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Naruhito, in line to Japan’s Chrysanthemum throne, shares father Akihito’s quiet demeanour
Like his father, the son, Naruhito, is a soft-spoken and smiling man. A bit stocky at 56, he's married to a Harvard-educated former diplomat, Masako, who has been ill for more than a decade and seldom appears in public. The post Naruhito, in line to Japan’s Chrysanthemum throne, shares father Akihito’s quiet demeanour appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Thailand junta uneasy about Pokémon Go craze: Use it wisely, PM warns youngsters
Pokemon Go's debut in Thailand has alarmed the country's generals, prompting the kingdom's junta chief to warn youngsters against playing too much and the army to ban the game from barracks. The post Thailand junta uneasy about Pokémon Go craze: Use it wisely, PM warns youngsters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Pakistan blast: Explosion in Quetta hospital kills 25, 35 injured
At least 25 people were today killed and 35 others injured when a bomb ripped through a hospital in Quetta in Pakistan's restive southwestern Balochistan province followed by gunfire. The post Pakistan blast: Explosion in Quetta hospital kills 25, 35 injured appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Thailand votes on new Constitution that could dilute democracy, gives more teeth to military
Thailand on Saturday voted in a referendum on a new constitution that critics say is tailor-made for the military government to stay in control for several years and entrench a new, quasi-democratic system that gives vast powers to appointed officials. The post Thailand votes on new Constitution that could dilute democracy, gives more teeth to military appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Stiglitz quits Panama Papers committee over transparency row
Nobel-winning US economist Joseph Stiglitz and Swiss anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth has said that a dispute over transparency had prompted them to quit a panel on reforming Panama's finance sector. The post Stiglitz quits Panama Papers committee over transparency row appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Six dead in Mexico due to landslides caused by tropical storm Earl
Six people died in landslides in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz as what had been Tropical Storm Earl dumped heavy rains on the region, authorities said Saturday. The post Six dead in Mexico due to landslides caused by tropical storm Earl appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Portuguese ex-PM, Antonio Gueterres lead the race for UN chief
But he also received two negative votes in this round of voting and could be out of the running if one of them was from a permanent UN member. The post Portuguese ex-PM, Antonio Gueterres lead the race for UN chief appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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UN rejects allegations on Ban Ki-moon’s ‘vow of silence’ over Kashmir
The UN has strongly rejected assertion that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has a "vow of silence" on the issue of Kashmir The post UN rejects allegations on Ban Ki-moon’s ‘vow of silence’ over Kashmir appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Rajnath Singh at Saarc meet in Pakistan: ‘Strongest’ action needed against terrorism
Rajnath Singh said that mere condemnation of terrorism and terrorists was not enough and that there are "no good terrorists or bad terrorists" The post Rajnath Singh at Saarc meet in Pakistan: ‘Strongest’ action needed against terrorism appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Rajnath Singh at Saarc meet in Pakistan, barely shakes hands with counterpart Nisar Ali Khan
The ongoing strain in Indo-Pak relations was evident at the Saarc Interior/Home Ministers' conference, when Home Minister Rajnath Singh came face-to-face with his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan for the first time on Thursday, and the two leaders barely shook hands. The post Rajnath Singh at Saarc meet in Pakistan, barely shakes hands with counterpart Nisar Ali Khan appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Turkish president Erdogan presses US to extradite preacher Fethullah Gulen
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pressed the US in a television interview broadcast on Wednesday to extradite preacher Fethullah Gulen. The post Turkish president Erdogan presses US to extradite preacher Fethullah Gulen appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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China clamps down on govt critics, charges legal activist with subversion
More than a dozen other lawyers and activists remain jailed in China, their legal status uncertain. The post China clamps down on govt critics, charges legal activist with subversion appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Donald Trump’s ‘chicken tweet’ and the picture that speaks two thousand words
Could Donald Trump's 'chicken tweet' be the tweet of the day? Or the week, for that matter. Why limit it to a day? The post Donald Trump’s ‘chicken tweet’ and the picture that speaks two thousand words appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Passenger ferry evacuated in France after an underwater explosion
A passenger ferry docked in the southern French port of Marseille was evacuated after an explosion was felt on board, with authorities investigating if it was caused by an old wartime bomb. The post Passenger ferry evacuated in France after an underwater explosion appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Islamist radicals blow up a 16th century Sufi Mosque in Yemen
Sunni Islamist radicals in Yemen have blown up a 16th century mosque housing the shrine of a revered Sufi scholar in the city of Taez, The post Islamist radicals blow up a 16th century Sufi Mosque in Yemen appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Rio 2016: Before the Summer Olympics, get to know the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ of Brazil
