Thursday, January 23, 2020

Afghan air raids kill 14 insurgents in Kandahar province
Kabul | Thursday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
A total of 14 militants were killed as fighter planes struck a Taliban hideout in Miwand district in southern Kandahar province, said an army statement released here on Wednesday. ... read..

S Korea transgender soldier to sue army after dismissal
Seoul | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
A South Korean transgender soldier who was dismissed for violating regulations following her sex change has threatened to sue the army following the move. ... read..

UK's Prince Harry, Meghan warn media over photos
London | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Britains Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have started their new life in Canada after stepping down from their royal duties, even as they have issued a legal warning to the media for clicking their pictures without consent. ... read..

Imran says Pak's potential for trade will grow once relations get normal with India
Davos | January 22, 2020 11:11:19 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that his country's potential for trade will increase exponentially once bilateral relations are normalised with India and Iran. ... read..

Rights group HRFP demands justice for 10 Hindu girls missing, abducted in Pakistan
Islamabad | January 22, 2020 10:41:28 PM IST
After at least 10 cases of girls from the minority Hindu community in Pakistan reported missing since last year in the Islamic country, either abducted and religiously converted or forcibly married, a nongovernmental human rights organisation here has urg ... read..

Macron begins Israel visit, meets Netanyahu
Jerusalem | Wednesday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron began his visit to Israel on Wednesday morning and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ... read..

Dubai tourism ends 2019 on a high with 16.73mn overnight visitors
Dubai | Wednesday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Dubais tourism industry closed a successful decade at the end of 2019, welcoming an all-time high 16.73 million international overnight visitors, an impressive 5.1 per cent increase in tourism volumes, definitively surpassing the global tourism growth for ... read..

S Jaishankar, Niger President inaugurate spacious, modern convention centre at Niamey
Others | January 22, 2020 10:11:19 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou have jointly inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre (MGICC), a spacious, modern and eco-friendly facility for high-level conventions here. ... read..

Iran slams 3 EU nations for triggering dispute mechanism
Tehran | Wednesday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
The head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi on Wednesday criticised three European countries -- Britain, France and Germany -- for their recent triggering of the dispute mechanism in the Iran nuclear deal. ... read..

Imran Khan wants to 'talk solutions to end conflicts' with India
Davos | January 22, 2020 9:41:23 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that his country wants peace with India by addressing all conflicts including border issues through talks. ... read..

Republicans beat back Democrat bid to call witnesses at Trump trial (2nd Lead)
New York | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Republicans beat back 11 amendments by Democrats to bring in witnesses and new evidence and change the rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump during a marathon sitting that stretched into Wednesday and finally adopted the ground rules. ... read..

India inaugurates residential Aurobindo Ashram School building in Nepal's Thankot area
Kathmandu | January 22, 2020 8:41:31 PM IST
India on Wednesday inaugurated the building of residential Aurobindo Ashram School in Thankot area. The building was inaugurated at a ceremony in the presence of Charge d'Affaires, Embassy of India here, Ajay Kumar. ... read..

Brazil charges two companies linked to tailing dam disaster
Brasilia | Wednesday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
The prosecution office of the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has filed charges against mining giant Vale and consulting company TUV SUD for intentional murder over the collapse of a tailings dam in 2019. ... read..

Search operations start as weather conditions improve in Nepal's Annapurna region
Kathmandu | January 22, 2020 8:11:32 PM IST
Search operation for seven trekkers including four South Korean nationals and three Nepali tour guides began on Wednesday as weather conditions improved in Annapurna mountain region of Nepal. ... read..

China, US should boost strategic communication: Ambassador
Washington | Wednesday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
China and the United States should strengthen strategic communication and look at each other rationally, Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, said. ... read..

Greece elects first-ever female president following parliamentary vote
Europe | January 22, 2020 6:41:25 PM IST
Athens [Greece], Jan 22 (Sputnik/ANI): Greece's Parliament elected Katerina Sakellaropoulou, former head of the State Council, as the country's first female president on Wednesday. ... read..

Chinese ambassador highlights ties with NZ as 'front-runner'
Wellington | Wednesday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand Wu Xi has highlighted the bilateral relationship between the two countries as a "front runner" during her remarks delivered at the Chinese Lunar New Year reception held in Wellington. ... read..

