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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...

United Nations, 15 Apr 2018/--/A top UN official has asked Pakistan to address the outstanding issues with India through peaceful means, reiterating Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' concern over heightening tensions along the Line of Control. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs...

Islamabad, 15 Apr 2018/--/Pakistan today successfully test fired an enhanced version of indigenously-built Babur cruise missile that can deliver conventional and non-conventional weapons with a range of 700 kilometres. 'Babur Weapon System-1 (B)' incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that...

Naypyidaw, 15 Apr 2018/--/Myanmar has said that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction over the country and hence cannot try it over allegations that hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas were deported to neighbouring Bangladesh. In a statement, the ministry of the office of the...

SOWETO, 3 Apr 2018/--/Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who emerged as a combative anti-apartheid campaigner during her husband Nelson Mandela`s decades in jail but whose reputation was later tarnished by allegations of violence, died on Monday at the age of 81. Madikizela-Mandela died peacefully...

United Nations, 3 Apr 2018/--/UN chief Antonio Guterres is "very concerned" over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and wants all member states to protect their civilians, his spokesperson has said. His remarks came after Indian security forces on Sunday gunned down 13 militants in three counter-...

Washington, 3 Apr 2018/--/A strong but deep earthquake measuring 6.8 struck in Bolivia but there were no reports of damage or injuries, the US Geological Survey has said. The quake struck in the southeast of the country at a depth of 562-km, about 200-km from Tarija, and near the border with...

Washington, 3 Apr 2018/--/Indian IT companies have dramatically reduced their H-1B visa filings and foreign nationals are exhibiting reluctance to make the jump to a US company due to the Trump administration's hardline anti-immigration stance, a top Silicon Valley newspaper has said. San Francisco...

California, 3 Apr 2018/--/Gay dating app Grindr was under fire on Monday for sharing information about users` HIV status or locations with two companies enlisted to optimize its software. Grindr chief technology officer Scott Chen said in a Tumblr post that sharing data with partners such as...

SINGAPORE, 3 Apr 2018/--/An Indian yoga instructor has been convicted by a court in Singapore for molesting a woman during class, according to a media report on Tuesday. Rakesh Kumar Prasad was sentenced to a nine-month jail term along with a fine of 1,000 Singapore dollar by the court but granted...

Kuala Lumpur, 3 Apr 2018/--/Malaysia's navy chief says authorities have detained a boat carrying 56 people believed to be Muslim Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar. Adm Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin says the boat was intercepted after it entered Malaysian waters and is now at the...

Beijing, 3 Apr 2018/--/China's culture watchdog has slapped fines on websites that posted parodies of "Communist classics and heroes", as the authorities further restrict what people can say -- or even laugh at -- online. Major video sites iQiyi and Sina were handed undisclosed fines for "...