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North Korea may Additionally take a look at Longer-Range Missile soon say R...

Moscow: North Korea is planning to check a Missile that its officials stated could be able to accomplishing the united states west coast, in step with Russian legislators who lower back from a go to to pyongyang this week. “They told us that they’re preparing to check greater effective... read more »

China rejects us complaint of 1 belt one...

China rejects us complaint of 1 belt one street passing through PoK

Claiming un Support for its Controversial one Belt one street (obor) Initiative, China these days Rejected us Grievance Pronouncing the Undertaking has no longer changed its stand that the Kashmir difficulty must be resolved by means of India and Pakistan bilaterally. “we have time and again... read more »

Nobel peace prize goes to anti-nuclear c...

Nobel peace prize goes to anti-nuclear campaign in rebuke to armed nations.

An influential anti-nuclear campaign group has won the 2017 Nobel peace prize, in a decision that underlines the mounting danger of nuclear conflict amid simmering tensions between the US and North Korea and the increasing vulnerability of the Iran nuclear deal. The chair of the Norwegian Nobel... read more »

India, European Union enhance cooperatio...

India, European Union enhance cooperation: Full text of Narendra Modi’...

India and the European Union on Friday decided to increase cooperation in counter-terrorism and areas of trade after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the president of the European Council, Donald Franciszek Tusk, and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in New Delhi. India pushed the... read more »

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Mandela’s funeral begins with military procession

Mandela memorial translator branded `fake`

Johannesburg – South African Translators’ Institute (Sati) has claimed that the African National Congress (ANC) was aware about the “dodgy” behavior of the sign language interpreter,... read more »

South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for second day

South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for s...

Pretoria –  South Africans will get a second chance Thursday to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela, a day after his distraught widow... read more »

Mandela’s body taken to presidential inauguration...

Mandela's body taken to presidential inauguration site

Pretoria – The body of former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was Wednesday brought back to the Union Buildings here after... read more »

Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter was ‘fakeR...

Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter was 'fake'

The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela’s memorial... read more »

Tears and tributes as Nelson Mandela lies in state

Tears and tributes as Nelson Mandela lies in state

Pretoria – Nelson Mandela’s tearful widow was among scores of family and dignitaries who stopped to pay their last respects before his open casket... read more »

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1,000 lash sentence for Saudi blogger postponed

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia postponed until next week Friday’s flogging of a blogger jailed for insulting Islam, citing medical reasons, a week after he received the first 50 of 1,000-lash sentence,... read more »

Pakistan Hangs Terrorist, 20th Execution Since Mor...

LAHORE: Pakistan today hanged a terrorist of a banned anti-Shiite outfit in Lahore after a court upheld the death penalty awarded to him, taking the... read more »

Indian Among 22 Missing After Boat Sinks in China: Medi...

SHANGHAI: More than 20 people were missing today after a tugboat sank on a trial voyage on the Yangtze, China’s longest river, state media and... read more »

Pak Court Declares Taliban Chief ‘Proclaimed Offe...

Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah and the outfit’s former spokesman Shahidullah Shahid were today declared “proclaimed offenders” by a... read more »

US drone strike kills seven in South Waziristan

PESHAWAR – At least seven suspected militants have been killed while four others injured in a US drone strike near the Pak-Afghan border in South Waziristan... read more »

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China adds destroyer to its East China Sea fleet

China adds destroyer to its East China Sea fleet

Beijing – A destroyer was commissioned for the East China Sea fleet of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Thursday, Xinhua reported. The warship, Zhengzhou, belongs to the new... read more »

US disappointed over Shinzo Abe's visit to war shrine

China flays Abe’s Yasukuni visit

Beijing – China Thursday condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni shrine, saying the gesture is “a... read more »

China sets five-year plan to check corruption

China to strengthen supervision of officials' assets reports

Beijing – The Communist Party of China (CPC) has vowed to fight corruption and maintain its “high-handed posture” in the next five years. The... read more »

China exposes corrupt disciplinary officials

China to strengthen supervision of officials' assets reports

Beijing – The top disciplinary arm of the Communist Partyof China (CPC) Wednesday detailed four corruption cases involving disciplinary officials as part... read more »

China launches communication satellite for Bolivia

China launches communication satellite for Bolivia

Beijing – China successfully sent a Bolivian communications satellite into orbit with its Long March-3B carrier rocket from southwest Xichang Satellite... read more »

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Japan sets up new panel for national security

Japan sets up new panel for national security

Japan on Wednesday created a National Security Council, giving the prime minister’s office greater authority over security matters. The law approved by parliament would give Premier Shinzo Abe more... read more »

Thai opposition kicks off no-trust debate as street protests continue

Thai opposition kicks off no-trust debate as stree...

Thailand’s main opposition party on Tuesday kicked off a censure debate on the performance of embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatara and two... read more »

Anti-government protesters occupy Thai finance ministry

Thai opposition kicks off no-trust debate as street protests continue

BANGKOK – Thousands of anti-government protesters broke barricades and police lines on Monday to get inside the premises of the Finance Ministry in the... read more »

Volcano erupts to form new islet in Japan

Volcano erupts to form new islet in Japan

Tokyo – A volcano eruption has formed a new islet about 1,000 km south of Tokyo in the Ogasawara chain. The islet is about 200 meters in diameter and has... read more »

Fukushima nuke disaster `warning to world`, Tepco head ...

Fukushima nuke disaster `warning to world`, Tepco head tells UK

London – The crippled Fukushima nuclear plant head has said that the catastrophic triple meltdown at the Daiichi nuclear plant in March 2011 was “a... read more »

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The rise of ISIS: Group of 10,000 fighters now controls a territo...

