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Sri Lanka becomes the first in Asia to raise interest rates since the pandemic...

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The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) became the first in Asia on Thursday to raise interest rates since the pandemic began, as it acted to stem inflationary pressure and high imports, one of...

Exiled Ghani says he left Kabul to prevent bloodshed, did not take money

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(Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, speaking from exile in the United Arab Emirates, said on Wednesday that he had left Kabul to prevent bloodshed and denied reports he took large sums of money...

Taliban pledge peace and women’s rights under Islam as they strike conciliatory tone

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 (Reuters) -The Taliban said on Tuesday they wanted peaceful relations with other countries and would respect the rights of women within the framework of Islamic law, as they held their first official news briefing...

Biden adds forces for Afghan evacuation, defends withdrawal decision

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(Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said on Saturday that he had approved additional military forces to go to Kabul to help safely draw down the American embassy and remove personnel from Afghanistan. In a...

Old Movie Review : Kabir Singh

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To watch a character like Kabir Singh do this thing for nearly three hours plonks the viewer squarely in a place of conflict. Here’s a fellow who thinks that going through life yelling and...

India raids banned religious organisation in alleged terrorism funding case

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SRINAGAR, India, Aug 8 (Reuters) - India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Sunday it conducted raids at nearly five dozen places linked to banned religious organisation Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) in Jammu and Kashmir in...

An incident that is heating up the Nepali denizens

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Jaya Singh Dhami’s case has once again invited tension between two neighboring nations, Nepal and India. There has been widespread public concern regarding the issue and that has mounted pressure on both the countries...

Teenager to fly with Bezos in inaugural space tourism flight

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An 18-year-old physics student whose father heads an investment management firm is set to take the place of a person who put up $28 million in an auction to take part in the inaugural...

Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 to win Copa America, 1st major title in 28 yrs

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(Reuters) - Argentina won their first major title in 28 years on Saturday and Lionel Messi finally won his first medal in a blue-and-white shirt when an Angel Di Maria goal gave them a...

U.S. shipping COVID-19 vaccines to Bhutan, Nepal on Friday

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(Reuters) - The United States on Friday will send 1.5 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal and 500,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine to Bhutan, a White House official...







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World Stroke Day, 29 October 2020

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Stroke is a major cause of disability and death globally that disproportionately affects people in low- and middle-income countries. Worldwide, stroke is the second...

Compassion: Key to happiness

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