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California building fire toll rises to 24, more victims expected
California building fire toll rises to 24, more victims expected

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

Austrian far-right leader Norbert Hofer concedes defeat in presidential polls
Austrian far-right leader Norbert Hofer concedes defeat in presidential polls

"I am infinitely sad that it didn't work out," Reuters quoted Hofer as saying in a Facebook post after the polls ended.

Sartaj Aziz not allowed to visit Golden Temple for security concerns: Govt sources
Sartaj Aziz not allowed to visit Golden Temple for security concerns: Govt sources

Aziz was also not allowed to speak to Pakistani mediapersons at the Radisson Blue hotel where he was staying, PTI reported citing government sources.

Politicians, two reporters killed in Finland shooting
Politicians, two reporters killed in Finland shooting

The municipal council head and two local journalists were also killed on Saturday night in the town of Imatra by a man who was swiftly arrested, SST news agency said.

Cuba buries Fidel Castro in a low-key ceremony
Cuba buries Fidel Castro in a low-key ceremony

Cuba opens a new era without the communist leader who ruled the island for decades.

Air strikes on village of Syria's Idlib; killed 21 civilians
Air strikes on village of Syria's Idlib; killed 21 civilians

Russia began a military intervention in support of President Bashar al-Assad in September 2015, saying it was carrying out strikes against "terrorists".

US-Pak ties haven't been smooth, it's complicated, admits White House
US-Pak ties haven't been smooth, it's complicated, admits White House

president-elect Donald Trump's telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in which he described him as a “fantastic leader”.

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to visit US to attend oath taking ceremony of Donald Trump
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to visit US to attend oath taking ceremony of Donald Trump

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to visit United States in January next year for the oath-taking ceremony of President-elect Donald Trump, a media reports said on Sunday. 

Four killed, 9 injured in car bomb explosion in Baghdad
Four killed, 9 injured in car bomb explosion in Baghdad

The blast destroyed many civilian cars and caused damages to several buildings in the vicinity, said police source.

Italians to vote for referendum to amend national constitution
Italians to vote for referendum to amend national constitution

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has called the referendum which is being closely watched for further signs of anti-establishment sentiment in Europe.

China coal mine blast: Death toll rises to 32
China coal mine blast: Death toll rises to 32

The death toll from a coal mine blast in China's Mongolia region has risen to 32.

No public spaces will be named after Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, announces President Raul
No public spaces will be named after Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, announces President Raul

In a major announcement on Saturday, Cuban President Raul Castro has said that the name and figure of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro will not be used for public places, streets or plazas nor will monuments, busts or statues be made in his memory as per his wishes.

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for troop reduction
Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for troop reduction

Currently, the troop size is 2.3 million soldiers.

France, UAE launch fund to safegaurd monuments from Islamic extremists in Iraq
France, UAE launch fund to safegaurd monuments from Islamic extremists in Iraq

Museums in Iraq, Roman-era temples in Syria and ancient stucco buildings in medieval Yemeni ports have been spoiled by wars.

More US help for Afghanistan if needed, says Kabul
More US help for Afghanistan if needed, says Kabul

"President elect Trump emphasised that the US will continue to remain with the government and people of Afghanistan during his term," the statement said.

Turkish military kills 20 Kurdish rebels as fresh tensions rise
Turkish military kills 20 Kurdish rebels as fresh tensions rise

Citing the Turkish military, the Reuters reported that the PKK fighters had crossed into Turkey from northern Iraq and tried to attack the military bases.

20 houses of Hindus set on fire in Bangladesh
20 houses of Hindus set on fire in Bangladesh

At least 20 houses of Hindus were set on fire in Bochaganj upazila of Dinajpur in Bangladesh early Saturday.

Islamic State group attacks in Iraq's Mosul, 24 citizens killed

At least 24 people were killed in an attack by the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday.

Syrian troops capture new rebel district in Aleppo: Monitor
Syrian troops capture new rebel district in Aleppo: Monitor

The Syrian army continued to advance seizing Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo from rebels as they press an offensive to recapture all of the city, a monitor said on Saturday. 

Donald Trump's phone calls to Pakistan's PM and Taiwan's President `upset diplomacy`
Donald Trump's phone calls to Pakistan's PM and Taiwan's President `upset diplomacy`

Donald Trump becomes the first US president or president-elect to speak with a Taiwanese leader since at least 1979.

US defence bill pledges $900 million to Pakistan, but with conditions
US defence bill pledges $900 million to Pakistan, but with conditions

The US National Defence Authorisation Act, or NDAA, for the fiscal year 2017 was passed by the House of Representatives yesterday.

Days after 'productive' Nawaz Sharif-Donald Trump conversation, Pakistan to send envoy to meet US president-elect team
Days after 'productive' Nawaz Sharif-Donald Trump conversation, Pakistan to send envoy to meet US president-elect team

Pakistan has decided to send an envoy to the United States to hold a meeting with Donald Trump's transition team. 

Donald Trump speaks to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, earns China's wrath
Donald Trump speaks to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, earns China's wrath

United States President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan on Friday,  a striking break with nearly four decades of diplomatic practice that could precipitate a major rift with China even before he takes office. 

Islamic State adopting new tactics to attack West, may include car bombs: Europol
Islamic State adopting new tactics to attack West, may include car bombs: Europol

Terrorist groups like Islamic State are adopting new tactics to attack the West.

Trump's team slams Pak for 'overplaying' phone talk with PM Sharif; calls it breach of protocol
Trump's team slams Pak for 'overplaying' phone talk with PM Sharif; calls it breach of protocol

Trump's transition team described the decision to release the conversation to the media as “entirely inappropriate” and “breach of diplomatic protocol”. 

US blacklists 16 North Korean companies, 7 officials
US blacklists 16 North Korean companies, 7 officials

According to Reuters, the blacklisted companies include Air Koryo, North Korea's national carrier as well as six financial services companies.

Extension of sanctions will violate 2015 nuclear accord: Iran tells US
Extension of sanctions will violate 2015 nuclear accord: Iran tells US

Tehran said it will retaliate against the US Senate's vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years, Reuters reported. 

China 'watching' US closely, says Xi Jinping
China 'watching' US closely, says Xi Jinping

Xi made the remarks during his meeting with former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger on Friday.

Lion fatally attacks animal trainer in circus – Watch Video
Lion fatally attacks animal trainer in circus – Watch Video

People at the venue were shell-shocked over the unfolding event.  

'Donald Trump's ignorant conversation with Nawaz Sharif may prove unwelcoming for India'
'Donald Trump's ignorant conversation with Nawaz Sharif may prove unwelcoming for India'

This flattering conversation of Donald Trump sends a wrong message to India and also implies that he is unaware of the prevailing issues between India and Pakistan.