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HK Chief Executive postpones controversial bill

Hong Kong |Saturday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Saturday the "suspension" of her controversial proposed extradition law, which has generated massive opposition in the streets.

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Russia condemns attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman

Moscow |Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST

The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned the attack against two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called for refraining from making hasty accusations.

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G-20 energy, environment chiefs meet amid M-E tensions

Tokyo |Saturday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST

G20 energy and environment ministers gathered in Japan on Saturday for talks likely to focus on energy security concerns following the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, as well as enviro

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Denmark's Andersen takes over as UN Environment head

Nairobi |Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST

Danish economist and environmentalist Inger Andersen on Saturday took up her new role as Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, promising to prioritise greater action on climate change, b

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Discovery of minor's body in Arizona sheds light on illegal Indian immigration

New York |Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST

The discovery of the body of a seven-year-old Indian girl in a treacherous desert area in the state of Arizona has put the spotlight on rising illegal immigrants from India trying to cross into the US

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World War II bomb deactivated in Berlin

Berlin |Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST

Bomb disposal squads on Saturday deactivated a 100-kg explosive dating back to the World War II that had been found in Berlins Alexanderplatz square.

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HK suspends controversial extradition bill (Lead)

Hong Kong |Saturday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Saturday the "suspension" of her controversial proposed extradition bill which has generated massive opposition in the streets.

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Greenland loses over 2 bn tonnes of ice in a day

New York |Saturday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST

In a sign that this year could once again set records for loss in Greenland ice, researchers have found that the island's ice sheet lost more than two gigatonnes (a gigaton is equal to one billion ton

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Notre Dame to hold 1st mass since devastating fire

Paris |Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST

Two months after being devastated in a blaze, the Notre Dame cathedral will hold its first mass Saturday, which will be officiated by the Archbishop of Paris with a small number in attendance.

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Twitter, Instagram users go 'blue' in support of Sudan

Khartoum (Sudan) |Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST

In a bid to raise awareness about the current volatile situation in Sudan, social media users in large numbers have turned their profile picture blue.

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Gulf tanker attacks: UN calls for independent probe

United Nations |Saturday, 2019 10:45:05 AM IST

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an independent investigation into this week's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

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Hundreds of US police officers part of hate groups on FB

San Francisco |Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST

Nearly 400 current and former police officers read and contribute to Facebook groups that promote a range of extremist ideologies including Islamophobia and racism, according to a new investigation by

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