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Modi arrives in Astana to attend SCO Summit

June 08, 2017

'Indian PM Narendra Modi with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev' ASTANA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Astana, Kazakhstan's capital, where he will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit that is expected to grant India full membership. Modi is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Kazakh Presid...

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N. Korea test-fires multiple ground-to-ship missiles: Seoul

June 08, 2017

SEOUL: North Korea test-fired multiple projectiles believed to be ground-to-ship cruise missiles Thursday morning into its eastern waters, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles were launched from the city of Wonsan on Pyongyang's east coast in the morning, the JCS said in a statement. The ...

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8 killed as IS targets Iran Parliament, Khomeini mausoleum

June 07, 2017

TEHRAN/CAIRO: At least eight people were killed on Wednesday in the first terror attack claimed by the Islamic State in Iran, with killers acting in coordination targeting the Parliament House and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran's heart. Details of the twin attacks remained sketchy even several hours later. Lawmaker Tayebeh Siavoshi told ...

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US dollar falls amid political uncertainty

June 07, 2017

NEW YORK: The US dollar decreased against most other major currencies on Tuesday as the country's political uncertainty continued to weigh on the market. Former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey is slated to testify Thursday in a hearing on Capitol Hill, the first time since he was suddenly fired by US President Donald Tru...

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7 killed in Iraq suicide bombing

June 07, 2017

BAGHDAD: At least seven people were killed and three others wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a crowded marketplace in a town in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source told Xinhua. The attack occurred in the evening when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at a popular market in the central town of Heet, some 16...

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Bomb scare in Australian plane: Passengers leap to safety

June 06, 2017

SYDNEY: Passengers on board an Australia flight leapt out onto the tarmac on Tuesday when a Sydney-Albury flight was evacuated following a threat note. The note, discovered in the bathroom of the 68-seater turboprop, Virgin VA1174 flight, said there was a bomb on the aircraft, Xinhua news agency reported citing local media reports. New South Wale...

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Bob Dylan delivers his Nobel Lecture

June 06, 2017

STOCKHOLM: Legendary American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan delivered his Nobel Lecture to the Swedish Academy in the form of an audio file on Monday. Dylan, who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, was required by laureates to give a lecture no later than June 10 to collect the some $900,000 in prize money. The speech, published as an audio fil...

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Bodies of drowned Indian techie, son being taken to India

June 05, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C : The bodies of an Indian techie and his three-year-old son who drowned in the community pool in Michigan city last week, are being taken to India and will reach on Tuesday. The victims were identified as 31-year-old Nagaraju Surepalli and his son Ananth. Their bodies were found in a swimming pool at the Glens of Northville apartmen...

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May calls London attack a 'strike on free world'

June 05, 2017

LONDON: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday said the terror strike in London earlier this week was an attack not just on the country and its capital, but on the free world. In a video address from her Downing Street office, May pointed out that the victims in Saturday's attack in London's Southwark district - in which seven people were ...

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PM Modi meets French President

June 03, 2017

PARIS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron for one-on-one talks ahead of delegation-level bilateral discussions here. Macron, who assumed office on May 14, welcomed Modi with a warm hug at the Elysee Palace. "A meeting to mark a new warmth and friendship. PM @narendramodi meets new French Pr...

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