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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meets US Secretary of State  Rex Tillerson ahead of the UN meet. (Photo courtesy: Twitter@IndianEmbassyUS)
Sushma Swaraj meets US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, discusses bilateral ties

Sushma Swaraj and Tillerson discussed a wide range of bilateral issues, including the situation in the neighbourhood and the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

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Benazir Bhutto (Photo | AP)
Come & face trial if you're brave enough': Asif Ali Zardari to Pervez Musharraf

Slain Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto's daughters today hit out at Pervez Musharraf for accusing their father Asif Ali Zardari of being responsible for her assassination.

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US-made bomb used in fatal strike on Yemen children: Amnesty

A US-made bomb was used in a Saudi-led strike on Yemen's capital last month that killed 16 civilians, including seven children, and orphaned a young girl, Amnesty International said Friday.

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Expat Indians to benefit as Saudi lifts ban on Skype, WhatsApp calling amid opening up of economy

The Saudi government has lifted a ban on calls made through apps such as Skype and WhatsApp, in a move that would be welcomed by the large Indian expatriate community in the country.

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Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (File photo| AP)
Pakistan's anti-graft body freezes accounts of ousted PM  Nawaz Sharif, family

Pakistan's anti-graft body freezes accounts and seizes properties of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.

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Sri Lankan wedding couple walk along a road. (Photo | AFP)
Sri Lanka probes wedding which used school children to carry 'longest sari'

About 250 students of a state-owned school carried the train of the 3.2-km-long saree worn by the bride as she and the groom walked down.a main road in the central district of Kandy yesterday,

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Pakistan summons Indian envoy after alleged firing by India

Pakistan today summoned India's High Commissioner here even as it condemned the alleged firing by Indian forces across the Line of Control, in which six Pakistani civilians were killed.

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Eight terrorists belonging to Pakistan's LeT group killed in Afghanistan

At least eight militants belonging to Pakistan's Lashkar-e-Taiba group have been killed in airstrikes conducted in the southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

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Teenager charged over London Tube attack

British police said Friday they had charged an 18-year-old man with attempted murder following last week's bombing of a London Underground train, which injured 30 people.

22 Sep 2017

French president Emmanuel Macron (File |AP)
French labour reforms: what is going to change?

The reforms overhaul large parts of the 3,300-page labour code which details workers' rights, with some chapters dating back over a century.

22 Sep 2017

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French President Emmanuel Macron signs contested labour reforms into law

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday signed sweeping changes to France's complex labour code into law, sealing a signature reform after four months at the helm.

22 Sep 2017

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Russia keen on more OPEC cooperation

Russia's energy minister said Friday that he was in favour of continuing cooperation with the OPEC oil cartel as their joint accord to cap output bears fruit in boosting the price of crude.

22 Sep 2017

The 1.1-million-strong Rohingya have suffered years of discrimination in Myanmar, where they are denied citizenship even though many have longstanding roots in the country. (Photo | AP)
Social media 'hate speech' aggravating Rohingya crisis: US official

Hate speech and misinformation on social media have amplified ethnic tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine state, a US official said Friday.

22 Sep 2017

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'Madman' North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to be 'tested like never before': Trump

US President Donald Trump on Friday warned "madman" North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un that he would be "tested," the latest in an exchange of insults between the two.

22 Sep 2017

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UN needs $200 million for 'catastrophic' Rohingya influx

The Rohingya Muslims, escaping ethnic unrest in Myanmar, have overwhelmed Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar in under a month.

22 Sep 2017

Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel. (Photo | AP)
In defiance to US, Iran unveils latest missile during parade 

Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel.

22 Sep 2017

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Chinese government plays Cupid to help youth get married

Official data shows that more than 100 million Chinese people of marriageable age remain single.

22 Sep 2017

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UK banks to carry out immigration checks

UK banks will carry out immigration checks on 70 million current accounts from January in the biggest extension of Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to create a "hostile environment".

22 Sep 2017

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani (File Photo | Reuters)
One country can't scrap Iranian nuclear deal: President Rouhani to Trump

Iranian president Rouhani questioned Donald Trump's authority to single-handedly scrap the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear accord.

22 Sep 2017

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ( File Photo | AP)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells UN Canada has failed its indigenous people

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told the United Nations that his country was working to address failures in the treatment of its indigenous people.

22 Sep 2017

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Civilians trapped as IS mounts last stand in Syria's Raqa

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces say they are close to defeating the last Islamic State group jihadists holed up in the city, which has been ravaged by US-led coalition air strikes.

22 Sep 2017