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Doomsday Clock: Humanity's doom is just '100 seconds' away

24 Jan 2020

Doomsday Clock: Humanity's doom is just '100 seconds' away

The annual unveiling of the Doomsday Clock in Washington DC, United States, revealed that humanity is just 100 seconds to 'midnight' aka doomsday.

9 highly-anticipated Hollywood movies that are releasing this year

26 Jul 2019

9 highly-anticipated Hollywood movies that are releasing this year

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, directed by the legendary Quentin Tarantino, featuring three big-shots (Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie), hits theaters today.

Deployment of Russian troops in troubled Venezuela violates constitution: Guaido

27 Mar 2019

Deployment of Russian troops in troubled Venezuela violates constitution: Guaido

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido charged yesterday that the deployment of Russian troops in the troubled South American country violates its constitution.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the latest India-Pakistan episode

02 Mar 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the latest India-Pakistan episode

While the India-Pakistan relations have always been strained, a series of latest events triggered by the Pulwama attack escalated tensions between both the countries.

5 best shows/movies on Amazon Prime Video in March 2019

01 Mar 2019

5 best shows/movies on Amazon Prime Video in March 2019

Amazon Prime Video is continuously upping its content game with new shows and movies to keep their viewers hooked.

Oscars 2019: Here are all the winners

25 Feb 2019

Oscars 2019: Here are all the winners

The 91st Oscars has started and it is without a doubt the biggest event in the awards season.

US leaving missile-treaty to 'get out of its obligations': Russia

02 Feb 2019

US leaving missile-treaty to 'get out of its obligations': Russia

Moscow denounced Washington's decision to leave a landmark Cold War nuclear missile treaty yesterday, saying it was part of a plan to "get out of its international legal obligations".

How does LSD work? Scientists finally have an idea

30 Jan 2019

How does LSD work? Scientists finally have an idea

Since it was synthesized in the 1930s, LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, has received much cultural and scientific attention.

Imran Khan accuses India of rejecting his peace overtures, again

08 Jan 2019

Imran Khan accuses India of rejecting his peace overtures, again

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused India of not responding to his peace overtures and said that any war between two nuclear-armed nations would be suicidal for them.

HBO reveals first look of upcoming show 'Watchmen'

08 Jan 2019

HBO reveals first look of upcoming show 'Watchmen'

2019 is already shaping up to be a huge year for HBO. Their latest video offered a first look into new shows coming to the channel.

Oscars 2019: 9 category shortlists announced, India's entry misses out

19 Dec 2018

Oscars 2019: 9 category shortlists announced, India's entry misses out

As the year draws to a close, the award season begins.

US eyes more Russia sanctions over Britain nerve attack

07 Nov 2018

US eyes more Russia sanctions over Britain nerve attack

The United States has said that it was preparing fresh sanctions against Moscow over the attempted assassination of a former spy in Britain after a previous round sowed chaos on Russian markets.

Deteriorating ties could mark the end of US-Russia space cooperation

05 Oct 2018

Deteriorating ties could mark the end of US-Russia space cooperation

On Thursday, two American astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut - Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold from NASA, and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos - returned to Earth from the International Space Station, wrapping up a 197-day-long mission.

Trump administration suspends military training with Pakistan, says media report

12 Aug 2018

Trump administration suspends military training with Pakistan, says media report

The Trump administration has suspended more than a decade-long military training program of Pakistani personnel at US institutions, the Dawn newspaper reported yesterday, quoting official sources.

5 best chess games of all time

29 Jul 2018

5 best chess games of all time

In the history of chess, there have been hundreds, if not thousands, of masterpieces that can be studied to learn the beauty of the game.

China is waging 'quiet kind of cold-war' against US: CIA

22 Jul 2018

China is waging 'quiet kind of cold-war' against US: CIA

China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, Michael Collins, Deputy Assistant Director of CIA's East Asia mission center, said at Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Friday.

Cuba: President Kovind pays homage to revolutionary leader Fidel Castro

22 Jun 2018

Cuba: President Kovind pays homage to revolutionary leader Fidel Castro

President Ram Nath Kovind has paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Santiago de Cuba, describing the late leader as a great friend of India who lent strength to the voice of developing countries in the international arena.

Singapore: US, North Korea officials meet for final summit preparations

11 Jun 2018

Singapore: US, North Korea officials meet for final summit preparations

North Korean and US negotiators met in Singapore today for final preparations on the eve of an unprecedented summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, seeking to bridge the gaps over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.

One-time shot at peace: Trump on summit with Kim Jong-un

10 Jun 2018

One-time shot at peace: Trump on summit with Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump's 12 June Singapore Summit for an unprecedented summit is an attempt to address the last festering legacy of the Cold War, with Trump calling it a "one time shot" at peace.

Syria conflict: Donald Trump threatens Russia with strikes

12 Apr 2018

Syria conflict: Donald Trump threatens Russia with strikes

Responding to an alleged chemical attack near Damascus on Saturday, US President Donald Trump has threatened Russia to be prepared for missiles being fired at Syria.

