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'US to deport 7,000 Ghanaians'
Accra | Friday, 2017 1:45:04 AM IST
The United States would deport 7,000 Ghanaians this year for breaching terms of their visa agreement, a US diplomat said on Thursday. ... read..


Trump agrees to renegotiate NAFTA deal with Canada, Mexico
New Delhi [India] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) instead of withdrawing it after speaking to the leaders of Mexico and Canada to see if the deal can be made. ... read..


Poland supports India's bid for NSG membership, UNSC seat: VP Ansari
Warsaw [Poland] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Vice President Hamid Ansari has said that Poland supports India's bid for membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group and also a permanent membership in expanded United Nations Security Council. ... read..


Nepali trekkers rescue Taiwanese after 47 days
Kathmandu [Nepal] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Trekkers rescued a Taiwanese 47 days after he was lost with his girlfriend while on a trek in Nepal. ... read..


Man arrested with weapon near British Parliament
London [UK] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A man has reportedly been arrested by London police after being found in possession of weapons near the British Parliament. ... read..


India natural destination for Polish business opportunities: Ansari
Warsaw [Poland] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has said that if Polish business looks for markets and business opportunities beyond Europe, India is a natural destination. ... read..


Man arrested after incident in Britain's Whitehall
London | Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
A man was arrested by armed police on Thursday after an incident in Whitehall, near the British Parliament. No injuries were reported. ... read..


Indian-American teacher jailed for wire fraud
Washington | Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
A 58-year-old Indian-American teacher was sentenced to 11 months in jail, which he has already served during the trial, for the wire fraud scheme involving the hiring of Indian nationals to teach in the US. ... read..


China to regroup its army
Beijing | Thursday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
China has decided to reorganise its army to build a strong and modernised new-type military, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday. ... read..


Brexit not to affect UK-Bangladesh ties: Former British PM
Dhaka [Bangladesh] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the Brexit would not affect bilateral relations between the United Kingdom and Bangladesh. ... read..


German soldier held for plotting terror attack
Berlin | Thursday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
A German soldier, suspected of planning a terrorist attack, was arrested on Thursday, a prosecutor said. ... read..


Venezuela to quit Organisation of American States
Caracas | Thursday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Venezuela will withdraw from the Organisation of American States (OAS), according to the country's Foreign Minister, who announced the decision on national television. ... read..


India slips in media freedom ranking under Modi: Report
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Journalists in India are less free than 135 other countries due to threats from "Hindu nationalists", according to an index of press freedom by a global media watchdog. ... read..


Russian naval ship collides with vessel in Black Sea
Moscow | Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
A reconnaissance ship belonging to the Russian Navy collided with a vessel in the Black Sea on Thursday due to heavy fog, but all were rescued, the Defence Ministry said. ... read..


2 French policemen shot by 'Islamist' (Lead)
Paris | Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Two police officers were shot and injured by a suspected radical Islamist when they tried to arrest him on the French island of Runion on Thursday. ... read..


Jadhav's consular access decision to be made on merit: Zakaria
Islamabad [Pakistan] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pakistan has said that the decision to provide consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav would be taken on merit. ... read..


Pak poll body refuses to allot 'bat' symbol to PTI
Islamabad [Pakistan] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has barred former cricketer Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) from using the 'bat' as an electoral symbol for upcoming by-elections until the party holds intra-party elections and fulfills its legal req ... read..


India, Poland ink pact on agriculture
Warsaw | Thursday, Apr 27 2017 IST
India and Poland today concluded an agreement for cooperation in agriculture benefitting from each other's experience in agriculture. This was among a number of agreements signed in the presence of Vice President Hamid Ansari, Minister of State fo ... read..


After Arunachal, China justifies tweaking Taiwan's name
Beijing | Thursday, 2017 4:45:06 PM IST
After renaming six towns of Arunachal Pradesh, China has justified tweaking the name of Taiwan - a self-ruled island claimed by Beijing. ... read..


US steps up pressure on North Korea
Washington | Thursday, 2017 4:45:06 PM IST
The US has said it plans to activate a missile defence system in South Korea "within days" and tighten economic sanctions against North Korea amid rising fears about Pyongyang's military advances. ... read..


Lahore HC issues contempt of court notices to Sharif family's sugar mills
Lahore [Pakistan] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Lahore High Court has issued notices of contempt of court to the chief executive officers of Ittefaq, Chaudhry and Haseeb Waqas sugar owned by members of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family for operating the mills in defiance of a stay order. ... read..


