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To mark Eid festival peacefully, Afghan Prez Ashraf Ghani announces three-month ceasefire with Taliban

To mark Eid al-Adha festival with peace and prosperity, Afghanistan on Sunday announced a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban. The provisional ceasefire comes into effect from today onwards. In a televised interview, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani declared has a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban to mark the Eid al-Adha festival peacefully. He said that the truce will hold only if the insurgents reciprocate...

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Former UN Secretary-General 'Global statesman' Kofi Annan dies at 80

Former Secretary General of the United Nations ‘Global Statesman’ Koffi Annan died at the age of 80 on Saturday...

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Germany reaches deal on sending back migrants to Greece

Germany has reached an agreement with Greece to send back migrants to the Mediterranean country, if they have already applied for asylum there...

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As the trade conflict intensifies, China all set to send its top negotiators to US this August

As the trade negotiation between China and United States intensifies, China will send a top negotiator to the United States in late August to resume trade talks. This was informed by the commerce ministry as it gets ready for the first public meeting on the subject in weeks as the trade conflict...

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11th World Hindi Conference kicks off with heartfelt tributes to former PM and Hindi lover Atal Bihari Vajpayee

11th World Hindi Conference kicks off with a vision to expand the reach of our national language –Hindi in every corner of the globe. Mauritius bowed down in silence paying tributes to the former Prime Minister and Hindi lover, Atal Bihari Vajpayee...

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Standing through tough times, PM Modi extends support with financial assistance of Rs 500 Cr to flood hit Kerala

With the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kerala and taking stock of the flood situation, PM Modi announced financial assistance of Rs 500 Cr to the state. After a review meeting, PM Modi made an aerial assessment of the damages caused due to floods in some of the affected areas of the State. ..

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Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

Cricketer-turned-politician and Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as a 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan at a ceremony held at the President House in Islamabad. This comes after Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats in the July 25 general election...

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Flow of global tributes to Atalji still on; Israel, Japan, Czech pay their sincere condolences to statesman’s departure

Departure of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee has left millions of eyes with tears. While the entire world has paid its tribute in one or the other way by hoisting their flags half past or paying tributes, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have paid their condolences on the AjatShatru Atalji’s demise...

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Multiple terror attacks in Afghanistan claims lives of 88; hundreds of others injured

At least 88 people were killed including security personnel, innocent civilians and hundreds of others were injured in two separate terror attacks that took place in different parts of Afghanistan on Wednesday. The first terror attack took place after a suicide bomber blew himself in front of an education centre in the west of the Afghan capital, Kabul. As many as 48 people were killed 67 others were injured. The explosion initially set off gunfire from Afghan guards in the area, leading to assumptions ..

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Imran Khan a stooge of Pak Army

Those who had keenly observed the events of past couple of years in Pakistan, will agree that the all-powerful army of that country did not spare any effort in vilifying the erstwhile premier Nawaz Sharif; even the judiciary was taken on board by the Generals sitting in Rawalpindi...

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Extending support to enhance road infrastructure, India releases 470 million Nepali rupees for Terai road project

Giving major friendship goals to the entire world, India has always stood by Nepal in all its efforts to support its neighboring nation. In another major support to Nepal, the Government of India has released 470 million Nepali rupess grant for Terai roads project in Nepal. ..

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Ensuring safety of tourists, Sri Lanka assures to establish 25 new tourist police stations

In a new vow to increase tourist attractions in the country, Sri Lanka’s police Chief meeting with tourism officials has assured to establish 25 new tourist police stations across the country to ensure the safety of tourists...

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North and South Korea teams up for another bilateral closeness holding a summit this September

With the aim of strengthening the ties, North and South Korea has decided to walk ahead with their third meeting in September. The meeting will take place between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang. The date of the third-inter Korean summit between the two leaders would be announced later...

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Arabs oppose Israel’s nation-state law at Tel Aviv, wave Palestinian flags

he Arab community in Israel has not taken the Jew nation’s ‘only Jew State’ law in its stride. They are opposing this nation-state law passed by the parliament of Israel sometime back...

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Israel demands total ceasefire from Hamas: Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel demands nothing less than a complete cease-fire from Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday before the weekly government meeting...

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Oman provides financial assistance to WHO for countering cholera in war-torn Yemen

Oman has contributed US$5mn to the World Health Organization (WHO) in war-torn Yemen in the wake of an outbreak of dangerous diseases including cholera and Diptheria. Notably, Yemen is devastated due to the dual attack i.e civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. Since April 2017 to February 2018, more than 1,060,000 suspected cases of cholera and 2300 deaths have been reported in Yemen...

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Gesture of Goodwill! India gifts newly-built houses to Indians in Sri Lanka

As a special gesture to the people India living in Sri Lanka, India handed over the first lot of houses built under USD 350 million project for Indian-origin people, mostly Tamils, in Sri Lanka's tea plantation areas. The Indian Housing Project is ought to be one of the largest one by India in any country. Almost 404 houses were handed over to the Indian-origin people, mostly Tamils...

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Pakistan plotted Referendum 2020 flopped in UK after NRI Indians protested and sung patriotic songs to show unity

No matter how many times and in whatever ways Pakistan try to break India or equality amongst Indians, they will never succeed. Pakistan has never succeeded in destroying integrity, equality of India in past and neither it will succeed in future. Notably, the so-called Referendum 2020- a plot of Pakistan in Trafalgar Square in London turned out to be the biggest flop as it failed to draw an anti-India support...

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Pakistan releases 26 Indian fishermen from prison humanitarian grounds

Pakistan on Sunday released at least 26 Indian fishermen who were imprisoned on the charges of poaching in neighbour’s territory as a goodwill gesture or on humanitarian grounds. This comes a day before newly-elected Parliament's maiden meeting to start the process of handing over powers to the new government...

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Trump administration gives major blow to Islamabad; suspends military training to Pakistani officers

Soon after Islamabad and Moscow signed an agreement to allow Pakistani troops to receive training at the Russian defence centres, the Trump administration suspended more than a decade-long military training programme of Pakistani personnel at the US institutions. Notably, the Trump administration has denied providing funds to Pakistani students for the next academic year at the US military institutions for training. The suspension of the training became apparent when the US National Defence University ..

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India, Nepal vow to enhance cooperation in border security and intelligence sharing

Enhancing mutual cooperation and timely sharing of intelligence, the border guarding forces of India and Nepal committed to check trans-border crimes along the 1,751-km porous frontier the two countries share...

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Nearly 29 children killed in a bus attack in war torn Yemen

An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels hit a bus driving in a busy market in northern Yemen on Thursday, killing at least 50 people including children and wounding 77...

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In response to over 24 rockets launched by Palestinian, Israel launches fresh airstrikes on Gaza

Israel has launched fresh airstrikes on Gaza after dozens of rockets were fired from the enclave into its territory. The Gazan Health Ministry said, a Palestinian was killed, while at least six were wounded in raids aimed to target sites across the strip...

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Bad weather hampers Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, 200 stranded pilgrims evacuated from Simikot

Sighting bad weather and unfavorable conditions, all pilgrims returning from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra have been evacuated from Simikot in Nepal. The last batch of remaining 12 pilgrims was brought to Nepalgunj this morning. ..

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Break on NaPak intentions! US Senate passes bill to cut financial aid to Pakistan by over 75 percent

The United States has decided to cut its financial aid to Pakistan by over 75 percent to $150 million from $1 billion. Notably, ‘NaPak’ intentions of Pakistan was exposed long ago. Fighting against terrorism in the country was also a lie and on the basis of this lie, Pakistan used to get financial aid from the United States. Now, the whole world now knows the reality of Pakistan that it is the only country which provides safe haven to terrorism and harbours terrorist in other nations...

