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US to announce ‘deal of the century’ soon: Kushner

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RAMALLAH: U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, Jared Kushner, said the “Deal of the Century” – a backchannel plan to reach a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, will be announced soon. In an interview with local Palestinian daily Al-Quds on Sunday, Kushner said he was ready to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas “if […]

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Iraqi premier and cleric al-Sadr to form coalition

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NAJAF, Iraq: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and prominent Shia cleric and politician Muqtada al-Sadr sealed an alliance to form a new government late Saturday. Announcement came in two leaders’ joint news conference in the southern city of Najaf late Saturday. Al-Sadr said that he conveyed some issues about new government to Al-Abadi. Those are “fighting […]

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Palestinians slam US ‘illusions’ on Mideast peace

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RAMALLAH, Palestine: The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Saturday slammed U.S. attempts to bypass the Palestinian rights as “illusions”. “American ideas or deals that bypass the Palestinian position on Jerusalem, statehood and refugees will only lead to a dead end,” PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said in a statement cited by the official Wafa news agency. The spokesman was […]

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Macron says favoring financial sanctions against EU countries refusing refugees

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PARIS (Xinhua) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said he was backing eventual financial sanctions for European countries which refuse to cooperate over the migrant crisis. At a joint press conference with visiting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Macron told reporters that “mechanisms of sanctions would exist in case of no-solidarity”. “We can not […]

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Turkish president casts his vote in Istanbul

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ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday cast his vote in Istanbul. He arrived at Saffet Cebi Elementary School in Uskudar district accompanied by First Lady Emine Erdogan. Speaking to reporters after casting his vote, Erdogan praised the high voter turnout. “It [turnout] displays how advanced Turkish democracy is and how developed its democratic maturity is. […]

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Trump Administration says it knows location of all children

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Trump administration officials say the US government knows the location of all children in its custody after separating them from their families at the border and is working to reunite them. A fact sheet on “zero-tolerance prosecution and family reunification” released Saturday night by the Department of Homeland Security also says a parent must request […]

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Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance

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BEIJING: China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying, as Beijing looks to increase its world influence. China has sought a greater say in global organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and United Nations, in line with its growing […]

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US moves 100 coffins to North Korean border for war remains

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SEOUL, South Korea: The US military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea’s returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War. US Forces Korea spokesman Col. Chad Carroll also said Saturday that 158 metal transfer cases were sent to […]

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    PM Modi inaugurates Mundka-Bahadurgarh metro line

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      New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated Delhi Metro’s Mundka-Bahadurgarh section of Green Line. Addressing the inauguration ceremony via video conference, the Prime Minister said that this metro line will bring employment opportunities for local people in Bahadurgarh. “There is a direct link between connectivity and development. The Metro will bring more […]

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    Yoga helped realise spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumkabam: PM Modi

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday highlighted the significance of Yoga on his radio program “Mann ki Baat” and said that it united people around the world by going beyond the boundaries of caste, creed and geography. Addressing the 45th episode of the monthly radio programme, the Prime Minister said, “Yoga has united people around […]

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    PM Modi hails GST as ‘celebration of honesty’

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    [India], June 24 (ANI): A week ahead of the completion of one year of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the taxation scheme as a “celebration of honesty.” Addressing the nation in the 45th edition of his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme, Prime Minister Modi said the introduction of […]

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    Stalin booked for protesting against TN Governor

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    [India], June 24 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu police filed a case against Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president MK Stalin and other party workers here on Sunday. The case was lodged against Stalin and DMK cadres for protesting against Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday. Stalin and his party members had staged a protest […]

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    ‘Yogi aam’ star attraction at UP’s mango festival

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    [India], Jun 24 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has earned a unique distinction of being named after a mango, which is making headlines at the sixth mango festival in Lucknow. A.C. Pathak of Muzaffarnagar told ANI that the ‘Yogi mango’ was made by a mango cultivator named Tariq Mustafa. Describing the Yogi mango, […]

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    Minor abducted, gang-raped in Mathura

