Death Toll In South India Building Collapse Rises To Seven, At Least 18 Still Feared Trapped

NEW DELHI, India, March 21 (NNN-PTI) – The death toll in Tuesday’s under-construction building collapse in India’s southern state of Karnataka rose to seven, with at least 18 to 20 people still feared trapped under the rubble, a senior government official said, on Thursday. The building collapsed in Kumareshwar Nagar of the state’s Dharwad district […]

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Two Killed After Motorbike Collides With Train In Northern Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam, March 21 (NNN-VNA) – A motorbike carrying two women, on Thursday (today), collided with a passenger train, in Vietnam’s northern Hai Duong province, killing the duo on the spot. Earlier in March, a train-car collision occurred at the same intersection, which has no barriers, leaving two local people dead and three others injured. […]

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Two-Way Trade Between Fiji & New Zealand Increases In Recent Years

SUVA, Fiji, March 21 (NNN-AGENCIES) – The two-way trade between Fiji and New Zealand has increased in recent years, and this upward trajectory will continue in the coming years, a Fijian government minister said. Speaking at an event to mark the first anniversary of the opening of the Fiji Trade Commission in Auckland, a city […]

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Tokyo Unveils 2020 Olympic Torch With Cherry Blossom Design

TOKYO, Japan, March 21 (NNN-AGENCIES) – The 2020 Tokyo Olympic committee, unveiled the official relay torch for the Games today, featuring Japan’s iconic cherry blossoms. The unveiling came exactly one year before the Olympic flame is due to arrive from Greece at Matsushima Airbase in Miyagi prefecture. Bearing a motif of sakura cherry blossoms, Japan’s […]

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Blasts Hit New Year Celebrations In Afghan Capital

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 21 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Several people were feared killed or injured, after three blasts hit New Year celebrations, near a shrine in the western side of Kabul on Thursday, witnesses said. “We heard a huge blast at the main traffic circle in Jamal Mina neighbourhood at 09:30 a.m., and the blast was followed […]

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Afghanistan Postpones Presidential Election For Second Time

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 21 (NNN-AGENCIES) – The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) has set Sept 28 this year, as the new date for the country’s fourth presidential election, an IEC official said. “The new commissioners of IEC have decided to hold the upcoming presidential election on Sept 28,” newly elected IEC Chief, Hawa Alam Nuristani, […]

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Iran Urges UN To Address Israeli Threats Over Oil Shipments

TEHRAN, Iran, March 21 (NNN-IRNA) – Iran urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), to address what it called Israeli threats against Iranian oil shipments, Press TV reported. Iran will not stay idle in the face of Israel’s “provocative” policies concerning Iranian oil shipments, Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic to the United Nations said, […]

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Iran Denies Hacking Israeli Politicians’ Mobile Phones

TEHRAN, Iran, March 21 (NNN-IRNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, denied Israeli media reports that, Iran is involved in hacking mobile phones of a number of Israeli politicians. Israeli officials have “an old habit of playing blame games and spreading lies about Iran,” Bahram Qasemi said. “They are seeking to mount pressures on Iran and […]

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister announces ban on all assault rifles following massacre under strong gun laws

WELLINGTON, March 21 (NNN-TELESUR) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday (Mar 21) that military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned under stronger new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country’s worst mass shooting. Ardern said she expects the new law to be in place by […]

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Duterte Dissolves Government Panel Negotiating Peace With Leftist Rebels

MANILA, Philippines, March 21 (NNN-PNA) – Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, dissolved the government panel, negotiating peace with leftist rebels, driving another nail into the coffin of peace talks between the Duterte administration and the insurgents. The panel was chaired by Philippine Labour Secretary, Silvestre Bello. In letters addressed to Bello and the four panel members, […]

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