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Principalists lead Iran's parliamentary elections
Tehran | Saturday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Principalists were leading across different constituencies in Iran's 11th parliamentary elections, partial results revealed on Saturday. ... read..


More information may sometimes lead to worse decisions
New York | Saturday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Information overload may not always be a good thing. Researchers have found that in certain circumstances, having more background information may actually lead people to take worse decisions. ... read..


Twitter bans Republican video, Donald Trump Jr fumes (Lead)
Washington | Saturday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
As US presidential election inches closer, the manipulated video war on Twitter intensified with the micro - blogging platform - after suspending 70 accounts posting pro-Michael Bloomberg content on Saturday censored an official video released by RNC Rese ... read..


Irish airline boss slammed for Muslim profiling comments
Dublin | Saturday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Michael O'Leary, the chief of Irish budget airline Ryanair, has been criticised for saying Muslim men should be profiled at airports because "that is where the threat is coming from", it was reported on Saturday. ... read..


'India by the Nile' fest next month in Egypt
Cairo | Saturday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
The annual 'India by the Nile' festival in Egypt will be held this year from March 2-10, bringing with it a selection of classical and popular Indian art forms to the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said and Fayoum. ... read..


Stay out of American elections: Sanders tells Russia
Washington | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders has condemned Russia for its reported attempts to help his campaign, telling it to "stay out of American elections", the media reported on Saturday. ... read..


4 Aussies among Japan cruise ship evacuees contract COVID-19
Sydney/Tokyo | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Authorities confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday among Australians recently evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which had been quarantined in Japan after hundreds of cases were detected on board. ... read..


School bus in London asks Prince Andrew to call FBI
London | Saturday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
A yellow American school bus is driving around London with a poster featuring Prince Andrew on the side and a message urging him to answer questions from the FBI about his friendship with late American financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, a media r ... read..


UK to issue blue passports after decades
London | Saturday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Blue passports will be issued to Britons for the first time in decades from next month to mark the UKs departure from the European Union (EU), a media report said on Saturday. ... read..


Coronavirus may have started in Xinjiang's prison camps
Asia | February 22, 2020 7:11:33 PM IST
The coronavirus epidemic in China appears to have started from the cramped prison system, possibly at internment facilities in Xinjiang, according to media reports and social media posts. ... read..


IS supporter admits plotting attack on London cathedral
London | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
A female British supporter of the Islamic State (IS) terror group has admitted to to slaughter innocent tourists in a devastating suicide bomb attack on the St Paul's Cathedral in London, it was reported. ... read..


Window of opportunity to curb COVID-19 spread narrowing: WHO
Geneva | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the window of opportunity to contain the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic was narrowing, urging the international community to act quickly before it completely closes. ... read..


HK airport unveils package for ailing aviation industry
Hong Kong | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) announced that it will offer HK$1.6 billion ($205 million) worth of concessions to help the city's aviation industry ailing due to the coronavirus crisis, with airlines set to directly benefit from lower fees and ... read..


New Zealand's Christchurch remembers 2011 earthquake victims
Christchurch | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Christchurch city held a grand memorial ceremony on Saturday in the memory of the 185 victims who were killed in a massive earthquake earthquake that struck the New Zealand city in 2011. ... read..


Hong Kong residents hit by mask scam on Facebook
Hong Kong | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
About 100 Hong Kong residents have fallen victim to mask scams orchestrated by a suspected organised gang on Facebook, according to an official who has received hundreds more complaints about similar incident amid the coronavirus outbreak. ... read..


Finance Minister Sitharaman holds bilateral meeting with her German counterpart
Riyadh | February 22, 2020 6:11:24 PM IST
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday held a bilateral meeting with her German counterpart Olaf Scholz here. ... read..


2 new COVID-19 cases in UAE, total 11
Dubai | Saturday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Two more people in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 11, three of whom have fully recovered. ... read..


Italy reports 1st COVID-19 death with 16 confirmed cases
Rome | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
A 78-year-old man has become the first person in Italy to die after being infected with the coronavirus, with authorities confirming 16 cases of the disease in the country, it was reported. ... read..


