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No changes in Syria after Putin-Trump summit - US general

By Phil Stewart Washington | Thursday, Jul 19 2018 IST

A top US general said today he had not received any new guidance about the war in Syria, four days after the conflict was discussed in a closed-door meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Rus

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Mandela, 'true symbol of human greatness'

United Nations | Thursday, Jul 19 2018 IST

Paying tribute to the first democratically-elected President of South Africa and iconic civil rights leader, the United Nations has celebrated Nelson Mandela's legacy for humanity and reflected on the

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Houthis using key Yemen port to import arms: UAE envoy (IANS Interview)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST

The Houthis, the Shia majority armed group allegedly allied to Iran, is using a key port in war-torn Yemen to import arms instead of allowing in aid material, UAE Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has

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Sweden ramps up battle against wildfires amid prolonged drought

Stockholm | Thursday, Jul 19 2018 IST

Firefighters struggled today to douse wildfires that have swept across Sweden after a protracted period of exceptional heat and drought. Authorities said there were 35 registered wildfires burning tod

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Putin warns that US-Russia nuclear treaty will expire unless action taken

MOSCOW | Thursday, Jul 19 2018 IST

President Vladimir Putin warned of the dangers of Moscow and Washington failing to mend ties on Thursday, saying the START strategic arms reduction treaty would expire in a year and a half unless work

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British man plotted to kill Prime Minister Theresa May

LONDON | Wednesday, Jul 18 2018 IST

A British man was found guilty on Wednesday of a plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May by first detonating an explosive device to get into her Downing Street office and then using a knife or a gun t

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Kim unexpectedly recalls ambassadors

Seoul | Thursday, Jul 19 2018 IST

The heads of the embassies and missions were called for what is assumed to be an ambassadorial meeting, according to sources. It is not yet clear whether this is an annual meeting or a special one-off

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Trump says there's 'no rush' for North Korea to denuclearise

Washington | Thursday, Jul 19 2018 IST

US President Donald Trump has said there is "no rush" in its negotiations with North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme, according to a CNN report. "Russia has agreed to help with North

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Funding shortfalls threaten health services for Iraqis

United Nations | Thursday, Jul 19 2018 IST

Almost one million vulnerable Iraqis will have to go without basic medicines and other life-saving healthcare if funding is not found to save critical health facilities, the United Nations health agen

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Embed essence of 2030 Agenda into everything: UN chief

United Nations | Thursday, Jul 19 2018 IST

As the eight-day High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) drew to a close on Wednesday, the United Nations chief called on everyone to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Devel

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N. Korean defector arrested in Seoul for espionage

Seoul |Thursday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

A North Korean defector has been arrested in the South Korean capital on charges of selling classified military information from South Korea to a third country, prosecutors said on Thursday.

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Vietnam says controversial cybersecurity law aims to protect online rights

By James Pearson HANOI | Thursday, Jul 19 2018 IST

Vietnam's new cybersecurity law is designed to protect online rights and create a "safe and healthy cyberspace," the foreign ministry said on Thursday, although critics have warned it gives the Commun

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