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Free soup puts 350 in Myanmar hospital with food poisoning.

A free lunch for villagers in southern Myanmar turned sour after it landed more than a third of the rural community in hospital with food poisoning, local officials said Friday..................

Indonesia police fire tear gas on Muslims protesting construction of church.

Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse hard-line Muslims protesting against the construction of a Catholic church in a satellite city of the capital Jakarta..............

Russia calls US charge it may be supplying Taliban insurgents ‘a lie’: Report.

Russia dismissed a US allegation it may be supplying Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan as “a lie” on Friday, saying the charge was an attempt by Washington to try to cover up for the failure of.............

Father of Germanwings pilot says son was not suicidal, carbon monoxide leak knocked him out.

Two years to the day after the deadly Germanwings crash in the French Alps, the father of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz will hold a press conference Friday to dispute that his son deliberately...............

South China Sea installations ‘primarily’ civilian, not militarising: Chinese premier.

China is not militarising the disputed South China Sea, the country’s premier insisted in Australia on Friday, claiming defence equipment Beijing has installed on artificial islands is “primarily”........

Beijing to open first driverless subway line.

Beijing will open its first domestically developed automated subway line with self-driving trains this year, local officials said on Friday..............

Nawaz Sharif celebrated Holi to please Indian government: JuD

 

 

JuD acting chief Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki said on Thursday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif celebrated Hindu festival ‘Holi’ to please the Indian government. ..............

Will keep up Nazi taunts if I am called dictator, says Turkey president Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will keep up his “Nazi” taunts targeting European leaders as long as they keep on calling him a..........

Death toll in UK terror attack rises to five

March 24: The death toll from the terror attack on the UK Parliament claimed by Islamic State has risen to five as Scotland Yard confirmed that a fourth victim has died of injuries in an hospital......


US exploring new options against North Korea: WH

The United States is exploring new diplomatic, security and economic options against the escalating threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear ............

Trump did not refuse to shake Merkel’s hand: spokesman

Donald Trump’s spokesman has denied that the US president refused to shake hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they say ...........

Trump calls Obamacare a ’disaster’

 

President Donald Trump has said that Obamacare was a "disaster" and it’s "failing miserably", as he plans to replace the affordable healthcare ............

Wouldn’t be here right now if not for Twitter: Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that he has reached the position where he is now because of Twitter and the social media platform .............

Trump administration appeals block of revised travel ban

 

The Trump administration today appealed a Maryland court’s block of its revised travel ban, aiming to reinstate the temporary halt to ..........

 

Trump welcomes Germany’s Merkel to White House

 

President Donald Trump greeted Germany’s Angela Merkel with a handshake at the White House today -- a cordial start to difficult talks between .........


Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster

A Japanese court today ruled for the first time that the government bears responsibility for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and ordered it ..........


Kansas recognises Mar 16 as Indian-American Appreciation Day

The US state of Kansas has recognised March 16 as ’Indian-American Appreciation Day’ to honour an Indian techie who was killed last month in a racially-motivated hate crime.................


H-1B premium processing suspended to handle huge rush: USCIS

The US today said the premium processing of H-1B visas, which are popular among Indian IT firms and professionals, has been suspended temporarily to handle the huge rush of applications.............


Air strikes on north Syria mosque kill 42: monitor

At least 42 people were killed and dozens more wounded in air strikes on a village mosque in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "The raids by unidentified ............


Trump’s new travel ban also blocked

A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide order on Wednesday evening blocking US President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from parts of the .........

 

Pakistan successfully test-fires new surface-to-sea missile

Pakistan Navy today said it conducted a successful test of a new land-based anti-ship missile, bolstering its operational reach to launch long- range, anti-ship missiles from land.........


France on alert after shooting in school, letter-bomb blast at IMF office

France is on high-alert after the shooting was reported in a high school campus and the letter bomb-blast at IMF office in Paris..............

In pics| Sierra Leone pastor unearths 706-carat diamond.

A Christian pastor has found one of the world’s largest uncut diamonds - weighing 706 carats -- in Sierra Leone’s eastern Kono region..............

US anticipates new missile, nuclear test by North Korea.

The US intelligence community and defence officials are anticipating that North Korea will soon carry out a new round of testing of its missile and nuclear programme, a media report said on Friday............

Mass production of aircraft, missiles on agenda at Pak-China military meet: Experts.

Mass production of a jointly developed multi-role combat aircraft and ballistic missiles in Pakistan were on the agenda during a meeting between the Sino-Pak military.....................

