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Alcohol disguised as coconut milk seized
Sofia | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Bulgarian customs at the Danube Bridge checkpoint at the border with Romania have seized 7,200 liters of alcohol, declared and packed as coconut milk, officials said on Monday. ... read..


India, Maldives exchange MoUs on energy efficiency
Asia | March 18, 2019 9:11:41 PM IST
India and Maldives on Monday signed one agreement and two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU), including collaboration in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy, in the presence of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Maldivian coun ... read..


Cyclone Idai: Toll rises to 150 in Malawi
Others | March 18, 2019 8:41:41 PM IST
The toll in Cyclone Idai, which ravaged South Africa with flash floods, sweeping away houses and destroying trees and crops, earlier this week, has risen to 150 in Malawi alone. ... read..


Probe launched after suspicious bag found at New Zealand's Dunedin airport
Pacific | March 18, 2019 8:41:40 PM IST
Police on Monday launched an investigation after a suspicious bag was found at Dunedin international airport, which led to hours-long closure of the airport. ... read..


Utrecht tram shooting: 1 feared dead, PM Rutte calls situation "very worrying"
Europe | March 18, 2019 7:11:46 PM IST
At least one person was feared dead and several others injured after a terrorist fired gunshots inside a tram in Utrecht city of the Netherlands on Monday, police said. ... read..


Many injured in 'terror shooting' in Dutch tram (2nd Lead)
Utrecht (Netherlands) | Monday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
A gunman on Monday opened fire inside a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht injuring several people that police said can be a possible terror attack. ... read..


Train derailment kills at least 30 in DR Congo
Kinshasa | Monday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
At least 30 people were killed and several others injured in a train derailment in Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Monday. ... read..


Many injured in Dutch shooting, attacker flees (Lead)
Utrecht (Netherlands) | Monday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Many people were injured on Monday in shooting in the Dutch town of Utrecht, police said. ... read..


Several injured in Netherlands tram shooting
Europe | March 18, 2019 5:11:44 PM IST
Several people were reportedly injured in a shooting that took place inside a tram in Utrecht city of the Netherlands, police said on Monday. ... read..


Many people injured in Dutch tram shooting
Utrecht (Netherlands) | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Multiple people have been injured in a shooting in the Dutch town of Utrecht, police said on Monday. ... read..


12,995 'terrorists' arrested in China's Xinjiang
Beijing | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
China on Monday said it has arrested 12,995 terrorists since 2014 in the troubled region of Xinjiang, where, according to human rights organisations around a million Muslims are being held in internment camps. ... read..


American pastor claims Bible predicted Trump's rise
New York | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
An American pastor who leads a church fixated on doomsday has claimed that US President Donald Trumps rise to power was foretold in the Bible. ... read..


Toll in Indonesia floods, landslides now 79 (Lead)
Jakarta | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The death toll from flash floods and subsequent landslides in Indonesia's Papua province has increased to 79, with search and rescue operations continuing on Monday to locate 43 missing people. ... read..


Dead whale in Philippines ate 40 kg of plastic
Manila | Monday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
A young whale that washed up in the Philippines had died from "gastric shock" after eating 40 kg of plastic bags, the media reported on Monday. ... read..


Hong Kong subway trains collide during test
Hong Kong | Monday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Two subway trains collided during a new signal system test in Hong Kong on Monday, halting services and threatening travel disruption for millions of commuters. ... read..


NZ PM Ardern confirms gun law reform following Christchurch shooting
Others | March 18, 2019 3:41:41 PM IST
In the wake of the Christchurch shooting, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed that the government has agreed to reform the country's gun laws. ... read..


Three tourists killed in Indonesia quake (Lead)
Jakarta | Monday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
Three tourists were killed and dozens others injured on Monday after an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia's Lombok island, causing subsequent landslides. ... read..


New Zealand to reform gun laws in 10 days (Lead)
Wellington | Monday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday said the country's existing gun laws will be reformed within the next 10 days, adding that her Cabinet has "completely unified" in the decision that comes in the wake of the March 15 shootings that were ... read..


