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Lightning kills 38 in the Indian state of Bihar.

The Indian State disaster management department says at least 38 people in Bihar have been killed in the last 24 hours after being struck by lightning. In addition

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Make yoga a part of your life, says Indian PM

In a brief address on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged people to embrace yoga for better physical and mental health.

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Warning of crops yield fall

A study says that crops yields around the world could fall within a decade unless action is taken to speed up the introduction of new varieties.

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Radical change in India's FDI policy

The Indian Union government on Monday radically liberalised the FDI regime by permitting 100 per cent foreign direct investment under government approval route for almost every sector, including defence.

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UN says refugee numbers at record level

The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded.

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Minibus blast in Kabul kills several

A suicide attack on a minibus in Kabul has killed at least 14 people and injured several.
The bus, which was said to be carrying Nepalese security guards, was on a road to the eastern city of Jalalabad.
The attacker, who was on foot, waited for the bus as it left a compound, police said.


A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack, the first since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
"The suicide bomber targeted a minibus of security guards of a foreign company, right now we are working to identify the nationalities of the victims," Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told the media.

Nepal Government presents a work plan

In Nepal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Agni Prasad Kharel presented the government’s work plan for implementation of the constitution at today’s meeting of the Legislature Parliament.

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Man charged with murder of British MP.

A man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of Labour MP Jo Cox. West Yorkshire Police said Thomas Mair 52 has been charged with the murder of the 41-year-old. She was shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday.

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Chinese President Xi on a stste visit to Serbia


Chinese President Xi Jinping on a stste visit to Serbia said that China and Serbia are "all-weather friends" and have a "special brotherly bond," calling on both sides to expand their ties.Hailing the traditional friendship between the two countries, Xi told his Serbian counterpart that China-Serbia practical cooperation and people-to-people exchanges have yielded fruitful results.

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A man charged with murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.

A man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of Labour MP Jo Cox.West Yorkshire Police said Thomas Mair, 52, has been charged with the murder of the 41-year-old.She was shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday.

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