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3 dead in suspected 'terror' shooting in Belgian city

3 dead in suspected 'terror' shooting in Belgian city

Liege (Belgium), May 29 :  A gunman today shot dead two police officers with their own weapons before killing a bystander in a brazen suspected terror attack in Belgium, briefly taking a hostage at a school before being killed by police. The carnage in the gritty eastern industrial city of Liege began around 10:30 am […]

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Palestinians launch boats from Gaza to protest Israeli blockade

Palestinians launch boats from Gaza to protest Israeli blockade

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories), May 29 :  Palestinians launched boats from Gaza today to protest Israel’s blockade, a move likely to further raise tensions after mortar fire from the enclave earlier in the day and weeks of deadly unrest. One main boat carrying around 20 people accompanied by a group of smaller ones departed from […]

 Press Trust of india

Def Authorisation Act provides 'flexibility' to countries like India that were likely hit by CATSA: US Congressman

Def Authorisation Act provides 'flexibility' to countries like India that were likely hit by CATSA: US Congressman

New Delhi, May 28 :  The US National Defense Authorisation Act provides “flexibility” for countries like India who are dependent on Russia for their military purchases, but were likely hit by a 2017 US law to punish entities engaging in transactions with some sectors of Russia, North Korea and Iran, Congressman Mac Thornberry said today. […]

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UK MPs probe unpublished UN 'sex-for-food' findings: report

UK MPs probe unpublished UN 'sex-for-food' findings: report

London, May 29:  British MPs probing sexual abuse in the international charity sector are investigating an unpublished UN report from 2001 naming 15 major aid organisations implicated in a “sex-for-food” scandal, The Times newspaper reported today. The charities were listed in a probe by UN and Save the Children officials who collected testimony from children […]

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US delegation in N Korea to prepare for summit with Kim: Trump

US delegation in N Korea to prepare for summit with Kim: Trump

Washington, May 28:  President Donald Trump today said a US team was in North Korea for preparatory talks ahead of a potential meeting between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, signalling that the much-talked about summit in Singapore on June 12 was back on track. “Our United States team has arrived in North Korea […]

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'Hero' Malian who saved child to get French citizenship

'Hero' Malian who saved child to get French citizenship

Paris, May 28 : A Malian migrant who saved a four-year-oldchild hanging from a fourth-floor Paris balcony after scaling the building with his bare hands was honoured by French President Emmanuel Macron today and offered citizenship. Two days after his daring Spiderman-style rescue — viewed millions of times online — Mamoudou Gassama was received by Macron […]

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Italy's president set to appoint technocrat PM amid political chaos

Italy's president set to appoint technocrat PM amid political chaos

Rome, May 28 : Italy’s president was set to appoint a pro-austerity economist as prime minister today as the country lurched into fresh political chaos after a bid by two populist parties to form a government collapsed. Carlo Cottarelli, an economist formerly with the International Monetary Fund, arrived at the presidential Quirinal palace on Monday morning, […]

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China to host Iran leader amid nuclear deal upheaval

China to host Iran leader amid nuclear deal upheaval

Beijing, May 28 : Iran’s president will attend a summit with his Chinese and Russian counterparts next month, officials in Beijing said today, as they try to salvage the nuclear deal thrown into upheaval by Donald Trump. China, Russia and European powers, all of which signed the 2015 Iran nuclear accord, are scrambling to save the […]

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Asian shares advance as markets mull North Korea, Italy, oil

Asian shares advance as markets mull North Korea, Italy, oil

Hong Kong, May 28 (AP) Shares were mostly higher in Asia today as investors digested the latest developments regarding North Korea and Italian politics. Crude oil extended losses as traders braced for output increases. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index was nearly flat at 22,445.27 while South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.8 percent to 2,480.92. Hong Kong’s […]

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‘26 Syria regime, 9 Russia fighters killed in IS attack’

‘26 Syria regime, 9 Russia fighters killed in IS attack’

Beirut, May 27:  At least 26 Syrian regime forces and nine Russian fighters were killed in an Islamic State group attack earlier this week in Syria’s eastern desert, a monitor said today. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadists had targeted a group of Syrian and allied Russian fighters near the town of Mayadeen […]