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Death toll in China’s ‘once in a thousand year’ flash floods in Henan rises to 302

The Chinese government on Monday ordered a probe into the handling of the calamity
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Coronavirus Delta variant rampant in Asia; Tokyo, Thailand, Malaysia post record COVID-19 infections

China is battling an outbreak of the Delta variant in the eastern city of Nanjing which has been traced to airport workers who cleaned a plane which had arrived from Russia.

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Biden nominates Indian-American Rashad Hussain as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

Hussain, 41, is currently Director for Partnerships and Global Engagement at the National Security Council.

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US warns China is building more nuclear missile silos

Researchers at the Federation of American Scientists estimate that China has approximately 250 underground missile silos under construction after they used satellite imagery to identify a new field be

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Kim Jong Un stresses military preparations ahead of US-South Korea drills

Earlier this week, Kim reopened suspended communication channels with rival South Korea, raising hopes of reduced animosities on the Korean Peninsula.

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US exit from Afghanistan; Why the United States failed?

The American penchant for being the harbinger of democracy to countries, often ends in a cycle of violence, up-rooting of an established administrative framework, dependence on the US presence, and th

The 2001 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan was an immediate consequence of the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

Koreas restore communication channels, agree to improve ties

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reached the agreement during several exchanges of letters since April, the presidential office in Seoul said.

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Joe Biden says US combat mission in Iraq to conclude by year end

The announcement comes on the heels of Biden's decision to withdraw fully from Afghanistan nearly 20 years after the US launched that war in response to the Sept 11, 2001 attacks.

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Trump inaugural chair: I’m “100% innocent” in lobbying case

Prosecutors say Barrack used his multidecade friendship with Trump to influence the Republican's policy, starting when Trump was a candidate in 2016 and continuing after he was sworn in as president.

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Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition to hold internal talks to iron out differences

It is for the first time that Rajapaksa will be holding internal talks with any partner of the ruling alliance since he was elected president in November 2019.

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Imran Khan’s party wins most seats in PoK legislative elections marred by violence: Opposition alleges ‘rigging’

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) has won 23 seats while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was second with eight seats and the incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) secured just six seats,

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UK health minister Sajid Javid’s COVID recovery remarks spark anger, apologises

Javid, 51, said people should no longer "cower" from coronavirus as he urged everyone to get their vaccine doses to protect against the deadly virus.

UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid, vaccine doses to protect against the deadly virus, Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Munira Wilson,

Indian businessman Yusuffali MA appointed vice-chairman of top govt business body in Abu Dhabi

Yusuffali, 65, is the Chairman and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi-based LuLu Group which operates hypermarkets and retail companies in many countries.

Protests in Cuba are not a reflection of a social outbreak

As part of the disinformation and manipulation campaign against Cuba, a large number of fake news, montages, and gross misrepresentations have been published.

Gaza City blast kills 1, injures 10, shakes crowded area

The blast in the Al-Zawiya area collapsed large parts of the house and damaged dozens of buildings and shops nearby, according to the statement.

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China floods: Death toll goes up to 33

The torrential rain has affected about three million people in Henan province and a total of 376,000 local residents have been relocated to safe places, the provincial emergency management department

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UK irks EU with call to change post-Brexit trade rules

The government said Britain would be justified in unilaterally suspending the legally binding Brexit agreement but had decided not to do so just yet.

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13 killed, over 1 lakh evacuated as unprecedented floods hit central China; Xi Jinping calls in PLA

Provincial capital Zhengzhou reported a record-high hourly precipitation of 201.9 mm between 4 PM and 5 PM on Tuesday, the Henan provincial meteorological centre said.

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Afghan official says rockets hit near presidential palace shortly before Ashraf Ghani’s address

No one immediately took responsibility for the rocket attack which seemed more intended to unnerve than do damage.

US needs to discharge moral responsibility in Afghanistan

Jaishankar tacitly blamed Pakistan for blocking connectivity initiatives launched by India. He also took a subtle dig at China for pushing smaller nations in South Asia, South East Asia and Central As

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Riots in South Africa and role of BRICS

Zuma has been accused of money laundering and corruption, among many other charges during his term as president from 2009 to 2018.

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UK hits target to offer every adult COVID-19 jab by July end

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said a total of 81,959,398 doses of COVID vaccines have been administered in the UK, with 46,227,101 people receiving a first dose (87.8 per cent) and 3

UK PM Boris Johnson, Chancellor Rishi Sunak self-isolate after COVID-19 positive contact

Downing Street confirmed the decision as a U-turn over an initial decision that Johnson and Sunak will both be participating in a daily contact testing pilot scheme to allow them to carry on essential

Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba wins vote of confidence in Parliament

Sher Bahadur Deuba, the 75-year-old chief of the Nepali Congress, secured 165 votes in the 275-member House of Representatives, the Himalayan Times reported.

The prime minister will go for a floor test in the second meeting of the House of Representatives today (Sunday), he said.
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