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PoK journalists protest against police raid at Muzzafarbad Press Club
Muzzarafabad | October 23, 2019 6:11:47 PM IST
Scores of journalists in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Wednesday took to the streets to protest against a raid conducted by the security forces at the Muzzafarbad Press Club. ... read..


Pakistan: Peshawar High Court nationalises Edwardes College
Islamabad | October 23, 2019 6:11:37 PM IST
In a setback to the Christian community in Pakistan, the Edwardes College Peshawar, a private Christian institute, has been nationalised by the Peshawar High Court. ... read..


France: Man arrested in a museum for writing threatening message in Arabic
Paris | October 23, 2019 5:41:46 PM IST
The French police on Wednesday arrested a suspect for fencing himself in a museum in southern France and writing threatening messages on the walls in Arabic. ... read..


German Chancellor expected to visit India next week
New Delhi | October 23, 2019 5:41:44 PM IST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to arrive in India on October 31 for a three-day visit, sources told ANI on Wednesday. ... read..


Murder investigation underway after 39 bodies found in southeast England
London | October 23, 2019 5:11:36 PM IST
An investigation is underway in Britain after 39 bodies were found in a truck container at an industrial park in southeast England. ... read..


After reptiles, Pak singer threatens Modi with suicide attack
Lahore | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
After threatening to unleash reptiles on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir, Pakistani pop singer Rabi Pirzada is now warning him with a suicide attack. ... read..


US assures India of 'partnership', as Congress members criticise Kashmir restrictions
New York | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:06 PM IST
While US President Donald Trump's Administration gave a reassurance that relations with India was a partnership and that it does not take a position on the revocation of Kashmir's special constitutional status, India's restrictions on communications and m ... read..


Apple Watch detects hard fall, saves man's life in US
New York | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:06 PM IST
In yet another example why you should wear an Apple Watch while travelling, a man in the US has credited the device for saving his life after he fell over a steep cliff and the Watch called 911 after detecting a hard fall. ... read..


47 attorneys general join anti-trust probe against Facebook
New York | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:06 PM IST
In fresh trouble for Facebook, 47 attorneys general in the US have officially joined an investigation into Facebook for its anti-competitive market practices. ... read..


External Affairs Minister Jaishankar meets Iranian counterpart ahead of 18th NAM Ministerial Summit
Baku | October 23, 2019 3:41:41 PM IST
Ahead of the 18th Ministerial Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif here on Wednesday. ... read..


Multilateralism is undoubtedly under strain, says External Affairs Minister Jaishankar
Baku | October 23, 2019 3:41:32 PM IST
It is important for the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to work together and take the lead in building multilateral governance to meet geopolitical challenges, said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during his address at the NAM Ministerial Meeting in Bak ... read..


HK releases murder suspect who sparked protest crisis
Hong kong | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:06 PM IST
Hong Kong has released from prison the murder suspect whose case triggered the city's mass protests and led to a diplomatic row. Chan Tong-kai, 20, is accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend in Taiwan last year before fleeing back to Hong Kong. ... read..


Turkey says it sees no need for new operation in northern Syria
Ankara | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Turkey sees no need to launch a new offensive in northern Syria outside the area it already controls, the Turkish Defence Ministry said Wednesday after the US reported the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the border area. ... read..


Hong Kong legislature officially withdraws extradition bill which sparked months of protest
Asia | October 23, 2019 3:11:38 PM IST
Hong Kong legislature on Wednesday officially withdrew the controversial extradition bill, which sparked months of protest. ... read..


Russia accuses US of abandoning Kurdish forces in Syria
Moscow | October 23, 2019 3:11:37 PM IST
Russia on Wednesday accused the United States of abandoning Kurdish forces and leaving them to face the Turkey military offensive in northern Syria. ... read..


With Brexit in 'purgatory', Johnson may seek election (2nd Lead)
London | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:06 PM IST
With next to impossible for the British Prime Minister to be able to stick to his Halloween deadline for Brexit, Boris Johnson will now push for a general election if the EU proposes to delay exit of the UK from the European Union until January, No 10 Dow ... read..


