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  • Shillong Press Club, Meghalaya Editors’ and Publishers’ Association condemns killing of Tripura journo
  • 11 Girls selected for grand finale of Andaman Beauty Pageant 2017
  • IndianOil and PGTI announce 18th edition of IndianOil SERVO Masters Golf
  • Meghalaya Election dept seeks pol' parties to enroll over 1'08 lakh left-out voters
  • Software implemented to detect dual voters in Meghalaya
  • Omar calls ATFI chief ‘idiot’ for offering bounty to cut Farooq's tongue
  • IAF chief reviews security scenario in NE states
  • Haryana hikes pension to WW II veterans, their widows
  • President inaugurates Sangai Tourism festival
  • Assam CM requests Bangladesh Aviation minister for Guwahati-Dhaka flights
  • Career counseling cells in all HSSs in Kashmir shortly
  • Jawan killed, 2 injured in encounter in north Kashmir
  • Indians ease into AIBA championship quarters
  • Lord in Jagannath temple pays homage to his ancestors
  • Naveen announces ex gratia for Kolab reservoir victims
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Merkel aide gives German parties three weeks to find way out of crisis

21 Nov 2017 | 2:55 PM

BERLIN, Nov 21 (Reuters) Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-hand man, Peter Altmaier, appealed to political parties on Tuesday to decide in the next three weeks whether they can form a stable government and drag Germany out of a political impasse.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe told to resign ahead of impeachment proceeding

21 Nov 2017 | 2:55 PM

HARARE, Nov 21 (Reuters) Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe faced the start of an impeachment process on Tuesday and should heed his people's call to resign, said Emmerson Mnangagwa, the ruling party's candidate to replace him.

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Glyphosate: MEPs debate citizens’ call for a ban

21 Nov 2017 | 2:44 PM

Brussels, Nov 21 (UNI) A European Citizens’ Initiative petition calling for an EU-wide ban on herbicide glyphosate has been discussed with the petitioners and the European Commission.

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Change in Gaza could help peace process: UN envoy

21 Nov 2017 | 2:39 PM

United Nations, Nov 21 (UNI) Noting that with the signing last month of the Cairo Agreement, Palestinians have set out on a path towards reconciliation, a senior United Nations official has underscored the urgency to resolve the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip and to return the enclave to full civilian and security control of the Palestinian Authority.

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Lebanon army chief calls for readiness at Israel border

21 Nov 2017 | 2:30 PM

BEIRUT, Nov 21 (Reuters) Lebanon's army chief urged his soldiers on Tuesday to stand fully ready at the southern border to face the "threats of the Israeli enemy".

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Nepal: Printing of ballot papers completed

21 Nov 2017 | 2:04 PM

Kathmandu, Nov 21 (UNI) The Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) has completed printing of the ballot papers for upcoming federal and provincial elections.

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Russia's Putin hosts Syria's Assad for talks

21 Nov 2017 | 1:53 PM

MOSCOW, Nov 21 (Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to talk about the need to move from military operations to the search for a political solution to Syria's conflict, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

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South Korea, Japan welcome US relisting North Korea as sponsor of terrorism

21 Nov 2017 | 1:53 PM

SEOUL, Nov 21 (Reuters) South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed US President Donald Trump's move to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it will ramp up pressure on the reclusive regime to get rid of its nuclear weapons.

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US woman freed from captivity in Pak narrates brutality

21 Nov 2017 | 1:52 PM

New York, Nov 21 (UNI) A US woman held hostage by Taliban-linked militants for five years has detailed the violence and sexual assault she said she endured in captivity, and regretted that her young son was also beaten.

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Pak rejects use of Chinese currency

21 Nov 2017 | 1:33 PM

Islamabad, Nov 21 (UNI) Pakistan has turned down China’s demand to allow its currency to be used in the Gwadar Free Zone under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor framework, arguing any such move would compromise its ‘economic sovereignty’.

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Iranian president declares end of Islamic State

21 Nov 2017 | 1:25 PM

BEIRUT, Nov 21 (Reuters) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV.

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Support for Burundi political process way forward, SC told

21 Nov 2017 | 1:23 PM

United Nations, Nov 21 (UNI) Despite challenges towards inclusive dialogue in Burundi, the United Nations must continue to support the political process there, the Organisation's envoy to the east African country has told the Security Council.

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Japan govt may cut CPI, GDP estimates in midterm report

21 Nov 2017 | 1:16 PM

TOKYO, Nov 21 (Reuters) The Japanese government is leaning towards cutting its mid- to long-term gross domestic product and inflation estimates in its outlook report due in January, to factor in a more realistic scenario of economic growth, government sources told Reuters.

