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Khashoggi died in fight at consulate, admits Saudi Arabia

Khashoggi died in fight at consulate, admits Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Journalist Jamal Khashoggi died as a result of a physical altercation inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Saudi Arabian official media reported on Friday. Two senior Saudi officials have been fired over the incident. Khashoggi was last seen on October 2 when he entered the consulate to obtain documents he needed to wed his Turkish


Canada revokes Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

Ottawa: Canada has formally stripped Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship over her inaction on military violence against the countrys Rohingya Muslims. Canadian Senators on Tuesday unanimously passed a measure revoking her citizenship and declaring the treatment of Rohingyas by Myanmar’s government to be a genocide. The same actions were

Macron defends multilateralism, Paris Agreement

United Nations: French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, as much anticipated, strongly defended multilateralism and the Paris Agreement on climate change at the ongoing General Debate of the 73rd UN General Assembly. “I do not accept the erosion of multilateralism and don’t accept our history unraveling,” Macron said. “Our children are watching.” The French President urged


US proposes blocking visas for those using public benefits

Washington: US President Donald Trump’s administration has revealed a plan to block visas and green cards for immigrants to come to or stay in the the country if they or their family use certain public benefits. The proposed rule announced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Saturday could make immigrants seeking to enter the


Abbott ousted, Turnbull sworn in as Australia’s 29th PM

Canberra, Sep 15: Former communications minister Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as Australia’s 29th prime minister on Tuesday and praised the man he ousted as a “great Australian”. He was sworn in by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove and pledged his allegiance to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth-II at a hastily organised ceremony at Government House in Canberra earlier


US stresses important and growing relationship with India

As India replaced its top diplomat with the nation’s ambassador in the US, a day after President Barack Obama’s visit to India, Washington stressed its “important and growing relationship with India.” “I think, clearly, that’s up to the Government of India,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said when asked to comment on Indian foreign secretary

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Tourist heaven Goa caught in its bikini politics

A master of witty anecdotes, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar once liberally used a popular bikini adage to make a point about governance and number crunching. “Statistics are like a woman wearing a bikini. What they reveal is vital. What they hide is even more vital,” Parrikar would often say to peals of laughter from

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Indians prefer partner who votes

You’re not just a good citizen if you cast your vote, but also a preferred candidate for a marriage alliance, it has emerged in a survey about the importance of politics in a search for a partner. Online matrimony website Shaadi.com conducted the poll, which drew responses from over 9,600 urban youth in the age

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The Big Budget Theory

It is students vs Abbott government this season which is keeping the heat quotient up throughout the Australian winter. It would be almost miraculous for any country to present a budget which satisfies every citizen and every resident from all walks and all phases of life. Australia isn’t facing anything different in this regard. While