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06 Mar 2017World Health Organization
WHO: 1.7mn killed by polluted environments
The World Health Organization (WHO) said a quarter of all global deaths of children aged under five are caused from unhealthy or polluted environments.
06 Mar 2017India
India planning special food zones for UAE
To address UAE's food security interests, India is working on what is called a "farm-to-port" project, where crops would be produced keeping in mind a specific UAE market.
06 Mar 2017United States of America
US military investigating nude photo scandal
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in the US is investigating the dissemination of hundreds of nude photographs of current and former female marines.
06 Mar 2017Donald Trump
FBI Director rejects Trump's wiretapping allegation
Trump's allegations of his phone being tapped by Obama were denied by the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey.
06 Mar 2017World
China further slashes down growth targets
Premier Li Keqiang stated that China has slashed its growth target from 6.5-7% last year to just 6.5% this year. 2016 saw the slowest growth in the Chinese economy's history.
05 Mar 2017Donald Trump
Obama denies bugging Trump Tower
Former US President Barack Obama's spokesperson Kevin Lewis stated that "neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false."
05 Mar 2017White House
Hate Crime: Sikh man shot at in Kent
An unidentified individual opened fire at a 39 year old Sikh man who was working on his car in his driveway in Kent. The assailant allegedly asked him to "go back" to his country.
05 Mar 2017Supreme Court Of India
Britain could exit EU without paying: Experts
The Lords EU Financial Affairs Committee stated that Britain could exit the EU without paying any money if the two-year Article 50 talks ended with no deal.
05 Mar 2017Donald Trump
Trump's attorney general to respond in writing about Russia contacts
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions will respond in writing to questions by Senate Democrats about his meetings with Russia's ambassador to the US last year.
04 Mar 2017US State Department
EU could place visa restrictions on Americans
The European Parliament is considering putting an end to visa-free travel to Americans.
04 Mar 2017Donald Trump
US to suspend H-1B premium processing, bad for Indian IT
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily suspending premium processing for all H-1B visas from April 3 onwards for up to six months.
04 Mar 2017White House
Indian-origin businessman shot dead outside his home in America
Harnish Patel, an Indian-origin businessman was shot dead outside his home in Lancaster, South Carolina.
04 Mar 2017Paris
French presidential candidate Le Pen loses EU parliamentary immunity
EU lawmakers withdrew parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen for tweeting three images of Islamic State violence.
04 Mar 2017India
Maldives: Yameen government to sell atoll to Saudi Arabia
The government of Abdulla Yameen has decided to sell the Faafu atoll to Saudi Arabia. The move will give the entire territorial control of the land to the Saudis.
03 Mar 2017World
China: Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh will damage ties
China has conveyed to India that bilateral ties would be severely damaged if India allows Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to go ahead with a visit to Arunachal Pradesh.
03 Mar 2017Russia News
Sweden re-introduces military conscription
The Swedish government has voted to bring back military conscription. According to sources, service will be made compulsory form 1 January 2018.
03 Mar 2017North Korea
Malaysia releases North Korean detainee in Kim Jong-nam murder
Malaysian authorities have released the only North Korean who was detained in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-nam.
03 Mar 2017Mike Pence
American VP Pence used private email as governor, was hacked
US Vice President Mike Pence had used a private email account to conduct official duties as governor of Indiana, according to a statement.
03 Mar 2017Donald Trump
Trump's attorney general Sessions quits Russia investigation
Attorney General Jeff Sessions succumbed to pressure and recused himself from an FBI investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the US election.
03 Mar 2017India
Top World Bank official lauds India's demonetization move
Lauding India's demonetization move, World Bank Chief Executive Kristalina Georgieva said, "What India has done will be studied (by other countries). There hasn't been such demonetization in a country so big."
03 Mar 2017ISIS
Russian, Syrian forces retake formerly IS-held Palmyra
Allies Russia and Syria have completely retaken the Islamic State-held Palmyra, ending the second occupation of the city by the IS, officials said.
