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Indian-American teen wins $100K in Jeopardy college quiz contest

April 21, 2018

NEW YORK: Indian-American teenager, Dhruv Gaur, has won the $100,000 Jeopardy college quiz championship. The first-year student at Ivy League Brown University emerged the champion on Friday in the two-day final round of the college edition of America's most popular quiz show televised nation-wide. He faced another Indian-American, Rishab Jain, in...

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Narendra Modi meets King of Sweden

April 17, 2018

STOCKHOLM: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday started his official engagements in Sweden by calling on King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Royal Palace here. "Royal start to the day! PM @narendramodi called on His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. "Leaders exchanged view...

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Blast near Indian Embassy in Nepal

April 17, 2018

KATHMANDU: A pressure cooker bomb went off near the Indian Embassy field office in Nepal's Biratnagar late on Monday damaging the walls of the premises, Nepal Police has said. No one has claimed responsibility. The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu has not made any remarks regarding the blast yet. It is suspected that a splinter group of Maoist-led by ...

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Algerian military plane crash kills 257 people

April 11, 2018

ALGIERS: At least 257 people have been killed in a military plane crash near Algeria's capital, Algiers, state media reported. The aircraft crashed near the Boufarik air base, between Algiers and the city of Bilda. Ten of those killed were the plane crew, according to state-run Radio Algérie. It was not immediately clear whether there wer...

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31 killed in Syria

April 10, 2018

DAMASCUS: An explosion that led to a building collapse in an opposition-held area of Idlib city has killed 31 people, activists said on Tuesday. The cause of the blast that hit the city on Monday, killing 22 civilians and an estimated nine militiamen, was yet to be ascertained, UK war monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was cited as saying...

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Trump threatens China with additional $100bn tariffs

April 06, 2018

Washington: US President Donald Trump has ratcheted up the trade war rhetoric with China, saying he was considering an additional $100 billion in tariffs on the country, the media reported. "In light of China's unfair retaliation, I have instructed the US Trade Representative (USTR) to consider whether $100 billion of additional tariffs would be a...

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5.3-magnitude earthquake rocks US

April 06, 2018

Los Angeles: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit off the Southern California coast on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey. The US Geological Survey initially reported the quake was a magnitude-5.0, but it was later upgraded to magnitude-5.3, Xinhua news agency reported. The epicentre had a depth of 16.8 km. The quake ...

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Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli leaves for New Delhi

April 06, 2018

Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli left for New Delhi on Friday on a three-day state visit. Oli is slated to hold delegation level talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Saturday where the two leaders will jointly lay the foundation of the Arun III Hydroelectric Project developed by India. The $1.5 billion 900 mw energy p...

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68 killed in riot, fire at Venezuela prison

March 29, 2018

Caracas: At least 68 people have been killed in a fire that erupted during a riot at a jail in Venezuelan city of Valencia, according to a government official. The blaze at the police station's lockup was reportedly sparked by prisoners setting mattresses alight in a jailbreak attempt on Wednesday. Many were believed to have asphyxiated due to smo...

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37 killed in Russia shopping mall inferno

March 26, 2018

Moscow: At least 37 people including children were killed and 69 others reported missing after a massive blaze broke out at a shopping mall in the Russian city of Kemerovo, authorities said on Monday. The first reports of the fire at the Winter Cherry mall started coming in on Sunday afternoon, reports Sputnik news. The police immediately cordone...

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