LGBTI community split over Buttigieg's historic candidacy
Washington | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
The candidacy of Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay contender to launch a major presidential campaign in the US, has sparked enthusiasm from a sector of the LGTBI community who see his surprisingly strong performance in the first two nominating contests ... read..


Iran calls FATF blacklisting 'politically-motivated'
Tehran | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that the new move by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to keep the country on its blacklist is a "politically-motivated" decision. ... read..


Trudeau calls for immediate end to rail blockades in Canada
Ottawa | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for an immediate end to rail blockades against a gas pipeline project in the country. ... read..


Ex-Bolivian Prez slams rejection of senatorial candidacy
Buenos Aires | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales slammed the rejection of his senatorial candidacy by his country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) and called it an "attack on democracy". ... read..


China coronavirus toll rises to 2,345
Beijing | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
The overall death toll in mainland China due to the deadly coronavirus has increased to 2,345, while the number of confirmed cases reached 76,288, health authorities said on Saturday. ... read..


Coronavirus claims 2 more lives in Iran, toll 4
Tehran | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
With the death of two more people due to the deadly coronavirus in Iran, the overall toll in the country has increased to four, a senior health official said. ... read..


Chinese Prez Xi Jinping replies to Bill Gates on COVID-19
Beijing | Saturday, 2020 12:45:05 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping has written back to Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, after receiving a letter from the US business leader on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). ... read..


Trump's visit to India demonstrates strong and enduring Indo-US ties: State Dept
Washington D.C. | February 22, 2020 11:41:22 AM IST
Donald Trump will arrive in Ahmedabad, capital of the eastern state of Gujarat, on February 24 as a demonstration of strong and enduring ties between India and the United States that, in parts, have earlier been exemplified by close bond shared between th ... read..


Turkey, Russia reaffirm commitment to agreements on Syria
Ankara | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 AM IST
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin reaffirmed their countries' commitment to previous agreements on Syria during a phone call, the Turkish presidency said. ... read..


Feel the Burn: Mike Bloomberg's campaign team knocks Bernie Sanders with reports of Russian interference
Washington D.C. | February 22, 2020 9:11:26 AM IST
Former New York City mayor and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's campaign has seized on reports that Russia has sought to interfere in the 2020 election to boost the campaign of his Democratic presidential rival Senator Bernie Sanders. ... read..


UN chief stresses local communities in decolonisation process
United Nations | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 AM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed that the decolonisation process should be guided by the needs of the local communities and the world has the responsibility to amplify their voices. ... read..


'Make in India' makes discussion on trade difficult, says senior US Administration official ahead of Trump's visit
Washington DC | February 22, 2020 7:41:21 AM IST
India's protectionist policy has remained a concern for the United States with respect to the trade deal between the two countries, a senior US administration official said on Friday, ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to India, adding that the "Make ... read..


Trump will encourage India, Pak to resolve differences through dialogue, says senior US Administration official
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington DC | February 22, 2020 7:11:22 AM IST
Donald Trump will encourage India and Pakistan to engage in bilateral dialogue to resolve their difference, a senior US Administration official said on Friday, ahead of the US President's maiden visit to India from February 24. ... read..


Trump to discuss CAA, NRC issues with Modi during India visit: Senior US Administration official
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington DC | February 22, 2020 6:11:25 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump will discuss the issues concerning the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Registrar of Citizens (NRC) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his upcoming visit to India, a senior US Administrat ... read..


Italy reports first death from coronavirus
Rome | February 22, 2020 6:11:21 AM IST
Italy on Saturday reported its first death from the new strain of coronavirus, involving a 78-year-old retired bricklayer, local media reported, citing Veneto Governor Luca Zaia. ... read..


Robert O'Brien, Wilbur Ross among 12-member delegation accompanying Trump during India visit
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington DC | February 22, 2020 4:41:21 AM IST
US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner will be part of a 12-level delegation accompanying the US President during his maiden visit to India from February ... read..


