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Russia voted out of UN Human Rights Council
29.10.16 13:18 as UN -

The General Assembly voted Russia off the UN Human Rights Council on Friday, a stunning rebuke to the country which is increasingly being accused of war crimes over its actions in Syria. 

The 193-member General Assembly elected 14 members to 47-nation council, the UN's main body ...
  


Indian convict Gurdip Singh not among those executed in Indonesia
29.07.16 12:11 as Indians Abroad - TEAM PT

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that Indian convict Gurdip Singh, who was supposed to be executed on Thursday night in Indonesia, was reprieved when four other convicts were executed for drug crimes.

"Indian Ambassador in Indonesia has informed me that Gurdip Singh whose execution ...
  


North Korea fires three ballistic missiles in show of force
19.07.16 12:28 as North Korea - TEAM PT

North Korea early on Tuesday fired three ballistic missiles which flew between 500 and 600 kms (300 and 360 miles) into the sea off its east coast, South Korea's military said, the latest in a series of provocative moves by the isolated country.

The U.S. military said ...
  


Juno probe: Nasa's spacecraft makes history by entering Jupiter's orbit after five-year journey
04.07.16 23:43 as NASA - TEAM PT

Braving intense radiation, Nasa spacecraft Juno reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets.

Ground controllers at the Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Lockheed Martin erupted in applause when the solar-powered Juno spacecraft beamed home news that it ...
  


David Cameron resigns as UK shocks the world by voting for Brexit
24.06.16 01:51 as General - TEAM PT

David Cameron will resign as Prime Minister by October Britons voted against his advice to remain in European Union. Cameron announced his resignation, saying that the country needed "fresh leadership.”

With the Leave campaign securing 52 per cent of the vote, Mr Cameron addressed the nation ...
  


Statue of Liberty and Venice among sites at risk from climate change
17.06.16 01:12 as Environment - Fiona Harvey

Climate change now poses the single biggest threat to the world’s most famous heritage sites – including the Galápagos islands, the Statue of Liberty, Easter Island and Venice – according to a UN sponsored report.

The researchers looked at 31 natural and cultural world heritage sites ...
  


UN court rules in favour of Italian Marines, asks India to set Girone free
02.05.16 04:48 as General - pt team

A UN arbitration court, on Monday, ruled that one of the Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen in 2012, who has been detained in New Delhi for more than four years, be set free to return home.

Two Italian marines, Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, ...
  


The Punjabi Language In Canada
12.03.16 20:21 as Punjabi diaspora - SADHU SINGH BINNING

There is much that needs to be done for the preservation and development of the Punjabi language in Canada. In my view, currently, it is a crucial time for the Punjabi community to work towards creating a brighter future for our language in Canada. This ...
  


4 Indian Nuns Among 16 Killed In Terror Attack In Yemen
04.03.16 09:05 as Indians Abroad - nidhi razdan

SANAA, YEMEN:  Four Indian nuns were among 16 people killed by gunmen who attacked a retirement home run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Yemen on Friday.

Two attackers surrounded the home in Aden while four more entered the building, witnesses and officials said.

Officials said ...
  



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