Pakistan lashes out against India over Kashmir issue
Moscow [Russia] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pakistan Defence minister Khawaja Asif has said that the unresolved Kashmir issue had the potential to threaten the peace and stability of the entire region even as he accused India of not reciprocating the efforts made by Islamabad. ... read..


U.S. strike in Syria 'foreign interference': Pak Defence Minister
Moscow [Russia] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif termed the United States' missile strike against Syria as 'foreign interference'. ... read..


Japanese firms help rebuild quake-affected areas
Tokyo [Japan]/Yangon [Myanmar] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011 caused extensive damage to the Tohoku area in Japan. ... read..


2 policemen injured in French island shooting
Paris | Thursday, 2017 2:45:06 PM IST
Two police officers were injured on Thursday in a shooting on the French island of Runion by a suspected radical Islamist. ... read..


Venezuela to withdraw from OAS over 'interference in internal affairs'
Caracas [Venezuela] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has said the country would withdraw from the Organisation of American States (OAS). ... read..


Huge blast rocks area near Damascus airport: SOHR
Damascus | Thursday, 2017 12:45:06 PM IST
A large explosion rocked the area near the international airport here in the Syrian capital on Thursday, said a war monitor. ... read..


THAAD in South Korea to be operational soon: U.S.
Washington [USA] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The United States advanced missile defense system Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), which is being installed in South Korea to mitigate threats by Pyongyang, will soon be operational. ... read..


Pak FM, U.S. NSA discuss Kashmir at White House
Washington [U.S.A.] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In the first official meeting between representatives of Washington and Islamabad, all thorny issues including India-Pakistan relations and Kashmir were discussed on the table when Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar met U.S. National Security Advisor H.R ... read..


Chinese Mainland dismisses 'dwarfing Taiwan' accusations
Beijing [China] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Chinese mainland has dismissed accusations that it had "dwarfed" Taiwan by changing how the island was addressed on mainstream media. ... read..


Pakistan arrests 29 Indian fishermen for violating sea limits
Karachi [Pakistan] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pakistan on Thursday arrested 29 Indian fishermen near its coast alleging that they violated the maritime boundaries. ... read..


Ban on WhatsApp data transfer to Facebook to stay: German court
Berlin | Thursday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
In a setback to the social networking giant, a German court has upheld its decision asking it to obtain the permission of WhatsApp users in the country before processing their personal data to Facebook. ... read..


British government furious as Twitter blocks access to data
London | Thursday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Twitter's decision to block the British police and intelligence agencies from accessing data to identify terrorist plots has evoked criticism from the government. ... read..


US Air Force test fires long-range missile
Washington | Thursday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
The US Air Force has test-fired an unarmed long-range missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon, according to the Air Force Global Strike Command. ... read..


Damascus airport explosion caused by Israeli airstrike: Report
Jerusalem [Israel] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Explosions were heard near Damascus's airport on Thursday morning, allegedly caused by an Israeli airstrike. ... read..


Pak SC receives officials' names for Panama Papers investigation team
Islamabad [Pakistan] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The departments tasked with deputing a representative each to the joint investigation team (JIT), which will probe the money laundering case against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family, have submitted lists of the proposed names to the Sup ... read..


Afghanistan: Around 100 Taliban, ISIS militants killed in clashes
Kabul [Afghanistan] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
As many as 100 Taliban and pro-ISIS militants were killed in a clashes in northern Afghanistan. ... read..


Key U.S. lawmakers in favour of Obamacare replacement
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A group of U.S. lawmakers have extended their support to President Donald Trump's plan to replace his predecessor's landmark healthcare scheme. ... read..


FBI Director James Comey to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee
Washington [U.S.A.] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
FBI director James Comey is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled for May 3. ... read..


Lahore HC to hear petition challenging Hafiz Saeed's detention
Lahore [Pakistan] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Lahore High Court on Thursday is likely to hear a petition challenging Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed's detention by Pakistan. ... read..


24 Sindhi activists abducted by Pak agencies still missing
Islamabad [Pakistan] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Prominent Sindhi nationalist organisation Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) has said that as many as 24 of its activists have been abducted by Pakistan's Law Enforcement Agencies in broad day light, and are still missing. ... read..


Turkey: Over 1,000 'secret imams' detained in raids
Istanbul [Turkey] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
At least 1,000 people, accused of being 'secret imams' for an American-based cleric, have been detained in Turkey. ... read..


