Wednesday, January 16, 2019

'Democrats are a Party of open borders and crime': Trump
Washington [USA] | January 16, 2019 9:41:34 PM IST
President Donald Trump on Wednesday termed the Democrats in the House as "a Party of open borders and crime" while reiterating his demand over funding a wall at the southern US-Mexico border. ... read..

No talks with Pakistan for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Sushma Swaraj
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Citing terror and border firing, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday ruled out possibility of inviting people from Pakistan for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2019 due in Varanasi between January 21 and 23. ... read..

US tax, safety workers called into work without pay as shutdown continues (Lead)
New York | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump's administration has called in tens of thousands of tax and aviation safety employees back to work without immediate payment as the longest partial government shutdown entered its 25th day with him and the Democratic Party leader ... read..

Theresa May to face no-confidence motion following defeat over Brexit deal
London [UK] | January 16, 2019 8:41:43 PM IST
Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday (local time) tabled a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Theresa May after she suffered a humiliating defeat as her controversial Brexit deal plan was voted down by the MPs at the House o ... read..

Syria blast: US soldier, 7 civilians killed, ISIS claims responsibility
Damascus [Syria] | January 16, 2019 8:41:41 PM IST
The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb blast that killed a US military personnel and seven civilians. The bomb blast took place near a hotel in the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Wednesday. ... read..

US, UK hold rare joint drills in the South China Sea
Hong Kong | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The US and the UK on Wednesday finished a joint six-day drill in the South China Sea, a move that is likely to stoke anger in China as it claims a large area of the contested sea as its territory, the media reported. ... read..

30 civilians killed, wounded in Syria blast
Damascus | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
At least 30 civilians were either killed or wounded by a blast that rocked Kurdish-controlled Syrian city of Manbij during a US patrol on Wednesday, the media reported. ... read..

Thai PM hints polls could be delayed again
Bangkok | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday said the general election scheduled for February 24 could possibly be delayed again. ... read..

China defends Canadian's death sentence
Beijing | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
China on Wednesday defended a court ruling to impose death penalty against a Canadian who has been convicted of smuggling drugs. ... read..

Scientists decode different ways human face conveys happiness
New York | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
While disgust needs just one facial expression to get its point across throughout the world, happiness has 17 -- a testament to the many varied forms of cheer, delight and contentedness, finds a study. ... read..

Kenyan hotel siege ends, claims 14 lives (Second Lead)
Nairobi | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday said a deadly attack by terrorists on an upscale hotel and office complex in the capital that left at least 14 civilians dead was over and all the attackers had been "eliminated". ... read..

Part-time working mothers more likely to work longer without pay
London | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Working mothers who think of doing part-time jobs with flexible schedules are likely to end up working an increased amount of unpaid overtime, new research has found. ... read..

Putin ready for 'serious conversation' with US on INF Treaty
Moscow | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that he is ready for a "serious conversation" with the US on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty issue despite Washington's declared intention to withdraw from the pact. ... read..

US Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to run for President
New York | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat from the state of New York, has announced running for President in 2020 and said that her campaign would lean heavily on gender issues and imagery. ... read..

Taiwan part of China's internal affairs: Beijing
Beijing [China] | January 16, 2019 3:41:31 PM IST
China, on Tuesday, reinforced that Taiwan is an internal issue of the nation and warned that the Chinese military would "safeguard national reunification" if somebody tried to split Taiwan from China. ... read..

Kenyan President says hotel siege over, 14 killed (Lead)
Nairobi | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday said a siege by terrorists in the capital that left at least 14 people dead was over and all the attackers had been "eliminated". ... read..

N Korea's lead negotiator to visit USA this week
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 16, 2019 3:11:37 PM IST
Kim Yong Chol, North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the USA, is expected to visit the United States on Thursday. ... read..

Thailand takes to cloud seeding to combat pollution
Bangkok [Thailand] | January 16, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
Thailand used two planes on Tuesday for cloud seeding to combat the toxic pollution in its capital, Bangkok and other neighbouring areas. ... read..

Canada requests clemency for citizen sentenced to death in China
Ottawa [Canada] | January 16, 2019 2:11:34 PM IST
Canada has officially asked China to spare its citizen, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg's life after he was handed a death penalty in a drug trafficking case. ... read..

