Sunday, December 16, 2018

Lahore court acquits 2 suspects in Sarabjit Singh's killing
Lahore [India] | December 16, 2018 7:11:30 AM IST
Two prime suspects were acquitted from charges of killing Indian national Sarabjit Singh inside the Kot Lakhpat jail in 2013 by a district and sessions court here on Saturday. ... read..

"This is politically motivated": Ex-Maldives Prez after questioning for fraud
Male [maldives] | December 16, 2018 7:11:30 AM IST
The Maldives Police questioned former President Abdulla Yameen over allegations of fraudulent financial transactions while in office. ... read..

Operating guidelines for Paris Agreement adopted at COP24
Katowice [Poland] | December 16, 2018 7:11:28 AM IST
All governments adopted the Paris Agreement Work Programme, or the operating guidelines for the Paris Agreement, at the COP24 here on Saturday (local time). ... read..

Indian companies explore Nepali market through 'Nepal Medical Show'
Kathmandu [Nepal] | December 16, 2018 4:11:28 AM IST
Indian companies, that manufacture health care equipment, are exploring markets in Nepal through the ongoing three-day Nepal Medical Show and Nepal Lab Expo 2018 taking place in Kathmandu from December 14 to 16. ... read..

Dubai Police grills Chhota Shakeel's brother, wanted in Mumbai
Mumbai | Saturday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
The Dubai Police on Saturday detained Anwar Babu Sheikh, the brother of absconding mafiosi Chhota Shakeel, reports reaching here said. ... read..

10 Palestinians injured as Israeli soldiers demolish West Bank house
Ramallah (West Bank) | Saturday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
At least 10 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers after the latter demolished a West Bank house that belonged to a family of a Palestinian who allegedly killed a soldier earlier this year, the media reported on Saturday. ... read..

Texas Judge strikes down Obamacare
Washington D.C. [USA] | December 15, 2018 8:11:37 PM IST
A federal judge in Texas on Friday struck down the Affordable Care Act, terming it "unconstitutional." ... read..

Rajapaksha accuses UNP for delaying elections, destroying Lankan economy
Colombo [Sri Lanka] | December 15, 2018 8:11:37 PM IST
Shortly after the disputed Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksha resigned from his post, he targeted Ranil Wickeremsinghe-led United National Party (UNP) for delaying the general elections to stay in power. He also accused Wickeremsinghe's governme ... read..

Pakistan, China, Afghanistan ink MoU on anti-terrorism cooperation
Kabul [Afghanistan] | December 15, 2018 8:11:35 PM IST
Pakistan, China, and Afghanistan on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on counter-terrorism cooperation during the second trilateral ministerial dialogue here. ... read..

Wang Yi visit to give boost to India-China relations
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 8:11:30 PM IST
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit India from December 21 to 24 to hold the first-ever meeting of India-China High-Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges with External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj. ... read..

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital (Second Lead)
Canberra | Saturday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
Australia on Saturday officially recognized West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel after a period of consultations at home and abroad, prompting criticism from Palestine against the move. ... read..

PM Modi meets French Minister Le Drian
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 5:41:33 PM IST
French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is on a two-day visit to India called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. ... read..

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital (Lead)
Canberra | Saturday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Australia on Saturday officially recognized West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel after a period of consultations at home and abroad. ... read..

India and France agree to fight terrorism jointly
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 3:41:30 PM IST
India and France have agreed to fight terrorism together, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and India's External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj said here in a joint statement. ... read..

US man charged with hate crime for assaulting Indian-origin woman
New York | Saturday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
A 54-year-old man has been charged with hate crime for assaulting an Indian-origin woman on a subway and hurling homophobic slurs at her. ... read..

Rajapaksa resigns, Wickremesinghe to take oath tomorrow
Colombo [Sri Lanka] | December 15, 2018 1:11:30 PM IST
Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26 after ousting Ranil Wickremesinghe has resigned from his post. ... read..

Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish independent church
Kiev | Saturday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Ukrainian Orthodox priests will hold a historic council here on Saturday to create a new national church, a move condemned as schism by the Russian clergy. ... read..

Trump names new acting Chief of Staff (Lead)
Washington | Saturday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has named his budget director, Mick Mulvaney, as the new acting Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly who is leaving by the end of the year. ... read..

