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Putin appoints new Russian cabinet members

Putin appoints new Russian cabinet members

🕔11:45, 22.Jan 2020

Moscow, Jan 22  Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed new Russian cabinet members, according to the decrees Kremlin published on its website. According to one of the decrees, the new government has reduced its former ten deputy prime ministers to

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China confirms 4th coronavirus death

China confirms 4th coronavirus death

🕔12:27, 21.Jan 2020

Beijing, Jan 21  Chinese authorities on Tuesday confirmed the foruth death due to the new coronavirus that has also infected more than 195 people, adding that its transmission between humans was possible. Zhong Nanshan, who leads the health commission’s team

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China to ban single-use plastics

China to ban single-use plastics

🕔15:00, 20.Jan 2020

Beijing, Jan 20  China, one of the world’s biggest users of plastic, has unveiled a major plan to reduce single-use plastics across the country, a media report said on Monday. The National Development and Reform Commission on Sunday issued the

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Sri Lanka lifts ban on drones

Sri Lanka lifts ban on drones

🕔06:29, 18.Jan 2020

Colombo, Jan 18 Sri Lanka’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has lifted a ban imposed on drones within the island country, local media reports said. The CAA in a statement said drones can now be operated in conformity of civil aviation regulations,

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7 countries launch Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum in Egypt

7 countries launch Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum in Egypt

🕔07:06, 17.Jan 2020

Cairo, Jan 17  Seven countries on Thursday adopted an institutional framework to create the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum to be based here, a media report said. “The seven Mediterranean countries — Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Palestine and Egypt —

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Air pollution from oil, gas production sites visible from space

Air pollution from oil, gas production sites visible from space

🕔20:21, 16.Jan 2020

New York, Jan 16 Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the United States in the last two years, as researchers have seen a significant increase in the release of the lung-irritating air pollutant nitrogen dioxide and

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US, China sign Phase 1 trade deal; Trump calls it ‘unbelievable’

US, China sign Phase 1 trade deal; Trump calls it ‘unbelievable’

🕔06:58, 16.Jan 2020

New York, Jan 16  United States and China have signed a ‘Phase-1’ trade deal that holds the promise of defusing tensions between the two economic powerhouses after 18 months of barbs and sanctions that have hurt manufacturers on both sides

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Not interested in negotiating with US : Iran Minister

Not interested in negotiating with US : Iran Minister

🕔19:58, 15.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 15 Iran Foreign Minister Javed Zarif on Wednesday said that though Tehran was interested in diplomacy, it wasnt keen on negotiating with the US. Zarif was alluding to the ongoing tensions between America and Iran following the

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Sri Lanka offers discounts to boost tourist numbers

Sri Lanka offers discounts to boost tourist numbers

🕔06:55, 15.Jan 2020

Colombo, Jan 15  Sri Lanka, the Indian Ocean island known for its pristine beaches and sprawling tea plantations, has recorded a drastic slump in tourist numbers in 2019 after the Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 250 people. The significant

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7,742 people evacuated as Philippines volcano spews lava

7,742 people evacuated as Philippines volcano spews lava

🕔11:16, 13.Jan 2020

Manila, Jan 13  At least 7,742 people were evacuated on Monday as the Taal volcano in the Philippines started spewing lava, while the ash fall has reached the capital Manila, some 70 km away. The people were taken to 38

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Official toll in NZ volcano eruption rises to 18

Official toll in NZ volcano eruption rises to 18

🕔11:13, 13.Jan 2020

Wellington/Melbourne, Jan 13  The official death toll in the Whakaari/White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand last month rose to 18 on Monday after the death of one of the injured persons evacuated to Australia. “We are sad to inform

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Indian expat in Dubai records 1,000 songs in 1,000 days

Indian expat in Dubai records 1,000 songs in 1,000 days

🕔13:08, 11.Jan 2020

Dubai, Jan 11 A Dubai-based Indian expat has completed her record bid to sing 1,000 songs in 1,000 days, with all songs written, composed, sung and recorded entirely by her, a media report said. Swapna Abraham, 48, has been recognised

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PM Modi condoles death of Oman’s Sultan Qaboos

PM Modi condoles death of Oman’s Sultan Qaboos

🕔12:55, 11.Jan 2020

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said and described him as a “visionary leader and statesman”, who transformed Oman into a prosperous nation and called him

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Main candidates vote in decisive Taiwan elections

Main candidates vote in decisive Taiwan elections

🕔12:50, 11.Jan 2020

Taipei, Jan 11 The main candidates in Taiwan’s presidential elections cast their vote on Saturday as the incumbent Tsai Ing-wen, remains a clear favourite to get re-elected, enjoying some 20-point advantage in the opinion polls over her opponent Han Kuo-yu

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Ukrainian plane brought down due to human error : Iran

Ukrainian plane brought down due to human error : Iran

🕔12:44, 11.Jan 2020

Tehran, Jan 11 Iran on Saturday said the Ukrainian passenger plane which crashed outside Tehran earlier this week had flown close to a sensitive military site and been brought down due to human error “at a time of crisis caused

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Sultan Qaboos of Oman passes away

Sultan Qaboos of Oman passes away

🕔12:40, 11.Jan 2020

Muscat, Jan 11 (IANS) After ruling Oman for nearly five decades, Qaboos bin Said al-Said, the last Sultan of the Middle East, has died at the age of 79 with no known successor, state media reported on Saturday. The official Omani

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Indian-American astronaut in programme with eye on Moon, Mars

Indian-American astronaut in programme with eye on Moon, Mars

🕔12:34, 11.Jan 2020

New York, Jan 11 An Indian-American will be among astronauts who may get a chance to go to the moon or Mars following his graduation from NASA’s programme to train astronauts for those missions and the International Space Station. Raja

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Cuba slams extension of US ban on flights

Cuba slams extension of US ban on flights

🕔12:28, 11.Jan 2020

Havana, Jan 11 Cuba has condemned the US government’s decision to ban charter flights from America to all Cuban destinations except Havana. “I strongly reject new US government ban on charter flights to Cuba, except for Havana, and restrictions on

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WHO extends travel restrictions to Pak amid polio resurgence

WHO extends travel restrictions to Pak amid polio resurgence

🕔12:24, 11.Jan 2020

Islamabad, Jan 11 The World Health Organization (WHO) has extended travel restrictions to Pakistan for another three months over the frequent outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in all provinces and an alarming surge in Wild Poliovirus Type 1

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Moroccan king Mohammed VI pardons 265 prisoners

Moroccan king Mohammed VI pardons 265 prisoners

🕔12:20, 11.Jan 2020

Rabat, Jan 11 Moroccan King Mohammed VI has pardoned 265 prisoners ahead of the Proclamation of Independence Day, Moroccan Ministry of Justice said. A total of 204 inmates had their prison terms reduced, said the statement released on Friday, adding

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