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A battle to save Indonesia's orangutans
Jakarta | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
A deep peatland forest in Indonesian Borneo is home to one of the world's largest remaining populations of endangered orangutans, but the habitat is under threat despite changes in law designed to protect it. Borneo is one of the most bio-diverse places ... read..


Migrant children cry for separated parents
New York | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
An audio recording in which migrant children in the US can be heard crying for their parents has been released as US President Donald Trump remains defiant over his immigration policy, a BBC News report has said. Some 2,000 migrant children have been sepa ... read..


Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia
Jakarta | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
The world's oldest known Sumatran orangutan has died in an Australian zoo aged 62, leaving behind 54 descendants, according to a BBC News report. Puan, described as the "grand old lady" of Perth Zoo, was euthanised on Monday due to age-related complicatio ... read..


Dozens feared dead as overloaded Sumatra ferry sinks
Jakarta | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Indonesian rescuers are searching for more than 100 people missing after a ferry sank on a lake in Sumatra., a BBC report said on Tuesday. Eighteen survivors have been pulled from rough waters on Lake Toba, a popular tourist destination and one of the dee ... read..


Turkey could stage fresh election if alliance loses parliament -Erdogan ally
ANKARA | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Turkey could stage another election if the alliance between President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party and the nationalist MHP party cannot form a majority in parliament after Sunday's vote, the MHP leader said. Turks will vote on June 24 in presidential ... read..


Confusion as Tunisian wrestling goes unpunished by VAR
LONDON | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
The sight of Tunisia defenders wrestling England's Harry Kane to the ground in the penalty area without punishment during Monday's World Cup Group G match has raised more questions about the worth of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). Ferjani Sassi wrappe ... read..


No plans to legalise or decriminalise cannabis - May's spokesman
LONDON | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
British Prime Minister Theresa May has no plans to legalise or decriminalise cannabis, her spokesman said on Tuesday after a former leader of her Conservative Party urged her to consider the drug's legalisation. Earlier, William Hague, a member of parliam ... read..


British PM May hopes lawmakers will back Brexit plan - spokesman
LONDON | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
British Prime Minister Theresa May hopes lawmakers will back her proposal to offer them a say over a Brexit deal, her spokesman said on Tuesday, before a showdown in parliament over her plans to leave the European Union. May cannot accept a competing prop ... read..


U.S. Senate passes defense bill, battle looms with Trump over China's ZTE
By Patricia Zengerle and Mike Stone WASHINGTON | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
The U.S. Senate passed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday, backing President Donald Trump's call for a bigger, stronger military but setting up a potential battle with the White House over Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE Corp. The Republican ... read..


Ancient city found in China
Beijing | Tuesday, 2018 4:15:07 PM IST
Archaeologists have discovered a city dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1384-1644) in China's Jiangxi province. ... read..


Russia-India military exercises scheduled for late 2018
Moscow | Tuesday, 2018 4:15:07 PM IST
The tri-service joint Russia-India military exercise Indra-2018 will take place in an Indian military base in the second half of this year. ... read..


India, EU committed to respecting Paris Agreement
Athens [Greece] | June 19, 2018 4:11:36 PM IST
Emphasising on the need for clean energy and climate change, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said India and the European Union (EU) are united in their commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement. ... read..


Nothing to fear from China, says Malaysian PM
Kuala Lumpur | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Malaysia wants to strengthen its "good relations" with Beijing, says Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, but he is urging Chinese companies investing in his country to refrain from relying only on material, capital and labour from back home and denying his c ... read..


Nepal: PM Oli leaves for China
Kathmandu | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday left for an official visit to China at the invitation of Premier of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang. According to Assistant Spokesperson and Information Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ... read..


Doctors declare Kulsoom Nawaz's condition as critical
London | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
The doctors have described the condition of former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif s wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz as critical, according to the Dunya News report. The doctors treating Ms Kulsoom, while briefing th ... read..


Pak elections: Scrutiny of nomination papers to be completed today
Islamabad | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will complete the process of scrutiny of nomination papers filed by candidates for upcoming general elections on Tuesday, according a Dunya News report. According to ECP, a total of 21,482 nomination papers have been ... read..