US Air Force tests ballistic missile
Los Angeles | Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 AM IST
An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test from an air base in the state of California, amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. ... read..


Trump unveils blueprint for major tax reforms
Washington D.C. [U.S.A] | April 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
U.S. President Donald Trump has released a tax plan that proposes to cut income tax rates, slash taxes for businesses and on overseas corporate profits returned to the country. ... read..


Russia ready to mend ties with NATO: Military chief
Moscow | Thursday, 2017 6:15:04 AM IST
The relations between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are at their lowest level since the end of the Cold War, but Moscow is ready to repair them, a military official said. ... read..


Turkey detains 1,000 people over suspected coup links
Ankara | Thursday, 2017 2:45:04 AM IST
Turkish police detained over 1,000 persons in a massive operation aimed at arresting 3,224 alleged supporters of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who the government accuses of organising the attempted coup in July 2016. ... read..


French Intelligence labels Assad Govt. responsible for chemical attack
London [U.K.] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
France has said that it has evidence that the Bashar-Al-Assad-led Syrian Government was responsible for the chemical attack that killed 89 people. ... read..


India-Russia defence engagement will continue to grow: Jaitley
Moscow (Russia) | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the diplomatic relation between India and Russia goes far beyond just the relations between the governments, adding that this relationship will continue to grow with the current level of engagement. ... read..


Ansari leaves for Poland after concluding visit to Armenia
Yeravan [Armenia] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Vice President Hamid Ansari left for Poland for the second and final leg of his two-nation visit after concluding his three-day trip to Armenia on Wednesday. ... read..


Pak origin Canadian Senator robbed in Islamabad
Islamabad [Pakistan] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A Canadian Senator of Pakistani origin was allegedly robbed in Islamabad. The police have lodged a complaint against two unidentified men. ... read..


Banned Bangladeshi militant group's bomb-maker arrested
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Wednesday arrested a key member of a banned militant outfit here. ... read..


Assad forces made sarin used in chemical attack: France
Paris | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
France has said it has evidence that the Syrian air force dropped bombs containing nerve agent sarin on a rebel-held town earlier this month that killed 89 people. ... read..


Nepal opposition obstructs parliament proceedings
Kathmandu [Nepal] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Nepal's main opposition party, the CPN-UML (Communist Party of Nepal- Unified Marxist Leninist), continued to stall proceedings in parliament for the second consecutive day on Wednesday in protest against the government's decision to increase the number o ... read..


Trump slams US' Ninth Circuit court over travel ban, sanctuary cities order
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Unhappy with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit order against his policies on travel ban and sanctuary cities, President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to fight against the order in the Supreme Court. ... read..


Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen factory workers
Paris | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron was on Wednesday heckled by factory workers in Amiens city after a visit by his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. ... read..


India supports 'expanded role' of Russia in global affairs
Moscow | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said India supports a greater role by Russia in global affairs as well as in "our shared neighbourhood" in view of growing terrorism which "remains the primary concern for peaceful countries". ... read..


Asean summit to focus on row over sea, Manila's war on drugs
Manila | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Territorial disputes with China and the Philippines' war on drugs will take the centre-stage at the Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), whose work agenda began on Wednesday. ... read..


North, S. Korean women urge Trump to stop war rhetoric
Seoul | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
A group of women from North and South Koreas, along with women activists from other countries, sent on Wednesday a letter to US President Donald Trump, urging him to stop his war rhetoric. ... read..


Pak denies India consular access to Jadhav again
Islamabad [Pakistan] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pakistan on Wednesday again denied India consular access to former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who was awarded a death sentence by Islamabad military court for alleged espionage activities. ... read..


China launches first indigenously built aircraft carrier, to be commissioned before 2020
Dalian [China] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
China on Wednesday launched its second aircraft carrier and, the first to be developed and built indigenously from the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province. ... read..


Indian-American dentist running for Virginia House of Delegates
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Indian-American dentist Surya Dhakar is running for Virginia's House of Delegates' 56th District seat. ... read..


Over 1,000 arrested in Turkey over links with Gulenist group
Ankara | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:45 PM IST
Over 1,000 Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO) suspects were arrested in simultaneous police raids across Turkey, the Interior Minister said on Wednesday. ... read..


Judge blocks Trump's order defunding 'sanctuary cities' (Lead)
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:40 PM IST
A judge in San Francisco dealt the US administration another legal blow by blocking President Donald Trumps threatened suspension of unspecified federal funding from cities and towns that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities. ... read..


