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Strong quake topples houses in Indonesia’s Java; 56 dead

Strong quake topples houses in Indonesia’s Java; 56 dead

Cianjur (Indonesia): A strong, shallow earthquake toppled buildings and collapsed walls on Indonesia’s densely populated main island of Java on Monday, killing at least 56 and injuring hundreds as people rushed into the streets, some covered in blood and white debris. Emergency workers treated the injured on stretchers and blankets outside main hospitals, on terraces […]

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2022 huge year for US-India ties, 2023 to be even bigger: White House

2022 huge year for US-India ties, 2023 to be even bigger: White House

Washington: In the history of India-US ties, 2022 has been a huge year and the next year will be even bigger, a top White House official has said, asserting that the Biden administration sees this alliance as among the most consequential relationships for America anywhere in the world. Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer […]

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North Korea calls UN’s Guterres ‘puppet of US’ after missile launch

North Korea calls UN’s Guterres ‘puppet of US’ after missile launch

Seoul: North Korea’s foreign minister called UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “a puppet of the United States” as she slammed the UN chief for joining US-led condemnation of the North’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile test. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres earlier issued a statement strongly condemning North Korea’s ICBM launch on Friday and reiterating his call on […]

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COP27 ends with historic compensation fund; little progress on other issues

COP27 ends with historic compensation fund; little progress on other issues

New Delhi: While the UN climate summit in Egypt concluded with a landmark decision to establish a fund to address loss and damage, the outcome on other crucial issues such as India’s call for phasedown of all fossil fuels reflected little progress when compared to the deal struck a year ago in Scotland. India termed […]

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World has waited far too long for this: India on compensation fund approved at UN climate talk

World has waited far too long for this: India on compensation fund approved at UN climate talk

New Delhi: India on Sunday called as historic the UN climate summit in Egypt for securing an agreement on establishing a fund to address loss and damage due to climate change-induced disasters, saying “the world has waited far too long for this”. Making an intervention in the closing plenary of COP27, Union Environment Minister Bhupender […]

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Turkey strikes in Syria, Iraq a week after Istanbul bombing

Turkey strikes in Syria, Iraq a week after Istanbul bombing

Istanbul: Turkey launched airstrikes over northern regions of Syria and Iraq, the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Sunday, targeting Kurdish groups that Ankara holds responsible for last week’s bomb attack in Istanbul. Warplanes attacked bases of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, and the Syrian People’s Protection Units, or YPG, the ministry said in […]

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UN climate talks drag into extra time with scant progress

UN climate talks drag into extra time with scant progress

New Delhi: The UN climate talks in Egypt dragged on into overtime on Saturday, with no sign of parties arriving at a consensus on several key issues, including loss and damage, mitigation work programme and adaptation. COP27 president Sameh Shoukry said deliberations continued through the night, but did not result in a clear direction towards […]

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France voices support for India, Germany, Brazil, Japan as permanent UNSC members

France voices support for India, Germany, Brazil, Japan as permanent UNSC members

United Nations:  France has reaffirmed its support for India, Germany, Brazil and Japan as permanent members in an expanded UN Security Council, underlining the need to take into account the emergence of new powers willing and able to assume the responsibility of a permanent presence in the powerful world body. “France’s position is constant and […]

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Asia-Pacific leaders condemn war, renew calls for open trade

Asia-Pacific leaders condemn war, renew calls for open trade

Bangkok: Leaders from around the Asia-Pacific called for an end to Russia’s war on Ukraine and pledged to steer the region’s economies toward sustainable growth as they wrapped up summit meetings on Saturday. Host Thailand garnered a diplomatic coup in managing to bridge divisions among the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum by […]

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War, North Korea missile tests loom over Asia-Pacific summit

War, North Korea missile tests loom over Asia-Pacific summit

Bangkok: Threats to peace and stability burst onto the agenda at a summit of Pacific Rim leaders Friday in Bangkok after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese territorial waters. The missile test was a stark reminder of persisting risks of conflict in the region and beyond, on top of frictions […]

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