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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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International Economic Forum commenced in Russia

The 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum opened in Russia with Russian President Vladimir Putin urging more global interaction to solve economic problems.The three-day forum attracted over 10,000 participants, including government and business leaders.The forum is a platform for sharing best practices and proposing solutions to a wide range of issues.

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Chinese President leaves for three nation visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing Friday morning for state visits to Serbia, Poland and Uzbekistan and attendance at a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Tashkent.

Xi will visit the three nations at the invitation of Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Uzbek President Islam Karimov.Invited by Karimov, Xi will attend the 16th meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State in Tashkent.

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Thai PM holds talks with Modi today


Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has arrived in India on a three-day visit with an aim to depeen bilateral cooperation in areas of trade and investment, defence, security and tourism.Chan-o-Cha will have extensive talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today during which both sides are likely to explore ways to expand maritime security cooperation, deal with threat of terrorism and boost trade.

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British MP dead after shooting attack.

 

An MP has died after she was shot and stabbed in a "horrific" assault in her constituency, police have said. Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was left bleeding on the ground after

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India's first National Civil Aviation Policy

 

The Indian government has approved the country’s first National Civil Aviation Policy for increasing air
connectivity, allowing new domestic airlines to fly abroad quickly and opening up

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Panama Papers affair widens as database goes online.

The Panama Papers affair has widened, with a huge database of documents relating to more than 200,000 offshore accounts posted online. The database became accessible from 18:00 GMT atoffshoreleaks.icij.org.

The Panama Papers have shown how some wealthy people use offshore firms to evade tax and avoid sanctions. The papers belonged to Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca and were leaked by a source simply known as "John Doe". The company denies any wrongdoing.

Names of number of Sri Lankans and companies are also among the data base of Panama papers.

Canada wildfire: Alberta blaze threatens neighbouring province

A huge wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta is growing further and could spill in to neighbouring Saskatchewan. Hot, dry and windy conditions are hampering efforts by hundreds of firefighters to tackle the blaze.

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In Nepal CPN-UML, UCPN-M ink 9-pt agreement

In Nepal the UCPN-Maoist have decided to continue support to the KP Sharma Oli-led government. UCPN-Maoist and CPN-UML on Thursday night signed a nine-point agreement.

In the agreement, the two parties have decided to take initiatives to form a national consensus government with an objective to create conducive environment for the implementation of Constitution and socio-economic transformation.

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