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There could be a female Dalai Lama in future: Dalai Lama

There could be a female Dalai Lama in future: Dalai Lama

December 14, 2018 3:23 pm

Mumbai: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama Friday said Buddhist tradition is very liberal, having equal rights for both genders, and that there could be a “female Dalai Lama” in the future. The Dalai Lama was addressing an audience at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. The Dalai Lama, whose real name is Tenzin Gyatso, received the […]

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EU steps up planning for no-deal Brexit

EU steps up planning for no-deal Brexit

December 14, 2018 3:17 pm

Brussels: EU leaders agreed Thursday to step up preparations for Britain crashing out of the bloc next March without a deal, with the European Commission to publish a plan next week. At a summit in Brussels, the leaders of the 27 EU member states called for work on “contingency preparedness” — Brussels jargon for no-deal […]

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Trump's son-in-law Kushner possible next chief of staff: US media

Trump’s son-in-law Kushner possible next chief of staff: US media

December 14, 2018 3:08 pm

Washington: Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is on the short-list of potential candidates for the president’s next chief of staff, US media said Thursday. Kushner, an influential White House adviser and husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka, met with the Republican leader to discuss the job, according to the Huffington Post, which first […]

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Nepal bans higher denomination Indian Currency notes

Nepal bans higher denomination Indian Currency notes

December 14, 2018 2:58 pm

Kathmandu: The Nepal government has banned the use of Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 200 denominations, according to a media report. The government has asked the people to refrain from keeping or carrying Indian bank notes higher than Rs 100 denomination as it has not legalised them, The Kathmandu Post […]

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Protests in Japan as work to relocate US base resumes

Protests in Japan as work to relocate US base resumes

December 14, 2018 2:49 pm

Tokyo: Japan on Friday resumed work to relocate a controversial US military airbase in Okinawa, prompting protests and “strong anger” from the local governor. Okinawa residents have for years called for the relocation of a US base in a populated part of the southern island, but they want it moved elsewhere in the country, rather […]

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A year after Doklam stand-off, soldiers of India China seen dancing together

A year after Doklam stand-off, soldiers of India China seen dancing together

December 13, 2018 11:59 pm

New Delhi: A year after the armies of India and China were locked in a standoff at Doklam, soldiers of the two countries were seen chanting, linking arms and dancing in the backdrop of a joint military drill in a video released by the Indian Army. The armies of the two sides resumed their annual military drill ‘Hand in Hand’ on December 10 […]

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Trump says innocent in legal scandal, blames lawyer

Trump says innocent in legal scandal, blames lawyer

December 13, 2018 11:43 pm

Washington : Donald Trump tried to shield himself from rising legal heat Thursday with tweets insisting that he never ordered his former lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law. The US president enters his third year in office facing an increasingly perilous situation as federal prosecutors and the special probe into alleged collusion with Russia close in on him and his inner circle. […]

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Britain's May sees no 'immediate breakthrough' at EU

Britain’s May sees no ‘immediate breakthrough’ at EU

December 13, 2018 9:10 pm

Brussels: British Prime Minister Theresa May warned she expects no “immediate breakthrough” on her Brexit deal at Thursday’s EU summit Thursday and confirmed she would step down before the 2022 general election. “I don’t expect an immediate breakthrough but what I do hope is that we can start to work as quickly as possible on […]

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Ceasefire for key Yemen port agreed at peace talks: UN

Ceasefire for key Yemen port agreed at peace talks: UN

December 13, 2018 9:07 pm

Rimbo (Sweden): UN chief Antonio Guterres announced Thursday a series of breakthroughs in talks with rivals in the Yemen conflict, including a ceasefire for a vital port. In a highly symbolic gesture on the seventh and final day of the UN-brokered peace talks in Sweden, Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani and rebel negotiator Mohammed Abdelsalam […]

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UK PM Theresa May wins confidence vote over Brexit deal

UK PM Theresa May wins confidence vote over Brexit deal

December 13, 2018 8:44 pm

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial vote of confidence in her leadership of the ruling Conservative Party over the controversial Brexit deal, after she placated rebel lawmakers by agreeing that she will not lead the party into the next general election in 2022. Though she won the backing of her party to […]

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