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India start as favourites in final against Windies (Preview) 13.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Mirpur (Bangladesh), Feb 13 : India's amazing track record and an unbeaten run in the tournament makes coach Rahul Dravid's boys overwhelming favourites to defeat the West Indies in the final of the ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Sunday.
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India starts as favourite in final against the West Indies 13.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Dhaka, Feb 13 : India's amazing track record and an unbeaten run in the tournament makes coach Rahul Dravid's boys overwhelming favourites to defeat the West Indies in the final of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Mirpur on Sunday.
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Does Hillary Clinton see that invoking Henry Kissinger harms her campaign? | James Nevius 13.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Maybe not, because she is an heir to the sort of establishment politics and unforgiving pragmatism that made him legendary – and infamous Hillary Clinton has long invoked Henry Kissinger as a mentor — her infamous emails show that they corresponded with some frequency when she was secretary of state. But using her connection to one of US politics’ elder statesmen to signal her power may be alienating more potential voters than it’s ...
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Corruption charges against umpire Rauf devastating: Pakistani daily 13.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, Feb 13 : The corruption charges levelled against top Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf are devastating for the image of Pakistani cricket internationally, said a Pakistani daily on Saturday.
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Mali: UN condemns attack against Mission base that kills five peacekeepers 13.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Feb 13 : Top United Nations officials have condemned the attack this morning against a UN camp in Kidal, in the north-eastern region of the country, which killed at least five peacekeepers and wounded 30 others.
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Ban deplores UN base attack in Mali 13.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
United Nations, Feb 13 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned an attack against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) early in the day that killed five peacekeepers and injured approximately 30, said a statement of Ban's spokesman.
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UN launches electronic library 13.2.2016 New Kerala: Technology
United Nations, Feb 13 : The Un launched Friday an electronic library, the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and dissemination platform for digital content created by the United Nations, said a UN spokesman on Friday
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BCCI slaps five-year ban on Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf 13.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Mumbai, Feb.12 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has imposed a five-year ban on Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf after he was found guilty of corruption practices and misconduct.
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ICC blocks use of 5 witnesses who pulled out of Kenya case 12.2.2016 Washington Post: World
International Criminal Court appeals judges have ruled that statements made by five witnesses who later changed their stories or refused to testify against Kenya’s deputy president cannot be used as ...
US Refugee Crisis Raises Grave Human Rights Concerns 12.2.2016
In the spring and summer of 2014, tens of thousands of unaccompanied children, mostly from Central America's Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras), crossed the United States' southwest border and sparked a political and humanitarian crisis. Between March and June, 36,075 unaccompanied children were apprehended or turned themselves into US Border Patrol, making up more than half of the unaccompanied children (UAC) apprehended in all of fiscal year 2014. Although migration does usually increase in the summer months, the acuteness of the surge was unlike anything seen before on the US southwest border. Migration from the Northern Triangle, rather than Mexico, accounted for the rise in unaccompanied alien children. In fiscal year 2014, Mexicans accounted for only 23% of apprehended UACs, down from 45% a year before, and 75% in 2011. Almost all other unaccompanied children migrated from the Northern Triangle. Federal agencies responsible for border control struggled to find the resources to ...
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Anne Frank's diary removed from website 12.2.2016 BBC: Technology
The Diary of Anne Frank has been removed from book repository Wikisource after the site became aware it had fallen foul of copyright law.
UK counter-terrorism laws 'harming aid efforts of Islamic charities' 12.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Andrew Mitchell and Clare Short call for inquiry into complaints from humanitarian groups that have had bank accounts closed

Two former international development secretaries have called for an inquiry into the way in which UK counter-terrorism laws are hampering the humanitarian work of Islamic charities, including some of the few British charities capable of operating inside Syria.

One of the two former cabinet ministers, the Conservative Andrew Mitchell, has raised the issue with senior officials in Downing Street and questioned whether government aid is being diverted from Islamic charities. Nearly a fifth of government aid goes to charities.

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Zeeshan's 93 and Saif's 75 not out helps Pakistan finish fifth 12.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Dhaka, Feb 12 : Pakistan ended its campaign in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 on a winning note, defeating England by seven wickets in Fatullah on Friday to finish fifth in the 16-nation tournament.
China 'removed' Hong Kong bookseller, says Britain 12.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
London, Feb 12 : China has committed a "serious breach" of a handover treaty, the British government has said after finding that a missing bookseller was likely to have been "involuntarily removed", media reports said on Friday.
UK: Hong Kong bookseller ‘removed’ in breach of China treaty 12.2.2016 Washington Post: World
Britain says a missing Hong Kong bookseller was likely abducted to mainland China in what it says is a “serious breach” of the treaty under which Beijing took control of the ...
Syria: diplomats agree 'cessation of hostilities;' UN rights chief warns of dire situation in Aleppo 12.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Feb 12 : As the United Nations human rights chief warned on Thursday of "shocking" violence and abuses in and around the city of Aleppo and other parts of war-ravaged Syria, top-level diplomats meeting in Munich on ending the crisis agreed to work out the terms of nationwide "cessation of hostilities" in the coming week.
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Britain accuses China of serious breach of treaty over 'removed' Hong Kong booksellers 12.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
British foreign secretary Philip Hammond says taking publishers to the mainland undermines the principle of ‘one country, two systems’ Britain has accused China of a committing a “serious breach” of a longstanding bilateral treaty after finding that a missing Hong Kong bookseller was likely to have been “involuntarily removed” from Hong Kong. In a six-monthly report to parliament on the state of freedoms in the former British colony, the British foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, wrote that Lee Bo , a British passport holder who disappeared from Hong Kong in late December, was likely to have been taken to China against his ...
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Syria 'cessation of hostilities': full text of the support group's communique 12.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

The full joint communique issued by the International Syria Support Group Meeting in Munich

Major powers agreed on Friday to implement a cessation of hostilities in Syria and to expand delivery of humanitarian aid to people caught up in the conflict.

The following is the full text of the joint communique issued early on Friday (GMT):

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Pro-Europeans claim Thatcher supported UK's 'special status' in EU 12.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Thatcher remarked in 1993 that she backed UK membership of the EU, despite vehement opposition to the Maastricht treaty

A political row over Margaret Thatcher’s views on the EU has deepened after pro-Europeans highlighted the late prime minister’s support for UK membership at the height of her battles against the Maastricht treaty after she left office.

Nick Herbert, the chairman of the newly formed Conservatives for Reform in Europe, said that public remarks by Thatcher in the mid 1990s showed that she supported the UK’s “special status” in the EU.

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Canada seeks UN security council seat in effort to re-establish ties, Trudeau says 12.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Ban Ki-moon ‘enthusiastically’ welcomed prime minister’s decision to recommit to United Nations peacekeeping operations after previous government lost bid

Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced that his country will seek a seat on the United Nations security council as part of his government’s pledge to establish closer ties with the world body.

That pledge to recommit to the UN was “enthusiastically” welcomed by the secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, who was in Ottawa for an official visit with Trudeau on Thursday.

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