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Pakistan executes murderer and repeat child sex offender
Islamabad | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
Pakistan hanged Imran Ali on Wednesday morning, who was convicted of sexually abusing many minor girls in Kasur city located to south of Lahore, in the Pakistani province of Punjab. Imran Ali was hanged in the presence of Superintendent Kot Lakhpat Jail ... read..


Military parade attacks handler among four others shot dead : Iran
Tehran | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
A branch of Iran's armed forces claimed on Tuesday that it had killed Abu Zaha, who allegedly carried out an attack on a military parade last month. Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps stated in a press release that Zaha and four other people were killed i ... read..


IMF head Lagarde temporarily shelves Saudi trip en route Middle East
Washington | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is haunting Saudi Arabia with several diplomatic maneuvers on global arena. The latest jolt to the kingdom comes as International Monetary Fund (IMF) CEO Christine Lagarde postponed her scheduled trip ... read..


After Uruguay, Canada decriminalizes sale of recreational cannabis
Ottawa | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
Canada has officially become the second country in the world to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. The nationwide market for cannabis opened Wednesday at midnight amid lingering questions about the impact on health, the law and public safety. ... read..


US mulls framing separate trade agreements with world's leading economies
Washington | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
Pursuing his 'America First' agenda, Trump has expressed his desire to negotiate three separate trade agreements with Japan, the UK and the EU. The announcement comes as the US has been fighting a trade war with China, one of the world's biggest economi ... read..


US Airstrike Kills 60 al-Shabaab Militants in Somalia
Mogadishu | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
About 60 al-Shabaab militants are dead after an airstrike in north-central Somalia, the US said in a statement Tuesday. It is the largest toll from a strike this year. "This precision airstrike was conducted in support of the federal government of Somalia ... read..


Draught adding misery to the war torn Afghanistan
Kabul | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
A deadly drought in Afghanistan is causing a humanitarian crisis and has displaced more people this year than the war between the government and Taliban. It is estimated that around 260,000 people have been forced from their homes in northern and western ... read..


UN High commissioner urges transparent probe in Khashoggi's disappearance
Geneva | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
In view of the seriousness of the situation Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for diplomatic immunity to be "waived immediately" to allow for a "prompt, thorough, effective, impartial and transparent" investig ... read..


Pompeo meets Saudi leadership over missing journalist
Riyadh | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Tuesday to discuss the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was last seen inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. In ... read..


Saudi journalist Khashoggi's body mutilated after he was killed: Turkish Officials
New York | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
The body of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was cut into pieces after he was killed two weeks ago at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a turkish official said on Tuesday. The report came after the Turkish officials searched the consulate for nine hours ... read..


High-profile fugitive from Ukraine held in france
Paris | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
A "high-profile fugitive" from Ukraine who had faked his death and lived a "lavish lifestyle" in France has been arrested, the European Union law enforcement agency Europol said. The man arrested in France is Dmytro Malynovskyy, an Odesa businessman who r ... read..


Iran rebukes Pakistan, asks to confront state sponsored terrorists
Tehran | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has rebuked Pakistan on Tuesday and asked them to tackle suspected militants who have kidnapped 14 members of Iranian security forces on their shared border. "We expect Pakistan to confront these terrorist ... read..


Anna Burns wins 50th Man Booker Prize for 'Milkman' (Lead)
London | Wednesday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST
Anna Burns from Northern Ireland has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for her third novel "Milkman". She won the much coveted 50,000 pound award for her timely, troubles-set novel about a young woman being sexually harassed by a powerful man. ... read..


Zainab Ansari's rapist executed in Pakistan
Lahore [Pakistan] | October 17, 2018 7:11:27 AM IST
Seven-year-old Zainab Ansari's rapist was executed by Pakistan in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail at 5:30 am (local time) on Wednesday. ... read..


US FORSCOM gets 1st woman chief
North Carolina [USA] | October 17, 2018 6:41:28 AM IST
Lieutenant General Laura J. Richardson has become the first woman Commanding General of the United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) which is based out of Fort Bragg in North Carolina. ... read..


