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10 Jun 2018Canada
G7 members pledge nearly $3bn for global female education
The G7 Summit has pledged to provide $2.9bn (Rs. 20,256cr) to fund education for the poorest girls and women around the world.
10 Jun 2018Narendra Modi
#ModiInChina: PM Modi invites Kazakhstan to join International Solar Alliance
PM Narendra Modi today held a "productive" meeting with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev and invited his country to join International Solar Alliance (ISA).
10 Jun 2018North Korea
One-time shot at peace: Trump on summit with Kim Jong-un
Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump's 12 June Singapore Summit for an unprecedented summit is an attempt to address the last festering legacy of the Cold War, with Trump calling it a "one time shot" at peace.
10 Jun 2018Donald Trump
Trump slams Canada PM, says won't endorse G7 communique
US President Trump accused Canadian PM Justin Trudeau (also, G7 summit chairman) of making "false statements" and said the US won't endorse a G7 communique.
09 Jun 2018London
UK: Sikh soldier first to wear turban during annual parade
22-year-old Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall became the first to wear a turban instead of a bearskin hat during an annual parade that celebrates the British monarch.
09 Jun 2018India
Modi lands in China for SCO Summit, meets President Jinping
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Qingdao, China to attend the two-day 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit.
09 Jun 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan SC allows Musharraf to contest July 25 General Elections
Pakistan's former dictator Pervez Musharraf is likely to contest in the upcoming elections scheduled to be held on July 25 after the country's Supreme Court gave him a conditional permission, his party said.
09 Jun 2018Taliban
Taliban raid on Afghan military base kills 17: Officials
At least 17 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters stormed a military base in western Afghanistan, hours before the group announced a ceasefire.
09 Jun 2018Narendra Modi
Modi reaches Qingdao on two-day visit to attend SCO summit
PM Narendra Modi arrived in Qingdao today on a two-day visit to attend the annual summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which is likely to deliberate on global issues including the impact of US sanctions on Russia.
09 Jun 2018South China Sea
Chinese hackers steal highly-sensitive 'undersea warfare' data from US Navy
Chinese government hackers have stolen a massive cache of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare from a US Navy contractor, including secret plans to develop a new submarine-launched anti-ship missile.
09 Jun 2018Facebook
Clandestine Facebook deals gave special firms access to user's data
Social media giant Facebook had customized data-sharing deal known internally as "whitelists" with certain companies giving them special access to user's records, a Wall Street Journal report said.
09 Jun 2018Taliban
Taliban agrees to ceasefire with Afghan forces for Eid
The Taliban has today announced a three-day ceasefire with Afghan security forces for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though it said operations against "foreign occupiers" would continue.
08 Jun 2018France
Emmy Award-winning CNN host Anthony Bourdain kills himself in France
Anthony Bourdain, the Emmy award-winning, world-traveling CNN host, committed suicide this morning, the network said. He was 61.
08 Jun 2018India
Pakistan bans school books showing Kashmir in India
Pakistan has banned social studies books in private schools in Punjab province for showing Kashmir as a part of India in its map.
08 Jun 2018Austria
Austria to shut-down 7 mosques in crackdown on "political Islam"
Austria's government said today that it is shutting seven mosques and plans to expel imams in a crackdown on "political Islam."
08 Jun 2018Pakistan News
Musharraf's national ID, passport blocked by Pakistan: Reports
Pakistani authorities have suspended the national identity card and passport of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on orders of a special court hearing a treason case against him, a media report said.
08 Jun 2018North Korea
Would invite Kim to US if Singapore-talks go well: Trump
After meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss the June 12 summit, US President Donald Trump on Friday said he would be willing to invite North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the White House if their Singapore summit goes well.
08 Jun 2018Donald Trump
Kim personally confirmed NKorea is prepared to denuclearize: Mike Pompeo
After much speculations, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced today that NKorea has confirmed its willingness to denuclearize.
08 Jun 2018North Korea
Washington: Trump meets Abe before talks with Kim Jong-un
With five days to go for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US President Donald Trump on Thursday met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington, who wants his voice heard ahead of the unprecedented talks.
08 Jun 2018New York University
This spy-turned-lawyer is fighting CIA, one case at a time
After spending almost two decades in CIA as she got admitted in 1968, Janine Brookner, now in her mid-70s, is fighting sexism and gender discrimination against her former employer, one case at a time.
