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Islamabad rejected the Indian account, saying cross-border fire killed two Pakistani soldiers. As for "surgical strikes" are concerned, even the UN Military Observers' Group in India and Pakistan has confirmed that nothing of the sort has happened, confirming Islamabad's firm position that India was just trying to play with galleries.
  • A surge in ivory poaching has killed off %20 of African elephants

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    The number of African elephants dropped by about 111,000 in the past decade as a result of poaching, a report released at the Johannesburg conference on the wildlife trade has found. South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday opened the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Johannesburg , a gathering which will discuss key wildlife conservation issues.
  • Forces push deeper into key IS-held northern town

    Forces push deeper into key IS-held northern town

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    ISIL, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, is another name for ISIS, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. "As Daesh [ISIS] loses ground, they are becoming more desperate and, as a result, we have seen an increase in chemical attacks across Kurdistan", Iraq's Kurdish Gen.
  • Defiant North Korea Says It Must 'Go Nuclear' To Defend Itself

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    Beijing has been applying more pressure on its neighbor to stop nuclear weapons development in violation of worldwide sanctions. Eric Heginbotham and Richard Samuels said that as part of a set of incentives to China, Washington "might also agree, after consulting South Korea, to withdraw THAAD from the peninsula when North Korean nuclear weapons no longer pose a threat".
  • 'Missile from Russian Federation shot down MH17'- Dutch-led investigators

    'Missile from Russian Federation shot down MH17'- Dutch-led investigators

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    The next phase of the investigation will involve interviewing suspects and tracing the chain of command within the separatists in Ukraine, to identify who gave the order to fire the missile. In eastern Ukraine, parts of which the separatists call the Donetsk People's Republic, rebel Eduard Basurin told Interfax that his forces had "no such air-defense systems" and could not have downed MH17.
  • Gabon's President Bongo Sworn in After Disputed Election

    Gabon's President Bongo Sworn in After Disputed Election

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    But most regional heavyweights stayed away. Government spokesman Alain Claude Bili-By-Nze said the make up of the new government might not be announced until Sunday. Responding to the criticism, Bongo said he had little interest in the opinions of the worldwide community. EU's foreign affairs diplomat, considering the court's failure to satisfactorily rectify anomalies, argued that the Gabonese people can rightfully question the fairness of the electoral process.
  • How Clinton's debate win could change the race

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    Ted Cruz is willing to lend a hand to Donald Trump , he said Tuesday. He also criticized the administration's subsequent delivery of over $1 billion to Iran in cash, in what has been described by many as a ransom payment for captured U.S.
  • Police rescue missing teen after finding three bodies

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    The latter revelation came with the news that a teen of the same age had been arrested Sunday in the murders of Christopher Yost, 34, Jennifer Goodwill Yost, 39, and Arthur William Boucher , 28, at the Yost home at 401 S. "We do believe this was a specific home that was targeted by these suspects". Katlynn knew the suspects, but police would not confirm whether she was involved in a romantic relationship with either of the men.
  • Bosnian prosecutor to probe referendum on disputed holiday

    Bosnian prosecutor to probe referendum on disputed holiday

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    Sunday's vote asks residents of Republika Srpska whether to maintain a national holiday on January 9, despite a ruling of Bosnia's constitutional court that the date discriminates against non-Serbs. The Republic Commission, which administered the referendum, said around 680,000 people out of a total electorate of 1.2 million voted 99.81 percent in favor of establishing the holiday .
  • Shell that hit Iraqi base contained sulfur-mustard agent

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    Mr Fallon would not say how long the battle might last but said he hoped it would not be "too long" before the city was free. An RAF base on the Greek island of Cyprus will be the key mounting base for an offensive in Mosul . "They detect the missile as it is launched ". A Typhoon pilot added: "We are aware of the threat". "We've been doing a lot and it's at their pace", he said.
  • Hillary Clinton declared 'fit to serve as president' by doctor

    Hillary Clinton declared 'fit to serve as president' by doctor

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    It was not until hours later that Clinton's campaign released a statement from Bardack revealing the pneumonia diagnosis. "I have just examined her and she is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely", Bardack added at the time. In addition to her positive assessment of Clinton, Bardack also listed all medications the Democratic hopeful is taking and listed other treatments she received this year - none of which were serious in nature.