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Kamala Harris to run for US president in 2020

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Kamala Harris to run for US president in 2020

Washington, Jan. 21 (IANS): Democrat Kamala Harris, the first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, launched her campaign for the White House on Monday while appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America. In a brief video from her campaign that was released on the social media at the same time she appeared on the show, […]

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May seeks to break Brexit deadlock with ‘Plan B’

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on May seeks to break Brexit deadlock with ‘Plan B’

London, Jan. 21 (IANS): UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to present her Brexit Plan-B on Monday in a desperate attempt to overturn last week’s humiliating Commons defeat and convince Tory Brexiteers to support her withdrawal deal with the EU. May will address the House of Commons, explaining how she intends to proceed and […]

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Pakistani PM’s party seeks disqualification of ex-president Zardari

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Pakistani PM’s party seeks disqualification of ex-president Zardari

Islamabad, Jan. 21 (PTI): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party on Monday filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking the disqualification of former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief Asif Ali Zardari. Khurram Sher Zaman, a Member of Sindh Assembly from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, filed the disqualification petition against 63-year-old Zardari in […]

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Resisting new technology is ‘outdated’ says Iran’s Rouhani

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Resisting new technology is ‘outdated’ says Iran’s Rouhani

Tehran, Jan. 21 (PTI/AFP): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday said resistance against new technologies is “outdated” as he once again criticised the judiciary’s blocking of social media. “Resisting new technologies and modern developments is an outdated approach,” Rouhani said in a speech broadcast by state television. “We can see that some still oppose new […]

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Netanyahu: Iran to face consequences for threatening Israel

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Netanyahu: Iran to face consequences for threatening Israel

Jerusalem, Jan. 21 (IANS): Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Iran would face consequences for threatening Israel, hours after Israeli fighter jets struck targets in Syria’s capital Damascus. “We are acting against Iran and the Syrian forces that abet the Iranian aggression. Whoever threatens to destroy us will bear the full responsibility,” Netanyahu […]

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EU sanctions Russia military intel chief over Skripal

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on EU sanctions Russia military intel chief over Skripal

Brussels, Jan. 21 (PTI/AFP): The European Union imposed chemical weapons sanctions on nine Russian and Syrian officials on Monday, including the chief of the powerful GRU military intelligence agency. The EU blamed the Russians — two agents and the head and the deputy head of the GRU — for the “possession, transport and use” of […]

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Sri Lanka to adopt National Climate Change Act

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Sri Lanka to adopt National Climate Change Act

Colombo, Jan. 21 (IANS): The Sri Lankan government said on Monday that it will soon adopt the National Climate Change Act to minimise the emission of greenhouse gases. Director General of the Climate Change Secretariat Sunimal Jayatunga said that all attempts will be made to pass the Act which has already been drafted, reports Xinhua […]

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Taliban attack kills at least 12 in central Afghanistan

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Taliban attack kills at least 12 in central Afghanistan

Ghazni, Jan. 21 (PTI/AFP): At least 12 people were killed Monday in a Taliban-claimed attack on a military compound in central Afghanistan, officials said, as the insurgents continue to batter the war-torn country’s beleaguered security forces. The attack began after a vehicle loaded with explosives rammed into the entrance of a compound in Maidan Shahr […]

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Israel says strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket

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Jerusalem, Jan. 21 (PTI/AFP): Israel struck what it said were Iranian targets in Syria early Monday in response to missile fire it blamed on Iran, sparking concerns of an escalation after a monitor reported 11 fighters killed. Israel announced the strikes against facilities it said belonged to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force as they […]

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World’s oldest man dies in Japan aged 113

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on World’s oldest man dies in Japan aged 113

Masazo Nonaka, who enjoyed watching sumo wrestling and eating sweets, died at home Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Jan. 20 (EMN): The world’s oldest man has died at his home, a hot springs on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, at the age of 113, according to a report in the British broadsheet The Guardian. “His […]

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