US Airstrike Slays 60 Al-Shabaab Terrorists in Somalia: AFRICOM
Mudug [Somalia] | October 17, 2018 4:11:29 AM IST
Mudug [Somalia], Oct 17 (ANI/Sputnik): United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced that an American airstrike coordinated with the Somalian federal government killed "approximately 60 terrorists" from Al-Shabaab, the most destructive air raid against ... read..


U.S. sanctions businesses supporting Iranian recruitment, training of child soldiers
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 17, 2018 4:11:27 AM IST
The United States Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against a vast network of businesses providing a financial lifeline to the Basij Resistance Force (Basij), a paramilitary force subordinate to Iran's Islami ... read..


Anna Burns wins 2018 Man Booker Prize for 'Milkman'
London | Wednesday, 2018 3:15:04 AM IST
Anna Burns has become the first Northern Irish author to win the Man Booker prize, taking the 50,000 award for "Milkman", her timely, Troubles-set novel about a young woman being sexually harassed by a powerful man. ... read..


US announces financial assistance to support Iraq's ethnic, religious minorities
Washington DC [USA] | October 17, 2018 2:41:33 AM IST
The United States has announced over USD 178 million in assistance to support ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq. ... read..


Khashoggi disappearance: UN High Commissioner asks Saudi Arabia to reveal details
Geneva [Switzerland] | October 17, 2018 2:41:28 AM IST
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday urged the governments of Saudi Arabia and Turkey to reveal the details of the disappearance and possible extra-judicial killing of the prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashogg ... read..


US reaffirms support for Iraqi persecuted minorities
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 17, 2018 2:41:28 AM IST
United States Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met Iraqi religious leaders to reaffirm the US' commitment to assisting religious minorities, including Yazidis and Christians, who have been persecuted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ( ... read..


17 civilians killed in South Sudan fighting
Juba | Wednesday, 2018 1:45:04 AM IST
At least 17 civilians have been killed and several others injured in clashes between two rebel factions in South Sudan's border town of Yei in the southwest of the country, the police said on Tuesday. ... read..


Nuclear treaty still on priority list: Russia
Moscow | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Russia on Tuesday announced to continue supporting the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), asserting that it was one of the 'priorities' of the country's foreign policy. The entry of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) into force is ... read..


Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan steps down, early polls on cards
Yerevan | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan resigned on Tuesday, seeking an early parliamentary election. "My dear and proud people, today I tendered my resignation," AFP reported. He also pledged to "ensure the free expression of the people's will during sna ... read..


Russia 'threatens' to quit Council of Europe
Moscow | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Russia on Tuesday warned that it will quit the Council of Europe voluntarily, if its opponents in the association insist on expulsion. "I don't think presence in the Council of Europe is more important for Russia than it is for European countries. It is m ... read..


Bus accident leaves 12 injured in Nepal
Kathmandu | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
At least 12 people were injured, two of them critically, after a speeding bus overturned at Bharatpur-Aanptaari-Devghat road section on Tuesday. According to the District Police Office of Chitwan, the bus, carrying 30 people from Devghat to Pokhara, over ... read..


Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan steps down, early polls on cards
Yerevan | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan resigned on Tuesday, seeking an early parliamentary election. "My dear and proud people, today I tendered my resignation," AFP reported. He also pledged to "ensure the free expression of the people's will during sna ... read..


Nuclear treaty still on priority list: Russia
Moscow | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Russia on Tuesday announced to continue supporting the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), asserting that it was one of the 'priorities' of the country's foreign policy. The entry of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) into force is ... read..


Russia 'threatens' to quit Council of Europe
Moscow | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Russia on Tuesday warned that it will quit the Council of Europe voluntarily, if its opponents in the association insist on expulsion. "I don't think presence in the Council of Europe is more important for Russia than it is for European countries. It is m ... read..


Trump calls Stormy Daniels a 'Horseface'
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | October 16, 2018 10:41:30 PM IST
United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday called adult star Stormy Daniels a 'Horseface' and denounced her defamation lawsuit against him as a 'total con.' ... read..


Pompeo seeks answers from Saudi King on missing journalist (Lead)
Riyadh | Tuesday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and other key officials here on Tuesday over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who Turkish officials say was killed and dismembered inside the Sa ... read..


No political will to address climate change: Ban-Ki-Moon
Geneva | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Former UN secretary general Ban-Ki-Moon said that there is no political will to address climate change, which is happening at a faster pace. The guardian reports that he said that a step change in adaptation can and must be achieved, "Climate change ... read..


