UNGA president to meet Pak PM

Washington United Nations General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa will meet Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and other top leaders of the country Friday, her spokesperson has said. “Espinosa will be in Islamabad, Pakistan, on the first working day of her official trip to the country (Friday),” spokesperson Monica Villella Grayly said Thursday. The UNGA
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Washington Barack Obama”s trailblazing presidency, a first for an African-American, began 10 years ago Sunday, a historic moment that some believed ushered in a post-racial America. But given the racial politics amplified in the era of successor Donald Trump, the hope and change of 2009 has led to mixed results. Advances in gender and racial
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Los Angeles An enormous great white shark — believed to be one of the biggest on record — has been spotted off the coast of Hawaii by divers who took a swim with the predator. The 20-foot (six-meter) female shark — bearing similar markings as “Deep Blue,” the largest great white shark recorded — made
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Washington A top North Korean general is in Washington Friday for a rare visit, during which he is expected to meet President Donald Trump as the two countries seek to finalize a new summit aimed at denuclearization and easing decades of hostility. Kim Yong Chol, a right-hand man to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un,
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Bogota A car bomb attack on a police cadet training academy killed 10 people and wounded 65 on Thursday in Bogota, making it the worst such incident in the Colombian capital in 16 years. The defense ministry said the “terrorist act” was carried out using a vehicle packed with 80 kilograms (around 175 pounds) of
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New Delhi Dense fog enveloped several parts of the national capital, leading to disruption in flight operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here. Arrivals and departures have largely been put on hold at the IGI airport. Two flights were also diverted between 5.30 AM and 8.30 AM. “Flight operations have largely been put on
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Tokyo A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on Thursday, the country”s meteorological agency said, spewing ash and smoke into the air over the sparsely-inhabited area. Public broadcaster NHK said there were no reports of injuries or damage yet from the eruption of the volcano on Kuchinoerabu island in the far south
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Nairobi Kenyan police scoured the rubble of a Nairobi hotel complex for more victims Wednesday as the death toll from a jihadist attack jumped to 21 and mourners began to bury the dead. President Uhuru Kenyatta had earlier announced the end of a 20-hour operation at the DusitD2 complex which saw hundreds of people rescued
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Hawthorne SpaceX said Wednesday that it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles in another blow to the local economy that comes days after the company announced massive layoffs. The decision was made to streamline operations, the Hawthorne, California-based company said in a statement.
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Atlanta A Georgia man accused of plotting to use an anti-tank rocket to storm into the White House was arrested in a sting Wednesday after he traded his car for guns and explosives, authorities said. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming was arrested Wednesday and is charged with attempting to damage or destroy a building
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