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    [India], June 24 (ANI): A minor girl was allegedly abducted from her house and gang-raped by four people in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura. Mother of the victim told ANI that the accused drugged her daughter, pulled her out of the house and raped her on Saturday. “I started looking for my daughter everywhere. One of my […]

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    Adityanath launches cleanliness drive in Gomti river bank

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    [India], June 24 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath began a cleanliness drive in Gomti river bank here on Sunday. The Chief Minister is being accompanied by cabinet ministers, the mayor, and a number of MLAs. Addressing the gathering at the event, Adityanath opined that the effort of citizens is necessary to keep the […]

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    Bodies of students who drowned in Krishna river recovered

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    [India] June 24 (ANI): The bodies of the four students, who drowned in the Krishna River at Pavitra Sangamam here on Saturday, have been recovered. The four individuals, namely Srinath (19), Praveen (18) and Chaitanya (18) and Rajkumar (19), were second-year engineering students of the MIC engineering college. On Saturday, Vijaya Krishnan, Joint Collector, Krishna […]

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      Made In India Robot “Mitra” Hosts Event In Hyderabad

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      Hyderabad June 24 :  India’s largest provider of tailor-made, flexible workspace, Smartworks, has unveiled its new facility in Hyderabad’s Hitech City. The center has deployed the much talked about ‘Made in India’ human robot ‘Mitra’ at its facility. The humanoid will streamline the visitor management system, allowing the workspace to do away with paperwork and enforce […]

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      GST symbol of cooperative federalism, says Modi

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      New Delhi, June 24 : Hailing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as “probably the worlds biggest tax reform”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said its implementation was a celebration of honesty and a symbol of cooperative federalism. With the rolling out of GST about a year ago, the ‘One Nation, One Tax’ dream of […]

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      Major held for colleague’s wife’s murder

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      New Delhi, June 24 : An Army Major has been arrested for his alleged role in the murder of his colleague’s wife whose body was found with her throat slit on a road in Delhi Cantonment. Police on Sunday said they arrested Major Nikhil Handa from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. “He is now being brought to […]

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      An equal-opportunity school sets a sterling example in social integration

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      Lucknow, June 24 : Much before the Indian parliament promulgated the Right to Education Act (RTE) in 2009 that guaranteed education to all a committed local teacher had already pioneered the idea of making school access a reality for hundreds of underprivileged children, irrespective of their social status or economic background. Meet Lakshmi Kaul, the unassuming […]

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      Modi says Nanak, Kabir stood for social harmony

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      New Delhi, June 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invoked Sant Kabir and Guru Nanak Dev to emphasise the message of social harmony and integrity they preached. Pointing out that 2019 would mark the 550th Prakash Parv (birth anniversary) of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, Modi urged his followers to think about […]

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      13 killed as tractor falls in Telangana canal

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      Hyderabad, June 24 : At least 13 women agriculture workers were killed and 17 others injured when a tractor plunged into a canal in Telangana’s Yadadri district on Sunday, police said. The incident occurred when the tractor, carrying the workers, fell in Musi canal near Veligonda. According to the police, the tractor driver lost control of […]

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      Bodies of three Andhra students recovered from Krishna river

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      Vijayawada, June 24 : Bodies of three out of four engineering students from Andhra Pradesh who were drowned in Krishna river near here on Saturday, were fished out on Sunday, police said. The rescue workers found the bodies of three students while the search was still on for the fourth. The bodies of Praveen, 18, Chaitanya, […]

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        End of women driving ban caps dramatic year of achievements since Saudi crown prince’s appointment

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        JEDDAH: A crackdown on corruption, guarantees of women’s rights, an overhaul of the entertainment sector and a shake-up of the economy — in the past year, Saudi Arabia has witnessed extraordinary changes. The bold reforms, introduced in the 12 months since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman took his post last June 21, have made headlines […]

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        Iraq’s maverick Al-Sadr moves closer to Iran

