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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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Northern Ireland party to back May's minority government

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:22

London, June 26 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday reached a supply and confidence deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), enabling her to form a functioning minority government in London.

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Australia plans to weed out terrorists on social media

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:02

Canberra, June 26 (IANS) The Australian government on Monday said it plans to make it legal for social media websites to hand over vital information about suspected terrorists or militant operations.

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Kushner's firm received loan from Deutsche Bank: Report

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:16

Washington, June 26 (IANS) Senior adviser Jared Kushners real estate firm received a $285 million loan a month before Election Day from Deutsche Bank that has lent millions to his father-in-law President Donald Trump in the past, the media reported.

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Not a single blot of corruption against my government, says Modi

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:42

Washington, June 26 (IANS) Projecting his government's success in the areas of fighting terror and graft, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that there has not been a single blot of corruption against his regime and no country has questioned the surgical strikes conducted across the border.

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