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EU, UN to co-host conference on Syria aid (15 minutes ago)
Brussels, April 23 (IANS) The EU and the UN will co-chair a two-day international conference starting here on Tuesday, aiming to pump financial aid for Syrians and garner political support for UN-led intra-Syrian talks.

HRW slams gender discrimination in Chinese job ads (17 minutes ago)
Hong Kong, April 23 (IANS) International NGO Human Rights Watch on Monday criticised China's government and private sector companies for alleged gender discrimination against women in job advertising and employment.

CPEC has become a reality: Pakistan PM (21 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has become a reality and provided the country with a platform to achieve development, prosperity and poverty alleviation.

UAE donates $70 million to support Palestinians (20:30)
Abu Dhabi, April 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated AED 258 million ($70 million) to support the Palestinian people on the directives of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Armenian Prime Minister resigns amid protests (20:28)IANS Photo Service
Yerevan, April 23 (IANS) Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned on Monday after days of large-scale street protests against him.

Pakistani, US officials hold talks amid curbs on diplomats (20:12)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) Senior Pakistani and US officials held talks here on Monday amid tensions over tit-for-tat travel restrictions on each other's diplomats, authorities said.

At $69 bn India highest recipient of remittances in 2017: World Bank (19:22)IANS Photo Service
Washington/New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) India topped as the highest recipient of remittances globally in 2017, with its diaspora sending back $69 billion, a World Bank statement said here on Monday.

Modi to visit Nepal on May 11 (19:22)IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, April 23 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a two-day state visit to Nepal on May 11.

Asthma, hay fever may up mental disorder risk (18:58)
Taipei, April 23 (IANS) Patients suffering from asthma and hay fever may be at increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, a new study suggests.

Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy (Lead) (18:42)IANS Photo Service
London, April 23 (IANS) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, gave birth to a baby boy on Monday, the royal family announced.

Sushma calls on Xi, meets Chinese Vice President (18:40)
By Gaurav SharmaIANS Photo Service
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday called on Chinese President Xi Jinping and had a crucial one-on-one meeting with Vice President Wang Qishan.

Exhumation of Spain's civil war victims begins (16:56)
Madrid, April 23 (IANS) Experts on Monday began the exhumation of four people who were killed in the Spanish Civil War and buried alongside thousands of other war dead in mass graves incorporated into a mausoleum that was built by former dictator Francisco Franco.

France's National Assembly approves controversial immigration bill (16:56)IANS Photo Service
Paris, April 23 (IANS) The French National Assembly has passed a tough immigration reform bill that shortens asylum application deadlines, doubles the time for which illegal migrants can be detained and introduces a one-year prison sentence for entering France illegally.

New gold nanoparticle technique can make drugs 'smarter' (16:36)
London, April 23 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new technique to bind proteins to nanoparticles that can help make drugs "smarter" and more effective at reaching their target.

Woman fined $500 in US over apple (16:28)
Washington, April 23 (IANS) A woman said on Monday that she was facing a $500 fine from the US customs agency after a free apple that she was given as a snack on a plane was found in her bag.

Rajan named by FT as possible candidate for Bank of England top job (16:24)IANS Photo Service
London, April 23 (IANS) Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, has been named as one of the possible contenders for the top job at the Bank of England (BoE), according to a report by UK-based Financial Times.

Mekong River dolphin population increases for first time (16:10)
Phnom Penh, April 23 (IANS) The population of dolphins in Cambodia's Mekong river has increased for the first time after years of constant decline that has pushed the threatened species to the brink of extinction, activists said on Monday.

Opioid use may increase risk of falls, death in elderly (16:06)
Toronto, April 23 (IANS) Older adults who use opioids for pain relief may be at an increased risk of falling as well as deaths, according to researchers.

36 killed in N.Korea accident (15:44)
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) At least 36 people, including 32 Chinese tourists, were killed in a bus accident in North Korea, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

2015 Paris attack suspect jailed in Belgium (15:44)
Brussels, April 23 (IANS) Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris terror attacks, was jailed in Belgium on Monday for 20 years over a gunfight that led to his arrest.

Shania Twain apologises after Trump comment (15:38)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Grammy award-winning Canadian singer Shania Twain apologised after saying she would have voted for US President Donald Trump.

Xi, Modi to discuss US' 'protectionist' trade policy, 'unprecedented' developments (15:26)
By Gaurav SharmaIANS Photo Service
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) China on Monday said the "protectionist" trade policy of the US and the "unprecedented" changes in the world order in the past 100 years will be discussed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at their two-day summit this week.

Russian experts to inspect UK military activity (14:32)
Moscow, April 23 (IANS) Russian experts will carry out a military activity assessment in a district in the UK starting from Monday, a top official said here.

4 British pilgrims killed in Saudi Arabia bus crash (14:20)
Riyadh, April 23 (IANS) Four British pilgrims were killed and 12 injured in Saudi Arabia when their bus collided with a fuel tanker, officials said.

Transgender shot dead in Pakistan (14:18)
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) A transgender was shot dead after being beaten up by a group of armed men in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the media reported on Monday.

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