Famous for its samba, football, beaches and now for the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is known as the 'Cidade Maravilhosa' i.e. marvellous city The post Rio 2016: Before the Summer Olympics, get to know the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ of Brazil appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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10,000 unemployed Indians facing ‘food crisis’ in Saudi; Swaraj extends help
Nearly 800 Indian workers are reportedly starving for the last three days in Saudi city of Jeddah after losing their jobs and Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh is traveling to the Gulf nation to sort out the issue. The post 10,000 unemployed Indians facing ‘food crisis’ in Saudi; Swaraj extends help appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Pope Francis to young: Try politics, activism; don’t be couch potato
Pope Francis challenged hundreds of thousands of young people who gathered in a sprawling Polish meadow to reject being a "couch potato" who retreats into video games and computer screens and instead engage in social activism and politics to create a more just world. The post Pope Francis to young: Try politics, activism; don’t be couch potato appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Trump to Clinton: ‘No more Mr. Nice Guy’
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The post Trump to Clinton: ‘No more Mr. Nice Guy’ | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Full text: Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention speech
Building a better tomorrow for our beloved children and our beloved country. When we do, America will be greater than ever. Thank you and may God bless the United States of America! The post Full text: Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention speech appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Donald Trump is a fraud, hypocrite: Democrats unleash barrage on Republican candidate
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a fraud, a liar and a hypocrite, top Democratic leaders and speakers at the party's national convention said on Wednesday as they lashed out at the billionaire from New York. The post Donald Trump is a fraud, hypocrite: Democrats unleash barrage on Republican candidate appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Democratic Convention: Joe Biden says Donald Trump has ‘no clue’ about needs of middle class
Vice-President Joe Biden told Democratic delegates that Donald Trump "has no clue" about the needs of working-class people The post Democratic Convention: Joe Biden says Donald Trump has ‘no clue’ about needs of middle class appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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For transparent Brics, India must push for greater engagement with civil society
However, in the interests of a fair and transparent BRICS, it is better to engage with civil society. And India, with its strong democratic traditions and a robust civil society can play a strong role in ensuring this. The post For transparent Brics, India must push for greater engagement with civil society appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Indonesia’s energy minister to be replaced in cabinet reshuffle – sources
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JAKARTA Indonesia's energy and mining minister Sudirman Said will be replaced as part of a cabinet reshuffle expected to be announced by President Joko Widodo on Wednesday, sources close to the minister told Reuters. The post Indonesia’s energy minister to be replaced in cabinet reshuffle – sources | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Clinton makes history with Democratic nomination for president
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PHILADELPHIA Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's U.S. presidential nomination on Tuesday, coming back from a stinging 2008 defeat in her first White House run and surviving a bitter primary fight to become the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. The post Clinton makes history with Democratic nomination for president | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Venezuela government aims to sink Maduro recall, opposition protests
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CARACAS Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government sought on Tuesday to scupper a push by the opposition to oust him this year via a referendum, while his opponents called for protests. As the OPEC nation faces an unprecedented economic crisis, both sides are deadlocked over a provision in the constitution allowing a recall referendum halfway through the president's six-year term. Government supporters lodged a complaint at the election board saying the Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition falsified signatures in an initial collection to trigger the process. The post Venezuela government aims to sink Maduro recall, opposition protests | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Knife attack in Japan claims 19 lives, sees 20 injured
At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the differently-abled in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan. The post Knife attack in Japan claims 19 lives, sees 20 injured appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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On eve of Democratic convention, Clinton struggles for party unity
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PHILADELPHIA Democrat Bernie Sanders demanded the party chairwoman resign and questioned the vice presidential pick of Tim Kaine on Sunday, raising doubts about Hillary Clinton's chances for party unity on the eve of her presidential nominating convention. Lingering bitterness from the heated primary campaign between Clinton and Sanders erupted after more than 19,000 leaked Democratic National Committee emails seemed to confirm Sanders' frequent charge that the DNC played favorites in the race. The post On eve of Democratic convention, Clinton struggles for party unity | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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