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Two months of note-ban corrupted the banking system. The note-ban shows that the Modi government is capable of taking "bold" decisions, but its spectacular failure also demonstrates that courage that ignores the ground reality can be suicidal.
  • US Troops Are In Afghanistan, Thousands More Than Previously Acknowledged

    US Troops Are In Afghanistan, Thousands More Than Previously Acknowledged

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    Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told Reuters that the announcement does not amount to "a troop increase", rather it represents an effort for transparency. There are now 8,500 deployed troops and another 3,500 on temporary assignment or other status. Overlapping forces will continue to not be counted in the new accounting procedures.
  • Six Flags Great America unleashes plans for 'world-record breaking' loop coaster

    Six Flags Great America unleashes plans for 'world-record breaking' loop coaster

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    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com . Six Flags America is debuting a river adventure, Wahoo River. That price includes admission for the rest of 2017 and all of 2018 plus some other upgrades.
  • Hajj 2017 - Saudi Authorities Move Sick Pilgrims to Arafat By 'Special Arrangements'

    Hajj 2017 - Saudi Authorities Move Sick Pilgrims to Arafat By 'Special Arrangements'

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    With temperatures pushing 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) under the desert sun, the faithful climbed the hill east of Mecca where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammed gave his last sermon some 14 centuries ago. "This is the first time I see anything like this, ever", she said. This year, the first day of the pilgrimage began on August 30 and ends on September 4.
  • U.S. conducts missile test off Kauai amid growing tensions with N. Korea

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    The UN Security Council reports that Tuesday's missile launched by the DPRK over Japan traveled some 2,700 kilometers before crashing into the Pacific Ocean. A day after the latest North Korean missile launch, the USA military test-intercepted a ballistic missile off the Hawaii coast. That was the 15th intercept in 15 tests for the THAAD system, according to the MDA.
  • Mumbai downpour as it happened: City inching back to normalcy

    Mumbai downpour as it happened: City inching back to normalcy

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    At least five people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents so far, while several others are missing. The train service, however, resumed on the western railway line on Wednesday. A lawyer, Priyam Majathia, was suffocated to death in his vehicle near Gandhi Market. Netizens thanked the civic body, Mumbai police and common man for their unconditional help and dedication towards bringing the situation under control.
  • Seoul's Intelligence Agency Confirms Gender of Kim Jong-un's Eldest Child

    Seoul's Intelligence Agency Confirms Gender of Kim Jong-un's Eldest Child

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    North Korea's Kim Jong-un and wife Ri Sol-ju gave birth to their third child this year, reports say. "I held their baby Ju-ae and spoke with Ms. For the first child, however, there is no public information yet about what it is and what is its name. Opposition lawmaker Yi Wan-yong said "Kim's first child is a son and the second child is a daughter", noting he also learned this information from non-NIS sources.
  • ISIL evacuation deal sparks Iraqi outrage

    ISIL evacuation deal sparks Iraqi outrage

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    The deal has been criticised by the coalition and by Iraq, whose army is also fighting against Islamic State in areas contiguous with the eastern Syria region to which the convoy was headed. The head of Lebanon's internal security agency says eight Lebanese soldiers who had been in captivity of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group since 2014 are nearly certainly dead.
  • United Nations chief vows to combat anti-Semitism and racism

    United Nations chief vows to combat anti-Semitism and racism

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    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres , left, with Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah at the press conference in Ramallah. "I will do everything in my capacity to make sure that UNIFIL fully meets its mandate and I understand the security concerns of Israel, and I repeat that the idea or the intention or the will to destroy the State of Israel is something totally unacceptable from my perspective", he said.
  • Parties push for more progress as Brexit talks resume

    Parties push for more progress as Brexit talks resume

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    The restart of Brexit negotiations on Monday started with tension. "We must start negotiating seriously ", Barnier said, calling on the United Kingdom government to present its positions "on all separation issues ". Davis's team have been stung by suggestions the government should have published a paper setting out its own position on the withdrawal bill - pointing out that the commission has not yet produced a paper on the border in Northern Ireland, while Britain has done so.
  • Merkel vows to enhance German wealth, security in 4th term

    Merkel vows to enhance German wealth, security in 4th term

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    German Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said the new agreement will provide Egypt with more resources to help people find better jobs and study in Germany . He also accused Merkel of shying away from a real debate after she reportedly rejected a television network's proposals to change up the format to allow for more spontaneity when the pair face off next Sunday.
  • Trump says Canada, Mexico being

    Trump says Canada, Mexico being "very difficult" on NAFTA

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    While the Texans left homeless by Hurricane Harvey are no doubt thankful for Mexico's aid, President Donald Trump is less thankful. Mr Trump plans to visit Texas to see the storm-hit areas. President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his commitment to build a wall along the southern border of the USA, saying it is badly needed and Mexico will eventually pay for it.
  • Nandyal bypoll: Win shows trust of voters, says Chandrababu Naidu

    Nandyal bypoll: Win shows trust of voters, says Chandrababu Naidu

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    TDP party members rejoice over the Nandyal By-Elections win. Most pollsters and both parties were prepared for a close finish. Nagi Reddy won the seat on YSRC Party ticket but changed his loyalty to TDP on 2016. Tweeting after the Nandyal result, Chandrababu Naidu thanked the people of Nandyal for showing their trust in the TDP's governance. ".it is not prudent for Chandrababu Naidu to describe it as a victory as ethics, morals, and values were thrown to the wind and there was no level ...