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What's Happening to Fortis's Singapore Listed RHT Health Trust
| December 12, 2019 1:41:31 PM IST
Unitholders of RHT Health Trust, a business trust listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), were expecting the EGM scheduled for 10am on December 3rdat The Temasek Club in Singapore to be a routine one. ... read..


Afghanistan: At least 5 people killed in Badakhshan landslide, 35 Went Missing
Asia | December 12, 2019 1:41:22 PM IST
Badakhshan [Afghanistan], Dec 12 (Sputnik/ANI): At least five people were killed in a landslide at a gold mine in the province of Badakhshan in northeastern Afghanistan, while 35 others went missing, Nek Mohammad Nazari, a spokesman for the provincial gov ... read..


Chile finds wreckage of plane that crashed en route to Antarctica
Santiago | Thursday, 2019 1:15:08 PM IST
The Chilean air force has said that parts of a plane that crashed en route to Antarctica with 38 people aboard were found in the water near the last known position of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. ... read..


Nigeria: 71 soldiers killed in terrorist attack
Inates | December 12, 2019 1:11:39 PM IST
At least 71 Nigerien soldiers have been killed in a terrorist attack on a military camp in Inates, according to the defence ministry. ... read..


Ukraine: Odesa college's fire toll rises to 16
Others | December 12, 2019 1:11:31 PM IST
Odesa [Ukraine], Dec 12 (Sputnik/ANI): The number of casualties from a fire at a college in the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa has increased to 16 people, the regional police administration said Thursday. ... read..


New Zealand police to recover bodies from White Island
Wellington | December 12, 2019 12:41:22 PM IST
New Zealand Police on Friday said that it is planning to recover bodies from White Island where eight people were killed due to a volcanic eruption. ... read..


Two dead in Taliban bombing near US airbase in Afghanistan
Kabul | Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST
A car bombing near a military base in Afghanistan killed two civilians, wounded over 70, including some soldiers, and badly damaged an under-construction hospital near the largest United States defense base in Bagram of the war-torn country, officials sai ... read..


Britons set to vote to end Brexit deadlock
London | December 12, 2019 11:11:20 AM IST
Britons, hoping to end the political deadlock over Brexit, are set to vote for the third time in four years in a snap poll on Thursday. ... read..


Algeria to hold presidential election today
Others | December 12, 2019 11:11:19 AM IST
Algiers [Algeria], Dec 12 (Sputnik/ANI): Algeria is set to open polling stations across the country on Thursday for its citizens to elect their new president amid a political crisis and ongoing anti-government protests demanding political reforms before a ... read..


Death toll rises to eight in New Zealand volcanic eruption
Wellington | Thursday, 2019 10:15:06 AM IST
Two more people died overnight in hospital following the volcanic eruption on White Island, New Zealand, bringing the death toll to eight, local police said in a statement Thursday morning. ... read..


London: FBM holds conference on deplorable human rights condition in Balochistan
London, | December 12, 2019 10:11:20 AM IST
The Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) held a conference on the deplorable human rights situation under which people are living in Iranian and Pakistani-occupied Balochistan. ... read..


Dhaka emphasises on 'communal harmony', Foreign Affairs Minister Momen dismisses remarks about condition of minorities
Dhaka | December 12, 2019 9:11:28 AM IST
Emphasising over the communal harmony in his country, Bangladesh Foreign Minister has rejected Home Minister Amit Shah's statements on the condition of religious minorities in Dhaka, calling the remarks as 'unwarranted as well as untrue'. ... read..


US reprimands Pak for misusing F-16 fighter jets
Washington | December 12, 2019 9:11:22 AM IST
The United States has reprimanded Pakistan for misusing US-supplied F-16 fighter jets and jeopardizing their shared security, U.S. News reported citing official documents. ... read..


Trump signs controversial executive order to punish anti-semitic hatred
Washington D.C. | December 12, 2019 7:41:17 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to include discrimination against Jews as a violation of the law. ... read..


UN tribunal heads blast SA for inaction over genocide fugitive
United Nations | Thursday, 2019 7:15:05 AM IST
Both the president and the prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals blasted South Africa for its failure to arrest a fugitive wanted by the mechanism, which deals with cases left over by the UN tribunals for the former Yu ... read..