US govt shutdown enters day 26, workers continue sans pay
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 16, 2019 1:11:33 PM IST
As the longest-ever partial US government shutdown enters its 26th day, US Representatives are sharing stories of affected workers from government agencies who are going without pay due to the shutdown. ... read..

Thousands of lightning strikes spark wildfires in Australia
Sydney | Wednesday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST
Around 2,500 lightning strikes have ignited dozens of fires across Australia's island state of Tasmania, adding to a number of dangerous blazes, authorities said. ... read..

YouTube bans dangerous, harmful pranks
California | Wednesday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST
YouTube videos that depict dangerous or emotionally distressing "pranks" have been banned from the platform. ... read..

Death toll touches 15 in Kenya terror attack
Nairobi [Kenya] | January 16, 2019 12:11:32 PM IST
At least 15 people have lost their lives in the deadly terror attack as of Wednesday, as law enforcement claimed that the country is now "secure". ... read..

El Chapo 'paid $100m bribe to ex-Mexican President Nieto'
New York | Wednesday, 2019 11:45:04 AM IST
Former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto accepted a $100 million bribe from drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a witness has testified. ... read..

American killed in Nairobi attack: US confirms
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 11:45:04 AM IST
The US State Department has confirmed that one American was killed in a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Tuesday. ... read..

#MeToo at UN: 1 in 3 staff reports sexual harassment
United Nations | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
The global organisation's own #MeToo survey has found that one in three employees responding to it have said that they have suffered sexual harassment in the last two years. ... read..

El Chapo aide claims Mexico's ex-Prez accepted $100 million bribe
Brooklyn [USA] | January 16, 2019 11:11:35 AM IST
A former close aide to drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has testified that Mexico's ex-President Enrique Pea Nieto had once accepted a bribe to the tune of USD 100 million from the suspected drug lord in October 2012. ... read..

Saudi teen granted asylum by Canada counts herself as a 'lucky one'
Toronto [Canada] | January 16, 2019 11:11:34 AM IST
Rahaf Mohammed, the Saudi teen who was granted asylum by Canada, said she counts herself amongst the "lucky ones" as she could change reality to make her own decisions. ... read..

Heat wave in Australia as mercury touches 50
Canberra | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
Temperatures touching 50 degrees Celsius have been recorded in some parts of Australia as a heat wave scorches the country leading authorities to issue an Ozone alert on Wednesday in Sydney. ... read..

Democrats fail to push latest funding bill to reopen US govt
Washington DC [USA] | January 16, 2019 8:11:31 AM IST
A latest funding bill initiated by the Democrats to reopen the government through February 1 failed to obtain the two-thirds majority in the House here on Tuesday. ... read..

Germany to host international meet on Yemen's peace efforts
Berlin [Germany] | January 16, 2019 8:11:30 AM IST
Germany is set to host an international conference on Wednesday in an effort to support United Nations' peace efforts in Yemen. ... read..

Anti-fuel price hike protests continue in Zimbabwe, social media sites blocked
Bulawayo [Zimbabwe] | January 16, 2019 8:11:30 AM IST
Protests against the Zimbabwe government's decision to raise fuel prices continued for the second day, even as hundreds of people complained that they were unable to access popular social networking platforms in the country. ... read..

Trump's AG nominee asserts independence, defends Russia probe
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump's nominee forUS attorney general, William Barr, on Tuesday emphasised his independence in the face of hypothetical "political interference" while stressing the "vital importance" of allowing the Russia probe to be completed. ... read..

Theresa May loses crucial Brexit deal vote, to face no-confidence motion
London [UK] | January 16, 2019 5:41:32 AM IST
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday suffered a humiliating defeat as her controversial Brexit deal plan, that allows the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, was voted down by the MPs at the House of Commons by a resounding majority of 23 ... read..

Despite US warning, Iran launches satellite and fails later
Tehran [Iran] | January 16, 2019 5:41:32 AM IST
Iran on Tuesday launched a satellite that it says 'failed to reach orbit', despite the warning by the US against the launch and threatening to impose additional sanctions on the Middle East country. ... read..

