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  • Delhi blaze leaves 43 'sleeping' factory workers dead, Netas make beeline with compensation
  • Johnson promises to introduce three categories of working visas to UK if conservatives win
  • Hong Kong police arrest 11, seize 'large amount of weapons'
  • Vadodara gangrape: Both culprits arrested
  • Prez calls upon academic community to create new knowledge base to sustain human society
  • Only security force vehicles to ply on Srinagar-Jammu highway
  • Dense fog disrupt life in Kashmir, air traffic suspended
  • Israel's Netanyahu calls for direct election for PM amidst deadlock
  • Air traffic remains suspended at Srinagar airport for second day
  • Hockey: India eves win 3-Nations tournament despite 1-2 loss to Australia in last game
  • Hockey: India eves win 3-Nations tournament despite 1-2 loss to Australia in last game
  • Famed Dal Lake, taps frozen in Srinagar
  • No change in situation, leaders remain under detention, internet still suspended
  • Anaj Mandi fire leaves Delhi in sombre mood
  • Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza in response to rockets' firing: military
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US lawmakers reached border security deal to prevent another shutdown

Washington, Feb 12 (UNI) US lawmakers have reached an agreement on border security funding that will prevent another federal government shutdown, Senator Richard Shelby said on Tuesday.
"We got an agreement on all of it," Shelby said, but he declined to reveal any more detail.
Republican and Democratic congressmen failed to reach a deal during their talks on Sunday. Failure to arrive at a compromise by Friday could result in a new federal government shutdown, following a record-long 35-day shutdown, which started in December. The federal government was temporary re-opened exactly in order to negotiate a deal on border security.
The shutdown was triggered by a dispute between US President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats over funding for building a wall on the US border with Mexico.
Trump has asked the Congress to authorise $5.7 billion to build the border wall, but Democrats have refused to meet the demand.
The previous partial government shutdown began in mid-December and lasted 35-days and affected some 800,000 federal workers and contractors.
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Shooting near Mexican presidential residence kills 4

Shooting near Mexican presidential residence kills 4

08 Dec 2019 | 11:24 AM

Mexico City, Dec 8 (UNI) Four people were killed and several others injured in a shooting here Saturday near Mexico's presidential residence, according to local media reports.

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North Korea says conducted ‘very important’ test at Sohae satellite launch site – Reports

North Korea says conducted ‘very important’ test at Sohae satellite launch site – Reports

08 Dec 2019 | 9:30 AM

Seoul, Dec 8 (UNI) The North Korean Academy of the National Defense Science said on Sunday that it had conducted a “very important” test at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground, the North Korean state-run KCNA news agency reported.

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Trump taps new deputy chief of staff for operations

Trump taps new deputy chief of staff for operations

08 Dec 2019 | 9:16 AM

Washington, Dec 8 (UNI) US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that Anthony Ornato, deputy assistant director of the Secret Service, will become his new deputy chief of staff for operations.

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Death toll rises to 23 in gunmen attack on demonstrators in Iraq's capital

Death toll rises to 23 in gunmen attack on demonstrators in Iraq's capital

08 Dec 2019 | 9:03 AM

Baghdad, Dec 8 (UNI) Up to 23 people were killed, and 137 others wounded in Friday's attack on protesters in Iraq's capital Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said on Saturday.

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US, Iran swap prisoners

US, Iran swap prisoners

08 Dec 2019 | 8:38 AM

Washington, Dec 8 (UNI) The United States and Iran completed a prisoner swap on Saturday, freeing one scholar from each country.

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