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Canadian police arrest 10 youths trying to join IS

Ottawa: Police in Canada have arrested 10 young men who, they suspect, want to leave the country to join the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group overseas.

The arrests were made over the weekend at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement on Tuesday, reports CNN.

Police have seized the passports of all 10 Montreal residents youths and investigators have spoken to their families and friends.

No one has yet been charged and the investigation was going on, the statement said.

Palestinians to prosecute Israel at ICC

Ramallah: A senior Palestinian diplomat announced on Wednesday that the Palestinians will file two suits against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on June 25.

Nabil Abu Zneid, the Palestinian ambassador in the Netherlands, told Voice of Palestine radio that the two suits are related to the Israeli settlement in the West Bank and the Israeli war waged on the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2014, Xinhua news agency reported.

Over 500,000 people displaced due to Yemen conflict: UN

Geneva: More than a half million Yemenis have fled their homes due to the conflict plaguing the Arab country since March, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), announced on Tuesday that the conflict has left 1,849 people dead and 7,394 other injured, according to the figures registered in health centers up to May 15, reports Efe.

First 'Make in India' event held in Germany

Frankfurt : A first 'Make in India' networking session was organised last week in the wake of Germany's Hanover Messe trade fair this year at which India was the partner country, the Indian consulate general here said on Tuesday.

"A 'Make in India' networking session on 'Doing business with India' organised in Bielefeld on 12 May generated lot of interest in the Eastwestphalia region of Germany," the consulate general said in a release.

Hillary Clinton's emails to be made public in January 2016

Washington : The US Department of State has proposed to the US District Court in Washington to make public official emails Hillary Clinton exchanged on a private server while engaged as secretary of state, Politico newspaper reported.

Vice News had filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act seeking the release of the emails.

By the time they are released, more than a year will have passed since the former diplomatic chief handed them over to the government.

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71 human trafficking suspects identified in Thailand

Bangkok : With the issuance of six warrants by Thailand police on Tuesday, the number of suspects arrested for migrant trafficking in the southern provinces of the country has increased to 71.

Allegedly involved in the illegal trafficking of migrants in Surat Thani, Songkhla, Satun and Ranong provinces of Thailand, 33 suspects have been arrested and 38 are yet to be apprehended, reported the Bangkok Post.

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China unveils 'Made in China 2025' plan

Beijing : China's State Council has unveiled a national plan, dubbed "Made in China 2025", focusing on promoting manufacturing, Xinhua news agency reportedon Tuesday.

The plan was authorised by Premier Li Keqiang, the report stated citing a government notice issued in this connection.

"Made in China 2025" is the first 10-year action plan designed to transform China from a manufacturing giant into a world manufacturing power.

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High-level Indian team arrives in Nepal

By Anil Giri,

Kathmandu : A high-level Indian team arrived here on Tuesday to find out Nepal's needs to overcome the losses suffered in the terrible temblor and how New Delhi can help in reconstruction and rehabilitation.

The additional secretary in the Indian Prime Minister's Office, P.K. Mishra, and the joint secretary (north) in the external affairs ministry, Abay Thakur, reached Kathmandu for discussions with Nepali officials.

They will also interact with Indian diplomats in Nepal.

Nepal quake ravages Tibet temples

Beijing : The earthquakes in Nepal have severely damaged 242 temples in the neighbouring Tibet region in China, disrupting the lives of 2,566 monks and nuns, the regional religious affairs bureau said on Tuesday.

The bureau told state-run Xinhua news agency that these people have been relocated to temporary settlements, with a good supply of food and where religious routine can be observed.

The quake-ravaged Buddhist temples are all located in Xigaze in the southwest part of Tibet.

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Relation between India and Cameroon will strengthen: President

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed confidence that bilateral relations between India and Cameroon "will further strengthen in the coming years".

In a message to President of Cameroon Paul Biya on the eve of the country's National Day (May 20), Mukherjee said the two countries enjoyed "warm and friendly relations", a statement said on Tuesday.

"I am confident that our bilateral relations will further strengthen in the coming years to the mutual benefit of our peoples," Mukherjee said.

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