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  • 2 brothers booked for colleague's murder in Palghar
  • Pak violates truce on IB, fires few rounds in Samba sector
  • BJP MLA Lal Singh appeals Dogra to participate in Sep 23 rally
  • Punjab cabinet okays Sri Anandpur Sahib Naina Devi Ji ropeway project to boost tourism
  • One killed, 3 injured in ST bus-pickup van collision in Aurangabad
  • Prayas gives Bengal perfect start to season
  • 2 militants gunned down by SFs in CASO encounter in north Kashmir
  • Vodafone to roll out 1,000 5G sites in UK by 2020
  • Shahbaz Nadeem breaks List A record with stunning 8/10
  • Warming up:Punjab CM assures Afghan ex-prez Karzai of greater support for dev of war-torn nation
  • UK's Hunt says pressed Suu Kyi on "justice and accountability" for Rohingya
  • Gupta brother denies threatening to kill South African former minister
  • Punjab cabinet approves land transfer for Bathinda AIIMS project
  • South India’s might remains unmatched in ISL
Features
BIMSTEC: Did Nepal snub India for China?

BIMSTEC: Did Nepal snub India for China?

16 Sep 2018 | 12:51 PM

Beijing, Sep 16 (UNI) Nepal’s last minute decision to withdraw from India-led regional military drills is indicative of the struggle facing the South Asian nation’s new government as it tries to strike a balance in its relations with India and China, diplomatic observers said.

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Countries set to take on deadly livestock-killing disease

Countries set to take on deadly livestock-killing disease

09 Sep 2018 | 8:45 PM

United Nations, Sep 9 (UNI) Gathered at a major United Nations agricultural conference, over 45 countries pledged to eradicate by 2030 a highly contagious and devastating disease responsible for the death of millions of small farm animals, at cost of more than $2 billion each year.

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UNGA most representative international body, says outgoing prez

UNGA most representative international body, says outgoing prez

08 Sep 2018 | 4:02 PM

United Nations, Sep 8 (UNI) Last May, the United Nations General Assembly elected Miroslav Lajčák, the Foreign Minister of Slovakia, President of its 72nd annual session, and he formally took up the job on 12 September.

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Plastic straws? Cigarette butts are worst ocean pollutants

Plastic straws? Cigarette butts are worst ocean pollutants

28 Aug 2018 | 2:24 PM

San Francisco, Aug 28 (UNI) Environmentalists have taken aim at the targets systematically, seeking to eliminate or rein in big sources of ocean pollution — first plastic bags, then eating utensils and, most recently, drinking straws.

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Central America drought: Crop losses threaten food security

Central America drought: Crop losses threaten food security

25 Aug 2018 | 3:58 PM

United Nations, Aug 25 (UNI) Recent drought has led to the loss of some 280,000 hectares of beans and maize in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, potentially affecting the food and nutrition situation of more than two million people, two United Nations agencies have warned.

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No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms

24 Aug 2018 | 12:47 PM

London, Aug 24 (UNI) Bad news for those who enjoy what they think is a healthy glass of wine a day, says a BBC News report.

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Survivor of acid attack helps bring change to Nepal's Criminal Code

Survivor of acid attack helps bring change to Nepal's Criminal Code

22 Aug 2018 | 4:49 PM

Kathmandu, Aug 22 (UNI) Three years ago early on a February morning, 16-year-old Sangita Magar had just arrived at a prep class for her high school exams in Kathmandu.

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Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 PM

New York, Aug 17 (UNI) A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests.

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AB Vajpayee: Colossus of Indian politics fades into sunset

AB Vajpayee: Colossus of Indian politics fades into sunset

16 Aug 2018 | 5:59 PM

New Delhi, Aug 16 (UNI) Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a colossus in the political firmament of India.

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Grenada: Flooding reminder of its vulnerability to Climate Change

12 Aug 2018 | 4:43 PM

‎St George's‎, Grenada, Aug 12 (UNI) Grenada is still tallying the damage after heavy rainfall last week resulted in “wide and extensive” flooding that once again highlights the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to climate change, according to an IPS report.

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Lack of affordable veggies creating obesity epidemic in SA

12 Aug 2018 | 4:41 PM

Johannesburg, Aug 12 (UNI) Every Sunday afternoon, Thembi Majola (not her real name) cooks a meal of chicken and rice for her mother and herself in their home in Alexandra, an informal settlement adjacent to South Africa’s wealthy economic hub, Sandton, according to an IPS report.

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Mountain girls making bras for Europe's chests

12 Aug 2018 | 12:10 PM

Tirana, Albania, Aug 12 (UNI) Few people give much thought to where what they wear beneath their clothes really comes from, and so it was for Elizabeth Gowing, until a recent visit to an underwear factory run by women in northern Albania, said a BBC News report.

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How climate change might change your dream European vacation

How climate change might change your dream European vacation

10 Aug 2018 | 3:37 PM

Lisbon, Aug 10 (UNI) The blistering heat and extreme weather currently gripping Europe may leave the continent's historic cities and Mediterranean beaches less bustling in the summers to come, experts say, according to an Euronews report.

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Mountain of indigenous knowledge in Peru

Mountain of indigenous knowledge in Peru

10 Aug 2018 | 2:25 PM

United Nations, Aug 19 (UNI) Indigenous people in a remote mountain town in the Andes in Peru are being helped to boost their incomes by preserving a valuable but threatened breed of alpaca.

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Earth Saviours Foundation:  Unique temple of humanity

Earth Saviours Foundation: Unique temple of humanity

28 Jul 2018 | 2:11 PM

By Suresh Nautiyal
Gurugram, Haryana, July 28 (UNI) On the Indian streets, one can easily spot the barefoot, abandoned old and mentally disabled people roaming all around, with or without clothes on their bodies, eating from the stinking garbage, sleeping on the streets and having no medical attention at all.

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