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Following are the top foreign stories at 2130 hours today:

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Following are the top foreign stories at 2130 hours today: FGN25 CHINA-LD SINGH By K J M Varma Beijing: says it looks forward to strengthen its strategic partnership and mutual dialogue with as the two sides held talks here amid differences over a host of issues including the USD 50 billion and India's membership bid. FGN38 WORLD-YOGA Washington/Beijing: Yoga enthusiasts across the world perform various asanas at events organised by Indian missions at iconic places in several countries ahead of the third International Yoga Day. FGN39 TRUMP-ATTORNEY-PROBE By Lalit K Jha Washington: US President Donald Trump is not facing any probe for obstruction of justice, a member of his legal team says, contradicting Trump's own assertion that he was under investigation for firing former FBI Director James Comey and being the target of a "witch hunt". FGN19 UK-FIRE-GOVT By Aditi Khanna London: Facing fierce criticism over its response to high-rise inferno, the British government sends its staff to assist local council authorities in rehabilitation of victims of the deadly blaze that claimed at least 58 lives and rendered hundreds homeless. FGN31 BANGLA-LD LANDSLIDES Dhaka: The death toll rises to 163 in Bangladesh's landslides as five more persons, including three children, were killed due to incessant rains in two districts. FGN13 US-YOGA By Lalit K Jha Washington: Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts gather at the historic National Mall here ahead of the third International Yoga Day to mark the event. FGN40 CHINA-2NDLD YOGA By K J M Varma Beijing: Yoga fever grips ahead of the third International Day of Yoga as thousands of enthusiasts performed 'asanas' in the Communist nation where scores of events have been lined up to organise the second biggest celebrations of the day in the world after FGN9 NEPAL-MADHESIS By Shirsh B Pradhan Kathmandu: Two Madhesi leaders join the main opposition CPN-UML ahead of the June 28 local-level polls, a day after a meeting between Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and a key Madhesi party failed to yield any results. FGN30 CHINA-2NDLD EXPEDITION By K J M Varma Beijing: includes the controversial USD 50 billion Pakistan Economic Corridor in its second scientific expedition to the 4,000-metre-high Qinghai-Tibet plateau to study changes in climate and environment over the past decades in the region. FGN28 NEPAL-POLL-BLAST By Shirish B Pradhan Kathmandu: A bomb went off at an election office in Nepal's Kapilvastu district, injuring five people ahead of the second phase of the crucial local body elections which are being held after a gap of 20 years. FGN6 PAK-AFGHAN-OFFICIALS By Sajjad Hussain Islamabad: Pakistan says two officers from its consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad province have gone missing while returning to their home country by road. FGN24 PORTUGAL-5THLD FOREST FIRE Penela (Portugal): (AFP) Raging forest fires in Portugal have killed at least 62 people, most of whom burnt to death in their cars, the government said today, in one of the worst such disasters in recent history. FES40 GERMANY-ISIS-PLANES Berlin: (AP) Germany's defence minister hopes to start transferring planes serving in the international coalition against the Islamic State group from Turkey to Jordan by mid- July.

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First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 21:57 IST
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