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Russian strategic bombers strike IS in Syria
Moscow | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
Six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers took off from Russia and struck the Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zour province Friday, the Russian Defence Ministry said. ... read..


Climate finance row persists for developing nations (Lead)
Bonn | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
With the two-week-long UN Climate Change negotiations meandering through its scheduled closing day here on Friday, climate experts are still quarreling over the flow of climate finance from the developed to the developing world. ... read..


PM Modi meets French foreign minister, discuss bilateral ties
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and briefed him on recent developments in the bilateral relationship as follow-up to the latter's visit to France in June. ... read..


India, France vow to fight jointly combat terrorism
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India and France on Friday reiterated the commitment to jointly combat terrorism and strengthen the "exceptional" strategic partnership between the two countries. ... read..


Three scholars awarded Japan's highest private award
Kyoto [Japan] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Three scholars have been awarded Japan's highest private award for global achievement called the Kyoto Prize, in recognition of their great achievements in the fields of advanced technology, basic science, and arts, respectively. ... read..


India-France ties not limited to bilateral context: Modi
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that ties between India and France are not limited to the bilateral context alone but extend to regional and global issues as well. ... read..


NATO apologizes after Turkish leader listed as enemy during military drill
Brussels | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Secretary-General of NATO was forced to issue an apology to Turkey's President on Friday after it was revealed that his name had been included on a list of enemies used for a military drill in Norway. ... read..


IS suicide bombing kills 35 civilians in eastern Syria
Damascus | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
At least 35 civilians were killed on Friday by an Islamic State suicide bombing in eastern Syria, pro-government Sham FM radio reported. ... read..


Woman with anti-Trump sticker on truck arrested
Washington | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
The driver of a pickup truck featuring an expletive-filled message to US President Donald Trump has been arrested -- over an outstanding warrant. ... read..


'Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency', Pentagon retweets by 'mistake'
Washington [United States] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a major gaffe, Pentagon's official Twitter account has retweeted a tweet urging United States President Donald Trump to resign. ... read..


Mugabe makes first public appearance after military takeover (Roundup)
Harare | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe attended a university graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare on Friday in his first public appearance since a takeover by the military two days ago had led to his seeming house arrest. ... read..


Ex-Sicilian mafia 'boss of bosses' dies in jail
Rome | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The former "boss of bosses" of the Cosa Nostra -- Sicily's notorious mafia -- who was believed to have been responsible for over 150 murders died at a hospital in Italy on Friday, leaving behind a blood-soaked legacy of violence and organised crime. ... read..


IS, Taliban conduct insurgency with similar ideology: Dr. Abdullah
Kabul [Afghanistan] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Drawing similarities between the Islamic State and the Taliban, Afghanistan's Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said both terror outfits were conducting insurgency in an identical manner. ... read..


Iraqi forces recapture last IS-held town
Baghdad [Iraq] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Iraqi forces, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, on Friday captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control. ... read..


Foster mother arrested in death of 3-year-old Indian girl in US
Washington | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The foster mother of Sherin Mathews, a three-year-old Indian girl who was found dead in a ditch last month in the US state of Texas, has been arrested on the charge of child endangerment. ... read..


India, China discuss border affairs
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
In the wake of the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam region in Bhutan earlier this year, officials from both sides discussed border-related issues at the 10th round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on In ... read..


India among 19 countries joining hands for sustainable biofuels
Bonn | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
In a major breakthrough for sustainable biofuels, India and 18 other countries -- representing half of the global population and 37 per cent of the global economy -- have launched a platform that aims to scale up low-carbon bio-economy. ... read..


Mugabe emerges from house arrest
Harare | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe turned up at a university graduation ceremony here on Friday, his first public appearance since the military staged an apparent coup two days ago. ... read..


EAM Sushma Swaraj welcomes Le Drian
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Friday welcomed French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian here. ... read..


Trump hails China's move to send envoy to N.Korea
Washington | Friday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has hailed the Chinese government for sending an envoy to North Korea as a "big move" in the wake of his five-country trip to Asia. ... read..


Exotic Indonesian birds found in drain pipes
Jakarta | Friday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
A wildlife raid in Indonesia led to 125 exotic birds stuffed into drain pipes sealed by wire and ready to be smuggled, authorities said. ... read..


