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Amritsar, bordering Pakistan, to host summit on Afghanistan

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will lead the Indian delegation in place of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is unwell. "Every country has its own share of bringing stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan's participation means its commitment for peace and stability in Afghanistan", he said.


Voters in London take to polls for 'Brexit by-election'

Voters in London take to polls for 'Brexit by-election'

Liberal Democrat challenger Sarah Olney, whose centrist party wants a second referendum on Brexit, is hoping the result will send shockwaves through Downing Street as the government presses on towards the European Union exit door. "There's a lot of loyalty to Zac round here", said Jane McCready, 52, who sat enjoying a hot drink overlooking the River Thames. Mr Carmichael said the party's "strong national message" on stopping Brexit has had a "strong resonance" on the door steps of Richmond ...


Falcons must defeat Kenya to avoid Cameroon

Falcons must defeat Kenya to avoid Cameroon

Nigeria women's team celebrate beating Cameroon. "We are not anxious about meeting either Cameroon or South Africa ". "We have a worthy opponent, the defending champions who have a better history than us in the tournament and in our meetings - we have to respect that, no two ways about it".



Bird flu impacting farmers around Europe and Asia

In Aomori , around 18,000 ducks have been culled at a farm where ducks tested positive for the H5 bird flu strain and prefectural officials and construction company workers are burying them. In 2015 , the USA experienced its own infestation of the avian flu, affecting more than 50 million birds. In Holland alone, almost 190,000 ducks were destroyed at six farms, Reuters reports .


Stone eagles last to lead Schwartzel by 1 at Alfred Dunhill

Stone eagles last to lead Schwartzel by 1 at Alfred Dunhill

The 23-year-old is one stroke clear of Schwartzel - a four-time victor of this event - and Englishman Chris Hanson, with home favourites George Coetzee and Keith Horne another shot back on nine under. There are only three players who have done so previously - Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson and Tiger Woods - so Schwartzel is already in elite company.



BJP wins local bodies polls in Gujarat

Gondal taluka had become a prestige battle for the BJP and Congress as, within a year of the election last November, mid-term polls had to be held. While it's ally Shiv Sena has been able to win 24 councils, far ahead than the Congress and NCP, according to reports.