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Toll in China chemical plant blast rises to 78
Asia | March 25, 2019 6:11:42 PM IST
The death toll in a massive explosion that took place at Chenjiagang Tianjiayi chemical plant in eastern China last week rose to 78, of whom 56 have been identified. ... read..


Mother, her 5 children killed in Balochistan landslide
Asia | March 25, 2019 5:41:44 PM IST
A woman and her five children lost their lives in a landslide in Harnai town of Balochistan on Sunday night. ... read..


Russian air force plane carrying troops lands in Venezuela
Others | March 25, 2019 2:41:39 PM IST
A Russian air force plane carrying a defence official and nearly 100 troops landed at Venezuela's main airport on Saturday (local time), amid reports of strengthening ties between Caracas and Moscow. ... read..


UN allows sanctions exemption for humanitarian aid to N. Korea
US | March 25, 2019 2:11:48 PM IST
In a temporary relief to North Korea, the United Nations has waived sanctions to agencies providing humanitarian assistance, including food security, access to clean water and improving children's health, to enter the communist country. ... read..


New Zealand PM initatites independent judicial probe into Christchurch terror attacks
Others | March 25, 2019 2:11:45 PM IST
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday initiated an independent judicial probe into the twin Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 50 people and injured several others, asking whether police and intelligence services could have prevented the March 15 ... read..


2nd cyclone lashes Australia with destructive winds
Canberra | Monday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST
A second cyclone, within 48 hours of a first one, on Monday brought destructive winds and torrential rains to the coastal regions of Australia. ... read..


Royal Commission to probe Christchurch attacks
Wellington | Monday, 2019 11:45:04 AM IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday announced a Royal Commission of Inquiry to analyse security agencies and look into the sole suspect of the March 15 Christchurch attacks that left 50 people dead in two mosques. ... read..


Democrat Senator calls Trump coward (Lead)
New York | Monday, 2019 11:45:04 AM IST
Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, speaking outside a Trump-branded high-rise in Manhattan, launched an attack on President Donald Trump, calling him a "coward" and the building bearing his name "a shrine to greed, division and vanity". ... read..


Russia probe vindicates Trump, but Democrats will persist in pursuit (News Analysis)
New York | Monday, 2019 10:45:04 AM IST
After being hounded for over two years by accusations that he treasonously colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election, US President Donald Trump has won an exoneration after an arduous investigation and his opposition has received a setbac ... read..


Innovative recycling humanising Panama prison
Panama City | Monday, 2019 10:45:04 AM IST
A group of prisoners at the infamous La Joyita prison in Panama has devised a manual recycling program to revolutionise not only the prison but also their own lives. ... read..


Two US ships sail through Taiwan Strait
Washington | Monday, 2019 10:45:04 AM IST
The US sailed two ships through the Taiwan Strait, in an operation that comes as top officials from President Donald Trump's administration prepare to travel to Beijing for high-level trade talks. ... read..


2nd survivor of US school shooting kills self
New York | Monday, 2019 9:15:05 AM IST
A second Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student has died in what police are calling "an apparent suicide". ... read..


Prince Charles in Cuba on first royal visit
Havana | Monday, 2019 8:45:04 AM IST
Britain's Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla have arrived in Cuba on their first royal visit to the country. ... read..


Thai elections: Prayut poised to continue as PM
Asia | March 25, 2019 7:11:38 AM IST
The pro-regime Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), who fielded military junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha as its Prime Ministerial candidate, is poised to win the 2019 general elections here as of Sunday night, as per unofficial results from the Election Commiss ... read..


Stranded Norway cruise ship docks at Molde Harbour
Europe | March 25, 2019 6:41:39 AM IST
The Viking Sky cruise ship, which was adrift in rough seas in the Hustadvika area off Norway, finally docked in Molde Harbour on Sunday (local time). ... read..


Barr not a neutral observer, release full Mueller findings: Pelosi
| March 25, 2019 5:41:38 AM IST
US Attorney General William Barr is "not a neutral observer," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, after Barr revealed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not find either US President Donald Trump or his associates guilty of conspiring with the Russians t ... read..


