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Tiger sharks killed following attacks in Australia
Canberra | Saturday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST
Australian authorities on Saturday caught and killed two tiger sharks, just days after a 46-year-old woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked by sharks within 24 hours. ... read..


Gun attack at Iran military parade, several killed
Tehran | Saturday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Gunmen on Saturday opened fire on an Iranian military parade in Ahvaz city, killing several people, the media reported. ... read..


Deputy AG suggested secretly recording Trump: Report
Washington | Saturday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Deputy US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested wearing a "wire" to record conversations with President Donald Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office for being unfit, according to a media report. ... read..


European Parliamentarians express concern over credible, transparent polls in Maldives
Brussels [Belgium] | September 22, 2018 12:41:27 PM IST
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from seven different parties have shown concern over the failure of President Abdulla Yameen's government in Maldives to engage with the Opposition leaders for credible, transparent and inclusive Presidential elec ... read..


China closes over 4,000 porn, other 'harmful' websites
Beijing | Saturday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
China has shut down more than 4,000 porn and other websites containing "harmful" information in the past three months. ... read..


US Army unlikely to hit 2018 recruitment goal
Washington | Saturday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
Low unemployment combined with a strong economy means the US Army is unlikely to meet its recruitment goal for the 2018 fiscal year, according to the military. ... read..


China cancels trade talks with US: Report
Beijing | Saturday, 2018 11:15:09 AM IST
China has scrapped the trade talks with the US due next week by deciding not to send its Vice Premier Liu He for the negotiations, the Wall Street Journal reported. ... read..


Twitter bug may have sent users' DMs to unknown developers
San Francisco | Saturday, 2018 11:15:09 AM IST
A bug in Twitter's platform for third-party app developers exposed some Direct Messages (DMs) from nearly 3 million users to outsiders, the micro-blogging platform has admitted. ... read..


Pompeo warns Iran of 'action' over attack on US in Iraq
Washington DC [USA] | September 22, 2018 10:41:30 AM IST
United States Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo has warned Iran of "direct action" for any attacks on Washington in Iraq, even those using proxy forces, against US interests. ... read..


Beijing holds VegFest as veganism gains popularity in China
Beijing | Saturday, 2018 9:15:05 AM IST
Around 10,000 people are expected to take part in a "Plant-Based Festival" in Beijing this weekend as many people in China are pursuing healthy, eco-friendly and trendy lifestyles and has prompted especially the younger generation, to go vegan. ... read..


Pompeo warns of 'a series of actions' against Venezuela
Washington | Saturday, 2018 9:15:05 AM IST
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that the Trump administration will take "a serious of actions" against the Venezuelan government in the coming days. ... read..


UN General Assembly Memorial held for Kofi Annan
United Nations | Saturday, 2018 9:15:05 AM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the UN and Kofi Annan (the late former UN secretary-general) were inseparable and it is impossible to say where one ended and the other began. ... read..


UNSC underscores protection of civilians in armed conflict
United Nations | Saturday, 2018 9:15:05 AM IST
The UN Security Council has reiterated the importance of protecting civilians in armed conflict and requested the secretary-general to report on this matter every 12 months. ... read..


Nepal to block pornographic content amid rising rape statistics
Kathmandu [Nepal] | September 22, 2018 7:41:28 AM IST
The Government of Nepal on Friday said it would block the publication and dissemination of pornographic content in the nation, citing an increase in incidents of rape. ... read..


US Deputy Attorney General attacks NYT for "inaccurate" story
Washington DC [USA] | September 22, 2018 7:41:28 AM IST
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein challenged a story published in the New York Times which stated that Rosenstein had allegedly discussed recording United States President Donald Trump. ... read..


India's reasons to cancel foreign ministers' meeting 'unconvincing', says Pak
Islamabad [Pakistan] | September 22, 2018 3:41:27 AM IST
The Pakistan Government on Friday said the reasons cited by India to call off the meeting scheduled between the foreign ministers of the two countries on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) were "unconvincing". ... read..


Negotiations with EU on Brexit at an impasse: Theresa May
London [United Kingdom] | September 22, 2018 3:41:25 AM IST
United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May said she has reached an impasse on negotiations with the European Union (EU) after a summit in which her Brexit plan was rejected. ... read..


