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  2. International

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20,842 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast since start of 2022

20,842 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast since start of 2022

5 days ago
Tripoli, Nov 29 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said a total of 20,842 were rescued and returned to Libya so far in 2022.
New subvariants account for over half of new Covid cases in US

New subvariants account for over half of new Covid cases in US

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Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) New Omicron subvariants, BQ.1 and BQ.1.1, have accounted for over half of the new Covid-19 cases in the US, according to the latest estimates of the ....
Ex-ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hamid files request for early retirement

Ex-ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hamid files request for early retirement

6 days ago
Rawalpindi, Nov 29 (IANS) Faiz Ahmed, the former chief of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has filed an application to seek an early retirement from the army.
After Patel's death, another Indian-origin retailer's store targeted in NZ

After Patel's death, another Indian-origin retailer's store targeted in NZ

6 days ago
Wellington, Nov 29 (IANS) Close on the heels of dairy worker Jayesh Patel's fatal stabbing in Auckland last week, an Indian-origin store owner was targeted in New Zealand, and....
Outgoing Pak Army chief hands over command to successor

Outgoing Pak Army chief hands over command to successor

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Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) As his six-year-long term at the helm of the Pakistan Army comes to an end, outgoing Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa will pass th....
Int'l students contribute 5 bn euros a year to French economy: Survey

Int'l students contribute 5 bn euros a year to French economy: Survey

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Paris, Nov 29 (IANS) International students in France contribute around 5 billion euros a year to the country's economy, according to a survey .
Great Barrier Reef should be placed on 'in danger' list, says UN

Great Barrier Reef should be placed on 'in danger' list, says UN

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Canberra, Nov 29 (IANS) A landmark UN report released on Tuesday has recommended Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef to be added to the list of world heritage sites that are....
5 US cops charged after black man paralysed in police van

5 US cops charged after black man paralysed in police van

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Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Five police officers were charged in the US state of Connecticut after an African-American man became partially paralysed in the back of a police van....
Ukraine seeks to extend Black Sea Grain Initiative by a year

Ukraine seeks to extend Black Sea Grain Initiative by a year

6 days ago
Kiev, Nov 29 (IANS) Ukraine is seeking to extend the Black Sea Grain Initiative by at least a year, a Minister said.
Trudeau visits indigenous community rocked by mass stabbings

Trudeau visits indigenous community rocked by mass stabbings

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Ottawa, Nov 29 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the James Smith Cree Nation indigenous community where 11 people were killed in a stabbing spree in September.
Golden era of UK-China ties over: Sunak

Golden era of UK-China ties over: Sunak

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London, Nov 29 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that the so-called "golden era" of relations with China is over as "we need to evolve our approach" towards Beijing.
NY mass shooting accused pleads guilty to murder, terrorism charges

NY mass shooting accused pleads guilty to murder, terrorism charges

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New York, Nov 29 (IANS) Payton Gendron, the 19-year-old gunman who killed 10 African-Americans and injured three others in a racially motivated attack at a supermarket in New ....
World's largest volcano in Hawaii erupts after nearly 4 decades

World's largest volcano in Hawaii erupts after nearly 4 decades

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Honolulu, Nov 29 (IANS) The world's largest active volcano, the Mauna Loa in Hawaii, has erupted for the first time in nearly 40 years, authorities said.
Ahead of assuming UNSC chair, India's UN permanent representative meets General Assembly Prez

Ahead of assuming UNSC chair, India's UN permanent representative meets General Assembly Prez

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United Nations, Nov 29 (IANS) As India prepares to assume the presidency of the Security Council this week, India's Permanent Representative to UN, Ruchira Kamboj has met with....
WHO renames monkeypox as 'mpox' to avoid stigma

WHO renames monkeypox as 'mpox' to avoid stigma

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Geneva, Nov 29 (IANS) To avoid racist stereotypes and stigmatisation, the WHO has recommended that the monkeypox virus be renamed "mpox".
Indian student battles for life after car crash in US

Indian student battles for life after car crash in US

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New York, Nov 29 (IANS) An Indian student has been battling for life in a hospital after a car accident in New Jersey, the US, earlier this month that left him with a traumati....
Pakistani PM offers condolences over loss of lives in Indonesian quake

Pakistani PM offers condolences over loss of lives in Indonesian quake

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Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has extended condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo over the loss of precious lives and assets in a d....
Iran signs $300mn MoU for car exports to Russia

Iran signs $300mn MoU for car exports to Russia

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Tehran, Nov 29 (IANS) Iran has signed a Memorandum of Understanding valued at $300 million with Russia for car exports to the country, semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Jordan reiterates support for political solution in Yemen

Jordan reiterates support for political solution in Yemen

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Amman, Nov 29 (IANS) King Abdullah II of Jordan has reiterated his country's support for the Yemenis and for reaching a political solution in Yemen that restores stability and....
Argentina announces 1st monkeypox death

Argentina announces 1st monkeypox death

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Buenos Aires, Nov 29 (IANS) Argentina recorded its first death from monkeypox of an adult male with underlying pathologies, the Health Ministry announced.
UN chief calls for action in 3 areas to prevent disaster of biological weapons