It's time to move on: Graham after Barr's Mueller report summary
US | March 25, 2019 3:41:49 AM IST
It is time to move on and govern the country, US Senator and senior Republican Lindsey Graham said on Sunday while hailing Attorney General William Barr's principal conclusions of the Robert Mueller investigations. ... read..


It's a shame your President had to go through this: Trump following Mueller revelations
US | March 25, 2019 3:41:40 AM IST
US President Donald Trump claimed vindication on Sunday after Attorney General William Barr submitted his summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to the US Congress. ... read..


AG Barr delivers Mueller's 'principal conclusions'
Washington | Monday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find Donald Trump's campaign or associates conspired with Russia, Attorney General William Barr said on Sunday, the media reported. ... read..


No Russian collusion in Trump's 2016 election campaign: Mueller
US | March 25, 2019 2:11:40 AM IST
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has not found any evidence suggesting Russian collusion in US President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, according to Attorney General William Barr. ... read..


MQM leader seeks UN's help in attaining self-determination right
Asia | March 25, 2019 1:41:39 AM IST
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder-leader Altaf Hussain has once again laid his demand for the right of self-determination and has urged the United Nations (UN) to immediately send its investigators and observers to Pakistan to look into the "genocide ... read..


After RJP-N, FSF-N warns to quit Oli government in Nepal
Asia | March 25, 2019 1:11:56 AM IST
Weeks after the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal walked out of the Government of Nepal, another party, Federal Socialist Forum- Nepal (FSF-N) has warned to quit the government if previously made agreements were not implemented. ... read..


Australia: Cyclone Veronica hits west coast, red alert issued
Others | March 25, 2019 1:11:47 AM IST
As tropical Cyclone Veronica begins to make landfall at the west coast, a red alert has been issued. ... read..


India expresses concerns over reports of abduction, forced conversion of Hindu girls in Pakistan
Asia | March 24, 2019 10:41:43 PM IST
India on Sunday shared its concerns through an official note to Pakistan Foreign office over the abduction and forced conversion of two Hindu girls to Islam, said sources. ... read..


16 killed in Myanmar warehouse explosion
Yangon | Sunday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
As many as 16 people were killed and 48 others injured in a warehouse explosion in Myanmar on Sunday, an official said. ... read..


Dubai policeman promoted for rejecting bribe
Dubai | Sunday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Dubai Police have honoured and promoted a policeman after he turned down a promised monthly bribe of 50,000 dirhams (Rs 942,000 approx). ... read..


Israeli army targets two Hamas posts in Gaza Strip
Gaza/Jerusalem | Sunday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
The Israeli army claimed to have hit two targets of the Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip early Sunday after Palestinian militants launched explosive devices at Israel. ... read..


Caliphate in ruins - and al-Baghdadi's rise and fall
Cairo | Sunday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi became on one of the world's most-wanted terrorist leaders when he proclaimed the Islamic State terror organization's so-called caliphate from a pulpit of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014. ... read..


Gaddafi timepiece sells for $193,730 in Dubai
Dubai | Sunday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
A Patek Philippe, made in 1979 at the behest of former Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, fetched $193,750 at a Christies rare watch auction in Dubai. ... read..


New Zealand to hold national remembrance service for Christchurch terror attack victims
Asia | March 24, 2019 7:41:53 PM IST
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday announced that her country will hold a national remembrance service for the victims of Christchurch shootings next Friday (March 29). ... read..


3 Indian liquor peddlers nabbed in Kuwait
Kuwait City | Sunday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
Police have arrested three Indians, two men and a woman, for trading in locally-manufactured booze. ... read..


Egyptian teen beaten by men in Punjabi dress
Kuwait City | Sunday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
An unidentified Egyptian woman has filed a complaint with Kuwaiti Police accusing some men wearing Punjabi dress of beating her son, a media report said. ... read..


Indian nurse leaves Saudi Arabia after long battle
Jeddah | Sunday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
An Indian nurse who was stranded in Saudi Arabia along with her newborn baby following a dispute with her employer has finally left the Kingdom after a long legal battle. ... read..


