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Guterres follows India-Pakistan border situation, encourages dialogue

United Nations |Tuesday, 2018 11:15:06 AM IST

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following the India-Pakistan border situation where there has been firing by both sides. He is encouraging both nations to hold a dialogue, his Spokesperson Steph

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Nikkei closes at highest in over 26 years; real estate gains

TOKYO | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

Japan's Nikkei share average on Tuesday ended at its highest in more than 26 years, with real estate and precision machinery stocks leading the gains. The Nikkei finished up 1.3 percent at 24,124.15

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US urges Pakistan to act against Taliban

Washington |Tuesday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST

The US has urged Pakistan to immediately take action against the Taliban, after the militant group claimed last week's attack on a landmark hotel in Kabul that claimed 22 lives.

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Bus, truck collision kills 5 in Pakistan

Islamabad |Tuesday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST

At least five people were killed and 15 others injured on Tuesday in a collision between a bus and a truck in Pakistan's port city Karachi.

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Myanmar 'ready' to receive Rohingyas from Bangladesh

Yangon |Tuesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST

Myanmar authorities said on Tuesday that they are ready to initiate a gradual repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh despite an announcement of delay by Dhaka due to incomplete preparations

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BSF man suspended for molesting Bangladeshi woman

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST

A Border Security Force (BSF) Constable has been suspended for allegedly molesting a woman passenger travelling by the India-Bangladesh Maitree Express from Kolkata to Dhaka, the BSF said on Tuesday.

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Indian arrested in Bangladesh with contraband pills

Dhaka |Tuesday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST

An Indian citizen has been arrested in Bangladesh for possessing contraband pills, police said.

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Yen rises briefly after BOJ keeps policy, inflation projections

TOKYO | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

The dollar dipped 0.2 percent against the yen after the Bank of Japan left its monetary policy unchanged and stuck to the view that Japan's inflation will likely reach its policy target of two percent

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China says U.S. tariffs on imported washers, solar panels worsens global trade environment

BEIJING | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

China's commerce ministry said on Tuesday it expressed strong dissatisfaction regarding the U.S. tariffs on imported washers, solar cells, adding that the U.S. decision further deteriorates global tra

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China 2017 total trade with North Korea falls 10.6 pct y/y - customs

BEIJING | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

China 2017 total trade with North Korea fell 10.6 percent from a year ago to $5.06 billion, final trade numbers from the customs showed on Tuesday. China's imports from North Korea in 2017 slid 33 p

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India-Pakistan clashes impact peace in South Asia: PIPFPD

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST

Expressing concerns over ceasefire violations on the India-Pakistan border, a peace group said on Tuesday this was not only claiming precious lives on both sides but also impacting peace and stability

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Pakistan to give 'robust response' to India

Islamabad |Monday, 2018 8:15:06 PM IST

Pakistan will give "a robust response" to any aggression from India on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir said on Monday.

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