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Fire kills 69 in Bangladesh capital (Lead)
Dhaka | Thursday, 2019 8:45:04 AM IST
Death toll from the building fire in an old part of Bangladesh capital Dhaka has risen to 69 with scores others injured, fire service officials said on Thursday. ... read..


Guaido, US military leader push Venezuelan army to allow aid
Caracas | Thursday, 2019 8:15:04 AM IST
Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president, Juan Guaido, was joined on Wednesday by the head of the US military's Southern Command in calling on the Venezuelan armed forces to allow the entry of humanitarian aid. ... read..


PM reaches South Korea, begins two-visit
Asia | February 21, 2019 7:41:37 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Seoul early on Thursday morning on a two-day visit aimed at strengthening the special strategic partnership between South Korea and Indian and boosting bilateral trade and cultural ties. ... read..


Fire kills at least 45 in Bangladesh
Dhaka | Thursday, 2019 7:15:04 AM IST
At least 45 people have been killed and scores injured in a fire that ripped through a building in Bangladesh' Dhaka on Wednesday night, said local media the Daily Star. ... read..


Girl in China climbs through train station baggage X-Ray
Asia | February 21, 2019 7:11:34 AM IST
An online video from China shows a young girl, bored of waiting in line at a train station, sneaking through an X-Ray machine meant for baggage inspection. ... read..


Alabama woman who joined IS should not return to US: Trump (Lead)
Washington | Thursday, 2019 6:45:04 AM IST
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to allow Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left in November 2014 to join IS, to return to the US -- despite her recent public plea to come back and stand trial i ... read..


US President Trump likely to visit Japan
Asia | February 21, 2019 6:41:33 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump is expected to visit Japan as a state guest later this year in May. Trump is expected to become the first foreign leader that the Crown Prince Naruhito will host after his ascension to the throne. ... read..


UK revokes citizenship of teen who left to join IS
Europe | February 21, 2019 6:11:37 AM IST
Britain on Wednesday revoked the citizenship of Shamima Begum who had left the United Kingdom four years ago to join the Islamic State in Syria. ... read..


Venezuela's Guaido calls for demonstrations at military bases
Caracas | Thursday, 2019 5:45:04 AM IST
Self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido on Wednesday said his supporters will mount peaceful demonstrations at military bases across Venezuela to demand that the armed forces allow the entry of aid stockpiled in neighbouring countries. ... read..


Direct talks between govt and Taliban to start soon: Afghan President's special representative
Asia | February 21, 2019 5:11:36 AM IST
Direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban is likely to start in the next few months, President Ashraf Ghani's Special Representative for Regional Affairs for Consensus on Peace, Mohammad Umer Daudzai said on Wednesday. ... read..


Totally up to attorney general: Trump on release of Mueller report
US | February 21, 2019 4:41:40 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that it is totally up to Attorney General William Barr whether and when to release the special counselRobert Mueller's report on links between the Russian government and Trump's campaign. ... read..


Pompeo bans entry to Alabama-born woman who joined IS
Washington | Thursday, 2019 4:15:04 AM IST
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday announced that Hoda Muthana, an Alabama native who joined the Islamic State (IS) in 2014, is not a US citizen and will not be allowed to enter the US. ... read..


President Kovind hosts MBS, says India wishes to partner in Kingdom's 2030 vision
Asia | February 21, 2019 9:11:35 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday expressed India's wish to be a strong and reliable partner in Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 as he hosted a banquet for the Gulf kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Rashtrapati Bhavan here. ... read..


Five suicide bomber killed in Iraq
Baghdad | Thursday, 2019 3:45:04 AM IST
Iraqi security forces on Wednesday killed five suicide bomber from the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, the Iraqi military said. ... read..


Cohen granted two-month delay to report to jail
Washington | Thursday, 2019 3:15:04 AM IST
Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, on Wednesday was granted a two-month delay to surrender himself to federal prison. ... read..


Kulbushan Jadhav case: ICJ rejects five pleas by Pakistan
Others | February 21, 2019 2:41:40 AM IST
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has rejected five pleas made by Pakistan during the hearing of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, including playing of so-called "confessional statement" of the Indian national and a request to adjourn the hearing citing ... read..


