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INDIA POLITICS: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Biography

INDIA POLITICS: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Biography

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born October 15, 1931, on island of Dhanushkodi off southeastern coast of India. Read A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Biography.

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INDIA POLITICS: Bestseller Book: Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Arun Tiwari

INDIA POLITICS: Bestseller Book: Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Arun Tiwari

Wings of Fire: An Autobiography is an autobiographical tells readers about unlocking inner potential. Read bestseller: Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Arun Tiwari.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippines Demands Proof for Human Rights Watch’s Assertion of Police ‘Executions’

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippines Demands Proof for Human Rights Watch’s Assertion of Police ‘Executions’

Philippines dismissed as “thoughtless and irresponsible” a report by Human Rights Watch that President Rodrigo Duterte had turned a blind eye to murders by police in what the group called a “campaign of extrajudicial execution”.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Shrugs Off Sessions Uproar, Says Has Daily Contacts With US Partners

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Shrugs Off Sessions Uproar, Says Has Daily Contacts With US Partners

Washington Post said Sessions spoke twice last year with Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador, while he was still a U.S. senator. U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday called on Sessions to resign over the issue.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Signs Paris Climate Change Pact

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Signs Paris Climate Change Pact

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change restricting greenhouse gas emissions, putting the deal one step closer to ratification in the country.

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INDONESIA POLITICS: Joko Widodo Biography And Profile

INDONESIA POLITICS: Joko Widodo Biography And Profile

Ir. H. Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, was born in Surakarta, Central Java, on 21 June 1961. Read Joko Widodo Biography and Profile.

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MALAYSIA POLITICS: Doan Thi Huong, Siti Aishah Charged With Kim Jong-nam’s Murder, Leave Court in Bullet-Proof Vests

MALAYSIA POLITICS: Doan Thi Huong, Siti Aishah Charged With Kim Jong-nam’s Murder, Leave Court in Bullet-Proof Vests

Siti Aishah, a 25-year-old mother of one from Jakarta, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, from rural northern Vietnam, could be hanged if they are convicted for the killing of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Regina Lopez Confirmation Hearing Postponed

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Regina Lopez Confirmation Hearing Postponed

The confirmation process for Regina Lopez is anticipated because of the uproar she has caused in the mining sector, with calls from miners for her to be removed.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: UN Reveals! Spy Agency Runs Arms Operation Out of Malaysia

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: UN Reveals! Spy Agency Runs Arms Operation Out of Malaysia

Glocom is a front company run by North Korean intelligence agents that sells battlefield radio equipment in violation of United Nations sanctions.

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INDIA POLITICS: Akhilesh Yadav Biography

INDIA POLITICS: Akhilesh Yadav Biography

Akhilesh Yadav was born on 1 July 1973 in Saifai Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh. Read Akhilesh Yadav Biography.

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INDIA POLITICS: Akhilesh Yadav Takes On Modi At His Own Game

INDIA POLITICS: Akhilesh Yadav Takes On Modi At His Own Game

“My work speaks for itself. Modi’s empty promises do not,” said Akhilesh Yadav, the 43-year-old leader of the Samajwadi, or Socialist, Party.

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INDIA POLITICS: India Lobbies Trump Administration to Avert Visa Threat

INDIA POLITICS: India Lobbies Trump Administration to Avert Visa Threat

Indian nationals are by far the largest group of recipients of the 65,000 H-1B visas issued annually to new applicants under a cap mandated by Congress.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Akie Abe Land Deal Backfires

JAPAN POLITICS: Akie Abe Land Deal Backfires

Abe has said neither he nor his wife, Akie Abe, was involved in a murky deal for the purchase of state-owned land by Moritomo Gakuen, an educational body in the western city of Osaka that also runs a kindergarten promoting patriotism.

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HONG KONG POLITICS: 20 Months in Prison For Donald Tsang

HONG KONG POLITICS: 20 Months in Prison For Donald Tsang

Donald Tsang, 72, who held the leadership post of chief executive for seven years from 2005, is the most senior city official ever to be convicted in a criminal trial and the highest ranking one to be put behind bars.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Completing South China Sea Structures to House Missiles

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Completing South China Sea Structures to House Missiles

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has called China’s island building in the South China Sea illegal.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Promises Safe Access to Starving Civilians

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: Kiir Promises Safe Access to Starving Civilians

“The government will ensure that all the humanitarian and developmental organizations have unimpeded access to the needy population across the country,” Kiir said in a speech to parliament.

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BANGLADESH POLITICS: Calls to Curb Rohingya Influx Takes Center Stage

BANGLADESH POLITICS: Calls to Curb Rohingya Influx Takes Center Stage

Nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh to escape a crackdown launched after nine policemen were killed in attacks on border posts on Oct. 9 that Myanmar blamed on Rohingya militants.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Calls For ‘Post-West World Order’

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Calls For ‘Post-West World Order’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov wants global leaders to embrace a new world order where the U.S. and other western nations are not calling the shots.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Vitaly Churkin Passes Away

RUSSIA POLITICS: Vitaly Churkin Passes Away

President Vladimir Putin was “deeply upset” by the news and had greatly valued Churkin’s professionalism and diplomatic talent, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin as saying.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: France, Germany Slam Putin’s Decision to Recognize Passports Issued By Separatist Rebels in Eastern Ukraine

RUSSIA POLITICS: France, Germany Slam Putin’s Decision to Recognize Passports Issued By Separatist Rebels in Eastern Ukraine

Putin on Saturday issued an order for Russian authorities to recognize identity documents, diplomas, birth and marriage certificates and vehicle registration plates issued in the separatist-held regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in east Ukraine.

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