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Hijacked oil tanker Aris 13 now finally freed by Somalia pirates

Hijacked oil tanker Aris 13 now finally freed by Somalia pirates

He said that all eight Sri Lankan crew members were in good health but that the authorities should immediately start negotiating with the pirates. They are still holding several Iranians, Reuters notes. "The crew is unharmed and under the care of Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF)". Hijacking attacks resulted in hundreds of hostages being held for ransom.


Carrie Lam: Hong Kong's new leader faces an uphill battle

Carrie Lam: Hong Kong's new leader faces an uphill battle

Hong Kong's former deputy leader, Carrie Lam (center), is seen as Beijing's favorite for the job. "This is the worst scheme for us, the worst news for us today in Hong Kong ". Pro-autonomy groups, meanwhile, have tried to avoid the 2014 protests that pitted young activists against the city's Beijing-backed government, leaving tensions over the city's political reform.


Pakistan Reopens Afghan Border as 'Goodwill Gesture'

Pakistan Reopens Afghan Border as 'Goodwill Gesture'

There are, however, clear indications that this phase is going to be over as Pakistan has undertaken an indiscriminate action against all groups including Haqqani network, which has been a major demand of the US. Pakistan on Tuesday reopened its border with Afghanistan after it was shut in February following an attack on a Sufi shrine in Sindh that killed over 70 people.


Tennessee congressmen react to American Health Care Act being pulled

Tennessee congressmen react to American Health Care Act being pulled

But "if the essential health benefits go away, insurance companies would be allowed to sell health plans that don't cover, say, hospital care". He said the Affordable Care Act was in a "death spiral". USA stock markets have rallied to all-time highs since President Trump was elected in November on hopes that he and the Republican-controlled Congress could make meaningful reforms.


Rep. Ted Poe Quits Freedom Caucus Over Health Vote

Rep. Ted Poe Quits Freedom Caucus Over Health Vote

Meadows, whose group was pivotal in sinking the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare in the House, said he had not yet given up on efforts to reform healthcare before tackling tax reform. White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is making clear that President Donald Trump will be seeking support from moderate Democrats for upcoming legislative battles.


Westminster attack should not be used to demonise Muslims

Westminster attack should not be used to demonise Muslims

A United Kingdom intelligence official said investigators believe after interviews with people connected with Khalid Masood that he acted alone. Several people were arrested by London police on Thursday in connection with the attack. Lawmakers, lords, staff and visitors were locked down after the man was shot by police within the perimeter of Parliament, just yards from entrances to the building itself and in the shadow of the iconic Big Ben clock tower.