Ex-FIFA head Blatter flying to Moscow for World Cup - spokesman
MOSCOW | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter will fly to Moscow on Tuesday to visit the soccer World Cup and meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, his spokesman told Reuters. Blatter, who led FIFA for 17 years, is currently serving a six-year ban for unethi ... read..


At least 128 missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia - official
JAKARTA | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
At least 128 passengers were missing after a ferry sank in Indonesia's Lake Toba on Monday evening, a search and rescue official said on Tuesday. "Many people have reported their relatives missing," Budiawan, head of the search and rescue agency based in ... read..


Turkish PM says 30,000 Syrians who were granted citizenship will vote
ANKARA | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Thirty thousand Syrians who have been granted Turkish citizenship will vote in Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim was quoted as saying on Tuesday by broadcaster NTV. President Tayyip Erdogan's government has ... read..


68.5 mn people forcibly displaced worldwide: UN
Geneva [Switzerland] | June 19, 2018 3:41:40 PM IST
According to the Global Trends report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency said the number of forcibly displaced people was increased to 68.5 million by the end of 2017. ... read..


India, EU should work to defeat terrorism, radicalization
Athens [Greece] | June 19, 2018 3:41:34 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said India and the European Union (EU) should work together to combat the menace of terrorism and radicalisation. ... read..


S Korean team visits N Korea's Kaesong to prepare for liaison office
Seoul [South Korea] | June 19, 2018 3:11:51 PM IST
A 17-member South Korean team visited the North Korean border town of Kaesong to repair their liaison office. ... read..


ROs reject nomination papers of Farooq Sattar, Musharraf
Islamabad [Pakistan] | June 19, 2018 3:11:42 PM IST
The returning officers (ROs) on Tuesday rejected the nomination papers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan's (MQM-P) Dr Farooq Sattar and All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief Pervez Musharraf. ... read..


Ex-CIA employee charged in leak of hacking tools
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 2:45:06 PM IST
Federal prosecutors have charged a former CIA employee with leaking information about the agency's cyber-tools that it used to conduct spying operations overseas. ... read..


Thailand executes murder convict
Bangkok | Tuesday, 2018 2:45:06 PM IST
Thai authorities on Tuesday executed a male murder convict, the first in nine years. ... read..


EU court says Marine Le Pen should pay back EU Parliament funds
(Rptng | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
The EU's second highest court on Tuesday upheld a decision by the European Parliament to recover 300,000 euros ($347,550.00) from far-right politician and former French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. Le Pen, also a member of the European Parliament ... read..


Attacks in northern Mozambique kill 39 since May -report
(Rptng | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Attacks by armed groups in northern Mozambique, where huge gas reserves are being developed, have killed at least 39 people and displaced more than 1,000 since May, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Violence first broke out in Mozambique's northern prov ... read..


Turkey orders arrest of 124 in Gulen probe targeting military -Anadolu
(Rptng | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Turkish prosecutors have ordered the arrest of 124 people in an operation targeting alleged supporters in the army of the U.S.-based Islamic cleric accused of orchestrating an attempted coup in Turkey two years ago, state media said on Tuesday. The arrest ... read..


West Mosul: 'Worst devastation I have seen,' says Angelina Jolie
United nations | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
After visiting the shattered streets of West Mosul over the weekend, the long-standing United Nations Refugee Agency envoy, Angelina Jolie, said that she had never seen such devastation, in her 17-years of working in the field. Mosul was liberated by an I ... read..


UN mobilises in Rohingya camps to support babies born of rape
United Nations | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Despite challenges brought on by the arrival of the monsoon season this month, United Nations agencies in Bangladesh continue to support nearly one million Rohingya refugees, including thousands of victims of sexual violence. Members of the mainly-Muslim ... read..


UN chief condemns suspected Boko Haram attacks targeting Eid
United Nations | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
United Nations Secretary-General Antnio Guterres has condemned Saturday's attacks in northeastern Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents targeting Eid al-Fitr celebrations. According to media reports, blasts killed dozens of people in the Damboa Loc ... read..


Every year more and more people getting displaced
United Nations | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
The number of people forced to flee their homes last year rose by nearly three million to 68.5 million, the head of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday, warning that the world's displacement hotspots "are becoming hotter". Citing ongoing, protra ... read..


