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US-North Korea relations making 'tremendous progress': Trump

US-North Korea relations making 'tremendous progress': Trump

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said US relations with North Korea are making "tremendous progress" from the days before his presidency when the two countries appeared close to "going to

EU leaders keep up pressure on May to take Brexit deal

EU leaders keep up pressure on May to take Brexit deal

Reuters, Salzburg :EU leaders lined up on Thursday to tell Theresa May she needs to give guarantees on the Irish border before they will grant her the Brexit deal the

Two Koreas leaders in mountain show of unity in Inter-Korean Summit

AP, Seoul :Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in headed for the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation Thursday for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

AFP, Mumbai :A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew forgot to flick a switch regulating

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Abe wins party vote, set to become Japan's longest-serving PMReuters, Tokyo: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan's

59 pc of all terror attacks in 2017 in 5 Asian countries : US report

PTI, Washington :Almost 59 per cent of all terrorist attacks in 2017 took place in five Asian countries, including India and Pakistan, a US report said today.The other three countries,

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

AP,  Pyongyang :The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But

India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

AP, New Delhi :India's government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce.The government decision came

Donald Trump unveils revised US bio-defence strategy

Donald Trump unveils revised US bio-defence strategy

US President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy Tuesday aimed at reducing the risks of man-made and naturally occurring biological threats.The announcement came on the anniversary of the 2001 anthrax

Sex with Trump 'least impressive' she's ever had: Daniels

Sex with Trump 'least impressive' she's ever had: Daniels

Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claims to have slept with Donald Trump over a decade ago, says in her upcoming tell-all book that it may have been the "least

5.2m children at famine risk in Yemen: NGO warns

5.2m children at famine risk in Yemen: NGO warns

More than five million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the ongoing war causes food and fuel prices to soar across the country, charity Save the Children

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Brexit talks face Irish hurdle at EU summitAFP, SalzburgPrime Minister Theresa May will confront European leaders Wednesday over the fate of the Irish border when Britain quits the EU next

US slashes refugee admissions to 30,000 for 2019

US slashes refugee admissions to 30,000 for 2019

Reuters, Washington :U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States would cap the number of refugees allowed into the country at 30,000 for fiscal year 2019,

Kim says summit with US brought stability, sees further progress

Kim says summit with US brought stability, sees further progress

Reuters, Seoul :North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in June provided geopolitical stability and that he expects more progress.Kim began

Trump defends SC pick after sex assault allegation

Trump defends SC pick after sex assault allegation

US President Donald Trump stood firmly by his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh Monday after allegations that the conservative judge sexually assaulted a woman when they were teenagers threatened to

Russia says no Syria assault as Putin, Erdogan agree Idlib plan

Russia says no Syria assault as Putin, Erdogan agree Idlib plan

AFP, Sochi :Moscow said Monday there would be no assault on Syria's Idlib as the leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed to create a demilitarised zone around the Syrian rebel-held

Japanese billionaire will be first tourist on moon, reveals SpaceX

Japanese billionaire will be first tourist on moon, reveals SpaceX

AP, Tokyo :A Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023,

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Britain sees no good alternative to its Brexit plan for Irish borderReuters, Berlin Britain is sticking to its plans for a post-Brexit border between its province of Northern Ireland and

Floodwaters rise as killer storm stalks southeastern US

Floodwaters rise as killer storm stalks southeastern US

AFP :Catastrophic floods raised the threat of landslides and dam failures across the southeastern United States on Monday, prolonging the agony caused by a killer hurricane that has left more

Ten on trial over mafia-style killing of Monaco heiress

Ten on trial over mafia-style killing of Monaco heiress

AFP :The imprisoned son-in-law of a murdered Monaco billionaire goes on trial Monday with nine other people suspected in the brazen daylight killing of the heiress, a case which prosecutors

Saudi-UAE attack hits children in Yemen

Al Jazeera News :After sifting through a home turned to rubble, rescue workers finally found the bodies of three-year-old Nabil and new-born baby girl Sumood.Just moments earlier on Saturday, a

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

AFP :Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in

Nigeria floods kill more than 100

Nigeria floods kill more than 100

More than 100 people have died in floods after Nigeria's two major rivers burst their banks, authorities say.The National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) says heavy rains caused the Niger River

Imran Khan pledges citizenship to Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees

Imran Khan pledges citizenship to Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees

Al Jazeera News :Karachi, Pakistan - Prime Minister Imran Khan has pledged to implement existing Pakistani laws that would grant citizenship to all Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees who were born

Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

AFP, Seoul :South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between North

China, HK brace for Typhoon Mangkhut, as toll rises to 36 in Philippines

China, HK brace for Typhoon Mangkhut, as toll rises to 36 in Philippines

Al Jazeera News :Hong Kong and southern China braced on Sunday as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the densely populated coast, a day after the biggest

Mideast peace hopes at Camp David 40 years ago

Mideast peace hopes at Camp David 40 years ago

AFP, Paris :Four decades ago the leaders of Israel and Egypt reached a deal at an epic summit that led to the first peace treaty between the Jewish state and

NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss

NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss

AFP, Los Angeles :NASA's most advanced space laser satellite blasted off Saturday on a mission to track ice loss around the world and improve forecasts of sea level rise as

China tells Taiwan to halt all mainland spying, sabotage activities

China tells Taiwan to halt all mainland spying, sabotage activities

Reuters,  Beijing :China on Sunday accused Taiwan's spy agencies of stepping up efforts to steal intelligence with the aim of "infiltration" and "sabotage", and warned the island against further damaging

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Palestinian teen dies from woundsAFP, Gaza City A Palestinian teenager has died after being shot by Israeli forces last month during protests and clashes along the Gaza border, the health ministry