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  • Cyclone Idai: '15,000 people still need to be rescued'
  • Blast erupts in factory in Egypt's Ain Sokhna, casualties reported
  • Brexit: Theresa at Brussels EU summit to urge short delay
  • Twelve rescued after blast rocks industrial park in eastern China
  • Libya at critical juncture, UN mission head tells SC
  • CM mourns passing away of former MLA & CPI(M) leader Prof Bawant Singh
  • Pak violates ceasefire twice in a day, jawan martyred on LoC
  • Aishwarya Pissay set for Portuguese round of FIM Bajas World Cup
  • Another encounter ensues b/w militants, security forces in Baramulla
  • UN court increases sentence of former Bosnian-Serb leader
  • Situation in Yemen dire, says OHCHR
  • D K Shivakumar meets Congress leaders in Mandya
  • Pentagon launches internal probe against acting chief on bias allegations
  • Karnataka appeals Maharashtra to release 4 tmc of water to mitigate drinking water problem
  • Venezuela -- worrying destabilising factor in region, Bachelet
World

Aussies to conduct defence exercise with Sri Lanka

15 Mar 2019 | 4:17 PM

Colombo, Mar 15 (UNI) Australia will conduct its largest ever defence engagement with Sri Lanka from March 23 to 29 with the participation of more than 1000 Australian personnel, signifying Sri Lanka’s strategic importance for maritime security, an official said on Friday.

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NZ mass shootings: Toll rises to 49, PM calls it one of the 'darkest days'

NZ mass shootings: Toll rises to 49, PM calls it one of the 'darkest days'

15 Mar 2019 | 2:42 PM

Christchurch, New Zealand, Mar 15 (UNI) The death toll from attacks on two Mosques of New Zealand's Christchurch rose to 49, while 48 people were injured, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said on Friday.

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PM confirms 40 dead, 20 injured in NZ Christchurch shooting

PM confirms 40 dead, 20 injured in NZ Christchurch shooting

15 Mar 2019 | 12:46 PM

Wellington, Mar 15 (UNI) As many as 40 people have been killed and 20 people injured after four gunmen stormed two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand on Friday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

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Brexit: MPs vote by majority to seek delay to EU departure

15 Mar 2019 | 12:40 PM

London, Mar 15 (UNI) MPs have voted by 413 to 202 -- a majority of 211 -- for Prime Minister Theresa May to ask the EU for a delay to Brexit.

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Pakistan: 'Masood Azhar not to be arrested or detained'

Pakistan: 'Masood Azhar not to be arrested or detained'

15 Mar 2019 | 12:39 PM

Islamabad, Mar 15 (UNI) Pakistan Government has decided not to arrest or detain Maulana Masood Azhar, Amir of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) "without any valid evidence" for his alleged involvement in the Pulwama attack, highly placed sources directly linked with the issue revealed to The News.

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DRC Ebola centre attacks could force retreat against disease

DRC Ebola centre attacks could force retreat against disease

15 Mar 2019 | 12:35 PM

United Nations, Mar 15 (UNI) Attacks on Ebola treatment centres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), risk reversing the gains made during the current outbreak in the north-east of the country, the head of the UN health agency has said.

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New rules clear way for automated mobility on EU roads

15 Mar 2019 | 12:24 PM

Brussels, Mar 15 (UNI) The European Commission (EC) has adopted new rules stepping up the deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems on Europe's roads.

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OHCHR welcomes California moratorium on death penalty

15 Mar 2019 | 12:19 PM

United Nations, Mar 15 (UNI) The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed the signing of an executive order by the Governor of California, in the United States, to impose a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty, which grants a reprieve to 737 inmates, up to end of his term in office.

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Drug laws must be amended, UN experts say

15 Mar 2019 | 12:10 PM

United Nations, Mar 15 (UNI) At every stage of the criminal justice system, people of African descent around the world are discriminated against, including death sentencing for drugs-related crimes, United Nations human rights experts have said, calling on Member States to do more to “combat racial discrimination”.

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Guinean peacekeepers make their mark in Mali

15 Mar 2019 | 12:08 PM

United Nations, Mar 15 (UNI) As the sun rises over Mali’s vast desert, a group of 20 peacekeepers prepare their equipment and line up to receive instructions before heading out for their first patrol of the day on one of the most dangerous roads in the region.

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Make transformative solutions to avert climate change

15 Mar 2019 | 12:01 PM

United Nations, Mar 15 (UNI) It is within our power to make 2019 the “year of transformative solutions” and “avoid the disastrous effects of climate change“, which threaten ecosystems, the global economy, health and security, the UN Deputy Secretary-General has told delegates gathered in Nairobi for the UN Environment Assembly.

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UN welcomes 'record' Brussels conference pledge to support Syrians

15 Mar 2019 | 11:57 AM

United Nations, Mar 15 (UNI) Foreign ministers from more than 50 countries, who gathered on Thursday at a joint European Union-UN pledging conference in Brussels, have pledged to provide a record $6.

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Boeing 737 Max aircraft to be grounded until May : FAA

Boeing 737 Max aircraft to be grounded until May : FAA

15 Mar 2019 | 11:16 AM

New York,Mar 15 (UNI) In the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft will remain grounded at least until May, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said.

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New Zealand shooting: Toll rises to 27, NZ PM says one of our 'darkest days'

New Zealand shooting: Toll rises to 27, NZ PM says one of our 'darkest days'

15 Mar 2019 | 10:39 AM

Wellington, Mar 15 (UNI) As many as 27 died when unidentified gunmen opened fire inside two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand on Friday, local media reported.

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