Thursday, January 23, 2020

Altaf Hussain to be head of Sindhu Desh government in exile, says Shafi Burfat
London | January 20, 2020 11:41:28 PM IST
Shafi Burfat, a prominent Sindhi nationalist leader and chairman of Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM), has announced that Altaf Hussain, the founder of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), will be the head of the exile government of 'Sindhu Desh.' ... read..

Samsung names Roh Tae-moon new smartphone business chief
Seoul | Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Infusing young blood into its smartphone business division amid growing Chinese competition in markets like India, Samsung Electronics on Monday named 52-year-old Roh Tae-moon its new mobile business chief -- taking over from DJ Koh, current president and ... read..

India's growth slowed sharply owing to stress in non-banking financial sector, weak rural income: IMF
Davos | January 20, 2020 10:11:22 PM IST
The downward revision primarily reflects negative surprises to economic activity in a few emerging market economies, notably India, which led to a reassessment of growth prospects over the next two years, said Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist, International ... read..

Iran warns of 'final step' on nuclear deal
Tehran | Monday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Iran on Monday Iran said it could take a "final and more effective" step concerning its nuclear deal if the other parties remain in default of their contractual obligations towards Tehran. ... read..

140 injured in Lebanon clashes (Lead)
Beirut | Monday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
At least 140 people were injured during clashes between anti-government protesters and riot police in Lebanon's capital city of Beirut, Secretary General of Lebanese Red Cross Georges Kettaneh announced on Monday. ... read..

Two men make 'Earth sandwich', 20,000 km apart
Wellington | Monday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Two men in New Zealand and Spain have created an "Earth sandwich" by placing slices of bread on precise points, either side of the planet, it was reported on Monday. ... read..

Philippines maintain alert level for Taal volcano
Manila | Monday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Philippine authorities on Monday maintained the alert level for the Taal volcano, which entered its second week of eruption amid risks of a lava explosion, though smoke and ash emissions have diminished. ... read..

Broken hot water pipe kills 5 in Russian hotel
Moscow | Monday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Five people were killed and three others hospitalized on Monday after a broken hot water pipe flooded a small hotel in the Russian city of Perm near the Ural Mountains, the regional investigative committee said. ... read..

US state on high alert ahead of pro-gun rally
Washington | Monday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
The US state of Virginia was on high alert as thousands of people were expected to descend on the city of Richmond on Monday for a pro-gun rally that authorities fear could turn violent. ... read..

Chinese theme park forces pig to bungee jump
Beijing | Monday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
A Chinese theme park has triggered a wave of outrage on social media after it forced a pig to bungee jump off a 68-metre high tower, it was reported on Monday. ... read..

Aus storms wreak damage, bushfires far from over
Sydney | Monday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Storms have brought heavy rain to the fire-hit regions of eastern Australia, but authorities on Monday warned that the nation's bushfire crisis was still "far from over". ... read..

China to ban single-use plastics
Beijing | Monday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
China, one of the world's biggest users of plastic, has unveiled a major plan to reduce single-use plastics across the country, a media report said on Monday. ... read..

IMF cuts India's growth rate to 4.8 pc for FY19-20
Washington D.C. | January 20, 2020 8:11:23 PM IST
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed India's growth rate to 4.8 per cent for the current financial year, which is expected to rise to 5.8 per cent in 2020. ... read..

7 killed in Indonesia bridge collapse
Jakarta | Monday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
At least seven people were killed and three reported missing after a flash flood made a crowded hanging bridge over a river in Indonesia collapse, officials said on Monday. ... read..

Had no choice but leave royal family: Prince Harry (Ld)
London | Monday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
The UK's Prince Harry said that he and his wife Meghan Markle had no choice but to stand down from their royal family duties, while insisting that the couple was not "not walking away" but felt "great sadness" over the new arrangement. ... read..

Crashed Ukrainian jet's black box still in Iran
Tehran | Monday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
The black box of a Ukrainian passenger plane that was mistakenly downed near Tehran is still in Iran and no decision has been made to send it abroad, a civil aviation official said. ... read..

HK police send out detectives for patrolling
Hong Kong | Monday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Plain-clothes detectives have joined officers on patrol in response to a crime surge in Hong Kong, as offenders cash in on the diversion of police resources for the citys anti-government protests, a media report said on Monday. ... read..