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Iran loses access to US banknotes and trade after Prez Trump re-imposes tough, unilateral sanctions

The United States of America on Monday re-imposed a series of tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran which were lifted under the nuclear deal. Notably, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order that targets Iran's access to US banknotes and key industries including cars, graphite, aluminum, steel, coal, carpets etc. The sanctions have come in effect from Monday midnight...

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Over 50,000 marooned in Myanmar as four rivers flooded due to heavy rain

Four major Myanmar rivers are swolen due to heavy rains causing massive flooding in their catchment areas leaving over 50,000 people marooned in three states of Mon, Karen and Bago, agency reports said...

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Despite economic blockade put by Arab quartet, bilateral trade between Qatar and US increased by 64%

The bilateral trade between Qatar and the United States which has witnessed a sharp growth by 64 percent indicates that Doha has moved on from economic blockade put by Arab quartet including Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates accusing it of supporting terrorism and sowing discord in the region...

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UK announces new organ donation plan to address Indian-origin shortages

The UK government has announced new plans to change the law for organ and tissue donation to address the urgent need for organs within the Indian-origin communities in the country. The proposed new system of consent for organ and tissue donation is expected to come into effect in England in 2020, as part of a drive to help black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people desperately waiting for a life-saving transplant...

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Bloody weekend! At least 63 shot in different shooting instances in Chicago; 10 dead

The bloodiest episode which continued till 36 hours in Chicago finally stopped, however, left killing 10 and 53 injured including teenagers. Notably, from Friday to Sunday, at least 63 people including teenagers were shot in Chicago out of which 10 were killed and 53 others were wounded. Majority of the shootings took place in six, tenth and 11th districts which are largely crowded...

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North Korea has not stopped nuclear and missile programs; continues to evade UN sanctions

North Korea is in no mood to stop its nuclear and missile programs and continues to evade the UN sanctions through increased illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea...

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Drones carrying explosives target Venezuela Prez Nicolas Maduro; six arrested over suspicion

Venezuela's government said today it had arrested six terrorists and hired killers over an alleged assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro using explosive-laden drones. Interior and Justice Minister Nestor Reverol announced the arrests on state television and said several vehicles have been seized and hotel raids carried out in Caracas where important information was collected...

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Recalling the 73rd year of the dark chapter of world history! #Hiroshima brings people vowing to stand against nuclear violence

As the entire world still shakes on recalling the worst nightmare ‘Hiroshima and Nagasaki Nuclear Attack’ still gives goose bumps resonating the nastiest attack. Marking 73 years of the dreadful attack, the scares of the violence are still afresh in the minds of millions. The world pays tribute to Hiroshima Nagasaki attack owing respect to the thousands who lost their life and other who were injured and still suffer the bouts of the inhuman violence...

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Taliban targets Shiite mosque in Afghanistan; kills at least 40 people with cowardly attacking worshippers

At least 40 people were killed and 70 others were injured after a suicide bomb blast hit a shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan. Immediately after the blast, Taliban terror outfit claimed the responsibility of the coward act. Notably, two burqa-clad terrorists carrying rifles stormed into the Khawaja Hassan (Shiite) mosque in the city of Gardez in the province of Paktia and started shooting at worshippers before detonating their explosives. The attack happened when hundreds of people were gathered ..

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UNICEF warns of another cholera outbreak in Yemen

Yemen has just become like another hell as the peoples are only getting killed in the war-torn country either by civil war or by an outbreak of disastrous diseases including cholera, diphtheria etc. Taking a noted on the recent attacks on Hodeida port, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has warned of another cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen...

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Showing dustbin to Human Rights of minorities, Pakistani authority sack first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh

Pakistan's first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh was dismissed on Friday for being absent from office for over three months. The move from Pakistan’s traffic police, however, creates suspicion. As when we talk of crushing the voices of minorities, killing the minorities and violating the human rights of minorities..we do talk about Pakistan. Because Pakistan tops in harbouring terrorism and as well as in crushing the minorities and still so-called various human rights preservers including United Nations ..

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Emmerson Mnangagwa of ZANU-PF party wins Presidential election in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former ally of ousted President Robert Mugabe, has won country's landmark Presidential election. With all 10 provinces declared, Mnangagwa won 50.8 per cent of votes to 44.3 percent for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa of MDC party...

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France adopts law on asylum, immigration

France's parliament Wednesday signed into law an asylum and immigration bill. The bill is designed to accelerate asylum procedures by cutting the maximum processing time to 90 days after entering France from 120 currently...

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Myanmar Prez establishes four-member panel to investigate Rohingya abuses

The Myanmar government has formed a four-member 'independent' commission to investigate allegations of human rights violations in the Rakhine state following attacks on security forces’ check-posts in August last year...

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EU moving anti-piracy HQ says goodbye to UK; shifting to Spain after Brexit

European Union countries today decided to move the headquarters of the bloc's anti-piracy Atalanta patrols from London to the Spanish port of Rota on March 29, when Britain exits the EU...

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Drought of Cinemas in Saudi to end soon; Al-Rashed Empire Cinema Consortium to open 30 theatres

Saudi Arabia in April this year, raised curtains after 35 years displaying its first commercial movie in a theatre. But now to give a boost to the commercial movies, Al-Rashed Empire Cinema Consortium will open as any as 30 theatres in various cities of the Kingdom...

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Zimbabwe to have new President soon; elections held today

Presidential, Parliamentary and local elections are being held in Zimbabwe today. More than five million voters are expected to exercise their franchise. There are 23 candidates on the Presidential ballot. A Presidential run-off vote is scheduled for 8th of September if no candidate wins at least 50 percent in the first round...

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Sushma Swaraj on the rescue! Indian abducted in Malaysia saved, 3 Pakistani arrested

In need of any help? Stuck somewhere and unable to get accustomed to your family? Contact Sushma Swaraj! Yes, in her new list of achievement, an Indian abducted in Malaysia has been rescued by the police there and three Pakistani nationals have been arrested in connection with the abduction case...

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Imran Khan’s Kashmir policy

Imran Khan, in all probability, will be the next prime minister of Pakistan; the goal, though not realized as yet, looks to be a distinct possibility. It has taken him 22 years to fulfill this dream. While lauding his perseverance, one is inclined to feel that for him the nightmare has just begun. He has proverbially “sold his soul to the devil,” which, in this instance, is the all-powerful Pakistan Army. Sitting in opposition and haranguing against the government is a better option than becoming ..

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Qatar asserts to have move on from Arab quartet’s economic blockade; all set to host 2022 Football World Cup

Amidst intensified Gulf crisis, Qatar has moved on from the economic blockade put by Arab quartet and is all set to host the 2022 Football World Cup as it. Notably, Arab quartet including Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have cut off ties with Qatar and have put the stringent economic sanctions on Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism and sowing discord in the region...

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Brexit will be on agenda for September EU leaders' meeting in Salzburg: Britain

European Union leaders will discuss Brexit when they next meet in the Austrian city of Salzburg on Sept. 20, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said after discussions with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz...

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Prez Putin accepts Prez Donald Trump’s invitation to Washington citing strengthening relations

Bonding over diplomatic relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted United States President Donald Trump’s invitation to visit the White House. On a similar note, Russian President Vladimir Putin said an invitation has been sent to the US President which the White House confirmed citing President Donald Trump is willing to visit Moscow...

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Get latest results of #PakistanElections2018 here; Imran Khan in talks with smaller parties, independent candidates to form govt

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has so far declared the provisional results of 267 out of 270 National Assembly (NA) seats of the country’s 11th general elections that were held on July 25. According to the results, Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has managed to win 115 seats and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won 64 while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) bagged 43 seats. On the other side, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) clinched 13 seats while the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan ..

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Nepal Cabinet goes digital! Embraces digital technology with their commitment to go paperless

Digital wave swaying across the world and how! In its commitment to go paperless, Nepal government on Thursday held its first digital Cabinet meeting at Singha Durbar, Kathmandu...

