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US targets Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua with new sanctions
Washington | Thursday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump's administration has targeted Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua with a wave of new sanctions that also further restricted travel and remittances to the three countries. ... read..


Pak should review its India-centric policies before seeking Afghan peace, says former Pak ambassador
Asia | April 18, 2019 3:41:55 PM IST
Former ambassador of Pakistan to Afghanistan, Rustam Shah Mohmand has said that Pakistan should review its India-centric policies in order to seek peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. ... read..


Construction workers questioned over Notre Dame fire
Paris | Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Prosecutors investigating the causes of the inferno that ripped through the 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris have questioned construction workers and security staff, as more details have emerged about the effort to contain the blaze, the media r ... read..


US imposes travel ban, sanctions on Cuba
US | April 18, 2019 2:41:45 PM IST
The United States on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on Cuba including limitations on travel to the Latin American nation. ... read..


N. Korea tests tactical weapon: State media (Lead)
Pyongyang | Thursday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has supervised the test-firing of a new tactical guided weapon, calling its development an "event of very weighty significance" in beefing up its military power, state media reported on Thursday. ... read..


29 killed in bus accident on Portuguese island
Lisbon | Thursday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST
At least 29 people have died after a bus carrying German tourists plunged off a road and overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira. ... read..


N.Korea claims test of 'new tactical guided weapon'
Pyongyang | Thursday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
North Korea says it has test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon". ... read..


6.1 magnitude quake jolts Taiwan
Asia | April 18, 2019 12:11:47 PM IST
An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale jolted Taiwan on Thursday noon, according to the United States Geological Survey. ... read..


Ex-Peruvian president kills himself ahead of arrest
Lima | Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST
Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations. ... read..


Balochistan: 14 shot dead on Makran Coastal Highway
Asia | April 18, 2019 11:41:43 AM IST
As many as 14 people were shot dead on Thursday after being identified and offloaded from passenger buses on Makran Coastal Highway in Balochistan. ... read..


Walt Disney donates $5 mn to rebuild Notre Dame
Europe | April 18, 2019 10:11:44 AM IST
The Walt Disney Company on Wednesday donated USD five million to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris which suffered severe damages after a massive blaze engulfed the historic landmark earlier this week. ... read..


Kim supervises new tactical guided weapon test
Asia | April 18, 2019 9:11:44 AM IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Wednesday supervised the test-fire of a new tactical guided weapon conducted by the Academy of Defence Science, state media reported on Thursday. ... read..


Saudi Arabia to host G20 summit in 2020
Middle East | April 18, 2019 8:11:46 AM IST
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced that it will be hosting the G20 summit in November 2020 in its capital Riyadh. ... read..


USA: 2 versions of Mueller report to be released
US | April 18, 2019 8:11:45 AM IST
The US Justice Department on Wednesday (local time) said two versions of the redacted Special Counsel report will be released. ... read..


3 dead, over 150 missing after boat capsizes in Congo
Others | April 18, 2019 7:41:42 AM IST
Out of the 150 people declared missing, at least three people lost their lives and 37 were rescued after an overcrowded boat capsized in Lake Kivu, according to Vital Muhini, the national Deputy from South Kivu province. ... read..


Sudan: Ousted Prez transferred to maximum security prison
Others | April 18, 2019 7:11:46 AM IST
Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir was transferred to the maximum security Kober Prison here, after being overthrown by the military in a coup last week. ... read..


Tourist bus crashes in Portugal's Madeira, 28 people dead
Europe | April 18, 2019 7:11:44 AM IST
At least 28 people lost their lives while scores are injured after a bus carrying them crashed here on Wednesday evening. ... read..


North Korea test fires 'tactical guided' weapon
Asia | April 18, 2019 6:41:44 AM IST
North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a new tactical guided weapon under the supervision of its leader Kim Jong-un, according to reports in state news agency. ... read..


