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Afghanistan, terrorism figure tops Sushma Swaraj's speech at SCO meet
Asia | May 22, 2019 2:11:49 PM IST
Sushma Swaraj, the Minister of External Affairs, reiterated India's commitment in securing peace and security in war-ravaged Afghanistan as she addressed the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting here on Wednesday. ... read..


Six dead as riots over election results grip Indonesia
Asia | May 22, 2019 1:41:53 PM IST
Six people lost their lives while more than 200 suffered injuries after mobs clashed with security forces and set fire to a police dormitory and vehicles in the Indonesian capital following the release of official election results a day earlier, authoriti ... read..


'American Taliban' to be freed after 17 years in US jail
US | May 22, 2019 1:11:58 PM IST
An Islamic terrorist, who came to be infamously known as the "American Taliban" after his 2001 capture in Afghanistan is set to be released from a US prison on Thursday, three years before he completes his 20-year-sentence, federal officials said. ... read..


Sri Lanka: MP to be grilled over links with terror group NTJ
Asia | May 22, 2019 12:11:50 PM IST
A member of Parliament who was arrested on charges of having close links with local Islamic terror group National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ), has been detained and will be questioned, police said on Tuesday. ... read..


PM Modi, President Xi share good chemistry, says outgoing Chinese envoy
Asia | May 22, 2019 11:41:52 AM IST
Chinese Ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, who will soon return to Beijing, said that his president Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi share good chemistry and that he was very touched by their informal meeting in Wuhan last year. ... read..


We've reached consensus with India breaking circle of ups and down in ties: Chinese Envoy
Asia | May 22, 2019 10:41:55 AM IST
Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui has said that disputes between the two neighbouring countries are as natural as issues between two brothers of a family staying under one roof. ... read..


US man put plane on autopilot to have sex with minor, faces jail
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:05 AM IST
A 53-year-old millionaire trader could get five-year jail term after pleading guilty to engaging in sex acts with a 15-year-old girl, once even putting his private plane in autopilot mode for the purpose. ... read..


European countries donate more than USD 5 mn to North Korea
Asia | May 22, 2019 9:41:51 AM IST
Switzerland donated about USD five million in humanitarian assistance to North Korea in a bid to improve the health and nutrition condition in the impoverished country that is facing its worst drought in decades, a United Nations data divulged on Wednesda ... read..


Think over consequences on future developments: N Korea warns US over ship seizure
US | May 22, 2019 9:11:51 AM IST
North Korea on Tuesday warned the United States that its "outrageous" seizure of a cargo ship could have consequences on the future of US-North Korean relations. ... read..


Gas leak claims four lives in South Africa
Cape Town | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 AM IST
Gas leak at a plastic recycling company in Cape Town claimed four lives on Tuesday, authorities confirmed. ... read..


Putin calls Merkel, Macron to discuss Syria
Others | May 22, 2019 7:41:49 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday discussed the situation in war-torn Syria with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, said Kremlin. ... read..


Ukraine to have early parliamentary elections
Others | May 22, 2019 7:11:51 AM IST
Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday called for early parliamentary elections for July 21, reported Al Jazeera. ... read..


'Saudi Arabia to execute 3 scholars'
Middle East | May 22, 2019 7:11:50 AM IST
Saudi Arabia is expected to execute three of its leading scholars next month, say reports. They have been convicted under multiple charges of terrorism. ... read..


Trump nominates Barbara Barrett as Air Force secretary
US | May 22, 2019 5:41:51 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that he has nominated former ambassador to Finland, Barbara Barrett, as the next Air Force secretary. ... read..


Bangladesh halts visas to Pakistan nationals
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Bangladesh has halted issuance of visas to Pakistani nationals and reportedly refused to accept the 'agrement' from Islamabad for appointment of a new High Commissioner to Dhaka after a visa-extension application of its diplomat was kept pending. ... read..


Libya is heading toward 'long, bloody war': UN
Others | May 22, 2019 4:41:46 AM IST
Asserting that Libya is heading towards a "long and bloody war", United Nations on Tuesday urged countries to cut off weapons flow in war-torn Libya. ... read..


