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Gaza City, 15 May 2018/--/Fresh protests were expected today a day after Israeli forces killed 59 Palestinians during clashes and protests along the Gaza border against the US embassy opening in Jerusalem in the conflict's bloodiest day in years. Palestinians today mark the Nakba, or "catastrophe...

Budapest, 15 May 2018/--/The foundation run by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros said today it was closing its operations in Hungary and relocating to Germany in response to the "repressive" policies of Viktor Orban's government. "Faced with an increasingly repressive political and legal...

Houston, 15 May 2018/--/The cremation of eminent Indian-American theoretical physicist, EC George Sudarshan who passed away on Sunday in Austin, Texas will be held on Thursday.  According to the family sources and close friends, Sudarshan, 86, died of natural causes. He is survived by his wife...

SEOUL, 15 May 2018/--/Satellite photos indicate North Korea has begun dismantling its nuclear test site ahead of a historic summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, a US monitor said today. In a move welcomed by Washington and Seoul, North Korea said at the weekend it will "...

Washington, 15 May 2018/--/The Indo-Pacific is of huge importance to India and the world as the fulcrum of economic and political activity is moving from the Atlantic to this region, India's envoy to the US has said and called for a rule-based approach to reap benefits for all. Indian Ambassador to...

Dhaka, 15 May 2018/--/Bangladesh has arrested 1,700 suspected drug traffickers in a major sweep as authorities try to curb a booming trade in methamphetamine along the country's borders. Police urged drug dealers to surrender their drug stashes -- most notably of "yaba", a popular street pill made...

Kabul, 15 May 2018/--/At least six Afghan security forces and eight Taliban militants were killed on Tuesday after heavy fighting broke out in the country`s Farah city. Taliban militants launched a major offensive at around 2.40 a.m. from northern and western neighbourhood of Farah, in a...

Kathmandu, 5 May 2018/--/Final touches are being given to the preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming two-day visit to Nepal from May 11, an official said today. Security has been stepped up in Mustang district, home to famous Hindu pilgrimage site Muktinath, which Modi is...

Beijing, 5 May 2018/--/President Xi Jinping has defended as "totally correct" the ruling Communist Party's adherence to Karl Marx's theory of socialism for 97 years, saying it has profoundly changed China from the "sick man of Asia" to the second-largest economy of the world. Marxism has strong...

Washington, 22 Apr 2018/--/Jonathan Greenberg, an investigative journalist and author, has accused US President Donald Trump of lying about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400 list. The journalist says that an official from the Trump Organisation called to tell him in May 1984 to tell him how...

Washington, 22 Apr 2018/--/An Indian-American teenager, wanted on a felony firearms possession warrant, was shot dead by a California police after he opened fire on them, officials said. The individual, identified as Nathaniel Prasad, 18, was shot dead on April 5, according to an investigation...

Tokyo, 22 Apr 2018/--/The world's oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117. An official in the town of Kikai says Nabi Tajima died in a hospital yesterday shortly before 8 pm. She had been hospitalised since January. Tajima was born on August 4, 1900, and reportedly had more than...

Washington, 22 Apr 2018/--/A nude gunman shot dead three people and injured at least four more in the early hours today at a restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, police said. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a statement that the shooting occurred at a Waffle...

Kano, 22 Apr 2018/--/Two suicide bombers killed three Muslim worshippers in a mosque in a northeast Nigerian town still being rebuilt after virtual destruction by Boko Haram in 2014, sources said today. The bombers, a man and a woman, detonated their explosives inside the mosque during morning...

Benghazi, 22 Apr 2018/--/The self-styled Libyan National Army says it has carried out airstrikes against "terrorist sites" near the city of Misrata, which is controlled by a rival militia. Spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari said three airstrikes on Saturday destroyed dozens of weapons and vehicles in the...

London, 22 Apr 2018/--/Britain's health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children. In a strongly-worded letter to Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Twitter and others, Jeremy Hunt said their failure to prevent...

Yerevan, 22 Apr 2018/--/Armenian police said protest leader Nikol Pashinyan was on Sunday "forcibly taken" from a protest rally, dismissing reports of his arrest as riot police and demonstrators clashed in Yerevan. "Despite repeated calls to stop illegal rallies, Pashinyan continued leading a...

Beijing, 22 Apr 2018/--/China today welcomed its close ally North Korea's decision to discontinue nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches, saying it could ease tensions in the Korean peninsula. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un announced the decision at a plenary meeting of the...

Lahore, 22 Apr 2018/--/The Lahore High Court (LHC) today directed the interior ministry to decide within 30 days the fate of an Indian woman seeking Pakistani citizenship and extension to her visa after embracing Islam and marrying a local man during her visit here to attend the Sikhs' Baisakhi...

Beijing, 22 Apr 2018/--/India and China today agreed to resume the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the Natha Lu route in Sikkim, Ministry of External Affairs today said, 10 months after the pilgrimage was stopped following the Doklam standoff. The decision was made during External Affairs Minister...

Lahore, 22 Apr 2018/--/A 24-year-old Indian man has gone missing in Pakistan during Baisakhi festival celebrations, according to a media report. Amarjit Singh, a resident of Amritsar, had arrived in Pakistan along with other Sikh pilgrims to celebrate Baisakhi festival on April 12, Express Tribune...

Colombo, 22 Apr 2018/--/Torture remained endemic throughout Sri Lanka in 2017, the US has said, highlighting limited progress made by the government in establishing additional transitional justice mechanisms. The US State Department, in a report, mentioned arbitrary or unlawful killings by...

Washington, 22 Apr 2018/--/Scientists have developed an algorithm that can help identify potential sex offenders in online chatrooms, especially the ones who are most likely to set up face-to-face meetings with children. Law enforcement officers are often inundated with cases involving the sexual...

Beijing, 22 Apr 2018/--/Remember all those hilariously badly translated signs that went viral (or whatever else it was called back then) when Beijing hosted the Olympics in 2008? Well, they could soon be a thing of the past. The city has announced a war on the endearingly funny and sometimes-...

Beijing, 22 Apr 2018/--/Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will hold a summit meeting in China's Wuhan city from April 27 to 28 to improve bilateral relations, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced here today. Prime Minister Modi will be visiting the central...