Netanyahu invited to form government in Israel
Middle East | April 18, 2019 5:41:41 AM IST
The President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, on Wednesday invited four-time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next coalition government here following last week's elections in the nation. ... read..


Colorado: Woman wanted over alleged school threat found dead
US | April 18, 2019 4:11:43 AM IST
Florida woman suspected of making threats to Denver metropolitan area schools, which triggered shutdowns of 19 school districts here, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Wednesday morning, according to Jefferson County Sheriff, ... read..


Notre Dame fire: France plans architecture contest (Lead)
Paris | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
France will launch an international architectural competition to ... read..


Indonesian President Widodo 'leading poll race' (3rd Lead)
Jakarta | Thursday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Indonesia's current President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo looks to be on course for re-election after the country went to the polls on Wednesday, according to unofficial results. ... read..


150 missing in Congo boat accident, 3 bodies found
Goma | Thursday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
As many as 150 people went missing after a passenger boat sank on Monday evening in an eastern lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi said. Details of the accident were only just emerging on Wednesday, according to CNN. ... read..


Saudi women activists' trial hearing delayed
Riyadh | Thursday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
A court in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday postponed a hearing in the trial of several of the country's prominent women's rights activists detained for "undermining national security", officials said. ... read..


US-N Korea talks could resume during Trump's Japan visits
Asia | April 17, 2019 11:41:45 PM IST
US President Donald Trump's upcoming visits to Japan in the next two months could lead to the resumption of negotiations between the US and North Korea on Pyongyang's denuclearisation process, said a special adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in o ... read..


Myanmar grants amnesty to 9,535 prisoners
Yangon | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The Myanmar government on Wednesday granted unconditional amnesty to 9,535 prisoners on the first day of the traditional New Year, according to an order of the President's Office. ... read..


US: Schools in Denver remain close amid mass-shooting fears
US | April 17, 2019 11:11:43 PM IST
Public schools in the US city of Denver on Wednesday remained closed amid the fears that an armed woman obsessed with the Columbine High School shooting posed a "credible threat." ... read..


S. Korean man sets flat ablaze, stabs neighbours
Seoul | Wednesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
A 42-year-old man in South Korea set his apartment on fire on Wednesday and fatally stabbed his five neighbours, including a 12-year-old girl, who tried to escape the fire, the police said. ... read..


No French trees big enough to rebuild Notre Dame roof
Paris | Wednesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
France no longer has trees big enough to replace the ancient wooden beams that burned in the massive Notre Dame fire, according to a French cultural heritage expert. ... read..


Peru's ex President Alan Garcia dies after shooting himself before arrest
Others | April 17, 2019 10:41:46 PM IST
Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia died on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head, after police arrived at his home to arrest him. ... read..


US to allow lawsuits against businesses operating on seized property during Cuban revolution
US | April 17, 2019 10:41:44 PM IST
United States Secretary of States Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday (local time) that the US will allow citizens to file lawsuit against foreign businesses that operate on property seized during the 1959 Cuban revolution. ... read..


Peru's ex-president Alan Garcia shoots himself before arrest
Others | April 17, 2019 9:11:51 PM IST
Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia on Wednesday shot himself in the neck after the authorities issued an order for his immediate arrest. ... read..


Indonesian President leads in early vote count (2nd Lead)
Jakarta | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Indonesia's current President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has emerged as the leader in the general election vote count so far after the country went to the polls on Wednesday, according to projections based on first counts of votes. ... read..


Macron wants Notre Dame rebuilt within 5 years
Paris | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that he wants to see fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral rebuilt "more beautiful than before" within five years even as experts say its reconstruction could take decades and involve substantial challenges. ... read..


Pak PM Imran Khan to visit China on April 25
Asia | April 17, 2019 7:41:45 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a four-day visit to China on April 25 to attend the second 'Belt and Road Forum' in Beijing. ... read..