France school shooting: ‘Hero’ teacher prevents big incident.

A disturbed teenager with guns and grenades opened fire in a school in southern France on Thursday, wounding four people, officials said, rattling nerves in a country scarred by jihadi attacks............

Trump, Germany’s Merkel to hold first face-to-face meeting at White House.

President Donald Trump welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday for a White House meeting that could help determine the future of the transatlantic alliance and shape the..............

Syria: Reports say US air strikes on mosque near Aleppo kills 42, dozens more wounded.

At least 42 people were killed and dozens more wounded on Thursday in air strikes on a village mosque in northern Syria,............


Israel has established ’apartheid regime’: Report

A report published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia that concludes that Israel has established an "apartheid .............


Hawaii judge freezes Trump’s revamped travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii has halted President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, hours before it was due to take effect, court documents ...........

Modi’s poll victory gives Beijing chance to solve border dispute with India: Chinese media.

The ruling-BJP’s victory in the recent assembly polls throws up an opportunity for China to resolve the festering border question by engaging...............

Prince William and Kate visit Paris 20 years after Diana’s death.

Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate will pay an official visit to Paris on Friday and Saturday, months before the 20th anniversary of the death of William’s mother Diana in a car crash in the French capital.....

Police: Officer shot, wounded in Ohio; suspect also shot.

A police officer has been shot and wounded in Ohio’s capital city, and police say the suspect also has been shot. It happened late Wednesday night in Columbus.......

Egyptian-American Dina Powell named deputy US national security advisor.

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster has tapped Dina Powell to become his deputy, promoting the Cairo-born banker and policymaker................

US court halts Donald Trump’s new travel ban before it can go into effect.

A federal US court on Wednesday blocked President Donald Trump’s second and toned-down executive order temporarily suspending travel from six-Muslim majority countries and the entry of all.............

Indian-American teenager wins top science prize.

Indian-American teenager, Indrani Das, won the top, $250,000 prize in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search competition for her research on treating brain injuries and diseases..............

Two Bangladesh militants killed in suicide blast as police move in.

At least two Bangladeshi militants blew themselves up Thursday after throwing grenades at police who surrounded a suspected extremist hideout outside the port city of Chittagong, police said............

Trio ordered to clean Dubai zoo for three months over cat killing video.

The ruler of Dubai on Wednesday ordered three men accused of feeding a cat alive to two dogs and filming it to clean the city’s zoo for three months........


Trump admin working on comprehensive immigration reform: WH

The Trump administration is working on a comprehensive immigration reform, the White House said today but declined to comment on whether .............

India, Pak’s entry into SCO may boost regional stability: Chinese media

The entry of India and Pakistan into China-led SCO may help boost anti-terrorism cooperation between the two countries and provide a platform to resolve .........

Report says Donald Trump paid $38 million in income tax in 2005, White House confirms.

US President Donald Trump paid a tax of $38 million on an income of $150 million in 2005, after writing off millions in losses from previous years, according to a document made public by MSNBC............

‘BBC dad’ speaks on viral interview turning his family into YouTube stars.

After his live Skype interview with BBC on the impeachment of South Korea’s president was gatecrashed by his children in the cutest manner possible, American academic Robert Kelly,.............

US government says new travel ban ‘substantially different’.

President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban is “substantially different” from the original and a judge shouldn’t apply a previous restraining........

Trump meets with Saudi deputy crown prince at the White House.

President Donald Trump met with Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House on Tuesday for a discussion that was likely to touch on investment opportunities in the kingdom............

Pak PM Nawaz Sharif orders ‘blasphemous’ content be removed from social media.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered that “blasphemous” content on social media websites be removed or................

Mexico: Helicopter crashes during mission to recover hiker’s body, 4 killed.

A police helicopter has crashed in northern Mexico, killing four people on mission to recover the body of a hiker................


WH dubs Bharara’s firing as ’standard operating procedure’

The White House has defended the firing of high-profile India-born prosecutor Preet Bharara and seeking of resignation of 45 other ..................

Seema Verma confirmed by Senate for top health post in Trump admin

The US Senate has confirmed Indian-American Seema Verma for a top health care position in the Trump administration and she was set to play ............


How it feels to work for a fascist: Indian woman to Spicer

An Indian-American woman confronted White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at an Apple store and asked him repeatedly how it feels to be ..........

Indian-American woman questions Sean Spicer, asks him if he committed ‘treason’.

