India, China, Russia, Iran, Afghanistan hold security talks in Tehran

Senior security officials from Iran, Russia, China, India and Afghanistan have attended a meeting in Tehran to explore ways of promoting peace and the fight against terrorism in the region. Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani hosted Wednesday’s meeting dubbed ‘Regional Security Dialogue,’ which was joined by his counterparts from Russia, China, India and Afghanistan, Nikolai Patrushev, Dang Jing Wing, Ajit Doval, and Hamdullah Mohib, respectively. Speaking at the event, Shamkhani called for closer security and intelligence cooperation among the participating nations towards the enhancement of the…

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Nationwide rally against Kavanaugh nomination : 60 arrested near Supreme Court 

Police in Washington have arrested nearly 60 people who were protesting against the nomination of US President Donald Trump’s embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the country’s Supreme Court. According to Press TV, US Capitol Police, which is responsible for protecting Congress, said Thursday that 57 of the protesters were arrested for “unlawful demonstration activities” and another two in the same location were arrested and charged with crossing a police line. The arrests in the nation’s capital not far from the steps of the high court came as thousands rallied…

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In Indonesia’s Palu Tsunami hits after strong earthquake

A strong tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake has hit a coastal Indonesian city, officials say. Waves of up to 2m (6.6ft) high swept through Palu on Sulawesi island, not long after authorities had lifted a tsunami warning. Video on social media shows people screaming and fleeing in panic and a mosque amongst the buildings damaged. Officials have reported five deaths – but it is not clear if those were as a result of the tsunami. Last month, a series of earthquakes struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, killing…

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Ending antimicobial resistance is the lynchpin to #endTB as well as health security

(CNS): While reaffirming their commitment to end TB by 2030, the draft Political Declaration in the fight against tuberculosis by governments at the first UN High-Level Meeting on TB (#UNHLM to #endTB) acknowledges that “TB, including its drug-resistant forms, is a critical challenge and the leading infectious disease cause of death, the most common form of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) globally.” Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s Director General, calls AMR a global health emergency that will seriously jeopardize progress in modern medicine. It is creating superbugs that are making it impossible…

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OnMobile taps into bKash’s mobile wallet for growth

Mumbai – OnMobile Global Limited announced a strategic partnership with bKash Limited, the largest Mobile Financial Services (MFS) provider in Bangladesh, facilitating its customers to purchase premium mobile entertainment contents from OnMobile platform through bKash. Having around 30 million registered customers, bKash offers services like Cash In and Cash Out, Person to Person Fund Transfer, Merchant Payment, Inward International Remittances, Salary Payment and Buy Airtime. OnMobile Global Limited shall leverage bKash’s large consumer base to build and manage an all-encompassing & enriching mobile entertainment ecosystem, which is untapped so far and offers…

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All passengers safe : Air Niugini plane crashes in Micronesia lagoon 

A passenger aircraft has come down in a lagoon off Chuuk International Airport in Micronesia after it missed the runway, airport officials say. The Air Niugini plane from Papua New Guinea was seen sitting in shallow water just off the coast. Locals responded by approaching the plane in small vessels to help rescue the 36 passengers and 11 crew. A hospital official told Reuters that four passengers were in a serious condition after the crash. The aircraft was flying from the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia to Port Moresby, the…

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