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Modi talks to US execs ahead of Trump meet

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Modi talks to US execs ahead of Trump meet

- Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told top American executives that India is a business-friendly country of “minimum government,” as he prepared for a first meeting with President Donald Trump aimed at improving ties and moving past differences over climate change. The meeting Sunday at a Washington hotel included the heads of some of the top US technology companies, including Google’s Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Shantanu Narayen from Adobe Systems, all of whom are Indian American

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VIDÉO. "Secoué comme une machine à laver", un vol d'Air Asia fait demi-tour

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VIDÉO. "Secoué comme une machine à laver", un vol d'Air Asia fait demi-tour

- Grosse frayeur pour les passagers d'un vol d'AirAsia, samedi. L'appareil tremblait tellement qu'il a été contraint de faire demi-tour une heure et demie après son départ. Victime de "problèmes techniques", l'Airbus A330 a été contraint de faire demi-tour, à peine une heure et demie après avoir quitté la ville australienne de Perth. Sur les images prises par un passager, l'avion de la compagnie lowcost AirAsia tremble et s'agite de gauche à droite de façon très inquiétante

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Takata decides to file for bankruptcy: Japan media

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Takata decides to file for bankruptcy: Japan media

- TOKYO: Japan's Takata Corp decided on Monday to file for bankruptcy protection in Japan with liabilities of more than 1 trillion yen (US$9 billion), Japanese media reported, as the auto parts supplier has struggled due to its defective air bag inflators at the center of the auto industry's biggest ever product recall. The decision came at a special board meeting, public broadcaster NHK said

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Stray cats, killers and no regrets: Rodrigo Duterte's drug-war foe opens up on life in jail

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Stray cats, killers and no regrets: Rodrigo Duterte's drug-war foe opens up on life in jail

- Philippine police have arrested more than 80,000 people during President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs, but few as prominent or defiant as Leila de Lima. A Philippine senator and Duterte's long-time foe, de Lima was arrested in February on drugs charges she says were trumped up as part of a presidential vendetta. Held at police detention facility in Manila that she shares with murder suspects and mangy cats, the 57-year-old lawyer remains implacably critical of the anti-narcotics campaign and Duterte, who will complete his first year in office this week

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Ex-Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan appeals to Governor for parole

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Ex-Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan appeals to Governor for parole

- Retired Calcutta High Court Justice C S Karnan, sentenced to six months in jail for contempt of court by the Supreme Court, has appealed to West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi for parole. Karnan, who was arrested on Friday, is admitted in SSKM Hospital following complaints of chest pain. “He made an appeal for release on parole to the Governor. A copy of the appeal has been sent to the state government as well

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India's Modi meets US execs ahead of first encounter with Trump

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India's Modi meets US execs ahead of first encounter with Trump

- WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (Jun 25) told top American executives that India is a business-friendly country of "minimum government," as he prepared for a first meeting with President Donald Trump aimed at improving ties and moving past differences over climate change. The meeting on Sunday at a Washington hotel included the heads of some of the top US technology companies, including Google's Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Shantanu Narayen from Adobe Systems, all of whom are Indian American

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Loeb's Third Point hedge fund targeting Nestle for strategic changes:  Bloomberg

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Loeb's Third Point hedge fund targeting Nestle for strategic changes: Bloomberg

- REUTERS: Nestle SA , is being targeted by activist investor Daniel Loeb's hedge fund Third Point LLC, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Loeb has recently bought a stake in the world's largest packaged foods maker as he seeks strategic changes in the company, Bloomberg said. Nestle said earlier this month that it may sell its US$900 million-a-year U

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Teen who died after being thrown out of tempo: Kin demand cops add ‘attempt to rape’ charge to FIR, plan protest outside CM Yogi Adityanath’s house

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Teen who died after being thrown out of tempo: Kin demand cops add ‘attempt to rape’ charge to FIR, plan protest outside CM Yogi Adityanath’s house

- A day after an FIR was lodged in the case of a 19-year-old girl who succumbed to injuries after allegedly being thrown out of a moving tempo for resisting molestation on Friday night, her family claimed the charges slapped on the accused were “not too strong” and declared they will protest outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence on Monday. The girl’s mother demanded that charges of attempt to rape and murder also be invoked

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Kolkata’s Experimenter gallery: Ways of Seeing

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Kolkata’s Experimenter gallery: Ways of Seeing

- Written by Vandana Kalra | New Delhi | Published:June 26, 2017 12:00 am Attending Adip Dutta’s exhibition at Kolkata’s Experimenter gallery can be compared to a visit to an archaeological site where the relics belong to a built environment and everyday objects have been lent a new lease of life by the artist. In his effort to re-examine “objects and sites of construction and tools of labour, attempting to find alternate value and meaning from them”, Dutta presents a rather chaotic environment where a plethora of material is transformed into works of art — from safety nets to iron rods and metal wires