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        BAGHDAD: Muqtada Al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric who emerged as the main winner in Iraq’s parliamentary elections last month, campaigned on a platform to end sectarian politics and replace it with a government that puts Iraqis first. Instead, he has forged a postelection coalition with a rival Shiite bloc that includes some of the most […]

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        Kushner excludes President Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due ‘soon’

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        JERUSALEM: President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and Mideast envoy says the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published Sunday in the Arabic language Al-Quds newspaper, Jared Kushner appealed directly to Palestinians and criticized Abbas, who has shunned the Trump team over its […]

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        Ministers discuss winning media war in fight for Yemen’s legitimacy

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        JEDDAH: Media ministers for member states of the coalition for supporting legitimacy in Yemen held their fourth meeting on Saturday to discuss the ways of coordinating efforts and providing media support for coalition countries. Saudi Minister of Information Awwad Al-Awwad said: “Houthi militias are one of the tools of Iran to threaten the stability of […]

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        Turkey’s Erdogan faces resurgent opposition in twin election test

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        ISTANBUL: Turks were voting Sunday in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s toughest election test, with the opposition revitalized and his popularity at risk from growing economic troubles. Erdogan has overseen historic change in Turkey since his Islamic-rooted ruling party first came to power in 2002 after years of secular […]

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        Three million Saudi women ‘on the roads by 2020’

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        RIYADH: Several Shoura members, diplomats and rights activists have hailed the landmark decision of the Saudi leadership allowing women to drive, which will cut reliance on foreign workers and boost job growth in the Kingdom. “It will empower women and also change the employment landscape of the country,” said Mohammed Al-Khunaizi, a member of the […]

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        Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving

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        Women throughout Saudi Arabia waited for the stroke of midnight, turned the keys in the ignition, fired up their engines — and hit the road to a bright new future. It was the moment they had waited for since King Salman issued the royal decree on September 26, 2017, to lift the driving ban on […]

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        Women Views: Saudi society is now ready to see women drive

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        RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is undergoing a huge socioeconomic transformation. Granting women the right to drive is part of the drive to ensure sustainable economic development. Women in the Kingdom are pretty excited by this decision. Arab News spoke to four women of different age groups with different educational backgrounds to gauge their views on this […]

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          GST is victory of honesty: PM

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          New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) As the Goods and Services Tax (GST) reform is set to complete one year in July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday dubbed the event as “the victory of honesty”. “GST is to complete one year. People’s ‘One Nation, One Tax’ dream has now been changed into reality today. For this, […]

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          Infosys bets on digital strategy to spur growth

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          Bengaluru (IANS) Riding on strong financial performance and disruptive technologies, global software major Infosys is betting on digital strategy to spur growth in the exciting times, its co-founder and Chairman Nandan M. Nilekani said on Saturday. “We are at an exciting juncture in the journey of our industry. I have never seen as many possibilities to […]

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          Panel suggests 100% foodgrain packaging in jute bags

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          Kolkata (IANS) The Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) has recommended that 100 per cent of foodgrain produced should be packaged in jute for the current year, allowing a dilution of up to 10 per cent at a time and 30 per cent in the year, if jute mills fail to supply the bags within the permissible 30 […]

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          S.P. Mookerjee laid foundation of Indian industrialization: Modi

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          New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday credited Jan Sangh ideologue Shyama Prasad Mookerjee with laying a solid foundation to India’s industrialisation in his capacity as the country’s first Industry Minister. “Shyama Prasad Mookerjee became the first Industry Minister of India and laid a solid foundation to the country’s industrialisation. The first […]

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          Modi flags off new Metro line between Delhi, Haryana

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          New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Calling the Delhi Metro’s Green Line to Haryana a “gateway to development”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off the Mundka (Delhi)-Bahadurgarh (Haryana) section through video conference. In his inaugural speech, Modi emphasised how the Metro has had a positive impact in Delhi-NCR region and will “facilitate an ease of […]

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          Air India flights delayed due to technical glitch