Twitter spat between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Pak Minister
Asia | March 24, 2019 6:11:39 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday in an online social media post sought a report from Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad about an apparent abduction of two sisters from the minority Hindu community in the neighbouring country to which P ... read..


Pak PM Imran Khan launches probe in case of abduction, forced conversion of Hindu girls
Asia | March 24, 2019 5:41:40 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched an "immediate" probe in the case of abduction and forced conversion of two Hindu girls. ... read..


400 evacuated from cruiser off Norway (2nd Lead)
Copenhagen | Sunday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
As many as 400 of the 1,373 people have been airlifted to the shore from a cruise ship that suffered engine failure off the coast of Norway, officials said on Sunday. ... read..


Two Hindu girls abducted in Pak, 'forcibly' converted to Islam
Asia | March 24, 2019 3:41:41 PM IST
Two Hindu girls were abducted on the eve of Holi and "forcibly converted to Islam", the brother of the victims has alleged. ... read..


Thailand votes in 1st elections after 2014 coup (Lead)
Bangkok | Sunday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Thailand went to the polls on Sunday to vote in the first general elections after incumbent Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha came to power following a bloodless coup in 2014. ... read..


6.3 magnitude quake hits Indonesia, no tsunami alert
Jakarta | Sunday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit Indonesia's North Maluku province on Sunday, but a tsunami alert has not been issued. ... read..


Remembrance service slated for Christchurch victims
Wellington | Sunday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday that the country will hold a national remembrance service on March 29 for the 50 victims of the attack in the Christchurch mosques. ... read..


May's Brexit deal could gain support if she quits
London | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
British Prime Minister Theresa May could gain support for her Brexit deal if she promises to stand down from her post, Conservative MPs told the BBC. ... read..


Cruise ship being evacuated off Norway coast (Lead)
Oslo | Sunday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
Evacuation was underway to rescue about 1,300 passengers and crew from a cruise ship off the coast of Norway that suffered an engine failure, the media reported on Sunday. ... read..


Sushma seeks report on Pakistani girls' abduction
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday sought details from the Indian Embassy in Pakistan following reports of two Hindu teenager girls being abducted on the eve of Holi in Sindh province. ... read..


Thailand elections: Voters head to poll stations after 5 years of military rule
Asia | March 24, 2019 11:11:39 AM IST
Polling began on Sunday after nearly five years of military rule in Thailand where around 51 million voters are eligible to exercise their franchise, South China Morning Post reported. ... read..


Kamala Harris calls for funds to hike teachers' pay
Washington | Sunday, 2019 10:45:04 AM IST
US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, has called for allocating a large federal investment to improve teacher salaries nationwide. ... read..


Democrats warn of subpoena over Mueller report (Lead)
Washington | Sunday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
House Democrats have warned of a subpoena if Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings that delved into the murky depths of the 2016 election looking for links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, were not turned over to Congress and publ ... read..


Thailand votes in first post-coup general elections
Bangkok | Sunday, 2019 9:15:06 AM IST
About 50 million voters headed to the polls in Thailand for the first general elections since the 2014 coup. ... read..


Thailand: Tsunami warning issued for 6 provinces after earthquake
Asia | March 24, 2019 7:11:37 AM IST
A tsunami warning has been issued for six provinces in Thailand after two earthquakes struck the Indian Ocean on Saturday. ... read..


Cruise ship evacuating 1,300 people off Norway coast
Copenhagen | Sunday, 2019 6:15:04 AM IST
Rescuers are scrambling to rescue about 1,300 passengers and crew from a cruise ship off Norway that suffered an engine failure, officials said on Saturday. ... read..


Credentials of 14 Venezuelan diplomats revoked by Panama
Others | March 24, 2019 5:41:41 AM IST
Panama, on Saturday (local time), revoked the credentials of 14 Venezuelan diplomats who were appointed by President Nicolas Maduro, according to Panama's Foreign Ministry. ... read..


