Saturday, March 23, 2019

Russian delegation visits North Korea to boost economic cooperation amid nuclear talks
Asia | March 20, 2019 10:41:40 PM IST
A delegation from Russia held meetings with North Korea officials on Monday to discuss the economic cooperation between the two countries. ... read..

Samjhauta blast verdict: Pak summons Indian High Commissioner
Asia | March 20, 2019 10:11:44 PM IST
Pakistan on Wednesday summoned the Indian High Commissioner over the acquittal of four accused persons in the 2007 Samjhauta blast case. ... read..

World War II aircraft carrier discovered beneath surface of South Pacific
Pacific | March 20, 2019 10:11:43 PM IST
Aircraft carrier USS Wasp, that had not been seen since 1942, has been spotted nearly 14,000 feet below the surface of the South Pacific. ... read..

Theresa May seeks 3-month delay to Brexit deal
Europe | March 20, 2019 9:41:42 PM IST
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday asked for a three-month extension to Article 50, the legal process under which the United Kingdom (UK) is leaving the European Union (EU). ... read..

Nirav Modi sent to HM Prison Wandsworth after London Court rejects his bail plea
Europe | March 20, 2019 9:11:40 PM IST
Businessman Nirav Modi was on Wednesday sent to HM Prison Wandsworth after his bail plea was rejected by the Westminster Magistrates' Court here. He will be in the judicial custody till March 29. ... read..

New Kazakhstan Prez for renaming capital to 'Nursultan'
Asia | March 20, 2019 8:41:44 PM IST
Newly sworn-in President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday suggested renaming the country's capital in honour of former leader Nursultan Nazarbayev following his sudden resignation on Tuesday. ... read..

Brazil gunmen shoot at convoy carrying nuclear fuel
Rio de Janeiro | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Gunmen attacked a convoy of trucks carrying uranium fuel to a nuclear power plant near the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, police said. ... read..

May writes to EU seeking Brexit delay (Second Lead)
London | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday wrote to the European Union seeking extension of the Brexit negotiation until June 30 to allow her time to secure backing of Parliament, which has twice rejected her current proposal. ... read..

Pak security agencies keeping watch, intimidating Indian High Commission officials in Islamabad
Asia | March 20, 2019 8:41:45 PM IST
Officials of Indian High Commission in Islamabad are facing continuous harassment by Pakistan security agencies in the heart of Pakistan's capital city. ... read..

India should focus on neighbours first: Ex-IAF chief
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Stressing that world peace will depend on how India and China manage their relations, former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal (Retired) Arup Raha on Wednesday said both the countries ignore each other but India should focus on a "neighbours first" policy. ... read..

Lion Air crash: Pilots struggled though instruction manual to understand plane's plunging into Sea
Asia | March 20, 2019 7:41:42 PM IST
The cockpit voice recorder of Lion Air Flight 610, which drowned in Java Sea with 189 people on board in October last year, shows that the pilots struggled through pages of plane's instruction manual at the last moment to understand why it was lurching do ... read..

London Court rejects bail plea of Nirav Modi
Europe | March 20, 2019 7:11:48 PM IST
Businessman Nirav Modi, arrested by the Scotland Yard in connection with a loan default case in India, was produced before a court here on Wednesday, which sent him to the jail till March 29. ... read..

Nirav Modi produced in London Court, hearing on his extradition on March 29
Europe | March 20, 2019 6:41:54 PM IST
Businessman Nirav Modi, who was arrested by the Scotland Yard in connection with a loan default case in India, was on Wednesday produced before a court here, which fixed March 29 as the date of hearing on the extradition plea of the Government of India. ... read..

Tokayev sworn in as new President of Kazakhstan
Astana | Wednesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday was sworn in as the President of Kazakhstan, following resignation of Nursultan Nazarbayev, 78, after almost 30-year rule on Tuesday. ... read..

UAE man sacked, deported for celebrating NZ attack
Dubai | Wednesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
A company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said they have fired and deported one of their employees for posting a comment on Facebook celebrating the terror attacks in New Zealand. ... read..

