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11 Nov 2018California
California massive fire death toll reaches 23, rescue operations underway
The death toll from the most destructive fire to hit California rose to 23 yesterday as rescue workers recovered more bodies of people.
11 Nov 2018Saudi Arabia
US welcomes Saudi's 'decision' to independently refuel planes in Yemen-war
The US has welcomed Saudi Arabia's "decision" to cease taking American support and instead use its own military capabilities for refueling aircraft from the Riyadh-led coalition engaged in the Yemen War.
11 Nov 2018Narendra Modi
Singapore summit: Pence, Modi to discuss bilateral relationship, defense cooperation
US Vice President Mike Pence and PM Narendra Modi would discuss India-US defense cooperation and bilateral relationship during their meeting in Singapore next week, the White House said yesterday.
10 Nov 2018Turkey
Jamal Khashoggi's body was dissolved in acid, poured down drain
In the latest development in Jamal Khashoggi murder case, a Turkish newspaper, on Saturday, reported that the journalist's body had been chopped into pieces, dissolved in acid, and the remains poured down a drain.
China, US sparring continues over South China Sea
Asserting there is no problem of freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, Beijing said no country should use any excuse to engage in militarization there.
10 Nov 2018Ministry Of External Affairs
Exiled Chinese author urges 'courage' to defend free speech
Dissident Chinese author Ma Jian hit out at threats to freedom of speech today saying it was the "basis of civilization", after a struggle to find a venue to host his talks at Hong Kong's Literary Festival, to be held till tomorrow.
10 Nov 2018North Korea
China announces it is ready for trade talks with US
A top Chinese diplomat yesterday, while addressing a press conference in Washington, said China has kept its door open for trade talks with the US, as the two top global economies are locked in a trade war.
10 Nov 2018Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka: President dissolves Parliament, announces snap election in Jan'19
Sri Lanka's political crisis deepened yesterday as President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved the Parliament and announced snap polls on January 5.
10 Nov 2018Las Vegas
Gun violence in America has spiralled out of control
In a cruel twist of fate, 27-year-old Telemachus Orfanos, a survivor of the deadliest gun massacre in modern American history, met with his demise at the shooting in Thousand Oaks, California.
10 Nov 2018Russia News
#AnotherSide: Viral video of cub climbing snowy slope worries experts
The internet was in awe of a video that showed a cub fighting adversities to get to his mother bear on a snowy slope.
10 Nov 2018Dalai Lama
South Africa: Triple monument of Mandela, Sivananda, Zulu King unveiled
A triple monument, as a mark of respect to the former South African President Nelson Mandela, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and spiritual leader Swami Sivananda, was unveiled in a public park in Durban on Thursday.
10 Nov 2018Italy
Four suspected thieves arrested in Venice jewel heist
Croatian police have arrested four suspects in the brazen theft of precious Indian jewels this January from the famed Al Thani Collection that were on display in a Venetian palace.
Trump demands 'respect' from journalists; might restrict access
US President Donald Trump's feud with the American press seems to be taking a turn for the worse.
10 Nov 2018Yemen
110 Houthi rebels, 22 loyalists killed in Yemen's Hodeida
A total of 110 Houthi rebels, the insurgency of which started in June 2004, have been killed in 24 hours of clashes in Hodeida, western Yemen, along with 22 pro-government troops fighting to retake the port city, medical sources said yesterday.
10 Nov 2018Emmanuel Macron
French President Macron's call for European Army 'very insulting': Trump
US President Donald Trump today said the suggestion of his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that Europe should build its own army was "very insulting," asserting that Europe should first pay its "fair share" to NATO.
10 Nov 2018London
Man sentenced for sending mail bomb, threats to Swedish lawmakers
A Swedish man was convicted of attempted murder yesterday for sending a letter bomb to a bitcoin company in London and threatening letters to lawmakers in Sweden, including government members.
In memoir, Michelle Obama speaks about IVF, pregnancy and marriage
Former First Lady Michelle Obama's memoir 'Becoming' delves deep into her years in the White House, her marriage with Barack, her disdain for President Donald Trump, miscarriage and giving birth to daughters Sasha and Malia through IVF.
09 Nov 2018Supreme Court Of India
Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford is still being harassed, lawyers claim
Christine Blasey Ford, who accused US Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual harassment, is still receiving threats, her lawyers told NPR.
09 Nov 2018DNA
Kazakhstan: 'Dead' man shows up at home months after burial
In an unsettling situation for the Supygaliev family living in the port city of Atyrau in Kazakhstan, a family member who had been buried two months earlier showed up at their doorstep on Tuesday.
09 Nov 2018Pakistan News
Since 2004, 2,714 killed in 409 US drone-attacks in Pakistan
The US has carried out 409 drone attacks in Pakistan since January 2004, killing 2,714 people and injuring 728 others, Dawn news reported today.