Over 20 abducted school kids rescued in Cameroon
Yaounde | Wednesday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Cameroonian troops have rescued 24 school children held hostage by armed separatists in the country's restive English-speaking region of Meme division, an official said. ... read..

'ICP at Jogbani-Biratnagar border will help India, Nepal'
Kathmandu | January 22, 2020 5:11:19 PM IST
Nepal and India will benefit from the cost-effective Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Jogbani-Biratnagar border as lot of time will be saved, said Nepal's Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Lekhraj Bhatta here on Wednesday. ... read..

US Senators flout Trump trial norms by wearing Apple Watch
Washington | Wednesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
At least seven US Senators flouted the norms when they attended US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial wearing Apple Watch, breaking the Chamber's ban on electronics during the proceedings. ... read..

British PM backs Egypt's development policies, measures
Cairo | Wednesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed his country's support for the measures taken by Egypt to achieve comprehensive development, Egyptian presidency said. ... read..

Brazil establishes Amazon Council to protect rainforest
Brasilia | Wednesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro announced the creation of an Amazon Council and a National Environmental Force to safeguard the world's largest rainforest. ... read..

UN chief urges ceasefire in Libya to start political process
United Nations | Wednesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a ceasefire in Lybia to be followed by "a real political process." ... read..

US Senate approves rules for Trump's impeachment trial
Washington DC | January 22, 2020 3:11:30 PM IST
The US Senate early on Wednesday approved the rules for the impeachment trial of Donald Trump following a 53-47 vote to adopt the trial plan for the removal of the US President. ... read..

Ten protesters killed over past 24 hours in Iraq's anti-government agitation
Asia | January 22, 2020 3:11:23 PM IST
Baghdad (Iraq), Jan 22 (ANI/Sputnik): Ten protesters were killed in Iraq over the past 24 hours during mass anti-government protests, the national High Commission for Human Rights has said. ... read..

Putin appoints new Russian cabinet members
Moscow | Wednesday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed new Russian cabinet members, according to the decrees Kremlin published on its website. ... read..

'Reducing bushfire fuel as important as reducing emissions'
Canberra | Wednesday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Australia's Prime Minister has called for a national approach to hazard-reduction burns to mitigate the impact of future bushfires. ... read..

Hillary Clinton extends all-out support to Democrats' eventual presidential nominee
Washington DC | January 22, 2020 2:41:19 PM IST
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday (local time) said that she will support the Democratic Party's eventual presidential nominee, hours after she declined to answer whether she would endorse Bernie Sanders if he ends up winning the party's nomination for the upcom ... read..

US Senate rejects Democratic bids for Trump documents (Lead)
Washington | Wednesday, 2020 2:15:05 PM IST
The US Senate has voted to table a motion proposed by the Democrats during an ongoing impeachment trial against President Donald Trump demanding documents from the White House related to the US President's dealings with Ukraine. ... read..

737 Max to begin returning till mid-2020, says Boeing
Chicago | January 22, 2020 2:11:20 PM IST
As hundreds of Boeing 737 Max jets remain grounded awaiting approval from aviation regulators, the company said the plane is expected to return to service during mid-2020. ... read..

US blacklists 15 aircraft owned by Venezuelan company
Washington | Wednesday, 2020 1:45:06 PM IST
In its latest move aimed at stepping up pressure on the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the US government has designated 15 aircraft as the "blocked property" of Venezuelan state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela. ... read..

Firms blacklisted by World Bank got CPEC contracts: Alice Wells
Islamabad | January 22, 2020 12:11:23 PM IST
Senior US diplomat Alice Wells on Tuesday sharply criticised the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) saying that the companies blacklisted by the World Bank had got contracts in the multi-billion dollar project. ... read..

US reports first case of new Coronavirus from China
New York | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:05 AM IST
The US state of Washington located in the country's west coast has reported its first case of a possibly deadly virus being called the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) with its genesis in China. The patient in question returned from Wuhan, China on Janu ... read..

