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Explosive device thrown into US embassy compound in Montenegro

Podgorcia, Feb 22 (AFP) A suicide attacker blew themself up after throwing an explosive device into the US embassy compound in Podgorica, the Montenegrin government said today. Authorities in Podgorica have not released any theories as to the motive for the attack in the country which recently joined NATO despite opposition from some of the […]

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Saudi Arabia to invest USD 64 bn in entertainment in next decade

Riyadh, Feb 22 (AFP) Saudi Arabia is to invest USD 64 billion in its entertainment sector over the coming decade, an official said today, as the kingdom pursues a programme of social and economic reforms. General Entertainment Authority chief Ahmad bin Aqeel al-Khatib said the money will come from both the government and the private […]

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Taliban attack local police, killing 8

Kabul, Feb 22 (AP) An Afghan official says Taliban fighters have attacked a police security post in central Ghazni province, killing eight local police. Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor, said today the attack happened the previous night. He said the insurgents attacked from four sides using heavy weapons, including artillery, killing eight police […]

 Press Trust of india

China downplays report of upgrading air defences along India border

Beijing, Feb 22 : China today downplayed an official media report that its military is upgrading air defence along the Indian border and said both countries should work together to uphold peace and tranquility along the border areas. State-run Global Times on February 20 reported that China is upgrading air defence of its Western Theatre […]

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Syria, Russia pound rebel enclave, put clinic out of service

Syria, Russia pound rebel enclave, put clinic out of service

Arbin (Syria), Feb 21 : Syrian and Russian air strikes on the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave have killed more than 100 civilians for the second straight day and put another hospital out of service. In a major development in Syria’s complex seven-year war, Damascus also sent pro-regime fighters to the northern Afrin region, where they […]

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US-Russia ties will be hard to repair: Moscow

Moscow, Feb 21 : Moscow today said it would be “very difficult” to improve US-Russia relations, which have plummeted to Cold War lows on accusations of election meddling and crises in Syria and Ukraine. Deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov accused the US of trying to meddle in Russia’s internal affairs ahead of a presidential election […]

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Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

United Nations, Feb 21 : Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ruled out the US as a broker for peace with Israel, calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with the key goals of full UN membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for a two-state solution. Abbas spoke yesterday as the Trump […]

 Press Trust of india

New wearable sensor could help detect chronic diseases

London, Feb 21 :  A team of scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher at the University of Glasgow have created a new wearable sensor that could help people detect chronic diseases like diabetes. Professor Ravinder Dahiya, head of the university’s School of Engineering’s Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group, explained that his team was […]

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Lanka recalls its defence attache in UK over anti-Tamil gesture

Colombo, Feb 21 : Sri Lanka has recalled its defence attache in the UK for an inquiry following his offensive act of gesticulating to slit throats of Tamil demonstrators in London, the military spokesman said. Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, the Military Attache in Sri Lankan High Commission, was seen gesticulating to slit throats of a group […]

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Quebec’s top court upholds kirpan ban at provincial legislature

Toronto, Feb 21 : A Canadian court has upheld the right of Quebec’s national assembly to prohibit people from entering the building with a kirpan, an article of faith for the Sikhs, media reports said. Two members of the World Sikh Organisation of Canada were challenging a unanimous motion adopted in the national assembly in […]