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New Delhi votes with Modi's popularity on the line

Voting began for a crucial state election in India's capital on Feb. 8 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party trying to regain power after a 22-year gap and major victories in a national vote.

Residents lined up in long queues across New Delhi neighborhoods, where a total of 14.6 million voters are registered to cast ballots.

India's Prime Minister: Pakistan May Sisappear in 10 Days

India is already able to defeat Pakistan in less than 10 days in every new war with its rival, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, AFP reported.

The neighbouring country's nuclear-weapon nations have fought three wars and last February came close to a fourth with tit-for-tat airstrikes sparked by an attack on Indian troops in Kashmir.

India-Pakistan border in Kashmir laced with blood

The Line of Control (LoC) dividing the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into India and Pakistan symbolizes decades of painful history. Now it is once again turning into a battleground between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.

The large population living on both sides of the divide continue living on the edge amid one of the heaviest military presences in the world.

UN backs Russia on internet convention, alarming rights advocates

The United Nations on Dec. 27 approved a Russian-led bid that aims to create a new convention on cybercrime, alarming rights groups and Western powers that fear a bid to restrict online freedom.    

The General Assembly approved the resolution sponsored by Russia and backed by China, which would set up a committee of international experts in 2020.    

A Strong Secondary Quake Caused Panic in Pakistan

A secondary earthquake with a 4.4 magnitude on the Richter scale shook northeastern Pakistan, where 38 people were killed in a major earthquake on Tuesday, destroying buildings and roads, according to BGNES.

The secondary quake caused massive panic, and thousands left their homes and remained on the streets and outdoors.

Open warning: War is an option

Khan had stated this in time of growing closeness between U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who discussed things twice in the course of the last three days. Trump invited two sides to overcome differences.
Addressing journalists in the UN General Assembly, Khan referred to Modli as racist, AP reports.

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