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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...

Beijing, 22 Apr 2018/--/External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and discussed a host of bilateral issues and ways to step up the pace of high-level interactions to improve the relationship. Swaraj arrived here yesterday on a four-day visit to take part in...

London, 15 Apr 2018/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the UK for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) this week will mark India's enhanced engagement with the multilateral organisation, including increased financial and other contributions, according to a senior Indian...

Pyongyang, 15 Apr 2018/--/North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met with a high-ranking Chinese diplomat in Pyongyang, amid a flurry of diplomacy following Kim's recent surprise visit to Beijing. Song Tao, who heads the ruling Communist Party's International Department, led an art troupe to...

Jerusalem, 15 Apr 2018/--/Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday voiced his "total support" for US-led air strikes against Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons. "A year ago I gave Israel's total support for (US) President Donald Trump's decision to mobilise against the use...

Minneapolis, 15 Apr 2018/--/A storm system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes has buffeted the central US with heavy snow, winds, rain and hail, forcing flight cancellations, creating treacherous road conditions and killing at least three people, including a sleeping two-year-old...

London, 15 Apr 2018/--/A British historian wants the skull of an Indian soldier who was among those executed after the revolt of 1857 against the East India Company to be repatriated to India and buried where he participated in his last battle. Dr Kim Wagner, Senior Lecturer in British Imperial...

London, 15 Apr 2018/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be paying tribute to 12th century Lingayat philosopher and social reformer Basaveshwara at his statue on the banks of the river Thames during his visit to the UK this week. The event will be organised by The Basaveshwara Foundation, a non-...

NEW DELHI, 15 Apr 2018/--/Pakistan should become a "trading nation rather than a warrior nation" while ensuring it does not turn into China's pawn, Islamabad's former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani, has said. In an interview to news agency PTI, Haqqani said Pakistan also needs to take a call on...

Lahore, 15 Apr 2018/--/The residence of a Supreme Court judge who is monitoring the corruption cases against ousted premier Nawaz Sharif came under firing by unknown gunmen today, triggering widespread condemnation in Pakistan. No casualty or injury was reported in the firing incident at the house...

Colombo, 15 Apr 2018/--/Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked all political parties to join hands to work for a better future for the country, amid a deepening power struggle between him and his unity government's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Sirisena's remarks came as he...

Lahore, 15 Apr 2018/--/In a shocking incident, a sixth grade student lost his life while playing innocuous 'face-slapping' at his school in Pakistan's Punjab province, media reports said. During break time, Bilal and Aamir chose to play Thapar Kabaddi (face-slapping) at Government High School Mian...

Beijing, 15 Apr 2018/--/An Air China flight bound for Beijing was diverted to central China today after a passenger tried to hold a flight attendant hostage using a fountain pen as a weapon, the country's civil aviation authority said. All passengers and crew on Flight 1350 made it safely off the...