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How South Asian countries rank in world Democracy Index 2016

BE2C2 Report — The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) latest Democracy Index 2016 shows 72 countries (out of 167) experienced a decline in ...
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NASA Takes Solar Power Generation To A Whole New Level– From Outer Space

To have unlimited solar power, we need to collect solar energy from where the sun never sets – outer space ...
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Mumbai inhabitants fear world’s tallest statue– a memorial to 17th century Hindu warrior king Shivaji

MAMOSA Report: The decision to build the world’s tallest statue just off Mumbai’s coast has divided India's financial capital and ...
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Expats in Saudi Arabia shocked at killing of an engineer in US

Reported by Qurratulain Wahab, JEDDAH — The killing of an Indian man in the US state of Kansas three days ago ...
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If Trump Wall Could Cut Illegal Immigration By Only 10%, It Would Pay For Itself: CIS Study

BE2C2 Report -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President ...
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China Wants to Build Two Strike Groups With 5 to 6 Aircraft Carriers

MAMOSA Report — China’s economic outreach program called the “New Silk Road” needs supportive maritime security envelope – from South ...
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These countries could be the world’s new education superstars, outstripping the BRICS nations

BE2C2 Report — Seven countries are surprise risers in the global university rankings as they build a big, strong, respected higher-education ...
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Sarah Al Suhaimi to Become the First Woman to Head Saudi Stock Exchange ‘Tadawul’

BE2C2 Report — NCB Capital Co. Chief Executive Officer Sarah Al Suhaimi will become the first woman to chair Saudi ...
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Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program Will Process 2750 Applications a Year, for 5 Years

(BE2C2 Report) — Launched in 2015, Canada’s Start-Up Visa program is the first of its kind in the world, linking ...
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Famous Indian Spiritual guru asked to leave housing society in Mumbai

MUMBAI -- Constantly harassed and troubled by the constant presence of spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Z-plus security in ...
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200,000 evacuated as California’s massive earthen dam in Oroville threatens catastrophic floods

BE2C2/MAMOSA Report -- More than a decade ago, officials rejected concerns that the massive earthen spillway at Oroville Dam in ...
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The winners of the World Press Photo awards have been named

FEB 13, 2017 (Mamosa Report) -- An image of a gun-wielding off-duty Turkish policeman standing over the body of Russia's ...
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Saudi adventurer discovers world’s highest sand dune in Oman

FEB 12, 2017 -- A Saudi adventurer says he has found the world’s highest sand dune in Oman at a ...
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Solar power becomes India’s ‘cheapest new source’ of electricity

Irshad Salim (BE2C2 Report); FEB 10, 2017 — After 2 days of intense bidding at a 750MW solar power auction ...
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The Statue of Liberty was originally a Muslim peasant woman

MAMOSA Report, Nov 21, 2015 (Updated FEB 2, 2017) — Standing proud and symbolizing freedom, Lady Liberty, one of the ...
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Two Indian IT firms setup women only workplaces in Saudi Arabia

FairObserver Report; Feb 6, 2017 - Two major Indian IT firms have set up women-only workplaces in Saudi Arabia. Will ...
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Motocycles bellwether for a growing middle class in Pakistan: WSJ

By SAEED SHAH; Feb 6, 2017 — Pakistan, often in the headlines for terrorism, coups and poverty, has developed something ...
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I’m bringing up my two children as practicing Muslims, here in Britain: Jemima

Irshad Salim (MAMOSA Report); Feb 5, 2017 — Loved and admired both in UK and Pakistan, and probably despised and ...
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Clinton’s Lead Narrows But She Has Multiple Paths to a Win

(MAMOSA Report); Nov 3, 2016 -- Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's chances of winning 270 electoral votes to be elected ...
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A shutterhappy Modi snaps a caged tiger, Mukhtar Mai walks the ramp…

(MAMOSA Report: Irshad Salim); Nov 2, 2016 -- Chief Minister of Indian-held Kashmir Ms. Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday urged the political ...
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I am under house arrest…no power can stop me from protesting on Nov 2: Imran Khan

(MAMOSA Report); Oct 28, 2016 -- Former legendary cricketer-turned politician and now opposition leader Imran Khan accused the Nawaz-led government ...
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Malaysia’s Mahathir to launch party to challenge PM Najib over ‘corruption’

Influential ex-premier says proposed party will work with opposition, with aim of ousting Najib's government MAMOSA Report, Jul 14, 2016: ...
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ANALYSIS: GOP Primary Turnout Up 62% This Year – Dem Primary Turnout Down 21% This Year

Jul 6, 2016 -- In her quest for the White House in US Election 2016 -- come November, presumptive Democratic ...
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Erdogan wants Trump name removed from Trump Towers Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for the removal of the ‘Trump’ name from the Trump Towers Istanbul due ...
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Can London’s first Muslim mayor become President Sadiq?

