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US, Japanese agree to continue joint military exercises

Tokyo, Jun 29 : U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is trying to assuage an Asian ally’s worries about America’s commitment to the region amid the ongoing denuclearization negotiations with North Korea. Mattis met Friday with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, who said they agreed to continue joint military exercises and reinforce the response capability of the U.S.-Japan alliance. The U.S. ...

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9 killed as oil-carrying truck crashes, burns in Nigeria

Lagos, Jun 29 : Nigerian officials say nine people are dead after an oil-carrying tanker truck crashed and burst into flames on a bridge in Lagos. The Lagos state emergency management agency says in a statement that one of the dead was a child. Another four people were injured in the accident Thursday evening, and 54 vehicles were burned. It ...

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EU leaders to assess Brexit progress without UK’s May

Brussels, Jun 29 : European Union leaders are set to assess the state of stalled Brexit negotiations, after British Prime Minister Theresa May warned them that failure to strike a good divorce deal could endanger European security. Leaders of the other 27 EU nations are having what was initially billed as a “Brexit breakfast” at a Brussels summit Friday. It ...

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World Bank approves $480 million support for Rohingyas

Dhaka, Jun 29 : The World Bank has announced close to half-a-billion dollars in grant-based support to help Bangladesh address the needs of Rohingyas in areas such as health, education, water and sanitation, disaster risk management, and social protection. Reflecting the increasingly protracted nature of the Rohingya crisis, the World Bank Board of Directors on Thursday approved a $50 million ...

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Deepika Padukone: Success has no bearing on depression

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone believes that mental health has nothing to do with how successful you are. In an interview with ES Magazine, the Padmaavat star recalled her battle with depression at the time when her career was at the peak. “There was a lot happening (in 2014) – people thought professionally it was one of the best years of ...

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Alia Bhatt to join Ranbir Kapoor in Paris for Neetu Singh’s birthday

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have been in the news lately for their rumoured relationship and are often seen together. The speculations of their relationship grew when they were seen together at Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding reception. Neetu Kapoor will turn 60 on July 8 and she will be ringing her birthday in Paris with her family. According ...

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Tips to keep your furniture ready for this monsoon

With the monsoon approaching its imperative that you keep your furniture ready to face the rainy season. Avoid keeping extra hot things directly on the surface and get the solid wood furniture treated with wax, varnish or any other protective and decor coating, suggest experts Experts have listed few tips:   * Let the Furniture breathe, keep it exposed to ...

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UN chief’s visit to highlight need of more global support for Rohingyas

UN, WB chiefs to visit Rohingya camps Jul 2   UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. File photo Dhaka, Jun 29 : UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrives here on July 1 on a joint visit with World Bank Group President Dr Jim Yong Kim to see Rohingya situation on the ground and UN agencies’ engagement in the camps. Their visit ...

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MRP, MRV services launched at BD HC in Abuja

Dhaka, Jun 29 : Machine Readable Passport (MRP) and Machine Readable Visa (MRV) services have been launched at the High Commission of Bangladesh in Abuja, Nigeria. Bangladesh High Commissioner to Nigeria Md Shameem Ahsan handed over Machine Readable Visas to two Nigerian nationals on June 25 while one expatriate Bangladesh national received digital enrollment papers for MRP on June 26, ...

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Pence demands more from Central American nations

Quito, Jun 29 : U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on Central American governments to do more to contain illegal immigration because the “need for stronger actions is more urgent than ever.” Speaking in Guatemala City to the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, Pence said that “this exodus has to end.” “It is a threat to the security ...

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