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Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro lashes out at Donald Trump, tells him to get his 'pig hands out of here'

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Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro delivered his most scathing critique of US President Donald Trump, telling him to stop intervening and "get your pig hands out of here".

One belt, one foe

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As a grim-faced Xi Jinping took the stage at the China National Convention Center on May 14, the Chinese president may have allowed himself a smile. Less than four years after he floated the idea of building 'a new silk road'-similar initiatives by Europe, the US and Russia had largely fizzled out-here was Xi, being feted by 29 visiting world leaders, from Putin and Erdogan to Sharif and Wickremasinghe, as the new champion of globalisation.

President Hassan Rouhani leads Iran presidential race, expected to win

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President Hassan Rouhani has an unbeatable lead in Iran’s presidential election, an Iranian official source told Reuters on Saturday, citing an early unofficial tally, and is set to defeat his hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi and win a second term.

ICMR to implement UN agency's standards on clinical trials

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India's apex medical research body along with other leading groups will adopt UN health agency's recommendations to register and publicly disclose results of all clinical trials they fund or support.

Indian-Americans unhappy with California school textbooks

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Indian-Americans have expressed anguish over the negative portrayal of Hinduism and India in the proposed California school textbooks.

Firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure, Trump told Russians

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US President Donald Trump told Russian officials at an Oval Office meeting last week that firing FBI Director James Comey eased pressure on him as he was a "real nut job" and "crazy", a media report claimed today.

Syrian negotiator calls US strike ‘terrorism’ and a ‘massacre’

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A US military strike in Syria on Thursday was “government terrorism” and caused a massacre, Syrian government negotiator Bashar al-Ja’afari said on Friday, while Russia called it an unacceptable breach of Syrian sovereignty. US officials told that the US military carried out the air strike on Thursday against militia supported by the Syrian government that posed a threat to US forces and US-backed Syrian fighters in the country’s south.

India has been diverting nuclear materials to make weapons: Pakistan

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Pakistan has accused India of diverting nuclear materials it had obtained for peaceful purposes under the NSG waiver to make weapons. Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria yesterday told reporters that Pakistan has been underscoring for decades the risks of diversion by India of imported nuclear fuel, equipment and technology, received pursuant to civil nuclear cooperation agreements and the 2008 Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) waiver.

US Navy moves second aircraft carrier near Korean Peninsula

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The US Navy is moving a second aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan, to the Korean Peninsula where it will conduct dual-carrier training drills with the USS Carl Vinson, defence officials said. After completing a maintenance period and sea trials in Yokosuka, Japan, the USS Ronald Reagan departed for the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday, the officials told CNN on Thursday.

President Emmanuel Macron to visit Mali today, boost morale of French troops

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President Emmanuel Macron will on Friday visit conflict-torn Mali, where French troops have been fighting jihadists for four years, in his first official visit outside Europe after taking power.