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Better Indo-Pak relations will honor Vajpayee's legacy: Imran Khan
Pakistan new Prime Minister Imran Khan said that peace between India and Pakistan was the best way to honor deceased former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's legacy.
Pakistan leaders remember Vajpayee for his Indo-Pak peace agenda
The Pakistan Government and its top leaders have paid respects to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the former Indian Prime Minister contributed to bringing a change in bilateral ties and remained a key supporter of regional cooperation for development.
Pakistan army chief endorses death sentences of 15 'hardcore terrorists'
Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa yesterday endorsed the death sentences of 15 "hardcore terrorists" convicted by special military courts.
17 Aug 2018New Jersey
US: Sikh man stabbed to death in New Jersey
A Sikh man has been stabbed to death at his store in the US state of New Jersey, the third incident targeting the minority Sikh community in the country in three weeks.
17 Aug 2018Atal Bihari Vajpayee
India-US bilateral relationship continues to benefit from Vajpayee's vision: Pompeo
Atal Bihari Vajpayee recognized early on that the US-India partnership would contribute to the world's economic prosperity and security and the two democracies continue to benefit from his vision, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo yesterday said while condoling the death of the former Indian Prime Minister.
17 Aug 2018Atal Bihari Vajpayee
US, Russia, Japan express grief over Atal ji's demise
The United States, Russia, and Japan today condoled the demise of the former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
16 Aug 2018World
Leave me alone! Cranky parrot says 'f**k off' to rescuer
The bird just wanted to be left alone, but its owner was concerned, as it was perched on the neighbor's roof for three days.
16 Aug 2018Afghanistan
IS claims responsibility for deadly Kabul attack on Shiite students
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the horrific suicide bombing yesterday that targeted a Shiite area of Afghanistan's capital Kabul, killing 34 students.
16 Aug 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan to hold presidential elections on September 4
Pakistan will hold presidential elections on September 4 to elect President Mamnoon Hussain's successor at the end of his five-year tenure, the election commission announced today.
16 Aug 2018Twitter
Pakistan telecom authority has threatened to ban Twitter. Here's why
Twitter has been warned by Pakistan's telecom authority that the micro-blogging site could be banned in the country for not complying with its directive to block objectionable content.
16 Aug 2018Donald Trump
China to send negotiator to US for trade-talks this month
China will send a top negotiator to the United States in late August to resume trade talks, Chinese Commerce Ministry said today, the first public meeting on the subject in weeks as the trade conflict intensifies.
16 Aug 2018India
Indo-Israel missile defense system to be procured by Israeli Navy
The multi-purpose Barak-8 missile defense system, jointly developed by India and Israel, will be procured by Israeli Navy to protect its exclusive economic zones and strategic facilities from diversified threats in the marine arena, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said.
16 Aug 2018White House
Trump quashes security clearance of former CIA chief John Brennan
US President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, accusing him of "lying" and blaming his "erratic conduct and behavior".
16 Aug 2018South Korea
Pyongyang summit, bold step towards ending war with N-Korea: Moon
South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday said his visit to Pyongyang next month will be a bold step towards formally ending the decades-old war with North Korea.
Scotland Yard returns stolen 12th-century statue to India on I-Day
A 12th century Buddha statue stolen from a museum at Nalanda in Bihar nearly 60 years ago was returned to India today by the UK's Metropolitan Police as part of India's Independence Day ceremony in London.
Australia: Senator Fraser Anning seeks drastic cut in student visas
An Australian senator has called for drastically reducing the student visa numbers in the country, where India is the second largest source of international students after China.
15 Aug 2018Canada
Canadian man boards wrong flight, travels 2,300km in opposite direction
A Canadian flimmaker and wildlife photographer ended up taking the longest flight of his life, after he mistakenly boarded the wrong flight.
India set example for South Asia by supporting democracy: Pompeo
India has set an example for South Asia and the world by supporting democracy, diversity, and the rule of law, the US said today while greeting the country on its Independence Day.
15 Aug 2018Pennsylvania
For decades, Pennsylvania priests sexually abused over 1,000 children
A grand jury report released, on Tuesday, said that hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania have abused more than 1,000 kids since the 1940s, and senior church officials systematically covered their actions.
You need to sign a health-waiver before ordering this burger
This burger made by an Australian joint is not for the faint of heart, tongue, or stomach.
