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‘Sharp increase’ in Pakistan’s efforts to illegally get N-tech: Berlin Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times
The German government believes there has been a “sharp increase” in Pakistan’s activities in recent years to illegally procure technology used in nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) weapons, according to official documents.
Student gunman kills 2, wounds 3 at California high school before shooting self Hindu
A California high school student on his 16th birthday opened fire on campus on Thursday, killing a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy and wounding three other teens before shooting himself in the head, officials said.
Donald Trump has admitted to bribery, says Nancy Pelosi as impeachment probe intensifies Hindustan Times
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday President Donald Trump already has admitted to bribery in the Ukraine scandal at the heart of a Democratic-led inquiry, accusing him of an impeachable offence under the U.S. Constitution.
Pakistan plans to amend Army Act to allow Jadhav appeal against conviction in civilian court: Report Pioneer
Pakistan is planning to allow death-row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav the right to file an appeal against his conviction in a civilian court by amending its laws, according to a media report. Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism" after a closed trial in April 2017. India has maintained that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy.
China, India, Russia doing 'absolutely nothing' to clean up their smokestacks, plants: Trump Pioneer
US President Donald Trump has said countries like China, India and Russia are doing "absolutely nothing" to clean up their smokestacks and  industrial plants and the garbage that they drop in sea floats into Los Angeles. Terming climate change as a "very complex issue", Trump said he considers himself to be, “in many ways, an environmentalist, believe it or not".
Iran producing 5.5 kgs of low-enriched uranium daily, says its atomic energy chief Hindustan Times
The head of Iran’s nuclear program said on Monday that the country is now producing more low-enriched uranium daily, after restarting an underground lab. Ali Akbar Salehi of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran made the comments as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also called on hard-liners to support the country’s troubled nuclear deal, saying it could open up international arms sales for the Islamic Republic next year.
Donald Trump says Baghdadi’s top replacement also killed by US troops Hindustan Times
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the person likely to be first in line to replace Islamic State’s slain leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has also been “terminated.” “Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops. Most likely would have taken the top spot - Now he is also Dead!” Trump tweeted.
Pak Islamists camp in as PM Imran Khan refuses to budge Imtiaz Ahmad, Hindustan Times
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan ruled out any reprieve for jailed opposition leaders, saying that any agreement with them would be tantamount to treachery. In a Facebook post, Khan said the protesters encamped in Islamabad were only interested in striking a deal like the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO)- which allows opposition leaders currently in jail or facing charges to walk free.
Gas canister being used to cook breakfast in Pakistan train explodes, kills at least 65 Hindustan Times
A fire swept through a Pakistani train on Thursday, killing at least 65 people and injuring nearly 40 after a gas canister that passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded, government officials said. The fire destroyed three of the train’s carriages near the town of Rahim Yar Khan in the south of Punjab province. It was on its way from the southern city of Karachi to Rawalpindi, near the capital, with many people going to a religious conference.
US House approves procedure to impeach President Donald Trump Lalit K Jha, Mint
The US House of Representative on Thursday voted to approve the process to impeach President Donald Trump, the third time in the history of the modern presidency. The 435-member lower chamber of the US Congress passed the measure establishing rules for open hearings and the questioning of witnesses by members and staff by 232-196 votes.
Islamic State confirms Baghdadi dead, vows revenge Hindu
Islamic State confirmed Baghdadi's demise in an audio tape posted online and said a successor it identified only as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Quraishi had been appointed. The Islamic State militant group confirmed on October 31 that its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a weekend raid by U.S. forces in northwestern Syria and it vowed revenge against the United States.
China warns US criticism on Uighurs not 'helpful' for trade talks Aljazeera
The United States and 22 other countries at the United Nations pushed China on Tuesday to stop detaining ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, prompting China's UN envoy to warn it was not "helpful" for ongoing trade talks between Beijing and Washington. 
