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Rebuilding trust and boosting border stability will top the agenda of talks when India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits China this week. The two nations will hope to boost ties and expand their mutual influence in Asia through multilateral efforts. Modi was due to arrive in Xian – the home town of President...

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be concerned about Iran as a “state sponsor of terrorism,” US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday, talking exclusively to Asharq Al-Awsat, which marks his first ever interview with an Arab newspaper.“Iran clearly engages in dangerous and destabilizing behavior in different countries across the region.

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Politicians to vote on proposal to let retailers accept only card or smartphone payments from 2016 In Stockholm you can pay a street hawker with a credit card. In Copenhagen you can buy a single shot espresso with your smartphone. In Helsinki, you can go grocery shopping but leave your wallet at home.

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DUBAI — The Dubai municipality is offering abayas to women who do not follow the Emirate’s dress code during their visit to the centers, Khaleej Times reported on Tuesday.The move comes after “many complaints about scantily-clad female customers,” it reported. “According to the ‘Dubai Code of Conduct’ ...

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In trying to protect democracy, the Government should be careful not to water down further our most precious value: freedom of expression David Cameron has confirmed that the Queen’s Speech will containlegislation to tackle extremism and counter the radicalisation of young Muslims. These are laudable ambitions and necessary, given the apparent allure and reach of Islamist terror groups. However,...

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China and India are establishing two sister cultural parks — in Beijing and Bengaluru — to boost the soft power content in, and impart a holistic dimension to, a rapidly evolving relationship.
Dana Schuppert, founder of the Beijing-based 21st Century China India Centre for Culture and Communication, is the driving force behind the initiative.

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With its success in Formula 1, a fleet of entrants in the German Touring Car Series and a raft of rip-snorting AMG high-performance models, Mercedes-Benz enjoys a solid sporting image. But through 15 November, the company’s museum in Stuttgart will revisit an era when a series of space-age wedges shook the company’s foundations.

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A girl’s decision to annul her marriage which was solemnised in her infancy has invited the wrath of the village panchayat which has slapped a hefty fine of Rs. 16 lakh and banished the family from the community.

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New Delhi, India (AFP) - India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has played down fears over China’s growing regional clout ahead of his landmark trip to Beijing, saying the rival Asian powerhouse has a “right” to seek greater influence.

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Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan has said he supports the use of the death penalty for some drug offenders. Chan, whose son was jailed for drugs offences, said that with drugs “you’re hurting thousands of young children”. Jaycee Chan spent six months in prison in China after police found marijuana in his home.

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I feel sad that, as a journalist who was born and raised in Lebanon, and whose journalistic career has taken him to almost all the world’s continents, I have only visited one border point between Lebanon and Israel: The Naqoura UN post.

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Victoria McCrae, Sydney’s self-professed “royal tragic”, is one of the most persistent women in the Commonwealth after attempting to steal a kiss from Prince Harry during her third proposal to the grandson of the monarch.

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Salman Khan will not spend the night at Arthur Road jail, and he has one man to thank for that: 56-year-old senior advocate Harish Salve. Just moments after Khan was convicted of culpable homicide and handed a sentence of five years in prison, Salve, a former Solicitor General of India, had framed his appeal. Hours later, Salman was being driven home.

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Chitwan, May 7: A religious ceremony of reciting the peace hymns has been organized in the district wishing for the eternal peace of the departed souls of those killed and speedy recovery to the injured in the massive earthquake of April 25.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom (AFP) - Britain’s Liberal Democrats had hoped that entering government for the first time five years ago would recast their image as a party that meant business. Instead, it has brought them to the brink of collapse.

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