Pak envoy's remarks on Pulwama attack irrelevant: Afghanistan
Asia | February 21, 2019 2:41:35 AM IST
Kabul has rejected as "irrelevant", the recent remarks by Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan Zahid Nasrullah, that tension between New Delhi and Islamabad could affect the Afghan peace process and said they were in contradiction with Pakistan's commit ... read..


Telangana man shot dead in US
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2019 2:15:04 AM IST
A man from Telangana was shot dead by unidentified persons in Florida State of the US. ... read..


At ICJ, India tears into Pak, pushes for annuling Jadhav's execution orders
Europe | February 20, 2019 11:41:36 PM IST
India on Wednesday slammed Pakistan for being "bereft of a case," during the ongoing hearings in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case before the International Court of Justice on Wednesday, while pushing to annul the execution orders of Jadhav, along with a fair tr ... read..


Dire consequences for Pulwama terror attack: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Asia | February 20, 2019 11:41:35 PM IST
PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari put forth that 'puppet' Prime Minister Imran Khan cannot tackle the critical situation Pakistan is currently in, adding that there would be dire consequences following last week's Pulwama terror attack in India. ... read..


Transfer Jadhav's case to an ordinary court: India to ICJ (Lead)
The Hague | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
India on Wednesday urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to transfer the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Indian national sentenced to death in an espionage case in Pakistan, from a military court to an ordinary court, if he is not to be released immed ... read..


Pakistan sponsored Pulwama attack: Salve tells ICJ
The Hague | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
India on Wednesday accused Pakistan in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of engaging in state-sponsored terrorism and cited the dastardly attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, by Pakistan-based and UN-proscribed group killing 40 CRPF troopers. ... read..


Sri Lankan Navy detains nine Indian fishermen near Delft Island
Asia | February 20, 2019 10:11:35 PM IST
Nine Indian fishermen along with two fishing boats were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy near the shore of the Delft Island on Wednesday. ... read..


India, Saudi Arabia condemn Pulwama attack, call for sanctioning of terrorists, organisations by UN
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday strongly condemned the terror attack on Indian forces in Pulwama, called upon countries to renounce use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy and underlined the importance of comprehensive sanctioning of terrori ... read..


Russia to deliver S-400 air defence system in July: Turkey
Ankara | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Russia will deliver the first batch of S-400 air defence system to Turkey in July and the missile systems will be activated in October, officials here said on Wednesday. ... read..


Najib's British aide charged with money laundering
Kuala Lumpur | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
A British national who served as a public relations aide to former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with money laundering in absentia here on Wednesday. ... read..


Egypt executes 9 for A-G killing
Cairo | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Egyptian authorities on Wednesday executed nine prisoners for their involvement in the killing of an Attorney-General four years ago, officials said. ... read..


Complicity of Pakistan in Pulwama attack was underlined at PM's talks with Saudi Crown Prince: MEA
Asia | February 20, 2019 8:11:51 PM IST
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesdayagreed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the "need for creating necessary conditions" for resumption of Indo-Pak talks as the Indian side underlined Pakistan's "complicity" in the Pulwama ter ... read..


Top China military commander gets life term for corruption
Beijing | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
A military court on Wednesday sentenced Fang Fenghui, former Chief of Staff of China's Central Military Commission Joint Staff Department, to life imprisonment on charges of corruption. ... read..


Japan court orders compensation for Fukushima nuclear crisis evacuees
Tokyo | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
A court in Japan on Wednesday ordered the government and the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to pay damages to those affected by the disaster in 2011. ... read..


Former top Chinese general sentenced to life over corruption charges
Asia | February 20, 2019 7:41:38 PM IST
Fang Fenghui, former top Chinese general who was facing charges for corruption, has been sentenced to life imprisonment, Chinese state media said on Wednesday. ... read..


Putin warns US over deploying missiles in European nations
Moscow | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would deploy missiles capable of striking the US if Washington decides to station missiles in European nations within striking distance of Russia. ... read..


