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Ceremony honours Lankesh, Bhaumik among 18 journalists killed in 2017 in the line of duty

Ceremony honours Lankesh, Bhaumik among 18 journalists killed in 2017 in the line of duty

Washington, Jun 5:  Two Indian journalists  Gauri Lankesh and Sudip Dutta Bhaumik  were among the 18 fallen members of the media added to the Journalists Memorial by the prestigious Newseum at a ceremony here today. Each year, the Newseum, a museum here dedicated to the understanding of the importance of a free press, selects a […]

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UK unveils new counter-terrorism strategy

UK unveils new counter-terrorism strategy

London, Jun 4 :  UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid today unveiled his new counter-terrorism strategy under which domestic security services will share information with other agencies on British citizens suspected of having terrorist sympathies. In his first keynote speech on security since he became home secretary, Pakistani-origin Javid announced a range of steps aimed at […]

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Combating terrorism, extremism to be focus of SCO summit

Combating terrorism, extremism to be focus of SCO summit

Beijing, Jun 4:  Evolving effective ways to deal with growing challenges of terrorism as well as extremism and boosting trade will be the key focus at the annual summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Qingdao on June 9-10 which will be attended by a host of world leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sources […]

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Swaraj calls for joint action against money laundering, terrorist-financing at BRICS meet

Swaraj calls for joint action against money laundering, terrorist-financing at BRICS meet

Pretoria, Jun 4 :  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today underlined that multilateralism, international trade and rules based world order was facing “strong head-winds” as she called for joint action by the BRICS nations against money laundering, terrorist-financing and de-radicalisation. Swaraj, who is on a five-day trip to South Africa, was attending BRICS (Brazil, Russia, […]

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At least seven dead in Kabul suicide blast near clerics' gathering

At least seven dead in Kabul suicide blast near clerics' gathering

Kabul, Jun 4:  At least seven people were killed today when a suicide bomber detonated near a gathering of top clerics in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, roughly one hour after the group proclaimed such attacks a sin, police said. The blast in the western part of the city, near universities and a police academy, is the […]

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Guatemala volcano eruption kills 25

Guatemala volcano eruption kills 25

Guatemala City, Jun 4:   At least 25 people were killed when Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted Sunday, belching ash and rock and forcing the airport to close, the country’s disaster agency said. “The toll was 25 dead as of 9:00 pm (0300 GMT Monday),” the spokesman for the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred) said in […]

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US isolated as trade outrage roils G7 ministerial meet

US isolated as trade outrage roils G7 ministerial meet

Whistler, Jun 3 :  Group of Seven finance ministers ended their annual meeting with US allies united in condemning Washington’s aggressive protectionism, calling on President Donald Trump to reverse his decision to impose punishing metal tariffs. The lack of common ground meant the dispute would continue into next week’s G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, where […]

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Israel, Gaza exchange fire after Palestinian woman killed at border

Israel, Gaza exchange fire after Palestinian woman killed at border

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories), Jun 3 :  Israeli aircraft pounded over a dozen militant targets in Gaza, the army said today, after Palestinian projectile fire shattered a ceasefire reached just days ago after the worst flare-up since a 2014 war. The latest escalation came hours after thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral of a young […]

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UK warns of two more years of severe terror threat

UK warns of two more years of severe terror threat

London, Jun 3: The UK government today warned of at least two more years of severe terrorism threat to the country as it prepares to unveil tougher new measures to monitor terror suspects. UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid is set to announce a range of steps aimed at strengthening the powers available to security agencies to […]

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Bodies of 11 migrants recovered off Tunisian coast

Bodies of 11 migrants recovered off Tunisian coast

Tunis, Jun 3 :  The bodies of 11 migrants have been recovered and 67 others rescued after their boat began sinking off Tunisia’s southern coast, the interior ministry said today. Those rescued from the fishing vessel off the coast of southern Sfax province included “Tunisians and foreigners”, it said citing an initial toll. The Tunisian […]