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          New Delhi (IANS) National passenger carrier Air India’s operations were impacted on Saturday afternoon as a technical glitch delayed many domestic and international flights. The technical fault in the “back-end server” impacted 13 flights, an airline official told IANS. According to the official, the technical glitch “broke a link between the reservation and the check-in system”, […]

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          Amid volatility equity indices rise for 5th straight week

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          Mumbai (IANS) Despite volatility and a broadly bearish momentum, the key Indian equity indices rose for the fifth consecutive week, although with marginal gains. Value buying by investors, primarily in banking, healthcare and auto stocks on Friday helped the indices end higher than the previous week’s levels. The gains in the week ended Friday, were limited […]

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          OPEC, non-OPEC oil producers to jointly boost oil output

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          Vienna, June 24 (IANS) OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers on Saturday agreed to jointly increase oil production. The meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers including Russia decided to stick to 100 per cent conformity of the oil production cap set in the meeting in 2016 in which the agreement to cut oil output by a […]

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            World Cup: Confident England aim to build on winning start

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            Repino (IANS) Confident England will start as hot favourites against debutants Panama in a Group G FIFA World Cup clash here at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Sunday. England struggled against the well organised and physically imposing Tunisian defence in their first match of the tournament. Skipper and star striker Harry Kane’s last gasp winner in […]

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            World Cup: Germany beat Sweden 2-1 to stay alive

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            Sochi, June 24 (IANS) Tony Kroos produced a last gasp winner as Germany revived their campaign with a 2-1 win over Sweden in a Group F match of the FIFA World Cup here. Ola Toivonen gave Sweden the lead with a superb finish in the 32nd minute during the match on Saturday. Germany displayed large doses […]

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            Belgium reaches World Cup knockout stage with 5-2 win over Tunisia

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            Moscow (IANS) Belgium forwards Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku scored two goals each to help their national team thrash Tunisia 5-2 on Saturday, advancing to the 2018 FIFA World Cup knockout stage. After beating Panama 3-0 in the Group G opening round on Monday, the Belgian side earned its second victory, qualifying for the round of […]

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            World Cup: Confident Japan, Senegal in crunch tie

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            Yekaterinburg (Russia) (IANS) Riding on confidence after victories in their respective opening fixtures, Japan and Senegal will lock horns in their second Group H encounter of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at the Ekaterinburg Arena here on Sunday. A win on Sunday will virtually seal a pre-quarterfinal berth for the winner. Japan on Tuesday became the […]

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            Missing Messi fan’s body found in Kerala river

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            Kottayam (Kerala), June 24 (IANS) Two days after he went missing after Croatia whipped Argentina, the body of a 30-year-old Lionel Messi fan was found floating in Meenachil river near Kottayam town in Kerala. According to police, a group of people who had come to take a bath in the river on Sunday found the body […]

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            Mini-World Cup launched at UN school

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            United Nations, June 24 (IANS) While the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup is drawing global attention in Russia, qualified youth teams launched a mini-tournament at the UN International School in Manhattan. School girls and boys, in the national jerseys of Belgium, France, Germany, Morocco, Peru, Russia, Senegal and South Korea, competed in the three-hour tournament on […]

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            Cilic beats Kyrgios at Queen’s Club, faces Djokovic in final

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            London, June 24 (IANS) Croatia’s Marin Cilic narrowly defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4) in Saturday’s semi-finals of the Queen’s Club Championships and will square off against Novak Djokovic for the title. The sixth-ranked Cilic will be seeking his second title at this Wimbledon tune-up event, while the 22nd-ranked Djokovic will be trying to […]

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            Champions Trophy: India humiliate below par Pakistan

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            Breda (Holland) (IANS) India thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0 in the inaugural match of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Saturday. Ramandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh and Lalit Upadhyay scored for the men in blue who completely dominated their opponents throughout at the packed BH & BC Hockey Stadium here. It was Roelant Oltmans-coached Pakistani […]

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              Nick Jonas shows love for Priyanka on social media

