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UK watchdog reviews evidence after Cambridge Analytica search

  London, Mar 24 (AFP) British regulators finished searching the offices of Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the centre of a Facebook data scandal, before dawn today and said they would examine the evidence before considering “next steps”. After receiving a warrant from a judge, about 18 enforcement agents from the Information Commissioner’s Office entered […]

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Hardline Buddhist group accused in anti-Muslim riots in Lanka to float political party

Colombo, Mar 24 : A hardline Sinhala-Buddhist group in Sri Lanka, which was allegedly involved in attacks on Muslims during the recent communal riots in the country, has decided to float a political party. Mahason Balakaya or the Devil Mahasona’s Force, which had allegedly published videos of hate speech against Muslims, said it has forwarded […]

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India welcomes UN launch of decade of action on water

United Nations, Mar 24:India has welcomed the launch of an ambitious decade for action on water, expressing hope that concerted action by the international community will help in meeting the challenges of ensuring sustainable solutions to the requirement of clean water. “We welcome (the) initiative to launch the International Decade for Action on Water for […]

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Trump orders ban on most transgenders from serving in US military

Washington, Mar 24 : President Donald Trump today issued orders to ban most transgender people from serving in the US military except under “limited circumstances, following up on his controversial proposal last year that sparked widespread backlash by LGBT rights groups. In his presidential memorandum, Trump said transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of […]

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Russian strikes kill 37 civilians in Ghouta’s Arbin

Russian strikes kill 37 civilians in Ghouta’s Arbin

Beirut (Lebanon), Mar 23 (AFP) Russian air strikes killed 37 civilians in the Arbin area of the shrinking rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said today. “Russian air strikes and incendiary weapons killed the civilians in a basement from burning or suffocation” late on Thursday before a […]

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US launches WTO challenge against China

Washington, Mar 23 (AFP) The United States launched today a challenge at the World Trade Organization against China over intellectual property breaches, a statement said. “The United States is taking action at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to address China’s unfair technology practices that run counter to WTO rules,” the statement from the US Trade […]

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Trade deficit with China costs 2 mn jobs to US: White House

Washington, Mar 23 : America’s massive trade deficit with China is estimated to have resulted in about two million job losses in the US, the White House has said, defending President Donald Trump’s decision to initiate strong actions against China’s “unfair” trade practices. Trump imposed tariffs on about USD 60 billion worth of Chinese imports […]

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Two dead as suspected IS gunman takes hostages in France

  Trebes (France), Mar 23 (AFP) At least two people were killed after a gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group opened fire and took hostages at a supermarket in southwest France today. A security source said the two were killed in the attack at a Super U store in the town of Trebes. […]

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China to hike tariffs on American products in retaliation

Beijing, Mar 23:China today said it will impose higher duties on USD 3 billion worth of US imports, including pork and steel pipes, in retaliation to stiff US tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminium imports, triggering fears of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Trump had directed the US trade representative to […]

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Anna Hazare sits on indefinite hunger strike for Lokpal

  New Delhi, Mar 23 : Social activist Anna Hazare today started an indefinite hunger strike to press for his demand to appoint a Lokpal at the Centre, nearly seven years after his anti-corruption movement caught the imagination of millions of Indians and shook the then UPA government. He sat on hunger strike at the […]