• Trump Under Fire After Sending Nasty Tweets About 'Disgusting' Ex-Miss Universe

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    Washington: Donal Trump came under intense scrutiny Friday after he disparaged former Miss Universe Alicia Machado in a series of scathing early morning statements on Twitter, including an accusation that she had appeared in a sex tape. His rival, Hillary Clinton, swiftly seized upon the attacks to characterize Trump as "unhinged." The Republican presidential nominee called Machado "disgusting" and a "con" and raised questions about her past in a series of tweets fired off between 3 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., his most negative comments after days of attacks on her. The former Miss Universe's story has d...Read More


  • Condemning Uri terror attack, France, Russia score direct hits against Pakistan

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    NEW DELHI: The international condemnation of the Uri terror attack that killed 18 soldiers saw two of the five Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) openly mention either Pakistan or Pakistan-based terrorist outfits. The comments fit in with India's policy objective of isolating Pakistan internationally over its continuing support for terrorism. The global condemnation of the attack and expressions of solidarity with India present a picture of contrast with the Pakistan's fresh and ineffective bid to canvas international support for its attempts to capitalize on the ongoing u...Read More


  • Russian election: Putin-backed party well ahead - exit polls

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    Russia: United Russia, backed by President Vladimir Putin, is well ahead in the nation's parliamentary election, taking more than 40%, exit polls suggest. However its vote, if confirmed, would be down on the 49% won in 2011. The nationalist LDPR and the Communist party are way behind, with 14-16% each. Liberal opposition parties appear to have failed to pass the 5% threshold needed for party-list representation, the polls say, though they could still get seats in individual constituencies. Natalia's struggle to be heard A test of legitimacy? Farce and swagger Country profile A VTsIOM exit ...Read More


  • Swedish appeals court upholds detention order for Assange

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    STOCKHOLM: A Swedish appeals court on Friday upheld a detention order for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, dismissing the latest attempt by the 45-year-old Australian to make prosecutors drop a rape investigation from 2010. The decision by the Svea Court of Appeal means that the arrest warrant stands for the 45-year-old computer hacker, who has avoided extradition to Sweden by seeking shelter at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012. Assange, who denies the rape allegation, has challenged the detention order several times. He says he fears he will be extradited to the United States to face...Read More


  • U.S. B-1B Bombers Fly Near North Korea Following Nuclear Test

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    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea : The United States on Tuesday sent two nuclear-capable supersonic bombers streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force meant to cow North Korea after its recent nuclear test. The B-1B bombers, escorted by U.S. and South Korean jets, were seen by an Associated Press photographer as they flew over Osan Air Base, which is 75 miles from the border with North Korea. The bombers were likely to return to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, without landing in South Korea. Such flyovers are common when always high animosity rises on the Korean Peninsula, which is technically in a state of war a...Read More