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Thursday, Jan 18


Pak body demands highest gallantry medal for Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh should be accorded Pakistans highest gallantry award Nishan-e-Haider and his statue be installed at Lahores Shaadman Chowk where he was hanged 86 years ago, an organisation working to prove the legendary freedom fighters…


In a first, drone rescues swimmers in Australia

A drone rescued two swimmers off an Australian beach on Thursday, a world first for the fast-developing technology that seems perfectly suited to saving lives at sea, authorities said.


Zimbabwe to hold elections in four to five months

Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, a newspaper on Thursday quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time since Independence.


UNSC must step up pressure on Pak to change its behaviour: US

The UN Security Council should step up pressure on Pakistan to "change its behaviour", US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley today said.

White House stands by Trump's 'lies and deceit' comment on Pakistan

The White House has said it stands by the comment of US President Donald Trump in which he said that Pakistan had given the US nothing but "lies and deceit" in return for USD 33 billion aid.

No action can be taken against Hafiz Saeed: Pakistan PM

Pakistan will not act against Hafiz Saeed sahib as there is no case registered against him in the country, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said, giving a clean chit to the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind.

MPs approve landmark Brexit bill

British MPs gave the green light today to a landmark Brexit bill after weeks of debate and a damaging government defeat, but the legislation now faces a battle in the upper chamber.


Trump declares 'Fake News' award winners; NYT, CNN and Washington Post among 'recipients'

US President Donald Trump has declared The New York Times as the winner of the Fake News Award.

Wednesday, Jan 17


China's aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan as tensions grow

Chinas sole operational aircraft carrier passed through the Taiwan Strait today, the islands defence ministry said, as Beijing steps up pressure on its democratic rival.


Saudi Arabia announces $2 bn bailout for Yemen government

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced it would transfer $2 billion to Yemens central bank, after desperate calls for funding from the war-torn countrys president and prime minister.


Netanyahu says US embassy could move to Jerusalem within a year

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he believed the US embassy in Israel could be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within a year, reports said, contradicting statements from US officials.

Trump admin's 'must list' for immigrants: skills, English

The Trump administration wants to admit immigrants who have skills, talent and can speak English, a top official has said, giving an insight into the proposed merit-based system that may benefit individuals from countries like India.


Two Koreas in talks on Winter Olympics athletes

North Korea has offered to send more than 200 cheerleaders to the Winter Olympics in the South and attend the Paralympics, Seoul said as the two Koreas met on Wednesday to discuss athlete numbers in the latest in a flurry of cross-border…


N Korea preparing for grand military parade on eve of Olympics


North Korea is preparing a lavish display of its military strength in a parade on the eve of next months Winter Olympics in the South, despite a rare sporting detente with Seoul, it was reported on Thursday.

Hold secret FM-level talks to improve India-China ties: Subramanian Swamy

India-China relations can improve only if New Delhi gets an assurance that Beijing would not intervene if any "drastic defence activity" is taken against Pakistan over its support to terrorism and also addresses its concerns over the…

In a first, Sikh-American appointed New Jersey's AG

Gurbir S Grewal, a prominent Indian-American lawyer has become the first Sikh attorney general of the US state of New Jersey after the state Senate approved his nomination unanimously.

I want immigrants to come from everywhere: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he wants immigrants to come from everywhere even as the White House pushes for a merit-based immigration system. "I want them to come in from everywhere," Trump told reporters yesterday in a brief…

Tuesday, Jan 16


North Korea calls Trump nuclear button boast the 'bark of a rabid dog'

North Korea today denounced President Donald Trumps tweeted message that he has a bigger nuclear button than its leader Kim Jong-Un as the "spasm of a lunatic" and the "bark of a rabid dog".

US trying to convince Pak that India is not a threat: Pak Defence Minister

The US has been trying to convince Pakistan that India was not a threat to it and Islamabad should change its strategic stance towards New Delhi, Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan has said.


Hackers steal USD 400,000 worth Stellar Lumen cryptocurrency

Hackers have stolen over USD 400,000 worth of cryptocurrency as they broke into the digital wallet of Stellar Lumen, one of the most popular virtual currencies in the world, according to media reports.


Torture probe launched after 13 siblings held captive in US home

A California couple has been arrested on charges of torture after authorities on Monday said their 13 malnourished children were held captive in their home, with some shackled to beds in the dark.


Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents flee

Spectacular lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines most active volcano, authorities said today as scientists warned of a potential dangerous eruption within days.

Monday, Jan 15


India moves ahead on extradition cases of Mallya, Chawla in UK

The Indian government is set to move forward in two high-profile extradition cases in the UK courts, that of embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya and alleged bookie Sanjeev Kumar Chawla.

Gen Rawat's remarks 'unconstructive':China

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China today hit out at Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat for calling Dokalam a disputed territory and said that his "unconstructive" comments were not helpful for maintaining peace at the borders.


Pope warns world is one step away from nuclear war

Pope Francis said on Monday he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at "the very limit".


I am not a racist, says Trump

US President Donald Trump today said he is not a racist as he sought to steer clear of the controversy surrounding his reported remarks against immigrants from certain countries. During a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers last…

Sunday, Jan 14


Trump says immigration deal 'probably dead'

US President Donald Trump said Sunday a deal to resolve the status of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children are "probably dead," blaming it on Democrats.


'Shithole' projected on Trump's hotel in Washington

The word "shithole" -- which President Donald Trump allegedly used to describe countries from which he does not want immigrants coming to the US -- has been projected along with other messages onto his Washington hotel.

Turkish passenger plane goes off runway metres away from sea

A passenger plane skidded off the runway just metres away from the sea as it landed at an airport in northern Turkey, local media images showed.

UK school wants govt to ban hijab, fasting for children

One of the UK's leading state-funded schools has called on the government to take a firm stand on children wearing hijab and fasting during Ramadan. St Stephen's School in Newham, east London, became one of the first schools in the country…