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Afghan air raids kill 14 insurgents in Kandahar province

Kabul |Thursday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST

A total of 14 militants were killed as fighter planes struck a Taliban hideout in Miwand district in southern Kandahar province, said an army statement released here on Wednesday.

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WHO emergency committee meets over coronavirus outbreak

Europe | January 23, 2020 6:11:19 AM IST

Geneva [Switzerland], Jan 23 (ANI/Sputnik): The WHO Emergency Committee held a discussion on Wednesday over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, but it did not come to a concrete decision

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AAPI Victory Fund endorses Biden for US prez polls

Washington |Thursday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST

The AAPI Victory Fund has recently announced its formal endorsement of Democratic front-runner Joe Biden for the November presidential election in the US, as he is hugely popular with the Indian-Ameri

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Iraqi PM says rocket attack on US embassy 'unacceptable'

Baghdad |Wednesday, 2020 8:15:05 AM IST

Iraq's caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has condemned the rocket attack on the US embassy in the Iraqi capital, calling it "unacceptable".

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Burkina Faso: 36 civilians killed in attack on market in Sanmatenga province

Others | January 22, 2020 6:11:23 AM IST

Ouagadougou [Burkina Faso], Jan 22 (ANI/Sputnik): Thirty-six civilians were killed on Monday in an attack on a market in Sanmatenga province, which is located in the north of the country, the Burkinab

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US imposes sanctions on 15 Venezuelan aircraft

US | January 22, 2020 4:11:24 AM IST

Washington D.C. [US], Jan 22 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States has added 15 Venezuelan aircraft to its sanctions list, the Department of the Treasury said in a statement on Tuesday.

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British PM backs Egypt's development policies, measures

Cairo |Wednesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed his country's support for the measures taken by Egypt to achieve comprehensive development, Egyptian presidency said.

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Brazil establishes Amazon Council to protect rainforest

Brasilia |Wednesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro announced the creation of an Amazon Council and a National Environmental Force to safeguard the world's largest rainforest.

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Brazil charges two companies linked to tailing dam disaster

Brasilia |Wednesday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST

The prosecution office of the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has filed charges against mining giant Vale and consulting company TUV SUD for intentional murder over the collapse of a tail

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Republicans beat back Democrat bid to call witnesses at Trump trial (2nd Lead)

New York |Wednesday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST

Republicans beat back 11 amendments by Democrats to bring in witnesses and new evidence and change the rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump during a marathon sitting that stretche

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Greece elects first-ever female president following parliamentary vote

Europe | January 22, 2020 6:41:25 PM IST

Athens [Greece], Jan 22 (Sputnik/ANI): Greece's Parliament elected Katerina Sakellaropoulou, former head of the State Council, as the country's first female president on Wednesday.

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UN chief urges ceasefire in Libya to start political process

United Nations |Wednesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a ceasefire in Lybia to be followed by "a real political process."

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