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Lagos, Nov 12, 2018 (AFP) –

175 dead in Nigeria cholera outbreak Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria, the Norwegian Refugee Council said on Monday. It said 10,000 people have been affected and 175 people have died in the States of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe as of early November 2018.AFP Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/lagos-nov-12-2018-afp/article25480988.ece

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Nepal names former law minister as ambassador to India

Ex-Minister to be Nepal’s envoy to India The Nepal government on Monday nominated former Law Minister and senior politician Nilambar Acharya as Ambassador to India. The position was vacant since October last year.PTI Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/nepal-names-former-law-minister-as-ambassador-to-india/article25480987.ece

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150 killed in 24 hours in battle for Hodeidah

At least 150 people have been killed in 24 hours of clashes in Yemen’s Hodeidah, medics and military sources said on Monday. Government loyalists supported by a Saudi-led coalition are fighting to oust the Iran-backed Houthi rebels from the Red Sea city, whose docks are a lifeline to 14 million …

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6 killed in Kabul suicide attack claimed by IS

Six people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in Kabul on Monday, close to where scores of Afghans had been protesting against Taliban attacks on the minority Hazara group. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said 20 were wounded in the blast, in front of a high school …

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Turkey slams comments by France over Khashoggi probe

Erdoğan was accused of playing a ‘political game’ Turkey on Monday lashed out at “unacceptable” comments by the French Foreign Minister, who accused President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of playing a “political game” over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Mr. Erdoğan said on Saturday that Turkey had shared recordings linked to …

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Bangladesh poll date pushed to December 30

Authorities in Bangladesh agreed on Monday to delay national elections by a week because of Opposition demands for more time to prepare. Chief Election Commissioner K.M. Nurul Huda said officials decided to shift the date to December 30 in response to the proposals by the Opposition parties. The new deadline …

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Talking to Pak. over asylum to Asia Bibi’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asserts that Canada is a welcoming country Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday that his government was holding talks with Pakistan over potentially offering asylum to Asia Bibi, a Christian woman recently freed from prison after her blasphemy conviction was overturned. “We are in …

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Top election official, parties challenge Sirisena’s move

Apex court seeks explanation from government on dissolution of Parliament One of Sri Lanka’s independent Election Commissioners joined a host of political parties in challenging President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent dissolution of Parliament, in the country’s Supreme Court on Monday. The court asked the Attorney-General to explain the President’s decision at …

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Manipuri man on cycle tour to save deer

Sangai, a brow antlered deer endemic to State, is under threat from poachers With an aim to spread awareness about the importance of protecting ‘Sangai’, a brow antlered deer endemic to Manipur, a local cyclist on Monday embarked on a State-wide bicycle tour. There are less than 260 deer in …

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