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 Missing oil tanker not Emirati owned: UAE INT The UAE has said, the oil tanker MT RIAH, which allegedly gone missing in the Arabian Gulf close to Iranian water, is not owned by the UAE. ICJ to deliver verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav case today INT International Court of Justice, ICJ, will deliver its verdict today in the case relating to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, currently on death row in Pakistan. Iran provides assistance to foreign tanker in Gulf INT Iran says, it provided assistance to a foreign tanker in the Gulf after receiving a distress call. Christine Lagarde resigns as managing director of IMF INT International Monetary Fund, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has resigned ahead of a decision on her nomination to become head of the European Central Bank, ECB. European Commission elects first female president INT German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been elected as the European Commission's first female president. The 60-year-old German Minister called for a united and strong Europe, after being elected. US bans Myanmar army chief over Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing' INT The US has banned visits by Myanmar's Army Chief and three other top officers due to their role in the "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya minority. US-South Korea drills will affect nuclear talks, warns N Korea INT North Korea on Tuesday said looming US-South Korea military drills could impact the proposed resumption of nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington, and hinted that it could reconsider its moratorium on nuclear testing. Death toll from floods and landslides in Nepal rises to 78 INT In Nepal, the death toll from floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains has gone to 78. International drug dealers behind Easter Sunday attacks: Sri Lankan President INT Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asserted that international drug dealers were behind the Easter Sunday attacks as he continued with his anti-drug drive. UN Chief saddened by loss of life, destruction due to heavy rains in India, S East Asia INT United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres has expressed sadness at the loss of life and destruction of property due to heavy monsoon rains in India and its neighbourhood countries. Over 820 million people suffering from hunger: UN Report INT A UN report has said, more than 821 million people suffered from hunger worldwide last year. It is the third year in a row that the number has risen. Man sentenced to life plus 419 years on hate crime charges in US INT In the United States, a man has been sentenced to life plus 419 years on federal hate crime charges for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a rally in Virginia. UN holds high-level meeting on Ebola outbreak in Congo INT Almost a year after the outbreak of Ebola was declared in eastern Congo, the UN has held a high-level meeting in Geneva to take stock of the coordinated response and galvanize further support for the government-led effort to defeat the deadly disease. Pakistan opens airspace for all civilian traffic INT Pakistan opened its airspace for all civilian traffic this morning, effectively removing the ban on Indian flights that were not allowed to use the majority of its airspace since the Balakot air strikes in February. Subsea earthquake shocks Bali, Lombok, East Java in Indonesia INT Indonesian authorities say, a subsea earthquake shook Bali, Lombok and East Java today but did not have the potential to cause a Tsunami. 3 Suspected extremists killed by Border Police in Kenya INT In Kenya, three suspected extremists were killed by border police whose vehicle was blown up by an improvised bomb. China GDP growth slows to 6.2 pc, weakest in 27 years INT China's economic growth slowed to a record low of 6.2 per cent in the second quarter of this year. This is the weakest growth rate in nearly three decades for the world's second-largest economy, in the midst of a trade war with the United States and weakening global demand. Dubai ruler Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum turns 70 today INT As Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai turned 70 today, a group of Indian ex-pat community teamed together to dedicate a song in Arabic to the Sheikh lauding his contribution and also as an expression of warmth of the Indo-UAE relati 20 million children missed out on potentially life-saving vaccinations in 2018: UN INT United Nations today said almost 20 million children missed out on potentially life-saving vaccinations last year. 23 people died as cloudburst causes flood in Neelum valley of PoK INT At least 23 people died and several others are missing after a cloudburst caused flash flood in the Neelum valley of the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. Pakistan: 10 miners trapped in Balochistan coal mine collapse INT In Pakistan, at least 10 miners remain trapped more than a kilometre underground after a fire started by an electrical short circuit in a coal mine in Balochistan province. Zimbabwe annual inflation rate hits 175 pc in June INT Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate hit 175 per cent in June, stoking fears of a return of the hyperinflation that wiped out savings ten years ago when the economy collapsed. South Africa: Jacob Zuma testifies at judicial inquiry into alleged looting of state funds INT South Africa's corruption-accused former President Jacob Zuma today testified at a judicial inquiry into the alleged looting of state funds while he was in power. Trump faces criticism for suggesting Democratic