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United Nations: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is strongly urging an immediate resumption of "constructive dialogue" among all parties to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said yesterday that Ban has intensified his diplomatic efforts and has had high-level contacts with the main parties involved as well as "all those with interest."Dujarric says the UN chief has been watching the latest developments, including Sunday's referendum on Crimea and Russia's announcement that it is annexing the strategic peninsula, "with mounting concern."The spokesman reiterated Ban's call on all parties to avoid "hasty actions" and intensify efforts to solve the crisis based on the UN Charter's principles of respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity.General Assembly President John Ashe sent invitations yesterday to UN members to attend a plenary meeting at Ukraine's request on Thursday, but his office later sent out an announcement that the meeting has been postponed "until further notice."Associated Press

Hong Kong: Talks between protesters and govt unlikely to succeed

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Hong Kong: Talks between protesters and govt unlikely to succeed

Hong Kong: Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of...


Possibility of terror strikes in India cannot be ruled out: Rajnath Singh

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Possibility of terror strikes in India cannot be ruled out: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: The possibility of terror attack in the country cannot be ruled out, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. "No possibility can be ruled out. We cannot ignore terror activities. Hence...

Iran acts to comply with interim nuclear deal with powers -IAEA

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Iran acts to comply with interim nuclear deal with powers -IAEA

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran is taking further action to comply with an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly U.N. atomic agency report showed, a finding the West may see as positive a...

Ebola fear ends for dozens on watch lists in United States

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Ebola fear ends for dozens on watch lists in United States

DALLAS (Reuters) - Weeks of worry about Ebola infection ended on Monday for several dozen people who came off watch lists in the United States, but 120 others were still being monitored for symptoms a...

PM Modi immune from 2002 Gujarat riots related lawsuit in US

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PM Modi immune from 2002 Gujarat riots related lawsuit in US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is immune from the human rights violation lawsuit filed against him for his alleged role in 2002 communal riots in Gujarat when he was the state's chief minister, the US s...

Nigeria declared Ebola-free, holds lessons for others

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Nigeria declared Ebola-free, holds lessons for others

ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other pa...

Samajwadi Party up in arms after UP guv's remarks on law and order

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Samajwadi Party up in arms after UP guv's remarks on law and order

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik's remark that there is a need to improve law and order in the state today riled ruling Samajwadi Party which hit back accusing him of trying act like an "...