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Donald Trump's UN ambassador pick withdraws from consideration

Washington, Feb 17 (UITV/IANS)- Heather Nauert, the incumbent spokeswoman for the US State Department and also President Donald Trump's pick to be the country's new UN ambassador, withdrew from consideration.

"I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary (Mike) Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me for the position of US Ambassador to the United Nations. However, the past two months have been gruelling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw my name from consideration," Nauert said in a statement on Saturday.

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Curfew continues in Jammu

Jammu, Feb 17 (UITV/IANS)- A curfew in Jammu continued for a third consecutive day on Sunday with the authorities saying that it will remain in force until the law and order situation improves in the city.

"The situation was normal and under control during the night except for some stray incidents," a police official said here.

"Authorities will take a call later in the day whether the curfew can be relaxed or not."

Protests took place on Saturday evening in the city's Nai Basti, Bantalab, Domana and Parade ground areas, but were quickly brought under control.

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Karachi school loses registration as students sing Indian songs

Karachi, Feb 17 (UITV/IANS)- A school in Karachi lost its registration after a video of its children singing Indian songs with the tricolour in the background at a function went viral.

An order by the Directorate of Inspection and Registration of private institutions in the Government of Sindh said "display of such item in an educational institute was against the national dignity, which cannot be tolerated in any circumstance."

A show cause notice was issued in the name of principal/owner of Mama Baby Care Schools in Karachi.

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8 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban clash

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China, US to continue trade talks in Washington next week: Xi Jinping

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UN plans to raise $920m for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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Indian appointed to high-level accounting post at UN

United Nations, Feb 15 (UITV/IANS) - Chandramouli Ramanathan has been appointed as the world body's controller by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.

Dujarric told reporters: "Chandramouli brings to the position nearly 40 years of executive international experience in diverse organizational settings in finance and budget, management and information technology. We are delighted to officially have him in that position."

Ramanathan will simultaneously be the Assistant Secretary-General for Programme Planning, Budget and Finance in the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance.

While serving as the Assistant Secretary-General for Enterprise Resource Planning, he was concurrently made the acting controller in September when Bettina Tucci Bartsiotas of Uruguay left the position.

Earlier he had served the UN as Deputy Controller, Director of Accounts Division, and Chief of Service in IT Services Division.

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Actor Bruno Ganz dead at 77

Zurich, Feb 17 (UITV/IANS) -Legendary actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler in the film "Downfall", is dead. He was 77.

Ganz's agent on Saturday announced the news of the actor's demise. He was battling intestinal cancer, reports theguardian.com.

The Swiss actor became internationally renowned for his 2004 portrayal of the dictator of Germany. He was even the holder of the Iffland-Ring, the most important award for German-speaking actors.

In the early days of his career, Ganz worked as a bookseller and a paramedic before he broke into films with roles in The Marquise of O, which won a special prize at Cannes in 1976, and Peter...

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It should not be forgiven and forgotten: Vicky Kaushal on Pulwama attack

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New technique to measure blood clot developed

London, Feb 17 (UITV/IANS) - Scientists have developed a new technique that allows them to measure blood clotting as well as the formation of free radicals, that leads to the build-up of blood clots, which in turn cause heart disease, stroke and dementia.

The technique, led by the University of Exeter researchers, investigates a part of the blood clotting process which focuses on the ways in which platelets from blood samples clump together.

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Scientists develop smart windows to clean air pollution

Beijing, Feb 17 (UITV/IANS) - A team of Chinese scientists have developed a large-scale transparent smart window that can change light intensity while effectively capturing the particulate matter in smog, a study said.

The study published on Saturday in the journal iScience described a simple solution-based process to fabricate large-area flexible transparent windows with Ag-nylon electrodes for high-efficiency PM2.5 capture, reports Xinhua news agency.

It takes only 20 minutes to fabricate 7.5 square metres of Ag-nylon flexible transparent windows showing an optical transmittance of over 86 per cent, according to the group of scientists led...

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