Jun 25, 2016 (AFP) -- Tens of thousands of Londoners signed a petition for their metropolis to stay in the ...
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Is Google influencing Clinton campaign? Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says yes

Amid reports that the campaign manager for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been fired, there is talk about ...
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Afghan refugees: Mass deportation threat raises stakes in US-Pakistan spat

More than three decades after fleeing Afghanistan, refugee Noor Said struggles to feed his family of eight on less than ...
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Kabul does not want Pakistan to gate Torkham crossing; US calls for peaceful resolution

MAMOSA Report, Jun 15, 2016 -- A Pakistan army major and two Afghan soldiers have been killed after border forces ...
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These will be the world’s 10 biggest cities in 2050–including 3 in India

BE2C2 Report -- The human population is growing at an alarming rate. By 2050, there will be almost 10 billion ...
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Ramadan poses challenge for many among 1m migrants stuck in Greece

MAMOSA Report -- Migrants in the Greek migrant camp on the island of Chios have burned down their tents, and ...
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Meet the man tasked with monitoring Kashmir Line of Control (LoC)

MAMOSA Report; June 9, 2016 -- A high-ranking Swedish military official has been appointed as the head of United Nations Military ...
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US Election 2016: Growing fear inside Republican party about Donald Trump

MAMOSA Report: Irshad Salim -- "Republicans are warning their presumptive presidential nominee to lay off the Latino judge presiding over a ...
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Kashmir Villagers Rise Up, Foil Rebel-hunting Indian Troops

SRINAGAR (AP): On a crisp morning Indian troops surrounded a sleepy, riverside village in the disputed mountain region of Kashmir ...
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Pakistan advised to use Nuclear facility for peace

JEDDAH: A former Saudi diplomat considered Pakistan’s 1998 detonation of nuclear weapon as milestone in the country’s defense strategy, and ...
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Mystery Indian cult busted, ‘had its own government, army’

NEW DELHI: A mysterious cult at the centre of deadly clashes in India was running its own pseudo-government, army, court ...
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Clinton Will Be Democratic Nominee Next Tuesday, Thereafter She’ll Have a Not-So-Secret Weapon

MAMOSA Report: Irshad Salim -- “If all goes well, I will have the great honor as of Tuesday to be ...
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Modi goes to Washington as US partner, but not yet full ally

NEW DELHI: Two years ago there were questions over whether Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi could get a visa to ...
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Panic buttons for women installed on Indian buses

New law is part of measures taken in response to 2012 gang-rape in New Delhi that triggered global condemnation. India ...
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UK vows full support for Saudi Vision 2030; Aramco to join London Stock Exchange

BE2C2 Report -- Britain has pledged full support to Saudi Arabia in its quest to implement the goals of Vision ...
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No military in the world can match up to Pak Army: Gen Raheel Sharif

MAMOSA Report -- Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday said no military in the world has been able ...
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Indian climber dies on Mount Everest, two others missing

KATHMANDU (AFP) - An Indian mountaineer has died on Mount Everest and two of his teammates are missing, expedition organizers ...
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‘Karachi has become a garbage dump’: MQM leaders lament delay in mayor’s election

KARACHI: Lambasting the PPP-led Sindh provincial government and the authorities for the delay in mayoral elections and those of vice-chairman and ...
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Man-eating Nile River crocodiles are being found in Florida

MAMOSA Report -- A number of man-eating crocodiles have been discovered in the swamps of Florida, with US scientists keen ...
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Modi to attend SAARC conference in Islamabad; India ready for talks on all issues including Kashmir

LAHORE (MAMOSA Report) -- India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) conference ...
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Trump ‘unqualified’ for presidency, is a ‘threat’ to US democracy: Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton on Thursday blasted her likely general election rival Donald Trump as a “threat” to US democracy and ...
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King Salman Campaign for Relief of Pakistani People Announce $60m Projects

