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Czech Republic, Qatar eye cooperation on economy, energy

29 mins ago
Prague, Oct 6 (IANS) The Czech Republic and Qatar have signed an agreement on economic cooperation and, pending approval by the European Commission, agreed to sign an agreemen....

Boat with migrants sinks in Greece

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Athens, Oct 6 (IANS) A boat carrying refugees and migrants crashed onto rocks off the island of Kythira in southern Greece and a rescue operation was underway, Greece's Coast ....

Zelensky, Stoltenberg discuss Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration

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Kiev, Oct 6 (IANS) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he held a phone conversation with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to discuss Ukraine's Euro-Atl....

Malaysia ratifies CPTPP trade agreement

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Kuala Lumpur, Oct 6 (IANS) Malaysia has officially ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the Ministry of Internationa....

Indian American student killed in US, roommate arrested

1 hour ago
New York, Oct 6 (IANS) Varun Manish Chheda, a 20-year-old Indian-American student at US's Purdue University, was killed in his dorm room by his roommate, who has been arrested....

OPEC+ to cut oil output by 2 mn bpd from November

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Vienna, Oct 6 (IANS) The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, a group known as OPEC+, has announced a major production cut of 2 million bar....

Palestinian killed by Israeli soldiers in West Bank

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Ramallah, Oct 6 (IANS) A Palestinian was killed during clashes with the Israeli soldiers in the village of Deir al-Hatab, north of the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank....

Kenya to receive nearly 1.46 mn foreign tourists in 2022

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Nairobi, Oct 6 (IANS) Kenya has forecast to receive nearly 1.46 million foreign tourists in 2022, up from 870,000 recorded in 2021 amid the post-Covid-19 economic recovery.

EU pledges more financial support to Lebanon in 2022

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Beirut, Oct 6 (IANS) The EU will increase its financial assistance to Lebanon by 75 million euros ($73.83 million) in 2022 to support the country in light of its difficult soc....

Denmark to hold early election in November

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Copenhagen, Oct 6 (IANS) After months of speculation, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has finally called a general election in Denmark for November 1, 2022.

Slovenia's unemployed numbers at historic low

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Ljubljana, Oct 6 (IANS) The number of unemployed persons in Slovenia fell to its lowest level since the country's independence in 1991, the Employment Service of Slovenia reported.

Kyrgyzstan elects new parliament speaker

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Bishkek, Oct 6 (IANS) The parliament of Kyrgyzstan elected a new Speaker, Nurlanbek Shakiev, at a meeting.

WHO flags four India-made paediatric cough syrups in west Africa after 66 kids die (Ld)

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Geneva, Oct 5 (IANS) The World Health Organization on Wednesday issued an alert for four "contaminated" India-made medicines, chiefly for paediatric use, identified in the wes....

Man in custody in connection with Indian-origin family's kidnapping in California

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New York, Oct 5 (IANS) Mystery deepened in the case of a kidnapped Indian-origin family in California as officials reported that a person was taken into custody in connection ....

Pak FIA chief was locked in washroom of PM House on Imran Khan's order

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Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Former Director General of Pakistans Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Bashir Memon, has confirmed the claims made by a hacker that he was locked ins....

UN grants Nansen Refugee Award to former German Chancellor Merkel

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Geneva, Oct 5 (IANS) Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel will receive the 2022 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has ann....

Three scientists share 2022 Nobel Chemistry Prize

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Stockholm, Oct 5 (IANS) Carolyn R. Bertozzi and K. Barry Sharpless from the United States and Morten Meldal from Denmark shared the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the deve....

Yoon, Kishida to hold phone talks following NKorean missile launch

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Seoul, Oct 5 (IANS) South Korea President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida plan to hold phone talks this week, Yoon's office said Wednesday amid tension....

Afghanistan receives 40 million US dollars in cash aid

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Kabul, Oct 5 (IANS) Afghanistan has received a batch of 40 million US dollars in humanitarian cash aid for bolstering its economy, said Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), the country'....

Kyrgyz parliament speaker resigns

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Bishkek, Oct 5 (IANS) Kyrgyz Parliament Speaker Talant Mamytov on Wednesday declared his resignation at a meeting of the Jogorku Kenesh, the country's parliament.