USIBC welcomes introduction of Personal Data Protection Bill in Lok Sabha, urge govt to focus on data privacy
Washington D.C. | December 12, 2019 7:11:22 AM IST
Nisha Biswal, president of US India Business Council (USIBC) on Wednesday (local time) welcomed the introduction of Personal Data Protection Bill in the Indian Parliament and urged the government to remain focused on essential data privacy issues. ... read..


Israel heads for third general election within a year
Tel Aviv | December 12, 2019 7:11:19 AM IST
Israelis will head back to polls for the third general election in less than a year after the two largest parties of the Jewish country failed to make a power-sharing deal before a Wednesday deadline. ... read..


Suspects in New Jersey shootout targeted Jewish grocery
New York | Thursday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
The two suspects who died in a shootout after allegedly killing a police detective and three civilians in Jersey City, New Jersey, specifically targeted the Jewish supermarket where a long-running gun battle occurred, city authorities have said. ... read..


COP25: Support business efforts to tackle climate change, urges Guterres
Washington D.C. | December 12, 2019 6:41:22 AM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged business communities and civil society leaders to press governments into articulating policies that support private-sector efforts to address climate change. ... read..


World's first fully electric commercial plane takes flight in Canada
Ottawa | December 12, 2019 6:41:20 AM IST
The world's first-ever fully electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight from the Canadian city of Vancouver and flew for 15 minutes, according, reported Canadian media. ... read..


73 nations to submit enhanced climate action plans
Madrid | Thursday, 2019 6:15:05 AM IST
Seventy-three nations on Wednesday signalled their intention to submit an enhanced climate action plan with UN climate change negotiation President and Chile Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt. ... read..


US Fed Reserve keeps policy rates steady, ignoring Trump's call for more cuts to boost economy
Washington D.C. | December 12, 2019 6:11:19 AM IST
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday decided to keep unchanged the rates of interest rates with no indication to raise them anytime soon, thereby ignoring President Donald Trump's call for more cuts to boost the US economy. ... read..


US imposes new sanctions on Iran's biggest airline, shipping network
Washington D.C. | December 12, 2019 6:11:17 AM IST
The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on Iran's biggest airline and its shipping industry, accusing them of smuggling "lethal aid" to Yemen. ... read..


Justice Dept chief Horowitz slams FBI for 'serious errors' in Russia probe
Washington D.C. | December 12, 2019 5:41:20 AM IST
US Justice Department's Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Wednesday lashed out at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for "basic, fundamental, and serious errors" in its initial investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential poll, whi ... read..


US welcomes Hafiz Saeed's indictment on terror funding, urges Pak for expeditious trial
Washington D.C. | December 12, 2019 4:11:17 AM IST
The United States on Wednesday welcomed the indictment of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, founder of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks and urged Pakistan to ensure an expeditious trial in tandem with its obligations to co ... read..


Abhinandan Varthaman, Sara Ali Khan among most-searched personalities in Pakistan
Islamabad | December 12, 2019 3:11:17 AM IST
Indian Air Force pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan figure among the top 10 most searched for personalities on Google from Pakistan in 2019, the search engine giant revealed. ... read..


Multi-millionaire lotto winner buys second-hand car
London | Thursday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
A builder, who along with his wife became multi-millionaires after a lotto win, has treated himself to a second-hand car, a media report said. ... read..


US firm does Santa act, gives 200 staff 8m pounds X'mas bonus
Maryland (US) | Thursday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
It was a perfect shock-and-awe tactic, but not on some battlefield but at a company event. The owner of a Maryland-based company left his 200 employees shocked and overwhelmed by announcing eight million pounds Christmas bonus, a media report said. ... read..


India, Russia commence joint tri-services exercise 'INDRA 2019'
New Delhi | December 11, 2019 11:11:19 PM IST
India and Russia kicked off the second edition of their bilateral tri-service exercise, designated INDRA - 2019, at Babina town of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, the Ministry of Defence said. ... read..


Greta Thunberg accuses world leaders of 'creative PR'
Madrid | Wednesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Teenage activist Greta Thunberg has called upon world leaders to stop using "clever accounting and creative PR" to avoid real action on climate change. ... read..


The world is watching: UN Chief at climate talks
Madrid | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday in a stern warning called on the nations advocating for fossil fuels and creating roadblocks in carbon neutral transition asking them to end those activities soon. ... read..


India, Germany agree to deepen cooperation in combating terrorism
New Delhi | December 11, 2019 10:11:30 PM IST
India and Germany on Wednesday agreed to further deepen cooperation in combating terrorism through the regular exchange of information, mutual capacity-building efforts, and sharing the best practices and mutual legal assistance with each other. ... read..