'Make in India' campaign makes discussion on trade difficult, says senior US Administration official
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington DC | February 22, 2020 4:11:25 AM IST
India's protectionist policy has remained a concern for the United States with respect to the trade deal between the two countries, a senior US administration official said on Friday, adding that the "Make in India" campaign makes the discussion on trade ... read..


Israel reports first case of coronavirus
Tel Aviv | February 22, 2020 4:11:23 AM IST
Israel Health Ministry on Friday reported the first case of the novel coronavirus, involving a woman who returned to the country a day before from cruise ship Diamond Princess quarantined off the coast of Japan. ... read..


US, Taliban ceasefire from midnight, peace deal on Feb 29
New Delhi/Kabul | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
A week-long "reduction in violence" pact between the Taliban, the United States and Afghan security forces will come into effect from midnight on Friday night, paving the way for the peace deal which is to be signed on February 29. ... read..


Condition of 8 coronavirus-infected Indians onboard Diamond Princess improving
Tokyo | February 22, 2020 2:11:22 AM IST
The condition of eight Indians, who were onboard quarantined cruise ship off the coast of Japan and currently undergoing treatment for the new strain of coronavirus, is improving, the Indian Embassy in Tokyo said on Friday. ... read..


'Great!': Trump lauds Bollywood gay rom-com 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan'
Washington DC | February 22, 2020 1:41:22 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump on Friday lauded the release of 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' -- Bollywood film that features a gay male lead character. ... read..


FATF jabs Pakistan over lack of action against terror funding
Paris | February 21, 2020 11:11:27 PM IST
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday expressed concern over Pakistan's failure to complete its action plan in line with the agreed timelines against terrorist-financing (TF) and "strongly urged" Islamabad to complete its full action plan by Ju ... read..


5.1-Magnitude earthquake strikes China's Xinjiang
Asia | February 21, 2020 11:11:24 PM IST
Beijing [China], Feb 21 (Sputnik/ANI): An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter's scale hit Kashgar Prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 11:39 pm local time, the China Earthquake Networks Centre reported. ... read..


Vietnam reports no confirmed cases of coronavirus since Feb 13
Asia | February 21, 2020 10:11:22 PM IST
Hanoi [Vietnam], Feb 21 (VNA/ANI): Vietnam has reported no new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) since February 13, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, which met here on Friday. ... read..


S.Korea confirms 100 more COVID-19 cases, 204 overall
Seoul | Friday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
South Korea on Friday confirmed 100 more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total number of infections to 204. ... read..


Scant progress on reforms after Vatican's abuse summit
Vatican City | Friday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
A year has passed since a historic summit in the Vatican where Bishops and Cardinals listened to victims of abuse, but little progress has been made in the way of reforms since the unprecedented meeting, a media report said on Friday. ... read..


US, Taliban to sign peace accord on Feb 29
Kabul | February 21, 2020 9:11:28 PM IST
A seven-day long "reduction in violence" in Afghanistan, which if successful would lead to the signing of US-Taliban peace accord later this month, will begin on Friday midnight (local time). ... read..


China unveils new lists of US items excluded from additional tariffs
Beijing | Friday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
China on Friday unveiled the first set of lists of US goods to be excluded from the second round of tariff counter-measures against Washington. ... read..


Prince Charles to meet storm Dennis flood victims
London | Friday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
The UK's Prince Charles will meet victims of storm Dennis, which hit more than 1,000 homes and businesses last week, during a trip to Wales on Friday. ... read..


Snail named after climate activist Greta Thunberg
London | Friday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
A new species of snail has been named after Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg for her efforts to raise awareness about climate change, say researchers. ... read..


Outcry over Aboriginal flag ban in Aus Anzac Day services
Canberra | Friday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
A decision to ban the Aboriginal flag and other forms of recognition from Anzac Day services in Western Australia (WA) has sparked widespread backlash, a media report said on Friday. ... read..


Buses carrying China evacuees attacked in Ukraine
Kiev | Friday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Dozens of protesters in a Ukrainian town attacked buses carrying evacuees from the coronavirus-hit China, it was reported on Friday. ... read..


