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Saudi teen girl seeking asylum in Thailand pulls Twitter account over 'threats'

Saudi teen girl seeking asylum in Thailand pulls Twitter account over 'threats'

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun's attempt to flee Saudi Arabia has been embraced by rights groups as a beacon of defiance against repression.

Jan 11, 2019, 16:53 PM IST
Saudi Arabia issues 2.6 million Umrah visas

Saudi Arabia issues 2.6 million Umrah visas

Up till now, 2.250 million pilgrims have entered the kingdom to perform Umrah.

Jan 11, 2019, 16:07 PM IST
"How many Pakistanis apprehended at border?" Asked Trump

"How many Pakistanis apprehended at border?" Asked Trump

Trump travelled to the US-Mexico border to have a first hand assessment of the crisis at the international border, which has been experiencing a large flow of illegal immigrants, the majority of whom

Jan 11, 2019, 14:02 PM IST
Beijing mobilises 'ship-killer' N-capable DF-26 missiles after US warship spotted in South China Sea

Beijing mobilises 'ship-killer' N-capable DF-26 missiles after US warship spotted in South China Sea

Global Times reported that the DF-26 "ship-killer" missiles with a range of over 5000kms were mobilized by China to the Northwest plateau and desert areas.

Jan 11, 2019, 13:54 PM IST
Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

The defence has the option of making a further appeal to the country`s supreme court, based in the capital Naypyitaw.

Jan 11, 2019, 13:45 PM IST
Philippines won't buy military equipment from US: Duterte

Philippines won't buy military equipment from US: Duterte

Duterte said he would not agree to buy equipment from the US as it had been among the first countries to strongly criticize his war on drugs, reports Efe news.

Jan 11, 2019, 13:31 PM IST
Taiwan President appoints new Prime Minister

Taiwan President appoints new Prime Minister

Lai Ching-te announced his resignation on Thursday night and made it effective on Friday morning after a cabinet meeting.

Jan 11, 2019, 13:09 PM IST
Bizarre: Chinese woman diagnosed with peculiar hearing problem, cannot hear voices of men

Bizarre: Chinese woman diagnosed with peculiar hearing problem, cannot hear voices of men

The patient identified as Chen told the doctors that she woke up one day to find she was unable to hear her voices of men, including her boyfriend.

Jan 11, 2019, 12:00 PM IST
White House weighs emergency, Army funds diversion for border wall- reports

White House weighs emergency, Army funds diversion for border wall- reports

The federal government partially shut down on Dec 22 when Trump and lawmakers failed to reach an agreement to fund several agencies whose funding had expired for reasons unrelated to Trump`s wall. 

Jan 11, 2019, 11:51 AM IST
US begins withdrawing some military equipment from Syria

US begins withdrawing some military equipment from Syria

United states National Security Advisor John Bolton on Sunday contradicted Trump's decision, saying that Americans troops would remain in Syria until the last remmants of the Islamic State were

Jan 11, 2019, 10:46 AM IST
Canada to welcome over 1 million new immigrants in the next 3 years

Canada to welcome over 1 million new immigrants in the next 3 years

Canada welcomed more than 286,000 permanent residents in 2017 and projects that number could reach 350,000 this year, CNN reported.

Jan 11, 2019, 10:30 AM IST
Woman, two teenage girls found slain in multimillion-dollar Texas home

Woman, two teenage girls found slain in multimillion-dollar Texas home

The woman`s boyfriend discovered the bodies when he arrived at the house shortly after 9 am central time (10 am eastern) on Thursday morning.

Jan 11, 2019, 10:00 AM IST
Canada to welcome over 1 million new immigrants

Canada to welcome over 1 million new immigrants

Canada`s friendly stance towards new residents comes as many other Western nations, including the US, are adopting more restrictive immigration policies.

Jan 11, 2019, 09:44 AM IST
Older adults more likely to share fake news: Study

Older adults more likely to share fake news: Study

The study, published in the journal Science Advances, showed that only a small percentage of Americans shared "fake news" links on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

Jan 11, 2019, 09:26 AM IST
Russia says Japan distorting prospects for peace deal on islands

Russia says Japan distorting prospects for peace deal on islands

Russia and Japan have been in dispute for seven decades over the islands, known in Russia as the Southern Kuriles and in Japan as the Northern Territories.

Jan 10, 2019, 18:10 PM IST
German airport security staff strike hits more than 600 flights

German airport security staff strike hits more than 600 flights

The workers union has demanded a pay increase to 20 euros per hour before tax.

Jan 10, 2019, 17:48 PM IST
Fear of cyberattack widespread in US: Pew survey

Fear of cyberattack widespread in US: Pew survey

In the United States, just over half of Americans 53 per cent thought their country was prepared to handle a major cyberattack whereas In Russia, 67 per cent believed their nation was ready for such

Jan 10, 2019, 16:41 PM IST
Two Indian-American lawmakers asks Trump to end government shutdown

Two Indian-American lawmakers asks Trump to end government shutdown

The shutdown does not affect the entire federal government but several major agencies, including the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, the Interior, State,

Jan 10, 2019, 16:04 PM IST
Iraqi journalist's body found in Baghdad

Iraqi journalist's body found in Baghdad

Iraq is considered one of the most dangerous countries for journalists and press freedom.

Jan 10, 2019, 15:34 PM IST
US urges China to stop coercing Taiwan

US urges China to stop coercing Taiwan

Over the last two years, the US has approved several pro-Taiwan laws to encourage more exchanges between officials of the two countries.

Jan 10, 2019, 15:27 PM IST