Brazilian President calls Greta Thunberg a 'brat'
Brasilia | December 11, 2019 10:11:25 PM IST
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has called Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg a "pirralha," -- a derogatory Portuguese word meaning brat -- after the latter denounced the killing of indigenous Brazilian people in the Amazon. ... read..


Suu Kyi rejects Rohingya genocide charge in UN court
The Hague | Wednesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday rejected the genocide allegations against Myanmar's military amid accusations of mass killings, rape, and expulsion of the Rohingya Muslim minority. ... read..


Pak court orders freezing of properties of Shahbaz Sharif, family
Lahore | December 11, 2019 9:11:19 PM IST
An Accountability Court in Lahore on Wednesday ordered the freezing of all immovable properties belonging to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif and his family members. ... read..


US returns 4 military bases to S.Korea
Seoul | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The US on Wednesday returned to South Korea four of its military bases here, agreeing to launch consultation for the return of a garrison in central Seoul, South Korea's foreign ministry said. ... read..


10 killed as Somali forces end hotel siege in Mogadishu
Mogadishu | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The death toll from Tuesday evening's attack on a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has risen to 10 while 11 others were injured, police confirmed on Wednesday. ... read..


177 companies pledge for climate actions
Madrid | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
A group of 177 companies on Wednesday pledged to set highly ambitious emissions reduction targets to help limit the effects of climate change -- more than doubling in size since the first group of early movers was announced at the UN Climate Action Summit ... read..


Greta Thunberg, 16, named Time's Person of the Year
Washington DC | December 11, 2019 7:41:34 PM IST
Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg was named Time Magazine's person of the year 2019 on Wednesday, becoming the youngest person ever to be the recipient of the title. ... read..


UK elections: Parties make last pitches on final campaign day
London | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
The party leaders were set for a frantic day of campaigning as they criss-cross the country to promote key messages ahead of Thursday's general election. ... read..


1 civilian killed in explosions outside US military airbase in Afghanistan (2nd Lead)
Kabul | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Several militants and one Afghan civilian were feared killed and over 50 civilians wounded after assailants launched bomb attacks outside the main US and NATO military base in Afghanistan's Bagram district on Wednesday morning, a local official said. ... read..


Aung San Suu Kyi rejects genocide charges against Myanmar
The Hague | December 11, 2019 6:41:55 PM IST
Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday categorically rejected charges of the genocide of the Rohingya Muslim minority, which have been placed against Myanmar's military by West African nation of Gambia. ... read..


US halts operational training for Saudi military students after Pensacola shooting
Washington DC | December 11, 2019 6:41:35 PM IST
The Pentagon is temporarily suspending the operational training for Saudi military students in the United States while officials investigate a deadly shooting incident at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola carried out by a Saudi national which left 4 peop ... read..


Bougainville votes for independence from PNG
Bangkok | Wednesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
The people of Bougainville, an island group in Papua New Guinea (PNG), have overwhelmingly voted for independence. The referendum was approved by the Papua New Guinea government, but the result is not binding. ... read..


Trump warns Russia against election meddling
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has warned Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Russia should not interfere in the US 2020 elections, the White House said, while Moscow has insisted that it never did so in the 2016 elections, despite the US intelligence ... read..


Airport in South Australia evacuated due to security incident
Canberra | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The main terminal of Adelaide Airport in South Australia was evacuated on Wednesday due to security fault. ... read..


Bougainville votes overwhelmingly for independence from Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby | December 11, 2019 4:41:21 PM IST
Bougainville, a collection of islands in the South Pacific, has voted overwhelmingly to gain independence from Papua New Guinea (PNG), authorities announced on Wednesday, paving way for the autonomous region to become world's newest nation. ... read..


CAB: UN chief wants laws to be non-discriminatory
United Nations | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants laws to be non-discriminatory, but will not comment on India's Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) while the legislative process is still underway, according to his spokesperson. ... read..


India has a 'bigger heart', always assisted Maldives in tough situations: FM Abdulla Shahid
New Delhi | December 11, 2019 3:41:36 PM IST
Lauding India for having a "bigger heart", Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid on Wednesday said that New Delhi has always come forward to provide assistance to the island nation during difficult situations. ... read..


Our track record testimony of Male's relations with New Delhi: Abdulla on China playing bigger role in Maldives
New Delhi | December 11, 2019 3:41:30 PM IST
Praising India for helping Male in 'difficult situations,' Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid cited the track record of his country while replying to a question whether China is playing a bigger role in the island nation. ... read..


