International

US expresses concern over India-China border tensions

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WASHINGTON: The US has expressed concern over the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese border troops and said the two countries should work together to come up with "some sort of arrangement" for peace.

Fiji Hindu temple to undergo $0.5 million beautification

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CHANDIGARH: Legendary Sri Siva Subramanya Swami Temple in Nadi (Fiji) is reportedly planned to undergo a $0.5 million upgrade and beautification.

White House names special counsel over Russia probe response

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WASHINGTON: The White House announced that it has hired attorney Ty Cobb who will serve as a special counsel to manage matters related to an ongoing probe into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, the media reported.

Three killed in attack near Jerusalem holy site

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JERUSALEM : Three gunmen were shot dead and two Israeli civilians injured on Friday during a shootout near a holy site in Jerusalem, the media reported.

Trump condemns terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims

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WASHINGTON: Pledging to continue alongside India in fighting terrorism, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday condemned the terrorist killing of seven Amarnath pilgrims as an attack on religious freedom.

8 shot dead in Thailand village chief's home

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BANGKOK : At least eight persons were killed in a shooting by gunmen inside a village chief's home in Thailand, the police said.

80 arrested in US for protesting healthcare reform

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WASHINGTON : US Capitol police have arrested 80 protesters who were demonstrating against the proposed Republican healthcare bill.

California Governor declares wildfire emergency

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SAN FRANCISCO : California Governor Jerry Brown has issued a state of emergency due to the effects of a wildfire that has caused the evacuation of thousands of residents.

US laptop ban lifted on Royal Jordanian

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AMMAN : The Royal Jordanian have become the latest Middle Eastern airlines to allow passengers carry laptops in the cabin on US-bound flights.

Eight killed in Peru bus accident

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LIMA : Eight persons were killed and 35 injured when a tourist bus overturned in Peru capital Lima, officials said.

Pakistan executes 465 people since lifting of death penalty ban

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LAHORE : At least 465 persons have been executed in Pakistan since the country lifted the ban on death penalty in December 2014, said a non-government organisation working for prisoners' rights.

'Prohibited' WhatsApp is extensively used by NHS doctors: Report

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LONDON : Doctors and nurses across UK's health service are increasingly using WhatsApp and Snapchat -- popular social media applications that are banned under its guidelines -- to share information about patients, the media reported.

France to ban petrol, diesel cars by 2040

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PARIS  : France is set to ban the sale of any car that uses petrol or diesel fuel by 2040, the media reported.

New York's homeless population up by nearly 40%

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NEW YORK  : New York city's homeless population has increased by nearly 40 per cent in 2017, according to a new survey.

G20 protests: 76 injured as police, protesters clash in Hamburg

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HAMBURG : 
 At least 76 people were injured in clashes with police on Thursday during the protest against the G20 summit, to be held here in Germany, the media reported.

Excessive heat warning issued in California

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LOS ANGELES
 : The US National Weather Service (NWS) issued an excessive heat warning in California, predicting the region could face a new record high temperature this week.

Qatar, Sudan, Turkey accused of supporting terrorism in Libya

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CAIRO : Libyan military spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmary on Tuesday accused Qatar, Sudan and Turkey of supporting terrorism in the conflict-torn Arab country.

N.Korea confirms successful test-firing of ballistic missile

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SEOUL: North Korea claimed on Tuesday that it successfully test-fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) earlier in the day on the orders of leader Kim Jong-un, the media reported.

11 Zika cases reported in Thailand

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BANGKOK: Eleven people in Thailand's Phichit province have been tested positive for the Zika virus while 27 others were being monitored, a top official said on Tuesday.

42 killed in China rains

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BEIJING : At least 42 people were killed and 21 others reported missing due to torrential rains in southern China, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Tuesday.

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