Indonesia goes to polls to elect new President (Lead)
Jakarta | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Millions of Indonesians queued up outside voting booths on Wednesday to elect the next President of the world's third largest democracy as incumbent leader Joko "Jokowi" Widodo faces off against longtime rival and former Army general Prabowo Subianto. ... read..


Trump vetoes resolution to end US role in Yemen war
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, describing the congressional measure as an "unnecessary" and "dangerous" attempt to weaken his constitutional powers. ... read..


Bangladesh High Commission observes Mujibnagar Day in Delhi
Asia | April 17, 2019 6:41:43 PM IST
The Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Wednesday observed the historic Mujibnagar Day, in a befitting manner. ... read..


Indonesia election: Early survey results point to second Widodo term
Asia | April 17, 2019 5:41:56 PM IST
Indonesian President Joko Widodo is on course for the second term, according to the quick count conducted by independent survey groups in the country. ... read..


Sohail Mahmood takes charge as new Pak Foreign Secy, calls on FM Qureshi to discuss foreign policy
Asia | April 17, 2019 3:11:53 PM IST
Former Pakistan ambassador to India, Sohail Mahmood on Wednesday took charge as the country's new Foreign Secretary. ... read..


Chinese ambassador calls on Pak Finance Minister to discuss bilateral cooperation, CPEC
Asia | April 17, 2019 3:11:46 PM IST
Chinese ambassador Yao Jing on Tuesday called on Finance Minister Asad Umar to discuss bilateral cooperation along with the ongoing projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). ... read..


Amid crisis, US-Turkey discuss defence, security
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
US Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan has met Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and discussed bilateral issues related to defence, security and economy, Pentagon said. ... read..


Deer attack kills man, injures woman in Australia
Melbourne | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
A man was killed by a deer on a rural property in southern Australia early on Wednesday, authorities said. ... read..


London: Kashmiris hold protest against Pakistan, demand to stop exploiting water resources in PoK
Europe | April 17, 2019 2:11:54 PM IST
People belonging to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), who are residing in London and other parts of the United Kingdom, organised a protest outside the Pakistan High Commission here on Tuesday demanding Islamabad to stop exploiting water resources in the r ... read..


NTT Communications introduces AI-based communication engine to solve shrinking labour problem
Asia | April 17, 2019 2:11:47 PM IST
The NTT Communications last Thursday (April 11) introduced its latest series of artificial intelligence-based assisted communication engine to promote dynamic engagement of all citizens to solve the problem of shrinking labour force and ageing society. ... read..


Rinnai Corporation debuts at Health Future Expo 2019
Asia | April 17, 2019 1:41:43 PM IST
Rinnai Corporation made its entry to the Health Future Expo 2019 for the first time in Nagoya last Thursday (April 11) to exhibit its latest products for health-conscious consumers. ... read..


Lankan Prez Sirisena visits Tirumala
Asia | April 17, 2019 12:11:48 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is currently on a private visit to Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh to offer prayers at the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara Swamy. ... read..


Indonesia votes to elect president, parliamentarians
Jakarta | Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST
Voters in Indonesia began voting on Wednesday as polling stations opened in the east of the vast archipelagic country to select a new president and members of the parliament. ... read..


UNESCO to assist reconstruction of Notre Dame post blaze
Europe | April 17, 2019 11:41:47 AM IST
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Tuesday offered assistance to France for the reconstruction of iconic Notre Dame Cathedral which suffered severe damages after a massive blaze engulfed the 13th-century gothi ... read..


US envoy to visit Russia ahead of maiden Kim-Putin summit
Asia | April 17, 2019 9:41:43 AM IST
United States Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will visit Russia this week to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. ... read..


Radioactive material possibly moved at N Korean facility: US think tank
Asia | April 17, 2019 9:11:52 AM IST
Satellite imagery from last week may indicate the movement of radioactive material at North Korea's main nuclear facility Yongbyon nuclear site, according to a US think tank, Center for Strategic and International Studies. ... read..


