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UN ends peacekeeping mission in Darfur region

KHARTOUM: The United Nations and African Union have ended a 13-year mission to maintain peace in the Darfur region of Sudan. Fighting erupted in Darfur in 2003, when ethnic minority rebels rose up against the Arab-dominated government in Khartoum, which

India accuses China of new provocative border violation

NEW DELHI: The Indian military on Monday accused China of carrying out provocative movements on their contested Himalayan border where 20 Indian troops were killed in June. An Indian defence ministry statement said the incidents happened in eastern Ladakh on

Solar probe embarks on mission to map sun’s polar regions

WASHINGTON: A new probe built by NASA and the European Space Agency set off on a blazing hot journey to the sun to take the first close-up look at the star’s polar regions, a mission expected to yield insight into