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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits western Iran, no fatalities reported

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits western Iran, no fatalities reported

In 2003, a quake of a magnitude of 6.6 in Kerman province killed 31,000 people and flattened the historic city of Bam.

Nov 26, 2018, 07:41 AM IST
Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba to begin 4-day Russia visit on Monday

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba to begin 4-day Russia visit on Monday

"The visit aims to consolidate bilateral defence relations with Russia, as also to explore new avenues for defence cooperation," said Navy Spokesperson Captain D K Sharma. 

Nov 25, 2018, 23:41 PM IST
California wildfire that killed at least 85 people fully contained

California wildfire that killed at least 85 people fully contained

The deadliest wildfire in California history that destroyed the mountain town of Paradise and killed at least 85 people was 100 per cent contained on Sunday, according to state fire officials.

Nov 25, 2018, 23:20 PM IST
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes western Iran: USGS

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes western Iran: USGS

USGS said the quake was at a depth of 65 kilometres (40 miles) and struck 114 km northwest of the city of Ilam, close to Iran`s border with Iraq. 

Nov 25, 2018, 23:15 PM IST
More than 100 injured in Syria's Aleppo in insurgent gas attack: Report

More than 100 injured in Syria's Aleppo in insurgent gas attack: Report

State news agency SANA said on Sunday that 107 people were injured, including children, after militants hit three districts with projectiles containing gases that caused choking. 

Nov 25, 2018, 21:07 PM IST
Indian missions worldwide to soon issue passports in less than 48 hours: VK Singh in US

Indian missions worldwide to soon issue passports in less than 48 hours: VK Singh in US

Singh said the passport offices at Indian missions have been digitally linked with the data centre back home, which would speed up the process of issuing a passport.

Nov 25, 2018, 20:54 PM IST
European Union leaders approve Brexit divorce pact with UK

European Union leaders approve Brexit divorce pact with UK

The leaders of the remaining 27 countries of the European Union (EU) signed off on the controversial Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Nov 25, 2018, 17:32 PM IST
Rafale deal: French NGO files complaint against Dassault

Rafale deal: French NGO files complaint against Dassault

French non-governmental organisation (NGO) Sherpa has filed a complaint against aviation giant Dassault to clarify the conditions under which the Rafale deal was made with India in 2016.

Nov 25, 2018, 00:17 AM IST
Gibraltar deal clears way for Sunday Brexit summit

Gibraltar deal clears way for Sunday Brexit summit

"We have received sufficient guarantees to be able to reach a solution to a conflict that has lasted more than 300 years between the United Kingdom and Spain," Sanchez told reporters.

Nov 24, 2018, 23:44 PM IST
Hungary: Students rally in Budapest to keep Soros-founded school

Hungary: Students rally in Budapest to keep Soros-founded school

The Central European University (CEU) has announced it will move to Vienna unless Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban`s government agrees by December 1 to ensure the legal framework for its

Nov 24, 2018, 22:42 PM IST
ISIS claims northwestern Pakistan attack

ISIS claims northwestern Pakistan attack

In a statement on the group's website 'Amaq', IS claimed "57 Shiites (Shias) were killed and 75 were wounded" in the attack on Friday.

Nov 24, 2018, 22:28 PM IST
India, China resolve to intensify efforts to find solution to boundary question

India, China resolve to intensify efforts to find solution to boundary question

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met in Chengdu in southwestern Sichuan province for the 21st round of Special Representatives'

Nov 24, 2018, 20:46 PM IST
On eve of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Pentagon asks Pakistan to target all terrorist groups

On eve of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Pentagon asks Pakistan to target all terrorist groups

When asked on Pakistan's role in Afghanistan, Faulkner said, "No country has more to gain than Pakistan from a peaceful Afghanistan."

Nov 24, 2018, 20:07 PM IST
French police fire tear gas at protesters on Champs Elysees

French police fire tear gas at protesters on Champs Elysees

By midday around 5,000 protesters had converged on the Champs Elysees where some clashed with police sent to prevent them from reaching the president`s Elysee Palace nearby.

Nov 24, 2018, 19:43 PM IST
New Zealand's South & North Islands moving closer, one city sinking after 2016 earthquake

New Zealand's South & North Islands moving closer, one city sinking after 2016 earthquake

Scientists are now calling it one of the most complex earthquakes observed anywhere in the world.

Nov 24, 2018, 15:00 PM IST
Rain complicates grim task of finding remains of California wildfire

Rain complicates grim task of finding remains of California wildfire

 Steady rain in northern California doused the state`s most deadly wildfire on Friday, but it turned ash from thousands of destroyed homes into slurry, complicating work to find bodies reduced to

Nov 24, 2018, 08:52 AM IST
Clashing with Trump, US government report says climate change will batter economy

Clashing with Trump, US government report says climate change will batter economy

Climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, hitting everything from health to infrastructure, according to a government report issued on

Nov 24, 2018, 08:38 AM IST
Charles-Michel de l'Epee: Google celebrates 306th birth anniversary of father of the deaf with doodle

Charles-Michel de l'Epee: Google celebrates 306th birth anniversary of father of the deaf with doodle

Charles was a philanthropic educator and founder of the first public school for the deaf.

Nov 24, 2018, 08:27 AM IST
British PM faces parliamentary 'war of attrition' to deliver Brexit

British PM faces parliamentary 'war of attrition' to deliver Brexit

Attention is focused on the `meaningful vote`, expected in mid-December, when the 650-seat lower House of Commons decides whether to accept or reject the agreement outright.

Nov 23, 2018, 18:45 PM IST
Suicide blast at Afghanistan mosque kills at least 26 gathered to pray

Suicide blast at Afghanistan mosque kills at least 26 gathered to pray

One security official said the victims had gathered for Friday prayers at the mosque in the Ismail Khel district of Khost province.

Nov 23, 2018, 17:31 PM IST

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