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  • U S official calls on Myanmar to free journalists
  • Syria retains limited capability for chemical attack in future: Pentagon
  • Gun snatched from guard in J&K Bank branch, recovered
  • Uber COO faces protest from cab drivers in Hyderabad
  • J&K CS reviews law and order situation, stresses on improving vigil
  • Judge Loya case:Rajnath says judiciary can’t be misled
  • Girls to get a total of Rs 54,100 from birth to Graduation level under Kanya Utthan Yojna
  • Prez prays for country’s prosperity at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine
  • CISF apprehends one at IGI Airport for entering on fake ticket
  • Congress concerns on illegal coal mining in Meghalaya despite NGT ban
  • Nagaland villagers donate 2 Pythons to Zoological Park
  • PM holds meeting with leaders of Commonwealth nations on sidelines of CHOGM
  • Skill Odisha will be a global standard of excellence in skill making-Naveen
  • Most Indians, including those in BJP, understand truth about Amit Shah: Rahul
  • Day PDP-BJP formed Govt, Pak created unrest in J&K: Dy CM
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Afghans continue to face challenges in rebuilding their lives

13 Apr 2018 | 3:50 PM

United Nations, Apr 13 (UNI) In 2017, about 58,000 Afghan refugees voluntarily returned to their country after decades aboard only to be met with protection risks and “significant” barriers to long-term reintegration into society, two United Nations agencies working in the Asian country have reported.

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Global youth must be empowered to combat terrorism: UN forum

13 Apr 2018 | 3:48 PM

United Nations, Apr 13 (UNI) Young people are prime targets of extremist recruiters but they can also play leadership roles in fighting terrorism and creating greater opportunities for all, said speakers at a United Nations forum called ‘Investing in Youth to Counter Terrorism.

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Pompeo optimistic on Kim-Trump summit

Pompeo optimistic on Kim-Trump summit

13 Apr 2018 | 3:05 PM

Washington, Apr 13 (UNI) The US Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo voiced cautious optimism in President Donald Trump’s ability to negotiate a nuclear deal with Pyongyang, but also struck a tone on the issue that was likely to trigger concern in Tokyo and Seoul, during a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, according to a report in the Japan Times.

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UN migration agency reaches 140,000 people in S Sudan with vaccination campaigns

13 Apr 2018 | 2:29 PM

United Nations, Apr 13 (UNI) The United Nations migration agency and its partners are set to begin a second round of an oral cholera vaccination campaign in Malakal and Wau, South Sudan, after the initial round reached more than 60,400 people in March of this year.

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UN human rights experts urge Viet Nam not to stifle dissenting voices

13 Apr 2018 | 2:17 PM

United Nations, Apr 13 (UNI) United Nations experts have urged Viet Nam not to crackdown on civil society or stifle dissent, after the authorities jailed several human rights defenders for “conducting activities to overthrow the people’s government” – a charge that carries the possibility of the death sentence or life imprisonment.

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UN launches initiative to improve road safety worldwide

13 Apr 2018 | 2:14 PM

United Nations, Apr 13 (UNI) With some 1.

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China shows off force in South China Sea

13 Apr 2018 | 2:06 PM

Beijing, Apr 13 (UNI) Chinese President Xi Jinping oversaw the largest naval parade in his country's history, as China concluded two days of military drills in the hotly contested South China Sea, a massive show of strength amid growing tensions with the United States.

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Syria: Break impasse in SC, avoid situation spiraling out of control

13 Apr 2018 | 2:00 PM

United Nations, Apr 13 (UNI) Amid the risks of the situation in Syria “spiraling out of control,” the United Nations chief has appealed to the five permanent members of the Security Council to break the current deadlock on reported use of chemical weapons in the war-torn country.

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North Korea: UN says $111-mn needed to provide life-saving aid

13 Apr 2018 | 1:57 PM

United Nations, Apr 13 (UNI) The United Nations and its partners are urgently requesting $111-million in humanitarian funding to assist millions of people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea), including children whose growth has been stunted because they are not getting enough to eat.

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German aid worker kidnapped in Niger

13 Apr 2018 | 1:45 PM

Niamey, Niger, APr 13 (UNI) A German aid worker has been abducted by unknown gunmen in Niger, according to a BBC News report on Friday.

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Ghana: baby dies as doctor cuts oxygen supply over non-payment of bills

13 Apr 2018 | 1:37 PM

Accra, Apr 13 (UNI) A nine-week-old baby boy has died at a local hospital in the Central Region of Ghana because his parents could not afford the cost of aiding his breathing with an oxygen machine, according to an Africanews report.

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Russia warns of 'dangerous' escalation over Syria

13 Apr 2018 | 1:27 PM

Moscow, Apr 13 (UNI) Russia has warned the US that launching air strikes in response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria could spark a war between the two countries, according to a BBC news report.

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Pakistan SC bars PM Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life

Pakistan SC bars PM Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life

13 Apr 2018 | 1:26 PM

Islamabad, Apr 13 (UNI) Pakistan Supreme Court on Friday disqualified deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for life under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution.

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Rohingya repatriation to begin very soon: Myanmar Min

12 Apr 2018 | 10:46 PM

By Mir Afroz Zaman
Dhaka, Apr 12 (UNI) Myanmar's union minister
Dr Win Myat Aye on Thursday said repatriation of the
forcibly displaced Rohingyas would begin 'very
soon,' as he emerged from a meeting with foreign
minister AH Mahmod Ali here.

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WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria

12 Apr 2018 | 9:08 PM

Damascus, Apr 12 (UNI) WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta.

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