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Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria ceasefire

Russia and China vetoes a UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria’s war-torn Idlib province after other members warned the conflict could become the century’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Taliban truck bomb kills 20 in Afghanistan

Taliban truck bomb kills 20 in Afghanistan

A Taliban truck bomb killed at least 20 people and wounded 95 when it exploded near a hospital in southern Afghanistan yesterday, a provincial official said, with casualties expected to rise as rescuers sift the rubble.

Gantz rejects Netanyahu’s offer

Gantz rejects Netanyahu’s offer

Israel’s weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saw his offer yesterday for a coalition with his strongest political rival, Benny Gantz, swiftly rebuffed after failing to secure a governing majority in a tight election.

‘Wake up’

‘Wake up’

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, delivered a strong message to US lawmakers on Wednesday: “Wake up.”

Pak PM: No talks till India restores J&K special status

Pak PM: No talks till India restores J&K special status

Pledging to present the “Kashmir case” at the United Nations General Assembly “like no one ever did before”, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said there was no use talking to India unless it lifted curfew and restored the special status of held Kashmir.

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