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Congressional resolution introduced to strengthen Indo-US ties

All efforts will be made to fulfil hopes of people: Modi

WASHINGTON : Congratulating people of India on holding the largest democratic exercise of the world, a bipartisan resolution has been introduced in the US Congress to strengthen Indo-US ties under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The resolution (No 607), which was introduced in the US House of Representatives this week, says it will seek to further strengthen America’s strategic partnership with ...

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World meets in Tokyo on Afghan future ahead of run-off vote

Tokyo, May 15 (AFP) Delegates from around the world gathered in Tokyo today to discuss the way forward in Afghanistan in the wake of the presidential election and the drawdown of the US-led foreign military presence.The International Contact Group on Afghanistan and Pakistan, which groups representatives from about 50 countries and global bodies, was attended by the Afghan deputy foreign minister.

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Australian warship in large drug bust off Somalia

SYDNEY: An Australian warship has seized heroin with an estimated street value of Aus$132 million (US$123 million) off the coast of Somalia, the defence department said today. The 449 kilogramme (990 pound) haul was found on a dhow, a type of sailing  vessel, intercepted by  HMAS Darwin while patrolling the Indian Ocean some 40  nautical miles off Somalia’s east coast. ...

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Br journalists shot and beaten in Syria kidnapping

Two British journalists were recovering in Turkey today after being shot and beaten by rebel kidnappers while covering the Syrian conflict, the Times reported.Times writer Anthony Loyd was shot twice in the leg while being held captive and photographer Jack Hill suffered a severe beating after trying to escape.

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UN warns countries to bolster fight against MERS virus

The UN health agency Wednesday warned countries to bolster their guard against the MERS virus, which has killed 152 people in Saudi Arabia and is causing alarm as it spreads elsewhere. The World Health Organization said that a meeting of its emergency committee, which groups medical and policy experts from around the globe, had flagged a significant increase in concerns ...

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Mountain city in Peru sends up drones against crime

A city in Peru’s Andes is deploying a fleet of drones to crack down on crime, authorities have said. The “eagle eye” trial project is putting five drones in Huancayo’s skies at a total cost of USD 50,000 “to help police identify criminals,” said mayor Dimas Aliaga yesterday. The mayor said private companies were funding the trial and that an ...

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