NEWS ON AIR http://newsonair.nic.in/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR International News New Zealand PM orders top-level judicial inquiry into Christchurch mosque attacks http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361405 INT New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today ordered an independent judicial inquiry into whether police and intelligence services could have prevented the Christchurch mosque attacks on March 15. 500 cyclone-hit Mozambique nationals treated at Indian Navy medical camp http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361389 INT Indian Navy's 'Operation Sahayta' to provide relief to the cyclone-hit African nation Mozambique, treated nearly 500 people at a medical camp, the Navy said in a statement. Oman signs agreement allowing United States military to use its ports http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361398 INT Oman has signed an agreement with the United States that allow American ships and warplanes to take advantage of his ports and airports. Thailand's pro-army party leads in election; results delayed http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361391 INT In Thailand, a pro-military party is leading in the first general election since the 2014 coup, with the result delayed until today afternoon. Mueller found no Russia collusion, obstruction inconclusive http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361394 INT The White House and US President Donald Trump have hailed the key findings from a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. At least 16 killed, 48 injured in warehouse explosion in Myanmar http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361388 INT In Myanmar, at least 16 people were killed and 48 others were injured in a warehouse explosion in eastern state of Shan. Iraq parliament sacks governor over ferry disaster http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361384 INT Iraq's parliament today sacked the governor of a northern province where 100 people died in a ferry disaster that sparked a wave of grief and anger. Voting ends in Thailand’s first general election since 2014 coup http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361374 INT In Thailand, counting is underway at over 90,000 polling stations after the voting came to an end in country's first general election since 2014 military coup. Mali: Death toll from attack at central Fulani village climbs to 134 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361383 INT In Mali, the death toll from an attack at central Fulani village has climbed to 134. Death toll from South Africa cyclone surges over 700 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361365 INT The death toll from a powerful cyclone that pummelled swathes of southern African countries has surged over 700. New Zealand mosque attack: Thousands hold vigil to honour victims http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361377 INT In New Zealand, thousands of people gathered in Christchurch today to hold a vigil to remember the 50 people killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques. At least 400 airlifted from cruise ship off Norwegian coast http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361376 INT At least 400 people have been airlifted off a cruise ship after it ran into trouble in rough seas off the Norwegian coast. Syria Kurds urge intl community to take back foreign jihadists http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361372 INT Syria's Kurds have warned that the thousands of foreign jihadists they have detained in their fight against the Islamic State group are a time-bomb and the international community urgently needs to defuse it. China to import more goods from US to balance bilateral trade: Top official http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361364 INT Ahead of the crucial talks next month to finalise the texts of trade deal with the US to end the trade war, a top Chinese official today said that China will import more goods from the US to balance bilateral trade, a key demand of US President Donald Trump. Pakistan PM orders probe into reports of forced conversion, underage marriages of Hindu girls http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361366 INT Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today ordered a probe into reports of abduction, forced conversion and underage marriages of two teenage Hindu girls in Sindh province and to take immediate steps for their recovery. Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's condition deteriorates in prison http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361363 INT Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's condition had deteriorated in jail due to a kidney disease, a day after his family met him and expressed concern over his health. 10 militants killed in Afghanistan http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361359 INT In Afghanistan, at least 10 militants were killed at Googer locality, in eastern Ghazni province. 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesian island of Sulawesi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361357 INT A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi Sunday morning. Voting underway for general elections in Thailand http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361338 INT In Thailand, voting is underway for the general elections, first since the military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup. UNSC condemns armed attack on Mali village http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361352 INT United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned an armed attack on a village in restive central Mali. France: Clashes erupt during yellow vest protests across different cities http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361348 INT In France, clashes broke out in the latest yellow vest protests in different cities on Saturday. At least 115 killed in ethnic clashes in Mali http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361339 INT In Mali, at least 115 people have been killed in one of the deadliest attack by the fighters of an ethnic militant group at a village of the central province on Saturday. Italy, China ink new 'Silk Road' protocol http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361347 INT Italy has signed a non-binding protocol with China to take part in Beijing's new Silk Road of transport and trade links stretching from Asia to Europe. Italy became the first G7 country to sign up for the project. World leaders hail defeat of Islamic State in Syria http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361346 INT World leaders have hailed the defeat of Islamic State after US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced that they have liberated the terror group's last stronghold Baghuz town in Syria. World Tuberculosis Day being observed today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361345 INT Today is World Tuberculosis Day. The day is observed on 24th March every year to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global epidemic. Venezuelan President accuses US of financing mercenary ‘plot’ to assassinate him http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361344 INT Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused the United States of using frozen Venezuelan funds to bankroll mercenaries to assassinate him. Maduro said this to thousands of supporters in Caracas on Saturday. 