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Beijing, 24 Dec 2017/--/China`s first indigenous amphibious aircraft, believed to be the world`s largest, completed its maiden flight on Sunday, taking off from Zhuhai, the coastal city off the disputed South China Sea. China is engaged in the military build-up and the successful flight by the...

Peshawar, 24 Dec 2017/--/A hand grenade today exploded and injured seven children who were playing with it in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan, officials said. The children brought home the hand granade, mistaking it for a toy from a nearby field when it exploded in...

Beijing, 24 Dec 2017/--/Chinese police have detained more than 11,000 suspects during the past two years for alleged misuse of citizens personal information. Wang Shengjun, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress (NPC), called the task of protecting Internet users...

Hong Kong, 24 Dec 2017/--/Leading multiplex operator PVR is scouting overseas destinations for expansion and plans to open its first project in Sri Lanka in next two years, a top company official has said. Besides Sri Lanka, the Gurgaon-based firm is also looking for other neighbouring countries...

Beijing, 24 Dec 2017/--/As India and China today held special representative level talks on key aspects related to border issues, China said this mechanism has been operating well and is an important platform for strategic communication between the two countries. National Security Advisor Ajit...

Washington, 19 Dec 2017/--/Describing India as a "leading global power" in its newly unveiled National Security Strategy, the Trump administration said it will deepen US' strategic partnership with India and support its leadership role in maintaining security in the Indo-Pacific region. The 68-page...

Dhaka, 19 Dec 2017/--/Bangladesh and Myanmar today formed a 30-member joint panel to oversee repatriation of Rohingya refugees within two months, despite rights groups warning that their safety is not assured in the Buddhist majority country. "Now, we will start the next step of our work,"...

London, 19 Dec 2017/--/The UK today announced extending a pilot student visa scheme to 23 more universities under which Indian and other non-EU students will get six months time to find a job after finishing their course. The scheme was introduced last year on a pilot basis in four British...

Washington, 19 Dec 2017/--/A refugee from Iraq was sentenced by a Houston court to 16 years in prison for seeking to join Islamic State and learn bomb-making skills. Omar Faraj Saeed al-Hardan, a 25-year-old of Palestinian origin who was born in Iraq and lived in refugee camps in Iraq and Jordan,...

United Nations, 19 Dec 2017/--/India has topped the list of people living abroad at 17 million with about 5 million Indians residing in the Gulf region alone, according to a new UN report. Mexico, Russia, China, Bangladesh, Syria, Pakistan and Ukraine also have large migrant populations living...

Dupont, 19 Dec 2017/--/An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass south of Seattle and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least three people, injuring dozens and crushing two vehicles, authorities said. Attention quickly...

Washington, 19 Dec 2017/--/Notwithstanding competition from China and Russia and challenged by non-state actors and rogue nations like North Korea, US President Donald Trump has asserted that America will lead again. Laying out his new national security strategy yesterday, Trump said both China and...

Washington, 19 Dec 2017/--/Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin's oldest son has been charged with beating up his father, the media reported. Court records showed on Monday that the incident took place at the Palin home in Wasilla, Alaska, where Track Palin bloodied his father, Todd, in a dispute...

Tokyo, 19 Dec 2017/--/Japan`s government on Tuesday approved the introduction of the US military`s land-based Aegis missile interceptor system, beefing up its defence against "serious" and "imminent" North Korea threats. The regime in Pyongyang has fired two missiles over Japan this year and has...

Dhaka, 19 Dec 2017/--/Bangladesh and Myanmar today reaffirmed their commitment to begin repatriating Rohingya refugees from January, despite rights groups warning that their safety is still not assured should they return. The foreign secretaries of Bangladesh and Myanmar met in Dhaka to finalise...

Washington, 14 Dec 2017/--/US President Donald Trump today said the Congress has reached an agreement on tax legislation that will deliver more jobs, higher wages, and "massive tax relief" for American families and domestic companies. Trump recognised the tax reform as a campaign promise during his...

SEOUL, 14 Dec 2017/--/The United Nations' independent investigator on human rights in North Korea says he plans to investigate North Korean claims that South Korea abducted 12 North Korean women. Tomas Ojea Quintana said today that he requested the South Korean government to set up a meeting with...

Brussels, 14 Dec 2017/--/European nations are set to achieve a 70-year-old ambition to integrate their defences on Thursday, signing a pact between 25 EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces together after Britain`s decision to quit the bloc. First blocked by the French parliament...

Istanbul, 14 Dec 2017/--/Muslim leaders on Wednesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump`s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called on the world to respond by recognising East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who hosted the summit of...

Kano, 14 Dec 2017/--/Boko Haram fighters battled Nigerian soldiers for about an hour as they tried to take over a military base, in the latest attack against troops in the restive northeast. A former local government official, a civilian militia member and a motorist who witnessed the shooting...

Washington, 14 Dec 2017/--/US President Donald Trump has sought to distance himself from the defeat suffered by the controversial Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore in the Senate election in the US state of Alabama. The loss sustained by 70-year-old Moore, whose campaign was marred by allegations...

Yangon, 14 Dec 2017/--/At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today. The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25...

Washington, 12 Dec 2017/--/US President Donald Trump has asked Congress to end the "chain migration" and fix the "lax" immigration system to protect Americans, a day after an ISIS- inspired Bangladeshi-origin man triggered a blast at a busy metro station in New York City. Akayed Ullah, the 27-year-...

Brussels, 12 Dec 2017/--/Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today he expected Europe to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as the Jewish state's capital, but the EU's diplomatic chief said there was no change to its stance on the holy city. Netanyahu said the controversial...

Brussels, 12 Dec 2017/--/The EU said today that last week's Brexit agreement was a "deal between gentlemen" and not legally binding, but insisted that it had the full backing of the British government. The comments came after Britain's Brexit minister David Davis caused a row with Ireland by...