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UN adds 2,500 peacekeepers to Mali mission, urges tougher stance UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday added just over 2,500 peacekeepers to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, which has been hit by a series of deadly attacks and become the deadliest place to serve for soldiers donning blue helmets. The French-drafted resolution, which was approved unanimously by the 15-nation council, said the Mali peacekeeping mission (MINUSMA) should "take all necessary means to carry out its mandate (and) to move to a more proactive and robust posture." Copyright Reuters, 2016

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British PM Cameron vows action on hate crime after rise in incidents post-Brexit LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Wednesday to clamp down on hate crime in the wake of a spike in racially motivated incidents since Britain voted to leave the European Union which have spread fear among ethnic minority groups. Muslim and Eastern European communities have reported a spate of incidents across the country after last week's Brexit vote, which followed a campaign in which immigration had played a key role. Dozens of people have ...

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PIA extends all out support to Turkish Airlines KARACHI: The PIA has offered full support to Turkish Airlines in transporting their passengers disturbed due to flight diversions in the aftermath of terror incident at Istanbul airport early Wednesday morning.This was stated by the spokesman of the national flag carrier here.He further stated that expressing his grief and sorrow over the incident, the CEO PIA, Bernd Hildenbrand, said that `we are deeply sorry for this tragedy and as Code Share partners with Turkish Airlines, ...

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Europe launches reform ‘reflection’ after Brexit shock BRUSSELS: Hoping to stave off a broader political crisis after Britain's shock decision to leave the EU, European leaders agreed on Wednesday to spend the next nine months developing proposals for an overhaul of the bloc amid deep divisions between its members. Disillusion with the EU has risen sharply following years of economic weakness and after a record influx of refugees and series of deadly attacks by Islamic militants. The problems have fueled the sense ...

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Tackle migration or risk more exits, Hungarian PM tells EU BUDAPEST: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday he would fight to make the European Union adopt a tougher migration policy, without which it would face the risk of more countries leaving. Orban has blamed the migration crisis for Britain's vote to leave, a historic decision that has thrown EU politics into turmoil and unleashed a heated debate among member states on how the bloc should move forward. A persistent critic of Brussels, Orban ...