Pompeo speaks with Japanese FM on N.Korea
Washington | Saturday, 2018 1:15:04 AM IST
The US State Department said on Friday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had spoken over phone with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea. ... read..


Russia, US Fail to Resolve Tariffs Dispute in WTO, Arbitration Pending - Oreshkin
St. Petersburg [Russia] | September 21, 2018 11:41:34 PM IST
St. Petersburg [Russia], Sep 21 (Sputnik/ANI): The Russian and the United States delegations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) held consultations as part of a Russian lawsuit against the United States over tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, but th ... read..


Saudi Arabia hopes US not to sanction Riyadh over S-400 purchase: Ambassador to Russia
Moscow [Russia] | September 21, 2018 11:41:32 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], Sep 21 (Sputnik/ANI): Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Russia Rayed Krimly on Friday expressed hope that Washington would not impose sanctions on Riyadh over purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense missile systems. ... read..


'Pak's peace overture negated by India in 'usual belligerent manner'
Islamabad [Pakistan] | September 21, 2018 11:41:30 PM IST
Pakistan's peace overture was negated by India in an "usual belligerent manner", said Pakistan President Arif Alvi expressing disappointment over India's decision to call off meeting between the Foreign Ministers of two countries. ... read..


No arrangements for possible next meeting between Putin, Trump yet: Kremlin
Moscow [Russia] | September 21, 2018 11:41:29 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], Sep 21 (Sputnik/ANI): There are no arrangements for a possible next meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump yet, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. ... read..


New US sanctions against Russia manifestation of unfair competition: Lavrov
Sarajevo [Russia] | September 21, 2018 11:41:27 PM IST
Sarajevo [Russia], Sep 21 (Sputnik/ANI): The new United States sanctions against Russia are yet another manifestation of unfair competition, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday. ... read..


Indian policies guided by extremist ideologies: Pak on cancelled FM meet
Islamabad [Pakistan] | September 21, 2018 9:41:29 PM IST
Pakistan's Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudry on Friday accused Indian policies of being guided by extremist ideologies. ... read..


Daifuku introduces advanced airport facility
Tokyo [Japan] | September 21, 2018 8:41:39 PM IST
Material handling giant Daifuku unveiled new technology- Self Bag Drop (SBD)- at Logis-Tech Tokyo 2018 that was held in Japan from 11th to14th September 2018. ... read..


Yamaha unveils 'Niken'- a new motorbike with three wheels
Tokyo [Japan] | September 21, 2018 8:41:39 PM IST
Leading motorcycle maker Yamaha unveiled its new tricycle motorbike, 'Niken', earlier this week. ... read..


Kashmiris protest at UNHRC, demands Pakistan to dismantle terror infrastructure
Geneva [Switzerland] | September 21, 2018 8:41:32 PM IST
Political activists from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) held a massive protest in front of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) office here against gross human rights violations and exploitation of water resources by Pakistan in the region. ... read..


Sharing is contagious: Study
New York | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
While we have always heard that sharing is caring, a new study has shown that an individual's tendency to be generous depends on how much people around him or her are sharing. ... read..


MIT's new ML technique can detect credit card fraud
New York | Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Ever used your credit card at a new store or location only to have it declined? One reason could be that fraud-detecting technologies used by a consumer's bank have incorrectly flagged the sale as suspicious, researchers say. ... read..


Abe to meet Trump during UNGA visit to New York
Tokyo | Friday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet US President Donald Trump in New York next week during the UN General Assembly (UNGA), a government spokesperson said here on Friday. ... read..


Russia warns US on new sanctions
Moscow [Russia] | September 21, 2018 3:11:30 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], Sept 21 (Sputnik/ANI): Hours after United States issued new sanctions against Moscow, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov warned Washington that playing with fire was foolish and dangerous. ... read..


USA imposes sanctions on the Chinese entity Equipment Development Department
Washington DC, [USA] | September 21, 2018 3:11:30 PM IST
The United States of America (USA) has imposed sanctions on the Chinese entity Equipment Development Department (EDD) and its Director, Li Shangfu, for engaging in significant transactions with Russian companies and persons who are on the List of Specifie ... read..


