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Sri Lanka seeks India’s help to counter terrorism: PM Wickremesinghe

Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Monday that he sought India’s help to train the country’s security forces in counter-terrorism during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi on Sunday became the first foreign leader to ...

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Thousands take out protest march in Hong Kong against China extradition bill

Hong Kong: Thousands of protesters rallied in central Hong Kong, seizing two main highways on Wednesday, in a defiant show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China. The Asian financial hub was rocked over the weekend by ...

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Trump says India’s 50% tariff on US motorcycles unacceptable

Washington: US President Donald Trump said that even though India has reduced its import tariff on American motorcycles from 100 percent to 50 percent, it is still too high and not acceptable to him. Trump said the United States, under ...

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Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari arrested in fake bank accounts case

The National Accountability Bureau on Monday arrested former Pakistan president and Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in connection with a fake bank accounts case. Zardari’s arrest came hours after the Islamabad High Court refused to extend bail granted ...

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US newspapers struggle but Google made $4.7bn from news in 2018: Report

As small and medium newspapers shut shop and big media houses handed over pink slips to journalists worldwide, Google alone made a whopping $4.7 billion from its Search and Google News in 2018 — nearly as much as the entire ...

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In a boost to neighbourhood policy, India to gift Maldives cricket stadium

NEW DELHI: Former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj received a rather unusual request when she visited the Maldives in March—would India help build a cricket stadium in the atoll nation? The request was made during a discussion on cooperation in youth ...

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Bangladesh airlines pilot flying to bring PM back home caught without passport at Qatar airport

Dhaka: A Bangladeshi pilot, who flew a special plane to bring Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina back from Finland after her three-nation visit, was caught without his passport at Qatar’s international airport, according to media reports. Captain Fazal Mahmud of Biman ...

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Two dead, 100 injured as storm hits Nepal`s far-western region

Kathmandu: At least two people lost their lives and a hundred were injured after a storm hit Nepal`s Kailali and Kanchanpur districts in the Far-Western Development Region on Thursday evening.   While 77 people were wounded due to the storms ...

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Trump blames India, China for pollution, says US has the cleanest climate

London: US President Donald Trump has claimed that India, China and Russia do not have a sense of pollution and cleanliness. His statement came in context to the World Health Organisation data that shows average air pollution levels are much ...

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German nurse who killed 85 patients in his care sentenced to life

Oldenburg: A German nurse believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country’s post-war history was handed a life sentence Thursday for murdering 85 patients in his care. Judge Sebastian Buehrmann called Niels Hoegel’s killing spree “incomprehensible”. The ...

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In rare move, Pakistan military agrees to defence budget cut amid economic woes

In an unprecedented voluntary move, Pakistan’s military has decided to cut the defence budget for the next fiscal year amid an austerity drive launched by the government to solve the cash-strapped nation’s economic woes. Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General ...

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Pakistan Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood offers Eid prayers at Delhi’s Jama Masjid

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood arrived here on a three-day private visit on Tuesday night, diplomatic sources said. On Wednesday, he offered Eid prayers at historic Jama Masjid in New Delhi. Mahmood was Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India before he ...

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Sri Lanka’s muslim officials quit in solidarity with minister accused of supporting easter bombers

Colombo: Eight Muslim government officials in Sri Lanka quit their portfolios on Monday in solidarity with the industry minister accused by the opposition of supporting Islamist militants who killed more than 250 people on Easter Sunday. However, the three ministers ...

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange secures legal victory as Swedish court denies detention request

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has won a major legal victory as a Swedish court denied a request to detain him over a sexual assault investigation dating back to 2010. The ruling by the Uppsala District Court on Monday is a ...

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