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6 killed, over 30 injured as blast rocks China chemical plant

6 killed, over 30 injured as blast rocks China chemical plant

Beijing, Mar 21 (PTI) A powerful explosion ripped through an industrial park in eastern China on Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring over 30 others as it knocked down factory buildings, local officials said. The explosion occurred at about 2:48 pm (local time) following a fire in a fertilizer factory in a chemical […]

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EU chief says Brexit delay possible if MPs approve deal

EU chief says Brexit delay possible if MPs approve deal

London, Mar 21:  The EU could approve Britain’s request for a short delay to Brexit but only if UK MPs next week vote through the withdrawal deal they have twice rejected, European Council president Donald Tusk has said. With nine days to go before Britain is due to leave the bloc, the country is gripped […]

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Boeing 737 MAX to face first congressional hearing

Boeing 737 MAX to face first congressional hearing

Washington, Mar 21:  Boeing’s ill-fated 737 MAX and federal regulators next week will face the first public grilling by Congress over the two fatal plane crashes in recent months. Senator Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican, called for a hearing of the Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, for March 27, with three transportation officials, notably […]

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Indian-American Neomi Rao sworn in as judge of powerful US court

Indian-American Neomi Rao sworn in as judge of powerful US court

Washington, Mar 21: Prominent Indian-American lawyer Neomi Jehangir Rao (45) has been sworn in as US Circuit Judge for the powerful District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, replacing the controversial Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Joined by her husband Alan Lefkowitz, Rao was sworn in by US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in the Roosevelt Room […]

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US extends Iraq waiver over Iran sanctions

US extends Iraq waiver over Iran sanctions

Washington, Mar 20 : The United States is extending a waiver to let energy-hungry Iraq keep buying power from Iran, despite Washington’s campaign of sanctions aimed at curbing Tehran, an official said. The State Department issued a second three-month exemption from Iran sanctions for Iraq, mindful not to destabilise the war-torn country increasingly reliant on […]

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India signals to boycott China’s Belt and Road Forum for 2nd time

India signals to boycott China’s Belt and Road Forum for 2nd time

Beijing, Mar 20 :  India on Wednesday signalled that it will boycott China’s second Belt and Road Forum for a second time, saying no country can participate in an initiative that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity. India boycotted the first Belt and Road Forum (BRF) in 2017 after protesting to Beijing […]

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 Dutch police arrest new tram attack suspect, suspect terror motive

 Dutch police arrest new tram attack suspect, suspect terror motive

Utrecht (Netherlands), Mar 20 :  Dutch police said they were investigating a terrorist motive for the Utrecht tram attack, as they arrested a new suspect over the deadly shooting. Authorities said they had found a suspicious letter in a getaway car used by Turkish-born main suspect Gokmen Tanis, 37, which made them “seriously” consider terrorism […]

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Syrian refugee father and son buried as New Zealand funerals begin

Syrian refugee father and son buried as New Zealand funerals begin

Christchurch, Mar 20 :  A Syrian refugee and his son were buried in New Zealand on Wednesday in the first funerals of those killed in the twin mosque massacre as Kiwis braced for days of emotional farewells following the mass slayings. An Australian white supremacist gunned down 50 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in the […]

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Indian-origin Jagmeet Singh makes history in Canada’s Parliament

Indian-origin Jagmeet Singh makes history in Canada’s Parliament

Ottawa, Mar 20 :  Indian-origin Jagmeet Singh has created political history in Canada when he made his debut in the House of Commons as the first non white leader of a major opposition party in the country. The arrival of the turbaned leader into the house on Monday, cheered by all members, coincided with the […]

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NZ PM Ardern vows mosque killer will face ‘full force of law’

NZ PM Ardern vows mosque killer will face ‘full force of law’

Christchurch, Mar 19 :  New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed Tuesday never to utter the name of the twin-mosque gunman as she opened a sombre session of parliament with an evocative “as-salaam alaikum” message of peace to Muslims. “He will face the full force of the law in New Zealand,” Ardern pledged to grieving […]

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