China protests US sanctions, says it violate principles of international relations
Beijing [China] | September 21, 2018 3:11:28 PM IST
Beijing [China], Sept 21 (Sputnik/ANI): The sanctions imposed by United States against China over military cooperation with Russia, are a gross violation of the principles of international relations, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on ... read..


79 killed in Tanzania ferry capsize (Second Lead)
Dodoma | Friday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
At least 79 people have died after a passenger ferry carrying hundreds capsized in Tanzania's Lake Victoria, officials said. ... read..


Hundreds still missing in Tanzania ferry sinking, 44 confirmed dead
DAR ES SALAAM | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
At least 44 people were confirmed dead and rescuers resumed searching at the crack of dawn on Friday for hundreds more still missing, a day after a ferry sank in Lake Victoria, Tanzanian police said. Initial estimates suggested that the MV Nyerere was car ... read..


UK warns there will be no Brexit deal unless EU softens on Irish border
LONDON | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Britain will leave the European Union without a deal unless the bloc's leaders soften their position on the Irish border, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling told the BBC. EU leaders abruptly cautioned May on Thursday that unless she gave ground on trade a ... read..


Vietnam's President Quang dies after illness
HANOI | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang, one of the country's top three leaders but with mostly ceremonial duties, died on Friday after an illness, state television and radio announced. Quang, 61, died in a military hospital in Hanoi from a "serious illness desp ... read..


Top China official urges "reform through education" for Xinjiang prisoners
BEIJING | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
China's domestic security chief has called for strengthened "reform through education" for prisoners in the far western region of Xinjiang, state media said on Friday, amid international criticism over a security clampdown. Beijing has faced an outcry fro ... read..


Vietnam President Quang dead - state media
HANOI | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday, state television and radio announced. Quang, 61, died in hospital on Friday morning from a "serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors," Vietnam Television reported ... read..


US, China diplomatic efforts overlap in Dominican Republic
By Jorge Pineda SANTO DOMINGO | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
China's most senior envoy arrived in the Dominican Republic on Thursday to inaugurate a new embassy after the country cut ties with Taiwan, as the US ambassador there urged countries to make diplomatic decisions based on long-term goals. The United States ... read..


US sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles
By Lesley Wroughton and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping US sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US election. The US State Department ... read..


Cuba's president meets US Senator Corker amid tense bilateral relations
HAVANA | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, who is on a trip to Havana to discuss tense bilateral relations and other "matters of common interest", state-run media reported on Thursday. Corker, a Republ ... read..


At Las Vegas rally, Trump backs Kavanaugh, treads carefully around accusations
By Steve Holland LAS VEGAS | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
US President Donald Trump gave a full-throated endorsement to his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday and tip-toed carefully around the sexual assault accusations that are facing him. At a rally in Las Vegas, Trump appeared with Re ... read..


Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro upbeat after new medical procedure
SAO PAULO | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Brazil's far-right, poll-leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro underwent a procedure to drain liquid from his abdominal cavity on Thursday, two weeks after he was stabbed in an assassination attempt, a hospital statement said. Bolsonaro had a slig ... read..


Seven people shot in Syracuse, New York - reports
Undated | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Emergency services in Syracuse, New York said on Thursday they were responding to reports of a shooting of up to seven people, including children. The Syracuse Firefighters union reported seven victims from the shooting on the city's Midland Avenue, accor ... read..


Much of North Carolina still flooded following Florence
By Anna Mehler Paperny KINSTON | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
The major coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina remained cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence on Thursday and more than 200 roads across the state were closed or blocked as residents struggled to recover from the epic storm. Though Florence ... read..


Japan PM Abe, U.S. President Trump to hold summit on Sept 26
TOKYO | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a summit meeting on Sept. 26, Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday. Their meeting will be held on the sidelines of Abe's visit to New York to attend a United Nations G ... read..


Japan, U.S. to hold second round of trade talks Sept 24 -Motegi
TOKYO | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Japan and the United States will hold their second round of trade talks on Sept. 24 in New York, Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Friday. The meeting between Motegi and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will follow one in Augu ... read..


Facebook to drop on-site support for political campaigns
By Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Facebook Inc said on Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2016 race. The company and other major online ad sellers ... read..


China tightens embrace of Hong Kong with bullet train, other mega projects
By James Pomfret HONG KONG | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Hong Kong's first bullet train glides out of a sleek harbourfront railway station bound for mainland China on Saturday, launching a new era of integration and raising fears for some for the territory's cherished freedoms. Unlike other cross-border connect ... read..