Indian-American Prof calls for action against CAA
Los Angeles | Monday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
An Indian-American Professor has called fro actions against India's Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying it was not just about the Muslims but effected anyone who is attached to the country, the media reported. ... read..

Aus offers support for bushfire-affected businesses
Canberra | Monday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
The Australian government on Monday announced a support package for small businesses affected by the raging bushfires. ... read..

Australia's platypus 'on brink of extinction'
Sydney | Monday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
The platypus, an iconic Australian mammal with a duck bill and a beaver-like tail, is on the brink of extinction because of climate change and the loss of its habitat due to human development, according to a study published on Monday. ... read..

Libya peace summit agrees to ceasefire, respect for arms embargo (Ld)
Berlin | Monday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
The international allies of the Libyan government backed by the UN and the country's rebel forces have agreed to implement the ceasefire launched a week ago and the world body-decreed embargo on weapons imports. ... read..

China confirms 3rd viral pneumonia death
Beijing | Monday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Chinese authorities on Monday confirmed the third death due to a new viral pneumonia outbreak similar to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which over the weekend saw 136 new cases, including two in Beijing and one in Shenzhen. ... read..

Migrant caravan delays entry into Mexico
Mexico City | Monday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Members of a migrant caravan from Honduras which was expected to enter Mexico from Guatemala, have announced a delay in their border crossing until Monday as they anticipated additional migrants, bringing the total number to between 5,000 and 8,000. ... read..

6.6-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia, no tsunami warning
Jakarta | Monday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia's North Sulawesi province, authorities said on Monday, adding that no tsunami warning was issued. ... read..

70 hurt in clashes between Lebanese protesters, police
Beirut | Monday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
At least 70 people were injured during clashes between anti-government protesters and riot police in Lebanon's capital city of Beirut. ... read..

Anti-govt protests escalate in Iraq
Baghdad | Monday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Hundreds of angry Iraqi youths intensified their anti-government protests due to the slow pace of comprehensive reform in the political process demanded by the demonstrators. ... read..

2 police officers killed in Hawaii shooting
Honolulu | Monday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Two police officers were killed in an apparent shooting incident in Honolulu, Hawaii, according to authorities. ... read..

Six trekkers still missing two-day after avalanche hits Nepal's Annapurna circuit
Kathmandu | January 20, 2020 2:41:36 PM IST
An rescue operation is underway to locate six trekkers who went missing following Friday's avalanche in Annapurna circuit trekking route in Nepal. ... read..

Prince Harry says he had no option but to snap royal ties
London | Monday, 2020 1:45:06 PM IST
UK's Prince Harry has said that he had "no other option" but to "step back" from his life as a member of the British royal family. ... read..

PM Modi pitches for 'Make in India' during Pariksha Pe Charcha
New Delhi | January 20, 2020 1:41:34 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched for the Central government's 'Make in India' initiative at the Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020, asking students to do their bid in strengthening the country's economy by buying Indian-made products. ... read..

South Korea confims first case of coronavirus
Seoul | January 20, 2020 12:41:27 PM IST
South Korea on Monday confirmed the first case of mysterious coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan city of China. ... read..

Thailand Dy PM visits historic Charminar, Ladd Bazar
Hyderabad (Telangana) | January 20, 2020 12:41:21 PM IST
Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Jurin Laksanawisit visited Hyderabad's historic Charminar and Ladd Bazar on Sunday. ... read..

How will Singtel be affected by Indian Supreme Court denial of telcos petition
Asia | January 20, 2020 11:41:21 AM IST
Indian telecommunication firms were left distressed last week by the Supreme Court's rejection of their petition for a review of the October ruling which sided with the government's demand that the industry pays it USD 13 billion in fees and interest. ... read..

Indian-Americans march in Seattle to observe 30th anniversary of Kashmiri pandits mass exodus
Washington | January 20, 2020 11:41:18 AM IST
A large crowd of Indian diaspora marched on the streets of Seattle to observe the 30th anniversary of the mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990. ... read..

