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Mexico rejects new US asylum restrictions Mexico rejects new US asylum restrictions

Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard says Mexico would not become a dumping ground for asylum seekers rejected by the US, adding that his country would at the same time respect its obligation


Workers recover hundreds of bodies from Syrian mass grave Workers recover hundreds of bodies from Syrian mass grave

A local official in Syria's Raqqa says workers have so far unearthed 313 bodies from a mass grave…


Turkey marks third anniversary of failed coup Turkey marks third anniversary of failed coup

The day, known as "15 July" in Turkey, has become a national holiday


Building collapse kills 12 in India after monsoon rains Building collapse kills 12 in India after monsoon rains

More than 70 NDRF rescuers and 40 fire officers have been clearing the rubble, using earth movers, drillers and gas cutters


Russian planes continue to deliver S-400 parts to Turkey Russian planes continue to deliver S-400 parts to Turkey

Turkey has refused to bow to U.S. pressure, saying its defense purchase is a matter of national sovereignty


Thai police seize over a ton of crystal meth in raids Thai police seize over a ton of crystal meth in raids

 Police in Thailand said they have seized more than a ton of crystal meth and over 10 million methamphetamine…


As China locks up Muslims in Xinjiang, it opens its doors to tourists As China locks up Muslims in Xinjiang, it opens its doors to tourists

Many of these facilities are outside main tourist hubs and are fenced off with razor-wired walls


European Union holds crisis talks on Iran nuclear deal EU holds crisis talks on Iran nuclear deal

The European Union is desperately trying to prevent the deal unravelling completely


China detains Canadian citizen on drugs charges China detains Canadian citizen on drugs charges

The coal mine is run by the state-owned Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation


Suspecting girlfriend man crushes her face in India Suspecting girlfriend man crushes her face in India

The accused, Ashraf Sheikh, confessed to the police that he killed Khushi Parihar on suspicion of her character and “closeness” with youths


Skydiving plane crash kills nine in Sweden Skydiving plane crash kills nine in Sweden

Nine people died on Sunday when a plane carrying them for a parachute jump crashed in northern Sweden soon after taking off


South Africa's graft-accused Zuma claims he has been 'vilified' S Africa's graft-accused Zuma claims he has been 'vilified'

Zuma, 77, was not legally required to appear at the inquiry into the so-called "State Capture" scandal


282 held over unrest in France after Algeria football win 282 held over unrest in France after Algeria football win

Riotous celebrations erupted across the country after Algeria beat Nigeria 2-1 in the semi-final


Next Dalai Lama must be chosen within China; India should not intervene: China India should not intervene in next Dalai Lama selection: China

Senior Chinese officials and experts said the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama must be approved by the Chinese government and the selection should take place within the country based on an over 200-year old historical process


Rain-triggered floods, landslides claim 60 lives in Nepal Rain-triggered floods, landslides claim 60 lives in Nepal

Nepal Army and police personnel have so far rescued 1,104 people from several places across the country with 185 alone from Kathmandu


Solan building collapses: Five more bodies retrieved, death toll rises to 13 Solan building collapses: Five more bodies retrieved, death toll rises to 13

Solan Sub Divisional Magistrate Rohit Rathore said one person was still feared trapped under the debris.


One dies, hundreds evacuate after 7.3 quake in Indonesia One dies, hundreds evacuate after 7.3 quake in Indonesia

Hundreds of people are still sheltering in several schools, government buildings and higher grounds


Trump under fire for racially-charged tweets against congresswomen Trump under fire for racially-charged tweets against congresswomen

Trump claimed the women "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe", before suggesting they "go back"


Iran says ready to negotiate if US lifts sanctions Iran says ready to negotiate if US lifts sanctions

Hassan Rouhani's official website on Sunday quoted him as saying, "The moment you stop sanctions and bullying, we are ready to negotiate"


