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Myanmar President Htin Kyaw resigns

March 21, 2018

Yangon: Myanmar's president and Aung San Suu Kyi's right-hand man Htin Kyaw stepped down on Wednesday after two years in the position, his office said. "Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw resigned on March 21, 2018," a statement on the president's official Facebook page said, adding that a new leader would be selected "within seven working days". ...

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‘Snake Whisperer’ dies after cobra bite

March 17, 2018

A Malaysian firefighter dubbed the “snake whisperer” has died four days after he was bitten by a wild cobra while responding to a call to catch the aggressive reptile, an official said on Saturday. The spitting cobra bit 33-year-old Abu Zarin Hussin on Monday in the central state of Pahang, where he subsequently succumbed its venom in ...

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Donald Trump Jr's wife files for divorce

March 16, 2018

New York: Donald Trump Jr's wife Vanessa has filed for divorce after being married for 12 years, the media reported. "After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways," the couple told The New York Post's Page Six in a joint statement on Thursday. "We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families. We have ...

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Physicist Stephen Hawking passed away

March 14, 2018

London: Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking died early on Wednesday, his family said. He was 76. The Briton was known for his ground-breaking work with black holes and relativity, and was the author of several popular science books including "A Brief History of Time". A BBC report quoted his children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, as saying: "We are deepl...

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PM Narendra Modi Met the President of Equatorial Guinea

March 10, 2018

Connecting with a friend from the African continent, PM Narendra Modi met the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Mbasogo and exchanged views on cooperation in trade and investment, renewable energy, developmental assistance and international forums. ...

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WHO put on alert for deadly new pathogen - 'Disease X'

March 10, 2018

The World Health Organisation [WHO] has put scientists and health workers around the globe on alert for a new and potentially deadly pathogen - Disease X. Each year the Geneva-based organisation, which is charged with monitoring and safeguarding world health, convenes a high-level meeting of senior scientists to list diseases that pose a serious r...

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White House: Russia killing innocents in name of counterterror operations

March 05, 2018

WASHINGTON: Russia is killing innocent civilians under the false garb of counter terrorism operations in Syria, where people in an enclave near Damascus are caught up in a struggle between rebels and government forces, the White House has said. The bombings and shellings by Syrian and Russian aircraft in Eastern Ghouta, the besieged rebel-held enc...

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Actress Sridevi case closed after probe

February 27, 2018

DUBAI: A probe into the sudden death of veteran actress Sridevi, who died after drowning in a hotel bathtub, has been completed and the case closed, the Dubai Prosecutors office announced on Tuesday. The mortal remains of the 54-year-old have been handed over to her bereaved family, it added. ...

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US-led airstrikes kill 25 civilians in Syria

February 26, 2018

Damascus: Airstrikes by the US-led anti-terror coalition on an area in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour have killed 25 civilians, a monitor group reported on Monday. The airstrikes targeted the last Islamic State (IS) pocket on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River on Sunday, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The Lond...

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5G to be in spotlight at MWC 2018

February 24, 2018

Barcelona: The 2018 edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), to be held from February 26- March 1, will focus on the continued progress of 5G technology. Around 170 international delegations will also attend an event which will present new products and discuss the future of the mobile communications industry, creating 13,000 temporary jobs with...

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