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India, 15 other nations make for 80 pc of world malaria cases: WHO

India, 15 other nations make for 80 pc of world malaria cases: WHO

PTI, United Nations :India and 15 other countries in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for almost 80 per cent of the malaria cases reported globally last year, according to a WHO

British PM`s N Irish allies up pressure over Brexit

British PM`s N Irish allies up pressure over Brexit

AFP, London :British Prime Minister Theresa May gathers her new-look cabinet Tuesday, facing some relief from party plotting over Brexit but under fresh pressure from her Northern Irish allies.The

Ivanka used personal email for govt business

Ivanka used personal email for govt business

AFP, Washington :The US president's daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for government business in violation of federal records rules, The Washington Post reported

Xi visits Philippines to deepen ties with US ally

Xi visits Philippines to deepen ties with US ally

AFP, Manila :Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the Philippines Tuesday for a key state visit to a long-time US ally, aiming to boost blossoming ties with potentially billions

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China launches 5 satellites into orbit on single rocketAP, Beijing China launched a new space environment research satellite and four nanosatellites on a single rocket today. The satellites were

Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

AP, Houston :A federal judge barred the Trump administration on Monday from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally.U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar issued a

HK democracy leaders pleaded not guilty in Umbrella movement trial

HK democracy leaders pleaded not guilty in Umbrella movement trial

AFP :Three leading Hong Kong democracy campaigners pleaded not guilty on Monday to public nuisance charges over their involvement in massive rallies calling for political reform, as room for opposition

Top Yemeni rebel calls for halt to military operations

Top Yemeni rebel calls for halt to military operations

AFP  :A high-ranking Yemeni rebel official urged his leadership Monday to freeze military operations and stop firing missiles into Saudi Arabia as the UN prepares for peace talks.Mohammed Ali al-Huthi,

N. Korea defector soldier is general's son

N. Korea defector soldier is general's son

AFP :The North Korean soldier who defected to the South in a hail of bullets last year is a general's son but says most Northerners of his age have no

Pakistan doesn't do ‘A damn thing’ for US, says Trump

NDTV :President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his administration's decision to stop hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan, saying the country does not do "a damn

GCC countries to join Riyadh summit

GCC countries to join Riyadh summit

Al Jazeera News :All member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which includes Qatar, are expected to attend its next summit in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, according to Kuwait's

US peace envoy hopes for deal with Taliban in 2019

US peace envoy hopes for deal with Taliban in 2019

Reuters, Kabul :The U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan hopes to cement a peace deal with Taliban insurgents by April 2019, local media reported on Sunday.The U.S. envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, who

Sri Lankan President seeks talks to end power struggle

Sri Lankan President seeks talks to end power struggle

AFP, Colombo :Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday called crucial talks with political leaders in a bid to end a power struggle with the prime minister he sacked last

Macron's popularity falls to 25 pc: Poll

Macron's popularity falls to 25 pc: Poll

AFP, Paris :The popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron has dropped to just 25 percent, according to a major tracker poll published on Sunday.The poll by research group Ifop was

No ‘final conclusion’ on Khashoggi killing, say US

No ‘final conclusion’ on Khashoggi killing, say US

AFP, Washington  :The US government has not reached a final conclusion over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the State Department said Saturday following reports that the CIA had held the

Anti-IS coalition raids kill 43 in east Syria

Anti-IS coalition raids kill 43 in east Syria

AFP, Beirut :Air strikes by the US-led coalition Saturday killed 43 people, mostly civilians, in a holdout of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a Britain-based monitor said.Seventeen children

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15,000 killed in Russian road accidents in 2018 so farTass, MoscowAbout 15,000 people have been killed in road accidents in Russia so far in 2018, Russia's General Administration for Traffic

US opposes UN resolution condemning Israel's occupation of Golan Heights

US opposes UN resolution condemning Israel's occupation of Golan Heights

AFP, United Nations :For the first time, the United States voted Friday against an annual UN resolution condemning Israel's occupation of the Golan Heights, dropping its practice of abstaining in

As China-US friction rises, their armies hold joint disaster drills

As China-US friction rises, their armies hold joint disaster drills

Reuters, Nanjing :Soldiers from China and the United States wrapped up a week of joint disaster relief drills on Saturday, in a display of cooperation against a backdrop of worsening

Cygnus cargo ship launches to ISS

AFP, United States :An unmanned Cygnus cargo ship blasted off Saturday toward the International Space Station, marking the second supply mission in 24 hours destined to carry food and supplies

US-China discord dominates APEC summit in Papua New Guinea

US-China discord dominates APEC summit in Papua New Guinea

Reuters, Port Moresby :The United States and China swapped barbs over trade, investment and regional security at an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit on Saturday, as growing fault lines

Migrants in Tijuana feel squeeze from both sides of US border

Migrants in Tijuana feel squeeze from both sides of US border

Reuters, Tijuana :Central American migrants on Mexico's northern border are coming under pressure from two sides as the Trump administration blocks asylum to anyone entering the United States illegally, while

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30 Taliban militants killed in AfghanistanXinhua, JalalabadUp to 30 militants have been confirmed dead as the government forces stormed Taliban hideouts in Khogiani district of the eastern Nangarhar province on

Australia, Japan to deepen defence ties after historic Darwin visit

Australia, Japan to deepen defence ties after historic Darwin visit

AFP, Australia : Australia hailed a "deeply symbolic" visit to Darwin by the Japanese Prime Minister on Friday, more than 75 years after the northern city was bombed in World

May fights for survival after Brexit deal sparks crisis

May fights for survival after Brexit deal sparks crisis

Reuters, London : British Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting for survival on Friday after a draft divorce deal with the European Union provoked the resignations of senior ministers and

UN-backed court rules Khmer Rouge leaders committed genocide

Reuters, Phnom Penh :A U.N.-backed court found two leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge guilty of genocide on Friday, almost four decades after the ultra-Maoist regime which oversaw the "Killing

After brawl, pandemonium halts Sri Lanka’s Parliament

After brawl, pandemonium halts Sri Lanka’s Parliament

AP, Colombo :Pandemonium reigned in Sri Lanka's Parliament as lawmakers supporting disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa violently demonstrated in the house to prevent the proceedings from taking place on

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Trump to visit California wildfire victimsAP, Washington President Donald Trump will fly Saturday to California to meet victims of wildfires that have killed at least 59 people and destroyed

Trump's summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

Trump's summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

Reuters, Singapore : US President Donald Trump didn't make it to this week's summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt among the leaders who

US could lose war against Russia or China, warns panel

US could lose war against Russia or China, warns panel

AP, Washington :The United States military has "lost its edge" and could potentially lose a war against Russia or China, a report by a bipartisan panel established by Congress