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'Brain drain' can become 'brain gain' for India: PM Modi in Silicon Valley

PM Narendra Modi, 65, is the first Indian leader to visit the US West Coast in more than 30 years. On Day 2 of his Silicon Valley tour, PM Modi visited Facebook and Google Inc headquarters before addressing a mega event at the San Jose Convention Center that was attended by nearly 18,000 people. Here are the LIVE updates:

Pakistan may press for cricket diplomacy, India not keen: Report

Pakistan may press for cricket diplomacy, India not keen: Report

With terror situation on the rise by pushing jihadis across the border, current National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, may be on the lookout of confronting Pakistan for its failure on this issue. His counterpart Sartaj Aziz is, however, determined to give next week’s National Security Advisor-level talks in New Delhi a sporting angle.

US President Barack Obama begins landmark Kenya visit

US President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya late Friday, his first visit to the country of his father`s birth since his election as president.

Netanyahu wishes Abbas happy Eid, speaks of peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas Friday for the first time in 13 months, wishing him a happy Eid al-Fitr and speaking of Israel`s desire for peace.

Raul Castro calls on Obama to dismantle Cuba embargo

Cuban President Raul Castro asked his US counterpart Barack Obama Wednesday to use his executive powers to "dismantle" the economic embargo placed on his island nation.

Israel assassinated top Syrian general: Leaked US files

Israel is responsible for the 2008 murder of a top security aide of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to secret US intelligence files.

Canada, Ukraine announce `milestone` free trade agreement

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper formally announced a "milestone" free trade agreement Tuesday with Ukraine, as its Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk visited Ottawa.

UN chief `very disappointed` by Yemen truce failure

UN chief Ban Ki-moon is "very much disappointed" by Yemen`s failed ceasefire but was clinging to hope that the fighting might still be halted, his spokesman said Monday.

All sides making `genuine effort` for Iran deal: US

US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday praised a "genuine effort" by all sides negotiating a nuclear accord with Iran to get the deal done as a new deadline looms.

New deaths and diplomatic warfare shake Ukraine truce

New deaths and diplomatic warfare shake Ukraine truce

Ukraine`s faltering peace agreement suffered fresh setbacks Saturday when Kiev reported the death of six soldiers and accused Moscow of abetting an attack on one of its Russian consulates.

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for goods: UN report

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewellery, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of UN rules, according to a draft UN report.

Denying 'comfort women' stains Japan honour: Ex-deputy PM

Japan must face up to the truth over its wartime system of sex slavery if it is to purge the stain of its past wrongs, the man who issued a landmark apology said Tuesday.

Angolan president heads to China as low oil price bites

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos headed on Monday for his first official visit to China in seven years as his country, which is Africa`s second largest oil producer, struggles with falling oil prices.

US opposes third term for Rwanda`s Kagame: Diplomat

The United States would oppose any moves to allow Rwanda`s President Paul Kagame to stand for a third term in office, a State Department diplomat told AFP on Friday.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to make first China trip next week

Myanmar`s opposition leader and democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi will visit China for the first time next week, Beijing and her party said Friday, at a time of cooling relations between the once closely-bonded nations.

Ukraine talks postponed as Kiev blames Russian `sabotage`

Kiev on Tuesday accused Moscow of sabotaging Ukraine crisis talks, after a meeting in Minsk aimed at resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine was postponed.

Iraq allies vow support for plan to regain ground from jihadists

Iraq`s allies in the fight against the Islamic State group on Tuesday pledged their support for an emergency plan adopted by Baghdad after the key city of Ramadi was taken by jihadists.

J&K CVC meets Governor N N Vohra

 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Vigilance Commissioner Kuldeep Khoda today called on Governor N N Vohra here to discuss the current status of the work being done by the commission.

Syrian official praises Iran`s `effective` support

Syria`s parliament speaker on Monday paid tribute to Iran for its "effective role" in helping his embattled government overcome sanctions and fight an armed rebellion.

Berlin, Paris urge Brussels to rework EU asylum plan

Germany and France Monday urged the EU to find a fairer way to admit and distribute asylum seekers, as their leaders were to meet the European Commission chief in Berlin.