Following are the top foreign
Following are the top foreign stories at 2100 hours:
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Singapore: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis promises to take strict action against those responsible for the tragic stampede in Mumbai that claimed at least 22 lives and announces an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh for the next of the kins of the deceased.
Beijing: China’s ruling Communist Party elects 2,287 delegates for next month’s key Congress, which is widely expected to endorse a second five-year term for President Xi Jinping and appoint a new set of officials backed by him. From K J M Varma
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Geneva: The UN migration agency says today that more than 60 people are either confirmed dead or missing and presumed dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims who were fleeing from violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh. (AP)
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Kabul: Up to six people have been killed in a suicide bombing attack outside a Shiite mosque in Kabul today, police says, as Muslims prepare to commemorate a key Islamic event. (AFP)
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Washington: US President Donald Trump calls German Chancellor Angela Merkel to congratulate her on election victory and discusses how to counter Iran’s nuclear ambitions and ‘malign’ activities in the Middle East. By Lalit K Jha
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Tallinn (Estonia): European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says it would take “miracles” for Brexit divorce talks to make enough progress by the end of October to move on to trade negotiations.
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