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Philippines’ communist rebels vow to revive ceasefire no later than March 31

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The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said on Saturday that its armed units will declare a unilateral ceasefire no later than March 31, ahead of the resumption of peace talks with the government of President Rodrigo Duterte next month. The CPP, who’s armed wing, the New People’s Army, has fought a nearly five-decade-long insurgency, expects that the Philippine government will declare a similar unilateral ceasefire as part of an agreement reached during backchannel talks from March 10 to 11, the group said in a statement.

India's new envoy to Nepal arrives in Kathmandu

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India's new envoy to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri on Saturday arrived here and would submit his credentials to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday. Puri, a 1982 batch IFS officer, was on March 10 appointed as India's 24th ambassador to Nepal.

Pakistan's 'deep State' is run by its Islamic radical parties

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The recent incident of violence at Punjab University in Pakistan on March 22, perpetrated by the members of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) student wing, Islami Jamiat Taleba (IJT), again raised the question as to why successive provincial and central authorities in Pakistan have not clamped down on the criminal activities of this radicalised student body.

Two charged over arms supply to French airport attacker

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French anti-terrorism judges have charged two men suspected of involvement in supplying a weapon to the gunman killed at Paris's Orly airport after attacking soldiers, a judicial source said Saturday.

'Active shooting' reported at Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, security beefed up

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An active shooter opened fire at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas according to reports.

White man shouts 'go back to Lebanon' to Sikh-American girl

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A Sikh-American girl was harassed on a subway train here when a white man, mistaking her to be from the Middle East, allegedly shouted "go back to Lebanon" and "you don't belong in this country," the latest in a series of hate crimes against people of South-Asian origin.

Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1 million weekend travellers

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Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US from Saturday, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

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The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London says that the Westminster attacker was in the country three times and taught English there.

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

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US President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was "exploding" after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law.

Free WiFi and meditation as US-bound airlines grapple with laptop ban

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Turkish and Gulf airlines are touting free WiFi and better in-flight connectivity for smart phones as they scramble to mitigate the impact of a ban on laptops in plane cabins bound for the United States.