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14 Mar 2018Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking, renowned British scientist, dies aged 76
Iconic scientist Stephen Hawking, whose ideas shaped modern cosmology, died today at his home in Cambridge. He was 76.
14 Mar 2018Afghanistan
Over 1.1 million Afghan women, children hooked on to drugs
Over 3 million people in Afghanistan are battling drug addiction. Of these 1 million are women and 0.1 million children under 10, reported Tolo News.
13 Mar 2018North Korea
US President Trump sacks Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson
US President Donald Trump today ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
13 Mar 2018Kathmandu
Nepal plane crash might have been caused by runway confusion
Nepalese investigators have retrieved the black box of the Bangladeshi plane that crashed in Kathmandu on Monday killing 49 people.
13 Mar 2018Donald Trump
US student visas to Indians dropped by 28% in 2017
The number of US student visas issued to Indians fell by 28% in 2017, revealed state department data.
13 Mar 2018United States of America
US: Book signed by Rabindranath Tagore auctioned for $700
A signed hardcover copy of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's "The King of the Dark Chamber" has been sold for $700 at an auction in the US.
13 Mar 2018Taliban
Elements in Taliban open to peace talks: US Defense Secretary
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on his unannounced visit to Kabul on Tuesday said that elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan Government.
13 Mar 2018Donald Trump
Porn-star Stormy offers to return Trump's $130,000 to break silence
Further convoluting the already murky saga of Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels, the porn star on Monday offered to return the $130,000 that Trump's attorney Michael Cohen paid her in 2016 to not discuss their alleged relationship.
13 Mar 2018Russia News
British PM: Highly likely Moscow behind Russian spy Skripal poisoning
About a week has passed since double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were mysteriously found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, poisoned with a nerve agent known as "Novichok."
13 Mar 2018India
According to Chinese media, what can China learn from India?
Chinese state media is normally known to be high on rhetoric and jingoism, condemning India at every opportunity. However, it recently praised India for doing a better job at showcasing its "soft power."
12 Mar 2018Xi Jinping
China welcomes India's positive response on bilateral ties
China on Monday welcomed as "positive" India's willingness to deal with differences with Beijing on the basis of mutual respect and sensitivity to each other's interests.
12 Mar 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan's first-ever Hindu Dalit woman Senator sworn in
Krishna Kumari Kolhi from Pakistan's Sindh province who became the first-ever Hindu Dalit woman Senator in the Muslim-majority country was sworn in as a member of the Upper House.
12 Mar 2018Sichuan province
Chinese doctor removes over 100 fish bones from man's rectum
In an unusual medical case, Chinese doctors have removed more than 100 fish bones from a man's rectum after he feasted on fish.
12 Mar 2018Nepal
Plane, carrying 67 people, crashes at Nepal's Kathmandu airport
A plane carrying about 65 people burst into flames while landing at Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
12 Mar 2018Russia News
Before election, new documentary reveals lesser-known details about Putin
In a new online documentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin admits to ordering the downing of a passenger plane that he suspected wanted to bomb the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics opening.
12 Mar 2018North Korea
North Korea will face no more conditions for talks: US
The officials of Trump administration said that there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before the first-ever meeting of the two nations' leaders beyond the North's promise not to resume nuclear testing and missile flights or publicly criticize US-South Korean military exercises.
12 Mar 2018India
India-Pakistan newest spat after ISI raids Indian residential complex
After a rather serious bout at UN, India and Pakistan are involved in another spat. Both sides have accused each other of ill-treating diplomats and their respective families.
12 Mar 2018Theresa May
UK national-security chiefs meeting: Pressure mounts over Russian spy probe
British Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a meeting of her national security team on Monday after weekend confirmation that traces of a nerve agent used in the attempted murder of a Russian former double agent were found in a pub and a restaurant he visited.
12 Mar 2018Iran
Iran: Turkish business-heiress and her friends died in plane crash
All 11 people on board a Turkish private jet were killed when it crashed into a mountain in Iran yesterday during heavy rain.
11 Mar 2018Donald Trump
Trump publicly calls for death penalty for drug dealers
During a campaign rally in Pennsylvania for a struggling Republican candidate, US President Donald Trump publicly praised countries that execute drug dealers.
11 Mar 2018British Army
Sikh student dragged out of UK nightclub for wearing turban
A Sikh student has claimed he was dragged out of Rush Late Bar in Mansfield Nottinghamshire yesterday for wearing his religious headwear.
