Seven Children Missing After Vehicle Falls Into Canal In India

NEW DELHI, India, June 20 (NNN-PTI) – At least seven children went missing, after a vehicle carrying 29 people fell into a canal on Thursday (today), in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said. According to police, 22 people were rescued from the canal and search for the…

Former Interpol Chief Admits Guilt In China Court Hearing

BEIJING, China, June 20 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Chinese state media said, former Interpol chief, Meng Hongwei, admitted his guilt during a court hearing on Thursday (today), after prosecutors accused him of taking 14.5 million yuan ($2.11 million) in bribes.The court, in the northern city of Tianjin, will announce its verdict at…

Iran Not To Extend 60-Day Deadline For Signatories Of Nuclear Deal

TEHRAN, Iran, June 20 (NNN-IRNA) – Iran will not extend the 60-day deadline for the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal, to take practical measures to save Iran’s interests, the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) said. “Iran’s two-month deadline for the remaining parties of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of…

New Zealand’s firearms buy-back scheme to strike fair balance: gov’t

WELLINGTON, June 20 (NNN-Xinhua) — Licensed firearms owners will get fair compensation for weapons handed in during the six-month buy-back and amnesty, New Zealand government announced on Thursday. The fund available for the buy-back and amnesty has also increased by 40 million New Zealand dollars (26 million U.S. dollars) through…

S. Korea urges N. Korea to hold summit before Trump’s visit

WASHINGTON, June 20 (NNN-Yonhap) — South Korea’s top nuclear envoy urged North Korea on Wednesday to hold a summit with President Moon Jae-in ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Seoul next week. Lee Do-hoon, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, issued the call in line…

Iran Launches New International Airport Terminal

TEHRAN, Iran, June 20 (NNN-IRNA) – Iran has launched the Salam Terminal, to boost Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) by 80 percent, Eghtesadonline daily news website reported. The new terminal, with the capacity of transporting five million passengers per year, was officially inaugurated in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani.…

China’s Xi Jinping arrives in North Korea for state visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, hosts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Dalian, China in this undated photo released on May 9.   Photo courtesy of KCNA SEOUL/BEIJING, June 20 (NNN-Yonhap) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday, embarking on a landmark two-day visit expected to…

U.S. Official Warns Against Negative Impact Of Possible War Between U.S., Iran

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 20 (NNN-NNA) – A senior U.S. official warned Wednesday, against the dangerous repercussions of a possible war between the United States and Iran. “Any confrontation between Iran and the United States will be considered as an existential battle for Iran, and we do not know what will…

Bangladesh achieves fastest growth among 45 Asia-Pacific countries

DHAKA, June 19 (NNN-BSS)- Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said that Bangladesh achieved the fastest growth in the Asia-Pacific economies comprised of 45 countries. The bank in its Asian Development Outlook (ADO), which was handed over to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today, also said that in the FY2018 the country…

Death Toll Due To Heatwave In India’s Bihar Rises To 92

NEW DELHI, India, June 20 (NNN-PTI) – The death toll during the past four days, due to blistering heatwave that swept several places in India’s eastern state of Bihar, has risen to 92, local government officials said. The deaths have been reported from Aurangabad, Gaya, Nawada and Jamui districts. “Due…
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