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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed on his arrival at Joint Base Andrews Washington DC USA on Sunday. | PTI

Diaspora Indians optimistic about India-US ties ahead of Modi-Trump meet
 

Modi, in his nearly 50-minute address in Hindi to the diaspora, outlined the achievements of his government in the past three years.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being warmly welcomed by the people of Indian community on his arrival at Joint Base Andrews Washington DC USA on Sunday. | PTI
Even at 2 am, Swaraj helps Indians tweeting for help: Modi

Modi lauded Swaraj for giving a "human face" to diplomacy and effectively using of social media in delivering good governance.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a roundtable meeting with Indo- US business leaders at a in Washington DC USA on Sunday. | PTI
No country questioned surgical strikes, says Modi

Modi said the surgical strikes demonstrated that India, which normally follows the principle of restraint, can also defend its sovereignty and ensure its security when needed.

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A SpaceX rocket launch. (File | AP)
SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base 

A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida.

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Police commander among at least ten killed in Mexican state

Gunmen burst into a restaurant and killed the federal police commander for Veracruz and a second officer in another bloody day for the troubled Mexican state.

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The White House is seen in Washington. (File|AP)
White House forgoes Ramadan dinner for first time in two decades

United States President Donald Trump and first lady Melania released a statement on Saturday wishing "warm greetings" to those celebrating Eid al-Fitr.

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Emergency personnel and local people work at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province. | AP
34 killed and 93 missing as floods and landslide ravage China

Over 3,000 rescuers are searching for 93 people still buried under rocks and mud by a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province, authorities said.

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The tourist boat Almirante is seen in the Reservoir of Penol in Guatape municipality in Antioquia on June 25, 2017. At least nine people were dead and 28 missing after a tourist boat sank for unknown reasons in a reservoir in Colombia Sunday, authorities said, sharply raising an earlier toll. | AFP
Colombia boat wreck death toll lowered to six so far

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos revised downwards to six an earlier death toll given by regional officials for the number of people confirmed killed today when a tourist boat sank.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a round table meeting with the US Business Leaders at Washington DC USA on Sunday. NSA Ajit Doval L and Navtej Sarna Indian Ambassador to USA are also seen. | PTI
Surgical strikes prove India can defend itself: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India has succeeded in telling the world about the need to uproot the menace of terrorism.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the United States Community Reception in Washington DC USA on Sunday.  | PTI
Will Modi get to meet @realDonaldTrump or the President of US?

US govt is positive about India, but Trump’s contradictory tweets keep experts guessing, just like his ‘covfefe’ did

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EU approves Italy's plan for break up of two struggling Venetian banks

The European Commission swiftly approved Italy's plans, announced on Sunday, to break up two ailing Venetian banks using state funds.

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United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan (right) making public appearance. (Photo courtesy: Twitter@ahmed)
UAE president Sheikh Khalifa makes first public appearance since 2014 stroke

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan made his first public appearance on Sunday since suffering a stroke more than three years ago, to mark the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday.

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US President Donald Trump (File | AP)
President Trump slams Democratic 'obstruction' on healthcare reform bill

Senate leaders last week unveiled a revamped health care plan aimed at fulfilling Trump's pledge to repeal Obamacare, the landmark reform of his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.

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A general view of the housing towers of the Chalcots Estate in the borough of Camden, north London. (Photo | AP)
Post Grenfall Tower tragedy, all samples from high-rise apartments in London found failing fire safety tests

The national testing was ordered after an inferno engulfed Grenfell Tower in west London on June 14 that killed at least 79 people.

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Police commander, at least 10 others killed at Veracruz in Mexico

The killing of the federal police commissioner came two days after he had appeared with Veracruz Governor at an anti-crime event that was prompted by the discovery of dismembered bodies in bags.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (File Photo | AFP)
Iran seeks stronger ties with Qatar: President Hassan Rouhani

"Iran's policy is to develop more and more its relations with Doha," Rouhani said in a phone conversation with the emir of Qatar, rejecting a Saudi-led blockade of the Gulf Arab emirate.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for a group photograph with US business leaders at a meeting in Washington DC USA on Sunday. (Photo | PTI)
PM Narendra Modi invites US CEOs to invest in India, says GST a game changer

In a round table interaction with business leaders, Modi listed out steps taken by his government in the last three years and the moves planned in the future.     

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Israeli armoured personnel carriers. (File photo | AP)
Israel targets Syria after fresh stray fire on second day: Army

Israeli forces fired on Syria after several projectiles from the war-torn country hit the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, the army said, in the second such exchange in two days.

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Jewish men pray at the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City. (File photo | AP)
Israel cancels landmark plan for mixed prayer at Jerusalem's Western Wall

Women and men currently must pray separately at Jerusalem's Western Wall under strict interpretation of Jewish law.

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Turkish police, one holding a rubber bullet rifle, center, run to disperse participants of a Pride Week march in Istanbul. (File photo | AP)
Turkey police break up Gay Pride parade in Istanbul

Turkish police on Sunday fired rubber bullets to prevent Gay Pride activists from going ahead with an annual parade in Istanbul's Taksim Square despite a ban from local authorities.

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Prime Minsister Narendra Modi landed in Washington DC on Sunday. (Photo courtesy: Twitter@narendramodi)
President Trump calls Narendra Modi 'true friend', strikes rapport ahead of maiden meet

Modi, who arrived in Washington this morning, will hold summit talks with Trump tomorrow afternoon in the White House.

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