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India, Nepal joint military exercise begins in Rupendehi
New Delhi | December 3, 2019 9:41:40 PM IST
A joint military exercise between Indian and Nepali Army commenced at the Nepal Army Battle School (NABS) in country's Rupendehi district on Tuesday with an aim to enhance interoperability at military level in jungle warfare, anti-terrorism combat as well ... read..


Swedish Queen visits AIIIMS Delhi as institute signs MOI to set up healthcare innovation center
New Delhi | December 3, 2019 9:41:20 PM IST
Swedish Queen Silvia visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Tuesday and interacted with doctors to understand the treatment provided to the dementia patients admitted at the apex medical institute. ... read..


Kim Jong-un celebrates completion of new township
Seoul | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un celebrated the completion of a newly-built urban township near the birthplace of his late father, state media reported Tuesday. ... read..


Trump in UK on three-day visit
London | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has arrived in the UK on a three-day visit, during which he was slated to attend a summit marking the 70th anniversary of the NATO. ... read..


Australian man missing for nearly 2 weeks found
Canberra | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
A man who disappeared almost two weeks ago after going on a trek with two other people was found alive on Tuesday in Australias remote Northern Territory, police said. ... read..


Johnson to call for unity at tense NATO summit
London | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to call for unity at a tense NATO summit slated to begin near here on Tuesday amid growing tensions within the military bloc. ... read..


Swedish King chairs dialogue with focus on circular economy approaches in India
New Delhi | December 3, 2019 8:41:22 PM IST
Swedish King Carl Gustaf XVI on Tuesday chaired a dialogue on circular economy approaches in India alongside senior Swedish and Indian government officials in New Delhi and discussed current initiatives underway for tackling the issues of air pollution an ... read..


UK's Prince Andrew must testify in Epstein case: Lawyer
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
A lawyer representing five women who have accused late American financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein of abusing them, has said that he planned to serve subpoenas to the UK's Prince Andrew to testify as a witness in all the five cases. ... read..


Malay Minister slams 'obscene, half naked' tattoo show
Kuala Lumpur | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
A Malaysian Minister on Tuesday called a tattoo exhibition "obscene" and ordered an investigation after pictures of half-naked men and women went viral. ... read..


Rajapaksa orders committee to expedite Easter attack probe
Colombo | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed a committee investigating the April 21 Easter Sunday terror attacks to expedite their probe, identify all the perpetrators and produce them before the law, a statement released by his office said here ... read..


SL President prorogues Parliament
Colombo | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has prorogued Parliament and fixed January 3, 2020 for the start of the new session of the Legislature. ... read..


'US should reduce EU tariffs over Airbus A380 subsidies'
Paris | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
The US should reduce tariffs worth $7.5 billion itimposed on the European Union (EU) for providing subsidies to Airbus for the A380 by 2 billion euros since the practice has not had negative effects on Boeing, a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel said. ... read..


6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Chile
Reston (Virginia) | December 3, 2019 7:11:26 PM IST
An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. ... read..


Pakistan: Islamabad High Court admits Zardari's bail application
Islamabad | December 3, 2019 7:11:20 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday admitted a petition filed by former president Asif Ali Zardari, seeking medical bail in two cases filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). ... read..


Typhoon Kammuri makes landfall in Philippines
Manila | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Typhoon Kammuri made landfall in the Philippines on Tuesday with violent winds and heavy rainfall that has forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights at the Manila airport and the evacuation of thousands of people. ... read..


NZ to ban foreign political donations, anonymous campaign ads
Wellington | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The New Zealand government on Tuesday said it was set to ban large foreign donations to political parties and candidates as well as enforce transparency in campaign ads amid fears of Chinese meddling in next year's elections. ... read..


HK's Carrie Lam closes ranks with China, condemns US law
Hong Kong | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday closed ranks with China and condemned the US Senate's passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (HKHRDA), which she lambasted as unnecessary and unjustified. ... read..


Trump campaign bans Bloomberg journalists from events
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump's campaign announced that it would ban Bloomberg journalists from its campaigns and rallies after the news agency refused to investigate its owner, Michael Bloomberg, a Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential election. ... read..


