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Taliban's military commission chief killed in coalition airstrike in Helmand

Afghanistan, Dec. 16 -- The officials in southern Helmand province are saying that the military commission chief of the Taliban Haji Barakat has been killed in an airstrike of the coalition forces in ... Read More


Sindhu sets up final versus old rival Okuhara

New Delhi, Dec. 16 -- Facing a familiar foe can be a double-edged sword. One knows the other's weaknesses but it is mutual. PV Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara must know. The Indian 2016 Olympic silver medal... Read More


PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara, becomes 1st Indian to win BWF World Tour Finals

INDIA, Dec. 16 -- PV Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals tournament. Sindhu claimed a 21-19, 21-17 win against the Japanese Nozomi Okuhara in the ti... Read More


UN bats for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi's killing

Doha, Dec. 16 -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for "credible" investigation in connection to the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Speaking at... Read More


COP24 talks: Some countries unhappy with Paris rulebook, say it doesn't mention urgency of climate change

India, Dec. 16 -- A near final text on the Paris rulebook -guidelines for implementing the historic 2015 Paris Agreement - is now ready. After climate activists raised several concerns with the draft ... Read More


Brexit: Theresa May attacks Tony Blair

Nigeria, Dec. 16 -- The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has condemned former prime minister, Tony Blair, accusing him of undermining the Brexit talks by calling for another referendum. Mr Blair ... Read More


Dozens injured in pub explosion in Japan's Sapporo

Tokyo, Dec. 16 -- Dozens of people were injured Sunday in an explosion at an 'izakaya', or a Japanese-styled pub, in the city of Sapporo in Japan's northernmost Hokkaido prefecture. The explosion o... Read More


FACT-CHECK: The Truths, half-truths and lies presented at Nigerian vice presidential debate

Nigeria, Dec. 16 -- Five candidates on Friday slugged it out at the vice-presidential debates organised ahead of the 2019 general elections at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja. The candidates were ... Read More


UN condemns attack on senior security official in Tripoli

Tripoli, Dec. 16 -- UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemned the attack on the home of Salah Marghani, a senior security official here in the Libyan capital. In a statement, the mission on Satu... Read More


Global climate talks : UN climate change talks avoid contentious issues

SRI LANKA, Dec. 16 -- The UN met on Saturday in Poland to discuss a draft agreement on climate change, which sources said was likely to pass, as exhausted delegates made compromises on some key issues... Read More