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Diphtheria kills nine in Bangladesh Rohingya camps access_timeमंसिर २७, २०७४

  DHAKA,  Bangladesh Tuesday launched a massive drive to vaccinate Rohingya children against diphtheria after a suspected outbreak killed nine refugees and infected more than 700.  Health workers in Bangladesh said they had been caug...

Somali journalist killed in front of children access_timeमंसिर २७, २०७४

  MOGADISHU, - A Somali television journalist was killed by a car bomb in front of his children, relatives said, the fifth murder of a journalist in the war-torn country this year.  Mohamed Ibrahim Gabow, a journalist working for Kalsan T...

US, S. Korea 'discuss' military drills amid Olympic worries access_timeमंसिर २६, २०७४

  SEOUL, The US military is reportedly in talks with South Korea on the timing of large-scale annual military exercises that always infuriate nuclear-armed Pyongyang and could coincide with next year's Winter Olympics.  The Foal Eagle...

Philippines' Duterte asks congress to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year access_timeमंसिर २६, २०७४

    MANILA, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte formally requested the congress on Monday to extend martial law in the entire Mindanao until Dec. 31, 2018 to quell the threat of Islamist terrorism in the southern Philippine region.&nbs...

Zambian leader calls for youth involvement access_timeमंसिर २६, २०७४

    LUSAKA, Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday called for the involvement of young people in the fight against HIV/AIDS as the disease presented a threat to the country's future development.  Speaking during the commemora...

Syrian gov't delegation returns to Geneva peace talks access_timeमंसिर २६, २०७४

    GENEVA, The delegation of the Syrian government headed by its representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, met and held discussion with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in UN's Geneva headquarters on Monday morn...

UN South Sudan rights group starts east Africa visit access_timeमंसिर २६, २०७४

    JUBA,  Members of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Monday began their fourth field mission to South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia.  The UNMISS said two commissioners taking part in the...

Several hurt in New York City blast, suspect nabbed access_timeमंसिर २६, २०७४

    NEW YORK,  Several people were hurt in an explosion in the New York City subway near the Times Square area of Manhattan in early Monday morning.  A suspect in custody is also injured, the New York Police Department said i...

Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant access_timeमंसिर २६, २०७४

  CAIRO,  Egypt and Russia signed a final contract on Monday for the building of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by President Vladimir Putin.  The contract to build the plant in Dabaa on the Mediterrane...

India's Congress party names Rahul Gandhi president access_timeमंसिर २६, २०७४

  NEW DELHI,  India's opposition Congress party named Rahul Gandhi as its new leader on Monday after years of speculation, calling it a "historic occasion".  Senior Congress leader Mullappally Ramachandran said the 47-y...

S. Korea, U.S., Japan kick off missile-tracking exercise near Korean Peninsula access_timeमंसिर २५, २०७४

    SEOUL, South Korea, the United States and Japan kicked off a two-day maritime exercise to trail ballistic missiles possibly from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in waters near the Korean Peninsula and Japan, loc...

AIIB approves first loan project in China access_timeमंसिर २५, २०७४

    BEIJING, The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced Monday that it has approved its first loan in China for a natural gas project.  The 250-million-U.S. dollar loan will fund a project to connect 216,750 househo...

Indian businessman arrested for mid-air molestation of Bollywood actress access_timeमंसिर २५, २०७४

  NEW DELHI,  Indian police have arrested a 39-year-old businessman for the alleged molestating of a teen Bollywood actress aboard a flight from Delhi to Mumbai.  "We have arrested the accused late Sunday night in Mumbai. He has...

Philippines' Duterte asks congress to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year access_timeमंसिर २५, २०७४

  MANILA,  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte formally requested the congress on Monday to extend martial law in the entire Mindanao until Dec. 31, 2018 to quell the threat of Islamist terrorism in the southern Philippine region.  ...

Afghan forces kill 9 IS militants in eastern province access_timeमंसिर २५, २०७४

  JALALABAD, Afghanistan,  Nine militants of IS terrorist group were killed and four others injured in Nangarhar province, east of Afghanistan, on Sunday, a local official said Monday.  "Afghan National Defense and Security Forc...

Iran says 'good relations' possible if Saudis change access_timeमंसिर २५, २०७४

    TEHRAN, Iran  President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is ready to restore ties with Saudi Arabia if it stops bombing Yemen and cuts its alleged ties with Israel.  In a speech broadcast Sunday, Rouhani said the regional rivals ...

Princes William and Harry chose sculptor for Diana statue access_timeमंसिर २५, २०७४

  LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says Princes William and Harry have chosen sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley to create a statute of their mother, Princess Diana, to mark the 20th anniversary of her death.  Rank-Broadley, whose image of Q...

More snow to fall across Britain, massive travel disruption expected access_timeमंसिर २५, २०७४

    LONDON,  More snowfall is expected in Britain as large parts of the island country were hit by heavy snowfall on Sunday morning, with an amber weather warning issued across the country.  An amber warning of snow came into...

ISIS still not defeated, British PM May warns Iraq access_timeमंसिर २५, २०७४

  London,  The ISIS may have lost significant ground but it has not been yet defeated, British Prime Minister Theresa May has said, as she warned Iraq that the terror group still poses a threat including from across the border.  Ir...

Israeli military says it demolishes Hamas tunnel that reaches Israel access_timeमंसिर २५, २०७४

  JERUSALEM, The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said Sunday that they have demolished a Hamas tunnel that originated in the central Gaza Strip and stretched to reach Israel.  The IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the tunnel w...