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25 Apr 2016World
21 countries may eliminate malaria by 2020
According to a report published by World Health Organisation (WHO), 21 countries including 6 countries from Africa are in a position to eliminate Malaria by 2020.
25 Apr 2016World
India withdraws Uyghur dissident's visa after China's protest
India cancelled its visa to dissident Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa, after China protested against the move.
Turkey demands visa-free travel from EU
Turkey warned the European Union (EU) that their recently struck migrant deal would collapse if the EU failed to provide visa-free travel for Turkish citizens by July 2016.
North Korea ready to stop nuclear tests
North Korea's foreign minister stated that the country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the US suspends its annual military exercises with Seoul.
Dutch journalist arrested for criticising Erdogan
A Dutch journalist was arrested at her home in Turkey for tweets deemed critical of the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Ecuador quake toll rises to 650
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa stated that the death toll from the recent earthquake in the country has risen to almost 650.
Donald Trump goes after Indian call centres next
Indian call centres became Donald Trump's next target during his address in Delaware.
World Book Day being celebrated across the world
Book lovers, publishers, and libraries across the world are celebrating the 22nd annual World Book Day today by organizing seminars and book-gifting programmes.
Another free thinking professor hacked to death in Bangladesh
A university professor from Bangladesh's Rajshahi city was killed by 2 unidentified persons.
175 countries sign the Paris Climate Agreement
A record 175 countries signed the historic agreement on climate change.
China irked after India issues visa to 'terrorist'
India's move to grant visa to World Uyghur Congress (WUC) leader Dolkun Isa, has irked China.
Venezuela starts regular power cuts
Venezuela will introduce power cuts of four hours a day from next week to deal with a worsening energy crisis.
Polish experts to restore Syria's lion statue
Two Polish heritage experts, who first restored the famed lion statue in Syria's Palmyra in 2005 have now returned to restore the statue after ISIS militants destroyed it.
Obama to visit Hiroshima after G7 summit
US President Barack Obama is set to become the first sitting US president to visit the nuclear bomb struck city of Hiroshima.
Pemex blast toll rises to 24
Petroleos Mexicanos stated that the death toll from their petrochemical plant explosion in southeastern Mexico has risen to 24.
Europe to launch 2 important satellites
Europe is set to launch two satellites with missions: one will track environmental damage to Earth, while the other will test one of Einstein's physics theories.
World leaders to sign climate agreement on Earth Day
To commemorate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, leaders from 130 countries have gathered at the United Nations to endorse the historic climate deal agreed upon in Paris in December.
Magnitude 6 quake strikes Ecuador again
With the nation still on the path to recovery after the recent massive earthquake, another quake measuring to 6.0 magnitude, struck off the coast of Ecuador.
Abdeslam charged over Brussels shootout
The Belgian federal prosecutor's office announced that Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been charged with attempted murder in a shootout with police in Brussels.
Parrikar warns China: Don't differentiate between terrorists
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said he has communicated "clearly" to China that there cannot be any differentiation among terrorists.
Anti-slavery advocate-Harriet Tubman to feature on US currency
Anti-slavery pioneer, Harriet Tubman would soon become the first Afro-American on the face of US paper currency, the US Treasury Department announced.
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 90th birthday
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-serving monarch, is celebrating her 90th birthday today and is expected to greet people in Windsor along with Prince Philip.
250 women slaughtered by IS for refusing to become sex slaves
According to reports, 250 girls in northern Iraq were executed by IS for refusing to become sex-slaves.
Xi Jinping creates new military position
Chinese President Xi Jinping assumed the role of commander-in-chief of China's Joint Operations Command Center.
Explosion rocks Mexican petrochemical plant
An explosion rocked a petrochemical plant on Mexico's southern Gulf coast, causing evacuations in the area.
Mitsubishi shares precipitate, left untraded in Japan
Investors are lining up to sell the shares of Japanese auto major Mitsubishi Motors.
World Press Freedom Index released, India ranks 133
The 2016 World Press Freedom Index has been released by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a Paris-based NGO.
Fidel Castro gives rare address to Cuba’s party congress
Fidel Castro, the leader of the Cuban Revolution gave a rare speech on the last day of the country's communist party congress.
Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes off Ecuadorian coast
A fresh earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Ecuador just days after a major quake hit the country killing more than 500 people.
Jaitley asks UN to recognize drug-terror nexus
India asked the global community to toughen its collective fight against the growing nexus of organized drug trafficking and terrorist networks.
US lawmakers want Modi to address US Congress
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the US for a bilateral summit with President Barack Obama around the 7-8th of June.
Trump, Hillary win big in NY
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton won big in their home state of New York.
Kirpal Singh's autopsy inconclusive, organs missing
The body of Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh, who died in a Pakistani jail, arrived in India and was sent for a fresh autopsy by Indian officials.
Trump campaign under fire for ISI links
Donald Trump's presidential campaign has come under fire after it emerged that his campaign aide Paul Manafort had links to Pakistan's intelligence service ISI.
2016 Pulitzer prizes announced
The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced during a YouTube live-streamed broadcast from Columbia University in New York, on Monday.
Taliban begins spring offensive in Kabul: 28 dead, 300 injured
A potent Taliban suicide bombardment ripped through central Kabul, triggering a massive gunfire in a crowded neighbourhood.
Ecuador earthquake: Death toll climbs to 413
Ecuadorian officials have stated that the 7.8-magnitude quake, which struck on Saturday night, has killed at least 413 people.
Sushma takes up Masood Azhar issue with China
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of China blocking India's bid at the UN to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.
18 Apr 2016World
Indonesian government backs talks on '65-66 atrocities
Indonesia convened an unprecedented discussion of anti-communist massacres in 1965-66 that brought together survivors and representatives of the military that orchestrated the atrocities.
18 Apr 2016World
Sushma concludes bilateral meet with Russian FM
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday held bilateral talks with her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in a bid to strengthen ties between the two allies.