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  • Egypt qualify for AFCON knockouts after 2-0 win over DR Congo
  • US watchdog requests documents on Trump’s Saudi nuclear deal
  • US fails to provide protection, services to ensure wellbeing of migrant children - UNICEF
  • Venezuelan authorities capture participants of latest coup attempt - Maduro
  • New bidding process has no negative impact on Olympics, says Bach
  • At least 15 people killed, 75 injured in stampede at Madagascar stadium - Reports
  • IOC membership expands to 105 as 10 new members elected
  • Trump says he will have 'Very Good Conversation' with Putin at G20 summit in Osaka
  • Trump rules out possibility of meeting DPRK's Kim during Asia trip
  • PM leaves for Japan to attend G 20 Summit
  • Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets
  • Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets
  • Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets
World

HK billionaire to pay $14m in tuition fees for Chinese students

19 Jun 2019 | 2:33 PM

Hong KOng, Jun 19 (UNI) Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-Shing has pledged to pay the tuition fees for a class of Chinese university students through his charitable foundation.

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Number of injured in earthquake in Northwest Japan grows to 26: reports

Number of injured in earthquake in Northwest Japan grows to 26: reports

19 Jun 2019 | 12:09 PM

Tokyo, Jun 19 (UNI) At least 26 were injured as a result of an earthquake in northwestern Japan, the Kyodo News agency reported Wednesday.

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Syria: Humanitarian disaster in Idlib ‘unfolding before our eyes’, says top UN relief official

Syria: Humanitarian disaster in Idlib ‘unfolding before our eyes’, says top UN relief official

19 Jun 2019 | 11:53 AM

United Nations, Jun 19 (UNI) Unabating violence, destruction and a downward sprial in overall conditions for the desperate people trapped in north-western Syria’s Idlib were in the spotlight as the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Tuesday that “we are faced with a humanitarian disaster unfolding before our eyes”.

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Rohingya group demands UN chief to resign: report

Rohingya group demands UN chief to resign: report

19 Jun 2019 | 10:46 AM

Dhaka, June 19 (UNI) A Rohingya advocacy group on Tuesday called on UN chief and his senior aide to resign over the global body’s “systemic failure” in addressing genocide against the Rohingya under their leadership.

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Facebook’s new cryptocurrency project may face consequences: report

19 Jun 2019 | 9:53 AM

California, June 19 (UNI) Social media giant Facebook has released the white paper for its long awaited cryptocurrency and blockchain-based financial infrastructure project on June 18, which is already raising questions among the US lawmakers.

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UN calls for 'prompt and thorough' probe into Morsi's death

UN calls for 'prompt and thorough' probe into Morsi's death

19 Jun 2019 | 9:33 AM

Cairo, June 19 (UNI) The UN human rights office has called for a prompt and thorough probe into the death of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, a day after he collapsed and died inside a Cairo courtroom on Tuesday.

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Trump formally holds rally for 2020 re-election campaign

Trump formally holds rally for 2020 re-election campaign

19 Jun 2019 | 8:48 AM

Washington, Jun 19 (UNI) US President Donald Trump formally formally holds ‘MAGA’ rally in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday night to kick off his 2020 re-election campaign.

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M6.7 quake hits Japan, at least 16 injured

M6.7 quake hits Japan, at least 16 injured

19 Jun 2019 | 8:04 AM

Tokyo, Jun 19 (UNI) A 6.7-magnitude earthquake striking Japan's northeastern region late Tuesday night left at least 15 people injured with thousands forced to take shelter at evacuation centers, officials said on Wednesday. According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, of those injured, nine were in the hardest-hit region of Yamagata, four were in Niigata, one in Miyagi and another in Ishikawa prefecture.

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Trump appoints new Pentagon Chief after Shanahan resigns

Trump appoints new Pentagon Chief after Shanahan resigns

19 Jun 2019 | 7:34 AM

Washington, Jun 19 (UNI) Army Secretary Mark Esper has been nominated to take over the Pentagon after acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan withdrew from the nomination process and resigned, US President Donald Trump said.

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Rohingya children face extremist future if land up in madrasas

Rohingya children face extremist future if land up in madrasas

18 Jun 2019 | 10:23 PM

By Mir Afroz Zaman
Dhaka, Jun 18 ( UNI) Half a million refugee Rohingya children shunt out of local schools in Bangladesh, leaving many in religious madrasas where critics say educational standards are low and students are vulnerable to indoctrination.

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Chinese legislator visits Bangladesh

Chinese legislator visits Bangladesh

18 Jun 2019 | 6:24 PM

Dhaka, Jun 18 (UNI) Ji Bingxuan, vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China, met with Bangladesh Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah here and discussed bilateral relationship and cooperation.

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China's Xi to discuss denuclearisation with Kim during N Korea visit

18 Jun 2019 | 1:36 PM

Beijing, Jun 18 (UNI) Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his upcoming state visit to Pyongyang to discuss the bilateral relations as well as the situation on the Korean peninsula, International Liaison Department Head of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Song Tao said at a press conference on Tuesday.

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New Delhi conference to be a turning point : UNCCD head

18 Jun 2019 | 1:14 PM

By Ajeet Jha
Ankara 18 Jun (UNI) United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is hopeful about it's next Conference of Parties to be held in New Delhi this September, where it is planning to pitch for involving private sector in land restoration by allowing them long term rights over land.

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Iran says it exposed CIA-run cyberespionage network

18 Jun 2019 | 12:58 PM

Tehran, Jun 18 (UNI) Iran claimed it has exposed a US cyberespionage network run by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and that several spies have been arrested in different countries as a result.

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UN chief accepts independent report on Myanmar, highlighting ‘systemic’ failure surrounding Rohingya crisis

UN chief accepts independent report on Myanmar, highlighting ‘systemic’ failure surrounding Rohingya crisis

18 Jun 2019 | 12:10 PM

United Nations, Jun 18 (UNI) An independent review into how the UN System operated in Myanmar in the years leading up to the mass exodus of the Rohingya following serious human rights abuses, has concluded there were “systemic and structural failures” that prevented a unified strategy from being implemented.

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