Thursday, May 23, 2019

$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..

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