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US moved out from United Nations agreement on immigration and refugees

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The US today said it has been out of the global agreement on immigration. Behind this step, he has argued that many provisions of this agreement with the United Nations under Obama’s rule are “conflicting” of its immigration and refugee policies and immigration principles of the Trump Administration.

US moved out from United Nations agreement on immigration and refugees

The American mission for the United Nations said in a statement: “President Trump has decided that America is ending its participation in the process of this agreement, whose goal is to achieve international consensus in the United Nations in 2018.” Earlier, the American Mission made the United Nations Secretary-General aware of the American decision to end participation in the global agreement on immigration.

As said in a statement, “There are several such provisions in the New York Declaration that are inconsistent with the immigration system of American immigration and refugee policies and the Trump administration.” America’s participation in this process of the agreement was started in 2016.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the US is proud of its moral leadership to provide its immigrant property and assistance to refugees and migrants around the world.

He said that no country has done so much more than the US and its generosity will continue.

He said, “But our decisions on immigration policies should be taken only by Americans. This decision will be about how we will control our boundaries better and who is allowed to¬†enter our country. The global view of the New York Declaration is not favorable to American domination. ”

Under Trump’s regime, the US has separated itself from many global commitments. These include the exclusion of UN cultural and educational units, UNESCO and Paris climate change agreement itself.

Hafiz Saeed’s party Jamaat ud Dawa to contest Pakistani general election 2018

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Mastermind Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attack, today confirmed that his party Jamaat ud Dawa will participate under the banner of the Milli Muslim League in the General Election to be held in 2018. Saeed told reporters at the headquarters of Jamaat-Ud-Dawa in Chauburji here, “Milli Muslim League is planning to land in the general elections next year. I also dedicate the year ‘2018’ in the name of those Kashmiris who are fighting for independence.

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Saeed, who was under arrest since January this year, was released on November 24 after the Pakistan government decided not to further custody in any other case.

Saeed said, “I want to tell India that I will continue to support the Kashmiris. It does not matter what troubles there are. India wants us to stop voicing the voices for the Kashmiris. He is pressurizing the Pakistan government. I want to tell Pakistan that the diplomacy released from behind the curtains has only damaged the issue of Kashmir.”

Saeed said, “I want to tell India that I will continue to support the Kashmiris. It does not matter what troubles there are. India wants us to stop voicing the voices for the Kashmiris. They are pressurizing the Pakistan government. I want to tell Pakistan that the diplomacy released from behind the curtains has only damaged the issue of Kashmir.”

Hafiz Saeed’s petition to remove his name from terrorist list

The Mumbai terrorist attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has filed a petition in the United Nations to remove his name from the list of terrorists. He has argued that neither terrorism nor any other charges have been proved in Pakistan court against him.

The US has declared a reward of $ 10 million for terrorist activities on Jamaat-Ud-Dawa (JUD) chief Hafiz Saeed. The Pakistani government ended her custody in other cases, after which he was free from Friday. He was in detention since January this year.

Mirza & Mirza Law Associates, a Lahore legal company, filed a petition in the United Nations on behalf of Saeed.

Mexico Earthquake: 149 killed as 7.1 magnitude quake fells buildings

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Mexico Earthquake: A powerful earthquake has shaken central Mexico, collapsing buildings in plumes of dust and killing at least 149 people. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped.

Dozens of buildings tumbled into mounds of rubble or were severely damaged in densely populated parts of Mexico City and nearby states yesterday.

mexico earthquakeMayor Miguel Angel Mancera said buildings fell at 44 places in the capital alone as high-rises across the city swayed sickeningly.

Hours after the magnitude 7.1 quake, rescue workers were still clawing through the wreckage of a primary school that partly collapsed in the city’s south looking for any children who might be trapped. Some relatives said they had received Whatsapp message from two girls inside.

The quake is the deadliest in Mexico since a 1985 quake on the same date killed thousands. It came less than two weeks after another powerful quake caused 90 deaths in the country’s south.

Luis Felipe Puente, head of the national Civil Defense agency, reported last night that the confirmed death toll had been raised to 149.

His tweet said 55 people died in Morelos state, just south of Mexico City, while 49 died in the capital and 32 were killed in nearby Puebla state, where the quake was centered.

Ten people died in the State of Mexico, which surrounds Mexico City on three sides, and three were killed in Guerrero state, he said.