Cyclone Idai: 3 days of mourning in Mozambique, UN calls emergency getting 'bigger by the hour'
Others | March 20, 2019 5:41:48 PM IST
President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday declared three days of national mourning after days of torrential rain and flooding killed more than 200 people and left a trail of destruction across southeast Africa. ... read..

Theresa May not to seek long delay of Brexit (Lead)
London | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
British Prime Minister Theresa May will not seek a long delay to the Brexit process when she asks European Union leaders for more time to secure Parliament's backing for a withdrawal deal, which has twice rejected her current proposal, a government offici ... read..

Protests in Bangladesh as student dies in accident
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Students in parts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Wednesday took to the streets in protest against a student's death in an incident of rash driving. ... read..

Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi arrested, confirms Scotland Yard
Asia | March 20, 2019 4:41:48 PM IST
The Scotland Yard has said that Nirav Deepak Modi was arrested on behalf of Indian authorities on Tuesday afternoon (local time) in Holborn. He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 March). ... read..

New Zealand FM to 'confront' Erdogan over remarks on mosque attack
Others | March 20, 2019 4:41:47 PM IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday said that Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Turkey to "confront" the comments made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over twin mosque shootings in Christchurch that killed 50 people. ... read..

First responder to Cyclone Idai: India provides HADR to Mozambique
Others | March 20, 2019 4:11:47 PM IST
India's three naval ships have reached Port Beira of Mozambique, which has been ravaged by Cyclone Idai, and have delivered the first batch of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) stores including food, medicines and clothing to the Maputo's ... read..

5 unmarried couples whipped publicly in Indonesia
Jakarta | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Five unmarried couples were on Wednesday flogged publicly in Indonesia - the world's largest Muslim-majority country that practices Sharia or strict Islamic law. ... read..

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey
Istanbul | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Turkey on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported as yet, authorities said. ... read..

Indonesia floods, landslides toll crosses 107
Jakarta | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:06 PM IST
The death toll in flash floods and landslides in Papua province of eastern Indonesia crossed 107 on Wednesday, while the search for 93 missing persons shifted to residential areas buried under mud, rubble and wooden logs, officials and rescuers said. ... read..

'Second-most destructive quake in S Korea was triggered by geothermal power plant'
Asia | March 20, 2019 2:41:52 PM IST
The second-most destructive earthquake of South Korea's Pohang in 2017 was triggered by an experimental geothermal power plant, said the government on Wednesday. ... read..

Kazakhstan foreign policy remains unchanged: Ambassador Bulat Sarsenbayev on president's resignation
Asia | March 20, 2019 2:41:49 PM IST
Kazakhstan foreign policy "remains unchanged" in the aftermath of its President Nursultan Nazarbayev's resignation as the head of state, said Ambassador of Kazakhstan to India Bulat Sarsenbayev on Wednesday. ... read..

Turkey: 5.5 magnitude quake jolts Denizli
Middle East | March 20, 2019 2:41:43 PM IST
An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale stuck western Turkey's Denizli on Wednesday morning, reports Daily Sabah. ... read..

West Bank: 2 Palestinians killed by IDF troops
Middle East | March 20, 2019 1:41:51 PM IST
Israeli forces on Wednesday killed two Palestinians after they hurled explosive devices at the forces near West Bank's Joseph's Tomb holy site, reported Times of Israel. ... read..

US: Former Air Force pilot to head FAA
US | March 20, 2019 11:41:45 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (local time) announced that he will nominate former Air Force pilot Stephen M. Dickson as the next head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ... read..

South Korea: 2 killed, 1 injured in oil tanker fire
Asia | March 20, 2019 11:41:39 AM IST
Two South Korean sailors were killed and one other suffered injuries after a fire broke in an oil tanker near South Jeolla province on Wednesday. ... read..

