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Global Environment Facility allocates $157 million to benefit 25 nations

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved its first work program under its new four-year investment cycle, benefiting 25 countries with funding of $157.8 million.

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Pakistan man deported from US for smuggling individuals from South Asia into the country

A Pakistani citizen has been deported from the US for his role in smuggling individuals from South Asia, some with suspected ties to terrorist organisations, into the country.

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomes resolution of political crisis in Sri Lanka

UN chief Antonio Guterres has welcomed the resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka and called on all the political actors to resolve all outstanding differences in the interest of people of th

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China accuses US of ‘fabricating facts’ with hacking charges

Beijing on Friday accused Washington of "fabricating facts" after the US Justice Department indicted two Chinese hackers tied to Asian nation's security services who allegedly targeted companies and a

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Decision made for ‘significant’ troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, says US official

US President Donald Trump has decided to pull a significant number of troops from Afghanistan, a US official said, a day after he announced a withdrawal from Syria.

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US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis quits over policy differences with Donald Trump

The 68-year-old Pentagon chief did not mention if he was resigning specifically over the troop withdrawal decision, which has surprised US allies and several lawmakers.

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US hopes Kim Jong Un – Donald Trump summit could take place in early 2019: Mike Pompeo

US officials hope that a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can be scheduled for early 2019, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said

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Donald Trump signs bill on Tibet into law despite China protest

The Tibetan community described it as a historic moment for them.

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena unveils new Cabinet

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena unveiled a new Cabinet on Thursday, days after Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated as Prime Minister in a move that ended a nearly two-month-long political im

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US Senate passes bill to avert shutdown

The US Senate has approved a legislation to temporarily fund the government in an effort to avoid a partial shutdown just before Christmas after President Donald Trump backed away from his demand for

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US presence in Syria was to destroy ISIS, not to end civil war, says White House

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria is consistent with his policy that the main objective of American forces in the war-torn country was to destroy the ISIS and not to r

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Canadian sentenced to 40 years in prison for NYC terror plot

Haroon allegedly made plans to travel from Pakistan to New York City to join El Bahnasawy in carrying out the attacks.

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Drone sightings at UK airport halt flights

People going to Gatwick to travel or to meet relatives during the main holiday season have been advised to check the status of their flight first, the BBC reported.

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US slaps fresh sanctions on Russian spies for meddling in 2016 election, nerve agent use

Several of these people were related to 'Project Lakhta', a broad Russian effort which includes the Internet Research Agency that has sought to interfere in political and electoral systems worldwide,

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EU agrees to ban throw-away plastics to limit ocean pollution

Negotiators from the European Parliament and for the 28 EU countries agreed a list of 10 single-use plastic products with readily available alternatives that will be banned.

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Looking forward to continuing to engage with Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe, says US

"During my visit, I conveyed that, as a friend and partner of Sri Lanka for 70 years, the United States wished to see the political crisis resolved in a manner befitting Sri Lanka's democratic traditi

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US presence in Syria was to destroy ISIS, not to end civil war, says White House

The administration official, however, argued that Trump has been consistent in his views on Syria.

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US sanctions Russians for election meddling, nerve agent use

The Treasury Department said Russia's "continued disregard for international norms" necessitated the sanctions.

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‘It’s time’ to bring US troops home from Syria, says Donald Trump

"They're getting ready. You're going to see them soon. These are great American heroes," Trump said.

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WATCH: Viral video shows Bitcoin millionaire throwing Rs 18 lakh from top of building; frenzy sparked

It's raining cash, quite literally! And, the video has gone massively viral on social media!

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United States is considering a total withdrawal of its forces from Syria

The United States is considering a total withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria as it nears the very end of its campaign to retake all of the territory once held by Islamic State, U.S. officials told Re

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Lawsuit against H-4 visa authorisation moves forward as US court removes case from abeyance

While the notification on the matter is yet to be issued, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in its annual agenda has said that it is determined to revoke work authorisation to certain categori

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Pakistani activist Asma Jahangir honoured with top UN human rights award

Jahangir's daughter Munizae Jahangir received the award on her behalf from President of the UN General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa at a special ceremony here Tuesday.

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New Zealand warns Google over naming murder accused

Little conceded that controlling information on the internet and social media was challenging but said court orders were made for a reason and must be respected.

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Nikki Haley gets slammed for hostility towards Palestine

She asked Israelis and Palestinians to focus on parts they like and encourage negotiations to move forward.

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Facebook kicks Myanmar military-linked pages off platform

The problem reached new levels of urgency last year as Myanmar's military drove more than 720,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, while dehumanising material about the stateless group spread on the site.

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Amid Chinese inroads, Mike Pompeo meets Nepal foreign minister

"The two leaders discussed Nepal's USD 500 million Millennium Challenge Corporation compact, Nepal's central role in a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific, and global issues, including North Korea

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