Death toll from Coronavirus in China rises to 9
Asia | January 22, 2020 10:41:26 AM IST
Beijing [China], Jan 22 (ANI/Sputnik): A total of nine people have died from the new strain of coronavirus in China, with as many as 440 cases currently confirmed in the country, Li Bin, vice head of China's National Health Commission, told reporters on W ... read..

Nobody likes Bernie Sanders, says Hillary Clinton
Washington DC | January 22, 2020 10:41:24 AM IST
Ahead of the US Presidential Election 2020, Hillary Clinton in a documentary is seen hitting out at Bernie Sanders saying "nobody likes him" and "nobody wants to work with him." ... read..

Wreck of Titanic to be protected under UK-US agreement
London | Wednesday, 2020 9:45:05 AM IST
The wreckage of the Titanic is to be better protected under a new treaty signed between Britain and the US, Britain's Department for Transport (DfT) has said. ... read..

Trump's historic trial starts with fight over rules, witnesses
New York | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:05 AM IST
The historic trial of Donald Trump has begun in the US Senate with Democratic prosecutors from the House of Representatives and his lawyers sparred, while the US President was 6,500 kilometres away in Davos hobnobbing with the world's elite. ... read..

Iraqi PM says rocket attack on US embassy 'unacceptable'
Baghdad | Wednesday, 2020 8:15:05 AM IST
Iraq's caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has condemned the rocket attack on the US embassy in the Iraqi capital, calling it "unacceptable". ... read..

Impeachment trial of President Trump begins in US Senate
Washington D.C | January 22, 2020 7:11:20 AM IST
The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began in US Senate on Tuesday (local time), the House largely controlled by the Republican party. ... read..

Burkina Faso: 36 civilians killed in attack on market in Sanmatenga province
Others | January 22, 2020 6:11:23 AM IST
Ouagadougou [Burkina Faso], Jan 22 (ANI/Sputnik): Thirty-six civilians were killed on Monday in an attack on a market in Sanmatenga province, which is located in the north of the country, the Burkinabe government said on Tuesday. ... read..

Lebanon announces formation of new govt headed by Hassan Diab
Beirut | January 22, 2020 5:11:23 AM IST
Lebanon which has been rocked by anti-government protests for the last several months, finally has a new government, the country's presidency announced on Tuesday (local time). ... read..

US imposes sanctions on 15 Venezuelan aircraft
US | January 22, 2020 4:11:24 AM IST
Washington D.C. [US], Jan 22 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States has added 15 Venezuelan aircraft to its sanctions list, the Department of the Treasury said in a statement on Tuesday. ... read..

First case of coronavirus detected in US
Washington D.C. | January 22, 2020 3:41:20 AM IST
The first case of coronavirus which has claimed the lives of six people in Asia, has been detected in the US, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention announced on Tuesday. ... read..

EAM's visit to Niamey is reiteration of importance India attaches to its relations Niger: MEA
New Delhi | January 22, 2020 3:11:22 AM IST
Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said that the visit by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to Niamey is the "reiteration of importance India attaches to its relations Niger and with other countries in the Sahel." ... read..

K'taka Min pays tribute to Basaveshwara statue in London
London | January 22, 2020 3:11:21 AM IST
Karnataka cabinet minister CT Ravi on Tuesday (local time) paid tribute to Basaveshwara statue in London. ... read..

Ahead of meet with Imran Khan in Davos, Donald Trump talks Kashmir, offers help
Davos | January 22, 2020 2:11:22 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the US was watching the developments between India and Pakistan in relation to Kashmir very closely and again offered his "help". ... read..

We're visiting right now, so we won't really have to: Trump on visiting Pak when he heads out to India
Davos | January 22, 2020 2:11:21 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (local time), while responding to question on whether he will visit Pakistan when he heads out to India, said that "we're visiting right now, so we won't really have to." ... read..

Trump slams 'prophets of doom' at Davos
New Delhi/Davos | Wednesday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed the "perennial prophets of doom" while bragging about the US economic boom under his leadership. ... read..

Rescuers find clues about missing trekkers in Nepal's Annapurna region: Tourism Dept
Kathmandu | January 21, 2020 11:11:31 PM IST
Rescue and search officials deployed in the Annapurna region of Nepal claimed on Tuesday that they have found clues about the seven trekkers who went missing on January 17 after an avalanche hit a section of Annapurna circuit trekking route. ... read..