Republicans propose amendment to limit Supreme Court to 9 justices
US | March 20, 2019 10:41:38 AM IST
A Republican senator is planning to introduce a constitutional amendment to "limit the number of US Supreme Court justices to nine" after several Democrats professed the idea of expanding the bench. ... read..

US, Brazil sign space technology safeguard agreement
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:04 AM IST
The US has signed an agreement with Brazil to protect its technology associated with US participation in space launches in the South American country. ... read..

Australia to summon Turkish envoy over Erdogan's remarks
Canberra | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:04 AM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday criticised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for threatening to send Australians "back in a coffin" following the Christchurch attacks. ... read..

US orders review of Boeing 737 Max
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:04 AM IST
The US government has ordered a review of the way Boeing's 737 Max aircraft got its licence to fly. ... read..

Merkel vows to fight for orderly Brexit
Berlin | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:04 AM IST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will fight for an "orderly Brexit" until "the very last hour". ... read..

No significant activity at N Korean facility, claims US-based think tank
Asia | March 20, 2019 7:41:38 AM IST
There has been no activity of significance at the Sohae Launch facility in North Korea, according to the US-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. ... read..

US calls for inquiry into FAA's approval Boeing 737 MAX 8
US | March 20, 2019 6:41:42 AM IST
The United States Transport Department has directed its internal watchdog to conduct an inquiry into the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) approval of the Boeing 737 MAX 8. ... read..

US, China trade talks to resume next week
US | March 20, 2019 6:41:39 AM IST
The United States and China will resume trade talks next week after a pause in negotiations, according to an administration official. ... read..

Theresa May to ask for Brexit delay
London | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:04 AM IST
British Prime Minister Theresa May is writing to the European Union (EU) to formally ask for Brexit to be postponed. ... read..

Yellow Vest protests: French Interior Minister rejects calls for resignation
Europe | March 20, 2019 5:41:41 AM IST
French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner rejected the opposition's calls for his resignation after the Yellow Vest protests turned violent in Paris last week. ... read..

Russia bats for extension of arms reduction treaty with US
Europe | March 20, 2019 5:41:38 AM IST
Russia stated that it is open to discussing solutions aimed at preventing an arms race with the United States, batting for the extension of the new START treaty, due to expire in 2021. ... read..

Iraq, US to continue cooperation against terrorism
Baghdad | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 AM IST
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi and US Vice President Mike Pence have agreed to continue the two countries' cooperation against terrorism. ... read..

Police suspect terror motive behind Utrecht attack
Europe | March 20, 2019 4:11:38 AM IST
The police are "seriously" considering a terror motive behind the tram shooting here which claimed the lives of three people and wounded five others earlier this week. ... read..

Airplane with 100 people on board catches fire in Tehran
Middle East | March 20, 2019 3:41:40 AM IST
A flight with 100 people on board caught fire at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport on Tuesday (local time), according to Tehran's emergency department. ... read..

Russian defence minister meets Syrian president
Moscow | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:04 AM IST
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday visited Syria on the instruction of President Vladimir Putin and held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. ... read..

'USA intends to designate Brazil as non-NATO ally'
US | March 20, 2019 2:41:38 AM IST
The United States intends to designate Brazil as a "major" non-NATO ally, US President Donald Trump said during the joint press conference held here with his Brazilian counterpart on Tuesday (local time). ... read..

Five killed in Egypt shooting
Cairo | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:04 AM IST
The Egyptian Police on Tuesday killed a gunman who opened fire at pedestrians in Egypt's Giza province, leaving four dead and five wounded, the media reported. ... read..

UK: Lord Ahmed, his two brothers charged with rape, granted bail till April 16
Europe | March 19, 2019 11:11:39 PM IST
Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham charged with two counts of attempting to rape a girl under 16 and one count of indecently assaulting a boy under 14, appeared in the Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Tuesday morning. He was there alongside two of his brothers, ... read..

After France, Germany backs listing of Masood Azhar as terrorist in EU
Europe | March 19, 2019 9:41:44 PM IST
After France froze assets of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, Germany has come forward in support of listing Azhar as an international terrorist. ... read..

