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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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South Korean PM to visit Bangladesh on July 13

South Korean PM to visit Bangladesh on July 13

12 Jul 2019 | 12:44 PM

Dhaka, Jul 12 (UNI) South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon will arrive in Dhaka on Saturday on a three-day official visit to strengthening bi-lateral relations and boost business with Bangladesh.

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At least 4 dead in bomb blast at wedding in Eastern Afghanistan

At least 4 dead in bomb blast at wedding in Eastern Afghanistan

12 Jul 2019 | 12:02 PM

Kabul, Jul 12 (UNI) At least four people were killed and dozens of others suffered injuries after a bombing attack in a wedding ceremony in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Friday morning, Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor said.

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Science key to pushing forward 2030-Agenda

12 Jul 2019 | 11:47 AM

United Nations, Jul 12 (UNI) The implementation, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was front and centre at the United Nations as the third day of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) focussed on the import role that science plays in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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US will ask India to roll back some tariffs

12 Jul 2019 | 11:42 AM

Washington, Jul 12 (UNI) The United States will seek rollback of Indian tariffs imposed on some agricultural products such as almonds when the two sides meet on Friday, acording to the sources.

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New UN poverty report reveals 'vast inequalities' between countries

New UN poverty report reveals 'vast inequalities' between countries

12 Jul 2019 | 11:35 AM

United Nations, Jul 12 (UNI) There are vast inequalities across countries, and among the poorer segments of societies, says a new UN report published on Friday.

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Mass measles vaccination campaign begins in Ebola-hit DR Congo province

Mass measles vaccination campaign begins in Ebola-hit DR Congo province

12 Jul 2019 | 9:28 AM

United Nations, Jul 12 (UNI) Health workers have started a massive measles vaccination campaign in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a region that's in the grip of the second deadliest Ebola virus outbreak on record.

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Nearly 37 wounded as Canadian flight forced to land in Honolulu

Nearly 37 wounded as Canadian flight forced to land in Honolulu

12 Jul 2019 | 9:21 AM

Ottawa, Jul 12 (UNI) At least 37 people were injured when an Air Canada flight, flying from Vancouver to Sydney was forced to land in Honolulu after encountering severe 'clear air turbulence'.

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Bangladesh: Climate friendly growth is key to achieve upper-middle income status

11 Jul 2019 | 7:50 PM

Dhaka, July 11 (UNI) The World Bank reaffirmed its continued support to Bangladesh to achieve the country’s vision of reaching an upper-middle income status through ensuring green growth, as the World Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva concluded a two-day visit to the country.

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Hailstorm claims six lives, injures more than 100 in Greece

11 Jul 2019 | 7:14 PM

Athens, Jul 11 (UNI) Golf-sized hail, accompanied by heavy rain and strong winds, marked the onset of a powerful storm, which hit the Halkidiki region in northern Greece, killing at least six people and injuring more than 100.

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Sheikh Hasina preparing roadmap to promote Islamic Tourism

Sheikh Hasina preparing roadmap to promote Islamic Tourism

11 Jul 2019 | 7:01 PM

Dhaka, Jul 11 (UNI) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday stressed the need for preparing a roadmap to promote Islamic tourism as a global brand to unlock the potentials of its rapidly growing market.

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Bangladesh PM Hasina to reshuffle cabinet

Bangladesh PM Hasina to reshuffle cabinet

11 Jul 2019 | 6:41 PM

Dhaka, Jul 11 (UNI) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will reshuffle her cabinet on Saturday for the second time in recent months, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said on Thursday.

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Trump calls kidney 'a special place in the heart'

Trump calls kidney 'a special place in the heart'

11 Jul 2019 | 6:15 PM

Washington, Jul 11 (UNI) To the surprise of medical fraternity, US President Donald Trump, during the announcement of a government plan to tackle kidney disease claimed that kidney has a very special place in the heart.

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France approves digital tax on tech giants, despite US investigation

France approves digital tax on tech giants, despite US investigation

11 Jul 2019 | 5:52 PM

Paris, Jul 11 (UNI) France has approved a tax on digital tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on Thursday, despite a warning from Trump administration that it “unfairly targets American companies".

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India backs Maldives re-entry into the Commonwealth

India backs Maldives re-entry into the Commonwealth

11 Jul 2019 | 5:44 PM

London, Jul 11 (UNI) India on Thursday backed Maldives re-entry into the Commonwealth. In his address at the 19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting (CFAMM) hosted by the UK, Dr Jaishankar called for fast-tracking of the process of re-admission of Maldives to the Commonwealth.

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Bill removing cap on Green Cards passed; Indians likely to benefit

Bill removing cap on Green Cards passed; Indians likely to benefit

11 Jul 2019 | 5:35 PM

Washington, Jul 11 (UNI) The US House of Representatives has passed a bill lifting the present seven per cent country-cap on Green Cards which is expected to benefit thousands of highly-skilled Indian IT professionals.

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