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Bangladesh signs $ 4.5 bn loan deal with India

 

Under the agreement, Bangladesh will have to purchase 65 to 75 per cent of the services, goods or works from the Indian market with the money to be provided under the new LoC.

Trump calls Las Vegas shooting an ’act of pure evil’ 

US President Donald Trump on Monday described the mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival as "an act of pure evil."

10 Indians killed in Saudi Arabia house fire

July 13:Ten Indians were killed and six others injured in a fire that ripped through a windowless house in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Panama Papers probe: Nawaz Sharif rejects demands for resignation

July 13:An official statement said the Cabinet reposed full confidence in the leadership of Mr. Sharif and endorsed his firm decision not to step down.

Six killed after fire burns down 24-storey London building, man saves baby thrown from window

A fire ripped through a 24-storey block of flats in west London early on Wednesday, killing at least six people and trapping....

Influential former Iranian leader Rafsanjani dead at age 82

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a wily political survivor and multimillionaire mogul who remained among the ruling elite despite moderate views, died today, state TV reported. He was 82......

Leftist social media activists vanish in Pakistan: NGO, relatives

At least four Pakistani activists known on social media for their secular leftist views have gone missing this week, relatives and NGO workers said today, as analysts voiced rights concerns.....

Meryl Streep slams Donald Trump in passionate speech at Globes

Veteran actress Meryle Streep, who received Cecil B DeMille Award at the Golden Globes....

Trump fills three top posts with hardliners

President-elect Donald Trump signaled a sharp rightward shift in the U.S.

Demonetisation: Analysts warn of speed bumps before GDP growth rebound 

 

The scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, which comprised about 86% of all cash in circulation, will put a dent in India’s growth.

Trump meets Japanese Prime Minister Abe

Washington DC(USA): US President-elect Donald Trump has met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his first meeting with a foreign leader after winning the presidential elections last week.

Pak claims killing 11 Indian soldiers at LoC

akistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif today claimed that his troops killed at least 11 Indian jawans the day seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in firing by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC)

Angela Merkel to be the new ’leader of the free world’

The shock election of Donald Trump as US president has forced greater responsibility for defending Western values and interests onto German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s shoulders analysts say with some even crowning her the new "leader of the free world".

Sartaj Aziz to visit India for regional meeting on Afghanistan

Sartaj Aziz, Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs, said that he would travel to India to attend the Heart of Asia Conference in December, asserting that his visit could be a "good opportunity" to "defuse the tension" between India and Pakistan.

China’s first aircraft carrier ‘combat ready’: Official

 

Liaoning, which had previously been described in Chinese media as a surface platform for tests and training, has now "formally been described as having a real combat capacity," the state-run Global Times said.

 Russia detains economy minister for $2 mln bribe over Rosneft deal

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Russia’s Investigative Committee today said it had detained Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on suspicion of taking a two-million-dollar bribe over a massive deal involving state-controlled oil giant Rosneft.

 World looks up to gaze at extra bright ’supermoon’

Skygazers took to high-rise buildings, tourist landmarks and beaches worldwide today to catch a glimpse of the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades.

Mark Zuckerberg again rejects claims of Facebook impact on US election 

 

Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg again rejected the idea that the social network affected the US presidential election, saying late Saturday it is "extremely unlikely" news hoaxes changed the outcome.

Hillary Clinton blames FBI director for her election loss

Hillary Clinton has blamed the FBI for her loss at the hands of her Republican challenger Donald Trump, claiming the decision to revive the probe into her email accounts stopped her momentum towards a historic win.

Hillary Clinton blames FBI director for her election defeat

Nov 13th : Hillary Clinton has blamed the FBI for her loss at the hands of her Republican challenger Donald Trump, claiming the decision to revive the probe into her email accounts stopped her momentum towards a historic win.

France remembers the 130 killed in Paris attacks 1 year ago

Nov 13th : In somber ceremonies, France is remembering the horrors of one year ago, when Islamic extremists attacked bars, restaurants and other symbols of the joyful life that Paris embodies.

