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Duterte to visit Myanmar, Thailand

Manila, March 16 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will pay an official visit to Myanmar and Thailand next week, a government spokesman announced on Thursday.

Trump plans to overturn immigration veto in SC

Washington, March 16 US President Donald Trump has said he will go to the Supreme Court to overturn a ruling by a federal judge that blocks his new immigration ban order, a media report said.

India at 148th in number of women MPs; UN calls for quotas

United Nations, March 16 Releasing a world ranking of the number of women parliamentarians that that placed India 148, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of UN Women, has called for reservations for women.

Russian spy ship reappears off US coast

Washington, March 16 A Russian spy ship has reappeared, sailing just 20 miles south of the US Navy submarine base at Kings Bay in the state of Georgia, media reports said.

Arab League chief in Baghdad ahead of Arab Summit

Baghdad, March 16 Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit arrived in the here on an official visit for talks with Iraqi top officials ahead of the 28th Arab Summit, to be held in Amman on March 29.

UN warns two-third Yemenis facing famine

Cairo, March 16 The United Nations warned on Wednesday that around two-thirds of Yemen's population, are in need of urgent assistance to avoid the risk of starving to death over the coming months.

2 Russian spies charged in US for hacking Yahoo

Washington, March 16 US Department of Justice indicted two Russian FSB spies and two hackers allegedly hired by the Kremlin to steal the personal information of some 500 million Yahoo! users in 2014, media reports said.

Guterres appeals for ceasefire, peace talks in Syria

United Nations, March 16 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday appealed to all parties to enhance ceasefire in Syria and end the country's six-year war through peace talks.

Israeli President meets with Trump’s Middle East envoy

Jerusalem, March 16 Israel President Reuven Rivlin met with the US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt to push for an agreement between Palestinians and Israelis, media reports said.

Damascus’ twin bombings leave 43 killed, 129 wounded (Fourth Lead)

Damascus, March 16 The twin bombings that rocked the capital city of Damascus have killed 43 persons and wounded 129 others, media reports said.

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