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56 journalists killed in 2019: UN

56 journalists killed in 2019: UN

21-01-2020 comments

United Nations (IANS) Fifty-six journalists were killed in 2019 and most of them died outside conflict zones, a UN spokesperson said.

The number dropped by nearly half from the year 2018, but perpetrators enjoyed almost total impunity, Xinhua…

11 dead in Russian residential building fire

11 dead in Russian residential building fire

21-01-2020 comments

Moscow (IANS) At least 11 people were killed on Tuesday in a fire that engulfed a residential building in Russia's Tomsk region.

"At 7.03 a.m., the body of the 11th person was discovered," Xinhua news agency quoted Emergencies Ministry…

B'desh sentences 10 to death over 2001 rally blast

B'desh sentences 10 to death over 2001 rally blast

20-01-2020 comments

Dhaka (IANS) A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced 10 members of the banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Huji) to death over the 2001 blasts at a political rally here.

Judge Md Robiul Alam of the Third Additional Metropolitan…

Iran warns of 'final step' on nuclear deal

Iran warns of 'final step' on nuclear deal

20-01-2020 comments

Tehran (IANS) Iran on Monday Iran said it could take a "final and more effective" step concerning its nuclear deal if the other parties remain in default of their contractual obligations towards Tehran.

"If this trend continues, Iran will take…

N.Korea picks new FM, heralding policy shift

N.Korea picks new FM, heralding policy shift

19-01-2020 comments

Seoul (IANS) North Korea appears to have picked its point man for relations with Seoul as its new Foreign Minister, possibly heralding a shift in its policy toward the US and South Korea, informed sources said here on Sunday.

According to the…

Myanmar, China sign dozens of agreements

Myanmar, China sign dozens of agreements

18-01-2020 comments

Nay Pyi Taw (IANS) Myanmar and China on Saturday signed dozens of cooperation and infrastructure agreements aimed at strengthening their bilateral ties during Chinese President Xi Jinping's historic visit to the neighbouring country.

Xi…

Trump's impeachment trial in Senate officially begins

Trump's impeachment trial in Senate officially begins

17-01-2020 comments

Washington (IANS) The impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump officially kicked off in the Republican-majority Senate with the reading of the two articles of impeachment the Democrat-majority House of Representatives approved last month.

Japan n-reactor's suspension ordered over safety

Japan n-reactor's suspension ordered over safety

17-01-2020 comments

Tokyo (IANS) A Japanese court on Friday ordered the suspension of a nuclear reactor on safety grounds, revoking an earlier decision that had green lighted its operation.

The Hiroshima High Court said the operators Shikoku Electric and the Japanese…

China draws blank at UNSC consultation on Kashmir

China draws blank at UNSC consultation on Kashmir

16-01-2020 comments

United Nations (IANS) China drew a blank at the Security Council consultation at which it raised the Kashmir issue with members declaring it a bilateral issue and refusing to step in.

Beijing's Permanent Representative Zhang Jun himself…

Pak PM likely to send minister in his place to SCO meet in India

Pak PM likely to send minister in his place to SCO meet in India

16-01-2020 comments

New Delhi/Islamabad (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to send a member of his government in his place to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in New Delhi later this year.


The government in New Delhi…

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