Student's satirical cartoon about Yoon sparks dispute over free speech

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Seoul, Oct 5 (IANS) A satirical cartoon about South Korea President Yoon Suk-yeol has sparked a debate about freedom of expression after the culture ministry expressed regret ....

Putin signs unification treaties for new regions

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Moscow, Oct 5 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law four unification treaties with the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, as well as the Kherson and Zap....

Biden sends letter to Yoon expressing willingness for talks on IRA

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Seoul, Oct 5 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has sent a letter to South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol expressing his willingness to continue frank and open-minded talks on the ....

US cannot afford to walk away from Pakistan, warns new report

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Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) The United States and Pakistan need to rebuild a modest but pragmatic relationship, based on mutual respect for each other's interests, and not on exa....

Power supply restored after Bangladesh national grid failure

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Dhaka, Oct 5 (IANS) Power supply was restored in most parts of Bangladesh including the capital Dhaka after almost seven hours of blackout following a national power grid fail....

SKorean PM calls for sense of urgency to cope with economic difficulties

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Seoul, Oct 5 (IANS) South Korea Prime Minister Han Duck-soo on Wednesday called for a sense of urgency to cope with economic difficulties at home and abroad, as the economy is....

German politicians criticise EP for maintaining two seats during energy crisis

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Berlin, Oct 5 (IANS) German members of the European Parliament (EP) criticised their institution for continuing to operate in two locations - in Brussels, Belgium, and in Stra....

One in two SKoreans have been infected with COVID-19

20 hours ago
Seoul, Oct 5 (IANS) Nearly one in two South Koreans have been infected with COVID-19, with the reinfection rate on the rise, the government said Wednesday.

New Zealand could face another COVID-19 wave before year-end: report

20 hours ago
Wellington, Oct 5 (IANS) New Zealand could be hit by another COVID-19 wave before the end of the year, a COVID-19 modeler warned.

SKorea, US fire 4 missiles into East Sea in response to NKorea's provocation

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Seoul, Oct 5 (IANS) South Korea and the United States fired four ground-to-ground missiles into the East Sea on Wednesday in joint drills, a day after North Korea's intermedia....

Colombian president hails restart of peace talks with guerrilla group

20 hours ago
Bogota, Oct 5 (IANS) Colombian President Gustavo Petro has welcomed the restart of ongoing formal peace negotiations between his government and the National Liberation Army (E....

Hindu Temple opens its doors in Worship Village of Dubai

22 hours ago
Dubai, Oct 5 (IANS) The much-anticipated Hindu Temple of Dubai has officially opened its doors in Jebal Ali Worship Village, which houses nine religious shrines, including sev....

14.8 mn US children infected with Covid-19

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Los Angeles, Oct 5 (IANS) Nearly 14.8 million children in the US have tested positive for Covid-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest report by the Ameri....

EU ministers agree to include energy self-sufficiency in recovery plans

1 day ago
Brussels, Oct 5 (IANS) The Ministers of Finance and Economic Affairs of the EU member states, meeting in Luxembourg, agreed to include energy self-sufficiency in their nationa....

Morocco, Saudi Arabia vow to boost trade cooperation

1 day ago
Rabat, Oct 5 (IANS) Morocco and Saudi Arabia have pledged to boost trade and economic cooperation at a bilateral economic forum held in Casablanca, the commercial hub city of ....

Zelensky signs decree ruling out negotiations with Putin

1 day ago
Kiev, Oct 5 (IANS) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree to put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defence Council (NSDC), which rules out ....

Lebanese PM urges parliament to elect new President in time

1 day ago
Beirut, Oct 5 (IANS) Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has called for the election of a new President for Lebanon within the constitutional time frame before President Mich....

Sierra Leone introduces HPV vaccine to protect girls from cervical cancer

1 day ago
Freetown, Oct 5 (IANS) The government of Sierra Leone has introduced the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect girls from cervical cancer, said a press statement by th....

Unidentified drone observed in Danish North Sea gas field

1 day ago
Copenhagen, Oct 5 (IANS) Unauthorised drone activity has once again been observed at a gas field in the North Sea, Denmark's National Police told Xinhua news agency.

Study scrutinizes decline in Finland's fertility rate

1 day ago
Helsinki, Oct 5 (IANS) Uncertain life situations and lifestyle preferences are the main reasons behind Finnish people's decision to postpone or renounce childbearing, a recent....