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Dutch ‘abortion boat’ hopes to make waves in Mexico.

A Dutch sailing boat offering abortions, often in defiance of some country’s laws, arrived in international waters off Mexico on Friday, the organisation crewing it said..........

Trump promises tax plan in days, orders rule review.

President Donald Trump on Friday promised a big announcement about tax reform next week and ordered an administration review of Obama-era tax rules written to discourage US companies............

Venezuela: At least 12 people killed as protests turn violent, looting breaks out.

At least 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in Venezuela’s capital amid a spiraling political crisis, authorities said Friday.......

Do your bit: Google’s Earth Day doodle offers tips to help save the planet.

Do your bit and make a huge difference to save the Earth, the only known object in the universe known to harbour life, suggests Google’s Earth Day Doodle......

India-born doctor, wife arrested for assisting in female genital mutilation in US.

An India-born doctor and his wife were arrested and charged with helping another Indian-origin doctor perform genital mutilations on minor girls, a procedure criminalised in the United States..........

More than 50 killed as Taliban target Afghan Army camp in Mazar-e-Sharif.

Taliban gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms launched an attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan Friday killing “more than 50 soldiers”, officials said..............

Saharanpur violence: FIRs registered after clashes between two communities in UP.

Two FIRs were registered against 12 persons and over 300 unnamed people in connection with two incidents of violence in Janakpuri, police said...........

Lalu gets Sonia invite, sparks speculation on opposition unity.

A day after Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said he would soon meet the AICC chief for a stronger opposition ..........

A teacher’s mission: These students in rural Tamil Nadu speak the Queen’s English.

M Pushpa is a class 3 student at a panchayat union primary school in Kandhadu, a sleepy village tucked away in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram district. And yet, when she parts her lips to speak........

NCERT to review school textbooks to update content; may include demonetisation.

The Narendra Modi government has decided to undertake a review of school textbooks. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), an organisation that assists...........

India-US ties stronger, defied change in governments: Jaitley.

India-US ties have significantly improved over the last few decades, becoming “stronger” and more “matured” and defying changes in governments in both the countries, finance minister...........

Tribal youths protest naked in Assam seeking rights.

A group of tribal youths marched naked on the streets of Diphu, the head quarters of Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on Friday seeking protection of their rights allegedly...........

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s oldest and longest-reigning monarch, celebrated her 91st birthday in a usual low-key fashion on Friday.........

Pakistan SC order on PM Sharif setback for opposition parties.

The reprieve given to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by Pakistan’s Supreme Court has not only given the ruling PML-N party a breather but also an edge for the forthcoming general election.....................

US prosecutors weighing charges against Assange, WikiLeaks.

US prosecutors are preparing or closely considering charges against the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, including its founder Julian Assange, for revealing sensitive government secrets, two media .............

Dortmund attack suspect acted out of greed.

A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen was arrested on Friday in Germany on suspicion of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team in an attack last week that officials.............

North Korea warns of ‘super-mighty preemptive strike’ as US plans next move.

North Korean state media warned the United States of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” after US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea......

Paris police shot on Champs-Elysees; Islamic State claims attack.

A gunman opened fire on police on Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard Thursday night, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him. The Islamic State group quickly.......

Supreme Court questions Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN cards.

The Supreme Court questioned the Centre on Friday for making Aadhaar mandatory for procuring Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards.

Rajnath Singh to states: Take action against those who misbehave with Kashmiris.

The central government asked states on Friday to protect Kashmiris after incidents of violence and intimidation against them...............

Cheers! Khattar govt’s new rules to benefit bar owners.

The Haryana government has issued fresh instructions which will bring a major respite to the hotel and bar owners affected by the liquor ban in the state, including Gurgaon and Panchkula............

After drubbing by BJP, Mayawati seeks to revive BSP fortunes through civic polls.

Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will contest the forthcoming civic polls in Uttar Pradesh on its elephant symbol, a first for a party which once avoided linking its name to what it apparently.......

PM Narendra Modi to give pep talk to BJP CMs; eye on upcoming polls.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give a pep talk to chief ministers of 13 BJP ruled states at the party headquarters here on Sunday. Party president Amit Shah too will join them................

Colleges remain closed for 4th day in Kashmir

Classes in colleges across Kashmir remained suspended for the fourth day today and authorities discontinued teaching work in higher secondary institutions for .........

US scientists claim success in qualification tests for upgraded nuclear bomb.

Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are claiming success with the first in a new series of test flights involving an upgraded version of a nuclear bomb that.................

‘Mother of all bombs’ by US killed 90 Islamic State fighters: Afghan officials.

The number of Islamic State fighters killed by a massive US bomb in eastern Afghanistan has nearly tripled to at least 90.............

N Korea displays new missiles, US carrier group approaches as tension simmers.

North Korea displayed what appeared to be new long-range and submarine-based missiles on the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father, Kim IlSung,......

US ‘mother of all bombs’ owes origins to specialised anti-Nazi weapons.

The 11-ton “mother of all bombs” dropped by US forces on ISIS-linked fighters in Afghanistan is a highly specialised weapon with a heritage dating back to huge bombs developed for use against .......

North Korea says prepared to respond to nuclear attack by US in kind; marks founder’s birth.

North Korea warned the United States on Saturday to end its “military hysteria” or face retaliation as a US aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region and the reclusive state marked the..............

After United incident, Delta OKs offers up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats.

Delta is letting employees offer customers nearly $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one.......

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