Congresswomen go back to countries of origin INT United States President Donald Trump is facing criticism for suggesting that four Democratic Congresswomen go back to their countries of origin. The women are- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Sri Lanka Muslim MPs agree to amend Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act INT In Sri Lanka, a group of Muslim MPs have agreed to amend the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) including changing the minimum age of marriage to 18 years. European powers urge dialogue, end to escalation over Iran's nuclear programme INT Three key European powers have called for dialogue and an end to the escalation over Iran's nuclear programme, amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. China's economic growth slows to 6.2 per cent in Q2 INT China's economic growth slowed to a record low of 6.2 per cent in the second quarter of this year. One killed, hundreds evacuated after 7.3 quake in Indonesia INT In Indonesia, one person has been found dead and hundreds were evacuated after a major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote Maluku islands yesterday. Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma INT The Health Ministry Congo has confirmed the country’s first Ebola case in the city of Goma, home to more than 2 million people. Over 5 billion dollar penalty imposed on Pakistan in Reko Diq case INT An international arbitration court has imposed a penalty of over five billion dollars on Pakistan for unlawful denial of a mining lease to a company for the Reko Diq project in 2011. US: Tropical storm Barry weakens after making landfall in Louisiana INT In the US, slow-moving tropical storm Barry weakened today after making landfall in the southern state Louisiana. US Prez Trump pulled out of Iran nuclear deal as it was associated with Obama suggests Kim Darroch INT Britain's ambassador to Washington, who has now resigned, believed that US President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal because it was associated with his predecessor Barack Obama. Major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hits off eastern Indonesia INT A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit off the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia today, but no tsunami warning was issued. Trump decides not to impose quotas on uranium imports INT US President Donald Trump said, he will not impose quotas on importing uranium, backing away from a possible trade confrontation and breaking with a Commerce Department assessment that America's use of foreign uranium raises national security concerns. 6.6-magnitude earthquake hits off northwest Australia INT A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northwest Australia today. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Bangladesh's former military dictator Ershad passes away INT Bangladesh's former president Hussain Muhammad Ershad died due to complications from old age at a hospital in Dhaka today. He was 91. France all set to mark their national day today INT The French are preparing to mark their national day today, known as July 14th in France and Bastille Day abroad, with European Union leaders joining the French president for the world's oldest military parade. At least 8 killed, 7 wounded in Afghanistan hotel attack INT In Afghanistan, at least eight security forces personnel were killed and seven others wounded as attackers entered a hotel in Qala-e-Naw, the capital of western Badghis province. 26 killed in terror attack by Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia INT In Somalia, 26 people have been killed by Al-Shabaab militants in an attack on a hotel in southern part of the country today. Pakistan: Thousands of businesses launch protest against new IMF-backed sales tax INT In Pakistan, thousands of businesses are on a nationwide strike to protest against a new sales tax. Taiwan defends US arms deal after China sanctions threat INT Taiwan has defended the proposed purchase of arms worth 2.2 billion dollars from the US, following a Chinese announcement that it would impose sanction on any American companies involved in the deal. USD 5 billion US fine set for Facebook on privacy probe INT United States regulators have approved a five billion dollar penalty to be levied on Facebook to settle a probe into the social network's privacy and data protection lapses. 25 People injured after 5.8-magnitude struck Mindanao island in Philippines INT At least twenty-five people were injured and several homes, churches and other buildings damaged, after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the northeast coast of Mindanao island in southern Philippines. Sri Lanka PM not afraid to testify before PSC probing Easter Sunday attacks INT Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that he will testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee ( PSC) appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday attacks. 55 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli military in Gaza Strip INT At least 55 Palestinians have been injured in clashes with the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip. Somalia: 7 People killed in suicide bomb and gun attack in Kismayo INT In Somalia, at least seven people have been killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a hotel in the port town of Kismayo. Tropical Storm Barry hits Louisiana in US INT In the United States, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain, building towards hurricane strength. SBI's Anshula Kant appointed as World Bank MD and CFO INT Anshula Kant, Managing Director of State Bank of India, has been appointed as MD and Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank.