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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 07, 2019, 08.31 AM(IST)

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If voted by the Directors of the World Bank Group, Malpass would replace Jim Yong Kim as the president of the world bank, a position which has traditionally been held by Americans

Trump nominates US treasury official David Malpass for World Bank president

US President Donald Trump has nominated a senior Treasury official David Malpass as the next president of the World Bank

Will announce next week that we have 100% of Islamic State, just remnants remain: Trump

The United States promised on Wednesday to stay focused on permanently destroying the Islamic State group but asked concerned allies to contribute more

2018 was fourth warmest year since 1880: NASA

The past five years were the warmest ever on record, a NASA official said on Wednesday in New York

Vajpayee's portrait to be installed in Central Hall of Parliament on February 12

A life-size portrait of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be installed in the Central Hall of Parliament on February 12, reports said

Malcom rescues draw for Barcelona in cup semi against Real Madrid 

Winger Malcom's second half strike secured Barcelona a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid to leave the Copa del Rey semi-final evenly poised on Wednesday after the first leg.