Pompeo meets Sisi in Berlin over Libya's settlement
Cairo | Monday, 2020 10:45:05 AM IST
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in German capital Berlin over Libya's settlement, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement. ... read..

Third death from coronavirus in China, 140 new cases
Beijing | January 20, 2020 10:11:28 AM IST
China has reported the third death from coronavirus and nearly 140 new cases as the disease caused by a mysterious virus spread in other parts of the country. ... read..

Netanyahu calls Israel 'energy power'
Jerusalem | Monday, 2020 9:45:05 AM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the export of natural gas to Egypt started on January 15 has "turned Israel into an energy power". ... read..

2 killed, 5 injured in shooting in Texas
San Antonio | January 20, 2020 9:41:21 AM IST
At least two people were killed and five others suffered injuries in a shooting on Sunday evening in the city of San Antonio, Sputnik reported citing local media. ... read..

2 police officers shot dead in Hawaii
Hawaii | January 20, 2020 9:11:23 AM IST
Two police officers were shot dead in the Diamond Head area of Honolulu, Hawaii, on Sunday. ... read..

Bride asks for entrance fee from guests to make up for expenses
Washington D.C. | January 20, 2020 9:11:21 AM IST
An American bride asked for money from her invitees so that they can be on the 'exclusive guest list'. ... read..

UK, France reiterate commitment to uphold Iran nuclear deal
London | Monday, 2020 7:45:05 AM IST
Britain and France have reaffirmed their commitment to the Iran nuclear deal while acknowledging the need to define a long-term framework to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, said a Downing Street spokesperson. ... read..

There really was no other option: Prince Harry after 'Megxit' announcement
London | January 20, 2020 7:11:20 AM IST
Breaking his silence after 'Megxit' announcement, Prince Harry on Sunday (local time) said that he along with Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle decided to step back from the Royal life as there "really was no other option" left. ... read..

Berlin summit: Joint statement calls for demobilisation, disarmament of armed groups and militias in Libya
Europe | January 20, 2020 6:41:19 AM IST
Berlin [Germany], Jan 20 (ANI/Sputnik): In a joint statement, participants in Sunday's Berlin conference on Libya have called for the demobilization of all Libyan armed groups and the subsequent integration of eligible fighters into a unified army and law ... read..

Two police officers killed in shooting incident in Honolulu
Washington D.C. | January 20, 2020 4:41:20 AM IST
At least two police officers were killed in a shooting incident that took place on Sunday morning in the Diamond Head area in Honolulu, reported CNN. ... read..

No change in UK's position on incident in Salisbury: Boris Johnson tells Putin
Europe | January 20, 2020 3:11:18 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], Jan 20 (ANI/Sputnik): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Russian President Vladimir Putin that London's position on the incident in Salisbury had not changed, the office of the prime minister said on Sunday. ... read..

Pompeo meets Egyptian President, expresses outrage over 'pointless, tragic' death of US citizen in Egypt
Washington D.C. | January 20, 2020 2:11:19 AM IST
US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Sunday (local time) met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on the margins of the Berlin Summit and expressed outrage over the "pointless and tragic death" of detained US citizen Moustafa Kassem in Egypt. ... read..

Amid stalled negotiations with US over denuclearisation, North Korean Foreign Minister replaced
Seoul | January 20, 2020 1:41:19 AM IST
As the talks between the US and North Korea over denuclearisation remain stalled, Pyongyang appears to have picked its point man for relations with South Korea as its new foreign minister. ... read..

Nepal Communist Party nominates Agni Sapkota as its candidate for Speaker
Kathmandu | January 19, 2020 11:41:23 PM IST
The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Sunday nominated Agni Sapkota as its candidate for the new Speaker of the House of Representatives. ... read..

EU denies reports of it cutting pre-accession aid to Turkey by 75%
Brussels | January 19, 2020 11:11:25 PM IST
The European Union (EU) on Sunday denied media reports that it had agreed to new reduction in pre-accession aid to Turkey by 75 per cent. ... read..

Bangladesh PM calls CAA 'internal matter' but 'unnecessary'
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Even as Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina believes that Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is India's "internal matter", she has described the law, which aims to grant citizenship to persecuted religious minorities of the three neighboring Muslim count ... read..

