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Kabul [Afghanistan], Jan. 8 (ANI): The United States will deploy around 300 soldiers in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

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London [UK], Jan. 8 (ANI): Former Portuguese president and prime minister, Mario Soares, a central figure in the country's return to democracy in the 1970s after decades of dictatorship, has died at the age of 92.

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Kabul [Afghanistan], Jan. 8 (ANI): Eight coalmine workers in Tala wa Barfak district in Baghlan have been shot dead by a group of fighters affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

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Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 8 (ANI): At least 23 people have been injured in clashes between protestors and government supporters at the launch of Southern Development Project, a special industrial zone in Hambantota which many see as federal government's initiative to sell the port and the land to the Chinese investors.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 8 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Andleeb Abbas, in a letter to the Principal Secretary of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has asked about the legal expenses that Premier and his family members were bearing with regards to the Panamagate case.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 8 (ANI): Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has passed an ordinance to disbar public servants seeking benefit under the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) plea bargain and voluntary return laws.

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Washington .D.C. [USA], Jan. 8 (ANI): President-elect Donald Trump, who has been refusing to believe conclusions reached by the US intelligence agencies of Russian involvement in the 2016 election, has defended his belief that closer ties with Moscow would be good for Washington.

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New York [U.S.], Jan. 7 (ANI): Around 50 people have been killed and 80 more injured in a deadly car bombing in the rebel-held city of Azaz in northern Syria on Saturday.

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Dhaka [Bangladesh], Jan. 7 (ANI): Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has announced for a countrywide agitation on Sunday to mark the third anniversary of the January 5 election which it calls as "Democracy Killing Day".

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Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 7 (ANI): Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has said that the new United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has agreed to play the role of an "honest broker" to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan.

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New York [United States], Jan.7 (ANI): Poets Alfred Corn from the United States, Ladan Osman from Somalia, Jonathan Cohen and Indran Amrithanayagam from the United States, ko ko Thett from Myanmar, Lola Koundakjian from Armenia, Denize Lauture from Haiti and Abhay K. from India came together at the prestigious Poets House in New York to read from a blazing new international poetry anthology on the capitals cities of the world edited by poet-diplomat Abhay K. titled CAPITALS on the evening of 5th January.

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Sheikhupura [Pakistan], Jan. 7 (ANI): At least six alleged terrorists of banned outfits were killed by the personnel of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in a targeted operation in the wee hours of Saturday.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 7 (ANI): Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that there are no plans by the government to extend the term of military courts as there term expires, adding that the cases will be transferred to anti-terrorism courts.

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Karachi [Pakistan], Jan. 7 (ANI): Sindh Governor Justice (retd) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui has refused to ratify the forced controversial bill, following strident protests by various groups.

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Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 7 (ANI): U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has said that his meeting with intelligence officials on the intelligence community's report on Russian related hacking was 'constructive'.

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Florida [United States], Jan. 7 (ANI): At least five people have been shot dead and over eight injured after a gunman opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida early today morning.

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New York [US], Jan. 7 (ANI): An independent United Nations expert will assess the human rights situation in Myanmar starting next week, it was announced yesterday, following increasing concerns about civilians in Kachin State and the escalating violence in Rakhine State.

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Lahore [Pakistan], Jan. 7 (ANI): Baloch Human Rights Organisation (BHRO) has said that a total of 2,578 families have been displaced in Balochistan in order to make way for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 6 (ANI): Pakistan on Friday announced that it has submitted a dossier to the new United Nations' Secretary General Antonio Guterres over Indian interference in Islamabad, which was aimed at "destabilizing" the nation.

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Lahore [Pakistan], Jan. 6 (ANI): Former chief of army staff (COAS) General (retd) Raheel Sharif on Friday was appointed as the chief of Islamic military alliance and posted in Saudi Arabia, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said.

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