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Compromise on Syria ceasefire resolution eluding UNSC

United Nations, Feb 24 (IANS) After a day of hectic negotiations and three delays, the 10 elected members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) failed to get its five permanent members to compromise on a resolution for a 30-day ceasefire in war-torn Syria and to allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged areas. Council President for the month, Kuwait's Permanent Representative Mansour Ayyad Al...

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UK Brexit plans 'pure illusion': Donald Tusk

London, Feb 24 (IANS) Britain's approach to the next stage of Brexit negotiations seems to be based on pure illusion, European Council President Donald Tusk has said. Tusk told a news conference in Brussels that the UK was still trying to cherry pick its future relationship with the European Union (EU), BBC reported on Friday. Tusk said he could only go on media reports of Brexit...

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London braces for coldest weather in years

London, Feb 24 (IANS) A National Severe Weather Warning has been issued by Britain's Met Office, saying snow showers are expected to hit London and southeast Britain as well as eastern Britain from Monday (February 26). Conditions over the weekend and into the early part of next week will become increasingly cold, possibly exceptionally cold, the Met Office on Friday said some locations ...

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UN seeks $194 mn to aid Syrians hit by seven-year conflict

Geneva, Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) United Nations migration agency IOM on Friday appealed for almost $194 million to help millions of Syrians living in and outside their war-torn country as well to aid the communities who are hosting them. Seven years into the armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, said the International Organisation for M...

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Clarity on retrospective tax will help investments in India: UK IBC

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) More certainty, predictability and clarity regarding retrospective taxation would help companies from the UK to invest more in India, Richard McCallum, Managing Director, UK India Business Council said here on Friday. I think that if there was more clarity, certainty, predictability around retrospective taxation and (resolving) the Vodafone issue that would help ...

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Merkel calls for solidarity on refugees, asylum seekers

Berlin, Feb 23 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a renewed pledge for a more even redistribution of refugees across the European Union (EU). The Chancellor on Thursday said she wanted to see a European asylum system that was stable and finally reflected principles of solidarity, especially with regards to the fair distribution of refugees in the EU, Xinhua news agency repor...

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Students affected by lecturer walk-out at British universities

London, Feb 23 (IANS) A series of strikes by lecturers has started with walk-outs at over 60 British universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. Around a million students are expected to be affected by the strikes that started on Thursday. It has sparked a petition signed by tens of thousands of students demanding refunds for their lost teaching, Xinhua news agency reported. Ac...

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'Britain doesn't want Brexit to damage security relations with Europe'

London, Feb 23 (IANS) Britain does not want Brexit to damage its security relations with the European Union (EU) after the country leaves the 28-nation bloc, the former head of its domestic security service has said. We work extraordinarily closely on security with Europe and the UK does not want that damaged, Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, a former head of security service MI5, told ...

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Iran threatens to quit nuclear deal

Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) Iran may withdraw from the 2015 international nuclear deal if it cannot receive economic benefits, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Thursday. If the policy of confusion and uncertainties about the JCPOA (or nuclear deal) continues, if companies and banks are not working with Iran... we cannot remain in a deal that has no benefit for us, Araghch...

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Finish hockey player, American skier elected to IOC Athletes' Commission

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 22 (IANS) Emma Terho of Finland and Kikkan Randall of the United States were elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission on Thursday. The IOC Election Committee said Terho, a former ice hockey player, and Randall, an American cross-country skier, will serve as members of the IOC Athletes' Commission for eight years. Th...

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4G steered 82% of Indian mobile data traffic in 2017: Report

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) 4G emerged as the key driver of mobile data consumption in 2017 and 82 per cent of the mobile data traffic came from 4G in India, Nokia's annual Mobile Broadband Index study said on Thursday. The traffic grew 135 per cent year-on-year (YoY) with the rapid deployment of 4G networks and affordable devices in the country. 3G grew data grew 286 per cent in 2017, driv...

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4G steered 82% of Indian mobile data consuption in 2017: Report

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) 4G emerged as the key driver of mobile data consumption in 2017 and 82 per cent of the traffic in the year came from 4G in India, Nokia's annual Mobile Broadband Index study said on Thursday. The traffic grew 135 per cent year-on-year (YoY) with the rapid deployment of 4G networks and affordable devices in the country. 3G grew data grew 286 per cent in 2...

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Russia slams UK's 'groundless' cyber attack accusations

Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS) London's allegations of Moscow being behind the cyber attack against Ukraine in June 2017 are far-fetched and information warfare against Russia, said Russia's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday. In keeping with the tradition adopted by the West in general, London failed to provide any specific facts, preferring to make groundless and exasperating statements and allusion...

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Famed US evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99

Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Famed evangelical Christian pastor Billy Graham, a charismatic figure for decades in the US and counsellor to Presidents, died on Wednesday at the age of 99. Graham passed away at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, his spokesman Jeremy Blume told CNN. He had dealt with a number of illnesses in his last years, including prostate cancer, hydrocephalus (...

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Oldest ever detected supernova happened 10.5 billion years ago

London, Feb 20 (IANS) An international team of astronomers has discovered the oldest supernova ever detected -- a huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 billion years ago. A supernova is the explosion of a massive star at the end of its life cycle. The exploding star, named DES16C2nm, was detected by the Dark Energy Survey (DES), an international collaboration to map several...

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Twitter urged to stop bullying of disabled people: Report

London, Feb 20 (IANS) Claiming that reporting disability-related abuse on Twitter remained cumbersome, a Britain-based charity on Tuesday has urged the microblogging site to do more to help users with disability to report hate speech. According to the Muscular Dystrophy UK, the lack of a clear option to label abusive tweets based on disability was preventing more reporting of such hate s...

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Land plants arose 100 million years earlier than thought

London, Feb 20 (IANS) The first plants to colonise the Earth originated around 500 million years ago -- 100 million years earlier than previously thought, says a new study. For the first four billion years of Earth's history, our planet's continents would have been devoid of all life except microbes. All of this changed with the origin of land plants from their pond scum relative...

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'Sadistic' British researcher sentenced for sexual exploitation

London, Feb 20 (IANS) A British university researcher has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for a litany of warped and sadistic crimes, including blackmail and sexual exploitation. Matthew Falder, 29, admitted to 137 separate offences that when put together told a tale of ever-increasing depravity, Judge Philip Parker said during the sentencing in Birmingham on Monday. Your be...

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Royal Mint announces 50 pence Beatrix Potter coins

London, Feb 19 (IANS) Britain's Royal Mint announced a series of new 50 pence coins on Monday featuring favourite characters from the famous books by the children's writer Beatrix Potter. For coin collectors the Royal Mint is offering a special set of the silver-proof coins with the fictional characters shown in colour. Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tittlemouse and Flopsy Bunny will feature ...

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Novel blood, urine tests may predict autism in kids

London, Feb 19 (IANS) In a first of its kind, scientists have developed novel tests that can indicate autism in children, a finding that could lead to earlier diagnosis of the developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. The new blood and urine tests searches for damage to proteins and could lead to earlier detection of autism and advance treatment.

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