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Countdown clock to illuminate Downing Street on Brexit Day
London | Saturday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
A clock counting down to the moment the UK leaves the European Union (EU) on January 31 will be projected on to the Downing Street as part of government plans to mark Brexit Day, it was reported on Saturday. ... read..


Heavy rains lash some bushfires-hit Aus regions
Sydney | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Heavy rains and thunderstorms on Saturday lashed parts of Australia's east coast, dousing some of the raging bushfires but bringing a new threat of flooding to some areas. ... read..


Autopsy fails to find cause of Indian-American woman's death
Chicago | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
An autopsy has failed to determine the cause of death of a missing Indian-American woman whose body was later found in the trunk of her car in Chicago, authorities said. ... read..


Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warns against 'politicising' Ukrainian plane crash
Tehran | January 18, 2020 6:11:19 PM IST
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday warned against any attempt to politicise the recent Ukrainian passenger plane crash that claimed lives of 176 in the outskirts of Tehran more than a week ago, the state media said. ... read..


Indian-American drives around the world for organ donation awareness
Washington | Saturday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
An Indian-American entrepreneur drives around the world to spread awareness about organ donation, ever since he donated his own kidney to his brother in 2014, a media report said. ... read..


4 killed in US home shooting
Washington | Saturday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Four people were killed and one other injured during a shooting at a private residence in the US state of Utah, police said, adding that the suspect has been arrested. ... read..


Dubai-bound Air India flight delayed due to runway repair at Indore airport
New Delhi | January 18, 2020 5:41:24 PM IST
An Air India flight from Indore to Dubai was delayed due to runway repair work at the Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar airport here on Saturday, airline chief Ashwani Lohani said. ... read..


China, Myanmar ink agreements to speed up infrastructure projects
Naypyitaw | January 18, 2020 5:11:31 PM IST
China and Myanmar signed dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the country, as Beijing sought to cement its hold over a neighbour increasingly isolated by the West. ... read..


4 killed, 1 wounded in Utah home shooting
Washington D.C. | January 18, 2020 5:11:26 PM IST
At least four people were shot to death at a residence in Grantsville in Utah on Friday night, the police said. ... read..


Japan's Osaka hosts 'Sweet Marathon' for tourists
Osaka | January 18, 2020 4:11:34 PM IST
Many marathon races are held on weekends in Japan. ... read..


New migrant caravan from Honduras nears Mexico
Mexico City | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
A new migrant caravan that left Honduras earlier this week was nearing Mexico's southern border, Mexican authorities said here. ... read..


Brazilian Minister sacked after citing Joseph Goebbels
Brasilia | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has fired the Culture Minister after a video in which he paraphrased Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany's propaganda chief, sparked an international scandal. ... read..


Iraqi SWAT team captures ISIS leader 'Jabba the Jihadi'
Mosul | January 18, 2020 2:41:24 PM IST
The SWAT team of Iraqi forces recently scored a "big" catch in the city of Mosul when they nabbed a morbidly obese ISIS cleric who has been dubbed as "Jabba the Jihadi" on social media. ... read..


Traditional Japanese temple in Narita attracts foreign tourists
Tokyo | January 18, 2020 2:41:18 PM IST
Narita International Airport is the main gateway connecting international flights to Tokyo which is 80km away from the airport. ... read..


Putin to attend Berlin Conference on Libya: Kremlin
Moscow | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed over the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel the Berlin Conference on Libya, which he plans to attend on Sunday, the Kremlin said in a statement. ... read..


Fog disrupts operations at Kathmandu airport, dozen flights delayed
Kathmandu | January 18, 2020 1:11:25 PM IST
Dense fog on Saturday affected flight operations at the Tribhuwan International Airport, the only international airport of Nepal, with the visibility dropping to 50 metres. ... read..


Nepal: Rescue operations underway for trekkers who go missing after avalanche hits Annapurna Circuit
Kathmandu | January 18, 2020 1:11:24 PM IST
A search and rescue team has been deployed to find the trekkers from South Korea and China who went missing after an avalanche hit a section of the Annapurna circuit route in Nepal a day before, authorities said on Saturday. ... read..


