Monday, June 17, 2019

G20 agrees marine plastic pollution deal

Tokyo, Jul 16 (AFP): The Group of 20 major economies said they agreed a deal to reduce plastic waste that is choking the seas...

UN praises Indian peacekeepers in S Sudan for humanitarian aid, critical work

United Nations, Jul 16 (PTI): Indian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan have been commended by the world body and local...

Corruption tainted Guatemala set to elect new president

Guatemala City, Jun 16 (AFP) Corruption-weary Guatemalans are set to elect a new president Sunday after a tumultuous campaign that saw two leading candidates...

Britain Bans Ads Featuring “Harmful Gender Stereotypes” Causing Offence

LONDON, Jul 16 (AFP): Ads featuring "harmful gender stereotypes" which are likely to cause offence will be banned in Britain from Friday under new...

China stays mum as Hong Kong protests against extradition bill

Beijing, Jul 16 (AFP): Chinese state media remained largely silent Sunday as hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets to...

Indian matrimonial sites show shift in attitude towards intercaste marriage: Study

Washington, Jul 16 (PTI): Indians -- especially those living in the northern states of the country -- are becoming more open to having an...

Rare Indian Grey Wolf Killed In Bangladesh After First Sighting In Decades

DHAKA, Jul 16 (AFP): The first Indian grey wolf to be seen in Bangladesh in eight decades has been beaten to death by farmers...

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

Washington, Jun 15 (AP) President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also...

Nepal’s ethnic Newaris protest against Guthi bill

Kathmandu, Jun 15 (PTI) Thousands of people belonging to the ethnic Newar community staged anti-government protests on Saturday, demanding withdrawal of a controversial bill,...

Syria flare-up kills 35 fighters, including 26 pro-regime forces: monitor

Beirut, Jun 15 (AFP) At least 35 combattants including 26 pro-regime forces were killed Saturday in clashes and air strikes that erupted at dawn...


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