UN rights chief slams 'unconscionable' US border policy
United nations | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
As part of his final global update, the United Nations human rights chief on has voiced his deep concern over recently-adopted United States border protection policies that have seen hundreds of migrant children forcibly separated from their parents. "In ... read..


Kim visiting China for 3rd time since March
Beijing | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, arrived in China on Tuesday to begin a two-day visit, his third such trip since March. Mr Kim's trip comes one week after his landmark summit meeting in Singapore with the US President Donald Trump. Xinhua, China's offic ... read..


Consumers and private sector critical in fighting droughts
Quito | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
More than 3.2 billion people, or two in every five people, are impacted by land degradation today and up to 143 million people could move within their countries by 2050 to escape water scarcity and falling crop productivity due to the slow onset impacts o ... read..


SI committed to peace among peoples and countries of Balkans
London | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
The Socialist International -- a worldwide association of political parties, most of which seek to establish democratic socialism -- has said that the parties belonging to the socialist family were committed to peace and cooperation among the peoples and ... read..


Crisis-plagued Pyongyang university seeks revival after Trump-Kim summit
By Ju-min Park SEOUL | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
When the only private university in North Korea held a commencement in March, the school's American president wasn't there, blocked by Washington's ban on travel to the country. Now, with the United States and North Korea reshaping relations between the t ... read..


Two men killed in Malmo shooting -Swedish police
STOCKHOLM | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Two men were killed and others wounded in a shooting in the coastal city of Malmo in southern Sweden on Monday night, police said. The two, aged 18 and 29, came into hospital with four other injured men after the shooting but died overnight, police said i ... read..


Turkish PM criticises US bill to block sale of F-35 jets - Haberturk
ANKARA | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
The U.S. Senate's decision to pass a bill prohibiting the sale of Lockheed Martin's F-35 jets to Turkey is unfortunate and against the spirit of strategic partnership, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday. The U.S. Senate passed a $7 ... read..


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BRUSSELS | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
The EU's second highest court on Tuesday upheld a decision by the European Parliament to recover 300,000 euros ($347,550.00) from far-right politician and former French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. Le Pen, also a member of the European Parliament ... read..


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JOHANNESBURG | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Attacks by armed groups in northern Mozambique, where huge gas reserves are being developed, have killed at least 39 people and displaced more than 1,000 since May, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Violence first broke out in Mozambique's northern prov ... read..


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ISTANBUL | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Turkish prosecutors have ordered the arrest of 124 people in an operation targeting alleged supporters in the army of the U.S.-based Islamic cleric accused of orchestrating an attempted coup in Turkey two years ago, state media said on Tuesday. The arrest ... read..


Uzbekistan invites Afghan government, Taliban for peace talks
TASHKENT | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Uzbekistan said it had invited the government of neighbouring Afghanistan and the Taliban to take part in direct peace talks on its territory after both sides announced ceasefires over the Eid holiday. The Taliban announced a surprise three-day ceasefire ... read..


Nepal, Japan revise air services agreement
Kathmandu [Nepal] | June 19, 2018 2:11:33 PM IST
Nepal and Japan have increased the number of flights from twice weekly to 14 weekly with any type of aircraft on a reciprocal basis. ... read..


3 killed at Swedish cafe shooting
Stockholm | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:08 PM IST
At least three people have been killed in a shooting at an Internet cafe in the Swedish city of Malmo, police said. ... read..


Trump threatens additional $200bn in tariffs on China
Washington | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn (151bn) of Chinese goods in a growing trade row, said a BBC News report on Tuesday. Mr Trump said the 10 per cent tariffs would come into effect if China "refuses to chan ... read..


France's EDF says 10-day strike from June 19 could impact power production
PARIS | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
French utility EDF said it had received a warning from workers of plans to embark on a 10-day strike from June 19 until June 29, which could affect production at power plants, in the latest sign of industrial unrest to hit the country. France has faced a ... read..


NKorea's Kim visit Beijing; SKorea, US halt military drill
By Ben Blanchard and Christine Kim BEIJING/SEOUL | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last week, as Washington and Seoul agreed to suspend a major joint military exercise. Thi ... read..