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              Mumbai (IANS) Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have consistently been spotted together, but never confirmed their relationship publicly. But the American singer-songwriter has finally confirmed the status with the actress on social media. Jonas, 25, took the huge step of sharing a post on Instagram of Priyanka, 35, on Friday, reports dailymail.co.uk. In the video, which […]

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              Fortunate to pick films with fantastic roles for women: Arjun Kapoor

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              Bangkok, June 24 (IANS) Having done films like “Ishaqzaade”, “2 States” and “Ki & Ka”, actor Arjun Kapoor says he feels fortunate to be a part of projects where the women have had strong and fantastic roles. The actor has often spoken out about the need for gender equality. Asked about women getting meatier roles in […]

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              Ali Zafar files 1 bn defamation suit against Meesha Shafi

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              Lahore, June 24 (IANS) Actor-singer Ali Zafar has filed a defamation suit in a district court here against singer Meesha Shafi, who accused him of sexual harassment two months ago on social media. The suit claims damages of Rs 1 billion. Filed under the Defamation Ordinance 2002 on Saturday, Zafar has said in the notice that […]

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              Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari happy to represent India at BRICS film fest

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              Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari says she is honoured to represent India at the BRICS film festival, to be held in Durban in July. Her short film “Ghar ki Murgi” (“Taken For Granted”), which found its place at Shanghai International Festival, will be showcased at the BRICS film fest and will release in […]

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              Blame myself for my disappearance: Bobby Deol

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              Bangkok, June 24 (IANS) Actor Bobby Deol who made a comeback in Bollywood after four long years with “Race 3”, blames himself for his disappearance from the big screen. Bobby had tasted success with the likes of “Gupt: The Hidden Truth”, “Soldier” and “Ajnabee” in the 1990s. But faced duds like “Shakalaka Boom Boom” among many […]

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              Jai Soni, Rhea Sharma to feature in ‘Laal Ishq’

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              Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Actors Jai Soni and Rhea Sharma will feature together in an episode of “Laal Ishq”, a television series of passionate love stories with a supernatural twist. The weekend offering of &TV combines elements of romance and thrill and will witness different faces from the world of television in each of their episodes, […]

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              Maintaining consistency of success tough: Anil Kapoor clocks 35 years in showbiz

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              Mumbai June 24 (IANS) From making his mark as a commercially successful and award-winning actor to giving his children wings to fly high, Anil Kapoor, 61, has aced his reel and real life. The actor, who has clocked 35 years of his showbiz journey, says maintaining the consistency is tougher than dealing with tough times. With […]

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              How to buy right outfit online

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              New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Online shopping has made things easier for many, yet a number of times online shoppers tend to get the wrong outfit or lose a track on how to go about it. For starters get your measurements right, take the help of another individual or go to your tailor, and review and […]

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                Cyber security, data privacy critical for growth of Digital India

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                New Delhi: As India continues to leapfrog into the digital revolution and brace the dream of Digital India that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has for the nation, it is also time to take into cognisance the threats that are surrounding us. One of the major challenge that India is currently facing are related to data […]

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                Facebook forms team to spot troubles before they arise

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                San Francisco: Facebook has hired a team of ex-intelligence officers, researchers and media buyers to find the worst possible things that can be done using the platform and to help the company prevent them.The group is called “Investigative Operations Team” and is testing the company’s advertising systems, pages, Instagram, Messenger and more, BuzzFeed News reported […]

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                Now export videos in square, widescreen formats on Snapchat

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                San Francisco: Photo-messaging app Snapchat has updated its camera-equipped “Spectacles” that will allow users to export their videos in square or “widescreen” format, other than its signature circular format.Users will have to update the Snapchat app to be able to export media within “Memories” by pressing on a “Spectacles Story” and the new format options […]

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                Apple promises fix for faulty ‘butterfly’ keyboards

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                San Francisco: Apple is offering an extended keyboard service programme to rectify problems with its so-called “butterfly” mechanism built into its keyboards of the recent MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops.Complaints have plagued the “butterfly-style” keyboard since its launch and recent models have suffered failures.”Apple or an Apple Authorised Service Provider will examine user’s device to […]

