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22 Jan 2017Barack Obama
Trump has to surrender his beloved Android phone
According to a New York Times report, Donald Trump has been asked to hand in his beloved Android phone for a "secure, encrypted device approved by the Secret Service with a number few people possess".
21 Jan 2017World
China records slowest growth rate in 2016
China recorded the slowest growth rate in 27 years, registering a paltry 6.7% year on year growth in 2016. China had recorded 6.9% growth in 2015.
21 Jan 2017Washington DC
Women to sport 'pussy hats' a day after Trump's inauguration
A day after US President Trump's inauguration, 200,000 people would march in Washington DC to advocate for gender equality.
21 Jan 2017Donald Trump
Trump highlights America's problems, offers hope in inauguration speech
President Donald Trump spoke of a bleak and broken America having abandoned factories, rampant crime and a failed education system, at his inauguration day speech.
21 Jan 2017Pakistan News
IED blast kills 12, injures 30 in northwest Pakistan
At least 12 people were killed and 30 injured when a blast ripped through a vegetable market in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas region.
21 Jan 2017Donald Trump
President Trump signs executive order to roll back Obamacare
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at rolling back Obamacare, hours after being sworn-in to office.
21 Jan 2017World
Bahais in Iran must study in underground universities
The Bahais, the largest non-Muslim minority community of Iran, are not permitted to study in the universities.
21 Jan 2017Turkey
Turkey close to constitutional amendment expanding Erdogan's powers
Sources said Turkey is moving closer toward implementing constitutional reforms that will significantly bolster President Erdogan's powers.
20 Jan 2017Supreme Court Of India
The 58th US Presidential Inauguration: All eyes on Trump!
Donald Trump's inauguration is almost upon us; the 45th President of the United States would assume office ten weeks after a stunning Presidential Election.
20 Jan 2017ISIS
IS destroys part of ancient Roman amphitheatre in Palmyra
Syrian officials said IS militants have destroyed part of the ancient Roman amphitheatre located in Palmyra.
20 Jan 2017Adama Barrow
West African armies enter Gambia
Armies of Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo and Mali crossed into Gambia to pressure Yahya Jammeh to vacate the Presidential office.
20 Jan 2017Barack Obama
Richard Verma: Have to keep working at Indo-US relations
Delivering his last address at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Delhi, outgoing US Ambassador to India Richard Verma said he was thankful for all the "tough issues" that were resolved during his tenure.
20 Jan 2017Washington DC
Trump to be sworn in as 45th US President
Donald Trump arrived in Washington amid heavy rain to take the oath as the 45th President of the US.
20 Jan 2017World
Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" extradited to the US
Mexico has extradited the notorious drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the US.
20 Jan 2017Jet Airways
Korean Air uses stun guns on unruly passengers
Reports stated that Korean Air used stun guns at least 5 times on unruly passengers aboard their aircraft.
20 Jan 2017Adama Barrow
Gambia: Barrow to be sworn-in in Senegal, Jammeh stays
The newly elected President of Gambia, Adama Barrow will take his oath as president in Senegal, as outgoing President Yahya Jammeh has refused to step down.
19 Jan 2017Chinese Communist Party
Official Party newspaper reveals China faked its growth figures
China is set to release its GDP growth figures for 2016 tomorrow.
Theresa May to meet Wall Street Bankers
Theresa May will meet some of Wall Street's biggest firms after banks threatened to move jobs out of UK amidst Brexit.
19 Jan 2017Russia News
Barack Obama gives final press conference as president
Barack Obama covered a range of issues during his last press conference as president.
Nikki Haley opposes Trump's stance during Senate hearing
Donald Trump's nominee to be US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, 44, has received an overwhelmingly respectful reception from both Democratic and Republicans during her Senate confirmation hearing.
19 Jan 2017ISIS
Istanbul club chosen at random says attacker
Abdulgadir Masharipov, suspected to have killed 39 people in the Reina night club in Istanbul stated that the club was chosen at random.
Obama commutes prison term of Chelsea Manning
In January'17, former president Barack Obama commuted Manning's 35-year sentence, a decision that can't be undone by incumbent President Donald Trump.
US journos: We decide how to serve readers, no Trump
In a strongly-worded statement, the American press corps has told Donald Trump that he wont be able to stifle or manipulate content in the media.
China against Taiwan delegation at Trump's inauguration
China urged USA to disallow a delegation from Taiwan to attend the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Donald Trump.
19 Jan 2017Hong Kong
"No room" for Hong Kong's independence
On Wednesday, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying delivered his final policy address before stepping down from his five-year tenure.
French president slams Trump over Merkel criticism
French President Francois Hollande rebuffed US President-elect Donald Trump after the latter criticized German Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal migrant policy.
2017 World Economic Forum — Responsive and Responsible Leadership
The 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) kicked off at Davos; Chinese President Xi Jinping set the tone for the five-day annual conference with an impassioned speech.
Trump sued by woman for defamation
Summer Zervos, a one-time contestant on Donald Trump's reality show 'The Apprentice' filed a lawsuit against Trump for denying allegations of having committed sexual assault.
18 Jan 2017World
Russia extends Snowden's residency by "couple of years"
"Snowden's residency in Russia has just been extended by another couple of years," Russia's foreign ministry spokesperson said.
18 Jan 2017World
IT firms to hire freshers from USA
Stringent H-1B visa norms have led to Indian outsourcing giants such as Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services to hire more engineers from American campuses.
18 Jan 2017Boko Haram
Nigerian military bombs refugees by mistake, 100 dead
A Nigerian state official revealed that an Air Force fighter jet mistakenly bombed a refugee camp resulting in the death of 100 refugees and injuring aid workers in northeast Rann, near the border with Cameroon.
18 Jan 2017ISIS
Iraq forces take back 'Jonah's tomb' in Mosul
In January, Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul retook an area where the jihadist's had levelled one of the city's most well-known shrines in 2014.
18 Jan 2017Rio de Janeiro
Brazil to build 30 prisons in 2017
In order to ease chronic overcrowding in its penitentiary system, President Michel Temer of Brazil said that his country would build 30 prisons over the next one year.
17 Jan 2017Texas
Last man to walk on the moon dies aged 82
Former astronaut Eugene A. Cernan passed away aged 82 in Texas due to ongoing health problems.
Search for MH370 ends after 3 years, plane not found
The Joint Agency Coordination Center in Australia said the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has officially been suspended.
17 Jan 2017Indian Army
Army kills 3 Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in J&K
Days after a video surfaced of Hafiz Saeed praising terrorists for the Akhnoor attack, the army killed 3 terrorists at Awoora village in Pahalgam, Anantnag.
17 Jan 2017Russia News
NATO alliance rattled after Trump calls it obsolete
Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said US President-elect Donald Trump's comment that NATO is "obsolete" has caused "astonishment and agitation" within the alliance.
Shooter who killed 5 in Mexico music festival remains unidentified
Police haven't captured or identified the gunman who shot five people dead in Mexico last night.
Orlando night club shooter's wife arrested for obstruction of justice
Noor Salman, the wife of the Orlando gay night club attacker Omar Mateen, has been arrested.
17 Jan 2017ISIS
Suspected Istanbul nightclub attacker who massacred 38 arrested
Turkish police have arrested Abdulkadir Masharipov, the man suspected of mounting the attack on Istanbul's Reina club on New Year's Eve which left 38 people dead.