Trump vetoes resolution aimed at ending US role in Yemen
US | April 17, 2019 9:11:51 AM IST
Issuing the second veto of his tenure, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday rejected a Congress resolution to end US involvement in the Yemen war. ... read..


Libya: Death toll climbs, 4 more people killed in latest strikes
Middle East | April 17, 2019 9:11:49 AM IST
The death toll mounted, as the latest round of shelling by forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, killed four more people and injured 23 people here on Tuesday. The death toll now stands at 125 people deceased. ... read..


Macron pledges to respond to 'Yellow Vest' movement
Paris | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:06 AM IST
"This is not a time for politics," French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday told the nation in a short televised speech in the wake of Notre Dame Cathedral fire, pledging to come out with a response to the "Yellow Vest" movement soon. ... read..


USA: 71-year-old man arrested on 100 counts of rape
US | April 17, 2019 8:11:50 AM IST
A 71-year-old central Louisiana man, identified as Harvey Joseph Fountain, was arrested on 100 preliminary counts of rape, including those of minors, the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday (local time). ... read..


Six killed as plane crashes into house in Chile
Others | April 17, 2019 8:11:46 AM IST
A plane belonging to the air company Archipielagos crashed into a house here on Tuesday (local time), killing all six people on board, according to the Chilean civil aviation. ... read..


Large cache of weapons found in Syria's Daraa
Middle East | April 17, 2019 8:11:45 AM IST
Authorities here found a large cache of weapons - some manufactured in the US and Israel - on Tuesday, as efforts to clean the country of terrorists are underway. ... read..


Iraqi PM to visit Saudi Arabia to boost ties
Baghdad | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 AM IST
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Tuesday said he will visit Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to promote bilateral relations. ... read..


FBI searches for armed woman, 20 schools put on lockdown in Colorado
US | April 17, 2019 6:41:45 AM IST
The FBI on Tuesday launched a manhunt for an armed and "extremely dangerous" woman who poses a "credible threat" to the Denver metropolitan area, leading to over 20 schools being put under lockdown here, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. ... read..


French Prez wants Notre Dame rebuilt in 5 years
Europe | April 17, 2019 3:11:45 AM IST
Soon after the fire was put out at the Notre Dame Cathedral, French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said that he wants the historic site to be rebuilt in the next five years. ... read..


Millions pledged to rebuild Notre Dame (4th Lead)
Paris | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Hundreds of millions of euros were pledged to help rebuild the partially destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral, the 850-year-old Unesco world heritage, as flames that ripped through the Paris landmark were extinguished on Tuesday. ... read..


Iranian Parliament ratifies bill designating US CENTCOM as terrorist group
Middle East | April 17, 2019 2:41:43 AM IST
In a tit for tat move, 204 out of 256 Iranian Parliament members voted in favour of designating the US Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organisation on Tuesday. ... read..


Trump, Sanders emerge top fundraisers in US race
New York | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The two aspirants for the party nominations for the 2020 presidential elections from the two extreme ends of the electoral spectrum, US President Donald Trump and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders, are leading the race in poll fund-raising. ... read..


2 Indians jailed in Dubai for stealing juice boxes
Dubai | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
A court in Dubai sentenced two Indians and a Pakistani to six months in jail and asked them to pay a fine of 150,000 dirhams for stealing 900 juice boxes from a food catering company's branch at a police academy. ... read..


S. Korea marks 5th anniversary of Sewol ferry tragedy
Seoul | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
South Korea on Tuesday commemorated the fifth anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster that had left 304 people dead in 2014, most of them high school students, who were on an end-of-course trip. ... read..


9-year Indian girl wins $1 million in Dubai raffle
Dubai | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
A nine-year-old Indian girl on Tuesday won a $1 million jackpot in Dubai Duty Free's Millennium Millionaire, six years after she had won a luxury car McLaren Coupe in the same raffle. ... read..


