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Colombian President Santos to donate Nobel prize money to conflict victims

Updated: Oct 10, 2016 09:00 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 10 (ANI): Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who was awarded the 2016 Nobel peace prize for his work to bring peace to his country and for signing a peace deal last month with the country's FARC rebels to end 52 years of war, has said that he will donate the money from the prize to help the victims of the conflict in his country.

He was awarded the prize for reaching a peace agreement with the FARC rebel group last month.

The deal was rejected a few days later by Colombian voters in a referendum. He made the announcement in the city of Bojaya, in the north-western region of Choco, after taking part religious ceremony for people affected by the conflict. (ANI)

Seoul [South Korea], Mar. 24 (ANI): South Korea on Friday protested Japan's history textbooks for high school, which reflect Tokyo's repeated territorial claims to a pair of rocky islets lying halfway between the two countries.

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Manila [Philippines], Mar. 24 (ANI): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte while looking forward to his second trip to China this May to attend the "One Belt, One Road" Summit said on Friday said that he can 'choose friends who are kind and understanding'.

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New York [USA], Mar. 24 (ANI): A Hawaii federal judge, who ruled against U.S. President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, has received threat messages, the FBI said.

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London [UK], Mar. 24 (ANI): At least one person was killed and three others were injured after an explosion in a suburb of the Egyptian capital of Cairo today interestingly on the same day as ousted former president Hosni Mubarak was released from prison.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 24 (ANI): Pakistan on Friday confirmed its participation in a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan to be held next month in Russia.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Ousted former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on Friday walked free after six years.

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London [U.S.], Mar. 24 (ANI): Londoners trickled into Trafalgar Square for a vigil, a day after a deadly terror attack near the premises of the British Parliament rocked the city.

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New York [U.S.], Mar. 24 (ANI): In an attempt to break the resistance of House Republicans refusing to pass the health care bill that is taking a toll on his new administration, President Donald Trump has issued an ultimatum.

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Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 24 (ANI): The United States has warned that the militant Islamic State (IS) group has stepped up its efforts in recruiting young people from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 24 (ANI): Seven Taliban leaders are currently in Islamabad as Pakistan is making attempts to convince them to engage in peace talks ahead of a crucial meeting in Moscow in April.

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New York [U.S.], Mar. 24 (ANI): Following the security breach incident in which a man gained access to the White House grounds by jumping the fence, at least six Secret Service employees are expected to face disciplinary action.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 24 (ANI): Pakistan's National Day grand parade, for the first time, included Chinese troops, underlining the deepening ties between China and Islamabad.

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Pumped up Trump drives a truck

Updated: Mar 24, 2017 07:12 IST

London [U.K.], Mar. 24 (ANI): Amid the battle over the health care bill yet to be passed, United States President Donald Trump found time to indulge in some fanfare.

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London [U.K.], Mar. 24 (ANI): The Taliban has captured a key district in Helmand province, which was once considered a deadly battlefield for the British and the U.S. troops in Afghanistan, as reported by The Guardian.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Two people were injured after a munition depot in eastern Ukraine caught fire, causing the weapons to detonate, as reported by Sputnik International.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Pakistan on Thursday asserted that Islamabad had always tried to maintain cordial relations with all of its neighbours and expressed hope that its ties with New Delhi would improve in the near future.

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House delays health care bill to Friday

Updated: Mar 24, 2017 05:21 IST

New York [U.S.A.], Mar. 24 (ANI): The House will vote on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare on Friday morning, following a day of multiple high-level meetings, which one senior administration official describing the meeting with one word - intense.

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Actor Kal Penn targets Trump administration

Updated: Mar 24, 2017 03:52 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Hollywood actor and longtime Obama supporter Kal Penn took to Twitter to post a series of searingly sarcastic tweets that target the low participation of 'people of colour' in the current White House or the GOP, led by President Donald Trump.

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New York [U.S.A.], Mar. 24 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has defended claims he made in his stint as a political leader in an interview given to the Time magazine published on Thursday.

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Geneva [Switzerland], Mar. 23 (ANI): After the Pakistani delegation at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) interrupted the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) representatives to speak on the issue of gross human rights violation with the Balochi people due to the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, the international community on Thursday sidelined the former's request and asked the representatives to complete their statement.

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