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Iran ‘strongly’ opposes any US intervention in Iraq

Iran ‘strongly’ opposes any US intervention in Iraq

🕔11:19, 23.Jun 2014

Tehran, June 23  Iran strongly opposes any kind of US intervention in Iraq, the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. “Iran believes that people and government as well as religious leaders of Iraq can end the adventurism,” IRNA cited

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Promoting eco-tourism, Vienna’s green hotels now a rage

Promoting eco-tourism, Vienna’s green hotels now a rage

🕔11:16, 23.Jun 2014

Vienna, June 23  Meals prepared from locally sourced organic ingredients, hybrid cabs for guests, solar panels that produce electricity and water drawn from a well are some unique features on offer by the ‘green hotels’ of Vienna as they cash

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13 killed in China attack

13 killed in China attack

🕔12:38, 21.Jun 2014

Beijing, June 21  At least 13 people were killed and three injured Saturday during an attack on a police station in China’s Xinjiang region, officials said. Armed men drove a vehicle and rammed it into the station in Xinjiang and

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US Sending 300 Military Advisers to Iraq – Obama

US Sending 300 Military Advisers to Iraq – Obama

🕔12:35, 21.Jun 2014

By TN Ashok   Diplomatic Editor New Delhi, June 21: The US government is dispatching 300 military advisers to Iraq to aid nationalist forces there in the fight against advancing Sunni militants, President Barrack Obama announced today even as he began

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US lawmakers want Modi to address US Congress

US lawmakers want Modi to address US Congress

🕔12:34, 21.Jun 2014

Washington, June 21  Long denied a US visa, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may well get the rare honour of addressing a joint session of US Congress when he visits US in September. A suggestion to invite Modi to address

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Iran has eliminated enriched fuel stockpile: IAEA

Iran has eliminated enriched fuel stockpile: IAEA

🕔12:33, 21.Jun 2014

Vienna, June 21  Iran has eliminated its stockpile of enriched uranium under an interim deal agreed with six major powers last November, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said. A confidential monthly report issued by IAEA Friday showed that

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Monica Gill from US is Miss India Worldwide 2014

Monica Gill from US is Miss India Worldwide 2014

🕔12:33, 21.Jun 2014

Dubai, June 21  Miss India US Monica Gill was crowned Miss India Worldwide 2014 here Friday night. The second place went to Miss India Switzerland and third to Miss India Bahrain. More than 40 contestants of Indian origin settled in

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EU hails Ukrainian president’s peace plan

EU hails Ukrainian president’s peace plan

🕔12:32, 21.Jun 2014

Brussels, June 21  The European Union (EU) has hailed President Petro Poroshenko’s announcement of a ceasefire and a 15-point plan to restore peace in the crisis-hit Ukraine. “We commend President Poroshenko for his efforts and call on all sides to

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Spain to reduce income tax to boost growth

Spain to reduce income tax to boost growth

🕔12:32, 21.Jun 2014

Madrid, June 21  Spain will decrease income tax to an average of 12.5 percent between 2015 and 2016 to boost the country’s economic growth, a media report said Saturday. The Spanish government made the announcement after a cabinet meeting Friday,

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Russia seeks to expand ties with Pakistan: Lavrov

Russia seeks to expand ties with Pakistan: Lavrov

🕔12:29, 21.Jun 2014

Islamabad, June 21  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said his country seeks to expand its relations with Pakistan as close cooperation would bring stability to the region, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said. Pakistan’s top National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz, who is

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No military solution, seek political solution: Obama to Iraqis

No military solution, seek political solution: Obama to Iraqis

🕔12:27, 21.Jun 2014

Washington, June 21  In the face of Sunni militants’ menacing advance towards Baghdad, US President Barack Obama has asked Iraqi leaders to come up with a political solution because “if they don’t, there won’t be a military solution to the

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Probe anti-Muslim violence, Sri Lanka told

Probe anti-Muslim violence, Sri Lanka told

🕔12:49, 20.Jun 2014

New York, June 20  The Sri Lankan authorities should urgently investigate deadly violence against Muslims by Buddhist hardliners, Human Rights Watch said Friday. The violence, which began June 15 after a rally led by the Buddhist Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS),

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US won’t return to combat role in Iraq: Obama

US won’t return to combat role in Iraq: Obama

🕔10:52, 20.Jun 2014

Washington, June 20  Under pressure to come to the aid of the embattled Iraq government, President Barack Obama said the US is prepared to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq, but won’t be returning to a combat role

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UN refugee agency expands presence in Syria

UN refugee agency expands presence in Syria

🕔10:50, 20.Jun 2014

United Nations, June 20  The UN refugee agency has opened a field office and warehouse in Syrian city of Sweida to expand the reach of its humanitarian efforts for thousands of internally displaced civilians, a UN spokesperson said Thursday. A

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US steps into Iraq, but no boots on the ground

US steps into Iraq, but no boots on the ground

🕔10:49, 20.Jun 2014

Washington, June 20  Moving cautiously in the face of an onslaught by Sunni militants advancing on Baghdad, Presidents Barack Obama is sending 300 military advisers to Iraq, but US would not be returning to a combat role there. Under pressure

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Sri Lanka war was not against Tamils: Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka war was not against Tamils: Rajapaksa

🕔10:48, 19.Jun 2014

Colombo, June 19  President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the war in Sri Lanka was never against the Tamil community but against terrorism. The president said this when he met Asian Development Bank (ADB) president here, Xinhua quoted Rajapaksa’s office as saying.

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Foreign tourists camp in North Korea for first time

Foreign tourists camp in North Korea for first time

🕔10:45, 19.Jun 2014

Seoul, June 19  A group of tourists participated in the first ever camping trip for foreigners in the mountains of North Korea as part of a rare tour to the isolated country, it was reported Wednesday “This is the first

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Indian plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram wins World Food Prize

Indian plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram wins World Food Prize

🕔10:44, 19.Jun 2014

Washington, June 19  Eminent Indian plant scientist, Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, has been named winner of the 2014 World Food Prize in recognition of his outstanding work in the improvement of wheat crop. Rajaram, who is now settled in Mexico, is

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Six killed in air strikes in Syria: activists

Six killed in air strikes in Syria: activists

🕔10:43, 19.Jun 2014

Damascus, June 19  At least six people — four children and two women — were killed and 32 wounded in an air strike against a rebel-held area here Wednesday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The strike targeted

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Afghanistan’s population hits 28.1 million

Afghanistan’s population hits 28.1 million

🕔15:39, 18.Jun 2014

Kabul, June 18  The Central Statistic Organisation of Afghanistan has put the country’s population at 28.1 million, media reported Wednesday. “The Central Statistic Organisation (CSO) Monday put Afghanistan’s population at 28.1 million,” Xinhua cited the Daily Outlook, an English daily,

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