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       HEADLINES: B Sujatha Devi Passes Away                                              Fish preserved in formalin seized                                              Son brutally beats mother                                              Bid to sabotage probe against ADGP’s daughter                                              V K Rajagopal’s Sabarimala appointment cancelled                                              Violence cannot solve any problem: Modi                                              Major held for colleague's wife's murder                                              PDP never 'wavered' on agenda of alliance, says Mehbooba                                              UAE says ready to back efforts for peaceful Yemen rebel pullout                                              Musharraf says he has not quit politics                                              Constant bullying of activists unacceptable: HRCP                                              Kohli & Co. depart for Ireland, England tour                                              FIFA WC: Lukaku, Hazard braces help Belgium stun Tunisia 5-2                                              FIFA WC: Vela, Hernandez help Mexico win against S Korea 2-1                                              Amit wins gold at World Para Athletics Grand Prix                                              Kaumudi Facebook
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         Constant bullying of activists unacceptable: HRCP    
 
 
Lahore [Pakistan]: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Saturday expressed its concern over the ransacking of human rights activist Marvi Sirmed's home in Islamabad. "This is not the first time that @marvisirmed has been harassed in connection with her human rights work. This constant bullying of human rights workers is not something the state can afford to ignore," HRCP tweeted.

 
         Musharraf says he has not quit politics    
 
 
Islamabad: A day after resigning as the chairman of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), Pakistan's former military ruler and dictator Pervez Musharraf today said he has not quit politics. Musharraf, 74, yesterday sent his resignation as chairman of the APML party to the Election Commission of Pakistan, days after the Supreme Court barred him from contesting in the July 25 general elections.

 
         UAE says ready to back efforts for peaceful Yemen rebel pullout    
 
Abu Dhabi:The United Arab Emirates, whose troops have played a major role in a Yemeni government offensive against the port city of Hodeida, said today that it was ready to support diplomatic efforts to secure a rebel withdrawal. But it said the pullout must be unconditional and from the whole city not just its vital docks, the entry point for three-quarters of Yemen's imports.

 
         Radicals will soon be central to Pak democracy debate    
 
 
Lahore [Pakistan]: Several radical groups in Pakistan have already launched political campaigns in an attempt to establish a presence in the national parliament, and are also seeking to devalue the government's anti-terror narrative. According to an article published in The Diplomat, sectarian and other militant groups have obtained a strong footing to regain their political, electoral, and social space, despite broad counter terrorism efforts of the recent past denting such efforts. In his

 
         India, Cuba to enhance cooperation in various fields    
 
 
Havana [Cuba]: President Ram Nath Kovind held delegation-level talks with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel and agreed to enhance cooperation in biotechnology, renewable energy and traditional medicine.

 
         President Kovind highlights importance of South-South cooperation    
 
 
Havana [Cuba]: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday spoke on the issue of global cooperation and stressed on the importance of South-South cooperation.

 
         Trump tells GOP to 'stop wasting their time' on immigration    
 
 
Washington:President Donald Trump today told his fellow Republicans in Congress to "stop wasting their time" on immigration legislation until after November, dismissing his party's struggle to surmount internal divisions.

 
         Activists: Syrian government steps up offensive in southwest    
 
Beirut: Syrian government forces are keeping up their pressure on the country's strategic southwest, using artillery, airstrikes and dropping barrel bombs today that target rebel-held parts of the region, activists said.

 
         Pak steps up security prior to assembly elections    
 
 
Islamabad: Pakistan's Ministry of Defence on Thursday agreed to provide 3, 50,000 troops for official duties in the national assembly elections, scheduled to be held on July 25.

 
         Lanka thanks PM Modi for grants to run free ambulance service    
 
Colombo: Sri Lanka today thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving a grant of USD 22.8 million for running free emergency ambulance service in the island nation.

 
         Musharraf says SC's arrest order forced him to change plans to return to Pak    
 
 
Karachi: Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf today said that he was all set to return to the country but the Supreme Court order for his arrest forced him to change his mind.

 
         China 'colonising' terror-supporting Pak - EFSAS    
 
Amsterdam [Netherlands]: China is taking advantage of Pakistan being isolated by the international community post allegations of it sponsoring terrorism and is fully aware that its patronising attitude will eventually turn Islamabad into a colony dependent on China for day-to-day survival, a Netherlands-based think tank has said.

 
         India dismisses UN report branding terrorists as "leaders"    
 
 
New Delhi: India has dismissed the United Nations report, which refers to UN-designated terrorist entities as "armed groups" and "leaders". In an official statement at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council, India called the report 'fallacious' and 'motivated'. The statement highlighted that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India, and Pakistan is forcibly and illegally occupying it. It further said that the report has sought the dismemberment of India.

