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21 October, 2017 11:28 PM 39 Indians missing in Iraq alive, DNA test for kin routine procedure: Centre

The kin of 39 Indians, who went missing in Iraq's Mosul three years ago, have been told to undergo DNA tests. New Delhi: The Government of India has clarified that asking relatives of the 39 Indians who went missing in Mosul, Iraq, three years ago to undergo DNA tests is normal procedure to confirm identification. Both India and Iraq maintain that the 39 Indian 33

20 October, 2017 7:40 AM Tillerson to visit India, Pakistan next week

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will embark on a crucial trip to India and Pakistan next week as part of his week-long five-nation tour that would also take him to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Switzerland. Tillerson will make Saudi Arabia his first stop on the week-long tour beginning tomorrow. He will take part in the inaugural Coordination Council meeting 62

19 October, 2017 3:05 AM AFC CUP: Fighting draw not good enough for Bengaluru FC

BENGALURU: Bengaluru FC's dreams of a second straight AFC Cup final were dashed on Wednesday after a 2-2 second leg draw against FC Istiklol saw the 10man hosts crash out 3-2 on aggregate in their inter-zone playoff final at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium. The Tajikistan champions, who finished runners-up in the 2015 edition, will now host holders Air Force 29

18 October, 2017 4:37 PM Bengaluru FC fail to reach AFC Cup final after draw with FC Istiklol

Bengaluru FC bowed out of the AFC Cup after drawing 2-2 with FC Istiklol in the second leg of the Inter-Zone Final. Bengaluru FC crashed out of the AFC Cup football tournament following a 2-2 draw with FC Istiklol in the second leg of the Inter-Zone Final here on Wednesday. Nuriddin Davronov (4th minute) and Dmitry Barkov (56th) scored for the visitors 30

17 October, 2017 11:25 PM Islamic State Group Loses Emblematic Syria Stronghold Raqa

Raqa, Syria: US-backed forces took full control of Raqa from the Islamic State group on Tuesday, defeating the last jihadist holdouts in the de facto Syrian capital of their now-shattered "caliphate". The victory caps a battle of more than four months, hammering another nail in the coffin of the jihadist group's experiment in statehood, which has collapsed 103 1

17 October, 2017 10:57 PM Atomic Bomb Survivor Wants Nuclear Weapons Ban as Trump and North Korea Exchange Threats

A Japanese survivor of one of the only two nuclear attacks ever conducted in history has appealed to world leaders to abandon the weapons of mass destruction and enact a comprehensive ban on their production, testing and possession. "None of them having (nuclear) weapons will contribute toward having peace," Tokuko Kimura, 82, said Monday at an anti-nuclear 139 1

17 October, 2017 1:31 PM The Daily 202: Hawks worry about the lack of American resolve to confront North Korea

PALO ALTO, Calif. — President Trump’s bellicose rhetoric toward North Korea is making it harder to marshal domestic support for potential United States intervention. This is a widespread concern among fellows at the Hoover Institution, a right-leaning think tank on the campus of Stanford University. Trump has tweeted that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 12

14 October, 2017 12:20 PM Tension flares in flashpoint town as Kurdish-Iraqi crisis escalates

BAGHDAD: Tension flared on Saturday in the ethnically mixed Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu after a clash between Kurdish and Shi’ite Turkmen political parties divided over the independence of the Kurdistan region, security sources said on Saturday. A dozen Kurdish families were displaced from the predominantly Turkmen district of Askari to Kurdish neighbourhoods 42

13 October, 2017 9:43 AM Iraqi Kurds send reinforcements to disputed Kirkuk

Kurdish media says Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region has sent 6,000 reinforcements to the disputed, oil-rich city of Kirkuk. Rudaw News, quoting Kurdish Vice President Kosrat Rasul, says the reinforcements were sent to Kirkuk late Thursday in response to what it says are threats from Baghdad to attack the oil-rich city, which is controlled by Kurdish 34

12 October, 2017 1:33 PM India 100th on global hunger index, trails North Korea, Bangladesh

India stood at 97th position in last year’s rankings. India has a “serious” hunger problem and ranks 100th out of 119 countries on the global hunger index — behind North Korea, Bangladesh and Iraq but ahead of Pakistan, according to a report. The country’s serious hunger level is driven by high child malnutrition and underlines need for stronger commitment 31