PM Modi accepts European Commission President's invitation to visit Brussels for India-EU Summit
New Delhi | December 3, 2019 6:41:24 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted an invitation extended by the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to visit Brussels for the next India-EU Summit. ... read..


2 killed as Typhoon Kammuri slams into Philippines
Manila | December 3, 2019 6:11:20 PM IST
Authorities here have evacuated more than 225,000 people as Typhoon Kammuri swept through the Philippines on Tuesday. ... read..


Sudan: 7 killed, 12 others injured in factory explosion
Others | December 3, 2019 6:11:17 PM IST
Khartoum [Sudan], Dec 3 (Sputnik/ANI): Seven people have been killed and 12 others injured in an explosion at the factory in Sudan's capital of Khartoum, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors said on Tuesday. ... read..


Pakistan: Asif Ali Zardari moves IHC seeking bail on medical grounds
Islamabad | December 3, 2019 5:41:41 PM IST
Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to seek bail on medical grounds in the two corruption cases against him, Pakistani media reported. ... read..


Finnish PM resigns after losing confidence of coalition partner
Helsinki | December 3, 2019 5:41:25 PM IST
Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne on Tuesday resigned after his party Centre Party lost confidence in him. ... read..


US Senate confirms Trump's pick for Energy Secretary
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
The US Senate has voted to confirm President Donald Trump's pick Dan Brouillette as the next Energy Secretary. ... read..


Pakistan's NAB orders freezing of Shahbaz Sharif's properties
Islamabad | December 3, 2019 5:11:33 PM IST
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Lahore, on Tuesday issued orders to freeze immovable properties of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif and his two sons. The family has been facing an investigation in the income-beyond-m ... read..


Trump terms Macron's remarks on NATO 'disrespectful'
London | December 3, 2019 5:11:31 PM IST
In a scathing attack on Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump on Monday (local time) said that the French president's remark that NATO was brain dead was "very, very nasty" and "disrespectful." ... read..


China: 4 killed in factory blast
Beijing | December 3, 2019 5:11:18 PM IST
Four people have been killed in a factory blast in Shunyi District near Beijing on Tuesday. ... read..


2 Indian students dead in US hit-and-run
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Two Indian students were killed in a hit-and-run incident in the US state of Tennessee, with the accused surrendering himself to the police, media reports said. ... read..


US proposes up to 100% tariffs on French products
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said that he has proposed additional tariffs of up to 100 per cent on some $2.4 billion worth of French products, including champagne, cheese and handbags, over the European nation's digital services tax. ... read..


Turkish police arrest 1,150 people in anti-drug operation
Asia | December 3, 2019 4:11:29 PM IST
Ankara [Turkey], Dec 3 (Sputnik/ANI): More than 1,150 people were arrested in the Turkish capital of Ankara during a sustained anti-drug operation conducted in November, as police seized over 100 pounds of narcotics, state media reported on Tuesday. ... read..


Youth of Karakoram University stage protest against Pak
Gilgit (PoK) | December 3, 2019 4:11:26 PM IST
Students of Karakoram International University in Gilgit held protests against Islamabad, accusing the establishment of systematically depriving them of seeking higher education. ... read..


Pak cleric threatens Sikh pilgrims from visiting Kartarpur
Islamabad | December 3, 2019 4:11:25 PM IST
Despite inaugurating the Kartarpur corridor on a noble note to allow Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Prime Minister Imran Khan has not been able to curb the religious fanaticism and barbarism that exists on his land in the so-called name of ... read..


Former Malaysian PM pleads not guilty in 1MDB-linked graft case
Kuala Lumpur | December 3, 2019 4:11:22 PM IST
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday pleaded not guilty in cases related to a multi-billion dollar scandal during his much-awaited testification before the High Court here, reported Al Jazeera. ... read..