11 including deputy minister killed in Somalia govt buildings attack http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361336 INT In Somalia, at least eleven people, including a deputy minister, were killed after Al-Shabaab terrorists stormed government buildings in capital Mogadishu. Sri Lankan Prez hands over proposal to declare Tripitaka as UNESCO World Heritage http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361332 INT Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today handed over a proposal seeking to declare the Theravada Tripitaka, the sacred ure of Buddhists, as a UNESCO World Heritage. Mozambique: Death toll from cyclone Idai rises to 417 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361331 INT In Mozambique, the death toll from devastating cyclone Idai has further risen. Four killed, more than 30 injured in twin bombings in Afghanistan http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361329 INT In Afghanistan, at least four people were killed and more than 30 injured in twin bombings at a public ceremony in southern Helmand province today. India-funded educational campus inaugurated in Nepal http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361317 INT Educational campus constructed with Government of India's financial grant of 35.5 million Nepalese rupees was inaugurated. US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361314 INT US-backed forces in Syria Saturday announced they have liberated the last area held by the Islamic State in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, declaring victory over the extremist group and the end of its self-declared Islamic caliphate. Robert Mueller submits report on Russian meddling in Trump's 2016 election http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361310 INT Special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted the much-awaited probe report on alleged collusion between Russia and US President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, ending an investigation that has cast a shadow over the Trump presidency for nearly two years. Death toll rises to 64 in China chemical plant explosion http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361254 INT In China, the death toll in the powerful explosion at a chemical plant has climbed to 64 as a number of people succumbed to their injuries. Trump orders withdrawal of sanctions against N Korea http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361316 INT President Donald Trump has abruptly ordered the withdrawal of additional large-scale sanctions on North Korea, immediately after the Treasury Department imposed them, with his press secretary saying that the US President likes North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and does not think they are necessary. 26 killed as tour bus catches fire in China http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361309 INT A tour bus caught fire in central Hunan Province of China on Friday killing 26 people and injuring 28 others. At least 60 killed in bus crash in Ghana http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361288 INT In Ghana, an accident involving two public transport buses has claimed the lives of at least 60 people. Police said, each bus was carrying over fifty passengers. British PM welcomes EU decision to postpone Brexit beyond 29 March http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361266 INT British Prime Minister Theresa May has welcomed the EU decision to postpone Brexit beyond 29th March. Pakistan to receive over 2 billion US Dollars loan from China http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361277 INT Cash-strapped Pakistan will receive over 2 billion US Dollars loan from China by Monday to provide a boost to its ailing economy. It's time for US to recognize Israel's Sovereignty : Trump http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361270 INT President Donald Trump said it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Iraq ferry sinking: Death toll rises to 100 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361261 INT About 100 people, mostly women and children, died Thursday as an overloaded ferry packed with families celebrating the Kurdish New Year sank in a swollen river in Iraq's Mosul. Trump orders colleges to back free speech or lose funding http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361267 INT US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to promote free speech on college campuses by threatening colleges with the loss of federal research funding if they do not protect those rights. Pak court hands down life sentences to two accused in Mashal Khan lynching case http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361251 INT In Pakistan, an anti-terrorism court handed down life sentences to two more accused in the 2017 lynching of Mashal Khan. Afghanistan: Six killed by blasts in Kabul during Persian New Year celebrations http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361263 INT In Afghanistan, at least six people were killed by blasts in Kabul today during Persian New Year celebrations in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital. US says China should join international community in asking Pakistan to take action against terrorists operating from its soil http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361245 INT The United States has said, China has a responsibility not to shield Pakistan and should join the international community in calling on Islamabad to take action against terrorists operating on its soil. British PM at European Council summit in Brussels http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361257 INT British Prime Minister Theresa May is attending the crucial European Council summit at Brussels. Mozambique: 15,000 people still need to be rescued from Cyclone Idai http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361252 INT In Mozambique, around fifteen thousand people still need to be rescued from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai. New Zealand bans assault weapons http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=361242 INT New Zealand has imposed an immediate ban on assault weapons following last week's Christchurch massacre that claimed the lives of 50 mosque-goers.