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‘Maldives election is on schedule’

Dismissing Opposition claims that the Maldivian presidential election might be postponed, the ruling Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) has assured that the poll will be held in September as scheduled. The Elections Commission of the Maldives in June announced that the presidential electionwill be held on September 23. However, the Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party […]

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‘Open to reaching a new Iran deal’

Trump warns Tehran again as sanctions get reimposed; Rouhani calls it ‘psychological warfare’ U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told Iran to change its “destabilising” behaviour or risk further economic isolation, hours before the reimposition of sweeping sanctions against Tehran, though he left the door open to a new deal. Mr. Trump pulled Washington out […]

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Osama’s son has married 9/11 attacker’s daughter: report

Hamza bin Laden, 29, Osama’s son, married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the leader of the hijackers who carried out the 9/11 terror attacks in the U.S., according to a media report. The Guardian quoted Osama’s family members as saying that Hamza, who has assumed a senior position within al-Qaeda, has married Atta’s daughter. Atta, […]

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Twin fires are second-largest in recorded California history

The blazes are likely to surpass the largest wildfire on record in the nation's most populous state, which burned 1,140 square kilometers in Southern California in December. Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the second-largest wildfire in state history, becoming the norm as climate change […]