Brexit deal looks 'impossible': Donald Tusk
Brussels [Belgium] | January 16, 2019 5:41:31 AM IST
Hours after British parliamentarians overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, President of the European Council Donald Tusk on Tuesday indirectly called on the United Kingdom to stay in the European Union. ... read..

Ex-Ivory Coast president acquitted of war crimes
The Hague [Netherlands] | January 16, 2019 5:41:31 AM IST
The International Criminal Court (ICC) here on Tuesday acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo of all charges of crimes against humanity. ... read..

11 dead in Nairobi terror attack
Nairobi [Kenya] | January 16, 2019 5:41:31 AM IST
At least 11 people lost their lives in a series of powerful blasts and exchange of gunfire by terrorists that took place at a luxurious hotel complex here on Tuesday, a source said. ... read..

Six killed in terror attack at Nairobi hotel complex
Nairobi | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 AM IST
Kenya's government on Tuesday said the situation was under control after six people were killed and some 30 others wounded in a terrorist attack at an upscale hotel and office complex in this capital. ... read..

6.6 magnitude quake rattles Vanuatu
Port Vila [Vanuatu] | January 16, 2019 2:41:31 AM IST
An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale struck the Pacific Ocean off Vanuatu Islands. ... read..

MQM chief holds discussions with Baloch leaders
London [UK] | January 15, 2019 11:41:31 PM IST
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has underlined the need for unity among all stakeholders to free Balochistan from the oppressive regime of the Pakistani military. ... read..

Villagers struggle to keep age-old bullfighting tradition alive in Nepal
Nuwakot [Nepal] | January 15, 2019 11:41:31 PM IST
The district of Nuwakot in Central Nepal draws a large number of revellers every year in mid-January as it hosts the annual festival of bullfighting that has a historical background dating back to over two centuries. ... read..

Gunfire and explosions rock Nairobi hotel
Nairobi | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Explosions and heavy gunfire rocked an upscale hotel complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday in a terrorist attack that sent people fleeing into the streets and left body parts on the ground, the media reported. ... read..

Explosion after gunfire rocks business complex in Nairobi
Nairobi [Kenya] | January 15, 2019 10:11:41 PM IST
A series of gunfire followed by a powerful explosion took place at a business complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday. ... read..

Imran Khan lashes out at opposition for regular walkouts in National Assembly
Islamabad [Pakistan] | January 15, 2019 10:11:37 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday called the regular walkouts by the opposition during the sessions of the National Assembly as "this is the only function they intend to perform". ... read..

Somalia-based al-Shabab terror group claims responsibility of Nairobi hotel attack
Nairobi [Kenya] | January 15, 2019 10:11:31 PM IST
Somalia's al-Shabab terror group claimed responsibility of the series of gunfire followed by massive blasts that took place at a luxurious hotel complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday. ... read..

Iran fails to launch homemade satellite into orbit
Tehran | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
Iran launched a domestically-built satellite on Tuesday that failed to reach orbit, after the US warned against the move earlier this month. ... read..

Jordan to host UN talks on Yemen prisoner swap
Amman | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
Jordan agreed on Tuesday to host a meeting between the representatives of the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels upon the request of the UN special envoy to Yemen over the issue of the exchange of prisoners, the media reported. ... read..

ICC acquits ex-Ivorian President of crimes against humanity
The Hague | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday absolved former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and an ex-minister of crimes against humanity charges and ordered their immediate release. ... read..

Netanyahu urges Iran to 'get out of Syria fast'
Jerusalem | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday urged Iran to "get out of Syria fast". ... read..

New UN envoy embarks on 1st visit to Syria
Damascus | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The newly-appointed UN special envoy to Syria made his first visit to the war-torn country on Tuesday since he assumed the post. ... read..

Afghanistan: 7 militants killed during operations launched by Afghan and coalition forces
Kabul [Afghanistan] | January 15, 2019 6:42:01 PM IST
Seven Taliban militants were killed in multiple operations launched by Afghan and coalition forces in three southern provinces of the country. ... read..