HK airport to close concourse as flights plummet
Hong Kong | Friday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is preparing to consolidate all flights into the main terminal building, and close a newer concourse that sits between the two runways, as passenger flights into and out of the city have dropped by two-thirds, so ... read..


This bacteria to fight climate change, soil pollutants
New York | Friday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Researchers have found a new species of soil bacteria that is particularly adept at breaking down organic matter, including the cancer-causing chemicals that are released when coal, gas, oil and refuse are burned. ... read..


'Indian who fell to his death in Dubai committed suicide'
Dubai | Friday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
A young engineer from India who fell to his death from a residential tower in Dubai earlier this week, committed suicide, a police official said here. ... read..


Indian couple in UAE donates late daughter's kidney to boy
Dubai | Friday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
An Indian couple based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated their late daughter's kidney to a seven-old-year boy who had been on dialysis for the last five years, a media report said on Friday. ... read..


Twitter could label politician's tweet having misinformation
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Politicians and public figures may soon find it tougher to pass lies as genuine information on Twitter as the platform is considering lablelling such tweets with misinformation as "harmfully misleading", according to a leaked Twitter demo. ... read..


Indian Embassy assures support for resolution of issues of Jharkhand workers stranded in Oman
New Delhi | February 21, 2020 7:11:55 PM IST
Indian Embassy in Oman on Friday said the case of some workers from Jharkhand getting stranded in the Gulf Country has recently come to its notice and assured of all necessary support towards resolution of their issues. ... read..


Chinese workers resume work in SL after quarantine
Colombo | Friday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Chinese workers in Sri Lanka, who were subjected to a 14-day quarantine amidst fears of the novel coronavirus, have resumed work this week, a media report said on Friday. ... read..


Khamenei votes in Iran's 11th parliamentary elections (Lead)
Tehran | Friday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was among the first to cast his ballot in the country's 11th parliamentary elections on Friday, for which voting was underway nationwide. ... read..


COVID-19 situation improving, epidemic under control: China
Beijing | Friday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
The novel coronavirus outbreak is under control and the general situation is improving after no new cases were registered in 14 of Chinas 34 provinces and autonomous regions, a top health official said here on Friday. ... read..


Vietnam charges 7 over 2019 Essex lorry deaths
Hanoi | Friday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Vietnamese authorities have charged seven people in connection with the deaths of 39 citizens, who were found dead in a refrigerated lorry in the UK's Essex county last year, police said. ... read..


US reaches understanding with Taliban on 'significant reduction' of violence across Afghanistan
Washington D.C. | February 21, 2020 6:11:32 PM IST
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Friday said that an understanding has been reached with the Taliban on 'significant reduction' in violence across Afghanistan. ... read..


Trump jokes Modi has population advantage on Facebook
New York | Friday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump, who is tangling with India trade, now thinks Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an unfair advantage over him on Facebook because of his country's huge population. ... read..


Wuhan hospital doctor dies from coronavirus
Wuhan | Friday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Peng Yinhua, a doctor from a Wuhan hospital that receives patients infected with the deadly coronavirus, has died from the virus, authorities said on Friday. ... read..


Iranians vote in parliamentary elections
Tehran | Friday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Iranians on Friday voted in the country's 11th parliamentary elections. ... read..


S.Korea declares special care zones amid rise in COVID-19 cases
Seoul | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
South Korea on Friday declared Daegu and Cheongdo "special care zones" following the sudden spike in coronavirus infections in the two southeastern cities. ... read..


Vatican to open archives on controversial war-time Pope
Vatican City | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
The Vatican is set to open archives on controversial Pope Pius XII, who been accused of not doing enough to protect Jews during the rise of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. ... read..


US urges Europe to exclude Huawei from 5G networks
Madrid | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
A senior US diplomat said here that European nations and telecom operators should exclude Chinese tech giant Huawei from any involvement in the development of 5G networks. ... read..


2 Aussies evacuated from Japan cruise infected with COVID-19
Canberra | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Two Australians evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has been quarantined in a port in Japan, have contracted the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), a health official said here on Friday. ... read..


