Wednesday, May 22, 2019

2 Sikh youth killed in US car crash
Washington | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Two Sikh youths were killed in a car crash in the US state of Indiana, the media reported. ... read..

Trump wants border wall painted black with spikes
Washington | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump wants his proposed wall along the Mexican border should be painted black and made of steel with spikes which will make it difficult for immigrants to climb, a media report said. ... read..

US claims to have pics of Iranian ships carrying missiles
Washington | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The US has claimed to have multiple images of Iranian commercial vessels in the Persian Gulf that it believes are carrying missiles and other munitions, a media report said. ... read..

Brexit talks collapse; May, Labour Party fail to reach agreement
Europe | May 17, 2019 6:41:50 PM IST
Talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May and the opposition-led Labour Party aimed at breaking the Brexit deadlock and ease the parliamentary paralysis broke down after the two sides failed to reach an agreement on Friday. ... read..

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage
Taipei | Friday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Taiwan's Parliament on Friday legalized same-sex marriage following a vote, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation. ... read..

US to support SL's fight against terrorism, aid agency offers $480mn grant
Asia | May 17, 2019 5:11:47 PM IST
The United States on Thursday reiterated support for Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism. The support came in the wake of the Easter Sunday coordinated bombings which killed more than 250 people across the country last month. ... read..

414 mn pieces of plastic found on remote islands
Canberra | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Some 414 million pieces of plastic, including one million shoes and over 370,000 toothbrushes, were found washed ashore on the remote Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean, a new research has revealed. ... read..

Trump proposes 'merit-based' immigration system (Lead)
New York | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has proposed a sweeping change to the immigration system to make it "merit-based" favouring professionals and well-educated people who will be high earners. ... read..

Harris invokes Indian heritage to Trump's immigration plan
Washington | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
In response to US President Donald Trump announced his "merit based" immigration proposal, Democrat Senator Kamala Harris invoked her unique background as a presidential candidate -- being the daughter of an Indian immigrant. ... read..

Architect who designed Louvre's pyramid dead at 102
New York | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
I.M. Pei, the acclaimed Chinese-American architect who designed the glass and metal pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris, has died at the age of 102. ... read..

Pompeo not surprised by Putin's view on Mueller report
Asia | May 17, 2019 3:41:57 PM IST
Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, is not "terribly surprised" with Russia President Vladimir Putin's view on Robert Mueller's report. ... read..

UK eatery accidentally serves diner $5,800 wine
London | Friday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
A restaurant in the UK accidentally served a diner a wine bottle which was worth a whopping $5,800, a media report said. ... read..

Memos reveal details of Mueller-Flynn cooperation
Washington | Friday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Convicted former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn proved to be valuable in the Russia probe because he informed Special Counsel Robert Mueller that people connected to President Donald Trump's administration or Congress had contacted him, newly ... read..

Chelsea Manning to return to jail for refusing to testify
Washington | Friday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Former US military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was once again found in contempt by a federal judge for refusing to testify before a grand jury and will return to jail, just seven days after being released from the same prison. ... read..

Khashoggi's fiancee asks US to lead probe into murder
Washington | Friday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
The fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi has asked the US to lead an international investigation into the murder of the Washington Post columnist last October inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. ... read..

17 policemen killed in friendly airstrike, says Helmand provincial council
Asia | May 17, 2019 2:41:53 PM IST
At least 17 Afghan policemen were killed in a friendly airstrike carried by the Coalition Forces in Nahr-e-Saraj district in the southern Helmand province on Friday, said the provincial council. ... read..

Trump reports making at least $434 million in 2018
Washington | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump reported income of at least $434 million in 2018, according to his annual financial disclosure released by the White House. ... read..

Taiwan becomes first Asian-nation to legalise same-sex marriage
Pacific | May 17, 2019 2:11:53 PM IST
In a landmark move, Taiwan on Friday became the first Asian-nation to legalise same-sex marriage. ... read..

Arab League highlights global peaceful co-existence
Cairo | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
The Arab League has highlighted the importance of spreading the culture of peaceful co-existence in the world. ... read..

Despite security issue, N Korea should be given food: South Korea
Asia | May 17, 2019 1:41:52 PM IST
Asserting that humanitarian issue should be separated from a security issue, South Korea on Friday said North Korea, which is facing severe drought, should be provided food-aid despite its recent missile launches. ... read..

French doctor charged with poisoning 17 patients
Paris | Friday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
A criminal investigation has been launched against a French doctor over the poisoning of 17 people in France. ... read..