'Fire in New Zealand's Auckland may impact APEC conference'
Auckland | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
A massive fire at the Auckland Skycity Convention Center construction site has been continued to rage on for over 24 hours on Wednesday, which would impact the 2021 APEC conference. ... read..


Chinese military official meets Russian, Serbian defence ministers
Beijing | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Zhang Youxia, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, has met respectively with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin who were here for the ninth Beijing Xiangshan Forum. ... read..


80 charged after riots at Malta migrant centre
Valletta | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:06 PM IST
Eighty migrants were arraigned in court in Malta, charged with having participated in Sunday's riots at their detention centre, which saw cars set ablaze and offices trashed. ... read..


Morocco, US agree to bolster cooperation on fighting terrorism
Rabat | Wednesday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
Morocco and the United States have announced that they agreed to "sustain cooperation to defeat terrorist groups." ... read..


'No one can obstruct Palestinians from holding general polls'
Ramallah | Wednesday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
A senior Palestinian official has stated that no one has the right to veto or intervene in the holding of general elections in the Palestinian territories. ... read..


Two Iraqi police generals killed in militant attack
Baghdad | Wednesday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
A general commander of an Iraqi police division was killed alongside five of his men, including a brigadier general, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State terror organization in the Middle Eastern country's Saladin province. ... read..


Egypt expresses concern over allegation on Nile dam dispute
Cairo | Wednesday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
Egypt said that it was shocked and "follows up with great concern" the reported statement by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that hinted at military option in resolving the dispute over a Nile dam. ... read..


Syrian president supports Russia-Turkey memorandum : Kremlin
Sochi | Wednesday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad supported a memorandum reached by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following their talks, the Kremlin said. ... read..


India issues advisory, asks its nationals to exercise 'utmost caution' while visiting Turkey
New Delhi | October 23, 2019 12:11:37 PM IST
India has issued an advisory to its citizens visiting Turkey, asking them to "exercise utmost caution" while visiting the Middle East country. ... read..


China invites Taliban representatives for intra-Afghan conference in Beijing
Doha | October 23, 2019 12:11:34 PM IST
China on Tuesday invited International Energy Agency (IEA) delegation led by Taliban leader M. Baradar Akhund to take part in the upcoming intra-Afghan conference to be held in Beijing. ... read..


Pak singer poses with suicide vest to threaten Modi, Twitter asks if it's their national dress
Islamabad | October 23, 2019 11:41:38 AM IST
Pakistani singer Rabi Pirzada was massively trolled by Twitter users for posting a picture wearing what appeared to be a suicide vest in order to threaten Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... read..


US Senate approves North Macedonia to NATO
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
The US Senate overwhelmingly approved North Macedonia's accession to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation). ... read..


15 dead as Chile protests cross fortnight
Santiago | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
Thousands of people in Chile took to the streets again for the 15th consecutive day to protest against the government amid emergency decrees and new curfews in several parts of the country. ... read..


UN urges Iraq to prevent violence, enable peaceful protests
Baghdad | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) called on the Iraqi government to take concrete steps to prevent human rights violations and enable peaceful demonstrations in the future. ... read..


Croatia hails EC's decision on Schengen Area accession: PM
Zagreb | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic welcomed here European Commission's (EC) decision that the country had met technical requirements for Schengen Area accession. ... read..


Syria's Assad visits Idlib front line
Damascus | Wednesday, 2019 10:50:55 AM IST
Syria's President Bashar-al-Assad on Tuesday visited troops deployed along the front line of Idlib province, in western Syria, for the first time since the beginning of the conflict in 2011. ... read..


Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria ahead of ceasefire deadline (Lead)
Moscow | Wednesday, 2019 10:50:55 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday began negotiations on the situation in northeastern Syria hours before the expiry of a ceasefire between Turkey's armed forces and Kurdish militias. ... read..