The count did not include one death that officials in the southern state of Oaxaca reported earlier as quake-related.

The federal government declared a state of disaster in Mexico City, freeing up emergency funds. President Enrique Pena Nieto said he had ordered all hospitals to open their doors to the injured.

Mancera, the Mexico City mayor, said 50 to 60 people were rescued alive by citizens and emergency workers in the capital. Authorities said at least 70 people in the capital had been hospitalized for injuries.

The federal interior minister, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, said authorities had reports of people possibly still being trapped in collapsed buildings. He said search efforts were slow because of the fragility of rubble.

“It has to be done very carefully,” he said. And “time is against us.”

At one site, reporters saw onlookers cheer as a woman was pulled from the rubble. Rescuers immediately called for silence so they could listen to others who might be trapped.

Mariana Morales, a 26-year-old nutritionist, was one of many who spontaneously participated in rescue efforts.

She wore a paper face mask and her hands were still dusty from having joined a rescue brigade to clear rubble from a building that fell in a cloud of dust before her eyes, about 15 minutes after the quake.

Morales said she was in a taxi when the quake struck, and she got out and sat on a sidewalk to try to recover from the scare. Then, just a few yards away, the three-story building fell.

A dust-covered Carlos Mendoza, 30, said that he and other volunteers had been able to pull two people alive from the ruins of a collapsed apartment building after three hours of effort.

“We saw this and came to help,” he said. “It’s ugly, very ugly.”

Alma Gonzalez was in her fourth-floor apartment in the Roma neighborhood when the quake pancaked the ground floor of her building, leaving her no way out until neighbors set up a ladder on their roof and helped her slide out a side window.

Gala Dluzhynska was taking a class with 11 other women on the second floor of a building on trendy Alvaro Obregon street when the quake struck and window and ceiling panels fell as the building began to tear apart.

She said she fell down the stairs and people began to walk over her before someone finally pulled her up.

“There were no stairs anymore. There were rocks,” she said.

They reached the bottom only to find it barred. A security guard finally came and unlocked it.

The quake sent people throughout the city fleeing from homes and offices, and many people remained in the streets for hours, fearful of returning to the structures.

Alarms blared and traffic stopped around the Angel of Independence monument on the iconic Reforma Avenue.

Electricity and cell phone service were interrupted in many areas and traffic was snarled as signal lights went dark.

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.1 quake hit at 1:14 PM and was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 123 kilometers southeast of Mexico City.

Puebla Gov Tony Gali tweeted there were damaged buildings in the city of Cholula, including collapsed church steeples.

In Jojutla, a town in neighboring Morelos state, the town hall, a church and other buildings tumbled down, and 12 people were reported killed.

The Instituto Morelos secondary school partly collapsed in Jojutla, but school director Adelina Anzures said the earthquake drill that the school held in the morning was a boon when the real thing hit just two hours later.

“I told them that it was not a game, that we should be prepared,” Anzures said of the drill. When the shaking began, children and teachers filed out rapidly and no one was hurt, she said. “It fell and everything inside was damaged.”

Earlier in the day, workplaces across Mexico City held earthquake readiness drills on the anniversary of the 1985 quake, a magnitude 8.0 shake that killed thousands of people and devastated large parts of the capital.

In that tragedy, too, ordinary citizens played a crucial role in rescue efforts that overwhelmed officials.

Market stall vendor Edith Lopez, 25, said she was in a taxi a few blocks away when the quake struck yesterday. She said she saw glass bursting out of the windows of some buildings. She was anxiously trying to locate her children, whom she had left in the care of her disabled mother.

Local media broadcast video of whitecap waves churning the city’s normally placid canals of Xochimilco as boats bobbed up and down.

Mexico City’s international airport suspended operations and was checking facilities for damage.

Much of Mexico City is built on a former lakebed, and the soil can amplify the effects of earthquakes centered hundreds of miles away.

The new quake appeared to be unrelated to the magnitude 8.1 temblor that hit September 7 off Mexico’s southern coast and also was felt strongly in the capital.

US Geological Survey seismologist Paul Earle noted the epicenters of the two quakes were 650 kilometers apart and said most aftershocks are within 100 kilometers.

There have been 19 earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 or larger within 250 kilometers of yesterday’s quake over the past century, Earle said.