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Here's how Airtel users can get 30 GB additional data for three months

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Here's how Airtel users can get 30 GB additional data for three months

- Postpaid customers through 'My Airtel app can get additional data benefit. India s largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel has said it will offer up to 30 GB of additional data for three months to its postpaid customers through 'My Airtel app. This is an extension of a similar offer the company had rolled out earlier this year, and comes amid a fierce tariff war unfolding in the Indian telecom market -- the second largest in the world -- with A subscriber base of over a billion customers

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Philippine military declares Eid truce in war-torn city

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Philippine military declares Eid truce in war-torn city

- MARAWI — The Philippine military declared an eight-hour ceasefire Sunday (June 25) in its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of the war-torn city of Marawi, to allow residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Assaults backed by air and artillery bombardment stopped at the start of Islamic prayers at 6am but gunfire erupted as soon as the truce ended around 2pm, AFP reporters in Marawi said

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With entry of Grab and Uber, Yangon’s taxi start-ups fight for turf

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With entry of Grab and Uber, Yangon’s taxi start-ups fight for turf

- YANGON — Local taxi start-ups are working to fend off competition from foreign competitors Grab and Uber, as the entry of ride-hailing services shakes up Yangon’s taxi industry. Since last year, two local companies — Hello Cab and Oway Ride — have allowed passengers to hire their taxis through their mobile phones, Facebook accounts, company websites and call centres. The new services have been a breath of fresh air to weary Yangon commuters — about 20 per cent of whom use taxies regularly — who have long had to tolerate bad service, such as haggling over fares and drivers refusing to take them to their destinations during traffic jams and the monsoon season

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Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years

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Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years

- MOSUL, Iraq - People in the Iraqi city of Mosul celebrated their first Muslim Eid holiday without Islamic State in years on Sunday after the militants were ejected from much of the city, and hoped the battle to recapture the remaining area would soon be over. Children gathered in squares on the eastern side of the city. Some played on old swings and others with toy guns and rifles, which were among the toys allowed by Islamic State militants after they took over the city in June 2014

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Trump calls Modi `true friend’ as US, India approach talks

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Trump calls Modi `true friend’ as US, India approach talks

- NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Us President Donald Trump on Monday in a White House visit that will allow the leaders to build personal rapport but is less certain to produce significant progress on issues such as immigration. “Look forward to welcoming India’s PM Modi to @WhiteHouse on Monday,” Mr Trump said Saturday (June 24) on his presidential Twitter account

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Pakistan fuel tanker truck explosion kills at least 140

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Pakistan fuel tanker truck explosion kills at least 140

- KARACHI, Pakistan — A fuel tanker wrecked in eastern Pakistan on Sunday, and as villagers converged to collect fuel leaking from the truck, it exploded, killing at least 140 people, according to police and hospital officials. Nishtar Hospital, which is treating many of the wounded, said in a statement that more than 100 people were injured in the blast. Bahawalpur’s Victoria Hospital said it was treating 40 victims, all of whom have suffered burns on at least 70% of their bodies

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Happy Birthday Karishma Kapoor: Breakfast Goals From This Style Diva

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Happy Birthday Karishma Kapoor: Breakfast Goals From This Style Diva

- Highlights It's Karishma's birthday on 25th June 2017 and she turns 43 this year Karishma loves home-cooked meals and indulges in yoga to stay fit She loves to eat a lot of fresh fruits, berries and nuts This star diva of the nineties turns 43 on the 25th of June and it seems like her natural glow never ceases to diminish as she still does not look a day older than she was in “Raja Hindustani” back in the 1996

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  • Over 150 killed in Pakistan tanker fire
    Over 150 killed in Pakistan tanker fire

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    BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) - Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror. At least 153 men, women, and children were killed, with dozens more in critical condition, hospital and rescue officials said

     

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  • Modi talks to US execs ahead of Trump meet
    Modi talks to US execs ahead of Trump meet

    , gulfnews.com

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told top American executives that India is a business-friendly country of “minimum government,” as he prepared for a first meeting with President Donald Trump aimed at improving ties and moving past differences over climate change. The meeting Sunday at a Washington hotel included the heads of some of the top US technology companies, including Google’s Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Shantanu Narayen from Adobe Systems, all of whom are Indian American

     

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  • India rout hapless West Indies by 105 runs
    India rout hapless West Indies by 105 runs

    , channelnewsasia.com

    PORT OF SPAIN: Ajinkya Rahane's third hundred and a blistering assault by captain Virat Kohli took India to a comfortable 105-run victory over the West Indies in the second one-day international at the Queen's Park Oval on Sunday (Jun 25). Replying to the visitors' formidable total of 310 for five in a match reduced to 43 overs per side due to early morning rain and an two-hour delayed start, the hosts were restricted to 205 for six in reply despite a fluent 81 by Shai Hope at the top of the order