Dozens killed in counter attack by rebels in Syria
Middle East | May 22, 2019 4:11:46 AM IST
A day after Russia attacked the northwestern region in Syria, rebel groups on Tuesday launched counter attacks against pro-government positions which have claimed the lives of at least three dozen fighters of both warring factions. ... read..


France to launch 5G on schedule despite Huawei woes
Europe | May 22, 2019 2:41:50 AM IST
Underling that the US-Huawei row will have "a limited impact", French telecom regulator ARCEP on Tuesday said that France is planning to launch its commercial 5G network as scheduled in 2020, despite the issues faced by Huawei following recent action by t ... read..


Biden a snob bereft of elementary quality as human being: North Korea
Asia | May 22, 2019 2:41:47 AM IST
North Korea on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on former Vice President Joe Biden calling him a "snob bereft of elementary quality as a human being".It also belittled Biden by terming him "fool of low IQ", The Hill reported. ... read..


Iraq to send teams to Iran, US to ease regional tensions
Baghdad | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Tuesday said Iraq would send delegations to the US and Iran to ease the tension in the Middle East. ... read..


Russian bombers, fighters intercepted near Alaska by F-22s: US military
US | May 21, 2019 11:41:54 PM IST
Several Russian bombers and fighters were intercepted by at least four American F-22s near Alaska on Tuesday, according to the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD). ... read..


May leaves room to hold second referendum in latest Brexit deal
Europe | May 21, 2019 11:11:50 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday gave a chance to those in the Parliament asking for a second referendum on Brexit to have their way by introducing a new Brexit deal, even as she maintained her stand against the move. ... read..


China concerned over rising US-Iran tensions
Beijing | Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
China on Tuesday said it was concerned over rising tensions between the US and Iran and asked them to exercise restraint. ... read..


Myanmar: Explosion during bomb disposal training injures 8 police personnel
Asia | May 21, 2019 10:41:55 PM IST
At least eight police personnel, including a trainer, were wounded after an explosion during a bomb disposal training here on Tuesday. ... read..


China: Death toll mounts to 6 in bar mishap in Guangxi
Asia | May 21, 2019 10:41:50 PM IST
Six people lost their lives and 87 others were wounded after the roof of a bar collapsed in China's Guangxi region on Tuesday. ... read..


New Zealand mine reopens 9 years after deadly blast; search begins for victims
Pacific | May 21, 2019 10:11:53 PM IST
A New Zealand coal mine that was sealed shut after 29 people were killed in the country's worst-ever industrial explosion, was reopened after nine years on Tuesday. ... read..


'No direct Russia involvement in Venezuelan affairs': Venezuelan Ambassador to Russia
Asia | May 21, 2019 9:41:57 PM IST
Refuting the United States' claim, Venezuela on Tuesday said that there is no direct involvement of Russia in Venezuela's affairs, according to the Venezuelan Ambassador to Russia Carlos Rafael Faria Tortosa. ... read..


Iranian President rules out possibility of negotiations with US
| May 21, 2019 9:41:51 PM IST
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ruled out the possibility of negotiations with the United States under current circumstances of heightened diplomatic tensions between the two countries. ... read..


WH blocks ex-counsel from testifying to Congress (Lead)
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The White House has blocked former counsel Donald McGahn from testifying to Congress, the latest act of defiance in the ongoing war between House Democrats and President Donald Trump. ... read..


Kamala Harris announces plan to close gender pay gap
Los Angeles | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, has announced a plan to close the gender pay gap by requiring larger companies to certify that men and women were paid equally. ... read..


India, Kyrgyzstan hold bilateral meeting on SCO sidelines
Asia | May 21, 2019 8:41:55 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held an official meeting with her Kyrgyz counterpart Chingiz Aidarbekov on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Foreign Minister's meet here on Tuesday. ... read..


Nepal: 9 members of two families murdered in Panchthar District
Asia | May 21, 2019 8:11:55 PM IST
Nine members of two families were killed in a gruesome homicide by a group of masked men in Eastern Nepal's Panchthar District on Monday night. ... read..