Baghdadi given burial at sea, afforded religious rites: US officials Reuters
The United States has given the remains of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a burial at sea and afforded him religious rites according to Islamic custom after he was killed in a U.S. commando raid in Syria on Saturday, three officials told Reuters.
UK's Boris Johnson seeks 12 December election to break Brexit impasse Mint
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday that the only way to break Britain's Brexit impasse is a general election, and he will ask Parliament to approve a national poll for Dec. 12. Johnson said he would ask lawmakers to vote Monday on a motion calling for an early election.
British police find 39 bodies in truck container near London TribuneIndia
British police found the bodies of 39 people in a truck container at an industrial estate to the east of London on Wednesday. Police said the truck was believed to have come from Bulgaria and to have entered Britain at Holyhead in Wales on Saturday. The driver, a 25-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.
Donald Trump lifts Turkey sanctions, quits ‘blood-stained’ Syria Hindustan Times
President Donald Trump ended sanctions against Turkey on Wednesday, drawing a line under American involvement in “blood-stained” Syria, as Turkish and Russian troops seized territory previously held by US troops and their beleaguered Kurdish allies. “Let someone else fight over this long blood-stained sand,” Trump said in a White House speech that formalized the ceding of power in northern Syria to Ankara and increasingly influential Moscow.
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg says Libra won’t launch until US approves Julie Verhage & Kurt Wagner, Mint
Mark Zuckerberg defended Facebook Inc.’s Libra project ahead of congressional testimony, saying the cryptocurrency won’t be launched without approval from the US government.
Pak to earn Rs 258 cr per annum from Kartarpur pilgrims Pioneer
Pakistan is expected to earn up to Indian Rs 258 crore per annum -- about Pakistani Rs 571 crore -- from pilgrims visiting Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, the final resting place of founder of Sikhism Shri Guru Nanak Dev, officials said on Monday.
US dream shattered, 311 Indians land in Delhi after deportation from Mexico Pioneer
More than 300 Indians, including one woman, who were deported by Mexican immigration authorities for illegally entering the country to sneak into the US, landed here on Friday morning, their American dream of a better life and jobs in the US shattered.
Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers, say officials Indian Express
An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered to offer Friday players, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, said the militant attack wounded 36 others. He said it was not immediately clear if the mosque was attacked by a suicide bomber or some other type of bombing.
Brexit vote on knife-edge as PM Boris Johnson sells deal ahead of Super Saturday Prasun Sonwalkar, Hindustan Times
The minority Boris Johnson government hobbled by dwindling strength in recent weeks was on Friday grappling to win majority support in the House of Commons when the revised Brexit agreement reached on Thursday is debated and put to vote on Saturday. In power since 2017 with support from the 10-member Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the Johnson government has been forced to seek new supporters after the Northern Ireland-based party announced it would vote against the agreement on what is called a ‘Super Saturday’.
One Child dead as Strong 6.4-Magnitude Earthquake rattles Southern Philippines' Mindanao News18
A child was killed in a strong 6.4-magnitude quake that hit the southern Philippines on Wednesday, a local mayor said, as houses collapsed, power was knocked out and a shopping mall burst into flames.
35 Foreigners dead as bus collides with excavator in Saudi: Report NDTV
Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus collided with another heavy vehicle near the Muslim holy city of Medina, Saudi state media said on Thursday. The accident on Wednesday involved a collision between "a private chartered bus... with a heavy vehicle (loader)" near the western Saudi Arabian city, a spokesman for Medina police said, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
Won't hold vote for impeachment probe against Trump: US House Speaker NDTV
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that the House of Representatives does not plan at this time to hold a full vote to authorize an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, while House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff pointed to information gathered in witness testimony despite a 'complete effort by the administration to stonewall' the probe.
UN chief could discuss Kashmir issue at UNGA: UN spokesman Hindu
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is likely to use the opportunity of discussions during the high-level UN General Assembly session that begins here next week to raise the Kashmir issue, the UN chief’s spokesperson has said.
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