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  1. The rupee's plunge to a record low has worried a wide cross-section of India's societyRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | Times of Oman

    A worker checks a 500 Indian rupee note as a man fills diesel in containers at a fuel station in Kolkata, India, August 14, 2018. Photo - Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri A worker checks a 500 Indian rupee note as a man fills diesel in containers at a fuel station in Kolkata, India, August 14, 2018.

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  2. Taliban say no peace with 'occupation,' want US talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2018 | The Chronicle-Journal

    The leader of the Taliban said Saturday there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign "occupation" continues, reiterating the group's position that the 17-year war can only be brought to an end through direct talks with the United States. In a message released in honour of the Eid al-Adha holiday, Maulvi Haibatullah Akhunzadah said the group remains committed to "Islamic goals," the sovereignty of Afghanistan and ending the war.

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  3. Former cricketer Imran Khan sworn-in as Pakistan's prime ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | The Star Online

    Former cricket star Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan on Saturday, taking on the challenge of forming a coalition to govern as a currency crisis looms over the turbulent, nuclear-armed South Asian country. Khan, a firebrand nationalist, won a general election last month promising to fight corruption and drastically reduce poverty among Pakistan's 208 million mostly-Muslim people.

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  4. Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime ministerRead the original story

    8 min ago | ABC News

    Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections. Khan' s Tehreek-e-Insaf party won the most seats in the July 25 national elections but fell short of an outright majority.

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  5. Dr M hopes Proton-Geely tie-up leads to better Proton carsFrom...Read the original story

    8 min ago | Malaysian National News Agency

    From Jamaluddin Muhammad HANGZHOU, Aug 18 Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed hope that the strategic partnership between Proton and Chinese car manufacturer Geely would accelerate the process of improving Proton cars. The Malaysian prime minister noted that the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group had made tremendous progress in terms of producing quality cars despite entering the business of vehicle production much later than Proton.

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  6. Ahead of cross-border family reunion, South Koreans express anticipationRead the original story

    8 min ago | ABC News

    Yoon Heung Kyu, 92, left his home in North Korea several years before the Korean War broke out. He fought for South Korea despite his roots in the North.

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  7. Malaysian leader tours Alibaba, meets Jack Ma on China visitRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | The Miami Herald

    ... are part of Xi's Belt and Road initiative to build ports, railways and other trade-related infrastructure across Asia, often built by Chinese contractors and financed by loans from Chinese state banks. Belt and Road projects in Thailand, Sri Lanka ...

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  8. Radio Transmitter Market Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Review 2018 to 2025Read the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | SBWire

    This report studies the global Radio Transmitter market status and forecast, categorizes the global Radio Transmitter market size by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, China, India, Southeast Asia and other regions .

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  9. N. Korea urges Trump to be 'bold' on denuclearisationRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | The Nation

    North Korean state media blamed Donald Trump's political opponents for the "deadlock" over denuclearisation on Saturday, urging the US President to act boldly to make progress on the thorny issue. Trump and the North's leader Kim Jong Un held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June, which the US leader touted as a historic breakthrough.

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  10. Harlan nativea s novels provides enjoyable summer readingRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | Harlan Daily Enterprise

    Now that winter is rearing its icy head, I am not one of those people who wax nostalgic about fireplaces and heating their homes with open fireplaces or wood/coal burning stoves or furnaces. If you are allowing the summer to slip by without anything to relieve your boredom and if you believe that laughter is the best medicine you can take for almost anything, then call me Dr. Adams because I'm getting ready to write a prescription.

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  11. Crocs and rays no problem for unsung Asian swim heroesRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | The Nation

    The plucky swimmers of far-flung nations who train in the sea where stingrays and crocodiles lurk are ready to strike a blow for the sport's minnows at the Asian Games. As Olympic champions such as China's Sun Yang and Japan's Kosuke Hagino soak up the limelight, simply getting to Jakarta has been a remarkable achievement for the fresh-faced hopefuls from the Maldives and East Timor.

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  12. Taliban repeats call for direct talks with USRead the original story

    25 min ago | Newkerala.com

    Kabul, Aug 18 : The Taliban has repeated its call for direct talks with the US, a statement said on Saturday. Describing the US-led forces presence in Afghanistan as the cause of conflict, Taliban chief Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada in the statement said: "Lone option is to end the occupation of Afghanistan," reports Xinhua news agency.

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  13. Japanese royal couple in Hawaii on first official US visitRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

    Prince Akishino, the second son of Japan's Emperor Akihito, and his wife, Princess Kiko, are making their first official visit together to the U.S. The Japanese royal couple is in Hawaii this week as part of a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants arriving in the islands. Akishino laid a white wreath with peace lilies on Monday at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in remembrance of fallen U.S. troops.

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  14. Bangladesh must end crackdown on student protests: AIRead the original story

    26 min ago | The Daily Star

    The Bangladeshi authorities must end the crackdown on protests that has seen nearly 100 people arrested till yesterday, Amnesty International has said. "The Bangladeshi authorities must end this crackdown and release all protestors who were peacefully exercising their human rights," Amnesty International's Deputy South Asia Director Omar Waraich said in a press release issued yesterday .

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  15. Sidhu hopes Khan's victory proves good for India-Pakistan tiesRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | Newkerala.com

    Islamabad, Aug 18 : Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said that he hopes ties between New Delhi and Islamabad will improve after his "friend" Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister. Wearing a blue suit and a pink turban, Sidhu was among the notable guests invited to the swearing-in ceremony of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.

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  16. Imran Khan: Pakistan's Trump?Read the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | KION 46

    He won't thank anyone for pointing it out, but his brand of hard-nosed nationalist populism smacks of President Donald Trump, notwithstanding the fact that Khan's been at politics way longer, a couple of decades at least. I've seen some of it close up, having followed him on the campaign trail during the country's recent elections.

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  17. Blessed by Indo-Bhutan wealth, stage set for annual literary retreat in the HimalayasRead the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | Newkerala.com

    New Delhi, Aug 18 : In the #litfest age of selfies and celebrities, Bhutans annual literary retreat resonates with a mix of the old-world charm and the contemporary vibe. Set to take place in the coming week amid the surreal setting of Thimphu, the extravaganza will open its doors to over 75 eminent personalities from the fields of writing, film and theatre.

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  18. Prestressed Concrete Strand (PC Strand) Market Analysis, by Segments, ...Read the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | SBWire

    This report studies the global Prestressed Concrete Strand market status and forecast, categorizes the global Prestressed Concrete Strand market size by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, China, India, Southeast Asia and other regions .

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  19. Trump military parade plans unravel over costsRead the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | Newms360.com

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban offensive on Ghazni, Afghanistan had six goals and that militants failed to reach them. He says the offensive will likely continue at least until Afghanistan holds elections in October.

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  20. Readers write: Enriching poetry, insight into interpreters, following ...Read the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | Christian Science Monitor

    Danny Heitman's review in the July 9 & 16 issue of Ted Kooser's new book of poetry, " Kindest Regards ," was uplifting to read. I was enriched and I plan to buy the book.

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