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Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 162

The death toll from a 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia on Monday has risen to 162 with hundreds injured and over 13,000 displaced, local media Ko...

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China pledges more support to cash-strapped Pakistan after $9 billion bailout package

As the Pakistan government tries to steady the nation's weak economy, China said it will continue to help the cash-strapped country stabilise its fina...

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China Says Done 'Utmost' and Will Continue to Do So to Stabilise Pakistan's Weak Economy

(By Staff Reporter) China, which has offered a USD 9 billion bailout package to Pakistan, on Monday pledged more support for the cash-strapped nation,...

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Nepal earthquake is a reminder that Uttarakhand is a ticking quake bomb

The Wednesday tremor brings to mind the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake and makes us ponder over the risks ahead. (By Staff Reporter) Nepal was r...

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Over 9 Million Sri Lankans Have Slipped Into Poverty Since January, Finds Study

Over nine million people, or more than 40% of Sri Lanka’s million population, have slipped into the official poverty bracket due to the country’s unen...

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For China’s women, this week’s Congress is unlikely to mean progress

With Xi Jinping likely to consolidate power at China’s 20th Communist Party Congress this week, women’s participation in the Congress ensuring gender ...

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US Sikh Family Murder Suspect Had Robbed Employers At Gunpoint 17 Years Ago

Jesus Salgado was sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2007 and was released in 2015 and discharged from parole three years later, according to the Cali...

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NASA James Webb Space Telescope detects water on distant planet

(SAI Bureau) NASA stunned everyone by releasing images taken by James Webb Space Telescope which has swung into action after its successful deployment...

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Bonn meet shows slim chance of action on climate change

If there was any hope that discussions would provide an acceptable draft, which could be taken forward during COP27, it was misplaced. The developed a...

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Indian Student Killed In Shelling In Ukraine's Kharkiv

"With profound sorrow we confirm that an Indian student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning. The Ministry is in touch with his family. W...

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