Experts re-enter New Zealand mine after 8 yeare
Wellington | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
A team of experts on Tuesday re-entered a coal mine in New Zealand, where 29 miners were killed in an accident in 2010, the government said in a statement. ... read..


Working in various ways to resume talks with N Korea: S Korea
Asia | May 21, 2019 6:42:13 PM IST
The United States and South Korea are working in various ways to resume denuclearisation negotiations with North Korea, said South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul on Tuesday. ... read..


Denmark bats for permanent border control to ward off terrorism
Europe | May 21, 2019 6:41:59 PM IST
With general elections in Denmark less than a month away, the country's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen proposed permanent border control in a bid to keep cross-border crime in check along with warding off terrorism. ... read..


Indonesian President Joko Widodo wins 2nd term (Lead)
Jakarta | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Indonesian president Joko Widodo has won a second term as President, official results confirmed on Tuesday, beating former general Prabowo Subianto who has claimed widespread ballot-rigging in last month's general elections. ... read..


N.Korean women sold into sex slavery in China: Report
London | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Thousands of North Korean women and girls were being trafficked and sold into sexual slavery in China, where many are sold as wives to Chinese men while others forced into prostitution or to livestream acts against their will, a new report has claimed. ... read..


Christchurch mosques attacker charged with terrorism
Wellington | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
The man accused of committing the Christchurch mosques shootings on March 15 was charged on Tuesday with terrorism, New Zealand Police said. ... read..


UNSC terrorism committee heads warn of IS jihadis' return
United Nations | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Following the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq, the heads of the UN Security Council (UNSC) have warned of the dangers of foreign terrorist fighters (FTF) spreading terrorism as they return home or scatter around. ... read..


Chinese-made drones may be stealing data, warns US
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Chinese-made drones may be sending sensitive flight data to their manufacturers in Beijing, where it can be accessed by the government there, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned in an alert. ... read..


Accounting firm ordered to handover Trump records
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
A US federal district judge has ordered accounting firm Mazars that it will need to turn over Donald Trump's accounting records from before he was President to the Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee. ... read..


Iranian official calls Trump 'crazy President'
Tehran | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:06 PM IST
A senior Iranian official called Donald Trump a "crazy President" whose threats against Tehran weren't going to work, adding that if the US President wanted to talk, he'll not only have to show some respect, but come up with a consistent message. ... read..


German envoy bats for India's permanent UNSC seat
Asia | May 21, 2019 3:41:53 PM IST
India with a population of 1.4 billion people should have a permanent seat in the UN Security Council as its absence will hurt the world body's credibility, said German Ambassador to India Walter J Lindner here on Tuesday. ... read..


UN peacebuilding efforts must align with national priorities: India
United Nations | Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Peacebuilding efforts will be successful only if they align with a nation's priorities and its leaders and institutions are involved in the implementation, according to India. ... read..


UNSC members welcome listing Azhar as international terrorist
United Nations | Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist by a UN sanctions committee after China dropped its longstanding opposition has been welcomed by several Security Council members as a significant achievement in making ... read..


Fifth migrant child dies in custody after being detained at US-Mexico border
US | May 21, 2019 3:11:52 PM IST
The United States on Monday (local time) said that a 16-year-old boy from Guatemala died at a Border Patrol station in southern Texas, becoming the fifth death of migrant child since December last year. ... read..


Christchurch attacker Brenton Tarrant charged with terrorism: Police
Pacific | May 21, 2019 2:42:04 PM IST
The man accused of shooting dead 51 people in Christchurch mosque attacks, has been charged with terrorism, New Zealand police said on Tuesday. ... read..


Yemen: Houthis say they launched drone attacks targeting airport on Saudi border
Middle East | May 21, 2019 2:41:58 PM IST
The Houthi rebels launched a bomb-laden drone targeting an airport in a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia located near the border with Yemen, the Iran-backed militia said on its news channel early Tuesday. ... read..


Afghanistan: NDS special forces kill 4 IS militants
Asia | May 21, 2019 2:41:49 PM IST
At least four Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in an operation carried out by National Directorate of Security (NDS) special forces in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the government said on Tuesday. ... read..