Scale-up action to meet Paris climate goals: UN
Bonn | Friday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
The Asia-Pacific economies account for more than 50 per cent of global emissions. And if the nations maintain discharges as usual, rising seas could affect 1.4 billion people by 2060, climate experts said on Friday. For this, the countries need to scale u ... read..


Mugabe resisting calls to resign
Harare | Friday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Zimbabwe's long-time President Robert Mugabe has reportedly refused to step down immediately despite growing calls for his resignation, the media reported on Friday. ... read..


India, China, US agree to cooperate more on cyberspace security
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a first, the United States, India and China have agreed to work together to make cyberspace a safer and secured place to live and work. ... read..


Mass graves found in Indonesia
Jakarta | Friday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
An Indonesian organisation investigating the 1965-1966 anti-communist purges, said on Friday that it has found 16 new mass graves on Java island that could contain some 5,000 bodies. ... read..


Facebook launches new tools for video creators
San Francisco | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
In yet another attempt to take on Google-owned YouTube, Facebook has announced new tools for video creators to join its platform. ... read..


Trump believes sexual misconduct allegations against Moore are 'very troubling'
Washington DC [USA] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The White House on Thursday said that United States President Donald Trump believes the allegations of sexual misconduct against former Alabama Chief Justice and US Senate candidate Roy Moore are 'very troubling' and should be taken seriously. ... read..


Baloch activists condemn detention of leader Mehran Marri
Washington/Geneva [USA/Switzerland] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Baloch leaders and activists across the world have condemned the detention of key leader of their struggle, Mehran Marri, by the Swiss authorities at the Zurich Airport. ... read..


Microsoft unveils Azure Databricks, new AI tools for developers
New York | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
To help increase developers' productivity and simplify app development, Microsoft has announced new data platform technologies and cross-platform developer tools. ... read..


Facebook, Google join 'The Trust Project' to fight fake news
San Francisco | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
In their bid to fight fake news and help readers identify trustworthy news sources, Facebook, Google, Twitter and several media organisations have joined the non-partisan "The Trust Project". ... read..


US Homeland Security official resigns over derogatory remarks
Washington | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
An official from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has resigned after a disclosure revealed that he had made derogatory statements in the past about the black community and Islam, the media reported. ... read..


Senate committee requests more information on Kushner
Washington | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 AM IST
The Senate Judiciary Committee has requested more information on Donald President Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner related to his security clearance and questions over alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the media reported. ... read..


US House of Representatives passes GOP tax reform bill
Washington DC [USA] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The United States House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to cut taxes on businesses and individuals as part of the Republicans effort to overhaul the American tax system. ... read..


Pak passes new law challenging voter registration for Ahmadis
Karachi [Pakistan] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pakistan's National Assembly has passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 to restore Khatm-i-Nabuwwat laws to their original form. ... read..


Seventh woman accuses George H.W. Bush of groping
Washington | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
Another woman has accused George H.W. Bush of touching her inappropriately while he was still in office in 1992, the seventh such allegation levelled against the former US President, the media reported. ... read..


US issues travel alert for Europe
Washington | Friday, 2017 8:45:04 AM IST
The US has issued a travel alert for Europe, warning its citizens of the "heightened risk of terrorist attacks" throughout the region. ... read..


UNSC fails to adopt resolution on Syria chemical attacks probe (Lead)
United Nations | Friday, 2017 8:15:04 AM IST
The UN Security Council has failed to adopt the draft text of the US addressing the renewal of the mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the UN investigating chemical atta ... read..


US senator apologises for grope caught on camera
Washington | Friday, 2017 8:15:04 AM IST
US Senator Al Franken has responded to a woman's allegations that he groped her as she slept and "forcibly" kissed her in a rehearsal for a comedy skit. ... read..


Lebanon PM Hariri to meet Macron in Paris
Paris | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 AM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron will receive Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri here this weekend, the French government has said. ... read..


UN chief calls for calm in Zimbabwe
United Nations | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 AM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for calm in Zimbabwe after the military reportedly put the country's 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. ... read..


Indian killed in US, Sushma assures help
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that the government is following up on an "unfortunate" incident, in which an Indian student was shot dead allegedly by two armed robbers at a grocery store in the U.S. state of California, and will extend ... read..