Chinese ship opens new trade route via Pakistani port

Nov 13th : Pakistan’s top civil and military leaders traveled to the country’s southwest today to open a new international trade route by seeing off a Chinese ship that’s exporting goods to the Middle East and Africa from the newly built Gwadar port.

Outrage, fear fuel continuing anti-Trump protests

Demonstrations also were planned Saturday in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and other areas.

Kamala Harris is the best bet to break the top glass ceiling: report

A day after she denounced Trumpism, The Huffington Post says she has the potential to become the maiden woman President of U.S.

Need to make implants more affordable to people: ex-CJI

New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India H L Dattu today stressed on the need to make implants more "affordable and accessible" for the people, specially who are impoverished

India to buy rescue aircraft from Japan for $1.5-$1.6 billion

India’s Defence Ministry will agree on Monday to purchase 12 amphibious rescue aircraft from Japanese manufacturer ShinMaywa Industries worth $1.5 billion-$1.6 billion, the Nikkei news paper reported today.

Defence, security to be focus of UK PM May’s talks with Modi

Defence and security relations will be an important part of bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Theresa May in New Delhi on Monday as the two leaders will cover the "breadth" of ties during their dialogue.

Republicans tell Trump to quit, but he vows to press on

Even running mate Mike Pence says he will neither condone nor defend the tycoon’s remarks in a 2005 videotape.

Tamils rally for greater devolution

Sept 25th : Thousands of Tamils on Saturday participated in a rally in Jaffna, led by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran.

Drone racing takes to the Sky with $1m investment 

Sept 14th : Drone racing takes to the Sky with $1m investment

Football great Pele marrying for third time at 75

July 10th: Brazil football legend Pele is getting married on Tuesday for the third time, tying the knot with his girlfriend of six years Marcia Cibele Aoki.

Modi retraces Gandhi’s train journey

July 10th: Reliving Mahatma Gandhi’s historic train journey, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday travelled to the railway station where the Father of the Nation was thrown out of a train compartment.

Wife of Orlando shooter knew of attack, could soon be charged: Source 

June 15: The wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub knew of his plans for the attack and could soon be charged in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, a law enforcement source said on Tuesday.

Chinese spy ship shadows US, Japanese, Indian naval drill in Western Pacific

June 15: A Chinese observation ship shadowed the powerful U.S. aircraft carrier, John C. Stennis, in the Western Pacific on Wednesday.

India protests ’negative, incorrect’ Malaysian varsity module

June 15: India today expressed concern over the "negative and incorrect" picture conveyed about Hinduism and Sikhism after a leading Malaysian university published an educational module.

UK govt says Mallya can’t be deported, asks India to consider extradition

May 11, 2016:The UK government on Wednesday said beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya can not

Cash-strapped ISIS selling chickens and eggs in Libya: Report

Cairo: Cash-strapped Islamic State terror group has taken to selling chickens and eggs

​New raid on Panama Papers law firm: report

Panama City: Panamanian authorities launched a new raid on an address linked to the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal,

​US man ordered community service at Gurdwara he vandalised

Los Angeles: A 21-year-old man, who vandalised a gurdwara with hateful anti-ISIS graffiti following the San Bernardino shootings,

Cruz, Sanders shock frontrunners ahead of crucial NY primary 

Democrat presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders today continued his winning streak

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday cancelled his visit to Britain.........

A Pakistani-American owner of a popular US fast food franchise has put up anti-Hindu.......

Fresh from Democratic presidential primary wins over the weekend in three US states.........

Rocket fired at Afghanistan parliament

March 28: KABUL: KABUL: A rocket was fired at the new Afghanistan Parliament building in Kabul on Monday.

Nawaz Sharif to attend nuclear security summit in U.S.

March 28:The nuclear security summit in the U.S. will discuss the evolving threats and highlight steps to minimise the use of highly-enriched uranium.

Poland’s president on Thursday threw his support behind a government........

Pakistan-origin man extradited serve jail term in U.S.