North Korea calls denuclearisation dialogue 'foolish trick' by US
Asia | December 3, 2019 3:41:26 PM IST
Pyongyang [North Korea], Dec 3 (Sputnik/ANI): The dialogue on denuclearisation promoted by the United States is nothing but a "foolish trick" used by the Trump administration as the US Presidential elections are approaching, said North Korea's vice foreig ... read..


Pilots treated to cherry pie for safely landing Putin's plane
Moscow | Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
A special cherry pie made by a Kremlin chef was presented to pilots who recently managed to safely land Russian President Vladimir Putin's plane in dense fog, a government official said. ... read..


Protests held in Rawalpindi for discrimination against Kashmiris
Rawalpindi | December 3, 2019 3:11:25 PM IST
Traders and transporters from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) staged protests in Rawalpindi against the discrimination and threats that they have been facing at the hands of the Pakistani establishment. ... read..


Australia to end bilateral aid to Pakistan
Canberra | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government has decided to cease all bilateral aid to Pakistan, which includes support for successful programmes helping poor women and girls, as funds for development assistance were diverted to the Pacific, a me ... read..


Spotted something 'out of ordinary' in NASA's images: Chennai engineer who located Vikram debris on moon
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | December 3, 2019 2:41:23 PM IST
Chennai-based amateur astronomer Shanmuga Subramanian spotted something "out of the ordinary" in images released by NASA that led to locate debris on the surface of the moon of ISRO's Vikram lander of its Chandrayaan-2 mission. ... read..


NASA finds Vikram moon lander's debris (Lead)
New York | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
NASA has found the crash site and debris of India's Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander following a tip from an Indian space enthusiast who examined pictures of the area of the moon taken by a US orbiting camera. ... read..


COP25 climate summit opens in Madrid
Madrid | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
The UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) opened here in the Spanish capital on Monday, where delegates are discussing measures to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement amid unclear prospects and challenges to multilateralism. ... read..


Youth of Karakoram University stage protest against Pak, demand more varsities
Asia | December 3, 2019 2:11:17 PM IST
Students of Karakoram International University in Gilgit held protests against Islamabad, accusing the establishment of systematically depriving them of seeking higher education. ... read..


US threatens to slap tariffs on France over digital tax
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
The US government has announced that it will impose tariffs of up to 100 per cent on $2.4 billion in imports of French products in response to France's tax on online services, which Washington claims discriminates against US tech firms. ... read..


Lam says US Act will negatively impact Hong Kong's economy
Asia | December 3, 2019 1:11:22 PM IST
Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday slammed the US bill that was recently signed into law by President Donald Trump, saying that the legislation was unnecessary and could negatively affect the business environment in her city. ... read..


13 civilians among 19 killed in air strikes in Syria
Beirut | Tuesday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST
At least 19 people were killed in air strikes by the Syrian army and its Russian allies on the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, the last stronghold of the armed opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, a war monitor reported. ... read..


Pakistani cleric threatens Sikh pilgrims from visiting Kartarpur Gurdwara
Islamabad | December 3, 2019 12:41:21 PM IST
Despite inaugurating the Kartarpur corridor on a noble note to allow Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Prime Minister Imran Khan has not been able to curb the religious fanaticism and barbarism that exists on his land in the so-called name of ... read..


Bloomberg News banned from covering events of Trump's 2020 campaign
Washington D.C. | December 3, 2019 11:11:19 AM IST
Reporters working with the Manhattan-based Bloomberg news agency will not be allowed to attend the rallies and events of Donald Trump's re-election campaign, the President's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale said on Monday (local time). ... read..


US has failed to form coalition in Gulf: Iran
Tehran | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:05 AM IST
Emphasising that the US has failed to form an international coalition in the Gulf region, Iran has said that only regional convergence would guarantee "sustainable" security of the region. ... read..


US considering 100% tariffs on $2.4bn in French goods
Washington D.C. | December 3, 2019 9:41:26 AM IST
The Trump administration is considering to impose tariffs as high as 100 per cent on up to USD 2.4 billion worth of French products, following an investigation that concluded France's digital tax "discriminates against American digital companies, such as ... read..


