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Warming Arctic spurs battles for riches, shipping routes 23.8.2017 AP National
LANCASTER SOUND, Nunavut (AP) -- From a distance, the northern shores of Baffin Island in the Arctic appear barren - a craggy world of snow-capped peaks and glaciers surrounded by a sea of floating ice even in the midst of summer....
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Amla or du Plessis likely to lead World XI against Pakistan XI 22.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
Karachi [Pakistan], Aug 22 : Either South African skipper Faf du Plessis or opener Hashim Amla will be handed the duty of leading the World XI squad, which will tour Pakistan for the three-match T20 series in September this year.
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South Africa Grants Grace Mugabe Diplomatic Immunity, To Critics' Dismay 21.8.2017 NPR News
An opposition party called the government's decision "a complete disgrace." Zimbabwe's first lady is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model with an extension cord at a Johannesburg hotel.
India will surely win 2019 World Cup: Axar Patel 21.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], August 21 : Left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who was one of India's star performers in the Dambulla ODI, believes that the current Indian team is on a roll and exuded confidence that they will surely win the 2019 ICC World Cup slated to be held in England.
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Pakistan to host World XI in September, confirms PCB chairman 21.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
Karachi [Pakistan], August 21 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday confirmed that 15 players from seven different countries have agreed to visit the country as part of the World XI squad visiting to play a three-match T20 series to be held in Lahore next month.
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West Indies set to tour Pakistan in November for T20s 21.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
Lahore [Pakistan], August 21 : The West Indies cricket team will be touring Pakistan for a three-match T20 series in late November this year.
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Here are 5 takeaways from Trump's startling nuclear threats against North Korea 21.8.2017 Washington Post
Here are 5 takeaways from Trump's startling nuclear threats against North Korea
Ahead of Trump's Afghan policy, Commander of U.S. forces in Kabul says winning war is critical 21.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
Kabul [Afghanistan], August 21 : The commander of United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, has said that winning the war in Afghanistan is critical both for the county and for the entire world.
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Dambulla: India to take on Sri Lanka in first ODI today 20.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
Dambulla [Sri Lanka], Aug. 20 : The first One Day International of the 5-match series between India and Sri Lanka will be played at Dambulla today.
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Five myths about missiles 19.8.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
We couldn’t necessarily destroy all of North Korea’s on the ground. Or in the air.
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When all the world's a war… 18.8.2017 Le Monde Diplomatique

Since September 11, 2001, the United States has been fighting a “war on terror.” Real soldiers have been deployed to distant lands; real cluster bombs and white phosphorus have been used; real cruise missiles have been launched; the first MOAB, the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal, has been dropped; and real cities have been reduced to rubble. In revenge for the deaths of 2,977 civilians that day, real people — in the millions — have died and millions more have become refugees. But (...)

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How congressional Republicans are trying to undermine U.S.-Russia relations 18.8.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
But it’s not in the way Trump says they are.
Umar Akmal making bogus attempt to hide his failures: PCB 18.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
Lahore [Pakistan], August 18 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has refuted to the allegations made by Umar Akmal with regards to his omission from the ICC Champions Trophy squad, and said that the middle-order batsman is making a bogus attempt to deviate attention from his own failures.
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Presidents have too much power over U.S. nukes. Especially President Trump. 18.8.2017 Washington Post
Presidents have too much power over U.S. nukes. Especially President Trump.
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Lanka eye World Cup 2019 spot in India series 18.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
Dubai [UAE], August 18 : Sri Lanka will be eyeing the chance to seal direct qualification for the ICC World Cup 2019 in an upcoming five-match home series against India which commences in Dambulla on Sunday.
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No one wants an arms race, but high-tech weapons are America's best shot at containing North Korea 18.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With threats, bribes, diplomacy and sanctions, American presidents of both parties have sought for 25 years to try to halt, or at least slow, North Korea’s quest for a nuclear arsenal — to no avail.

Though the brinksmanship of the last few weeks has subsided, President Trump still faces the prospect...

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US General pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack 18.8.2017 Hindu: International
Gen. Dunford and his Japanese counterpart Katsutoshi Kawano agreed to work together to strengthen missile defense systems.
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Voices of the Palestinian Diaspora: Ramzy Baroud and Rima Najjar on Identity and Resistance 17.8.2017
Palestinians have been artificially divided for nearly seven decades, but from generation to generation, members of the Palestinian diaspora have neither forgotten their identity nor despaired. Diasporic Palestinians are fundamental to the struggle for equality and justice in several key ways, say journalist and author Ramzy Baroud and retired English professor Rima Najjar. An activist holds up a Palestinian flag during a protest outside the White House on the day Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu February 15, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) Help Truthout supply a counterpoint to the dangerous rhetoric and misinformation spewing forth from Washington DC. It takes less than thirty seconds to contribute via card or PayPal: Just click here! Uprooted from their native dwellings, loved ones and joint heritage, Palestinians have embraced a steadfastness ( sumud ) that has been one of the principles of their struggle for justice. For over 69 years since ...
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Chinese media now debates military options as Doklam crisis festers 17.8.2017 Hindu: International
China’s media campaign on the Doklam crisis has become sharper, shriller, and a shade bizarre, with a daily newspaper on Thursday threatening that Chinese authorities may soon issue an “ultimatum” to...
World Humanitarian Day: A Call To End Violence Against Civilians And Aid Workers 17.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2017 : Action Against Hunger joins the international humanitarian community on August 19, 2017, in paying tribute to humanitarian personnel around the world who put themselves at risk to save lives and alleviate the suffering of people affected by disaster and conflict.
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