     

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  • Virtual fidget spinner found hidden in Google Search
    Virtual fidget spinner found hidden in Google Search

    , inquirer.net

    Google has been known to insert quirky little games into its search engine depending on the occasion and current fads. With the most recent “in” thing being fidget spinners, it’s not surprising that soon enough, Reddit user “redditboston” posted about finding a virtual fidget spinner inside Google Search. By Googling in the word “spinner,” users will see a window at the top of search results which shows a spinning virtual spinner

     

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Health

  • Late announcer’s blog praised for drawing attention to breast cancer
    Late announcer’s blog praised for drawing attention to breast cancer

    , japantimes.co.jp

    Following the death Thursday of popular TV presenter Mao Kobayashi from breast cancer, patient groups praised the blog she started to chronicle her battle with the disease, saying it helped raise public awareness of it. Kobayashi used the blog to describe her family and daily life in detail. Ikuko Nakazawa, a 65-year-old caretaker with a group of cancer patients in Tokyo’s Koto Ward, praised Kobayashi’s efforts

     

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Family & Parenting

  • South Asian, African-born women at greater risk of stillbirth in Australia: study
    South Asian, African-born women at greater risk of stillbirth in Australia: study

    , abc.net.au

    South Asian, African-born women at greater risk of stillbirth than those born in Australia, study shows Mothers' ethnicities should should change the way they are monitored in their final weeks of pregnancy to prevent stillbirths, new research shows. Key points: South Asian women 27 per cent more likely to experience stillbirth than women from Australia Women of South Asian ethnicity should undergo surveillance for risks earlier Rates of stillbirth in Australia have not improved in the last two decades The study from the Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Monash University looked at more than 700,000 births in Victoria between 2000 and 2011

     

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  • Over 150 killed in Pakistan tanker fire
    Over 150 killed in Pakistan tanker fire

    , wfsb.com

    BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) - Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror. At least 153 men, women, and children were killed, with dozens more in critical condition, hospital and rescue officials said

     

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  • Here's how Baroda artists got a new address in Mumbai
    Here's how Baroda artists got a new address in Mumbai

    , dnaindia.com

    Rukshaan Art gallery is neither a traditional exhibition space nor an art store. It solely promotes artists with a connection to Baroda, finds out Ornella D’Souza Mumbai’s art district, Kala Ghoda, has a new tenant. About a month ago, Rukshaan Art gallery moved into the colonial-style Dresswalla House, opposite the Naval Dockyard’s massive mural glorifying India’s maritime history. Rukshaan Art will only host works of contemporary artists who are based in or have studied at or work in Baroda, Gujarat

     

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Education

  • Education Ministry to investigate video clip showing 'drunk' student being bullied
    Education Ministry to investigate video clip showing 'drunk' student being bullied

    , nst.com.my

    PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry has started investigations into a video clip that went viral on social media, showing a number of students wearing school uniform, bullying and teasing another ‘drunk’ student said deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan. According to Kamalanathan when met at the Hari Raya Open house hosted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Cabinet Ministers at Seri Perdana here today, the incident happened outside and not in school

     

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Farming

  • Rice production drop by 40 percent
    Rice production drop by 40 percent

    , digathanews.com

    Rice production drop by 40 percent Rice production in Sri Lanka is expected to drop by 40 percent compared to last year, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned in a joint report. The report estimates that 686,000 MT of rice will be required to be imported as a result of the recent drought followed by heavy rain in rice-producing areas

     

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Travel & Recreation

  • Chettinad Food: 10 Ingredients That Make It A Lip-Smacking Affair
    Chettinad Food: 10 Ingredients That Make It A Lip-Smacking Affair

    , smartcooky.com

    Chettinad ingredients; Image credit: Ashwin Rajagopalan. Fiery! That's the impression you might have of Chettinad cuisine if you've dined at the countless Chettinad diners in Chennai or Bengaluru. Nothing is further from the truth. Chettiars are pained at how their unique cuisine has been played around with by these restaurants with spice levels that can numb your taste buds. Their pain is understandable; Chettinad cuisine is probably India's most evolved cuisine along with Lucknowi cuisine

     

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Law & Crime

  • Flake's push for new war authorization against ISIS gains steam
    Flake's push for new war authorization against ISIS gains steam

    , azcentral.com

    ISIS propaganda comes in many forms — magazine, radio, "news agency." Here's a look at a few of them. Video provided by Newsy Newslook. On June 18, a U.S. Super Hornet fighter blasted a Syrian aircraft out of the sky after it bombed U.S.-supported rebels battling Islamic State militants near Raqqa, Syria. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, subsequently said the dogfight with one of Syrian President Bashar Assad's planes was authorized by Congress in 2001 and 2002, when lawmakers authorized the use of military force against al-Qaida terrorists after the 9/11 attacks and against Saddam Hussein's Iraq

     

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