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Modi set to become first Indian PM to visit Israel

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Narendra Modi becomes the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel when he arrives on Tuesday, the result of growing ties that have led to billions of dollars in defence deals. Israel, in constant search of allies to vote in its favour at UN bodies as …

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Indian minister pees in open, sparks row

Indian minister mocked for urinating in public New Delhi, India | AFP |  A government minister was mocked on social media for urinating in public despite the prime minister’s flagship public hygiene drive as pictures of the embarrassing incident were splashed over front pages Friday. The Times of India said …

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‘Ransomware’ wave seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine

San Francisco, United States | AFP | A global wave of cyberattacks on Tuesday exploited an already patched vulnerability in Windows software and appeared to have Ukraine as a primary target, according to computer security specialists. The first reports of trouble came from Ukrainian banks, Kiev’s main airport and Rosneft, …

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Bromance as Trump and Modi hail friendship at first talks

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced each other as friends and partners Monday, pledging their quest for economic growth would strengthen rather than undermine ties between the world’s two largest democracies. While Trump’s relations with some traditional allies had …

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Kumble resigns as India’s head cricket coach

New Delhi, India | AFP |  Anil Kumble has stepped down as India’s head coach after a year-long term that ended with his team’s defeat in the final of the Champions Trophy, the Indian cricket board said Tuesday. “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirms that Mr …

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Cricket: Pakistan hailed by media after ‘confounding everyone’

Islamabad, Pakistan | AFP |  Jubilant photographs of Pakistan cricket fans dancing in the streets were plastered all over national newspapers Monday after their eighth-ranked team produced a thrilling win against arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final. Pakistan inflicted a massive 180-run defeat upon title-holders and favourites India at …

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Baby on board: Indian gives birth at 35,000 feet

  Mumbai, India | AFP |  An Indian woman gave birth to a baby boy on an international commercial flight as it flew at 35,000 feet, the airline said on Monday. The unnamed woman, in her 20s, went into premature labour on Sunday’s Jet Airways flight between Damman in Saudi …

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India’s mobile internet use increases ninefold

New Delhi, India | AFP |  Mobile internet usage in India has increased ninefold in a single year, after the launch of a new operator sparked a telecoms price war, according to a new report. Indians used nearly 1.3 billion gigabytes of data in March 2017 compared with around 150 …

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