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Indian-origin crowned Miss Universe Australia

Indian-origin crowned Miss Universe Australia

🕔14:02, 28.Jun 2019

Sydney, June 28  Indian-origin Priya Serrao is celebrating with family and friends on Friday after she was crowned Miss Universe Australia, a title she intends to use to raise awareness about diversity and multi-culturalism. The 26-year-old policy advisor from the

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G20: Trump tells Putin not to meddle in 2020 polls

G20: Trump tells Putin not to meddle in 2020 polls

🕔13:15, 28.Jun 2019

Osaka, June 28  US President Donald Trump on Friday met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin here and light-heartedly told him not to meddle in the 2020 American presidential elections. Trump, who is seeking a second term in the next election,

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Security beefed up ahead of G20 summit in Japan

Security beefed up ahead of G20 summit in Japan

🕔19:18, 26.Jun 2019

Tokyo, June 26  Tight security measures were being enforced in the Japanese city of Osaka on Wednesday ahead of the G20 summit during which tens of thousands of policemen are expected to be deployed. The summit on Friday and Saturday

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San Francisco first US city to ban e-cigarettes sale

San Francisco first US city to ban e-cigarettes sale

🕔11:18, 26.Jun 2019

San Francisco, June 26  San Francisco has become the first major city in the US to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes, a measure that affects both brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers. The 11 members of the city and county’s

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US-China trade war causing collateral damage: Australia

US-China trade war causing collateral damage: Australia

🕔11:17, 26.Jun 2019

Sydney, June 26 The Prime Minister of Australia on Wednesday warned that the trade war between the US and China was causing collateral damage by aggravating rising global economic uncertainty. “The world’s most important bilateral relationship, the US-China relationship, is clearly

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Situation in Sri Lanka now normal: Tourism Minister

Situation in Sri Lanka now normal: Tourism Minister

🕔09:22, 26.Jun 2019

New Delhi, June 26  Sri Lanka, which was hit by a ghastly terror attack on April 21, said on Tuesday that the situation now was normal and it was safe for the tourists to visit. Addressing a press conference here,

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US crude oil inventories decrease last week: API

US crude oil inventories decrease last week: API

🕔09:20, 26.Jun 2019

Houston, June 26  The American Petroleum Institute (API) on Tuesday reported a sharp decrease of 7.55 million barrels in the US crude oil inventories for the week ending June 21. In the previous week ending June 14, API reported a

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Trump imposes sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader

Trump imposes sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader

🕔09:04, 25.Jun 2019

Washington, June 25  US President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order imposing financial sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in the wake of the Iranian downing of a US drone. The sanctions “will deny the

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Nepal plans to include yoga in school curriculum

Nepal plans to include yoga in school curriculum

🕔20:57, 24.Jun 2019

Kathmandu, June 24  The preparation of new school curriculum, which will include yoga, in Nepal is in the final stages, Neplese Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel has said. The government was revising the school curriculum to

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5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Tokyo

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Tokyo

🕔09:39, 24.Jun 2019

Tokyo, June 24  Japan’s capital Tokyo and its surrounding regions were hit by a 5.5-magnitude earthquake on Monday, although no tsunami alert was issued and no significant damage has been reported so far. The earthquake, which was registered at 9.11

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Sri Lanka extends Emergency for another month

Sri Lanka extends Emergency for another month

🕔18:34, 22.Jun 2019

Colombo, June 22  Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, here on Saturday, extended the State of Emergency by another month, considering the security situation following the April Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 250 people and injured hundreds. Sirisena issued orders

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ASEAN Summit: Leaders talk free trade, sustainability

ASEAN Summit: Leaders talk free trade, sustainability

🕔18:30, 22.Jun 2019

Bangkok, June 22 The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Saturday gathered in Bangkok for a summit to discuss economic matters affecting the region amid the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China, as well as to

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No plans to cap H-1B work visas for Indians: Senior US official

No plans to cap H-1B work visas for Indians: Senior US official

🕔07:48, 22.Jun 2019

New York, June 22  The US has no plans to place caps on H-1B work visas for Indians, a senior administration official told reporters on Friday. In a background briefing ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to India

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Trump, Saudi crown prince discuss Iran over phone

Trump, Saudi crown prince discuss Iran over phone

🕔07:47, 22.Jun 2019

Washington, June 22  US President Donald Trump has spoken over phone with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on Iran. The two leaders on Friday discussed issues related to Iran and Saudi Arabia’s role in ensuring stability

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H55’s fully electric airplane takes off in Switzerland

H55’s fully electric airplane takes off in Switzerland

🕔21:33, 21.Jun 2019

Sion (Switzerland), June 21  Taking a big step towards developing flying taxis, H55, a Solar Impulse technological spin off, successfully flew a two-seater fully electric airplane on Friday. Powered by H55’s electric propulsion system and manufactured by BRM Aero, the

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Yoga is force for fighting climate change, fostering global harmony: UN

Yoga is force for fighting climate change, fostering global harmony: UN

🕔10:22, 21.Jun 2019

United Nations, June 21  Deputy UN Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has said that yoga can help the world in these troubled times by inspiring the adoption of a sustainable lifestyle to fight climate change and by promoting tolerance and peace. Addressing

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Xi, Kim to jointly create ‘bright future’ of bilateral ties

Xi, Kim to jointly create ‘bright future’ of bilateral ties

🕔21:23, 20.Jun 2019

Pyongyang/Beijing, June 20  Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed here on Thursday to work together to create a bright future of inter-party and inter-state relations at a new starting point in history, the state-run news

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Italy gives 5 mn euros to help IOM in Libya, Sudan, Ethiopia

Italy gives 5 mn euros to help IOM in Libya, Sudan, Ethiopia

🕔13:30, 20.Jun 2019

Rome, June 20  Italy’s Foreign Ministry has arranged for a five million euro grant to from its Africa Fund to aid the International Migration Organisation’s work in Libya, Sudan and Ethiopia, the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. “Italy

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US Fed leaves interest rates unchanged

US Fed leaves interest rates unchanged

🕔13:19, 20.Jun 2019

Washington, June 20  The US Federal Reserve has left interest rates unchanged as officials weighed mixed signals on the health of the US economy and the impact of trade tensions. The Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed’s policy-making committee, decided

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Pompeo unable to visit Sri Lanka: US Embassy

Pompeo unable to visit Sri Lanka: US Embassy

🕔17:01, 19.Jun 2019

Colombo, June 19  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be unable to visit Sri Lanka as previously announced due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts, the US Embassy said in a statement here on Wednesday. In the statement, the Embassy said

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