UK lawmakers back Johnson's Brexit deal, but want more time
London | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:05 AM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson managed to garner the preliminary support of Parliament for his Brexit agreement, but the body rejected the Conservative leader's plan to pass the necessary enabling legislation in the space of just three days. ... read..


PoK: 2 dead, 80 hurt after police lathi-charge agitators
Muzaffarabad | October 23, 2019 10:11:34 AM IST
Two civilians were killed and over 80 others sustained injuries after police lathi-charged protestors during a peaceful pro-freedom rally held in Muzaffarabad city in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Tuesday. ... read..


Scribes injured after police raid press club PoK
Muzaffarabad | October 23, 2019 10:11:32 AM IST
Several journalists were injured on Tuesday after police raided a press club here in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) during the media briefing by Jammu Kashmir People's National Alliance (JKPNA). ... read..


Russia, Turkey adopt memorandum over situation in Syria (Lead)
Sochi | Wednesday, 2019 9:45:05 AM IST
Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. ... read..


Tusk to recommend EU27 to grant extension for Brexit
Brussels | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 AM IST
Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, said that he would recommend the 27 member states of the European Union to grant an extension for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the bloc. ... read..


Russia, Turkey adopt memorandum over situation in Syria
Sochi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 AM IST
Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. ... read..


14 gunmen killed in encounter in Burundi
Bujumbura | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:06 AM IST
At least 14 gunmen who had entered the Burundian territory from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) were killed in clashes with security forces in northwestern Burundi, a spokesperson of Burundi's security ministry said here. ... read..


Baloch women, children hold protest against enforced disappearances
Quetta | October 23, 2019 8:11:32 AM IST
Relatives of missing Baloch people on Tuesday held a protest rally in Quetta city to demand the immediate release of their family members who have been illegally abducted by security forces. ... read..


UN to focus on prevention of resumed fighting in Syria
United Nations | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:05 AM IST
Marking the end of the five-day Turkish truce in northeastern Syria, the United Nations' aim is for weapons to remain silent, a UN spokesman said. ... read..


British PM's Brexit timetable rejected by parliament (Lead)
London | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:05 AM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was defeated in a vote on his Brexit timetable, meaning his government could push for a general election. ... read..


British PM's Brexit timetable rejected by parliament
London | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was defeated in a vote on his Brexit timetable, meaning his government could push for a general election. ... read..


Kurdish forces leave Syria border area
Beirut | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria have withdrawn from the Turkish border area in line with a ceasefire pact drawn up between Turkey and the United States, which is due to expire in a matter of hours. ... read..


2 dead after grenade explodes in Ukrainian capital
Kyiv | October 23, 2019 6:41:34 AM IST
As many as two men were killed and one woman sustained injuries after a grenade exploded in downtown Kyiv on Tuesday night (local time), according to the state media. ... read..


Protests mar Lebanon for 6th consecutive day
Beirut | October 23, 2019 6:41:33 AM IST
Thousands of protesters gathered for the sixth consecutive day in downtown Beirut on Tuesday (local time), despite sweeping economic reform measures announced by prime minister Saad Hariri a day earlier, and called for the government to resign. ... read..


US lawmaker introduces resolution opposing US withdrawal from Syria
Washington D.C. | October 23, 2019 5:41:39 AM IST
United States Senator Mitch McConnell and other top Republican lawmakers on Tuesday (local time) introduced a resolution in opposition to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria, warning that his decision has benefited Syrian Presi ... read..


Turkey, Russia to jointly push back Kurdish fighters along Turkey's border in northern Syria
Sochi | October 23, 2019 5:41:34 AM IST
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Tuesday (local time) agreed to jointly push back Kurdish fighters from a "safe zone" along the Turkey-Syria border, after marathon talks here. ... read..


Trump calls impeachment inquiry 'a lynching'
London | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has called the congressional impeachment investigation that may seek to remove him from office "a lynching". ... read..


