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At UNHRC, India decries 'undemocratic systems' fostering global divide

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 21:26

United Nations, April 25 (IANS) India has decried the "undemocratic systems" that block developing countries from participating in international decision-making, leading to the perpetuation of the global development divide that can be traced to colonialism's legacy.

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Pro-LGBT Bangladeshi editor hacked to death

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 21:10

Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) Two people including a pro-LGBT editor of a magazine were hacked to death by unidentified assailants here on Monday, the media reported.

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Eight IS militants killed in Syria

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 20:26

Ankara, April 25 (IANS) Eight Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in Syria on Monday when Turkish artillery units shelled a missile launcher, said a Turkish military statement.

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Ecuador quake toll rises to 655

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 19:56

Quito, April 25 (IANS/EFE) The toll from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16 has risen to 655, the National Risk Management Secretariat said on Monday.

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President to visit Papua New Guinea, New Zealand

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 19:54

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) As part of India's growing engagements with Pacific island nations, President Pranab Mukherjee will go on state visits to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand from April 28 to May 2.

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Hillary Clinton slams Trump for 'mocking' Indian accent

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 18:52

Washington, April 25 (IANS) Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton's campaign has slammed her Republican rival Donald Trump for mocking an Indian call centre worker during an election rally, the media reported on Monday.

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Nepal detains five Indian policemen, driver for 'sneaking'

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 18:34

Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) Five Indian police personnel in uniform and carrying weapons have been arrested along with their driver in far-western Nepal's Doti district for illegally entering the Himalayan nation, officials said on Monday.

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30 militants killed in Egypt

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 18:30

Cairo, April 25 (IANS) Egyptian forces killed 30 militants on Monday in air raids in the country's restive North Sinai province, an official said.

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China among top five bilateral donors to Nepal

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 17:12

Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) China has emerged as one of the top five bilateral donors to Nepal in fiscal 2014-15 in terms of funds disbursed, Nepal's Finance Ministry said on Monday.

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Two killed in shooting in France

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 17:02

Paris, April 25 (IANS) Two men were shot dead during a daytime shooting in Grenoble in southeastern France, a news channel reported on Monday.

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15 killed in Syria checkpoint attack

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:48

Damascus, April 25 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 35 others injured on Monday when a car bomb ripped through a military checkpoint near the Syrian capital of Damascus, a military source said.

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Would like to see stronger ties with Tanzania: President

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:48

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Extending his greetings to the government and people of Tanzania on their Union Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said he would like to see stronger ties and deeper cooperation with Tanzania.

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