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US to pull out of United Nations Human Rights Council: Source

US to pull out of United Nations Human Rights Council: Source

When the Human Rights Council was created in 2006, the then US president George W Bush's administration shunned the body. 

Jun 19, 2018, 23:09 PM IST
Kim Jong-un meets Xi Jinping to work out future course of action after summit with Donald Trump

Kim Jong-un meets Xi Jinping to work out future course of action after summit with Donald Trump

While announcing the halt of South Korean and US military exercises, Donald Trump has been maintaining that the sanctions will remain.

Jun 19, 2018, 20:18 PM IST
President Donald Trump orders US military to establish 'space force' in wake of competition from Russia and China

President Donald Trump orders US military to establish 'space force' in wake of competition from Russia and China

US military branches are the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.

Jun 19, 2018, 20:04 PM IST
Japan: A day after strong earthquake, landslide alerts issued in Osaka

Japan: A day after strong earthquake, landslide alerts issued in Osaka

Government spokesperson Yoshihide Suga advised people to monitor the situation through television and radio news.

Jun 19, 2018, 13:05 PM IST
Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli begins 6-day China tour

Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli begins 6-day China tour

China and Nepal will reach an understanding to undertake a survey and prepare a detailed project report of a Trans-Himalayan economic corridor.  

Jun 19, 2018, 12:28 PM IST
Address me as Mr President: Emmanuel Macron schools teen for calling him 'Manu'

Address me as Mr President: Emmanuel Macron schools teen for calling him 'Manu'

It`s not the first time Macron has been captured on camera giving lessons to those who challenge or disrespect him.

Jun 19, 2018, 11:46 AM IST
Australian court fines Apple $6.7 million over iPhone 'bricking' case

Australian court fines Apple $6.7 million over iPhone 'bricking' case

Bricking is a software update to disable smartphones and tablet devices, then refusing to unlock them if the devices had been serviced by non-Apple repairers.

Jun 19, 2018, 11:03 AM IST
Hush-hush meet: North Korea's Kim Jong-Un lands in Beijing for two-day visit, reports Chinese media

Hush-hush meet: North Korea's Kim Jong-Un lands in Beijing for two-day visit, reports Chinese media

While the exact nature of the trip is unknown, sources claim that the North Korean leader is seeking relief from economic sanctions in return for his pledge of denuclearisation.

Jun 19, 2018, 08:40 AM IST
Central Water Commission to use Google technology to forecast floods

Central Water Commission to use Google technology to forecast floods

Google's technology will help to improve flood management and prediction systems.

Jun 19, 2018, 01:00 AM IST
Won't let US become 'migrant camp', says President Donald Trump

Won't let US become 'migrant camp', says President Donald Trump

Democrats and some in Republican Party have blasted the Trump administration for separating nearly 2,000 children from their parents at the US-Mexico border between mid-April and the end of May 2018

Jun 19, 2018, 00:35 AM IST
India-China friendship treaty, free trade agreement on China's wish list: Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui

India-China friendship treaty, free trade agreement on China's wish list: Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui

Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui's tone reflected the positive mood that the Chinese have taken on India after the Modi-Xi informal summit in Wuhan.

Jun 18, 2018, 15:07 PM IST
Indian-origin couple arrested in US for running prostitution ring involving Tollywood actresses

Indian-origin couple arrested in US for running prostitution ring involving Tollywood actresses

The prostitution scheme was masterminded by Kishan Modugumudi, 34, an Indian businessman who rose to become a player in the Tollywood movie industry.

Jun 18, 2018, 13:08 PM IST
Police search for van that killed 1, injured 3 at Dutch concert

Police search for van that killed 1, injured 3 at Dutch concert

The incident took place at the "PinkPop" concert, a popular festival being held in Limburg province in the south of the Netherlands.

Jun 18, 2018, 11:26 AM IST
Mount Everest now a high-altitude rubbish dump, thanks to commercial mountaineering

Mount Everest now a high-altitude rubbish dump, thanks to commercial mountaineering

Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excrement litter the well-trodden route to the summit of the 8,848-metre peak.

Jun 18, 2018, 09:31 AM IST
Strong earthquake rocks Japan's Osaka, several feared dead

Strong earthquake rocks Japan's Osaka, several feared dead

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 rocked Osaka prefecture, western Japan at 7.58 a.m local time, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said on Monday.

Jun 18, 2018, 07:38 AM IST
20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

The New Jersey shooting occurs amid a debate about US gun laws that were given fresh impetus by the massacre in February of 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida

Jun 18, 2018, 00:56 AM IST
Taliban say ceasefire will not be extended in Afghanistan as suicide attack kills at least 18

Taliban say ceasefire will not be extended in Afghanistan as suicide attack kills at least 18

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced the decision to resume fighting after President Ashraf Ghani said on Saturday a government truce with the militants would be extended. 

Jun 18, 2018, 00:44 AM IST
Suicide blasts in north east  Nigeria kill at least 31:Official

Suicide blasts in north east Nigeria kill at least 31:Official

There were two suicide attacks and rocket-propelled grenade explosions in Damboa last night which killed 31 people and left several others injured.

Jun 17, 2018, 16:59 PM IST
UN chief lauds Afghanistan's extension of ceasefire

UN chief lauds Afghanistan's extension of ceasefire

The government had announced a seven-day ceasefire from June 12 to encourage the Taliban to support the national reconciliation process.  

Jun 17, 2018, 14:09 PM IST
Harvard University accused of racially discriminating against Asian-American students

Harvard University accused of racially discriminating against Asian-American students

Thorough and comprehensive analysis of the data and evidence makes clear that Harvard College does not discriminate against applicants from any group, including Asian-Americans, whose rate of

Jun 17, 2018, 13:42 PM IST

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