Sushma Swaraj on 3-day visit to Azerbaijan to attend NAM-meet

04 Apr 2018

Sushma Swaraj on 3-day visit to Azerbaijan to attend NAM-meet

External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj today left for a three-day visit to Azerbaijan's capital city Baku to participate in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Conference.

Trump administration orders expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence officials

27 Mar 2018

Trump administration orders expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence officials

The Trump administration on Monday expelled 60 Russian diplomats, describing them as "intelligence officers" and also ordered the closure of Russian consulate in Seattle over the use of nerve-agent allegedly by Moscow against a former Russian spy in the UK.

North Korean soldier shot while defecting across heavily guarded DMZ

14 Nov 2017

North Korean soldier shot while defecting across heavily guarded DMZ

A North Korean soldier was shot and injured by his own military as he crossed the heavily garrisoned Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) into South Korea.

John F. Kennedy assassination: The questions that still remain unanswered

26 Oct 2017

John F. Kennedy assassination: The questions that still remain unanswered

The assassination of US President John F. Kennedy (JFK) on November 22, 1963, is one of the most tragic moments in American history.

US recognizes India as "major defense partner"

05 Jun 2017

US recognizes India as "major defense partner"

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said America recognizes India "as a major defense partner."

US will deploy necessary capabilities to deter Russia- Jim Mattis

12 May 2017

US will deploy necessary capabilities to deter Russia- Jim Mattis

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis recently stated that the US is ready to bolster air defense systems in the Baltic Region, to defend against Russia.

Trump-Putin discuss Syrian civil war de-escalation during 'very good call'

03 May 2017

Trump-Putin discuss Syrian civil war de-escalation during 'very good call'

US President Donald Trump discussed steps to de-escalate the Syrian civil war during a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Satellites at risk: Scientists warn of aggravating space debris problem

20 Apr 2017

Satellites at risk: Scientists warn of aggravating space debris problem

Scientists speaking at the seventh European Conference on Space, warned the international community on the increasing danger posed to space exploration by space debris from over 60 years of exploration.

Trump will meet NATO allies in Europe in May

06 Feb 2017

Trump will meet NATO allies in Europe in May

President Donald Trump has agreed to meet leaders of America's NATO alliance in Europe in May.

Didn't expect this from Pakistan- 'The Afghan Girl'

04 Feb 2017

Didn't expect this from Pakistan- 'The Afghan Girl'

NatGeo's famed "Afghan Girl" Sharbat Gula expressed disappointment over how she was treated in Pakistan.

NATO alliance rattled after Trump calls it obsolete

17 Jan 2017

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.

Russia: US tank and troop deployment in Poland a threat

14 Jan 2017

Russia: US tank and troop deployment in Poland a threat

Russia said the deployment of over 3,000 American troops and tanks in Poland represents a threat to its own national security.

Trump praises Putin for not retaliating on diplomats' expulsion

31 Dec 2016

Trump praises Putin for not retaliating on diplomats' expulsion

Donald Trump praised Vladimir Putin for not retaliating over the US expulsion of 35 suspected Russian spies by President Barack Obama.

US sanctions Russia, expels 35 diplomats over election hack

30 Dec 2016

US sanctions Russia, expels 35 diplomats over election hack

In response to their allegations of Russia having tampered with the US elections, the Obama administration sanctioned the GRU and the FSB, Russia's intelligence agencies.

US to retaliate against Russia's vote-tampering

29 Dec 2016

US to retaliate against Russia's vote-tampering

The Obama administration is set to announce a slew of retaliatory measures against Russia's alleged involvement in tampering with the US elections.

NBC says Putin personally involved in US-election hack

15 Dec 2016

NBC says Putin personally involved in US-election hack

US television network NBC has stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in the alleged hacking of servers to manipulate the US election.

Putin, Trump vow to improve US-Russia relations

15 Nov 2016

Putin, Trump vow to improve US-Russia relations

President Trump and Russian President Putin acknowledged the "low-point" in Russia-US relations and vowed to work together to improve the shaky bilateral equation.

Sharbat Gula returns to Afghanistan

10 Nov 2016

Sharbat Gula returns to Afghanistan

Sharbat Gula, who had appeared on Nat Geo's magazine, arrived back to her home-country of Afghanistan and was welcomed by President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul.

Afghanistan seeks Indian treatment for Gula

09 Nov 2016

Afghanistan seeks Indian treatment for Gula

Afghan officials have reached out to India, seeking treatment for Sharbat Gula who is suffering from Hepatitis C; the Indian government is yet to get a formal extradition request.

Pakistan court denies Sharbat Gula's bail plea

02 Nov 2016

Pakistan court denies Sharbat Gula's bail plea

Sharbat Gula, who was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) since 26th October, 2016 has been denied bail by a court in Peshawar.