15 Aug 2018Afghanistan
Afghanistan: Taliban attacks checkpoints; 30 soldiers, policemen killed
A Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed at least 30 soldiers and policemen yesterday, a week after a massive insurgent attack in Ghazni city.
15 Aug 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan: Jailed Sharif appears before accountability-court in remaining graft cases
Pakistan's jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today appeared before the Islamabad-based Accountability Court hearing two graft cases (Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment cases) against him and his family.
15 Aug 2018Mexico
Increase in Indians coming to US illegally, seeking asylum: report
The number of Indians crossing into the United States from neighboring Mexico and seeking asylum has been increasing in the recent years, a media report has claimed.
15 Aug 2018World Health Organization
41 dead in Ebola's latest outbreak in DR Congo
Forty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, health authorities said yesterday, adding that doctors were using a novel drug to treat patients.
15 Aug 2018Muslims
Malaysia: Two Muslim women to be caned for 'lesbian sex'
Two Malaysian women have been sentenced to caning after they admitted to having sex in contravention of strict Islamic laws, an official said yesterday.
5 weirdest internet challenges of 2018
Earlier, being a teen meant having new ideas, seeing things through a new lens, and having the zeal to dent the universe. But that has now changed completely.
14 Aug 2018Saudi Arabia
New toll shows 40 children killed in Yemen bus attack
Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen on Thursday, the Red Cross said today.
14 Aug 2018Italy
Motor bridge in Italy collapses, at least 20 dead
A major motor bridge in the Italian city of Genoa has collapsed, leading to the death of at least 20 people.
14 Aug 2018South Korea
South Korea: Politician Ahn Hee-jung acquitted in sexual abuse case
A former South Korean presidential contender was found not guilty on all charges today in a trial stemming from allegations that he raped a female aide several times.
14 Aug 2018Donald Trump
US: Over 100 illegal immigrants, including Indians, detained by border-officials
Over 100 people, including some Indians, have been detained by the US Border Patrol and Immigration officials in separate enforcement actions for illegally entering and living in the United States.
14 Aug 2018Car Crash
Man 'deliberately' crashes car into security-barriers outside UK Parliament; arrested
A number of pedestrians were injured when a car crashed into the security barriers outside the UK's Parliament building today, Scotland Yard said as armed police quickly arrested the male driver.
14 Aug 2018Australia
Global Liveability Index: Vienna goes top, replaces Melbourne
The Austrian capital of Vienna has leapfrogged Australia's Melbourne to become the world's most pleasant city to live in.
Al-Qaeda 'ideologically inclined' to carry out attacks in India: UN
Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the terror group's newest affiliate, is "ideologically inclined" to carry out attacks inside India but its capability is believed to be low and is relatively isolated owing to increased security measures in India, a UN report said.
14 Aug 2018Afghanistan
Committed to assisting Afghanistan in conducting successful elections: UN
The United Nations (UN) has said it remains committed to assisting the people of Afghanistan in conducting their first elections since 2001 and supports the country's government in its pursuit of democratic development, prosperity, and durable peace.
Pakistan's humanitarian gesture: 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, released
Pakistan yesterday released 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, from jail as a goodwill gesture, a day before Pakistan's Independence Day.
13 Aug 2018Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif appears before accountability court over corruption cases
Pakistan's jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today appeared before an accountability court hearing corruption cases against him and his family, the first court appearance in the remaining two graft cases, the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and the Hill Metal Establishment case.
13 Aug 2018ISIS
Tajikistan: 16 people feared dead in helicopter hard landing
Up to 16 people, including 13 climbers and 3 helicopter crew, were unaccounted for after a hard landing by the helicopter in the mountains of Tajikistan, the Central Asian country's emergency committee said today.
13 Aug 2018India
Pakistan's goodwill gesture: 26 Indian fishermen released from Pak jail
Pakistan yesterday released 26 Indian fishermen from jail as a goodwill gesture.
13 Aug 2018Donald Trump
After Stormy Daniels, it's TV-star Manigault Newman vs Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump has one word to describe former White House staffer and fellow reality-TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman: "Lowlife."
12 Aug 2018Syria
Syria: 39 killed in weapons depot blast; explosion's origin unknown
An explosion of unknown origin at a weapons depot in a rebel-held town in northwest Syria's Sarmada in Idlib province killed at least 39 civilians, including a dozen children, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.