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Thousands of Swiss women protest for equal treatment

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Geneva, June 15 (IANS): Thousands of women across Switzerland took to streets in protests demanding equal treatment and conditions compared with their male counterparts. The protests organized by trade unions and civic organizations came almost three decades after a 1991 strike when women demanded that a constitutional article on equality of the sexes be written […]

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China supports suspension of Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill after massive protests

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Beijing, June 15 (PTI): China on Saturday said it supports the Hong Kong leader’s decision to suspend a controversial bill that would allow extraditions to China, following massive protests. About an hour after Hong Kong Chief Executive of Carrie Lam announced the suspension of the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation […]

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Notre Dame to hold 1st mass since devastating fire

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Paris, June 15 (IANS): Two months after being devastated in a blaze, the Notre Dame cathedral will hold its first mass Saturday, which will be officiated by the Archbishop of Paris with a small number in attendance. The mass will be held at 6 p.m. in the chapel of the Virgin Mary, behind the choir. […]

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Nepal’s ethnic Newaris protest against Guthi bill

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Kathmandu, June 15 (PTI): Thousands of people belonging to the ethnic Newar community staged anti-government protests on Saturday, demanding withdrawal of a controversial bill, which they say has provisions in favour of land mafias and could jeopardise Sanatan Hindu culture and tradition. Around 10,000 people from Newar community rallied in the major parts of the […]

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Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

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Washington, June 15 (PTI/AP): President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit US threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area. A day […]

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Hundreds of US police officers part of hate groups on FB

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San Francisco, June 15 (IANS): Nearly 400 current and former police officers read and contribute to Facebook groups that promote a range of extremist ideologies including Islamophobia and racism, according to a new investigation by non-profit news organisation Reveal. These officers work in jails and schools and airports, on boats and trains and in patrol […]

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Denmark’s Andersen takes over as UN Environment head

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Nairobi, June 15 (IANS): Danish economist and environmentalist Inger Andersen on Saturday took up her new role as Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, promising to prioritise greater action on climate change, bio-diversity loss and pollution during her four-year tenure. Andersen was nominated for the post by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and approved by […]

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Journalists resign after pro-Russia MP buys Ukraine channel

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Kiev, June 15 (PTI/AFP): A Ukrainian MP with ties to Russia has bought a national Ukrainian news channel, prompting a round of resignations from journalists who fear his ownership will mean coverage influenced by Moscow. Taras Kozak of the pro-Moscow party “Opposition Platform” already owned two national TV stations before he took over the channel […]

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US raises concern over increasing North Korean activities in Nepal

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Kathmandu, June 15 (PTI): Voicing concern over growing business activities of North Koreans in Nepal, the US has asked the Nepal government not to entertain North Koreans in the country stating that Nepal as a member of the UN should respect the decision taken by the global body to impose sanctions on the country. Mark […]

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Indonesian opposition demands annulment of polls

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Indonesian opposition demands annulment of polls

Jakarta, June 14 (IANS): The legal team of Indonesias opposition leader on Friday demanded the annulment of the April general elections due to alleged irregularities. Thousands of police officers were deployed to guard Jakarta’s Constitutional Court where a hearing began into the opposition’s complaints in the morning. President Joko Widodo was declared the poll winner […]

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