Pakistan PM Sharif resigns

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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reigned from his position as Head of State on being disqualified from holding office by the country’s apex Court- Supreme Court consequent to an investigation into corruption allegations- probe into his family’s wealth following the 2015 Panama Papers dump linking.

BJP chooses Venkiah Naidu as nominee for Vice President of India

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The BJP’s parliamentary board has chosen Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu as the party’s nominee for the post of Vice-President, and his name has been endorsed by the NDA as well. This was announced by party president Amit Shah at the party headquarters in Delhi.

Canada’s PM holds baby named after him

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cuddled a baby named after him by a Syrian refugee family as an act of gratitude. The baby was named Justin Trudeau Adam Bilan. It was a gesture of thank you to their adopted country. Premier Trudeau held the baby briefly at a Calgary Stampede breakfast recently. Reports say that the boy was born in May in Calgary - several months after his parents and their two children fled Syria's war. They hail from the capital Damascus.

World leaders to move forward on Climate Change

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World leaders have decided to move forward collectively on climate change declaring the Paris accord is “irreversible”. They also acknowledged US President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement.

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