Britain's anti-EU party launch populist manifesto, demand clean Brexit
By William James BIRMINGHAM | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Britain's anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) launched a set of populist policies on Friday hoping to revive their dwindling political influence and capitalise on outrage over the government's handling of Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa May is ... read..


Support in UK for more tax and spending at 15-year high - survey
LONDON | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
- Support in Britain for increased levels of tax to fund more public spending has hit a 15-year high, according to a survey published on Friday, after nearly a decade of government efforts to cut its budget deficits. The National Centre for Social Researc ... read..


Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead: State media
Hanoi | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang passed away on Friday morning after a prolonged illness, state media announced. He was 61. ''President Tran Dai died at 10:05am on the 21st of September at the military hospital,'' a report in the official Vietnam News ... read..


Int'l day for peace: UN Chief urges to promote, defend human rights for all
United Nations | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
UN Chief Antonio Guterres has urged the world community to act together to promote and defend human rights for all in the name of lasting peace, on the occasion of International Day of Peace, on Friday. Asserting that true peace requires standing up for ... read..


Youm-e-Ashur being observed today
Islamabad | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Youm-e-Ashur, the tenth of Muharram, is being observed on Friday with traditional religious solemnity and fervour in Pakistan to commemorate the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and his companions at Karbala ... read..


Vietnam President dead after after prolonged illness (Lead)
Hanoi | Friday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday after prolonged illness. He was 61. ... read..


Hinduism is ideal religion for modern age of incertitude: Tharoor (Lead)
New York | Friday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Hinduism is a "wonderful" religion suited for the modern era of uncertainty and questioning because it values incertitude, according to Congress MP and author Shashi Tharoor, who also excoriated the politicisation of the faith. ... read..


Vietnam President dead
Hanoi | Friday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday after prolonged illness. He was 61. ... read..


Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies at 61
Hanoi [Vietnam] | September 21, 2018 12:41:27 PM IST
Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang passed away on Friday in Hanoi due to serious illness. ... read..


N.Korea's Kim wants another Trump summit to speed denuclearisation -S.Korea's Moon
By Hyonhee Shin and Joyce Lee SEOUL | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump soon to hasten denuclearisation, but a key goal is declaring an end this year to the 1950-53 Korean War, the South's President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday. Moon said he and ... read..


Ugandan musician turned MP vows to continue "fight for freedom" against government
By Elias Biryabarema and Francis Mukasa KAMPALA | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Ugandan pop star turned opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi pledged on Thursday to continue what he calls a fight for freedom for millions of oppressed fellow citizens, after returning to his country from the United States. The return of the 36-year-o ... read..


NAFTA talks grind on, Canada quells talk of U.S. quota on autos
By David Ljunggren WASHINGTON | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
- Canada and the United States showed scant sign of being close to striking a deal on revamping the trilateral NAFTA that underpins $1.2 trillion in annual trade, as Canadian sources played down talk of a U.S. quota on autos. Canada says it does not feel ... read..


Maryland woman kills 3 people and herself in warehouse gun rampage
By Gina Cherelus Undated | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
A woman armed with a handgun opened fire on Thursday at a Maryland distribution center for the Rite Aid drugstore chain, killing three people and wounding three others before taking her own life, the Harford County sheriff said. The shooting unfolded shor ... read..


Thousands gather in Barcelona as anniversary of independence vote approaches
By Pilar Suarez BARCELONA | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Thousands gathered in Barcelona on Thursday to mark the first anniversary of a police raid on Catalan government offices in the Mediterranean city, a move that sparked a huge demonstration ahead of a banned vote on a split from Spain. Streets in downtown ... read..


UK PM's Brexit plans opposed by 40 rebels in her party: former Brexit minister
By Andrew MacAskill LONDON | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
Britain's former Brexit minister David Davis has said up to 40 lawmakers from Prime Minister Theresa May's party will vote against her plans to leave the European Union, meaning she may struggle to get her deal through parliament. The United Kingdom is du ... read..


Shooting at Rite Aid warehouse in Maryland leaves 4 dead, including suspect
Undated | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
A woman armed with a handgun opened fire on Thursday at a Maryland distribution center for the Rite Aid drugstore chain, killing three people and wounding three others before she took her own life, the Harford County sheriff said. The shooting unfolded sh ... read..


