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30 Sep 2018Australia
Topless Serena Williams sings 'I touch myself' for breast-cancer awareness
Trust Serena Williams to break norms and deliver a message at the same time, and she won't disappoint.
30 Sep 2018Tsunami
Indonesia: Deadly quake and tsunami leave 832 dead
The death toll in Indonesia saw a momentous climb as reportedly 832 people have lost their lives after the earthquake and tsunami.
30 Sep 2018Tamil Nadu
Protests planned at Vedanta's final company meet in UK
Foil Vedanta, a grassroots activist group centered in the United Kingdom, is planning to stage a "loud" demonstration outside the final annual general meeting of Indian mining tycoon Anil Agarwal's Vedanta Resources in London tomorrow.
30 Sep 2018England
British ministers' phone numbers released to public after app gaffe
Phone numbers and other personal details of senior ministers from Britain's Conservative Party were made public by an app security flaw yesterday, including those of top Brexiteers Michael Gove and Boris Johnson.
29 Sep 2018United Nations (UN)
China defends blocking move to list Azhar Masood as global-terrorist
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has defended Beijing's repeated blockage of India's bids at the United Nations to list chief of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Azhar Masood as a global terrorist.
29 Sep 2018Communist Party Of China
Won't be pushed around by US on trade, says China
China warned yesterday that its critical relationship with the US could break "like a glass," and used the UN General Assembly gathering of world leaders as the stage to warn Trump administration it wouldn't be pushed around on trade.
29 Sep 2018Tsunami
Indonesia: Quake, tsunami kill over 380, injure 350
More than 380 people have died and 350 have been injured after earthquake and tsunami jolted the Indonesian island Sulawesi, BBC reports.
29 Sep 2018Russia News
Russian spy poisoning: Kremlin expects Britain to share suspects' identity
The Kremlin said yesterday it expects Britain to say what it knows about the identity of the two suspects (pictured) in the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy so that Russian officials can launch an investigation.
28 Sep 2018Pakistan News
Pak PM Khan wants Pakistanis to crowdfund $14bn for dams!
In what could become the largest crowdfunding effort in history, newly-elected Pakistan PM Imran Khan wants Pakistanis to crowdfund a whopping $14bn for urgently needed dams in the country.
28 Sep 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan Army Chief confirms death sentences to 11 'hardcore terrorists'
Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa today confirmed the death sentences to 11 "hardcore terrorists", nearly three weeks after he had approved the execution of 13 others.
28 Sep 2018Indonesia
Earthquake jolts Central Sulawesi in Indonesia, no casualties reported
A 7.7 magnitude earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Sulawesi today, but no damage or casualties were immediately reported.
28 Sep 2018India
Sushma Swaraj leaves SAARC foreign ministers' session midway
In a huge snub to Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left a meeting of the SAARC foreign ministers early. It was also attended by her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
28 Sep 2018Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi supports UN Chief's campaign to combat sexual abuse
PM Narendra Modi is among the world's 48 other leaders who've endorsed a collective statement by UN chief Antonio Guterres reaffirming their continued support to combat sexual exploitation across the UN system.
28 Sep 2018Sexual Assault
#KavanaughHearings: A pivotal moment for the #MeToo movement in USA?
US President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.
28 Sep 2018Singapore
Indian-origin MPs in Singapore to expand social work via Parliament
Two Indian-origin Singaporeans, named among nine nominated members of Parliament, aim to expand their social, labor work during their tenure in the House.
28 Sep 2018Nigeria
Nigeria floods death toll hits 199: Details here
Nearly 200 people have died in floods caused by heavy seasonal rains across 12 states in Nigeria after the main Niger and Benue rivers burst their banks, said the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday.
27 Sep 2018iPhone
iPhone tombstone: Late Russian woman buried under iPhone-shaped headstone
Cicero said, "The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living."
27 Sep 2018Emmanuel Macron
PM Modi, French President Macron get UN's highest environmental honor
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron have been jointly awarded the UN's highest environmental honor for their pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and promoting new areas of cooperation on environmental action.
27 Sep 2018World
UK: Sikh woman jailed for harassing Hindu ex-boyfriend
A British Sikh woman was jailed for two years by a UK court for racially abusing and harassing her Hindu ex-boyfriend and his family for five years, including attacking their religion by posting beef through their door.
27 Sep 2018Qatar
Athlete Mariam Farid says religion and fashion can go together
Leading Qatari woman athlete Mariam Farid, who competes wearing a hijab, says she would never compromise on her identity but would not mind blending a bit of fashion with religion.
