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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo | Reuters)
PM Narendra Modi leaves for home after concluding three-nation tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today left for home after concluding his three-nation tour of Portugal, the US and the Netherlands.

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Chernobyl nuclear plant's radiation monitoring hit by cyber attack: Officials

The radiation monitoring system at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear site has been taken offline after a massive cyber attack, forcing employees to use hand-held counters to measure levels, officials said.

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World Bank funding tied to forced labour in Uzbekistan: HRW

For the annual harvest, the government of Uzbekistan forces hundreds, including medics, teachers and children as young as 10, out into the fields to harvest, working long hours, sources said.

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Brazil's President Michel Temer. (File Photo | AP)
Brazil President Michel Temer dismisses bribery charges as 'fiction'

Temer, the first sitting president of Brazil to face criminal charges, is accused of accepting bribes from a giant meat packing company. He is also under investigation for belonging to a criminal orga

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks from his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo | AP)
Facing defection, Senate GOP leaders delay US health care bill vote

Sources told media that Senate Republican leaders have abruptly delayed the vote on their health care bill until after the July 4th recess.

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Authorities block an entrance to Redstone Arsenal, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Huntsville, Alabama. (Photo | AP)
Shooter suspect forces US army base in Alabama to lockdown

Officials at the Redstone Arsenal in the southern state of Alabama warned on Tuesday of an "possible active shooter" on the sprawling US army base and ordered the site locked down.

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French president Emmanuel Macron (File |AP)
France President Macron invites US President Trump to national day parade

Macron, who has made clear his differences with Trump notably on climate change, invited Trump and his wife Melania to attend the July 14 parade.

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A rebel of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, stands guard at the Mariana Paez demobilization zone, one of many rural camps where rebel fighters are making their transition to civilian life, in Buenavista, in the municipality of Mesetas, Colombia. (Photo | AP)
In a historic move, Colombia FARC chief declares rebel disarmament complete

The leader of Colombia's leftist FARC rebels formally declared the force's historic disarmament complete on Tuesday at a ceremony to mark the end of the UN-supervised process.

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Israel in rare admissive states striking back at online hackers

Agency Shin Bet studied hackers' strategies and developed "a variety of ways and methods" on how to strike back, Israel's security chief said.

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WannaCry ransomware
Here’s a list of companies attacked by ransomware Petya

A major cyberattack unfolded on Tuesday, striking banks, corporations and infrastructure in Ukraine and Russia before spreading to western Europe and then the United States.

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A man types on a computer keyboard in this illustration picture. (File Photo | Reuters)
Massive ransomware attack targets multinational companies worldwide, India maybe at risk

IT experts identified the virus as "Petrwrap", a modified version of the Petya ransomware which hit last year and demanded money from victims in exchange for the return of their data.

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All you need to know about Ransomware and how to protect your systems

The attacking tool is believed to be ransomware of the so-called Petya malware type, which earlier affected firms in Russia including oil giant Rosneft and Ukraine. Here's how you protect your system

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Four schoolchildren among eight dead in blast along Somalia-Kenya border: Police

Eight people, including four children returning to school after Eid celebrations, were killed on Tuesday by a roadside bomb in eastern Kenya close to the border with Somalia, police said.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the roughly 20 million victims of human trafficking globally illustrate how much more work must be done. (File photo | AP)
Myanmar no longer among worst on human trafficking, says the US

Myanmar had been demoted to the lowest tier last year, shortly after it shifted to civilian government, ending decades of oppressive military rule.

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Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin (File | AP)
US designating Salahuddin as global terrorist unjustified: Pakistan

Pakistan today slammed as completely unjustified the US' designation of individuals supporting the right of self-determination of Kashmiris as terrorists.

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New highly virulent cyber attack causes mass disruption in Europe

The software appeared to be nearly identical to GoldenEye, one of a family of hostage-taking programs that has been circulating for months, an analyst said.

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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. (File photo | Reuters)
Scotland leader Nicola Sturgeon puts second independence referendum on hold

In March, Sturgeon had called for a second vote on whether Scotland should break away from the United Kingdom to be held between late 2018 and early 2019.

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Syria involved in active preparations for possible chemical weapons attack: Pentagon

A Pentagon spokesman said the U.S. had seen "activity" at Shayrat airfield, the same base from which the Syria air force launched an attack in April which reportedly used chemicals to kill civilians.

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About 400 pilgrims travel in batches every year to Kailash-Mansarovar by the Nathu La route and are received across the border by the Chinese.
China blocks Mansarovar yatra after face off with Indian army

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said on Tuesday that two batches of a total of about 100 pilgrims could not cross the border to visit Mount Kailash in Tibet and returned to Sikkim capital Gangtok.

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Congress Spokesperson Manish Tiwari . (PTI file photo)
Opposition slams Indo-US joint statement

The parties stressed it emphasised more on "diversions" in bilateral ties than "conversions" and targeted Modi for allegedly accepting the American theory that "identifies Islam and terrorism as one.

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The  80-year-old lady threw nine coins at an engine of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 as she was boarding on the tarmac. (File | AP)
Chinese passenger chucks coins into plane's engine for luck

The 80-year-old threw nine coins at an engine of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 as she was boarding on the tarmac.   

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