Religious persecution, violence against women salient features of Pakistan, says Sindhi-American activist
Washington D.C. | October 23, 2019 5:11:37 AM IST
Religious persecution and violence against women are some of the most salient features of Pakistan, said Sindhi-American Human Rights activist Fatima Gul at the United States House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on 'Human Rights in South Asia' here on ... read..


Lawmakers vote in favour of Boris Johnson's new Brexit plan
London | October 23, 2019 5:11:33 AM IST
British lawmakers on Tuesday (local time) voted in favour of the new Brexit plan proposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as an attempt to fast-track the process of UK's withdrawal from the EU by October 31. ... read..


India is Bangladesh's friend forever: Tipu Munshi
Guwahati | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Bangladesh Minister of Commerce Tipu Munshi has said India is not only its closest neighbour but also a friend for ever. ... read..


US lawmakers tell Twitter to ban Islamic terror groups
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
A group of US lawmakers on Tuesday called on Twitter to ban Islamic terror organizations on its platform. ... read..


'US forces leaving Syria not allowed to stay in Iraq'
Baghdad | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The Iraqi military on Tuesday said that the US forces crossing into Iraq as part of their withdrawal operation from Syria have no permission to stay in Iraq. ... read..


Pak-sponsored terror in Kashmir 'ignored and overlooked' by human right activists: Aarti Tikoo
Washington D.C. | October 23, 2019 2:11:33 AM IST
Senior Indian Journalist from Kashmir Aarti Tikoo on Tuesday outlined the concerns of Pakistani terror victims in Kashmir and asserted that the human rights activist and press in the world have completely overlooked the 30-years of terror in Kashmir. ... read..


Johnson to pull Brexit bill if timetable rejected (2nd Ld)
London | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday said that he would pull his Brexit deal from a parliamentary vote if lawmakers failed to approve the government's timetable for the country's withdrawal from the European Union (EU). ... read..


Juncker bids adieu, slams 'stupid nationalism'
Strasbourg (France) | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday prepared to step down as European Commission chief with a message urging MEPs to fight against "stupid and blinkered" nationalism. ... read..


US Congressional hearing: Proscribed terror outfit perpetrated Mumbai attacks, shot journalist in Kashmir, says Aarti Tikoo Singh
Washington | October 23, 2019 1:41:34 AM IST
Aarti Tikoo Singh, senior Indian journalist from Kashmir exposed nefarious activities of Pakistan based terror groups during US House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday and spoke about LeT killing of Kashmir based journalist Shujaat Bukhari and ... read..


PoK: Several journalists injured after police raid press club in Muzaffarabad
Muzaffarabad | October 22, 2019 11:41:42 PM IST
Several journalists were injured on Tuesday after police raided a press club here in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) during the media briefing by Jammu Kashmir People's National Alliance (JKPNA). ... read..


Shooting at high school in California injures one; suspect at large
Washington DC | October 22, 2019 11:41:38 PM IST
One person was injured in a shooting incident at a high school in Santa Rosa, California, on Tuesday, police said, adding that they are actively looking for the lone suspected shooter. ... read..


Turkish airstrikes kill two PKK officials
Baghdad | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Turkish airstrikes on Tuesday killed two senior officials of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Azmar mountain in Slemani governorate region. ... read..


Brexit is waste of time and energy: Juncker
Brussels | Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday lamented how much of his mandate had been taken up by Brexit, which he described as a "waste of time and a waste of energy." ... read..


We speak our minds: Malaysian PM on Kashmir remark
Kuala Lumpur | Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday said that he stood firm over his remarks on the Kashmir issue during his address at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) last month, saying "we speak our minds" and "don't retract and change". ... read..


Multiple injured after being hit by stolen ambulance in Norway; armed suspect arrested
Europe | October 22, 2019 10:41:43 PM IST
Oslo [Norway], Oct 22 (ANi): Multiple people, including a woman and two babies, were injured after being hit by a stolen ambulance driven by an armed suspect in Norweigan capital Oslo on Tuesday. ... read..


PM Modi congratulates Justin Trudeau over election victory
New Delhi | October 22, 2019 10:11:44 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on his second-term win in the recently concluded parliamentary elections. ... read..


