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17 bodies found in DR Congo east border lake

The bodies of 17 civilians apparently fleeing violence in the troubled North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo were found in Lake Edward, a local official said today.

Miffed with anti-Pak protests in Geneva, Islamabad accuses Switzerland of supporting terrorism
Miffed with anti-Pak protests in Geneva, Islamabad accuses Switzerland of supporting terrorism

In a Bizarre Development here at the 72nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the Pakistan Government has accused the Swiss Government of supporting terrorism.

Amid Beijing's push to CPEC, Bank of China begins operations in Pakistan

Pakistan's central bank has allowed the government-owned Bank of China to begin operations in the country.

World afraid of nuclear war with North Korea, says UN chief Guterres
World afraid of nuclear war with North Korea, says UN chief Guterres

Global anxieties about a nuclear war are at their highest level in decades, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday as he opened a gathering of world leaders dominated by the crisis with North Korea.

Donald Trump addresses UN, says if pushed, US will destroy North Korea
Donald Trump addresses UN, says if pushed, US will destroy North Korea

Donald Trump laid out his vision of a world order based on strong 'sovereign nations' rather than multilateral alliances in his first address to the UNGA.

Spain police launch graft probe in Catalan president's fiefdom

A survey commissioned by the regional government in July showed 49.4 percent of Catalans were against independence while 41.1 percent were in favour.

Five men in court over Hong Kong explosives plot

The suspects, if convicted, could face up to 20 years in prison for conspiring to manufacture explosives.

Manslaughter charges possible in London tower block fire disaster: Police

Police have formally identified 60 of the victims, but painstaking forensic work to find human remains, some of them tiny fragments, among tonnes of debris inside the charred ruin is ongoing.

Helicopter mistakenly fires on parked vehicles in Russia war games: Media
Helicopter mistakenly fires on parked vehicles in Russia war games: Media

A military helicopter on a rural training exercise in western Russia mistakenly fired rockets at a group of parked vehicles, knocking at least one person to the ground, footage posted by Russian news sites and on social media showed.

Israel shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syrian frontier: Military

Israel shot down a pilotless plane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday and said it was probably an Iranian-built aircraft on a reconnaissance mission for the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group along Israel`s frontier with Syria.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but silent on army role

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did not address U.N. accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military.

Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica, barrels toward US Virgin Islands
Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica, barrels toward US Virgin Islands

Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation. 

Police identifies suspect in Gurdwara vandalism case in US

The police have identified a suspect who had vandalised a Gurdwara with hate messages and threatened to slit the throat of a witness who caught the incident on video in the US state of California.

UK big consumer of online Islamist extremist terror content: Report
UK big consumer of online Islamist extremist terror content: Report

The Policy Exchange study titled 'The NewNetwar' found that Britain also ranks fifth in terms of world audience for extremist content.

Japan to deploy anti-missile system amid growing conflict with North Korea
Japan to deploy anti-missile system amid growing conflict with North Korea

The Japanese government led by Prime Minister Shizo Abe has decided to install a new anti-missile system on Hokkaido island after North Korea tested two missiles that flew over its territory, a Defence Ministry official said on Tuesday.

Threats cannot help resolve crisis in Korean peninsula, says China
Threats cannot help resolve crisis in Korean peninsula, says China

Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that threatening action or rhetoric cannot help resolve the deteriorating situation in the Korean Peninsula.

US resumes premium processing of H-1B visas after 5 months
US resumes premium processing of H-1B visas after 5 months

Five months after suspending the premium process of H-1B visas, the US has now resumed the process. The suspension has, however, been revoked subject to a limit mandated by the US Congress.

UN investigators demand `full, unfettered` access to Myanmar
UN investigators demand `full, unfettered` access to Myanmar

UN human rights investigators on Tuesday said they needed "full and unfettered" access to Myanmar to probe a grave and ongoing crisis, urging the government to rethink its rejection of the probe.

China fails to keep promises, European Union body complains
China fails to keep promises, European Union body complains

European companies suffer from "promise fatigue" over China's failure to follow through on pledges to open its market, the EU Chamber of Commerce in China said today.

Nawaz Sharif skips Pakistan court hearing on corruption cases
Nawaz Sharif skips Pakistan court hearing on corruption cases

Ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif today failed to appear before a court hearing corruption cases against him as he was in London to take care of his ailing wife.

UN reforms should include expansion of permanent or non-permanent members: India
UN reforms should include expansion of permanent or non-permanent members: India

India has extended its support to US President Donald Trump's efforts to reform the UN, saying it should include the expansion of the world body's permanent and non-permanent members to keep pace with the changed times.

China says North Korea nuclear issue must be resolved peacefully
China says North Korea nuclear issue must be resolved peacefully

The North Korean nuclear issue must be resolved peacefully, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Russian counterpart during a meeting at the United Nations, China`s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Suu Kyi breaks silence on Rohingya Muslims, says Myanmar ready to verify refugee status
Suu Kyi breaks silence on Rohingya Muslims, says Myanmar ready to verify refugee status

Condemning all human rights violations, Suu Kyi said Myanmar will like to find out “why this exodus is happening”

Trump UN speech to slap 'rogue regimes', embrace nationalist tone
Trump UN speech to slap 'rogue regimes', embrace nationalist tone

US President Donald Trump will take aim at Iran and North Korea and strike a stridently nationalistic tone in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly Tuesday, rejecting the half-century-old drive toward global governance.

US investigators wiretapped Donald Trump's campaign chief after secret court orders: Reports
US investigators wiretapped Donald Trump's campaign chief after secret court orders: Reports

It was unclear whether Trump himself was picked up by the wiretaps.

Trump to speak in 'tough terms' about North Korea in first UN speech
Trump to speak in 'tough terms' about North Korea in first UN speech

President Donald Trump will speak forcefully about the threat posed by North Korea during his first address to the United Nations on Tuesday while knocking those he sees as enabling Pyongyang.

Caribbean faces another major hurricane as Maria bears down
Caribbean faces another major hurricane as Maria bears down

Streets were flooded in some residential parts of the island of Barbados, which had been experiencing heavy rain since Sunday as the storm approached.

'Bureaucracy' holding UN back, says Donald Trump
'Bureaucracy' holding UN back, says Donald Trump

Attending a discussion on UN reform, Trump insisted he had always seen the "great potential" of the organisation from a perch "right across the street" at his New York home.

Quick-witted Russian soldier who averted Cold War nuclear conflict dies
Quick-witted Russian soldier who averted Cold War nuclear conflict dies

The Russian held his nerve when the radar screen showed five US ballistic missiles cruising toward the Soviet Union.

Six Dreamers sue Donald Trump administration over DACA decision
Six Dreamers sue Donald Trump administration over DACA decision

It is among several lawsuits challenging the decision to end DACA, including two cases brought by state attorneys general.