'Vijit' becomes the first Indian Coast Guard ship to visit Indonesia
Asia | March 18, 2019 2:41:42 PM IST
Highlighting the close maritime proximity between India and Indonesia, Indian Coast Guard Ship 'Vijit' became the first-ever Coast Guard ship to visit Sabang, Indonesia. ... read..


Sushma Swaraj calls on Maldivian President Solih
Asia | March 18, 2019 2:41:40 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday called on Maldivian President Ibrahim Solih. The two leaders took stock of the progress made in bilateral relations since Solih's visit to India last year. ... read..


Saudi Prince authorised campaign against dissenters
New York | Monday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman authorised a secret campaign to silence dissenters, which included the surveillance, kidnapping, detention and torture, over a year before the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to US officials ... read..


Indonesia floods, landslides toll reaches 77
Jakarta | Monday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
The death toll from flash floods and landslides in Indonesia's Papua province has increased to 77, authorities said on Monday. ... read..


Cyclone Idai: India diverts 3 naval ships to Beira to provide humanitarian assistance
Others | March 18, 2019 12:41:40 PM IST
In the wake of Cyclone Idai which ravaged South African nations of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, killing as many as 100, India diverted three naval ships to the port city of Beira in Mozambique to provide immediate humanitarian aid and disaster relief. ... read..


2 tourists killed in 4.4-magnitude Indonesia quake
Jakarta | Monday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
Two tourists were killed and 44 others injured after an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia's Lombok island, authorities said on Monday. ... read..


Gun law reform within 10 days: New Zealand PM
Wellington | Monday, 2019 11:45:06 AM IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday vowed to unveil reforms to the country's existing gun laws in the wake of the March 15 Christchurch mosques shootings that claimed the lives of 50 people. ... read..


Republican senators supporting border emergency 'uniformly praised': Trump
US | March 18, 2019 7:41:39 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that Republican senators who backed his emergency declaration to build a border are being "uniformly praised" in their home states. ... read..


Saudi Crown Prince launched 'secret campaign' to silence dissenters prior to Khashoggi killing: Report
US | March 18, 2019 7:41:37 AM IST
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman authorised a "secret campaign" to silence dissenters more than a year before the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the New York Times reported on Sunday. ... read..


Christchurch attacks: Gunman sacks lawyer, to represent himself in court
Pacific | March 18, 2019 7:11:38 AM IST
Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old Australian-born suspect accused of gunning down 50 people during Friday's terror attacks here dismissed his lawyer and is planning to represent himself in future court hearings, raising fears that he could attempt to use t ... read..


Israeli top court bans far-right candidate
Jerusalem | Monday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
Israel's Supreme Court has disqualified the leader of the far-right Jewish Power party, Michael Ben-Ari, from next month's elections. ... read..


Cyclone Idai: Death toll rises to 65 in Zimbabwe
Others | March 18, 2019 6:41:39 AM IST
The death toll from Cyclone Idai which ravaged Zimbabwe earlier this week rose to 65, officials confirmed on Sunday. ... read..


Amid tensions, Israel detains 2 guards at Al-Aqsa mosque
Middle East | March 18, 2019 6:11:38 AM IST
Israeli police on Sunday detained two security guards at East Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque complex, amid mounting tensions. ... read..


Bolton says N Korea 'unwilling' to reach denuclearisation deal with US
US | March 18, 2019 5:41:48 AM IST
US' National Security Advisor (NSA) John Bolton on Sunday hit out at North Korea, asserting that they were "unfortunately not willing" to take steps to finalise a deal with the US aimed at Pyongyang's denuclearisation. ... read..


4 people arrested in UK for referencing Christchurch mosque attacks
Europe | March 18, 2019 5:41:47 AM IST
Greater Manchester Police on Sunday said that four people were arrested for allegedly inciting racial hatred by referencing the Friday's terror attacks at two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city which left 50 people dead. ... read..


Iraq PM vows no return to war policies
Baghdad | Monday, 2019 4:45:04 AM IST
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has said his country will not return to the "policies of destructive wars". ... read..


Black box shows 'clear similarities' between Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air crashes
Others | March 18, 2019 3:41:37 AM IST
Ethiopia's transport minister Dagmawit Moges on Sunday said that the black box data of Ethiopian Airlines indicated "clear similarities" between the crash that took place last week and Lion Air which crashed in Indonesia last year. ... read..