China convicts US woman for spying
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:31 PM IST
A Chinese court has convicted an American businesswoman for spying, sentencing her to three-and-half years in prison and ordered her deportation. ... read..


10 arrested in Charlie Hebdo, Paris store attacks probe
Paris | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:25 PM IST
Ten persons suspected of providing arms for the 2015 attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and a supermarket in Paris have been arrested in France and Belgium. ... read..


Future technologies will reshape geopolitics: Ansari
Yerevan/New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:25 PM IST
Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said upcoming technologies like manufacturing of robotics and improved cost-efficiency in renewable energy will reshape geopolitics. ... read..


China urges S. Korea, US to pull back THAAD equipment
Beijing | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:25 PM IST
Hours after the deployment of a US advanced defence shield went into full swing in South Korea, Beijing on Wednesday strongly urged Seoul and Washington to pull back the equipment, warning that the installation would further heighten tensions in the regio ... read..


China launches first home-grown aircraft carrier (Second Lead)
Beijing | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:21 PM IST
Adding to its growing naval might, China on Wednesday launched its first home-built aircraft carrier, amid high tensions in the Korean Peninsula and the South China Sea. ... read..


Islamophobic incidents up by 1,000% since Trump took office: Muslim group (Lead)
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:16 PM IST
The number of Islamophobia incidents involving US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials has increased by around 1,000 per cent since President Donald Trump took office in January, according to a Muslim activist group. ... read..


Turnbull to meet Trump, reaffirm alliance
Sydney | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:11 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that he will meet US President Donald Trump on May 4 in New York and reaffirm their alliance, following rumours of a tense relationship between the two leaders. ... read..


China launches second aircraft carrier (Lead)
Beijing | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:11 PM IST
China on Wednesday launched a new aircraft carrier, boosting its military presence amid rising tensions in the region. ... read..


Countries that invest in education and deal with social change will benefit: V-P
Yerevan | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
Countries that have invested in educating their populations, built strong consumer economies, and have democratic institutions that can deal with social change will benefit, Vice President M Hamid Ansari today noted. He was delivering a lecture at the Ye ... read..


Countries that invest in education will benefit: Vice President Ansari
Yerevan (Armenia) | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has said that the countries that have invested in educating their populations, built strong consumer economies, and have democratic institutions that can deal with social change will benefit. ... read..


China launches first indigenously built aircraft carrier
Dalian [China] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
China on Wednesday launched its second aircraft carrier, the first to be developed and built indigenously, in a Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province. ... read..


Karzai, Russian Foreign Minister discuss Afghanistan security situation
Kabul [Afghanistan] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday and discussed Afghanistan and regional security. ... read..


California judge blocks Trump order to withhold federal funds for sanctuary cities
New York [USA] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A California judge has blocked US President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to withhold federal funds to "sanctuary cities", the communities that have refused to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials after detaining illegal im ... read..


Islamophobic incidents rise by 1,000% since Trump took office
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Islamophobic incidents involving US Customs and Border Protection officials have risen by about 1,000 per cent since President Donald Trump took office in January, a Muslim activist group said. ... read..


Govt. offered me money to back down from Panama case: Imran Khan
Peshawar [Pakistan] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has accused the Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) regime of offering him Rs10 billion to back down from the Panamagate case. ... read..


Japan's Disaster Minister resigns after quake gaffe
Tokyo | Wednesday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Japan's Disaster Reconstruction Minister Masahiro Imamura resigned on Wednesday after saying it was a "good thing" that the 2011 quake and tsunami struck northeast region than Tokyo. ... read..


Bangladesh: Operation underway at 'militant den' in Chapainawabganj
Dhaka [Bangladesh] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Security forces cordoned off a one-storied house at Chapainawabganj's Shibganj upazila in Bangladesh this morning after suspecting the presence of a militant hideout. ... read..


Karachi: Female militant facilitator, daughter killed in paramilitary force operation
Karachi [Pakistan] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Three militants believed to be associated with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat (TTS) and Jundullah, a female facilitator and her five-year-old daughter were killed in a paramilitary force operation in Karachi's Urdu Bazaar area. ... read..


US Supreme Court to hear case on citizenship revocation
Chicago | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:05 AM IST
The United States Supreme Court is to begin hearing oral arguments on April 26 in a case which could set a precedent in the revocation of American citizenship of naturalized citizens and is of paramount significance to thousands of Indian residents. ... read..