Death toll in missile attack on military base in Yemen rises to 80
Sana'a | January 19, 2020 10:41:27 PM IST
The death toll in the ballistic missile attack at a military training base in the northeastern province of Marib on Saturday has risen to at least 80, a Health Ministry official said on Sunday. ... read..

No mob bosses in cybercrime world yet: Study
New York | Sunday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
There is no 'Tony Soprano mob boss type' who is ordering cybercrime against financial institutions globally, say researchers, adding that there are no such thing as organized crime mafias to date. ... read..

N.Korea picks new FM, heralding policy shift
Seoul | Sunday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
North Korea appears to have picked its point man for relations with Seoul as its new Foreign Minister, possibly heralding a shift in its policy toward the US and South Korea, informed sources said here on Sunday. ... read..

Tulsi Gabbard defeats man in push-up challenge
Washington | Sunday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard defeated a man in a push-up challenge after he asked the Hindu Congresswoman if she could beat fellow party contender Joe Biden in such a contest, media reports said. ... read..

Australia bushfire toll reaches 29
Sydney | Sunday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
An 84-year-old man in Australia who was being treated for burns sustained in the bushfires ravaging the country has died, taking the national toll to 29, police said on Sunday. ... read..

Iran's home-made satellite ready for launch
Tehran | Sunday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Tehran's indigenous satellite Zafar has been delivered to Iran Space Agency (ISA) for launch, official IRNA news agency reported Sunday. ... read..

70 soldiers killed in Yemen missile attack
Sanaa | Sunday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
At least 70 soldiers were killed in a ballistic missile attack in Yemen's Marib province, a government source said on Sunday. ... read..

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable K-4 ballistic missile off Andhra Pradesh coast
New Delhi | January 19, 2020 8:11:32 PM IST
Further strengthening its capabilities to hit enemy targets from submarines, India on Sunday successfully test-fired the 3,500 km strike range nuclear-capable K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile off the coast of Andhra Pradesh. ... read..

Avalanches halt rescue operation for missing trekkers in Nepal
Kathmandu | January 19, 2020 8:11:31 PM IST
With fresh avalanches hitting the Annapurna circuit trekking route here on Sunday, the rescue operation to find the missing trekkers, including four South Korean climbers and three Nepali guides, was halted. ... read..

20 Indians kidnapped last month from Nigeria coast released, 1 dead in captivity
Abuja | January 19, 2020 8:11:28 PM IST
The Indian Mission in Nigeria on Sunday said that 20 seafarers who were kidnapped by pirates last month near the Nigerian coast have been released but one of them lost his life due to adverse conditions in captivity. ... read..

US envoy Alice Wells to arrive in Pakistan on 4-day visit
Islamabad | January 19, 2020 8:11:26 PM IST
United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells is set to arrive here on Sunday for a four-day visit centred around talks on Afghanistan, Middle East tension and other bilateral issues. ... read..

5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes China's Xinjiang province
Beijing | January 19, 2020 8:11:21 PM IST
An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck China's Xinjiang province on Sunday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. ... read..

Morbidly obese IS fanatic captured in Iraq
Baghdad | Sunday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
A morbidly obese Islamic State (IS) fanatic has been captured by forces in Iraq, who had to load him onto a flatbed truck because he couldnt fit in a police car, the media reported. ... read..

US Space Force mocked for camouflage uniforms
Washington | Sunday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
The US Space Force has defended its newly unveiled camouflage uniforms after they were mocked on social media, the media reported. ... read..

Bushfire-hit Aus state braces for severe storms
Melbourne | Sunday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Australian forecasters warned on Sunday of severe storms to hit the bushfire-hit state of Victoria, which could lead to flooding. ... read..

Indian-origin physicians endorse Biden for prez polls
Washington | Sunday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) has formally announced its endorsement of Democratic front-runner Joe Biden for the November presidential election, as he was hugely popular with the Indian-American community, it was reported ... read..

Democracy failure prompts right-wing populism: Turkish author on Erdogan's rise from 'reformer to populist'
By Nivedita Giri

Ankara | January 19, 2020 5:41:28 PM IST
Ece Temelkuran, a prominent Turkish journalist and author, says that right-wing populism is not a passing by political fancy and that it is "a global phenomenon generated by the failures of social equality, also called democracy." ... read..