'Rogue killers' could be behind missing journalist, suggests Trump
Riyadh | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
US President Donald Trump believes that rogue killers could be behind the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Tweeting earlier about the call, Mr Trump said, "Just spoke to the king of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of whatever may have ... read..


Federal court dismisses Stormy's defamation case against Trump
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | October 16, 2018 8:11:43 PM IST
A federal judge on Monday dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed by Adult star Stormy Daniels against United States President Donald Trump. ... read..


Macron appoints loyal backer as Interior Minister (Lead)
Paris | Tuesday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday named Christophe Castaner, one of his main backers, as the new Interior Minister, replacing Gerard Collomb in his latest Cabinet reshuffle. ... read..


3 killed in Myanmar military fighter jets crash
Yangon | Tuesday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
At least three people, including two pilots, were killed in two military fighter jets crash in Minbu township of Myanmar's Magway region on Tuesday. ... read..


Former Chinese military chief expelled from CPC
Beijing | Tuesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
China's ruling Communist Party (CPC) has expelled former military chief General Fang Fenghui from the party and his case has been transferred to a military court over graft accusations, the military announced on Tuesday. ... read..


Pompeo discusses Khashoggi's disappearance issue with Saudi Arabia
Washington [US] | October 16, 2018 7:41:43 PM IST
United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on Tuesday met Saudi King Salman and Foreign Minister al-Jubeir in Riyadh. During the meetings the two sides discussed the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and it was agreed that there is a nee ... read..


Nepal, India border security meeting concluded
Biratnagar [Nepal] | October 16, 2018 7:41:40 PM IST
Biratnagar [Nepal], Oct 16 (ANI/RSS): The Nepal-India border security meeting concluded at Araria of India. ... read..


French, German Foreign Ministers discuss Khashoggi case with US State Secretary
Paris [France] | October 16, 2018 7:41:35 PM IST
Paris [France], Oct 16 (ANI/Sputnik): French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and his German counterpart Heiko Mass on Tuesday discussed the recent disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi with US State Secretary Mike Pompeo. ... read..


Erdogan: Investigators found consulate materials painted over
Istanbul | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said investigators searching a Saudi consulate building in Istanbul where journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing earlier this month found materials that had been painted over. ... read..


6 killed in Morocco train derailment
Rabat | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
At least six people were killed and 72 were injured when a train derailed near the Moroccan capital on Tuesday, officials said. ... read..


'US were going to war with North Korea', says Trump
Washington | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
United States President Donald Trump said that America would have gone to war with North Korea if it weren't for his timely actions. In an interview to American TV journalist Lesley Stahl, Donald Trump said, "We were going to war with North Korea. I ... read..


Two Koreas, UN Command discuss border security zone disarmament
Seoul | Tuesday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
The two Koreas and the UN Command (UNC), led by the US, held their first trilateral consultations on Tuesday over disarming the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the heavily fortified border area, South Korea's Defence Ministry said. ... read..


Digital divide can threaten global peace: Lok Sabha Speaker
Geneva | Tuesday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
Although technology offers easy access to information and connectivity, digital divide could pose a threat to global peace, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Tuesday. ... read..


Global commission set up for climate adaptation solutions
The Hague (Netherlands) | Tuesday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
On the heels of one of the deadliest summers of climate-related weather disasters affecting countries all over the world, a gathering of global leaders on Tuesday launched the new Global Commission on Adaptation to catalyse a global movement to bring scal ... read..


More than eight hundred million people still suffering from hunger : UN Chief
Tehran | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
UN Secretary General has said that About 820 million people still suffer from hunger and called for a world in which every person has access to a healthy and nutritious diet. Mr Antonio Guterres made this remark in his message on World Food Day, October ... read..


World will relish 'Slaughter-free meat' soon
San Francisco | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
In order to address the looming crisis over the world's growing appetite for meat via, Just, a food company here has come up with a solution to serve meat grown from the cells of a live animal- also known as 'Slaughter-free meat'. BBC research team rep ... read..


IRGC increased its naval missile range to 700km
Tehran | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps' (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh declared on Tuesday that IRGC has increased the range if its naval missiles to 700 km. Iranian Fars News Agency reports that the Commander adde ... read..