Three men jailed in Sweden 'Facebook rape' case
Stockholm | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:05 AM IST
At least three men were sentenced to prison by a Swedish court for their involvement in a rape that was broadcast live on Facebook from an apartment in Uppsala, a media report said on Wednesday. ... read..


Britons want May to face rivals on live TV
London | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:05 AM IST
A majority of the British public wants Prime Minister Theresa May to go head-to-head with her rivals in live TV debates during the election campaign, a poll report said on Wednesday. ... read..


Dawn leaks report to be submitted to PM Sharif today
Islamabad [Pakistan] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pakistan's Ministry of Interior said has received the Dawn leaks report which will be submitted to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today. ... read..


China says detained Taiwan activist in good health
BEIJING | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
The Chinese government said today that a Taiwan rights activist detained on suspicion of endangering national security was in good health, and had reassured his family in a letter. The detention has put a strain on ties between Taiwan and China, which hav ... read..


SKorea court says Uber violated transport law, latest setback for US firm
SEOUL | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
A South Korean court today ruled that the ride-hailing group Uber Technologies Inc illegally used private vehicles for commercial purposes, in the latest legal setback for the US firm in Asia's fourth biggest economy. Uber's operations in South Korea were ... read..


US lawmakers push Yucca nuclear dump facing transport crunch
By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives will debate legislation today to breathe life into the stalled Yucca Mountain spent nuclear fuel dump in Nevada, but critics say the project is hindered by the lack of an easy transport route. Representative Jo ... read..


Hollywood actors Will Smith, Jessica Chastain on 2017 Cannes jury
LOS ANGELES | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
Actors Will Smith, Jessica Chastain and Fan Bingbing will join the nine-member jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival, organisers said. The jury headed by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar will preside over the main competition at France's most famous ci ... read..


Japan reconstruction minister quits after inappropriate comment on disaster zone
By Elaine Lies TOKYO | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
The Japanese cabinet minister overseeing reconstruction of areas devastated by the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster resigned today after saying it was better the disaster struck the northeastern region instead of Tokyo. Masahiro Imamura was for ... read..


US moves THAAD anti-missile to SKorean site, sparking protests
* Anti-missile system to be operational by year-end - SKorea * Frontrunner in S Korean presidential race denounces move * NKorea says leader Kim Jong Un oversees huge live-fire drill * Trump vowing to deal with "global threat" of NKorea By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
The US military started moving parts of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defence system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday amid high tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes. The earlier-than-expected move prompted prot ... read..


Russian airline representatives justify policing of overweight female flight crew
Moscow [Russia] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Representatives of the Russian airline Aeroflot have said that it is reasonable for the female flight attendants to face financial penalties if they are deemed overweight. ... read..


US' THAAD equipment installation underway in South Korea
Seoul/Seongju [South Korea] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The U.S. troops in South Korea began installing the equipment for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), an advanced missile defense system. ... read..


Part of THAAD elements deployed in South Korea
Seoul | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 AM IST
Part of the elements of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile system has been deployed in South Korea, its Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. ... read..


Japanese minister quits over offensive comment on 2011 quake
Tokyo | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
Japanese Reconstruction Minister Masahiro Imamura resigned on Wednesday and was immediately replaced, one day after he made an offensive comment about the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a media report said. ... read..


Washington D.C. to conduct 'full scale' terror attack drill today
Washington D.C. [USA] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Law enforcement officials across six cities in Washington, DC, metropolitan area on Wednesday will conduct a full scale drill to prepare for terror attacks. ... read..


Pakistan: 14 killed as landmine blast hits van in Kurram
Peshawar [Pakistan] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
At least 14 people were killed when a passenger vehicle hit an anti-tank mine in Gudar area of Central Kurram Agency early Tuesday. ... read..


Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary cities
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 AM IST
A federal judge ruled that US President Donald Trump can not coerce "sanctuary cities" to cooperate with immigration officers by withdrawing federal funds, media reports said. ... read..


US deeply concerned about Turkey's airstrikes in Syria, Iraq
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 AM IST
The US said it is "deeply concerned" that Turkey conducted airstrikes in Syria and Iraq without "proper coordination" with Washington or the coalition forces, media reports said. ... read..


Trump reiterates commitment to build Mexican border wall
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
U.S. President Donald Trump has reiterated his commitment to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border saying "don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL". ... read..


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