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06 Apr 2018Donald Trump
Trump now wants to hit China with $100bn tariffs
Ignoring cries of a "trade war," US President Trump has now asked his officials to consider a further $100bn of tariffs against China. This action was prompted after "China's unfair retaliation" against the earlier US tariffs worth $50bn.
06 Apr 2018South Korea
Corruption scandal: Former SKorean Prez Park Guen-hye gets 24-years' jail
Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, found guilty in a major corruption scandal that led to her downfall, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for abuse of power and coercion.
06 Apr 2018DNA
Doctor sued for secretly impregnating patient with his own sperm
In a bizarre incident, a 36-year-old American woman has sued the former fertility doctor of her parents for secretly using his own sperm to conceive her.
05 Apr 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan approaches World Bank over India completing Kishanganga project
Pakistan has informed the World Bank about India completing the Kishanganga hydropower project during the bank's "pause" period and also urged it to "recognize its responsibility" under the Indus Waters Treaty between the two countries, a media report said today.
India-Russia to ink Rs. 39,000cr defense deal in October
India will reportedly finalize Rs. 39,000cr deal with Russia for the S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems in October when PM Modi and President Putin would meet in New Delhi for the India-Russia annual summit.
05 Apr 2018Boston
Asian-American group sues Harvard for discriminating in admission process
A group of Asian-American students called 'Students for Fair Admissions' has sued Harvard University alleging discrimination in the admission process.
Trade deficit with India dropped to $22.9bn in 2017: US
The trade deficit between India and the US had dropped by 5.9% ($ 1.4bn) to $22.9bn in 2017 as compared to the previous year, said the National Trade Estimate 2018 released by the US Trade Representative (USTR).
Facebook enhances security features ahead of elections in several countries
Terming 2018 a "big year" for elections in several countries including India, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that it has deployed technology tools like artificial intelligence and thousands of people to work on security as the company's "major focus" is to protect the integrity of the elections on its platform.
04 Apr 2018Donald Trump
US-China trade war ensues as Beijing responds with tariffs
Trade tensions between US and China have escalated. Now, Beijing has responded in kind to US plans of hitting hundreds of Chinese imports with new taxes.
04 Apr 2018Dawood Ibrahim
Hafiz Saeed, Dawood Ibrahim feature in UNSC's terrorist list
A total of 139 entities from Pakistan have been named in The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) consolidated list of terrorists- individuals and organizations.
04 Apr 2018India
Sushma Swaraj on 3-day visit to Azerbaijan to attend NAM-meet
External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj today left for a three-day visit to Azerbaijan's capital city Baku to participate in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Conference.
YouTube HQ shooting triggers gun control demands, grief from celebs
The YouTube shooting incident has re-ignited the debate over gun control. But this time, the shock is manifold: the suspect managed to bring a gun into the office of one of the world's topmost tech companies, so where's security?
04 Apr 2018Barack Obama
Philippines: President Duterte calls UN Human Rights Chief "empty-headed"
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a foul-mouthed attack on the UN Human Rights Chief, calling him "empty-headed" in a row over international criticism of Philippines leader's deadly drug-war.
YouTube shooter was angry at company for 'censorship,' 'discrimination'
A woman identified as Nasim Aghdam, YouTube employee, opened fire at the company's California headquarters yesterday, injuring three before apparently shooting herself.
04 Apr 2018Russia News
Mueller Russia probe: Dutch Lawyer given 30 days in prison
The first sentence in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russia's involvement in the 2016 US presidential election was handed down on Tuesday.
04 Apr 2018United States of America
US proposes $50 billion tariffs on 1,300 Chinese products
The United States today announced a proposed list of products imported from China that could be subject to additional tariffs of 25% amounting to $50 billion.
Woman opens fire at California YouTube-headquarters before apparently killing herself
A gunwoman opened fire at the California YouTube headquarters yesterday afternoon before apparently shooting herself.
03 Apr 2018Singapore
Singapore couple challenges forced marriage annulment after husband's sex change
In a rare incident, Singapore annulled the marriage of a couple after the husband underwent a sex change surgery last year, saying the nation-state didn't permit same-sex marriages.
03 Apr 2018India
Shahid Afridi laments "appalling and worrisome" situation in "India-occupied Kashmir"
Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi today voiced his concerns about the "appalling and worrisome situation in India-occupied Kashmir," where Indian security forces have launched intense counter-terror operations.
