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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.



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.


TX Voter Registration Deadline for Presidential Election is October 11

TX Voter Registration Deadline for Presidential Election is October 11

Service members often find themselves in a hard circumstance. The voter marks the ballot in a secret manner, but in the presence of the election officer. The voter or an assistant will then be able to place the ballot into the optical scanner to be counted. Once returned, these votes - if received in Texas by November 14 - will be counted and added to the tally before the state's overall vote is certified.


Hillsborough victims receive Freedom of City of Liverpool

Hillsborough victims receive Freedom of City of Liverpool

Scrolls with the names of the victims were given to their families at the event in St George's Hall. Kenny and Marina Dalglish - Kenny was Liverpool FC's manager at the time of the tragedy and, together with his wife Marina, represented the football club at numerous funerals of those who died and have had close contact with the Hillsborough families ever since.



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.