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Sunday, Apr 15


Starbucks CEO apologizes to 2 black men arrested

Starbucks CEO says he wants to apologise personally to the black men arrested at one of his Philadelphia stores, prompting accusations of racism on social media.


Belief Clinton would win election 'factor' in email probe: James Comey

Donald Trump launched into another Twitter tirade against James Comey on Sunday, hours before the broadcast of an extended interview with the fired former FBI director about his interactions with the US president.


Chemical inspectors to begin work in Syria's Douma

Inspectors from the OPCW chemical watchdog will begin their investigation Sunday at the site of a chemical attack near Damascus, a senior official said. "The fact-funding team arrived in Damascus on Saturday and is due to go to Douma on…

UK wants India to take on more important role within Commonwealth: Diplomat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the UK for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) this week will mark India's enhanced engagement with the multilateral organisation, including increased financial and other…


France urges Russia to join peace push after Syria strikes

France is urging Russia to join a push for a political solution in Syria after the joint US, French and British attacks on Syrian chemical weapons sites.

Pakistan PM invites parties to talks on new provinces in Punjab, Sindh


Amid growing demand for bifurcating Punjab and Sindh provinces, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has invited all political parties to a dialogue to reach a consensus on the issue of creation of new provinces, according to media…

Saturday, Apr 14


US, UK, France launch joint strikes on Syria

Deccan Herald

President Donald Trump on Saturday described the alleged chemical attacks in Syria as the "crimes of a monster" as the US launched precision strikes on the war-torn nation jointly with the UK and France.


Donald Trump on Syria strikes: 'Mission Accomplished!'

President Donald Trump on Saturday praised the pre-dawn strikes against Syrias regime carried out jointly by the US, Britain and France, saying they "could not have had a better result."


Theresa May declares Syria air strikes successful

Air strikes by Britain, France and the United States in Syria sent a "clear message" against the use of chemical weapons, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday and declared the action as successful.

US-led strikes steer clear of Russian military

President Donald Trumps administration has made clear it sees Moscow as complicit in the latest suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, but Pentagon planners are taking pains to avoid hitting Russian military assets.

Assad says strikes make Syria even more determined to 'fight terrorism'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Western strikes on government military installations Saturday only made him more keen to fight back against his opponents, in comments published by his office.

'I am gay' protests as China bans 'homosexual' content on Weibo

Chinas Sina Weibo said it would remove "homosexual" content from the popular microblogging platform, prompting a storm of online protests Saturday under the hashtag "I am gay".


European Union stands by allies over Syria strikes

European Council President Donald Tusk said Saturday the European Union stood by the United States, France and Britain over their air strikes in Syria after alleged chemical attacks by the Damascus regime.

Russia calls for UN meeting on Syria, mulls supplies of S-300 systems

Russia on Saturday called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council as Moscow said it would consider supplying S-300 missile systems to Syria following U.S.-led strikes."Russia convenes an emergency meeting of the UN…


Iran warns of 'regional consequences' of Syria strikes

Iran warned of "regional consequences" today following a wave of punitive strikes in Syria by the United States, Britain and France.


PM Modi to receive 'unprecedented' welcome during UK visit: Official

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will arrive here on a four-day visit to the UK on Tuesday, is the only head of government to be offered bilateral meetings ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), according to senior…

Air China flight diverted after passenger threatens crew with fountain pen

An Air China flight bound for Beijing made an unscheduled landing in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou on Sunday after a passenger threatened a flight attendant with a fountain pen, the country's civil aviation authority said. In a…

Afghans register to vote in long-delayed elections amid violence

Afghanistan at the weekend began registering voters across the war-torn country as it seeks to ensure that long-delayed legislative elections in October are seen as credible and fraud-free. Over the next two months authorities hope to…

First Rohingya family repatriated to Myanmar


Myanmar's government said it repatriated on Saturday the first family of Rohingya out of some 700,000 refugees who fled to Bangladesh to escape a brutal military campaign, despite UN warnings that a safe return is not yet possible. The…

Friday, Apr 13


Doval holds talks with China's top CPC official

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today held talks with top official of Chinas ruling CPC Yang Jiechi in Shanghai, the Indian Embassy here said, the second meeting between the two officials after the last years Dokalam stand-off.

UNSC must prevent Syria spiralling out of control: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appealed to the five permanent members of the Security Council to break the current deadlock on reported use of chemical weapons in Syria and prevent the situation spiralling out of control in the…

Ecuador gives kidnappers 12 hours for news on abducted reporters

Ecuadors president gave renegade Colombian rebels 12 hours Thursday night to show whether three abducted reporters are alive, or face a forceful response.


Nawaz Sharif, Former PM of Pakistan, barred form holding office for life

Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been barred from holding office for life after the Supreme Court today ruled that disqualification of a lawmaker under the Constitution is for life.The verdict was issued unanimously by all…

Thursday, Apr 12


My data also harvested, sold by Cambridge Analytica:Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has told US lawmakers that his personal data was also harvested and sold by Cambridge Analytica and he intends to initiate legal action against the British firm accused of stealing personal information and…


Taliban, Haqqani enjoy safe havens in Pakistan: Pentagon

Asserting that the Taliban and the Haqqani network enjoy safe havens in the border regions of Pakistan, a top US Army General today told the lawmakers that it was very difficult to contain insurgency in war-torn Afghanistan if Islamabad…

High stakes for Macron as France weighs Syria strike

In laying his integrity on the line over Syria's suspected use of chemical weapons, French President Emmanuel Macron might be playing for even higher stakes -- maintaining the landmark Iran nuclear accord, analysts say. The 40-year-old…

Wednesday, Apr 11


257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria's worst air disaster

Deccan Herald

Algeria suffered its deadliest-ever air catastrophe Wednesday when a military plane crashed near the capital, killing 257 people on board, mostly army personnel and their family members, officials said.An AFP photographer at the scene saw…

Tuesday, Apr 10


Muslim girl's hijab ripped off, called 'terrorist' in US

A 13-year-old Muslim girls hijab was ripped off by a man who called her a "terrorist" and threatened her with a knife in an apparent hate crime attack in the US, police said.


Trade war is like treating flu with chemotherapy: Jack Ma

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma has said that it was normal for the worlds two largest economies to have problems with the trade but tackling them with a trade war is just like treating the flu with chemotherapy.


FBI raids offices of Trump's lawyer, seizes documents related to porn actress

The FBI today raided the offices of President Donald Trumps private lawyer Michael Cohen and seized several documents, including information related to the USD 1,30,000 payment to a porn film actress who alleges that she had an affair with…