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Theresa May under fire as British MPs seize control of Brexit

By   /  March 26, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Theresa May under fire as British MPs seize control of Brexit

London, March 26 (PTI): British Prime Minister Theresa May was reeling on Tuesday from yet another Parliament defeat when MPs backed an amendment to seize control of Brexit by 329 to 302 votes. In a House of Commons vote on Monday night, many of her own party MPs, including three ministers, backed the motion which […]

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China, EU ‘advancing together’, says Xi, amid US tensions

By   /  March 26, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on China, EU ‘advancing together’, says Xi, amid US tensions

Paris, March  26 (PTI/AFP): Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed the growing convergence between Beijing and the European Union on global issues from climate change to trade, urging the two sides to overcome their “suspicions”. At a meeting in Paris between Xi, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission chief […]

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World praises New Zealand PM’s leadership after attack

By   /  March 26, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on World praises New Zealand PM’s leadership after attack

Sydney, March 26 (IANS): The response by New Zealand’s Prime Minister following a brutal terror attack at two mosques has earned her praise and admiration from around the world, with some voices even calling for her to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Jacinda Ardern, who assumed office in 2017 to become the Oceanic nation’s […]

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Up to 500,000 displaced by southern Africa cyclone

By   /  March 26, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Up to 500,000 displaced by southern Africa cyclone

Beira (Mozambique), Mar 26 (PTI/AFP): Survivors of a cyclone that pummelled southern Africa began receiving medicine, food and tents Tuesday as floodwaters receded, while officials warned up to 500,000 people are displaced in the storm-struck region. Cyclone Idai smashed into Mozambique’s coast, unleashing hurricane-force wind and rain that flooded swathes of the poor country before […]

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IS jihadists kill 7 US-backed fighters in Syria

By   /  March 26, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on IS jihadists kill 7 US-backed fighters in Syria

Beirut, March 26 (PTI/AFP): The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed an attack on US-backed forces in the northern Syrian city of Manbij, days after their “caliphate” was declared defeated. Manbij is a former IS stronghold that is now ruled by a military council affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the US-backed Kurdish-led alliance […]

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Pentagon authorizes USD 1 bn for Trump’s border wall

By   /  March 26, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Pentagon authorizes USD 1 bn for Trump’s border wall

Washington, March 26 (PTI/AFP): Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan on Monday said he had authorized 1 billion to build part of the wall sought by President Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security asked the Pentagon to build 57 miles (92 kilometers) of 18-foot (5.5-meter) fencing, build and improve roads, and […]

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Netanyahu to cut short US visit over Gaza strike

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Netanyahu to cut short US visit over Gaza strike

Jerusalem, March 25 (IANS): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short his visit to the US on Monday, hours after a rocket launched from Gaza struck a house outside Tel Aviv, injuring seven people. “In light of the security events I decided to cut short my visit to the US,” Netanyahu said, adding that he […]

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End arms sales to Riyadh, UK parties urge government

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on End arms sales to Riyadh, UK parties urge government

London, March 25 (IANS): Five British parties have urged the government to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia, saying it has contributed to a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. The letter to Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was signed by leaders of the Labour party, the Scottish National party, the Liberal Democrats, the Plaid Cymru and the Green […]

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Rohingya response plan receives only 14% fund — UN

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Rohingya response plan receives only 14% fund — UN

Dhaka, March 25 (IANS): The UN Refugee Agency said here on Monday only 14 per cent of the $920 million needed has been pledged so far in response to its new plan to support 900,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh. Khaled Khalifa, agency’s representative for Gulf countries, said the 2019 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for […]

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By 2030 US to face 121,000 doctors deficit

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on By 2030 US to face 121,000 doctors deficit

New York, March 25 (IANS): The practice of medicine in the US may well find itself in intensive care, with a deficit of 121,000 physicians projected for 2030, even as foreign-born doctors struggle to get licensed. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the deficit scenario could be alleviated if the procedures whereby […]

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