French Foreign Minister arrives in India on two-day visit
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Yves Le Drian, arrived here today for a two-day visit to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two sides. ... read..


Russia blocks Syria chemical-weapons probe's renewal
New York [USA] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Russia has vetoed the U.S.-initiated draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to renew the investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria. ... read..


NATO multinational naval exercise concludes in Turkey
Ankara | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 AM IST
The "East Mediterranean 2017" NATO naval exercise hosted by Turkey has ended, the media reported. ... read..


15 killed in Russia bus-truck collision
Moscow | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 AM IST
At least 15 people have been killed in a collision between a bus and truck in Russia, officials said. ... read..


UNSC fails to adopt resolution on Syria chemical attacks probe
United Nations | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 AM IST
The UN Security Council has failed to adopt the draft text of the US addressing the renewal of the mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the UN investigating chemical atta ... read..


New round of UN balloting for deadlocked ICJ judgeship set for Monday
United Nations | Friday, 2017 1:15:05 AM IST
A new round of balloting for the judgeship of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the deadlocked reelection bids of judges Dalveer Bhandari of India and Christopher Greenwood of Britain is to be held on Monday, Brenden Varma, the spokesperson for ... read..


Baloch leader Mehran Marri detained at Zurich airport with family
Zurich [Switzerland] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Mehran Marri, a key leader of the Balochistan struggle, has been detained by the Swiss authorities at the Zurich airport. ... read..


Hariri accepts invitation to travel to France
Riyadh [Saudi Arabia] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Lebanon's former Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted the invitation to leave Saudi Arabia and go to France. ... read..


Art collection worth $1 mn stolen from Piano recital
Manhattan [United States] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Piano recital turned into a nightmare for a Manhattan socialite after he discovered that someone had stolen USD 1 million in artwork from his home. ... read..


Russia, Turkey, Iran to meet over Syria
Ankara [Turkey] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Russia, Turkey and Iran will discuss the Syrian crisis on November 22 in the Russian city of Sochi. ... read..


Cambodia's SC dissolves main opposition party
Phnom Penh [Cambodia] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Supreme Court of Cambodia on Thursday dissolved the country's main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). ... read..


Kabul blast: Death toll mounts to 18
Kabul [Afghanistan] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The death toll in the explosion outside a restaurant near Lab-e-Jar square in Kabul's PD4 has mounted to 18 on Thursday. ... read..


Pakistan proposes resumption of talks with India
Islamabad [Pakistan] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pakistan has put forward a proposal to resume talks with India on all pending bilateral issues. ... read..


Da Vinci painting sells for record $450 million (Lead)
New York | Thursday, 2017 4:15:06 PM IST
Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" has become the most expensive artwork to ever sell at an auction, going for $450.3 million at Christie's in New York. ... read..


Explosion hits Kabul city, two killed
Kabul [Afghanistan] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
At least two persons were killed and eight were wounded after an explosive device was detonated outside a restaurant in Lab-e-Jar in Kabul's PD4 area, on Thursday. ... read..


Australian diplomat dies in New York building fall
Washington | Thursday, 2017 3:45:06 PM IST
An Australian UN diplomat has died after falling from a seventh floor of a New York City building. ... read..


Cuban, foreign experts deny 'acoustic attacks' on US diplomats
Havana | Thursday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Cuban and foreign experts have offered scientific evidence denying the alleged "acoustic attacks" on the US diplomatic personnel in the island, an incident which has harmed the relations between the two former Cold War foes. ... read..


Hollywood to officially rename confederate streets
Miami [U.S.A] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
It's OFFICIAL! City commissioners have put an end to a divisive battle over three Hollywood streets that has the names of Confederate generals. ... read..


Pak Govt fails to share revised CPEC plan with provinces
Islamabad [Pakistan] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Pakistan Government has failed to share the revised Long-Term Plan (LTP) of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which would be approved by the Joint Cooperation Council (JCC) on November 21 in Islamabad, The Express Tribune reported. ... read..


Pak SC dismisses Sharif's plea to merge NAB references
Islamabad [Pakistan] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday dismissed ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's appeal to merge three references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). ... read..