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev resigns after 30 yrs
Moscow | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Tuesday resigned from his position after nearly 30 years in power. ... read..

4,000 viewed NZ mosques shootings live: Facebook
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
Facing the flak over its inability to spot and remove the livestreaming of New Zealand mosque's shooting, Facebook on Tuesday said 4,000 people viewed it before being taken down. ... read..

'Egg Boy' to give fund to NZ mosque attack victims
Melbourne | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
The Australian teenager, who threw egg at a far-right senator over his offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks, has said he would donate most of the money raised for him towards the terror attacks' victims, the NZ Herald reported. ... read..

Power sector is hallmark of Indo-Bangla cooperation, says Bangladesh envoy
Asia | March 19, 2019 7:11:44 PM IST
Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali on Tuesday here said that energy sector cooperation is the hallmark in the renewed engagements between the two neighbouring countries. ... read..

Dutch tram shooting may be a terror attack: Police
Utrecht (Netherlands) | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
The suspect of tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht and his victims were not linked, said the police and the prosecutor on Tuesday and added they were, therefore, "seriously considering a terrorist motive". ... read..

148 sexual abuse cases against peacekeeping forces
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
As many as 148 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse relating to personnel in peacekeeping and special political missions of the United Nations and 111 relating to non-UN related entities were reported in 2018 against 138 in 2017 and 165 in 2016. ... read..

India, Sri Lanka joint exercise 'Mitra Shakti-VI' to commence from Mar 26
Asia | March 19, 2019 6:11:50 PM IST
Exercise 'Mitra Shakti' which is conducted annually as part of military diplomacy and interaction between armies of India and Sri Lanka will be conducted from March 26 to April 8 for the year 2018-19, in Sri Lanka. ... read..

Dutch shooting: Utrecht Police investigate motive behind attack
Europe | March 19, 2019 6:11:41 PM IST
Netherlands authorities are investigating the motive behind the shooting in a tram that took place on Monday here leaving three people dead and five injured. ... read..

Toll in Zimbabwe cyclone-induced floods reaches 98
Harare | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
The death toll in tropical cyclone Idai-induced floods in Zimbabwe has risen to 98 with 217 missing, the government has said. ... read..

Pakistan, China meddling with demography of Gilgit Baltistan: Sering
| March 19, 2019 5:41:49 PM IST
Gilgit-Baltistan must re-integrate with India as all documents from history prove that it was a part of this country, said an activist of the province which is under illegal occupation of Pakistan. ... read..

Xi to visit Italy, Monaco, France
Asia | March 19, 2019 5:11:50 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping will embark on a three-nation (Italy, Monaco and France) tour from March 21 to 26, announced China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Li Kang. ... read..

India has called Pakistan nuclear bluff through Balakot strike: Gilgit-Baltistan activist Sering
Asia | March 19, 2019 5:11:43 PM IST
India has raised the bar by carrying out an air strike in Balakot and called Pakistan's bluff that it cannot be threatened or challenged since it has nuclear weapons, said an activist of Gilgit-Baltistan Province which is under illegal occupation of Pakis ... read..

Student with knife injures 4 in Oslo school (Lead)
Oslo | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Four staff members were injured on Tuesday when a student attacked them with a knife in a school in the Norwegian capital Oslo, police said. ... read..

Knife-wielding student injures 4 in Oslo school
Oslo | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Four staff members were injured on Tuesday when a student attacked them with a knife in a school in the Norwegian capital Oslo, police said. ... read..

Post-mortems of Christchurch attack victims completed
Christchurch | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
New Zealand police on Tuesday announced that post-mortems of all 50 people who were killed in the March 15 carnage in Christchurch mosques have been completed, with six of the bodies returned to their families. ... read..

Hearing on Nawaz Sharif's bail plea adjourned till March 26
Asia | March 19, 2019 4:11:38 PM IST
Pakistan Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on bail plea of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds till March 26. Sharif is currently serving seven-year jail term in connection with Al-Azizia graft case. ... read..