Irish watchdog opens inquiry into latest Facebook privacy breach (Lead)
London | Saturday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has announced a fresh investigation into Facebook, a day after the social networking giant admitted another security breach where nearly 6.8 million users risked their private photos being exposed to third-party ... read..

Prada pulls products after accusations of blackface imagery
New York | Saturday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
Luxury fashion house Prada has withdrawn products after some items displayed at the front of a store here were seen as depicting blackface imagery. ... read..

US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional
Washington | Saturday, 2018 9:45:05 AM IST
A US federal judge has ruled the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare as unconstitutional due to a recent change in federal tax law. ... read..

Bring violators of international human rights laws to justice: India
United Nations | Saturday, 2018 9:15:04 AM IST
India has called for international efforts to bring to justice those violating international human rights laws and to ensure protection of humanitarian workers in conflict situations. ... read..

Australia to recognise West Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Canberra | Saturday, 2018 9:15:04 AM IST
Australia will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Saturday. ... read..

6.8 million users possibly affected by latest photo bug: Facebook
San Francisco | Saturday, 2018 8:15:05 AM IST
US top social media network Facebook admitted that about 6.8 million users may risk their private photos being exposed to third-party apps. ... read..

Death toll in Strasbourg shooting touches 4
Strasbourg [France] | December 15, 2018 6:41:38 AM IST
A fourth victim of the shootout which took place at a Christmas market here on December 11 breathed his last on Friday. ... read..

Mick Mulvaney named acting White House Chief of Staff
Washington [USA] | December 15, 2018 6:41:37 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump announced Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, as the acting White House Chief of Staff. He will be succeeding John Kelly. ... read..

Ranil Wickremesinghe to take oath as Sri Lankan PM on Sunday
Colombo [Sri Lanka] | December 15, 2018 6:41:37 AM IST
Ranil Wickremesinghe is all set to regain his Prime Ministerial powers and will be taking oath on Sunday, a senior minister from the United National Party (UNP) confirmed on Friday. ... read..

Clashes erupt in Hodeidah; first after Yemen ceasefire
Sanaa [Yemen] | December 15, 2018 6:41:30 AM IST
Clashes erupted between the Iranian-aligned Houthis and the Saudi-UAE coalition forces on the outskirts of Yemeni port city of Hodeidah on Friday, breaking the ceasefire truce reached by the two sides during the Sweden peace talks. ... read..

Brazil orders extradition of former left-wing militant Cesare Battisti
Sao Paulo [Brazil] | December 15, 2018 6:41:28 AM IST
Brazilian President Michel Temer passed orders for the extradition of former left-wing militant Cesare Battisti, a day after the Supreme Federal Tribunal of Brazil ordered his arrest on Thursday. ... read..

Facebook bug may have leaked photos of 6.8 million users
Washington [USA] | December 15, 2018 3:41:33 AM IST
A Facebook API bug has reportedly leaked pictures of approximately 6.8 million users by the help of some third-party apps. ... read..

US in 'no hurry' for negotiations with N Korea, says Trump
Washington D.C [USA] | December 15, 2018 3:41:33 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that the US is in 'no hurry' to reach negotiations with North Korea, amid talks of denuclearising the Korean Peninsula. ... read..

US-China comprehensive trade deal 'rather soon', says Trump
Washington D.C. [USA] | December 15, 2018 2:11:30 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump has said that China is interested in forging a comprehensive trade deal with the United States 'rather soon'. ... read..

Dassault Aviation welcomes SC decision on Rafale
Saint Cloud (France) | Friday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
The Dassault Aviation on Friday welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court that dismissed petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into the Rs 59,000-crore Rafale fighter jet deal. ... read..

Nepal's ban on Indian currency may impact tourism
Birgunj (Nepal) | December 14, 2018 10:11:44 PM IST
The Nepal government has banned the use of Indian currency notes of Rs 2000, Rs 500 and Rs 200. The government has asked the citizens to abstain from keeping or carrying Indian currencies higher than Rs 100 which cease to be legal tender. ... read..

Negotiations at UN climate summit still on; India seems confident
Katowice (Poland) | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
As the COP24 climate summit draws to a close late Friday, negotiators are still grappling to agree on a significant commitment to strengthen the climate pledges of all countries by 2020, negotiators said. ... read..