21 people hospitalised in Hama after suspected chemical attack
Middle East | March 24, 2019 5:41:40 AM IST
21 people were admitted to the Al-Suqaylabiyah hospital here after a suspected chemical attack by militants who fired several shells at the city, according to local media. ... read..


Authorities fear another dam collapse in Brazil
Others | March 24, 2019 5:11:39 AM IST
Risks of another collapse of a Vale-owned dam are high at the Barao de Cocais municipality here as the highest level of threat has been sounded. ... read..


Death toll mounts to 102 in Iraq ferry disaster
Middle East | March 24, 2019 4:41:44 AM IST
102 people lost their lives after an overcrowded ferry capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul on Thursday. 60 people still remain missing following the tragedy. ... read..


Cyclone Idai: Death toll rises to 417 in Mozambique
Others | March 24, 2019 4:41:41 AM IST
417 people have lost their lives in Mozambique, while over 1,500 people have been injured due to Cyclone Idai until now, according to Mozambican minister Celso Correia. ... read..


Barr will not share 'principal conclusions' from Mueller's report today
US | March 24, 2019 4:11:40 AM IST
Attorney General William Barr will not share "principal conclusions" of Robert Mueller's report on alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential elections with lawmakers today, US Department of Justice officials said on Saturday (local time). ... read..


Summary of Mueller report not to be delivered on Saturday
Washington | Sunday, 2019 2:45:04 AM IST
US Attorney General William Barr will not send his summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report to Congress on Saturday, according to multiple media reports. ... read..


40,000 people march in France as Yellow Vest protest enters 19th week
Europe | March 24, 2019 2:41:38 AM IST
Over 40,000 people took to the streets across France on Saturday (local time) as the Yellow Vest protests enter week 19, according to Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, despite troops being allowed to open fire on demonstrators if threatened. ... read..


US will continue to support Lebanese army: Pompeo
Beirut | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said that the US will continue to support the Lebanese army, the National News Agency reported. ... read..


India sends another ship to cyclone-hit Mozambique
Asia | March 23, 2019 11:41:43 PM IST
To speed up humanitarian operations, India will send another ship, INS Magar, loaded with relief materials to Mozambique, one of the three countries along with Zimbabwe and Malawi severely affected by Cyclone Idai, leaving hundreds dead and thousands disp ... read..


Top US officials to visit China for trade talks next week: White House
US | March 23, 2019 11:41:40 PM IST
United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are set to visit Beijing on March 28 for the latest round of trade talks in order to finalise a deal, the White House said on Saturday. ... read..


Baloch Republican Army claims responsibility of blowing up gas pipeline in Balochistan
Asia | March 23, 2019 9:11:42 PM IST
Armed men on Saturday blew up a portion of a gas pipeline in Pir Koh area of Dera Bugti district in Balochistan province, suspending supply from Pirkoh gas filed to several cities of Punjab province. ... read..


Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora hails government decision to ban JKLF
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) on Saturday welcomed Union government's "positive and pathbreaking" decision to ban separatist organization Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and holding its founder, Yasin Malik, responsible for the "genocide" o ... read..


Minister among 6 killed in Somalia suicide attack
Mogadishu | Saturday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
As many as six people were killed, including a minister, and 11 others injured in a suicide attack in Somalia capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police said. ... read..


Cyclone toll in Mozambique rises to 417, 89k displaced
Beira (Mozambique) | Saturday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
The toll in tropical cyclone Idai-induced floods that have hit Mozambique rose to 417 while over 1,500 have been injured and more than 89,000 displaced, the government said on Saturday. ... read..


Afghanistan: 4 killed in twin blasts, Taliban claims responsibility
Asia | March 23, 2019 7:11:47 PM IST
Four people were killed and 31 sustained injuries in twin blasts in a stadium in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah on Saturday. ... read..


Selling Italy to Chinese
Europe | March 23, 2019 7:11:39 PM IST
Italy signed on Saturday a Memorandum of Understanding with China to join the Belt Road Initiative (BRI), becoming the first member of the G-7 grouping of industrialised countries to do so. ... read..


