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6.9-quake hits off PNG's Bougainville: USGS

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World, April 19, (IANS): A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville Island today but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said. 6.9-quake hits off PNG’s Bougainville: USGS The quake hit at 0104 GMT and was centred 62 Km southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville at a depth of […]

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US raises pressure on Russian over Ukraine deal

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World, April 19, (IANS): The United States has raised the pressure on Russia, seeking compliance of a four-way agreement on Ukraine reached in Geneva this week and warning of further sanctions if Moscow fails to deliver on its commitments. US raises pressure on Russian over Ukraine deal The warning came as the deal struck between the US, […]

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Ukraine Officially admits progress in Geneva talks

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Kiev, 19 April-2014(IANS): Ukraine’s acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya Friday acknowledged the progress achieved in Geneva during the four-party talks over Ukraine crisis, but said some differences still remained. Ukraine Officially admits progress in Geneva talks “Russia agreed to facilitate de-escalation of the situation in the eastern regions,” Xinhua quoted Deshchytsya as telling media. Top […]

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Pak Police say two UNO workers likely abducted in Karachi

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Karachi, 19 April-2014( DAWN NEWS): Police officials on Friday said two local workers of the United Nations have gone missing from Gulshan-i-Maymar neigbourhood of the port city fearing they might have been abducted, DawnNews reported. Pak Police say two UNO workers likely abducted in Karachi Police officials said the missing are residents of Hyderabad who […]

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450 million Dollars of frozen Iranian funds releases after IAEA report by U.S. Govt.

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Washington DC, 17 April-2014,Will Dunham (Reuters) : The United States has taken steps to release a $450 million (267.9 million pounds) instalment of frozen Iranian funds following a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verifying that Iran is living up to its part of a landmark nuclear pact with world powers, the U.S. […]

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UN chief encouraged by agreement at Geneva talks on Ukraine

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UNITED NATIONS, 17 April-2014 (Xinhua): The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was encouraged by “concrete and urgent steps” aimed at de-escalating the Ukraine situation agreed at four-way talks in Geneva on Thursday. UN chief encouraged by agreement at Geneva talks on Ukraine Image credit: UNO Chief Ban Ki-moon/ BBC Ban welcomed the initial round of diplomatic negotiations […]

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US hopes progress in Indo-Pak trade ties after Lok Sabha elections

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Washington DC, 17 April-2014(PTI): The US has said it heard “some positive murmurings” in India and Pakistan that there will be progress in Indo-Pak trade ties after the Lok Sabha elections, saying there is no reason why bilateral trade cannot quadruple in a few years’ time to USD 10 billion. US hopes progress in Indo-Pak […]

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Chinese incursions likely to be discussed by Army Commanders

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New Delhi, 17 April-2014(PTI): Security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the issue of incursions by Chinese troops in Indian territory are likely to be discussed during the bi-annual Army Commanders’ Conference starting Monday. Chinese incursions likely to be discussed by Army Commanders During the four-day Conference, to be chaired by Army Chief Gen Bikram […]

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Execution of Iranian killer halted at last minute by victim’s parents

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Tehran, 16 April-2014, Saeed Kamali Dehghan(TG): When he felt the noose around his neck, Balal must have thought he was about to take his last breath. Minutes earlier, crowds had watched as guards pushed him towards the gallows for what was meant to be yet another public execution in the Islamic republic of Iran. Execution […]

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New York Police ends Surveillance Program on Muslims in US

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New York, 16 April-2014,Jennifer Peltz(AP): Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats, but said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place. New York […]

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