2 Indians, 1 Pakistani steal 900 juice boxes in Dubai
Dubai | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Two Indians and a Pakistani have been charged with stealing 900 juice boxes from a food catering company in Dubai, the media reported on Tuesday. ... read..

Japan to ban parents from physically punishing kids
Tokyo | Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The Japanese government on Tuesday approved a plan to revise the child abuse prevention law and institute changes to legally prohibit parents and guardians from physically punishing children. ... read..

Jailed Taiwanese activist's health at risk: HRW
Taipei | Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The health of Taiwanese pro-democracy activist Lee Ming-che, sentenced in 2017 to five years in jail for subversion of state power, is at risk in the Chinese prison where he is being held, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned on Tuesday. ... read..

Positive workplace raises productivity in employees
New York | Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Want better output from your employees? Promoting an environment of growth for all would lead to higher satisfaction, innovation, trust and retention among workers, say researchers. ... read..

Toll in Indonesia floods, landslides reaches 89
Jakarta | Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The death toll from flash floods and landslides in Indonesia's Papua province has increased to 89, with search and rescue operations continuing on Tuesday to locate 73 missing people. ... read..

China not to recognise Dalai Lama's Indian successor
Beijing | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
China on Tuesday indicated that it won't recognise the successor of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama if found in India. ... read..

China calls 2008 Mumbai terror attack 'notorious'
Beijing | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
China has described as "one of the most notorious terror attacks" the 2008 Mumbai killings for which Pakistan was blamed. ... read..

Culture may affect gender difference in risk taking
New York | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
The different approaches to risk taking might not be inherent and could be shaped by culture and social environment, according to a study. ... read..

Record floods pummel US Midwest region
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
Record floods have pummelled the US Midwest region with ice chunks the size of small cars ripping through barns and farmhouses and also turning farm fields into lakes, the media reported. ... read..

Did not anticipate Cyclone Idai's intensity: Zimbabwe Defence Minister
Others | March 19, 2019 1:41:40 PM IST
Zimbabwe's Minister of Defence, Oppah Muchinguri, on Tuesday said that her government failed to anticipate the magnitude of Cyclone Idai. ... read..

Pentagon lists projects likely affected by wall
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 12:15:09 PM IST
The US Department of Defence gave Congress a list of projects that were likely to be affected by President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the Mexican border. ... read..

Australian Airbnb host jailed for killing guest
Melbourne | Tuesday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST
An Australian Airbnb host on Tuesday was jailed to 11 years after he admitted to killing a guest who could not afford to pay the bill at his home near Melbourne. ... read..

Pentagon provides list of military projects that could be hit to pay for wall
US | March 19, 2019 11:41:39 AM IST
The Pentagon on Monday (local time) announced a list of military projects that would "derail" if US President Donald Trump takes money from national security budget for the proposed wall along the US-Mexico border. ... read..

Chinese 'goths' protest against subway incident
Beijing | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:04 AM IST
China's goth community has united in protest after a woman was made to remove her dark make-up before being allowed to enter a busy subway, the media reported on Tuesday. ... read..

Ardern vows never to say Christchurch gunman's name
Wellington | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:04 AM IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday vowed that she will never mention the name of the lone gunman who carried out the March 15 Christchurch mosques massacre, in order to deprive him of the notoriety he was looking for. ... read..

Australia to slash annual permanent migrant intake
Canberra | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:04 AM IST
The Australian government will slash the nation's permanent migrant intake from 190,000 to 160,000 in the lead-up to May's general election, authorities said on Tuesday. ... read..

American tabloid paid $2 million for Bezos private texts
US | March 19, 2019 10:41:42 AM IST
An American tabloid allegedly paid USD 2 million for leaking the private messages of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, reported The Hill. ... read..

Trump donates part of salary to Homeland Security
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has said that he would be donating part of his annual presidential salary to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ... read..

