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339 kids killed in Ukraine since war began

Kiev: Since Russia launched its ongoing invasion of Kiev on February 24, at least 339 children have been killed in Ukraine so far, the Prosecutors General Office said. In a statement on Saturday, the Office…

Bangladesh’s largest bridge opens, to boost trade, connectivity with India

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s largest bridge connecting capital Dhaka with its southern region has been opened to traffic, stoking hope among people that the megastructure will boost connectivity, trade and tourism in South and Southeast Asia. The…

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US takes modest but long overdue step towards gun control

Washington, June 24 (IANS) The US Senate passed a narrow legislation late Thursday that could go on to become the first gun control measure passed in more than three decades. The legislation was passed in…

Nepal won’t sign controversial SSP agreement with US

Kathmandu:In a bold decision, the Nepal government has decided not to go ahead with a controversial military pact with the US under the framework of the State Partnership Program (SPP). A cabinet meeting on Monday…

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Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian grain is real war crime: EU’s foreign policy chief

Luxembourg: European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has called the Russian blockade of Ukrainian grain exports a “real war crime,” adding that the bloc’s sanctions on Russia have played no part in the global…

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Pak PM approves task force for minorities

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has approved the formation of a task force to oversee the implementation of the rights of minorities after the National Assembly (NA) unanimously passed a resolution over the matter,…

Dirty money watchdog begins process to clear Pakistan’s name

New Delhi: In what might come as a big relief for Pakistan and a concern to the Indian government, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has started the process of removing it from the grey…

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Trump’s actions brought US ‘dangerously close to catastrophe’, January 6 House panel told

New Delhi: Unable to digest his defeat, former US president Donald Trump made a last-ditch attempt to overtun the election result and in the process brought his country close to catastrophe, as per the evidence…

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Amnesty International accuses Russia of war crimes in Ukraine

Kiev:Amnesty International has accused Russia of war crimes in Ukraine, saying attacks in the second largest city of Kharkiv, many using banned cluster bombs, have killed hundreds of civilians. The rights group made the remark…

Russia-Ukraine war could push 11-19mn into hunger worldwide: FAO

Rome, June 11 (IANS) Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine has a significant impact on the global food markets and could leave an additional 11 to 19 million people with chronic hunger, the UN’s Food and…

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