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China closes over 4,000 porn, other 'harmful' websites

China has shut down more than 4,000 porn and other websites containing "harmful" information in the past three months. The "clean-up" campaign was jointly launched by the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications and the State Administration of Press and Publication in May.

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U-turn by Hollande? Not aware about Indian Govt pressure for Reliance-Dassault deal

After kicking off a political storm in India, former French President Francois Hollande has said that he is not aware if Indian government had put pressure on Reliance and Dassault to work together. He reiterated that his government "did not choose Reliance in any way". Expressing ignorance over whether Indian government had any role in making Reliance Defence as Dassault's offset partner in rafale deal, speaking to AFP, Hollande said, "Only Dassault can comment on this."

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World War..Iran threatens to defeat Trump like Saddam

Amidst rising tensions with US, Iran has warned US that US President Donald Trump will meet the fate of Iraq's Saddam Hussein if he continues confrontation with Iran, while vowing not to abandon its missile programme. Iran said it will not taking lying down the US sanctions. Of late Iran has been hinting at military action in the Gulf to block other countries’ oil exports after US sanctions aimed at halting its sales of crude. US maintains a fleet in the Gulf that protects oil shipping routes.

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Iran shocked.. 24 killed as gunmen open fire on military parad

At least 24 people, including civilians were killed and over 50 injured when gunmen disguised as soldiers opened fire on an elite military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday. The dead and wounded were both military personnel and civilians, including a journalist watching the parade, IRNA news agency reported. The attackers opened fire on the parade at 9 a.m. from a nearby park in an assault that lasted around 10 minutes. The parade was part of nationwide celebrations in Iran to mark the 30th anniversary since the end of the eight-year war with Iraq that started in September 1980 and ended in August 1988.

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Frustrated Imran calls Modi arrogant after cancellation of talks

India's decision to cancel the foreign minister-level meeting in New York was "arrogant", Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said Saturday, asserting that he was "disappointed" by the New Delhi's "negative" response.

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Russia's secret plan to help WikiLeaks founder Julian escape from UK

Russian diplomats held secret talks in London last year with people close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to assess whether they could help him flee the UK, the Guardian has revealed. A tentative plan was devised that would have seen Assange smuggled out of Ecuador's London embassy in a diplomatic vehicle and transported to another country. One ultimate destination, multiple sources have said, was Russia, where Assange would not be at risk of extradition to the US. The plan was abandoned after it was deemed too risky.

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US Army unlikely to hit 2018 recruitment goal

Low unemployment combined with a strong economy means the US Army is unlikely to meet its recruitment goal for the 2018 fiscal year, according to the military. About 70,000 have signed up so far this fiscal year, which ends September 30, meaning the Army is unlikely to meet its target of 76,500, reports CNN. "About 70,000 Americans joined the Regular Army in FY18, the most to enlist in a single year since 2010 -- and every single recruit either met or exceeded DoD (Department of Defence) standards. The Army will fall short of its 2018 recruiting goal. We made a decision to raise the quality of our recruits despite the tough recruiting environment," the Army said in a statement on Friday.

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Google asks employees to delete China search engine memo

In its bid to suppress a memo revealing information about a plan to launch a censored search engine in China, Google has sent an email to employees asking them to delete the sensitive document, The Intercept reported. Authored by a Google engineer familiar with the project, the memo disclosed that the search system would require users in China to log in to perform searches. Codenamed Dragonfly, the search engine would track the location of users and share the data with a Chinese partner who would have "unilateral access" to the data, said the report on Friday, citing the memo.

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NASA to conduct contest to name next Mars rover in 2019

NASA is on the look out for a partner to conduct a contest among students to name the agency's next rover to the Red Planet -- the Mars 2020 mission -- in the 2019 academic year. The Mars 2020 rover mission addresses high-priority science goals for Mars, including key questions about the potential for life on the Red Planet. Corporations, nonprofits and educational organisations interested in sponsoring the contest can send proposals to NASA.

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10 killed in attack on Iranian military parade

At least 10 people were killed and 21 ,including a child and a woman, were injured in an attack on a military parade in Iran's Khuzestan province on Saturday, the media reported. The parade was part of nationwide celebrations in Iran to mark the 30th anniversary since the end of the eight-year war with Iraq that started in September 1980 and ended in August 1988. "The terrorists disguised as Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basiji (volunteer) forces opened fire during the parade," Governor of Khuzestan Gholam-Reza Shariati was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency.

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