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21 Mar 2017Saudi Arabia
Electronic devices larger than cellphones banned on certain US-bound flights
In March, the US banned electronic devices larger than a cellphone on incoming flights from certain countries due to a security threat, said officials.
21 Mar 2017Donald Trump
No evidence of Obama wiretapping Trump Tower: FBI director
FBI Director James Comey informed the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee that there is no evidence supporting President Donald Trump's allegations of former president Barack Obama wiretapping Trump Tower in October 2016.
21 Mar 2017India
Indo-US logistics pact faces delays
The much awaited Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement between India and the US is reportedly facing several bureaucratic hurdles due to slow-decision making on the Indian side.
21 Mar 2017Pakistan News
Indus Waters Treaty: Permanent Indus Commission meet in Pakistan
The 113th Meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission has begun on 20th March in Islamabad.
20 Mar 2017Nawaz Sharif
British Kashmiris oppose Pak's move on Gilgit-Baltistan
British Kashmiris under the banner of Kashmir Voice International condemned Pakistan's move to integrate Gilgit-Baltistan as a fifth province of the country.
We owe no money to US or NATO: Germany clarifies
After US President Donald Trump tweeted about Germany owing "vast sums of money to NATO & the United States…", Germany rejected the claims, saying "There is no debt account at NATO."
20 Mar 2017Paris
Orly Airport attacker had consumed drugs, alcohol
A 39-year-old gunman who was killed at Paris' Orly airport had consumed cocaine and cannabis, tests have found. He also had an alcohol level of 0.93g/L of blood.
20 Mar 2017Ministry Of External Affairs
Indian priest stabbed in racist attack in Melbourne
A 72-year old man stabbed Rev Tomy Kalathoor Mathew in the neck, moments before he was about to say mass at a Melbourne church.
20 Mar 2017Pakistan News
'Hindu Marriage Bill' becomes law in Pakistan
Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain passed the Hindu Marriage Bill, extending protection to Hindu marriages and safeguarding the rights of Hindu minorities.
Fresh H-1B applications to be accepted from 3 April
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services stated that they would accept fresh applications for the H-1B visa for 2018 from April 3. However, they did not specify for how long they would continue accepting the applications.
20 Mar 2017UNICEF
2016: The worst year yet for Syria's rising generation
2016 has been the worst year yet for the children in Syria, according to UNICEF.
Man arrested for making threats at White House gate
Authorities arrested an unidentified individual for driving up to a White house checkpoint and threatening to attack it with a bomb.
19 Mar 2017Turkey
Standing Angry with Erdogan: Turkish citizens retaliate
The diplomatic tensions continue to escalate amongst Europe and Turkey, following the expulsion of its ministers.
19 Mar 2017South Korea
North Korea conducts advanced engine test
According to North Korean state media, the country has successfully tested a new high-thrust rocket engine, declaring the test a "new birth" for Pyongyang's space industry.
19 Mar 2017Paris
France launches investigation over Orly attack
French authorities have begun anti-terror investigations into the attack at Orly airport, in which officers eventually killed the gunman.
19 Mar 2017Donald Trump
Trump's budget plans to cut foreign aid draws criticism
President Donald Trump's budget outline has drawn sharp criticism even from fellow Republicans.
18 Mar 2017Red Robin
US man charged with hate crime for abusing Indian
A US man has been slapped with hate crime charges for racially abusing and assaulting an Indian man, mistaking him for a Muslim.
18 Mar 2017Donald Trump
Fundamental differences crop up in Merkel-Trump's first meeting
Stark disagreements between German Chancellor Merkel and President Donald Trump on almost everything from enterprise to immigration were evident during the first encounter at the White House.
18 Mar 2017Paris
Man shot at Orly airport after stealing soldier's gun
A man was shot dead after he made an attempt to seize a gun from a soldier at Paris's second largest Orly airport.
17 Mar 2017World
Oxford Comma fetches $10 million in US class action suit
In a case concerning overtime payment of truck drivers, a US Court of Appeals ordered Oakhurst Dairy, Maine to pay $10 million in compensation.
