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Top International News - General Awareness - 13/04/2016

  • India's robust growth to hasten South Asia's development: WB
  • Washington: India''s robust growth will make South Asia the fastest-growing region in the world, with projected economic growth of  7.3 per cent in 2017, the World Bank has said.
  • Indian dies under mysteriously in Pak jail
  • From M Zulqernain Lahore, Apr 12 (PTI) A 50-year-old Indian national who was languishing in a Pakistani jail for nearly 25 years on spying charges has died here under mysterious circumstances.
  • Indian 'spy' slapped with terrorism charges in Pak
  • Karachi: An alleged Indian ''spy'' arrested in Pakistan has been charged with terrorism and sabotage in an FIR filed against him by the provincial Balochistan government, a media report said today.
  • EU cracks down on tax havens, targets big companies
  • Strasbourg: The EU unveiled plans today to force the world''s biggest multinationals to fully report earnings and pay their fair share of taxes, saying the Panama Papers scandal added to the need for change.
  • Nepal not to be a 'lab' for nations to conduct experiments:Oli
  • From Shirish B Pradhan Kathmandu, Apr 12 (PTI) Nepal will no longer be a "laboratory" for foreign countries to conduct experiments, Prime Minister K P Oli said today even as he called for fresh talks with the agitating Madhesis to resolve the differences over the new Constitution.
  • Militants gun down police DSP in Peshawar
  • Peshawar: A senior police official was shot dead today while another official sustained injuries when unidentified armed men attacked their vehicle in this restive northwestern city of Pakistan, police said.
  • Nepal must get rid of 'power-ravenous' leadership: Gyanendra
  • From Shirish B Pradhan Kathmandu, Apr 12 (PTI) Nepal should get rid of its "power-ravenous" leadership that is focused on personal gain, the country''s last monarch Gyanendra Shah said today as he warned the ruling elite that the people were losing patience.
  • 2 Russian pilots killed in Syria helicopter crash
  • Moscow: Two Russian military pilots died when their helicopter crashed near the central Syrian city of Homs, the defence ministry said today, adding that the aircraft was not shot at.
  • 6 people of Arab origin nabbed in Berlin crime raid
  • Berlin: Berlin police say they''ve arrested six people of Arab origin who are suspected of crimes including involvement in a robbery at the city''s best-known department store and incitement to a contract killing.
  • 'Urgent need for UN resolution on Israeli settlements'
  • Ramallah: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said there is an "urgent" need for a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements, in an interview ahead of a multi-country diplomatic tour.
  • Paris protesters damage businesses; 2 injured
  • Paris: Paris police say protesters angry over a labour reform damaged stores and restaurants and injured two police officers during a rogue overnight march.
  • Canada to offer apology for 1914 Komagata Maru tragedy
  • Toronto: Almost 102 years after Canada turned away more than 376 migrants, mostly Sikhs from India, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will formally apologise on May 18 for the incident that happened due to "discriminatory laws of the time".
  • "Belgium charges two new Brussels attacks suspects"
  • Brussels: Belgium has charged two new suspects with terrorist offences in connection with last month''s deadly Brussels airport and metro attacks, the federal prosecutor''s office said today.
  • Suicide bomber kills 5 Yemen army recruits in Aden
  • Aden: A suicide bomber suspected of belonging to Al-Qaeda killed five Yemeni soldiers when he detonated his explosive belt today among army recruits in Aden, a security official said.
  • Don't to turn shoal into island:Philippine diplomat 
  • Manila: A Philippine diplomat warned today that any Chinese move to turn a disputed shoal, where the US Navy recently spotted a suspected Chinese survey ship, into an island will escalate the disputes in the South China Sea and asked Washington to convince Beijing not to take that "very provocative" step.
  • Republican delegate system is rigged: Trump
  • From Lalit K Jha Washington, Apr 12 (PTI) Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has described as "rigged and disgusting" the party''s delegate selection rules after his rival Ted Cruz swept all of Colorado''s 34 delegates over the weekend.
  • Indian-origin student dies in shooting incident in US
  • From Yoshita Singh New York, Apr 12 (PTI) A 21-year-old Indian-origin student at Rutgers University was killed and his roommate seriously injured in a shooting incident at their apartment near the school''s campus in the US state of New Jersey.
  • Investigators visit Panama Papers law firm's office
  • Panama City: Panamanian prosecutors have visited the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm to look into its allegations that a computer hacker was behind the leak of a trove of financial documents about tax havens the firm set up to benefit influential people around the globe.
  • Italy rescues 1,850 migrants in Strait of Sicily
  • Rome: The Italian coastguard has rescued 1,850 migrants in eight operations in the Strait of Sicily, as a wave of boats departing from the Libyan coast intensifies.
  • Clinton threatens action against China on steel prodn
  • From Lalit K Jha Washington, Apr 12 (PTI) Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton has condemned China for the announcement to support overcapacity in its steel production, saying she will not tolerate such attempts and take action against the Communist country if elected as the US President.
  • Obama to designate monument honouring women's equality
  • Washington: Barack Obama will today designate a new national monument here to honour the women''s equality movement in America and across the globe, the White House has said.
  • US committed to strengthen ties with emerging mkts
  • From Lalit K Jha Washington, Apr 12 (PTI) The US is committed to strengthen its ties with emerging markets including India on key priorities such as facilitating investment, combating money laundering and terrorist financing especially against Islamic State outfit, a top American official has said.

Top International News - General Awareness - 13/04/2016 Reviewed by Manohar Veera on 12:24:00 AM Rating: 5

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