Pompeo meets Saudi King over missing journalist
Riyadh | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud here on Tuesday over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as diplomatic pressure mounted on Riyadh to give a fuller explanation in the case. ... read..


China defends re-education centres in Xinjiang
Beijing | Tuesday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST
China on Tuesday said that re-education camps in Xinjiang, in which human rights organisations say close to one million ethnic Uyghurs are being held, were actually part of vocational training programmes aimed at eradicating terrorism and religious extrem ... read..


US secretary of state arrives in Saudi Arabia for talks over missing journalist
Riyadh | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo was received at Riyadh airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al Jubeir and ambassador to Washington Prince Khalid bin Salman on Tuesday. The US chief diplomat was greeted at Riyadh airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel ... read..


Australia to reconsider its support for Iran Nuclear deal
Canberra | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Australia will consider reviewing its support for the Iran nuclear deal and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and shifting its embassy there from Tel Aviv, Australia's Prime Minister said on Tuesday. On being asked about Australia's stand on Iran ... read..


Trump makes 'Creepy physical threats', tweets Warren
Washington | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
American politician Sen Elizabeth Warren tweeted on Monday that US President Donald Trump makes 'Creepy physical treats'. Japan Today reports that this tweet came in the response of Donald Trump's comment about him personally administering a DNA test ... read..


Japanese PM on five-day Europe tour
Tokyo | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday undertook five-day Europe tour, where he would seek an opportunity to take world leaders into confidence on the issue of 'threat' his country faces from North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. Mr Abe would ... read..


Google eying China
Beijing | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Eying Chinese market, search giant Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai has said that his company was capable of solving 99 per cent queries. The comments from the CEO came when he was speaking at a summit in San Francisco on Monday. Mr Pichai d ... read..


I've never registered for any political party: Mattis
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said that he never spoke to the President about resigning from his position and was continuing with his job, after Donald Trump called him a "sort of a Democrat" and said that the Pentagon chief may be leaving his pos ... read..


Macron announces partial cabinet reshuffle
Paris | Tuesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday announced a long-awaited partial cabinet reshuffle prompted by the recent resignation of several ministers, his office said. ... read..


Australia to consider recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Canberra | Tuesday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday that he was open to recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the Australian embassy there as well as to review the nuclear agreement with Iran. ... read..


Led by United Nations, two Koreas hold border disarmament talks
Seoul | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Trilateral talks are held between North Korea, South Korea, and U.S.-led United Nations Command today in regards to disarm a jointly patrolled area in the heavily fortified border that divides the Korean peninsula. North and South Korea agreed to turn th ... read..


Mattis visits Vietnam to strengthen military cooperation
Ho Chi Minh City | Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
US Secretary of Defence James Mattis arrived here on Tuesday where he will meet his Vietnamese counterpart to strengthen security cooperation between the two countries. ... read..


Fourteen Iranian Border Guards Kidnapped on Pakistani Border
Lulakdan | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Fourteen Iranian border guards were abducted on the border with Pakistan on Tuesday. The state-funded Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA),official said, "the border guards were kidnapped by members of an identified terrorist group in southeast Iran.These ... read..


President Trump raises more than $100 million for 2020 re-election
Washington | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
President Donald Trump has raised more than $100 million for a re-election battle, giving him a massive financial advantage over a potential Democratic contenders jockeying to challenge him in 2020. The President raised more than $18 million during the Ju ... read..


Overseas investment down globally,UN trade agency
Geneva | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Foreign direct investment (FDI) has dropped 40 per cent year-on-year so far, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said Tuesday, but the $470 million decline is happening mainly in wealthy, industrialized nations, especially in North America ... read..


Accountability court extends remand of Shehbaz Sharif by 10 days
Islamabad | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Shehbaz Sharif, a former chief minister of the Punjab state of Pakistan, accused in money-laundering case, was presented by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) before an accountability court on Tuesday. The accountability court has extended Pakistan ... read..


PML-N party Rafique brothers accused in Paragon Housing scam to appear before court today
Islamabad | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party has suffered setbacks as some important party figures have been arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in corruption cases. The party president Shehbaz Sharif was arrested ten days ago in Ash ... read..


