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28 Oct 2018International Monetary Fund
IMF board approves increased loan package worth $56bn for Argentina
The International Monetary Fund executive board on Friday approved an increased loan package for Argentina worth $56 billion to help stabilize the crisis-battered country's economy and currency.
28 Oct 2018Israel
Israel with US over 'horrendous antisemitic' synagogue attack: PM Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday expressed grief and solidarity with the United States, after a gunman opened fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing and injuring several people.
28 Oct 2018Donald Trump
Pittsburg Shooting: Who is Robert Bowers who reportedly killed 11
At least 11 people have been killed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after a gunman open fired at Tree of Life synagogue on Saturday.
27 Oct 2018Afghanistan
Afghans vote in Kandahar poll today, delayed after police-chief assassination
Afghans risked their lives to vote in legislative elections in southern Afghanistan Saturday, after the Taliban-claimed killing of a powerful police chief delayed the ballot by a week.
27 Oct 2018India
US won't allow Iran to develop world's deadliest weapons: Trump
US President Donald Trump has said all sanctions against Iran lifted by the 2015 nuclear deal will be back in "full force" from November 5 and promised more in the future to prevent Iran from developing the world's deadliest weapons.
27 Oct 2018Donald Trump
Mail-bomb suspect Sayoc worked as male stripper, had criminal past
The arrest of 56-year-old Cesar Altieri Sayoc Jr., the man suspected of having sent mail bombs to several Trump critics including Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, has raised more questions than it has answered.
27 Oct 2018Sri Lanka
#ConstitutionalCrisis: US urges Sri Lankan parties to refrain from violence
The US urged political parties in Sri Lanka to abide by the Constitution and refrain from violence, as the island nation faces a constitutional crisis after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked his former ally Ranil Wickremesinghe and made controversial strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa the new premier.
27 Oct 2018Netherlands
In a first, Netherlands issues gender-neutral passport
The Netherlands has issued its first gender-neutral passport after a court ruled that forcing someone to identify as male or female amounted to 'violation of private life, self-determination, and personal autonomy'.
27 Oct 2018Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan President Sirisena sacks PM Wickremesinghe; Rajapaksa sworn in
Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today issued two extraordinary gazette notices making controversial strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa the new Prime Minister and formally recognizing Ranil Wickremesinghe's dramatic dismissal, leading to a constitutional crisis.
27 Oct 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan poses greater threat to humanity than Syria, report finds
A report titled 'Humanity at Risk - Global Terror Threat Indicant (GTTI)' has concluded that Pakistan poses three times the threat to humanity than Syria, as it continues to be a breeding ground for terrorist pads.
27 Oct 2018Donald Trump
US: Man, suspected of sending bombs to Trump's critics, arrested
A 56-year-old, identified as Cesar Sayoc Jr., was arrested in Florida on Friday morning in connection to bombs sent to President of United States Donald Trump's critics earlier this week.
26 Oct 2018China
China: Death toll rises to 8 in coal mine accident
The death toll from a coal mine accident in eastern China rose to 8 as the bodies of five more miners were retrieved, local authorities said on Friday.
26 Oct 2018WeChat
China: Woman attacks kindergarten children with knife; 14 injured
In a terrifying incident, a knife-wielding woman attacked children at a kindergarten in China's southwestern city of Chongqing today, injuring 14 of them.
26 Oct 2018Donald Trump
Believe it or not, Trump uses only 'one' official iPhone
The White House Thursday dismissed The New York Times report that US President Donald Trump has three cell-phones, saying he has only one official government iPhone, the security of which follows industry best practices.
25 Oct 2018iPhone
China, Russia listening to Donald Trump's phone calls: NYT
US spy agencies have determined that China and Russia are "eavesdropping" on President Donald Trump's phone calls, according to a news report by a prominent American daily.
25 Oct 2018Barack Obama
Hollywood legend Robert De Niro receives suspicious package
On the back of suspicious packages containing bombs being sent to the Clintons, Obama, and others, a similar package has been sent to a restaurant owned by Hollywood legend Robert De Niro.
25 Oct 2018Twitter
Iconic image of Gaza protester is all things right
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one of a shirtless protester in Gaza is worth a million.
25 Oct 2018Iraq
Islamic authority in Iraq issues fatwa against PUBG
An Islamic religious authority in Iraq has issued a fatwa against online multiplayer game, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), because it is a 'waste of time'.
25 Oct 2018China
#SkinConsciousDriver: Chinese cabbie wears skincare mask on job, gets suspended
Maintaining a healthy skin is tough, especially if you have a stressful job.
24 Oct 2018Audi
Watch: Chinese driver rams into 3 luxury cars while reversing
No one can ever deny that parking a car is the most difficult thing a driver faces, especially if they are not trained enough.