09 Nov 2018Sri Lanka
No snap election to end political-crisis in Lanka: President's aide
Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has decided that there will be no snap elections or a national referendum to end the current political and constitutional crisis in the island nation, according to his close aide.
09 Nov 2018H-1B Visa
Dramatic increase in number of H-1B visas being held up?
Claiming there has been a "dramatic increase" in the number of H-1B visas being held up, a coalition of American employers representing top IT companies has alleged that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is acting outside of its own regulations.
09 Nov 2018South Korea
As economy struggles, S-Korea's President sacks Finance Minister, Policy Chief
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in sacked his top two economic officials today, the government said, as the world's 11th largest economy struggles with slowing growth, rising unemployment, and persistent income gaps.
09 Nov 2018Donald Trump
Trump wants H-1B visas in highly-skilled jobs, not outsourcing roles
The Donald Trump administration wants to make changes in the existing H-1B visa provisions so that it attracts highly skilled foreign workers, as opposed to what it has now evolved into as an "outsourcing" role, the White House yesterday.
09 Nov 2018Albert Einstein
Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis sold for over $1mn
On Thursday, the motorised wheelchair used by late British physicist Stephen Hawking sold for $391,740, while his thesis sold for a whopping $761,000.
09 Nov 2018Australia
Melbourne: Conjoined Bhutanese twins with shared liver successfully separated
In a rare operation, surgeons in Australia successfully operated two 15-month-old conjoined twins from Bhutan in a six-hour-long surgery.
09 Nov 2018Pakistan News
US 'war on terror' has killed over 500,000 people: Report
About half a million people have died violently in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan due to the US "war on terror" that was launched after 9/11 attack in 2001, according to a study released yesterday.
09 Nov 2018Narendra Modi
US Vice President Pence to meet PM Modi next week
US Vice President Mike Pence would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his four-nation trip next week.
09 Nov 2018Melbourne
Melbourne: Man sets car on fire, stabs many; arrested
A man was arrested after he crashed a car into Bourke's street mall in Melbourne, Australia, and then attempted to stab people. The ruckus injured four people, including the attacker.
09 Nov 2018California
California bar shooting: Ex-US Marine Ian Long was the shooter
The shooter involved in Wednesday's California bar shooting, which left 12 dead, was identified as 28-year-old Ian Long, a former US Marine.
08 Nov 2018Israel
Change in Saudi's policy may forbid Israeli-Muslims from Mecca pilgrimage
A new rule of Saudi Arabia may stop over one million Israeli Muslims from offering prayers at Mecca, Haaretz reported.
08 Nov 2018Pakistan News
Reports of Aasia Bibi leaving Pakistan fake news: Pakistan Authorities
Pakistani authorities today rejected the reports as "fake news" that a Christian woman who was released from a jail a week after the Supreme Court overturned her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy has left for the Netherlands.
08 Nov 2018North Korea
Kim Jong-nam murder case: Defense lawyer falls ill, trial delayed
The trial of two women for allegedly assassinating Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, will resume in January 2019 instead of this month, after a defense lawyer fell ill.
08 Nov 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan seizes smuggled Indian, other DTH equipment worth Rs. 7.83cr
Pakistan authorities have seized smuggled Indian and other Direct-To-Home (DTH) equipment worth Rs. 7.83 crore from various markets in a nation-wide crackdown against the illegal devices, revealed a report.
08 Nov 2018South Korea
Granted temporary exemptions to those seeking help: Trump on Iran-sanctions
President Donald Trump yesterday said he gave temporary exemptions to India and seven other major importers of Iranian oil as they sought US' "help" and he didn't want to drive oil prices "up to $ 100 a barrel or $150 a barrel".
Post tiff with Trump, press credentials of CNN reporter suspended
In an unprecedented move, the White House has suspended the press credentials of a CNN journalist terming his behavior as "disgusting and outrageous", hours after he engaged in a heated argument with President Donald Trump in a press-meet.
08 Nov 2018California
US: At least 11 injured in shooting at California bar
At least 11 people, including an officer, were shot at in a South California bar on Wednesday night (local time).
Diwali a special opportunity to reflect on Indo-US friendship: Trump
Greeting people on the occasion of Diwali, US President Donald Trump said the festival of lights is a special opportunity to reflect on the bond of friendship between India and US.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired by Trump
On Wednesday, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was removed by US President Donald Trump in the aftermath of the US mid-term elections.
08 Nov 2018Elections
Unprecedented! President, predecessor clash in proudly stable Botswana
Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has used his first state-of-the-nation address to openly attack his predecessor Ian Khama, in an unprecedented clash in a nation that prides itself on stability.