U.S. sanctions China for buying Russia war planes, missiles
By Lesley Wroughton and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. The U.S. State Depa ... read..


At least 42 drowned in Lake Victoria ferry sinking, death toll could top 200 - officials
By Nuzulack Dausen DAR ES SALAAM | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
At least 42 people drowned when a ferry sank on Thursday in Tanzania's Lake Victoria and government officials feared the final death toll could be more than 200, a senior local official said. Ukerewe District Commissioner Colonel Lucas Magembe told Reuter ... read..


Trump releases first two names of U.S. war dead handed over by N.Korea
WASHINGTON | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
U.S. President Donald Trump released the names on Thursday of two Army soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War whose remains were handed over by North Korea this year in a goodwill gesture. Trump said the first remains identified by the U.S. military be ... read..


More than 200 people feared drowned after ferry sinks in Tanzania's Lake Victoria - government
DAR ES SALAAM | Friday, Sep 21 2018 IST
The Tanzanian government fears more than 200 people drowned after a ferry sunk on Thursday in Tanzania's Lake Victoria, a senior local official said. Ukerewe District Commissioner Colonel Lucas Magembe told Reuters that 42 people had already been confirm ... read..


44 killed in Tanzania ferry capsize (Lead)
Washington | Friday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
At least 44 people were killed when a passenger ferry carrying hundreds capsized in Tanzania's Lake Victoria, officials said. ... read..


Google still allowing third-party apps read your Gmail: Report
Washington | Friday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
After facing a backlash over reports in July that third-party app developers can read your Gmail, Google has once again defended its policy to allow third-party apps to access and share data from Gmail accounts. ... read..


New York Archdiocese names ex-judge to review abuse cases
New York | Friday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan has named a retired Federal Judge to conduct an "independent, scrupulous" review of the cases of sexual abuse the Catholic Church is facing and recommend how to deal with them. ... read..


US welcomes India-Pakistan foreign ministers' meeting
Washington D.C. [USA] | September 21, 2018 10:41:25 AM IST
The United States has welcomed India's acceptance of Pakistan's proposal for a meeting between of the foreign ministers of the countries on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), calling it 'terrific news'. ... read..


US announces cyber-strategy with emphasis on offensive measures
Washington | Friday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has signed a new directive designed to protect the country from cyber-attacks that places the emphasis on "offensive operations" to dissuade adversaries from attacking US infrastructure. ... read..


Rather than paying reparations, Britain must acknowledge colonialism's evil: Tharoor
New York | Friday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
Rather than paying reparations for the Raj's exploitation of India, Britain must acknowledge the evil legacy of its colonialism and teach its people, according to Congress MP and author Shashi Tharoor. ... read..


US backs Morocco's autonomy plan for Sahara region
Rabat/Washington | Friday, 2018 9:50:54 AM IST
The US has reiterated that Moroccos autonomy plan for the Sahara region is "realistic" and "credible" and a "potential approach to resolving the Sahara issue". ... read..


Ex-Malaysian PM to face more money laundering charges
Kula Lumpur | Friday, 2018 9:50:54 AM IST
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will appear before a court on Thursday where he faces 21 fresh charges of money laundering linked to the corruption case involving the state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). ... read..


Facebook building war room ahead of Brazil, US elections
San Francisco | Friday, 2018 9:50:54 AM IST
To tackle the spread of misinformation and fake news, Facebook is building a war room at its headquarters in California for both Brazil and the US midterm elections. ... read..


Global terrorism deaths decreased 27% in 2017: US
Washington | Friday, 2018 9:50:54 AM IST
The number of deaths and attacks attributed to terrorism significantly decreased in 2017, according to a new report by the US State Department. ... read..


Moon, Kim take historic trip to sacred N.Korean mountain
Pyongyang | Friday, 2018 9:50:54 AM IST
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un embarked on a historic trip on Thursday to the summit of Mount Paekdu, a sacred mountain on the country's border with China, at the end of their three-day bilateral summit. ... read..


Over 300 mn children not in school: Unicef
United Nations | Friday, 2018 9:50:54 AM IST
Over 300 million children globally between the age of five and 17 years of age were not in school, the Unicef said in a news report. ... read..


