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Erdogan urges Turks to sell foreign currency in ‘economic war’

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | AFP | Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Turks on Friday to support the struggling the lira by exchanging any foreign money, saying Turkey faced “an economic war”. “If you have dollars, euros or gold under your pillow, go to banks to exchange them for Turkish lira. It is a national fight,”...

‘Large protests by Hui Muslims halts demolition of mosque in China’

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | PTI | Beijing

Chinese officials have delayed the plan to demolish a newly-built mosque in the country’s North West after hundreds of ethnic Hui Muslims held sit-in protests in what is said to be the largest standoff in Beijing’s efforts to clampdown on Islamisation, a media report said on Friday. A huge crowd of...

Globe Trotting

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | Agencies

4 killed in shooting in Canadian town Montreal: A suspect has been arrested after four people were killed on Friday in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, police said. Authorities urged people in the Brookside neighborhood, where residents reported waking to the sounds of dozens of shots, to...

Imran to take oath as Pak PM on August 18

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | PTI | Islamabad

Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on August 18, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said on Friday. Senator Faisal Javed also tweeted that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party led by Khan has invited Indian cricketers Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sunil Gavaskar to attend the oath...

Russian PM warns America against ramping up sanctions

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | AP | Moscow

Russia’s Prime Minister on Friday sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will retaliate with economic, political and unspecified “other” means. The tough message from Dmitry Medvedev marked what the Kremlin sees as a red line, reflecting a growing dismay with the new US sanctions that...

Texas lockup is epicenter of family immigration detention

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | AP | DILLEY (Texas)

A little boy with closely cropped hair was sitting quietly and grinning when he suddenly sprang to his feet and tried to swipe a brownie off a nearby tray. He couldn’t quite reach it, though, instead sending crumbs and napkins in all directions and eliciting happy squeals from two children...

Russia, China block US bid to slap N Korea sanctions

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018 | AFP | United States

Russia and China have blocked a US request to add a Russian bank to a UN sanctions blacklist along with a North Korean official and two entities, diplomats said. The United States last week asked a UN sanctions committee to slap an assets freeze on Agrosoyuz Commercial Bank for allegedly helping...

Airstrike kills 43 in Yemen

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | AP | SANAA

An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels hit a bus carrying children in a market in northern Yemen on Thursday, killing at least 43 people, including 29 children, and wounding as many as 63, Yemen’s rebel-run Health Ministry said. The Saudi-led coalition, meanwhile, said it targeted the rebels, known...

Pak poll body demands signed apology from Imran Khan: Reports

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan’s election commission on Thursday demanded a signed apology from Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan for violating the electoral code of conduct while casting his vote in the general election on July 25, according to media reports. A four-member bench headed by the chief election commissioner Muhammad Raza Khan heard the case...

US ‘throwing cold water’ on denuclearisation progress: North Korea

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | AFP | Seoul

North Korea on hursday accused the United States of acting in bad faith, saying Washington’s push for full sanctions pressure against Pyongyang would stall progress on the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. During landmark talks with US President Donald Trump in June, the North’s leader Kim Jong-Un signed up to...


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K’taka CM plants paddy saplings in solidarity with agriculturists

12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who is facing wrath from the farmers in the State, in an appealing gesture planted paddy saplings in solidarity on Saturday. He chose Aralukuppe village in Mandya district the heart land of vokkaliga politics sowed paddy saplings in a muddied agriculture field amidst a large gathering...

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Cooperation of all necessary to achieve target: Ramsheela Sahu

15 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

State of Chhattisgarh is moving faster from malnutrition to normal. But on the path, to achieve the target cooperation of all is required, said women and child development minister Ramsheela Sahu...

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