US, N Korea trying to get sequencing right: Pompeo on denuclearisation talks
US | March 19, 2019 7:41:38 AM IST
The United States and North Korea are trying to get the "sequencing" right in negotiations to dismantle the communist country's nuclear weapon programme and open a new future for Pyongyang, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said on Monday. ... read..

Putin signs laws on curbing fake, offensive news
Moscow | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:04 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law two set of bills aimed to ban and punish the spread of fake news that pose security risks and news that contain offensive information. ... read..

Cyclone Idai: President Nyusi says over 1,000 people may have died in Mozambique
Others | March 19, 2019 5:41:37 AM IST
Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi on Monday said that Cyclone Idai, which made landfall in Mozambique and other neighbouring countries, might have claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people, as torrential rains showed no signs of abating. ... read..

US to 're-engage' with Kim, says Pompeo
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:04 AM IST
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US will "re-engage" with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un over issues of mutual concern. ... read..

'We need to prevent the notoriety', says New Zealand PM
Pacific | March 19, 2019 5:11:38 AM IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday expressed concerns about the Australian-born terrorist Brenton Tarrant's plans to represent himself in future court hearings. ... read..

Putin signs bills banning fake news, insults
Europe | March 19, 2019 4:41:40 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed into law a series of bills criminalising persons who would spread "fake news" or "disrespecting" the state, in a move which, critics say, will curtail freedom of speech of criticising the government. ... read..

Media working overtime to blame me for Christchurch attacks: Trump
US | March 19, 2019 4:11:40 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Monday accused American media organisations of blaming him for last week's twin terror attacks in New Zealand, calling it "ridiculous". ... read..

Utrecht tram shooting: 3 killed, suspect held
Europe | March 19, 2019 3:11:37 AM IST
Dutch authorities on Monday arrested the suspect accused of opening fire inside a tram in Utrecht city in central Netherlands which left three people dead and five others injured. ... read..

Lawmakers can't vote again on Brexit, says UK Speaker
Europe | March 19, 2019 2:41:38 AM IST
In yet another blow for British Prime Minister Theresa May, Speaker of the British Parliament John Bercow said on Monday that lawmakers cannot vote again on the Brexit deal as the same agreement was rejected twice. ... read..

India lodges protest with Pak over harassment of its diplomats
Asia | March 19, 2019 1:11:41 AM IST
India on Monday issued a Note Verbale to Pakistan Foreign Ministry saying Pakistani agencies are "harassing and tailing" Indian diplomats in Islamabad again. ... read..

One of 7 abducted Indians return home from Afghanistan
Asia | March 19, 2019 1:11:37 AM IST
One out of the seven Indian nationals who were kidnapped in Afghanistan's Baghlan province in May last year, returned safely to India, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday. ... read..

Maryam says 'no access' to father Sharif for past five days
Asia | March 18, 2019 11:41:43 PM IST
Maryam Nawaz Sharif, daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Monday said that since the past five days she has not been allowed to have any communication with her ailing father, who is currently serving imprisonment at Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahor ... read..

Utrecht tram shooting: Police confirm 3 killed, several injured
Europe | March 18, 2019 10:41:43 PM IST
Three people were killed, while several others were injured during a shooting inside a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday, the police confirmed. ... read..

Narcotic drugs worth $1 mn seized in Myanmar
Yangon | Monday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
Myanmar authorities seized narcotic drugs valued at 2.56 billion kyats ($1.69 million) in Mandalay region, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse said on Monday. ... read..

Gunman kills 3 in attack on tram in Dutch city (3rd Lead)
Utrecht (Netherlands) | Monday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
A gunman killed three people and injured nine when he opened fire aboard a tram in a square to the west of the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday in what authorities described as a possible terror attack, officials said. ... read..

Seoul strives for ending stalled nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang
US | March 18, 2019 10:11:38 PM IST
South Korea is trying to end the stalled talks between Washington and Pyongyang on denuclearisation after the Hanoi summit held between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un last month ended without an agreement. ... read..

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