03 Apr 2018Rescue Operation
13-year-old boy rescued from Los Angeles sewer after 12 hours
In a miraculous incident, a 13-year-old boy was rescued on Monday, 12 hours after he fell into Los Angeles' underground sewage system.
03 Apr 2018H-1B Visa
Stricter H-1B norms forces companies to mull other options
The US' tighter restrictions on the H-1B visas, popular among highly skilled Indians looking to move abroad, have affected both applicants and prospective employers.
03 Apr 2018Pakistan News
US designates Hafiz Saeed's party as terrorist organization
In a notable move, the US on Monday designated Lashkar-e-Taiba's political front, the Milli Muslim League (MML), as a terrorist organization. Simultaneously, seven top officials of the MML have also been labeled Specially Designated Global Terrorists.
03 Apr 2018United States of America
Amid unprecedented scrutiny, Trump administration begins H-1B visa application process
The US has started accepting applications for H-1B visas, considered as the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, amidst unprecedented scrutiny by the Trump administration.
03 Apr 2018Johannesburg
Anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Mandela dies at 81
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, died on Monday, triggering an outpouring of tributes to one of the country's defining and most divisive figures.
02 Apr 2018Singapore
Indian yoga teacher jailed for molesting Singapore student
An Indian teacher in Singapore was sentenced to nine-month jail and fined S$1,000 today for allegedly molesting a student in April 2015.
02 Apr 2018Taylor Swift
Teens have moved on from cocaine. They now "snort" condoms
Not all resurrections are pleasant. Case in point, the "condom snorting challenge" which has found its way back on the Internet after 2013.
02 Apr 2018Boko Haram
Nigeria: 18 killed, 84 injured in Boko Haram attack
At least 18 people were killed and 84 wounded when Boko Haram jihadists clashed with Nigerian soldiers near the northeastern city of Maiduguri overnight, the country's State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said.
02 Apr 2018Donald Trump
China hits-back at US, imposes tariffs on imports worth $3bn
Days after proposing tariffs on American products, China has made it official for 128 items imported from the US, including pork and wine.
02 Apr 2018South Korea
In historic move, Kim Jong-un, wife attend K-pop concert
North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol Ju attended a rare concert of K-pop singers in the country's capital Pyongyang.
02 Apr 2018India
US scrutinizes India's plans to buy defense system from Russia
Though India is a sovereign democracy which makes its own decisions, parleying with conflicting world powers is usually a tricky affair.
02 Apr 2018BBC
Her family wanted her married. She went to Antarctic instead
Meena Rajput, a 37-year-old British-Indian woman, is on her way back from a three-month expedition in the Antarctic, documenting its unique wildlife to create earth's largest protected area, an ocean sanctuary.
01 Apr 2018Malaysia
Media censorship fears rise after Malaysia's proposed fake news law
While battling fake news is media's biggest challenge all over the world, a new rule proposed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has stirred censorship fears in the country.
01 Apr 2018Space News
China's Tiangong-1 space station to fall back to Earth tomorrow
Two years after it went out of service, China's space agency, the Tiangong-1, is set to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
01 Apr 2018Ireland
Gates to Ireland's first nudist beach to open this month
A trip to Ireland usually involves packing more clothes, courtesy the country's chilling temperatures.
01 Apr 2018India
India, key partner in promoting strategic energy security goals: US
A day after India received its first LNG cargo from the US under a long-term supply deal, the Trump administration has said that New Delhi is a key partner in promoting its strategic energy security goals.
01 Apr 2018United States of America
H-1B application process begins tomorrow; 'zero-tolerance' even for minor errors
Amidst unprecedented scrutiny by the Trump administration, the process of filing petitions for H-1B, considered as the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, begins tomorrow for the fiscal year 2019.
31 Mar 2018Israel
Great Return March: Israeli forces kill Palestinians at Gaza border
Thousands of Palestinians marched to the Gaza-Israeli border demanding the right of return of refugees.
31 Mar 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan divided over Malala Yousafzai visiting homeland
Malala Yousafzai flew in a helicopter to her hometown Swat on Saturday, her first visit in five years since she was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' education and opposing Islamist militancy.
31 Mar 2018Social Media
Now social-media details may become mandatory to acquire US visa
To double-check the identities of its visa applicants, the Trump administration now wants details such as their social media accounts, previous phone numbers and email addresses.
30 Mar 2018WhatsApp
Indian-origin teenager found hanging in top UK grammar school
An Indian-origin teenager was found hanging in her school premises after her classmates refused to include her in a WhatsApp group, an inquest into her death was told.