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Ottawa, 17 May 2018/--/Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for an "independent investigation" after the death of 60 Palestinians killed by the Israeli army during protests on Monday. "Reported use of excessive force and live ammunition is inexcusable," he said. "It is imperative we...

Jerusalem, 17 May 2018/--/Israel said today it launched an overnight air raid on a Hamas facility in Gaza after gunfire from the territory targeted its soldiers and damaged a building. "The Israeli army struck targets belonging to Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip, including terrorist infrastructure...

Washington, 17 May 2018/--/President Donald Trump today described as "animals" some illegal immigrants as he slammed the US' "dumbest" immigration laws and asserted that people based on merit should only enter America.  Venting out his frustration at officials in both Mexico and California, Trump...

Sofia, 17 May 2018/--/German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that EU countries agreed the Iran nuclear deal was "not perfect" but insisted it should be preserved, after the US withdrawal threw the accord into doubt. EU leaders meeting in Sofia have backed a "united" approach to keeping the deal...

London, 17 May 2018/--/Meghan Markle today confirmed that her father will not walk her down the aisle during her royal wedding with Prince Harry, ending days of speculation about his presence during the much-awaited ceremony. "Sadly my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared...

Islamabad, 17 May 2018/--/Several cities in Pakistan's Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces were today plunged into darkness after a major power outage occurred due to a technical fault in one of the main transmission lines, leaving millions of people without electricity in the scorching summer...

Sichuan, 17 May 2018/--/In an incident which has outraged people across China, a cab driver reportedly molested a woman passenger sitting in the front seat of his car in Sichuan province's Leshan. While the woman managed to escape from the vehicle, her eventual complaint with local authorities has...

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...