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Snowstorm hits US northeast region, knocks out power

Hundreds of thousands of people were without power Wednesday as the winter blast that wreaked havoc across the United States’ midsection roared into the Northeast. Heavy snow and periods of bone-chilling rain grounded flights, shuttered schools, snarled traffic, and cut ...

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Over 1,100 migrants rescued off Italy

The Italian navy has rescued more than 1,100 migrants from nine large rafts in the waters south of Sicily, the latest arrivals from North Africa. Patrol helicopters identified the overcrowded rafts on Wednesday and four navy vessels participated in the ...

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Ambassador Jilani discusses Pak-US ties with key Congressman

WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (APP): Pakistans Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani visited the Capitol Hill to meet with Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, a Republican from New Jersey, and Chairman Defense Appropriations sub-committee and discussed Pakistan-U.S. relations. Ambassador Jilani had ...

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Russia says now is not the time for U.N. resolution on aid to Syria

As Western and Arab nations prepared to push for a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for better access to aid in war-torn Syria, Russia said on Wednesday that now was not the right time for such a move. The United ...

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Bus crash in Nepal kills 14

A bus veered off a mountain highway in Nepal and plunged into a river, killing 14 people and injuring seven others. Government administrator Shiva Raj Joshi says the bus skidded off the Sidhartha highway before dawn Thursday and rolled 300 ...

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US downgrades India’s air safety ranking, brings it below Pakistan

NEW DELHI, (SANA): US aviation authorities have downgraded India’s safety ranking in a “disappointing” and “surprising” move, below that of Pakistan, with fears that it will hit air links between the countries, India’s aviation minister said Friday. The US Federal ...

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Negotiations with TTP is Pakistan’s internal matter: US

WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (APP): The United States sees Islamabad’s move to hold talks with Tehreek-Taliban Pakistan as the country’s internal matter, the State Department said. “We of course are closely following the recent developments and reports. The issue of whether ...

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At least 11 dead in Bangladesh boat accident: police

A boat packed with labourers and their children caught fire and capsized in a river in northeastern Bangladesh leaving at least 11 people dead and others missing, police said Tuesday. The boat was thought to be ferrying around 100 passengers ...

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Iran nuclear deal possible in six months

Sweden’s foreign minister, the latest high-level Western diplomat to visit Tehran, said on Tuesday that a comprehensive international nuclear agreement with Iran is possible within six months, media reported. “If there is a good will on both sides a deal ...

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U.S. discusses Afghan troop levels; Kabul holds talks with Taliban

U.S. President Barack Obama met his senior military commanders to discuss the American presence in Afghanistan as officials in Kabul confirmed President Hamid Karzai’s government has been holding secret talks with Taliban insurgents. The United States said it welcomed any ...

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