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7 killed in Nilphamari nor’wester

7 killed in Nilphamari nor’wester

11 May 2018 | 4:53 PM

Dhaka, May 11 (UNI) As many as seven people, including a woman and her newborn baby, were
killed and 10 others injured in tree fall and house collapse incidents during 'nor'wester'-thunderstorm, that lashed Nilpahmari district on Thursday night.

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Trump welcomes three US citizens released by NK

Trump welcomes three US citizens released by NK

11 May 2018 | 4:12 PM

Washington, May 11 (UNI) US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania were the first people to greet three US citizens released by North Korea, according to a report by the Euronews.

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Cannes festival wins legal battle to screen closing film

11 May 2018 | 3:12 PM

Cannes, May 11 (UNI) The Cannes film festival has won a major legal battle to uphold freedom of expression when a court in France allowed it to go ahead with the screening of its closing film.

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UN rights expert welcomes return of detainees from NK

11 May 2018 | 3:10 PM

United nations, May 11 (UNI) The release of three United States nationals by North Korea is “another important building block” towards peace, has said a United Nations human rights expert, while urging the release of six South Korean nationals who are still being held.

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Golan: Avoid new conflagration, urges UN chief

11 May 2018 | 3:04 PM

United Nations, May 11 (UNI) The United Nations chief has called for an immediate halt to all hostile acts and provocative actions to “avoid a new conflagration” in the Middle East, following reported exchanges of artillery fire over the Golan Heights.

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Macron gets Charlemagne prize

11 May 2018 | 3:02 PM

Brussels, May 11 (UNI) France's President Emmanuel Macron has received the Charlemagne prize, according to a report of the Euronews.

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Modi announces Rs 100 Cr aid for development of Janakpur in Nepal

Modi announces Rs 100 Cr aid for development of Janakpur in Nepal

11 May 2018 | 2:51 PM

Janakpur, May 11 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited the Janaki temple in this Nepalese town and announced an assistance of Rs 100 crore for the development of Janakpur, believed to be the birthplace of Sita.

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UN chief applauds Malaysians for strong commitment to democracy

UN chief applauds Malaysians for strong commitment to democracy

11 May 2018 | 2:49 PM

United Nations, May 11 (UNI) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has congratulated the people of Malaysia, following the peaceful holding of national and provincial elections, and praised voters for their “strong commitment” to the democratic process.

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US, Taiwan hold first defence industry forum

11 May 2018 | 2:41 PM

Taipei, May 11 (UNI) The first Taiwan-US Defence Business Forum has been held in Taiwan amid tensions between China and Taiwan and between the two contending superpowers.

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Ayodhya is incomplete without mother Janki Dham: Modi in Nepal

Ayodhya is incomplete without mother Janki Dham: Modi in Nepal

11 May 2018 | 2:31 PM

Kathmandu, May 11 (UNI) Invoking historical and cultural alliances which both the countries share, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Ayodhya is incomplete without mother Janaki dham.

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Modi receives civic reception at Janakpur

Modi receives civic reception at Janakpur

11 May 2018 | 2:29 PM

Kathmandu, May 11 (UNI) The visiting Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is attending a ceremony organised to offer him civic reception in Barhabigha of Janakpur.

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UNICEF urges wealthy countries to encourage more breastfeeding

11 May 2018 | 2:26 PM

United nations, May 11 (UNI) Babies in wealthy countries are five times more likely to miss out on breastfeeding than those in the under-developed, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said, explaining that this gap could be addressed by better support for working mothers, and regulating sales of infant formula.

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Chinese channel barred from airing Eurovision contest

11 May 2018 | 2:23 PM

London, May 11 (UNI) The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has barred one of China's most popular TV channels from airing the Eurovision song contest after it censored LGBT elements of the competition, a BBC News report said on Friday.

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UN agency guidelines aim to sustain forest benefits for future generations

11 May 2018 | 2:20 PM

United nations, May 11 (UNI) New guidelines designed to give poor and isolated communities more of a say in how tropical forests are used and preserved around the world were published on Thursday, by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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Hazara killings equivalent to genocide, says CJP

Hazara killings equivalent to genocide, says CJP

11 May 2018 | 2:19 PM

Islamabad, May 11 (UNI) Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday said that the Hazara killings in Balochistan were equivalent to genocide, which is why the court took a suo motu notice of the targeted attacks, the Dawn said.

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