INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

UN concerned over radical EU-Turkey plan to tackle migrant crisis

United Nations has expressed concern over a radical EU-Turkey plan to ease the migrant crisis, saying it could contravene international law. Under the plan, all migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey would be returned and for each Syrian sent back, a Syrian in Turkey would be resettled in the EU. The UN’s refugee agency said … Continue reading UN concerned over radical EU-Turkey plan to tackle migrant crisis

US elections: Donald Trump expands lead with two more victories

In United States, Republican Donald Trump has won two more states, Michigan and Mississippi, in his bid for the White House. In the Democratic race, Bernie Sanders earned a surprise victory in Michigan, but Hillary Clinton increased her lead with a big Mississippi win. The Republicans are also voting in Idaho and Hawaii. With victories … Continue reading US elections: Donald Trump expands lead with two more victories

Total solar eclipse sweeps across Indonesia

Millions of people across Indonesia and the Pacific experienced a total solar eclipse today, with parts of the region falling into complete darkness. The eclipse began at 06:19 local time as the Moon started to pass directly in front of the Sun. As the eclipse reached totality, the Moon blocked all direct sunlight, turning the … Continue reading Total solar eclipse sweeps across Indonesia

WHO advises pregnant women not to visit Zika outbreak areas

World Health Organisation advised pregnant women not to travel to areas affected by the Zika virus outbreak. After an emergency committee meeting on the rapid spread of the mosquito-borne virus, the WHO said yesterday that the new advice was issued amid mounting evidence that Zika can cause birth defects. Previous WHO guidelines issued after the … Continue reading WHO advises pregnant women not to visit Zika outbreak areas

16-year old Danish girl charged with planning to bomb schools

A 16-year-old Danish girl has been charged with planning a terrorist attack on two schools after acquiring chemicals for bombs, police said today. A police press release said the girl’s 24-year-old friend, a former fighter in Syria, had also been charged with complicity in preparing the bombs. Danish broadcaster TV2 said the girl had recently … Continue reading 16-year old Danish girl charged with planning to bomb schools

Saudi Minister meets PM Modi, praises role of Indians in Kingdom

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi / Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel Bin Ahmed Al Jubeir today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and conveyed to him that Kingdom accorded a high priority to India in its Foreign Policy. He deeply appreciated the constructive role being played by the Indian community in the development … Continue reading Saudi Minister meets PM Modi, praises role of Indians in Kingdom

Michael Bloomberg drops idea of running for US presidency

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will not run as a third-party candidate for US president. He had recently considered running as an independent in November’s election. Mr Bloomberg said he was concerned about the unconventional and insurgent campaigns of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. Mr Bloomberg said that his run would split … Continue reading Michael Bloomberg drops idea of running for US presidency

21 militants killed in air strikes anti-Taliban airstrikes in Pakistan

At least 21 militants killed in air strikes and ground operations in a northwest border region where it is carrying out an offensive to clear Taliban strongholds. Pakistan, Military spokesman Asim Bajwa said the strikes, which took place in the Shawal Valley of North Waziristan tribal district, began Monday night and continued into Tuesday.

US: Mississippi, Michigan to hold primaries as Trump, Clinton vow to fight till end

In US, Super Tuesday, the one day megaprize in the race for the US presidential nomination, is over. The front-runners, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, cemented their leads in the races. But, they are far from securing their parties’ nominations. With several major primaries and caucuses looming, the challengers on both sides say … Continue reading US: Mississippi, Michigan to hold primaries as Trump, Clinton vow to fight till end

Over 150 al-Shabab militants killed in US drone strike in Somalia

A US air strike has killed more than 150 al-Shabab militants in Somalia. Pentagon Spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the strike hit a training camp where a large scale attack was being planned. Mr Davis said the strike, by both drones and manned aircraft, took place on Saturday and targeted Raso Camp, a training facility … Continue reading Over 150 al-Shabab militants killed in US drone strike in Somalia

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Top Shooters of the World to hit the targets for 14 Olympic quota places at World Cup

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SC appoints former judge Justice DK Jain as ombudsman for BCCI

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IOC suspends all Indian applications to host future events after Pak athletes denied visas

WEB DESK   The International Olympic Committee IOC has suspended all Indian applications to host fu ...

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President Kovind confers PM Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019

    AMN / NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind today conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya ...

Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Several monuments across India turned blue today Nov 20 – the World Children ...

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Indian short film wins award at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival

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Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary

Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary   One of India's most beautifu ...

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