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China hails Nepal’s independent  foreign policy

  Beijing, Mar 29: China today commended Nepal’s new Left Alliance government for adopting an independent and balanced policy towards its neighbours. “China, Nepal and India are important neighbours to each other. We hope the three sides can work together, have some sound interactions and achieve common development,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang told a […]

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WHO appeals for contributions for health services to Rohingya refugees

New Delhi, Mar 29 : The WHO has urged the international community to contribute generously to enable appropriate health services to the 1.3 million “highly vulnerable” Rohingyas in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar as the refugees face “grave” risks to their lives and health in view of the coming rainy season. This is one of the “biggest” […]

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Indian man charged with smuggling fake journos in Australia

Melbourne, Mar 29 : An Indian journalist in Australia has been charged with people smuggling after he helped a “fake media contingent” of eight other Indians arrive in Brisbane to cover the Commonwealth Games, authorities said today. Rakesh Kumar Sharma, 46, was detained at the Brisbane Airport yesterday along with his eight Indian companions whose […]

 Lalit K Jha

Good chance that Kim will give up nukes:Trump

Good chance that Kim will give up nukes:Trump

Washington, Mar 28: US President Donald Trump said today that there is a “good chance” that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will give up nuclear weapons, but cautioned that maximum sanctions and pressure must be maintained on Pyongyang. His comments came as Kim completed a secretive and unprecedented visit to Beijing during which he met […]

 A FP

Macron hails slain policeman as symbol of ‘French resistance’

Macron hails slain policeman as symbol of ‘French resistance’

Paris, Mar 28 : President Emmanuel Macron today hailed a policeman who sacrificed his life in an Islamist attack as a symbol of the “French spirit of resistance” and urged the nation to be vigilant in the face of an “insidious” jihadist threat. “The name of his attacker will be forgotten, but the name of […]

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Facebook announces new steps to protect users’ privacy

Washington, Mar 28 (AFP) Facebook said today it will overhaul its privacy settings tools to put users “more in control” of their information on the social media website. The updates include improved access to Facebook’s user settings and tools to easily search for, download and delete personal data stored by Facebook. Meanwhile, a new privacy […]

 Aditi Khanna

UK whistleblower tweets details of CA links with India

UK whistleblower tweets details of CA links with India

London, Mar 28: A UK-based whistleblower, who is at the centre of a storm over alleged data breaches by Cambridge Analytica (CA), today posted information on social media that claims to expose the British consultancy’s work in India dating back to 2003. Christopher Wylie, a former employee of CA, had told MPs during his evidence […]

 A FP

Staunch Suu Kyi ally elected Myanmar president

Staunch Suu Kyi ally elected Myanmar president

Naypyidaw, Mar 28 : Myanmar’s parliament today elected a staunch ally of Aung San Suu Kyi as the country’s new president, allowing her to maintain a tight grip on top-level decision-making. Win Myint, 66, had been tipped for the role after former president Htin Kyaw suddenly stepped down last week, citing the need for rest. […]

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Kim Jong-un makes unprecedented trip to China

Kim Jong-un makes unprecedented trip to China

Beijing, Mar 27 :Mercurial North Korean leader Kim Jong-un today made an unprecedented whirlwind trip to Beijing – his first foreign trip since he took over power in 2011 – and reported to have held talks with the top Chinese leadership ahead of his planned summit with US President Donald Trump. While the Foreign Ministry […]

 A FP

Saudi-led coalition threatens retaliation against Iran over missiles

Riyadh, Mar 27 : A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia has threatened retaliation against arch-foe Iran, accusing the Shiite power of being behind a barrage of Yemeni rebel missile attacks on the kingdom. Saudi forces said they intercepted seven missiles on Sunday, including over the capital Riyadh, in a deadly escalation that coincided with […]