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Diaz-Canel is Cuba's new president as Castro steps aside

Havana: Miguel Diaz-Canel was formally named Cuba's new president today, succeeding Raul Castro, state media said -- a historic handover ending six decades of rule by the Castro brothers.

The 57-year-old Diaz-Canel, who was the only candidate for the presidency, was elected to a five-year term with 603 out of 604 possible votes in the National Assembly, the official Cubadebate website said.-AFP

Mild earthquake hits Nepal

A mild earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale was felt in Kathmandu on Monday, in an aftershock of the Gorkha earthquake that devastated the co...

Masood Azhar travelled to UK, Gulf, Africa to collect funds for Kashmiri militants

Terror mastermind Masood Azhar had undertaken a month-long sojourn to England to collect funds for militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir and receiv...

Pak to give national award to citizen killed trying to overpower NZ mosque attacker

A courageous Pakistani national who died in the ghastly Christchurch terror attack on two mosques will be conferred with a national award posthumously...

New Zealand terror attack: 5 Indians confirmed dead; High Commission issues helpline numbers for families of victims

Five Indians were among the 50 people killed by a white supremacist, who opened fire on worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, in the worst attac...