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Who will be the next POTUS?

Washington, DC: Following an intense, exhilarating and then exhausting campaign of 18 months, the world awaits the answer to this question, which it will know in a matter of hours. The two candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald John Trump tried to catch up with as many destinations at the hustings as they could at the […]

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Foreign policy: Trump trumps or Clinton clinches?

The US goes to vote after a year of long, bitter campaigning here is a brief look at the difference in the foreign policy issues between Trump and Clinton. Syria/IS Both candidates claimed to have a better plan to defeat Islamic State (IS) and projected toughness on terror. While Trump accused Hillary of “founding” IS by creating instability […]

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Being Hillary-ous, getting Trump-ed

[stextbox id=”info”]A summary of the debates, opinion polls, allegations and counter-allegations by the two camps in between[/stextbox] Washington, DC: As October started, Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton-led Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump in the RealClearPolitics head-to-head average 47.4% to 44.7%. In the four-way race, Clinton led Trump 43.7% to 41.1% with Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson at 7.0% and Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein at 2.3%. The politics of […]

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ISIS strikes in Yemen, 25 police recruits killed

Mukalla, Yemen: Yemeni officials reported that a suicide bombing killed at least 25 police recruits in the city of Mukalla, Yemen on Monday. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. This is the latest in a series of jolts that this war-ravaged country has been going through. The attack took place where the recruits were queuing outside […]

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Terrorist attack at Brussels airport and subway systems

March 22, 2016, Brussels: At least 26 people, according to Belgian officials, have been killed and many more have been injured following attacks on transport infrastructure in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Authorities have stated one of the explosions, at approximately 08:00 (Central European Time, UTC+1) in the check-in area at Brussels Airport, was likely conducted […]

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In-principle approval to LIGO-India

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its in-principle approval to the LIGO-India mega science proposal for research on gravitational waves. The proposal, known as LIGO-India project (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in India) is piloted by the Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Science and Technology (DST). The approval […]

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US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies

Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, died at the age of 79, according to a Saturday afternoon statement by Chief Justice John G. Roberts. Reports indicate Scalia died of apparently natural causes while on a trip this weekend inTexas. He was nominated for his Supreme Court position by President Ronald Reagan […]

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Saudi Arabia executes 47, including Shi’ah cleric, as ‘terrorists’

Riyadh: Saudi Arabian officials have said they have executed 47 people whom courts convicted as terrorists. Officials said the executions were not done in public. Saudi cleric Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh in justifying the executions cited Saudi Arabia’s interpretation of Sharia Lawand said the executions prevented the accused from committing further crime, calling it a […]

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Petition calls for ban on Trump’s entry into UK

London — A petition reached over 300,000 signatures today urging Donald Trump, considered the front-runner to become the Republican Party‘s candidate for President of the United States, be banned from entering the United Kingdom. This follows Mr Trump’s comments that Muslims should be blocked from entering the US. Also, Scotland‘s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, removed […]

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Car bomb kills Yemen govt official

Aden, Yemen — Yesterday, at least seven people including Aden, Yemen governor Jaafar Mohammed Saad died in a car bomb attack on their convoy in the city of Aden, according to local officials. An online claim of responsibility on behalf of militant group ISIS called Saad a “tyrant”. An online post purportedly from the group […]