India deploys CRPF elite squad to guard embassy in Iraq
Asia | March 18, 2019 3:11:37 AM IST
India has deployed an elite contingent of its commando-trained armed CRPF personnel to guard the Indian embassy and its diplomats in Iraq's capital city Baghdad. ... read..


Baloch Liberation Tigers claim responsibility for Balochistan railway blast
Asia | March 18, 2019 2:11:42 AM IST
Baloch Liberation Tigers (BLT), a pro-freedom group has claimed the responsibility of blowing up the Jaffar Express train with a remote-controlled device in Dera Murad area of Nasirabad district in Balochistan province on Sunday. ... read..


Palestinian shooter kills 1, injures 2 in Israel
Jerusalem | Sunday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
A Palestinian killed an Israeli and severely injured two others in shooting and stabbing attacks before fleeing the scene on Sunday, Israeli Army said. ... read..


Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand enters US presidential race
US | March 17, 2019 7:41:48 PM IST
Amid a long list of Democrats running for the White House, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday announced her candidacy for the 2020 presidential elections with a campaign video titled "Brave Wins." ... read..


Aeon developing retail business in Indonesia
Asia | March 17, 2019 7:41:38 PM IST
Indonesia is developing at a fast pace where the motorbike is the major means of transportation for people. Currently, motorbike taxi dispatching service via a Smartphone application and cashless service is getting popular. ... read..


4 dead, 10 injured in Balochistan train blast
Asia | March 17, 2019 7:11:46 PM IST
Four people lost their lives in a blast targeting a passenger train in Balochistan's Dera Murad Jamali area on Sunday. ... read..


Flash floods, mudslides kill 63 in Indonesia
Asia | March 17, 2019 6:11:44 PM IST
Sixty-three people lost their lives in flash floods and mudslides triggered by days of torrential rain in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, officials confirmed on Sunday. ... read..


EAM Swaraj reviews bilateral issues with Maldivian counterpart
Asia | March 17, 2019 6:11:43 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid here on Sunday and reviewed important bilateral issues, including implementation of agreed outcomes during President Ibrahim Solih's visit to India last year. ... read..


EAM Swaraj arrives in Maldives for 2-day state visit
Asia | March 17, 2019 4:41:43 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Male on Sunday for a 2-day visit to the island nation. ... read..


Activists of PoK, Gilgit urge UN to stop Pakistan from carrying out atrocities on locals
Europe | March 17, 2019 4:41:37 PM IST
An organization of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit, seeking freedom of these areas from Pakistan, on Sunday urged the UN and world human rights bodies to intervene to end victimisation of locals by Pakistani forces. ... read..


Protests in US against Pak's state policy on terrorism
US | March 17, 2019 4:11:40 PM IST
A group led by Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) protested here on Saturday against Pakistan's state policy on terrorism, saying it has "penetrated deep" into India and is spreading its tentacles globally. ... read..


Persecuted communities protest against Pak army brutality
Others | March 17, 2019 3:41:39 PM IST
Pashtun, Mohajir, Sindhi and Kashmiri groups gathered here on Saturday to protest against the brutalities allegedly inflicted upon them by Pakistani authorities and Pakistani state terrorism. ... read..


Another Hyderabadi confirmed dead in Christchurch mosques shooting
| March 17, 2019 3:11:42 PM IST
Hyderabad-based Ozair Khadir was named among the five Indians killed in Friday's terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... read..


Chinese Ambassador to India says Masood Azhar "matter will be resolved"
Asia | March 17, 2019 2:11:44 PM IST
Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui on Sunday said he is "optimistic" that the matter pertaining to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar being designated as a 'global terrorist' will be resolved and his country has put "only a technical hold" on ... read..


Afghanistan summons Pak diplomat over Pak PM's remarks
Asia | March 17, 2019 1:41:43 PM IST
The Afghan Foreign Ministry summoned on Saturday a senior official from Pakistan's embassy here over Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's statement which has been taken as interference in internal affairs by Kabul. ... read..


Afghan Foreign Minister summons Pak diplomat over Pak PM's remarks
Asia | March 17, 2019 12:41:41 PM IST
The Afghan Foreign Ministry summoned on Saturday a senior official from Pakistan's embassy here over Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's statement which has been taken as interference in internal affairs by Kabul. ... read..