US temporarily eases restrictions on use of Huawei products
US | May 21, 2019 1:41:53 PM IST
The United States on Monday announced temporary ease of restrictions to American companies using products of Chinese tech giant Huawei that was deemed as a threat to the national security by Washington. ... read..


Swedish prosecutors seek Julian Assange's detention
Copenhagen | Tuesday, 2019 1:20:54 PM IST
Swedish prosecutors on Monday requested that the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, be detained to face questioning over rape allegations he had originally evaded by seeking diplomatic asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for almost seven years. ... read..


Beijing bristles, warns US against provocation in South China Sea
Beijing | Tuesday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
China on Monday lacerated the US for sailing its warship in the disputed South China Sea, saying Washington was trying to disturb peace and stability in the region. ... read..


Iran dismisses Trump's 'genocidal taunts'
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
Iran on Monday dismissed US President Donald Trump's "genocidal taunts" and warned him not to threaten the country. ... read..


New Ukraine President announces elections (2nd Lead)
Kiev (Ukraine) | Tuesday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
Comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelensky announced parliamentary elections during his swearing in as Ukraine's new President on Monday. The election may take place in October. ... read..


White House tells former lawyer not to testify
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
The White House has directed one of its former legal advisers not to testify to a congressional committee about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. ... read..


All ministers of Austria's Freedom Party resigns
Vienna | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:06 AM IST
All ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) have resigned, throwing the government into chaos. ... read..


UN to honour late Malawian soldier with highest peacekeeping award on Friday
US | May 21, 2019 11:41:53 AM IST
The United Nations on Monday announced that it will honour the "brave and selfless" action of a late UN peacekeeper from Mali, who sacrificed his life while saving his fellow comrade during an operation against a local armed group last year. ... read..


UN grants sanctions exemption for humanitarian aid to North Korea
Asia | May 21, 2019 10:41:53 AM IST
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday granted sanctions exemption to allow the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) to carry out aid programs in North Korea to improve the health and nutrition of people in the impoverished country. ... read..


N Korea's letter on cargo ship seizure by US under review: UN
US | May 21, 2019 9:11:51 AM IST
The United Nations on Monday said that the letter sent by North Korea over the United States' seizure of its cargo ship is under review. ... read..


Guterres concerned about rising rhetoric between Iran, US
United Nations | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 AM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is very concerned about the rising rhetoric between Iran and the US and warns that any action by either nation could be misinterpreted in a "very volatile region", his spokesman has said. ... read..


Indonesia election: Joko Widodo wins second term
Asia | May 21, 2019 8:41:51 AM IST
The Election Commission of Indonesia on Tuesday confirmed that President Joko Widodo has won a second term as president, beating out rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general, by a 55.5 per cent to 44.5 per cent margin. ... read..


Maduro proposes early elections for opposition-led National Assembly
Others | May 21, 2019 7:41:49 AM IST
Renewing his efforts to placate protestors, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday proposed early elections for National Assembly, which is headed by opposition leader Juan Guaido. ... read..


10 killed, including 5 children, in air raids by Russia in Syria
Middle East | May 21, 2019 7:11:49 AM IST
At least 10 civilians, including five children, were killed in air strikes by Syrian government ally Russia on Monday in the northwestern Idlib province, the last major rebel-held territory. ... read..


Pak appoints Mueenul Haq as High Commissioner to India
Asia | May 21, 2019 6:41:50 AM IST
Pakistan on Monday announced career diplomat Mueenul Haq as its new High Commissioner to India. ... read..


Algeria: Army chief proposes independent body to oversee polls
Others | May 21, 2019 6:41:49 AM IST
Underlining that the ensuing presidential election will prevent Algeria from "falling into the trap of a constitutional void", the Army chief Lieutenant General Gaid Salah on Monday proposed the formation of an "independent body" to organise and oversee ... read..


US envoy on rare visit to Tibet
Asia | May 21, 2019 6:11:47 AM IST
Amidst trade tensions between Beijing and Washington, US ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, is on a rare visit to disputed Tibet. It is the first visit by any US envoy to the sensitive Himalayan region since 2015. ... read..


