Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Australia: Scott Morrison to form govt after 'miraculous victory'
Others | May 20, 2019 1:41:55 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks all set to form a majority Conservative government after his "miraculous" election victory over the centre-left Labor Party, the state media said on Monday. ... read..

Envoys of three nations present credentials to President Kovind
Asia | May 20, 2019 1:41:49 PM IST
New Delhi [India], May 20 (ANi): Ambassadors of Venezuela and Panama, as well as the High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea, presented their credentials to the President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Monday. ... read..

Trump says war with US will 'officially end' Iran
Washington | Monday, 2019 1:15:06 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has warned Iran "never" to threaten the US again, saying if Tehran wants to fight, that will be the "official end" of the Iranian regime. ... read..

S Korea to hold talks with North on business people's trip to Kaesong industrial complex
Asia | May 20, 2019 1:11:58 PM IST
South Korea has said that it will hold discussions with North Korea to provide humanitarian aid and allow business people to visit a shuttered joint industrial complex in the communist nation. ... read..

Swiss voters vouch for tighter gun laws to maintain EU treaties
Europe | May 20, 2019 1:11:56 PM IST
Voters in Switzerland approved a measure to tighten the country's gun laws to conform to European Union (EU) regulations. ... read..

'Russia will do its best to help convicted Maria Butina'
Europe | May 20, 2019 12:41:58 PM IST
Russia Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Sunday assured that Moscow will spare no effort to help Russian national Maria Butina, who is lodged in a US prison. ... read..

Two dead after bar roof collapses in southern China
Asia | May 20, 2019 11:41:52 AM IST
At least two people were killed and several others sustained injuries after the roof of a bar collapsed in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Monday. ... read..

Al Jazeera suspends 2 reporters over Holocaust video
Middle East | May 20, 2019 11:11:52 AM IST
Qatar-based media network Al Jazeera, in a disciplinary action on Sunday, suspended two reporters for posting a video that claimed the extent of the Holocaust was being misrepresented by Jews. ... read..

Explosion injures tourists near Giza Pyramids
Cairo | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 AM IST
An explosion targeting a tourist bus has injured at least 16 people near the Grand Egyptian Museum, next to the pyramids in Giza. ... read..

Brazil: 11 killed in mass shooting at bar
Others | May 20, 2019 10:11:58 AM IST
At least 11 people were killed and one other sustained injury in a mass shooting incident at a bar in Brazil's northern state of Para on Sunday afternoon. ... read..

After exit polls predict BJP win, ex-Maldives Prez Nasheed congratulates PM Modi
Asia | May 20, 2019 9:41:50 AM IST
With most of the exit polls predicting a majority for the NDA, former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hoping that the island nation would continue to have close cooperation with the BJP-led government. ... read..

Houthi rebels to launch attacks at 300 Saudi facilities: reports
Others | May 20, 2019 7:41:49 AM IST
The Yemeni Shia Houthi rebels are planning to launch attacks at 300 critical infrastructure facilities in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), SABA News Agency reported. ... read..

Trump slams Republican leader over impeachment remarks
Washington | Monday, 2019 7:15:06 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Sunday fired back at Justin Amash, a Republican member of the House of Representatives, for the latter's remarks that the President had reached the "threshold for impeachment". ... read..

Sudan's military, protest leaders resume talks
Others | May 20, 2019 7:11:49 AM IST
Sudan's military and protest leaders on Sunday resumed talks to finalise a new governing body to replace the Transitional Military Council. ... read..

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali
Others | May 20, 2019 6:41:51 AM IST
A United Nations soldier was killed and several others sustained injuries in two attacks on UN peacekeeping forces in Mali on Sunday, reported Al Jazeera. ... read..

Russia declares unilateral ceasefire in Idlib
Others | May 20, 2019 6:41:48 AM IST
Russia-backed Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northwestern Idlib province, the last major rebel-held territory, Moscow's defence ministry said on Sunday. ... read..

Explosion near US Embassy in Iraq
Asia | May 20, 2019 4:11:49 AM IST
An explosion was reported on Sunday near the Green Zone area here close to the US Embassy. ... read..

