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Diaspora Indians 'real ambassadors' of India in Portugal: PM Narendra Modi

Diaspora Indians 'real ambassadors' of India in Portugal: PM Narendra Modi

"Indians have carried their cultural heritage with them and have always been proud of them," Narendra Modi said addressing the diaspora Indians in Lisbon.  

Jun 24, 2017, 23:17 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Radha Krishna temple in Lisbon

PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Radha Krishna temple in Lisbon

The Hindu-Portuguese community has over 9,000 members, most of them originated from the ex-colonies held by the Portuguese.  

Jun 24, 2017, 22:53 PM IST
Portuguese PM Antonio Costa arranges special 'Gujarati lunch' for PM Narendra Modi

Portuguese PM Antonio Costa arranges special 'Gujarati lunch' for PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Modi in second-leg of his visit will later today depart for The United States of America.

Jun 24, 2017, 20:22 PM IST

South Africa confronts apartheid-era custody deaths

Timol, a 30-year-old activist with the then-banned South African Communist Party (SACP), was arrested in Johannesburg on the night of October 22, 1971.  

Jun 24, 2017, 11:50 AM IST

South Africa's Jacob Zuma says secret no-confidence vote in him "not fair"

A secret ballot is seen by Zuma`s critics as emboldening lawmakers from his own party to support his ouster by shielding them from pressure.  

Jun 22, 2017, 22:15 PM IST

Top South Africa court okays secret ballots in Zuma no-confidence vote

"The speaker of the National Assembly has constitutional power to prescribe that voting in a motion of no-confidence in the President of the Republic of South Africa be conducted by secret ballot,"

Jun 22, 2017, 16:07 PM IST

Egypt census workers detect another baby boom

Family planning efforts have lapsed over the past decade, particularly during the chaotic years following the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

Jun 22, 2017, 14:19 PM IST
Algerian man dangles infant out of 15-storey window for 1,000 Facebook 'likes`

Algerian man dangles infant out of 15-storey window for 1,000 Facebook 'likes`

A court has sentenced the man to two years in prison after charging him with endangering the baby's safety.

Jun 22, 2017, 12:58 PM IST

Five killed in Boko Haram mine blast, ambush

Five people have been killed in a landmine explosion and a roadside ambush in northeast Nigeria blamed on Boko Haram.

Jun 21, 2017, 20:49 PM IST

Death toll from central Africa clashes rises to around 100: Local officials

The death toll from clashes in Central African Republic has surged to around 100.

Jun 21, 2017, 18:37 PM IST

Egypt's constitutional court temporarily halts all verdicts on islands transfer deal: State Media

The ruling came a week after Egypt's parliament backed plans to hand over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under an accord that has attracted widespread public criticism.

Jun 21, 2017, 15:43 PM IST
Portugal forest fire: Death toll rises to 64, PM Antonio Costa asks emergency services for answers

Portugal forest fire: Death toll rises to 64, PM Antonio Costa asks emergency services for answers

Data from the European Forest Fire Information System showed that an area of more than 30,000 hectares had burned in the past seven days, making it the largest ever fire in Portugal.  

Jun 20, 2017, 20:49 PM IST

Over 3,300 dead in 8 months of DR Congo unrest

The UN's MONUSCO peacekeeping mission had previously spoken of "more than 400 dead" while about 1.3 million people are estimated to have fled their homes in the Kasai provinces.  

Jun 20, 2017, 19:01 PM IST

Car bombing on government building in Somali capital kills at least 10

More than 10 persons died, 20 others were wounded. The explosion destroyed the building of Wadajir District headquarters.

Jun 20, 2017, 17:31 PM IST

UN court to review Rwanda genocide conviction

Augustin Ngirabatware was convicted for his role in Rwanda`s 1994 genocide in which an estimated 800,000 people were killed.

Jun 20, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

Six killed in Mali resort attack

On November 29, 2015, terrorists attacked the Radisson Blu Hotel also in the capital killing 20.

Jun 19, 2017, 13:27 PM IST

Resort outside Mali's capital under attack

Security has gradually worsened in Mali since French forces pushed back allied Islamist and Tuareg rebel fighters in 2013 from swathes of the north they had occupied the previous year.  

Jun 18, 2017, 23:55 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi expresses grief over loss of lives in Portugal forest fire

More than 100,000 hectares of the country`s mainland was devastated by a series of fires last year. 

Jun 18, 2017, 23:23 PM IST
At least 62 killed in forest fire still raging in Portugal

At least 62 killed in forest fire still raging in Portugal

The government declared three days of mourning and sent two army battalions to help the emergency services.

Jun 18, 2017, 19:36 PM IST
31 Egyptians get death sentence for killing top prosecutor

31 Egyptians get death sentence for killing top prosecutor

The ruling is set to be sent to the Egyptian Mufti, an Islamic scholar and legal expert, although his opinion is non-binding.

Jun 17, 2017, 18:19 PM IST

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