`Pakistan running deradicalisation camps, 80 per cent inmates below 35'
New Delhi | January 21, 2020 10:11:34 PM IST
Pakistan is running dozens of deradicalisation camps and 80 per cent of the people in such camps are below the age of 35, government sources said. ... read..

Nepal forms probe committee to investigate death of 8 Indian tourists in Makwanpur
Kathmandu | January 21, 2020 9:41:43 PM IST
The Department of Tourism here on Tuesday formed a probe committee to investigate the death of eight Indian tourists who lost their lives due to possible unconsciousness in a hotel room of a resort in Daman, a tourist destination near Kathmandu, on the wa ... read..

India opens its first Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre in Niger
Niamey | January 21, 2020 9:41:33 PM IST
India on Tuesday inaugurated its first Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre in the West African state of Niger as part of its outreach to the continent. ... read..

China sentences ex-Interpol chief to 13 years in jail
Beijing | Tuesday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei to 13-and-a-half years in jail after he pleaded guilty to accepting bribes worth over 14 million yuan ($2 million). ... read..

India extends relief assistance to Rakhine residents in Myanmar
Naypyitaw | January 21, 2020 8:41:22 PM IST
India on Tuesday extended relief assistance to Rakhine residents who were displaced in the ongoing conflict in Myanmar as part of its continued endeavour to support the socio-economic development of the region. ... read..

Climate change due to deforestation worries people in Gilgit Baltistan
Gilgit | January 21, 2020 8:11:51 PM IST
The exploitation of natural resources by China and Pakistan that has affected the ecology and demography in Gilgit Baltistan remains a major concern for the local residents of the region. ... read..

Johnson govt loses 1st parliamentary votes since election
London | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
The Boris Johnson-led UK government has lost three votes in the House of Lords over its Brexit legislation, its first defeats since it was re-elected by a majority in the December 2019 general election. ... read..

3 Sikh men killed in London over row about money
London | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
The three Sikh men who were stabbed to death in a single attack in London, were killed in a row about not being paid for work, it has been claimed. ... read..

Prince Harry arrives in Canada to reunite with wife, son
London/Ottawa | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
The UK's Prince Harry has arrived in Canada to be reunited with his wife Meghan Markle and baby son Archie, weeks after the couple's shocking announcement of stepping back from royal duties to become financially independent, the media reported on Tuesday. ... read..

Moody's cut HK's rating over poor handling of protests
Hong Kong | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Credit rating agency Moody's on Tuesday downgraded Hong Kong's long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings saying that the government has failed to tackle massive protests that broke out in June 2019 and have pushed the city into recession. ... read..

S. Korea to send troops to Hormuz Strait
Seoul | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
South Korea will dispatch troops to the Strait of Hormuz by expanding operational areas of its anti-piracy unit deployed nearby to help protect its vessels passing through the strategic waterway, the Defence Ministry announced on Tuesday. ... read..

11 dead in Russian residential building fire
Moscow | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
At least 11 people were killed on Tuesday in a fire that engulfed a residential building in Russia's Tomsk region. ... read..

'Thai oppn party didn't attempt to overthrow monarchy'
Bangkok | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
A major Thai opposition party was spared from being dissolved on Tuesday after a court ruled it did not attempt to overthrow the country's monarchy because of its alleged links to the Illuminati, a secret society conspiracy theorists believe seeks world d ... read..

Wheat flour price hikes up to PKR 75 per kg in Pakistan: Report
Lahore | January 21, 2020 6:11:23 PM IST
Wheat flour price has hiked up to PKR (Pakistani Rupee) 75 per kg for the first time ever in several Pakistani cities amid a serious shortage of supplies, local media reported on Tuesday. ... read..

We're facing threat to our ethnicity, says PoK activist
Neelum Valley | January 21, 2020 6:11:20 PM IST
Residents in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) are upset with continuous attacks on their identity, ethnicity and inhuman ways of persecution. ... read..

Ukrainian plane hit by two short-range missiles: Iran
Tehran | Tuesday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Iran's Civil Aviation Organization has said that the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed shortly after take off from Tehran on January 8, was hit by two short-range TOR-M1 missiles, it was reported on Tuesday. ... read..

