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Oil rises ahead of OPEC meeting while trade disputes loom over markets

SINGAPORE | Friday, Jun 22 2018 IST

Oil prices rose by more than 1 percent on Friday, lifted by uncertainty over whether OPEC would manage to agree a production increase at a meeting in Vienna later in the day. Brent crude oil futures

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Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 in tense encounter

ST PETERSBURG | Friday, Jun 22 2018 IST

Brazil got two goals in stoppage time to give them a deserved 2-0 win over Costa Rica in a tense World Cup Group E encounter on Friday. Philippe Coutinho stabbed home from six metres out in the 91st m

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US reminds Pakistan it's still 'on notice' for Taliban 'sanctuaries'

Washington |Friday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST

A top US official has reminded Pakistan that it is still "on notice" to eliminate terror havens from its territory and said that Washington wants unequivocal cooperation in ending sanctuaries enjoyed

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Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind arrested in Pune

Lucknow |Thursday, 2018 2:15:19 PM IST

Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind Ramesh Shah has been arrested in a joint operation by the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Police, an official said on Thursday.

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Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands players return to top 30 of T20I rankings

Dubai | Thursday, Jun 21 2018 IST

Left-arm spinners George Dockrell of Ireland and Mark Watt of Scotland have made it to the top 20 of the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings after some fine performances in recent matches. Dockre

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Unprecedented demand for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tickets

Dubai | Thursday, Jun 21 2018 IST

With just under a year to go until the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 begins, excitement has hit the shores of England and Wales, with an incredible response from the 'Cricket Family' in the first round

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37 killed in Afghanistan violence

Kabul |Thursday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST

At least 20 Taliban militants and 17 security personnel were killed after clashes in two districts of Afghanistan on Thursday, according to officials.

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On sidelines of PM visit: Nepal-China Friendship Run held in Beijing

Beijing | Thursday, Jun 21 2018 IST

A friendly race between Nepali and Chinese students was organised at Beijing Sports University on Thursday, with an aim to display the friendly cooperation between the people of the two countries, acc

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Afghanistan may extend ceasefire with Taliban

Kabul |Wednesday, 2018 1:45:07 PM IST

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said the government is prepared to extend the ceasefire for one year if the Taliban leadership is ready for a three-day ceasefire extension, the media reported.

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Nepal, China sign 8 deals worth $2.24bn

Beijing |Wednesday, 2018 11:15:07 AM IST

Nepal and China on Wednesday signed eight agreements worth $2.4 billion on the second day of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's visit.

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World Cup: Japan fans impress by cleaning up stadium

Tokyo | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 IST

After a heated World Cup match, the stands are usually left with food waste, cups and wrappers scattered in the heat of the moment. Japanese fans certainly had reason to go wild on Tuesday night. Thei

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Indian woman gives birth in Bangladesh railway station

Dhaka |Wednesday, 2018 2:45:07 PM IST

An Indian woman gave birth to a baby inside the toilet of a railway station here, a media report said.

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