F-16 jet crashes into building in California
Los Angeles | Friday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST
An F-16 fighter jet returning to March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley of California in the US has crashed into a building after its pilot was ejected, the media quoted base officials as saying. ... read..

Trump unveils plan for immigration reform
Washington | Friday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has unveiled a plan to reform the nation's immigration system, intended to favour high-skilled immigrants and restrict family-based migration. ... read..

UN calls for restraint amid Iran-US tensions
United Nations | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST
The UN has called for "maximum restraint" from all parties amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US and in the Gulf region. ... read..

May agrees to set timetable to choose successor
London | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST
British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to set a timetable for the election of her successor after the next Brexit vote in the first week of June. ... read..

Gucci's 'Indy Full Turban' draws backlash
London | Friday, 2019 7:45:05 AM IST
Gucci is facing backlash for selling several pricey designer turbans, with people accusing the luxury fashion brand of cultural appropriation. ... read..

WikiLeaks probe: Chelsea Manning refuses to testify, to head back to jail
US | May 17, 2019 7:11:48 AM IST
Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning will go back to jail after refusing to testify before a grand jury probing WikiLeaks. ... read..

Jeffrey Rosen confirmed as US' next deputy attorney general
US | May 17, 2019 6:41:49 AM IST
Jeffrey Rosen was confirmed as the United States' latest deputy attorney general by the US Senate on Thursday after his predecessor, Rod Rosenstein, left the department last week. ... read..

Wall collapse in Shanghai leaves 10 dead
Asia | May 17, 2019 6:41:47 AM IST
Chinese officials on Friday announced that at least 10 people lost their lives after a factory's wall collapsed here on Thursday. ... read..

USA: F16 crashes into warehouse at California military base
US | May 17, 2019 6:11:47 AM IST
An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet crashed into a warehouse at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County here on Thursday. ... read..

Security tightened at former US Embassy in Caracas
US | May 17, 2019 6:11:46 AM IST
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday said that he ordered the strengthening of security at the United States' former embassy here despite US action against pro-government activists protecting the Venezuelan embassy in Washington. ... read..

4 killed after small plane crashes near Dubai airport
Others | May 17, 2019 4:11:48 AM IST
Four people - three Britons and one South African - lost their lives after a plane carrying them crashed three miles to the south of Dubai International Airport here on Thursday evening due to a technical malfunction. ... read..

Trump proposes points-based immigration system, DACA remains unresolved
US | May 17, 2019 4:11:47 AM IST
In a bid to overhaul the existing American immigration system, US President Donald Trump on Thursday outlined his plan for a merit and points-based immigration system, which would see the proportion of highly-skilled immigration go up to 57 percent from t ... read..

NY Mayor de Blasio enters 2020 presidential run (Lead)
New York | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
New York city Mayor Bill de Blasio jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, joining at least 22 other Democratic candidates for the party's nomination. ... read..

Former Australian PM Bob Hawke dies at 89 (Lead)
Canberra | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Bob Hawke, one of Australia's longest-serving Prime Ministers and a former Labour Party icon, died on Thursday at the age of 89 -- just two days before the May 18 general election. ... read..

India delivers a pair of Mi-24 choppers to Kabul
Kabul | Friday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
India on Thursday delivered the first pair of Mi-24 attack helicopters as replacement to the Afghan Air Force to help bolster the war-torn country's capability in counter insurgency and fight against terrorism. ... read..

China formally arrests 2 Canadians on state secrets charges
Beijing | Friday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
China has formally arrested two Canadians - who had already been detained for over five months - on charges of gathering, supplying and trading in state secrets with foreign powers in a move likely to ratchet up tensions between Beijing and Ottawa. ... read..

End 'unfriendly' practices against Huawei: China to US
Beijing | Thursday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
China on Thursday urged the US to stop "harassing overseas companies" and slammed US President Donald Trump's decision to sign a national emergency order that prohibits American firms from using foreign-made equipment, citing espionage fears. ... read..

Current thinking may distort memories of love
New York | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
If you do not think of a person as highly now as you used to, the memories associated with that person can also change, says a study. ... read..

Former Australian PM Bob Hawke dead at 89
Canberra | Thursday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Bob Hawke, one of Australia's longest-serving Prime Ministers and a former Labour Party leader, died on Thursday at the age of 89. ... read..

Iran committed to nuclear agreement: Foreign Minister
Tokyo | Thursday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Iran is committed to the 2015 nuclear agreement it signed with a group of world powers despite the withdrawal of the US from the landmark pact, the Gulf country's Foreign Minister said on Thursday, calling the reimposing of the sanctions by Washington "un ... read..

