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US unemployment claims continue to fall

US unemployment claims continue to fall

Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The number of initial unemployment claims in the US declined to 860,000 last week, indicating a continued recovery in the labour market ravaged by the Covid-19 crisis, the Labour Department reported.In the week ending September 12, the number of Americans filing for unemplo...

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Australia's Adani coal mine claims victory over environmental activists

Australia's Adani coal mine claims victory over environmental activists

Canberra, Sep 18 (IANS) Australia's controversial new Adani coal mine has claimed victory over environmental activists, while announcing on Friday that the project had brought more than 1,500 jobs to the state of Queensland during its construction.After a nearly decade-long battle between the Indian...

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PM Modi speaks to Bhutan King, conveys New Delhi's readiness to support Thimphu in COVID-19 fight

PM Modi speaks to Bhutan King, conveys New Delhi's readiness to support Thimphu in COVID-19 fight

New Delhi [India], September 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke to Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, during which he conveyed India's readiness to provide all required support to Thimphu in its fight against COVID-19 pandemic.Prime Minister Modi also conveyed his keen...

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Lebanese Prez committed to French initiative of forming govt

Lebanese Prez committed to French initiative of forming govt

Beirut, Sep 18 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that he was committed to a French initiative about forming a government in the country to implement necessary reforms.While making the remarks on Thursday, Aoun also urged newly-appointed Prime Minister Mustapha Adib to continue communicating...

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No new Covid-19 cases in NZ for 1st time in a month

No new Covid-19 cases in NZ for 1st time in a month

Wellington, Sep 18 (IANS) There were no new coronavirus cases in New Zealand on Friday for the first time early August, according to the Health Ministry.In a statement, the Ministry said that currently there were 54 people linked to a community cluster which was detected last month in Auckland, the ...

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Pak to set up markets along Afghanistan, Iran borders

Pak to set up markets along Afghanistan, Iran borders

Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan will set up three markets along the borders with Afghanistan and Iran by February 2021 to promote business activities and help the people in the border areas, Prime Minister Imran Khan's Office said.Khan, who presided over a high-level meeting in Islamabad on Thursd...

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US House passes resolution condemning anti-Asian sentiments

US House passes resolution condemning anti-Asian sentiments

Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The Democratic Party-led US House of Representatives has passed a resolution condemning "all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to Covid-19".The resolution was passed by a 243-164 vote on Thursday, with 14 Republicans joining their Democratic colleagues, reports Xinhu...

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France mulls new curbs as Covid-19 cases hit new high

France mulls new curbs as Covid-19 cases hit new high

Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) French authorities have said that they would consider additional restrictive measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, notably in the country's red zones, following a surge in the number of positive cases, Health Minister Olivier Veran said.On Thursday, France reported 10,5...

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Indian-Pacific Quad working together to break Chinese monopoly on rare earth elements

Indian-Pacific Quad working together to break Chinese monopoly on rare earth elements

Canberra [Australia], September 18 (ANI): In a bid to break the Chinese monopoly on processing rare earth elements, the Indian-Pacific Quad comprising of India, Japan, Australia and the United States are working together and pooling resources to rapidly build collective self-reliance in the sector.T...

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US sanctions Lebanese individual, firms over Hezbollah ties

US sanctions Lebanese individual, firms over Hezbollah ties

Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The US government has announced sanctions against a Lebanese individual and two companies for their alleged ties with the Beirut-based Hezbollah group.The Treasury Department said in a statement on Thursday that the two companies, Arch Consulting and Meamar Construction, we...

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