NEWS ON AIR Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR International News Trump threatens to slap China with USD 500 billion tariff INT President Donald Trump today threatened to slap China with USD 500 billion worth of tariffs on the import of their products into the US. Israel, Hamas agree to restore calm in Gaza Strip INT Israel and Hamas have agreed to restore calm in the Gaza Strip. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said, with Egyptian and United Nations efforts, it has been agreed to return to the era of calm between Israel and Palestinian factions. Colombia's Santos urges peace as FARC take seats in Congress INT The former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas took their seats in Congress as part of an agreement that ended five decades of war. Missouri boat accident: US tourist boat capsizes, death toll reaches 17 INT In the United States, the death toll in the capsize incident of a tourist duck boat on Table Rock Lake near Missouri rose to 17, after authorities located the bodies of four more missing people. Spanish international news agency, Efe reported that Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader provided the new fat 4th BIMSTEC Summit to be held in Kathmandu on 30 August INT 4th BIMSTEC Summit will be held in Kathmandu from 30 to 31 August. Australia announces plans to explore concepts to save Great Barrier Reef INT Australia announced plans today to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great Barrier Reef. India to host two plus two dialogue with US in September on bilateral, regional & global issues INT Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will host the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and US Secretary of Defence James Mattis, in New Delhi on 6th September. Ousted South Korean President sentenced to eight more years in prison INT Ousted South Korean President, Park Geun-hye was sentenced to eight more years in prison today. US: 11 killed after tourist boat sinks in Missouri lake INT In the United States, at least 11 people were killed after a tourist boat capsized and sank in stormy weather in a lake in Missouri. Peru: Protesters march in streets demanding anti-corruption reforms INT Peruvians marched in the streets demanding anti-corruption reforms to clean up the country's institutions as the head of the judiciary resigned. Donald Trump orders Security Advisor to invite Vladimir Putin to Washington INT The White House said President Donald Trump had instructed his National Security Advisor to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Washington later this year Pakistan must step forward and help reduce violence in Afghanistan: Top US commander INT A top US commander has said that Pakistan must step forward and help reduce violence in Afghanistan by its actions against Taliban or the Haqqani Network which reside in the country.