ISIS now controls territory the size of the UK, is making £600,000 a day from selling oil and ransoming hostages and has a fighting force of 10,000 militants, according to a leading expert. Matthew... read more »

US jets again strike jihadists around Iraqi dam

WASHINGTON: The United States carried out another round of air strikes on Monday against militants from the so-called Islamic States battling Iraqi... read more »

Israel claims nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land near...

JERUSALEM: Israel laid claim on Sunday to nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land in a Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem — a step that could herald... read more »

Egyptian court sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to li...

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, general guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and seven others to life in prison on Saturday for inciting... read more »

UN chief welcomes Gaza truce deal

“A brighter future for Gaza and Israel depends on a sustainable ceasefire. It is up to the parties to live up to this responsibility,” Ban’s... read more »

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'Pyar kiya to darna kya': Karzai on ties with India!

‘Pyar kiya to darna kya’: Karzai on ties with India!

Pune – Afghan President Hamid Karzai, acknowledging the “love affair” between India and Afghanistan, has said if India continues with its current levels of support to his government for the... read more »

Pakistan, Sri Lanka discuss naval cooperation

Pakistan, Sri Lanka discuss naval cooperation

Colombo – Visiting Pakistani Naval Chief Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila discussed ways to boost military cooperation with Sri Lanka, the... read more »

Court reserves judgment on Musharraf travel ban

Court reserves judgment on Musharraf travel ban

Islamabad – The Sindh High Court Monday reserved its judgment on former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s plea for removing his name from the... read more »

Former president Hassan returns to Maldives

Former president Hassan returns to Maldives

Male – Former Maldives president Mohamed Waheed Hassan, who left for Hong Kong on the eve of the Nov 16 presidential elections, returned to the Maldives,... read more »

Nepal’s CPN-Maoist party demands roundtable confe...

Nepal's Maoist party not to join government

Kathmandu – The Communist Party of Nepal, Maoist (CPN-Maoist), which boycotted the Nov 19 national elections, has reiterated its demand for holding a... read more »

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Britain’s SAS not involved in Diana’s death: Police

French cops open new inquiry in Princess Diana’s `murder plot`

London – Mere days after the Met Police announced that they had finished looking into Princess Diana’s supposed ‘murder plot’, French cops have declared a new inquiry in the allegations... read more »

Matteo Renzi elected Italian left's new leader

Matteo Renzi elected Italian left’s new lead...

Rome – Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi won a resounding victory in the race to lead Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party, part of the... read more »

Sweden partner in NSA snoop-op on Russia, documents rev...

Snowden denies wanting asylum in exchange for information

Wellington – Sweden has been reportedly collaborating with the US in spying on Russia, documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed. The... read more »

Pope Francis sets up Vatican committee to fight child s...

Pope Francis sets up Vatican committee to fight child sex abuse

London – Pope Francis is setting up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church. The announcement was made by the... read more »

Berlusconi’s girlfriend appeals to Pope Francis to salv...

Berlusconi’s girlfriend appeals to Pope Francis to salvage his name

London – Silvio Berlusconi’s girlfriend has requested Pope Francis to grant her an audience so she can fight to clear the expelled senator’s... read more »

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US defies Chinese restrictions by flying bombers over Senkaku islands

US defies Chinese restrictions by flying bombers over Senkaku isl...

Washington – The United States has reportedly flown two B-52 bombers over the disputed Senkaku Islands as part of a training exercise amid increased tensions in the sensitive region. The two... read more »

US school shooter obsessed with mass murders

US school shooter obsessed with mass murders

Washington – A report on the December 2012 “massacre of the innocents” at a US elementary school says that the gunman had an... read more »

Obama defends Iranian nuclear deal against ‘tough...

Obama defends Iranian nuclear deal against 'tough talk and bluster'

London – President Barack Obama has defended the breakthrough deal between Iran and world powers on Tehran’s nuclear programme. Obama however... read more »

Obama assuages Netanyahu on Iran post ‘historic b...

Obama assuages Netanyahu on Iran post 'historic blunder' remarks

Washington – President Barack Obama has reaffirmed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on working out a comprehensive solution for preventing Iran... read more »

Historic deal limits Iran’s ability to make a bom...

Historic deal limits Iran's ability to make a bomb: Obama

Washington – As ! Iran and six world powers struck a historic deal early Sunday over Tehran’s nuclear programme, US President Barack Obama said it... read more »

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BSF camp near Srinagar airport attacked, ASI and three terrorists killed.

SRINAGAR: Security forces foiled an attempt by the Jaish-e-Muhammed to storm a BSF camp near the high-security Srinagar airport on Tuesday, killing all three terrorists in an operation that... read more »

Forces Launch Final Assault After Suicide Attack On BSF Camp In Srinagar.

SRINAGAR:Four suicide attackers carrying a massive amount of explosives broke into a Border Security Force (BSF) camp near the Srinagar airport before dawn today and opened fire, killing a... read more »

‘India’s Prime Minister is a terrorist,’ says Pakistan’s foreign m...

NEW DELHI: The war of words between India and Pakistan has taken an ugly turn with the latter’s foreign minister calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a... read more »

Donald Trump to visit Asia in November, North Korea in spotlight.

Washington: Donald Trump will travel to Asia in November for the first time since becoming president, stopping in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines on a trip expected... read more »

China says one step forwards, two steps back no good for Japan ti...

China’s foreign minister on Thursday said that ties with Japan should not take two steps back for every step forward, after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a rare appearance at an... read more »