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Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | Agencies

Thousands of Zimbabwe nurses call off strike Harare: Thousands of Zimbabwe nurses who were sacked after they went on strike for better wages have been told to return to work by their union, in a bid to allow fresh negotiations with the Government. Jordan MP, family among 8 killed in road crash Amman:...

Iran threatens to ‘vigorously’ resume enrichment if US quits Nuclear deal

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | AFP | New York

Iran is ready to “vigorously” resume nuclear enrichment if the United States ditches the 2015 Nuclear deal, and further “drastic measures” are being considered in response to a US exit, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned. Zarif told reporters in New York that Iran is not seeking to acquire a...

Nude gunman kills three at Tennessee restaurant in US

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | AFP | Washington

A nude gunman shot dead three people and injured at least four more in the early hours on Sunday at a restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, police said. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a statement that the shooting occurred at a Waffle House restaurant in Antioch, a...

World’s oldest person dies at 117 in Japan

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | AP | Tokyo

The world’s oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117. An official in the town of Kikai says Nabi Tajima died in a hospital on Saturday shortly before 8 pm. She had been hospitalised since January. Tajima was born on August 4, 1900, and reportedly had more than...

Libyan Army airstrikes target ‘terrorist sites’ east of Misrata

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | AP | Benghazi

The self-styled Libyan National Army says it has carried out airstrikes against “terrorist sites” near the city of Misrata, which is controlled by a rival militia. Spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari said three airstrikes on Saturday destroyed dozens of weapons and vehicles in the town of Sadada, some 76 kilometres east of Misrata. The...

G7 Ministers meet against backdrop of Russia stand-off

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | AFP | Toronto

The Foreign Ministers of the Group of Seven industrialised nations met in Toronto on Sunday seeking a common front against what they see as aggression from Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The envoys will also be keen to glean clues from their US colleague about whether President Donald Trump will tear up the...

Two Chinese dragon boats capsize in river, 17 killed

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | PTI | Beijing

Two dragon boats practicing for a race on a river in southern China have overturned, drowning 17 people, authorities said on Sunday. The accident happened at about 1:30 pm on Saturday when the dragon boats, 18 metres long and with a capacity of 30 passengers each, overturned during the practice session...

9-year-old chess prodigy from India caught in visa battle in UK

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | PTI | London

A nine-year-old chess prodigy from India is caught up in a battle to stay in the UK after his father’s work visa is set to expire. Shreyas Royal has won a series on chess championships and his parents, Jitendra and Anju Singh, are now appealing to the UK Home Office for...

Israel dismisses claims Mossad behind Malaysia assassination

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | AFP | Jerusalem

Israel’s defence minister on Sunday dismissed claims the country’s spy agency was behind the assassination of a Palestinian scientist in Malaysia, suggesting instead that his killing was a “settling of accounts”. Speaking to Israeli radio, Avigdor Lieberman described the dead Palestinian, a member of Islamist militant group Hamas, as “no saint”...

Novel tool can spot potential child rapists in online chatrooms

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | PTI | Washington

Scientists have developed an algorithm that can help identify potential sex offenders in online chatrooms, especially the ones who are most likely to set up face-to-face meetings with children. Law enforcement officers are often inundated with cases involving the sexual solicitation of minors — some interested in sexual fantasy chats, with...


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Quake measuring 3.7 on Richter scale felt in south Gujarat

22 Apr 2018 | PTI | Ahmedabad

A mild tremor measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale was felt in parts of south Gujarat, including Bharuch and Surat districts, though no damage was reported, officials said...

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First meeting of Acharya Shankar Ekta Nyas held at CM residence

24 Apr 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

The first meeting of Acharya Shankar Ekta Nyas was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday at Chief Minister’s residence. Discussion on setting up statue, museum, institution establishment, premises construction, architectural style and vision, rules of the trust, administrative requirements, financial management and formation of executive committee was held in the meeting...

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