US to hold economic workshop in June as part of Middle East peace plan
US | May 20, 2019 2:11:48 AM IST
The White House on Sunday announced that it will hold an "economic workshop" in Bahrain in June for the development of Palestinian communities and other parts of the Arab world as part of its Middle East peace plan. ... read..

Austrian President announces snap poll in September
Vienna | Monday, 2019 1:15:06 AM IST
Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen on Sunday announced snap elections in September after Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned over a corruption scandal. ... read..

Pak PM should honour his words to commit suicide, says MQM leader
Asia | May 19, 2019 11:41:52 PM IST
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain has said that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan should keep his word to commit suicide rather than approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for bailout packages. ... read..

Australia's ruling coalition prepares for 3rd term
Canberra | Sunday, 2019 11:15:06 PM IST
Australia's Liberal-National Coalition, led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, is preparing for its third consecutive term, though it's not known whether it will be able to form the government on its own or will need alliances. ... read..

'Prez Jinping you still have time to quit Balochistan,' BLA's Majeed Brigade threatens China, Pak to launch fresh attacks
Asia | May 19, 2019 11:12:00 PM IST
Majeed Brigade, an elite unit of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) on Sunday in a video threatened Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistan to withdraw their projects immediately from Balochistan. ... read..

Saudi Arabia rules out war with Iran after Gulf attacks
Riyadh | Sunday, 2019 10:45:06 PM IST
Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Sunday said that his country is not seeking to start a war with Iran but is ready to defend itself from any threat, following attacks in the Gulf region. ... read..

Theresa May plans 'bold offer' for Brexit deal support
London | Sunday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she is preparing to present before MPs a "new bold offer" in a last-ditch attempt to get her beleaguered Brexit deal through Parliament in early June. ... read..

Pak's hope for self-sufficiency fades away as no oil reserves found off shore
Asia | May 19, 2019 10:11:46 PM IST
Pakistan's biggest hope of being self-sufficient in oil has faded away after no reserves were discovered in the Arabian Sea off the Karachi coast. ... read..

Iran dismisses possibility of war amid US tensions (Lead)
Tehran | Sunday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed the possibility of war breaking out in the region amid rising tensions with the US, saying that Tehran doesn't want a conflict and no country had the "idea or illusion that it can confront Iran". ... read..

Austria's Chancellor Kurz calls for snap polls in September following Vice Chancellor's resignation
Europe | May 19, 2019 9:41:48 PM IST
Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Sunday said that the country will hold snap elections at the beginning of September, two days after Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned from his post as corruption scandals surfaced against him. ... read..

Indian charged with raping woman in Singapore
Singapore | Sunday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
An Indian man has been charged with aggravated rape of a female university student near the Kranji War Memorial in Singapore. ... read..

Bangladesh: In major cabinet reshuffle, portfolios of several ministers changed
Asia | May 19, 2019 8:42:01 PM IST
Announcing her first major cabinet reshuffle just five months after taking office, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday changed portfolios of two ministers and three state ministers. ... read..

Egypt: 14 injured as blast targets tourist bus near Gaza pyramids
Middle East | May 19, 2019 8:42:00 PM IST
At least 14 people were injured after a roadside explosion targeted a tourist bus, carrying 25 South African citizens, close to Egypt's Giza Pyramids, state media reported on Sunday. ... read..

Foreign embassies websites under cyber attack in Sri Lanka
Asia | May 19, 2019 7:41:54 PM IST
Websites of at least 11 foreign embassies, including the Kuwait Embassy, here has come under a cyber attack, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said on Sunday. ... read..

Saudi Arabia calls for emergency meeting with GCC, Arab League amid Gulf tension
Middle East | May 19, 2019 7:11:48 PM IST
Saudi Arabia's King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has called for an emergency meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states and the leaders of Arab League countries to discuss the security issues of the region and measures to enhance it, the ... read..

TAPI meeting to take place in Turkmenistan today
Asia | May 19, 2019 6:41:55 PM IST
A delegation led by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Petroleum, Nadeem Babar, left for Turkmenistan to attend a meeting on Sunday evening on the development of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, also known as Trans-Afgh ... read..