11 Mar 2018Mahatma Gandhi
Rare photo of Gandhi auctioned in US for Rs. 26L
A rare signed photo of Mahatma Gandhi walking alongside Madan Mohan Malaviya was sold at a US auction for $41,806 (Rs. 26.65L), more than four times the expected amount, said a report.
11 Mar 2018Xi Jinping
China scraps two-term limit, makes Xi President for life
In a landmark vote, the Chinese parliament on Sunday abolished the two-term limit for its President and Vice-President after the country's parliament vote for a constitutional amendment in this regard.
11 Mar 2018North Korea
Trump expects "tremendous success" in North Korea talks
US President Donald Trump on Saturday predicted "tremendous success" in his upcoming groundbreaking talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and said he believes Pyongyang would honor its commitment not to conduct missile tests before their meeting.
11 Mar 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan foreign minister's face blackened with ink
A religious extremist blackened Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif's face with ink.
11 Mar 2018Washington DC
India on way to becoming major global power: David Mulford
Former US Ambassador to India David Mulford recently said that as India moves towards becoming a major global power, New Delhi and the US must focus on trade and investment by negotiating agreements that will create jobs in the two countries.
11 Mar 2018Pakistan News
US, India to discuss action against Hafiz Saeed
Plans to check Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its chief Hafiz Saeed is high on the agenda as Indian and US officials prepare for three-day discussions starting later this week.
11 Mar 2018South Korea
Trump-Kim's meeting: All you need to know
Regarding a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US president Donald Trump once famously joked, "As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that's his problem, not mine."
10 Mar 2018Mauritius
Mauritius president Ameenah Gurib-Fakim to resign over financial corruption
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the first female Mauritian president, will resign from office over allegations of financial corruption.
10 Mar 2018Narendra Modi
Would've thrown demonetization-proposal in dustbin if I were PM: RaGa
Congress President Rahul Gandhi today said demonetization was "not a good" initiative while interacting with a gathering of the Indian diaspora in Kuala Lumpur.
10 Mar 2018Narendra Modi
UK needs cheaper visas to attract Indians, says leading think-tank
Leading UK-based think-tank, Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), released research to support its call for a new, more economical visa regime to attract Indian visitors to the country.
10 Mar 2018California
California veterans home hostage standoff: 3 women, gunman found dead
After an hours-long standoff between police and a gunman, three women (believed to be gunman's hostages) were found dead along with the suspect at a California veterans' home.
10 Mar 2018South Korea
Trump calls Xi Jinping to brief him on North Korea-developments
US President Donald Trump has spoken with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and briefed him on developments in ties with North Korea, the White House said.
This UK college is planning to expand 'Hinglish' course offering
A UK college which piloted a language course in "Hinglish" last year is planning to offer it to a wider range of students from this year following an interest among students to learn the new language, which is a blend of Hindi and English.
10 Mar 2018North Korea
Deal with North Korea very much in the making: Trump
A deal with North Korea is very much in the making, and if completed, it would be a very good one for the world, US President Donald Trump said, a day after he stunned the global community by accepting an invitation to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
10 Mar 2018Hillary Clinton
Pharma profiteer Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years prison
Martin Shkreli, former drug executive, was found guilty of defrauding investors, and was sentenced to seven years in prison yesterday.
10 Mar 2018India
India plays responsible role in Afghanistan's economic development, reconstruction: US
The Trump administration has stated they have seen India play a responsible role in the economic development and reconstruction of Afghanistan "over the last several years."
10 Mar 2018India
France's Emmanuel Macron arrives in India, gets Modi's hug
PM Narendra Modi's greeting of foreign head-of-states indicates a distinct pattern. If he disapproves or doesn't consider them strategically important, he doesn't meet them at the tarmac with his now-famous jhappis, as Canadian PM Justin Trudeau discovered the hard way.
09 Mar 2018India
India's new name for Pakistan: "Special terrorist zone"
After "Terroristan" and the "Ivy League of Terrorism," India has now christened Pakistan as "Special Terrorist Zone." This derives inspiration from the "special economic zone" concept.
09 Mar 2018Pakistan News
Treason case: Pakistan's special-court orders Musharraf's arrest, confiscation of properties
A special Pakistani tribunal has ordered the government to arrest former military ruler Pervez Musharraf and confiscate his properties as it heard the high treason case against the "proclaimed offender" for imposing emergency rule in the country in 2007.