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Gaza ceasefire talks intensify in Cairo

05-05-2024 CAIRO: Efforts have intensified to secure a deal for a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of hostages, with talks resuming in Cairo on Saturday. Hamas said its delegation was travelling in a “positive spirit” after studying the latest truce proposal. “We are determined to secure an agreement in …

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If BJP wins at Centre, democracy will be defeated: Prof. Kodandaram

Kothagudem, May.4 (PMI): Telangana Jana Samithi ( TJS) president Prof. Kodandaram said if the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) wins again at the Centre, the democracy will be defeated in the country.             Addressing the Jana Jatara Sabha at Kothagudem on Saturday, Kodandaram criticised the BJP government at the Centre for …

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Governments not protecting press freedom

04-05-2024 PARIS/ LONDON/ NEW YORK: Political attacks on journalists are increasing across the globe, according to the annual World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders. These attacks include the detention of journalists, the spreading of misinformation and suppression of independent voices. With more than half of the world’s …

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China rocket blasts off for far side of Moon

04-05-2024 BEIJING: China has launched a probe to collect samples from the far side of the Moon, in what is being billed a world first. An unmanned rocket carrying the Chang’e-6 probe blasted off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center at about 17:27 local time (10:27 BST). The 53-day mission …

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US allies India and Japan ‘xenophobic’: Biden

04-05-2024 WASHINGTON/ NEW DELHI/ TOKYO: US President Joe Biden has called Japan and India “xenophobic”, grouping them together with Russia and China as countries that “don’t want immigrants”. His criticism of Japan comes just weeks after he called the US-Japan alliance “unbreakable” during a state visit from Prime Minister Fumio …

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Apple sees biggest fall in sales for a year

04-05-2024 CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA: Apple Boss Tim Cook tried to beat back doubts about the future of the tech giant, after it reported its biggest sales fall in more than a year. Sales slumped 4% year-on-year in the first three months of 2024 to $90.8bn (£72.5bn), weighed down by a sharp …

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