17 Mar 2017United States of America
#WorldSleepDay: "Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life"
The 10th World Sleep Day is being celebrated across the globe incorporating this year's slogan, "Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life."
17 Mar 2017Bangladesh
Lawsuits filed against Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus
The staff at Bangladesh's Grameen Telecom (GTC), established by microfinance pioneer and the country's only Nobel laureate, Muhammad Yunus, sued him over alleged unpaid dues.
17 Mar 2017Donald Trump
Senate intelligence panel rejects Trump's wiretap claims
The Senate Intelligence panel stated that there were "no indications" that the Trump Tower was under surveillance by the US government.
17 Mar 2017Pakistan News
Musharraf: Will face trial if security provided
Pervez Musharraf stated that he is willing to return to Pakistan to face trial, if the Pakistani army is ready to provide security cover for him.
17 Mar 2017World
Great Barrier Reef: To stop coral bleaching, stop warming
Research has suggested that the only way to tackle the menace of Coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef is to halt the warming of the world's oceans.
16 Mar 2017Tanzania
Tanzanian firm suspends employees over fake Trump news
A Tanzanian-broadcaster, TBC suspended several of its staff, after a fake news article made allegations that Trump praised Tanzania while condemning the rest of Africa.
16 Mar 2017New Zealand
New Zealand's Whanganui river given legal human status
In a first of its kind, a New Zealand river has been granted the legal-status of a person.
16 Mar 2017United States of America
US Federal Reserve hikes benchmark interest by 0.25%
The US Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months by 0.25% to a range of 0.75-1%.
16 Mar 2017US Department of Justice
Travel ban: US judge blocks Trump's new executive order
On March 16, a federal judge blocked Trump's renewed travel ban, hours before it was scheduled to begin.
16 Mar 2017Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan to declare disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region as fifth province
Pakistan has reportedly decided to declare India's "integral part", Gilgit-Baltistan, as its fifth province.
15 Mar 2017World
South Sudan refuses to pay ransom for Indian engineers
The South Sudan government has demanded the unconditional release of two abducted Indian engineers, refusing calls from the rebels to pay a ransom of $1 million for their release.
15 Mar 2017Emmanuel Macron
French presidential candidate charged over job scandal
French Presidential candidate Francois Fillon was charged for offences relating to a fake job scandal, including misappropriation of public funds according to his lawyer Antonin Levy.
15 Mar 2017India
China offers "package solution" for UNSC expansion
In response to G4 countries agreeing to forgo veto powers temporarily, China has called for a "package solution" that addresses interests of all countries and groups.
15 Mar 2017Donald Trump
Trump's 2005 tax returns leaked
Two pages of President Donald Trump's tax returns from 2005 were released to the public by MSNBC. The White House condemned the move, saying that it was illegal.
15 Mar 2017South Korea
US deploys attack drones to South Korea
Amid ongoing tensions with North Korea, the US has decided to permanently station a MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drone system at the Kunsan Air Base in South Korea.
14 Mar 2017Supreme Court Of India
Texas lawmaker wants men to be charged $100 for masturbation
Jessica Farrar, a Texas lawmaker has introduced a bill which intends to fine men $100 every time they masturbate. The bill also puts a 24-hour wait period for a man wanting colonoscopy or a vasectomy or looking to buy Viagra.
14 Mar 2017France
European Court allows employers to ban headscarves
In a landmark-ruling overseeing 2 cases of alleged employee discrimination, the European Court of Justice has ruled that companies are allowed to have rules prohibiting the display of religious symbols.
14 Mar 2017Donald Trump
Trump's son-in-law in $4 bn deal with Chinese
Sources revealed that the company run by the family of Donald Trump's son-in-law is to receive $400 million from a Chinese company, investing in a tower in Manhattan.
14 Mar 2017Theresa May
Parliament clears way for Brexit bill
The parliament has paved the way for the UK to trigger Article 50 of Lisbon Treaty and begin the Brexit process after passing Brexit bill.
14 Mar 2017Barack Obama
Obamas book to be published worldwide
Sources said that the upcoming books by Barack and Michelle Obama, would be launched globally. However, the book titles and dates have not been made public yet.