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Yoga connecting world, says Modi as millions stretch and bend

Yoga connecting world, says Modi as millions stretch and bend
Lucknow, India  - 

Yoga has connected the world with India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, as he rolled out his mat along with millions of others across the globe to celebrate the ancient practice.

After Trump tweet, China says it works nonstop on N.Korea

After Trump tweet, China says it works nonstop on N.Korea
Beijing, China - 

China said on Wednesday it has made "unremitting" efforts to ease tensions with North Korea after US President Donald Trump tweeted that Beijing had not succeeded in helping.

Saudi, Iraq hail 'leap' in ties after Abadi visit

Saudi, Iraq hail 'leap' in ties after Abadi visit
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - 

Saudi Arabia and Iraq have made a "qualitative leap" in relations, they said Tuesday after a visit by Prime Minister Haider al Abadi that followed years of strained ties.

Questions over fire response as Portugal battles blaze

Questions over fire response as Portugal battles blaze
Pedrógão Grande, Portugal  - 

Questions were mounting on Tuesday about the government's response to the raging forest fires that have claimed 64 lives, as more than 1,000 firefighters battled to contain it.

Paris attacker, on terror watchlist, had gun licence

Paris attacker, on terror watchlist, had gun licence
Paris, France  - 

Questions arose on Tuesday over how a known radical who rammed a car laden with weapons and gas canisters into a police van on Paris's Champs-Elysees was able to hold a firearms licence.

Lockheed agrees to build F-16s in India

Lockheed agrees to build F-16s in India

Le Bourget, France  - 

Lockheed Martin has agreed with Tata Advanced Systems Ltd to jointly build F-16 fighter planes equipped with new-generation electronics in India, both companies said on Monday.

Iraqi forces rescue escaping civilians amid Mosul offensive

Iraqi forces rescue escaping civilians amid Mosul offensive

Mosul, Iraq - 

Iraqi forces said on Tuesday they were fighting fierce battles with the Islamic State group and rescuing escaping civilians as they pursued their offensive against Mosul’s extremist-held Old City.

Iran protests against Tillerson ‘transition’ remarks

Tehran, Iran - 

Iran has called in the Swiss Charge d’Affaires, who looks after US interests, to protest against comments by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson backing ‘peaceful transition’ in the Islamic republic.



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