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India is becoming China 2.0, says Chinese think tank
Chinese think tank Anbound warned China to take Indian competition seriously as its economy may witness "explosive growth", boosting its prospects of becoming "China 2.0".
11 May 2017ISIS
Iraqi army says ISIS-held Mosul will be recaptured within days
Iraq's army chief said his troops are only days away from completely recapturing Mosul from ISIS.
China objects to US delegation's visit to China
Beijing has condemned the recent meeting of a US Congress delegation with the Dalai Lama saying the move "sent a very wrong signal to the world about Tibet independence."
Drugs being smuggled from India to IS terrorists intercepted
A shipload of tramadol, 37 million pills worth $75mn, was on its way from India to Islamic State terrorists in Libya, when it was intercepted by the Italian police.
11 May 2017United Airlines
United Airlines cancels Indian-origin man's ticket for filming altercation
An Indian-origin man, Navang Oza, has alleged his reservation on United Airlines was cancelled after he filmed an argument with its staff.
11 May 20171984 Anti Sikh Riots
India upset as Canadian PM attends event with Bhindranwale's photo
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has ruffled the Indian government's feathers by attending a felicitation event where Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale's photos were on display.
Modi's Sri Lanka visit- What's on the agenda?
PM Modi is set to visit Sri Lanka to take part in the Vesak day celebrations. While the visit has been termed informal, India does hope to get some things done, including discussing the Tamil Nadu fishermen issue.
11 May 2017ISIS
Assassinations to the Azaan row: Understanding fatwas
Fatwas have been at the centre of eye-catching news stories in recent times, especially in the wake of the Sonu Nigam Azaan controversy. They make for interesting reading material both due to reflection of radicalism in some and the sheer absurdity in certain others.
Sharif, Army Chief discuss ICJ verdict on Jadhav
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and the country's army chief began discussing the options to move forward after the International Court of Justice's verdict on staying the Kulbhushan Jadhav's hanging.
11 May 2017Russia News
Trump defends decision, says Comey wasn't "doing a good job"
President Donald Trump justified his decision to fire FBI director James Comey, saying "he was not doing a good job."
11 May 2017Turkey
Turkey calls US decision to arm Syrian Kurds 'unacceptable'
Turkey has called US President Donald Trump's decision to arm Kurdish YPG militia in Syria against ISIS "unacceptable."
11 May 2017France
French lawmaker Marion Marechal-Le Pen takes a break from politics
Defeated French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, has decided to take a break from politics three days after her aunt's defeat.
10 May 2017Australia
Larissa Waters is first Australian politician to breastfeed in Parliament
Larissa Waters, an Australian senator, became the first politician to breastfeed in the country's Parliament.
10 May 2017Turkey
Trump's plan to arm Kurds against ISIS may irk Turkey
US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to supply arms to Kurdish YPG forces to support an operation to retake the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, the Pentagon said.
10 May 2017Nawaz Sharif
Imran Khan to sue Sharif for taking money from Osama
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has moved the Supreme Court seeking filing of charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for receiving funds from Osama Bin laden in the 1980s.
10 May 2017Donald Trump
Trump fires FBI director James Comey over Clinton emails
US President Donald Trump has fired FBI director James Comey over his handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.
10 May 2017World
Cave in at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, emergency declared
A 20-foot long tunnel at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington collapsed causing hundreds of workers there to "take cover".
10 May 2017South Korea
Moon Jae-in to be sworn in as South Korea's President
South Korea's newly elected President, Moon Jae-in is ready to be sworn in after a decisive election victory.
10 May 2017Pakistan News
3 neighbours accuse Pakistan of exporting terror
Now, three of Pakistan's 4 neighbours have accused it of exporting terror and harbouring terrorist organizations.
10 May 2017Emmanuel Macron
Macron quest for EU reforms could irk member countries
France's newly elected president Emmanuel Macron is known to have a pro-European Union stance.
PIA pilot invites unauthorized woman to cockpit
A pilot from Pakistan International Airlines Captain Shahzad Aziz, has been hauled up for endangering the lives of passengers after he invited an unauthorized Chinese woman into the cockpit.