August 27 : Amer Ahmed, a former deputy treasurer of Ohio, has been extradited from Pakistan to serve a 15-year...

Strong earthquake in Chile, no known damage or injuries

June 20 : The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake with a 6.4 magnitude has been reported off the coast of Chile...

Telecom giant Verizon acquires AOL for $4.4 bn

New York, May 13 :Telecom giant Verizon Communications Inc. said it was acquiring digital content...

Woman promised $30,000 to marry Indian man in alleged visa scam 

Sydney, May 12: An Australian woman was promised A$30,000 (around $24,000) to enter into a marriage scam with an Indian man, an Australian court was told on Tuesday.

Saudi-led air strikes kill 100 in Yemen ahead of five-day truce

Sana’a,May 12 : At least 100 people were killed as Saudi-led coalition forces intensified air bombings on missiles warehouse and arms depots in Yemen’s capital Sana’a, medics said on Tuesday.

Brazilian returns $51 mn looted from state oil company 

Brasilia, May 12 :A former executive of state oil giant Petrobras returned 157 million reais ($51.4 million) as part of a deal to reduce his sentence for taking part in a massive corruption scheme, the Brazilian attorney general said.

Held ’frank discussions’ with Putin and Lavrov: Kerry 

Moscow, May 12 : US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday described his discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin on key issues including Ukraine, Syria and Iran as "frank."

The trial of the far-right Golden Dawn party resumed at a high security jail in Athens on Thursday, but it was quickly adjourned as the local authority tried to have it moved to another court.

Election 2015: Party leaders cast votes in general election

Party leaders have been casting their votes in the United Kingdom general election.

Afghanistan forces defend Kunduz from Taliban

The Afghan government has launched a major offensive against Taliban forces near the north-eastern provincial capital of Kunduz...

Candidates Fight Over Abortion, but Public Has Surprising Level of Harmony

Americans agree on quite a bit about when and why abortions should be legal. Candidates differ in thought...

The row over Chile’s ’abortion tutorials’

People rattle over Video guides released on how to have an "accidental" abortion have gone viral in Chile.

How ’crisis mapping’ is helping relief efforts in Nepal..

Thousands of people in remote parts of Nepal are still in need of medical help and basic supplies.

US student held under armed guard claims he snuck into North Korea to ’end war with south

 

He admitted illegally entering the country and now faces a long stint in prison. However, he says he has no regrets over the crazy journey.

"I’m willing to accept any punishment," the New York University student told CNN.

"I wanted to be arrested. I thought that some great event could happen and hopefully that event could have a good effect on the relations between the North and South Korea."

However, in the bizarre interview he admitted he was not sure how his illegal border-crossing, which saw him enter the secretive state from Dandong in China, was to help the nations.

 

The pair are still technically in conflict as, despite the Korean War ending in 1953,  peace treaty has been signed.

Since being arrested on April 22 he has been held under armed guard with no access to television, radio or the internet but insists he has been treated well.

"I hope that I will be able to tell the world how an ordinary college student entered the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea illegally but however with the generous treatment of the DPRK that I will be able to return home safely," he said.

 

 

"I thought that as an American permanent resident and South Korean citizen that my entrance could have some good effect" says Woo-moon Joo

The babies born in wake of disaster : Nepal

The most recent UN estimates indicate more than 5,000 have been killed and 8 million people have been affected..

Woman who locked dog in parked car FORCED to sit inside by police as punishment 

A WOMAN who left her dog in a parked car while she went shopping got a taste of her own medicine when police ordered her to sit inside the hot vehicle.

 David Cameron is elected PM of UK again !

"We will make Britain greater .." says PM David Cameron.

 Canines are saving lives in Nepal

Dogs help rescue victims in nepal, gain great appreciation

 Children in adversity build up strong relationships with their PETS.

Children who are facing adversity, such as illness or parents splitting up, are more likely to confide in their pet than brothers or sisters, according to research.

Mysterious US space plane lands on California coast

A top-secret space plane landed on Friday at an Air Force base on the Southern California coast.

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