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Top International News - 14/04/2016 - General Awareness

  • China cautious over Indo-US move to share military logistics
  • Beijing: Reacting guardedly to Indo-US logistics exchange agreement, China said India pursues an independent foreign policy but hinted it might raise the issue during Parrikar''s visit here.

  • "OIC supports Kashmiris' right to self-determination"
  • From Sajjad Hussain Islamabad, Apr 13 (PTI) Pakistan today claimed that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has backed the "right to self-determination" for Kashmiris in accordance with UN resolutions and that the organisation''s envoy Abdullah Al-Alim would soon visit Jammu and Kashmir.

  • UN says employee captured by Ukraine rebels
  • Kiev: The United Nations today said that one of its staff members had been captured by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine''s separatist east.

  • Pope heads to Lesbos to show 'solidarity' with Greeks
  • Vatican City: Vatican City, Apr 13 (AFP) Pope Francis called on Catholics worldwide today to pray for his upcoming trip to the Greek island of Lesbos, on the frontline of Europe''s migrant crisis, saying he wanted to show "solidarity" with the refugees and the Greek people.

  • Saudi orders 'kindler, gentler' religious police
  • Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has stripped its frequently criticised religious police of their powers to arrest, urging them to act "kindly and gently" in enforcing Islamic rules.

  • Belgium releases Paris attacks suspects sans charge
  • Brussels: Three people arrested in Brussels in connection with the November Paris attacks have been released without charge, Belgian prosecutors said today.
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  • Manila plan draws US rep's criticism for IFC role
  • Manila: In a bustling, densely populated corner of Manila, fruit vendor Coring Gutierrez reads USD 35 due from her latest water bill, more than triple what her family of six paid 15 years ago.

  • Turkish town hit by Syrian rocket fire after 2 killed
  • Istanbul: A Turkish town on the Syrian border was today hit by new rocket fire from Syria, a day after two people were killed by shelling from a jihadist-controlled area, reports said.

  • China exports rise for first time in nine months
  • Beijing: Chinese exports surged in March, the first gain in nine months and the latest positive data out of the world''s number two economy, but analysts warned Wednesday''s headline figure masked ongoing weakness in overseas demand.

  • Kenya deporting 45 Taiwanese to mainland:China
  • Beijing: Kenyan police will deport 45 Taiwanese to mainland China where they face investigation for fraud, Chinese state media said today after Taipei blasted Beijing for "abducting" its citizens.

  • Three Indians among 100 most connected men in UK
  • London: Three Indian-origin professionals have been featured in the list of ''100 Most Connected Men'' in the UK in 2016.

  • Cameron celebrates Sikh contributions to UK life
  • London: PM David Cameron lauded the special contribution of Sikhs to British life through their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit, as he wished the community members on Vaisakhi .

  • Islamist group criticised for remarks on Hindu CJ
  • From Anisur Rahman Dhaka, Apr 13 (PTI) An Islamist group in Bangladesh has stoked a controversy after it demanded removal of the country''s Hindu Supreme Court Chief Justice and sought cutting down funding for Bengali New Year celebrations terming it as ''haram''.

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