2 trains collide in Philippines, 34 injured
Manila | Sunday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
At least 34 people were injured when a "runaway" train rammed into another train in Metro Manila of the Philippines, officials said on Sunday. ... read..

Michigan Rep. Justin Amash becomes first Republican to call for Trump's impeachment
US | May 19, 2019 5:41:59 PM IST
US Representative from Michigan, Justin Amash, on Saturday (local time) said he believed that President Donald Trump has engaged in "impeachable conduct," becoming the first politician of his party to call for removing the president from his party. ... read..

US e-tailer sells bath mats depicting Hindu Gods
Washington | Sunday, 2019 5:15:06 PM IST
American e-tailer Wayfair has come under fire for selling bath mats depicting Hindu Gods, after Amazon was slammed for selling similar items, the media reported. ... read..

Trump may pardon servicemen accused, convicted of war crimes
Washington | Sunday, 2019 5:15:06 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has hinted that he is considering pardons for several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes, the media reported. ... read..

Don't go too far, Chinese Foreign Minister tells Pompeo
Beijing | Sunday, 2019 5:15:06 PM IST
China's State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged Washington "not to go too far" in its measures that threatened Chinese interests in a phone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. ... read..

Cannes Red Carpet protest against abortion law
Europe | May 19, 2019 5:41:51 PM IST
Dozens of pro-choice women campaigners staged demonstrations at the Cannes Red Carpet ahead of the premiere of Argentine director Juan Solanas' abortion documentary 'Le It Be Law' (Que Sea Ley). ... read..

Boeing acknowledges defects in 737 MAX flight simulator software
US | May 19, 2019 5:11:53 PM IST
For the first time since two air crashes involving Boeing planes killed over 346 people within six months, the US aerospace company has acknowledged that it had to correct defects in its 737 MAX flight simulator, which are used to train pilots. ... read..

Trump outlines his 'strong pro-life' views on abortion
US | May 19, 2019 4:11:58 PM IST
Against the backdrop of the US state of Alabama signing the most restrictive abortion law in the recent American history, President Donald Trump on Sunday outlined his "strongly pro-life" views on the subject. ... read..

Chinese players wholly MILK Indian smartphone brands
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Like the famous tech acronym FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google), the Indian smartphone market once had its own buzzword: MILK. ... read..

Republican Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment
Washington | Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
US Congressman Justin Amash became the first Republican to call for Donald Trump's impeachment, saying that the President committed "impeachable conduct" and accused Attorney General William Barr of intentionally misleading the public. ... read..

6.8 magnitude earthquake rattles New Caledonia
Pacific | May 19, 2019 3:12:01 PM IST
An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit the east coast of New Caledonia, according to the United States Geological Survey (UNGC). ... read..

Saudi Arabia says does not want war with Iran but ready to respond strongly
Middle East | May 19, 2019 2:11:55 PM IST
Amid the ongoing tensions with Iran, intensified after last week's attacks on Saudi oil tankers, the Foreign Ministry of Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that the country will do its best to avoid war, but stands ready to respond with "full force and determina ... read..

RSF urges Nepalese Government to drop probe against journalists on Dalai Lama news
Asia | May 19, 2019 12:41:49 PM IST
Reporters without Borders (RSF or Reporters Sans Frontieres) has urged Nepalese Government to drop the probe against three journalists of the Rashtriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) who published a report about Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. ... read..

Nepal: 5 killed after bus plunges into river
Asia | May 19, 2019 11:42:02 AM IST
At least five people were killed and 28 others sustained injuries after a bus veered off the road and fell into a River in Nepal's Dhading district. ... read..

There will be no war, says Iran Foreign Minister
Tehran | Sunday, 2019 10:15:05 AM IST
Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said he does not believe a war will break out in the region amid concerns over rising tensions with the US. ... read..

Russia, Turkey to initiate talks on joint production of S-500 defence system: Erdogan
Middle East | May 19, 2019 10:11:55 AM IST
Ankara and Moscow would initiate talks on the joint production of S-500 air defence system, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, adding that the purchase of the S-400 system from Russia was "complete". ... read..

Austrian Chancellor Kurz calls for snap election
Vienna | Sunday, 2019 7:45:05 AM IST
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has asked for a snap election after his Vice-Chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, resigned over a corruption scandal. ... read..