Kenneth Starr joins Trump's impeachment legal team: Reports
Washington | Saturday, 2020 11:45:05 AM IST
Kenneth Starr, a well-known prosecutor whose work led to the impeachment of former US President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, has joined US President Donald Trump's impeachment legal defence team, media reports said. ... read..


India summons Pak offical, lodges strong protest over abduction of Hindu girls
New Delhi | January 18, 2020 11:11:21 AM IST
India has summoned a senior official of the Pakistan High Commission and lodged a strong protest over the recent cases of abduction of minor girls from the minority Hindu community in Pakistan, and urged for the safe return of them to their families, gove ... read..


Unverified info of six F-35 jets on Iran's borders at time of plane crash: Russia
Moscow | January 18, 2020 9:41:18 AM IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday (local time) said that there is unverified information that at least six American F-35 jets were "in the Iranian border area" when Iran accidentally downed a Ukraine International Airlines flight near Tehra ... read..


Pompeo meets Qureshi in Washington; discusses Iran, Afghanistan, Kashmir issue
Washington DC | January 18, 2020 9:11:28 AM IST
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Friday (local time) met Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi here and discussed a host of issues including the latest developments in the Middle East, the Afghan peace process, stability in South Asia and ... read..


Pak: People in Sindh celebrate 116th birth anniversary of veteran Sindhi nationalist leader late GM Syed
Karachi | January 18, 2020 7:41:24 AM IST
People of Sindh on celebrated the 116th birth anniversary of veteran Sindhi nationalist leader, thinker, founder and ideologue of the Jeye Sindh movement, late Ghulam Murtaza Syed also known as GM Syed on Friday. ... read..


Erdogan slams Syria for not complying with ceasefire
Istanbul | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 AM IST
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the Syrian regime for failing to comply with the ceasefire, which was brokered by Turkey and Russia. ... read..


Make Iran great again: Trump tells Iranian leaders
Washington D.C. | January 18, 2020 6:11:20 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Friday (local time) urged Iranian leaders to "make Iran great again", a reference to the slogan associated with his campaign. ... read..


Will help reduce some global uncertainty: IMF Director on US-China trade deal
US | January 18, 2020 5:41:18 AM IST
Washington D.C. [US], Jan 18 (ANI/Sputnik): The newly-signed US-China trade agreement will help relieve some uncertainty that has hindered worldwide economic growth, International Monetary Fund Executive Director Kristalina Georgieva said at a think tank ... read..


He should be very careful with his words: US President warns 'so-called Supreme Leader of Iran'
Washington D.C. | January 18, 2020 5:11:19 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Friday (local time) warned Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to be "very careful" with his words. ... read..


Trudeau announces $25,000 each for families of Canadians killed in plane crash
Ottawa | January 18, 2020 4:41:20 AM IST
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday (local time) announced a compensation of $25,000 each for the families of the Canadian citizens or permanent residents killed in the downing of a passenger plane in Iran. ... read..


'US-South Korea not talking about troop deployment to Strait of Hormuz'
Seoul (South Korea) | January 18, 2020 2:41:20 AM IST
South Korea and the United States are not discussing the possible deployment of South Korean troops to the Middle East in connection with their defense cost-sharing talks according to Jeong Eun-bo, South Korea's ambassador. ... read..


Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky refuses to accept PM Honcharuk's resgination
Asia | January 18, 2020 1:41:18 AM IST
Kiev [Ukraine], Jan 18 (ANI/Sputnik): Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday he would give another chance to Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, who said earlier in the day he had handed in his resignation letter. ... read..


Islamabad dismisses reports of Egypt placing a visa ban on Pak nationals
Islamabad | January 18, 2020 1:11:18 AM IST
Pakistani Foreign Office has dismissed reports of Egypt sanctions imposed on its nationals by Egypt. ... read..


Trekkers go missing after avalanche hit Annapurna circuit in Nepal
Kathmandu | January 17, 2020 11:11:28 PM IST
Several trekkers from South Korea and China went missing in Nepal after an avalanche hit a section of the Annapurna circuit trekking route on Friday afternoon, police have said. ... read..


Japan n-reactor's suspension ordered over safety
Tokyo | Friday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
A Japanese court on Friday ordered the suspension of a nuclear reactor on safety grounds, revoking an earlier decision that had green lighted its operation. ... read..


