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  • Trump blames Obama for inaction over Russia meddling
  • Cabinet approves doubling, electrification of Bhatni-Aurnihar line
  • Cabinet gives nod to Silkyara Bend-Barkot tunnel in Uttarkhand
  • Cabinet approves six-laning of Nidagatta-Mysuru sec in Karnataka
  • Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain
  • Mahadalit lynched in Bihar
  • Khaleda committed crime by embezzling Trust fund: Court
  • CM hits back at Rajnath on Meghalaya’s law and order situation
  • Maldives police arrest 25 after protest demanding leader's arrest
  • Campaign takes pace in poll-bound Meghalaya; politicians make beeline to woo voters
  • Maldives leader seeks approval to extend state of emergency
  • Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions
  • Fire in battery factory in Patparganj
  • 3 years on, Justice for Govind Pansare remains elusive
  • Reference rate fixed at 64 5254 against USD
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Khaleda not eligible to contest polls in Bangladesh

19 Feb 2018 | 10:50 PM

DHAKA, Feb 19 ( UNI) Chief Election Commissioner(CEC) BD AKM Nurul Huda today said BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, who was convicted in a graft case, is not eligible to contest the next general
election in the current perspective.

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India, Saudi Arabia to boost economic ties

19 Feb 2018 | 8:22 PM

Riyadh, Feb 19 (UNI) India and Saudi Arabia have pledged to boost economic, investment and trade cooperation following talks Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had here with King Salman.

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Iran calls for a new security architecture in the Gulf

19 Feb 2018 | 6:21 PM

Munich, Feb 19 (UNI) Iran has called for a "fresh security architecture" in the Gulf based on the 1975 Helsinki Accords to help usher in an era of lower tensions in the region.

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Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage

19 Feb 2018 | 6:04 PM

Reykjavik, Feb 19 (UNI) Religious groups have condemned a bill in Iceland's parliament that would ban circumcision for non-medical reasons, a BBC News report said on Monday.

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class="story-body__h1">Paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years

19 Feb 2018 | 5:55 PM

London, Feb 19 (UNI) Paedophile Matthew Falder has been sentenced to 32 years in jail after admitting 137 charges including rape and blackmail, BBC News reported on Monday.

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Saudi Arabia talking to 10 nations for going nuclear

19 Feb 2018 | 5:28 PM

Munich/Seoul, Feb 19 (UNI) Saudi Arabia is looking to transition to nuclear energy in a move to shift domestic energy consumption from oil, according to Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.

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India mulls alternative to China's Belt & Road Initiative with Japan, US and Australia

India mulls alternative to China's Belt & Road Initiative with Japan, US and Australia

19 Feb 2018 | 5:23 PM

Sydney, Feb 19 (UNI) India, Japan, Australia and the US are discussing a scheme to jointly develop regional infrastructure as an "alternative" to China's multi billion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative,
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed on Monday.

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Bafta Awards: Stars wear black with purpose

19 Feb 2018 | 5:15 PM

London, Feb 19 (UNI) Guests at the Bafta Film Awards showed their support for the Time's Up and Me Too campaigns by wearing black and sending messages from the stage, a BBC News report said on Monday.

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Iran: crashed plane found in mountains, reports say

19 Feb 2018 | 5:11 PM

Tehran, Feb 19 (UNI) Even as the Iranian civil aviation ministry remains skeptical, the local media reports have said that the wreckage of a plane that crashed in Iran on Sunday was found.

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Oli to revive Chinese dam project

19 Feb 2018 | 5:01 PM

Kathmandu, Feb 19 (UNI) Nepal’s new Communist Prime Minister, KP Sharma Oli, will restart a Chinese-led US$2.

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Saudi women can now start business without male permission

19 Feb 2018 | 4:46 PM

Riyadh, Feb 19 (UNI) Women in Saudi Arabia have been allowed to start their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, the government has announced.

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Nepal: Constitution not equal for women

Nepal: Constitution not equal for women

19 Feb 2018 | 3:30 PM

Kathmandu, Feb 19 (UNI) Nepal finally framed a new constitution through a Constituent Assembly after four years of debate and discussion on the constitutional issues; however, for all the toils, it could not do justice to women.

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Abbott repeats claim immigration cut will improve quality of life

19 Feb 2018 | 3:16 PM

Canberra, Feb 19 (UNI) Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has seized on Peter Dutton’s claim that Australia needed to cut its migration intake and signalled he would renew his push to do so by linking migrant numbers to quality of living issues, a report in The Guardian said.

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Canada deports North Korean asylum seekers

19 Feb 2018 | 2:50 PM

Ottawa, Feb 19 UNI) Despite its reputation as a haven for refugees, Canada has been deporting North Korean asylum seekers who came to the country through South Korea, an Al Jazeera report has said.

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US, China scuffled over nuclear 'football' during Trump visit

19 Feb 2018 | 2:35 PM

Washington, Feb 19 (UNI) Things got physical between US and Chinese officials over the nuclear "football" during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing last year, Axios has reported.

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