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Indian woman trafficked to Saudi Arabia ‘murdered’, family seeks help from EAM Sushma Swaraj

A 41-year-old woman from Hyderabad, who was allegedly trafficked to Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh, died under mysterious circumstances. The family of the victim suspects that she might have been ”murdered” by her employer and has sought the help from the External ...

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Pakistan supports Iran’s stance on nuclear deal

Pakistan on Friday expressed its support to Iran on the international nuclear deal related to the Iranian nuclear issue during talks between foreign ministers of the two countries, the Foreign Ministry said. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived ...

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UN regrets US decision to stop funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed regret over the US’ decision to provide no further funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, urging other countries to help fill the financial gap. His remarks came after the US decided to ...

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Trump warns that he could pull the US out of WTO

President Donald Trump has reportedly rejected as “not good enough” a European Union proposal scrapping tariffs on automobiles, a move which threatens to amplify a simmering trans-Atlantic trade dispute. Just hours earlier, the EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem had said ...

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Arunachal, Assam on flood alert after China releases water in Brahmaputra

GUWAHATI (ASSAM): An alert has been sounded in three Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh and in Upper Assam after China informed India that the water level of the Tsangpo river was rising. The water discharge in the Brahmaputra basin by ...

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Boy commits suicide in US after getting bullied for being gay

A nine-year-old boy in Denver, Colorado, has committed suicide on the first week of school after being bullied by classmates for coming out as gay, his mother says. Leia Pierce told local media that her son, Jamel Myles, killed himself ...

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Indian-origin DBS employee loses job for posting image of torn Singapore flag

An Indian-origin employee of Singapore’s DBS Bank has lost his job after he posted on Facebook an image of the country’s torn flag to reveal the Indian flag underneath on the eve of India’s Independence Day. Avijit Das Patnaik had ...

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Bangladesh: 32-year-old woman TV journalist hacked to death

A woman journalist of a television channel in Bangladesh has been hacked to death with a sharp-edged weapon by some unidentified assailants at her home, media reports said today. Subarna Nodi, 32, was a correspondent of private news channel Ananda ...

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Iraq: Eight killed in Anbar province suicide bombing

At least eight people have been killed and 12 wounded in a suicide car bombing at a checkpoint near the Iraq-Syria border. The Reuters news agency reported on Wednesday that a car rigged with explosives drove into the checkpoint in ...

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China welcomes India, Pakistan participation in anti-terror drill

BEIJING: China on Monday welcomed the joint participation by India and Pakistan in the ongoing counter-terrorism drill of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Russia. According to the Chinese media, some 3,000 soldiers from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, India and ...

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Indus waters treaty talks between India and Pak to resume in Lahore

ISLAMABAD: India and Pakistan will resume their talks on various aspects of the Indus Waters Treaty in Lahore on Wednesday, the first bilateral engagement since Prime Minister Imran Khan took office. India’s Indus Water Commissioner PK Saxena will begin the ...

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Tehran will help rebuild Syria, says Iran defence minister

Iran’s top defence official has met Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and the country’s defence minister in Damascus, pledging to contribute to the war-torn country’s reconstruction. Tehran has provided steady political, financial and military backing to Assad during the civil war ...

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Sushma Swaraj arrives in Vietnam to deepen bilateral strategic cooperation

HANOI: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Hanoi on Sunday night as part of her four-day visit to Vietnam and Cambodia, which aims at deepening India’s strategic cooperation with the two key nations in the ASEAN region. India’s ties ...

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2 dead, 241 injured as 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Northwest Iran

TEHRAN: A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran near the border with Iraq early Sunday, killing two people and injuring more than 250, officials said. The shallow quake hit 26 kilometres (16 miles) southwest of the city of Javanrud in ...

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