Humpback whale population recovers in South Atlantic
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
The population of humpback whales in the South Atlantic is believed to have rebounded from the brink of extinction, the University of Washington said. ... read..


Japan's Emperor Naruhito proclaims enthronement (Lead)
Tokyo | Tuesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Japan's Emperor Naruhito proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Tuesday in a ceremony held at the Imperial Palace here, offering an unusual glimpse into the rites of the country's ancient royal lineage. ... read..


US expresses concern over human rights abuses, discrimination over faith in Pakistan
Washington D.C. | October 22, 2019 9:41:45 PM IST
The United States said on Tuesday that it remains deeply concerned over restrictions imposed on the civil society, media, and other groups expressing opposition to Pakistan government's policies and noted that the citizens in the country continue to face ... read..


Gantz optimistic ahead of receiving mandate to form govt
Jerusalem | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel's Blue and White Party, on Tuesday said that he was optimistic about his chances of forming a government, shortly before he was to become the first person in more than a decade other than long-standing Prime Minister Benj ... read..


California utility warns of 2nd power outage
San Francisco | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
California utility Pacific Gas and Electric company (PG&E) has warned that it would cut power again to hundreds of thousands of customers in Northern California later this week to prevent possible wildfires. ... read..


Republican measure censuring intelligence chair blocked
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
US House Democrats have blocked a motion by House Republicans to censure Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who is also handling the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. ... read..


Petition seeks Australia national climate emergency
Canberra | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
An Australian MP on Tuesday presented a petition signed by over 400,000 people, to Parliament seeking declaration of a national climate emergency. ... read..


Will probably terminate NYT, Washington Post from WH: Trump
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has said that he would "probably terminate" the New York Times and the Washington Post from the White House because "they're fake", his latest attack on the American media. ... read..


Kurds throw rotten fruits at US troops leaving Syria
Damascus | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
As US troops started withdrawing from the Turkey-Syrian border, Kurds from both the countries threw rotten fruits and stones at the 500-strong convoy. ... read..


'Syria offensive to resume if Kurds don't withdraw'
Ankara | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Turkey has threatened to resume its offensive on the northern Syrian border if Kurdish militias do not clear the area for the creation of a safe zone on Tuesday, which marks the end of the agreed five-day ceasefire. ... read..


Job seekers judged on social status by speech mannerism: Study
New York | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Candidates at job interviews expect to be evaluated on their experience, conduct, and ideas, but now a new study provides evidence that interviewees are judged based on their social status seconds after they start to speak. ... read..


Ready to visit Riyadh to settle differences: Zarif
Tehran | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that he was ready to visit Saudi Arabia to help reduce the ongoing tensions between Riyadh and Tehran if suitable conditions existed, a media report said on Tuesday. ... read..


Sheep with famously large fleece dies in Australia
Sydney | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Chris, a merino sheep famed for once being discovered with the world's heaviest fleece, has died, his care-takers at a farm in Australia said on Tuesday. ... read..


Johnson publishes his Brexit Withdrawal Bill (Lead)
London | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has published his 110-page Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill just hours before MPs were scheduled debate it in House of Commons on Tuesday, in an attempt to avoid another delay and take the country out of the European Union ... read..


2 dead, 80 injured after police lathi-charge protesters in Muzaffarabad
Muzaffarabad | October 22, 2019 6:41:45 PM IST
Two civilians were killed and over 80 others sustained injuries after police lathi-charged protestors during a peaceful pro-freedom rally held in Muzaffarabad city in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Tuesday. ... read..


Trudeau's Liberals win Canadian general elections (2nd Lead)
Ottawa | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Incumbent Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party has emerged victorious in the tightly contested general elections, and will return to power as a minority government, media reports said on Tuesday. ... read..


Naruhito officially proclaims himself Emperor of Japan
Tokyo | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Japan's Emperor Naruhito proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne on Tuesday and promised to respect the country's constitution and fulfil all his responsibilities. ... read..