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                Scientists develop stealth sheet to escape infrared cameras

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                Washington, June 24 (IANS) American researchers have developed a stealth sheet that can help objects and people to hide from infrared cameras, a media report said. The new stealth sheet, described this week in the journal Advanced Engineering Materials, offered substantial improvements over the heat-masking technologies, Xinhua news agency reported. Warm objects like human bodies or […]

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                SpaceX set to launch 15th re-supply mission to ISS

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                Washington: NASA’s commercial cargo provider SpaceX is set to launch its 15th re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on June 29, the US space agency said.The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, packed with more than 5,900 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 […]

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                Facebook, Twitter shut accounts without notice: Hezbollah

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                Beirut, June 24 (IANS) Islamist political party and militant group Hezbollah said its Facebook and Twitter accounts have been terminated without any notice. Hezbollah said on Telegram — an encrypted messaging app — that the closures came without warning and were “part of the propaganda campaign against the resistance due to the important role of the […]

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                Oceanography satellite to mark 10th year in orbit

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                Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Originally designed for a three-to-five-year mission, an international oceanography satellite that is tracking the rise in global sea level marks its 10th year in orbit this week. The US-European Ocean Surface Topography Mission on the Jason-2 satellite was launched in June 2008. Since then, it has made more than 47,000 trips […]

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                  US to announce ‘deal of the century’ soon: Kushner

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                  RAMALLAH: U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, Jared Kushner, said the “Deal of the Century” – a backchannel plan to reach a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, will be announced soon. In an interview with local Palestinian daily Al-Quds on Sunday, Kushner said he was ready to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas “if […]

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                  Palestinians slam US ‘illusions’ on Mideast peace

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                  RAMALLAH, Palestine: The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Saturday slammed U.S. attempts to bypass the Palestinian rights as “illusions”. “American ideas or deals that bypass the Palestinian position on Jerusalem, statehood and refugees will only lead to a dead end,” PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said in a statement cited by the official Wafa news agency. The spokesman was […]

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                  Kushner excludes President Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due ‘soon’

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                  JERUSALEM: President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and Mideast envoy says the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published Sunday in the Arabic language Al-Quds newspaper, Jared Kushner appealed directly to Palestinians and criticized Abbas, who has shunned the Trump team over its […]

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                  Gazan dies of wounds from Israel border clash: ministry

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                  GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian man shot by Israeli forces two days ago during clashes on the Gaza border died of his wounds early Sunday, the health ministry in the Hamas-ruled territory said. “Osama Khalil Abu Khater, 29-years-old, died of wounds to his stomach after being shot by the Israeli enemy east of Khan […]

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                  Israeli navy arrests 3 fishermen off Gaza coast

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                  GAZA CITY, Palestine: Israeli naval forces arrested three Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the Gaza Strip on Saturday, according to a Palestinian official. “The three were detained while fishing close to Al-Sudaniyya area, north of Gaza City,” Nizar Ayyash, head of Gaza’s fishermen union, told Anadolu Agency. He said the boat carrying the three fishermen […]

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                  Trump’s Mideast team meets Israel’s Netanyahu over peace plan

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                  JERUSALEM: President Donald Trump’s Mideast team met Friday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel as part of a visit with regional leaders to discuss the US plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The meeting comes shortly before the Trump administration is expected to unveil its Middle East peace plan. Trump has promised […]

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                  Prince William on first official royal visit to Palestine and Israel

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                  LONDON: Prince William will embark on the first official visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories by a member of the British royal family on Sunday. But even with more than 120 Palestinians killed in protests in Gaza during recent weeks and controversy still surrounding the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, the […]

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                  Gaza officials: 20 Palestinians wounded at Israeli border

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                  GAZA CITY: Gaza’s Health Ministry says 20 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli fire along the border fence. A few thousand Palestinians attended Friday’s rally near the border with a few dozen venturing toward the fence. Some launched flaming kites at Israel. The devices have destroyed forests and crops and killed animals in recent weeks […]

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