Canada warns travelers about risk of arbitrary detention in China
Moscow [Russia] | January 15, 2019 6:41:56 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], Jan 15 (Sputnik/ANI): Canada has updated its travel advisory for China to warn citizens about the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws after a court sentenced a Canadian tourist to death on Monday. ... read..

Russia, Japan hold 1st round of consultations on Peace Treaty
Moscow [Russia] | January 15, 2019 6:41:56 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], Jan (Sputnik/ANI): Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on Monday held talks here to discuss the issue of concluding a peace treaty between the two countries, which have been de facto in a state of ... read..

S Korea deletes reference to DPRK as 'enemy' in defense white paper
Seoul [South Korea] | January 15, 2019 6:41:51 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], Jan 15 (Xinhua/ANI): South Korea's military deleted its reference to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as an "enemy" in the latest defense white paper amid a rising peace mood on the Korean Peninsula. ... read..

Putin does not need Twitter to be close to people: Kremlin Spokesman
Moscow [Russia] | January 15, 2019 6:41:48 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], Jan 15 (Sputnik/ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin does not need Twitter to become closer to people, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. ... read..

Singaporean companies given severest penalties for data leak
Singapore | January 15, 2019 6:41:43 PM IST
Singapore, Jan 15 (Xinhua/ANI): Two related companies involved in the worst data leak in Singapore's history were fined 1 million Singapore dollars (about 740,000 U.S. dollars) in total, Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) announced her ... read..

White House says Ivanka Trump not under consideration for World Bank chief
Washington [USA] | January 15, 2019 6:41:40 PM IST
Washington [USA], Jan 15 (Xinhua/ANI): The White House said on Monday that Ivanka Trump, advisor and daughter of President Donald ... read..

916,000 pigs culled to curb African swine fever
Beijing [China] | January 15, 2019 6:41:39 PM IST
Beijing [China], Jan 15 (Xinhua/ANI): China has reined in the African swine fever epidemic with 916,000 pigs culled as of Jan. 14, the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday. ... read..

Trump inaugural committee spent $10,000 on makeup for aides: Report
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump's inaugural committee spent $10,000 on makeup for his aides, thousands of dollars on room service orders and plane tickets for the leader's inauguration, the media reported. ... read..

China defends death sentence for Canadian, slams Trudeau
Beijing | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
China on Tuesday defended the death sentence given to a Canadian for drugs smuggling and warned Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau against making "irresponsible" remarks about Chinese law. ... read..

Seoul avoids referring to Pyongyang as enemy in report
Seoul | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
South Korea, for the first time in many years, did not describe North Korea as an enemy in its biennial defence report published on Tuesday. ... read..

EU might lose important defense partner, says Iran's former minister
Tehran [Iran] | January 15, 2019 3:41:55 PM IST
The European Union (EU) is risking the loss of an "important partner" in its fight against terrorism, stated former Iranian deputy Defence Minister Ali Reza Akbari in the wake of EU's imposition of "groundless sanctions" against Iran. ... read..

Motihari-Amlekhgunj petroleum project ops to start from mid-April
Birgunj [Nepal] | January 15, 2019 3:41:53 PM IST
Birgunj [Nepal], Sept 14 (RSS/ANI): The Motihari-Amlkehgunj Petroleum Pipeline project is certain to start operation from coming mid- April onwards. ... read..

Nepal celebrates Fourth National Yog Day
Kathmandu [Nepal] | January 15, 2019 3:41:53 PM IST
Kathmandu [Nepal], Jan 15 (RSS/ANI): Several programmes are being held in Nepal to observe the Fourth National Yog Day on Tuesday. ... read..

India unveils five-year plan to reduce air pollution
New Delhi [India] | January 15, 2019 3:41:45 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 14 (Xinhua/ANI): The Indian government released a five-year plan to reduce the air pollution in the 102 worst-affected cities in the country by 20-30 percent by 2024. ... read..

Amnesty urges China to revoke Canadian citizen's death sentence
Beijing | Tuesday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
Amnesty International on Tuesday urged China to revoke the death sentence handed down to a Canadian citizen in the country, a decision that was condemned by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as "arbitrary". ... read..