European regulators delay lifting 737 MAX grounding order
Chicago | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
European air-safety regulators have officially shelved the idea of lifting the grounding order of the Boeing 737 MAX jets simultaneously with the US, according to informed sources, a significant setback to American regulators' desire for a coordinated glo ... read..


Nationalism dominates SL prez poll campaign: Analysts
Colombo | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Ahead of the Noverber 16 presidential election in Sri Lanka, hopefuls were making a strong national security pitch to woo voters in a polarized campaign focused on the April 21 Easter Sunday suicide bombings that claimed 260 lives, according to political ... read..


Chile mass riots toll increases to 12
Santiago | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The death toll in the mass riots that has gripped Chile over the government's move to increase the local metro fares, has increased to 12, authorities said. ... read..


Pakistan Army meddling in diplomatic affairs
New Delhi | October 22, 2019 4:41:51 PM IST
In yet another example signifying that Pakistan's state affairs is controlled by the Army, its spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor poked his nose in diplomatic affairs which are normally handled by civilian governments. ... read..


Pak actor says she did item song for ISPR
Islamabad | October 22, 2019 4:41:40 PM IST
Pakistani actress Neelam Muneer has said that she did the "item number" in a movie because the film was a project of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). ... read..


Biden maintains double-digit lead in Democratic race
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Former US Vice President Joe Biden has maintained a double-digit lead over the other Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll. ... read..


'Pakistan to implement FATF action plan by February'
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan is committed to fully implementing its action plan to counter money laundering and terrorist financing by February 2020 and get the country out of the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) grey list, a government adviser said. ... read..


NMCG workshop to mull on ensuring 'perennial' flow of Ganges
New Delhi (India) | October 22, 2019 4:11:39 PM IST
International and national environmentalists and experts mull over ensuring the perennial flow of river Ganges at a workshop organised by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) here on Monday. ... read..


Trudeau's Liberals poised to form minority govt (Lead)
Ottawa | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Incumbent Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party was poised to form a minority government after securing enough votes in a tightly contested general elections, media reports said. ... read..


Indian and Pakistan unlikely to sign agreement on Kartarpur corridor on Oct 23
New Delhi | October 22, 2019 3:41:33 PM IST
An agreement between India and Pakistan over the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor is unlikely to be signed on Wednesday, sources told ANI. ... read..


Kovind, Nepal Pres meet in Japan, discuss issues of mutual interest, bilateral cooperation
Tokyo | October 22, 2019 2:41:42 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday met his Nepal counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari in Tokyo and discussed several issues of mutual interest and bilateral cooperation. ... read..


Macy's to stop fur sale by end of FY 2020
Cincinnati | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:06 PM IST
Premium American retailer Macy's, Inc. will stop selling fur by the end of fiscal 2020, it announced in a statement. ... read..


Japan's Emperor Naruhito formally proclaims enthronement
Tokyo | October 22, 2019 2:11:52 PM IST
Japan's Emperor Naruhito has officially proclaimed his enthronement in a centuries-old ceremony which was attended by more than a hundred global dignitaries, including President Ram Nath Kovind. ... read..


Madagascar: Indian rock group performs at cultural event
Antananarivo | October 22, 2019 2:11:49 PM IST
Indian Bollywood rock group Antariksh performed at a cultural event in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo on Monday. ... read..


Russia: Pradhan visits Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in Vladivostok
Vladivostok | October 22, 2019 2:11:44 PM IST
Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan visited the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex here on Tuesday. ... read..


UN Security Council condemns mosque attack in Afghanistan
United Nations | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:06 PM IST
The UN Security Council has strongly condemned Friday's terrorist attack inside a mosque in Afghanistan. ... read..


US forces move 1,500 IS women from Syria to Iraq
Damascus | Tuesday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
The US forces in Syria have moved more than 1,500 Islamic State (IS) women from Syria to Iraq since Turkey launched an assault in northern Syria on October 9, state news agency SANA reported. ... read..


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