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UN concerned about rising US-Iran rhetoric

UN concerned about rising US-Iran rhetoric

United Nations, May 20 :  The United Nations voiced concern on Monday about the rising rhetoric between the United States and Iran and called on the two sides to dial down their remarks. The appeal came after President Donald Trump on Sunday warned that any attack from Iran would be met with a devastating US […]

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Eiffel Tower climber grabbed after sparking evacuation

Eiffel Tower climber grabbed after sparking evacuation

Paris, May 21 :  A climber who sparked an evacuation of the Eiffel Tower on Monday was grabbed after clinging to the famous Paris landmark for more than six hours, officials said. The man, who was not immediately identified, “is in the hands of the emergency teams” deployed to the tower, which will reopen to […]

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US delays Huawei ban for 90 days

US delays Huawei ban for 90 days

Washington, May 21 : US officials have issued a 90-day reprieve on their ban on dealing with Chinese tech giant Huawei, saying breathing space was needed to avoid huge disruption. A Commerce Department filing said the delay does not change the ban imposed by President Donald Trump on national security grounds, an action with major […]

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Huawei founder says US underestimates company

Huawei founder says US underestimates company

Beijing, May 21 :  Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei struck a defiant tone Tuesday against American attempts to block his company’s global ambitions, saying the US “underestimates” the telecom giant’s strength. Ren spoke to Chinese state media days after President Donald Trump issued orders aimed at thwarting Huawei’s business in the United States, the latest salvo […]

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Christchurch attacker charged with terrorism

Christchurch attacker charged with terrorism

Wellington, May 21 :  The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks was formally charged with terrorism for the first time on Tuesday, New Zealand police said. In addition to the terror charge, Brenton Tarrant also faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder over the March […]

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If Tehran attacks, it will be 'official end of Iran': Trump

If Tehran attacks, it will be 'official end of Iran': Trump

Washington, May 20:  President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning to Iran, suggesting that if the Islamic republic attacks American interests, it will be destroyed. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again,” Trump said in a tweet. Tensions between Washington and Tehran […]

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Iran FM Zarif says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran'

Iran FM Zarif says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran'

Tehran, May 20 : Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the “genocidal taunts” of US President Donald Trump will not “end Iran”, amid a spike in tensions between the two countries. “Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone. Economic terrorism and genocidal taunts won’t ‘end Iran’,” Zarif wrote on Twitter. […]

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11 killed in shooting in bar in Brazil: officials

11 killed in shooting in bar in Brazil: officials

Rio de Janeiro, May 20 :  Gunmen killed at least 11 people in a bar in northern Brazil on Sunday, officials said. The shooting took place in the city of Belem, the public safety department of northern Para state said. There was no immediate word on the motive of the shooting. The attackers fled but […]

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Prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 32 dead

Prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 32 dead

Dushanbe (Tajikistan), May 20 : A riot at a prison in Tajikistan has left 32 people dead, including 24 members of the Islamic State militant group and three guards, authorities said Monday. Five of the inmates and the three guards were killed by IS prisoners during the riot that erupted on Sunday evening, the justice […]

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Don't go 'too far' in 'damaging moves': China tells US

Don't go 'too far' in 'damaging moves': China tells US

Beijing, May 19:  China’s top diplomat Wang Yi has asked US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go “too far” in its “damaging moves” against the Chinese interests, saying that both countries will benefit from cooperation and lose from conflicts. State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang held a telephonic conversation with Pompeo on Saturday, […]