NZ volcano: New volcanic activity hampers recovery efforts
Sydney | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Increased activity at New Zealand's Whakaari volcano, which erupted earlier this week leaving 14 people dead, blocked access of rescue teams Wednesday in their efforts to recover eight remaining bodies believed be covered in ashes. ... read..


Indian businessman extradited to US admits to drug-smuggling charges
New York | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
An Indian businessman extradited to the US from the Czech Republic has admitted in a federal court that he illegally imported to the US pharmaceutical drugs with a tendency to create addiction problems, according to officials. ... read..


Former Pak President Asif Ali Zardari granted bail on medical grounds
Islamabad | December 11, 2019 3:11:37 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday granted bail to former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on medical grounds in connection with two money laundering cases filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), according to Pakistan me ... read..


India has a 'bigger heart', always assisted Maldives in tough situations: FM Abdullah Shaheed
Male | December 11, 2019 3:11:29 PM IST
Lauding India for having a "bigger heart", Maldives Foreign Minister Abdullah Shaheed on Wednesday said that New Delhi has always come forward to provide assistance to the island nation during difficult situations. ... read..


Pak court indicts Hafiz Saeed on terror funding charges
Lahore | December 11, 2019 3:11:28 PM IST
An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) here on Wednesday indicted Mumbai attacks mastermind and Jammat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and four other leaders of the proscribed outfit on offences of terror financing. ... read..


New Jersey gunbattle leaves six dead
New York | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:11 PM IST
Six people - four of them civilians - died in a gunfight between police and suspects in Jersey City, New Jersey, authorities said. ... read..


Trump campaign has US President as super villain Thanos
Washington | December 11, 2019 2:11:38 PM IST
In a bizarre move, Donald Trump's campaign has depicted US president as Thanos, the villain of Avengers film franchise. ... read..


It is not for Maldives to comment on CAB: Foreign Minister Abdullah Shaheed
New Delhi | December 11, 2019 2:11:25 PM IST
Maldives Foreign Minister Abdullah Shaheed here on Wednesday said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) was passed by the Indian parliament which represents the will of the people and it is not for Male to make comments on the matter. ... read..


4 killed, 6 injured in Somali hotel attack
Others | December 11, 2019 1:11:20 PM IST
Mogadishu [Somali], Dec 11 (Sputnik/ANI): At least four people were killed and six others were injured in an attack by militants on a hotel in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu on Tuesday evening, Xinhua news agency reported, citing a police source. ... read..


Argentina's Alberto Fernandez sworn in as new President
Buenos Aires | Wednesday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST
Alberto Fernandez, of the Everyone's Front coalition, was sworn in as President of Argentina on Tuesday at a ceremony in the National Congress. ... read..


VoK hails U.S. decision to blacklist Pak police officer
Washington D.C. | December 11, 2019 12:11:34 PM IST
The US-based advocacy group, the Voice of Karachi (VoK) has welcomed the US Treasury Department's decision to blacklist Pakistan's "encounter specialist" Rao Anwar for his involvement in human rights abuses and has termed the decision a historic step in s ... read..


Afghanistan: 30 injured in blast near Bagram airbase
Parwan | December 11, 2019 11:41:22 AM IST
At least 30 people have suffered injuries in an explosion near Bagram airbase on Wednesday here. ... read..


US launches urgent operation for seven reefs in Florida Keys
Miami | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
US environmental authorities have launched an "urgent" program to halt the destruction of seven coral reefs in the Florida Keys which have been damaged by hurricanes, global warming, new diseases affecting the coral and human overload. ... read..


China chides 'super liar' US over remarks on Uighurs
Beijing | December 11, 2019 11:11:19 AM IST
Calling the US a "super liar", China lambasted Washington over the latter's remarks on human rights abuse of the minority Uighurs in the Asian country. ... read..


5.4 magnitude earthquake strikes off Crete coast
Others | December 11, 2019 10:11:19 AM IST
Heraklion [Greece], Dec 11 (Sputnik/ANI): A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Greek island of Crete on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. ... read..


Bloomberg to fill gaps on US climate actions
Madrid | Wednesday, 2019 9:45:05 AM IST
After Trump announced he would withdraw the US from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, former New York City Mayor and co-chair of Americas Pledge Michael R. Bloomberg on Tuesday announced here to step in to fill the leadership gap and ensure that US cl ... read..


