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Lighter fuel, deodorant cans and chemicals fuelled Bangladesh blaze

Lighter fuel, deodorant cans and chemicals fuelled Bangladesh blaze

"These are highly flammable so when the fire came in contact with these goods the fire spread rapidly," Rahman told Reuters. 

Feb 22, 2019, 19:32 PM IST
Pakistan army court-martials two senior officers for spying

Pakistan army court-martials two senior officers for spying

"Army Chief has ordered their court-martial," Major General Asif Ghafoor, the military`s main spokesman, told a news conference, adding that the two were individual cases.

Feb 22, 2019, 19:28 PM IST
FATF president says will hold Pakistan accountable if it doesn't fulfill commitments

FATF president says will hold Pakistan accountable if it doesn't fulfill commitments

A high-level delegation from the government of Pakistan attended the FATF plenary.

Feb 22, 2019, 18:43 PM IST
'No deal in the desert,' EU says of Brexit breakthrough in Egypt

'No deal in the desert,' EU says of Brexit breakthrough in Egypt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minsiter Mark Rutte are among more than 20 EU leaders expected to go to Egypt.

Feb 22, 2019, 16:55 PM IST
Pakistan says not preparing for war with India but will respond to war threats

Pakistan says not preparing for war with India but will respond to war threats

Pinning the blame on India, Major General Ghafoor alleged that it is India which is sending war threats. 

Feb 22, 2019, 16:51 PM IST
Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Peru-Ecuador border region: USGS

Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Peru-Ecuador border region: USGS

There was no risk of a tsunami being triggered, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, and there were no initial reports of casualties or damage.

Feb 22, 2019, 16:45 PM IST
North Korea warns of food crisis, slashes rations before next leaders' summit

North Korea warns of food crisis, slashes rations before next leaders' summit

The official name for North Korea is the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea (DPRK). 

Feb 22, 2019, 16:38 PM IST
Mention of JeM in UNSC statement only in general terms not a judgement: China

Mention of JeM in UNSC statement only in general terms not a judgement: China

The powerful UN Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" terror attack. 

Feb 22, 2019, 15:55 PM IST
2019 general elections could be world's most expensive: US expert

2019 general elections could be world's most expensive: US expert

The 2014 general elections costed USD 5 billion, Milan Vaishnav said it was not inconceivable that overall expenditure will double again this year.

Feb 22, 2019, 11:45 AM IST
EU debates how and when to start trade talks with Donald Trump

EU debates how and when to start trade talks with Donald Trump

The European Commission has asked the EU`s 28 countries to approve two negotiating mandates so that formal talks can begin.

Feb 22, 2019, 11:17 AM IST
US to leave 200 American peacekeepers in Syria after pullout

US to leave 200 American peacekeepers in Syria after pullout

The decision to retain peacekeepers could help Trump overcome criticism that he had ordered a precipitous withdrawal from Syria that could lead to Islamic State regaining strength.

Feb 22, 2019, 11:02 AM IST
US and China hold last round of trade talks before March 1 deadline

US and China hold last round of trade talks before March 1 deadline

Top trade officials from the US and China have started their latest, and possibly the last round of talks to negotiate a comprehensive trade deal before their self-imposed deadline of March 1.

Feb 22, 2019, 08:51 AM IST
Venezuela's Maduro starts shutting borders to block humanitarian aid

Venezuela's Maduro starts shutting borders to block humanitarian aid

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the

Feb 22, 2019, 08:42 AM IST
No-deal Brexit would take a chip off UK home values: Reuters poll

No-deal Brexit would take a chip off UK home values: Reuters poll

Britain`s overvalued housing market will undergo a modest correction if the country leaves the European Union at the end of next month without a deal, a Reuters poll found, with London being

Feb 22, 2019, 07:47 AM IST
Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one during summit in Vietnam

Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one during summit in Vietnam

The leaders previously met in Singapore last year.

Feb 22, 2019, 07:19 AM IST
Israel set to join elite lunar club with first mission to moon

Israel set to join elite lunar club with first mission to moon

The Jewish state is likely to be the fourth nation to achieve a controlled touchdown on the lunar surface.

Feb 22, 2019, 07:17 AM IST
I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one: Putin to US

I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one: Putin to US

The Cuban Missile Crisis erupted in 1962 when Moscow responded to a U.S. missile deployment in Turkey by sending ballistic missiles to Cuba.

Feb 21, 2019, 22:35 PM IST
New Taliban political chief to miss upcoming peace talks with US envoys

New Taliban political chief to miss upcoming peace talks with US envoys

Baradar was released from a Pakistani jail in October and his appointment was widely seen as marking a new push by the Taliban to emerge from the political and diplomatic shadows.

Feb 21, 2019, 20:50 PM IST
Operation to end last IS Syria pocket hits evacuation snag

Operation to end last IS Syria pocket hits evacuation snag

Western countries refusing to repatriate jihadists were not living up to their responsibilities and leaving countries like Turkey to face the consequences.

Feb 21, 2019, 20:35 PM IST
Pakistan reinstates ban on Hafiz Saeed-led JuD and its charity wing FIF

Pakistan reinstates ban on Hafiz Saeed-led JuD and its charity wing FIF

"It was decided during the meeting to accelerate action against proscribed organisations," the spokesperson said in a statement.

Feb 21, 2019, 20:33 PM IST