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Malaysia's Najib is out of power but his legacy lives on in giant skyscraper

Malaysia's Najib is out of power but his legacy lives on in giant skyscraper

Symbolically, the building will rise above the famous Petronas Twin Towers built during the previous term of returning Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad - Najib`s mentor-turned-foe. 

Jun 06, 2018, 13:29 PM IST
China successfully launches new satellite to provide weather data to BRI countries

China successfully launches new satellite to provide weather data to BRI countries

The massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) seeks to build rail, maritime and road links from Asia to Europe and Africa in a revival of ancient Silk Road trading routes.

Jun 06, 2018, 12:06 PM IST
Japan PM Shinzo Abe seeks Donald Trump's assurances over North Korea in latest two-way chat

Japan PM Shinzo Abe seeks Donald Trump's assurances over North Korea in latest two-way chat

Japan also fears Trump could eventually agree to reduce U.S. military forces in South Korea, leaving Japan as a frontline state against a Korean peninsula under heavy Chinese influence.

Jun 06, 2018, 11:57 AM IST
Philippine President faces ire for kissing woman on lips, says will resign if he offended people

Philippine President faces ire for kissing woman on lips, says will resign if he offended people

Social media was abuzz with photos and videos of Duterte on stage asking an unidentified woman from an audience of Filipinos to kiss him in exchange for a book he was handing out.

Jun 06, 2018, 11:12 AM IST
Miss America beauty pageant to drop swimsuit and evening gown competitions

Miss America beauty pageant to drop swimsuit and evening gown competitions

"You as contestants told us you don't want to stand in swimming suits and high heels. Guess what, you don't have to."

Jun 06, 2018, 10:39 AM IST
Trump-Kim summit set for Singapore's Sentosa Island - White House

Trump-Kim summit set for Singapore's Sentosa Island - White House

The summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be on Singapore`s southern island of Sentosa, the White House said on Tuesday as preparations accelerated for

Jun 06, 2018, 10:10 AM IST
Trump, Kim to meet at Capella Hotel on Singapore''s Sentosa Island

Trump, Kim to meet at Capella Hotel on Singapore''s Sentosa Island

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet at the Capella Hotel on Singapore`s Sentosa Island, the White House has said.

Jun 06, 2018, 10:02 AM IST
Egypt's PM resigns days after el-Sissi began 2nd term

Egypt's PM resigns days after el-Sissi began 2nd term

  Egypt's prime minister submitted his government's resignation today, three days after President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was sworn in for a second, four-year term in office.

Jun 06, 2018, 09:49 AM IST
Putin says lifting sanctions on Moscow will benefit all

Putin says lifting sanctions on Moscow will benefit all

  Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western sanctions against Russia haven't worked and both Moscow and the West would benefit from lifting them.

Jun 06, 2018, 09:36 AM IST
2 escape plane crash during test flight in California desert

2 escape plane crash during test flight in California desert

  A pilot and a passenger safely ejected before their single-engine turboprop crashed during a test flight in Southern California's Mojave Desert, a spokesman for the plane's developer said.

Jun 06, 2018, 09:09 AM IST
Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese companies, including Huawei and Oppo

Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese companies, including Huawei and Oppo

Media reports in the US have raised concerns over user data being shared without their knowledge - a charge denied by Facebook.

Jun 06, 2018, 08:57 AM IST
Death toll in Guatemala volcanic eruption reaches 65, families continue to search for victims

Death toll in Guatemala volcanic eruption reaches 65, families continue to search for victims

The death toll from a volcanic eruption in Guatemala rose to 65 on Monday as family members desperately searched for the missing in makeshift morgues and on streets blanketed with ash. 

Jun 06, 2018, 07:27 AM IST
Pakistan journalist Gul Bukhari returns home after being abducted in Lahore

Pakistan journalist Gul Bukhari returns home after being abducted in Lahore

Gul Bukhari has been an unusually vocal critic of Pakistan`s powerful military on social media in the run-up to the July 25 general election. 

Jun 06, 2018, 07:20 AM IST
Australia criticises China pressure for Qantas to change website on Taiwan

Australia criticises China pressure for Qantas to change website on Taiwan

China has put pressure on international airline companies to not refer to Taiwan as a sovereign country. 

Jun 05, 2018, 13:57 PM IST
Fearing Nipah virus, Saudi Arabia bans products from Kerala

Fearing Nipah virus, Saudi Arabia bans products from Kerala

UAE officials announced that 100 tonnes of fruit, vegetables and fresh produce that was to be imported from Kerala was prohibited from entry.

Jun 05, 2018, 13:42 PM IST
Ban plastic bags? UN seeks to cut pollution as recycling falls short

Ban plastic bags? UN seeks to cut pollution as recycling falls short

Thirty percent of countries found sharp drops in plastic bag consumption in the first year after imposing restrictions, while 20 percent saw little or no change.

Jun 05, 2018, 10:46 AM IST
Melania Trump attends first official event in 24 days

Melania Trump attends first official event in 24 days

 Melania Trump said it was a privilege to welcome the military families to the White House.

Jun 05, 2018, 10:02 AM IST
Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un's historic meet in Singapore on June 12 morning

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un's historic meet in Singapore on June 12 morning

The two leaders will meet at 0900 hours, according to a statement released by the White House.

Jun 05, 2018, 07:44 AM IST
16-year-old London girl plotted IS attack by all-female terror cell in UK, convicted

16-year-old London girl plotted IS attack by all-female terror cell in UK, convicted

After her fiance, an Islamic State terrorist, died, she vowed to carry out a terrorist attack in London.

Jun 04, 2018, 21:54 PM IST
I have absolute right to pardon myself, but have done nothing wrong: Donald Trump

I have absolute right to pardon myself, but have done nothing wrong: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump, currently facing a probe over involvement of Russia in the 2016 US elections, has asserted that he has “absolute right to pardon” himself. However, the US President has

Jun 04, 2018, 19:00 PM IST

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