24 Oct 2018Global Warming
Himalayan Viagra, costlier than gold, is in danger
Nicknamed 'Himalayan Viagra', an expensive caterpillar fungus, which is more valuable than gold, is becoming harder to find due to climate change, say researchers.
24 Oct 2018Diwali
US: Thousands attend spectacular Dussehra-Diwali festival event in Houston
Thousands of Indian-Americans gathered for a spectacular annual Dussehra-Diwali festival event in Houston, US.
24 Oct 2018Bill Clinton
Bomb found at home of Hillary and Bill Clinton: Reports
In a rather worrisome development, two senior law enforcement officials reportedly confirmed that a suspicious package was found at the home of Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York City suburb in Chappaqua.
24 Oct 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan arrests 16 Indian fishermen for straying into its territorial-waters
Sixteen Indian fishermen have been arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly straying into the country's territorial waters.
24 Oct 2018Apple Watch
Three Indian-Americans on Time's 'Health Care 50' for extraordinary contributions
Three Indian-Americans have been named in the Time magazine's 2018 list of the 50 most influential people whose work is transforming healthcare in the US.
24 Oct 2018Italy
Rome: Over 20 people injured as escalator loses control
Over 20 people suffered injuries at a Central Rome metro station on Tuesday when an escalator malfunctioned; most of them were Russian football fans.
24 Oct 2018London
UK: Two sentenced to 40yrs imprisonment for stabbing Indian-origin man
Two men convicted of the fatal stabbing of an Indian-origin man earlier this year have been sentenced to a total of 40 years in jail by a London court.
24 Oct 2018Donald Trump
Trump hints at Mohammed bin Salman's involvement in Khashoggi's murder
US President Donald Trump's latest statements on the murder of Saudi Arabia journalist Jamal Khashoggi are in sharp contradiction to his previous ones, as he has now hinted at crown prince Mohammed bin Salman's involvement.
24 Oct 2018New York City
Titanic II, replica of the original, to sail in 2022
110 years after Titanic sank in Atlantic, a replica of the doomed ship is expected to start its maiden voyage in 2022.
23 Oct 2018Pakistan News
Over PKR 10,000cr laundered through fake bank-accounts: Pak SC informed
An amount of over PKR 10,000 crore was laundered allegedly through fake bank accounts, mostly of poor people, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the scam has informed the Pakistan Supreme Court, a report said.
23 Oct 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan: Seven charred to death as van collides with truck
A van carrying smuggled petrol collided with a truck on Tuesday in Pakistan's Balochistan province, killing at least seven persons and burning three cars parked nearby and a police check post, authorities said.
#KhashoggiKilling: In disappointing-speech, Erdogan goes soft on Saudi, tapes unmentioned
Addressing his AK Party in Parliament on Tuesday, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated.
23 Oct 2018Russia News
US President Trump's adviser meets Russian Defense Minister in Moscow
US President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser has met with Russia's Defense Minister in Moscow just a few days after Trump announced he intended to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear weapons treaty.
How this man ordered the killing of Khashoggi via Skype
The murder of Washington Post columnist and dissident Saudi Arabia journalist Jamal Khashoggi has spelled trouble for the Kingdom and crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS).
23 Oct 2018Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister promises truth from Khashoggi probe
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister says the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will produce the truth about what happened.
Jamal Khashoggi Death: Abandoned Saudi consulate car found in Istanbul
Turkish police on Monday found an abandoned car belonging to the Saudi consulate at an underground car park in Istanbul, three weeks after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Kingdom's mission.
23 Oct 2018Australia
Australia: Sikh council nominee racially targeted in social media video
A Sikh man running for the city council in Australia has been racially targeted by a man in a truck shouting racial slurs at a life-sized cut-out made from one of his election placards.
23 Oct 2018Bangladesh
Bangladesh: Pro-opposition editor arrested for defamation after calling woman-journalist 'characterless'
The Bangladesh Police has arrested prominent pro-opposition newspaper editor and lawyer Moinul Hosein on a defamation charge, days after he faced massive criticism for calling a woman journalist "characterless" on a TV talk show.
23 Oct 2018Xi Jinping
China: President Xi Jinping launches world's longest sea bridge
Chinese President Xi Jinping has launched the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, the world's longest sea bridge, amid attempts by Beijing to have greater control over its semi-autonomous regions.
23 Oct 2018Donald Trump
Trump: US to cut aid to Central America over migrant-caravan
President Donald Trump said on Monday that the United States will begin cutting aid to three Central American nations because of their governments' failure to stop a migrant caravan headed for the US border.