IMF bailout: China supports Pakistan
Islamabad | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
China has supported Pakistan's appeal to International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance to economic challenges, however, cautioning that the assistance should not effect the bilateral relationship. "As a member of the IMF, China supports the ... read..


Feminine leadership traits seen as add-ons, unnecessary: Study
New York | Tuesday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
While typical feminine traits like tolerance and cooperativeness are appreciated as nice "add-ons" for leaders, it is masculine attributes such as assertiveness and competence that are valued as the defining qualities for the role of a leader, especially ... read..


'Friendship -2018' : Russia, Pakistan to hold military drills
ROSTOV-ON-DON | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Russian and Pakistani forces will conduct joint military drill this month.The report has been confirmed by the Russian military official . 'Friendship-2018' as it is known as,will start from Oct 21 to Nov 4. The servicemen from the armed forces of both ... read..


NAB presents Shehbaz Sharif before court in Ashiana Housing scam
Islamabad | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Shehbaz Sharif, a former chief minister of the Punjab state of Pakistan, accused in money-laundering case, was presented by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) before an accountability court on Tuesday. Strict security arrangements are in place on ... read..


Israel army airstrikes Gazans launching arson balloons
Gaza | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
A group of Palestinians launching incendiary balloons at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip were hit by airstrike, the army said today. The airstrike comes a day after 24 Palestinians were shot and wounded by live Israeli military fire yesterday during ... read..


Australia will consider moving its embassy to Jerusalem : PM Scott Morrison
Canberra | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Australia is likely to replicate the US decision of moving its embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing the same as the capital of Israel. If acted upon, the move would follow a recent policy shift by the US that has drawn criticism internationally. "Aust ... read..


Decoded: How fathering behaviours evolved in humans
New York | Tuesday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
Males who baby-sit children, not necessarily only their own, are likely to have greater reproductive success, claims a research on gorillas, that suggests an alternative route by which fathering behaviours might have evolved in humans. ... read..


Bahrain FM boycotts Uber over Khashoggi case
Manama | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa has pushed for the boycott of ride hailing app Uber, after its chief executive pulled out of a high-profile business conference in the kingdom's strong ally Saudi Arabia. The minister tweeted two hash ... read..


Protesting workers of Chinese Garment factory attacked in Myanmar, dozens injured
Yangon | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Clashes hit a Chinese owned garment factory, Fu Yuen, in Myanmar when the workers protesting against the owner of the factory were attacked by a mob of 'hired thugs'. Nearly two months ago, predominantly the female workers had started complaining over th ... read..


Five dead, three injured in China coal mine explosion
Beijing | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Five people died and three others were injured in a coal mine gas explosion in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, local authorities informed. The explosion occurred Monday at the Liyuanba coal mine in Shihao Town, Qijiang District, Xinhua cited sou ... read..


Yemeni President sacks prime minister
Sana'a | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Yemeni President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi has sacked the prime minister Ahmed bin Daghar . Ahmed bin Daghar was also to be investigated due to "negligence in the performance of the government in the economic and service domains in the recent period," accordi ... read..


Judicial commission to travel Dubai for recording Musharraf statement in treason case
Islamabad | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
The former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf declined to record his statement in a treason case via video link on Monday. A special court ordered the formation of a judicial commission that will go abroad to record his statement in accordance with ... read..


Saudi riyal tumbles as Trump threatens to punish Riyadh over missing journalist Khashoggi case
Riyadh | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Saudi Arabia's riyal was quoted at 3.7514 to the U.S. dollar in the spot market early on Monday, its weakest rate since June 2017. Saudi financial markets have come under pressure in the last few days as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to pun ... read..


Saudi Arabia warns imposition of sanctions by West will lead kingdom to resort to other options
Riyadh | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
As Saudi Arabia faces global condemnation over the fate of missing and now reportedly killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a new report indicates that Riyadh is preparing a list of countermeasures, including reconciliation with Iran, to push back against po ... read..


China issues a direct warning to Australia in a blistering new editorial
Canberra | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
China has issued a stern new direct warning to Australia, saying we're walking a "tightrope" between the US and China. In a blistering editorial, state media outlet The China Daily warned the nation not to be "led by the nose by America, cautioning the Mo ... read..