Blast hits National Monument area in central Jakarta
Jakarta | December 3, 2019 8:41:20 AM IST
An explosion took place within the National Monument complex in central Jakarta on Tuesday morning, the state media reported. ... read..


Israel PM Netanyahu indicted for fraud, bribery
Jerusalem | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 AM IST
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted for fraud, bribery and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases. ... read..


Bail plea to be submitted for Zardari's release on medical grounds
Islamabad | December 3, 2019 7:11:21 AM IST
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday said that the party will file a bail plea for former president Asif Ali Zardari to be released on medical grounds. ... read..


Man accused of planning attack on Brazilian President arrested
Others | December 3, 2019 7:11:20 AM IST
Rio De Janeiro [Brazil], Dec 3 (Sputnik/ANI): Brazil's law enforcement have arrested a man accused of plotting an attack on President Jair Bolsonaro, the country's federal police said on Monday. ... read..


Trump floats possibility of moving top court for stopping impeachment proceedings
London | December 3, 2019 7:11:18 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Monday suggested the possibility of approaching the Supreme Court to halt the impeachment inquiry initiated against him by the House Democrats. ... read..


Ex-Pak President Musharraf admitted to hospital in Dubai
Islamabad | December 3, 2019 7:11:17 AM IST
Former Pakistan president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf was on Monday admitted to a hospital in Dubai due to serious health issues. ... read..


Trump to slap new tariffs on Brazil, Argentina
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has said that he will immediately restore tariffs on all imports of steel and aluminium from Brazil and Argentina. ... read..


NASA finds Vikram Lander, releases images of impact site on moon surface
Washington DC | December 3, 2019 6:11:18 AM IST
NASA on Tuesday found Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2 and released images of its impact site on the Moon, where the spacecraft had lost communication moments before making a soft landing on the far side of the lunar surface. ... read..


Typhoon Kammuri makes landfall in Philippines, thousands evacuated
Luzon | December 3, 2019 5:41:19 AM IST
Authorities evacuated thousands of people from their homes to safer places as a powerful typhoon, 'Kammuri', made landfall on Luzon, Philippines' largest and most populous island on Monday evening. ... read..


Urine sample box creates scare at US theatre
Washington/New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
A movie theatre in the state of Washington in the US was evacuated after a box marked "highly contagious human substance" was found at the site, a media report said. It turned out to be urine, according to the local fire department, time.com reported. ... read..


US to consider new tariffs on EU after WTO ruling on aircraft subsidies
US | December 3, 2019 4:41:21 AM IST
Washington DC [USA], Dec 3 (Sputnik/ANI): The United States on Monday said that it will consider imposing new tariffs on products from the European Union (EU) after a World Trade Organisation (WTO) investigation confirmed that EU aid to Airbus has hurt th ... read..


Donald Trump heads to UK for NATO summit, decries impeachment hoax
Washington | December 2, 2019 11:41:23 PM IST
US President Donald Trump slammed House Democrats for holding the first Judiciary Committee hearing on impeachment at the time when the President will be attending the NATO summit. ... read..


India, Sweden ink 3 pacts for cooperation in polar science, maritime spheres
New Delhi | December 2, 2019 11:11:23 PM IST
India and Sweden on Monday signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and agreements for cooperation in the fields of polar science and maritime sphere following talks between Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf Folke Hubertus and President Ram Nath Kovind. ... read..


China bans US Navy visits to Hong Kong
Asia | December 2, 2019 10:41:21 PM IST
China has banned US warships and military aircraft from making stops in Hong Kong after Washington passed legislation supporting the territory's pro-democracy protesters. ... read..


India-China joint training exercise on counter-terrorism from Dec 7India-China joint training exercise on counter-terrorism from Dec 7
New Delhi | December 2, 2019 10:11:18 PM IST
An estimated 260 Indian and Chinese military personnel will participate in a joint training exercise, scheduled to be conducted at Umroi, Meghalaya from December 7 with focus on training for counter-terrorism operations in the semi-urban terrain, the Defe ... read..


Guterres commits to fight for ambitious climate action
Madrid | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday said the great injustice of the climate crisis is that its effects fall most on those who are least responsible for it. ... read..


