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Thailand flood death toll rises to 15

Bangkok : At least 15 people have died and one million have been affected by flooding in Thailand´s Deep South, authorities said on Tuesday. The monsoon rains that started late last month have inundated eight provinces and hit hundreds of thousands of households, according to the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation …

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Russia registers nine US media outlets as ‘foreign agents’

Moscow : Russia´s justice ministry on Tuesday named nine US media outlets including Voice of America as “foreign agents” after President Vladimir Putin signed a law last month allowing international media to be slapped with the controversial label. The ministry on its website posted a statement saying that US-funded Voice …

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Pentagon acknowledges Pakistan’s sacrifices in war against terrorism

Washington: A Pentagon spokesperson on Monday said that the US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who was in Islamabad on a day-long visit, has acknowledged Pakistan’s sacrifices in war against terrorism. The spokesperson said that Mattis discussed Pakistan’s role in the peace process in Afghanistan and reiterated that Pakistan must …

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Pakistan pursuing zero-tolerance policy against illicit drugs

MOSCOW: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said Pakistan is promoting regional cooperation to counter illicit drugs. He was addressing International Conference of Parliamentarians against Drugs in Moscow on Monday. The Speaker said illicit drugs are a common challenge and parliamentarians have a critical role to play in the …

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