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'China violently crushing protests by Tibetan nomads'

New Delhi: China has been "violently crushing" all peaceful protests by Tibetan nomads demanding return of their pastoral land and their nomadic way of life in the Tibetan plateau, a Tibetan rights activist said here on Saturday.

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Over 1,000 civilians died in Yemen conflict: UN

Geneva: A total of 1,068 civilians have been killed and 2,551 others have been wounded since the start of the Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive against the Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen in late March until May 24, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Efe news agency reported.

The World Health Organisation (WHO), which collects data exclusively from medical centres, said on Friday that the number of fatalities stands at 1,976, while it found 8,034 people had been wounded.

Netanyahu rejoices Palestinian failure to oust Israel from FIFA

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the "failure" of the Palestinian authority to suspend Israel's FIFA membership during its Congress, stressing that the only way to achieve peace would be through negotiations.

Tunis museum attack: Moroccan accused demands house arrest

Milan: Lawyers for Abdelmajid Touil, who was arrested in Italy over the March 18 attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunisia, have asked for house arrest for the Moroccan national, according to officials cited by the national news agency Ansa.

Touil should be given house arrest as there is no risk he will flee Italy because he came to the country to join his family, the lawyers said.

Touil has been transferred to Milan's Opera jail from the northern Italian city of Milan's medium-security San Vittore prison, according to sources cited by Ansa.

17 migrants dead, 217 rescued off Libyan coast by Italian Navy

Rome: The Italian Navy has found 17 dead migrants onboard a boat off the Libyan coast and rescued another 217 people from the same wreckage, a media report said.

The Italian Navy reached the boat after an alert was launched by the migrants with a satellite phone, Xinhua reported, citing ANSA news agency, on Friday

The boat had not capsized and the migrants died for unknown reasons, the report said, adding that the survivors would be questioned by Italian police soon to try to ascertain the causes of the accident.

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Voters debunk two party systems in Delhi, Greece, Spain, Scotland

By Saeed Naqvi,

The new poster boy of European politics could well be a pony tailed Pablo Iglesias, in a dark blue denim shirt, 40, leader of Spain’s new communist movement, Podemos, which threatens to end the two decade old rule of the right wing Peoples Party. Playing second fiddle to PP in Spain were the socialists. As phenomena, is there a similarity between Iglesias and Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party?

Russia to develop friendly ties with all countries: Putin

Moscow : Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow was determined to develop friendly ties with all countries, "both in the West and the East".

"We will be developing friendly relations with all of our partners, both in the West and the East, and take part in working out collective solutions to global and regional problems," Putin said on Thursday.

He added that Russia would continue to safeguard international stability and security. Xinhua reported.

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Sri Lanka's opposition to protest for removal of government

Colombo : Sri Lanka's main opposition the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) said on Thursday that it will be launching protests after June 9 to gather support for the removal of the current government.

UPFA legislator and former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that the government has failed to achieve its goals within the 100 days since it took office.

"This government has no right to continue. They were given only 100 days. We gave them bonus days as well but still they have failed," he said.

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Obama will not seek Supreme Court protection on immigration measures

Washington : The US administration will not seek Supreme Court protection to carry out President Barack Obama's immigration measures designed to normalise the status of five million undocumented foreigners, which he announced six months ago but the implementation of which a court temporarily put on hold.

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US court rules against Obama's immigration programme

Washington : A US federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to allow President Barack Obama's immigration programme to take effect immediately, putting his immigration policy legacy in jeopardy.

The Obama administration has sought to expand a programme that protects young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the US illegally as children. Five million undocumented immigrants could benefit from the programme, which was announced by Obama through executive action last November, Xinhua reported.

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