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Car bombing kills 17 in Syria’s Azaz, says war monitor

At least 17 people were killed Sunday in a car bomb near a bustling market and mosque in a rebel-held city in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said.00

The blast occurred after the "iftar" meal that breaks a daylong fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (Reuters photo) News

Donald Trump calls on Russia, Syria to stop bombing Idlib province

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has long complained to Moscow about the Russian-backed Syrian government strikes against rebels who control the country's northwest.

More than 200,000 people have fled the violence in Idlib since the strikes began at the end of April, according to the United Nations. (AP Photo/ File) News

Obamacare led to better cancer outcomes: studies

Trump's Justice Department announced in March an abrupt escalation in the administration's push against Obamacare by siding with a Texas federal court ruling that declared the health care law unconsti

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Attention Indians! US to check your social media posts before granting you visa

This will be a vital tool to screen out terrorists, public safety threats, and other dangerous individuals from gaining immigration benefits and setting foot on US soil.

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Twitter apologises for suspending accounts critical of China

Despite being blocked in China, Twitter and other overseas social media sites have long been used by activists and government critics to address subjects that are censored on domestic forums.

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China says war with US would bring disaster to world as tensions mount

China's Defence Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday that a war with the United States would be a disaster for the world while issuing a warning to Washington not to meddle in security disputes over Tai

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Sri Lankan presidential polls to be held between Nov 15 and Dec 7

The presidential elections in Sri Lanka would be held between November 15 and December 7, Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya has said.

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18 injured as two car blasts target Libya military unit

At least 18 people were wounded in two car bomb explosions that targeted a military unit in Libya's eastern coastal city of Derna, sending plumes of black smoke into the sky, a medical source and resi

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US demands social media details from nearly all visa applicants

The U.S. now wants to know the social-media user names of people applying for visas, part of stepped up screening of foreign visitors and immigrants.

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Warren Buffett charity lunch fetches record $4.57 million winning bid

The top bid would also be enough to buy 15 Class A or 23,137 Class B shares of Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire, whose more than 90 businesses include auto insurer Geico and BNSF railroad.

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US, India, Japan, Australia for ASEAN-led mechanism to promote rules-based order in Indo-Pacific

The Quad coalition also discussed initiatives undertaken by each country to encourage transparent, principles-based investment in quality infrastructure in accordance with international standards and

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Mecca summit slams US embassy move to Jerusalem

The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday slammed the US decision to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise the disputed city as Israel's capital.

The Saudi-hosted summit condemned the "transfer of embassies of the United States and Guatemala to Jerusalem" and urged all members to "boycott" (AP photo) News

Mike Pompeo, Wilbur Ross to address this year’s India Ideas Summit in Washington

While Pompeo is expected to lay the ground work for India-US relationship during Modi's second term, Ross in his key note is likely to address the economic and trade aspect of the bilateral ties.

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Target Donald Trump’s base if trade spat worsens, Mexican farm lobby says

But Raul Urteaga, Mexico's top agricultural trade official in the previous administration, described Trump's tariffs as illegal under international trade rules.

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Saudi king says attacks by Iran-backed groups threaten global oil

Salman said the OIC meeting, held in the early hours of Saturday, would seek to confront "aggressive threats and subversive activities" and work for the future of Arab and Islamic states.

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Virginia: Disgruntled govt employee kills 12; suspect also killed

Virginia Beach, which sits on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, is the state's most populous city with roughly 450,000 year-round residents.

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Indian national jailed for call centre scam in US

In March, Nishit kumar Patel was sentenced to 8 years and 9 months in prison for his involvement in the scam. Hemalkumar Shah was sentenced to 8 years and 6 months in jail in April.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suffering ‘psychological torture’: UN expert

Assange now also has an extradition request against him from the US, which has charged him with violating the US Espionage Act by publishing a huge cache of military and diplomatic files in 2010, reje

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List to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May grows to 12

Former foreign secretary and pro-Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson is the hot favourite to take the top job, and is popular with grassroot party members.

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Donald Trump unhappy with special counsel Robert Mueller’s comment on obstruction

The president also offered mixed messages on Russia's efforts to help him defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign.

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India ‘very valuable partner’ of UN, look forward to working together, says Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Guterres has worked very closely with Prime Minister Modi, including on the issue of climate change, Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, told PTI on Thursday.

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Indian national jailed in US for call centre scam

Sharvil Patel, who pleaded guilty to the crime in February this year, was sentenced to seven years and six months in prison on Thursday, becoming the third Indian to be sentenced for his involvement i

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North Korea ‘executed’ 5 officials after failed Trump summit, says report

North Korea executed its special envoy to the United States following the collapse of the second summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper reported Friday.

Kim Jong Un and Trump left the Vietnamese capital without a deal after they failed to reach agreement on rolling back Pyongyang's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. (Reuters File photo) News

Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul, at least seven casualties

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which came a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide attack outside a military training academy that killed at least six people.

The explosion occurred on the busy Jalalabad road in the east of Kabul (AP Photo/ File) News

US anticipating very positive trajectory in ties with India, says state department

According to the official, the mechanisms for this engagement reflect what are now very developed habits of cooperation between the two countries that are allowing them to push the agenda much more ra

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Antonio Guterres appoints Indian-origin Anita Bhatia as UN-Women’s Deputy Executive Director

Bhatia has served as Director of Development Partner Relations for the World Bank, leading efforts to ensure strategic alignment between institutional priorities and resource mobilisation across the g

Bhatia served for several years as Director of Global Partnerships for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group's private sector arm. (Twitter photo) News

Efforts to import Iranian oil beyond accepted levels will be sanctioned: US

Last week, India’s Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla said India had stopped buying oil from Iran after May 2

US President Donald Trump last month refused to give waivers to countries like India from buying oil from Iran News
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