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  • Karnataka begins cloud seeding
  • Rajnath says Doklam standoff will be resolved soon
  • Ensuring quality education is aim of Modi Govt: Javedkar
  • Mehbooba announces Rs 10 cr additional funds for LAHDC Leh
  • Kazakhstan may lift ban on gasoline, diesel fuel exports in January
  • Early detection, universal screening of tertiary care centers to benefit people of HP: Nadda
  • Odisha Governor congratulate Naveen on getting outlook speak award
  • Rajini daughter Aishwarya files suit in HC against locking of family-run school by land owner
  • 3 arrested for murdering woman in Palamu over suspicion of witchcraft
  • Punjab to establish research centre for upgradation of syllabus of technical education, industrial training
  • Seven members of a family get lifer in murder case
  • Shah puts BJP's MP unit in poll gear
  • UP Shia Waqf Board advocates for Ram temple; Mosque to be built away
  • The death toll in Sambalpur accident rose to ten
  • Legends bemoan Windies' woes as "a cricketing tragedy"
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Syria's Assad says war still not won but West's plots foiled

Syria's Assad says war still not won but West's plots foiled

20 Aug 2017 | 5:07 PM

AMMAN, Aug 20 (Reuters) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that while his country had foiled Western designs to topple him, his army had not won defeated insurgents and the fight was continuing.

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Police says one man still sought after Barcelona attacks

Police says one man still sought after Barcelona attacks

20 Aug 2017 | 4:00 PM

MADRID, Aug 20 (Reuters) The Catalonia police on Sunday said investigators were still working on the hypothesis of 12 suspects in the Barcelona attacks that took place on Thursday and that one man was still sought.

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India-China: Doklam then and now

India-China: Doklam then and now

20 Aug 2017 | 3:45 PM

Hong Kong, Aug 20 UNI) The British rulers of India had to work very manipulatively before getting any level of access to the Tibetan territories, says an article written by Tsering Shakya - Canadian Research Chair in Religion and Contemporary Society at the University of British Columbia and author of "The Dragon in the Land of Snows: A History of Modern Tibet Since 1947".

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Lack of insurance hampers Chinese Sichuan’s recovery after deadly earthquake

20 Aug 2017 | 3:39 PM

Hong Kong, Aug 20 (UNI) Thirty six hours after a magnitude 7 earthquake shattered the mountainous Sichuan county of Jiuzhaigou earlier this month, a white sedan carrying four employees of China Pacific Insurance company was among a fleet of ambulances, bulldozers and trucks risking rock falls and cracks in the ground to reach the epicentre.

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Iran parliament clears oil, foreign ministers for Rouhani's new cabinet

20 Aug 2017 | 3:36 PM

BEIRUT, Aug 20 (Reuters) The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to keep the oil and foreign ministers, two of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani's key members of cabinet, in their posts.

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Nepal Government will not control media: PM Deuba

Nepal Government will not control media: PM Deuba

20 Aug 2017 | 3:16 PM

Kathmandu, Aug 20 (UNI) Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the Government would not control the media.

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Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

20 Aug 2017 | 3:09 PM

By Alex Dobuzinskis Undated, Aug 19 (Reuters) Dick Gregory, a comedian who lambasted racism and played a prominent role in the 1960s civil rights movement after becoming one of the first black comics to perform for white audiences, died at age 84, his son has said.

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Four killed in explosion at a South Korean shipyard

Four killed in explosion at a South Korean shipyard

20 Aug 2017 | 3:04 PM

SEOUL, Aug 20 (Reuters) An explosion at a shipyard in South Korea owned by STX Offshore and Shipbuilding killed four workers today, the country's fire department said.

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New Zealand opposition leader launches campaign for 'brave' tackling of inequality

20 Aug 2017 | 2:35 PM

WELLINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) New Zealand’s 37-year-old opposition leader, Jacinda Ardern, officially launched her election campaign today, pledging her government would be “bold”, “brave” and tackle rising inequality should it win next month’s election.

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20 Aug 2017 | 1:31 PM

New York, 20 Aug (UNI) Sri Lanka can meet its current and future electricity demand by judicious use of renewable energy by 2050, according to a joint study by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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JAXA to start mini-satellite launch business, tough competition ahead for ISRO

JAXA to start mini-satellite launch business, tough competition ahead for ISRO

20 Aug 2017 | 1:25 PM

Tokyo, Aug 20 (UNI) The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) plans to expand its service of releasing other countries’ mini-satellites into orbit from the Kibo Experimental Module of the International Space Station.

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COP23: Calling for nominations for Gender and Climate Change focal points

20 Aug 2017 | 1:19 PM

Bonn, Germany, Aug 20 (UNI) The incoming Fijian COP23 Presidency and the UNFCCC Secretariat are inviting all countries that have not yet done so to nominate a national focal point for Gender and Climate Change prior to COP23, which will take place from 6-18 November in the city this year.

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The UN Climate Change Secretariat is Seeking Partnerships for COP 23

20 Aug 2017 | 1:10 PM

Bonn, Germany, Aug 20 (UNI) The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat is seeking partnerships with all stakeholders, including the private sector, in support of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) to be held in the city from 6 to 17 November this year.

