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  • U.S.'s Kerry, Iran's Zarif to meet at U.N. anti-nuclear arms conference
    U.S.'s Kerry, Iran's Zarif to meet at U.N. anti-nuclear arms conference

    By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the opening of a UN conference on the global anti-nuclear weapons treaty on Monday, as they try to make progress in talks on a long-term atomic deal. Iran's top diplomat will be the first state party to the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to address its 190 signatories at the United Nations headquarters in New York on behalf of 118 non-aligned …

  • Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear
    Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear

    By Gopal Sharma and Sanjeev Miglani KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of Nepalis were fleeing the capital Kathmandu for the plains on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks following a massive earthquake that killed more than 3,200 people and faced with shortages of food and water. Many said they had slept in the open since Saturday's quake, either because their homes were flattened or they were terrified that the aftershocks would bring them crashing down. "We are …

  • Factbox - Foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake
    Factbox - Foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Here are details released by some foreign governments on citizens who were in Nepal at the time a strong earthquake hit on Saturday, killing more than 3,200 people. The 7.9-magnitude quake struck at midday on Saturday at a busy time of year for tourism-reliant Nepal's trekking and climbing season, with an estimated 300,000 foreign tourists in the country, several hundred of those on Mount Everest. Countries are listed in alphabetical order. - AUSTRALIA: 549 Australians …

  • Strong rupee stings Modi's export ambitions
    Strong rupee stings Modi's export ambitions

    By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Ajit Lakha, who runs a mid-sized garment export business in the textile hub of Ludhiana, prays daily before leaving for work that the rupee will weaken and the euro recover to cut the losses he is taking on his overseas sales. Now, I am getting just 67 or 68 rupees." Thousands of garment, leather, handicraft, and gems and jewellery exporters have watched helplessly as the rupee has appreciated by a quarter against Europe's common currency over the past 12 …

  • Reports: Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid to help find new India coach
    Reports: Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid to help find new India coach

    Contrary to previous speculation, Sourav wasn't being considered for the head coach's job, but as a consultant in appointing someone to the role. …

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