May under pressure to set her departure date
London | Thursday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Theresa May will meet senior Conservative MPs later on Thursday who are demanding that she set a date for her departure from Downing Street, the media reported. ... read..

Majority of Europeans expect EU collapse in 20 years: Poll
Brussels | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
A majority of Europeans believe that the EU is likely to collapse within 20 years, despite record support for the bloc, according to a new poll. ... read..

Philippines recalls envoy to Canada over waste row
Manila | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Canada in an escalating row over the disposal of waste wrongly labelled as recyclable, the country's Foreign Secretary confirmed on Thursday. ... read..

Indian expat charged with assaulting woman in Dubai
Dubai | Thursday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
A 22-year-old Indian expatriate in Dubai has been charged with causing permanent injury after stomping on the face of an Indian woman, leaving her disfigured because of fracture and in constant pain, the media reported. ... read..

Bob Hawke, Australia's longest serving Labour PM dies at 89
Others | May 16, 2019 6:11:47 PM IST
Bob Hawke, one of Australia's longest-serving prime ministers and a champion of the trade union movement, died on Thursday at the age of 89. ... read..

Atrocities against minority Christians growing rapidly in Pak, says activist
Asia | May 16, 2019 5:42:00 PM IST
Minorities in Pakistan, especially Christians, are facing constant discrimination and persecution by state and non-state agencies, alleges Noel Malik, a political activist and member of Pakistan Minorities Alliance. ... read..

China formally arrests two Canadians on national security grounds
Asia | May 16, 2019 4:41:51 PM IST
Two Canadian nationalists detained in China since December last year on national security grounds have been formally arrested, country's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. ... read..

US' most restrictive anti-abortion bill signed into law
Washington | Thursday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has signed into law the most restrictive abortion bill in the US, which passes a near total ban on pregnancy terminations, even in cases of rape, and could punish doctors who perform them with life imprisonment. ... read..

$91mn 'Rabbit' sculpture sets new auction record
New York | Thursday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
A stainless-steel figure titled, "Rabbit" by American artist Jeff Koons has become the most expensive work by a living artist after it was sold for more than $91 million at an auction here, smashing previous records. ... read..

Two Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal
Asia | May 16, 2019 3:41:59 PM IST
Two Indian climbers died on Mount Kanchenjunga after falling sick while descending from the peak of the world's third highest mountain, their hiking company said on Thursday. ... read..

NY Mayor de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential run
New York | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
New York city Mayor Bill de Blasio will officially launch his bid to contest the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, the media reported. ... read..

Chinese mission uncovers secrets on moon's far side
Beijing | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
China's Chang'e-4 mission, the first to land on the far side of the moon, is shedding light on one of the moon's biggest mysteries, according to a new study. ... read..

Afghanistan: Key Taliban commander among 6 militants killed in anti-terrorism operation
Asia | May 16, 2019 3:11:55 PM IST
Six Taliban terrorists, including a key commander of the group, were killed in an anti-terrorism operation carried out by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in Balkh province on Thursday. ... read..

'India-US shared vision opens way for future opportunities'
New York | Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
US Navy Chief Admiral John Richardson said that his recent visit to India was a "critical opportunity" to strengthen ties between the two navies with their shared vision of an open Indo-Pacific region. ... read..

Trump to unveil new immigration proposal
Washington | Thursday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump on Thursday will unveil a new immigration proposal that would move the country toward a more merit-based system and boost border security. ... read..

Nuclear test ban body offers India 'observer' status
Vienna | Thursday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) has offered India an "Observer" status and access to International Monitoring System (IMS) data. ... read..

China: Nine trapped in Shanghai building collapse
Asia | May 16, 2019 1:41:49 PM IST
At least nine people are believed to be trapped under the debris of a building that collapsed in Shanghai's Changning district on Thursday, local media reported. ... read..

Perpetrators of communal violence to be charged under ICCPR: Sri Lankan PM
Asia | May 16, 2019 1:12:05 PM IST
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered the police to charge perpetrators of communal violence in the country on May 12 and 13 under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act. ... read..

Pentagon awards USD 787 million for US-Mexico border wall construction
US | May 16, 2019 11:11:48 AM IST
The United States Defense Department on Wednesday said that it has awarded more than USD 787 million combined to two construction firms to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. ... read..