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Death toll mounts to 246 after ISIS launched a string of suicide attacks in southern Syria

The death toll in a series of suicide attacks and shooting led by Islamic State terror outfit in southern Syria mounted to nearly 250 including personnel of Syrian forces and civilians. On Wednesday, a series of suicide blasts and shooting killed at least 246 people including personnel of Syrian forces in southern Syria. Notably, this was one of the most deadly assaults in the country by ISIS. Immediately after the attack, ISIS terror outfit claimed the responsibility saying soldiers of the caliphate ..

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#PakistanElections2018 : Imran Khan claims victory and thanks nation; eyes on trade with India

A cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who is also a chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday claimed victory in the country’s 11th general elections. Notably, the latest results show that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has so far won 104 seats, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz- 57 and Pakistan Peoples Party -25 in the country’s 11th general elections which was held on Wednesday. Among others, Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal won 11 seats, Muttahida Qaumi Movement 5 and 11 independent. However, the ..

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Pak Military ensured Imran Khan’s victory: Union Minister RK Singh

Terming Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan as a military-sponsored candidate, Union Minister RK Singh said that former skipper’s new innings won’t make any difference in existing Indo-Pak relations on the issue of state-sponsored terrorism...

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Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leads with 118 seats in #PakistanElections2018

The counting of votes for Pakistan’s 11th general elections began an hour after the polling process was completed on Wednesday. The latest preliminary results available for 268 of 272 seats indicate that Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is in a position to win...

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US Prez Trump, EU's chief Juncker agree to ease trade tensions

US President Donald Trump and European Commission Chief Jean-Claude Juncker have agreed on a plan to defuse the festering trade dispute between the two major economies...

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US President Trump downbeat ahead of trade talks with European Union

U.S. President Donald Trump took a pessimistic view of talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker set for today aimed at averting a trade war...

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Shutting doors, Indian Embassy in Biratnagar moves back to pavilion from August 1

Elongating the need to deep root its base of friendship in the neighboring country Nepal, the Biratnagar Camp Office of the Embassy of India will be shut down and relocated. Making an announced to shut down its camp office in Biratnagar of Morang district, Indian embassy in Kathmandu confirmed that the camp will close with effect from August 1...

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Voting for #PakistanElections2018 begins; over 12,570 candidates for 849 seats of Parliament, four provincial assemblies in fray

Today, lakhs of people are reaching to the polling stations to cast their votes in Pakistan’s 11th general election. The polls in Pakistan started at 8 AM and will continue till 6 in the evening. The counting will be taken up immediately after the polls and the results will be announced within 24 hours...

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India, Bangladesh join hands to set up “border haats” boosting economy and trade

Promoting extensive operational border haats between India and Bangladesh, the two countries have decided to join hands to make way by establishing six more border haats at new locations. ..

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Naela Quadri Baloch urges Balochistan to boycott Pakistan Elections accusing manipulations by ISI and Pak Army

Naela Quadri Baloch who is a known Baloch activist and President of World Baloch Women’s Forum on Tuesday urged the people in Balochistan to boycott Pakistan General Elections to be accusing Pakistani Army and ISI of manipulations. Notably, Pakistan General Elections to be held on July 25...

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Thousands attend Saudi Arabia’s world-famous honey festival

Thousands of visitors attended the Saudi Arabia’s world-famous honey festival that took place in a South-Western region of Baha. Notably, the honey festival which was kicked-off on Saturday aims to help beekeepers promote their products in a professional manner and is also financially rewarding...

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Series of earthquake hit western and Southern region of Iran; over 300 injured

Sunday brought a dreadful day for Iranians, as a series of the earthquake hit many parts of Iran. Over 300 people were injured after the earthquake of magnitude 5.9 hit the mountainous western region of Iran. The temblor came hours after two quakes struck Hormozgan province in the southern region of Iran...

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Assisting Sri Lanka with Emergency Ambulance Service, India marks another major achievement in strengthening relations

Extending a helping hand with providing assistance by the expansion of Emergency Ambulance Service over the entire island in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the event over live video conferencing. Exemplifying the partnership between both the countries, PM Modi expressed happiness on the National Emergency Ambulance service is being extended all over Sri Lanka...

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U.S. urges strict U.N. sanctions until North Korea acts on denuclearization

Claiming to stand by their words on denuclearization which was one of the most important base of the summit, United States called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday to act on his promise to give up nuclear weapons and said the world, including China and Russia, must continued to enforce sanctions until he does so...

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To everyone’s surprise; US Prez Donald Trump invites Vladimir Putin to Washington

Taking back everyone by surprise, the United States President Donald Trump has shared his thought on inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this autumn. The invite came as a major blow and astonishment after the summit that led to an uproar in the United States over Trump's failure to publicly confront Putin for Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. ..

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Kamal Haasan, Shruti Haasan, legendary cricketer Vivian Richards invited for India Day Parade

Superstar Actor Kamal Haasan and his daughter Shruti Haasan will grace the 38th edition of India Day Parade in New York. The mega event will be held on August 19. The maverick actor will be the Grand Marshal of the parade...

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Israel's Knesset passes Jewish nation-state bill into law

The law was passed after a stormy debate full of theatrics that stretched more than eight hours...

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UK Foreign minister asks the lawmakers not to abandon Brexit

Former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has asked fellow lawmakers not to abandon Brexit, urging them to remember the initial enthusiasm surrounding a complete break from the European Union...

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Turkey lifts state of emergency after two years

In Turkey, the state of emergency, which was imposed after the failed coup two years ago, came to an end today. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared an emergency on 20th July 2016, five days after warplanes bombed Ankara and clashes broke out in Istanbul that claimed 249 lives...

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Shattering hopes for Nawaz Sharif, Pakistani Court denies bail; adjourned hearing until polls finished

Shattering the hopes of ousted PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz of getting bail, a Pakistan court on Tuesday adjourned until last week of July. Notably, Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt Safdar were convicted in the Avenfield corruption case...

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“Accept Islam or prepare to die, we are the fanatic ISIS”: Hindus of Cox’s Bazar gets threatening letter

Creating violence and averring atrocities against the Hindu community in Bangladesh is very common with the instigation of community hatred coming back from the independence era. With the Islamic fanatic activists attacking Hindu homes, business enterprises and temples, a horrifying incident came to limelight. In another attempt to torture the community, Islamic fanatic group circulated a threatening letter to the temples of Cox’s Bazaar Districts in Bangladesh. ..

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Make way for the new Billionaire! Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos becomes the richest man in the world

Online shopping took a remarkable change with items and stuffs easily available for the consumers on one click. Amazon created a wide scope for consumers to engage in ease of shopping, Jeff Bezos, Chief Executive Officer of Amazon has become the richest person in modern history with his net worth crossing the $150 billion mark. ..

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Syrian forces re-captures strategic al-Haara hill overlooking Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

The Syrian government forces months after reclaiming Eastern Ghouta province, on Monday took control over a strategic al-Haara hill overlooking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Notably, the Syrian army and its allies have taken control of al-Haara hill in Quneitra province after a fierce gun-battle with artillery strikes and airstrikes over the rebels. Confirming the development, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the Damascus government units had made a quick advance against ..

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Afghan Embassy in US holds memorial service for Sikhs killed in Jalalabad terror attack

The Afghanistan Embassy in the United States on Sunday held a memorial service for the members of the minority communities including Sikhs killed in a terrorist attack in Jalalabad. During the memorial service, Afghanistan Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib, Indian Ambassador in US Puneet Kundal, first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress Tulsi Gabbard, Sena Lund, president of the New York-based Afghan Hindu association amongst other dignitaries were present...

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US Prez Donald Trump and Russia Prez Vladimir Putin vow to start afresh, consolidating their relation

Touting to start afresh and let bygones be bygones, United States President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin began their historic summit by vowing their determination to reset the troubled relations between the world’s greatest nuclear powers. ..

