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Uri revenge? India likely to revisit 1960 Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan

Policy-makers are not enthusiastic about scrapping the treaty that has stood the test of time, including the wars of 1965, 1971 and the 1999 Kargil standoff besides the Kashmir insurgency since 1990. "Terrorists are making innocent children as their shield in Kashmir", he said. In February this year, shortly after the attack in Pampore, Jammu and Kashmir, a diplomat belonging to a "friendly" country delicately asked an unusual question.



Egypt arrests 4 after migrant boat capsizes, killing dozens

Ali Abdel Sattar said that Egyptians, Eritreans, Sudanese and Syrians were on board the vessel, which had been bound for Italy. He also added that "70% of those coming to Italy come from sub-Saharan Africa". "It's a wooden boat ", he said. Mohamed, a 28-year-old Egyptian welder, managed to stay afloat until a rescue boat found him, but lost his wife and son during the incident.


WTO backs Boeing over Airbus in latest round of government subsidies row

WTO backs Boeing over Airbus in latest round of government subsidies row

US Trade Representative Michael Froman said the WTO found that Airbus had won aircraft sales deals over Boeing in Europe, China, India and other countries helped by $22 billion in illegal subsidies. Washington state Democratic Sen. The World Trade Organization, long a bogeyman of Seattle activists, was winning cheers Thursday after ruling that European Union countries have unfairly subsidized Airbus at the expense of the US aircraft industry.



Syria meeting breaks up without plan to restore truce

The United States and Russian Federation failed to agree on how to revive a short-lived ceasefire in Syria during what the U.N. Syria mediator called a "long, painful, hard and disappointing" meeting on Thursday. The conflict in Syria has cost more than 300,000 lives since 2011, during which time more than half the population was uprooted from their homes.


Gov't severs ties with accreditor of for-profit colleges

Gov't severs ties with accreditor of for-profit colleges

WASHINGTON (AP ) — Hundreds of for-profit colleges could close, leaving up to 600,000 students scrambling to find other schools, after the Education Department withdrew recognition of the nation's largest accreditor of for-profit schools. Being officially accredited is a requirement for accessing federal student loan money, which for-profit colleges depend on for the vast majority of their revenue.



Trump calls for racial unity, embraces 'stop and frisk'

Thursday morning Donald Trump said he was not surprised to see rioting in Charlotte over the past 2 days following the deadly police shooting of a Black man, and called for law and order in the nation's cities and for a return to "stop and frisk" practices, particularly in Chicago, where shooting deaths have spiked in the a year ago.