PISA will help India move to competency-based learning: top OECD official (IANS Special)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
The rote-based learning dominant in Indian schools has to be replaced with a competency-based one and PISA will help India do just that, says the top OECD official who signed an agreement with the Indian government last month allowing its students' entry ... read..


3 lawmakers quit Conservative Party to join breakaway group
London | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
Three lawmakers from the UK's ruling Conservative Party have resigned to join an independent group founded by former Labour MPs, according to a statement made public on Wednesday. ... read..


Russia will retaliate if threatened by US: Putin
Asia | February 20, 2019 7:11:35 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday reinforced that Moscow would deploy "tit-for-tat and asymmetric measures" if the US stationed missiles in Europe. ... read..


Microsoft expands protection tool for European democratic institutions
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
To protect democratic institutions from hacking attacks ahead of the elections to the European Parliament in May, Microsoft on Wednesday announced the expansion of its AccountGuard programme to 12 more European markets, including France, Germany and Spain ... read..


UN Secretary-General offers to broker peace between India and Pakistan
Asia | February 20, 2019 6:11:34 PM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has offered to broker peace between India and Pakistan in view of the growing tension between the two neighbours after a suicide attack in Indian-administered Kashmir on February 14. ... read..


British-Bangladeshi IS bride stripped of UK citizenship (Lead)
London | Wednesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Shamima Begum, a British teenager of Bangladeshi descent who ran away in 2015 to become an Islamic State (IS) jihadi bride, has been stripped of her UK citizenship, a move she called "unjust" and "hard to swallow". ... read..


Britain to extend drone no-fly zones around airports in March
London | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
No-fly zones for drones near British airports will be expanded to 5 km (3.106 miles) from 1 km in March, officials said on Wednesday, to avoid disruptions like the recent grounding of flights at Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. ... read..


India, Saudi Arabia agree on need to exert pressure on countries backing terror
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said that there was a need to exert "all possible pressure" on countries which extend any kind of support to terror activities. ... read..


8th MP quits UK's Labour Party over racism
London | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Joan Ryan has become the eighth Labour MP to resign and join a breakaway group, claiming the UK's main opposition party has become "infected with the scourge of anti-Jewish racism", the media reported on Wednesday. ... read..


Two Catholic church cardinals urge end of 'homosexual agenda'
London | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Two prominent Roman Catholic Church cardinals have called for an end to the "plague of the homosexual agenda", urging bishops to end their complicity and silence over cases of sexual abuse. ... read..


Trump publicly attacked Russia probe over 1,100 times
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has publicly attacked the ongoing probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to The New York Times. ... read..


New Zealand Parliament passes motion condemning Pulwama terror attack
Others | February 20, 2019 2:41:42 PM IST
The New Zealand Parliament on Wednesday unanimously passed a motion condemning the terror attack on India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14. ... read..


Government must act against cow vigilantes: Human Rights Watch
New York | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
The Indian government should prevent and prosecute mob violence by vigilante groups targeting minorities in the name of so-called cow protection, Human Rights Watch has said. ... read..


President Trump in no rush to denuclearise Korean peninsula
US | February 20, 2019 12:11:43 PM IST
United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday (local time) said he is in "no rush to denuclearise the Korean peninsula, irrespective of the fact that the agenda was always on top of the table for the US. ... read..


India helps construct school building in mid-west Nepal
Asia | February 20, 2019 12:11:35 PM IST
The Indian Embassy in Nepal on Wednesday handed over the newly-constructed building of Shree Mukti Secondary School located in Pyuthan district in mid-west Nepal. ... read..


US teenager sues The Washington Post for 'compensatory, punitive damages'
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 10:45:05 AM IST
A US teenager who was seen in a controversial video where he taunted a Native American elder, has sued The Washington Post for "compensatory and punitive damages". ... read..


British-Bangladeshi IS bride to lose UK citizenship
London | Wednesday, 2019 10:45:05 AM IST
Shamima Begum, a British teenager of Bangladeshi descent who ran awayin 2015 to become an Islamic State (IS) jihadi bride, will be stripped of her UK citizenship, her family lawyer said. ... read..


