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  • Cong releases 7th list of 3 candidates for Lok Sabha, list of 45 candidates for Andhra assembly polls
  • Cong releases 7th list of 3 candidates for Lok Sabha, list of 45 candidates for Andhra assembly polls
  • LS polls : Purandeswari to contest from Visakhapatnam, Lakshminarayana from Narasaraopet
  • BJP fielding Hema Malini from Mathura despite discontent with her: Cong
  • Swine flu toll 41 in MP district
  • BJP announces 21 names in Karnataka, 5 for TN
  • BJP announces 21 names in Karnataka, 5 for TN
  • Nagaland Congress issues tickets to party candidates
  • Patwari ready to be Cong’s Indore aspirant
  • Nagaland NPP MLAs join NDPP party en-masse
  • Six including union minister denied ticket by BJP in UP
  • Six including union minister denied ticket by BJP in UP
  • Kane Williamson, Amelia Kerr named 'Player of the Year' at New Zealand’s Cricket Awards
  • Kane Williamson, Amelia Kerr named 'Player of the Year' at New Zealand’s Cricket Awards
  • Finally, it is 'retirement' time for Loh Purush Advani: Shah to fight in Gandhinagar
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Court in Ecuador to consider appeal of Wikileaks founder Assange,says lawyer

Quito, Dec 12 (UNI) An Ecuadorian court will consider the appeal submitted by the defense of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange against the demand of the country's government to comply with a protocol containing rules specially developed for him, Assange’s lawyer in Ecuador, Carlos Poveda said.
The whistleblower has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy since 2012.
Assange has repeatedly suggested he might be apprehended outside the embassy and extradited to the United States,reported Sputnik.
Over the past months, the Ecuadorian authorities have been putting various restrictions on the conditions of Assange’s stay in the embassy, which the whistleblower’s defense called the violation of human rights.
"We hope that the court will adequately analyze our petition and accept 15 facts of evidence that were requested in order to leave the protocol and restrictions on visits in place," Poveda said.
According to the lawyer, these arguments include letters from individuals and organizations that were not allowed access to Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Earlier Assange had refused to comply with this protocol. The regulation defines norms of behavior and communication for Assange, regulates the order of visits, communication with the outside world and provision of medical care to him.
The new order came into effect on October 13. In late October, the court has already refused to satisfy Assange's appeal.
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Poll: Majority of people want higher taxes for rich

21 Mar 2019 | 5:46 PM

London, Mar 21 (UNI) An overwhelming majority of people in some of the world's wealthiest countries want their government to tax the rich more as most complain they are not getting their fair share of public benefits, according to a major survey.

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Mt Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

21 Mar 2019 | 5:12 PM

Kathmandu, Mar 21 (UNI) Expedition operators are concerned at the number of climbers' bodies that are becoming exposed on Mount Everest as its glaciers melt.

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Cyclone Idai: '15,000 people still need to be rescued'

21 Mar 2019 | 5:04 PM

Maputo, Mar 21 (UNI) Some 15,000 people still need to be rescued from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, Mozambique officials say.

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Brexit: Theresa at Brussels EU summit to urge short delay

21 Mar 2019 | 4:57 PM

Brussels, Mar 21 (UNI) Theresa May will make a direct plea to EU leaders later asking to postpone Brexit for three months, hours after telling the British public a delay was "a matter of great personal regret".

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Global South coop vital to climate change fight, says UN chief

Global South coop vital to climate change fight, says UN chief

21 Mar 2019 | 4:51 PM

United Nations, Mar 21 (UNI) South-South cooperation is key to the world’s sustainable development and the fight against global warming, the United Nations Secretary-General said, as the opening session of the Second UN Conference on South-South Cooperation got underway in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires on Wednesday.

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