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‘India has contributed least to global warming’

Davos: Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said India has contributed the least to global warming but is still being very responsible on fossil fuels, while the western world is not doing enough even after accounting for more than half of the carbon emissions. Speaking here at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, Goyal also said India is committed …

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Russian air strikes in Syria kill 12 civilians: monitor

Beirut: Russian air strikes killed 12 civilians on Tuesday in northwestern Syria, as renewed violence tightened the noose around the country’s last major opposition bastion and deepened an already dire humanitarian crisis. Two of the victims were killed in a southern area of Idlib province while the other 10 died in a western region of neighbouring Aleppo province, the Syrian …

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Prince Harry arrives in Canada to start new chapter with Meghan, Archie

London: Prince Harry on Tuesday began a new chapter in his life as he landed in Canada to reunite with his wife Meghan Markle and their eight-month-old son after a formal split with the British Royal family. The 35-year-old Duke of Sussex was photographed stepping off a plane in Vancouver as he set off in a car to join his …

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Had no other option but to step back, says Prince Harry

PTI London Prince Harry has said he and his wife Meghan Markle had “really no other option” but to step back as senior royals after “many years of challenges”, even as he expressed “great sadness” after being stripped of their royal titles. In his first personal statement on Sunday night after a formal split from the royal family was finalised …

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SARS-like virus spreads in China, reaches third Asian country

AFP Beijing A mysterious SARS-like virus has killed a third person, spread around China and reached a third Asian country, authorities said on Monday, fuelling fears of a major outbreak as millions begin travelling for the Lunar New Year in humanity’s biggest migration.  The new coronavirus strain, first discovered in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, has caused alarm because …

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Bangla court sentences 10 Huji members to death

PTI   Dhaka Ten members of the Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami (Huji), a banned Islamist militant group in Bangladesh, were on Monday sentenced to death for a bomb attack on a Communist Party rally in 2001 that killed eight people here.  Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Court’s Judge Mohammed Rabiul Islam delivered the verdict. The court acquitted two others in the case and fined …

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30th anniversary of Kashmiri Pandit exodus in US observed

PTI Washington Indian-Americans, wearing “phirans” and the tricolour headgears, held several events in different parts of the US, including in front of the White House, to mark the 30th anniversary of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley, recognising the resilience and noble spirit of the community. In over three dozen cities and towns across the country, Indian-Americans held …

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Goan kidnapped by pirates dies in captivity

Abuja: Nineteen Indians, kidnapped by pirates from a commercial vessel from the high seas off the western coast of Africa last month, have been released while one died in their captivity, according to the Indian mission here. Goa NRI Commissioner Narendra Sawaikar on Sunday said the person who died in captivity after being abducted by the pirates was from Ambelim …

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Indian school teacher contracts coronavirus in China

Beijing: A 45-year-old Indian school teacher is undergoing treatment for a new strain of pneumonia outbreak spreading in the Chinese cities of Wuhan and Shenzhen, becoming the first foreigner to have contracted the mysterious SARS-like coronavirus. Preeti Maheshwari, a teacher at an international school in Shenzhen, has been admitted to a local hospital after she fell seriously ill last Friday. …

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Bushfire-hit Aus state braces for severe storms

Melbourne: Australian forecasters warned on Sunday of severe storms to hit the bushfire-hit state of Victoria, which could lead to flooding. The Bureau of Meteorology in Victoria issued severe thunderstorm warnings for parts of the state on Sunday, saying damaging winds and heavy rainfall were expected, the BBC reported. It said storms and widespread rainfall were forecast in the state …

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