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What is the deal with the BCCI?

The BCCI’s top brass have been trying to convince the government to give it a go for months.This week the government, in the face of growing pressure from various stakeholders, announced a $1 billion concessional loan to the organisation, a step it hopes will make it an economic engine in the state.The government’s announcement came

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Trump to sign bill authorizing US to send arms to Iraq

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will sign legislation authorizing the United States to send more than 100,000 troops to Iraq, administration officials said Friday, the first major action by a U.S. president to date to address a surge of Sunni Islamic extremists in Iraq that has left more than 10,000 U.N. peacekeepers dead.Trump is expected

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Indonesia to open railway link to Indonesia’s Aceh region

Indonesia will begin building a new rail link between its remote Aceh province and the Indonesian island of Java next month, according to news reports citing government officials.The government announced the opening of the railway link at the end of July.It is expected to link Aceh to Java, which borders the restive northern Java region.It