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Fernandina tortoise, presumed to be extinct, spotted for the first time in over a century

Fernandina tortoise, presumed to be extinct, spotted for the first time in over a century

This particular species of the tortoise was not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct.

Feb 22, 2019, 07:55 AM IST
Donald Trump signs order to establish US Space Force as 6th military branch

Donald Trump signs order to establish US Space Force as 6th military branch

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order to establish a United States Space Force as a new armed service within the Department of the Air Force.

Feb 20, 2019, 07:04 AM IST
Border wall row: 16 states sue Donald Trump for declaring emergency

Border wall row: 16 states sue Donald Trump for declaring emergency

The Democrats are planning to introduce a legislation to invalidate the emergency declaration under the US National Emergencies Act.

Feb 19, 2019, 09:32 AM IST
Jamal Khashoggi killing ‘planned and perpetrated by Saudi Arabia’: UN

Jamal Khashoggi killing ‘planned and perpetrated by Saudi Arabia’: UN

The murder of Khashoggi was enacted upon orders by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, the UN report said.

Feb 08, 2019, 07:46 AM IST
Venezuela's military blocks humanitarian aid shipment

Venezuela's military blocks humanitarian aid shipment

Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro is facing a stiff challenge from opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Feb 07, 2019, 07:47 AM IST
Saudi Arabia transferred US-made weapons to terrorists in Yemen: Report

Saudi Arabia transferred US-made weapons to terrorists in Yemen: Report

Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have used the US-made weapons as a form of currency to buy the loyalties of militias or tribes in Yemen.

Feb 05, 2019, 09:31 AM IST
US suspends compliance on weapons treaty with Russia, threatens to fully withdraw in 6 months

US suspends compliance on weapons treaty with Russia, threatens to fully withdraw in 6 months

The announcement was made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Feb 01, 2019, 19:57 PM IST
On same page with intelligence community, says Donald Trump day after advising spymasters to go back to school

On same page with intelligence community, says Donald Trump day after advising spymasters to go back to school

A day after advising his top spymasters to go back to school after they differed with him on global threat assessment, US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he and the leadership of country's

Feb 01, 2019, 09:44 AM IST
Indian-origin senator Kamala Harris launches 2020 presidential bid, says US democracy under threat

Indian-origin senator Kamala Harris launches 2020 presidential bid, says US democracy under threat

Harris launched her 2020 presidential bid in her hometown of Oakland, California.

Jan 28, 2019, 08:45 AM IST
Democratic Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard apologizes for her past statement on LGBTQ

Democratic Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard apologizes for her past statement on LGBTQ

The Iraq war veteran, Gabbard was recently re-elected for her fourth consecutive term to the House of Representatives from the State of Hawaii.

Jan 18, 2019, 11:56 AM IST
Fleeing Saudi teen welcomed as 'brave new Canadian' in Toronto

Fleeing Saudi teen welcomed as 'brave new Canadian' in Toronto

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun grabbed international attention this week after she barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room to resist being sent home to her family.

Jan 13, 2019, 08:08 AM IST
Al Qaeda terrorist Jamal al-Badawi involved in USS Cole bombing killed in Yemen strike: US

Al Qaeda terrorist Jamal al-Badawi involved in USS Cole bombing killed in Yemen strike: US

The man targeted, Jamal al-Badawi, was wanted for his role in the attack on Oct 12, 2000.

Jan 07, 2019, 06:43 AM IST
Cenaspis - new snake species found in another snake’s stomach

Cenaspis - new snake species found in another snake’s stomach

Cenaspis further differs from known species because of its elongated skull and undivided subcaudal scales.

Dec 24, 2018, 19:27 PM IST
Donald Trump names Patrick Shanahan Acting Secretary of Defence

Donald Trump names Patrick Shanahan Acting Secretary of Defence

The new Acting Secretary of Defence will assume charge on January 1, 2019.

Dec 23, 2018, 23:24 PM IST
Russia, China, Iran sought to influence American 2018 elections: US spy chief

Russia, China, Iran sought to influence American 2018 elections: US spy chief

However, there's no evidence of any penetration into US voting systems, added the top intelligence official.

Dec 22, 2018, 06:50 AM IST
'Seriously' considering running for presidency in 2020: Tulsi Gabbard

'Seriously' considering running for presidency in 2020: Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has said that she was "seriously" considering running for the White House in 2020.

Dec 13, 2018, 09:48 AM IST
Trump concerned about being impeached, sees it as ''real possibility''

Trump concerned about being impeached, sees it as ''real possibility''

But Trump isn`t certain it would happen, the source said on Monday night.

Dec 11, 2018, 10:45 AM IST
Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner advised Saudi Crown Prince on 'how to tackle Khashoggi murder': Report

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner advised Saudi Crown Prince on 'how to tackle Khashoggi murder': Report

US journalist Jamal Khashoggi was allegedly killed by the Saudi Arabian operatives.

Dec 10, 2018, 08:41 AM IST
Jared Kushner advised Saudi Crown Prince on 'how to tackle Khashoggi murder': Report

Jared Kushner advised Saudi Crown Prince on 'how to tackle Khashoggi murder': Report

US journalist Jamal Khashoggi was allegedly killed by the Saudi Arabian operatives.

Dec 10, 2018, 08:41 AM IST
CNN offices in New York City evacuated following bomb scare

CNN offices in New York City evacuated following bomb scare

CNN`s broadcast offices in New York City were evacuated by police on Thursday night after a caller said there were five bombs hidden in the Time Warner Center Building, disrupting the broadcaster`s

Dec 07, 2018, 10:52 AM IST