Blair urges UK government, EU to prepare for second referendum
London | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair on Friday called on the British government and the European Union to prepare for the eventuality that Brexit could be pushed back in favour of further negotiations or a second referendum. ... read..

7-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in US Border Patrol Custody
Washington D.C. [USA] | December 14, 2018 8:11:33 PM IST
A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who was taken into United States Border Patrol custody has died of dehydration and shock. ... read..

Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa to step down as PM to 'ensure stability'
Colombo [Sri Lanka] | December 14, 2018 8:11:30 PM IST
Mahinda Rajapaksa will on Saturday step down as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka "to ensure stability of the nation", his son Namal confirmed on Friday. ... read..

Trump knew paying hush money was wrong, says ex-lawyer Cohen
Washington | Friday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Donald Trump knew he was doing wrong when he directed hush money to be paid to two women during the 2016 presidential election to keep them silent about their alleged affairs with him, the President's former lawyer Michael Cohen said in a television inter ... read..

Nepal bans the use of Indian currency notes of Rs 200, 500, 2000
Kathmandu [Nepal] | December 14, 2018 6:41:30 PM IST
In a move that may severely impact Indian tourists, traders and the Nepalese persons working in India, the Government of Nepal has banned use of Indian currency banknotes of Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 2000. ... read..

Taiwanese cabinet passes bills banning foreign-funded election ads
Taipei | Friday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Taiwan's government on Friday approved two draft amendment bills banning political ads funded from abroad, including China, amid suspicions that Beijing interfered in the local elections held in November. ... read..

Protest in Okinawa over US military base relocation
Nago (Japan) | Friday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Dozens of people protested on Friday at a coastal land reclamation site in Okinawa where a US military base will be relocated in Japans southern prefecture. ... read..

Migrant caravan: Guatemalan girl dies in US custody
Washington | Friday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who illegally crossed the US-Mexico border with her father died hours after being taken into custody, US Customs and Border Protection has said. ... read..

Indian student found dead in Dubai apartment
Dubai | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
A 22-year-old Dubai-based Indian student and musician has been found dead in his apartment in Al Garhoud area, the police said. ... read..

Indian Navy ship makes second arms seizure off Somalia coast in six days
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
An Indian Navy ship deployed for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, made a second arms seizure in six days from a fishing vessel off the coast of Somalia, a defence official said here on Friday. ... read..

Over 1,000 institutions to shun fossil fuels
Katowice (Poland) | Friday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
Over 1,000 institutions with managed investments worth $8 trillion have committed to phasing out fossil fuels, says a report. ... read..

Chinese Foreign Minister to visit India next week
Beijing | Friday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be on a four-day India visit from December 21 to attend the first people-to-people exchange agreed between Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at their icebreaking meet in Wuhan earlier this year. ... read..

Khashoggi killing: US Senate passes resolution condemning Saudi Crown Prince
Washington | Friday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST
The US Senate has passed a resolution blaming and condemning Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, ratcheting up pressure on President Donald Trump who has aligned himself with the Saudi kingdom in t ... read..

Trump's inaugural committee probed over illegal foreign donations
Washington | Friday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee is currently being investigated by federal prosecutors for possible financial abuses related to foreign donations raised for his inauguration, the media reported. ... read..

Beijing detains another Canadian amid diplomatic upheaval
Washington D.C. [USA] | December 14, 2018 3:11:36 PM IST
Chinese authorities on Friday detained another Canadian Michael Spavor on the suspicion of "activities that endangered China's national security. ... read..

Terror financing from Pakistan concerns Canada: Report
Vancouver [Canada] | December 14, 2018 3:11:30 PM IST
A 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada has raised concerns over terror financing from various countries including Pakistan. ... read..

Climate change, ocean change happening: Commonwealth Secretary-General
Katowice (Poland) | Friday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Climate change and ocean change is already happening globally. This can no longer be denied. One degree of global warming has already occurred, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said. ... read..

Drugs valued at $260 mn seized in Australia
Sydney | Friday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
About half a tonne of drugs hidden in car bonnets were seized and two persons were arrested in a major drug bust in Australian capital Sydney, police said on Friday. ... read..