Indian wins Dubai raffle after buying tickets for 10 yrs
Dubai | Tuesday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
An Indian shopkeeper in Dubai has finally won a raffle after buying tickets for 10 years, a media report said on Tuesday. ... read..

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to begin 4-day visit to India from Jan 24
New Delhi | January 21, 2020 5:11:22 PM IST
Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro will pay a four-day visit to India from January 24 to attend the Republic Day Parade as the Chief Guest, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday. ... read..

5,000 migrants gather at Mexican border
Mexico City | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Thousands of Central Americans in a migrant caravan have reached the border between Guatemala and Mexico. ... read..

'World must support Venezuelan opposition to oust Maduro'
Bogota | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged countries worldwide to support the Venezuelan opposition's efforts to oust the South American nation's incumbent President Nicolas Maduro. ... read..

New casualties in fresh Iraq anti-govt protests
Baghdad | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Two members of the Iraqi security forces and three protesters were killed in clashes that erupted during anti-government rallies in Baghdad and the southern province of Basra, in which another 75 people were injured. ... read..

PM Modi, Nepal PM jointly inaugurate Jogbani-Biratnagar border check post
Kathmandu | January 21, 2020 4:41:19 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday jointly inaugurated the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at the Jogbani-Biratnagar border in a bid to facilitate trade and people's movement between the two countries. ... read..

Huawei CFO's extradition trial begins in Canada
Ottawa | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
The extradition trial of Meng Wanzhou, the Chief Financial Officer Huawei who Washington accuses of helping the of Chinese telecommunications giant dodge American sanctions on Iran, has started in the Canadian city of Vancouver. ... read..

China confirms 4th coronavirus death
Beijing | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Chinese authorities on Tuesday confirmed the foruth death due to the new coronavirus that has also infected more than 195 people, adding that its transmission between humans was possible. ... read..

56 journalists killed in 2019: UN
United Nations | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Fifty-six journalists were killed in 2019 and most of them died outside conflict zones, a UN spokesperson said. ... read..

Aus budget surplus threatened by bushfires: Treasurer
Canberra | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Australia's Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Tuesday warned that the government's promised budget surplus could be jeopardized by the bushfire crisis. ... read..

McConnell unveils draft schedule for Trump impeachment trial
Washington | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has proposed a draft resolution on schedules of the upcoming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the Republican-led upper chamber. ... read..

India, Brazil to ink over 15 agreements during Bolsonaro's visit: Ambassador
New Delhi | January 21, 2020 3:11:29 PM IST
India and Brazil will ink over 15 agreements and launch a plan of action for the strategic partnership between the two countries during Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's upcoming visit, the country's Ambassador to New Delhi Andre AranhaCorrea do Lago s ... read..

8 Indian tourists die after falling unconscious at resort in central Nepal
Kathmandu | January 21, 2020 2:11:19 PM IST
Eight Indian tourists, who were found unconscious at a resort in central Nepal, died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kathmandu on Tuesday, police said. ... read..

Russia hopes Iran won't quit global nuclear deal
Moscow | Tuesday, 2020 1:45:05 PM IST
Moscow hopes that Iran will not withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti news agency. ... read..

Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro to pay 4-day visit to India from Jan 24
New Delhi | January 21, 2020 1:41:26 PM IST
Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro will pay a four-day visit to India from January 24 to attend the Republic Day Parade as the Chief Guest, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday. ... read..

KP Oli invites PM Modi to visit Nepal
New Delhi | January 21, 2020 1:11:20 PM IST
Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday extended an invitation to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to visit Kathmandu, saying that the visit would provide the two countries to chart the course of action for the future. ... read..

Unemployment figures likely to rise by 2.5 million in 2020: ILO
Geneva | Tuesday, 2020 12:45:05 PM IST
Unemployment is projected to increase by around 2.5 million this year, said a new International Labour Organisation (ILO) report. ... read..

Time has come to resolve all pending issues through dialogue: Nepal PM Oli
New Delhi | January 21, 2020 12:41:22 PM IST
The time has come to resolve all pending issues between India and Nepal through dialogue in the lasting interest of the two countries, Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said on Tuesday, and asserted that his government is committed to working with New ... read..

