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UN chief urges action to make Earth carbon neutral by 2050

United Nations, Sep 24 : Leader after leader told the United Nations on Monday that they will do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. But as they made their pledges at the Climate Action Summit, they conceded it was not enough. Sixty-six countries have promised to have more ambitious climate goals and 30 swore ...

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40 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid

kabul, Sep 23 : At least 40 civilians at a wedding party were killed Sunday night during a raid conducted by Afghan special forces and supported by U.S. airstrikes on Taliban hideouts in the southern Helmand province, Afghan officials said. The violence has further rattled Afghanistan which is facing an upsurge in violence after U.S.-Taliban peace talks to end America’s ...

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Seven children killed in Nairobi classroom collapse: medics

Seven primary school children died and dozens more were injured when their classroom collapsed this morning in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, a government spokesman said. “So far we can confirm that we have seven fatalities and 57 others are in hospital,” government spokesman Cyrus Oguna said at the scene. Hundreds of angry residents of Dagoretti — a poor area where ...

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No need to have trade deal with China before 2020 elections: Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he does not feel the need to strike a trade agreement with China before the next year’s presidential elections, emphasizing that he is looking for a complete and not a “partial deal” with Beijing. The world’s two largest economies have been locked in a bruising trade war since Trump in March last year imposed ...

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Indian Prime Minister Modi meets religious communities in US

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in the US on Saturday, met representatives of religious communities of Indian diaspora in the States. The prime minister met representatives from the Sikh, Dawoodi Bohra, and the Kashmiri Pandit communities. In the evening, PM Modi will attend the ‘Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures’ at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, in which ...

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Hong Kong protesters, police face off in renewed clashes

Photo: Tear fas fills the street as protesters continue to battle with police on the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.  Hong Kong, Sept 22 : Protesters in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs and police fired tear gas Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Reporters saw at least one person arrested after violence erupted following an afternoon ...

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IS claims Iraq minibus bombing that killed 12

Baghdad, sep 21 : The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Saturday for a minibus bombing in Iraq a day earlier, which killed 12 people outside the Shiite holy city of Karbala. The brief claim was carried by the group’s Aamaq new agency. The charred minibus was still on the road near the city on Saturday morning. The bombing was one ...

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History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake Michigan

Detroit, Sep 21 : A diver and maritime history buff has found two schooners that collided and sank into the cold depths of northern Lake Michigan more than 140 years ago. Bernie Hellstrom, of Boyne City, Michigan, said he was looking for shipwrecks about 10 years ago when a depth sounder on his boat noted a large obstruction about 200 ...

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Talks with Cameron: Suu Kyi lies over Rohingyas’ identity

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. File photo Dhaka, Sept 21 : Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, during her conversation with former British prime minister David Cameron, claimed that Rohingyas are not from her country but are Bangladeshis, reports Newsweek. Cameron unveiled a new book on Thursday about his time in office between 2010 and 2016. The ...

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Minibus bombing outside Iraq’s Karbala kills 12, injures 5

A bomb exploded on a minibus packed with passengers outside the Shiite holy city of Karbala Friday night, killing 12 people and wounding five others, Iraqi security officials and the state news agency said, reports AP. This was one of the biggest attacks targeting civilians since the extremist Islamic State group was declared defeated inside Iraq in 2017. The group’s ...

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