Ukrainian PM offers to quit in audiotape furore
Kiev | Friday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Ukraine's Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk on Friday tendered his resignation after a leaked audio recording apparently revealed him criticising President Volodymyr Zelensky. ... read..


Killing of Soleimani disgrace for US: Khamenei (Lead)
Tehran | Friday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
While leading the Friday prayers for the first time since 2012, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the January 3 killing of Major General Qasem Soleimani in an American drone attack, was a "disgrace for the US". ... read..


Pak Navy Commodore Muhammad Faisal Abbasi promoted to rank of Rear Admiral
Islamabad | January 17, 2020 9:11:21 PM IST
Pakistan Navy Commodore Muhammad Faisal Abbasi was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on Friday. ... read..


China claims majority of UNSC members voiced concerns over situation in J-K
Beijing | January 17, 2020 8:11:33 PM IST
China on Friday claimed that "a majority of the members" of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have voiced their concerns over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, and called on relevant parties to remain restrained and seek early de-escalation. ... read..


China's 'ethnic unity' law aims at complete sinicisation of Tibetan plateau, says CTA
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) | January 17, 2020 8:11:22 PM IST
The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has condemned a new law mandating 'ethnic unity' in state and social institutions in Tibet, describing it as a measure of ethnic cleansing aimed at complete sinicisation of the plateau. ... read..


Coronavirus Outbreak: Nepal initiates screening of travelers from China, Japan, Thailand at airports
Kathmandu | January 17, 2020 8:11:20 PM IST
Nepal has initiated health screenings of passengers flying in from China, Japan, and Thailand - the three nations where several patients have been tested positive for mysterious coronavirus, officials said on Friday. ... read..


7 people found dead after suspected exorcism in Panama
Panama City | Friday, 2020 7:45:08 PM IST
The bodies of seven people were found in a mass grave in an indigenous area of Panama controlled by a religious sect, that might have performed an exorcism on the victims, according to authorities. ... read..


Chinese birth rate falls to lowest in 7 decades
Beijing | Friday, 2020 7:45:07 PM IST
China's birth rate has fallen to its lowest since the formation of the People's Republic of China 70 years ago, despite the easing of the one-child policy, the country's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday. ... read..


Khamenei to lead Friday prayers for 1st time since 2012
Tehran | Friday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatolllah Ali Khamenei will lead the Friday prayers here for the first time since 2012, which comes in the wake of widespread protests over the January 8 downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane by an Iranian missile. ... read..


UK rapist's 30-yr jail term may be extended
London | Friday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
The 30-year jail term for the UK's most prolific serial rapist, who has been convicted of 159 sex offences, including 136 rapes, could be extended after his sentencing was referred to the Court of Appeal for being "unduly lenient". ... read..


White supremacists arrested ahead of US pro-gun rally
Washington | Friday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
The FBI has arrested three alleged white supremacists on charges, including illegally transporting a machine gun, days before a pro-gun rally in the US state of Virginia. ... read..


'11 US troops were hurt in Iran missile attack' (Ld)
Baghdad/Washington | Friday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Eleven US troops were injured in the January 8 Iranian missile attack on of the two American bases in Iraq, despite the Pentagon initially saying that no service member was hurt, it was reported on Friday. ... read..


FBI probing California gurdwara vandalization
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched a probe into the vandalization of a newly inaugurated gurdwara in California, saying it was a possible hate crime, a media report said. ... read..


5 businessmen associated with Pak-based front company indicted in US for aiding Pak's nuclear program
Washington DC | January 17, 2020 5:11:28 PM IST
Five businessmen associated with a Pakistani-based front company were indicted in the United States for allegedly operating a network that exported US-origin goods to Pakistan for use in the country's nuclear program, the US Justice Department has said. ... read..


Erdogan harassing pro-Kurdish party members to gain Turkish nationalists' votes: Exiled professor
Virginia | January 17, 2020 5:11:20 PM IST
The major gains made by pro-Kurdish left-wing People's Democratic Party (HDP) in the 2014 presidential polls and 2015 general election of Turkey made President Recep Tayyip Erdogan use his power by punishing his Kurdish opponents through the judicial rout ... read..


Missing Indian-American woman found dead in car boot
Washington | Friday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
The body of an Indian-American woman, who was reported missing by her family when she failed to return home last month, has been found dead in the trunk of her own car, a media report said. ... read..


