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US says to hold first in-person talks with Taliban since…

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- The United States and the Taliban will hold their first in-person talks since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan

Trump tries to block testimony on January 6 uprising: media

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- Former president Donald Trump has told four former senior aides not to comply with a congressional probe into

Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded Nobel literature prize

By DAVID KEYTON, JILL LAWLESS and CARA ANNA, STOCKHOLM (AP):- U.K.-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose experience of crossing continents

Strong earthquake in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP):- A powerful earthquake early Thursday shook a remote mountainous part of southwestern Pakistan dotted with coal mines

Biden, China’s Xi expected to meet virtually by year’s end

By JAMEY KEATEN and AAMER MADHANI,ZURICH (AP):- With tensions rising between the global powers, President Joe Biden and Chinese leader

Biden: Senate filibuster change on debt a ‘real possibility’

By LISA MASCARO, WASHINGTON (AP):- To get around Republican obstruction, President Joe Biden Biden said Tuesday that Democrats are considering

Japan new PM to seek fresh mandate to handle virus,…

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, TOKYO (AP):- Newly elected Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said he will dissolve the lower house next

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram suffer worldwide outage

By FRANK BAJAK and BARBARA ORTUTAY, (AP):- The massive global outage that plunged Facebook, its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms and

World Habitat Day being celebrated today

KATHMANDU;- The World Habitat Day is being marked today by organising various programmes highlighting the theme for this year’s World

Koreas talk on hotline restored after North’s missile tests

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, SEOUL, South Korea (AP):- North Korea restored dormant communication hotlines with South Korea in a small, fragile

Three workers died building Dubai Expo, officials say

DUBAI, (AFP):- Three workers died and more than 70 suffered serious injuries building Dubai's Expo 2020 site, officials said on

WHO’s ‘Walk the Talk’ concludes

POKHARA;- ‘Walk the Talk’: The Health for All Challenge, an annual event launched by the World Health Organisation with the

Japan’s Princess Mako to marry after delay and controversy

TOKYO, (AFP):- After years of controversy, Japan's Princess Mako will marry this month, but she will forego traditional rites and

Australian PM Morrison announces reopening of international travel, easing border…

CANBERRA;- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday announced the reopening of international travel and easing of border restrictions. Morrison

Ecuador declares prison emergency after 116 killed in riot

By GABRIELA MOLINA, QUITO, Ecuador (AP):- Ecuador’s president has declared a state of emergency in the prison system following a

Tornado damages Australian homes, power lines

SYDNEY;- A tornado ploughed through a rural area west of Sydney on Thursday, damaging homes and scarring a tract of

30 dead in Ecuador’s latest prison violence: officials

GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR, (AFP):- Soldiers surrounded a prison in Ecuador Wednesday after 30 inmates were killed, some beheaded, in the latest

US generals say they recommended keeping 2,500 troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- Top US generals said Tuesday that they advised President Joe Biden to keep American troops in Afghanistan and

Japan to lift all coronavirus emergency steps nationwide

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, TOKYO (AP):- Japan’s government announced Tuesday that the coronavirus state of emergency will end this week to

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, SEOUL, South Korea (AP):- North Korea on Tuesday fired a suspected ballistic missile into the sea, Seoul