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Ex-Barclays CEO charged with fraud over Qatar funding

June 21: Britain’s Serious Fraud Office said today it had charged Barclays bank and four former managers, including a chief executive, with "conspiracy to commit fraud" linked to emergency fundraising from Qatar during the financial crisis.

Trump slams North Korea after US student’s death

June 21: President Donald Trump slammed the "brutal regime" in Pyongyang following the death of Otto Warmbier, the US student released in a coma last week after nearly 18 months in detention in North Korea.

Trump slams North Korea after US student’s death

June 21: President Donald Trump slammed the "brutal regime" in Pyongyang following the death of Otto Warmbier, the US student released in a coma last week after nearly 18 months in detention in North Korea.

Pakistan boy, 15, killed in celebratory gunfire after team’s CT win

June 21: "Papa, I’ve been shot," were the last words of a 15-year-old boy who died after being struck by a stray bullet from aerial firing as frenzied celebrations rang across Pakistan over its cricket team’s Champions Trophy triumph.

Afghan, Pak envoys engage in war of words before US audience

June 21: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Aizaz Chaudhry today faced some blunt and tough questions from his Afghan counterpart about Islamabad’s destabilisation and terrorist activities inside Afghanistan.

Soldiers shoot attacker in Brussels ’terrorist’ blast

June 21: Belgian soldiers shot a terror suspect after an explosion rocked the central train station in Brussels in the latest attack to hit Europe.

Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir

June 21: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman today appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him firmly as first-in-line to the throne and removing the country’s counterterrorism czar .

UN chief says he is engaged in bringing about India-Pak dialogue

June 21: UN chief Antonio Guterres has said he is engaged in bringing about a dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue through his meetings with the prime ministers of the two countries.

Uber CEO Kalanick gives in to shareholder pressure, resigns

June 21: Uber’s embattled CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned from the ride-sharing company in the face of intense pressure from some of its investors.

Key Macron ally says he is quitting French government

June 21: France’s justice minister Francois Bayrou, a key ally of President Emmanuel Macron today said he was quitting the government, as his party battles a funding scandal.

Sahrif retains billionaire status despite decline in fortune

June 17: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has retained his billionaire status with his declared assets standing at Rs 1.72 billion in 2016 despite decline in his fortune, making him one of the richest lawmakers in the country.

Lanka to release 42 Indian fishing boats on condition

June 17: Sri Lanka today said it will release 42 Indian fishing boats held in its custody since 2015 on a condition that they will never re-enter the country’s territorial waters.

China says no change in stance over India’s NSG bid

June 17: China said today that there is no change in its stance on admission of non-NPT states into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), marring India’s chances of entering the 48-member elite club at its crucial meeting next week.

PM to visit Portugal, Netherlands, US beginning June 24

June 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Portugal and the Netherlands later this month, besides his scheduled tour of the United States where he will meet President Donald Trump, the Ministry of External Affairs said today.

Man with knife arrested outside UK parliament: police

June 17: A man with a knife was arrested today by Scotland Yard’s armed officers near the gates of the UK Parliament amid heightened security fears in the capital following the horrific terror attack earlier this month.

London fire: Death toll rises to 30; fears it could climb over 100

June 17: The death toll in the horrific fire that engulfed a 24-storey tower in west London rose to 30 today amid fears that it could climb to over 100 in one of the worst fire tragedies in the country.

Trump appears to confirm he’s under probe, slams it as witch hunt

June 17: US President Donald Trump today appeared to confirm that he was being probed for firing the FBI chief and described it as a "witch hunt"

Trump cancels Obama’s Cuba deal, puts Cold War-era rivals on collision course

June 17: US President Donald Trump has cancelled his predecessor Barack Obama’s "one-sided" Cuba deal that favoured a detente and put the two Cold War-era rivals on collision course again by vowing to take strong measures.

Sri Lanka President attends India organised Yoga Day

June 17: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today performed a number of yoga asanas and joined thousands of yoga enthusiasts to celebrate the International Day of Yoga.