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Nation-wide protest continues for seventh straight day in Iraq over unemployment, corruption and poor services

Massive protest has erupted in many parts of Iraq as the demonstrators took to the streets against unemployment, corruption and poor services. Notably, thousands of protesters in Basra province of Iraq on Monday came out to demonstrate against Iraqi government over the issue of unemployment, water and electricity shortages and poor governance etc. Today, it was the seventh straight day of protest...

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Rajnath discusses security issues with his Bangladeshi counterpart

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh discussed security issues in a meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan in Dhaka on Sunday during his three-day visit to India’s eastern neighbour...

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Super Powers meet: US Prez Donald Trump and Russia Prez Vladimir Putin hold first ever summit in Finland

Two super powers United States and Russia are all set to exchange their ideas and possibilities of positive future prospects. The much awaited summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally seen the light of the day as both the leaders will meet at Finland. ..

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Easing visa restrictions; India, Bangladesh join hands with Revised Travel Agreement

Union Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Bangladesh saw a wide spectrum of strengthening relations with meeting PM Sheikh Hasina and also inaugurating the world’s largest visa center easing application of Visa. Apart from this, easing visa restrictions for citizens of Bangladesh, India on Sunday signed a revised travel agreement with Bangladesh...

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Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz sent to jail that is not less than 5-star hotel

Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested by Pakistani accountability officials on Friday. Notably, Nawaz Sharif was with awarded ten-years imprisonment a case stemming from 2016 Panama Papers revelations that showed they owned the apartments through off-shore companies. While Maryam was convicted and awarded with seven-years imprisonment for concealing ownership of the apartments...

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Protests erupted soon after US President Trump reaches Britain; asserts they “love” him lot

There are only a few leaders in the world who cannot be ignored. Either you love them or hate them but cannot ignore them. Amongst them, one is United States President Donald Trump. The people of US love him but people of United kingdom hate him like anything...

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Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz set to return Pakistan to serve prison term in corruption case

Abu Dhabi, July 13: Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are all set to face ten-years and seven-years imprisonment respectively in the Avenfield corruption case. Notably, the duo of father and daughter is returning today to Pakistan from London to face the punishment in the corruption case.  Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam will land at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport at 6.15 PM today as they have reached Abu Dhabi. However, before getting ..

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Sri Lanka sentences death penalty for drug criminals

Welcoming a capital punishment for drug-related crimes, Sri Lanka paved way for the resumption of death penalty after nearly 40 years. ..

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India denies entry to British MP in the country over "Inappropriate Visa"

British parliamentarian Lord Alexander Carlile has been denied entry into India on his arrival in New Delhi for not having the appropriate Indian visa...

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India becomes 69th shareholder of European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

India has become the 69th shareholder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, paving the way for more joint investment with Indian companies across the bank's regions of operation...

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British data regulator to fine Facebook 6,60,000 dollars for failing to protect users data

Facebook! Keep half a million pounds (660,000 dollars) ready as Britain's data regulator will fine you for failing to protect users' data. This follows an inquiry into whether personal information had been misused by campaigns on both sides of Britain's 2016 European Union referendum. In a progress report, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said, the company had failed to be transparent about how people's data was harvested by others...

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UK govt to deploy almost double number of its troops in Afghanistan

The British government is planning to almost double the number of its troops in Afghanistan after a request from US President Donald Trump for reinforcements to help tackle the fragile security situation there...

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Rejoicing victory over #ThaiCaveRescue mission, Thailand expresses profound gratitude to India for immense support

Reaching a successful climax, the 12 boys of the Wild Boar soccer team and their coach were effectively rescued by the Thai navy after 18 days of being trapped in the flooded cave. The Thai navy Seals, who have been running the operation, confirmed that all 13 were out. ..

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Turkish President Erdogan vows to advance governance system after being sworn in for new term

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unveiled a new-look cabinet after being sworn in for a new term, with his son-in-law Berat Albayrak given the crucial post of Finance Minister...

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Quarter of world's children live in a country affected by conflict or disaster: UN

About a quarter of the world's children are living in a country affected by conflict or disaster. This was said by Henrietta Fore, the head of the UN children's agency on Monday in the United Nations general assembly meeting. Sweden, which holds the Security Council presidency this month, organized the open meeting on the theme "Protecting Children Today Prevents Conflict Tomorrow" and sponsored a resolution unanimously adopted by the 15 members to strengthen UN actions to ensure the care and safety ..

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Nepal lauds India’s support in linking Cross Border Rail Links between countries

Expanding connectivity with enhancing people to people connectivity, the government of Nepal has appreciated India for its support in the development of India-Nepal Cross Border Rail Links. ..

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Clinching a deal, China agrees to reduce import tariff on Indian medicines; especially cancer drugs

Consolidating the relations between India and China, the two countries have taken a step forward in terms of trade. Clinching a deal with India on the reduction of import duties on Indian medicines including anti-cancer drugs, which are highly expensive in the country, China said that it will reduce the import tariff of Indian medicine...

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Our latest frontline warship INS Trikand leaves Sri Lanka after goodwill visit

After a goodwill visit, our Naval Ship “Trikand” arrived at the port of Colombo on Saturday and left the port today...

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Brexit Secretary David Davis resigns

Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned from the UK government. The resignation comes days after British Prime Minister Theresa May secured the Cabinet's backing for her Brexit plan at a meeting at Chequers outside London. ..

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Canada to have essence of our vedic culture from today: Prakash Javadekar to cut ribbon for 17th World Sanskrit Conference

Today will be the day when the western countries will have the essence of our vedic culture as more than 500 scholars and delegates from over 40 countries will be participating in the 17th World Sanskrit conference and exchange their knowledge by presenting papers on various subjects followed by discussions from amongst the members...

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Shocking! A rapist of 30 minor girls, pedophile priest Jose Ataulfo Garcia acquitted by Roman Catholic Church

A pedophile priest Jose Ataulfo Garcia, who admitted of raping 30 young girls between the ages of 5 and 10 years old, has been acquitted by the Roman Catholic Church and will not face criminal charges. Shocking isn’t it. A rapist is acquitted. According to a Spanish-language news site named as Urgente 24, a priest Jose Ataulfo Garcia was acquitted of any crime by the Archdiocese Primada de Mexico after confessing to having sexually abused dozens of minor girls in the indigenous community of Oaxaca...

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UAE says no meaningful negotiations until Qatar fulfills 13 demands announced by Arab quartet

Amidst intensified Gulf crisis, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday reiterated that unless and until Qatar fulfills 13 demands announced by Arab quartet, there would be no starting point for any meaningful negotiations. Notably, Arab quartet including Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have cut off ties with Qatar and have put the stringent economic sanctions on Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism and sowing discord in the region...

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UK opens its door by launching new visas open to Indian scientists, academics

The UK has launched new visas that will be open to overseas scientists and researchers, including Indians, to encourage the growth of the country's research sector...

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Malaysian PM Mahathir no to deporting Zakir Naik

Mahathir Mohammad, Prime Minister of Malaysia Friday said that the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik will not be deported. Zakir Naik, who is wanted in India in connection with terror activities and hate speech, is currently staying in Malaysia...

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UN member states approve USD 6.69 billion dollar budget for 13 peacekeeping operations; US tops in contribution

The United Nations member states on Friday approved a USD 6.69 billion dollar budget for 13 peacekeeping operations for the year 2018-19.Notably, the United States continues to remain the biggest contributor to the United Nations, paying 22 percent of the USD 5.4 billion core budget and 28.5 percent of the USD 7.9 billion peacekeeping budget. However, China is the other top contributor with 10.3 percent and Japan with 9.7 percent...