Hasina says CAA 'not necessary', but it is India's 'internal affair'
Abu Dhabi | January 19, 2020 5:11:22 PM IST
The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is an "internal matter" of India according to Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina who in her first-ever response to the passage of the controversial legislation enacted last year in India also said that it was "not ... read..

Putin honours Leningrad siege victims
Moscow | Sunday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin honoured the heroes and victims of the Leningrad siege, 77 years after the devastating events of the Second World War. ... read..

China's Wuhan province reports 17 new pneumonia cases
Asia | January 19, 2020 2:11:26 PM IST
Beijing [China], Jan 19 (ANI) At least 17 new cases related to pneumonia caused by a novel strain of coronavirus were reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, local health authorities said on Sunday. Among the infected patients, 12 are male and five ... read..

US-China trade deal to reduce global uncertainty: IMF chief
Washington | Sunday, 2020 1:45:05 PM IST
The newly signed US-China phase-one trade deal will reduce the uncertainty that has impeded global economic growth, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has said. ... read..

Trump's legal team calls impeachment charges 'unlawful'
Washington | Sunday, 2020 12:45:05 PM IST
The White House legal team has slammed House Democrats' impeachment effort against US President Donald Trump as "brazen and unlawful" in its first formal response. ... read..

US slaps sanctions on Iranian General
Washington | Sunday, 2020 10:45:05 AM IST
US State Department has announced that it has imposed sanctions on a senior official of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). ... read..

100 injured in clashes between protesters, riot police in Lebanon
Middle East | January 19, 2020 9:41:18 AM IST
Beirut [Lebanon], Jan 19 (Xinhua/ANI): Heavy clashes broke out here on Saturday between protesters and the riot police, causing at least 100 injuries, local media reported. ... read..

Iran rules out negotiation over new nuclear deal
Tehran | Sunday, 2020 9:15:05 AM IST
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has ruled out the possibility of any negotiation over a new nuclear deal, Tehran Times daily reported. ... read..

US imposes sanctions on Iran's IRGC general
US | January 19, 2020 9:11:19 AM IST
Washington D. C. [United States], Jan 19 (Xinhua/ANI): The US State Department on Saturday said that it had imposed sanctions on a brigadier general of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). ... read..

'Get your mops, buckets ready!': Trump mocks proposal to build New York sea wall
Washington D. C. | January 19, 2020 8:41:20 AM IST
Mocking a proposal to build a sea wall to prevent flooding damage in New York City, US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that the residents will 'just have to get your mops and buckets ready!" ... read..

Thousands join rally in Washington for women's rights, against Trump
US | January 19, 2020 8:41:18 AM IST
Washington D. C. [United States], Jan 19 (Sputnik/ANI): Several thousand people gathered here on Saturday to join a rally for women's rights and protest against US President Donald Trump's policy. ... read..

Prince Harry, Meghan to drop 'royal highness' titles
London | Sunday, 2020 8:15:05 AM IST
UK's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will no longer use the prestigious titles His and Her Royal Highness (HRH) and will not receive public funds for their royal duties, the Buckingham Palace has announced. ... read..

Apple to be worst affected by EU vote on standard charger
London | Sunday, 2020 6:45:05 AM IST
The European Parliament is all set for a vote soon on a common charger for all smartphones that would massively affect Apple which still uses Lightning connector. ... read..

Trump recounts minute-by-minute details of air strike which killed Soleimani: Report
Washington D.C. | January 19, 2020 5:41:18 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has recounted minute-by-minute details of the air raid that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani earlier this month. ... read..

Dozens killed in missile attack on military base in Yemen: Reports
Middle East | January 19, 2020 4:41:22 AM IST
Sanaa [Yemen], Jan 19 (ANI/Sputnik): The Yemeni Houthis pounded a military training base in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday with missiles, killing at least 30 servicemen, according to Saudi media. ... read..

US sanctions Iranian General for involvement in 'gross violations of human rights' during Nov protests in Iran
Washington D.C. | January 19, 2020 4:41:19 AM IST
US State Department on Saturday (local time) said it has designated Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hassan Shahvarpour, Khuzestan Province's Vali Asr Commander, for his involvement in "gross violations of human rights against pr ... read..