India remained credible partner in Nepal's all-round development, says PM at Jogbani-Biratnagar ICP inauguration
New Delhi | January 21, 2020 12:11:31 PM IST
India has remained a credible partner in the all-round development of Nepal and the two countries are working on several cross-border connectivity projects such as road, rail, and transmission lines, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday as he join ... read..

China confirms fourth coronavirus death
Beijing | January 21, 2020 12:11:19 PM IST
A fourth person has died in an outbreak of deadly coronavirus in China, while the total number of confirmed cases in the country stood at 218 by Monday night, health authorities have said. ... read..

Over 500 terror attacks foiled in 2019: Israel's security chief
Jerusalem | Tuesday, 2020 11:45:05 AM IST
Over 500 terror attacks were thwarted in Israel in 2019, Israel's internal security agency chief Nadav Argaman has said. ... read..

Trump's lawyers urge US Senate to reject impeachment
Washington | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:05 AM IST
US President Donald Trump's lawyers have urged the Senate to reject the impeachment articles approved by Democratic-led House of Representatives against him last month. ... read..

Iran's Foreign Minister not to attend Davos meeting
Tehran | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:05 AM IST
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will not attend the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi has announced. ... read..

Modi, Oli to jointly inaugurate Jogbani-Biratnagar check post today
New Delhi | January 21, 2020 7:11:22 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli will on Tuesday jointly inaugurate the second Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Jogbani-Biratnagar, built with Indian assistance to facilitate trade and people's movement. ... read..

Xi Jinping orders 'resolute efforts' to curb spread of novel coronavirus in China
Beijing | January 21, 2020 5:41:20 AM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered resolute efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that caused cases of pneumonia, reported Xinhua. ... read..

Pompeo meets Juan Guaido, hails his 'tireless efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela'
Bogota | January 21, 2020 5:41:19 AM IST
US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Monday (local time) met Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido and termed his "tireless efforts to restore democracy" in the country as an "inspiration." ... read..

Nepal Army helicopter deployed to search missing trekkers in Annapurna region
Kathmandu | January 21, 2020 5:11:21 AM IST
Nepal Army on Monday deployed a helicopter to assist search and rescue operations in the avalanche hit Annapurna region from where seven people had gone missing since Friday morning. ... read..

Two rockets land near US embassy in Baghdad
Baghdad | January 21, 2020 4:41:22 AM IST
Two rockets have landed near the US embassy in Baghdad located in the heavily fortified Green Zone, reported Al Arabiya citing security sources. ... read..

Nepal's Deputy House Speaker Tumbahangphe resigns
Kathmandu | January 21, 2020 4:11:22 AM IST
Nepal's Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe, announced her resignation from the post on Monday afternoon. ... read..

Russia warns Iran against making 'reckless steps' to quit NPT
Others | January 21, 2020 4:11:21 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], Jan 21 (ANI/Sputnik): Moscow warns Tehran against making 'reckless steps' to quit the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said. ... read..

AI needs to be regulated: Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
Joining Microsoft President Brad Smith and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday called for new regulations for Artificial Intelligence (AI), saying the only question now is how to approach it. ... read..

Apple granted lawsuit against former iPhone chip designer
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
A US judge on Monday gave his nod to Apple's lawsuit against former iPhone chip designer Gerard Williams III. ... read..

Three killed in Sikh group clash in London, two held
London | Tuesday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Two Sikhs have been arrested after three men from the community were stabbed to death in a single attack on Sunday night here, a media report said on Monday. ... read..

Jaishankar arrives in Niger's Niamey, visits Indian embassy
Niamey | January 21, 2020 1:11:20 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday (local time) arrived in Niamey, the capital of Niger, for what he called it as the first-ever visit by an Indian Foreign Minister to the country. ... read..

Altaf Hussain to be head of Sindhu Desh government in exile, says Shafi Burfat
London | January 20, 2020 11:41:28 PM IST
Shafi Burfat, a prominent Sindhi nationalist leader and chairman of Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM), has announced that Altaf Hussain, the founder of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), will be the head of the exile government of 'Sindhu Desh.' ... read..

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