US declines to join Jacinda Ardern's 'Christchurch Call' to curb online extremism
US | May 16, 2019 10:41:50 AM IST
The United States has declined to join a New-Zealand-led initiative aimed at encouraging tech companies and countries to curb extremism online. ... read..

Committed to partner with Iraq to advance mutual interests: USA
US | May 16, 2019 7:41:47 AM IST
After ordering all non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq immediately, the United States on Wednesday said that it "remains committed to partnering with Iraqis to advance mutual interests." ... read..

Iran prepared to counter military threats: Minister
Tehran | Thursday, 2019 7:15:05 AM IST
Iran is at the highest level of preparedness to counter any military threat against the country, Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said. ... read..

Huawei blacklisted by US over national security concerns
US | May 16, 2019 7:11:49 AM IST
The United States on Wednesday blacklisted Chinese telecom giant Huawei, along with 70 affiliates, citing threats to national security behind the decision. ... read..

Trump to visit S Korea to discuss denuclearisation
US | May 16, 2019 7:11:48 AM IST
US President Donald Trump will visit South Korea in late June to discuss efforts regarding the complete denuclearisation of North Korea, according to an official White House press release. ... read..

ISIS affiliates remain a significant terrorist threat, says US
US | May 16, 2019 6:11:48 AM IST
Even though ISIS has been defeated in the Syria-Iraq region, ISIS affiliates around the world remain a significant terrorist threat, said US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in an official release. ... read..

US: Trump declares national emergency over telecoms threats
US | May 16, 2019 6:11:46 AM IST
Declaring a national emergency, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order barring American companies from using telecom equipment made by firms believed to pose a "national security risk." ... read..

US should grasp the situation, get back on right track: China
Asia | May 16, 2019 6:11:51 AM IST
China on Wednesday called on the United States to "carefully weigh its gains and losses, grasp the situation and get back on the right track as soon as possible," in the wake of escalating trade tensions between the two nations, according to the Foreign M ... read..

12 killed in clashes in Yemen
Middle East | May 16, 2019 4:41:47 AM IST
Clashes between Houthis and government forces left 12 dead in Yemen's Dhale province on Wednesday. ... read..

Attack on religious procession kills 4 in Burkina Faso
Others | May 16, 2019 3:11:46 AM IST
Four people were killed when a Catholic procession was attacked by unidentified armed men in Zimtenga here, church authorities said on Wednesday. ... read..

Amid unrest flights between US and Venezuela suspended
US | May 16, 2019 2:41:49 AM IST
The United States on Wednesday suspended all flights between US and Venezuela in the wake of a severe political crisis in the Latin American nation, as per the US Department of Transportation. ... read..

Ex-Supreme Court judge Madan Lokur appointed to Fiji SC
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Retired Supreme Court judge Justice Madan Lokur has become the first judge from the Indian apex court to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji's non-resident panel for a period of three years. ... read..

Realme's global launch of X, X Lite; debut in China
Beijing | Thursday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Smartphone maker Realme on Wednesday announced the global launch of the Realme X and X Lite here, marking its entry into the Chinese market. ... read..

US orders non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq (Lead)
Washington | Thursday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
The US State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of non-emergency US government employees from Iraq amid increasing tensions with Iran and warned American citizens not to travel to the country, citing a "high risk for violence and kidnapping". ... read..

Democrats criticise Alabama abortion measure, Gillibrand says it's 'war on women'
US | May 15, 2019 11:41:57 PM IST
Democrats on Wednesday criticised a bill passed by the Alabama Senate that outlaws abortions in the state, calling it an outrageous, appalling and unconstitutional attack on women. ... read..

Be cautious before signing any deal with Pak: Altaf Hussain to IMF
Europe | May 15, 2019 11:41:54 PM IST
Altaf Hussain, leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Wednesday appealed to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to be "cautious" before signing any agreement with unreliable countries like Pakistan. ... read..

Rare Ferrari stolen on test drive, later found
Berlin | Wednesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
A rare Ferrari sports car worth $2.2 million, once owned by former F1 driver Eddie Irvine, was stolen by a car "collector" during a test drive in Germany but was later found hidden in a garage, the police said on Wednesday. ... read..

Russia intends to rebuild relations with US, Putin lauds 'objective' Mueller report
US | May 15, 2019 10:41:54 PM IST
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he intends to rebuild and improve the 'fully-fledged' diplomatic relations between Russia and the United States in order to solve the issues of mutual interest. ... read..