Zimbabwe awaits next steps after military takeover
Harare | Thursday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Zimbabwe remained in political limbo a day-and-a-half after the military takeover that appears to have put an end to Robert Mugabe's 37-year grip on power. ... read..


Seoul urges China's envoy to pressure N. Korea on n-programme
Seoul | Thursday, 2017 1:15:05 PM IST
The South Korean government on Thursday called for the Chinese envoy scheduled to visit North Korea to pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile development programme. ... read..


Google Maps updated with new look, features
San Francisco | Thursday, 2017 1:15:05 PM IST
Google Maps has updated driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to highlight information that the company thinks will be most relevant. ... read..


Asian man faces racial abuse in California's BART train
California [United States] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
An Asian man was verbally abused and physically assaulted by a fellow passenger in the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train in Northern California. ... read..


WBO condemns British envoy to Pak's statement on 'Free Blochistan' campaign
Islamabad, [Pakistan] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The World Baloch Organisation (WBO) on Thursday condemned the statement made by the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Thomas Drew, regarding the ongoing advertising campaign in London - 'Free Blochistan'. ... read..


Saragarhi film receives applause in UK Parliament
London [The United Kingdom] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
On Tuesday (November 14), the British Parliament resounded to a thunderous round of applause in honour of 21 native Indian soldiers who fought to defend British India on the unruly North West frontier in 1897. ... read..


US Army admits failure in reporting crime data to FBI
Washington | Thursday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
The US Army chief, General Mark Milley, has said that there are "gaps and failures" on the part of the service to report soldiers' criminal activities to the FBI. ... read..


UK can't control 'Free Balochistan' ads in London: British envoy
Islamabad [Pakistan] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew has expressed his country's inability to control the advertisements about Balochistan in London. ... read..


Trump calls 12-day Asia tour 'tremendous success'
Washington D.C. [United States] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump has hailed his 12-day Asia tour as ''tremendous success'', claiming a "great American comeback" that has restored the U.S' standing in the world. ... read..


PoK premier lambasts Pakistan for ill-treating Kashmiris
Muzaffarabad [PoK] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Prime Minister of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) Raja Farooq Haider Khan lambasted Pakistan over the ill-treatment being meted out to Kashmiris. ... read..


Durand an 'unaccepted line', assert Afghans
Kabul (Paktika) [Afghanistan] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Amidst escalating tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan, experts have said that there is no evidence to prove Durand as the border line. ... read..


California mass shooter killed wife before going on rampage
California [USA] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The gunman, who killed four people in a string of shootings in northern California on Tuesday, began his deadly rampage by killing his wife and stashing her body beneath the floorboards of their home, the police has said. ... read..


Police official, 3 family members killed in Balochistan
Quetta (Balochistan) [Pakistan] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A senior police officer and three of his family members were shot down in Quetta on Wednesday. ... read..


'Russian Twitter accounts meddled in 2016 Brexit vote'
London | Thursday, 2017 10:15:05 AM IST
In a startling revelation, a group of data scientists has found 156,252 Russian accounts on Twitter which mentioned #Brexit and posted nearly 45,000 messages related to the EU referendum in the 48 hours around the vote. ... read..


SADC foreign ministers to meet on Zimbabwe situation
Cape Town | Thursday, 2017 9:45:04 AM IST
An urgent foreign ministers meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been called to discuss the unfolding political and security situation in neighbouring Zimbabwe. ... read..


UNSC, UNGA heads mull over next step in ICJ election
United Nations | Thursday, 2017 9:15:06 AM IST
Security Council President Sebastiano Cardi says that his office and that of General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak are in touch about the next step in the world court judge's election in which sitting judges Dalveer Bhandari of India and Christopher ... read..


House Democrats demand Trump impeachment hearings
Washington | Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 AM IST
A small group of House Democrats have introduced articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump. ... read..


Intensifying efforts to manage migration: EU
Geneva | Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 AM IST
The European Union (EU) delegation to the UN in Geneva has said it is intensifying its efforts on all fronts to "better manage migration together". ... read..


World saw America's renewed confidence, Trump says after Asia tour
Washington | Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has called his recent Asia tour, that took him to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, a "tremendous success". ... read..


