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Brussels, 15 Sep 2017/--/The European Union has extended sanctions by a further six months against dozens of Russian citizens and companies deemed to have a role in threatening the stability and independence of Ukraine. EU headquarters said today the restrictive measures have been prolonged until...

SEOUL, 15 Sep 2017/--/North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific today, responding to new UN sanctions with what appeared to be its furthest-ever missile flight amid high tensions over its weapons programmes. The launch, from near Pyongyang, came after the United Nations...

Washington, 15 Sep 2017/--/President Donald Trump has signed a resolution condemning white supremacists and hate groups, hours after reviving his assertion that there were "bad dudes" among the people who assembled to oppose a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month. "You...

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 15 Sep 2017/--/Harvard University on Friday withdrew a fellowship invitation to Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who was convicted of leaking classified data, after two top intelligence experts distanced themselves from the school over the invite. Manning...

Fort Myers, 15 Sep 2017/--/The death toll from Hurricane Irma was at 82 early on Friday as 1.5 million homes and businesses in Florida remained without power in sweltering heat, five days after the historic storm ripped through southeast U.S. NextEra Energy Inc’s FPL, Florida`s biggest electric...

Washington, 15 Sep 2017/--/Tropical storm Jose is expected to strengthen into a hurricane later on Friday, bringing "high surfs and life threatening rip currents" along sections of the United States east coast, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The storm is about 500 miles (800 km) south-...

United Nations, 15 Sep 2017/--/About 40 per cent of the total Rohingya population living in the Rakhine State of Myanmar has now fled to Bangladesh, the UN has said. Since August 25, the number of Rohingya refugees who have crossed the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh has now reached 389,000,...

Palakkad, 13 Sep 2017/--/An elderly couple were found murdered inside their house at Tholanoor in Palakkad district this morning, police said. While Swaminathan (72) was found stabbed to death, his wife Premakumari (65) had been suffocated using a pillow. Their daughter-in-law was found with hands...

United Nations, 13 Sep 2017/--/The UN has appealed to the international community to keep aside politics and support the ongoing humanitarian efforts to help Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar. The Rohingyas are a Muslim minority that live in the Buddhist-majority state of Rakhine, and they have...

SEOUL, 13 Sep 2017/--/North Korea today vowed to accelerate its weapons programme in response to the "evil" sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council after its latest and most powerful test. "The adoption of another illegal and evil 'resolution on sanctions' piloted by the U.S. served as an...

London, 13 Sep 2017/--/The Ancient Greeks may have built much celebrated temples and great cities deliberately on land previously affected by earthquake activity, a study suggests. According to Iain Stewart from the University of Plymouth in the UK, fault lines created by seismic activity in the...

New York, 13 Sep 2017/--/Gay rights activist Edith Windsor, whose same-sex marriage fight led to a landmark US ruling, has died aged 88. Her death was confirmed to the New York Times by her wife Judith Kasen-Windsor. She died in New York. "The world lost a tiny but tough-as-nails fighter for...

Washington, 13 Sep 2017/--/US President Donald Trump has appointed Indian-American Raj Shah to a key position in his communications team, the White House says. Trump also appointed his confidant Hope Hicks as his Communications Director, officials say. Hicks previously served as Assistant to the...

Johannesburg, 13 Sep 2017/--/For the first time, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini will host a Diwali celebration at his palace as part of his efforts to bring about social cohesion amid recent tensions between the Indian and Zulu communities. The celebrations on October 7 will be co-hosted by the...

London, 13 Sep 2017/--/Authors from the UK and the US dominated the 2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist announced today, as the only long-listed Indian writer, Arundhati Roy, failed to make the cut. Roy, who won the literary award worth 50,000 pounds for her debut book 'The God of Small Things' in 1997...

Lagos, 13 Sep 2017/--/A three-day dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed in southeast Nigeria due to mounting tensions between pro-Biafra supporters and the military. The curfew, which will run from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, was announced by the Abia state governor late on Tuesday, who told residents to...

Kabul, 13 Sep 2017/--/Eight Afghans expelled from Germany arrived in Kabul today as Berlin resumed deportations of rejected asylum seekers from the war-torn country months after a huge truck bomb hit the Afghan capital. Germany suspended the controversial expulsions after a sewage tanker packed...

New York, 11 Sep 2017/--/While the US contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation's most scarring days. Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected to gather...

Miami, 11 Sep 2017/--/Hurricane Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm early today as it marched up the US state of Florida's northwestern coast, with its eye located about 40 kilometers northeast of the vulnerable Tampa area. Maximum sustained winds had decreased to near 85 miles per hour as of 2:00...

Cairo, 11 Sep 2017/--/At least 10 terrorists were killed today by the Egyptian security forces during a raid at their hideouts in a densely populated central Cairo neighbourhood, a security official said. Five policemen, including three officers, were also injured in the shootout, he said. Police...

Cairo, 11 Sep 2017/--/Actor Priyanka Chopra, on her maiden visit to a Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian capital of Amman, is appalled by their plight and said the world should be inspired by their resilience. More than 5 million people have fled war-torn Syria since the civil war began in 2011...

Beijing, 11 Sep 2017/--/China has not detected an abnormal rise in radiation along its borders with North Korea and ended its 8-day emergency monitoring following Pyongyang's most powerful nuclear test to date, the government said today. China's closest ally North Korea on September 4 carried out a...

Washington, 10 Sep 2017/--/Millions of people, including thousands of Indian-Americans, in Florida braced for Hurricane Irma as it regained strength as a Category 4 storm and aimed towards the coastal US state with wind speed of 210 km per hours. Around 120,000 Indian-Americans reside across...

London, 10 Sep 2017/--/Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday calling on the government to "rethink and reject Brexit". A stream of protesters poured through Trafalgar Square and stopped to boo outside Prime Minister Theresa May`s Downing Street office before congregating at...

Paris, 10 Sep 2017/--/France's meteorological agency on Saturday issued its highest warning for the Caribbean islands of St Martin and St Barts as Hurricane Jose bore down, three days after they were hit by Hurricane Irma. The alert warned of a "dangerous event of exceptional intensity," as the...