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    100 days countdown to International Day of Peace: UN says

    Lifestyle | June 15, 2017 11:11 IST

    It is a day on which the United Nations calls for a 24-hour global cease fire, with the hope that one day of peace can lead to another, and another, and ultimately to a stilling of the guns.

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    Xinhua journalists used fake names to meet anti-Dalai Lama group in Karnataka: Report

    World | July 28, 2016 12:58 IST

    The three journalists of Chinese news agency ‘Xinhua’ who were asked by Indian authorities to leave India by the end of this week were allegedly in touch with the anti-Dalai Lama faction based in Karnataka.

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    Chinese news agency ‘Xinhua’ admits ‘transgression’ by its journalists in India: Report

    India | July 26, 2016 13:56 IST

    Chinese news agency ‘Xinhua’ has reportedly conceded that two of its India-based journalists had indeed transgressed their brief by visiting Tibetan settlements in Karnataka.

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    India expels three Chinese journalists after “concerns" by intel agencies

    India | July 24, 2016 8:00 IST

    India has effectively expelled three journalists of official news agency, Xinhua, by refusing to renew their visas to work in the country. The move could further strain already sour relationship between two countries. The visas

  • heavy snow strands over 50 000 people at china train station

    Heavy snow strands over 50,000 people at China train station

    World | February 03, 2016 7:28 IST

    Beijing: More than 50,000 passengers were stranded at China's Guangzhou railway station as snow and sleet in central and eastern provinces delayed 27 trains, a railway spokesperson said on Tuesday.In the worst cases, trains departing

  • india worried over china s biggest dam on brahmaputra

    India worried over China's biggest dam on Brahmaputra

    World | October 13, 2015 15:41 IST

    Beijing : China today operationalised the USD 1.5 billion Zam Hydropower Station, the largest in Tibet,built on the Brahmaputra river, which has raised concerns in India over the likelihood of disrupting water supplies.All six of

  • women s rights are human rights says angela markel

    Women's rights are human rights, says Angela Markel

    World | September 28, 2015 12:10 IST

    United Nations: Women's rights are human rights, German Chancellor  said at global leaders' meeting on gender equality and women empowerment."Isn't it a disgrace for humanity that we still need to underline this," Xinhua quoted Merkel

  • promise safe quality education for every child malala at un

    Promise safe, quality education for every child: Malala at UN

    World | September 26, 2015 12:03 IST

    United Nations: Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani education advocate, on Friday asked world leaders who are here to attend UN General Assembly to promise that every child will have the right to safe, free and quality

  • un goals to focus on quality education for children unicef

    UN goals to focus on quality education for children: Unicef

    World | September 22, 2015 10:36 IST

    United Nations: With more than 200 million children unable to read and write globally, the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will focus on access to quality education, the executive director of Unicef has said."There

  • great earthquake rocks chile tsunami alert raised

    Great earthquake rocks Chile, tsunami alert raised

    World | September 17, 2015 17:39 IST

    Santiago: At least five people were killed and a million people evacuated after a massive earthquake jolted Chile, shattering window panes, forcing people to run onto the streets in panic and triggering a tsunami alert

  • eu to hold emergency meeting on refugee issue

    EU to hold emergency meeting on refugee issue

    World | September 16, 2015 13:15 IST

    Brussels: European Union (EU) interior ministers will hold an emergency meeting on September 22 to cope with refugee crisis, officials said.Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg's Minister for Immigration and Asylum and President of the Council, on Tuesday

  • disappointed mascherano wants to stay with argentina

    Disappointed Mascherano wants to stay with Argentina

    Soccer | September 09, 2015 11:49 IST

    Buenos Aires:  Argentinian soccer player Javier Mascherano admitted late Tuesday he felt "beaten up" after the amount of finals his national team has lost but he assured that he "wants to continue" with the team.The

  • china blasts toll rises to 162

    China blasts toll rises to 162

    World | September 08, 2015 17:53 IST

    Beijing:  The death toll from the warehouse explosions in China's Tianjin city has risen to 162 on Tuesday with 11 people still remaining missing, according to rescue authorities.The dead include 96 firefighters, 11 policemen and

  • us responsible for refugee crisis in europe chinese

    US responsible for refugee crisis in Europe: Chinese commentary

    World | September 05, 2015 14:55 IST

    Beijing: The US is "mainly responsible for all the mess" that Europe is facing due to the massive influx of refugees, Chinese news agency Xinhua said in a commentary on Saturday.Titled "US should bear blame

  • 4 new fires erupt in china s tianjin port disaster area

    4 new fires erupt in China's Tianjin port disaster area

    World | August 21, 2015 15:56 IST

    Tianjin:  Four new fires burned on Friday within a disaster zone in China's Tianjin port where massive warehouse explosions more than a week ago killed at least 114 people and contaminated the area with toxic

  • we want tension free ties with india pakistan president

    We want tension-free ties with India: Pakistan President

    World | August 14, 2015 15:23 IST

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday expressed his country's desire to have tension-free relations with India. Addressing a flag hoisting ceremony to mark the Independence Day celebrations here, Hussain regretted what he said were "acts

  • chinese currency continued sharp fall on third day

    Chinese currency continued sharp fall on third day

    August 13, 2015 13:29 IST

    Beijing:  Chinese currency today continued its sharp fall for the third consecutive day, sending jitters in the markets as the central bank assured that there will not be currency slump as feared by many at

  • massive explosions rock chinese port city tianjin 17 killed

    Massive explosions rock Chinese port city Tianjin, 17 killed

    World | August 13, 2015 6:25 IST

    Beijing:   At least 17 people have been killed and over 400 injured in two massive explosions followed by heavy fire at a warehouse containing chemical and toxic materials in the northern Chinese port city

  • washington to host fourth nuclear security summit in 2016

    Washington to host fourth nuclear security summit in 2016

    World | August 11, 2015 12:08 IST

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will host a fourth Nuclear Security Summit in Washington in 2016 to continue coordinating global efforts to fight nuclear terrorism, the White House said.The summit is scheduled to be held from March

  • boeing committed to mh370 search

    Boeing committed to MH370 search

    World | July 30, 2015 11:27 IST

    Beijing: Boeing China said on Thursday it is committed to the search for the missing MH370 flight following reports of wreckage found in the Indian Ocean."Like the global aviation industry, Boeing shares the same aim

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