 
         Swaraj discusses bilateral trade, investment with Luxembourg PM    
 
 
Luxembourg City: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj discussed the expansion of bilateral trade and investment between India and Luxembourg with Prime Minister Xavier Bettel on Wednesday. Swaraj, who arrived at Luxembourg in the third leg of her four-nation tour on Tuesday, held informal talk with Prime Minister Bettel and later took part in a discussion with other members of the Luxembourg council.

 
         Merkel, Macron search for reforms to halt EU 'disintegration'    
 
 
Meseberg (Germany): Germanrman Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted French President Emmanuel Macron today to hammer out reforms that can stop the "disintegration" of the European Union, torn by populist forces and deep discord over immigration. The two leaders of Europe's biggest economies will seek to thrash out a compromise between Macron's bold vision for sweeping EU change and Germany's stance that is more cautious, especially when it comes to finance. Merkel and Macron have both stre

 
         Merkel gets ultimatum from hardline ally over migrants    
 
 
Munich: Hardliners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc today gave her a two-week ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching Germany into a political crisis that would also rattle Europe. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer's CSU party at a meeting unanimously backed his call to give Merkel a fortnight to find a European deal on the burning issue by a June 28-29 EU summit, failing which he would order border police to turn back migrants.

 
         India and France to build strong development partnership: Swaraj    
 
 
Paris: India and France are working to shape a strong development partnership, including in the fields of science and technology, clean energy and infrastructure, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said as she met the country's top leadership and discussed issues of mutual interest from a strategic perspective.

 
         Iran's president to visit Switzerland, Austria amid nuclear deal row    
 
 
ZURICH: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit neutral European neighbours Switzerland and Austria next month, the Swiss and Austrian governments said, on a trip overshadowed by the looming imposition of U.S. economic sanctions on Tehran.

 
         Three killed, 100 injured in Japan earthquake    
 
 
Three people were confirmed dead and almost 100 injured after a strong earthquake hit Osaka on Monday morning, rattling one of Japan's industrial heartlands and halting trains and factories across the region.

 
         Afghan President announces ceasefire extension with Taliban    
 
 
KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced an extension of the government's week-long ceasefire with the Taliban which was otherwise due to end on Tuesday.

 
         US man convicted for murder of Indian-origin student    
 
 
WASHINGTON: A man in the US has been convicted of the first-degree murder of an Indian-origin student after four years of untiring efforts by his family to seek justice, according to a media report.

 
         Man sneaks into Sharif's wife's room in London Hospital    
 
 
LONDON: A man allegedly sneaked into former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz's hospital room without permission at London's Harley Street Clinic. Kulsoom, 68, had suffered a cardiac arrest in the intensive care unit of the hospital and was put on ventilator as her health deteriorated.

 
         Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python    
 
 
An Indonesian woman has been found in the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured near where she vanished while tending her vegetable garden, police said on Saturday. The body of 54 year old Wa Tiba was found Friday when villages cut open the seven metre (23 foot) python which was found bloated in the village of Persiapan lawela, on the island of muna,offshore of Sulawesi.

 
         Indians with advanced degrees may have to wait 151 years for green card    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Indians with advanced degrees may have to wait for over 150 years for a green card which authorises them to live and work in the US permanently, according to projections by a think-tank. The new calculation on the green card wait period by Cato Institute, a Washington-based think-tank, comes after the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released a number of applicants for such cards.

 
         US imposes 25% import tax on Chinese products    
 
 
The United States will impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion of Chinese exports, the president said early Friday. China vowed to retaliate immediately and said the United States had "launched a trade war." The US penalty is designed to punish China for stealing American technology and trade secrets. It will apply to roughly 1,100 exports and will target the Chinese aerospace, robotics, manufacturing and auto industries.

 
         Trump says Mueller's Russia investigation 'totally discredited'    
 
 
Washington: President Donald Trump claimed today that a Justice Department watchdog report related to the 2016 election "totally discredited" the probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into possible Trump campaign collusion with the Russians.

 
         Pakistan Taliban chief killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan    
 
Washington,/Islamabad: Maulana Fazlullah, the dreaded chief of Pakistani Taliban, has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, an Afghan defence ministry official confirmed today.

 
         Yemen rebel attack kills 12 soldiers south of Hodeida    
 
Al Duraihmi: A Yemeni rebel attack killed 12 pro-government soldiers south of the battleground Red Sea port city of Hodeida today, military and medical sources said.

 
         North Korea airs video of Kim Jong-un's Singapore visit    
 
 
Singapore: North Korea's state media today aired a documentary glorifying Chairman Kim Jong-Un's visit to Singapore for a historic summit with US President Donald Trump.

 
         Swiss court frees Tamil Tiger bankers    
 
Geneva: Switzerland's supreme court today ruled that 13 alleged financiers of the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers were not guilty of supporting a criminal organisation and let them walk free.

 
 
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