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Zimbabwe decries Trump's 'prejudicial' statement on Africa

Harare |Wednesday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST

Zimbabwe has denounced US President Donald Trump's alleged utterances describing African states as "s**thole" countries.

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China rejects conclusion of Vancouver meeting, insists on dialogue

Beijing |Wednesday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST

China on Wednesday rejected the conclusion of a meeting in Canada about North Korea's nuclear programme in which 20 countries participated, and insisted that dialogue is the only way to resolve the cr

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Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners

By Brian Homewood ZURICH | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST

Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report

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Quake rattles Taipei but no reports of damage

TAIPEI | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan's capital Taipei on Wednesday with several witnesses reporting a slight rocking of buildings in the city's business district. The quake struck about 19 km (11.81

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Our employees not monitoring Direct Messages: Twitter

San Francisco |Wednesday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST

Twitter has denied claims that its employees are monitoring Direct Messages (DM) exchanged among its over 300 million users on its platform.

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US holds back $65m aid to Palestine

Washington |Wednesday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST

The US has announced that it will withhold more than half of the funding it provides for a UN agency that supports Palestinians, about two weeks after President Donald Trump threatened to pull funding

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Health service 'haemorrhaging' nurses, figures reveal

London | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST

The NHS is "haemorrhaging" nurses with one in 10 leaving the NHS in England each year, figures show, a BBC News report said on Wednesday. More than 33,000 walked away last year, piling pressure on un

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NK to send cheerleaders to Winter Olympics

Seoul | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST

North Korea will send a large contingent of cheerleaders to next month's Winter Olympics, South Korea has announced, as the two sides prepare to present their plan for a "peace games" to the Internati

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Ex-CIA officer held over secret records

New York | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST

A former CIA officer has been arrested in the US on charges of unlawful retention of classified information, a BBC News report said on Wednesday. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a naturalised US citizen, was h

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Jessica Falkholt: 'Home and Away' actress no more

Sydney | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST

'Home and Away' actress Jessica Falkholt has died from injuries she suffered in a car crash three weeks ago, an Australian hospital has confirmed, according to BBC News. The accident in New South Wale

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Russia calls for talks between Afghan government and the Taliban

MOSCOW | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST

Russia called on Wednesday for urgent talks between the government in Afghanistan and the Taliban, its Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding Russia could host such talks. "We strongly recommend

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UN agency launches crowdfunding campaign after US aid cut

Ramallah |Wednesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST

The UN relief agency for Palestinians said on Wednesday that it has launched an international crowdfunding campaign after the US cut aid to the agency by over 50 per cent.

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