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Brazil election battle rages over Facebook's WhatsApp

Brazil election battle rages over Facebook's WhatsApp

Local newspaper Folha de S.Paulo had reported that supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro had funded mass messaging attacks against leftist rival Fernando Haddad.

Oct 20, 2018, 09:21 AM IST
Saudi Arabia admits journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in consulate, fires two senior officials

Saudi Arabia admits journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in consulate, fires two senior officials

Khashoggi, a critic of the crown prince, went missing after entering the consulate on October 2 to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage. 

Oct 20, 2018, 06:57 AM IST
Women not allowed without dupatta in Imran Khan's 'Naya Pakistan'?

Women not allowed without dupatta in Imran Khan's 'Naya Pakistan'?

Punjab Civil Secretariat in Pakistan will not allow women inside a government building without a dupatta or headscarf, according to ministerial orders. 

Oct 19, 2018, 18:22 PM IST
Donald Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico

Donald Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico

"I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

Oct 19, 2018, 12:01 PM IST
Pope Francis gets invite to North Korea, indicates will consider it

Pope Francis gets invite to North Korea, indicates will consider it

South Korean President Moon Jae-in relayed the invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the pope verbally during a 35-minute meeting in the Vatican.

Oct 19, 2018, 11:42 AM IST
Afghanistan in shock after death of powerful police commander

Afghanistan in shock after death of powerful police commander

 US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said it was too soon to say if the death of Gen. Abdul Razeq, the police commander in southern Kandahar, would hurt voter turnout, but added that the U.S. military`s

Oct 19, 2018, 10:40 AM IST
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi likely dead, says Donald Trump; Turkey searches for remains

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi likely dead, says Donald Trump; Turkey searches for remains

Turkish police are searching a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul and a city near the Sea of Marmara for the remains of Khashoggi.

Oct 19, 2018, 06:21 AM IST
Pakistan: 116 policemen suspended over 2014 protest firing

Pakistan: 116 policemen suspended over 2014 protest firing

The officials who were removed have been directed to report to the Police Lines in Lahore for further orders.

Oct 18, 2018, 10:56 AM IST
Ganja now legal as Canada allows recreational use

Ganja now legal as Canada allows recreational use

The day was historic for the country as adult Canadians will be able to legally smoke recreational marijuana after nearly a century-long ban.

Oct 18, 2018, 10:02 AM IST
US President Trump denies cover up allegations, seeks full report on Khashoggi

US President Trump denies cover up allegations, seeks full report on Khashoggi

President Donald Trump has denied "giving cover" to US' "important ally" Saudi Arabia in the suspected murder of Jamal Khashoggi and sought a full report from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the

Oct 18, 2018, 09:25 AM IST
US says it could remove India from currency monitoring list

US says it could remove India from currency monitoring list

India for the first time was placed by the US in its currency monitoring list of countries with potentially questionable foreign exchange policies in April along with five other countries.

Oct 18, 2018, 06:30 AM IST
Donald Trump administration to propose major changes in H-1B visas

Donald Trump administration to propose major changes in H-1B visas

On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to come out with its new proposal by January 2019.

Oct 18, 2018, 06:21 AM IST
China successfully tests world's largest unmanned transport drone FH-98

China successfully tests world's largest unmanned transport drone FH-98

China has successfully tested the world's largest unmanned transport drone which can carry a payload of 1.5 tonnes.

Oct 17, 2018, 23:16 PM IST
Never accused India of assassination plot, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dials PM Narendra Modi over 'false' media reports

Never accused India of assassination plot, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dials PM Narendra Modi over 'false' media reports

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday rubbished rumours over the issue of reports about an alleged assassination plot against him.

Oct 17, 2018, 22:01 PM IST
Pakistan may buy Chinese supersonic missile 'better' than India's BrahMos

Pakistan may buy Chinese supersonic missile 'better' than India's BrahMos

Pakistan might buy a supersonic missile successfully test-fired by China which is said to be cost-effective and better than the BrahMos developed by India and Russia, the Chinese state media has

Oct 17, 2018, 17:29 PM IST
Imran Ali, who raped and murdered 6-year-old Pakistani girl, executed in Lahore jail

Imran Ali, who raped and murdered 6-year-old Pakistani girl, executed in Lahore jail

Imran Ali, who was accused of raping and murdering a six-year-old minor in Pakistan's Kasur district, was hanged in wee hours on Wednesday in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Central Jail. 

Oct 17, 2018, 17:12 PM IST
US Army gets first woman chief Laura J. Richardson

US Army gets first woman chief Laura J. Richardson

Richardson will be leading a command comprising 776,000 soldiers and 96,000 civilians, according to CNN.

Oct 17, 2018, 12:33 PM IST
Trump gives Saudi Arabia benefit of doubt in journalist's disappearance

Trump gives Saudi Arabia benefit of doubt in journalist's disappearance

"I think we have to find out what happened first. Here we go again with, you know, you’re guilty until proven innocent. I don’t like that."

Oct 17, 2018, 09:22 AM IST
Student threatens suicide if confiscated phone is not returned

Student threatens suicide if confiscated phone is not returned

The girl was reportedly playing a game on her phone inside the class when she was caught by her teacher.

Oct 17, 2018, 09:01 AM IST
World should thank us for eliminating terrorism: Pakistan Army spokesperson

World should thank us for eliminating terrorism: Pakistan Army spokesperson

Pakistan's notorious reputation for harbouring, training and providing arms to terrorists is suspected widely around the world.

Oct 17, 2018, 08:29 AM IST

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