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Lanka PM quits; new Prez set to form caretaker govt (Lead)

Colombo |Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST

With the victory of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Saturdays presidential election, Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to step down making way for Rajapaksa to f

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India calls for 'greater vigour' in enforcing UN sanctions against terrorists

United Nations |Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST

India has called for "greater vigour" in implementing UN and international sanctions and regulations against terrorist organisations acting in concert with organised crime.

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Apple announces $1bn Austin campus before Trump's visit

Austin (Texas) |Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST

As CEO Tim Cook prepared himself for a first-ever tour of the Austin, Texas Mac Pro facility with US President Donald Trump, Apple on Wednesday announced it has started construction of a new $1 billio

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China ends anti-dumping duty on pyridine import from India

Beijing |Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST

China on Wednesday announced its decision to terminate review on anti-dumping measures over pyridine imports from India and Japan.

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Two US soldiers killed in chopper crash in Afghanistan

Kabul |Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST

Two US soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province on Wednesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support said.

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Pope embarks on Thailand, Japan visit

Vatican City |Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST

Pope Francis on Wednesday began his visit to Thailand and Japan, where he will spread a message of peace and promote denuclearisation.

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Johnson, Corbyn clash over Brexit in first TV debate

London |Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn locked horns over several issues including Brexit in their first TV election debate.

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Impeachment hearings: WH slams Vindman over Trump's call

Washington |Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST

The White House has slammed top Ukraine official Lt Col Alexander Vindman after he testified to an impeachment hearing that a phone call made by the US President Donald Trump to his Ukranian counterpa

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Kids who miss breakfast get lower grades: Study

London |Wednesday, 2019 9:45:06 PM IST

Parents, take a note. If you want your kids to score good marks, make sure they had their breakfast, as researchers have found that students who rarely ate breakfast on school days achieved lower grad

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US Senate passes Hong Kong Human Rights Bill

Washington |Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST

The US Senate has unanimously passed a legislation aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid the ongoing unrest in the China-administered financial hub.

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This tool locates shooters using smartphone video

New York |Wednesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST

Researchers have developed a system that can accurately locate a shooter based on video recordings from as few as three smartphones.

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UN chief regrets US decision on Israeli settlements

United Nations |Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has regretted Washington's announcement that Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory will no longer be considered illegal.

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