Students confront Chelsea Clinton over 'anti-immigrant trope'
US | March 17, 2019 11:41:40 AM IST
Two students at New York University confronted former US President Bill Clinton's daughter Chelsea at a vigil organised in honour of the victims of New Zealand's gruesome terror attacks which claimed the lives of 50 people. ... read..


New Zealand mosques 'free to open' as heavy vigil continues
Others | March 17, 2019 9:11:38 AM IST
Mosques across New Zealand are "free and welcome to open their doors" but police will maintain an armed presence after 50 people were killed and over an equal number of people were injured in the gruesome Christchurch terror attack. ... read..


5 Indians confirmed dead in Christchurch terror attacks
Pacific | March 17, 2019 8:41:47 AM IST
At least five Indians, including three from Gujarat have died in Friday's terror attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, the Indian High Commission in New Zealand said on Sunday. ... read..


Mexican journalist shot dead near US border
Others | March 17, 2019 8:41:42 AM IST
A Mexican journalist who covered crime in north-western Mexico has been shot dead by an unknown assailant in his home near the US border, local authorities said. ... read..


Death toll rises to 50 in NZ mosque attacks
Wellington | Sunday, 2019 6:45:04 AM IST
The death toll from the terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch has risen to 50 as one more victim was found at one of the shooting scenes, the police said on Sunday. ... read..


24 dead, 40 missing after cyclone ravages Zimbabwe
Others | March 17, 2019 6:41:43 AM IST
A tropical cyclone left a trail of destruction in eastern Zimbabwe, with flash floods sweeping away houses and destroying trees and crops, killing 24 people and injuring hundreds of others. At least 40 people are also missing in the calamity, authorities ... read..


Pro N Korean newspaper urges US to drop 'unilateral demands' in denuclearisation talks
| March 17, 2019 6:41:40 AM IST
A pro-North Korean newspaper based in Japan has demanded that US should drop its "unilateral" and "unfair" demands in denuclearisation talks with North Korea, warning that the negotiations will not move forward. ... read..


US envoy to discuss Venezuela with Russian officials
Washington | Sunday, 2019 4:45:04 AM IST
The US envoy for Venezuela will meet Russian officials on Venezuelan crisis, said the US State Department has said. ... read..


Told Republicans to 'vote for transparency' in making Mueller's Russia probe report public: Trump
US | March 17, 2019 4:11:48 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed he told Republican leadership to vote in favour of making public, Robert Mueller's report on alleged Russian interference in 2016 presidential election, asserting that it would "makes us all look good." ... read..


Sushma Swaraj on 2-day Maldives visit from today
Asia | March 17, 2019 4:11:46 AM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to the Maldives on a two-day visit beginning Sunday, with an aim to boost bilateral ties between the two countries. ... read..


Death toll rises to 50 in Christchurch mosque attacks, says New Zealand Police
Pacific | March 17, 2019 4:11:40 AM IST
The death toll in Friday's terror attacks at two mosques in Christchurch rose to 50 with victims ranging in age from two years to over 60 years, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said on Sunday. ... read..


Islamists misusing blasphemy law to harass Christians in Pakistan:Activists
Asia | March 17, 2019 2:41:42 AM IST
Pakistani Christians living in parts of Europe held a protest rally in Geneva to raise their voice against Islamic hardliners who are persecuting minorities in the name of blasphemy. ... read..


NZ gunman wrote 'Indian invaders' in his 'manifesto'
Christchurch | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old main suspect in the Christchurch terror attack in New Zealand that claimed 49 lives, had apparently an aversion for immigrants, including from India, according to a "manifesto" received by the Prime Minister's Office there ... read..


Buddha Air to start direct flights to Kolkata from Kathmandu by May end
Asia | March 16, 2019 11:11:46 PM IST
Nepal's private sector airlines Buddha Air on Saturday announced that it would start direct flights from Kathmandu to Kolkata by the end of May this year. ... read..


Erdogan urges justice for New Zealand mosque attack victims
Asia | March 16, 2019 9:11:47 PM IST
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday urged New Zealand to bring justice to the victims of Friday's twin mosque attacks and hold the accused accountable. ... read..


