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US postpones Blinken's China trip over spy balloon

Washington |Saturday, 2023 3:45:09 AM IST

The United States has postponed Secretary of State Antony Blinken's upcoming visit to Beijing over a Chinese surveillance balloon floating over America, calling it a "clear and unacceptable violation

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Life gradually returns to Yemeni beach amid hopes of end of civil war

|Saturday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST

Almost four years after the Yemeni government forces recaptured the Red Sea coastal city of Midi in the northwestern province of Hajjah from the Houthi rebels in April 2018, local visitors began to re

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Sri Lankan president pardons 588 prisoners on 75th Independence Day

Colombo |Saturday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST

Sri Lanka will release 588 prisoners on Saturday on presidential amnesty to mark the country's 75th Independence Day, a senior official said on Friday.

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Resumption of China's outbound travel to boost Malaysia's GDP, says economists

Kuala Lumpur |Saturday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST

The effect of stronger tourism activity due to the resumption of China's outbound travel could boost Malaysia's gross domestic product (GDP) by at least 1 percentage point, says UOB Global Economics &

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Somalia gets hospital to provide treatment, care for security forces

Mogadishu |Saturday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) said that it has handed over a new hospital facility designed to provide quality treatment and care to Somali security forces involved in the fi

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Macao gears up for mainland tour groups, eyes int'l tourist market

Macao |Saturday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST

China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) said on Friday that it has been gearing up for tour groups from the mainland after three years of suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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British Sikh, who wanted to 'kill' Queen Elizabeth, pleads guilty

London |Saturday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST

A British Sikh who allegedly planned to "kill the Queen" on Christmas Day in 2021 and was arrested with a loaded crossbow has admitted to treason charges.

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No bias intimidation charges to be filed in NJ 'bulldozer incident'

New York |Saturday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST

An investigation into the display of a bulldozer at the India Day Parade in New Jersey last year has said there is not enough evidence to file a bias intimidation charge, the Middlesex County Prosecut

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US Secy of State Blinken postpones China visit over spy balloon (Lead)

Washington |Saturday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST

In a sharp and sudden escalation of tensions, the US has postponed Secretary of State Antony Blinken's upcoming visit to Beijing over a Chinese surveillance balloon floating over America, calling it a

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US court rules in favour of elderly Sikh targetted in hate crime

New York |Thursday, 2023 1:45:10 AM IST

A US court has ruled in favour of an elderly Sikh who had accused a Northern California sheriff's office of inadequately investigating racist threats against him in 2021.

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Philippine earthquake revised down to magnitude 6 (Ld)

Manila |Thursday, 2023 1:45:10 AM IST

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology revised the magnitude of an earthquake down to 6, which rattled the southern Philippines on Wednesday.

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NRIs, corporates in UAE welcome India's Budget

Dubai |Thursday, 2023 1:45:10 AM IST

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) as well as the business and corporate community in UAE have welcomed India's Union Budget 2023-24.

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