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  • Militant attack 'kills 17' in northern Burkina Faso

    TOuagadougou, The authorities in Burkina Faso say militants have killed 17 people in a village in the north of the country. Defence Minister Cheriff Sy said an 'armed terrorist group' carried out the assault on Tuesday night in the district of Tongomayel, said a BBC News report. He...

  • UN chief launches new plan to prevent growing scourge

    United Nations, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has declared war on hate speech, telling Member States on Tuesday, that we all need to 'do better at looking out for each other'. 'Hate speech may have gained a foothold, but it is now on notice', Mr Guterres said, launching...

  • Earthquakes in China kills 11, injuries over 100

    Beijing, Eleven people died and another 122 were injured in two strong earthquakes in China, China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said on Tuesday. According to local authorities, a 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit Changning County of Yibin at 2255 hrs on Monday (Beijing Time). The...

  • Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts New Zealand coast

    Washington, A 6.3 magnitude earthquake was registered on Sunday off the coast of New Zealand, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The tremor occurred at 05:17 GMT, with the epicenter located 93 kilometers (57 miles) northeast of the L'Esperance Rock at the depth of 35 kilometers. There...

  • Trump denies NYT reports on increased number of US cyberattacks on Russia

    Moscow: US President Donald Trump denied reports of The New York Times newspaper on the increased number of US cyberattacks on Russia. On Saturday, The New York Times reported, that the United States was stepping up online attacks on the Russian power grid, demonstrating Trump's determination to...

  • Pak ad 'mocking' India pilot ups ante ahead of World Cup clash

    Islamabad, India and Pakistan 'tensions' are high again. But this time it's over cricket, said a BBC News report on Wednesday. The two sides are set to meet each other on Sunday in what is arguably the most highly-anticipated clash of the ongoing World Cup.

  • Mallya booed by fellow Indian spectators at cricket match

    London, Fugitive Indian businessman Vijay Mallya was booed with 'chor hai (you are a thief)' chants as he watched the World Cup match between India and Australia at the Oval here on Sunday. Mallya is facing extradition proceedings in the UK. The 63-year-old left India on March 2, 2016,...

  • Nigeria: At least 18 killed in road accident

    Lagos: At least 18 people were killed in a ghastly road accident involving a passenger bus and a truck on the Akure-Owo Expressway in Ondo of Nigeria, an official said. Femi Joseph, the state police spokesperson said the bodies of the victims had been deposited at the mortuary of the Ondo State...

  • PM thanks people of Maldives for 'affection' shown to him, departs for Sri Lanka visit

    Male: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked the people of Maldives for the 'affection' showed to him and said his two-day visit will lead to stupendous outcomes in improving bilateral ties between India and the Maldives. 'Dear citizens of the Republic of Maldives, I am humbled by...

  • Imran renews offer to hold dialogue with India

    Islamabad, Pakistan has renewed its offer to hold dialogue with India to resolve contentious issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and terrorism, to restore peace in the region and address the problems confronting the people of the two countries. According to a Dawn report,...

  • Two killed, 75 injured as massive storm hits Nepal

    Kathmandu, At least two people were killed and 75 others wounded when a strong storm hit the Kailali and Kanchanpur districts of southwest Nepal late on Thurday night. Prem Kumar Rai, a secretary at the Home Affairs Ministry, told that the search and rescue operations are underway,...

  • World must avoid a new Cold War: UN Chief

    United Nations, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the world leaders to avoid a new 'Cold War' and show wisdom so that sustainable development can be achieved. 'In a world where international relations have become 'more chaotic,' world leaders must avoid a new Cold War',...

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