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Obama endorses removing Cuba from terrorism list

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US President Barack Obama asked Congress his aim to remove Cuba from the rundown of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said.

In a message to Congress on Tuesday, Obama confirms that the Cuban government “has not gave any backing to international terrorism” over the past six months and it has given confirmation that it won’t support terrorist acts later on, Xinhua reported.

Obama and his Cuban partner Raul Castro announced in December a thaw in relations following more than five decades of enmity. Obama had informed Secretary of State John Kerry to review Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism.
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“After a careful audit of Cuba’s record, which was informed by the intelligence community, and in addition confirmations gave by the Cuban government, the Secretary of State concluded that Cuba met the conditions for rescinding its designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism,” the White House said in a statement.

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Petroleum products’ prices go down

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KATHMANDU- The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has slashed the prices of petroleum products effective this midnight.

A meeting of the NOC held today reduced the prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene by Rs 2 per litre each. With the adjusted price list, petrol shall cost Rs 112 per litre while diesel and kerosene will be available at Rs 99 per litre, NOC spokesperson Birendra Goit shared.

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