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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
World

Teesta, Dharla rivers flow above danger level; 12,000 families marooned in Bangladesh

12 Jul 2019 | 8:07 PM

Dhaka, Jul 12 ( UNI) Teesta and Dharla rivers of its parts of Bangladesh are flowing above the danger level, marooning over 12,000 families in Lalmonirhat, while hundreds of establishments face the risk of being swallowed by the Meghna.

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For nighttime economy, Beijing to extend public transport

12 Jul 2019 | 7:04 PM

Beijing, Jul 12 (UNI) In a bid to spur "nighttime economy", the Chinese capital will extend the running time of part of its public transport on Fridays and Saturdays from May to October every year.

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Indian cancer patient stranded at Saudi, comes home

12 Jul 2019 | 7:03 PM

Jeddah, Jul 12 (UNI) A cancer Indian patient, who was critically ill and had been stranded in Saudi Arabia, have finally flown back to India to reunite with his family after several efforts, sources said on Friday.

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China to slap sanction on US firms involved in arms sales to Taiwan

12 Jul 2019 | 6:43 PM

Beijing, Jul 12 (UNI) China on Friday said it will impose sanctions on US companies involved in arms sales to Taiwan.

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B'desh: WFP increases response in Cox's Bazar

B'desh: WFP increases response in Cox's Bazar

12 Jul 2019 | 4:36 PM

Geneva, Jul 12 (UNI) Days of heavy monsoon rains and wind have pounded the refugee camps in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh since 4 July, leading to loss of life, displacing 5,600 people, and damaging thousands of homes, said the UN World Food Programme (UNWFP) on Friday.

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Partial skull found in Greece is Europe’s oldest human fossil

Partial skull found in Greece is Europe’s oldest human fossil

12 Jul 2019 | 4:16 PM

London, Jul 12 (UNI) A partial skull found in Greece is the earliest evidence of the presence of modern humans (homo sapiens) outside of Africa, a team of researchers has announced.

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Indonesia singer Andien sleeps with tape on her mouth

Indonesia singer Andien sleeps with tape on her mouth

12 Jul 2019 | 3:47 PM

Jakarta, Jul 12 (UNI) "It's funny if you think about it.

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Turkey defies US as Russian S-400 missile defence arrives

Turkey defies US as Russian S-400 missile defence arrives

12 Jul 2019 | 3:09 PM

Ankara, Jul 12 (UNI) Turkey has received the first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defence system despite opposition from the US.

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World media boycotts session with Pak Foreign Minister

World media boycotts session with Pak Foreign Minister

12 Jul 2019 | 2:52 PM

London, Jul 12 (UNI) International media have boycotted session with the Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the “Defend Media Freedom” conference in London, according to the reports here.

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UN migration agency describes refugees’ ‘misery’ in B'desh

UN migration agency describes refugees’ ‘misery’ in B'desh

12 Jul 2019 | 2:11 PM

United Nations, Jul 12 (UNI) Heavy monsoon rains continue to batter refugees in southern Bangladesh where UN aid teams have reported six landslides in just 24 hours and more people forced to leave their damaged shelters.

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Death toll in bomb blast at wedding in Eastern Afghanistan rises to 6

Death toll in bomb blast at wedding in Eastern Afghanistan rises to 6

12 Jul 2019 | 2:11 PM

Kabul, Jul 12 (UNI) The number of people who were killed on Friday morning in a bomb blast at a wedding ceremony in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar has increased to six, Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor said.

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Unlock opportunities, UN chief urges on World Population Day

Unlock opportunities, UN chief urges on World Population Day

12 Jul 2019 | 2:05 PM

United Nations, Jul 12 (UNI) As the number of people on the planet continues to rise, UN Secretary-General António Guterres marked World Population Day by highlighting the close link between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and demographic trends – urging everyone to “unlock opportunities for those left behind and help pave the way for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development for all”.

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Mozambique: Guterres lauds cyclone-struck nation’s moral authority

Mozambique: Guterres lauds cyclone-struck nation’s moral authority

12 Jul 2019 | 2:00 PM

United Nations, Jul 12 (UNI) Arriving in Mozambique to express solidarity and see for himself the damage wrought by two back-to-back cyclones earlier this year, UN chief António Guterres has said “undeniable moral authority” lay with its people, who had borne the brunt of a disaster linked inexorably to climate change, and a warming world.

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Turbulence injures 37 on Air Canada flight to Sydney

Turbulence injures 37 on Air Canada flight to Sydney

12 Jul 2019 | 1:18 PM

Hawaii, Jul 12 (UNI) At least 37 people have been injured on board an Air Canada flight that hit severe turbulence and had to make an emergency landing.

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Trump retreats on citizenship question

Trump retreats on citizenship question

12 Jul 2019 | 1:15 PM

Washington, Jul 12 (UNI) US President Donald Trump will no longer pursue adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 US census questionnaire.

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