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Shut Al-Jazeera, isolate Iran: 13 demands on Qatar

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | IANS | Cairo

Four Arab states that have severed ties with Qatar over its support to terrorism have issued 13 demands to end the rift with Doha, including closing Al-Jazeera television and cutting ties with Iran, a media report said. Kuwait presented Qatar a list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab...

Baghdadi death near 100% certain: Interfax quotes Russian senator

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | Agencies | Moscow

The likelihood that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 per cent, Interfax news agency quoted the head of the defence committee in Russia’s upper parliamentary house as saying on Friday. Russia’s defence ministry said a week ago it believed it may have killed Baghdadi...

Globe trotting

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | Agencies

42 killed in blasts, firing in 3 Pak cities Peshawar/Karachi: Twin blasts tore through a market crowded with Eid shoppers in a mainly Shia town, a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car and terrorists opened fire on police in separate attacks in Pakistan's three major cities on Friday, killing 42...

PM May promises to let EU citizens stay in UK after Brexit

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | PTI | LONDON

Prime Minister Theresa May, known for her hardline stance on Brexit, has offered a sop to UK-based EU citizens by promising to allow them to stay in Britain after the country’s exit from the economic bloc. The announcement at a Brussels summit on Thursday will come as a relief to an...

EU leaders cool on Britain’s Brexit citizens plan

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | AFP | Brussels

EU leaders gave a distinctly cool response on Friday to Britain’s plans to protect the rights of European citizens living there after Brexit, after Prime Minister Theresa May set out what she said was a “fair” offer. “That’s a first step but this step is not sufficient,” European Commission chief Jean-Claude...

China says no to India’s NSG membership at Bern meeting

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | PTI | Beijing

China on Friday said it will oppose India’s membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group during the ongoing meeting in Bern as Beijing reaffirmed that there is “no change” in its stance on the admission of non-NPT states into the 48-member elite club. “As for non-NPT counties being admitted to the...

China asks India, US not to disturb peace in SCS

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | PTI | Beijing

China on Friday asked India and the US not to disturb peace in the strategic South China Sea and play a “constructive role” in the disputes there, as the issue was likely to be discussed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with President Donald Trump. Modi will meet Trump on June...

Dog poop for dessert: turd-shaped treats a hit in Thailand

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | AFP | Bangkok

It might turn some stomachs, but a dessert-maker in Thailand has been flooded with orders ever since she started crafting gelatinous sweets into the shape and colour of dog poop. “It’s strange, no-one else makes poop shapes. People like it!,” Wilaiwan Mee-Nguen told AFP from the small kitchen in her Bangkok...

34 dead as car bomb hits bank in Afghan

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 | AFP | Lashkar Gah (Afghanistan)

At least 34 people were killed on Thursday when a powerful car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan’s Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan. Sixty wounded people were rushed to hospital after the bombing at New Kabul...

ISIS destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq’s Mosul

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 | AP | Irbil (Iraq)

The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul’s 12th century al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba, when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures on Thursday night, Iraq’s Ministry of Defence said. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tweeted early on Thursday that the destruction was an admission by the militants...


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12-hr search finds body of woman killed by husband

18 Jun 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A police team, along with sniffer dogs, scanned the whole area of Bonta Park in Civil Lines on Saturday morning to get some clue about a woman murdered by her husband on Friday. After 12 hours search operation, police were able to find the body identified as Komal...

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One more farmer commits suicide

24 Jun 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

A farmer committed suicide in Chhatarpur district, allegedly due to over burdened with debt. While the family of Raghuvir Yadav, (27) alleged that he took the extreme step due to his mounting debt, the police said a family dispute led him to end his life...

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