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  • TN reports 827 new COVID-19 positive cases, 12 deaths on a single day
  • Real Estate Tribunal in Assam can take up cases related to Meghalaya
  • Jakhar’s social media campaign attempt to divert attention from liquor scam: Chugh
  • Haryana records one more death, 123 fresh Covid-19 cases
  • India reports over 6k cases for seventh day in row, SC makes migrants fare free
  • Migrants wanting to return to UP need to hurry up: Yogi
  • BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra hospitalised after showing Corona virus symptoms
  • Shah pays tribute to Veer Savarkar on his 137th anniversary
  • COVID-19 cases in Chhattisgarh rise to 315
  • India peacefully engaged with China on border issue: MEA
  • Covid toll touches 223 in Bengal; 344 new cases
  • Thunderstorm likely over Uttarakhand in next 24 hours
  • HRD Min Pokhriyal interacts with heads of 45,000 higher educational institutions
  • Andhra CM showcases strength, seek investments
  • Covid 19: Odisha reports more recoveries than positive cases for the second day today
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Trump instructs treasury to 'substantially increase' sanctions on Iran

Trump instructs treasury to 'substantially increase' sanctions on Iran

Washington, Sep 18 (UNI) US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he has instructed his administration to ratchet up sanctions on Iran.

"I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!" Trump said via Twitter.

The sanctions appear to be part of Trump's response to Iran's alleged involvement in the weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities.

On Saturday, Saudi Aramco had to close two of its compounds, the Abqaiq and Khurais facilities, after they were hit by drones and caught fire. The incident led to a cut in oil production totaling 5.7 million barrels per day - about half of Saudi Arabia’s daily oil output. The closure of oil facilities triggered a surge of oil prices worldwide.

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Tuesday that oil production had returned to the previous levels.

US officials including Trump have accused Iran of being responsible for Saturday's attacks. Tehran has strongly denied the accusations. The Houthis, a Yemeni militia group against which Riyadh and its allies have waged a four year war, claimed responsibility and promised more attacks.

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Pakistan deploys militant-tracking tech to hunt confirmed and suspected virus patients

Pakistan deploys militant-tracking tech to hunt confirmed and suspected virus patients

28 May 2020 | 4:07 PM

Islamabad, May 28(UNI) The Pakistan intelligence services are deploying secretive surveillance technology which are normally used to track and militants to now track down coronavirus patients and the people they come into contact with, Dawn newspaper reported on Thursday.

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Afghanistan reports 580 new coronavirus cases, total crosses 13,000

28 May 2020 | 3:49 PM

Kabul, May 28(UNI)The Afghan Ministry of Public Health on Thursday reported that 580 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number cases in Afghanistan to 13,036.

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House sends Uyghur human rights bill to Trump's desk

28 May 2020 | 3:48 PM

Washington, May 28(UNI) Lawmakers in the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to sanction Chinese government officials responsible for internment camps in the region of Xinjiang, where up to 2 million ethnic Muslims have been forcibly detained, CNN reported.

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China's parliament backs Hong Kong national security bill

China's parliament backs Hong Kong national security bill

28 May 2020 | 3:43 PM

Beijing, May 28 (UNI) China's parliament on Thursday backed a new security bill meant to bring about tighter control over Hong Kong, which underlines that anyone who undermines Beijing's authority in the territory will be treated as a criminal and his/her action will be deemed crime against the state.

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B'desh: Five COVID patients die in fire at United hospital

B'desh: Five COVID patients die in fire at United hospital

28 May 2020 | 2:23 PM

Dhaka, May 28 (UNI) A devastating fire has burned down the isolation unit for COVID-19 patients and those with symptoms at the United Hospital in Dhaka, leaving five dead.

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