UN urges to tackle 'digital divide'
Geneva | Thursday, 2017 8:15:04 AM IST
Information and communication technology (ICT) will ultimately serve to improve livelihoods around the globe, only if digital resources are accessible and the challenge of digital divide addressed, a latest UN report on the ICT has said. ... read..


Leonardo da Vinci artwork auctioned for $450.3 mn
New York | Thursday, 2017 8:15:04 AM IST
Christie's auction house has sold a painting, believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci, for $450.3 million. ... read..


Trump picks ghost hunter to be federal judge
Washington | Thursday, 2017 8:15:04 AM IST
One of US President Donald Trump's judicial nominees is a ghost hunter who has written several novellas about paranormal activities. ... read..


15 killed in Greece floods
Athens | Thursday, 2017 7:45:04 AM IST
Flash floods caused by heavy rain have killed at least 15 people and caused destruction in Greece. ... read..


Suicide bombers in Nigeria kill 10
Abuja | Thursday, 2017 7:45:04 AM IST
Four suicide bombers have killed at least 10 people and wounded many others in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri. ... read..


President Macron invites former Lebanon PM to France
Paris [France] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron has invited Lebanon's former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his family to France in a bid to defuse tensions in the Middle East. ... read..


Suicide attack kills 12 in Nigeria's Maiduguri
Maiduguri [Nigeria] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
At least twelve people were killed and several others were injured in a suicide attack in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Wednesday. ... read..


11 killed in Tanzania plane crash
Arusha [Tanzania] | November 16, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
At least 11 people were killed after a plane crashed in Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania on Wednesday. ... read..


Zimbabwe takeover seems like a coup: African Union (Lead)
Harare | Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 AM IST
The Zimbabwean military's takeover of power and detention of President Robert Mugabe "seems like a coup", key regional bloc African Union (AU) has said. ... read..


Macron invites Lebanon PM Hariri, family to France
Paris | Thursday, 2017 3:45:04 AM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron has invited Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his family to France, his office said in a statement. ... read..


Rouhani accuses Saudi Arabia of urging Israel to attack Lebanon
Tehran | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday blasted Saudi Arabia for appealing to Israel to launch a military attack on Lebanon, Press TV reported. ... read..


France to join India for Indo-Pacific security architecture
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
After officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Manila on the security architecture and development of the Indo-Pacific region, French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler said on Wednesday that his country ... read..


Almost week gone waste at UN climate talks: BASIC negotiator
Bonn | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Almost a week has gone waste at the UN Climate Change talks to bring the developed world back on track on meeting its commitments towards climate action, a top climate negotiator, who is part of BASIC countries, including India, said on Wednesday. And thi ... read..


Mugabe under house arrest as Army takes over Zimbabwe (Night Lead)
Harare | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades, was under house arrest on Wednesday, hours after the military announced it had taken him into custody in what appeared to be a coup. ... read..


Saudis holding PM Hariri hostage, says Lebanon President
Beirut | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of detaining its Prime Minister Saad Hariri and called it a "hostile act". ... read..


Russian lawmakers approve bill targeting international media
Moscow | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
Russia's lower house of Parliament on Wednesday approved a bill vesting the government with the power to label foreign-funded media outlets as "foreign agents", after Washington did the same to Russian state-funded RT television channel. ... read..


Full-blown war with India will be last option: Chinese expert (Lead)
Beijing | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
A full-blown conflict is the last thing China wants with India, a Chinese expert said on Wednesday, adding Beijing wants to see ties with India reach a "strategic high" akin to Sino-Russian relations. ... read..


Trump's Seoul speech declaration of war: N. Korea
Seoul | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:06 PM IST
North Korea on Wednesday called a speech by US President Donald Trump at the South Korean Parliament an "open declaration of war". ... read..


China to deal with Doklam-like issues more strongly: Chinese expert
Beijing | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
China will handle more "squarely" issues like Doklam and not adopt the past approach of trying to shelve differences, a Chinese expert said on Wednesday. ... read..


New technology could make AI work without internet, cloud
Toronto | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Researchers have developed a novel technology to produce a deep-learning AI software that is fit to use in everything from smartphones to industrial robots and could pave the way for artificial intelligence (AI) to break free of the internet and cloud com ... read..


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