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Iranian leader backs Palestine, Kashmir struggle

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 22:22

Tehran, June 26 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday called the cause of Palestine a major issue of the Islamic world and also urged Muslims to support the "people of Bahrain, Kashmir and Yemen".

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US Defence Secretary, Secretary of State call on Modi

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 21:54

Washington, June 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held talks with US Defence Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, ahead of his meeting with President Donald Trump.

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Floods kill 28 in China

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 21:30

Beijing, June 26 (IANS) Floods caused by heavy rains have killed 28 people in China in four days and left another 16 missing, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Monday.

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Swede man held captive in Mali since 2011 freed

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 21:28

Stockholm, June 26 (IANS) Johan Gustafsson, a 42-year-old Swede man kidnapped by an Al Qaeda linked group in Mali since 2011, has been released, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

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US SC agrees to review rulings on Trump's travel ban

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:46

Washington, June 26 (IANS) The US Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear the Trump administration's challenge to lower court rulings blocking a travel ban affecting six Muslim-majority countries.

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Al Qaeda frees Swedish captive after six years

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:14

Stockholm, June 26 (IANS) Johan Gustafsson, the 42-year-old Swedish man kidnapped by Al Qaeda in Mali in 2011, has been released, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

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Two Senegalese boys drown in Italian lake

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:50

Rome, June 26 (IANS/AKI) Two 10-year-old cousins from Senegal drowned in a lake in northwest Italy as they tried to retrieve a football, the daily Corriere di Novara reported.

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Italian centre-right trounces Left in mayoral run-offs

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:48

Rome, June 26 (IANS/AKI) Italy's centre-left Democratic Party (PD) took a drubbing in mayoral run-offs on Sunday, losing 12 out of 16 larger cities to the centre-right including historic strongholds such as the northwest port city of Genoa.

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Nepal to shift to smart driving licences

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:34

Kathmandu, June 26 (IANS) Nepal is moving forward to replace around two million paper-based driving licences with smart driving licences within a year, an official said.

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