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Mexico ratifies new North American trade deal with US, Canada

There was little doubt the new deal would pass easily in Mexico: the very similar agreement it aims to replace, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), has helped turn the country into an exporting powerhouse over the past 25 years.
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Donald Trump campaign raises USD 24.8 million in less than 24 hours

The staggering total was announced in a tweet on Wednesday morning by Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

US President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign kick off rally at the Amway Center in Orlando (Reuters photo) News

Indian man, wife tortures, starves mother to death in Dubai

The man and his 28-year-old wife, whose identity have not been revealed, tortured the elderly woman repeatedly and they even cut her right eye iris out and part of her other eye.

The torture is believed to have lasted from July 2018 till October 2018. (Representational image) News

Donald Trump says he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin at G20 summit next week

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at next week's G20 summit in Japan.

US President Donald Trumps with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Reuters File photo) News

New Zealand opens gun buyback after mosque killings

Lawmakers voted to outlaw MSSAs, which allow the rapid fire of high-calibre bullets, by a margin of 119-1 in the wake of the worst massacre in modern New Zealand history.

Licenced firearms owners will have six months to surrender weapons that have now been deemed illegal under the scheme (Reuters File photo) News

Pakistan security forces kill 2 terrorist linked to abduction of ex-PM Yousaf Raza Gilani’s son

In a statement, the CTD said it received information that five terrorists of banned terror group ISIS were hiding in a house in the district, around 350 km from Lahore.

The terrorists, identified as Muhammad Rizwan and Imran Saqi, were killed in a late night raid on a house in Multan district (Representational image) News

Twitterati troll Pak PM Imran Khan for posting Tagore’s quote as Khalil Jibran’s

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's tweet garnered 23,000 likes and was retweeted over 5,000 times, while more than 2,000 people commented on it.

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Joe Biden under fire for recalling ‘civility’ with racist senators

Biden, 76, has been criticized by some Democrats as a centrist political relic who has only reluctantly changed with the times.

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden (Reuters photo) News

Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves for first state visit to North Korea

Xi will be in North Korea for two days becoming the first Chinese leader to visit the reclusive country in 14 years, and could bring fresh support measures for its floundering, sanctions-bound economy

Neighbouring China is the reclusive North's only major ally (AP File photo) News

6.3 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Papua

Last year, a 7.5-magnitude quake and a subsequent tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi island killed more than 2,200 with a thousand more declared missing.

The quake was felt weakly in Abepura, but most people did not notice it. (Representational image) News

US presidential elections 2020: Donald Trump campaign raises $24.8 million in less than 24 hours

Joe Biden reported a USD 6.3 million haul in the first 24 hours, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke took in USD 6.1 million and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders reported USD 5.9 million. Trump beat all three

A wide range of polls show Trump lagging far behind Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden (Reuters File photo) News

Who pays Donald Trump’s tariffs, China or US customers or companies?

Importers often pass the costs of tariffs on to customers - manufacturers and consumers in the United States - by raising their prices.

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Pakistan’s jailed PM Nawaz Sharif files plea in court seeking permission to submit more medical reports

"Permission should be given to provide additional records so that justice can be ensured," stated the petition.

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‘Credible evidence’ linking Saudi Arabia’s crown prince to journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder: UN expert

In her report, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard said she had "determined that there is credible evidence, warranting further investigation of hig

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South Asian group seeks probe into death of Indian minor girl along the US-Mexico border

The body of Gurupreet Kaur was found by the US Border Patrol officials 27 kilometres west of Lukeville, Arizona last week, when temperature reached a high of 42 degrees Celsius.

Kaur's mother left her with a woman and her child and went in search of water. News

International investigators set to name suspects in shooting down of flight MH17

Investigative website Bellingcat said separately it will also name "individuals linked to the downing of MH17" on Wednesday.

The airliner travelling between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur was torn apart in mid-air on July 17, 2014 (Reuters File photo) News

Xi Jinping hails friendship with North Korea in state newspaper

China and North Korea have worked to improve relations in the past year after they deteriorated as Beijing backed a series of UN sanctions against its Cold War-era ally over its nuclear activities.

Xi is to visit Pyongyang on Thursday and Friday at the invitation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Reuters File photo) News

UN chief Antonio Guterres asks Russia, Turkey to ‘stabilize’ Syria’s embattled Idlib

The world is facing "a humanitarian disaster unfolding before our eyes," Mark Lowcock, the UN's humanitarian chief, told the council.

UN Chief's comments came ahead of a UN Security Council session on Tuesday to discuss the situation. (File photo) News

Japan: 6.4 magnitude earthquake causes minor tsunami, 16 hurt

Witnesses cited by national broadcaster NHK said they experienced strong shaking that knocked some books off shelves and moved some furniture.

The earthquake registered six on the Japanese scale, which goes up to a maximum of seven and was felt in the capital, which is more than 300 kilometres (185 miles) away. (Reuters image) News

Donald Trump launches 2020 re-election bid with mega rally, says ‘Keep America Great’

Nearly two dozen Democratic leaders are aspiring to contest against him in the November 2020 presidential elections.

A wide range of polls show Trump lagging far behind Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden (Reuters File photo) News

China denies Xi Jinping ‘s visit to North Korea aimed at gaining leverage against Donald Trump

China refuted reports that President Xi Jinping's move to make a rare visit to North Korea this week was aimed at using Beijing's close ties with Pyongyang as a "leverage" to deal with his US counterp

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Pakistan inks 3 loan deals worth $918 million with World Bank to overcome financial crisis

Pakistan is seeking help from multiple lenders like the IMF, the World Bank and the ADB to overcome a ballooning balance of payments crisis.

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Pakistan foreign minister briefs Mike Pompeo about addressing FATF concerns, including curbing terror funding activities

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed Mike Pompeo about the steps being taken by Pakistan to counter terrorism and the initiatives to carry out economic restructuring. The two sides a

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Pakistani climber killed, Italians injured by avalanche

The Alpine Club statement said the details involving the incident were still sketchy.

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