Cut off Pak’s military aid: Muhajirs to Trump admin

June 17: A group of Muhajirs have urged the Trump administration and US Congress to cut off military sales and aid to Pakistan, citing Islamabad’s support to terrorism.

India ’overly interpreting’ Beijing’s military build up: Daily

India should not "overly interpret" Beijing’s military development or exaggerate concerns over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ...............

Pro-EU Emmanuel Macron becomes France’s youngest president

Ripping up France’s political map, French voters elected independent centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country’s youngest president, delivering ..............

Indian-American doctor shot dead in Michigan

A 32-year-old Indian-American doctor has been shot dead under mysterious circumstances in a car in the US state of Michigan.....................

North Korea detains another US citizen: state media

North Korea has detained another US citizen for committing "hostile acts", it said today, its second arrest of an American in a fortnight with tensions high between Pyongyang and Washington..............

British ’jihadi bride’ moves up in US’ kill list: Report

Britain’s most notorious female terror suspect Sally Jones has become a target of American authorities after new evidence pointed .............

‘El Chapo’ set to go on trial in New York in April 2018.

A US federal judge ruled Friday that Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious criminals, will stand trial on April 16, 2018................

‘No chance’ of survival for trapped Iran miners.

Iranian officials said on Friday there was “no chance” of saving nine coal miners trapped for the past two days after a tunnel collapse that has already claimed at least 26 lives..............

Iran ready for Saudi peace talks despite ‘unlawful, inflammatory’ remarks from deputy crown prince.

Iran said on Thursday it is ready for talks with Saudi Arabia to promote regional peace despite “unlawful and inflammatory” remarks by the Saudi deputy crown prince, who vowed to protect his kingdom.............

French presidential candidate Macron claims to be target of massive hack.

Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a “massive” computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online one and a................

NYT article criticising Pakistani army replaced with blank space in local paper.

An International New York Times opinion piece criticising the powerful Pakistani army was censored by its local publisher Friday, replaced by a blank space in a country where it can be dangerous..........

Trump’s second pick for Army secretary drops out amid criticism from rights groups.

US President Donald Trump’s nominee for Army secretary, Mark Green, withdrew his name from consideration for the position, a White House official said on Friday...................

Trump signs $1 trillion spending bill, keeps government open.

President Donald Trump signed his first piece of major legislation on Friday, a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through September.......

Zurich recommends ban on Quran distribution campaign in public spaces.

Zurich’s public safety office on Friday recommended towns in Switzerland’s most populous canton ban a campaign that hands out Korans in public spaces, describing it as a front for incitement of...........

Facebook, Google, Twitter sued by families of San Bernardino shooting victims.

Family members of three victims of the December 2015 shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California, have sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, claiming that the companies permitted Islamic State to flourish.........

Family says booted off Delta flight over child’s seat, airlines apologises.

In yet another incident that could prove to be a public relations nightmare for the US airline industry, a California couple is claiming they were kicked off an overbooked Delta flight for............

Pak says committed to resolve all issues with India through talks.

Pakistan is committed to resolve all outstanding issues, including the Kashmir dispute, with India through talks, foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua said.......

US will lose jobs if it quits Paris climate deal, UN environment chief says.

The United States will shoot itself in the foot if it quits the Paris climate accord because China, India and Europe will snap up the best power sector jobs in future, U.N. Environment chief Erik Solheim...........

Eman Ahmed in Abu Dhabi hospital, doctors want to make her mobile, train her to use toilet.

Eman Ahmed, the Egyptian believed to have been the world’s heaviest woman, was admitted to a Abu Dhabi hospital to undergo long-term physical and psychological rehabilitation after a drastic..........

US House clears GOP bill to replace Obamacare, but still long way to go for Trump.

The bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, as Obamacare is known, passed the US House of Representatives Thursday handing President Donald Trump his first major legislative victory and ........

