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Russian MPS give quick first approval to Putin reforms

Russian MPS give quick first approval to Putin reforms

AFP, Moscow  :Russian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously approved a sweeping constitutional reform bill put forward by President Vladimir Putin in its first reading, after less than two hours of debate.All

Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary for  defamation, seeks $50m

Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary for defamation, seeks $50m

Reuters, Washington :Democratic presidential contender Tulsi Gabbard sued Hillary Clinton for defamation on Wednesday, seeking at least $50 million in damages for harming her reputation by suggesting last year that

Brexit Bill clears Britain parliament, set to become law

Brexit Bill clears Britain parliament, set to become law

After years of acrimonious debate, British lawmakers on Wednesday finally approved the terms of their country's historic departure from the European Union-due in just nine days time.MPs in the lower

World leaders in Israel to recall horrors of Auschwitz

World leaders in Israel to recall horrors of Auschwitz

AFP, Jerusalem.:Israel hosts dozens of world leaders Thursday to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the World War II death camp where the Nazis killed more than 1.1

A month of misery in Myanmar's Rakhine

Al Jazeera News  :Hundreds of people continue to cross the border into Bangladesh one month since the start of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine state where raids by Rohingya

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Trump to become first US President to attend anti-abortion rallyAFP, WashingtonUS President Donald Trump said Wednesday he plans to attend the March for Life rally this week and become the

Russia gets new govt in what  Putin calls ‘major renewal’

Russia gets new govt in what Putin calls ‘major renewal’

Reuters, Moscow :Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a new government on Tuesday which he described as a break with the past, bringing in some fresh faces but retaining many senior

Venezuela intelligence agents raid Guaido offices: Opposition

Venezuela intelligence agents raid Guaido offices: Opposition

AFP, Caracas :Agents from Venezuela's Sebin intelligence service on Tuesday raided the offices of opposition leader Juan Guaido while he traveled in Europe, an opposition lawmaker said."We have just confirmed

Hillary Clinton says ‘nobody likes’ Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton says ‘nobody likes’ Bernie Sanders

AFP, New York :Hillary Clinton launched a scathing attack on presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, her rival for the 2016 Democratic nomination, telling a documentary that "nobody likes him."The former US

Ousted Grammy CEO files explosive discrimination complaint

Ousted Grammy CEO files explosive discrimination complaint

AFP, Los Angeles :The ousted chief of the organization behind the Grammys filed a complaint on Tuesday accusing the Recording Academy of putting her on leave after she raised concerns

World’s oldest meteor crater formed over 2.2b years ago in Australia

World’s oldest meteor crater formed over 2.2b years ago in Australia

AFP, Tokyo :A crater in western Australia was formed by a meteor strike more than 2.2 billion years ago and is the world's oldest known impact site, new research published

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Crisis-hit Lebanon names new govtAFP, BeirutLebanon ended a painful wait by unveiling a new cabinet line-up, but the government was promptly scorned by protesters and faces the Herculean task of

 Nothing done to fight climate change

Nothing done to fight climate change

AFP, Switzerland:Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday slammed global inaction on climate change in front of the world's top business leaders, as the annual Davos forum faced up to

Migrants crossing the Suichate River, the natural border between Guatemala and Mexico.

Migrants crossing the Suichate River, the natural border between Guatemala and Mexico.

Putin sends his constitutional proposals to Parliament

AP, Moscow :Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday submitted to parliament a package of constitutional amendments widely seen as an attempt to secure his grip on power well after his

No evidence of Sudan paras fighting in Libya found: UN

No evidence of Sudan paras fighting in Libya found: UN

AFP, United Nations :A United Nations panel said Monday it had no "credible evidence" of Sudanese paramilitaries fighting in conflict-wracked Libya for military strongman Khalifa Haftar as alleged by some

General Bipin Rawat downplays China's presence in Indian Ocean

General Bipin Rawat downplays China's presence in Indian Ocean

PTI, Thanjavur :Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Monday downplayed the question of China's growing presence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and said every nation looked at

Pompeo urges end to ‘tyranny’ of Venezuela’s Maduro

Pompeo urges end to ‘tyranny’ of Venezuela’s Maduro

AFP, Bogota :US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Monday for cooperation in the struggle to remove Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from office amid a long-running crisis in the South

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Spanish PM to meet head of Catalan separatist govtAFP, MadridSpain's prime minister has said he will meet the head of Catalonia's separatist government in early February, although discussion on any

Trump to offer first detailed impeachment defense as pivotal week begins

Trump to offer first detailed impeachment defense as pivotal week begins

Reuters, Washington  :After refusing to cooperate with the Democratic Party-led impeachment probe in the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump will on Monday offer his first comprehensive defense, before his

PM Johnson seeks post-Brexit deals at Africa summit

PM Johnson seeks post-Brexit deals at Africa summit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets 16 African leaders at an investment summit Monday that will see Britain cast out a net for trading partners in its new life outside the

SARS-like virus spreads in China, nearly 140 new cases

AFP,  Beijing:China on Monday reported a mysterious SARS-like virus had spread across the country, including to Beijing, raising concerns as millions begin trips for the Lunar New Year.A third person

Abe strikes conciliatory note on S.Korea, row may be easing

Abe strikes conciliatory note on S.Korea, row may be easing

Reuters, Tokyo :Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that South Korea was its "most important neighbour" and that the two shared basic values, taking a conciliatory tone towards

Millions go hungry in wealthy Canada - and some die young as a result

Millions go hungry in wealthy Canada - and some die young as a result

Reuters, Rome :Canadians who cannot afford regular meals are more likely to die early, according to a study released on Monday, showing that people are dying from hunger even in

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Mahathir says ruling coalition could be a one-term govtReuters, LangkawiMalaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday his ruling coalition could be a one-term government if it does not make

Maduro ready to open direct talks with US

Maduro ready to open direct talks with US

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he was still comfortably in charge and open to direct negotiations with the US, in an interview published Saturday by The Washington Post.The interview was

Police fire tear gas to disperse thousands in central Hong Kong

Police fire tear gas to disperse thousands in central Hong Kong

Reuters, Hong Kong  :Police fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters who gathered in a central Hong Kong park but later spilled onto the streets, briefly

SpaceX to simulate astronaut ejection in final test

SpaceX to simulate astronaut ejection in final test

SpaceX will on Sunday simulate its emergency abort system on an unmanned spacecraft, the last major test before it plans to send NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.The space

Germany hosts Libya summit in bid to curb military meddling

AP, Berlin :Germany is bringing together the key players in Libya's long-running civil war in a bid to curb foreign military meddling, solidify a cease-fire and help relaunch a political

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Snow shuts schools, delays flights in Iran capitalAFP, TehranHeavy snow covered the streets of Tehran on Sunday, causing major flight delays and forcing the closure of schools, authorities in the