Hundreds stranded as rains lash Japan's Yakushima
Asia | May 19, 2019 7:41:49 AM IST
Over 260 people, mostly hikers, have been stranded in Japan's Yukushima as severe rains continue to lash the town since Saturday. ... read..

Japan issues warning over probable volcano eruption
Asia | May 19, 2019 7:11:50 AM IST
Japan's Meteorological Agency on Sunday issued a warning over a possibility of volcanic Mount Hakone erupting. ... read..

29 hurt after trains collide in Philippines
Asia | May 19, 2019 7:11:48 AM IST
At least 29 passengers were injured after a Light Rail Transit Line 2 train rammed into a parked train between two stations at Quezon City here on Saturday night. ... read..

Austrian Vice-Chancellor resigns, Prez calls for early polls
Europe | May 19, 2019 6:41:49 AM IST
As a corruption scandal sweeps Austria, the country on Saturday called for early polls in order to "rebuild" people's trust in the government. ... read..

Russia: Sukhoi Superjet 100 aborts takeoff over hydraulic failure
Europe | May 19, 2019 6:41:47 AM IST
An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 bound for Moscow was forced to abort takeoff here after its hydraulic system reportedly malfunctioned. ... read..

ExxonMobil evacuates 30 foreign engineers from Iraqi oil field
Middle East | May 19, 2019 5:11:46 AM IST
American multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil announced on Saturday that 30 of its foreign engineers have been evacuated from the West Qurna 1 oil field in Iraq's Basra. ... read..

Sweden set to ban outdoor smoking
Europe | May 19, 2019 4:11:47 AM IST
Sweden is set to ban outdoor smoking from July this year, in a bid to prevent diseases associated with smoking and passive smoking, such as cancer, according to the Minister for Health and Social Affairs. ... read..

US company evacuates foreign workers from Iraqi oil field
Baghdad | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The US Exxon Mobil oil company has evacuated all its foreign workers from West Qurna 1 oil field in Iraq's Basra province, the media reported on Saturday. ... read..

Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten concedes defeat
Canberra | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Australia's opposition Labour Party leader Bill Shorten on Saturday conceded defeat to Prime Minister Scott Morrison in country's general election. ... read..

Buddhist figurines, Chinese ceramics to be auctioned
Hong Kong | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
A Qing dynasty robe, and finely cast gilt-bronze sculptures of two Buddhist figures - Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, and Milarepa, an ancient Tibetan yogi - would go under the hammer at an auction here. ... read..

Ruling coalition in Australia likely to retain power: ABC
Canberra | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Australia's Liberal-National Party (LNP) Coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears set to defy predictions by winning the federal election on Saturday, the country's national broadcaster said. ... read..

No warnings appeared in cockpit: Ethiopian Airlines counters Boeing's claims
US | May 18, 2019 11:41:58 PM IST
Ethiopian Airlines officials on Friday pushed back on claims made by Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that the airline's failure to adhere with emergency procedures issued following the October crash of Indonesia's Lion Air contributed ... read..

N Korea seeks UN mediation in seizure of vessel by US
Seoul | Saturday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
North Korea in a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has complained about the "illegal and outrageous" seizure of one of its cargo ships by the US, the media reported on Saturday. ... read..

Australian elections '19: Scott Morrison claims victory, Bill Shorten resigns as Labor's chief
Others | May 18, 2019 10:42:01 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday claimed victory in the 2019 elections with expectations that the country's voters were ready for a change in course after six years of tumultuous leadership under his party. ... read..

US warns aircraft flying over Arabian Gulf, Iran says 'no war will take place'
US | May 18, 2019 10:41:49 PM IST
The United States on Saturday warned commercial airlines flying over the Arabian Gulf about the risk of being "misidentified" amid heightened tensions with Iran. ... read..

US: 7 shot dead at house party in Indiana
US | May 18, 2019 10:11:55 PM IST
At least seven people lost their lives in a shooting that happened at a house party near Ball State University here early on Saturday, authorities said. ... read..

Mnuchin rejects subpoena for Trump's tax returns (Lead)
Washington | Saturday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has rejected a subpoena from House Democrats demanding President Donald Trump's tax returns in six years, setting the stage for a court battle over the documents. ... read..