Italy expected to propose revival of EU fundings
Brussels | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Italy is expected to propose the European Union for revival of funding for small and medium-sized private businesses in Russia when EU leaders meet in Brussels this week. Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has indicated that he will suggest at an EU le ... read..


Google boycotts Saudi conference over Khashoggi
New York | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
After Uber, Viacom and Ford, Google also on Monday boycotted the forthcoming business conference in Saudi Arabia in view of recent developments over disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. "Google Cloud Chief Executive Diane ... read..


Turkish team reaches Saudi consulate, starts investigation
Istanbul | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
A Turkish delegation including police officers and crime scene investigators entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Monday evening to conduct a search over the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The team also comprised of forensic ... read..


IMF and WB praise Indonesia for hosting 'International Organizations Annual Meeting'
Jakarta | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) praised Indonesia for successfully hosting the international organizations annual meeting, even at the times when country is still reeling from the aftermath of strong earthquakes and ... read..


Microsoft's Co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65
New York | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Paul G. Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft who helped usher in the personal computing revolution and then channeled his enormous fortune into transforming Seattle into a cultural destination, died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on Monday aft ... read..


Afghanistan-Pakistan border sealed after clashes
Islamabad | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Major part of border between Pakistan and Afghanistan remained closed on Monday following clashes between the two countries' security forces, leaving hundreds of people and vehicles stranded on both sides. The Chamman-Spin Boldak border crossing was shut ... read..


Bahrain FM to boycott Uber over Khashoggi case
Manama | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa has pushed for the boycott of ride hailing app Uber, after its chief executive pulled out of a high-profile business conference in the kingdom's strong ally Saudi Arabia. The minister tweeted two hash ... read..


'War torn' Afghanistan to battle worst drought ever, warns UN
New York | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
At least three million Afghans are in "urgent" need of food and could face famine if they do not get help, the United Nations warned the war torn country Afghanistan. A dry spell mainly across northern and western Afghanistan has devastated crops, livesto ... read..


Australia gives first gifts for Prince Harry, Meghan's future baby
Canberra | Tuesday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Tuesday received the first gifts for their future baby in Australia, a day after it was announced that they are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019. ... read..


Facebook expands policies on voter suppression
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2018 10:15:05 AM IST
With the US mid-term elections looming, Facebook has announced to expand its policies against voter suppression -- action that is designed to deter or prevent people from voting. ... read..


Harvard admissions dean testifies as affirmative action trial begins
Boston | Tuesday, 2018 10:15:05 AM IST
Harvard Universitys dean of admissions testified in federal court that in the interest of attracting a diverse student body, the school lowers its recruiting standards a bit for many students from rural regions, but not if they were Asian-American. ... read..


Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead (Lead)
Seattle | Tuesday, 2018 9:45:05 AM IST
Paul Allen, who along with Bill Gates founded Microsoft 43 years ago has died, his family announced. He was 65. ... read..


Trump raises over $100 mn for 2020 re-election
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 9:45:05 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has raised more than $100 million for a re-election battle in 2020, giving him a massive financial advantage over a crowded field of potential Democratic contenders jockeying to challenge him. ... read..


245 children from separated immigrant families still in US custody
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST
A total of 245 children from separated undocumented immigrant families were still in US custody, officials said in a court filing. ... read..


Floating pipe to start collecting plastic in Pacific Ocean
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 9:15:05 AM IST
A 2,000 foot-long floating pipe nicknamed "Wilson" is slated to begin its mission to collect all the plastic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. ... read..


Chamling receives FAO award for Sikkim becoming world's first organic state
United Nations | Tuesday, 2018 9:15:05 AM IST
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming f ... read..


Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Trump dismissed
New York | Tuesday, 2018 9:15:05 AM IST
A federal judge has dismissed pornstar Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against US President Donald Trump. ... read..


Trump mocked over White House painting
Washington D.C. [USA] | October 16, 2018 9:41:27 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump's 60 Minutes interview with Leslie Stahl that aired on Sunday night gave a glimpse of a painting that left everyone baffled and amused at the same time. ... read..


Trump surveys areas devastated by hurricane Michael
Washington | Tuesday, 2018 8:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump undertook an aerial survey of areas in Florida devastated by hurricane Michael and said that the priority of the his government was to provide food, electricity and safety to the victims. ... read..


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