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Iran warns against possible US military attack on Syria (18 minutes ago)
Tehran, June 29 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Ministry warned against any possible US military attack on Syria, the media reported.

N.Korea to give death penalty to Kim Jong Un assassination plotters (03:08)
Pyongyang, June 29 (IANS) North Korea said it would impose the death penalty on those involved in an assassination plot against its top leader Kim Jong Un.

Britain could suspend Northern Ireland autonomy (02:44)
London, June 29 (IANS) British government on Wednesday warned that if parties in Northern Ireland's devolved Parliament did not strike a deal and form a government soon, the region would fall under the direct rule of London.

30 killed in air raids in Syria (02:02)
Beirut, June 29 (IANS/AKI) At least 30 people were killed in air strikes in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province and many were injured.

Gentiloni, Zarif eye stronger Italy-Iran ties (01:42)
Rome, June 29 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif met in Rome and discussed ways of expanding bilateral relations.

UN spokesperson disregards question about Indian NGOs, Kashmir (01:26)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, June 29 (IANS) Secretary-General's Spokesperson has brushed aside a question about Indian NGOs and civil rights organisations criticising the Indian government's alleged human rights violations in Kashmir.

Vivo unveils first under display fingerprint technology (Lead)  (22:58)
By Sourabh Kulesh
Shanghai, June 28 (IANS) Aiming to take on tech giants Samsung and Apple, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Wednesday launched the industry-first under display fingerprint technology that will strike out the need of a physical button to unlock the device.

India top health sector provider to UN (22:54)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, June 28 (IANS) India, which plays the role of the world's pharmacy by producing affordable drugs, was the top supplier in the health sector to the UN system last year with total sales of nearly $804 million in pharmaceuticals and medical services, according to a report by the world body.

US Vice President lauds SpiceJet for $22 bn Boeing order (22:52)
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Following US President Donald Trump's praise of Indian carrier SpiceJet for creating jobs in America, Vice President Mike Pence has also lauded the low-cost Indian carrier for creating thousands of jobs in his country.

Over 600 migrants, baby's corpse reach Sicily (22:10)
Rome, June 28 (IANS/AKI) A rescue shop docked in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo on Wednesday with more than 600 migrants on board as well as the body of a newborn baby, Italian officials said.

Suicide bombers are no martyrs: Pope (22:08) IANS Photo Service
Vatican City, June 28 (IANS/AKI) Calling suicide bombers "martyrs" is an affront to Christians, Pope Francis told pilgrims attending his general audience in Rome's St Peter's Square on Wednesday.

Americans form 50 per cent of Wipro techies in US (21:24) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, June 28 (IANS) About 50 per cent or 7,000 of the 14,000 techies of Wipro Ltd in the US were Americans, said the global software major on Wednesday.

UK prosecutors charge 6 persons over 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster (21:02)
London, June 28 (IANS) Prosecutors in the United Kingdom on Wednesday brought criminal charges against six people, including two former senior police officers, in relation to a spectator crush that killed 96 people in the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster.

Death toll in Pakistani oil tanker fire reaches 162 (20:52) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, June 28 (IANS) The death toll in the oil tanker fire in Pakistan's Punjab province has risen to 162, officials said on Wednesday.

Cabinet nod for India-US MoU on homeland security (20:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoU) between India and the US on homeland security.

Nepal votes in second phase of local polls (20:48)
Kathmandu, June 28 (IANS) Nepal on Wednesday voted in the second round of local elections with 70.5 per cent turnout to choose municipal and village councils, the Election Commission said.

Cabinet approves India-Israel MoU on water conservation (20:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel next week, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave the nod for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both countries on water conservation.

Pakistan criticizes India-US statement targeting Islamabad (20:42) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, June 28 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday said an India-US joint statement asking Islamabad not to allow cross-border terror attacks from its soil won't help achieve durable peace in South Asia.

Indian held for smuggling 120 kg hashish (20:34)
Kathmandu, June 28 (IANS) An Indian truck driver in possession of 120 kg of hashish was arrested from Nepal's Hetauda city on Wednesday, police said.

SoundBot launches Bluetooth speaker at Rs 1,990 (19:58)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) California-based SoundBot on Wednesday launched Bluetooth speaker "SB571" in India at a price of Rs 1,990.

Qatar condemns Saudi refusal to negotiate demands (19:52) IANS Photo Service
Doha, June 28 (IANS) Qatar on Wednesday denounced Saudi Arabia for its refusal to negotiate the demands presented by Riyadh and three allies to end the diplomatic row with the emirate.

NATO says 2017 defence spending to rise 4.3%, excluding US (19:50) IANS Photo Service
Brussels, June 28 (IANS) Defence spending contributions from NATO's European allies and Canada are expected to rise 4.3 per cent in 2017, marking the third annual upward trend in the sector, the organisation's secretary-general said on Wednesday.

Facebook deletes 66,000 hateful posts per week (19:36) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, June 28 (IANS) Facebook has said that over the past two months, it has removed roughly 66,000 posts on average per week that were identified as hate speech.

Helicopter attack targets Venezuela's Supreme Court (Second Lead) (19:24)
Caracas, June 28 (IANS) A police helicopter dropped grenades on the Venezuelan Supreme Court in a daring attack escalating the months-long crisis engulfing the regime of President Nicolas Maduro.

China defends Pakistan, says it's fighting terror (Lead) (18:42)
By Gaurav Sharma IANS Photo Service
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) China on Wednesday strongly defended Pakistan, after India and the US asked Islamabad to ensure that its territory was not used for cross-border terrorism.

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