US wants info on social media accounts, email-id from some visa applicants.

The State Department wants to review social media, email addresses and phone numbers from some foreigners seeking US visas, as part of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of potential......

Legendary Swiss climber Ueli Steck cremated near Everest.

The body of legendary Swiss climber Ueli Steck, who died on Mount Everest, was cremated at a Buddhist monastery that lies in the shadow of the world’s highest peak on Thursday................

New Indian faces likely in Britain’s House of Commons.

As political parties select candidates for the June 8 mid-term election, indications are that the next cohort of Indian-origin MPs will include some new faces and a higher number of MPs than the.............

Somalia minister shot dead in car after being mistaken for militant: Police.

Somali security forces shot dead a minister for public works in his car in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday after mistaking him for an Islamist militant, officials said....................

‘No cause for concern’: Buckingham says after emergency meet sparks talk on Queen Elizabeth’s health.

An emergency meeting of royal staff was called at the Buckingham Palace on Thursday, sparking intense speculation about the health of Queen Elizabeth and her consort, Prince Philip................

Canadian PM Trudeau’s presence at event with Khalistani flags upsets India.

While vitriolic attacks on Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh at the annual nagar kirtan in Vancouver riled the Indian government, there is consternation over Canadian Prime Minister Justin.....

US Army photographer catches her own death in mortar explosion on film.

The US Army has published the final photo of a combat photographer who captured her own death on camera in an accidental mortar explosion in Afghanistan nearly four years ago..............

21 bodies recovered from Iran mine after blast.

Rescue workers recovered 21 bodies from a coal mine in northern Iran after an explosion caused a tunnel to collapse on Wednesday, news agencies reported.........

US: 2 dead in suspected murder-suicide at Texas college.

Two people died Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide at a Texas community college, prompting an active-shooter alert that instructed students and employees to barricade themselves into rooms..........

Beijing gearing up to meddle in Kashmir through CPEC, says Chinese media.

It is finally out in the open. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be Beijing’s road to Kashmir, state-run media has said, proving true India’s fear of China meddling in the dispute.........

China to deploy drones, wire fencing along Xinjiang border to prevent infiltration.

China will deploy drones, install surveillance cameras and barbed wire fencing to patrol the over 5,600-kilometre border of its restive Muslim-majority Xinjiang province bordering the PoK and...........

ISI chief visits Afghanistan amid heightened tensions.

Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, the head of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, travelled to Afghanistan on Tuesday amid tensions between the two countries in an apparent bid to improve bilateral.....

Five arrested, weapons seized in anti-terror raid in France.

French anti-terror police on Tuesday arrested four men and one woman and seized weapons in raids just days before the presidential election run-off, sources said.............

Kabul: 8 civilians dead after suicide bomber targets NATO convoy, 28 injured.

A suicide bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday killed eight people and wounded at least 28, officials said, in an attack on a convoy of armoured personnel carriers used by the NATO-led..........

I would be your president if FBI letter, leaks didn’t happen, says Hillary.

Six months after her stunning defeat in the run for the White House, Hillary Clinton has returned to public life. This time, she said on Tuesday, as a “citizen activist” and “part of the resistance”,.....

Islamic State attack on NATO convoy kills 8 Afghans, wounds 3 US soldiers.

A suicide car bomber struck a US military convoy in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least eight Afghan civilians and wounding three US service members in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.............

Trump, Putin agree to work together on Syria, discuss North Korea during phone call.

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin signalled the prospect of increased cooperation in Syria on Tuesday, in what the White House called a “very good” phone discussion.........

Texas stabbings: One student killed, 3 wounded; suspect nabbed.

A man enrolled at the University of Texas went on a stabbing spree with a large hunting knife at the school’s Austin campus on Monday, killing one student and wounding three others also believed...........

Beijing gearing up to meddle in Kashmir through CPEC, says Chinese media.

It is finally out in the open. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be Beijing’s road to Kashmir, Chinese media has said, proving true India’s fear of China meddling in the dispute.........

