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  • US seeks talks without preconditions, but Iran must show it is ready - State Department
  • French Parliament passes bill on Notre Dame restoration
  • Iran refuses to negotiate cutbacks in missile program under any conditions - Mission to UN
  • Trump says Turkey prohibited from buying more F-35s due to S-400 acquisition
  • Germany’s Merkel congratulates Ursula von der Leyen on confirmation
  • Three men stand accused of assassinating Maltese Journalist - Reports
  • US hopes justice will be rendered in Khashoggi killing - US envoy for Iran
  • Minor dies in road accident in Tripura
  • Punjab will become desert, if robbery of its river waters continues unabated: Sukhbir
  • Three get imprisonment till death for gangrape, murder of 19-yr-old girl in Sangli
  • One needs right mentor to get right path in life: Maurya
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Trump approves Louisiana state of emergency

Trump approves Louisiana state of emergency

13 Jul 2019 | 12:12 PM

Washington, Jul 13 (UNI) US President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana as a growing tropical storm nears landfall.

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Theresa speaks of 'pride and disappointment' as PM

13 Jul 2019 | 12:00 PM

London, Jul 13 (UNI) Theresa May has told the BBC she will feel a "mixture of pride and disappointment" when she leaves Downing Street in 12 days' time.

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US regulators approve $5bn Facebook fine

US regulators approve $5bn Facebook fine

13 Jul 2019 | 11:53 AM

Washington, Jul 13 (UNI) US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media say.

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UN Chief condemns ongoing airstrikes on Syria’s hospitals

UN Chief condemns ongoing airstrikes on Syria’s hospitals

13 Jul 2019 | 11:45 AM

United Nations, Jul 13 (UNI) Reports that airstrikes have hit several health facilities in north-west Syria have been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

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Libya airstrike deaths: UN calls for refugees, migrants to be freed from detention

13 Jul 2019 | 10:40 AM

United Nations, Jul 13 (UNI) “As a priority, we ask that 5,600 refugees and migrants currently held in centres across Libya be freed in an orderly manner and their protection guaranteed” the UN refugee and migrants chiefs said in a joint statement.

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UN food relief agency steps up aid as monsoon rains pound Rohingya refugee camps

UN food relief agency steps up aid as monsoon rains pound Rohingya refugee camps

13 Jul 2019 | 10:39 AM

United Nations, Jul 13 (UNI) Since 4 July, heavy monsoon rains and wind have pounded the refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, with deaths, displacement and major damage following in their wake, the World Food Programme (WFP) said.

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Militants ram explosives-laden vehicle into Somalian hotel - Six Killed, 50 Injured: Reports

Militants ram explosives-laden vehicle into Somalian hotel - Six Killed, 50 Injured: Reports

13 Jul 2019 | 9:55 AM

Mogadishu, Jul 13 (UNI) At least six people have been killed and around 50 others have been wounded in a terror attack on a hotel in Somalia’s southern port of Kismayo, mediareported, citing local officials.

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Developing countries should not be liable for emissions accumulated throughout history: UN

Developing countries should not be liable for emissions accumulated throughout history: UN

13 Jul 2019 | 9:51 AM

United Nations, Jul 13 (UNI) Citing climate change as being caused by 'emissions accumulated throughout history', the head of China’s Xiamen Airlines told the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York that heavy carbon dioxide emitters should 'take on greater responsibility' to ameliorate the problem.

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UN stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees, Philippines war on drugs

13 Jul 2019 | 9:20 AM

United Nations, Jul 13 (UNI) The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community.

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Recovering Mozambicans ‘ready to build their future’: UN

13 Jul 2019 | 9:06 AM

United Nations, Jul 13 (UNI) UN chief António Guterres visited the Mandruzi Camp, where 480 families have been temporarily resettled, saying that storm-ravaged Mozambicans are ready to build there future.

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Guterres praises resilience of storm-ravaged Mozambicans

Guterres praises resilience of storm-ravaged Mozambicans

13 Jul 2019 | 8:46 AM

United Nations, Jul 13 (UNI) Determined children learning in classes without roofs, resilient women farming without tools or much land, and grateful people, who survived a cyclone that destroyed their livelihoods; on his final day in Mozambique, UN chief António Guterres witnessed first-hand the inner strength and resilience of the storm-ravaged country's people.

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China against US' anti Iran sanctions

China against US' anti Iran sanctions

13 Jul 2019 | 8:03 AM

Beijing, Jul 13 (UNI) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang has stressed on the fact that China is against the US illegal and unilateral sanctions against Iran.

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Strong quake jolts Japan's Kyushu island: USGS

Strong quake jolts Japan's Kyushu island: USGS

13 Jul 2019 | 7:22 AM

Tokyo, Jul 13 (UNI) A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the Naze area of Japan's Kagoshima Prefecture, located on the Kyushu Island, the US Geological Survey (USGS) data showed early on Saturday. The epicenter of the quake was located 174 kilometers (108 miles) to the northwest of Naze at the depth of 237.7 kilometers.

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Rain continues, hits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, says IOM

12 Jul 2019 | 10:51 PM

Dhaka, Jul 12 (UNI) Five days of heavy rains and winds have pounded Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, displacing over 2,700, damaging over 3,400 houses and leaving two people dead, IOM said in a statement on Friday.

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World Bank to give 100 million dollar for safe water, sanitation in Bangladesh

12 Jul 2019 | 9:57 PM

Dhaka, Jul 12 (UNI) The World Bank on Friday approved 100 million dollar to increase access to improved water supply and sanitation system in selected 30 municipalities in Bangladesh as well as to help build their capacities for delivering water and sanitation services, reports from Mehrin Ahmed Mahbub Senior communication WB Dhaka office.

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