Body of Indian swept away by floods in UAE found in Oman
Dubai | Friday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
The body of an Indian driver, who went missing after flash floods in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week, has been found in Oman, police has confirmed. ... read..


Dubai-based Indian fined over defamation charge
Dubai | Friday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
A Dubai court has ordered an Indian expat teacher to pay a 10,000 dirham ($2,722) fine after he was found guilty of a defamation charge. ... read..


'Iran ready to handover Ukrainian passengers' remains'
Tehran | Friday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Tehran was ready to handover the remains of the Ukrainian passengers who were killed in the January 8 downing of an airliner. ... read..


Lukewarm response to Kashmir issue from international community, admits Imran Khan
Bonn | January 17, 2020 4:41:20 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday admitted that there are no takers of the Kashmir issue from the international community. ... read..


Chief Justice takes charge of Trump trial in Senate (2nd Ld)
New York | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has taken charge of the Senate as it geared up for the historic impeachment trial of President Donald Trump as new details emerged around the Ukraine controversies at the core of charges against him. ... read..


US troops were hurt in Iran missile attack
Baghdad | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Several US troops were injured in the January 8 Iranian missile attack on of the two American bases in Iraq, despite the Pentagon initially saying that no service member was hurt, it was reported on Friday. ... read..


Bilateral relations at that time will decide Imran Khan's visit to India for SCO: Pak sources
Islamabad | January 17, 2020 4:11:25 PM IST
A day after India said it will invite all SCO members for the upcoming 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organisations summit, Pakistan on Friday said that the country is waiting for an official invitation and indicated that the Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit ... read..


Lebanese journos protest against police using excessive force
Beirut | Friday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Lebanese journalists staged a rally outside the Interior Ministry in Beirut to protest against the anti-riot polices use of excessive force against demonstrators in recent days. ... read..


Trump's impeachment trial in Senate officially begins (Ld)
Washington | Friday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
The impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump officially kicked off in the Republican-majority Senate with the reading of the two articles of impeachment the Democrat-majority House of Representatives approved last month. ... read..


Russia to deliver 5 S-400 air defence systems to India by 2025
New Delhi | January 17, 2020 3:41:22 PM IST
Russia will deliver five S-400 air defence systems to India by 2025, Moscow diplomat Roman Babushkin said on Friday, adding that the missiles will serve well for the Indian security. ... read..


Asif Ghafoor no longer Pak DG ISPR
New Delhi | January 17, 2020 3:41:19 PM IST
Major General Asif Ghafoor, the man known for making a series of gaffes, controversial posts and miscalculations on social media over months, including extending support to Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone over her visit to the JNU in Delhi earlier this m ... read..


Pence faces outraged Puerto Ricans in Florida
Miami | Friday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
While addressing a "Latinos For Trump" event in Florida, US Vice President Mike Pence faced outraged Puerto Ricans who called on the government to alleviate the devastation caused by hurricanes and earthquakes on the Caribbean island. ... read..


Fresh protests in France against Macron's pension reform
Paris | Friday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
French labour unions staged fresh nation-wide protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to overhaul pension reform, leading to traffic disruptions and road closures. ... read..


French far-right leader announces bid for 2022 prez polls
Paris | Friday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right "National Rally" (RN) party, has officially announced her bid to contest in the 2022 presidential election. ... read..


Heavy rain brings relief to bushfire-hit Aus communities
Sydney | Friday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Wide-spread thunderstorm systems moving across Australia's east coast are set to bring some much-needed relief to firefighting efforts on Friday, with even more rain predicted over the weekend. ... read..


3 Turkish military personnel killed in car explosion
Middle East | January 17, 2020 2:11:41 PM IST
Ankara [Turkey], Jan 17 (Sputnik/ANI): At least three Turkish military personnel were killed in a car bomb explosion in the area of Ankara's military operation in northeastern Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. ... read..


'Ready and looking forward' to training Indian astronauts: Russia
New Delhi | January 17, 2020 2:11:24 PM IST
Russia is "ready and looking forward" to training a team of Indian astronauts for the Gaganyaan mission, Moscow diplomat Roman Babushkin said on Friday. ... read..


Ukraine PM submits his resignation to President
Kyiv | January 17, 2020 2:11:22 PM IST
Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk on Friday submitted his resignation to President Volodymyr Zelensky. ... read..