The White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was repeatedly questioned by an Indian-American woman who accused him of destroying the US while she a took a dig at President Donald Trump............

More than 1,500 children dead in two years of Saudi Arabia led Yemen war: UN.

The conflict in Yemen has killed nearly 7,700 people, including at least 1,564 children, since a Saudi-led coalition intervened on the government’s side two years ago, UN agencies said Monday..........

Six years on, Aleppo dares to dream of end to Syria war.

When the army recaptured Aleppo in December, Mohammad Baqdul left Beirut and returned with his family to his native city, convinced the end of Syria’s six-year war............

Amid tensions with North Korea, US military deploys attack drones to South Korea.

The US Army is permanently stationing an attack drone system and its support personnel in South Korea amid ongoing tensions with the North, a Defense Department spokesman said...........

US President Donald Trump will donate his salary ‘by year’s end’.

Donald Trump will donate his annual presidential salary of $400,000 to charity by year’s end, spokesman Sean Spicer said...............

US Senate confirms Indian-American Seema Verma for top health care post.

President Donald Trump’s pick to run Medicare and Medicaid, Indian-American Seema Verma, won confirmation on Monday from a divided Senate as lawmakers braced for another epic battle..........

US hate crimes up 20% in 2016 fuelled by Trump’s election campaign: Report.

Hate crimes in nine US metropolitan areas rose more than 20% last year, fuelled by inflamed passions during the president............

Weary and wary, Iraq special forces fight ‘house-by-house’ in Mosul.

Iraqi special forces are engaged in a punishing and paranoid close-quarters battle against Islamic State in western Mosul..............


Chinese, Turkish troops to take part in ’Pakistan Day’ parade

Chinese and Turkish troops will for the first time take part in the ’Pakistan Day’ parade to be held here next week..................


Pakistan set to conduct its first census in 19 years

Pakistan will begin its first census in about two decades from Wednesday with the assistance of over 200,000 troops and civilian officials who will collect ...............


China warns of trade war if US imposes tariffs on its goods

China has warned of a trade war with the US if the Trump administration decides to ignore WTO rulings and unilaterally imposes tariffs on its goods........

’India should not fall into US, Japan’s trap to contain China’

India should not fall into the "trap" of the US and Japan who are trying to use it to contain China, the official media said, underlining that such..........


Erdogan warns Netherlands after minister’s expulsion

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today threatened that the Netherlands would "pay a price" after expelling a Turkish minister and ...........


Hafiz Saeed’s brother-in-law Makki gets charge of head of JuD

Hafiz Saeed’s brother-in-law Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, who carries a USD 2 million bounty on his head, has been given the charge of the head of ...........


Bharara among 46 US attorneys asked to quit by Trump admn

The Trump administration has sought the resignations of 46 attorneys, including that of the high-profile Indian-American attorney Preet Bharara, who were appointed by former ...............

’Suspension of H-1B work visa to hit US scientific research’

The suspension of H-1B visa will slow the work done by American research institutions that depend on foreign students and researchers, a top scientific group in the US has said. .................

Pak summons India’s Deputy HC over Assemanand’s acquittal

Pakistan has summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner to express its concern over the acquittal of right-wing activist Swami Aseemanand - an accused in the Samjhauta train blasts case - in a case of .................


Judge bars Trump from enforcing travel ban against family

A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump’s administration from enforcing his new travel ban against a Syrian family looking to escape ..........

China stealth jet enters service, navy building ‘first class’ fleet.

China has put into service its new generation J-20 stealth fighter, a warplane it hopes will narrow the military gap with the United States, as senior naval officers said the country was..............

South Korea’s Constitutional Court upholds President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment.

South Korea’s Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye on Friday, removing her from office over a graft scandal involving big business that has gripped the..........

Muslims main victims of terrorism, says Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

While threats have targeted Italy, especially its capital, Rome, the victims of most terror.........

Seven injured in axe attack at German train station; attacker arrested.

An axe-wielding attacker suffering from mental health problems injured seven people at the main train station in the German city of Dusseldorf late Thursday, police told AFP...............

Switzerland: Two killed in shooting at Basel cafe, one badly injured.

Two men shot dead two people and seriously injured a third Thursday at a cafe in Basel, north-west Switzerland, police said as they hunt for suspects....

H-1B visa programme faces onslaught of Congressional bills

With the Trump administration seriously mulling H-1B visa reforms, at least half a dozen bills have been tabled in the US House of .........


