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    Saudi Prince promises Israel billions of dollars to defeat Hezbollah :Report

    King Salman of Saudi Arabia plans to step down and announce his son as his successor next week, a source close to the country’s royal family told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan Hints At Taking Kashmir To International Court Of Justice

    Pakistan on Thursday indicated that it could take the issue of Kashmir to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) following the footsteps of India, which took the matter of death row.

    South Asia
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    Turkey withdraws troops from NATO drills amid widening rift

    Turkey has withdrawn its troops from a NATO military drill in Norway on Friday when Turkey’s founding leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were reportedly depicted as “enemies”.

    West Asia
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    14 Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces, 300 jailed

    Israeli regime forces have killed 14 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since the start of this year, according to a Palestinian statistics agency.

    West Asia
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    'Butcher of Bosnia' found guilty of genocide by UN court

    UN judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago.

    World
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    50 dead in Nigeria mosque bombing

    At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.

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     Trump's vision for Asia collides with Xi's

    Two regional trade strategies -- one from the United States and the other from China, reflecting competing geostrategic visions for Asia -- clashed last week in Vietnam where Asia-Pacific leaders.

    World
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    Hate crimes against Muslims, S. Asians rise in US

    There has been a 58 per cent increase in hate crimes against South Asians and a 19pc increase in hate-motivated attacks on Muslims, a South Asian advocacy group reported on Wednesday.

    World

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    Kirkuk marks opening shot of new Iran-US rivalry. So far, Iran wins

    Iraq's lightning offensive to recapture Kirkuk - and other disputed areas - has been greeted with quiet approval in Tehran. Suppressing Kurdish expansionism in Iraq is a key Iranian national.

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    Bangladesh caught in China-India rivalry

    With nearly a million ethnic Muslims taking refuge in Bangladesh in recent months to avoid torture in Myanmar, the government in Dhaka is caught in the brinkmanship of India and China, the two nations jockeying.

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    President Assad Will Outlast Trump Presidency: Envoy

    Trans Asia News spoke to Dr. Riad Abbas, Ambassador of Syrian Arab Republic to India on topics ranging from ongoing Astana negotiations to future American role and the reconstruction of the war ravaged country.

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    Jinnah did not want Partition: Ayesha Jalal

    When [people at American universities] think of South Asia, they primarily think of India and that has been a problem. One had to fight with this limitation. I have never taught a course on Pakistan.

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    Actor Tom Alter dies of skin cancer at 67

    Veteran film, television and theatre actor and Padma Shri Tom Alter has died aged 67. The renowned actor and one-time sports writer and author had been battling stage four skin cancer.

    Art and Culture
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    Film hated by Israel culture minister gets nominated for Oscars

    Israeli film "Foxtrot," which Culture Minister Miri Regev has castigated as an insult to the military, has won the country's best film award, making it a candidate for the Oscars.

    Art and Culture
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    1,800-year-old dot is first ‘zero’, say researchers

    A black dot on a third-century manuscript has been identified by Oxford University as the first recorded use of the mathematical symbol for ‘zero’, 500 years earlier than previously thought.

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    Afghanistan's 7,000 lost films, hidden from the Taliban, go digital

    The Taliban, who banned popular entertainment including cinema and music during their brutal 1996-2001, raided Afghanistan's state-run film company and burned several movie reels -- but thousands

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    March, the most popular month for local weddings in UAE, for divorces too

    A report published in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), recently has found that the most popular month for Emirati weddings is in March and ironically, the most popular month.

    Lifestyle
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    More than a 'kebab' nation: Turkey's chefs show world what's really cooking

    Turkey - Just before 6pm on a blustery autumn Saturday, Maksut Askar, head chef at Istanbul’s acclaimed Neolokal restaurant, is taking a break before dinner service begins. He has a busy few hours ahead of him.

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    Sleeping on back for pregnant women in last trimester could cause stillbirth

    A new study finds that pregnant women should sleep on their sides in their last trimester. According to researchers, sleeping on their back could cause stillbirth.

    Lifestyle
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    Google can now help you assess whether or not you have depression

    Google is now in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, USA, to help users gauge whether they are victims of depression or not, reported Huffington Post.

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    Afghanistan temporarily bans WhatsApp over ‘security concerns’

    In a move that can curb “freedom of expression”, the Afghanistan government has asked several private telecommunication companies to suspend WhatsApp and Telegram instant messaging services in the country.

    Technology
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    Indian seminary issues fatwa banning Muslims from posting pictures on social media

    The Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur has issued a fatwa prohibiting Muslim men and women from posting their or their families’ photographs on social media sites.

    Technology
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    Worn down by censors, Iran's Facebook shuts down

    The Iran's oldest social media network announced on Monday it is shutting down after years of battling censors, saying they had allowed foreign sites such as Instagram to take over.

    Technology
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    Email users at highest risk of cyber threats

    Email users are more than twice as likely to encounter cyber threats through emails than any other malware, a new report said on Wednesday.One out of every nine users would have received.

    Technology

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    Neaw Delhi Pollution Issue Dominates Social Media Conversations This Week

    Voted as one of the most populated cities in the world for several consecutive years, New Delhi, India’s bustling capital, is facing some serious health risks too. Due to over-population.

    Science
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    Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US

    Syria told the UN climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday that it would join the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only nation in the world opting to stay outside the landmark treaty.

    Science
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    2017 set to be hottest year: United Nations

    The year 2017 is on track to be the hottest year on record except for two warmed by El Nino phenomena, the United Nations' World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Monday.

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    Indoor pollution killed over 1.24 lakh across India in 2015, says Lancet report

    Indoor air pollution was linked to over 1.24 lakh deaths across India in 2015, a report published in Lancet – a noted medical journal – has stated. This count was higher than deaths caused by pollution.

    Science
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    US Navy crew grounded after pilot draws penis in the sky

    The incident took place in skies over Okanogan County in Washington state on Thursday, when a Navy E/A-18 Growler warplane flew the unusual air pattern.

    Off Track
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    Indian city bans begging ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit

    The daughter of the US president will join India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad later this month.

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    Indian teenager kills schoolmate to get exams postponed

    India arrested a teenager on Wednesday for allegedly slitting the throat of a seven-year-old schoolmate in hopes the murder would lead to an exam being postponed, federal investigators said.

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    Raping women in ripped jeans is a 'national duty': Egyptian lawyer

    An Egyptian lawyer has sparked outrage after claiming that raping and sexually harassing women in revealing clothing is a "national duty".Nabih al-Wahsh, a well-known conservative lawyer, made the remarks.

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