Austria's Vice-Chancellor resigns days before European Parliament elections
Europe | May 18, 2019 8:41:54 PM IST
Austria's Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache on Saturday resigned over corruption allegations, just a few days before the European Parliament elections, scheduled to take place between May 23 and 26. ... read..

Ex-CIA officer jailed for spying for China
Washington | Saturday, 2019 8:15:06 PM IST
A former CIA officer has been jailed for 20 years for disclosing military secrets to a Chinese agent in return for $25,000, bringing to a close one of several cases involving Chinese bids to recruit former American intelligence officers, the media reporte ... read..

South Asia celebrates Lord Buddha's birthday
Asia | May 18, 2019 8:11:53 PM IST
Buddha Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, is being celebrated by people across south Asia on Saturday by organising various programmes. ... read..

Nepal inaugurates educational institution built with India's assistance
Asia | May 18, 2019 7:41:48 PM IST
Nepal inaugurated an educational institution in Udayapur district on Saturday that was constructed with assistance from India. ... read..

Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui will soon return to Beijing
Asia | May 18, 2019 6:11:57 PM IST
China's Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui, who is said to have played a signficant role in dousing of tensions during the Doklam standoff and subsequently, will be returning to Beijing after he was promoted to the level of a vice-minister. ... read..

Economic crisis in Venezuela worse than in Zimbabwe, Soviet Union: Economists
Asia | May 18, 2019 5:41:47 PM IST
From once being the richest country in Latin America -- owing to its large oil reserves -- to the ongoing humanitarian crisis unseen in the country's modern history, Venezuela's fall through the years is the single largest economic collapse outside of war ... read..

Mnuchin rejects subpoena for Trump's tax returns
Washington | Saturday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said that he will not comply with a congressional subpoena to turn over President Donald Trump's federal tax returns in six years, likely to trigger a court battle with the Congress. ... read..

North Korea sends letter to UN chief, critising US' seizure of its cargo ship
Asia | May 18, 2019 4:11:53 PM IST
North Korea's top envoy to the United Nations Kim Song on Friday sent a letter to UN chief Antonio Guterres, criticising the US' recent seizure of its cargo ship as an "outrageous and unlawful" move, Pyongyang's state media said on Saturday. ... read..

Month after Easter attack, Sri Lanka invokes Gautam Buddha on Vesak
Asia | May 18, 2019 2:41:49 PM IST
As Sri Lanka recovers from the deadliest terror attack in a decade and episodes of communal violence that followed, President Maithripala Sirisena, while conveying his greetings for Vesak or Buddha Poornima, urged the nation to "recollect the teachings of ... read..

Voting begins in Australia general election
Canberra | Saturday, 2019 1:15:06 PM IST
Australians have begun voting on Saturday in the first general election since political infighting ousted the nation's fourth leader in a decade. ... read..

Child among two killed in Afghanistan blast
Asia | May 18, 2019 12:41:50 PM IST
At least two people, including a child, were killed and 14 others sustained injuries in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan's Herat province on Saturday morning. ... read..

Syria's air defences intercept Israeli attack
Damascus | Saturday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
The Syrian air defences have intercepted "luminous objects" coming from Israel, the media reported. ... read..

Caracas willing to begin dialogue with Washington on basis of mutual respect: Venezuelan FM
Others | May 18, 2019 11:11:51 AM IST
Against the backdrop of mediation in Norway aimed at resolving the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela, the Foreign Minister of the Latin American country, Jorge Arreaza, on Friday said that Caracas is willing to engage in dialogue with the United State ... read..

5.6 magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia
Pacific | May 18, 2019 9:41:55 AM IST
An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Ritcher Scale rattled Indonesia on Saturday morning, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). ... read..

Press freedom at stake in Nepal: Journalists under probe for news about Dalai Lama
Asia | May 18, 2019 7:41:48 AM IST
Three journalists from Nepal's state news agency, Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS), are under probe for reporting news about Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. ... read..

China sentences Japanese man on espionage charges
Asia | May 18, 2019 7:41:46 AM IST
A Chinese court on Friday handed a five and half year prison sentence to a 70-year-old Japanese man on charges of espionage, as per Japan's Foreign Ministry. ... read..