ISLAMABAD (MAMOSA Report Updated) -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Campaign for the Relief of Pakistani People ...
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‘Minorities played key role in checking BJP in Bihar’

SIRAJ WAHAB, JEDDAH -- Abdul Bari Siddiqui is a veteran politician from Bihar. A close aide of colorful and popular ...
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Pakistan Hosting Four-Country Meet On Reviving Afghan-Taliban Talks

MAMOSA Report by Irshad Salim -- Pakistan on May 18 is hosting a new round of four-nation Afghan peace talks ...
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‘We do not support independence for Balochistan’, US State Dept assures Pakistan

MAMOSA Report by Irshad Salim -- The United States Department of State has assured Pakistan that it does not support ...
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To preserve Pakistan forests, “Billion Tree Tsunami” project gains momentum

BE2C2 Report -- The north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provincial government has launched “Green Growth Initiative”. Under this initiative, a number of ...
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Huge protest against Afghan govt. by Hazaras brings Kabul to a halt

KABUL, Afghanistan — A large demonstration against the fragile Afghan government brought Kabul to a standstill on Monday and put ...
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After US F-16 sale falls through, Pakistan looks to China

US refuses to provide Islamabad with F-16s at subsidized prices, prompting visit to Beijing by Pakistan's army chief KARACHI; By ...
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Trump accuses Sadiq Khan of being “very rude”, challenges him to an I.Q. test

MAMOSA Report -- Donald Trump said Monday London's new mayor made "very rude statements" about him -- and the presumptive ...
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Modi tweets about ‘quality time’ with mother, on her first visit to his official residence

MAMOSA Report -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shared pictures of his mother Hiraben’s maiden visit to his ...
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India test-fires indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile

MAMOSA Report -- India on Sunday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming hostile ...
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Trump has a history of questionable behavior with women: NY Times

Reuters -- Interviews with dozens of women who have worked for Donald Trump or interacted with him socially reveal a ...
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China Offers Pakistan Air Defense System, Space Technology

MAMOSA Report: Irshad Salim -- China has offered Air Defense System to Pakistan amid reports that Pakistan expects extraordinary assistance in ...
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‘I hope Donald Trump loses US presidential election’

MAMOSA Report; Irshad Salim -- On the eve of Sadiq Khan's historic win as London's first Muslim Pakistan-origin  Mayor, I wrote ...
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Bangladesh foreign ministry summons Pak envoy in apparent tit-for-tat move

DHAKA, (Xinhua) -- In an apparent tit-for-tat move Pakistan's Ambassador to Bangladesh Shuja Alam was summoned to the Bangladesh's Ministry ...
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Trump’s candidacy is sparking ‘a surge’ in citizenship and voter applications

MAMOSA Report -- Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is spurring a record number of citizenship applications and increases in voter registration ...
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Pakistan says Hasina govt ‘killing’ BD opposition leaders through flawed trials

MAMOSA Report -- Pakistan on Wednesday said it was deeply saddened over the hanging of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Bangladesh chief Motiur ...
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Is Donald Trump Playing The ‘Man Card’? It May Cut Both Ways, Analysts Say

MAMOSA Report -- Could gender be a decisive factor in the upcoming U.S. general-election matchup between Donald Trump and Hillary ...
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‘India needs 70,000 judges to clear pending cases’

NEW DELHI, (Xinhua) -- Expressing serious concern over the poor judge-population ratio in the country, the chief justice of India ...
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‘Pakistan doing nothing to stop opposition’s persecution in Bangladesh’

KARACHI: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Pakistan chief Senator Sirajul Haq has criticized the government of Pakistan for its “failure and criminal silence ...
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Imran Khan in Saudi for Umrah, visits Madinah

MAMOSA Report by Shahid Nayeem -- Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan (R) prayed at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on ...
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London’s “New Urdu-Speaking Muslim Mayor,” Sadiq Khan, Hailed in UK and Pakistan

MAMOSA Report -- Sadiq Khan, the son of Pakistani immigrants who won a landslide victory in this week’s London mayoral ...
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Mumbai Court overturns beef ban by Maharashtra state

MUMBAI: An Indian court on Friday struck down a tough law that had banned the consumption of beef in the western ...
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