Sudan: Military, protestors agree on power sharing deal
Others | May 15, 2019 10:41:47 PM IST
Sudan's military leaders on Wednesday announced a power-sharing agreement with the opposition alliance for a three-year transition period to a civilian administration. ... read..

No civilization superior over another, says Xi
Beijing | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday said that "no civilization is superior over others" and urged countries not to "close their doors and hide behind them" in his first public speech since the US raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods ... read..

Iran pulls out of parts of 2015 nuclear deal
Tehran | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Iran has officially ended its compliance with several commitments of the countrys 2015 nuclear deal, the country's atomic energy body said on Wednesday. ... read..

Researcher cracks code of mysterious medieval text
London | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Using a combination of lateral thinking and ingenuity, an academic at the University of Bristol in Britain has identified the language and writing system of what is known as the "world's most mysterious text", the Voynich manuscript. ... read..

US orders non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq
Baghdad | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The American Embassy in Iraq said on Wednesday that the US State Department has ordered the non-emergency staff at the embassy in Baghdad and the consulate in Erbil to leave. ... read..

North Korea faces severe drought, UN expresses concern
Asia | May 15, 2019 8:41:51 PM IST
North Korea continues to face severe drought and severe food shortages as the annual precipitation in the country touched the lowest record since 1982. ... read..

Photoshopped image shows Sikh Mayor as Arab dictator
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
A New Jersey-based website is under fire for publishing a photoshopped image of a Sikh Mayor that depicts him as an Arab dictator, the media reported. ... read..

Monet painting fetches record $110 mn at auction
New York | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
A painting by French Impressionist artist Claude Monet has fetched a record over $110 million at an auction held here. ... read..

US on verge of defeat, claims chief Taliban negotiator
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Taliban's chief negotiator has claimed that the US is on the verge of defeat and will quit Afghanistan soon "either of their own accord or they will be forced out", the media reported. ... read..

Indian envoy presents his credentials to Madagascar president
Others | May 15, 2019 7:41:52 PM IST
Abhay Kumar, who has been appointed as India's Ambassador to Madagascar, presented his credentials to President Rajoelina on Wednesday. ... read..

UN urges aid access for displaced in Myanmar
Naypyitaw | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator on Wednesday urged Myanmar authorities to guarantee access for humanitarian assistance and to find solutions for the 270,000 people displaced due to confli ... read..

Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaido says authorities want to 'close down' National Assembly
Others | May 15, 2019 7:11:54 PM IST
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has accused the country's authorities of trying to close down the National Assembly after the security forces prevented him from entering the parliament building. ... read..

US orders withdrawal of non-emergency staff from Iraq
Middle East | May 15, 2019 7:11:50 PM IST
The United States on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq immediately. ... read..

Shah Mehmood Qureshi says US denied visas to 3 senior Pak officials
Asia | May 15, 2019 6:12:00 PM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the United States imposed visa restrictions on three senior Pakistani interior ministry officials because of a row over the repatriation of deportees. ... read..

Nepal-India Franchise Investment conclave from today
Asia | May 15, 2019 6:11:51 PM IST
The first Nepal-Indian Franchise Investment Expo and Conclave kicks off in Kathmandu on Wednesday with focus on building relations between the two neighbouring countries on entrepreneurship development. ... read..

Floating bar in Caribbean Sea looking for bartender
Kingston | Wednesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
A floating bar in the Caribbean Sea, which is only accessible by a boat, is giving one lucky applicant the opportunity to "pull pints in one of the most Instagrammable drinking spots in the world", the media reported. ... read..

Malaysian teen kills herself after Instagram poll
Kuala Lumpur | Wednesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
A 16 year-old girl has killed herself in Malaysia, after posting a poll on her Instagram account asking followers if she should die or not, and 69 per cent of responders voting that she should, the media reported on Wednesday. ... read..

Iran officially halts select commitments under 2015 nuclear deal
Middle East | May 15, 2019 4:41:52 PM IST
Iran has officially halted some of the commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal signed with world powers, following an order from the country's National Security Council. ... read..

Plane makes emergency landing in UAE after Indian man dies
Abu Dhabi | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
An Alitalia New Delhi-Milan flight made an emergency landing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the death of an Indian man onboard the flight, Indian Embassy officials said here. ... read..

UK MPs to vote on Brexit bill early next month
London | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
UK MPs will vote on a Brexit bill again in early June whether or not the government of Prime Minister Theresa May and the opposition Labour Party have reached a deal, a Downing Street spokesperson has said. ... read..

US state passes near-total abortion ban bill
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The Alabama state Senate has passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the US that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison. ... read..

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