Therapeutic trial results against COVID-19 expected in 3 weeks: WHO
Geneva | Friday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that preliminary results from clinical trials of therapeutics against COVID-19 were expected in three weeks. ... read..


Trump confidant Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in jail
Washington | Friday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Roger Stone, US President Donald Trump's longtime confidant, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for lying to Congress and witness tampering during former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. ... read..


Trump formally designates acting intelligence chief
Washington | Friday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has formally designated Richard Grenell, the Ambassador to Germany, as acting director of national intelligence, according to a White House statement. ... read..


South Korea confirms 100 more coronavirus cases, jumps to 204 in total
Asia | February 21, 2020 3:41:33 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], Feb 21 (Xinhua/ANI): South Korea on Friday confirmed 100 more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total number of infections to 204 on Friday. ... read..


US partnering with Israel in annexation plans: Palestine
Ramallah | Friday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Saeb Erekat, the Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, has said that the US and Israel were "partnering" in annexation plans through an ongoing settlement construction. ... read..


Massive aid operation underway in Syria: UN
United Nations | Friday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
With the continuing bombardments in Idlib and Aleppo, a massive aid operation from Turkey into northwest Syria was underway to assist civilians, a UN spokesman said. ... read..


French trade unions stage 10th nationwide anti-reform protests
Paris | Friday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
French trade unions stage the 10th nationwide anti-reform protests amid signs of weakening as the National Assembly began debating a draft bill to overhaul the current pension regimes. ... read..


Ireland's lower house of parliament fails to elect new PM
Dublin | Friday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
The newly formed lower house of the Irish parliament has failed to elect a new Prime Minister during its first sitting. ... read..


Coronavirus toll in China increases to 2,236
Beijing | Friday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
The overall death toll in mainland China due to the deadly coronavirus has increased to 2,236, while the number of confirmed cases reached 75,465, health authorities said on Friday. ... read..


Over 160 nations express support for China to defeat COVID-19
Geneva | Friday, 2020 1:45:05 PM IST
Leaders from more than 160 countries and 30 international organisations have expressed their sympathy and support to China in the fighting against the COVID-19 outbreak, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Thursday. ... read..


Iranians head to polls to pick new parliament
Tehran | February 21, 2020 1:41:22 PM IST
Many Iranians on Friday stood in long queues outside polling stations at various locations in Tehran as well as in other parts of the Middle Eastern country to cast their franchise in the country's eleventh parliamentary election that will choose a new pa ... read..


China's Hubei reports 411 new coronavirus cases
Wuhan | Friday, 2020 1:15:05 PM IST
Hubei Province, center of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported 411 new confirmed cases and 115 new deaths Thursday, according to the provincial health commission Friday. ... read..


Pakistan to stay on FATF's grey list till June 2020
Islamabad | February 21, 2020 12:41:22 PM IST
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will likely give Pakistan some more time until June to achieve full compliance with its 27-point action plan and secure exit from its grey list failing which it could slip into the blacklist. ... read..


Despite India 'hitting US with tariffs for many many years,' Trump says 'really like' PM Modi so businesses 'will be discussed'
Colorado | February 21, 2020 11:41:23 AM IST
Donald Trump on Thursday said that India has been 'hitting us hard with tariffs for many many years.' But expressing his likeness for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the US President added that 'great new trade deals will likely be done.' ... read..


Tibet will decide on The Dalai Lama's succession, not China
Washington D.C. | February 21, 2020 11:11:36 AM IST
The US House of Representatives had unanimously passed the Tibetan Policy and Support Act (TPSA) to strengthen policy in support of Tibet, a move that was reciprocated as "encouraging and empowering" by the representatives of the Himalayan Buddhist region ... read..


Pakistan ranks 152nd in UN's Human Development Index, lower than others in South Asia
Islamabad | February 21, 2020 9:11:26 AM IST
Pakistan has been ranked at 152nd position among 189 other countries in the Human Development Index (HDI) 2019, dropping it to the lowest than all other regional countries in South Asia. ... read..