Smirking NZ shooter charged with murder (3rd Lead)
Christchurch | Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Twenty-eight-year-old Brenton Tarrant, the main suspect in the Christchurch terror attack that claimed 49 lives, was charged with murder at a court here on Saturday as New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed to change the country's gun laws. ... read..


Hatred is never benign: Priyanka on NZ shooting
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Expressing condolences over the deaths in the shooting in two mosques in New Zealand, Congress General Secretary and eastern Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said hatred is "never benign". ... read..


Muslim man assaulted in London post-New Zealand terror attack
Others | March 16, 2019 8:12:28 PM IST
A Muslim man here was beaten with a hammer and a batten outside a mosque in east London on Friday, hours after 49 people were killed in the terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand. ... read..


Stores looted during 18th week of 'Yellow-Vest' protests in Paris
Europe | March 16, 2019 8:11:42 PM IST
A large group of masked protestors on Saturday looted and vandalised shops and restaurants located along the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, as the 'Yellow-Vests' protests entered the 18th consecutive week. ... read..


NZ killer's rifles had white supremacist graffiti
Wellington | Saturday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Twenty-eight-year-old Brenton Tarrant, the main suspect in the deadly terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, opened fire on worshippers using rifles covered in white-supremacist graffiti after listening to a song glorifying a Bosnian Serb war crimi ... read..


Aussie senator egged over anti-immigration stance
Canberra | Saturday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
Far-right Australian Senator Fraser Anning who blamed the New Zealand terror attack on Muslim immigration was egged at an event in Melbourne city on Saturday and slammed by the country's politicians for his comments. ... read..


SCO members to hold joint anti-terror exercise
Tashkent | Saturday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) member states, including India and Pakistan, will participate in a joint anti-terrorism exercise this year, officials have said. ... read..


Countering terrorism top priority of BRICS
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
The first BRICS Sherpa meeting, under the presidency of Brazil, has identified countering terrorism as one of its priority areas, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Saturday. ... read..


US government warns public of new phone scam
Washington | Saturday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the taxation agency of the government, has warned the public of a new type of "IRS impersonation phone scam". ... read..


24 dead as Cyclone Idai wreaks havoc in Zimbabwe
Harare | Saturday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
At least 24 people have been killed as Cyclone Idai wreaked havoc in southeastern Zimbabwe, officials said on Saturday. ... read..


'Pakistan has narrow, limited focus on Kartarpur Corridor'
Asia | March 16, 2019 5:41:54 PM IST
While Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's declaration on TV in context with the Kartarpur seemed like a generous offer, India found out that Islamabad has a limited and narrow focus on the corridor, said sources on Saturday. ... read..


India slams 'Referendum 2020', says it 'tantamounts to separatism'
Asia | March 16, 2019 5:41:45 PM IST
India on Saturday slammed the so-called 'Referendum 2020' proposed to be held by some pro-Khalistan elements in a few countries, like UK and Canada, and said it has conveyed its objections over the move to the nations concerned, as it "tantamounts to sepa ... read..


Maduro vows to protect Venezuela's 'key' infrastructure
Others | March 16, 2019 5:41:42 PM IST
Still in the throes of a political crisis, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has vowed to make "powerful changes" in the national government's working, to protect the "strategically important key infrastructure" of the Latin American nation. ... read..


New Zealand PM vows gun law change (Lead)
Wellington | Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday said gun laws would change in the country as her government announced it will ban semi-automatic rifles in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack that left 49 people dead. ... read..


Pakistani mullahs in league with terrorists, responsible for acts like Pulwama attack: Ahmadiyyas
Asia | March 16, 2019 4:11:40 PM IST
The Pakistan government has given a free hand to the 'mullahs' (Muslim clergymen) who closely collaborate with terrorist groups and create problems worldwide, like the recent terror attack in Pulwama, leaders of the country's persecuted Ahmadiyya communit ... read..


Christchurch gunman sent manifesto to PM before attack
Christchurch | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
The New Zealand Prime Minister's Office said on Saturday that it received a copy of a "manifesto" from the alleged gunman less than 10 minutes before the attacks began at the two Christchurch mosques on Friday, along with about 70 other recipients. ... read..


