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Iran claims it has captured 17 CIA spies, some sentenced to death: Report

DUBAI: Iran has captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and some have been sentenced to death, Iranian media reported on Monday. State television quoted the Intelligence Ministry as saying it had broken up a CIA spying ring and captured 17 suspects. A ministry official said some of those arrested had been sentenced to death, the semi-official Fars news agency reported....more More

Chandrayaan 2 launched successfully

SRIHARIKOTA: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its second moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, from Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota on Monday, a week after the lift-off was aborted at the eleventh hour due to a technical snag. Chandrayaan-2 lifted off onboard Isro’s most powerful launcher, the 640-tonne rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III), from the country’s only launch site Satish Dhawan Space Centre. Lakhs of people watched the launch in India and abroad as the heavy-lift rocket roared off into the skies....more More

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Inclusion, empowerment and equality, must be ‘at the heart of our efforts’ to ensure sustainable development: UN chief

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UNITED NATIONS: The world’s people are demanding “transformative change that is fair and sustainable,” Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling on government leaders to use the upcoming slate of key United Nations meetings in September to “kickstart a decade of delivery and action for people and planet.” His call for concrete action was the cornerstone of his address to ministers attending the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) – the main UN platform monitoring follow-up on States’ actions towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)....more More

Thousands march in fresh wave of protests in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Tens of thousands marched in sweltering heat in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong on Sunday as anti-government protests show no signs of let-up, with anger over an extradition bill morphing into a fresh front against what many see as an erosion of freedoms. Millions have rallied over the past two months in an unprecedented show of force against Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, triggering the worst social turmoil to rock the former British colony since it returned to Chinese rule 22 years ago....more More

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US proposes increasing merit-based immigration to 57%

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is proposing a nearly five-fold increase in merit-based legal immigration and half those based on family and humanitarian system, in an effort to overhaul the outdated system. Senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner, who is also the son-in-law of United States President Donald Trump, said having an immigration policy that would attract talented and meritorious people from across the world would create over USD 500 billion in tax revenues over 10 years....more More

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WASHINGTON: Former first lady Michelle Obama added her voice Friday to the Democratic outcry following President Donald Trump’s attack on four ethnic minority congresswomen, saying “there’s a place for all of us.” “What truly makes our country great is its diversity... Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for all of us,” Obama tweeted, without mentioning Trump. “We must remember it’s not my America or your America. It’s our America.”...more More

US calls previous arrests of Hafiz Saeed ‘window dressing’, says it made no difference

WASHINGTON: The Trump Administration Friday expressed doubts over Pakistan’s intentions in arresting terrorist Hafiz Muhammed Saeed, the mastermind of the 2001 Parliament attack and the 2008 Mumbai attack, saying his previous arrests made no difference either to his activities or that of his outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. “We’ve seen this happen in the past. And we have been looking for sustained and concrete steps, not just window dressing,” a senior administration official told reporters Friday, ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the US....more More

England lift maiden cricket World Cup

LONDON: England have been crowned world champions for the first time. New Zealand tied England’s score of 15 in the super over but England were crowned champions as they had hit six more boundaries than the Kiwis during regulation play of 50 overs. As a result, according to the ICC rules, England were crowned champions even though the scores were level after the super over....more More

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820 million people suffering from hunger: UN report

UNITED NATIONS: After nearly a decade of progress, the number of people who suffer from hunger has slowly increased over the past three years, with about one in every nine people globally suffering from hunger today, the United Nations said in a new report released on Monday. This fact underscores “the immense challenge” to achieving the Zero Hunger target of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019....more More

China poses most serious threat to US: Top general

WASHINGTON: China poses the most serious threat to the national security of US in the long run, a top American general told the country’s lawmakers. “I think China is the main challenge to the US national security over the next 50 to 100 years,” General Mark A Milley, said on Thursday in his confirmation hearing for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “I think some historian in 2119 is going to look back at this century and read a book and the central theme of the story is going to beat the relationship between the United States and China,” Milley said responding to a question from Senator David Perdue....more More

Djokovic beats Federer in epic Wimbledon final

LONDON: Novak Djokovic again proved the toughest of nuts for Roger Federer to crack as he repelled everything the Swiss could throw at him to claim his fifth Wimbledon title in the first All England Club final to be decided by a tiebreaker on Sunday. The defending champion was outshone at times on Centre Court and saved two match points deep into a gripping decider, but he dredged his tank of mental and physical resilience to claim a thrilling 7-6(5) 1-6 7-6(4) 4-6 13-12(3) win....more More

Indian Govt launches drive for water conservation

NEW DELHI: With some parts of the country reporting water shortage, Union Jal Shakti Minister on Monday launched a conservation campaign, with an emphasis on 1592 stressed blocks in 256 districts. The 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan' will focus on five aspects, water conservation and rainwater harvesting, renovation of traditional and other water bodies, reuse of water and recharging of structures, watershed development and intensive afforestation, Drinking Water Sanitation Secretary Parameswaran Iyer said....more More

4 Taiwanese films to feature in Indian Festival

NEW DELHI: The 10th Jagran Film Festival (JFF), India's largest touring movie festival to be starting in New Delhi tomorrrow (July 18), will feature four Taiwanese movies of different genres through its multi-state journey before closing in Mumbai, Maharashtra in late September. Two Taiwanese films will be featured at the Siri Fort Auditorium under the 10th JFF's Delhi Chapter. They are “Han Dan,” a commercially successful drama fiction released in January this year, and “Missing Johnny,” an award-winning romantic story in 2017 recommended by India's movie critic Rajeev Masand....more More

Petting dogs, cats may reduce stress in students

WASHINGTON: College is stressful. Students have classes, exams and so many other pressures common in modern life and now researchers have found that petting dogs and cats can improve students’ mood with stress-relieving physiological benefits, a study shows. According to the study published in the journal AERA Open, many universities have instituted ‘Pet Your Stress Away’ programmes, where students can come in and interact with cats and dogs....more More

 

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Mario Bellini, a multifaceted and innovative Milanese designer, has been awarded a Special Lifetime Award during the Salone del Mobile.Milano. The life time award to Mario Bellini is celebration for one of Italy’s most versatile and iconic architects and designers.

 

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A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him. While painting, he noticed that there was a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.When finished painting, he received his money and left.

Countries must up their game to reduce low birth weights, warns UN-backed report

Many countries need to invest more and take greater action to reduce the number of babies born with low birth weights which put their health at risk, urges a United Nations-backed report. Around one-in-seven babies worldwide weighed less than 5.5 pounds, or 2.5 kilogrammes at birth, according to latest data from 2015.

 

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