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US pulls out of 'biased' UN Human Rights Council

Washington, June 20 (UITV/IANS) - The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

The body is "hypocritical and self-serving" and "makes a mockery of human rights", said Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the UN.

Haley last year accused the council of "chronic anti-Israel bias" and said the US was reviewing its membership, a BBC report said.

Formed in 2006, the council has been criticised for allowing countries with questionable human rights records to be members.

UN officials are yet to comment on the US announcement.

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Farmers' income increasing, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi, June 20 (UITV/IANS) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the income of farmers in the country increased, and also doubled in many cases, due to various initiatives taken by the Central government.

During his interaction with select farmers from the various parts of the country through "Narendra Modi App", Modi asked them about their success stories of increase in the production and the income through innovative ways.

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3 bodies found, 176 missing in Indonesia boat capsize

Jakarta, June 20 (UITV/IANS) - Rescuers have recovered three bodies and are searching for 176 people who remain missing after a passenger boat sank in Lake Toba on Indonesia's Sumatra island two days ago, officials said on Wednesday.

Kapal Motor Sinar Bangun boat sank at 5.30 p.m. on Monday after departing Simanindo port in Samosir district and was 1.61 km away from its destination of Tigaras Parapat of Simalungun district.

"Three women were dead and 18 others have been rescued safely," Director General for land transport of the Transport Ministry Budi Setiyadi told Xinhua news agency.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli

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France, India commit to increasing trade to 15 bn euros by 2020

Paris, June 20 (UITV/IANS) - The dynamism infused in the Indo-French relations during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India in March seems to be building up as the two countries have committed to raising their bilateral trade from 9 billion euros to 15 billion euros in the next two years official sources said.

Besides this, boosting French investment in India was one of the several issues that Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj discussed with her French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian on Monday evening during her maiden visit to France.

The French have been keen to significantly enhance their presence in Indian business ecosystem, especially in areas where they have inhouse strengths, notably sustainable development, transport and smart cities.

The two ministers also discussed numerous international issues such as the impact of the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Treaty as well as the Iran nuclear deal. Regional issues such as terrorism and situation in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region were also discussed.

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Alia Bhatt's 'Raazi' mints over Rs 200 cr worldwide

Mumbai, June 20 (UITV/IANS)- Alia Bhatt-starrer "Raazi" has minted over Rs 200 crore worldwide, announced filmmaker Karan Johar, who has co-produced the film.

Karan shared the news on his Twitter account on Wednesday. "A proud film! Rs 207 crore gross worldwide," Karan tweeted.

The Meghna Gulzar directorial, which minted Rs 32.94 crore in India on its opening weekend, was distributed internationally by Zee Studios International, releasing in 450 screens across 42 countries, read a statement to IANS.

Based on Harinder Sikka's book "Calling Sehmat", the story of "Raazi" revolves around a young Kashmiri girl who gets married to a...

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Combining two different malaria vaccines can cut cases by 91%

London, June 19 (UITV/IANS)- Using a combination of two experimental vaccines can result in 91 per cent reduction in the number of malaria infections, scientists have found.

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Amazon Alexa assisting NASA become smarter at work

Washington, June 20 (UITV/IANS)- While you are busy giving Alexa commands to play your favourite song or book an Uber, the intelligent virtual assistant from Amazon is helping the US space agency organise daily tasks while making sense of intrinsic data-sets.

According to Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), voice as a platform will become the next big thing once we learn to talk to digital assistants and chatbots in a fashion we do with friends and family.

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