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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

Who started the fire in Trilokpuri? It was pre-planned, say locals

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Who started the fire in Trilokpuri? It was pre-planned, say locals

New Delhi: Who started the trouble in East Delhis Trilokpuri? Firstpost tried to find the answer to the question. Highly-placed sources said the entire flare-up was not accidental but pre-planned. Thi...


Sri Lanka sentences 5 Indian fishermen to death for drug smuggling

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Sri Lanka sentences 5 Indian fishermen to death for drug smuggling

TheSri Lankan government has sentenced five Indian fishermen to death on charges of drug smuggling. The men were arrested in 2011 by the Sri Lankan navy.Sri Lankan newspaper The Daily Mirror said that...

Don't complicate situation: China warns India over constructing border posts

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Don't complicate situation: China warns India over constructing border posts

Beijing: China's Defense Ministry has cautioned the Indian government over plans to construct 54 new border posts along disputed border territory along the Arunchal Pradesh border.Spokesman Yang Yujun...

No safe haven to speak up: Political expression on Egypt's campuses quelled

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No safe haven to speak up: Political expression on Egypt's campuses quelled

Cairo: Hundreds of police surround its walls, patrolling in armoured vehicles with sirens blaring, while muscle-bound security guards man metal detectors, searching all who enter.This isn't a military...

You call me a coward because I protect Israel: Netanyahu slams US critics

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You call me a coward because I protect Israel: Netanyahu slams US critics

Jerusalem: Israel's prime minister said on Wednesday that recent verbal attacks against him from the United States were merely because he was "defending Israel" and vowed to carry on with hi...

BJP slams Uttarakhand CM for frequent visits to Delhi

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BJP slams Uttarakhand CM for frequent visits to Delhi

Dehradun: Main opposition BJP in Uttarakhand on Thursday advised Chief Minister Harish Rawat to stop his frequent visits to Delhi and address the problems being faced by people in the calamity-hit are...

Civilians flee Khyber as Pak troops up offensive against Taliban

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Civilians flee Khyber as Pak troops up offensive against Taliban

Peshawar, Pakistan: Twenty-nine people were killed and thousands of civilians forced to flee Pakistan's northwestern region of Khyber, the military said on Thursday, as it stepped up a two-week-old of...