Mike Pompeo speaks to Iraqi President; leaders agree on 'need to reduce tension in region'
Washington D.C. | January 19, 2020 4:11:20 AM IST
US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Saturday (local time) spoke to Iraqi President Barham Salih where the two leaders agreed on the need to reduce tensions in the region, a state Department Spokesperson said. ... read..

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle will not use 'royal highness' titles
London | January 19, 2020 3:11:18 AM IST
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who had announced their decision to step back from their royal duties, will not use the "royal highness" titles as well as would no longer receive public funds for royal duties. ... read..

Russia: Putin dismisses idea of allowing country's head of state to serve for an indefinite term
Europe | January 19, 2020 2:41:20 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], Jan 19 (Sputnik/ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that it would be better not to return to allowing the country's head of state to serve for an indefinite term, making the statement in response to a proposal that was raised ... read..

Lebanon: Security forces clash with anti-govt protesters trying to reach Martyr's Square
Beirut | January 19, 2020 2:11:21 AM IST
Violent clash erupted between security forces and Lebanese anti-government protesters who were trying to reach Martyrs' Square in the capital, the hub of a months-long protest movement calling for changes to the country's political and financial systems. ... read..

Sri Lankan President, Ajit Doval discuss cooperation on intelligence sharing, maritime security
Colombo | January 18, 2020 11:11:29 PM IST
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Saturday called on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa here and discussed strengthening bilateral cooperation on national security, intelligence sharing, and maritime security. ... read..

Our dance moves are as unique as fingerprint: Study
London | Saturday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Our dance style is almost always the same, regardless of the type of music, and a computer algorithm can identify the dancer with astounding accuracy, a new research suggests. ... read..

Over 200 rescued from avalanche-hit areas in Nepal
Kathmandu | January 18, 2020 9:41:24 PM IST
Over 200 people have been rescued from Mount Everest and Annapurna in Nepal on Saturday, a day after an avalanche hit a section on Annapurna circuit trekking route, Department of Tourism said. ... read..

Pakistan Foreign Office summons Indian diplomat
Islamabad | January 18, 2020 8:41:20 PM IST
Pakistan Foreign Office on Saturday summoned a senior diplomat from the Indian High Commission to reject, what it called, the "mischevious portrayal" by New Delhi of "isolated, fabricated, incidents involving Pakistani citizens as minorities rights issues ... read..

Labour leadership candidates to be grilled
London | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Labour members will get their first chance to grill the five MPs standing to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as party leader at an event in Liverpool on Friday. ... read..

Ukraine Prez rejects PM's resignation offer
Kiev | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has rejected a resignation offer by Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk over a leaked audiotape scandal, a media report said on Saturday. ... read..

No alignment with EU on regulation: UK Chancellor
London | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
UK Chancellor Sajid Javid on Saturday warned manufacturers that "there will not be alignment" with the European Union (EU) after the country exits the bloc on January 31, and insisted that firms must "adjust" to new regulations. ... read..

Spanish islands crackdown on alcohol-fuelled holidays
Madrid | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Spain's Balearic Islands have passed a law banning pub hopping and happy hours in three popular tourist destinations in a bid to crack down on alcohol-fuelled holidays, the media reported on Saturday. ... read..

Bill Clinton prosecutors to defend Trump in impeachment (Ld)
Washington | Saturday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has turned to two key figures from President Bill Clinton's impeachment in 1999, in order to beef up the legal team that will defend him in his own Senate impeachment trial, set to begin next week. ... read..

Outrage after woman drives into Beijing's Forbidden City
Beijing | Saturday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
A woman driving inside the premised of the heavily guarded Forbidden City in Beijing, one of the most iconic landmarks in China, has led to widespread outrage on social media, a report said on Saturday. ... read..

Stray dogs can better understand human gestures: Study
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Researchers have found that untrained stray dogs have the natural ability to understand human gestures and respond to some cues better than the others. ... read..

Chinese tourists found dead by 1973 Iceland plane crash site
Reykjavik | Saturday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Two Chinese nationals in their early 20s have been found dead near the site of a 1973 plane crash in Iceland, which has now become a popular tourist attraction, a media report said. ... read..

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