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Unclear if anyone will attend Mugabe cabinet meeting

21 Nov 2017 | 1:16 PM

HARARE, Nov 21 (Reuters) Zimbabwe's information minister said on Tuesday he did not know whether ministers would attend a cabinet meeting called by President Robert Mugabe at his State House offices, the first since a military takeover last week.

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Iranian president declares end to Islamic State

21 Nov 2017 | 1:13 PM

BEIRUT, Nov 21 (Reuters) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa adds to calls for Mugabe to go

21 Nov 2017 | 1:13 PM

HARARE, Nov 21 (Reuters) Ousted Zimbabwean vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa added his voice on Tuesday to those demanding 93-year-old President Mugabe resign, saying he needed to heed the "clarion call" of his people and step down.

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Rape and no periods in North Korea's Army

21 Nov 2017 | 1:06 PM

Pyongyang, Nov 21 (UNI) A former North Korean soldier has said life as a woman in the world's fourth-largest army is so tough that most soon stop menstruating and rape is a fact of life for many of them.

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In B'desh, action for Rohingya refugee children urged

In B'desh, action for Rohingya refugee children urged

21 Nov 2017 | 1:01 PM

United Nations, Nov 21 (UNI) Marking World Children’s Day, actress Kristin Davis has called for global attention and funding to provide more life-saving aid for Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh, as part of her advocacy work for the United Nations refugee agency.

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Russia's Putin hosts Syria's Assad for talks - Kremlin

21 Nov 2017 | 12:23 PM

MOSCOW, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to talk about the need to move from military operations to the search for a political solution to Syria's conflict, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

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Myanmar hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees - Suu Kyi

21 Nov 2017 | 12:23 PM

NAYPYITAW, Nov 21 (Reuters) Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the "safe and voluntary return" of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months.

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Trump, Putin to talk over phone on Tuesday after Assad's visit to Russia

21 Nov 2017 | 12:18 PM

MOSCOW, Nov 21 (Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, the Interfax news agency cited the Kremlin as saying.

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Nikkei up on large-cap rally, automakers and banks shine

21 Nov 2017 | 12:17 PM

TOKYO, Nov 21 (Reuters) Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday after large cap stocks such as automakers and manufacturers of factory automation equipment rallied, while North Korean tensions supported defence-related shares.

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Thailand seeks to prosecute ousted PM Thaksin in absentia in two graft cases

21 Nov 2017 | 12:17 PM

BANGKOK, Nov 21 (Reuters) Thailand is seeking to prosecute ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra for graft under a law that allows politicians to be tried in absentia, an official said on Tuesday, months after Thaksin's sister was sentenced to jail in her absence.

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Sanitation focus of World Toilet Day event at UN

21 Nov 2017 | 12:16 PM

United Nations, Nov 21 (UNI) Even in wealthier countries, where people have access to toilets and faecal material is contained, treatment and final disposal of wastewater can be far from perfect, leading to polluted rivers and coastlines, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a World Toilet Day event.

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Branding determining success in marketplace: UN report

21 Nov 2017 | 12:12 PM

United Nations, Nov 21 (UNI) Intangible capital, such as branding, design and technology, is increasingly determining success in the marketplace, as nearly one-third of the value of manufactured products comes from such capital, a study conducted by the United Nations intellectual property agency has revealed.

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Trade of Afri-migrants in Libya horrifying: UN chief

21 Nov 2017 | 12:06 PM

United Nations, Nov 21 (UNI) Expressing horror at news reports and videos showing African migrants in Libya allegedly being sold as slaves, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the authorities to urgently investigate the situation and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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UNICEF study reveals bleak prospects for 180-mn children

21 Nov 2017 | 12:00 PM

United Nations, Nov 21 (UNI) Despite global progress, one in 12 children live in countries with prospects more limited than those of their parents, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported.

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China's Zhongtian Financial to buy up to $4.7 bln stake in Huaxia Life

21 Nov 2017 | 11:32 AM

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 21 (Reuters) China's Zhongtian Financial Group Co, which has businesses in the real estate and finance sectors, said it planned to buy up to 25 percent of Huaxia Life Insurance for as much as 31.

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Russia's Putin hosts Syria's Assad for talks - Kremlin

21 Nov 2017 | 11:31 AM

MOSCOW, Nov 21 (Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday, discussing the fight against terrorism and the prospects for a political settlement in Syria, the Kremlin said in Tuesday.

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Myanmar hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees

21 Nov 2017 | 11:16 AM

NAYPYITAW, Nov 21 (Reuters) Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the "safe return" of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months.

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