92 inmates escape in Ethiopia prison break
Addis Ababa | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
At least 92 prisoners have escaped from a prison in Ethiopia's Gambella state, the state media reported on Tuesday. ... read..


Young Indian sailor goes missing in Dubai waters
Abu Dhabi | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
A 23-year-old Indian sailor aboard a ship stranded off the coast of Dubai has been reported missing since March 9, the media reported on Tuesday. ... read..


Millions pledged to rebuild Notre Dame (3rd Lead)
Paris | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Hundreds of millions of euros have been pledged to help rebuild the partially destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral, the 850-year-old Unesco world heritage, as a fire that ripped through the Paris landmark was extinguished on Tuesday. ... read..


Russia jails Norwegian for spying on submarines
Moscow | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:06 PM IST
A Moscow court has sentenced Frode Berg, a retired Norwegian border guard, to 14 years in a high security prison for spying on Russian Navy submarines, his lawyer said on Tuesday. ... read..


Moved by Indians' messages after blaze: French envoy
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:06 PM IST
French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler on Tuesday said he was "deeply moved" by the outpouring of messages from India following the massive fire at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral -- the 850-year-old Unesco world heritage landmark in Paris. ... read..


Indians celebrate traditional new years in UAE
Dubai | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Indian expatriates across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrated spring time harvest festivals and ushered in traditional new years, the media reported. ... read..


Ferdous Ahmed blacklisted from campaigning in India; to be sent back
Asia | April 16, 2019 10:11:44 PM IST
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday cancelled the business visa of Bangladeshi national Ferdous Ahmed, following his campaign for the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal on Sunday. ... read..


Kartarpur Corridor: India, Pak holds second round of talks
Asia | April 16, 2019 10:11:42 PM IST
India and Pakistan on Tuesday, held a meeting to discuss the outstanding technical issues pertaining to the construction of Kartarpur corridor, according to government sources. ... read..


NYPD tweets on Notre Dame fire, gets trolled
New York | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The New York Police Department (NYPD) was trolled mercilessly on Twitter after it posted about "closely monitoring" the fire at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. ... read..


Indian man convicted in Dubai for hacking 15 websites
Dubai | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
An Indian man was sentenced to three months in prison followed by deportation for hacking the server of a media company which was responsible for 15 client websites. ... read..


NZ criticizes Red Cross for naming nurse held by IS
Wellington | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
New Zealand on Tuesday criticised the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for disclosing the identity of a nurse abducted by the Islamic State (IS) terror group in 2013 in Syria. ... read..


Notre Dame Fire: Pope Francis, PM Modi express solidarity with France
Europe | April 16, 2019 8:41:49 PM IST
Pope Francis on Tuesday expressed solidarity with the people of France following the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday. ... read..


YouTube mistakenly links Notre Dame fire to 9/11
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
YouTube's new tool for battling misinformation mistakenly linked videos of the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the US and later issued an apology for the "wrong call". ... read..


Ex-Republican Governor announces presidential bid
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Bill Weld, the former Governor of the US state of Massachusetts, has announced that he was officially entering the 2020 presidential race, becoming the first Republican to challenge President Donald Trump who he thinks "mocks the law". ... read..


Thousands block London roads in climate protests
London | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
Thousands of people blocked well-known landmarks in London, bringing widespread disruption to the UK capital in a "climate rebellion", that organisers said could last several days. ... read..


Spain: Madrid skyscraper housing embassies evacuated after bomb threat
Europe | April 16, 2019 6:41:42 PM IST
A skyscraper in Spain's capital Madrid was evacuated on Tuesday after a bomb threat, according to a local Spanish media. ... read..


Macron vows to rebuild devastated Notre Dame (2nd Lead)
Paris | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral, the 850-year-old Unesco world heritage, after a devastating blaze partially destroyed the Paris landmark, media reports said on Tuesday. ... read..