Turkey indicts father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member - report
Undated | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Mehmet Kanter, the father of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, has been indicted by a Turkish court on charges he was "a member of a terrorist organization," Turkish state media reported on Monday. The indictment says the elder Kanter was contacted by 1 ... read..


Rescuers battle high waves in search for Indonesia ferry survivors
By Yudi Saputra PEMATANG SIANTAR | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Indonesian rescue workers fought heavy rains and two-meter waves on Tuesday in a search for survivors after a ferry with at least 80 passengers on board sank in Lake Toba, a popular tourist destination in North Sumatra. An estimated 18 people had been res ... read..


Trump ratchets up China trade conflict with fresh tariff threat
By Eric Beech and Tony Munroe WASHINGTON/BEIJING | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, prompting a swift warning from Beijing of retaliation, as the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies quickly escalated. Trump's latest ... read..


UN refugee boss concerned over US separating children from families
By Tom Miles GENEVA | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
The United Nations refugee agency is very concerned over the United States separating children of asylum seekers from their families, and has raised the issue with Washington, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said. In an interview with R ... read..


Saudi-led coalition enters main airport compound of Yemen's Hodeidah
ADEN | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
A Saudi-led coalition entered the main compound of Yemen's Hodeidah airport on Tuesday, Yemeni military sources in the alliance and a resident told Reuters. "They have stormed the airport," said one Yemeni military source. A resident said the forces stor ... read..


Thailand executes first prisoner by lethal injection since 2009
BANGKOK | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Thailand has executed its first prisoner since 2009, the Department of Corrections said on Tuesday, a move the human rights group Amnesty International condemned as a "deeply misguided" effort to reduce crime. Theerasak Longji, 26, was executed by lethal ... read..


Turkish air strikes kill 26 militants in southeast Turkey, Iraq - army
ISTANBUL | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Turkish air strikes killed 26 militants and destroyed their gun positions, shelters and ammunition stores in southeast Turkey and northern Iraq this week, Turkey's armed forces said on Tuesday. The military said in a statement released on its Twitter acc ... read..


Video game addiction, a mental health disorder: WHO
Geneva | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Obsessively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition, The World Health Organization has said. The UN health agency said on Monday that the statement confirmed the fears of some parents but led critics to warn that it may risk ... read..


Landslide alert in Japan after earthquake
Tokyo | Tuesday, 2018 1:15:07 PM IST
Japanese authorities on Tuesday issued landslide alerts in Osaka, after a strong earthquake a day earlier measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale left four dead and 381 injured. ... read..


Washington-Seoul joint military drill suspended
Washington [United States] | June 19, 2018 1:11:31 PM IST
The United States and South Korean militaries on Monday suspended their joint military drill that was scheduled to take place in August. ... read..


Nepal PM leaves for China today
Kathmandu [Nepal] | June 19, 2018 12:41:27 PM IST
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli embarked on a six-day official visit to China on Tuesday. ... read..


UK's House of Lords rejects PM May's BREXIT Bill
London [United Kingdom] | June 19, 2018 12:41:27 PM IST
Britain's House of Lords on Monday rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's version of the BREXIT Bill by a landslide vote. ... read..


3 killed in Japan quake (Lead)
Tokyo | Tuesday, 2018 11:20:54 AM IST
At least three people were killed and over 50 others injured on Monday when a an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan's Osaka city. ... read..


China says will 'fight back firmly' if U.S. publishes additional tariffs
BEIJING | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
China will fight back firmly with "qualitative" and "quantitative" measures if the United States publishes an additional list of tariffs on Chinese goods, the commerce ministry said, accusing the U.S. of initiating a trade war. U.S. President Donald Trump ... read..


Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills four, halts factories
By Kaori Kaneko and Malcolm Foster TOKYO | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Osaka, Japan's second-biggest metropolis, killed four people, injured hundreds more and halted factory lines in an industrial area, government and company officials said on Tuesday. Authorities were assessing the damage from ... read..


Search resumes after 18 rescued from Indonesia ferry sinking
JAKARTA | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Indonesian authorities resumed a search for survivors on Tuesday after a ferry with at least 80 passengers on board sank in rough weather in Lake Toba, a popular tourist destination in North Sumatra. An estimated 18 people had been rescued and one passeng ... read..


