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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

Pakistan: Blast targeting convoy in Peshawar kills three, including a child

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Pakistan: Blast targeting convoy in Peshawar kills three, including a child

Peshawar: At least three people, including a child, were killed and 13 others injured on Tuesday in a blast targeting a security forces convoy in this northwestern Pakistani city.The explosion took pl...


From Orbiter to Curiosity: The successful Mars missions Mangalyaan hopes to join

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From Orbiter to Curiosity: The successful Mars missions Mangalyaan hopes to join

India's Mars Orbiter craft Mangalyaan is just one day away from being inserted into the gravitational orbit of the Red planet.Isro scientists are quietly confident after they successfully 'woke up' th...

Deploying warplanes to join US-lead campaign against Islamic State: Australia

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Deploying warplanes to join US-lead campaign against Islamic State: Australia

Baghdad: Australian warplanes are being deployed to the Middle East to join the US-led campaign of air strikes on jihadist targets in northern Iraq, Defence Minister David Johnston said on Tuesday.&qu...

Vacating Ajit Singh's bungalow: Delhi Police shuts down a metro station

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Vacating Ajit Singh's bungalow: Delhi Police shuts down a metro station

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro on Tuesday shut down one of its stations apprehendingprotests over the issue of vacatingRLD leader Ajit Singh's official bungalow Tuesday, officials said.The Delhi Metro shu...

US informed us before launching strikes on IS: Syria

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US informed us before launching strikes on IS: Syria

Damascus: Syria's foreign ministry says the United States informed Damascus' envoy to the United Nations before launching airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria.Syrian state media carried...

India to seek re-election to UN Human Rights Council next month

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India to seek re-election to UN Human Rights Council next month

United Nations: India will seek re-election to the UN's main human rights body for a second consecutive term in a vote to be held next month. India is currently a member of the 47-nation UN Human Righ...

Cleaning up Ganga will take 18 years, massive investment: NDA to SC

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Cleaning up Ganga will take 18 years, massive investment: NDA to SC

New Delhi: After being rapped by the Supreme Court for its approach to clean Ganga, the Narendra Modi government has placed before it a blueprint of short, medium and long term measures that spread ov...