Indian man, 27 Thai women arrested in fake marriage scam
Bangkok | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
The Thai police have arrested an Indian man and 27 Thai women in connection with a fake-marriage registration scam that enabled Indians to get residential visas in the country. ... read..

Over 90% of Taiwan employees considering job change: Survey
Taipei [Taiwan] | January 15, 2019 1:41:43 PM IST
Taipei [Taiwan], Jan 14 (Xinhua/ANI): More than 90 per cent of employees in Taiwan are considering seeking a new job after the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on February 5 this year, indicating low pay as a major reason, a survey released by Taiwan's ... read..

Emirati arrested for locking Indian football supporters in bird cage, calls it a 'joke'
Abu Dhabi [UAE] | January 15, 2019 12:41:36 PM IST
A man was arrested here on Saturday after a video showing him locking Indian football supporters in a birdcage went viral. ... read..

Canada reviews China travel advisory after national's death sentence
Ottawa | Tuesday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST
Canada has reviewed its China travel advisory, warning of a risk of arbitrary law enforcement after a Chinese court sentenced of its nationals to death over drug charges. ... read..

Ivanka Trump to help choose new World Bank President
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:04 AM IST
Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser, will help choose the new World Bank President, the White House has said. ... read..

Indian American White House official leaves Trump administration
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:04 AM IST
Raj Shah, an Indian American spokesman in the White House Press Office, has left President Donald Trump's administration and joined an arm of a Florida-based lobbying firm, officials said. ... read..

Pentagon extends troop deployment at Mexican border
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:04 AM IST
The deployment of active-duty US troops at the border with Mexico will most likely be extended through September, the Pentagon has announced. ... read..

Google creating publishing platform for local news publishers
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
To help small newsrooms overcome challenges in their strive to go digital, Google is creating a new publishing platform for local news publishers. ... read..

Invite friends to enjoy events together on Facebook
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
Facebook is testing a new feature to let users share events that they are interesting in attending to, on their "Stories" so that they can coordinate with friends and enjoy events together. ... read..

Trump sends letter to Kim Jong-un
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to North Koran leader Kim Jong-un, an informed familiar with the ongoing denuclearization talks between Washington and Pyongyang told CNN. ... read..

Trump speaks with Erdogan after threatening to 'devastate' Turkey's economy (Lead)
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed "ongoing cooperation in Syria as American forces begin to withdraw" during a phone call, just a day after Trump threatened to "devastate Turkey economically" if the NATO- ... read..

Antarctica melting away at alarming rate: Study
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:04 AM IST
A new study has revealed that melting of the ice and snow from the entire continent of Antarctica has accelerated by 280 per cent in the last four decades. ... read..

4 killed, 90 injured in Kabul blast (Lead)
Kabul | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:04 AM IST
Four people have been confirmed dead and 90 others including 23 children sustained injuries in a powerful blast that rocked Afghan capital Kabul on Monday evening, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish has confirmed. ... read..

Trump rejects call for temporarily reopening govt
Washington DC [USA] | January 15, 2019 7:41:32 AM IST
As the partial government shutdown entered the 24th day, US President Donald Trump on Monday rejected calls from one of his top Republican aides to temporarily reopen the government. ... read..

Day after 'devastating' tweet on Turkey, Trump speaks to Erdogan
Washington DC [USA] | January 15, 2019 7:41:31 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Monday spoke to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, where they discussed the current situation in Syria and the economic development between the two countries, a day after he threatened to "devastate" Turkey's econom ... read..

Zimbabwe erupts in anger after 150% fuel price hike announced
Bulawayo [Zimbabwe] | January 15, 2019 7:41:30 AM IST
Hundreds of people on Monday took to the streets here to protest against Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa's decision of announcing a 150 per cent hike in fuel prices, triggering anger and discontent among the masses. ... read..

Crashed Lion Air plane's cockpit voice recorder found
Jakarta [Indonesia] | January 15, 2019 7:41:30 AM IST
Indonesian Navy divers on Monday retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the ill-fated Lion Air Flight 610, that plunged into the Java Sea minutes after taking off from Jakarta in October last year, killing all 189 people on board. ... read..