US charges ex-CIA employee with leaking classified data, child porn offenses
WASHINGTON | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
U.S. federal prosecutors on Monday charged a former CIA employee with leaking classified national defense information to an unnamed organization that publicly disseminates such data, as well as with child pornography offenses. Joshua Schulte, a New York C ... read..


Iraq condemns strikes targeting forces fighting Islamic State
CAIRO | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Iraq on Tuesday condemned air strikes targeting forces fighting Islamic State in Iraq or Syria after Syrian state media said that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries. In a statem ... read..


Trump threatens to hit China with new tariffs on $200 bln in goods
WASHINGTON | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, escalating a tit-for-tat trade war with Beijing. In a statement, Trump said he had asked the U.S. trade representative to identify the Chinese ... read..


US, S.Korea agree to suspend joint military exercise
By Idrees Ali and Christine Kim WASHINGTON/SEOUL | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
The United States and South Korea have agreed to suspend a joint military exercise scheduled for August, South Korean and U.S. officials said on Monday, following President Donald Trump's pledge to end "war games" after his summit with North Korean leader ... read..


Russia's Lavrov, US's Pompeo discuss Syria, Koreas by phone -Russian ministry
MOSCOW | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke by telephone on Monday and discussed Syria and problems of the Korean peninsula, Russia's foreign ministry said. They also spoke about the schedule of political contacts ... read..


Amid outrage over children, White House defends immigration policy
By Lisa Lambert and Makini Brice WASHINGTON | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
The Trump administration on Monday defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border as criticism mounted over detained immigrant parents being separated from their children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages ... read..


US' Pompeo expects to return to N.Korea 'before terribly long'
By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he would likely travel back to North Korea "before too terribly long" to try to flesh out commitments made at a landmark summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singap ... read..


Florida rapper XXXTentacion, 20, dies in shooting
UNDATED | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Up-and-coming U.S. rapper XXXTentacion was shot dead near Miami, Florida, on Monday, police said. The Broward County sheriff's office said in a statement that an adult male who was shot near Miami on Monday afternoon and taken to a hospital was later pron ... read..


Body to grant free CNICs to transgenders
Islamabad | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
A committee will soon be formed to provide free Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) to transgenders besides other welfare measures. The order was issued by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday during a follow-up hearing ... read..


World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dead
Canberra | Tuesday, 2018 11:15:05 AM IST
The world's oldest known Sumatran orangutan has died in an Australian zoo aged 62, leaving behind 54 descendants, authorities said on Tuesday. ... read..


Rohingya camp leader murdered in Bangladesh
Dhaka [Bangladesh] | June 19, 2018 11:11:26 AM IST
The head majhi of block 11, Balukhali camp (2/2), Arif Ullah (35) was hacked to death by unknown assailants inside the camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh. ... read..


Helmand Peace Convoy reaches Kabul
Kabul [Afghanistan] | June 19, 2018 11:11:24 AM IST
After having walked for 38 days to reach Kabul, the members of the Helmand Peace Convoy finally reached Afghanistan's capital around 8 am on Monday. ... read..


Kim Jong-un in China again (Lead)
Beijing | Tuesday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is on a two-day visit to China from Tuesday, his third such trip to the country since March this year. ... read..


Form committee to provide ID cards to transgenders voters: Pak court
Islamabad [Pakistan] | June 19, 2018 10:41:23 AM IST
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday ordered the formation of a committee which would provide free computerised national identity cards (CNICs) to transgenders. ... read..


No call between US, North Korea: White House
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST
The White House has confirmed that there was no call between US and North Korean officials over the weekend despite President Donald Trump saying that he planned on "calling North Korea" over the Father's Day holiday, the media reported. ... read..


Kim Jong-un in China again
Beijing | Tuesday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is on a two-day China visit from Tuesday, his third such trip to the country since March this year. ... read..


Objections to Imran's candidacy baseless: Lawyer
Islamabad [Pakistan] | June 19, 2018 9:41:27 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan's legal counsel Babar Awan on Monday termed the objections to former's candidacy for NA-53 constituency of Islamabad for the upcoming general elections as baseless. ... read..


PTI to nominate 240 NA candidates
Islamabad [Pakistan] | June 19, 2018 9:41:24 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) parliamentary board will nominate 240 candidates for the National Assembly seats in Pakistan. ... read..


