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Last updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8:06:03 PM

China hits back with tariffs on $60 bn of US goods
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) China announced on Tuesday it will impose additional tariffs on US products worth $60 billion in response to the newly-announced American tariffs on Chinese goods.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8:06:03 PM

Modi, Hasina jointly inaugurate oil pipeline, rail projects
New Delhi/Dhaka Sep 18 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday jointly inaugurated the construction works of a cross-border oil pipeline and two rail projects, with the former describing the two countries as members of the same family.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:38:04 PM

Bomb attacks in Iraq kill 6 policemen
Baghdad, Sep 18 (IANS) At least six police officers were killed on Tuesday and eight were wounded in two bomb attacks in Iraq's Saladin province, a day after government forces launched an operation against militants in the area, officials said.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:20:04 PM

Afghan intelligence detains 26 IS members
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) Afghanistan's intelligence agency on Tuesday announced the arrest of 26 alleged members of the Islamic State terror group who were planning attacks in the capital during the upcoming festival of Muharram.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:18:04 PM

Fatemeh braves social, family pressure to feature in KIL
Tehran, Sep 18 (IANS) Fatemeh Moslemi, a hijab wearing mixed martial arts (MMA) practitioner from Iran, has braved social and cultural barriers in her native country to feature in the Kumite 1 League (K1L) in India.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:46:04 PM

Bangladesh approves project to procure EVMs
Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) Bangladesh's highest economic policy-making body on Tuesday approved a project worth nearly half a billion US dollars to procure 150,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:54:05 PM

Nepal holds national-level meeting on gender-based violence
Kathmandu, Sep 18 (IANS) A three-day meeting at the national level on "Multi-Sectoral Services to Respond to Gender-Based Violence in Nepal" kicked off here on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:42:03 PM

New US tariffs will add more uncertainties to trade war: China
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) China on Tuesday said the latest set of tariffs imposed by the US on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods will force Beijing to take countermeasures and warned that the move would add more uncertainties to the trade talks.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:02:04 PM

Teacher, 3 students electrocuted in Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) A teacher and three students were electrocuted at a private school in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, the police said.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:16:03 PM

Moon, Kim hold first round of talks in Pyongyang
Pyongyang, Sep 18 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held their first round of talks here on Tuesday in a historic summit largely aimed at restarting a Washington-Pyongyang dialogue on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:12:04 PM

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