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Authorities battle heavy snowfall across much of Russia

Russian authorities were still hard at work, on Tuesday, trying to clear roads and restore power supplies after heavy snowfalls over the weekend and Monday.

In more southern Russian cities, such as Saratov or Volgograd the thick snow layer began to melt, turning streets into rivers. A heavy snowstorm last week-end in Moscow and other Russian cities, caused flight delays and power cuts.

UN leaders speak out against Female Genital Mutilation 

Describing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as “a cruel practice” that inflicts emotional harm and preys on girls between infancy and age 15, the most vulnerable members of society, the UN agency chiefs called it a “violation of human rights” that perpetuates the low status of girls and women; and a drag on the well-being of communities and economies.

US official accuses NKorea of going on charm offensive

The US on Tuesday suggested North Korea has been on a "charm offensive" while on the other hand continuing its internationally condemned nuclear and missile programmes.

The US Ambassador to a UN Conference on Disarmament, Robert Wood, on Tuesday told fellow diplomats in Geneva that "the situation on the Korean Peninsula has not changed". "The entire world can see through it", Wood said after the session.

Dhaka hosts OIC tourism ministers’ meet

Tourism Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Tuesday to speak about enhancing the tourism potential among the 57 member states and also discuss different ways in which tourism could better their economies. 

The Tourism summit which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be held under the theme of ‘Enhancing Regional Integration through Tourism.’

Asian markets recouping losses early

In Asia, Japanese and Korean benchmarks recouped losses from the day before in early Wednesday trading, mirroring a similar "correction" rally on Wall Street.

Shares tumbled in Asia on Tuesday after a wild day for U.S. markets that resulted in the biggest drop in the Dow Jones industrial average in six and a half years.

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