Seoul confirms Kim's trip to China
Seoul [South Korea] | June 19, 2018 9:41:24 AM IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is scheduled to visit China on Tuesday to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping. ... read..


Russia may have upgraded nuclear bunker: Report
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 9:15:08 AM IST
Russia may have significantly upgraded a nuclear weapons storage bunker in Kaliningrad, a Russian territory between Poland and the Baltics, as tensions between Moscow and the West continue to rise, according to a new report. ... read..


Dismayed by forcible separation of children from families: Microsoft
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 8:45:06 AM IST
Facing a flak over its contract with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) -- the agency that's behind the forced separation of children from parents at the US-Mexico border -- Microsoft said it was not working with the agency on any project. ... read..


S.Korea, US suspend major military exercise
Seoul | Tuesday, 2018 8:45:06 AM IST
South Korea and the US have decided to suspend the Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercise slated for August, amid dialogue efforts to denuclearize North Korea, the two countries' officials said on Tuesday. ... read..


Kulsoom Nawaz's condition 'highly critical'
London [United Kingdom] | June 19, 2018 7:41:33 AM IST
The condition of the wife of Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Begum Kulsoom, is highly critical, according to the doctors treating her at Harley Street Clinic in London. ... read..


Nepal's National Assembly members' term decided through lucky-draw
Kathmandu [Nepal] | June 19, 2018 7:41:29 AM IST
The tenure of the members of Nepal's National Assembly was determined through a "lucky-draw" at the federal parliament in Kathmandu's New Baneshwor area on Monday. ... read..


Israel says its former Minister Gonen Segev spied for Iran
Jerusalem | Tuesday, 2018 7:15:04 AM IST
Israel has charged a former cabinet minister with spying for Iran, the Shin Bet internal security service says. ... read..


President Kovind thanks Greece for backing India's UNSC seat candidature
Athens [Greece] | June 19, 2018 6:41:41 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind thanked his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos for their consistent support for India's candidature for permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). ... read..


India, Greece to boost economic ties
Athens [Greece] | June 19, 2018 6:41:34 AM IST
India and Greece will strengthen the bilateral economic relationship by focusing on sectors like shipping, tourism and agriculture, confirmed an official from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). ... read..


India, France reiterate support in combating terrorism
Paris [France] | June 19, 2018 6:41:33 AM IST
India and France have reiterated their commitment and support to each other in combating terrorism. ... read..


Mutual trust between India, France deepened, says Sushma Swaraj
Europe | June 19, 2018 6:41:27 AM IST
External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma underscored that the mutual trust between India and France has deepened. ... read..


Poll shows 66% of US voters oppose family separations
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 5:45:04 AM IST
Sixty-six per cent of US voters oppose the administration's controversial policy of separating children from their parents who get caught crossing the country's border illegally, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released on Monday. ... read..


6-day fighting devastates Yemen port, coalition seeks Houthis' pullback
Sanaa | Tuesday, 2018 5:15:04 AM IST
Arab coalition forces on Monday continued air, sea and ground bombardment on Iranian-allied Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah. ... read..


5 migrants drown, 191 rescued off western Libyan coast
Tripoli | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:04 AM IST
Five illegal immigrants were drowned on Monday, and 191 others rescued off the western coast of Libya, Libyan navy spokesperson said. ... read..


Facing flak back home, Trump attacks Merkel's migration policy
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 4:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has attacked the German government's approach to immigration, as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants. ... read..


Maryam Nawaz files nomination papers from Lahore
Lahore [Pakistan] | June 18, 2018 10:41:49 PM IST
Pakistan's Election Commission on Monday accepted nomination papers filed by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's, daughter Maryam Nawaz. ... read..


President Kovind accorded ceremonial reception by Greek counterpart
Athens [Greece] | June 18, 2018 10:41:49 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind was accorded ceremonial reception by his Greek counterpart Pavlopoulos at the Presidential Mansion in Athens on Monday. ... read..


PTI Chief skips scrutiny procedure by Election Commission
Islamabad [Pakistan] | June 18, 2018 10:41:44 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairperson Imran Khan and his counsel, Babar Awan on Monday did not get their nomination papers scrutinised by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). ... read..


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