We have now moved to war within states: Harvard historian David Armitage.

David Armitage is a renowned Harvard historian. His latest book, Civil Wars – A History in Ideas, has been hailed in the western academic community and media as a breakthrough in the study of civil wars..........

Trump and foot-in-mouth: Kim Jong-un, Duterte and the American civil war.

US President Donald Trump has said he will be “honoured” to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and has invited controversial Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte to the White House and displayed..............

Drone captures devastation in Iraq’s Mosul.

An exclusive drone video obtained by CNN shows the scale of devastation in Mosul as the Iraqi army with support from a US-led international coalition is trying to recapture the largest city in...............

Pak resorting to proxies against India and Afghanistan, experts tell US Congress.

Afghanistan’s relationship with India is unacceptable to Pakistan, which is using proxies like Haqqani network and the Taliban against its neighbours, eminent experts have told US lawmakers..............

Rogue FBI woman spy married Islamic State terrorist: CNN.

An FBI translator with a top-secret security clearance married a key ISIS operative she was assigned to investigate in 2014, and served two years in prison before being released last year,.............

Canada’s Indian-origin defence minister says sorry for exaggerating his military role in Afghanistan.

Canada’s defence minister Harjit Sajjan has apologised in Parliament for claiming to have been the “architect” of the country’s largest battle in Afghanistan...................

Erdogan must mind his business on matters relating to India and Pakistan.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not find India falling short of its traditions of “atithi satkaar” and “mehmaan nawaazi” during his visit to New Delhi, but Turkey’s president would be well advised.............

Trump wants fair deal in climate pact, complains India, China pay too little.

President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that the United States was being unfairly treated in the Paris Climate Agreement and told Reuters he would announce a decision in about two weeks on whether............

4th Arkansas prison inmate executed in 8 days convulsed 20 times before he died.

Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule with a lethal injection that left the prisoner lurching and convulsing 20 times before he died......

‘PM in hot water’: How Pak media reacted to steel magnate Sajjan Jindal’s meeting with Nawaz Sharif

Indian business magnate Sajjan Jindal’s surprise meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has triggered intense speculation across the border, with the Pakistani media reporting that it could have......

Trump says ‘major, major’ conflict with N Korea possible, but wants diplomacy.

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the.............

London police shoot a woman, arrest four others in counter-terrorism operation.

British police said officers shot a woman and arrested four other people in London and nearby Kent during a counter-terrorism investigation on Thursday.......

‘Enemy will be captured, killed’: Afghan Taliban announce start of spring offensive.

The Afghan Taliban will target foreign forces in the country, the group said on Friday, as they announced the start of their spring offensive............

South Dakota man claims he found dead mouse in Coca Cola can, sues company.

A South Dakota man who claims to have found a mouse in a can of soda is suing Coca-Cola Co., saying he missed 60 hours of work and accumulated $1,000 in medical bills after becoming ill..............

Pakistan’s ISI supporting terrorist groups, refugee group tells US lawmakers.

Pakistan’s ISI is supporting terrorist organisations inside the country, US lawmakers were told by a newly formed Muhajir (refugee) group which alleged terror outfits like Taliban and al-Qaeda are............

JFK diary in which he wrote ‘Hitler had in him stuff legends are made of’ sells for $718,000.

A diary kept by a young John F Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II in which he reflected on Hitler and the weakness of the United Nations sold for more than $700,000.........

After new aircraft carrier launch, China says it needs to raise its military capabilities.

China needs to raise its military capabilities to protect its growing overseas interests, its foreign minister said, following the launch of China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier.............

Indian-origin soldier in Britain jailed for life for murdering ex-girlfriend.

An Indian-origin British soldier was sentenced on Wednesday to a minimum of 22 years behind bars for killing his ex-girlfriend in northeast England last year.............

‘Turning point’: United Airlines to offer passengers $10,000 to surrender seats.

United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who volunteer to forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 as part of the carrier’s efforts to repair the damage from .........