Afghanistan: Explosion occurs near Bagram airbase
Parwan | December 11, 2019 9:41:31 AM IST
An explosion occurred near Bagram airbase in Parwan province on Wednesday, Tolo News reported citing security sources. ... read..


Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflow turn up in dhoti, saree to receive Economics Nobel
Stockholm | December 11, 2019 8:41:19 AM IST
Indian American economist Abhijit Banerjee and his French-American wife Esther Duflo along with their colleague Michael Kremer received the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences on Tuesday for their work to alleviate global poverty that has helped million ... read..


'US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal's move mere optics, lacks support'
Washington D.C. | December 11, 2019 8:11:28 AM IST
India is hopeful to move in its favour the recent bipartisan resolution on Kashmir tabled in the US Congress by Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. Sources said that the resolution has limited resonance considering the resolution is mere optics ... read..


Voice of Karachi hails U.S. decision to blacklist Pak police officer Rao Anwar
Washington D.C. | December 11, 2019 8:11:25 AM IST
The US-based advocacy group, the Voice of Karachi (VoK) has welcomed the US Treasury Department's decision to blacklist Pakistan's "encounter specialist" Rao Anwar for his involvement in human rights abuses and has termed the decision a historic step in s ... read..


Trump warns Russia against US election meddling during Lavrov's visit to DC
Washington D.C. | December 11, 2019 8:11:22 AM IST
President Donald Trump has warned Russia against interfering in US elections and urged a resolution to the country's conflict with Ukraine, the White House said on Tuesday. ... read..


French strikes heap pressure on Macron's pension reforms
Paris | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:05 AM IST
French unions opposed to President Emmanuel Macron's planned pension reforms heaped pressure on the government Tuesday with further demonstrations and widespread strikes in public services. ... read..


US blacklists Pak cop Rao Anwar for corruption, serious human rights abuse
Washington D.C. | December 11, 2019 7:11:17 AM IST
The United States has blacklisted former Karachi police officer Rao Anwar for "serious human rights abuses" during his term as Senior Superintendent Police for allegedly killing dozens of innocent people including Waziristan native Naqeebullah Mehsud in " ... read..


Democrats say they back trade deal with Mexico, Canada
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she backed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), calling the new trade deal a "victory for the American worker." ... read..


UN refuses to comment on India's Citizenship Bill
Washington D.C. | December 11, 2019 6:11:17 AM IST
The United Nations on Tuesday (local time) refused to comment on the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha, stating that the only concern of the watchdog is to ensure that all governments peruse non-discriminatory laws. ... read..


New Jersey shooting: 6 killed, including police officer
Washington D. C. | December 11, 2019 5:41:19 AM IST
At least six people, including one police officer were killed in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Tuesday in a series of gunfights that turned a kosher market place into a battleground and placed a nearby Catholic school into lockdown. ... read..


New Jersey police respond to 'active shooting situation' in city, officers shot
Washington D.C. | December 11, 2019 5:11:23 AM IST
Law enforcement agencies are responding to an "active shooting situation" in Jersey City, New Jersey, Jean Jadezaia, a spokeswoman for the Hudson County Sheriff's Office confirmed CNN on Tuesday (local time). ... read..


Court rejects US comedian Bill Cosby's appeal against sexual assault conviction
Washington D.C. | December 11, 2019 5:11:19 AM IST
A Pennsylvania court on Tuesday upheld comedian Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction and rejected his argument that the case was wrongly decided against him. ... read..


Armed militants attack hotel in Somalia capital
Mogadishu | December 11, 2019 5:11:17 AM IST
Armed militants of a Somalia-based terror group Al-Shabab stormed into a hotel in Mogadishu on Tuesday evening (local time). ... read..


Democrats announce 2 impeachment charges, agree to trade deal
New York | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
In a historic move, Democrats announced on Tuesday two scaled down impeachment charges accusing President Donald Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress stressing risks to next year's election. ... read..


Fulfil promises on climate finance, India to developed world
Madrid | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
India on Tuesday asked the developed world to fulfil its commitment to provide $1 trillion in public finance and collaborate on technology, which is crucial for developing nations to fight climate change. ... read..


Boris' spoof on 'Love Actually' scene sets Twitter abuzz
London | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new pro-Brexit ad, a spoof on the 2003 hit movie 'Love Actually', set Twitter abuzz, with users posting memes and funny comments. ... read..


