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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
China's OBOR contrary to international norms, abating sovereignty of countries

China's OBOR contrary to international norms, abating sovereignty of countries

The Pentagon report identified 17 cases in which Chinese investment and project financing bypassed regular market mechanisms and has resulted in negative economic effects for the host country.

Jan 16, 2019, 13:01 PM IST
United States police arrest journalist working for Iran's state TV: Press TV

United States police arrest journalist working for Iran's state TV: Press TV

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials were not immediately available for comment.

Jan 16, 2019, 12:10 PM IST
Facebook commits $300 mn to support local news

Facebook commits $300 mn to support local news

In 2018, Google also committed $300 million for over three years to strengthen quality journalism, support sustainable business models and empower newsrooms through technological innovation.

Jan 16, 2019, 11:53 AM IST
One third of United Nations workers say sexually harassed in past two years

One third of United Nations workers say sexually harassed in past two years

The survey comes amid the wider "Me Too" movement around the world against sexual harassment and assault.

Jan 16, 2019, 11:44 AM IST
Walgreens joins Microsoft to transform health care delivery

Walgreens joins Microsoft to transform health care delivery

The companies have committed to a multi-year research and development (R&D) investment to build health care solutions, improve health outcomes and lower the cost of care.

Jan 16, 2019, 11:30 AM IST
Heat wave in Australia as mercury touches 50

Heat wave in Australia as mercury touches 50

The Ministry of Health in the New South Wales state warned that due to a combination of heat and sunlight, the increase in the ozone level could cause respiratory problems.

Jan 16, 2019, 11:20 AM IST
Factbox: Impact on US government widens on 25th day of shutdown

Factbox: Impact on US government widens on 25th day of shutdown

A 1995-1996 shutdown over a funding battle between Democratic President Bill Clinton and Republican House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich lasted 21 days.

Jan 16, 2019, 10:54 AM IST
Defying Trump, US Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctions

Defying Trump, US Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctions

Eleven of Trump`s fellow Republicans joined Democrats to vote 57-42 in favor of a motion to proceed to the resolution of disapproval.

Jan 16, 2019, 10:39 AM IST
China is rapidly building robust lethal force to impose its will in the region: US official

China is rapidly building robust lethal force to impose its will in the region: US official

Chinese leaders characterised their long-term military modernisation programme as essential to achieving the "great power status".

Jan 16, 2019, 10:13 AM IST
British pound rebounds after Brexit deal voted down

British pound rebounds after Brexit deal voted down

Within one hour after the defeat of the Brexit deal was announced, the pound gained its loss against the US dollar and rose slightly later.

Jan 16, 2019, 09:55 AM IST
Los Angeles teachers strike extends to second day with no talks on horizon

Los Angeles teachers strike extends to second day with no talks on horizon

The strike, shattering 30 years of labor peace by Los Angeles teachers, has not completely idled instruction in the sprawling district encompassing some 1,200 schools.

Jan 16, 2019, 09:46 AM IST
California storms to dump up to 7 feet of snow, force evacuations

California storms to dump up to 7 feet of snow, force evacuations

Significant road closures and travel delays were possible in the Los Angeles area given risks of flash flooding and rockslides.

Jan 16, 2019, 09:31 AM IST
China builds 'Underground Steel Great Wall' to counter hypersonic weapon attack

China builds 'Underground Steel Great Wall' to counter hypersonic weapon attack

While the Underground Steel Great Wall is a series of Chinese defence facilities located deep under mountains, the entrances and exits of its facilities are vulnerable.

Jan 16, 2019, 07:55 AM IST
H1-B visa rule favouring advance degree holders will adversely impact IT companies: ICRA

H1-B visa rule favouring advance degree holders will adversely impact IT companies: ICRA

In December 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed reversing the process for H1-B selection favouring advance degree holders.

Jan 16, 2019, 07:13 AM IST
Theresa May suffers crushing defeat over Brexit deal, oppn calls for no confidence vote

Theresa May suffers crushing defeat over Brexit deal, oppn calls for no confidence vote

After parliament voted 432-202 against her deal, the worst defeat in modern British history, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn promptly called a vote of no confidence in May's government

Jan 16, 2019, 06:27 AM IST
United Nations delivers food for 9.5 million in Yemen last month, shy of target

United Nations delivers food for 9.5 million in Yemen last month, shy of target

UN-brokered peace negotiations between the Saudi-backed Yemen government and the Houthis held in Stockholm last month yielded a shaky ceasefire deal in the lifeline port city of Hodeidah.

Jan 15, 2019, 18:08 PM IST
Seoul avoids referring to Pyongyang as enemy in report

Seoul avoids referring to Pyongyang as enemy in report

The changes in the White Paper has caused concern among the conservative opposition over possibilities of Seoul weakening its defences while Pyongyang`s nuclear and missile abilities remained intact.

Jan 15, 2019, 16:14 PM IST
Pakistan arrests top Taliban figure

Pakistan arrests top Taliban figure

Washington wants Islamabad to encourage the militants to reach a settlement in Afghanistan and bring the 17-year war to a close.

Jan 15, 2019, 16:03 PM IST
China's new lunar rover may face challenges on Moon's far side

China's new lunar rover may face challenges on Moon's far side

On January 3, the Chang`e-4 probe, including a lander and a rover, touched down on the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) Basin on the far side of the moon.

Jan 15, 2019, 15:38 PM IST