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Mission Accomplished! Thank you EAM Sushma Swaraj, #IndianStrandedinNepal evacuated successfully

Mission evacuation has finally seen the day of light with 1430 stranded pilgrims being airlifted from Simikot and Hilsa to Nepalgunj and Surkhet. The Indian Embassy evacuated pilgrims by engaging 21 flights, 2 private choppers from Simikot to Nepalgunj and Surkhet. The embassy’s team continues to station at the place in order to monitor the situation...

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Pakistan Ex PM Nawaz Sharif convicted in corruption case: Gets 10 years in jail; daughter Maryam also convicted and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment

Pakistan's accountability court on Friday pronounced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam, and son-in-law Captain Safdar guilty in the Avenfield corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the Supreme Court's directives in the landmark Panamagate verdict last year which deseated then PM Nawaz...

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Qatar opens door of world’s first Angry Birds entertainment park for visitors and residents

Amid diplomatic rifts with Arab quartet including Saudi Arab, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, Qatar is innovatively trying to attract more foreigners and tourists to the country. Notably, the Angry Birds World, a new amusement park based on the hit game franchise which is built in Qatar, is now opened for the residents and visitors...

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European Parliament rejects EU copyright law proposal

The European Parliament rejected a highly controversial EU copyright law proposal that has pitted Beatles legend Paul McCartney against internet giants and the creators of Wikipedia, today. ..

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“Communication is the key for a successful association”; says Amb Bambawale welcoming Indian Youth Delegation to China

Exchange of ideas leads to welcoming new developments and initiative. Encompassing this mindset, 200 members of Indian Youth Delegation is currently visiting China as part of the efforts by the two governments to provide opportunities to their youth to mutually understand each other better...

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You are famous as "Hotel, Motel and Patel"; you can boost Indian Tourism: PM Modi to US based Patel community

Bridging the gap between the Patels who stay in the USA with their native place, PM Modi gave the mantra of coming to India at least once a year and he also invited the Patels staying over there to visit India during the Kumbhmela to be held next year. ..

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Cambodia reopens railway line to Thailand after 45 years

Cambodia has reopened the railway line to Thailand after a gap of forty five years with the railway running between capital Phnom Penh to Thailand border. Cambodia’s Transport Minister Sun Chanthol expressed joy saying this as “historic day for our nation”...

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While Mission Evacuation intensifies! MEA issues advisory for prospected pilgrims of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

As India intensified the mission evacuation of the stranded Indian pilgrims in Nepal, the Ministry of External Affairs has pronounced an advisory for those pilgrims who would continue their route to Kailash Mansarovar. ..

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Heatwave shakes Canada: Takes 19 lives

Bad weather condition shakes every nation whether developed or developing. Same is the situation of Canada where a heat wave has killed at least 19 people in the past week as high summer temperatures scorched mainly in eastern part of the country. According to local media reports, five of the deaths occurred in the past 48 hours...

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Following a suicide attack in Jalalabad city, Afghani prez Ashraf Ghani offers condolences to Sikh community

Following a suicide attack in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday visited Gurdwara in Kart-e-Parwan area of Kabul and offered condolences to the Afghan Sikh Community along with promising a thorough investigation...

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Sri Lankan Navy arrests 12 fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters

The Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday arrested 12 fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters and two mechanised boats used by them seized...

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Trump administration files lawsuit seeking to revoke American citizenship of an Indian-origin man convicted of terrorism

The Trump administration on Wednesday filed a lawsuit seeking to revoke American citizenship of an Indian native named Khaleel Ahmed, who is convicted of terrorism. Notably, an acting Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio filed a lawsuit seeking to revoke or denaturalize American citizenship of Khaleel Ahmed in a federal court in the Northern District of Illinois. After filing a lawsuit, he said, "Civil denaturalization is one important tool in our anti-terrorism efforts. We will continue to zealously ..

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#IndiansStrandedInNepal evacuation mission intensifies! Around 500 Kailash Mansarovar Yatris airlifted

Intensifying the evacuation mission of the stranded Indians in Nepal, the mission has been able to evacuate about 500 pilgrims through helicopters from Hilsa to Simikot in Kailash Mansarovar region. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj assured to avail every possible requirement to the pilgrims stranded in Nepal...

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Yemen conflict claimed life of over 2000 children; UNICEF condemns 'carnage'

The United Nations on Tuesday slammed devastating impact of Yemen's three-year conflict on children, with some 2,200 children killed, and many more going hungry, forced to fight or die due to preventable diseases. Notably, Yemen is facing worst crisis ever due to the dual attack including civil war and outbreak of cholera due to which thousands of Yemenis died...

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Ex- Malaysian PM Najib Razak accused of corruption

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with corruption today for allegedly accepting millions of dollars in bribe money. He faces three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of power. Najib has been accused of pocketing 10.4 million US dollar from the state development fund 1MDB. He has denied wrongdoing. Najib pleaded not guilty to the charges after they were read to him in court. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years' jail...

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Turkey issues a decree assigning more powers to the President

Adapting presidential system resulting from last month’s presidential and parliamentary elections, Turkey issued a decree on Wednesday transferring some powers to the President...

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Mission evacuation in full swing! 150 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated from #IndianStrandedinNepal

As India gears up to vacate the stranded pilgrims; Indian mission in Kathmandu has been able to evacuate about 150 pilgrims from Hilsa to Simikot in Kailash Mansarovar region. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the ministry has requested the Government of Nepal to provide army helicopters. ..

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Russia joins the league to take action against US on metal duties

Joining the league, Russia entered in becoming the latest country to join in with five other countries and the European Union to take action through the World Trade Organization against the United States over the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum duties...

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Australian court sentences one-year imprisonment to Archbishop Philip Wilson for hiding child sex abuse

Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide is all set to serve one-year imprisonment for hiding the child sex abuse and protecting the abusers. Notably, an Australian court on Tuesday convicted Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide for covering up child sex abuse and sentenced an imprisonment for one year. However, Archbishop Philip Wilson will not go immediately into custody as his suitability of going in home detention will be considered on August 14. Also, the Adelaide Archbishop will have to serve at ..

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Bonding strong over years: Bhutan Prime Minister embarks on a three day visit to India

India has demographically extended its support to all its neighboring countries and also other countries on bilateral context. In a new move to strengthen its ties with India, Bhutan Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay, will embark a three day visit to India. ..

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EU shows red-eye to US over auto tariffs

The European Union warned that up to 294 billion dollars worth of US exports would face counter-measures if President Donald Trump went through with his threat to slap duties on auto imports on Monday...

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Embassy opens helpline as bad weather stranded 1500 Indian pilgrims at Kailash Manasarovar

Heavy rains have seemed to take a toll disrupting the normal lives of the people. After heavy rainfall caused landslides at several locations, almost 1500 Indian pilgrims of Kailash Manasarovar are believed to be stranded in the mountainous regions along the route of Kailash Mansarover Yatra in Nepal. ..

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Netherlands bans Islamic veils; joins the league of europian nations facing islamic invasion

The Dutch government has said the new law partially banning face-covers is "religion-neutral." Only about 400 women are estimated to wear full-face veils in the Netherlands...

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Terror attack in Jalalabad of Afghanistan kills 19 including 10 Sikhs; PM Modi strongly condemns the incident

A suicide bomb attack in Jalalabad of eastern Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was visiting killed at least 19 people including 10 from the Sikh Community on Sunday. Also, more than 20 were injured. This incident is strongly condemned by India. PM Modi also condemned the incident...

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Camaraderie going strong! North Korea and South Korea reopen maritime communication channel after a decade

The camaraderie between North Korea and South Korea has seen the day of light shining high with the two suspending the hitch between them. Another major victory coming on lines, North and South Korea reopened a maritime communication channel on Sunday, with vessels from the two countries making radio contact for the first time in a decade...