While dousing a blaze, Australian firefighters contend with a pet crocodile.

Firefighters who fought a blaze at a house in the tropical Australian city of Darwin on Thursday contended with the added distraction of being watched by a 4-metre pet crocodile................

Pakistan FM meets US officials, discusses Kashmir and ties with India at White House.

In the first official meeting between representatives of Washington and Islamabad, issues including India-Pakistan relations and Kashmir were discussed when Pakistan finance minister Ishaq Dar...........

‘Huge’ explosion near Damascus airport in Syria, says monitor.

A massive explosion hit near the Damascus International Airport in the early hours of Thursday morning, a monitoring group said, without specifying the cause....................

Trump proposes slashing tax rates for individuals and businesses.

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed slashing tax rates for businesses and on overseas corporate profits returned to the country in a plan greeted as an opening gambit by his fellow ..........

Judge blocks Donald Trump’s threat to withhold ‘sanctuary city’ funds.

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s attempt to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with US immigration officials, saying the president has no ...........

Al Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility for Russia metro bombing: US monitor.

A group suspected of links to al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for this month’s metro bombing in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg,.............

Pope Francis makes surprise appearance in TED talk, urges leaders to act humbly.

Pope Francis made a surprise appearance at a TED talk conference on Tuesday, urging powerful leaders “to act humbly” and said he hoped technological innovation would not leave people behind.............

Pakistan army contacts Indian army over safety of census workers near LoC.

Pakistan army has contacted Indian army officials to inform them about the movement of census workers near the Line of Control (LoC)............

China boosts naval power by launching first home-grown aircraft carrier.

China on Wednesday launched its second aircraft carrier, the first one to be built entirely at home, boosting its naval capabilities against the backdrop of concerns that the country ...............

Thai father drops baby from rooftop, broadcasts live on Facebook, kills self.

A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said on Tuesday...........

US air force launches unarmed ballistic missile for test in California.

An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile has been launched from a US Air Force Base in California on a flight to a target in the Pacific Ocean.......................

US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf.

The US Navy says a guided-missile destroyer fired a flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel in a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf.............

As war wrecks ancient Iraq, Erbil works to rebuild citadel.

High on a rocky outcrop, just 50 miles from the fighting that is wrecking historic sites across Iraq, workers are busy laying out floor tiles, determined to save at least one ancient .........

US could extend laptop ban to flights from UK, European airports.

Nearly a month after banning electronic devices larger than a mobile phone on US-bound flights from eight Muslim-majority countries, the Trump administration is considering...........

At least 10 in minibus killed by roadside bomb in northwest Pakistan.

A remote-controlled roadside bomb targeting a minibus killed at least 10 people and wounded several others in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Tuesday.........

US issues sanctions on 271 Syrian government officials over chemical attack.

The Trump administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, part of an ongoing US crackdown.............

Obama returns to public eye, with a soft landing.

Former US President Barack Obama returned to public life on Monday, speaking at an interactive panel discussion with young people at the University of Chicago with a politically loaded question:........

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syrian town of Tabqa.

A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria..................

France’s next leader: Centrist Emmanuel Macron, far-right Marine Le Pen advance to round 2.

Centrist Emmanuel Macron will face off against far-right Marine Le Pen in the second round of France’s presidential election, projections showed on Sunday, making him clear favourite to emerge...........

Macron to face Marine Le Pen in final round of French presidential election.

Pro-European Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential run-off, making him clear favourite to emerge as the country’s youngest leader............

‘It feels like a violation’: Arrest of Indian-origin doctor brings attention to female circumcisions in US.

Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcised, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East............

India should focus more on economic development: Chinese media.

India should focus less on speeding up the process of building aircraft carriers to contain China in the Indian Ocean and more on its economic development, Chinese official media said on Monday.............

Afghan defence minister, army chief of staff resign over military base attack.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accepted on Monday the resignation of the defence minister and army chief of staff after more than 140 government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack...........

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