Indian gets 9 years in jail for sex assault on US flight
Washington | Friday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
A 34-year-old Indian man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman on a US flight early this year. ... read..

Tech allowed me new ways of thinking: Top Malaysian artist
Hong Kong | Friday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Leading Malaysian architect-turned-artist Red Hong Yi, who paints with unconventional everyday objects and not the regular paintbrush, believes that without technology, she wouldn't be able to produce and experiment fast enough as technology allowed her " ... read..

'200 cameras keep watchful eye over Oxford University'
London | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 AM IST
UK's University of Oxford, internationally recognised as the oldest in the English-speaking world, has 200 closed-circuit cameras zooming in on its staff and students, the office of the Surveillance Camera Commissioner said in a report on Thursday. ... read..

Brexit: EUCO calls backstop a 'temporary arrangement'
Brussels [Belgium] | December 14, 2018 7:11:34 AM IST
The European Council (EUCO) announced that the backstop in the endorsed Brexit Withdrawal Agreement was a "temporary insurance policy" to prevent a hard border in the Irish island while reiterating that the agreement was "not open for renegotiation" after ... read..

Cybercriminals using bomb threats to scam American public
Washington D.C. [USA] | December 14, 2018 7:11:30 AM IST
The US law enforcement has taken note of a phishing scam that uses bomb threats via email to target victims, which led to mass evacuations across the United States on Thursday. ... read..

Venezuela: 2 killed, 6 injured in LPG station blast
Miranda [Venezuela] | December 14, 2018 7:11:28 AM IST
A blast at an LPG dispensing station belonging to Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) resulted in the death of two individuals, while six others sustained injuries. ... read..

Strasbourg shooter neutralised: French Interior Minister
Strasbourg [France] | December 14, 2018 6:41:34 AM IST
The Strasbourg shooter, who killed three people and injured 13 when he opened fire at a Christmas market here on December 11, has been neutralised, according to the French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner. ... read..

Russian 'spy' pleads guilty of conspiring against US
Washington D.C. [USA] | December 14, 2018 6:41:34 AM IST
Maria Butina, an alleged Russian spy, pleaded guilty of conspiring against the United States of America for working to infiltrate the political circles of the Republican party to further Russian interests at a federal court on Thursday (local time). ... read..

US Senate passes resolution to hold Saudi Crown Prince responsible for Khashoggi's death
Washington D.C. [USA] | December 14, 2018 6:41:31 AM IST
The United States Senate has approved a resolution to hold Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) responsible for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death at the Saudi consular premises in Istanbul on October 2. ... read..

Senate votes to end US military support for Saudis in Yemen
Washington | Friday, 2018 6:15:04 AM IST
The US Senate voted on Thursday in favour of a bill asking the Donald Trump administration to end the military support it is providing to Saudi Arabia in the latter's war in Yemen, a move taken amid the controversy sparked by the murder of Saudi journalis ... read..

Strasbourg shooter killed after 48-hour manhunt: Minister (Lead)
Paris | Friday, 2018 4:45:04 AM IST
The shooter, who killed three people at a Christmas market in France's Strasbourg on Tuesday, has been killed, 48 hours after the attack, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has confirmed. ... read..

Strasbourg shooting suspect killed by police: Report
Paris | Friday, 2018 3:45:04 AM IST
The man responsible for the Strasbourg terror attack was killed by police on Thursday, a spokesman for the Paris prosecutor's office said. ... read..

Fifth person detained in connection with Strasbourg shooting
Paris | Friday, 2018 3:15:04 AM IST
A fifth person was arrested and placed in police custody on Thursday in connection with the gunman who killed three people and wounded many others near the Christmas market in France's Strasbourg, the newspaper Le Figaro reported. ... read..

Made a mistake by hiring Cohen: Trump
Washington D.C. [USA] | December 14, 2018 3:11:32 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump said he made a "mistake" by hiring Michael Cohen, who was sentenced to three years in prison by a New York federal judge over charges of tax evasion and campaign-finance violations. ... read..

EU prolongs economic sanctions against Russia
Brussels [Belgium] | December 14, 2018 3:11:30 AM IST
The European Union (EU) has prolonged economic sanctions against Russia, owing to "zero progress" in the implementation of the Minsk agreements. ... read..

