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US says does not anticipate any immediate breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks

US says does not anticipate any immediate breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks

Washington: The US does not anticipate any immediate breakthrough in the Iran nuclear talks that kicked off in Vienna, a senior State Department official has said, asserting that there will be “difficult discussions” ahead. The European Union-brokered talks on Tehran’s nulcear programme, which began in Vienna on Tuesday, is being attended by diplomats from the […]

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India is major player on global stage: US envoy John Kerry

India is major player on global stage: US envoy John Kerry

Washington: Observing that India is a major player on a global stage, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on Wednesday said that decisive action from the country now will determine what this transformation will mean for all generations to come. He also said that advancing gender equality and the promotion of women’s leadership […]

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Inequality most apparent in direct effects of COVID-19: WB prez

Inequality most apparent in direct effects of COVID-19: WB prez

Washington: Inequality is most apparent in direct effects of COVID-19 that has hit vulnerable people the most, World Bank President David Malpass has said, noting that the world faces major challenges such as climate change, rising poverty and violence. Malpass,during a conversation with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on […]

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Child trials halted, UK PM says to follow regulator advice on Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

Child trials halted, UK PM says to follow regulator advice on Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

London: A trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on children has been paused while the UK’s medicines regulator investigates a possible link with rare blood clots in adults. Professor Andrew Pollard from the University of Oxford told the BBC there were no safety concerns with the trial itself – for which 300 volunteers had signed […]

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Biden to move COVID-19 vaccine eligibility date to April 19

Biden to move COVID-19 vaccine eligibility date to April 19

Washington, Apr 6 (AP) President Joe Biden was announcing Tuesday that he”s bumping up his deadline for states to make all adults in the US eligible for coronavirus vaccines. With states gradually expanding eligibility beyond such priority groups as older people and essential, front-line workers, the president will announce that every adult will be eligible […]

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Myanmar junta charges celebrities with promoting protests

Myanmar junta charges celebrities with promoting protests

Yangon (Myanmar): Myanmar’s ruling junta stepped up its campaign against celebrities who support nationwide protests against its seizure of power, publishing wanted lists in the state press and warning against using their work. The move follows weeks of escalating violence by security forces in breaking up street protests against the February 1 coup that ousted […]

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Iran says it has arrested spies for Israel, other nations

Iran says it has arrested spies for Israel, other nations

Tehran (Iran): Iranian authorities arrested several people on charges of spying for Israel and other nations, state TV announced Monday. An unnamed Intelligence Ministry official in the country’s eastern Azerbaijan province was quoted by state TV as saying that security forces had detained a group of people suspected of spying for Israel and other unspecified […]

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At least 27 dead as launch capsizes after collision with cargo vessel in Bangladesh

At least 27 dead as launch capsizes after collision with cargo vessel in Bangladesh

Dhaka: At least 27 people died after a small launch carrying over 100 passengers capsized after colliding with a cargo vessel in Bangladesh’s Shitalakkhya river, officials said on Monday. The incident took place on Sunday evening at Narayanganj district, about 16 km southeast of Dhaka. While five bodies were recovered on Sunday, rescuers retrieved 22 […]

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Myanmar anti-coup protesters launch ‘Easter egg strike’

Myanmar anti-coup protesters launch ‘Easter egg strike’

Yangon: Anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar, adept at finding themes to tie together protests nationwide, took to the streets on Sunday holding painted eggs in a nod to Easter. In the biggest city of Yangon, one group marched through the Insein district chanting and singing protest songs and cradling eggs bearing the slogan “Spring Revolution.” Many […]

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Heavy rains trigger landslide, floods in Indonesia; 44 dead

Heavy rains trigger landslide, floods in Indonesia; 44 dead

Jakarta: Landslides and flash floods from torrential rains in eastern Indonesia killed at least 44 people and displaced thousands, a disaster relief agency said Sunday. Several others were still missing. Mud tumbled down onto dozens of house in Lamenele village from the surrounding hills shortly after midnight on Flores Island in East Nusa Tenggara province. […]