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Modi among Time magazine contenders for most influential people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named among the probable contenders for Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Time will next month announce

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US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

A ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Turkey and some countries in the West Asia and North Africa to the US and UK has come

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Bangladesh: Two dead, 28 injured as commandos storm terrorists’ den

Dhaka, March 25: In Bangladesh, 2 civilians were killed and 28 others injured in a blast outside a besieged suspected militant den in Shibbari area of Sylhet, northern part of

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US not to attend multinational peace conference

United States will not attend a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan in Russia next month. A State Department official said the U.S. was not consulted before receiving the invitation and

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Group of 29 inmates tunneled out of prison in Tamaulipas

In Mexico, a group of 29 inmates tunneled their way out of a prison in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. One of the inmates shot to death a passing

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US House of Representatives to vote today on new healthcare legislation

US President Donald Trump has demanded a make-or-break vote today on a new health care legislation in the US House of Representatives. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan,

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Japan culls 280000 chickens to check outbreaks of contagious flu

Japan deployed hundreds of soldiers to help cull more than 280,000 chickens today to try to contain further outbreaks of a highly contagious strain of avian flu. Officials said, the

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250 African migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean sea

Around 250 African migrants are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean sea after a rescue boat found two partially submerged rubber dinghies off Libya. Laura Lanuza of Spanish charity

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Extreme weather-climate conditions continued into 2017: WMO

Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic “heatwaves”, have continued into 2017, after global temperatures set record last year and the world witnessed exceptionally low sea ice and unabated ocean

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Pak court orders separate counting of Sikhs in census

In Pakistan, a court today ordered authorities to ensure separate counting of Sikhs in the nationwide census. Earlier, Sikh community members filed a plea for not being counted among the