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Pro-Syrian government militiamen enter Afrin

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 02:40

Beirut, Feb 21 (IANS) Pro-government militiamen on Tuesday entered the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria in response to an ongoing Turkish military offensive, media reports said.

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Uganda's ruling party fires all staff

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:52

Kampala, Feb 21 (IANS) The National Resistance Movement (NRM), Uganda's ruling party, has sacked all employees, officials said on Tuesday.

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WIll intensify attacks on Gaza if fire continues: Netanyahu

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:32

Jerusalem, Feb 21 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday threatened to attack the Gaza Strip with great force if fire incidents near the fence between Israel and the besieged Palestinian enclave continue.

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ED probing 120 shell companies linked to Nirav, Choksi

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:40

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing 120 shell companies allegedly linked to dimond trader Nirav Modi and Gitanjali Group chief Mehul Choksi even as Income Tax officials claimed to have found two companies linked to Nirav that received Rs 555 crore from foreign companies between 2013 and 2014.

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Tight security in Amritsar ahead of Trudeau visit

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:52

Amritsar/Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Tight security was in place in and around this holy city for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to the Golden Temple complex on Wednesday.

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Iran locates wreckage of crashed plane

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:08

Tehran, Feb 20 (IANS) The Iranian authorities on Tuesday located the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed in the mountainous central province of Isfahan, killing all 66 people on board.

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Twitter urged to stop bullying of disabled people: Report

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:02

London, Feb 20 (IANS) Claiming that reporting disability-related abuse on Twitter remained cumbersome, a Britain-based charity on Tuesday has urged the microblogging site to do more to help users with disability to report hate speech.

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'100 civilians killed' as Syrian jets bombard rebel enclave

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:00

Damascus, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 100 civilians, including 20 children, were killed and hundreds wounded as Syrian government forces bombarded rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, a war monitor said.

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Unicef launches 'Every Child Alive' global campaign

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:56

Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) UNICEF on Tuesday launched the "Every Child Alive" global campaign to demand and deliver affordable, quality health-care solutions for every mother and newborn.

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