Trump refers Pulwama attack as horrible situation
Asia | February 20, 2019 10:11:36 AM IST
US President Donald Trump described as a "horrible situation" the February Pulwama terrorist attack, which claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel. ... read..


Burberry apologises for hoodie with noose
London | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 AM IST
British luxury fashion house, Burberry, has apologised for showcasing a hoodie that featured a noose around the neck during its show at the recently concluded London Fashion Week. ... read..


Pak-origin Faiz Shakir to manage Sanders' presidential campaign
US | February 20, 2019 8:11:37 AM IST
US Senator Bernie Sanders has picked Pakistani-origin Faiz Shakir to serve as campaign manager for his second run at the White House, according to reports. ... read..


Russia opens two humanitarian corridors to evacuate besieged Syrians
Middle East | February 20, 2019 8:11:34 AM IST
In an efforts to secure the return of the besieged Syrian civilians, Russia opened two humanitarian corridors to evacuate the displaced people in al-Rukban Camp in al Tanf area of Syria's Homs on Tuesday. ... read..


Cuba refutes Trump's claims of troops in Venezuela
Others | February 20, 2019 7:11:36 AM IST
Cuba on Tuesday rejected claims of United States President Donald Trump about an alleged deployment of Cuban troops in Venezuela. ... read..


Venezuelan congress authorizes entry of humanitarian aid
Caracas | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:04 AM IST
Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly voted on Tuesday to authorise the entry of humanitarian aid from the US and other countries that President Nicolas Maduro's government refuses to accept. ... read..


White House moves forward with wall funding despite lawsuits
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:04 AM IST
The White House is moving forward with plans to shift existing federal funds to pay for construction of a wall on the southern border, a senior administration official said. ... read..


Month-long festival of India in Nepal begins
Asia | February 20, 2019 5:11:36 AM IST
A month-long Festival of India in Nepal commenced here on Tuesday with a musical drama based on the life journey of Gautam Buddha. ... read..


Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov condems Facebook ban on TV channel
Others | February 20, 2019 5:11:33 AM IST
A day after Facebook blocked a page run by state-funded RT television, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday denounced the act by citing it as another example of pressure against the country's media and free speech but restrained from taking ... read..


Trump signs directive to create Space Force
US | February 20, 2019 3:41:39 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a long-awaited directive ordering the Department of Defence to create a Space Force as a sixth military branch. ... read..


Tension in India and Pakistan could affect Afghan-peace process: Zahid Nasurllah Khan
Asia | February 20, 2019 3:41:34 AM IST
Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan Zahid Nasrullah Khan on Tuesday claimed that the escalation of tension between India and Pakistan could have serious implication over Afghan-peace process. ... read..


Cohen to reveal 'chilling' details about Trump
US | February 20, 2019 1:41:33 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump's former right-hand and personal lawyer Michael Cohen will reveal "chilling" details about the character of the US President including the Trump's "bigoted" language during his testification before the House Intelligen ... read..


Pakistan demands safety for its High Commission staff in India
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan on Tuesday lodged "a strong protest" against the way protestors were allowed to reach the main gate of the Pakistan House in New Delhi and abusive calls were being made on the Pakistan High Commission helpline. ... read..


Suicide bomber who killed 27 members of IRGC was pakistani, says IRGC Commander
Asia | February 19, 2019 10:11:35 PM IST
The Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour on Tuesday stated that the suicide bomber who recently killed 27 members of IRGC in the southeast of Iran were from Pakistan. ... read..


France to move proposal at UN to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist
Europe | February 19, 2019 9:41:38 PM IST
France will soon be moving a proposal at the United Nations to put Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar on the global terrorist list, French diplomatic sources told ANI here. ... read..


US Senator Sanders launches second presidential bid (Lead)
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
US Senator Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday he is again running for President in 2020 and vowed to finish what he started in his last race for the White House. ... read..


Imran Khan's demand for actionable intelligence on Pulwama a lame excuse: India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
India on Tuesday rejected as "false allegation" Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's insinuation that India's response to the Pulwama terror attack would be determined by the coming Lok Sabha elections and demanded "credible and visible action" against th ... read..


