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Kolkata, 11 Jan 2017/--/The strained relations between the state government and the centre took a turn for the worse as the state decided to boycott the two-day India Travel Mart at Ahmedabad starting on February 10. The event will be attended by all stake holders in the tourism industry including...

Chicago, 11 Jan 2017/--/"Yes, we did. Yes, we can," was how President Barack Obama on Wednesday bade goodbye to Americans in an emotional speech, warning them of the threats to democracy from growing racism, inequality and discrimination, in an oblique reference to Donald Trump's rise to power....

Kabul, 10 Jan 2017/--/Twin Taliban blasts struck near the Afghan Parliament in Kabul today, killing at least 21 people and wounding 45 others in the rush-hour attack that shattered a relative lull in violence in the capital. Taliban insurgents immediately claimed responsibility for the bombings,...

Islamabad, 9 Jan 2017/--/Pakistan today successfully test-fired its first Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead up to 450 kms from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean, giving the country a "credible" second-strike capability, the military said. The missile...

Miami, 7 Jan 2017/--/A suspect is in custody in Florida after a man opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, killing five people and wounding eight others. The man identified as Esteban Santiago, upon arriving at the airport, started firing at baggage claim on Friday, CNN...

Dhaka, 6 Jan 2017/--/Nurul Islam Marzan, one of the key figures behind the 2016 Gulshan café attack, has been killed in a gunfight with the police in the Bangladesh capital, a senior police officer said here on Friday. The incident took place at Mohammadpur in Dhaka around 3 am in the Beribadh area...

SEOUL, 3 Jan 2017/--/South Korean President Park Geun-hye refused to testify today in the impeachment trial that will decide her future, prompting the prosecutors to question why she has publicly denied the charges of corruption but will not do so before the court. After Park's refusal, the...

Washington, 3 Jan 2017/--/US President-elect Donald Trump today complained that a prominent television channel used his "worst" picture ever as the cover art for a new book about the 2016 Presidential election. "CNN just released a book called 'Unprecedented' which explore the 2016 race &...

Kuala Lumpur, 3 Jan 2017/--/Emergency services in Malaysia deployed boats and trucks today as thousands of villagers were stranded after four days of heavy rain caused flooding in east coast states, officials said. Floods in Terengganu and Kelantan states forced authorities to shut down dozens of...

Baghdad, 3 Jan 2017/--/An attack carried out by the Islamic State group on a police station in the Iraqi city of Samarra has left three members of the force dead, officers said today. According to security officials from Salaheddin province, in which Samarra is located, a group of four gunmen...

Baghdad, 3 Jan 2017/--/The United Nations says violence claimed the lives of at least 6,878 civilian Iraqis last year. The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, known as UNAMI, said in a statement late yesterday that 12,388 other civilians were wounded in 2016. UNAMI added that the figurers didn't...

Manila, 3 Jan 2017/--/Two Russian Navy ships arrived in Manila today for a goodwill visit amid President Rodrigo Duterte's moves to bolster ties with Moscow, including a possible weapons deal. Rear Adm Eduard Mikhailov, deputy commander of Russia's Pacific Fleet, said a wide range of equipment was...

London, 3 Jan 2017/--/Britain's first baby of 2017 is an Indian-origin girl, who came into the world at 12.01 am, just a minute into the New Year. 35-year-old Bharti Devi, gave birth to the 6 pounds, 8 ounce baby girl Ellina Kumari at City Hospital in Birmingham, just seconds after Big Ben stopped...

Istanbul, 3 Jan 2017/--/The gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub had fought in Syria for Islamic State jihadists, a report said today, as Turkish authorities intensified their hunt for the attacker. Police released pictures of the suspect who went on the rampage at the plush Reina...

Dubai, 3 Jan 2017/--/A clinic owned by an NRI group in the UAE has been named the 'Distinguished Private Medical Facility' by the government for high standards of patient- care and healthcare service delivery. Thumbay Clinic part of the network of family clinics operated by the healthcare division...

Istanbul, 3 Jan 2017/--/Turkish media today ran a "selfie video" of a man they say is the gunman who killed 39 people, including two Indians, at an Istanbul nightclub. The video broadcast on Turkish television shows the alleged gunman filming himself with a cellphone at Istanbul's Taksim square. It...

Rio de Janeiro, 3 Jan 2017/--/At least 60 inmates died during a prison riot in the northern state of Amazonas, including several who were beheaded or dismembered, Brazilian state authorities said today. State public security secretary Sergio Fontes said that in addition to the deaths, some inmates...

Islamabad, 3 Jan 2017/--/Amid a chill in Indo-Pak ties, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today called a high-level meeting and reviewed the current status of the country's ties with its neighbours and strategic partners. Sharif said Pakistan believes in peaceful co-existence with all countries...

Beijing, 3 Jan 2017/--/China continued to flex its muscles in the South China Sea, with its first aircraft carrier conducting exercises in the disputed area with a flotilla of naval ships amid tensions with the US following President- elect Donald Trump's telephone call to the Taiwanese president....

Islamabad, 3 Jan 2017/--/The Pakistan Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights has unanimously approved the Hindu Marriage Bill, which will enable the said community to get their marriages registered and to appeal in courts of law in cases of separation. In addition, there are penalties for...

Lahore, 3 Jan 2017/--/An air hostess of Pakistan's national carrier has been detained in Canada after she was caught stealing in CCTV footage of a department store. The air hostess, who arrived in Toronto from Lahore via Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK797, has allegedly been charged...

Kathmandu, 3 Jan 2017/--/Nepal's Supreme Court today cleared the decks for the government to go ahead with a crucial Constitution amendment bill, deciding against issuing an interim order to stall the bid citing separation of powers. A division bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki and Ishwor Prasad...

Beijing, 3 Jan 2017/--/China has tightened border rules in Tibet, extending the already stringent rules to ports, trade zones and scenic spots, citing growing incidence of "separatist and terrorist activities" amid efforts to make the remote Himalayan region South Asia's trade hub. The designated...

Dhaka, 3 Jan 2017/--/A massive fire broke out at a two-storey building in Bangladesh early today, partially collapsing a major market in the capital. The fire broke out at the DCC Market in Dhaka's Gulshan-1 area. The flames led to the collapse of a third of the two-storey shopping mall. As many as...

Washington, 2 Jan 2017/--/Donald Trump is planning to do "many big things" after being sworn in as president, his communications director said today, adding that his boss has no intention to stop using Twitter. Asked by ABC News what "one big thing" the public should expect from the president-elect...