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Israeli minister meets Palestinian PM for peace talks

Jerusalem |Tuesday, 2018 6:15:04 AM IST

Israel's Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon met with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in the Palestine's West Bank city on Monday, and called on to renew the long-stalled peace talks.

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Over 17,000 rape cases registered in 4 years in Bangladesh

Dhaka | Monday, Feb 19 2018 IST

More than 17,000 women and child rape cases have been filed in the last four years, Home Minister of Bangladesh Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal announced in the Parliament on Monday. In response to a question

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Myanmar delaying Rohingya repatriation: Hasina

DHAKA | Monday, Feb 19 2018 IST

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday described her recent visit to Italy and Vatican City as very successful particularly in mounting increased pressure on Myanmar for speedy repatriation of the Roh

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Maldives leader seeks approval to extend state of emergency

By Mohamed Junayd MALE | Monday, Feb 19 2018 IST

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday sought parliamentary approval to extend a state of emergency by 30 days, saying a threat to national security had not diminished and a constitutional crisis

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Trump convoy driver detained after firearm found in baggage

Washington |Tuesday, 2018 1:15:04 AM IST

A driver for the White House press pool was briefly detained on Monday after a firearm was found in his personal baggage as he tried to enter a secured area, the US Secret Service said.

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British minister calls for new approach to end knife crime

London |Tuesday, 2018 3:15:04 AM IST

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd called on Monday for "a different approach" to tackling the "terrible" toll of knife deaths as a 19-year-old became the fifth London teenage this year to die in a sta

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3 policemen killed during clash with 'Deravish' in Iran

Tehran |Tuesday, 2018 3:15:04 AM IST

Three security policemen were killed and some others were injured in the clashes with the "Deravish" sect in Iranian capital Tehran on Monday.

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Germany to add more soldiers in NATO exercises

Berlin |Tuesday, 2018 4:15:04 AM IST

Germany will significantly increase the number of its armed forces personnel participating in NATO exercises on the military alliance's "Eastern frontier", media reports on Monday said.

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Trump backs efforts to tighten gun background checks

Washington |Tuesday, 2018 5:15:04 AM IST

The US President Donald Trump supports efforts to strengthen federal background checks on those looking to purchase firearms, the White House said Monday.

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UN chief urges global rules for cyber warfare

By Andrei Khalip LISBON | Monday, Feb 19 2018 IST

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for global rules to minimize the impact of electronic warfare on civilians as massive cyber attacks look likely to become the first salvoes in fu

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Turkey renames street outside US embassy to mark Syrian offensive

Ankara |Monday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST

Authorities in the Turkish capital have officially changed the street name outside the US embassy to "Olive Branch" in a not-so-discreet bid to antagonize American officials by referencing the ongoing

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Search continues for crashed Iranian passenger jet (Lead)

Tehran |Monday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST

Search and rescue teams on Monday continued to search for the plane that crashed with 66 people on board a day before in central Iran.

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