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Islamabad says ' Please rain come fast, we have only 10 days water left'

If someone tells you that you have only 10 to 12 days water left with you then? it perspires the government authorities. Whether the developed nations like the USA, Japan etc or developing nations like us, Pakistan etc, water scarcity weakens the pillars of administration. Same is the situation of Pakistan when Senate Standing Committee on Capital Administration and Development on Friday was shocked to know that Islamabad only has water reserves for 10 or 15 more days if it did not rain in the next ..

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Canada announces billions in retaliatory tariffs against US

Canada has announced billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the US in response to Trump administration's duties on Canadian steel and aluminum. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government released the final list of items on Friday that will be targeted from July 1...

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We agree to extend economic sanctions against Russia: EU leaders

European Union leaders agreed at a summit in Brussels today to extend economic sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine for a further six months...

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Bali airport closed down due to volcanic eruption; Indian embassy opens helpdesk for stranded Indians

Bali closed its Ngurah Rai International Airport following a volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island that sent thick smoke and ash billowing 2,000 meters into the air. The disruption has affected nearly 75000 passengers as a total 446 flights have been canceled for departure and arrival...

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China’s creeping crypto-colonialism: Sovereignty of small neighbors in danger

China, of course, would never admit to the undertone of colonialism with regard to its Belt and Road Initiative. But symptoms are there but no diagnosis as yet; this form of colonialism is not so hard-edged and couched in a different language and harder to recognize. Hence I call it crypto-colonialism...

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British Queen nods for Brexit law that will end membership of EU

Britain's Queen Elizabeth granted royal assent to Prime Minister Theresa May's flagship Brexit legislation today, ending months of debate over the legislation that will formally end the country's European Union membership...

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INS Sahyadri touches Pearl Harbour to participate in RIMPAC 2018

The world's largest multilateral naval exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) will begin today off Hawaii in the Western Pacific Ocean. The two-month long biennial exercise is likely to be attended by navies of 26 countries including India...

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Hailing ‘tremendous’ victory, US Supreme Court uphold Donald Trump’s 'travel ban'

A reason to rejoice, a reason to celebrate for Donald Trump as he hails tremendous victory over his decision on travel ban by the Supreme Court. Handling over one of the biggest victories of his presidency, the US Supreme Court upheld Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting several Muslim majority countries. ..

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Iran bans imports of over 1,300 products to prepare its economy to deal with US sanctions

In order to prepare its economy to resist threatened US sanctions, Iran has banned imports of over 1,300 products, following public protests against the plunge of its currency to a record low...

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US to escalate 20% on imports on EU cars

President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to escalate a trade war with Europe by imposing a 20 percent tariff on all U.S. imports of European Union-assembled cars...

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After Cholera, outbreak of diphtheria brings disaster in Yemen; over 100 people killed

Earlier, Yemen was facing the dual attack including civil war and outbreak of cholera. But now apart from Civil war and Cholera, an outbreak of Diptheria is causing a severe threat to Yemen. Notably, over 100 people have been killed so far in war-torn Yemen since last October. The World Health Organization (WHO) said that the diphtheria outbreak has killed at least 105 people in war-torn Yemen since October last year. A total of 2,025 suspected cases of diphtheria have been recorded in 20 of Yemen's ..

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Extending sanctions by one year, Donald Trump claims extraordinary threat by North Korea

Inspite of North Korea and United States attending and signing comprehensive agreement, US President Donald Trump cited an unusual threat to the country’s national security. Extending the national emergency against North Korea by another year, US President Donald Trump asserted that the country has threat to the US' national security, foreign policy and economy...

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OPEC agrees on a ‘modest’ increase in oil production; failed to give concrete figure

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Friday unanimously agreed on a modest increase in oil production from next month. However, the exact quantity of increase in oil production is not yet decided. OPEC in a statement said that it would raise supply by returning to 100 percent compliance with previously agreed output cuts, but gave no concrete figures. On the other side, Saudi Arabia said that the move would translate into a nominal output rise of around 1 million barrels ..

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Hungary's new law “Stop Soros” will restrict those who help illegal intruders to avail easy asylum

Though there are many countries providing shelter to the refugees by allowing them to enter into their territory, many don’t. Taking a huge step with an aim to stop illegal immigrants, Hungary has introduced a series of a law named as “Stop Soros”. Notably, the Hungarian lawmakers passed the bill “Stop Soros”, named after Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros to stop illegal immigrants entering in the country. George Soros was accused of supporting Muslim migrants. Hungarian lawmakers also passed ..

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Time to reunite! North and South Korea’s reconciliation decision unites separated families in Korean War

The year 2018 saw the most unbelievable unprecedented union of North and South Korea coming together burying the long lasting hitch. In a new welcoming move that will definitely see a brighter and most wonderful side of the North South Korean country is that both have decided to reunite the families separated in the Korean War...

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Syrian forces launch offensive in country's rebel-held southwest region

Months after reclaiming Eastern Ghouta province, the Syrian government forces have launched massive offensive upon rebel-held towns of al-Harak and Busra al-Harir of the southwest region of the country. Notably, the Syrian government forces with Russia and Iran-backed allies on Thursday launched an offensive in rebel-held towns of al-Harak and Busra al-Harir of the southwest region, which borders Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights with artillery strikes and airstrikes. In two days, over ..

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EU slaps tariffs on US as trade war erupts

European Union has slapped tariffs on iconic US products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump...

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Amid growing rift with Saudi over increasing cartel's oil output, Iran walks out of OPEC peers meet

Amid growing rift with its regional-rival Saudi Arabia, Iran on Thursday walked out of an Organisation Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) peers meeting. Notably, the rift between Iran and its regional rival Saudi Arabia peaked over increasing the cartel's oil output...

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‘YOGA’ fervor continues across the globe: Yogis in UAE, Saudi, US perform Asanas with great enthusiasm on #InternationalYogaDay2018

Today is fourth International Yoga Day and thousands of Yogis across the world have laid down their mats and performed various ‘Yoga Aasanas’. Due to the efforts of India at UN to recognize Yoga across the globe, today as many as 180 countries are celebrating Yoga day including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, United States of America etc...

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In response to over 45 rockets launched by Palestinian, Israel strikes Hamas terror targets

The Hamas targeted Israeli civilians by launching 45 rockets towards Israel on Monday. Israeli Army has said, its fighter jets hit 25 targets in the Gaza Strip early today in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory...

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US withdraw itself from UNHRC calling it protector of human rights abusers, cesspool of political bias

The United States on Wednesday withdrew itself from the United Nations Human Rights Council calling the organization a protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias. Declaring the move of United States, the US Ambassador to the UN Niki Haley in a press briefing said, “One year ago, I traveled to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. On that occasion, I outlined the U.S. priorities for advancing human rights and I declared our intent to remain a part of the Human Rights ..

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Opportunity for NRIs to know their country: ‘Bharat Ko Janiye’ quiz

This is the great opportunity for every Indian who stays overseas but still heart is with his/her motherland to prove that how much they know for their country by participating in ‘Bharat Ko Janiye’ quiz...

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Britain faces thumbs down from EU and its own House of Lords as well

Britain's House of Lords inflicted another defeat on the government today over its flagship Brexit bill, sending it back to MPs and setting up a fresh showdown between Prime Minister Theresa May and her pro-European rebels...

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International Yoga Day celebration gets a kick start in Netherland with beauty, serenity and calm meditation

Just a few days ahead of the International Yoga Day, hundreds of yoga enthusiasts took to mats and stretched, bent and twisted their bodies in multiple complex postures at an event in the Netherlands on Sunday...

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Iran backed Houthi rebels fire ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia; one Pakistani national wounded

Iran backed Houthi rebels have intensified their movement against Saudi Arabia. Notably, Saudi Arabia on Sunday intercepted yet another ballistic missiles fired from the rebel-held territory of Yemen leaving one civilian injured. This is the tenth incident when Houthi rebels fired ballistic missiles targeting residential areas of Kingdom...

