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United Nations, 3 Jan 2018/--/President Donald Trump is ready to go to "great lengths" to stop all funding for Pakistan as the country continues to harbour and support terrorism, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said. Haley's comment came a day after Trump accused Pakistan of giving nothing...

Beijing, 28 Dec 2017/--/China's top legislative body decreed today that Chinese officials could enforce mainland law at a new railway station in Hong Kong, despite protests that this would erode the city's autonomy. A high-speed railway linking Hong Kong to the sprawling southern mainland cities of...

Kabul, 28 Dec 2017/--/At least 40 people were killed and 30 wounded in a bomb attack on the Afghan Voice news agency in the capital, Kabul, on Thursday, an Interior Ministry spokesman said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest in a series of attacks on Afghan media groups...

Manila, 24 Dec 2017/--/Some 200 people have been killed in the southern Philippines after a tropical storm battered the archipelago nation's second-largest island, triggering heavy flooding and landslides that have ravaged towns and displaced tens of thousands. Tropical Storm Tembin lashed Mindanao...

Davao (Philippines), 24 Dec 2017/--/Thirty-seven people were believed killed in a fire that engulfed a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao, the local vice mayor said today. A Bureau of Fire Protection commander at the scene said the chances of the 37 surviving were "zero", Paolo...

London, 24 Dec 2017/--/A fire broke out today at the UK's famous London Zoo in which eight people, including staff, were injured and an aardvark was killed. Four meerkats also remain unaccounted for after the fire ripped through an animal adventure enclosure at one of the world's oldest zoos in the...

Catalonia, 24 Dec 2017/--/Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was weighing up whether to return to the region, where he faces arrest, close aides said Saturday, after pro-independence parties defeated Spain`s central government in pivotal elections. Puigdemont campaigned from Brussels, where...

London, 24 Dec 2017/--/One in 10 drugs sold in developing countries is fake or substandard, leading to tens of thousands of deaths, many of them of African children given ineffective treatments for pneumonia and malaria, health officials said on Tuesday. In a major review of the problem, the World...

Islamabad, 24 Dec 2017/--/India-Pakistan ties nose-dived in 2017 with no bilateral talks talking place and both sides putting it on the back-burner even as the political situation in the country remained fragile with the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers scandal. The ties...

Colombo, 24 Dec 2017/--/The use of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's portrait by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party has led to a tussle with its rival faction which is claiming that the picture of a member of another party cannot be used for campaigning. The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP)...

Karachi, 24 Dec 2017/--/At least 10 people, including six children, were killed today in Pakistan when two buses and a pick-up van collided on a highway in the country's Sindh province, according to a media report. All 10 deceased were passengers of the pick-up van, which was travelling from...

Islamabad, 24 Dec 2017/--/Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother will arrive here tomorrow to meet the Indian prisoner on death row, the Pakistan Foreign Office has said. They will arrive in Islamabad by a commercial flight and leave the same day after the meeting, it added. India's Deputy High...

Kathmandu, 24 Dec 2017/--/Nepal has reopened a probe after an Indian couple, banned from mountaineering for a decade for allegedly faking their Everest expedition by morphing photos, filed an application seeking the re-issuance of their summit certificates, a media report said today. Police...

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...