Earth usually has about 15 to 20 earthquakes this size or larger each year, Earle said.

Initial calculations showed that more than 30 million people would have felt moderate shaking from yesterday’s quake.

Doklam Standoff: India, China to withdraw troops from Doklam

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In a big development in Doklam standoff, India and China reach consensus on disengagement of border personnel at Doklam faceoff site. China said on Monday that India has removed its armies from Doklam but the Chinese forces will remain in the region and will maintain their sovereignty in the region. China said that the border patrols of China will continue to patrol in Dokalm.

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This statement by the Foreign Ministry of China is very different from the statement issued on Monday in which it was said that there was agreement on the removal of the forces from the two countries.

There has been a Doklam standoff between India and China since June last.

The Foreign Office of India said in a statement, “We can express our views and share our concerns and interests.”

According to the statement, “On this basis, there has been an agreement on the removal of the armies at Dokmal, which is going on.”

Germany: 100 policemen injured in demonstration against G-20

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At least 111 policemen were injured in a clash with protesters on Thursday against Germany’s G-20 Summit. During this, 44 protesters were arrested. According to the report, in addition to this demonstration, some people allegedly tried to disrupt the train tracks which reaches to the conference center where the summit is being held.

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The Hamburg Police said that the things used to damage the tracks at a railway station have been detected, it also affected the operation of some railway services.

Police sources said that groups of people reached different parts of the city to continue the protests that started on Thursday. The exhibit continued till midnight. During this time many cars were burned in Altona district of Hamburg.

At the same time, groups of people wearing brightly colored clothes sat on the streets and tried to disrupt the approach to the conference center where the Summit was being held.

Worker Andreas Blashmit told before the G-20 conference ‘Welcome to Hell’ March, “The rights of citizens are being controlled by this group which represents only capitalism.”

Microsoft to cut its workforce of around 3,000 jobs

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Microsoft is reorganizing at a large level, under which the company is expected to cut its workforce of around 3,000 jobs in 2017.

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CNBC said that the trimming under the reorganization of the India-born Satya Nadella-led company will have the biggest impact on the sales department and around 3,000 jobs will be cut.

In a media report, quoting a Microsoft spokesperson, it said that the company is making these changes to provide better services to its consumers and partners.

According to CNBC, Microsoft has 71,000 employees in the US and their number is around 121,000 in the world.

India, Israel relations best in mathematical formula: Benjamin Netanyahu

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Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a great leader in the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that the relationship between the two countries is better than the mathematical formula. Netanyahu said that partnership between the two countries will be expanded in water, security, energy and many other areas.

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He said, “The success formula is simple, this is ‘I-Square T-Square’, which is equal to the relationship between Israel and India for the coming tomorrow. I believe this is a mathematical formula, remember.”

Netanyahu said that there are “many reasons” behind the reliability of partnership between India and Israel and they cited Hindi and Hebrew – two languages most heard in California’s Silicon Valley. He said, “Sometimes English is also heard.”

Netanyahu said that he also believes that Indians and Israelis share ‘very sympathetic’ and ‘natural brotherhood’.

He said, “100,000 Israeli people of Indian origin in Israel and Jews living in India are human-bridge. Thirdly, I am convinced of our success due to their people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the great leader of India and The great leader of the world. Israeli tour is proof. ”

He recalled his first meeting with Modi three years ago in the United States and explained how he agreed to break the rest of the wall between India and Israel and started handing each other and building a historic partnership.

Netanyahu said, “We met again in Paris and since then we have had many conversations on the telephone so far, but I remember what my friend said during the first visit.” As far as India-Israeli relations are concerned, its border is skyline. But in fact, my friend’s border is not the sky, because today our space program is working to go even higher. “

China formal protest against India, banned Indian pilgrims from Kailash Mansarovar

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China said on Tuesday that it has complained to India that its troops entered the Chinese border illegally and demanded to call them back immediately. Beijing also said that the future of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra depends on New Delhi.

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FM spokesman Lu Kang said, “We have registered a formal protest in Beijing, and New Delhi will shed light on our formal protest.”

“Our stand on keeping our territorial sovereignty intact is clear, and we hope that the Indian side will work in close cooperation with China in this direction to stop India China border fight and will take immediate steps to bring back the Indian soldiers lodged in the Chinese border. ”

When asked about the Indian pilgrims waiting in Tibet for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, Loo said that it depends on India how he deals with the matter.