UN threatens to suspend food aid to Yemen
Others | May 21, 2019 4:41:48 AM IST
United Nations on Monday warned that humanitarian aid to war-torn Yemen could be suspended if Houthi rebels controlling the region do not comply with the accord signed last year and stop diversion of food supplies. ... read..


Trump to meet Charles during UK visit
Europe | May 21, 2019 2:11:47 AM IST
US President Donald Trump is expected to hold a meeting with Britain's Prince Charles during his upcoming visit to the United Kingdom next month, CNN reported on Monday. ... read..


Trump lashes out at press over coverage of his finances
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
US President Donald Trump, apparently unhappy about the media's coverage of his finances, on Monday said that he did not need banks to do business. ... read..


What Google Android restrictions mean for Huawei
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
After Samsung, Huawei has the biggest share in the global smartphone market but it now faces a huge challenge after Google barred the Chinese giant from some updates to the Android operating system. ... read..


249 Turkish foreign ministry personnel to be arrest
Ankara (Turkey) | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Turkish prosecutors on Monday issued arrest warrants for 249 foreign ministry personnel over their suspected links to the Gulen Movement. ... read..


Ford to layoff 7,000 white-collar workers
US | May 20, 2019 11:11:59 PM IST
American automaker company Ford will be laying off 7,000 white-collar workers as part of their austerity measures which will help the company save around 600 million US dollars a year. ... read..


Small plane crashes into North Sea near Germany
Europe | May 20, 2019 11:11:53 PM IST
A small plane carrying an unspecified number of people crashed into the North Sea on Monday, according to the authorities. ... read..


RJP-Nepal urges government to publicly release Madhesh movement report
Asia | May 20, 2019 11:11:49 PM IST
The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) on Monday urged the government to publicly release the report on the 2015 Madhesh movement. ... read..


Lanka for global intelligence sharing to end terror
Colombo | Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has called on countries to join hands in sharing intelligence to deal with international terror threats, media reported on Monday. ... read..


Minor quake strikes Myanmar's Rakhine state
Yangon | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck Myanmar's Rakhine state on Monday morning, said a release of the Meteorology and Hydrology Department. ... read..


8 dead as boat carrying football team capsizes in Uganda
Others | May 20, 2019 10:12:02 PM IST
Ugandan authorities on Monday confirmed that at least eight people died, while several others are missing after a boat carrying a football team and its fans capsized amidst a thunderstorm on Lake Albert here on Sunday. ... read..


Followed in disbelief as Austrian corruption scandal unfolded: EU
Europe | May 20, 2019 9:41:56 PM IST
The European Union on Monday said that it "followed in disbelief" when an alleged corruption scandal involving the former Vice-Chancellor of Austria unfolded recently. ... read..


Man who climbed Eiffel Tower threatens to commit suicide
Europe | May 20, 2019 9:41:50 PM IST
The unidentified man who illegally scaled the Eiffel Tower from its exterior on Monday threatened to commit suicide, as per local media reports. ... read..


France: Eiffel Tower evacuated as man climbs iconic landmark
Europe | May 20, 2019 9:11:53 PM IST
The iconic Eiffel Tower was closed and people were evacuated as a man was spotted scaling the structure from its exterior by onlookers on Monday. ... read..


Ukranian comedian sworn-in as President
Kiev (Ukraine) | Monday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday sworned in as the new President of Ukraine at a ceremony here. ... read..


Swedish prosecutors seeks Julian Assange's detention
Copenhagen | Monday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Swedish prosecutors on Monday requested that the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, be detained to face questioning over rape allegations he had originally evaded by seeking diplomatic asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for almost seven years. ... read..


32 killed in Tajikistan prison riots
Moscow | Monday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Thirty two people, including 29 inmates and three prison guards, were killed in a riot in a prison situated at the outskirts of Dushanbe, Tajikistan's Ministry of Justice said on Monday. ... read..


Will not let China become top superpower, claims Trump
US | May 20, 2019 6:41:52 PM IST
Amidst renewed trade frictions with China, US President Donald Trump on Sunday (local time) claimed that he will not let the Asian country become the top superpower while in office. ... read..