Honda to shut UK manufacturing plant by 2021
Europe | February 19, 2019 8:11:38 PM IST
Car manufacturing giant Honda on Tuesday announced plans to shut down its manufacturing plant in Swindon in 2021, putting around 3,500 jobs in jeopardy in the wake of the impending Brexit. ... read..


US: Bernie Sanders announces to run for 2020 Presidential race
US | February 19, 2019 8:11:47 PM IST
Bernie Sanders, Vermont Senator, on Tuesday announced that he entering the 2020 presidential race. ... read..


Pyongyang has no plans to denuclearise: Ex-North Korean diplomat
Seoul | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
A former North Korean diplomat here on Tuesday said Pyongyang has no intention of giving up nuclear weapons. ... read..


Japan extends support to Juan Guaido
Asia | February 19, 2019 7:41:43 PM IST
Japan has joined a growing list of countries who have extended support to Venezuela's National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who proclaimed himself to be the President of the Latin American nation in January. ... read..


Pulwama attack: US expresses grief, calls on Pak to act against terror organisations
US | February 19, 2019 7:11:38 PM IST
United States ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Tuesday condoled the Pulwama terror attack that claimed lives of 40 CRPF personnel on February 14 and called on Pakistan to act against the terror organisations operating in the country. ... read..


US Senator Bernie Sanders launches second presidential bid
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
US Senator Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday that he is again running for President in 2020 with a vow to finish what he started in his last race for the White House. ... read..


Swaraj accepts Spain's top civic award during visit
Europe | February 19, 2019 6:41:41 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj accepted the prestigious Grand Cross of Order of Civil Merit, which has been conferred by the Spanish government in recognition of India's support in evacuating its citizens from Nepal during the earthquake in 2015. ... read..


Pakistan snubbed by ICJ on Day 2 of Jadhav hearing
Europe | February 19, 2019 6:11:36 PM IST
Pakistan was snubbed on Tuesday at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) here when it sought replacement of an ad-hoc Pakistani judge in the court during the hearing of the case related to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to dea ... read..


Afghanistan: Six killed in IED blast
Asia | February 19, 2019 5:41:45 PM IST
Six people were killed in an IED blast in Qarghaee district in Laghman province on Tuesday. ... read..


Imran Khan on Pulwama: Will take action if 'actionable intelligence' given
Asia | February 19, 2019 5:41:43 PM IST
Islamabad, Feb 19 (ANI) Amid mounting world pressure, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday promised action if actionable intelligence is provided by India about links to Pulwama attack in his country but warned of retaliation, without even th ... read..


Indian-American couple found dead in Texas home
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
An Indian-American couple has been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in their home in the US state of Texas, police said. ... read..


Jadhav's activities manifestation of Indian policy, says Pakistan
The Hague | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Tuesday hit back at India in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) when it accused Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav of indulging in terror and subversive activities on its soil which were an "actual manifestation of Indian policy". ... read..


Nepal PM claims of successfully managing decade-long Maoist conflict
Asia | February 19, 2019 4:11:45 PM IST
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday claimed that his government has successfully managed the Maoist conflict, that had groped the Himalayan country for over a decade. ... read..


British, French backpackers missing from Australia beach
Sydney | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Two 20-year-old backpackers, one from Britain and the other from France, have gone missing at a beach in Australia, police said on Tuesday. ... read..


Indian Americans express solidarity with Pulwama victims' families
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Indian Americans across the US have expressed solidarity to the families of the 40 CRPF troopers who lost their lives in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, by holding candlelight vigils, peaceful protests and fundraisers. ... read..


Next round of US-China trade talks to take place on Feb 21-22
US | February 19, 2019 3:11:36 PM IST
The seventh round of trade talks between China and the United States is slated to take place in Washington later this week the Chinese Ministry of Commerce confirmed on Tuesday. ... read..


Vatican has secret rules for priests who father children: NYT
Vatican City | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
The Vatican has revealed that it has secret rules for priests who father children despite their celibacy vows, The New York Times said in a report. ... read..


Taiwan President to run for re-election in 2020
Taipei | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday said that she will run for re-election as the island's leader in 2020, despite her flagging popularity and growing hostility from Beijing. ... read..


