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Twenty Indian troops killed in Ladakh fighting

At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces in a disputed Himalayan border area, Indian officials say. The incident follows rising tensions, and is the first deadly clash in the border area in at least 45 …

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Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passes away

Top Indian actor Rishi Kapoor, a scion of Bollywood’s most famous Kapoor family, has died. He was 67 and had leukemia. Kapoor was hospitalized in Mumbai on Wednesday and died on Thursday, according to a family statement. …

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Russia among top-5 world's largest arms producers

Russia moved to fourth place in the sales of arms ranking, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). In 2019, 3.9% of Russia's GDP went to military spending, amounting to $65.1 billion. …

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Newborn girl in India named 'Corona'

A newborn girl in India's Uttar Pradesh has been named Corona, after the Coronavirus pandemic that has affected millions worldwide.  She was born on Sunday, the day of the 'janata curfew' in India when the nation …

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Trump to be protected from monkeys on India visit

Police armed with catapults have been assigned to protect U.S. President Donald Trump from a horde of feral monkeys during his visit to India. Between 500 and 700 rhesus macaques live near the Taj Mahal. The …

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India cracks down on use of VPNs in Kashmir

Authorities in Indian Kashmir are cracking down on virtual private network (VPN) apps used to circumvent a months-long ban on social media, police said. Social networks such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are still blocked, even …

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