09 May 2017Ireland
Sands of time: Freak tide returns Irish beach after 33-years
A beach that had washed away 33 years ago by storms has reappeared off Ireland's west coast.
China: Can rename CPEC to allay Indian concerns
Chinese ambassador to New Delhi Luo Zhaohui clarified that the CPEC corridor was just a means of economic co-operation and had no connection with "sovereignty issues."
09 May 2017Bill Clinton
President is missing: Bill Clinton co-authoring book with James Patterson
Bill Clinton might have missed out on the opportunity to become America's first "first gentleman", but he is set to make a debut in the world of suspense thriller fiction.
09 May 2017India
Child abuse website gets busted, reveals sordid state of humanity
A website, where people engaged in child sexual abuse content, has finally been exposed.
09 May 2017India
Sohail Mahmood to be new Pak envoy to India
Sources stated that Sohail Mahmood is set to become Pakistan's new High Commissioner to India, as Abdul Basit's tenure has drawn to a close.
09 May 2017Michael Flynn
Obama had warned Trump not to hire Flynn in November
In November'16, the then President-elect Donald Trump was warned by President Barack Obama against appointing Michael Flynn as national security adviser, according to the White House.
09 May 2017Mumbai
Eman Ahmed, formerly world's heaviest woman, being treated in UAE
Last Thursday, Eman Ahmed (former heaviest woman of the world) left Mumbai's Saifee Hospital to continue her treatment in UAE.
Pakistan - Killed 50 Afghan soldiers on border
Pakistani officials said they killed more than 50 Afghan soldiers and destroyed 5 of their border check posts, a charge which Afghanistan vehemently denies.
08 May 2017United States Air Force
US military's top secret X-37B space plane returns from orbit
After a record 718 days in orbit, the US Air Force's X-37B space plane has returned to Earth by landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre, Florida.
08 May 2017Emmanuel Macron
Who is the French President Emmanuel Macron?
Emmanuel Macron is politically centrist, former investment banker who has now been elected as France's president.
08 May 2017India
Pakistani man alleges Indian High Commission detained newly-wed wife
A Pakistani man has alleged that the Indian High Commission in Islamabad detained his newly-wed wife when they went to apply for visas.
08 May 2017Paris
Paris accord- Investor giants urge Trump to implement climate agreement
In a letter to the Group of seven (G7) countries, investors holding $15 trillion worth of assets urged countries led by US to implement the Paris climate agreement, despite Trump's abrogation threats.
08 May 2017Afghanistan
ISIS chief in Afghanistan killed last month
On April 27, the head of ISIS in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib was killed in a joint Afghan and US Special Forces operation in Nangarhar province, US and Afghan officials have confirmed.
08 May 2017Michigan
Indian-origin doctor found dead in the US
An Indian-origin doctor in Michigan was found dead in the passenger seat of a car in mysterious circumstances.
08 May 2017Pakistan News
Nawaz Sharif at mercy of Pakistan army
The recent beheadings of 2 Indian soldiers by Pakistani army forces indicates that the Pakistan army does not wish to play by Nawaz Sharif's rule book.
08 May 2017Alibaba Group
China's Internet gets more shackles added to its existing burden
China already has a strongly fortified Internet firewall in place to block elements that the government considers to be a misfit in their present scheme of things.
08 May 2017Emmanuel Macron
French elections 2017: Macron secures decisive victory over Le Pen
As results came in on France's nail biting Presidential race, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron emerged winner in round two, securing a decisive victory over his far right opponent Marine Le Pen, gathering 65.8% votes, becoming France's youngest President.
07 May 2017India
India, Russia to ink 5th generation fighter design deal soon
After several years of delay, sources said India and Russia are likely to sign the deal to finalize the detailed design of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft and commence production of the same.
07 May 2017France
France bans thin fashion models to promote body positivity
Traditionally fashion models have always been shown as impeccable, without any blemishes, sporting a waif-like figure on the ramp or in print campaigns, setting impossible standards.