Ready to take action on Pulwama, says Imran but warns against military action against Pakistan
Asia | February 19, 2019 2:41:37 PM IST
Islamabad, Feb 19 (ANI) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday warned India against any punitive action in the wake of Pulwama terror attack, saying Pakistan will retaliate even without thinking. ... read..


US airlines to add more gender options
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:14 PM IST
US airlines will add more gender options for passengers who don't identify as "male" or "female", the media reported on Tuesday. ... read..


Pak asks UN to "defuse tensions" with India post Pulwama attack
Asia | February 19, 2019 2:11:40 PM IST
Pakistan has called for UN intervention to "defuse tensions" with India in the wake of the Pulwama attack, which left 40 CRPF men dead. ... read..


Measles outbreak claims 130 lives in Manila
Asia | February 19, 2019 1:11:34 PM IST
A measles outbreak this year in Manila has claimed 130 lives so far. Among dead are mostly children aged between one and four, health authorities confirmed on Tuesday. ... read..


Maduro slams Trump for giving orders to Venezuelan military
Others | February 19, 2019 11:11:34 AM IST
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Monday (local time) lashed out at United States President Donald Trump for giving orders to the military of a foreign country, local media reported. ... read..


US discussing exchanging liaison officers with N. Korea
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 9:45:04 AM IST
The US and North Korea were seriously considering exchanging liaison officers, an incremental step towards normalising relations while the two sides negotiate to curtail Pyongyang's nuclear and missile forces, informed sources told CNN. ... read..


Border wall row: 16 states sue Trump for declaring emergency
US | February 19, 2019 9:11:34 AM IST
Sixteen states, including California and New York, in a lawsuit on Monday (local time) sued United States President Donald Trump for declaring a nationalemergencyto fulfill his long-pending demand of building awallalong the border with Mexico. ... read..


16 states file lawsuit to stop Trump's national emergency declaration
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:04 AM IST
Sixteen states on Monday evening filed a lawsuit challenging US President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration. ... read..


Four dead in Michigan shooting
Chicago | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:04 AM IST
Three children and a woman were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds at a property in rural northern Kent County in the US Midwestern state of Michigan on Monday afternoon. ... read..


Trump ramps up pressure on Venezuela's Maduro
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Venezuelan military officials to back the country's self-declared interim president Juan Guaido and allow humanitarian aid to flow into Venezuela. ... read..


Trump asks Venezuelan military to support Guaido
US | February 19, 2019 7:41:39 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump on Monday urged military and people of Venezuela to support the government of President Juan Guaidoand allow humanitarian aid to flow into the country. ... read..


Unified team under Afghan govt is required to achieve peace: Zalmay
Asia | February 19, 2019 7:41:36 AM IST
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconcilliation, Zalmay Khalilzad on Monday said that "a unified negotiating team" under the umbrella of the Afghan government is required in order to achieve peace in war-torn Afghanistan. ... read..


Baloch commander vows to resist Pakistani subjugation till end of life
Asia | February 19, 2019 7:41:33 AM IST
Pakistans nefarious agenda of filling coffers of Islamabad through systematic political exploitation of Balochistan, compounded by heightened military operations has left the resource and mineral-rich province as one of the most impoverished regions acr ... read..


24 killed in twin bomb blasts in Syria
Middle East | February 19, 2019 7:11:37 AM IST
At least 24 people, including four children, were killed in a double bomb attack in Syria's Idlib province on Monday. ... read..


Saudi Crown Prince arrives in India today
Asia | February 19, 2019 6:41:56 AM IST
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad-bin Salman will arrive in New Delhi on Tuesday on his maiden visit to the country. India is likely to raise the issue of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism and the two countries are expected to sign ties to enhance cooperation in var ... read..


Sushma Swaraj arrives in Spain on last leg of 3-nation tour
Others | February 19, 2019 6:41:52 AM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who arrived in Madrid on Tuesday interacted with the Indian diaspora here and thanked them for their contribution, in diverse fields, in promoting relations between India and Spain. ... read..


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