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Trump approval rating shows no improvement: Poll

April 28, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump's approval rating has showed no signs of improvement amid sharp partisan divides and a failure to capitalise on post-election strengths, a new poll has revealed. The CNN/ORC poll on Thursday said 44 per cent of voters approve of Trump's handling of the presidency will 54 per cent disapprove which is about the ...

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53% favour US military action against N.Korea: Poll

April 28, 2017

WASHINGTON: Fifty-three percent Americans favour US military action to keep North Korea from continuing its nuclear weapons programme, a new poll has found. According to the latest Fox News poll released on Thursday, 36 per cent said diplomacy alone can stop it. North Korea is seen as the greatest immediate threat to the US, reports Fox News. So...

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300 students fall sick due to food poisoning in France

April 28, 2017

PARIS: More than 300 students were taken ill on Thursday due to suspected food poisoning in Rouen city in France, regional authorities said. Children, aged between 3 and 12, reported symptoms of vomiting and nausea after eating school lunches prepared at the same central canteen, Xinhua news agency reported. "The children were treated by a group ...

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Pakistan arrests 29 Indian fishermen

April 27, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities on Thursday detained 29 Indian fishermen on charges of violating the country's maritime boundary, officials said. The Maritime Security Agency (MSA) said five boats of the fishermen were also seized, Geo TV reported. The detained fishermen were handed over to police. They will be produced in a court. Last month, ...

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Trump agrees not to terminate Nafta for now

April 27, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Canada and Mexico that he was not immediately planning to end the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), an accord which he railed against as a presidential candidate, the White House said. Trump, in phone calls with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enr...

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Missing Taiwanese man in Nepal found, woman dead

April 27, 2017

KATHMANDU: A Taiwanese man has been traced 47 days after he went missing while trekking in Nepal's Rubi Valley, a media report said on Thursday. His woman companion was, however, found dead. Liang Sheng-yu and his girlfriend Liu Chen-chun were stuck in a snow-covered area and rescued from a cave at around 11.45 a.m. on Wednesday, the Kathmandu Pos...

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US Air Force tests ballistic missile

April 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES: An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test from an air base in the state of California, amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a single test re-entry vehicle was launched at 12.03 a.m. (local time) on Wednesday by a co...

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Haley, Akbaruddin discuss India-US cooperation

April 27, 2017

UNITED NATIONS: The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, the first Indian American to hold a cabinet rank, visited India's UN Mission on Thursday for a wide-ranging discussion with Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin. "We shared perspectives on how India-US can work together at the UN in line with our growing ties," Akbaruddin said after the...

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China convicts US woman for spying

April 26, 2017

WASHINGTON: A Chinese court has convicted an American businesswoman for spying, sentencing her to three-and-half years in prison and ordered her deportation. Sandy Phan-Gillis, resident of Houston, Texas, has been in custody in China since March 2015 when she was detained during a business trip. One of her lawyers, Shang Baojun said she pleaded g...

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North, S. Korean women activists urge Trump to stop war rhetoric

April 26, 2017

SEOUL: A group of women from North and South Korea, along with several other women activists from other countries, sent on Wednesday a letter to the president of the United States, urging him to stop his war rhetoric and prevent a military escalation in the Korean Peninsula. "We are united by our belief that diplomacy is the only way to resolve th...

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