Australian woman critical after shark attack
Canberra | Friday, 2018 9:50:54 AM IST
An Australian woman was in a critical condition on Thursday after being attacked by a shark. ... read..


1 killed in US courthouse shooting
Washington | Friday, 2018 9:50:54 AM IST
A gunman who opened fire in a courthouse building in the US state of Pennsylvania and injured four people, has been shot dead by the police, authorities said. ... read..


Trump visits areas affected by Florence, promises residents aid
Washington | Friday, 2018 9:50:54 AM IST
President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited the two states most heavily affected by Hurricane Florence and promised that "a lot of money" will be coming from Washington and significant resources will be invested in reconstruction in the region, although h ... read..


US demands N. Korea denuclearise by January 2021
Washington | Friday, 2018 9:50:53 AM IST
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday set a deadline by which North Korea must denuclearise, saying that the process must be completed by January 2021, when President Donald Trump's current term would end. ... read..


Trump rips Sessions, but refuses to say whether he will fire AG
Washington | Friday, 2018 9:50:53 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday railed against Attorney General Jeff Sessions saying he did not "have an attorney general", though he avoided mentioning if he planned on firing him. ... read..


Saudi Arabia intercepts missile shot towards border city
Riyadh | Friday, 2018 9:50:53 AM IST
Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen announced on Wednesday the interception of a missile shot towards border city Jazan. ... read..


France's Macron pledges to 'do better' to honour terror victims
Paris | Friday, 2018 9:50:53 AM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday pledged to "do better" and act "more" to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist assaults that had rocked one of Europe's leading powerhouse. ... read..


Trump insists he wants to hear Kavanaugh accuser's testimony
Washington | Friday, 2018 9:50:53 AM IST
President Donald Trump on Wednesday insisted that he is interested in hearing the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has endangered Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court by accusing him of trying to rape her when they were b ... read..


Muslims, STs, Dalits made most progress in combating poverty: UN (Lead)
United Nations | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST
While India has taken tremendous strides in combating poverty in the past decade, Muslims, members of the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Dalits saw the most progress in in reducing the impact of poverty, according to data compiled in a UN project. ... read..


Australian outlet fined for underpaying non-English-speaking staff
Canberra | Friday, 2018 9:15:04 AM IST
An Australian fast-food outlet was fined A$72,000 ($52,500) for underpaying their non-English-speaking staff, authorities said on Friday. ... read..


Australian government's Barrier Reef funding higher than requested
Canberra | Friday, 2018 9:15:04 AM IST
The Australian government has awarded the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF) funding worth 90 times more than what was requested, it was revealed on Friday. ... read..


Philippines landslide toll reaches 22
Manila | Friday, 2018 9:15:04 AM IST
The death toll from a landslide in Philippines has reached 22, an official said on Friday. ... read..


UN chief sees multilateral diplomacy under threat
United Nations | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 AM IST
Leading with a plea for implementation of the recent bilateral breakthrough to spare Idlib in Syria, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said his "overriding concern" is for international, multilateral diplomacy. ... read..


White House announces Trump's UN schedule
Washington | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 AM IST
The White House has announced the schedule of US President Donald Trump regarding the upcoming UN General Assembly next week. ... read..


44 killed as Tanzanian ferry capsizes in Lake Victoria
Dodoma | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 AM IST
At least 44 people have been killed after a passenger ferry capsized in Lake Victoria, a Tanzanian government official said. ... read..


Trump reveals names of soldiers' remains from N Korea
Washington D.C. [USA] | September 21, 2018 8:11:36 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump on Thursday identified the remains of the first American soldiers that were returned by North Korea a few months ago. ... read..


PoK remains breeding ground for Pak-backed terrorists, says Kashmiri activists
Geneva [Switzerland] | September 21, 2018 8:11:32 AM IST
Political activists from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) have expressed concerns over growing extremism and terrorist activities in the region during an event on the sidelines of the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Session in Geneva. ... read..


India welcomes inter-Korean summit
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2018 8:11:32 AM IST
India on Thursday hailed the recent inter-Korean summit held in Pyongyang, saying that such engagement would help in reducing tensions and pave the way for long-lasting peace in the Korean Peninsula. ... read..


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