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Student killed by classmate in Germany stabbing attack

Berlin |Tuesday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST

A pupil at a school in western Germany was killed in a stabbing attack by a classmate on Tuesday, authorities said.

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Israel accuses UN rights forum of bias over Palestinians

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

Israel accused the United Nations on Tuesday of continuous discrimination against it over its treatment of Palestinians and called for reforms of its human rights body. The Human Rights Council's regu

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Malaysia says search resumes for missing flight MH370

KUALA LUMPUR | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

Malaysia kicked off a new search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on Monday, its civil aviation department said. The aircraft disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014

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PM Modi, in Davos speech, to share 'New India' Vision

Davos | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

The Indian presence this year in Davos is the largest in the 48-year history of the World Economic Forum and Prime Minister Narendra is the first prime minister to attend the summit in over two decade

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China orders Tibetan pilgrims in India and Nepal to return

Beijing | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

A local government in China's Sichuan Province has issued a sudden order this month for Tibetan pilgrims in Bodha Gaya (India) and Nepal to return home, forcing hundreds of travellers to cut short pla

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Russian short track skater Ahn to miss Winter Olympics

MOSCOW | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

Russian short track speed skater Viktor Ahn, biathlete Anton Shipulin and cross-country skier Sergei Ustyugov are not on the list of athletes eligible for next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games, a Russ

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US shutdown ends as Congress passes bill

Washington | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

The US government partial shutdown is ending after Republicans and Democrats voted for a temporary funding bill, a BBC News report said on Tuesday. The Democratic leadership agreed to back the bill a

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Britain's Johnson demands 5 bln pounds extra health spending - The Times

LONDON | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will on Tuesday demand Prime Minister Theresa May approve 5 billion pounds ($7 billion) extra funding for the National Health Service, The Times newspaper repor

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Turkey detains 42 people over Syrian operation social media comments - agency

ISTANBUL | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

Turkish police arrested 42 people including a pro-Kurdish politician overnight for "spreading terrorist propaganda" on social media about Turkey's military operation against a Kurdish militia in Syria

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UAE military ordered not to escalate Qatar crisis - official

ABU DHABI | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

A military official in the United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday its forces had instructions not to escalate an ongoing diplomatic crisis with Qatar. UAE military aircraft would also fly alternative ro

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China to build 'super expressway'

Hangzhou |Tuesday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST

China will build an "intelligent" super expressway, enabling increased safety and higher average traffic speeds, in east China's Zhejiang province by 2022, authorities said on Tuesday.

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Two more Myanmar ethnic armed groups agree to ceasefire

Yangon |Tuesday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST

Two more ethnic armed groups in Myanmar have agreed to sign the government's Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA), a joint statement issued by the two parties said on Tuesday.

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