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China hosts summit with Russia, Iran as nuclear deal wobbles

China hosts summit with Russia, Iran as nuclear deal wobbles

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is attending this year -- just the second time an Iranian leader has participated.

Jun 07, 2018, 10:19 AM IST
US man sentenced to 100 years for child molestation

US man sentenced to 100 years for child molestation

David Dean Komeotis  was charged on Wednesday with seven counts for molesting the two children over a six-year span

Jun 07, 2018, 09:28 AM IST
Trump, after Kim Kardashian appeal, commutes life sentence of drug offender

Trump, after Kim Kardashian appeal, commutes life sentence of drug offender

US President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of a 63-year-old woman whose release had been championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

Jun 07, 2018, 09:26 AM IST
When Barack Obama called the then Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari to tell him about the killing of Osama bin Laden

When Barack Obama called the then Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari to tell him about the killing of Osama bin Laden

Zardari was thrust into a leading role in Pakistani politics after his wife and prominent politician Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by extremists on 27 December, 2007 

Jun 07, 2018, 08:54 AM IST
At least 16 dead as arms depot blows up in Baghdad

At least 16 dead as arms depot blows up in Baghdad

At least 16 people were killed and dozens injured after an arms depot exploded in the Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital today, security and medical sources said.

Jun 07, 2018, 08:41 AM IST
Massive fire engulfs London's Mandarin Oriental hotel, over 100 firefighters rushed

Massive fire engulfs London's Mandarin Oriental hotel, over 100 firefighters rushed

A massive blaze has engulfed the 12-storey Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London`s Knightsbridge area. Fifteen fire tenders and nearly 100 firefighters had rushed to the scene, the authorities said on

Jun 06, 2018, 21:57 PM IST
Shahid Afridi has an advice for Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar

Shahid Afridi has an advice for Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar

Shahid Afridi has asked Chief Justice of Pakistan to take out time to visit lower courts so that he can fix the blacksheeps within as-well.

Jun 06, 2018, 20:47 PM IST
Qatar Airways boss apologises for saying a woman could not do his job

Qatar Airways boss apologises for saying a woman could not do his job

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said his remarks at the closing of a global airline gathering on Tuesday had been intended as a joke and taken out of context. 

Jun 06, 2018, 17:29 PM IST
Uproar in Pakistan over Reham Khan’s book; Imran Khan’s PTI calls it pornographic

Uproar in Pakistan over Reham Khan’s book; Imran Khan’s PTI calls it pornographic

PTI has demanded that Reham Khan should “immediately contradict” all contents of the book that are controversial.

Jun 06, 2018, 16:33 PM IST
Former head of Cambridge Analytica to testify over use of Facebook data in elections

Former head of Cambridge Analytica to testify over use of Facebook data in elections

Cambridge Analytica filed for bankruptcy earlier this year after former employees alleged that it used personal information harvested from Facebook accounts to target voters during Donald Trump's

Jun 06, 2018, 16:24 PM IST
Myanmar, UN sign pact on initial steps for Rohingya return

Myanmar, UN sign pact on initial steps for Rohingya return

Refugees feared their lives would be at risk in Myanmar without international monitoring while Myanmar insisted they have identity documents, which most Rohingya have been denied

Jun 06, 2018, 15:56 PM IST
To avoid China's debt trap, Malaysia to re-examine projects under Belt and Road Initiative

To avoid China's debt trap, Malaysia to re-examine projects under Belt and Road Initiative

Malaysia's PM Mahatir Mohamad has said many countries have taken China's easy loans without thinking of how they will repay them.

Jun 06, 2018, 15:16 PM IST
China says not scared after reported US bomber trip over South China Sea

China says not scared after reported US bomber trip over South China Sea

Two aircraft reportedly flew within the vicinity of the Spratly Islands, where China has reclaimed land and built runways and other facilities on disputed reefs and small islands.

Jun 06, 2018, 15:08 PM IST
Dutch PM mopping floor after spilling coffee makes Twitter wonder about Indian politicians

Dutch PM mopping floor after spilling coffee makes Twitter wonder about Indian politicians

If you thought only Indians don't expect their politicians to clean up their mess like Dutch PM recently did , you would be wrong.

Jun 06, 2018, 14:34 PM IST
Democrats beat vote quirk to challenge Republicans in California

Democrats beat vote quirk to challenge Republicans in California

Control of the House would likely stall much of Republican President Donald Trump`s policy agenda while ushering a new era of committee oversight and investigation into the administration.

Jun 06, 2018, 14:23 PM IST
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

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