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  • Trump: chief of staff Kelly to decide on Kushner security clearance
  • Israel's Netanyahu lauds U S announcement of embassy move to Jerusalem
  • Trump says U S -Australia relations are strong
  • EU's Tusk warns Poland must stop anti-Semitic remarks
  • Donors pledge $500 mln for troops in West Africa's Sahel
  • U S ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May -State Department
  • U S will open Jerusalem embassy in May -State Department
  • U S Treasury head says new Russia sanctions expected within weeks
  • Former Trump campaign aide set to plead guilty in Russia probe
  • UP CM grants Rs 83 cr for water, power in Bundelkhand
  • EU's Tusk calls for immediate ceasefire in Syria

UN agency evacuates hundreds of refugees from Libya

16 Feb 2018 | 1:21 PM

United Nations, Feb 16 (UNI) More than 1,000 highly vulnerable refugees have been evacuated out of Libya since November by the UN refugee agency, which is searching for “durable solutions” for these people in third countries.

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Mali: $263-mn sought to assist most vulnerables

16 Feb 2018 | 1:16 PM

United Nations, Feb 16 (UNI) Aid agencies in Mali have launched the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), asking for $263-million to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people, a senior United Nations aid official in the country said.

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UN chief expresses ‘profound sadness’ at Florida gun massacre

16 Feb 2018 | 1:09 PM

United Nations, Feb 16 (UNI) Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed his profound sadness at the horrific gun massacre in Florida in a message he wrote to the Governor and to the United States’ Ambassador to the United Nations, UN spokesman has said.

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Railway implementing 12 projects under first Indian LoC

16 Feb 2018 | 11:12 AM

DHAKA, Feb 16 ( UNI) : Bangladesh Railway (BR) is implementing 12 projects under the first Indian Line of Credit (LoC).

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Dhaka, Delhi must grow together: Envoy

16 Feb 2018 | 10:58 AM

Dhaka, Feb 16 ( UNI) Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali has stressed the importance of further strengthening the relations between Dhaka and New Delhi saying that the destinies of the two neighboring countries are ‘inescapably intertwined’ and they must ‘grow together’.

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Hamid wants Myanmar to ensure safe return of Rohingyas

15 Feb 2018 | 11:07 PM

Dhaka, Feb 15 ( UNI) President Abdul Hamid on Thursday urged Myanmar to take steps so that the displaced Rohingyas can return to their homeland in Rakhine with dignity and safety.

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Cyril Ramaphosa elected president of South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa elected president of South Africa

15 Feb 2018 | 7:47 PM

Cape Town, Feb 15 (UNI) Former anti-apartheid activist turned successful businessman Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of South Africa on Thursday after Jacob Zuma stepped down under pressure from the ruling African National Congress late on Wednesday night.

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Australia bans ministers from having sex with staff

15 Feb 2018 | 7:13 PM

Canberra, Feb 15 (UNI) Ministers in Australia are now banned from having sex with staffers under a
new code of conduct, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Thursday.

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Juncker: EU superstate claims are nonsense

15 Feb 2018 | 5:47 PM

Brussels, Feb 15 (UNI) President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said claims he wants to create a European "superstate" are "total nonsense", according to a BBC News report.

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EU grows at fastest pace for 10 years

15 Feb 2018 | 5:38 PM

Brussels, Feb 15 (UNI) The European Union economy grew at its fastest pace in a decade last year, figures from the EU statistics office Eurostat have confirmed, according to a BBC New report.

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Iran, India ties on 'positive' track: President Rouhani

Iran, India ties on 'positive' track: President Rouhani

15 Feb 2018 | 5:34 PM

Tehran, Feb 15 (UNI) Iran's relations with India are developing on a "positive, right track", President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday and that his visit would compliment Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 2016 trip to Tehran.

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KP Sharma Oli sworn in as Prime Minister of Nepal

KP Sharma Oli sworn in as Prime Minister of Nepal

15 Feb 2018 | 5:07 PM

Kathmandu, Feb 15 (UNI) KP Sharma Oli on Thursday was sworn in as the 41st Prime Minister of Nepal.

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Aus bans sex b/w govt ministers and staff

15 Feb 2018 | 2:50 PM

Canberra, Feb 15 (UNI) Australia’s prime minister on Thursday imposed a formal ban on sex between ministers and their staff after his deputy made “a shocking error of judgement” by having an affair that left an aide pregnant and the government reeling.

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Jews hit out over Iceland’s plans to ban boys’ circumcision

15 Feb 2018 | 2:39 PM

Reykjavik, Feb 15 (UNI) Jewish leaders in Europe have slammed a draft law that proposes to ban boys in Iceland from being circumcised, a Euronews report said.

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US, Cuba meet to combat trafficking in persons

15 Feb 2018 | 2:34 PM

Washington, Feb 15 (UNI) The United States and Cuba have held a series of meetings here this week to coordinate their efforts to combat trafficking in persons.

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