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I'm trying to stay out of politics: Ivanka Trump (9 minutes ago)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Ivanka Trump, the older daughter of US President Donald Trump, said that she is trying to "stay out of 'politics'" despite occupying a key advisory role to her father along with her husband Jared Kushner.

Tupac Shakur was 'assaulted by predatory prisoners' (23 minutes ago)
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) The script of Tupac Shakur's biopic "All Eyez On Me", penned by director John Singleton before he left the project, included a scene in which the late rapper was assaulted by a group of "predatory and degenerate" prisoners.

Palestinians demand payment of political prisoner wages (06:46)
Ramallah, June 27 (IANS) A group of former prisoners continued a series of public protests to demand that the Palestinian National Authority pay them the salaries allocated to those incarcerated in Israeli jails and their relatives.

Belgium to invest 7 bn euros to counter extremist content online (06:26)
Brussels, June 27 (IANS) Belgium is to spend 6.8 million euros ($7.6 billion) on a so-called supersoftware to identify terrorists who browse web pages with extremist content, a minister said.

Catholics should care for the sick, says Pope (06:08)
Vatican City, June 27 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis urged Catholics to take care of the sick, saying this made them an invaluable source of wealth for society and "a conscious instrument of grace".

350 migrants land in Sicily, 6 traffickers held (05:42)
Rome, June 27 (IANS/AKI) Police in Sicily arrested a Nigerian, a Bangladeshi and a Gambian accused of people trafficking after a boat with 267 migrants on board arrived at the port of Pozzallo. Police also held three Ukraians after 100 migrants landed in eastern Sicily.

Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna want to get along (05:22)
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Reality TV personality Rob Kardashian and model Blac Chyna are not back together but want to get along for the sake of their daughter, a source in the know has said.

India, US vow to fight terror, boost economic cooperation (Roundup) (05:06)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) India and the US on Monday reiterated their commitment to cooperate in the fight against international terrorism even as the two sides agreed to boost economic cooperation following the first ever meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump.

Vatican expresses 'grave concern' over missing Chinese bishop (04:56)
Vatican City, 24 June 27 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican expressed "grave concern" over the fate of a Chinese bishop arrested in May, Peter Shao Zhumin.

Modi invites Ivanka Trump to lead US delegation in India (04:36)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump to India, to lead the US delegation of entrepreneurs.

I'll become a better man: Chance the Rapper (04:16)
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) American hip-hip star Chance The Rapper has promised to become a "better man" after becoming the youngest ever winner of the Humanitarian prize at the BET Awards.

India's benefit lies in strong America: Modi (04:00)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) India on Monday said that the best of its benefits lies with a strong and successful America even as the two sides reiterated cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

S. Korea finds another stranded N. Korean boat with 8 on board (03:38)
Seoul, June 27 (IANS) The South Korean coast guard found another North Korean boat adrift in its waters with eight crewmen on board, officials said.

Romanian President appoints new Prime Minister (03:10)
Bucharest, June 27 (IANS) Romanian President Klaus Iohannis appointed Social Democrat Mihai Tudose, candidate proposed by the parliamentary majority, as Prime Minister and mandated him to form a new government.

Justin Bieber comforts fan like a friend (02:42)
Dublin, June 27 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber displayed his softer side as he hugged a fan after playing at a sold out show here.

India-US delegation-level talks start (Lead) (02:14)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) India and the US started delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump at the White House here on Monday.

Hijacked Thai oil tanker returns safely from Malaysia (02:10)
Bangkok, June 27 (IANS) Thai navy confirmed that a Thai oil tanker which was hijacked by a pirate vessel in Malaysian waters had returned to Thailand, the media reported.

It's an honour for 1.25 billion Indians: Modi at White House (01:40)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached White House on Monday afternoon where US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed him.

Pitt, Miller get cosy at musical fest (01:36)
London, June 27 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt has again sparked dating rumours with actress Sienna Miller after the two were spotted getting cosy during a VIP party at the Glastonbury music festival here.

British PM outlines 9-point plan for EU nationals post-Brexit (01:18)
London, June 27 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May outlined a nine-point plan stating the rights of more than 3 million European Union (EU) citizens to remain in Britain after Brexit.

Trump hails SC decision as victory for US security (00:52)
Washington, June 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump hailed the Supreme Court decision to allow the entry into force of some portions of his travel ban denying entry to refugees and citizens of six Muslim-majority nations, saying that it will allow him to "protect" the country.

Congress seeks PM, Sushma statement on China move against pilgrims (00:28)
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Congress on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj make a "comprehensive statement" on China's move to stop Indian pilgrims from travelling to Kailash Mansarovar.

Opposition's presidential nominee Meira Kumar joins Twitter (Lead) (00:00)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar, who will file her nomination papers on Wednesday, the last day for filing nominations, joined social networking site Twitter on Monday.

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Terror, Afghanistan figure in Modi's meets with Mattis, Tillerson (Lead) (23:42)
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The global fight against terrorism and the situation in Afghanistan figured prominently when US Defence Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here ahead of his summit-level meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday.

Azad slams Nitish for his remark on Meira Kumar (23:28)
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday made a veiled attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying people with one principle make one decision and those having multiple principles make different decisions.

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