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Stokes and Bairstow keep England's Ashes hopes alive in third Test thriller        Komalika becomes recurve cadet world champion; India wins 2 gold, 1 bronze        Iran to let women attend football World Cup qualifier: ministry        Assets under gold ETFs jump to Rs 5,000 cr in first 4 months of FY20        Stimulus package will boost growth and stabilise economy: CII        White House says Trump regrets not raising tariffs higher        G7 to help nations hit by Amazon fires: Macron        Official Iranian plane lands in Biarritz during G7: flight websites        Shah to review ongoing operations against Naxals on Monday        Former finance minister Arun Jaitley cremated with State honours        Give specific timelines for cleaning of Yamuna: NGT        Sindhu becomes first Indian shuttler to win World C'ships gold, bear Okuhara in final        UAE honours PM Modi with its highest civilian award ''Order of Zayed''        Trump, Macron discuss trade, tensions in Persian Gulf ahead of G7 summit - White House        Gokulam Kerala win Durand Cup for first time        Sindhu storms into third successive finals at BWF World Championships        Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passes away        I find nets claustrophobic, prefer centre wicket for match simulation: Kohli        Rahane's 81 only saving grace in India 203 for 6 on day 1        No more dessert names, Google to officially call new OS 'Android 10'        
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International News
US to pull last embassy staff from Venezuela
 
Washington: The United States has said it will withdraw all remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela as Nicolas Maduro accused US President Donald Trump of masterminding a plot to force him from power by crippling the country''s electricity system. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the decision to vacate the US embassy in the crisis-stricken country''s capital, Caracas, late on Monday. ?This decision reflects the deteriorating situation in #Venezuela as well as the conclusion that the presence of US diplomatic staff at the embassy has become a constraint on US policy,? Pompeo tweeted, according to the media reports.

On January 24 the US State Department ordered all non-emergency government employees to depart Venezuela, where Maduro is facing a stiff challenge for power from opposition leader Juan Guaido amid an acute economic crisis. That day, the department also urged Americans living in Venezuela to consider leaving. Pompeo''s announcement came after another day of chaos as power cuts that began Thursday evening continued to cause problems for Venezuelans, leaving them with little power, water and communications. People converged on a polluted river to fill water bottles in Caracas, and scattered protests erupted in several cities.

Maduro''s political foes and many specialists believe the calamitous nationwide blackout that has yet to be resolved is the result of years of mismanagement, corruption and incompetence. ?We are in the middle of a catastrophe that is not the result of a hurricane, that is not the result of a tsunami,? Guaido told CNN on Sunday. ?It''s the product of the inefficiency, the incapability, the corruption of a regime that doesn''t care about the lives of Venezuelans.? But in a televised nationwide address on Monday night Maduro pointed the finger of blame at the White House in what critics condemned as a cynical attempt to deflect criticism of his regime''s responsibility.


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G7 to help nations hit by Amazon fires: Macron
Official Iranian plane lands in Biarritz during G7: flight websites
UAE honours PM Modi with its highest civilian award ''Order of Zayed''
Trump, Macron discuss trade, tensions in Persian Gulf ahead of G7 summit - White House
Despite tensions, Pak stands ready to open Kartarpur Corridor: Qureshi
Two Govt hospitals in Pak deny specialised ambulance facility to Sharif
UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis'
US seeking balancing act in South Asia over Kashmir: Report
Pro-growth RBI minutes to cap yields; revives expectations for further policy easing
N Korea dismisses nuclear talks if US 'hostile military moves' continue
President Trump to discuss Kashmir with PM Modi at G7 summit in France
Pakistan submits compliance report to FATF
Aus to join US in Gulf maritime security mission: PM
Iran says foreign minister Zarif to visit Macron in France
Johnson Brexit letter offers no alternatives to Irish backstop: EU
Pakistan summons India's deputy High Commissioner for 4th time over 'ceasefire violations'
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Pak Army chief Gen Bajwa gets 3-year extension; 'regional security environment' cited
Hong Kong protesters rally to show 'peaceful' credentials after chaos
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
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Chris Pine to star in film about Richard Nixon lawyer John Dean
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It's challenging to reinvent constantly: Kriti Kharbanda
KERALA NEWS
Malayalam actor, film crew stranded in Himachal village
 Thiruvananthapuram: A 30-member film crew from Kerala, including award-winning actress Manju Warrier
Ex-Deputy Commandant of AR camp held in connection with constable's death
"More flights to Kerala from Gulf countries during Onam"
Flood in Kerala: CM conducts aerial survey
NATIONAL NEWS
Shah to review ongoing operations against Naxals on Monday
 New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday will take stock of the ongoing operations against
Former finance minister Arun Jaitley cremated with State honours
Give specific timelines for cleaning of Yamuna: NGT
INX Media: SC grants interim protection to Chidambaram in ED case; no relief in CBI matter
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