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Yangon, 19 Jun 2017/--/Chit Tin, a 55-year-old Muslim man has prayed at the same madrassa in eastern Yangon his whole adult life, most of it spent under a junta that crushed opposition, ruined Myanmar`s economy and turned it into an international pariah state. But even as the father-of-four endured...

Lahore, 20 Jun 2017/--/Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed and his four aides will have to celebrate Eid in custody as Pakistan's Lahore High Court on Monday deferred its verdict till July 3 in their detention case. "As a division bench headed by Justice Abdul Sami...

Colombo, 19 Jun 2017/--/The Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday arrested five Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters. "Naval personnel attached to a Fast Attack Craft belonging to the Northern Naval Command arrested 5 Indian poachers along with a fishing trawler engaged in illegal...

Islamabad, 20 Jun 2017/--/Pakistan Army has mocked India after the country's resounding victory in the Champions Trophy cricket final, sharing photos of celebrations in restive Balochistan with a caption "To whom it may concern'. Lay off". After posting photos of Army chief General Qamar Javed...

Islamabad, 15 Jun 2017/--/Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today appeared before a Supreme Court-appointed team probing the Panamagate graft case, becoming Pakistan's first sitting premier to depose before such a panel. A seemingly-relaxed Sharif arrived at the Judicial Academy - which has been...

Colombo, 15 Jun 2017/--/A no confidence motion against Sri Lanka's Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran was handed over to Governor Reginald Cooray with the signatures of provincial council members, the Governor's office said today. Some 22 out of 38 council members had signed the...

Alexandria, 14 Jun 2017/--/At least five people people including a top Republican congressman were wounded in a Washington suburb early this morning when a shooting erupted as they practiced for an annual baseball game between lawmakers. Senior congressman Steve Scalise was shot in the hip,...

Dhaka, 14 Jun 2017/--/Bangladesh today launched a fresh rescue campaign as the death toll due to landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains climbed to 137 with the majority of them reported in a remote hill district close to the Indian border. Southeastern hilly districts of Chittagong, Bandarban...

Dehradun, 14 Jun 2017/--/The Congress today created an uproar in Uttarakhand Assembly demanding a loan waiver for farmers on the lines of Uttar Pradesh, saying if it was not done it would be a breach of a pre-poll promise made by the prime minister. The opposition Congress' members insisted on a...

Washington, 14 Jun 2017/--/The Trump Administration will target areas where it sees the greatest risk and engage other countries in multilateral approaches, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said as he assured that the State Department would continue to remain effective despite a massive...

Washington, 14 Jun 2017/--/An American college student whose parents say has been in a coma while serving a 15-year prison term in North Korea was released and returned to the United States as the Trump administration revealed a rare exchange with the reclusive country. An airplane carrying Otto...

Melbourne, 14 Jun 2017/--/The Australian government today reached a settlement with more than 1,900 asylum seekers who sued over their treatment at an immigration camp in Papua New Guinea. Australia refuses to resettle asylum seekers who arrive by boat and pays the impoverished Pacific island...

United Nations, 14 Jun 2017/--/The threat from the Lord's Resistance Army can't be underestimated following the departure of Ugandan and United States forces that were deployed to pursue the rebels, the UN envoy for central Africa has warned. Francois Lounceny Fall told the Security Council...

Paris, 14 Jun 2017/--/British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting France's president on her first foreign trip since a catastrophic election that weakened her leadership as Britain heads into tough talks on leaving the European Union. The two are on opposite fronts of the Brexit negotiations...

Los Angeles, 14 Jun 2017/--/Actress Nicole Kidman says she is enjoying every bit about ageing and is geared up to embrace turning 50. The 49-year-old actress, who turns a year older on June 20, says she is taking life as it comes at this point of time, reported Entertainment Tonight. "I'm...

Cairo, 14 Jun 2017/--/A controversial agreement for Cairo to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia passed an Egyptian parliamentary committee Tuesday, setting the stage for a vote in the house. Parliament`s legislative committee agreed the treaty after heated debate, with opponents even...

Jerusalem, 14 Jun 2017/--/Letters from Albert Einstein giving colleagues his thoughts on physics, God and Israel in the 1950s go under the hammer at a Jerusalem auction house on June 20. The website of Winners auction house describes five signed letters written in English between 1951 and 1954. The...

Tokyo, 14 Jun 2017/--/Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito said on Tuesday he will devote himself "body and soul" to his job as emperor, just days after a law was enacted allowing his father to abdicate, which would be the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in two centuries. Emperor Akihito, 83, who...

London, 14 Jun 2017/--/A massive fire ripped through a 27-storey apartment block in west London in the early hours of Wednesday, police and fire services said. The fire brigade said 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the blaze in Grenfell Tower, which has 120 flats. "Fire is...

Washington, 13 Jun 2017/--/President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their first meeting would set forth a vision to expand the US-India ties in an ambitious manner and discuss ways to advance common goals like fighting terrorism and expanding security cooperation in the...

London, 13 Jun 2017/--/British Prime Minister Theresa May took the blame for the Conservatives' disastrous performance in last week's election as she faced her party's angry MPs today, seeking to ward off any challenge to her leadership. "I got us into this mess, and I'm going to get us out," May...

Washington, 13 Jun 2017/--/The visa ban is about national security and not against any religion, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said after a US appeals court upheld a decision blocking President Donald Trump's revised executive order imposing a travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations. "...

Moscow, 13 Jun 2017/--/Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was jailed for 30 days, and over 1,500 of his supporters were arrested after demonstrations across the nation against government corruption. The protests were the second mass action since March called by Navalny, who has announced...

New York, 13 Jun 2017/--/A senior Bangladeshi diplomat here has been indicted on charges of forcing his domestic help to work long hours without pay, with prosecutors saying he tried to cover up his actions after an Indian diplomat faced visa fraud charges and accused of exploiting her maid in 2013...

United Nations, 13 Jun 2017/--/India is set to ratify two key global conventions on combating child labour which a top UN official described as a "great step forward" in bringing all the world's children under the ambit of the legislations. International Labour Organisation (ILO) Director-General...