Vulnerable nations want talks to end with ambitious climate actions
Katowice (Poland) | Friday, 2018 2:15:14 AM IST
The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) on Thursday highlighted the outcome of its recent Virtual Summit and the Jumemej Declaration which calls on the ongoing UN climate summit named COP24 to take key decisions on ambitious at Katowice. ... read..

Accused Russian spy pleads guilty in US federal court
Washington | Friday, 2018 2:15:05 AM IST
Russian citizen Maria Butina pleaded guilty in a US federal court here on Thursday to an espionage charge that carries a potential sentence of five years in prison. ... read..

Indians top list of foreign tourists visiting Nepal
Kathmandu [Nepal] | December 14, 2018 1:41:29 AM IST
As many as 2,60,124 Indian tourists have visited Nepal in the last ten months, taking the number of tourists visiting the neighbouring country to a whopping one million. ... read..

President Kovind inaugurates 'Enterprise India' exhibition in Yangon
Yangon [Myanmar] | December 13, 2018 11:41:37 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated 'Enterprise India' exhibition here on Thursday, bringing in the best of Indian products, services, innovation and know-how to business partners, start-ups, incubators and customers in Myanmar. ... read..

No discussion over border wall with US: Mexico President
Moscow [Russia] | December 13, 2018 11:41:35 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], Dec 13 (ANI/Sputnik): Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday that he had not discussed the US plans to build a wall on border with Mexico in phone talks with his US counterpart Donald Trump. ... read..

Mauritius to organise 'Gita Mahotsav' in 2019
Kurukshetra (Haryana) | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Mauritius will organise a 'Gita Mahotsav' in February 2019, the country's acting President, Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory, said on Thursday. ... read..

Lion Air accident: Victims' kin demand recovery of more bodies
Jakarta | Thursday, 2018 10:15:30 PM IST
Dozens of families of people who were aboard a Lion Air plane that crashed last month in Indonesia demonstrated here on Thursday to urge the Indonesian government and airline to continue their search for bodies. ... read..

2 Israelis killed in West Bank gun attack
Jerusalem | Thursday, 2018 10:15:20 PM IST
Two Israelis were killed and two others were wounded by a Palestinian in a gun attack in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the Israeli Army reported. ... read..

Yemen government, Houthis agree to truce in Hodeida: UN chief
Copenhagen | Thursday, 2018 10:15:20 PM IST
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday said Yemeni government representatives and Houthi insurgents had agreed to a ceasefire in the embattled city of Hodeida. ... read..

S. African court orders Zuma to pay his legal fees
Johannesburg | Thursday, 2018 10:15:15 PM IST
A South African High Court on Thursday ruled that former President Jacob Zuma must pay his own legal fees during his corruption trial. ... read..

India will 'overachieve' Paris commitments: Experts
Katowice (Poland) | Thursday, 2018 10:15:15 PM IST
At a time when there is a call for all countries to do more to fight climate change, India is telling the world at the ongoing UN climate negotiations, COP24, that it is in a position to comfortably overachieve its Paris climate change commitments, and wi ... read..

Second Canadian detained in China as diplomatic spat intensifies (Second Lead)
Ottawa/Beijing | Thursday, 2018 10:15:10 PM IST
A second Canadian has been arrested in China in a potential act of retribution, signalling a serious escalation of the diplomatic crisis between Washington, Beijing and Ottawa following the arrest of Chinese telecom giant Huawei's Chief Financial Officer ... read..

President Trump says he never directed Michael Cohen to "break the law"
Washington [USA] | December 13, 2018 9:11:50 PM IST
Washington [USA], Dec 13 (ANI/Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he never directed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to break the law, adding that the lawyer should have understood the legality of his own actions. ... read..

Sri Lanka: SC overturns Sirisena's decision to dissolve Parliament
Colombo [Sri Lanka] | December 13, 2018 9:11:47 PM IST
The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka here on Thursday said that the decision of President Maithripala Sirisena to dissolve the country's Parliament was unconstitutional and illegal. ... read..

May not expecting a 'breakthrough' on Brexit at EU summit
London [United Kingdom] | December 13, 2018 9:11:29 PM IST
London [United Kingdom], Dec 13 (ANI/Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday that she was not expecting a "breakthrough" on the Brexit agreement at this week's EU summit in Brussels, adding that she would focus on the assurances over the ... read..

Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League to win third term: EIU
London [United Kingdom] | December 13, 2018 7:41:32 PM IST
Speculations are high that Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would win third consecutive term in Parliament in the elections on December 30 this year. ... read..

China wants to include bamboo in climate talks
Katowice (Poland) | Thursday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
China has demanded the inclusion of sustainable and low-carbon bamboo in the ongoing climate talks as it can provide valuable opportunities for the green development of developing countries along the Belt and Road. ... read..

Myanmar hails India's role in Rohingya refugees' rehabilitation
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar) | Thursday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
Myanmar on Thursday appreciated India's role in the rehabilitation of Rohingya refugees after New Delhi handed over the first 50 housing units for displaced people in the eastern neighbour's Rakhine State. ... read..

May to join EU summit after surviving no-confidence vote (Second Lead)
London | Thursday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Theresa May was on Thursday heading to Brussels for an EU summit after surviving a vote of no confidence triggered by members of her own ruling Conservative Party over her handling of Brexit. ... read..

4-year-old gets trapped in washing machine, dies
Dubai | Thursday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
A four-year-old boy drowned after he got trapped in a washing machine filled with hot water at his home in Ajman, the police said. ... read..

Sheikh Hasina's fight against Islamic terror might help her keep power in Bangladesh
Siliguri [India] | December 13, 2018 4:11:42 PM IST
Apart from the noticeable socio-economic growth track, what is favourable for Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's comeback is her government's "zero-tolerance" policy to counter violent extremism. She has also positioned the Awami League as a secula ... read..

Khalistani extremism a threat, says Canada minister's report
Vancouver [Canada] | December 13, 2018 4:11:37 PM IST
A 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada has said that the country is facing threat from growing Khalistani extremism in the country. This is the first time in the tenure of the Justin Trudeau government that Canada has listed Khalistani ext ... read..

Second Canadian may have been detained in China (Lead)
Ottawa/Beijing | Thursday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST
A second Canadian may have been detained in China in a potential act of retribution that threatens to intensify the diplomatic row between Washington, Beijing and Ottawa following the arrest of Huawei's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Vancouver. ... read..

9 killed in Turkey train accident (Lead)
Ankara | Thursday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST
At least nine people were killed and 47 injured on Thursday when a high-speed train collided with a locomotive in Turkey's capital city of Ankara, according to authorities. ... read..

New EU initiative for net zero emission
Katowice (Poland) | Thursday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST
A new initiative, comprising 45 European non-state actors and named Step Up Now, on Thursday set a joint vision for creating a new economy and society that will work quickly and substantially to build a net zero emission Europe by 2050 at the latest. ... read..

Famous Brazilian spiritual healer accused of sexual abuse
Brasilia | Thursday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST
More than 200 women have accused Brazils most famous medium and spiritual healer of sexual abuse. ... read..

7 killed in Turkey train accident
Ankara | Thursday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
At least seven people were killed and 43 others injured on Thursday when a high-speed train collided with a locomotive in Turkey's capital city of Ankara. ... read..

Korean soldiers cross DMZ first time since division
Seoul | Thursday, 2018 12:45:05 PM IST
North and South Korean soldiers have made several friendly crossings along the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) into each other's territory for the first time since the countries were divided, Seoul's Defence Ministry said on Thursday. ... read..

Second Canadian may have been detained in China: CNN
Ottawa | Thursday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
A second Canadian may have been detained in China in a potential act of retribution that threatens to escalate the diplomatic dispute between Washington, Beijing and Ottawa following the arrest of Huawei's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Vancouver, a CNN ... read..

13 killed in Vietnam flood
Hanoi | Thursday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
At least 13 people were killed due to a flood in Vietnam, authorities said on Thursday. ... read..

Canada warns Trump against politicising Chinese executive's arrest
Ottawa | Thursday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
Canada has issued a stern warning to US President Donald Trump against using the arrest of Chinese tech company Huawei's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who has been accused of helping the firm dodge American sanctions on Iran, as a bargaining chip in trad ... read..

Trump's unpredictability was asset in UN diplomacy: Haley
Washington | Thursday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
Outgoing US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said that President Donald Trump's unpredictability and mercurial nature was often an asset in UN diplomacy. ... read..

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