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  • Ayodhya Mediation panel submits 'settlement' report in SC
  • IIT Hyderabad & KIIT Bhubaneshwar researchers develops 'bio-bricks' from agricultural waste products
  • Karnataka CM rules out possibility of Cabinet expansion till completion of by-election
  • DRI seizes 652 grams gold at RGIA
  • Afghanistan: Car bomb blast claims 3 lives, injures 43
  • SW monsoon withdraws, NE monsoon sets in over TN, Pondy
  • PM greets Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on his 73rd birth day
  • Commuters' woes continue as TSRTC strike enters 12th day
  • Left parties organise agitation
  • Kejriwal launches AK app
  • Shiv Sena MP Om Raje Nimbalkar attacked at poll rally in Osmanabad dist
  • Mah Assembly polls: Its neck and neck in Kolhapur
  • First of its kind 'Promotion on Wheels' by Railways
  • Mustafizur’s selection for India tour subject to fitness, says chief selector
  • Mustafizur’s selection for India tour subject to fitness, says chief selector
World
Amazon fires: What's the latest in Brazil?

Amazon fires: What's the latest in Brazil?

12 Oct 2019 | 2:34 PM

São Paulo, Oct 12 (UNI) Dark clouds of smoke smothered cities in Brazil as parts of the Amazon burned at a rate not seen in years, and the world responded with outrage, said a BBC News report on Saturday.

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Guterres hails Ethiopian PM for his people first agenda

Guterres hails Ethiopian PM for his people first agenda

12 Oct 2019 | 2:30 PM

United Nations, Oct 12 (UNI) The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been praised by the UN Secretary-General for creating a pathway to stability in the Horn of Africa region.

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US Homeland Security chief steps down

US Homeland Security chief steps down

12 Oct 2019 | 2:23 PM

Washington, Oct 12 (UNI) The acting head of US Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, has resigned after six months in the post.

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US builds pressure to halt incursion against Kurds

US builds pressure to halt incursion against Kurds

12 Oct 2019 | 2:19 PM

Washington, Oct 12 (UNI) Pressure is building in the US to stop Turkey continuing its offensive against Kurdish-held areas in Syria.

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Ecuador: UN ready to support talks to end political turmoil

Ecuador: UN ready to support talks to end political turmoil

12 Oct 2019 | 2:13 PM

United Nations, Oct 12 (UNI) Amid violent street protests that have rocked Ecuador’s Government, fomenting a political crisis, the UN Secretary-General has voiced his concern, saying the Organisation was standing by to help mediate if politicians can agree to sit down for talks.

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Japan braced for biggest storm in decades

Japan braced for biggest storm in decades

12 Oct 2019 | 2:13 PM

Tokyo, Oct 12 (UNI) Japan is bracing itself for Typhoon Hagibis, the most powerful storm to hit the country in 60 years, to make landfall near Tokyo later on Saturday.

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'White extremist’ use of social media in attacks must be curbed

12 Oct 2019 | 1:59 PM

United Nations, Oct 12 (UNI) As German authorities indicate that this week’s synagogue attack in Halle was almost certainly the work of a white nationalist, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, has called for much quicker action to stop the spread of extremism online.

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IOM launches appeal to support hurricane recovery in Bahamas

12 Oct 2019 | 1:45 PM

United Nations, Oct 12 (UNI) The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has launched a $10 million appeal to assist The Bahamas as the country continues to recover from the devastation brought on by Hurricane Dorian just over a month ago.

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‘Historic moment’ as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness

‘Historic moment’ as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness

12 Oct 2019 | 1:34 PM

United Nations, OCt 12 (UNI) Describing it as a “historic moment in the global fight against statelessness”, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has said that more than 85 governments, civil society and international and regional organisations have made 300 new pledges to end statelessness, a major cause of human rights deprivations for millions of people worldwide.

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Burkina Faso conflict and violence force lakhs from homes

12 Oct 2019 | 1:26 PM

United Nations, Oct 12 (UNI) Hundreds of thousands of civilians in Burkina Faso, have fled insecurity and violence linked to armed groups in just the last three months.

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Turkey’s Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe

Turkey’s Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe

12 Oct 2019 | 1:11 PM

United Nations, Oct 12 (UNI) Airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey in northern Syria against Kurdish forces have left civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee, UN agencies have said, amid fears of another “humanitarian catastrophe” in the war-torn country.

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Day of Girl Child spotlights 25 years of progress

Day of Girl Child spotlights 25 years of progress

12 Oct 2019 | 1:06 PM

United Nations, Oct 12 (UNI) The world’s one billion young girls, were celebrated on Friday as an “unscripted and unstoppable” force for change, with 11 October designated each year the International Day of the Girl Child.

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Climate emergency: City mayors are world's first responders, says UN chief

Climate emergency: City mayors are world's first responders, says UN chief

12 Oct 2019 | 1:00 PM

United Nations, Oct 12 (UNI) City bosses are “the world’s first responders to the climate emergency” UN chief António Guterres has declared, at an international mayors’ summit in Copenhagen.

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Over 4.2mln people recommended to evacuate in Japan as Hagibis approaches: Reports

Over 4.2mln people recommended to evacuate in Japan as Hagibis approaches: Reports

12 Oct 2019 | 1:00 PM

Tokyo, Oct 12 (UNI) More than 4.2 million residents of 10 Japanese prefectures, including Tokyo Metropolis, have received recommendations to evacuate due to approaching Typhoon Hagibis, media reported on Saturday.

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Xi's historic visit to elevate Nepal-China ties: PM Oli

Xi's historic visit to elevate Nepal-China ties: PM Oli

12 Oct 2019 | 11:49 AM

Kathmandu, Oct 12 (UNI) Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to Nepal will be a historic one that will lift Nepal-China ties to a new level, Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said here Friday.

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