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Colombia gets new President: Ivan Duque

Conservative political newcomer Ivan Duque has been elected President of Colombia...

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Strong earthquake in Japan kills two, injures 200

A magnitude 6.1 earthquakes shook Osaka, Japan's second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains. No tsunami warning was issued. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said authorities were assessing damage and that its top priority was the safety of residents...

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India welcomes unprecedented move of Afghanistan extending ceasefire with Taliban

India on Sunday welcomed Afghanistan’s decision of extending the ceasefire with Taliban with an aim to make peace in the country. The External Affairs Ministry in a statement said, "We welcome the decision of President Ghani to announce a ceasefire and its extension. We hope this gesture would be reciprocated by armed groups and their supporters with complete cessation of terrorist violence.”..

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UN International Court of Justice to hear Qatar’s case against UAE this month

The United Nations International Court of Justice is all set to hold the public hearings on June 27 in an urgent case between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Notably, on Monday this week, Qatar dragged the United Arab Emirates, one of the key ally in Arab quartet to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice over describing the diplomatic crisis and stringent economic sanctions as a violation of human rights...

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UK to ease its visa rules: Aims to attract more IT professionals, doctors ‘post-Brexit’

The UK government has tabled changes to its immigration policy in Parliament. The amendments include a review of its strict visa quotas available to professionals from countries like India. This easing visa rules is to address a shortage of doctors and also encourage tech entrepreneurs as it prepares a new post-EU immigration system, an issue that drove the Brexit vote...

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Saudi continues to remain prime target of Houthi rebels; fires ballistic missile

Kingdom continues to remain as the prime target of Houthi rebels! Notably, Saudi Arabia on Thursday intercepted a ballistic missile fired from the rebel-held territory of Yemen. The incident comes within a week after Saudi-led military coalition pushed a major offensive to capture a strategic Hodeida port in Yemen...

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Pakistan wants tax from GB without giving them any facilities, forces to civilians; massive protest held

The apathy and human rights violation from Pakistani forces and government on the innocent civilians of Gilgit-Baltistan is well known across the world. This has led Gilgit-Baltistan as a centre of protests against Pakistan. Hundreds of protests have been done so far against Pakistani government on various serious issues. However, for one more time, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan came across the streets and held a massive protest over extremely controversial and derogatory remarks of Chief Secretary ..

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United Kingdom: Terrorism arrests rise up by 17 percent than last year

Terrorism is something with which almost every country is fighting. The number of arrests being made by counter-terrorism officers in the UK has risen by 17 percent in the past year. The arrest figures released by the Home Office, which cover the year up to the end of March 2018, reflect the sustained increase in the pace of activity by police across the UK's Counter Terrorism (CT) network. In the year to March 2018, 441 arrests were made, compared to 378 in the preceding year, marking a 17 percent ..

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Hello Palestinian! Don’t you worry, big daddy UN is with you

United Nations (UN) has shown thumbs up to their dear Palestinian and thumbs down to Israelis as in an emergency meeting on Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly adopted an Arab-sponsored resolution calling for greater protection for Palestinians, and deploring any use of “excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate” force by the Israeli military against Palestinian civilians, particularly in Gaza...

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Britain PM Theresa May faces another day of Brexit compromise in parliament

Knots for British Prime Minister Theresa May is increasing day by day as she is likely to bow to pressure from pro-Europe rebels in her party for a second day today when lawmakers debate the government's plans for future customs relations with the European Union (EU)...

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Netflix eclipses Disney by $160 billion market capture

One of the entertainment companies who is ruling almost all the urban TV Sets as it has crossed 125 million total subscribers worldwide. Now the company says that its market capture is $ 160 billion which is more than Walt Disney’s ($150 Billion)...

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Qatar drags UAE to UN International Court of Justice over stringent economic sanctions put by Arab quartet

An ongoing rift between Qatar and Arab Quartet intensifies. Notably, Qatar on Monday dragged the United Arab Emirates, one of the key ally in Arab quartet to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice over describing the diplomatic crisis and stringent economic sanctions as a violation of human rights...

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India commends #TrumpKimSummit positive development, says it will bring peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula

As the world witness the most historic summit which was once impossible, appreciation and applauds are pouring from every nook and corner of the world. India also expressed appreciation over the Trump and Kim Summit. Welcoming the US North Korea Summit held in Singapore, India cited it as a positive development...

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Friendship Goals: India extends financial aid to Nepal for boosting agriculture productivity in Terai

Promising to stand with each other in tough times, India and Nepal have once again shown their support towards each other. As an extending support India gave Nepal a financial aid of Rs 99 million for the construction of 2,700 shallow tube well irrigation systems in 12 districts of the country's southern Terai region to boost agricultural productivity...

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At least 33 people including security personnel killed after a multiple blasts hit different parts of Afghanistan

At least 33 people were killed including security personnel and dozen others were injured after the multiple bomb blasts hit different parts of Afghanistan on Monday. After the blast, the most dangerous terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) took the responsibility...

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Citing “strong bond” #TrumpKimSummit conclude with signing up “comprehensive agreement” on denuclearization

Creating new history, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un made head turn around each time they made a friendly gesture. US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un concluded an historic personal meeting in Singapore with a comprehensive signing of agreement on denuclearization...

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New Delhi hits out at Pakistan over changes to Azad J&K Constitution; asks to vacate illegally occupied territories

India on Monday lodged a strong protest with Pakistani authorities against so-called "Azad Jammu and Kashmir Interim Constitution (13th Amendment) Act 2018”, or any other action to alter the status of territories illegally occupied by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir and asked it to vacate all such areas...

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Jab they met: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un finally grab attention with their much anticipated historic summit

After much anticipation of how the meeting would turn out to be, US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shook hands and smiled as they started a historic summit on Tuesday, just months after the trade of being skeptical about the summit. For both the leaders it is the first and a defining moment...

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Houthi rebels fire ballistic missile targeting Jazan province of Saudi Arabia; 3 killed

Yemeni Houthi rebels continue to target the Kingdom. At least three civilians were killed after the Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile targeting the Jazan province in southwestern Saudi Arabia. Saudi-led coalition spokesperson, Col. Turki Al-Maliki confirmed that the Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile targeting the Jazan province in southwestern Saudi Arabia that killed three civilians. He further added that the ballistic missile was launched deliberately by the Iranian Houthi rebels to ..

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EU to implement counter measures against US tariff on steel, aluminium

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said European Union (EU) will implement counter-measures against US tariffs on Steel and Aluminium just like Canada. In an interview following the G7 summit, Merkel said the European Union is preparing counter-measures against US tariffs on steel and Aluminium imports, in line with World Trade Organisation rules...

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Singapore welcomes Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un for the much anticipated historic summit

The much anticipated Singapore Summit is slated to be held tomorrow after a long series of twists and turns. Arriving in Singapore, this will be the first time a sitting U.S. president has met face-to-face with a North Korean leader to discuss North Korea’s illicit nuclear weapons program, and a potential deal to denuclearize the communist country...

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Air strikes in rebel-held Zardana area of Syria killed at least 51 civilians; dozen others injured

At least 51 civilians including nine children were killed while a dozen others were injured in suspected air strikes carried out by Russian jets on a rebel-held residential area in northwestern Idlib province of Syria on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that as many as 51 civilians including nine children were killed when the air strikes hit the rebel-held Zardana area of Idlib province in Syria. However, the death was rising because more bodies had been found under the rubble ..

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India as very important inspiration for international community: UN chief

India as a very important inspiration for the international community says UN chief Antonio Guterres. He was speaking at an event marking the first anniversary of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund. It was launched last year to support projects in the developing world for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals...

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European members oppose Trump's call to readmit Russia to G7

European members of the G7 have unanimously opposed US President Donald Trump's call for Russia to be readmitted into the club...

