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London, 23 Apr 2017/--/Britain's immigration officials have detained 38 Indians, including nine women, for overstaying their visas or working illegally after conducting raids in two clothing factories in the city of Leicester. The UK Home Office Immigration Enforcement team raided MK Clothing Ltd...

Paris, 23 Apr 2017/--/France voted today under heavy security in the first round of the most unpredictable presidential election in decades, with the outcome seen as vital for the future of the beleaguered European Union. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the...

Djibouti, 23 Apr 2017/--/US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived today for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States' only permanent military base on the African continent. Camp Lemonnier, home to some 4,000 US soldiers and...

Kana Rugbana, 23 Apr 2017/--/Nigerian commander Remi Fadairo points to the roiling plume of black smoke blotting the morning horizon in the Niger Delta -- the unmistakable sign of an illicit oil refinery. "Let's see if we can go eat them for breakfast," he says with an ominous chuckle. The 44-year...

New York, 23 Apr 2017/--/A US air marshal on a New York bound Delta flight left her loaded service gun in the aircraft's lavatory where it was discovered by a passenger, according to a media report. The passenger gave the weapon to a member of the flight crew, who returned it to the air marshal....

Washington, 23 Apr 2017/--/An American judge has revoked the US citizenship of an Al-Qaeda member who ran a communications hub with the terror group from his California home and was personally congratulated by Osama bin Laden for his work. Khaled Abu Dahab, 57, an Egyptian-born naturalised US...

Houston, 23 Apr 2017/--/An Indian-American theoretical physicist with interests in soft matter and statistical physics has been named the dean of a top college in the US state of Kansas. Amit Chakrabarti's appointment as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences by the Kansas State University...

Paris, 23 Apr 2017/--/A man with a knife has been arrested by police at Paris' Gare du Nord station, sending a brief ripple of concern over social media a day before the French presidential vote. No one was injured. A French police official told The Associated Press that a man carrying a knife...

Washington, 23 Apr 2017/--/US President Donald Trump said that he will mark his 100th day in office on April 29 by "holding a big rally in Pennsylvania", the media reported. "Next Saturday night I will be holding a big rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it," Trump tweeted on Saturday. The rally...

New York, 23 Apr 2017/--/Former United States president Barack Obama will deliver the first public remarks of his post-presidency, three months after leaving the White House. Obama is slated to speak with young leaders on Monday in his adopted hometown of Chicago. The event at the University of...

Beijing, 23 Apr 2017/--/Chinese President Xi Jinping has underlined the need for building a combat-ready army and accelerate the building of the theatre joint combat command system, amidst the PLA flexing its muscles in the disputed South China Sea. Xi, the ruling Communist party's General...

Mazar-i-Sharif, 23 Apr 2017/--/Afghanistan today observed a national day of mourning after at least 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base, prompting angry calls for ministers and army chiefs to resign. The exact toll from Friday's assault in the northern...

Lahore, 23 Apr 2017/--/A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on fresh leaves and wood for the last 25 years and has never fallen ill. Mehmood Butt, 50, who hails from Gujranwala district in Punjab province, started eating on leaves at the age of 25 as he had no work and could not...

Beijing, 23 Apr 2017/--/China's first unmanned cargo spacecraft today successfully completed automated docking with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab, state media reported. The Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft successfully completed automated docking with the orbiting space lab at 12:23 PM (local time...

Kathmandu, 23 Apr 2017/--/The ruling alliance and the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have agreed to go for the local polls in two phases and fast track passage of the Constitution Amendment Bill. Leaders during the meeting, which lasted for around six hours yesterday, decided to go for the...

Beijing, 23 Apr 2017/--/Analysts have warned of the increasing security threat to Beijing as Chinese jihadis are on the rise in Syria, thereby forcing the country to rethink its Middle East strategy. According to a report appearing in the South China Morning Post, China has long limited its...

Islamabad, 20 Apr 2017/--/Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today narrowly survived being disqualified after a three-two split decision by a Supreme Court bench which ordered to set up a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) within a week to probe the allegations of money laundering against his family...

Beijing, 20 Apr 2017/--/Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the PLA's newly-formed 84 large military units to prepare themselves for combat and give priority to building "new-type" fighting capabilities in electronic, information and space warfare. Xi, also the Chairman of the Central Military...

Dhaka, 20 Apr 2017/--/Saudi Arabia will donate USD 118 million to Muslim-majority Bangladesh to construct 560 model mosques across the country, a media report said today. The decision to set up the mosques - categorised as A, B and C, depending on the facilities they would have - followed...

Caracas, 20 Apr 2017/--/Opponents of the Venezuelan government vowed fresh huge protests today, upping the ante in their bid to oust President Nicolas Maduro after a day of deadly clashes in the oil-rich but beleaguered nation. A 17-year-old boy and a 23-year-old woman died after being shot...

Bogota, 20 Apr 2017/--/A deluge of rain set off landslides that smashed homes and filled streets with mud Wednesday in a mountain city in a coffee-growing part of Colombia, and authorities said at least 17 people were killed and two dozen injured. The disaster struck in the early morning when many...

Washington, 20 Apr 2017/--/A leading South Asian advocacy group has said US President Donald Trump's executive order on H-1B visas is a move to gut the programme popular among Indian technology professionals. South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) also said in a statement that the Trump...

London, 20 Apr 2017/--/A set of four rare stamps featuring the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi has been sold for record 500,000 pounds at an auction in the UK which its seller said is the highest price ever paid for Indian stamps. Only 13 of the 1948 Gandhi 10-rupee Purple Brown and Lake 'Service'...

Tehran, 20 Apr 2017/--/Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif today criticised "worn-out" US accusations that it was seeking a nuclear weapon to threaten the region and the world. "Worn-out US accusations can't mask its admission of Iran's compliance" with a 2015 nuclear deal, Zarif wrote on...

Canberra, 20 Apr 2017/--/Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced major changes to citizenship laws, making it tougher for foreign nationals to become Australian citizens. Aspiring citizens will have to undergo tougher tests on their English language skills and ability to demonstrate "...