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French Chief of Defense staff resigns, urges against politicizing decision

Paris: General Francois Lecointre on Saturday announced his resignation from the post of the Chief of the Defense Staff of the French Armed Forces, refuting speculations that the move was motivated by disagreements with the French president. "I asked the...

“Small” groups don’t rule the world: China cautions G7

Carbis Bay, England: China on Sunday pointedly cautioned Group of Seven leaders that the days when "small" groups of countries decided the fate of the world was long gone, hitting back at the world's richest democracies which have sought...

Lucky number: Biden is 13th US president set to meet queen

London: Imagine trying to make an impression on someone who's met, well, almost everyone. Such is the challenge for President Joe Biden, who is set to sip tea with Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday at Windsor Castle after a Group...

Cuba advises tourists to visit island without dollars in cash: Central Bank

Moscow: Cuban authorities have advised tourists to visit the Caribbean country without bringing any cash in dollars, which will no longer be accepted as valid currency starting from June 21, the first vice president of the island’s Central Bank,...

North Korea’s Kim vows to boost military combat effectiveness: State Media

Moscow: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has chaired the second expanded meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Worker's Party of Korea (WPK), during which he discussed the enhancement of the army’s fighting efficiency in light of the...

China enacts law to counter foreign sanctions

Beijing: China on Thursday passed a legislation to retaliate against foreign sanctions. The legislation was enacted at the 29th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress, China's top legislative body. This follows China's escalating tensions with the...

Death toll from Pakistan’s train crash rises to 62, over 100 injured

Islamabad: The death toll from the collision between two trains in Pakistan's southern Sindh province early Monday morning has risen to 62, a government official said on Tuesday. The death toll rose after rescue teams pulled out more bodies from...

Japan to keep negotiating peace treaty with Russia – Cabinet

Tokyo: Japan will continue negotiating territorial issues and a peace treaty with Russia, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said on Monday. On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told foreign journalists at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that the...

Thirty killed, 50 injured as two passenger trains collide in southern Pakistan

Islamabad: At least 30 people were killed and 50 others injured after two passenger trains collided in the Ghotki district of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province on Monday, local authorities said. Sir Syed Express train, headed from Lahore to Karachi, collided...

Kyrgyzstan records escalation on border with Tajikistan

Bishkek: The situation on the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan has deteriorated once again after Tajik forces were detected entering the Kyrgyz territory, the Kyrgyz State Border Service told Sputnik on Friday. "The Tajik side, violating all the previously reached...
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Man from Mizoram, with world’s largest family, dies at 76

Ziona Chana, believed to head the world's largest family -- with 38 wives, 89 children and 33 grandchildren --...
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