Indian Embassy organises training for 62 officials of Nepal govt
Kathmandu [Nepal] | January 15, 2019 7:41:30 AM IST
Kathmandu [Nepal], Jan 15 (ANI) The Embassy of India in Kathmandu on Monday organised a special tailor-made training course for 62 officials of the Ministry of Finance, Government of Nepal under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Govern ... read..

Trump speaks with Turkey's Erdogan amid tension
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Monday spoke over phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan following recent bickering between Washington and Ankara, said the White House in a statement. ... read..

Australia melts in record-breaking heatwave, temp rises 12 degrees above average
Canberra [Australia] | January 15, 2019 5:41:32 AM IST
Thousands of people in Australia are sweltering under severe heatwave conditions for the second time in nearly a month, as temperatures across the country rose to 12 degrees Celsius above average. ... read..

Polish mayor who was stabbed in heart, dies
Gdansk [Poland] | January 15, 2019 5:41:32 AM IST
Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, who was stabbed by a man during a charity event, passed away here on Monday. ... read..

Polish mayor Pawel Adamowicz dies in stabbing attack
Warsaw | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:04 AM IST
The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, a well-known critic of his country's right-wing government, died on Monday, one day after he was stabbed by a man who rushed on stage during an open-air charity event. ... read..

Made in China 2025: Chinese tech startups confident of the plan's future
Beijing [China] | January 15, 2019 4:11:32 AM IST
'Made in China 2025', Beijing's industrial plan to create a tech superpower, is still receiving a major push from the Chinese government, despite earlier reports of the policy being revised in a bid to calm down trade tensions with the United States. ... read..

US stock market tumbles as China trade growth sparks fear of global economic slowdown
Washington DC [USA] | January 15, 2019 4:11:32 AM IST
US stocks suffered a minor blow-back on Monday after trade data showed China's trade growth slowing. This has sparked fresh fears of a global economic slowdown. ... read..

Trump says he 'never worked for Russia'
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Monday said he "never worked for Russia," directly responding to a media report that the FBI once opened a counterintelligence probe into whether the president was working on Russia's behalf. ... read..

Four Killed, 40 Injured in Kabul Car Bomb Attack
Kabul | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
A car bomb attack in a wealthy neighbourhood of the capital of Afghanistan on Monday has killed at least four people and left another 40 people injured, official sources told EFE. ... read..

Chinese court awards death penalty to Canadian for drug peddling
Beijing | Monday, 2019 11:15:39 PM IST
A Chinese court on Monday awarded death sentence to a Canadian for drugs peddling, ratcheting up tensions with Canada over the arrest of Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou. ... read..

Khashoggi's killers must be held to account: Pompeo to Saudi Crown Prince (Lead)
Riyadh | Monday, 2019 11:15:25 PM IST
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday told the Saudi King and Crown Prince that the murderers of Jamal Khashoggi must "be held accountable", more than three months after the journalist was killed at the kingdom's consulate in Turkey. ... read..

Turkey dismisses Trump threats over Syrian Kurds
Ankara | Monday, 2019 11:15:09 PM IST
Turkey on Monday dismissed US President Donald Trump's threat to "devastate" its economy if it attacks Kurdish militias in Syria following a planned pullout of American troops. ... read..

Cargo plane crash in Iran kills 15 (Third Lead)
Tehran | Monday, 2019 11:15:09 PM IST
A Boeing 707 cargo plane crashed near the Iranian city of Karaj on Monday, killing at least 15 people on board, authorities said. ... read..

40 injured in Kabul truck bomb blast
Kabul [Afghanistan] | January 14, 2019 10:11:33 PM IST
40 people have been injured in a powerful truck bomb explosion that rocked the Green Village compound here on Monday, a place mostly habited by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and foreigners. ... read..

MBS acknowledges need to hold Khashoggi's killers accountable
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) | January 14, 2019 9:41:52 PM IST
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Jan 14: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has acknowledged that the killers of journalist Jamal Khashoggi need to be held accountable. ... read..

'Falling gas prices in US is bad news for Russia': Trump takes jibe on FBI probe
Washington [USA] | January 14, 2019 9:41:37 PM IST
United States President Donald Trump on Monday took a jibe at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that the former was secretly working for Russia. ... read..

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