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Venezuelan Parliament attacked (08:46)
Caracas, June 28 (IANS) Armed civilian groups have attacked the Venezuelan Parliament building after a clash between lawmakers and the military police of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB), opposition legislator Julio Borges has said.

`Versace...' with Bruno Mars a combination of different worlds: Guetta (08:02)
Los Angeles, June 28 (IANS) Grammy Award winning DJ David Guetta, who has collaborated with Bruno Mars for a remix version of the latter's latest song, says the track is a combination of different worlds.

Brazil's President says charges against him 'groundless' (07:48)
Rio De Janeiro, June 28 (IANS) Brazil's President Michel Temer dismissed charges pressed against him as based on "supposed illicit evidence", the media reported.

New Irish PM discusses ties with British, US leaders (07:32)
Dublin, June 28 (IANS) New Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar held separate phone talks with US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May, the media reported.

German building evacuated due to fears of London-style cladding (07:18)
Berlin, June 28 (IANS) An 11-story apartment building in western Germany's Wuppertal city was evacuated after officials confirmed that the structure had cladding panels similar to those at London's Grenfell Tower, where 79 people died in a fire.

Beyonce, Jay Z struggling to find permanent home (06:56)
Los Angeles, June 28 (IANS) Popular Hollywood couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z, who earlier moved into a $400,000-a-month Malibu mansion, will reportedly stay there until September. They are struggling to find a permanent home for themselves.

US adds China to list of human trafficking offenders (06:40)
Washington, June 28 (IANS) The US government added China to the list of countries falling short in the fight against human trafficking, a designation that could lead to sanctions, and dropped Haiti from the list.

US imposes new duties on Canadian softwood lumber (06:14)
Washington, June 28 (IANS) The US government is imposing new anti-dumping duties on softwood lumber imported from Canada, with the move coming less than two months before the start of negotiations among Washington, Ottawa and Mexico City to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Colombia FARC rebels complete handing over of weapons (05:48)
Bogota, June 28 (IANS) The municipality of Mesetas in the department of Meta saw the final act of the disarmament of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), formerly Colombia's largest guerrilla group.

Zayn Malik still dealing with anxiety issues (05:22)
London, June 28 (IANS) Singer Zayn Malik has cancelled more gigs amid reports his anxiety issues are still preventing him from performing on stage alone.

IMF cuts 2017 economic growth forecast for US (04:50)
Washington, June 28 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund revised its 2017 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for the US downward from 2.3 per cent to 2.1 per cent, citing the Trump administration's inability to implement its economic policies.

Natural soaps for monsoon skin care (04:16)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Rainy season brings in damp weather which may affect your skin. Incorporating some minor changes in your routine during monsoon can help keep your skin fresh and glowing, say experts.

57 killed in US-led airstrikes against IS in Syria (04:00)
Beirut, June 28 (IANS) At least 57 people were killed in airstrikes allegedly carried out by the US-led coalition against a prison run by the Islamic State terror organization in the Syrian city of al-Mayadin, a British-based war monitor said.

3 American journalists resign after writing on Russia, Trump campaign (03:34)
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Three journalists of American news channel CNN, including the head of the investigative unit, resigned after writing a story about members of President Donald Trump's electoral campaign having financial ties with Russia.

Queen Elizabeth II gets 8% pay rise to $104.9 mn for 2018-19 (03:06)
London, June 28 (IANS) Britain's Head of State is to receive from the State an 8-per cent pay rise, up to a total of 82.2 million pounds ($104.9 million) to help cover her costs in 2018-19, the Royal Palace said.

Daniel Day-Lewis to play 'dressmaker' in last film (02:44)
Los Angeles, June 28 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, who announced his retirement from films last week, has reportedly made plans to go out with a bang by playing a dressmaker in his last film.

US preparing to help victims of global cyber attack (02:10)
Washington, June 28 (IANS) The US government is preparing to help any institution affected by the new cyber attack that is affecting companies around the world, officials said.

Ed Sheeran's fourth album will be 'acoustic' (01:36)
London, June 28 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran says he has been working on his fourth album for over six years. He says the album will be "very acoustic".

'US warning of possible Syrian chemical attack is provocation' (01:20)
Moscow, June 28 (IANS) Russian lawmakers dismissed the US warning of a possible chemical attack by the regime of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad as a "provocation" aimed at justifying its own plan to strike the Syrian government forces.

South African Parliament briefed on Gupta family naturalization (00:54)
Cape Town, June 28 (IANS) South Africa's Parliament was briefed on naturalization granted to the controversial Indian Gupta family.

Modi invites Dutch investors to India (00:32)
The Hague, June 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited Dutch businesses, particularly its pension funds, to invest in India "where doing business is being rapidly eased" through a series of economic reforms.

Slain Junaid's brother shifted to Apollo Hospital (00:16)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Sakir, brother of Junaid who was stabbed to death in a passenger train on June 23, was shifted to the city-based Apollo Hospital on Tuesday.

In Netherlands, Modi pitches for women empowerment in India (00:06)
The Hague, June 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a strong pitch for women's empowerment, saying he is working for a women-led development of India.

 Stories dated 2017-06-27

Bengaluru celebrates its founder Kempegowda's birthday (23:46)
Bengaluru, June 27 (IANS) The 507th birthday of Bengaluru founder Kempegowda was celebrated on Tuesday with gaiety and fervour by the Karnataka government and the city's 10 million denizens.

Bengal to write to Centre seeking deferment of GST rollout (23:40)
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government will write to the Centre seeking postponement of the July 1 start to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, as "small and medium traders are not yet prepared for the new tax system", a state minister said here on Tuesday.

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