Australia to create new force to counter foreign spy threats
Canberra | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Australia on Monday announced the creation of a special intelligence task force to combat foreign espionage and interference, amid growing threats. ... read..


Sikh girl who was part of jatha to Kartarpur goes missing in Pak
Islamabad | December 2, 2019 9:41:32 PM IST
A Sikh girl who went to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib with a jatha three days ago has been missing in Pakistan. ... read..


China bans US ships from stopping in HK, sanctions NGOs
Beijing | Monday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
China has banned US military ships and aircraft from stopping over in Hong Kong and announced sanctions on American non-profits for supporting a pro-democracy movement in the city rattled by anti-government protests since June. ... read..


My health condition gradually improving: KP Oli
Kathmandu | December 2, 2019 9:11:29 PM IST
Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said on Monday that his health condition is gradually improving after undergoing an appendicitis surgery last week at a hospital in Kathmandu. ... read..


US man surrenders after killing Indian student
San Francisco | Monday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
A US man has surrendered to the police in California's San Bernardino for the killing of Indian student Abhishek Sudhesh and was immediately arrested, authorities said. ... read..


Sikh girl who went to visit Kartarpur Sahib missing in Pakistan
Islamabad | December 2, 2019 8:11:23 PM IST
A Sikh girl who went to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib with a jatha three days ago has been missing in Pakistan. ... read..


HK likely to record first budget deficit in 15 years
Hong Kong | Monday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Hong Kong could record a budget deficit for the first time in 15 years, Financial Secretary Paul Chan announced on Monday. ... read..


Thousands evacuated as typhoon approaches Philippines
Manila | Monday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Thousands of people were being evacuated in Philippines on Monday ahead of the expected arrival of Typhoon Kammuri, which may pose a threat to 2019 Southeast Asian Games. ... read..


UK parties clash over Brexit in TV debate
London | Monday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Leading figures from the UK's political parties have clashed on Brexit, the National Health Services (NHS) and terror legislation in the latest televised general election debate, it was reported on Monday. ... read..


Swedish King, Queen pay tributes to Mahatama Gandhi at Gandhi Smriti
New Delhi | December 2, 2019 7:41:28 PM IST
Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf Folke Hubertus and Queen Silvia Renate Sommerlath on Monday paid tributes to Mahatama Gandhi at Gandhi Smriti. ... read..


Army Chief to embark on three-day visit to Japan
New Delhi | December 2, 2019 7:41:23 PM IST
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will embark on a three-day official visit to Japan on Tuesday, where he will meet Japanese Defence Minister Taro Kono and will discuss issues of mutual interest. ... read..


PM Modi pens down moving message to 26/11 survivor Moshe Holtzberg
New Delhi | December 2, 2019 7:41:21 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack survivor Moshe Holtzberg on the occasion of his bar mitzvah and described his story as a "miracle" which continues to inspire everyone. ... read..


Delhi: Swedish Royal Couple visits Jama Majid
New Delhi | December 2, 2019 7:11:49 PM IST
Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf Folke Hubertus and Queen Silvia Renate Sommerlath on Monday visited the Jama Masjid in Delhi. ... read..


Chinese spies come in from the cold
Asia | December 2, 2019 7:11:45 PM IST
The claims of Wang Liqiang, a self-proclaimed spy from China who is now seeking political asylum in Australia, brought Chinese espionage activities into the spotlight when national media broke his spectacular account of nefarious activities on 23 November ... read..


India, Sweden to work together on sustainable energy, AI, future mobility
New Delhi | December 2, 2019 7:11:42 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf on Monday jointly inaugurated the India-Sweden High-Level Dialogue on Innovation Policy under which the two countries will jointly implement projects in strategic areas such as sustainable ener ... read..


Pak President invites Gotayaba to visit Islamabad
Colombo | December 2, 2019 7:11:36 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Gotayaba Rajapaksa here on Monday met Pakistan Foreign Minister Mehmood Qureshi and discusses issues related to bilateral trade and investment. ... read..


