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France and Germany 'in agreement' over UK's EU exit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have said they are in "full agreement" on how to handle the fallout from the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

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United Kingdom's credit outlook cut to negative.


The United Kingdom has had its credit rating outlook downgraded to negative by the ratings agency Moody's after the country voted to leave the European Union. Moody's said the result would herald a prolonged period of uncertainty. Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure to speed up "divorce" talks with the EU after Brussels said exit negotiations should start immediately. EU head Jean-Claude Juncker said it was "not an amicable divorce", but it was "not a tight love affair anyway".

Britain goes to polls today to decide upon whether to stay or not in the EU.

The UK  goes to the polls today to decide whether the country should stay a member of the European Union.

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Lightning kills 38 in the Indian state of Bihar.

The Indian State disaster management department says at least 38 people in Bihar have been killed in the last 24 hours after being struck by lightning. In addition

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Make yoga a part of your life, says Indian PM

In a brief address on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged people to embrace yoga for better physical and mental health.

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Warning of crops yield fall

A study says that crops yields around the world could fall within a decade unless action is taken to speed up the introduction of new varieties.

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Radical change in India's FDI policy

The Indian Union government on Monday radically liberalised the FDI regime by permitting 100 per cent foreign direct investment under government approval route for almost every sector, including defence.

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UN says refugee numbers at record level

The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded.

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Minibus blast in Kabul kills several

A suicide attack on a minibus in Kabul has killed at least 14 people and injured several.
The bus, which was said to be carrying Nepalese security guards, was on a road to the eastern city of Jalalabad.
The attacker, who was on foot, waited for the bus as it left a compound, police said.


A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack, the first since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
"The suicide bomber targeted a minibus of security guards of a foreign company, right now we are working to identify the nationalities of the victims," Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told the media.

Nepal Government presents a work plan

In Nepal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Agni Prasad Kharel presented the government’s work plan for implementation of the constitution at today’s meeting of the Legislature Parliament.

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