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    India records over 8,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 01:20pm on May 31, 2020

    India recorded more than 8,000 new cases of the coronavirus disease in a single day for the first time as the tally surged to 182,143...

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    Delhi-Moscow AI flight returns midway

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:18am on May 31, 2020

    An Air India aircraft winging its way from Delhi to Moscow with no passengers on board on Saturday morning had to be called back to...

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    Journalist killed in Kabul bomb blast

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 01:12am on May 31, 2020

    A roadside bomb killed a journalist and driver after struck a minivan carrying employees of a private Afghan television channel in Kabul on Saturday, killing...

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    Afghan head of peace talks says ready for dialogue with Taliban

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:04pm on May 30, 2020

    A top Afghan official appointed to lead the much-awaited peace talks with the Taliban said Saturday his team was ready to start ‘at any moment’...

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    265 COVID-19 deaths reported in India in 24 hours

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / PTI . New Delhi | Updated at 08:20pm on May 30, 2020

    The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,971 and the number of cases climbed to 1, 73, 763 in India registering a record single-day...

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    India sidesteps Trump mediation offer

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:34am on May 30, 2020

    India Thursday sidestepped US president Donald Trump’s offers to mediate the country’s border showdown with China, saying it was already engaged with Beijing to ‘resolve...

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    14 Afghan security force members killed

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:05pm on May 29, 2020

    Taliban fighters stormed an Afghan border post Friday, killing at least 14 security force members, the insurgents and officials said, the latest in a series...

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    14 Afghan forces killed in Taliban attacks

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:10pm on May 28, 2020

    Fourteen members of the Afghan security forces were killed in two separate attacks Thursday in the first deadly assaults officials have blamed on the Taliban...

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    India to resume domestic flights from Monday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / PTI . New Delhi | Updated at 09:32pm on May 24, 2020

    As India is set to resume its domestic civil aviation operations from May 25, the Delhi airport will be handling around 380 flights on Monday,...

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    India sees biggest spike as 6,767 new COVID-19 cases reported

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / PTI . New Delhi | Updated at 09:24pm on May 24, 2020

    COVID-19 cases in India saw the biggest spike for the third consecutive day on Sunday with 6,767 new infections reported in the last 24 hours,...

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