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09 Oct 2018India
Pak-based terror outfit JeM chief ailing, bed-ridden for months
It seems like Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is all set for a change of leadership.
08 Oct 2018Supreme Court Of India
#WhatsInAName: Meet 'Brett Kavanagh', one who didn't sexually assault Ford
How common is your name? Are you bugged that you share your name with every third person around? Worse, some disputable public figure holds your entire name?
08 Oct 2018Global Warming
UN: 10 years left before climate change decimates planet Earth
A landmark climate change report released by UN on Monday has warned that the world is on the brink of disaster and could face cataclysmic consequences if steps aren't taken immediately to drastically cut carbon emissions.
08 Oct 2018Communist Party Of China
China accuses ex-Interpol chief Meng Hongwei of bribery, other crimes
Chinese authorities said today they are investigating the former President of Interpol for bribery and other crimes and indicated that political transgressions may have also landed the Chinese official in trouble.
08 Oct 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan: Nawaz, Abbasi appear before Lahore Court in treason case
Former Pakistan premiers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, along with a prominent journalist, Cyril Almeida, Assistant Editor for the Dawn newspaper, appeared before the Lahore High Court today.
08 Oct 2018Climate Change
Nobel Prize in Economics goes to William Nordhaus, Paul Romer
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has collectively gone to American economists William Nordhaus and Paul Romer for taking macroeconomics to a global scale to tackle some of the world's biggest problems.
08 Oct 2018South Korea
Kim ready to invite inspectors to N-Korea's nuclear site: Pompeo
International inspectors will be allowed into North Korea's dismantled nuclear testing site, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, after a meeting with Kim Jong-un in which, he said, "significant progress" was made towards denuclearization.
08 Oct 2018India
India's success in 2030-SDGs can change face of world: UNGA
India's success in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals can change the face of the world, UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa said, describing the country as a "very important player" of the multilateral system.
08 Oct 2018Thailand
Indian tourist killed, 2 injured in shootout in Thailand
A 42-year-old Indian tourist was killed and two others seriously injured in a shootout between two rival gangs in Bangkok, Thai Police said.
08 Oct 2018Indonesia
#IndonesiaQuakeTsunami: Death toll reaches 1,944, number expected to rise
Nearly 2,000 bodies have been recovered from Palu since an earthquake and tsunami struck the Indonesian city, an official said today, warning the number would rise with thousands still missing.
08 Oct 2018Ministry Of External Affairs
US, China to hold talks to reduce trade, military tensions
China and the US are set to hold high-level talks in Beijing, China to reduce the spiraling trade and military tensions between the world's two largest economies.
07 Oct 2018Pakistan News
US shouldn't view ties with Pakistan through 'Indian lens': Qureshi
The US should not view its ties with Pakistan from the Indian lens or Afghan perspective, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in Islamabad on Saturday.
07 Oct 2018Tsunami
Indonesia: Death toll from quake-tsunami hits 1,763; over 5,000 missing
Indonesia is still reeling from the tragic twin disaster that struck on September 28.
07 Oct 2018Russia News
Russia's computer scientists, programmers long tied to military, secret services
During the Soviet era, Russia's top computer scientists and programmers largely worked for the secret services.
07 Oct 2018North Korea
Pompeo eyes progress over next Trump-Kim summit on Asia trip
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped to accelerate the second summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump as he kicked off an Asian trip Saturday that will also feature a meeting with the North Korean leader.
07 Oct 2018Supreme Court Of India
Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as SC judge, Trump registers big-win
On Saturday, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as Supreme Court judge of the US, giving President Donald Trump a chance to paint the country's political institutions in 'right' color.
06 Oct 2018Bangladesh
Bangladesh's former PM Khaleda Zia admitted to hospital in Dhaka
Bangladesh's jailed former Prime Minister and Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia was admitted to hospital in Dhaka today following a court order as her health deteriorated, a media report stated.
06 Oct 2018Donald Trump
Trump climbs into aircraft with toilet paper stuck to shoe
Toilet paper and shoes have often gone together and created hilarious scenes for many. And the best part, most of them are usually oblivious about it.
06 Oct 2018London
Artwork sold for $1.4mn self-destructs at auction leaving audience stunned
On Friday night, a rare piece of art by renowned and mysterious street artist Banksy went up for sale at the Sotheby's auction in London.
06 Oct 2018France
Missing Interpol Chief detained in China for questioning: Report
Meng Hongwei, the 64-year-old Interpol Chief who had gone missing has been detained in China for questioning, The South China Morning Post reported on Saturday.
