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Won't allow any foreign military bases on our soil: Pakistan Foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

The Pakistan foreign minister said that Islamabad firmly stood with Afghanistan in its efforts for peace, prosperity, and national reconciliation.

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As ethnic violence rocks Israel, Arabs cite deep grievances

The mayor of the mixed town of Lod, which saw the worst of the violence Tuesday, compared it to a civil war or a Palestinian uprising.

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Nowhere to run: Fear among citizens in bomb-hit Gaza grows amid conflict with Israel

As Hamas and other militant groups fired hundreds of rockets into Israeli cities, worries grew that the latest violence could spiral into a protracted conflict.

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US regularly engages with Indian officials on human rights issues: Official

At the briefing, Nadel said US officials regularly engage with Indian government officials at all levels, encouraging them to uphold human rights obligations and commitments.

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Two planes collide midair above Denver, no one injured

Both planes were getting ready to land at a small regional airport in a Denver suburb on Wednesday when they collided mid-morning.

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Wealthy nations once lauded as successes lag in Covid-19 vaccinations

In Japan, South Korea and New Zealand, the vaccination rates are languishing in the single figures.

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Man pleads guilty to stealing $800,000 from disabled kids group to pay for luxury vacation

Stuart Nitzkin, 45, of Deerfield, Illinois, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud during an arraignment conducted by video conference before U.S. District Judge Sara Ellis.

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57 US Congressmen urge Joe Biden to bolster COVID-19 assistance to India

In the letter, the Congressmen relayed to the administration that India remains in need of additional medical equipment, supplies and other vital resources to emerge from this crisis.

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Indian-American Congressman meets Kamala Harris over COVID-19 crisis in India

Bera said he also commended Vice President Harris for her leadership in helping mobilise the Indian-American diaspora to deliver assistance to family and friends in India.

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India received USD 83 billion in remittances in 2020: World Bank report

The report said India's remittances fell by just 0.2 per cent in 2020, with much of the decline due to a 17 per cent drop in remittances from the United Arab Emirates.

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Immediate de-escalation need of the hour, says India on Israel-Gaza violence

At least 53 Palestinians and six Israelis have been killed in spiralling violence as of Wednesday as Gaza-based militants fired hundreds of rockets on Israel since Monday evening.

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Taming COVID-19: US virus deaths hit lowest level in 10 months

Nearly 45% of the nation's adults are fully vaccinated, and over 58% have received at least one dose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Escalating Israel-Palestine violence bears hallmarks of 2014 Gaza war

Palls of gray smoke rose in Gaza, as Israeli airstrikes levelled two apartment towers and hammered the militant group's multiple security installations, destroying the central police compound.

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UK PM Boris Johnson announces public inquiry into his government's COVID pandemic handling

The move follows calls from the Opposition for such a probe, with demands for it to include consultation with families affected by the pandemic over the past year.

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India may overtake China as most populous country sooner than UN projections of 2027: Report

India is expected to add nearly 273 million people to its population between now and 2050, a UN report said in 2019.

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