Redacted Russia probe report to add to collusion controversy (News Analysis)
New York | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
The release of the report of the investigation into allegations that Russia colluded with President Donald Trump's campaign in the 2016 election that is scheduled for Thursday with some redactions will only amp the volume of debate, rather than set the co ... read..


Pulitzer Prizes focus on Trump finances coverage (Lead)
New York | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Pulitzer Prizes were awarded to news organisations that uncovered instances of malfeasance and outright fraud in US President Donald Trumps financial past, recognising journalists perseverance in the face of his ever-sharper attacks on a free press. ... read..


Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of tax returns
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
US Senator Bernie Sanders has released a decade of tax returns, providing new insight into how the Democratic socialist from Vermont became a millionaire between his two presidential runs. ... read..


'Pakistan, IMF have finalised bailout package'
Asia | April 16, 2019 3:11:45 PM IST
Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have reached a bailout agreement and all the contentions have been resolved, Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar said on Tuesday. ... read..


Notre Dame fire under control, main structure saved (Lead)
Paris | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
A devastating fire that engulfed the Notre Dame, the 850-year-old Unesco world heritage landmark in Paris, was brought under control on Tuesday, while the Cathedral's main structure as well as its two towers has been saved, the city's fire brigade has con ... read..


US approves renewal of Taiwan military training programme
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
The US State Department has approved a possible deal with Taiwan to renew a $500 million training programme in America for Taiwanese F-16 pilots and maintenance crews. ... read..


Merkel told Netanyahu to consider two-state solution to solve Israel-Palestine conflict
Middle East | April 16, 2019 2:11:42 PM IST
There is a need for a two-state solution to resolve the Israel- Palestinian conflict, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday. ... read..


US, Brazil, Colombia are planning military intervention in Venezuela, claims Maduro regime
Others | April 16, 2019 1:41:54 PM IST
The United States, Brazil and Colombia are preparing for a military intervention into Venezuela, claimed Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez on Monday. ... read..


US newspaper Capital Gazette wins Pulitzer Prize
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
A US local newspaper has won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a mass shooting in its own newsroom. ... read..


Bernie Sanders became a millionaire after 2016 presidential bid: Report
US | April 16, 2019 12:41:50 PM IST
Democrat Bernie Sanders acquired the status of 'millionaire' twice since his first presidential bid in 2016, his tax returns have revealed. ... read..


UN seeks access to Syria's Rukban for evacuation
United Nations | Tuesday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
The UN has said it wants to do more to help the people of Rukban in Syria -- those who fled and those are still there -- if granted full access. ... read..


Another spring offensive will result in more suffering, destruction: UNSC
Europe | April 16, 2019 11:11:43 AM IST
United Nations Security Council on Monday condemned the announcement of another spring offensive by the Taliban, saying it will "result in more suffering and destruction for the Afghan people." ... read..


Firefighters battle to save iconic Notre Dame cathedral
Paris | Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 AM IST
A major fire has engulfed the medieval Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, one of France's most famous landmarks. ... read..


Kartarpur corridor: India, Pakistan to hold second round of talks today
Asia | April 16, 2019 10:11:47 AM IST
India and Pakistan will hold a second round of talks regarding Kartarpur corridor on Tuesday. ... read..


Notre Dame fire under control
Europe | April 16, 2019 9:11:42 AM IST
The fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has been brought under control, Paris police said on Monday (local time). ... read..


Jailed Reuters journalists win Pulitzer for Rohingya report
US | April 16, 2019 7:41:42 AM IST
Jailed Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo won a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for uncovering Rohingya killings in Myanmar's Rakhine state, on Monday. ... read..


London climate change protests: Major roads blocked
Europe | April 16, 2019 7:11:41 AM IST
Scores of protesters took to the streets across London on Monday (local time), demanding the government to "take decisive action on the climate and ecological emergency," playing out around the world at the moment. ... read..


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