Coronavirus death toll in China's Hubei province exceeds 2,100
Beijing | February 21, 2020 7:11:24 AM IST
Chinese province of Hubei reported 115 deaths from novel coronavirus through Thursday, bringing the death toll from the deadly outbreak in the province to 2,114, health officials reported on Friday. ... read..


Lesotho PM to be charged with murder of wife
London | Friday, 2020 6:15:05 AM IST
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, becoming the first African leader to be charged with such a crime while in office, reports said on Thursday. ... read..


Malaysian govt believed MH370 pilot committed suicidal mass murder, claims former Australian PM
Canberra | February 21, 2020 4:41:31 AM IST
The top levels of the Malaysian government believed the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 nearly six years ago was an act of suicidal mass murder, former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told Sky News Australia. ... read..


India asked to bat first by New Zealand in first Test
Wellington | February 21, 2020 4:41:26 AM IST
New Zealand won the toss and asked India to bat first in the first Test of the two-match series here at the Basin Reserve on Friday. ... read..


5.4 magnitude earthquake strike Indonesia
Jakarta | February 21, 2020 4:41:21 AM IST
An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia on Friday morning (local time), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. ... read..


Far-right extremist behind Germany killings: Officials
Berlin | Friday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
A suspected far-right extremist has killed at least nine people in attacks on two shisha bars in a city in western Germany, officials said. ... read..


Zuckerberg gets armpits blow dry before public event: Book
San Francisco | Friday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Call it bizarre but Facebook CEO is so consumed by his public image that he has a dedicated staff that "blow dry his armpits' before he makes an appearance on stage to address the audience. ... read..


Nepali communication minister resigns over bribe allegations
Kathmandu | February 21, 2020 1:11:23 AM IST
Nepal's Minister for Information, Communication, and Technology, Gokul Baskota on Thursday resigned from his post after an audiotape of him bargaining for a commission of security printing press got leaked. ... read..


Two killed as train derails in Australia
Canberra | Thursday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Two passengers were killed and several others injured when an express train derailed near the Victorian town of Wallan in Australia on Thursday, officials said. ... read..


Netanyahu's insistence on building settlements 'systematic destruction' of two-state solution: Palestine
Middle East | February 20, 2020 11:11:27 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], Feb 20 (Xinhua/ANI): Palestine on Thursday condemned the plan of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to build thousands of settlement homes in Jerusalem, considering his decision "systematic destruction of the two-state solution". ... read..


Man stabbed in London mosque, suspect detained
Europe | February 20, 2020 11:11:26 PM IST
London [UK], Feb 20 (Sputnik/ANI): A man has been stabbed in the neck at a Regents Park mosque in central London during afternoon prayers, police said on Thursday. ... read..


Syrian troops repelled several massive attacks of militants supported by Turkey in Idlib: Russian Military
Middle East | February 20, 2020 10:41:23 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], Feb 20 (ANI/Xinhua): The Syrian government troops covered by Russian warplanes on Thursday (local time) repelled several massive attacks of militants supported by Turkey in Idlib, according to the Russian military. ... read..


8 Indians aboard cruise ship in Japan infected with coronavirus: MEA
New Delhi | February 20, 2020 10:11:30 PM IST
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that in all 138 Indians including 132 crew members and six passengers are on-board the cruise ship -- Diamond Princess, quarantined off the coast of Japan, and eight of them are infected with the coronav ... read..


Gadkari meets Swedish minister, discusses sustainable infrastructure
Stockholm | February 20, 2020 10:11:25 PM IST
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday met Swedish Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth. ... read..


S.Korea reports first COVID-19 death
Seoul | Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
South Korean authorities on Thursday confirmed the country's first coronavirus (COVID-19) death as the number of people infected with the disease continued to swell since the first reported case a month ago. ... read..


Thai House votes down anti-coup motion
Bangkok | Thursday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Thailand's House of Representatives on Thursday voted down the Future Forward Party's (FFP) motion for a committee to study ways to prevent future military coups. ... read..


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