Feel no reason to travel to Kashmir, its India's internal matter: Russian envoy
New Delhi | January 17, 2020 12:41:32 PM IST
Russian Ambassador to India, Nikolay R Kudashev, on Friday said that he does not feel there is a reason to travel to Kashmir as it is an internal matter of India. ... read..


US Senate approves new trade deal with Canada, Mexico
Washington | Friday, 2020 12:15:05 PM IST
The US Senate has approved a bill to implement the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). ... read..


Trump impeachment trial: US Chief Justice, senators sworn in
Washington | Friday, 2020 12:15:05 PM IST
US Chief Justice John Roberts has been sworn in on the Senate floor for the soon-to-begin impeachment trial, making Donald Trump only the third president in US history to face such a trial in the upper chamber. ... read..


Pakistan's ATC awards 4738 yrs imprisonment to TLP's leader, activists
Rawalpindi | January 17, 2020 11:41:23 AM IST
Pakistan's Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) has awarded 4,738 years of imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 13 million on Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi's brother and nephew and 87 other activists. ... read..


Top EU diplomat meets Jaishankar in New Delhi
New Delhi | January 17, 2020 10:41:22 AM IST
High Representative of the European Union, Josep Borrell Fontelles, here on Friday met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. ... read..


21 killed in Idlib following airstrike by Assad govt
Damascus | January 17, 2020 10:11:28 AM IST
At least 21 people were killed in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province following an air raid by President Bashar al-Assad government and its Russian allies. ... read..


Several US servicemen injured in Jan 8 attack on airbases in Iraq
Washington | January 17, 2020 10:11:18 AM IST
Several US servicemen suffered injuries during an Iranian missile attack on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq housing American forces despite the Pentagon claiming that no casualties had taken place in January 8 attack. ... read..


Southern Mexico hit by 5.3 magnitude earthquake
Others | January 17, 2020 9:41:18 AM IST
Mexico City [Mexico], Jan 17 (Sputnik/ANI): A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico on Thursday night, the national seismological survey said. ... read..


MQM ready to make any sacrifice for Sindh independence: Altaf Hussain
London | January 17, 2020 9:11:23 AM IST
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain on Friday said that the problems of Sindh people can only be resolved after the liberation from "Punjabi imperialism". ... read..


Trump planning trip to Davos despite impeachment proceedings, predicts trial will wrap quickly
Washington D.C. | January 17, 2020 7:11:22 AM IST
US President Donald Trump is likely to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, a trip that is likely to coincide with the start of his impeachment trial in the Senate. ... read..


Turkey to soon start gas exploration in eastern Mediterranean
Ankara | January 17, 2020 5:41:23 AM IST
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday announced that his country will begin as soon as possible explorations for gas in the eastern Mediterranean this year. ... read..


Libya's Haftar secretly flies to Greece ahead of Berlin summit
Tripoli | January 17, 2020 5:41:21 AM IST
Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar secretly flew to Athens on Thursday for talks as Greece criticised its exclusion from a UN-backed peace conference in Berlin this weekend. ... read..


India's telecommunication satellite GSAT30 successfully launched from French Guiana
Bengaluru | January 17, 2020 5:11:20 AM IST
India's telecommunication satellite, GSAT30 was successfully launched from onboard Ariane-5 flight at the Kourou launch base in French Guiana in the early hours of Friday. ... read..


US senators sworn in for Trump impeachment trial, Chief Justice John Roberts to preside
Washington D.C. | January 17, 2020 4:11:27 AM IST
The historic impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began with preliminary proceedings on Thursday with the swearing-in of 10 senators who will serve as the jury to prosecute the former over two charges of abusing the power and obstructing the Congre ... read..


Putin signs decree to appoint tax ex-chief as new Russian PM
Moscow | Friday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a decree to appoint former Russian Federal Tax Service head Mikhail Mishustin as the new Prime Minister, a day after the resignation of the previous government. ... read..


Russian Duma approves Putin pick, Mikhail Mishustin, as new Prime Minister
Moscow | January 17, 2020 3:41:19 AM IST
Russian assembly or the Duma on Thursday approved Mikhail V. Mishustin as the new Prime Minister, a little-known technocrat picked by President Vladimir Putin, a day after the Cabinet resigned as part of an unexpected Kremlin shake-up. ... read..