With fall of ISIS in Syria, a major danger is eliminated: French President
Others | March 23, 2019 6:41:44 PM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said that a "major danger" for France has been "eliminated" after Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that the "last bastion" of Islamic States--Baghouz--has fallen in Syria. ... read..


Italy becomes first G7 nation to join China's BRI
Europe | March 23, 2019 6:41:43 PM IST
Despite a warning by United States, Italy on Saturday joined China's signature foreign policy Belt and Road initiative (BRI), making it the first G7 country to officially do so reports Xinhua. ... read..


Kazakhstan renames capital as Nur-Sultan
Astana | Saturday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Kazakhstan's new President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Saturday signed a decree to officially rename the country's capital Astana as Nur-Sultan. ... read..


US disaster relief agency exposed survivors' data
Washington | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) exposed 2.3 million disaster survivors to possible identity theft, according to a new report. ... read..


Vote on May's Brexit deal may not happen next week
London | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
British Prime Minister Theresa May has told MPs that there might not be a third vote on her Brexit deal next week if there was insufficient support for it to pass. ... read..


France: Army deployed ahead of 19th weekend of Yellow Vests protests
Europe | March 23, 2019 4:41:40 PM IST
French authorities early on Saturday deployed its military on the streets of Paris in order to assist police as the country prepares for fresh ' Yellow Vest' protests. ... read..


ISIS loses its last stronghold in Syria to SDF
Middle East | March 23, 2019 4:41:39 PM IST
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) has lost its last stronghold, Baghouz, in eastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Saturday. ... read..


IS loses last Syrian stronghold: US-backed forces
Damascus | Saturday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
The Islamic State (IS) has lost its last stronghold in Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Saturday, bringing an end to the so-called caliphate declared by the terror group in 2014. ... read..


Cyclone Trevor hits Australia's northern coast
Canberra | Saturday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Cyclone Trevor made landfall on Saturday in Australia's northern coast, bringing torrential rain and winds of up to 250 km/h. ... read..


Germany arrests 10 over suspected Islamist attack
Berlin | Saturday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Police in Germany on Saturday arrested 10 people on suspicion of planning an Islamist attack. ... read..


Petitions call for Nobel Peace Prize to Ardern
Wellington | Saturday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Two petitions were launched calling for New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for her handling of the March 15 Christchurch mosques carnage, the media reported on Saturday. ... read..


Trump's N.Korea sanctions tweet sparks confusion
Washington | Saturday, 2019 1:15:04 PM IST
US President Donald Trump's tweet on withdrawing sanctions against North Korea has sparked confusion among administration officials. ... read..


Christchurch attack mosque reopens to worshippers
Christchurch | Saturday, 2019 12:45:04 PM IST
Worshippers on Saturday returned to the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, one of the two mosques where a gunman massacred 50 people on March 15. ... read..


Pak President Alvi calls for dialogue with India, says desire for peace should not be considered as weakness
Asia | March 23, 2019 12:11:41 PM IST
Pakistan's President Arif Alvi on Saturday said that his country wants to "resolve all issues" with India through a comprehensive dialogue, but added that this "desire for peace should not be considered as weakness." ... read..


Maryam thanks Punjab govt for addressing Nawaz's 'deteriorating health'
Asia | March 23, 2019 11:41:46 AM IST
Daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday thanked the Punjab government here for addressing her ailing father's 'deteriorating health'. ... read..


China: 26 killed, 28 injured in Hunan bus accident
Asia | March 23, 2019 11:41:45 AM IST
A tourist bus suddenly caught fire on a highway in Hunan Province of Central China, late on Friday, killing 26 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. ... read..


Russia, China await 'immediate success' of US talks with Taliban on Afghan peace process
Asia | March 23, 2019 11:11:39 AM IST
China and Russia are awaiting the 'immediate success' of the talks between the United States and Taliban, which are aimed at achieving peace in war-torn Afghanistan. ... read..


China chemical blast toll increases to 64
Beijing | Saturday, 2019 10:45:04 AM IST
The death toll from an explosion in a chemical plant in China's Jiangsu province increased to 64 on Saturday while 28 people still remain missing, authorities said. ... read..