07 Jun 2018Facebook
Indian in Dubai threatens to kill Kerala CM; loses job
An Indian man in Dubai was fired from his job after he threatened to kill Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan in a Facebook video which went viral on social media.
07 Jun 2018World Environment Day
Indian farmer in UAE sets world record for distributing saplings
An Indian farmer in the UAE has set a Guinness World Record by distributing the largest number of curry tree saplings in Sharjah.
07 Jun 2018Afghanistan
Afghanistan declares Eid ceasefire with Taliban; operations against IS active
Afghanistan government announced today a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan. However, operations against other groups including Islamic State will continue.
07 Jun 2018Donald Trump
Trump hosts first Iftar dinner, seeks co-operation from Muslim world
US President Donald Trump hosted his first Iftar dinner at White House last evening during which he sought cooperation from the Muslim world to achieve a future of security and prosperity for all.
07 Jun 2018Books
Shocking allegations about Wasim Akram, others in Reham Khan's new-book
Former wife of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, Reham Khan, is in trouble. She has been slapped notices by four persons for "defaming" them in her yet-to-be-released book, the manuscript of which was leaked online.
06 Jun 2018South Korea
Duterte: Will quit if enough women are offended by kiss
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has defended kissing the lips of a married Filipino woman in South Korea on Sunday, and has said that he would resign if enough women sign a petition calling for his resignation.
06 Jun 2018India
India retains fastest-growing economy tag; World Bank forecasts 7.3% growth
The World Bank has forecast a growth rate of 7.3% for India in the fiscal year 2018-19 and 7.5% in FY 2019-20, making it the fastest-growing country among major emerging economies.
06 Jun 2018Leeds United
Hate Crime in UK: Gurdwara and Mosque set on fire
A Gurdwara and a Mosque were set on fire in the English city of Leeds with the police treating them as hate crimes.
06 Jun 2018Facebook
Facebook shared data with Chinese phone makers, including Huawei: Report
A media report has claimed that Facebook has data-sharing pacts with at least four Chinese companies, including Huawei.
06 Jun 2018North Korea
Preparations for North Korea summit moving along very well: Trump
US President Donald Trump today said that preparations for the June 12 Singapore Summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are moving along very well.
06 Jun 2018Antonio Guterres
Guatemala Fuego volcano eruption claims 73 lives; nearly 200 missing
Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption has so far taken over 73 lives and nearly 200 people are missing since the weekend eruptions began, officials said today.
06 Jun 2018Pakistan News
Eminent Pakistani journalist known for dissent abducted, released hours later
Yet another Pakistani journalist, a vocal critic of Islamabad's military might, was abducted yesterday.
06 Jun 2018Suicide
Kate Spade, designer of popular handbags, found dead in NY-home
Fashion designer Kate Spade, whose handbags had defined the journey of a generation of American women into adulthood, was found dead in her New York home yesterday morning.
05 Jun 2018Nepal
4.9 magnitude earthquake jolts Nepal; no casualties reported so far
A 4.9-magnitude earthquake today jolted western Nepal, causing panic among the residents.
05 Jun 2018Donald Trump
Bill Clinton thinks he doesn't owe Monica Lewinsky an apology
Former US President Bill Clinton, in a recent interview, said he doesn't think he owes Monica Lewinsky, the White House intern with whom he had an affair twenty years ago, an apology.
05 Jun 2018Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways Chief says CEO-position "very-challenging" for women. Is it?
After making giant leaps, women are now leading global conglomerates, including many dealing in traditionally "masculine" products (think General Motors, IBM, Lockheed Martin and more).
05 Jun 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan: Ban on Indian-films during Eid reduced to one week
Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Ministry has decided to reduce the ban on the screening of Indian films during Eid from two weeks to one week, clearing the way for the release of Salman Khan-starrer "Race 3" and biopic "Sanju".
05 Jun 2018Russia News
I can pardon myself, but have done nothing wrong: Trump
President Trump has done nothing wrong and therefore he doesn't need to pardon himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, White House said.
05 Jun 2018Narendra Modi
US: Gauri Lankesh, Sudip Dutta Bhuamik added to Journalists Memorial
Two Indian journalists Gauri Lankesh and Sudip Dutta Bhaumik were among the 18 fallen members of the media added to the Journalists Memorial by Newseum at a ceremony in Washington.
05 Jun 2018North Korea
Trump-Kim Singapore Summit to begin at 9am on June 12
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders today announced that US President Donald Trump would meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at 9 am Singapore time on June 12 (at 9 pm on June 11, East Coast time) for the first meeting.