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Taiwan says it won't bow to pressure amid China tension

Taiwan says it won't bow to pressure amid China tension

Beijing has stepped up pressure on Taiwan since Tsai, from the pro-independence ruling party, took office in 2016.

Jan 17, 2019, 09:57 AM IST
Trump's new missile defense strategy eyes space-based sensors

Trump's new missile defense strategy eyes space-based sensors

The official stressed that the viability of space-based missile defense weaponry was only being studied and no decisions had been made.

Jan 17, 2019, 09:46 AM IST
Man charged in plot to attack White House with anti-tank rocket

Man charged in plot to attack White House with anti-tank rocket

At a December 2018 meeting with an undercover FBI agent, Taheb said he wanted to do as much damage as possible and he expected to become a "martyr."

Jan 17, 2019, 09:35 AM IST
This fisherman claims seeing MH370 crash landing in sea. Will mystery be finally solved?

This fisherman claims seeing MH370 crash landing in sea. Will mystery be finally solved?

The Indonesian fisherman says that the damaged plane floated in the sky like a kite before crashing.

Jan 17, 2019, 08:45 AM IST
H-1B visa holders frequently placed in poor working conditions, vulnerable to abuse: US think tank

H-1B visa holders frequently placed in poor working conditions, vulnerable to abuse: US think tank

The report by US think tank comes days after US President Donald Trump said he is soon coming out with reforms that will give H-1B visa holders certainty to stay in America.

Jan 17, 2019, 08:40 AM IST
Donald Trump nominates 3 Indian Americans to key administration post

Donald Trump nominates 3 Indian Americans to key administration post

So far, Trump has nominated or appointed more than three dozen Indian Americans in key positions.  

Jan 17, 2019, 07:51 AM IST
British PM May wins confidence vote, calls on MPs to work together to deliver Brexit

British PM May wins confidence vote, calls on MPs to work together to deliver Brexit

The prime minister won by 325 votes to 306 - a majority of 19, a day after her government suffered a historic parliamentary defeat over her Brexit divorce deal with the European Union.

Jan 17, 2019, 07:15 AM IST
Kenya hotel siege over, militants and at least 21 victims dead

Kenya hotel siege over, militants and at least 21 victims dead

Fifty people believed to have been in the complex remained unaccounted for on Wednesday afternoon, the Kenya Red Cross said, raising the possibility of a much higher final death toll.

Jan 17, 2019, 07:08 AM IST
As shutdown lingers, Pelosi pushes Donald Trump to delay State of Union speech

As shutdown lingers, Pelosi pushes Donald Trump to delay State of Union speech

The standoff was triggered by Trump`s demand for $5.7 billion to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, which Democrats oppose.

Jan 17, 2019, 06:26 AM IST
British PM May wins confidence vote after Brexit defeat

British PM May wins confidence vote after Brexit defeat

Her government won by 325 votes to 306 - a majority of 19. 

Jan 17, 2019, 06:19 AM IST
Peace talks with Taliban will happen soon: US envoy

Peace talks with Taliban will happen soon: US envoy

Talks between the Taliban and American officials have hit a roadblock after the hardline Islamic militants cancelled the fourth round of peace talks last week.

Jan 16, 2019, 23:30 PM IST
50 people believed in Kenya's Nairobi complex at time of attack still unaccounted for; 14 killed

50 people believed in Kenya's Nairobi complex at time of attack still unaccounted for; 14 killed

At least 14 people were killed and more than 700 evacuated from the dusitD2 complex, President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

Jan 16, 2019, 20:28 PM IST
Chinese man bedridden with organ failure after selling kidney to buy iPhone, iPad

Chinese man bedridden with organ failure after selling kidney to buy iPhone, iPad

Wang Shangkun was 17 years old when he made the decision to undergo surgery and sell his right kidney in the black market to buy the Apple products.

Jan 16, 2019, 18:22 PM IST
Russia's Lavrov: We're not rubbing our hands with glee over Brexit

Russia's Lavrov: We're not rubbing our hands with glee over Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a resounding defeat on her Brexit plan in parliament on Tuesday, plunging the country into political uncertainty.

Jan 16, 2019, 17:19 PM IST
Russia says it caught former US marine accused of spying red-handed

Russia says it caught former US marine accused of spying red-handed

Whelan, a former US marine who also holds British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained by Russia`s Federal Security Service on Dec. 28.

Jan 16, 2019, 16:26 PM IST
Thailand takes to cloud seeding to combat pollution

Thailand takes to cloud seeding to combat pollution

Rainfall was observed in some areas, with Thailand authorities mulling over shutting down schools if the situation worsens.

Jan 16, 2019, 16:00 PM IST
Fundamental human right to religious freedom is under attack: Trump

Fundamental human right to religious freedom is under attack: Trump

Trump said, Last October, we witnessed a horrific attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in our nation's history".

Jan 16, 2019, 15:48 PM IST
NASA to use Blockchain technology for air traffic management

NASA to use Blockchain technology for air traffic management

Blockchain would address the potential issues of privacy, prevent spoofing, denial of service and other attacks.

Jan 16, 2019, 15:36 PM IST
Airline cabin crew member arrested in Australian drug bust

Airline cabin crew member arrested in Australian drug bust

The 38-year-old airline crew member was part of a group that brought drugs from Malaysia on aircraft for sale in Australian cities.

Jan 16, 2019, 14:19 PM IST
Thousands of lightning strikes spark wildfires in Australia

Thousands of lightning strikes spark wildfires in Australia

Fire crews have been battling remote blazes throughout the state`s wilderness which due to their inaccessibility are proving particularly difficult to manage.

Jan 16, 2019, 13:23 PM IST