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  • Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for three minutes 

    Parkland (US) : The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings and carried extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff’s department report released on Friday.

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    US Senate rejects immigration plans, Dreamers’ fate uncertain

    Washington: The US Senate has summarily blocked four proposals to resolve the fate of Dreamers, leaving hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants in America facing an uncertain future. A bipartisan bill from a group led by Maine Republican Susan Collins on Thursday fared best, garnering 54 votes, six short of the 60 needed to be assured of passage.

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    Brazil to intensify negotiation bid to enter OECD

    Brasilia: Brazil will intensify negotiations in a bid to enter the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an official statement said. Brazil will strengthen its delegation to the OECD from March to meet the requirements for being a full member, Xinhua quoted the statement as saying. At present, the US, Canada, Mexico and Chile are the only full members from the Americas.

  • US proposes USD 336 mn aid to Pak, down by USD 10 million

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has proposed USD 256 million in civilian and USD 80 million in military aid to Pakistan, down about USD 10 million, in the annual budget, but linked the defence assistance to Islamabad’s action against terror safe havens on its soil.

  • US declares 3 Pak men as global terrorists for links to LeT and Taliban

    Washington :  The US on Thursday declared as global terrorists three individuals linked to Pakistan-based terror outfits like the LeT and the Taliban and asked Islamabad to deny sanctuaries to “dangerous” individuals and organisations.

  • Sindhu bows to Beiwen Zhang

    New Delhi : Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu fell to fifth seeded Beiwen Zhang from the US in the women’s singles final of the $350,000 India Open BWF World Tour Super 500 here on Sunday.

  • Pak govt, not India behind my house arrest: JuD chief

    Lahore : JuD chief Hafiz Saeed on Friday backtracked from his earlier statement about the alleged role of India and the US in his house arrest, claiming he was detained by the Pakistan government to stop him from raising the Kashmir issue.

  • US wants Pak to act against terror sanctuaries: Official   

    Washington : The US has made it clear to Pakistan that it expects it to act against terrorists in sanctuaries on its soil and help reduce terror attacks in neighbouring Afghanistan, a top American diplomat has said.

  • US lifts ban on refugees from 11 high-risk nations

    Washington : The US has lifted a ban on admissions to refugees from 11 countries whose applicants it designated “high-risk” and announced tougher vetting measures to weed out potential extremists and criminals.

  • US asks Pak to expel Taliban leaders after Kabul terror attack

    Washington: The US has asked Pakistan to immediately arrest or expel Taliban leaders who are carrying out terror attacks across the border in Afghanistan, days after the militant group attacked a landmark hotel in Kabul that left 22 people dead.

  • Saeed should be prosecuted to fullest extent of law: US

    “He is listed by the UNSC 1267, the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee for targeted sanctions due to his affiliation with Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is a designated foreign terror organisation,”  Heather Nauert  US State Dept spokeswoman.

  • White House defends Trump’s ‘lies and deceit’ remarks about Pakistan

    Washington : The US believes that suspending security assistance to Pakistan is important to put pressure on it to act against terror safe havens, the White House has said as it defended President Donald Trump’s remarks that Islamabad had given America nothing but “lies and deceit”.

  • US, Israel, India nexus major ‘threat’ to Muslim world: Pakistan Senate Chairman

    Islamabad: An emerging nexus between the US, Israel and India is a major threat to the Muslim world, Pakistan’s Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has said. According to a press release issued by the Senate secretariat on Wednesday, Rabbani sounded the “warning” while addressing the 13th session of the Parliamentary Union of Islamic Countries (PUIC) in Tehran.

  • Employ merit-based system for Indian immigrants: US admin

    A merit-based immigration system, the Trump administration feels would admit the best and the brightest around the world while making it harder for people to come to the country illegally.