Egyptian delegation seeks to prevent new Gaza flare-up Egyptian delegation seeks to prevent new Gaza flare-up

Fresh tensions were feared after Israel shot dead a Hamas militant on Thursday


Pakistan to pay foreign firm $6bn over mine closure, World Bank says Pakistan to pay foreign firm $6bn over mine closure, World Bank says

It comes weeks after prime minister Imran Khan secured a $6 billion bailout from the IMF, amid devaluations of the rupee and soaring inflation


Heavy rain leaves scores dead in Nepal, India, Bangladesh Floods kill dozens in Nepal, India, Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, at least a dozen people, mostly farmers in rural areas, have been killed by lightning since Saturday


Major earthquake with 7.3 magnitude strikes eastern Indonesia 7.3 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”


Unborn baby dies while Venezuelan mother awaits visa to enter Chile Unborn baby dies while mother awaits for visa

Immigration into Chile has increased sixfold in less than 30 years, from 114,500 in the 1992 census, to 746,465 last year


50 dead, dozens missing in Nepal floods 50 dead, dozens missing in Nepal floods

Northeast India has also been hit by floods with 11 deaths recorded as rivers burst their banks


Afghan police: Radio journalist killed in eastern province Radio journalist killed in Afghanistan

Paktia is a stronghold of the Haqqani network, one of the main factions of the Taliban


6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Australia's beach resort town 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Australia

There are no immediate reports of damages or casualties in the quake


For 3rd day, Russia delivers S-400 system parts to Turkey Russia delivers S-400 system parts to Turkey for 3rd day

The deliveries for the Russian-made defense system, which is driving a rift between Turkey and the United States, begin on Friday


Monsoon floods kill dozens in Nepal and India Monsoon floods kill dozens in Nepal and India

Twenty-four people are reported missing amid floods and landslides


Navjot Sidhu resigns from Punjab cabinet after feud with CM Amarinder Singh Navjot Sidhu resigns from Punjab cabinet

Navjot Sidhu has been at loggerheads with Amarinder Singh ever since his wife Navjot Kaur was denied a ticket for the Lok Sabha polls


43 people die in Nepal floods 43 people die in Nepal floods

Twenty four people have been reported missing in the rain-related incidents that displaced settlements and disrupted vehicular traffic


India, Pakistan meet at Wagah border to discuss Kartarpur corridor India, Pakistan meet at Wagah border

The meeting comes amid differences between the two sides over a range of issues, including a bridge at Zero Line on the Indo-Pak border at Dera Baba Nanak


Kashmir woman crosses over to PoK, probe on Kashmir woman crosses over to PoK

A local unit of the Army is also probing how the woman managed to cross the LoC despite strong checks


7 dead, 1.4 million marooned in India’s Assam 7 dead, 1.4 million marooned in Assam

Across the state, more than 20,000 people are living in 62 relief camps and the state has opened up 172 relief distribution centres 


Karnataka crisis: BJP wants trust vote on Monday Karnataka crisis: BJP wants trust vote on Monday

The former chief minister asserts that the Congress-JD(S)coalition government has lost majority and its collapse was imminent


Man dies after attacking Tacoma immigration jail, police say Armed man dies after attacking US immigration jail

The shooting in Washington state comes a day before a nationwide deportation operation is due to begin


Barry makes landfall in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm Barry makes landfall in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

After briefly becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, Barry was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved inland -- but it nevertheless packed a serious punch


New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal 'to spite Obama' New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal 'to spite Obama'

The newspaper reports that after Mr Johnson returned to the UK from the US, Sir Kim wrote that President Trump appeared to be abandoning the nuclear deal for "personality reasons" because the pact had been agreed by his predecessor, Barack Obama


UK says Iran tanker will be freed after guarantees on destination UK says Iran tanker will be freed after guarantees on destination

US officials believed the tanker was destined for Syria to deliver oil, in violation of separate sets of EU and US sanctions

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