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Pakistan invites India for talks on Kashmir.

Pakistan has invited India for talks on Kashmir, saying it is the “international obligation” of both the countries to resolve the issue.  Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said in a statement that Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale was called to hand over a letter of invitation for talks.

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US election: Trump team 'must disclose pro-Russia ties'

Hillary Clinton's manager has said that Donald Trump's campaign team must disclose all pro-Russia links, following new allegations in the New York Times. The paper said ledgers earmarked 12.7 million US dollars in undisclosed cash payments from a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine to Mr Trump's campaign head Paul Manafort between 2007 and 2012. His lawyer said Mr Manafort had not received any such payments.

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Indian Premier vows his country will not bow down to terrorism.

 

 

Dressed in a white kurta and a turban streaked in shades of orange, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his speech to mark the 70th Independence Day, has underlined the government's mantra of "reform, perform and transform".
He also sent out a message that India will not tolerate or bow down to terrorism. In his 90-minute address from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Modi made no reference to the situation

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Boko Haram video shows captives

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video showing some of the schoolgirls they abducted from the northern town of Chibok.Some 50 girls are shown with a gunman who demands the release of fighters in return for the girls, and says some girls died in air strikes.

The government says it is in touch with the militants behind the video. A journalist who had contact with Boko Haram has been declared a wanted man by the Nigerian army. The group is said to be holding more than 200 of the 276 final-year girls it seized from a school in April 2014.

Swiss train attacker and one victim dead

A 34-year-old woman who was injured in an attack by a knifeman on a Swiss train has died in hospital. The attacker, a 27-year-old Swiss man, also died on Sunday. Five other people were hurt when the man set fire to the train and stabbed passengers in the attack on Saturday.

Two of them, including a six-year-old child, are in a serious condition. Police have said that, as yet, there is no indication of a political or terrorist motive for the attack.

Syrian rebels cut off IS escape route.

Kurdish and Arab fighters say they have liberated the North Syrian town of Manbij from so-called Islamic State, cutting off its route to Europe. The coalition of militias fought 73 days to drive out IS and say they freed 2,000 civilians being used as human shields on the final day. IS captured Manbij, close to the Turkish border, two years ago.
Roads to Syria's embattled second city, Aleppo, and to the IS capital, Raqqa, pass through the town.

Indian PM ready to address Jammu and Kashmir problems

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the doors of the government were open for addressing "grievances" of all sections in Jammu and Kashmir under the Constitution but made it clear there cannot be any compromise with the nation's integrity.

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Prime Minister Theresa May to take summer holiday in Switzerland.

The Number 10 has announced that Prime Minister Theresa May is to take a summer holiday in Switzerland.

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Explosions target Thai tourist towns.

A series of coordinated blasts across Thailand has targeted tourist towns leaving four dead and many injured, with reports of more explosions. In the popular resort town of Hua Hin four bombs exploded over the past 24 hours. Several blasts also hit the island of Phuket today.

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Trump insists 'Obama is founder of IS'.


Republican Donald Trump has described US President Barack Obama as the "founder" of the Islamic State group. Mr Trump also attacked his Democratic rival for the White House, Hillary Clinton, calling her a "co-founder". She responded by accusing him of "trash-talking" the US and echoing the talking points of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr Trump stood by his remarks on Thursday, using a sports phrase to say Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton were the Islamic State's "most valuable players".

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