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Beijing, 22 Feb 2017/--/India today hit out at China for demanding "solid evidence" for getting JeM chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN, saying the extent of his actions were "well- documented" and the "burden of proof" was not on it. Foreign secretary S Jaishankar, while briefing the media on his...

Washington, 22 Feb 2017/--/Nearly 300,000 Indian-Americans are likely to be impacted by the Trump administration's sweeping plans that put the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation. President Donald Trump has laid the groundwork for potentially deporting millions of...

United Nations, 21 Feb 2017/--/Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin today died all of a sudden while working in his office, a day before he would have turned 65. The Russian Permanent Mission in a statement that Churkin was in his office fulfilling his duties when the tragedy occurred in...

Quito (Ecuador), 21 Feb 2017/--/The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa held an easy lead in Ecuador's presidential election, though authorities said it might be a few more days before they determine if he won enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival. With...

Washington, 21 Feb 2017/--/President Donald Trump has tapped Herbert Raymond McMaster, a decorated and outspoken US Army lieutenant general to be his new national security adviser, days after he fired his first pick and his second turned down the crucial post. 54-year-old McMaster, the head of the...

Baghdad, 21 Feb 2017/--/An estimated 2,000 IS fighters are left in west Mosul to defend their bastion against a massive offensive by the Iraqi security forces, a senior US intelligence official said today. "There's about 2,000 remaining," the official told reporters on condition of anonymity during...

Kigali, 21 Feb 2017/--/Africa's complementary strengths to become a major contributor to India's energy and food security requirements make the resource-rich continent a "natural economic partner" of the country, Vice President Hamid Ansari today said. The imperatives that drive Africa-India...

Washington, 21 Feb 2017/--/Jewish community centres (JCC) in many cities across the US received bomb threats, a media report said. The JCC Association of North America reported that 11 centres received the threats on Monday, The Hill magazine reported.  "Our JCCs are strongly rooted in communities...

Harare Province, 21 Feb 2017/--/Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world`s oldest national ruler, turns 93 on Tuesday, defiantly vowing to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty and failing health. He will celebrate with his staff in a private ceremony in Harare while supporters use...

Paris, 21 Feb 2017/--/A thief nicknamed "Spiderman", who snatched five masterpieces from a top Paris museum, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday over one of the biggest art heists in recent years. Vjeran Tomic and two accomplices were also jointly fined a whopping 104 million euros (...

Beijing, 21 Feb 2017/--/Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar today held talks with China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi ahead of a key strategic dialogue tomorrow to improve bilateral ties hit by Chinese reluctance to support India's admission into the NSG and back a United Nations ban on JeM leader Masood...

Washington, 19 Feb 2017/--/President Donald Trump has said he wants to speak to Americans "without the filter of fake news" and vowed to expose the "dishonest media" as he returned to campaign mode less than a month after assuming the office. The rally in Florida, similar in style to the ones...

Washington, 19 Feb 2017/--/Ruing that Donald Trump did not get the honeymoon period most new presidents usually do, a top Indian-American White House communications official has criticised the media for attacking the president from day one, rather than reporting "fair and straight." "There is a...

Washington, 19 Feb 2017/--/US President Donald Trump has vowed to "totally destroy" ISIS and rebuild the US military as part of measures to keep the country safe. "Here's the bottom line. We've got to keep our country safe. You look at what's happening," Trump said at a campaign-style rally in...

Munich, 19 Feb 2017/--/US Vice President Mike Pence today led a chorus of reassurance for allies rattled by Donald Trump's policy stance but European leaders gave the pledges a lukewarm welcome. Underlining US loyalty to its old friends, Pence told European leaders and defence experts: "The United...

Washington, 19 Feb 2017/--/A US aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrolling in the disputed South China Sea despite China's warning to America against challenging its sovereignty in the area. The US Navy's Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, an operational formation of the United States Navy,...

Washington, 19 Feb 2017/--/'Laila' is among seven cows that were destined to be slaughtered but are now being sheltered by the Indian-American community in the US state of Arizona as part of efforts to promote peace. The communitry has started a 'Goshala cow sanctuary' that protects cows from...

London, 19 Feb 2017/--/Around 350,000 children are trapped in western Mosul, Save the Children warned today as Iraqi forces launched a fresh offensive on jihadists defending the strategic city. "Iraqi forces and their allies, including the US and UK, must do everything in their power to protect...

London, 19 Feb 2017/--/The UK needs to do more on the students visa issue despite the "pluses" from British Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement about special categories of visas, the new Indian envoy here has said. Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, who presented his credentials to Queen Elizabeth II...

Karachi, 19 Feb 2017/--/Pakistan authorities today were left embarrassed after body parts of some of the victims of the suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine which claimed 88 lives were found dumped in a garbage, sparking protests from relatives. Chief Minister of Sindh province Syed Murad Ali Shah...

Colombo, 19 Feb 2017/--/Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar today arrived here on a three-day visit during which he will meet Sri Lanka's top leadership and explore the possibilities for bilateral cooperation in areas like power, infrastructure and energy. Jaishankar will also review decisions taken...

Lahore, 19 Feb 2017/--/Over 300 people, mostly Afghans, have been arrested in Pakistan's Punjab province as part of heightened security measures following a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine that killed 88 worshippers. "More than 350 suspects have been taken into custody mostly Afghans since the...

Kuala Lumpur, 19 Feb 2017/--/Malaysian police said today they believe five North Koreans were involved in the murder of the half-brother of leader Kim Jong-Un, with four having fled the country on the day of the killing. Seoul said the announcement proved Pyongyang was behind the murder of Kim...

Lahore, 19 Feb 2017/--/An imminent attack on a shrine in Multan in Pakistan's Punjab province was thwarted with the killing of five terrorists, police said today, days after a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine in Sindh claimed 88 lives. The terrorists belonged to Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) group, which...

London, 16 Feb 2017/--/Google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai surprised a seven-year-old British girl by personally responding to her hand-written job application. Chloe Bridgewater from the town of Hereford in England was so fascinated with her tablet and the idea of robots that she decided to...