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Boston ‘free speech’ rally ends early amid flood of counter-protesters

20 Aug 2017 | 1:07 PM

(Rptng, removing garble from headline) Boston, Aug 20 (UNI) "Free Speech" rally in Boston has ended amid flood of counter-protesters.

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EU: A world leader in helping those affected by crises

20 Aug 2017 | 12:55 PM

Brussels, Aug 20 (UNI) When countries face natural disasters such as forest fires, floods and earthquakes or are in need of emergency assistance due to other crises, the European Union (EU) has a range of funding and emergency response tools to help, says Brussels-based European Commission.

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Devolution gives Kenyans a taste of power as they vote governors out

20 Aug 2017 | 12:36 PM

* Kenyans voted out 25 of 47 county governors * Anti-corruption campaigners see progress * New constitution devolves to counties By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI, Aug 18 (Reuters) As disputes raged over the presidential results from Kenya's election last week, a little-noticed democratic revolution blossomed in the layer of government directly underneath.

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Japan, US resolve to pressure China

20 Aug 2017 | 12:20 PM

Tokyo, Aug 20 (UNI) Japan and the United States have affirmed a policy to deter North Korean threats by strengthening their bilateral alliance.

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Malaysia apologises to Indonesia over flag blunder at regional games

20 Aug 2017 | 11:59 AM

KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA, Aug 20 (Reuters) Malaysia has apologised to Indonesia over the upside down printing of the Indonesian flag in a souvenir guidebook handed out at the opening of the Southeast Asian Games.

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SA Communist Party asks President Zuma to resign as his minister beats up girls in nightclub

20 Aug 2017 | 11:53 AM

Cape Town, South Africa, Aug 20 (UNI) The South Africa Communist Party (SACP) has advised President Jacob Zuma to take a leaf out of former Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana's book and resign.

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data-pb-field="customFields.web_headline" itemprop="headline">Boston ‘free speech’ rally ends early amid flood of counter-protesters

20 Aug 2017 | 11:23 AM

Boston, Aug 20 (UNI) "Free Speech" rally in Boston has ended amid flood of counter-protesters.

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Women trying to disrupt male-dominated industries of design engineering and sex toys

20 Aug 2017 | 10:54 AM

New York, Aug 20 (UNI) In US, young women are trying to disrupt the male-dominated industries of design engineering and sex toys.

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Australian PM urges developers to design protection from vehicle attacks

Australian PM urges developers to design protection from vehicle attacks

20 Aug 2017 | 10:28 AM

By Joseph Hinchliffe Melbourne, Aug 20 (Reuters) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called today for developers to incorporate safety features into their projects to prevent militant attacks with vehicles and other weapons as he announced new plans to protect the public.

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Comedian Dick Gregory, active in US civil rights movement, dies at age 84

20 Aug 2017 | 10:08 AM

Undated, Aug 20 (Reuters) Comedian Dick Gregory, who took an active role in the civil rights movement in the United States in the 1960s, has died at age 84, his son has said on social media.

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Comedian Dick Gregory, active in US civil rights movement, dies at age 84

Comedian Dick Gregory, active in US civil rights movement, dies at age 84

20 Aug 2017 | 9:38 AM

Undated, Aug 20 (Reuters) Comedian Dick Gregory, who took an active role in the civil rights movement in the United States in the 1960s, has died at age 84, his son has said on social media.

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UK to release tranche of Brexit position papers

UK to release tranche of Brexit position papers

20 Aug 2017 | 9:28 AM

LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) Britain will issue a cluster of new papers this week to outline its strategy positions in divorce talks with the European Union, ranging from regulation of goods to data protection, the UK's Brexit department said today.

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Iraqi forces start offensive to take back IS-held city of Tal Afar

Iraqi forces start offensive to take back IS-held city of Tal Afar

20 Aug 2017 | 9:15 AM

BAGHDAD, Aug 20 (Reuters) Iraqi security forces launched today an offensive to take back the city of Tal Afar, their next objective in the US-backed campaign to defeat Islamic State militants, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said.

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Palestinian foreign minister welcomes Egypt's warmer ties with Hamas

20 Aug 2017 | 9:00 AM

(Rpting correcting date) CAIRO, Aug 20 (Reuters) Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki welcomed Egypt's closer ties with Hamas, calling on the Islamist group to bring an end to the rift between the Palestinian factions.

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Palestinian foreign minister welcomes Egypt's warmer ties with Hamas

Palestinian foreign minister welcomes Egypt's warmer ties with Hamas

20 Aug 2017 | 9:00 AM

CAIRO, Aug 20 (Reuters) Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki welcomed Egypt's closer ties with Hamas, calling on the Islamist group to bring an end to the rift between the Palestinian factions.

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Australian men charged with terrorism over mosque fires

20 Aug 2017 | 7:47 AM

By Joseph Hinchliffe MELBOURNE, Aug 20 (Reuters) Australian police have charged three men with committing terrorist acts on suspicion of starting fires at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Melbourne last year, inspired by Islamic State and intending to divide the Muslim community.

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US warship Indianapolis found 18,000 feet deep in Pacific Ocean

20 Aug 2017 | 5:37 AM

Undated, Aug 20 (Reuters) Researchers have found the wreckage of the US warship Indianapolis, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the final days of World War Two, more than 18,000 feet (5.

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