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Last updated: Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:26:03 PM

Indian man commits suicide in Sharjah
Sharjah, Sep 8 (IANS) A 60-year-old Indian man allegedly committed suicide here by hanging himself at his home, a media report said.

Friday, September 08, 2017 3:32:04 PM

UN migration agency launches website to track missing migrants
Geneva, Sep 8 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN migration agency, said Thursday it had launched a new Missing Migrants Project website to track refugees and asylum-seekers who have died or gone missing while migrating to an international destination.

Friday, September 08, 2017 6:20:03 AM

Aussies slip to No.5 in ICC Test rankings
Dubai, Sep 7 (IANS) After squaring the Test series 1-1 against Bangladesh, Australia slipped one place to fifth in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings headed by India, according to an ICC release on Thursday.

Thursday, September 07, 2017 6:04:04 PM

Indian-origin boy of 14 youngest to fly single-engine plane
Sharjah, Sep 7 (IANS) An Indian-origin teenager based here has become one of the youngest pilots to fly a single-engine aircraft, a media report said.

Thursday, September 07, 2017 5:08:04 PM

Syrian Air Force responsible for April sarin attack: UN
Geneva, Sep 7 (IANS) The Syrian regime used chemical weapons on at least four occasions this year, including in a sarin gas attack that left dozens of civilians dead, the UN unveiled in a report.

Thursday, September 07, 2017 6:40:04 AM

UN hails court ruling upholding EU migrant quotas
Geneva, Sep 6 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations on Wednesday praised a ruling by the European Union's top court that rejected a challenge by Hungary and Slovakia to relocation quotas approved at the height of the migrant crisis in 2015.

Thursday, September 07, 2017 12:00:23 AM

China beats Qatar, fails to bag World Cup ticket
Doha, Sep 6 (IANS) China football team defeated Qatar 2-1 here in the last round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian preliminaries, but failed to earn the WC finals ticket.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 12:00:05 PM

Rights group accuses China of trying to weaken UN mechanisms
Geneva, Sep 6 (IANS) Human Rights Watch Tuesday accused China of trying to weaken human rights mechanisms as advocated by the UN. In a 96-page report, the non-profit also accused China of denying human rights activists access to the UN human rights council.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 3:56:17 AM

More than 5,000 killed in Yemen conflict: UN report
Geneva, Sep 6 (IANS) More than 5,000 civilians have died in the Yemeni conflict since March 2015 and the extremist group al-Qaida has become "operational" expanding into the southwestern city of Taizz, a UN Human Rights Council report said Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 12:26:05 AM

Andrea Agnelli appointed new ECA president
Geneva, Sep 5 (IANS) Andrea Agnelli was on Tuesday appointed President of the European Club Association (ECA) during its 19th General Assembly here.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 7:00:04 PM

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