03 Mar 2017Thailand
Thai king's adviser sacked for corruption
A senior adviser to the Thai king, Jumpol Manmai, a former deputy police commissioner and palace Grand Chamberlain has been sacked over charges of corruption.
03 Mar 2017Australia
Australia to curb fast-food visas
The Australian government is considering limiting the number of visas it issues to workers to be employed in fast food chains like McDonald's, KFC and Hungry Jack's.
02 Mar 2017Beijing
First Uighur claims of allegiance to IS in new video
In what is seemingly Islamic State's "first direct threat" against China, a half-hour video has surfaced, featuring China's Uighur militants vowing to return home and "shed blood like rivers".
02 Mar 2017Paris
French Elections: Fillon under pressure as polls near
French conservative candidate Francois Fillon is under pressure after the centrist UDI party withdrew support to him. Fillon is also facing a formal investigation over a fake job racket involving his wife.
02 Mar 2017Donald Trump
Attorney General Jeff Sessions met Russian ambassador during campaign
During the presidential campaign, Trump's attorney general Jeff Sessions met the Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak twice, the Washington Post reported, citing Justice Department officials.
02 Mar 2017Spain
Barcelona pushes laws to curb tourism
Barcelona's Mayor Ada Colau has presented her strategic plan for tourism, which seeks to limit tourism in the city. The city has a population of 1.6 million, but received a whopping 32 million tourists last year.
02 Mar 2017Tata
FBI probing Kansas shooting as hate crime
FBI is probing the shooting that killed Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injured Alok Madasani as "hate crime", as an American opened fire on them after shouting ethnic slurs.
02 Mar 2017Michael Flynn
US intelligence panel agrees to probe Trump-Russia ties
An American congressional committee has agreed to an investigation into the Moscow's alleged interference in last year's US presidential elections.
02 Mar 2017UNICEF
UN: Libya is epicentre for migrant child sex abuse
The UN has warned that Libya, from where lakhs of migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean into Italy, has become an epicentre for migrant child sex abuse.
01 Mar 2017Saudi Arabia
Saudi King arrived with 500 tonnes of luggage in Indonesia
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived in Indonesia today, the first visit by a Saudi King in over 47 years.
01 Mar 2017Paris
French want Obama for President
Frustrated at the lack of "suitable candidates", an online petition in France that seeks to have Barack Obama as President has garnered over 42,000 signatures. However, since Obama is not a French citizen, he is ineligible to run.
01 Mar 2017Afghanistan
1 killed, 35 wounded in multiple Taliban attacks in Kabul
At least one person has been killed and 35 wounded in attacks mounted by the Taliban in the western part of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul.
01 Mar 2017Barack Obama
Obamas sign book deal with Penguin worth $60m
Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have signed a two-book deal with Penguin Random House.
01 Mar 2017Donald Trump
Trump promises "renewal of the American spirit" in Congress speech
US President Donald Trump has promised a "renewal of the American spirit" during his first Joint address to Congress.
01 Mar 2017United States of America
China, world's biggest infringer of intellectual property
According to an American watchdog's report, rampant intellectual theft by China is costing America a mind-boggling $600 billion every year.
01 Mar 2017World
China to pay couples to have a second child
China is reportedly in the process of issuing financial benefits to encourage couples to have a second child.
28 Feb 2017Donald Trump
US Senate confirms Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary in vote
The US Senate voted 72-27 in favour of confirming billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as US commerce secretary.
28 Feb 2017Donald Trump
Trump seeks to hike US defence spending by 10%
President Donald Trump is looking to increase American defence spending by 10% in his proposed budget plan for 2018.
28 Feb 2017North Korea
Kim Jong-nam murder: Female suspects to be charged with murder
Malaysia's Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali said Doan Thi Huong and Siti Aisyah would be formally charged with the murder of Kim Jong-nam and could face the death penalty if convicted.