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Jaish-e-Mohammed, Pakistan's terror weapon aimed at India

Jaish-e-Mohammed, Pakistan's terror weapon aimed at India

Launched in 2000 in Karachi by Maulana Masood Azhar, JeM has looked at crafting a name for itself at India's expense in the ghastly world of global terrorism.

Feb 14, 2019, 18:08 PM IST
British IS schoolgirl 'wants to return home'

British IS schoolgirl 'wants to return home'

Bethnal Green Academy pupils Begum and Amira Abase, were both 15, while Kadiza Sultana was 16, when they left the UK in February 2015.

Feb 14, 2019, 11:00 AM IST
US Congress negotiators finish drafting border security bill

US Congress negotiators finish drafting border security bill

A House Democratic aide said the final draft of the legislation was circulating among a group of 17 negotiators and was expected to be made public soon.

Feb 14, 2019, 10:28 AM IST
US House backs measure to end support for Saudis in Yemen war

US House backs measure to end support for Saudis in Yemen war

The United States has supported the Saudi-led air campaign against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen with mid-air refuelling support, intelligence and targeting assistance.

Feb 14, 2019, 10:11 AM IST
US urges citizens to reconsider travelling to Pakistan due to terrorism

US urges citizens to reconsider travelling to Pakistan due to terrorism

The US State Department said large-scale terrorist attacks have resulted in hundreds of casualties over the last several years.

Feb 14, 2019, 10:01 AM IST
NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the Mars rover that kept going and going

NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the Mars rover that kept going and going

Engineers lost contact with the solar-powered vehicle on June 10 during a dust storm that encircled Mars. 

Feb 14, 2019, 06:48 AM IST
Hawaii considering Bill for raising cigarette-buying age to 100

Hawaii considering Bill for raising cigarette-buying age to 100

Hawaii has some of the most restrictive cigarette laws in the US. In 2016, it became the first state to raise the age to buy cigarettes to 21, reports CNN.

Feb 14, 2019, 06:37 AM IST
Suicide attack kills 20 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards: Local media

Suicide attack kills 20 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards: Local media

The attack happened on the road between the cities of Zahedan and Khash, a volatile area near the Pakistan border where militant groups and drug smugglers frequently operate.

Feb 13, 2019, 22:26 PM IST
'Freedom is precious,' Mexican president says of 'El Chapo' trial

'Freedom is precious,' Mexican president says of 'El Chapo' trial

Jurors on Tuesday found Guzman guilty of all 10 counts, including running a criminal enterprise, in a trial that began in November in New York.

Feb 13, 2019, 22:15 PM IST
More time needed, Britain's Theresa May returns to parliament for Brexit

More time needed, Britain's Theresa May returns to parliament for Brexit

So far, parliament has backed May in asking for more time and supported her attempt to secure changes to the divorce deal.

Feb 13, 2019, 22:10 PM IST
Pakistan throws four-tier security cover to protect Saudi crown prince in Islamabad

Pakistan throws four-tier security cover to protect Saudi crown prince in Islamabad

The outer most tier will be manned by police, the second by paramilitary Ranger, the third by the army and the fourth and inner most by the royal guards of the prince.

Feb 13, 2019, 21:07 PM IST
Donald Trump evasive on bipartisan funding deal as Congress races to pass it

Donald Trump evasive on bipartisan funding deal as Congress races to pass it

The president had said on Tuesday he was not happy with the deal. He did not rule out vetoing the legislation but also said he did not expect another shutdown.

Feb 13, 2019, 20:16 PM IST
New statue of Aung San Suu Kyi's father irks ethnic minorities in Myanmar

New statue of Aung San Suu Kyi's father irks ethnic minorities in Myanmar

In late January, the installation of a statue of Aung San on horseback in Loikaw, mostly inhabited by the Karenni minority community, led to protests that spilled into February,

Feb 13, 2019, 20:11 PM IST
How China's two-child policy can be unforgiving to parents of three

How China's two-child policy can be unforgiving to parents of three

There is a growing demand in the country for a more lenient two-child policy even as reports suggest the country could be forced to remove all restrictions.

Feb 13, 2019, 19:52 PM IST
India secured release of 49 of its abducted nationals between 2014 and 2018

India secured release of 49 of its abducted nationals between 2014 and 2018

The maximum number of Indian nationals brought home in the period was from Kenya.

Feb 13, 2019, 18:06 PM IST
US warns countries, including India, against buying Venezuelan oil

US warns countries, including India, against buying Venezuelan oil

The US has slapped sweeping sanctions on PDVSA with a view to curb Venezuela's crude exports and put pressure on socialist President Maduro to step down.

Feb 13, 2019, 17:58 PM IST
Cameroon's main opposition leader charged with rebellion: lawyer

Cameroon's main opposition leader charged with rebellion: lawyer

Kamto lost what he says was a fraudulent presidential election in October and was detained late last month after organising a small rally against long-serving President Paul Biya.

Feb 13, 2019, 17:24 PM IST
'Pineapple Express' storm douses California with rain, snow

'Pineapple Express' storm douses California with rain, snow

The San Francisco Bay area could be hit by flash flooding and falling trees as saturated ground gets up to 8 inches more rain and strong winds blow in, the weather service said.

Feb 13, 2019, 15:53 PM IST
Belgium cancels all flights as workers stage national strike

Belgium cancels all flights as workers stage national strike

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said talks needed to resume by Thursday and added that companies had created 219,000 jobs in the past four years thanks to the government`s policies.

Feb 13, 2019, 15:41 PM IST
3 Indian-Americans convicted in multi-million dollar money-laundering scheme

3 Indian-Americans convicted in multi-million dollar money-laundering scheme

The money, in heat sealed packs, uneven rubber-banded money stacks or loose US currency, arrived in plastic bags, cloth bags, suitcases, backpacks and even cereal boxes.

Feb 13, 2019, 13:48 PM IST