Activists protest in Busan against Pak atrocities in Balochistan
Busan | December 11, 2019 1:41:17 AM IST
Members of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) and Baloch Republican Students Organization (BRSO) held a protest in the South Korean city of Busan on Tuesday against the gross human rights violations committed by the Pakistani Army in Balochistan. ... read..


Czech shooting: Gunman kills 6, commits suicide (Lead)
Prague | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
At least six people were killed after an armed assailant opened fire at a hospital waiting room in the Czech city of Ostrava before shooting himself in the head, police said on Tuesday. ... read..


India reduced emission intensity of GDP by 21 pc: Prakash Javadekar
Madrid | December 10, 2019 11:41:25 PM IST
India has reduced the emissions intensity of its GDP (emissions per unit of GDP) by 21 per cent and is on the track to achieve the goal of 35 per cent emissions reduction as promised in the Paris summit in 2015, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climat ... read..


India, EU need to resolve issues of labour standards, sustainability holding up FTA talks
New Delhi | December 10, 2019 11:11:25 PM IST
India and the European Union need to sort out outstanding issues such as government procurement, labour standards and sustainability as part of the negotiations of the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) which have been held up since 2013, European Union Ambassa ... read..


Arms control on Agenda as Lavrov meets Pompeo in Washington
US | December 10, 2019 11:11:17 PM IST
Washington [US], Dec 10 (ANI) - A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has kicked off at the State Department on Tuesday and both the leaders are likely to discuss Ukraine, Syria, arms control and ot ... read..


Most Americans use unreliable news sources like social media
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Owing to lack of time and competing demands, one-third of Americans rely on news platforms they acknowledge are less reliable, mainly social media and peers, says a new report. ... read..


Global investors urge climate action
Madrid | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
A total of 631 institutional investors managing more than $37 trillion in assets have urged governments to step up efforts to tackle the global climate crisis and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement by phasing out thermal coal power and price on carb ... read..


Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid to arrive in India today on 5-day visit
New Delhi | December 10, 2019 10:11:32 PM IST
Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid will arrive in India on Tuesday on a five-day visit, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. ... read..


South Korea: Baloch activists hold protest in Busan against Pak Army-led atrocities in Balochistan
Busan | December 10, 2019 9:41:37 PM IST
Members of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) and Baloch Republican Students Organization (BRSO) held a protest in the South Korean city of Busan on Tuesday against the gross human rights violations committed by the Pakistani Army in Balochistan. ... read..


US Democrats unveil two formal charges against Trump
Washington DC | December 10, 2019 9:11:20 PM IST
In a key development in the impeachment inquiry, Democratic-controlled US House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday announced two charges against President Donald Trump, accusing him of abusing power and obstructing Congress. ... read..


Ex-Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka joins Oracle's board of directors
Redwood Shores (California) | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Cloud giant Oracle has named ex-Infosys CEO and founder and CEO of the AI company Vianai Systems, Vishal Sikka, to its Board of Directors. ... read..


Secret to appear more competent hidden in your clothing
New York | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
People tend to instantly judge others as more competent if they come dressed in "richer" clothing, says a study that warned that such economic cues are hard to ignore. ... read..


Hong Kong court lifts ban on face masks
Hong Kong | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
A Hong Kong court on Tuesday lifted a ban on face masks by refusing the governments request to suspend an earlier ruling that found it unconstitutional. ... read..


6 killed in Czech hospital shooting
Prague | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
At least six people were killed on Tuesday in a shooting at a teaching hospital in the Czech Republic, police said, adding that two suspected gunman were still at large. ... read..


Iran fully ready for more prisoner exchange: Zarif
Tehran | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the country was "fully ready" to exchange more prisoners with the US after Washington freed an Iranian stem cell scientist, who returned home after over one year of imprisonment, it was reported o ... read..


IIT Kharagpur offers scholarships for Australian students
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
In a significant boost to its ongoing academic exchange programmes with Australian institutions, IIT Kharagpur has instituted competitive high-value scholarships for students from the University of Melbourne enrolled under the Dual Doctoral Programme (DDP ... read..


Young voters quiz UK politicians in TV debate
London | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Senior UK politicians were quizzed on housing, climate change and Brexit by an audience of young British voters in an election special debate that aired on the BBC. ... read..


Taliban abducts 6 tribal elders in northern Afghanistan
Kabul | December 10, 2019 7:41:40 PM IST
At least six tribal elders were abducted by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, Jowzjan province's governor confirmed. ... read..


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