UN chief calls for action in 3 areas to prevent disaster of biological weapons

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United Nations, Nov 29 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for action in three areas to prevent the disaster of biological weapons.
Aid access in Ethiopia's Tigray opens up but not wide enough: UN

Aid access in Ethiopia's Tigray opens up but not wide enough: UN

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United Nations, Nov 29 (IANS) UN humanitarians have said that access for aid deliveries in Ethiopia's Tigray region since the cessation of hostilities is improving but not yet....
UN chief saddened by death of former peacemaker

UN chief saddened by death of former peacemaker

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United Nations, Nov 29 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was saddened by the death of Francesc Vendrell, a mediator who helped shepherd major political and peace pr....
Turkish Prez urges Islamic cooperation to ease global economic gloom

Turkish Prez urges Islamic cooperation to ease global economic gloom

6 days ago
Istanbul, Nov 29 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for stronger trade and economic cooperation among Islamic countries amid growing concerns of a global....
Israel detects bird flu at turkey farm

Israel detects bird flu at turkey farm

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Jerusalem, Nov 29 (IANS) The highly pathogenic bird flu, avian influenza, has been detected in a turkey farm in western Israel, the state's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural D....
Iran summons German envoy over officials' 'meddlesome' remarks, UNHRC resolution

Iran summons German envoy over officials' 'meddlesome' remarks, UNHRC resolution

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Tehran, Nov 29 (IANS) The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned the German ambassador for the third time in the past four weeks to protest the repeated "baseless and meddlesom....
15 killed as security forces end 20-hr hotel siege in Mogadishu

15 killed as security forces end 20-hr hotel siege in Mogadishu

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Mogadishu, Nov 29 (IANS) Somali security forces have said they have ended a more than 20-hour siege at a popular hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, that left at least 15 ....
Zimbabwe's monthly inflation declines to 1.8% in Nov

Zimbabwe's monthly inflation declines to 1.8% in Nov

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Harare, Nov 29 (IANS) Zimbabwe's month-on-month inflation rate for November fell to 1.8 from 3.2 per cent of the previous month, the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency said.
Japan's PM seeks to up defence budget to 2% of GDP in fiscal 2027

Japan's PM seeks to up defence budget to 2% of GDP in fiscal 2027

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Tokyo, Nov 29 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has required cabinet Ministers to increase Japan's defence budget to around 2 per cent of GDP in the fiscal year of 2027.
Iran not to cooperate with UN fact-finding mission

Iran not to cooperate with UN fact-finding mission

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Tehran, Nov 29 (IANS) The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has said that Tehran will not cooperate with the "political" fact-finding mission proposed by a rec....
UNESCO opens 17th Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage session

UNESCO opens 17th Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage session

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Rabat, Nov 29 (IANS) The 17th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage began in the Moroccan capital Rabat.
Indian French learners to benefit from Canada's 'francophone plan'

Indian French learners to benefit from Canada's 'francophone plan'

6 days ago
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Speakers and learners of French language in India wanting to immigrate to Canada stand to benefit with the Canadian province of Nova Scotia launching ....
Sunak stresses importance of deepening ties with Indo-Pacific

Sunak stresses importance of deepening ties with Indo-Pacific

6 days ago
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Britain's new Prime Minister, 42-year-old Rishi Sunak, was expected to stress in a speech on November 28 night, 'the importance' of 'deepening ties in th....
Shehbaz thanks Gen Bajwa for tackling Pakistan's 'crises'

Shehbaz thanks Gen Bajwa for tackling Pakistan's 'crises'

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Islamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday praised outgoing Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa for "efficiently" dealing wit....
US Senator Ed Markey slams Musk for failing to respond to his letter

US Senator Ed Markey slams Musk for failing to respond to his letter

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San Francisco, Nov 28 (IANS) US Senator Ed Markey, who warned Elon Musk for mocking him on Twitter, has again slammed the new Twitter owner, saying he could respond to my twee....
Protests in NZ over Indian-origin dairy worker's killing

Protests in NZ over Indian-origin dairy worker's killing

6 days ago
Wellington, Nov 28 (IANS) Nationwide protests were held across New Zealand on Monday as police made a third arrest in the fatal stabbing of Indian-origin dairy worker Janak Pa....
Belarus Foreign Minister was killed by Kremlin assassins, claim reports

Belarus Foreign Minister was killed by Kremlin assassins, claim reports

6 days ago
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Belarus Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei was poisoned in a Kremlin sting operation, extraordinary new reports have claimed, according to a media report.
S.Korea aims to land spacecraft on moon in 2032: Prez

S.Korea aims to land spacecraft on moon in 2032: Prez

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Seoul, Nov 28 (IANS) South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Monday that his country will land a spacecraft on the moon in 2032 and begin exploring lunar resources under ....
S.Korea approves mass production plan for light armed helicopters

S.Korea approves mass production plan for light armed helicopters

6 days ago
Seoul, Nov 28 (IANS) South Korea on Monday approved a mass production plan for light armed helicopters (LAH) to replace decrepit choppers, the country's arms procurement agenc....
S.Korean minister denounces YouTubers as 'political gangsters'

S.Korean minister denounces YouTubers as 'political gangsters'

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Seoul, Nov 28 (IANS) Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon on Monday denounced a group of YouTubers who attempted to enter his house without notice the previous day as "political gan....