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Typhoon Jebi kills at least nine in Japan, boats move tourists from flooded airport

Typhoon Jebi kills at least nine in Japan, boats move tourists from flooded airport

A powerful typhoon killed at least nine people in western Japan and an airport company started to transfer some 3,000 stranded passengers by boats, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday, and more

Sep 05, 2018, 08:50 AM IST
Donald Trump, Moon Jae-in to meet at UN General Assembly: White House

Donald Trump, Moon Jae-in to meet at UN General Assembly: White House

The White House said on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump earlier on the same day spoke with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, when they agreed to meet later at the UN General Assembly.

Sep 05, 2018, 06:45 AM IST
JD.com CEO was arrested on allegation of rape: police report

JD.com CEO was arrested on allegation of rape: police report

The founder and chief executive of Chinese retailer JD.com Inc, Richard Liu, was arrested in Minneapolis last week following an allegation of rape, according to a public information report released

Sep 05, 2018, 06:35 AM IST
Pakistan's new President Arif Alvi son of Jawaharlal Nehru's dentist: PTI website

Pakistan's new President Arif Alvi son of Jawaharlal Nehru's dentist: PTI website

Alvi's family migrated to Pakistan from India after partition.

Sep 05, 2018, 06:29 AM IST
Lahore HC accepts plea challenging Imran Khan’s election as Pakistan Prime Minister

Lahore HC accepts plea challenging Imran Khan’s election as Pakistan Prime Minister

The petition points that at least 69 National Assembly members had abstained and not participated in the voting.

Sep 04, 2018, 19:49 PM IST
PTI’s Dr Arif Alvi elected 13th President of Pakistan

PTI’s Dr Arif Alvi elected 13th President of Pakistan

Dr Arif Alvi, a member of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s PTI, secured 212 votes out of 432 votes cast by the electoral college.

Sep 04, 2018, 19:08 PM IST
Typhoon Jebi: Japan issues evacuation advisories for 1 million people, cancells 100s of flights

Typhoon Jebi: Japan issues evacuation advisories for 1 million people, cancells 100s of flights

Jebi was briefly a super typhoon and is the latest harsh weather to hit Japan this summer following rains, landslides, floods and record-breaking heat that killed hundreds of people. There were

Sep 04, 2018, 12:19 PM IST
Kindergarten principal fired over 'strip-like pole dance' in school

Kindergarten principal fired over 'strip-like pole dance' in school

A video went viral online in which pole dancers were performing next to a flagpole on the playground, as part of the school's opening day ceremony.

Sep 04, 2018, 12:15 PM IST
Fire breaks out at primary school in London's Dagenham

Fire breaks out at primary school in London's Dagenham

A fire broke out in a primary school in London`s Dagenham and 12 fire engines and around 80 fire fighters are trying to douse the flames, London Fire Brigade said early on Tuesday.

Sep 04, 2018, 12:08 PM IST
Pakistan to elect new president today, ruling PTI likely to win

Pakistan to elect new president today, ruling PTI likely to win

Outgoing President Mamnoon Hussain's tenure ends on September 8. He had declined for re-election to a second 5-year term.

Sep 04, 2018, 11:07 AM IST
5.5 magnitude quake strikes China's Xinjiang

5.5 magnitude quake strikes China's Xinjiang

There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage.

Sep 04, 2018, 10:55 AM IST
Pakistan woman lip-syncs Indian song, penalised by authorities after video goes viral

Pakistan woman lip-syncs Indian song, penalised by authorities after video goes viral

Pakistan's Airport Security Force on Monday penalised its young female staffer for lip-synching to an Indian song while wearing a cap with the country's flag on it. The video of the song had gone

Sep 04, 2018, 10:40 AM IST
Typhoon Jebi approaches, over 600 flights canceled in Japan

Typhoon Jebi approaches, over 600 flights canceled in Japan

The typhoon is expected to cross the Sea of Japan on Tuesday night and gradually weaken to an extratropical cyclone on Wednesday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Sep 04, 2018, 10:34 AM IST
UK aid sponsoring India's moon launch, Britain MPs question government's financial assistance

UK aid sponsoring India's moon launch, Britain MPs question government's financial assistance

In reference to India's 95.4 million-pound "splurge" on lunar probe Chandrayaan-2, MPs attacked the financial assistance ear-marked for India. 

Sep 04, 2018, 09:37 AM IST
Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of militant Afghan Haqqani network dies: Taliban

Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of militant Afghan Haqqani network dies: Taliban

Haqqani, who founded the network in the 1970s, relinquished operational leadership of the group some years ago to his son Sirajuddin Haqqani, now deputy leader of the Afghan Taliban.

Sep 04, 2018, 09:18 AM IST
Brazil: Uber driver accused of kicking out blind woman

Brazil: Uber driver accused of kicking out blind woman

Nathalia Santos, 26, a Rio native who runs a popular YouTube channel about her life as a blind woman, said she was unable to ascertain her location after being expelled from the car or get to her

Sep 04, 2018, 09:13 AM IST
Google celebrates German sculptor Oskar Schlemmer's 130th birthday, honours him with a doodle

Google celebrates German sculptor Oskar Schlemmer's 130th birthday, honours him with a doodle

Schlemmer is well-known for his work "Triadisches Ballett" or Triadic Ballet where the performers were transformed into geometrical figurines.

Sep 04, 2018, 07:48 AM IST
Mystery behind drifting 'ghost ship' solved after a decade

Mystery behind drifting 'ghost ship' solved after a decade

Mysterious 'ghost ship', that rattle sailors and scientists for almost a decade, has finally been solved. 

Sep 03, 2018, 15:31 PM IST
China reports second case of African swine fever in Xuancheng

China reports second case of African swine fever in Xuancheng

The government also said live hogs from unaffected provinces cannot be transported through those that have reported infections. 

Sep 03, 2018, 15:14 PM IST
NASA plans 45-day effort to get its Mars rover back

NASA plans 45-day effort to get its Mars rover back

If Opportunity did not respond to communications attempts after that 45-day campaign, it likely meant the spacecraft had suffered a mission-ending malfunction, said John Callas, Opportunity project

Sep 03, 2018, 14:47 PM IST

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