Economic terrorism, genocidal taunts won't end Iran: Zarif to US
Middle East | May 20, 2019 6:11:59 PM IST
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Monday lashed out at the United States and said that "economic terrorism and genocidal taunts won't end Iran." ... read..


Kim Jong-un wanted to remove only one or two of its five nuclear sites: Trump
| May 20, 2019 5:42:02 PM IST
United States President Donald Trump said he failed to reach a deal with Kim Jong-un during the February Vietnam Summit due to the North Korean leader's reluctance to eliminate all five nuclear sites in the communist country. ... read..


Lahore HC to hear disqualification petition against Imran Khan next week
Asia | May 20, 2019 5:41:57 PM IST
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday set the disqualification petition against Prime Minister Imran Khan for hearing next week. ... read..


Starbucks opens 'silent cafe' in China's Guangzhou
Beijing | Monday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Leading coffee chain Starbucks has opened a "silent cafe" in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, where about half of the staff are hearing impaired, as part of an initiative to support the employment of disabled people. ... read..


Indian expat's charity sets iftar distribution record in UAE
Abu Dhabi | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
A Dubai-based charity, owned by an Indian expat, has set a new Guinness World Record for iftar distribution, the media reported. ... read..


Thailand's MCOT TV launches "Japan Discovery" to promote Japan's tourism industry
Asia | May 20, 2019 4:42:01 PM IST
Thailand's state-owned public broadcaster- MCOT, has launched a television series that features attractive elements from Japan, including mountains and castles, in order to promote the Japanese tourism industry. ... read..


Indian success expected to contribute to Singapore firm's growth
Asia | May 20, 2019 4:11:55 PM IST
Singapore conglomerate Sembcorp Industries Limited (Sembcorp) reported a net profit of SGD 93 million (USD 68 million) for the first quarter of 2019. This is a 20 per cent improvement compared with the SGD 77 million achieved in the corresponding period o ... read..


Threats to US would mean Iran's end, warns Trump (Lead)
Washington | Monday, 2019 3:45:06 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has asked Iran "never to threaten" the US and warned Tehran that if it wants a fight, it would be "the official end" of the Islamic nation. ... read..


2012 US shootout victim's mom to join politics
Washington | Monday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Sybrina Fulton, an African-American mother who became a social justice activist after the 2012 fatal shooting of her son, Trayvon Martin that spurred a nationwide movement in the US and gave rise to a rallying cry "Black Lives Matter", is running for poli ... read..


White House unveils 1st part of Middle East peace plan
Washington | Monday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The White House has unveiled the first part of its Middle East peace proposal, which is being deemed as an economic "workshop" to encourage investing capital in the West Bank, Gaza, and the region, a senior administration official told CNN. ... read..


Tajikistan: 32 killed in prison riot
Asia | May 20, 2019 3:11:59 PM IST
Three guards and 29 inmates were killed after a riot broke out at a high-security prison in Tajikistan's western city of Vahdat, the country's Deputy Justice Minister Mansurjon Umarov said on Monday. ... read..


US billionaire promises to pay off student debt for entire grad class
Washington | Monday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at an US ollege in Atlanta when he announced at their commencement that he would pay off their student loans -- estimated at $40 million. ... read..


Tourists throng to see 'Sakura' or cherry blossoms of Japan
Asia | May 20, 2019 2:41:50 PM IST
Many Japanese and foreign tourists are looking forward to seeing the cherry blossoms, also known as 'Sakura', which are in full bloom this spring season. ... read..


11 killed in bar shooting in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro | Monday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
At least 11 people have been killed in a shooting at a bar in Brazil's Para state, police said. ... read..


Swedish prosecutors request Julian Assange's detention over rape investigation
Europe | May 20, 2019 2:11:49 PM IST
Swedish prosecutors on Monday filed a request to detain Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in absentia over rape case investigation. ... read..


Australia: Scott Morrison to form govt after 'miraculous victory'
Others | May 20, 2019 1:41:55 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks all set to form a majority Conservative government after his "miraculous" election victory over the centre-left Labor Party, the state media said on Monday. ... read..


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