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Afghanistan announces temporary ceasefire with Taliban ahead of Ramzan; US, UN welcome unprecedented move

In a massive move to bring peace in the region ahead of Ramzan, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani announced a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban terror outfit till June 20 of this year. Notably, the Afghani President Ashraf Ghani in a televised address announced a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban until June 20. He said that the security forces will stop counter operations against Taliban till 20 June...

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Few days before the historic summit, US Prez says he is “well prepared” for talks with Kim Jong Un

Finally the much-anticipated summit between the United States and North Korea will see the daylight on June 12. United States President Donald Trump cited that he is ‘well prepared’ for the upcoming summit and it would not be just ‘photo-op’. ..

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India, Belgium gears up to celebrate International Yoga Day

India, Belgium, and the European Union are jointly organizing events in the Belgian capital and across the country to celebrate the 4th International Day of Yoga...

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White House defends tariff increment on steel and aluminum imports

The White House has defended Trump administration's move to increase tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, saying these are defensive measures and are not aimed at any individual country. ..

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Forget India, read here about the top 50 worst cities of US

Over the years, India was considered as a capital of poverty, poor lifestyle, crimes etc. The Indians who later visited other countries mainly the United States of America in search of better opportunity were embarrassed to speak about India as foreigners would overpower them. However, the trend has changed as India has been developing round the clock and today emerged as a world power. No one points at India when it comes to cleanliness, crime rate, poverty etc...

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Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption: 70 killed, 300 injured and over 200 missing

At least 200 people are missing and over 70 were killed since Guatemala's Fuego volcano began erupting over the weekend. Officials today said, search for bodies in mountain villages destroyed by the eruption was progressing slowly due to the nature of the terrain and the way the volcano released large amounts of boiling mud, rock, and ash down the mountain...

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G7 to call on North Korea to get rid of nuclear weapons: EU

G7 leaders will call on North Korea on Friday to get rid of its nuclear weapons if it wants sanctions against the country to be lifted...

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Singapore's “Capella Hotel” to set the stage ready for the much anticipated Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un summit

After dramatic twists and turns in the much awaited United States-North Korea summit, the two countries have finally settled to a decision complying with the venue of the summit in Singapore. The summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be on Singapore's southern island of Sentosa at the Capella Hotel as the preparations for the summit have accelerated. ..

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Deepening military roots, Nepal Army Chief General Rajendra Chhetri to visit India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Nepal has been a successful event with strengthening the historic relation between both the nations. To solidify the existing bond and enhancing military co-operation between India and Nepal, Nepal Army chief General Rajendra Chhetri is set embark on a six-day official visit to India from Wednesday...

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After UAE, Saudi bans processed fruit and vegetable imports from Kerala fearing Nipah virus

Saudi Arabia in a bid to avoid the deadly Nipah virus attack in Kingdom banned frozen and processed fruit and vegetable imports from Kerala on Tuesday. Notably, it is a major backlog for Keralaities as their income will be affected severely. Fearing the outbreak of Nipah virus in Kingdom, Saudi Arabia banned frozen and processed fruit and vegetable imports from Kerala. The move comes after Saudi Arabia based Gulf News on Monday reported that the Nipah virus itself can cause encephalitis - a dangerous ..

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History repeats itself, this time through biopic; SA honors 125 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha movement

History repeating itself; this time not in reality but in a documentary. Recreating the history which triggered the need to change injustice in South Africa, the screening of a biopic “Making of a Mahatma” on Wednesday marked the opening of a three-day series of events to commemorate the historic incident 125 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha...

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French swimmer Ben Lecomte begins record Pacific crossing attempt; will swim 8 hours a day for 6 months

A French swimmer has set off from Japan aiming to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean...

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Guatemala: At least 25 killed, 300 injured after eruption of Fuego volcano

In Guatemala, at least 25 people were killed and 300 injured after eruption of Fuego volcano in El Rodeo village near capital Guatemala City. Authorities feared the toll could rise as many people were missing after the sudden eruption...

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G7 Finance Ministers to Trump: Do not impose new tariffs on steel, aluminum imports

The Finance Ministers of Group of Seven nations have urged US President Donald Trump to reverse his decision to impose new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. The group has ended it's annual meeting at Whistler in Canada...

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US cites North Korea to get relief only after “verifiable” denuclearization steps

In a dramatic turn of course in the high stakes diplomacy aimed at ending Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program, United States Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday North Korea will receive relief only after it takes clear and permanent steps to end its nuclear program...

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US blacklists two Iranian entities, three individuals for committing serious human rights abuses

The Trump administration blacklisted at least two Iranian entities as well as three leaders of one of these entities for committing serious human rights abuses on behalf of the Government of Iran. Notably, the US Treasury Department designated two Iranian entities including Ansar-e Hizballah and Hansita Programming Group for committing serious human rights abuses on behalf of the Government of Iran. It has also blacklisted three leaders of Ansar-e Hizballah organization...

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White House confirms Summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12

After the dramatic twists and turns running around the US-North Korea Singapore Summit, the latest development in the meeting is that the United States of America President Donald Trump has said, summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore on 12th of this month is back on. His statement comes a week after the summit was scrapped...

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Arab-backed UN draft resolution calling for protective measures for Palestinians failed due to US veto

An Arab-backed UN draft resolution calling for protective measures for the Palestinians that won backing from 10 countries at the Security Council but failed after the United States vetoed it on Friday. Notably, the United States vetoed an Arab-backed UN draft resolution calling for protective measures for the Palestinians after more than 100 people were killed in Israeli fire during protests at the border with Gaza...

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European Commission reacts to US restrictions on steel and aluminium affecting EU

The European Commission has said it will respond with countermeasures to the US decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the bloc...

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Ravaged by growing Muslimization, Denmark bans wearing of burqa and niqab in public

Danish Parliament voted Thursday to ban garments covering the face in public places: effectively outlawing the burqa and niqab, coverings worn by some Muslim women to uphold what some politicians say are secular and democratic values...

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Over 22 million people in Yemen are in need of humanitarian assistance

At least 22.2 million people i.e 75 percent of the population of Yemen is in the need of humanitarian assistance. Notably, Yemen is facing worst crisis ever due to the dual attack including civil war and outbreak of cholera. A report published by UNHCR on Wednesday said, “Conflict in Yemen has left 22.2 million people, 75 percent of the population, in need of humanitarian assistance and has created a severe protection crisis in which millions face risks to their safety and are struggling to survive.”..

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Canada to impose targeted sanctions on 14 Venezuelan officials

Canada has said it will impose targeted sanctions on 14 Venezuelan officials. The new Canadian sanctions include freezing the assets of the officials and prohibiting Canadians from having property or financial dealings with them. ..

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Following disruption due to flood, Sri Lanka warns people of health crisis

The Sri Lankan government Health Ministry on Wednesday warned its citizens that diseases such as dengue, leptospirosis and skin-related disorders could spread in districts affected by the recent floods and urged the public to take precautions. ..

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EU proposes to ban single-use plastic: Aims to tackle marine litter

With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission (EU) is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear...

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India to participate in RIMPAC military exercise from June 27; US disinvites China

As many as 26 countries, including India, will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific, RIMPAC military exercise from June 27 to August 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The Pentagon announced this on Wednesday...

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Sushma Swaraj seeks report from Indian High Commission in Pakistan over killing of Sikh community leader Charanjeet Singh

External Affairs Minister taking an immediate cognizance in the killing of Sikh community leader and human rights activist Charanjeet Singh in Pakistan on Wednesday sought a detailed report from Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad...

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Aiming towards empowerment of women, Saudi Arabia to criminalise sexual harassment

In a bid to empower women and stop their exploitation, Saudi Arabia passed a new law to criminalise sexual harassment. Notably, the announcement from Saudi government weeks before a decades-old ban on women driving is set to expire...

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