27 Sep 2018Iran
Swaraj meets her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, discusses US sanctions
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif and discussed bilateral issues, including the US's sanctions against the major crude exporter that are set to be implemented in November.
27 Sep 2018Bill Gates
Indian-origin teen from UK wins 'Oscar' for social progress
18-year-old Amika George of Indian origin has won one of the three Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards, popularly known as the Oscars for social progress.
26 Sep 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan court summons all witnesses in Sarabjit's murder case
A court in Pakistan today summoned all the witnesses next month in the murder case of Indian national Sarabjit Singh, who was killed by his fellow prisoners in 2013.
26 Sep 2018Sri Lanka
Colombo: Indian arrested over plot to assassinate Sri Lanka President
An Indian national who was aware of an alleged plot to assassinate the Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, has been arrested.
26 Sep 2018India
Rafale-deal: Macron says he wasn't in power during finalization
Diving into the controversy over Rafale Deal, French President Emmanuel Macron has said he wasn't in power when the agreement was inked and maintained it was a government-to-government discussion.
26 Sep 2018Supreme Court Of India
Raped at 16, kept silent: Indian-American model Padma Lakshmi
Padma Lakshmi, a prominent Indian-American model-cum-host, has alleged she was raped by her boyfriend at the age of 16.
26 Sep 2018India
Injured Navy sailor Abhilash Tomy is stable, undergoing treatment
Injured Indian Navy sailor Abhilash Tomy, who was rescued from his storm-stricken vessel a couple of days back, is undergoing treatment at a remote island, said a defense spokesman on Tuesday.
26 Sep 2018Donald Trump
Can't hold US trade-talks with knife to the throat: China
China said it's impossible to hold trade talks with the US while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat".
26 Sep 2018Donald Trump
Trump boasts about his government at UN, gets laughed at
US President Donald Trump's deepest fears have come true.
25 Sep 2018Sweden
Sweden TV says 'Chinese poop in the open'; triggers outrage
It is an ugly world we live in. It is filled with bigots, racists, and despicable people.
25 Sep 2018Israel
Drink to Old Times: World's oldest brewery found in Israel
Are you a beer lover? Do you enjoy a beer every now and then? With peanuts, nachos, or chicken wings?
25 Sep 2018South Korea
Trump announces he will be meeting Kim in 'not-too-distant future'
US President Donald Trump has said he expects to hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "in the not-too-distant future" over the progress in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
25 Sep 2018Queen Elizabeth II
UK's first Sikh-Guardsman tests positive for cocaine, could be expelled
A 22-year-old Sikh soldier, who created history by becoming the first to wear a turban during an annual parade to mark the birthday ceremony of British Queen Elizabeth II, could be kicked out from his post after he was tested positive for cocaine, media reports said.
25 Sep 2018Supreme Court Of India
Despite second sexual harassment allegation, Brett Kavanaugh to stay put
US President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court has come under fire of late after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against him.
25 Sep 2018Muslims
Reveal fate of 1mn minority Muslims detained: Amnesty to China
China must come clean about the fate of an estimated 1mn minority Muslims swept up in a "massive crackdown" in Xinjiang, Amnesty International said in a new report yesterday.
25 Sep 2018India
Pakistan won't abandon peace efforts despite India's reluctance, says Qureshi
India's reluctance to hold talks with Pakistan doesn't mean Islamabad will close doors on its efforts to promote peace in the region, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, days after Delhi canceled the Foreign Minister-level meeting in New York.
24 Sep 2018Pablo Escobar
US: Banana boxes donated to prison found carrying $18mn-worth cocaine
Drug trafficking, the illegal trade of cocaine, heroin, and other drugs, across the world has been a constant menace and the battle to curb the trade is still being fought by many.
24 Sep 2018Pakistan News
Pakistani TV anchor shows 'middle-finger' on air, Twitter loses it!
Asia Cup 2018 is not only about cricket, it seems. During a bulletin on Pakistan v/s Afghanistan match, a Pakistani news anchor was caught off-guard "flipping the bird and guffawing" as the camera rolled a few seconds before he was ready.
24 Sep 2018London
#ForTheLoveOfSamosas: When Prince Harry was caught stealing our favorite snack
There is no substitute for our love for samosas. Guests coming over? Rush to the nearest shop and get them parceled. Feeling hungry in the evening? Nothing beats deep-fried samosas.
24 Sep 2018International Cricket Council (ICC)
#RohingyaCrisis: UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar army-chief
Myanmar army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of the country, a week after a UN probe suggested that he be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya minority.