He said, “I feel that the Indian side is evident from the fact that China has worked tirelessly for providing the necessary facilities to Indian pilgrims.”

The spokesman said, “But to disrupt our construction work, Indian border guards encroached the Chinese border, so we have to take necessary action in the matter of security.”

They said, “We had to stop the visit of Indian pilgrims through Chinese orders so that India should take further action on which we are dependent, we have to take measures to improve the security situation.”

Indian and Chinese soldiers have come face-to-face on the border in Sikkim, and both sides have accused each other of encroaching their borders.

In response, China has banned Indian pilgrims from Kailash Mansarovar.

India and the United States committed to increase economic cooperation, commitment to destroy terrorism

India and the United States committed to increase economic cooperation

India and the United States jointly agreed to fight against terrorism and increase economic cooperation. This commitment was reiterated in the meeting of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump on Monday on a visit to America. It was the first session of both the leaders. After the delegation-level talks with Trump, Modi said at a joint press conference, “Fighting against terrorism and destroying terrorists’ bases will be an important part of our cooperation.”

India and the United States committed to increase economic cooperation

He said, “We will strengthen cooperation in the context of our shared concerns on terrorism, intelligence inputs will be shared, and policy coordination will also be done.”

Modi said that both countries have agreed to increase cooperation to deal with global challenges like fundamentalism, extremism, and terrorism.

Modi’s statement came a few hours after the US announced Monday that Syed Salahuddin, the Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen, was declared a global terrorist.

He said that India is committed to peace in Afghanistan and its top commitment is to rebuild the country.

The Prime Minister said, “India and America are working together to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan.”

He also said that US President Trump has agreed to strengthen maritime trade and cooperation.

Modi stated that the interest of India is strong and fruitful in the US and America’s interest lay in the strong and developed India at the international level.

Modi said that various issues related to Indo-US relations were discussed with his Trump. He said, “We consider America as an important partner in many important programs.”

The Prime Minister said that trade, commerce, and investment between the two countries are important areas of cooperation.

He said, “We are also looking at the possibility of cooperation in technology, innovation, and knowledge-based economy.”

Modi also invited Trump and his family to come to India.

At the same time, Trump said that terrorism had influenced both India and the United States and “we are committed to destroying terrorist organizations and the fundamentalist ideology which encourages them.”

He said, “Our army is working continuously to increase cooperation and coordination between the forces, and next month they will be the biggest military parade in the Indian Ocean along with the Japanese Navy.”

The President of the United States said that he has a deep respect for India’s rich culture, heritage, and tradition.

He said that this time India would celebrate its 70th anniversary of independence and it wants to congratulate the Indian people on behalf of the United States.

He said, “During my election campaign, I had said that if I were elected, then India would be a true friend in the White House, and now you have it ‘a true friend.'”

Trump said that he is keen to work together with Modi on the creation of jobs in both countries, development of both economies and fair and mutually beneficial business relations.

ISIS calls Trump ‘stupid idiot’ in first remarks on US President

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The Islamic State has derided US President Donald Trump as a “stupid idiot” and said his rise to power was a sign of America’s bankruptcy.

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Targeting Trump directly for the first time since he took office, the ISIS terror group in the 36-minute audio released by its spokesperson Abu Hasan al-Muhajir on Tuesday called him an Arabic term that means an “idiot”, saying the US President does not know anything about Islam, NBC News reported.

Terming the US as “bankrupt”, it said, “the sign of your elimination are now clearer to everyone, as the most clear of signs is that you are now ruled by a stupid idiot who does not know what Sham and Iraq are, or what Islam is, who continues to express his hatred and war against Islam”.

The propaganda said Trump has expressed his “hatred and war” against Islam, the report said. Other translations of the statement replaced “stupid idiot” with “riff raff” or “harebrained”, it said.

Al-sham is a term ISIS uses to describe a region that includes Syria. It appears to be the first time the Islamic State has referred to Trump since he took office.

ISIS, which controls large swaths of territories in Iraq and Syria, is currently being targeted by a US-led military coalition. Trump has pledged to “totally obliterate ISIS,” which swept across parts of Iraq in 2014. Trump has been widely criticised in the past for his controversial statements on Islam.

The ISIS statement does not appear to directly refer to Trump’s executive order temporarily banning people of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.