Mueller's Russia report will shape US politics' future (2nd Lead)
New York | Saturday, 2019 10:15:09 AM IST
Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who delved into the murky depths of the 2016 election looking for links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, has completed his probe and a tense nation awaits his findings that will profoundly affect the fu ... read..


Iceland tourist spot shut for environmental damage
Reykjavik | Saturday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
Authorities in Iceland has temporarily closed the canyon of Fjaorargljufur, a popular tourist attraction, due to environmental damage caused by an ever-increasing number of visitors, the media reported. ... read..


New Zealand bans Christchurch gunman's manifesto
Wellington | Saturday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
New Zealand has banned the possession and distribution of a manifesto believed to be written by the lone gunman who carried out the March 15 Christchurch mosques carnage where 50 people were killed, officials said on Saturday. ... read..


Robert Mueller completes Russia probe (Second Lead)
Washington | Saturday, 2019 8:15:04 AM IST
Special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted a confidential report to Attorney General William Barr, signalling an end to the nearly two-year Russia investigation, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Friday. ... read..


Barr must not give Trump a 'preview' of Mueller's findings, says Pelosi
US | March 23, 2019 7:11:38 AM IST
Attorney General William Barr must not give US President Donald Trump any 'sneak preview' of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings or evidence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday (local time). ... read..


As fighting continues, USA claims defeat of ISIS
| March 23, 2019 6:41:38 AM IST
The United States, on Friday (local time), claimed to have completely defeated ISIS in Syria. ... read..


Mueller submits report on Russia investigation (Lead)
Washington | Saturday, 2019 6:15:05 AM IST
US special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted a confidential report to Attorney General William Barr, marking the end of his nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, media reported. ... read..


Trump removes additional North Korea sanctions
US | March 23, 2019 5:41:40 AM IST
US President Donald Trump removed additional "large-scale" US Treasury sanctions on North Korea on Friday (local time). ... read..


'Golan Heights will always remain Arab Syrian territory'
United Nations | Saturday, 2019 5:15:04 AM IST
A Syrian envoy on Friday said that the Syrian Golan will always remain an Arab Syrian territory, reacting to US President Donald Trump's surprise tweet that the US would recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. ... read..


USA sanctions Venezuela's development bank following arrest of Guaido's aide
US | March 23, 2019 5:11:38 AM IST
The United States on Friday (local time) sanctioned Venezuela's state-owned Bandes bank as a retaliatory measure after the Nicolas Maduro-led regime arrested one of Juan Guaido's closest aides. ... read..


Mueller submits report on Russia investigation
Washington | Saturday, 2019 4:15:04 AM IST
US special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted a confidential report to Attorney General William Barr, marking the end of his nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, media reported. ... read..


At least 26 dead, 28 injured in China coach fire
Changsha | Saturday, 2019 4:15:04 AM IST
Twenty-six people were killed and 28 others injured after a tour coach caught fire in central China's Hunan Province on Friday, local authorities said. ... read..


No idea about Mueller report timing: Trump
Washington | Saturday, 2019 3:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Friday said he has "no idea" about when Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who's leading the Russia probe, will turn in his report. ... read..


Operation Sahayata: India extends aid to Mozambique following Cyclone Idai
Others | March 23, 2019 3:41:42 AM IST
India has extended support in helping Mozambique deal with the aftermath of the high-end, Category -2 storm Cyclone Idai which has destroyed multiple villages and left hundreds dead. ... read..


Robert Mueller's 22-month long investigation comes to an end
US | March 23, 2019 3:41:38 AM IST
Special counsel Robert Mueller has ended his 22-month long probe into possible Russian collusion in the 2016 Presidential elections which saw Donald Trump come to power as the 45th President of the United States. ... read..


India boycotts Pak National Day event, PM Modi sends customary greetings to Imran
Asia | March 23, 2019 2:41:47 AM IST
India on Friday decided to boycott the Pakistan National Day reception organised by the Pakistan High Commission here, citing invitation to separatists from Jammu and Kashmir as the reason behind the boycott. ... read..


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