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Modi calls for climate change agenda that helps developing countries

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 29: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Barack Obama and France and Britain’s leaders on Monday (Sep 28), and called for a climate change agenda from upcoming global talks in Paris that helps developing countries with access to finance and technology. Modi said after meeting Obama that he and the American president shared an ...Full Article

Italian man shot dead in Bangladesh capital

DHAKA, Sept 29: An Italian citizen was shot dead by unidentified assailants in the Bangladeshi capital on Monday, police said. Cesare Tavella, who was aged around 50 and working ...Full Article

Typhoon Dujuan leaves 2 dead, more than 320 injured in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept 29: Super-typhoon Dujuan has left two dead and injured 324 people in Taiwan, the country’s Central Emergency Operation Centre announced on Tuesday (Sep 29). Dujuan struck ...Full Article

Putin does not rule out Russian strikes in Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 29: President Vladimir Putin said Monday (Sep 29) that Russia had not ruled out air strikes in support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s forces in their ...Full Article

Obama draws pledges of 30,000 troops for UN peacekeeping

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 29: More than 50 countries pledged 30,000 troops for United Nations peacekeeping on Monday (Sep 28) at a US summit called to shore up missions under ...Full Article

Iran’s Rouhani slams Saudi ‘incompetence’ over haj stampede

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 29: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday (Sep 28) accused Saudi Arabia of incompetence over the deadly haj stampede and demanded an investigation of the disaster, in his ...Full Article

Obama slams support for Syria’s Assad but says open to talks

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 29: US President Barack Obama on Monday (Sep 28) took a swipe at Russia and Iran for backing “tyrants” like Syria’s Bashar al-Assad but declared in his address ...Full Article

Thousands flee looming ‘super typhoon’ Dujuan

TAIPEI, Sept 28: Evacuations were stepped up in Taiwan Monday as ‘super typhoon’ Dujuan swirled towards the island, gathering strength on its approach to the east coast. Torrential rains ...Full Article

Indonesia open to help from any country, including Singapore: VP Jusuf Kalla

JAKARTA, Sept 28: The Indonesian government is open to help from any country, including Singapore, if they wish to assist in fighting the forest fires that are causing the ...Full Article

Indian PM Modi woos Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, United States, Sept 28: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent Sunday (Sep 27) touring Silicon Valley, where he mingled with Indian expatriates and tech bosses. Mr Modi ...Full Article