Syria intercepts projectiles fired from Israel
Middle East | May 18, 2019 7:11:50 AM IST
Syrian air defence systems on Friday intercepted "luminous objects coming from the (Israeli) occupied territories, shooting down a number of them," as per Syrian state media. ... read..

Parliamentary polls begin in Australia
Pacific | May 18, 2019 7:11:46 AM IST
Australia kick-started polling on Saturday morning to elect their next Prime Minister and members of Parliament. ... read..

6.0 magnitude quake rocks Papua New Guinea
Pacific | May 18, 2019 6:11:49 AM IST
An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked the New Ireland region late on Friday night, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). ... read..

US judge orders release of activists detained from Venezuela's embassy in Washington
Others | May 18, 2019 5:41:49 AM IST
A US judge on Friday ordered the release of four activists who were detained by US authorities from the premises of the Venezuelan embassy here on Thursday morning. ... read..

US to lift tariffs on Canadian aluminium, steel products
US | May 18, 2019 5:41:48 AM IST
The United States and Canada reached a deal on Friday to remove all tariffs imposed by Washington on imports of aluminium and steel products from Canada, according to a joint statement. ... read..

US' Israel-Palestinian peace plan a surrender act: Minister
London | Saturday, 2019 2:15:06 AM IST
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has called the anticipated US plan for ending the Israel-Palestinian conflict an unacceptable "surrender act". ... read..

Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) arriving in Britain next month
Beijing | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Chinese technology giant Huawei is set to announce its 5G phone -- the Huawei Mate 20 X in Britain that was first launched in 2018. The Mate 20 X (5G) is a variation of the original Mate 20 X. ... read..

S.Korea to give $8 million in aid to N.Korea
Seoul | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
South Korea on Friday announced it would donate $8 million in humanitarian aid to North Korea through international agencies, at a time when its neighbour faces a possible food shortage and drought. ... read..

Internet sensation Grumpy Cat passes away
California | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Grumpy Cat, the Internet's most popular cat and one of its first viral memes, has died at age seven, her family announced on Friday. ... read..

Over 270,000 Rohingya refugees receive first ID cards: UN
Asia | May 17, 2019 11:41:58 PM IST
The United Nations on Friday confirmed that more than 270,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have been registered and provided with identity cards (ID) for the first time in an attempt to safeguard their right to voluntarily return home to Myanmar in the ... read..

NY bar turns away turban-wearing Sikh youth
New York | Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
A Sikh youth has claimed that a bar in New York's Long Island didn't let him enter because he was wearing a turban. ... read..

Crime reporter shot dead in Mexico
Others | May 17, 2019 10:11:50 PM IST
A crime reporter, who was working under a federal protection program, was shot dead here on Thursday, making him the fifth journalist to have been killed this year in the Latin American country. ... read..

South Korea to provide $8 mn humanitarian aid to North Korea
Asia | May 17, 2019 10:11:48 PM IST
South Korea on Friday said it would provide USD eight million as humanitarian aid to help North Korea's malnourished children and pregnant women, as the communist country faces severe drought and a food crisis caused by its worst harvest in decades. ... read..

FATF's Asia-Pacific Group raises questions on Pak's efforts to curb terror financing
Asia | May 17, 2019 9:41:51 PM IST
The Asia-Pacific Group (APG), a regional affiliate of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), on Friday questioned Pakistan's seriousness to curb proscribed terror outfits and act against money laundering and terror financing. ... read..

Ace mountaineer Dipankar Ghosh goes missing on Mt Makalu in Nepal
Asia | May 17, 2019 8:41:53 PM IST
Ace mountaineer Dipankar Ghosh has reportedly gone missing on Nepal's Mount Makalu, the world's fifth highest peak in, expedition organisers confirmed on Friday. ... read..

Iran Foreign Minister urges 'concrete action' from China, Russia to save nuclear deal
Asia | May 17, 2019 7:41:49 PM IST
Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday urged "friends" including China and Russia to take "concrete action" to safeguard the 2015 nuclear deal as he warned of a "dangerous" situation amid rising tensions with the United States. ... read..

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