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Padma Vibhushan for Jaitley, Sushma, Fernandes posthumously; Parrikar given Padma Bhushan        Coronavirus scare: Nearly 100 people under observation, PMO reviews India''s preparedness        China facing ''grave'' situation, says Xi as coronavirus death toll rises to 41        Quake kills 22 in Eastern Turkey        Nepal offers to play role of mediator between India and Pakistan        India can play Asia Cup matches at neutral venue, but call is ACC''s: PCB CEO Khan        South Africa crumble after Broad, Wood help England rack up 400        Hugo Boumous inspires FC Goa to a thrilling 3-2 win over Kerala Blasters FC in Hero ISL        Growth slowdown in India temporary, expect momentum to improve going ahead: IMF chief        SC refuses to entertain plea against imposition of NSA amid anti-CAA protests        'Batman' script is beautiful, dark and moving: Colin Farrell        Scriptwriting is underrated: Ayushmann Khurrana        Agarkar applies for national selector's job, frontrunner for chairman's post, Prasad in running too        Rahul relishing dual role, says staying behind stumps helps batting too        Samsung moves India chief HC Hong to Latin America        WEF 2020 meeting ends with hopes for better and cleaner economy        Sebi fines Scan Steels Rs 18.8 lakh for fraudulent trading        Italy threatens Facebook with new fine for selling users' data        Nepal says if India can resolve boundary issue with Bangladesh, why not Kathmandu        Houston building explosion shakes city, scatters debris        
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International News
Macron urges 'credible, lasting' Libya ceasefire
 
Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a credible and lasting ceasefire in Libya, his office said on Monday, as the main players in the conflict prepare to sign a truce.

"The president emphasised the necessity that the ceasefire that is to be announced is credible, lasting and verifiable," Macron's office said, following telephone talks between the president and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Sunday.

The head of Libya's UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj and his rival, strongman Khalifa Haftar, are due to confirm a ceasefire later on Monday in Moscow.

The GNA in Tripoli had been under attack since last April from forces loyal to eastern-based Haftar, which on January 6 captured the strategic coastal city of Sirte.

More than 280 civilians and about 2,000 fighters have been killed and 146,000 Libyans displaced since Haftar launched his assault, according to the UN.

The North African country has been wracked by chaos since a 2011 revolt -- backed by France and other European countries -- toppled longtime leader Moamer Kadhafi.

During his call with Putin, Macron expressed hope that a conference to be held in Berlin would relaunch a peace process for Libya under the aegis of the United Nations.

The ceasefire followed a joint call by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- who backs Sarraj and has sent troops to help the GNA -- and Putin who analysts have long seen as supporting Haftar.

Pro-Haftar forces are supported by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, all regional rivals of Turkey.

Sarraj has also accused Paris of supporting Haftar and tacitly backing his assault on Tripoli, claims denied by French officials.


China facing ''grave'' situation, says Xi as coronavirus death toll rises to 41
Quake kills 22 in Eastern Turkey
Nepal offers to play role of mediator between India and Pakistan
Italy threatens Facebook with new fine for selling users' data
Nepal says if India can resolve boundary issue with Bangladesh, why not Kathmandu
Houston building explosion shakes city, scatters debris
Lanka Prez Rajapaksa stays arrest of judge in tape controversy
Queen gives assent for Britain to leave EU
UN court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide
Trump trial opens with clash over witnesses
Trump 'would have loved' to have met Thunberg at Davos
China''s ex-Interpol chief sentenced to over 13 years in prison for corruption
Thousands of missing persons during Lanka''s civil war are ''dead'': President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
China coronavirus: Death toll rises to 6 as leaders warn officials against cover up
IMF lowers 2019 India growth to 4.8 per cent
BBC boss Tony Hall to step down in six months
More than 80 soldiers killed in Yemen missile, drone attack
Indian school teacher undergoes treatment for Streptococcal infection in China
Putin's, Xi's ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West
Ukraine PM offers to resign after leaked recording
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
'Batman' script is beautiful, dark and moving: Colin Farrell
 Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Colin Farrell has revealed that the script of Matt Reeves' "The Batman"  
Scriptwriting is underrated: Ayushmann Khurrana
Abhishek Bachchan starts filming 'Bob Biswas'
Signed 'Radhe' for story and my character: Disha Patani
KERALA NEWS
Man killed with soil excavator
 Thiruvananthapuram: A 36-year-old man was killed with an excavator near here when he objected to a g
Delhi court extends ED custody of NRI bizman C C Thampi
Congress president restructures KPCC
Kerala Guv again criticises LDF govt for passing resolution in Assembly against CAA
NATIONAL NEWS
Padma Vibhushan for Jaitley, Sushma, Fernandes posthumously; Parrikar given Padma Bhushan
 New Delhi: Former union ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and George Fernandes, Olympian boxer M
Govt will not allow universities to become political battlegrounds: Ramesh Pokhriyal
Maha phone tapping row hots up; Fadnavis rejects charge
Bru settlement: Tripura begins survey to identify beneficiaries
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