06 Oct 2018Russia News
'Falling stars' is the new Instagram craze, and isn't meaningless
Just when the craze around the deadly KiKi challenge is fading, a new (but, this time meaningful) photo challenge has replaced it.
06 Oct 2018India
Aggressive Chinese industrial policy impacting American defense industry: Pentagon
The aggressive Chinese industrial policies have adversely impacted some of the critical American capabilities and its defense manufacturing base, the Pentagon said in a report yesterday.
06 Oct 2018Donald Trump
Despite sexual assault allegations, Kavanaugh gets backing for SC seat
Despite sexual assault allegations, Judge Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the US Supreme Court is all but certain, with key senators having backed the embattled judge's nomination.
06 Oct 2018United States of America
#TodayInInspirationMuch? US woman sends breakup survey to boyfriends, wins hearts
Does 'We need to talk' ring a bell? Are you someone your friends call 'the king/queen' of bad break-ups?
05 Oct 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan cancels Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's lecture in Lahore
Amidst the chill in bilateral ties, Pakistan canceled at the last minute Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's scheduled lecture at a training institute in Lahore for not taking prior permission from the Foreign Office, according to sources.
05 Oct 2018France
French Police launch investigation after Interpol Chief goes missing
An investigation has been launched by the French Police after Interpol President Meng Hongwei went missing, suggest reports.
05 Oct 2018White House
Babbar Khalsa group poses risk to our interests, says US
The US has named Sikh militant group Babbar Khalsa among the separatist movements that pose a risk to American interests overseas.
05 Oct 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan: Senior leader of banned Sunni extremist group killed
A senior leader of a banned Sunni extremist group was killed along with his bodyguard by unidentified men yesterday in Pakistan.
05 Oct 2018New York City
New York's JFK Airport redesign to cost a whopping $13bn
On Thursday, Andrew Cuomo, the governor of the state of New York, announced that the state's iconic John F. Kennedy Airport would be getting a facelift worth a whopping $13bn.
05 Oct 2018Nobel Prize
Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win 2018 Noble Peace Prize
The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Dr. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecological surgeon, and Nadia Murad, the face of the women forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State.
05 Oct 2018Tsunami
Indonesia quake-tsunami: Last-ditch search for survivors as death-toll crosses 1,500
Search teams made desperate last-ditch efforts today to find survivors, a week on from Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami that killed more than 1,500 people.
05 Oct 2018Russia News
Deteriorating ties could mark the end of US-Russia space cooperation
On Thursday, two American astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut - Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold from NASA, and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos - returned to Earth from the International Space Station, wrapping up a 197-day-long mission.
05 Oct 2018South Korea
S-Korea renews call for Japan to remove 'rising sun' flag
South Korea yesterday reiterated a demand that Japan should remove its "rising sun" naval flag from a warship participating in an international fleet review at Jeju island next week.
05 Oct 2018South Korea
Former S-Korean President Lee Myung-bak jailed for 15yrs over corruption
Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has been jailed for 15 years for corruption today, becoming the latest of the country's ex-leaders to be sent to prison.
04 Oct 2018Australia
#ProudMuch? 1,300 rogue Indian-men spoil luxury cruise for families
The dream vacation of many Australian families onboard Royal Caribbean Australia cruise was ruined by nearly 1,300 poorly behaved Indian men, so much so that the company had to refund their money.
04 Oct 2018Russia News
Dutch thwart Russian cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog OPCW
Dutch intelligence thwarted a Russian cyber attack targeting the global chemical weapons watchdog in April and expelled four Russian agents, the Netherlands government said today.
04 Oct 2018Twitter
Obama wishes Michelle on anniversary; Twitterati drools over their love
Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have been giving us couple goals since long.
04 Oct 2018India
Pakistan Foreign Minister asks US to facilitate Indo-Pak talks
Islamabad is seeking an American role in facilitating talks between India and Pakistan because the two South Asian neighbors aren't engaging bilaterally, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, warning that absence of such a facilitation could lead to an escalation of tension.
04 Oct 2018India
Several Indian companies debarred by World Bank over corruption practices
Several Indian companies and some Indians have been barred by the World Bank from its various projects across the globe, the multilateral lending agency said in its first report on its efforts to fight corruption and safeguard donor resources.
04 Oct 2018Sexual Assault
Research confirms women worry about sexual-harassment, (unsurprisingly) men don't
It's no surprise that most women across the world, at some point in their lives, have been victims of sexual harassment.