Man with mystery virus quarantined in Nepal after returning from Wuhan
Kathmandu | January 17, 2020 3:11:19 AM IST
A man has been quarantined here with a mystery strain of corona virus just days after his return from the Chinese city of Wuhan, authorities said on Thursday. ... read..


Chinese man with mystery virus quarantined in Nepal
Kathmandu | January 17, 2020 2:41:20 AM IST
A Chinese man has been quarantined here with a mystery strain of corona virus just days after his return from Wuhan, authorities said on Thursday. ... read..


Embarrassed by Twitter spats, Pak Army removes spokesperson Ghafoor
New Delhi/Islamabad | Thursday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Embarrassed by its spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor's frequent Twitter spats and gaffes, the Pakistan Army on Thursday replaced him with Major General Babar Iftikhar. ... read..


US sanctions made Iran stronger, says Rouhani
Tehran | Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Thursday that the US sanctions against Tehran have made the Islamic Republic even "stronger". ... read..


'European nations succumbing to US threats on Iran n-pact'
Tehran | Thursday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday said that three European nations were succumbing to tariff threats from the US in raising a dispute mechanism in a landmark multilateral agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme. ... read..


Russian PM candidate plans changes in new govt
Moscow | Thursday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Mikhail Mishustin, Russian President Vladimir Putin's proposed Prime Ministerial candidate, has said that some changes were planned in the new government, an official said on Thursday. ... read..


Transparency urged for Cambodian oppn leader's treason trial
Phnom Penh | Thursday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
More than 80 Cambodian civil society groups on Thursday have urged the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to broadcast live the treason trial of opposition figure Kem Sokha after hearings had begun a day before amid heavy criticism around transparency. ... read..


Newly-opened California gurdwara vandalized
San Francisco | Thursday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
A newly inaugurated gurdwara in California was vandalized with white nationalist graffiti, which included the phrase "White Power" and depicted a swastika on a concrete slab at the front entrance, a media report said ... read..


US House formally sends chargesheet against Trump to Senate (3rd Ld)
New York | Thursday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Bearing the impeachment documents, the seven prosecutors appointed by the US House of Representatives marched ceremoniously across the nation's Capitol to the Senate and delivered the documents for the trial of President Donald Trump, ending weeks of a st ... read..


Prince Harry on 1st royal duty since talks with Queen
London | Thursday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Prince Harry will on Thursday carry out his first public engagement since the emergency talks with the Queen regarding the Sussexes' future following their announcement to step back as full-time royals. ... read..


Trump knew exactly what was going on: Giuliani aide
Washington | Thursday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
An aide to Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's personal lawyer, has said that the US President "knew exactly what was going on" regarding efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, it was reported on ... read..


N.Korean daily slams US over unpaid contribution to UN
Pyongyang/Seoul | Thursday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
A North Korean newspaper on Thursday slammed the US over its unpaid contribution to the UN, calling the move a "politically motivated attempt to control the world body". ... read..


Aus tourism industry suffers $690mn loss from bushfires
Sydney | Thursday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Australia's ongoing bushfire crisis has cost the nation's tourism industry A$1 billion ($690 million), official data revealed on Thursday. ... read..


Women in top roles face more sexual harassment: Study
London | Thursday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Power in the workplace does not stop women's exposure to sexual harassment. On the contrary, women with supervisory positions are harassed more than women employees, a new research has found. ... read..


Aussie firefighters save extremely rare 'dinosaur trees'
Sydney | Thursday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Australian firefighters battling the raging bushfres across the country, have successfully managed to save an extremely rare grove of ancient trees from destruction, with specialist teams going to extreme measures as the blazes closed in, authorities said ... read..


'China-US phase-1 trade deal has bearing on world peace'
Washington | Thursday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He has said that the phase-one economic and trade agreement between Beijing and Washington was more than an economic deal, as it also had a bearing on world peace and prosperity. ... read..


10 HK protesters arrested over pipe bomb plot
Hong Kong | Thursday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Police in Hong Kong has arrested 10 members of a radical anti-government group, with the suspects believed to be linked to a powerful pipe bomb seized earlier, it was reported on Thursday. ... read..


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