Interactive art 'theme park' to open in New York
New York | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
A New York-based design studio is set to unveil an interactive art 'theme park' in the city that will host three playful installations a year. ... read..


Lou Reed archive opens at New York Public Library
New York | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
After two years of cataloging and preparing, an archive celebrating the works of American rockstar, Lou Reed, has opened to public at the New York Public Library. ... read..


Christchurch shooter smirks in court (2nd Lead)
Christchurch | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Twenty-eight-year-old Brenton Tarrant, who is the main suspect in the massacre of 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, showed no remorse as he appeared in a court here on Saturday and smirked as the judge read a single murder charge against him. ... read..


New sanctions issued against Russia by USA, Canada, EU
US | March 16, 2019 3:12:16 PM IST
New financial sanctions have been imposed on Russia by the United States, Canada and the European Union in relation to Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. ... read..


'This is not New Zealand'
Pacific | March 16, 2019 11:41:50 AM IST
This is not New Zealand, the country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reaffirmed on Saturday during a visit to a refugee centre here to show her solidarity with the Muslim community in the wake of the ghastly terror attacks at two mosques which claimed the ... read..


India supports BRICS cooperation on counter-terrorism
Others | March 16, 2019 11:41:42 AM IST
India extended support for the priority areas set out by Brazil, especially the BRICS cooperation on counter-terrorism, during first BRICS Sherpa meeting held here on March 14 and 15. ... read..


Christchurch carnage suspect charged with murder (Lead)
Christchurch | Saturday, 2019 11:15:04 AM IST
An Australian man, who is the main suspect in the massacre of 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, on Saturday appeared in a court here where he was been charged with murder. ... read..


New Zealand set to ban semi-automatic weapons
Auckland | Saturday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
New Zealand will ban semi-automatic rifles, Attorney-General David Parker said on Saturday and was greeted loudly by a crowd here on vigil after the horrific killing of 49 people in Christchurch shootings ... read..


Trump issues 1st veto over border emergency (Lead)
Washington | Saturday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting a legislation to overturn his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the country's Mexican border, insisting that the situation on the southern frontier amo ... read..


India bats for banning single-use plastics at UN
Nairobi | Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 AM IST
Taking a significant lead, India has piloted resolutions on two important global environment issues related to single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management at the UN Environment Assembly. ... read..


New Zealand PM shows solidarity to Muslim community
Christchurch | Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 AM IST
A day after 49 people were killed in the horrific Christchurch mosques shootings, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday showed solidarity to the Muslim community, saying "this is not the New Zealand people know". ... read..


Don't see white nationalism a rising threat, says Trump
US | March 16, 2019 9:42:19 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Friday said that he did not see a rise in white nationalism across the world after the accused in the New Zealand mosque terror attack called the president "a symbol of renewed white identity." ... read..


Christchurch teen arrested for inciting ethnic hatred
Pacific | March 16, 2019 9:42:16 AM IST
A 18-year-old Christchurch teenager was arrested on Saturday on charges of inciting racial or ethnic hatred. ... read..


'Focused on pressing Pak to take sustained, irreversible action on terrorist groups on its soil'
US | March 16, 2019 11:41:44 AM IST
The United States is "focused on pressing Pakistan to take sustained, irreversible action on terrorist groups operating on its soil" and is "working with others in the international community to achieve this goal" in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack ... read..


UN Security Council condemns New Zealand mosque shootings
United Nations | Saturday, 2019 7:45:04 AM IST
The UN Security Council has condemned "in the strongest terms" the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which killed 49 people. ... read..


New Zealand mass shooting suspect charged with murder
Christchurch | Saturday, 2019 7:15:05 AM IST
A 28-year-old man from Australia appeared in a local court here on Saturday and was charged with murder in connection with the mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city. ... read..


Christchurch terror attacks: Suspect smirks in court, remanded in custody until Apr 5
Pacific | March 16, 2019 6:41:38 AM IST
A 28-year-old suspect, identified as Brenton Harrison Tarrant appeared before the court on Saturday on murder charges connected with Friday's terror attacks in Christchurch, which left at least 49 people dead. He was remanded in custody without plea until ... read..


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