators of this crime will be identified and brought to justice."

The statement said that the UN is closely following the developments in the case and shares the concerns of people living in the region for peace.

"The Secretary-General hopes that all involved will prioritize the re-establishment of stability and prevent any further loss of life. He encourages all stakeholders to meet their respective responsibilities to maintain peace and stability," the statement added.

17 Indian Army soldiers were killed yesterday in an encounter with the terrorists at the Army Brigade headquarters in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir. This is the highest casualty the army has suffered in a single attack in years.

All four terrorists involved in the attack were killed in what has emerged as worse than the attack on the Pathankot air base earlier in January this year, in which seven army men were killed. (ANI)

Charsadda blast death toll rises to seven

Updated: Feb 21, 2017 18:19 IST

Charsadda [Pakistan], Feb 21 (ANI): The death from the three blasts that took place outside a court in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda district today has risen to seven.

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London [United Kingdom], Feb.21 (ANI): The resistance against the multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) reached London, when Baloch and Sindhi activists staged a protest outside the Chinese embassy.

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New Delhi [India], Feb 21 (ANI): Eagles are reportedly being trained by France to attack drones on suspicions that ISIS could carry out a possible terror attack on its soil.

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Charsadda [Pakistan], Feb 21 (ANI): At least four people have reportedly been killed and as many as 12 wounded after three blasts occurred through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda district today.

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Charsadda [Pakistan], Feb 21 (ANI): With the nation still reeling from the two blasts in Lahore and Sehwan, twin blasts have been reportedly ripped through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda district today.

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Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb. 21 (ANI): Bangladesh paid tribute to the martyrs of the Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day today.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 21 (ANI): Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has told the Senate that the country's Army had been allowed to take action against terrorists across the border after strong evidence of Afghan soil being used to launch recent acts of terrorism in the country was obtained.

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Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Feb. 21 (ANI): Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that security arrangements along its border with Afghanistan are to fight terrorists of all hue and colour.

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New York [USA], Feb. 21 (ANI): Despite the calls for boycotts, fragrance sold under Ivanka Trump's line is currently a top seller on Amazon.

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New York [USA], Feb. 21 (ANI): On Presidents Day, thousands of Americans took to streets on Monday to denounce incumbent President Donald Trump.

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Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb. 21 (ANI): As the world celebrates International Mother Language Day it would be right to say that this day holds much more significance to Bangladesh, which will today pay homage to its language movement heroes.

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Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb. 21 (ANI): As the clock struck midnight, Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid led the nation in paying tributes by placing wreaths at Central Shaheed Minar to pay homage to the language movement heroes on International Mother Language Day .

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Sydney [Australia], Feb. 21 (ANI): A plane with five people on board has crashed into the side of a shopping centre near Essendon Airport, in Melbourne's north, sparking a fire at the centre.

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Pence admits being 'disappointed' with Flynn

Updated: Feb 21, 2017 04:20 IST

New York [USA], Feb. 21 (ANI): U.S. Vice President Mike Pence for the first time while publicly commenting on Michael Flynn said that he was "disappointed" that former the national security adviser misled him about his conversation with the Russian ambassador.

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New York [USA], Feb. 21 (ANI): A police officer, while responding to a car crash incident, was shot dead on Monday in Whittier, Los Angeles, according to investigators.

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British Parliament debates Trump's UK visit

Updated: Feb 21, 2017 02:40 IST

London [UK], Feb. 21 (ANI): U.S President Donald Trump was accused of behaving "like a petulant child," during a British Parliament debate on his state visit.

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Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 21 (ANI): President Donald Trump has named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a career Army officer and strategist, as his new national security advisor as a replacement of Michael Flynn.

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Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Feb. 21 (ANI): North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia, on Monday, denied identifying the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): As the U.S. President Donald Trump, on Monday, wished America a 'Happy Presidents Day,' thousands of protesters are gearing up for demonstration against him on his special day.

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