AAI hosts workshop on Integration of Airport Collaborative Decision Making and Air Traffic Management
New Delhi | December 2, 2019 7:11:29 PM IST
Representatives from the Asia Pacific, Middle Eastern and African countries are participating in a three-day workshop organised by Airports Authority of India (AAI) to promote awareness of the integration of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) a ... read..


Vigil to be held for London Bridge attack victims
London | Monday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
A vigil will be held here on Monday for the two victims of the November 29 London Bridge attack. ... read..


Amazon pulls out Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments
London | Monday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
E-commerce giant Amazon has withdrawn a range of "Christmas ornaments" displaying images of the Auschwitz concentration camp that sellers had posted on its website, a media report said on Monday. ... read..


EU visitors will need e-visas after Brexit: Tories
London | Monday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
The UK's ruling Conservatives have said that visitors from the European Union (EU) would require an electronic clearance before travelling to the country after Brexit, it was reported on Monday. ... read..


COP25 climate summit to focus on fresh climate action
Madrid | Monday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
The COP25 climate summit, slated to begin here on Monday, was expected to lay the groundwork for a new phase of environmental action. ... read..


6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Alaska
Asia | December 2, 2019 6:11:25 PM IST
Alaska [US], Dec 02 (Sputnik/ANI): A earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck the Aleutian Islands in the US state of Alaska, the US Geological Survey said on Monday. No casualties or damage have been reported so far. ... read..


WH won't participate in 1st impeachment hearing against Trump (Ld)
Washington | Monday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
The White House has informed the House Judiciary Committee that it would not attend the panel's first impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump scheduled for Wednesday. ... read..


Talks underway over Afghan prez poll result announcement
Kabul | Monday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Discussions were underway at the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan for the announcement of the results of the September 28 presidential election, following the recount of votes in 27 out of 34 provinces. ... read..


Petrol bombs, weapons found in HK university
Hong Kong | Monday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Over 40 petrol bombs and other weapons were found on the wrecked campus of Hong Kong's Polytechnic University, after police lifted a 13-day cordon around the premises which was the scene of violent clashes between anti-government protesters and the force. ... read..


Pak's Qureshi in SL for official visit
Colombo | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is in Sri Lanka for a two-day official visit during which he is expected to call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. ... read..


Jordan: House fire kills 13 Pakistanis
Amman | December 2, 2019 4:41:28 PM IST
Thirteen Pakistanis were killed and three others sustained injuries after a fire broke out in their house in western Jordan on Monday, Civil Defence Department said. ... read..


Rajapaksa to prorogue SL Parliament on Monday
Colombo | Monday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was expected to prorogue Parliament on Monday, a media report said. ... read..


Iran authorities refuse to confirm protests fatalities
Tehran | Monday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Iranian authorities have refused to confirm the number of people that died in the recent protests against the government's decision to hike fuel prices. ... read..


WH refuses to participate in 1st impeachment hearing
Washington | Monday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
The White House has announced its refusal to participate in the first impeachment inquiry hearing before the House Judiciary Committee against President Donald Trump. ... read..


BIC Camera provides convenient service for foreign customers
Tokyo | December 2, 2019 3:41:45 PM IST
Big Camera AKIBA, which is located in Akihabara, is very popular among foreign tourists. ... read..


NEC introduces biometric technology for safety and security
Asia | December 2, 2019 3:41:30 PM IST
Nippon Electric Company (NEC) Corporation held an event to introduce the latest technology in Tokyo. ... read..


JCB, BCA target Indonesian market with new credit card
Jakarta, | December 2, 2019 3:41:18 PM IST
Bank Central Asia and JCB jointly launched a black credit card to target Indonesian market. ... read..


Look forward to maintaining warm, mutually beneficial relations with India: Sri Lankan president
Colombo | December 2, 2019 3:11:24 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday said that he looks forward to "maintaining warm and mutually beneficial bilateral relations" with India in all aspects. ... read..


9 killed in Brazil stampede
Brasilia | Monday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
At least nine people were killed and seven others injured during a stampede at a party in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, authorities said. ... read..


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