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South and Central Asia: Remarks at Diwali Celebration South and Central Asia: Remarks at Diwali Celebration
Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Ben Franklin Room Washington, DC October 23, 2014 SECRETARY KERRY: Well, Nisha, thank you very, very much. Welcome, everybody, to a celebration, and happy Diwali to all of you. It’s nice to be here. AUDIENCE: Happy Diwali. (Applause.) SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. We are really pleased to be celebrating this tonight, and I’m particularly ...
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Former Japan PM Fukuda to meet China's Xi next week: Report Former Japan PM Fukuda to meet China's Xi next week: Report
TOKYO: Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next Wednesday in Beijing, a source familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for a possible meeting between the leaders of Japan and China in November. Expectations have been growing in Japan for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to meet Xi for an ice-breaking chat next month on the sidelines of a gatherin...
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First case of Ebola confirmed in Mali: Health Ministry First case of Ebola confirmed in Mali: Health Ministry
BAMAKO: Mali's Health Ministry has said the country had its first confirmed case of Ebola after a two-year-old girl who had recently been in Guinea tested positive for the virus. "Today Mali has its first imported case of the Ebola virus," the ministry said yesterday in a statement. The girl was diagnosed after she arrived at a hospital in the western town of Kayes on Wednesday, it added. Th...
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Canada PM vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks Canada PM vows crackdown after capital shocked by fatal attacks
OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" abroad after a reported convert to Islam rampaged through parliament, shocking the usually tranquil capital city. Shortly after a gunman shot dead a soldier at the National War Memorial in central Ottawa on Wednesday morning, a man armed with a shotgun burst into the Centre Bl...
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Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq ´massacre´ Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq ´massacre´
WASHINGTON: Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday for their roles in a notorious 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad that left at least 14 civilians dead and deepened resentment of America´s involvement in Iraq. The four ex-employees of the US private security firm were convicted on an array of charges ranging from first degree murder to voluntary manslaughter. Their...
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Canada raises `terrorism` alert after soldier killed Canada raises `terrorism` alert after soldier killed
OTTAWA: Canada raised its national "terrorism" alert on Tuesday, officials said, after a soldier run over by a suspected jihadist died in hospital. The alert level was raised from low to medium after authorities said a man they believed to be "radicalized" struck two officers with his car Monday, but authorities said the heightened alert was not "the result of a specific threat." "This leve...
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Malaysia`s Defence Minister hopeful MH370 will be found Malaysia`s Defence Minister hopeful MH370 will be found
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia`s Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Wednesday his country was determined to find missing Flight MH370, as he was briefed by Australian officials leading the complex search deep in the Indian Ocean. Hishammuddin, who is in the Western Australian port of Fremantle to inspect one of the search ships, the GO Phoenix, said the passengers and crew on board the Malaysia...
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Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks
TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised on Tuesday that Iran will stand by Iraq in the neighbouring country's fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group. Rouhani told visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Heidar al-Abadi that Iran "will remain on the path until the last day," according to a report by the official IRNA news agency. Rouhani says Iran will continue to provi...
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Three dead, UK flights disrupted as Hurricane Gonzalo strikes Three dead, UK flights disrupted as Hurricane Gonzalo strikes
LONDON: At least three persons were killed in the UK as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo struck Britain Tuesday, causing rush-hour travel disruption with cancellation of several flights at the country's biggest airport Heathrow. A woman has died after being hit by a falling tree in high winds in Knightsbrige area of central London, while two men died in separate accidents in Essex and Merseysi...
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GILLESPIE CAMPAIGN RAISES $1.8 MILLION IN THIRD QUARTER GILLESPIE CAMPAIGN RAISES $1.8 MILLION IN THIRD QUARTER
LORTON: The Gillespie for Senate Campaign raised $1.8 million in its third quarter report. The campaign brought in more than 5,000 new individual donors in the third quarter, raising more from individual donors than the incumbent Mark Warner’s campaign. Since January, 87 donors who had previously given to Mark Warner gave to the Gillespie campaign. The Fraternal Order of Police of Virginia and the...
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