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UN gender agency hails record-breaking number of women in new US Congress

UN gender agency hails record-breaking number of women in new US Congress

The first Muslim women, Rashida Tlaib, Democrat and Ilhan Omar, Democrat, hailing from Michigan and Minnesota, respectively, also made history and celebrated victory on Tuesday night.

Nov 09, 2018, 14:06 PM IST
Don't sell out the United Kingdom: Northern Irish kingmakers warn British PM Theresa May

Don't sell out the United Kingdom: Northern Irish kingmakers warn British PM Theresa May

The Northern Irish party which props up Prime Minister Theresa May`s government warned her on Friday that her negotiation had raised alarm bells and that it could not support a Brexit deal that

Nov 09, 2018, 13:42 PM IST
One dead, several injured in Melbourne attack; top cop says incident 'terror-related'

One dead, several injured in Melbourne attack; top cop says incident 'terror-related'

The suspect was caught on film trying to stab people before he was shot at by security personnel. He later died in hospital.

Nov 09, 2018, 12:15 PM IST
Gunmen in plain clothes enter Karachi Press Club, trigger protests in Pakistan

Gunmen in plain clothes enter Karachi Press Club, trigger protests in Pakistan

According to Pakistan-based Dawn News, the gunmen entered the press club at around 10.30 pm on Thursday.

Nov 09, 2018, 10:05 AM IST
Ex-Marine Ian David Long apparently acted alone in California bar shooting, says FBI

Ex-Marine Ian David Long apparently acted alone in California bar shooting, says FBI

Paul Delacourt, assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles FBI office, said it was too early to speculate on the shooter`s motives but that he appeared to have acted alone.

Nov 09, 2018, 09:59 AM IST
California wildfire destroys homes, hospital; deaths reported

California wildfire destroys homes, hospital; deaths reported

A fast-moving wildfire roared through a Northern California town on Thursday, with deaths reported as it burned a hospital, hundreds of homes and sent tens of thousands of people fleeing flames in

Nov 09, 2018, 09:52 AM IST
BBC launches fake news fight-back campaign in India, other countries

BBC launches fake news fight-back campaign in India, other countries

The Beyond Fake News project, which officially launches on Monday, will include panel debates in India and Kenya.

Nov 09, 2018, 09:46 AM IST
Underperforming Chinese workers made to drink urine, eat bugs

Underperforming Chinese workers made to drink urine, eat bugs

The punishments were all publicly meted out in the presence of other staff, state media said, citing workers who had quit the company in the southwestern province of Guizhou. 

Nov 09, 2018, 09:37 AM IST
Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hits off Greenland, says USGS

Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hits off Greenland, says USGS

The quake initially reported as a magnitude 7.1, struck at 0149 GMT.

Nov 09, 2018, 08:22 AM IST
Donald Trump to celebrate Diwali in Oval Office next Tuesday: White House

Donald Trump to celebrate Diwali in Oval Office next Tuesday: White House

US President will be celebrating Diwali with a ceremonial lighting of the diya, said White House.

Nov 09, 2018, 08:20 AM IST
China 'bars' Pakistan from disclosing amount of financial aid given during Imran Khan's visit

China 'bars' Pakistan from disclosing amount of financial aid given during Imran Khan's visit

China has reportedly barred Pakistan from disclosing the amount of financial aid given during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden official visit to the country.

Nov 09, 2018, 07:56 AM IST
‘Dramatic increase in H1B visas being held up by US immigration department’

‘Dramatic increase in H1B visas being held up by US immigration department’

A coalition of American employers representing top IT companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft has alleged that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services is acting outside of its own

Nov 09, 2018, 07:21 AM IST
North Korea postponed talks with US because not ready: Nikki Haley

North Korea postponed talks with US because not ready: Nikki Haley

Speaking to reporters before and after a closed-door UN Security Council meeting on North Korea sanctions, Haley said it is now North Korea`s turn to act.

Nov 09, 2018, 06:52 AM IST
California: 11 injured, casualties suspected after mass shooting in Thousand Oaks bar

California: 11 injured, casualties suspected after mass shooting in Thousand Oaks bar

According to tweets from the Ventura County Fire Department, an active shooter is currently present at Borderline Bar & Grill and emergency crew have been pressed into service.

Nov 08, 2018, 15:04 PM IST
Four Indian-Americans reelected to US House and over dozen others in US midterm

Four Indian-Americans reelected to US House and over dozen others in US midterm

"With Democrats in control of the House, we will push for economic and foreign policy populism," he said.

Nov 08, 2018, 11:54 AM IST
Blasted by Donald Trump over Russia probe, Jeff Sessions fired as attorney general

Blasted by Donald Trump over Russia probe, Jeff Sessions fired as attorney general

In a step that could have implications for the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Trump replaced Sessions with Matthew Whitaker, who will be acting attorney general.

Nov 08, 2018, 10:11 AM IST
Pakistan senate panel blames India, PM Modi for 'plans to increase violence' in Balochistan

Pakistan senate panel blames India, PM Modi for 'plans to increase violence' in Balochistan

The Frontier Corps of Balochistan has alleged that “enemies” of Pakistan have plans to increase the level of violence in the province.

Nov 08, 2018, 09:41 AM IST
Women shatter many barriers in Congress, states in US elections

Women shatter many barriers in Congress, states in US elections

The details on some of the firsts marked during the 2018 midterm elections

Nov 08, 2018, 08:53 AM IST
Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed after blasphemy death sentence reversed

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed after blasphemy death sentence reversed

The release of Asia Bibi, a mother of five, prompted immediate anger from a hard-line Islamist party that has threatened to paralyse daily life countrywide with street protests if her acquittal is

Nov 08, 2018, 08:24 AM IST
Let me run the country, you run CNN: Trump fumes at reporter in post-election press meet

Let me run the country, you run CNN: Trump fumes at reporter in post-election press meet

During his around one-and-a-half-hour press conference on Wednesday, he walked away from the microphone a few times refusing to take questions from reporters.

Nov 08, 2018, 07:21 AM IST

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