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  • Naidu asks RS MPs to introspect on its functioning
  • Congress' only aim to defeat disqualified MLAs: Siddaramaiah
  • Amit Shah introduces winter grade Diesel in Ladakh, inaugurates first outlet
  • Valluvan community members stage demo to condemn defiling of Thiruvalluvar statue
  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected president; to be sworn in Monday
  • Union Minister Prakash Javdekar exudes confidence of BJP crossing 65 seats
  • JVM(P) comes out with third list of candidates on 5 seats
  • Himachal CM pays tribute to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai
  • AIMPLB to file review petition against SC verdict on Ayodhya
  • 41-day Mandala Vratha for Sabarimala pilgrimage begins amid Kerala Minister saying no police protection for women in 10-50 age group
  • Laxman requests Pradhan to order inquiry into MoU signed between HPCL, IOC and TSRTC
  • Angry over ticket denial Saryu Rai announces his candidature against Raghubar Das
  • Yellow vest: More than 260 arrested following yellow vest protest across France
  • US supports delay in prisoner swap with Talilban, says US Ambassador to Afghanistan
  • Strong correlation seen between stubble burning and spike in air pollution: Kejriwal
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Lebanese protesters block roads in Beirut amid general strike

Lebanese protesters block roads in Beirut amid general strike

Beirut, Oct 21 (UNI) Lebanese protesters took to the streets in Beirut on Monday, blocking the main streets in the capital and the northern route in what is the fifth straight day of anti-government protests.

The unrest follows calls for a general strike sparked by the government’s attempts to raise money from a tobacco tax and internet calls, but the focus has now turned to its failure to address the economic crisis.

"The highway and the northern coast road, as well as roads in Beirut, have been shut. Activists set trash cans and tires on fire and are building barricades from materials at hand," a protester told news agency Sputnik.

Banks, government offices, universities, schools and large stores closed after protesters smashed the fronts of some businesses in the city center over the weekend.

Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Sunday that he was considering halving ministerial salaries and abolishing some government committees in a bid to save money.

With the nation's debt expected to pass 150 percent of its gross domestic product, the Lebanese government is in a race against the clock to agree on reforms needed to unlock billions in foreign aid.

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Yellow vest: More than 260 arrested following yellow vest protest across France

Yellow vest: More than 260 arrested following yellow vest protest across France

17 Nov 2019 | 5:20 PM

Paris, Nov 17 (UNI) More than 260 people across France were arrested as protesters took to streets to mark the first anniversary of the anti-government yellow vest protest on Saturday, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Sunday.

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Rajnath meets defence ministers of US, Japan

Rajnath meets defence ministers of US, Japan

17 Nov 2019 | 4:43 PM

Bangkok, Nov 17 (UNI) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday discussed expanding defence cooperation with the US during a meeting with Defence Secretary Mark T Esper.

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US supports delay in prisoner swap with Talilban, says US Ambassador to Afghanistan

17 Nov 2019 | 4:41 PM

Kabul, Nov 17 (UNI) The United States Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass on Sunday said that it backed Kabul’s decision to hold off the planned prisoner swap with the Taliban in light of recent deadly attacks in the war-town country.

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka presidential poll

Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka presidential poll

17 Nov 2019 | 1:49 PM

Colombo, Nov 17(UNI) Sri Lanka’s former Defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Sunday won the Presidential election, according to the preliminary results from the country’s Election Commission.

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Dengue affects more than 2 7 million people in  Americas: PAHO

Dengue affects more than 2 7 million people in Americas: PAHO

17 Nov 2019 | 10:03 AM

Washington, Nov 17 (UNI) Dengue in the Americas has reached the highest number of cases recorded so far, with more than 2.

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