Hawaii becomes 1st state to sue over Trump’s new travel ban

Hawaii has become the first state to sue to stop President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.........

’Fearless Girl’ statue stares down Wall Street’s iconic bull

A new statue of a resolute young girl staring down Wall Street’s famous Charging Bull was erected by a major asset managing firm for .........


China developing stealth drones to evade anti-aircraft missiles

China’s largest missile maker is developing military drones with stealth abilities that can evade anti-aircraft weapons, the official China ...........

 

CIA says WikiLeaks disclosures help US adversaries

The Central Intelligence Agency has accused WikiLeaks of endangering Americans, helping US rivals and hampering Washington’s fight against terror ...........

G4 open to not exercising veto initially as permanent members

In a bid to get the UN reform process moving, India and other G4 nations have said they were open to innovative ideas and willing to not exercise .......

Kansas Gov writes to Modi; regrets violence against Indians

Kansas Governor San Brownback has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing "profound regret" at the terrible act of violence ...........


US mosques get intimidating messages, including a bomb threat

Five mosques in the US have received intimidating messages, including a bomb threat and one saying "death is waiting for you and your kind"...........


US deploys anti-ballistic missile defense system to S Korea

The US military has begun deploying an anti-ballistic missile defense system to South Korea ............


Dalai highly ’deceptive actor’: China on his ’brain’ comments

China today hit out at the Dalai Lama over his snide remarks that Chinese hardliners have parts of their brains missing, saying the Tibetan .............

N Korea, Malaysia in tit-for-tat exit bans over Kim killing

North Korea and Malaysia today banned each other’s citizens from leaving their countries, with Kuala Lumpur saying its nationals were ................

N Korea, Malaysia in tit-for-tat exit bans over Kim killing

North Korea and Malaysia today banned each other’s citizens from leaving their countries, with Kuala Lumpur saying its nationals were ................

Blast, gunfire hit Kabul military hospital: officials

An explosion and gunfire rattled Kabul’s diplomatic district today as insurgents dressed as doctors attacked Afghanistan’s largest military ...........


WikiLeaks releases hacking tool details of CIA

WikiLeaks today released what it termed as the biggest-ever leak of confidential documents from the CIA, claiming the America’s premier ...........

Sikh shot at in US, told to ’go back to your own country’

A 39-year-old Sikh man in the US was shot outside his home by a partially masked gunman, who shouted “go back to your own country”.............


FBI joins Kent shooting probe, Bera says hate crimes on rise

Indian American Congressman Ami Bera has condemned the shooting of an Indian-origin Sikh man in Kent, saying crime motivated by hate are on the ..........


North Korea fires missiles, three reach Japan waters

Nuclear-armed North Korea fired four ballistic missiles east of the peninsula today, with Japan saying three of them landed in its waters...........

Chinese media warns India against Dalai’s visit to Arunachal

The Chinese media today accused India of using the Dalai Lama card to deal with China’s growing economic and political influence in ...............

’India, China should be sensitive to each other’s concerns’

Terming relations between China and India as "pretty close", a top Chinese official today said the two countries should be "more sensitive" .............

U.S. carrier puts on show of commitment, not power, in South China Sea

The flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson shakes as a succession of F-18 fighter jets are catapulted into take-off, emitting a thunderous ...........


China’s defence spending in 2017 to rise around 7 per cent

China said today that it will increase its defence spending by "around seven per cent" this year, as it vowed to guard ........


Another Indian-origin man shot dead outside his home in US

A 43-year-old Indian-origin store owner in the US has been shot dead outside his home, just days after an Indian engineer was ............

US to temporarily suspend premium processing of H-1B visas

The US today announced that from April 3 it will temporarily suspend the ’premium processing’ of H-1B visas that allowed some companies to jump .........

Turkey’s Erdogan accuses Germany of ‘aiding and harbouring terror’.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday accused Germany of “aiding and harbouring..........

Indian-origin girl harassed in US

An Indian-origin girl in the US has been allegedly racially abused by an African-American man who called her inappropriate names and yelled ..........


Bill against outsourcing jobs reintroduced in US Congress

A bipartisan Bill was today reintroduced in the US Congress to make companies that move call centres overseas ineligible for grants or .............

US AG Sessions under fire over Russian ambassador contacts

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has come under fire after the Washington Post reported he met twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to ............


Doval meets Israeli leadership in preparation for Modi’s visit

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has held talks with Israel’s top leadership here as part of preparations for Prime Minister ............

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