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Hong Kong shopping malls, metro close early ahead of protests

Hong Kong shopping malls, metro close early ahead of protests

Hong Kong is one of the world`s top shopping cities but four months of often violent protests have severely dented that reputation, with more than 100 shops closed, scores vandalised and malls now

Oct 10, 2019, 20:29 PM IST
Erdogan warns EU as Turkish offensive in Syria enters day 2

Erdogan warns EU as Turkish offensive in Syria enters day 2

The operation dubbed Peace Spring by the Turkish government began Wednesday at around 4 pm local time with air raids and shelling while a ground offensive, involving Turkish soldiers and allied

Oct 10, 2019, 20:23 PM IST
As Biden calls for impeachment, Trump adds legal muscle, lashes out at whistleblower

As Biden calls for impeachment, Trump adds legal muscle, lashes out at whistleblower

Joe Biden, who is at the centre of a controversy over US President Donald Trump`s dealings with Ukraine that led the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry, had

Oct 10, 2019, 19:30 PM IST
Pakistan claims it can defend itself against Indian Air Force Rafale fighters

Pakistan claims it can defend itself against Indian Air Force Rafale fighters

According to Pakistani media, Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Muhammad Faisal said the whole world had witnessed what happened on February 27 when the Pakistani Air Force launched air raids

Oct 10, 2019, 19:15 PM IST
Nobel Prize in Literature: Olga Tokarczuk wins 2018 award, Peter Handke 2019

Nobel Prize in Literature: Olga Tokarczuk wins 2018 award, Peter Handke 2019

 The 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Austrian author Peter Handke, while the award for 2018 went to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. 

Oct 10, 2019, 17:26 PM IST
Dassault Aviation releases photos of IAF Rafale RB 002

Dassault Aviation releases photos of IAF Rafale RB 002

RB on the Rafale tail stands for the current Chief of Air Staff Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria who was a key figure in clinching the deal for the 4++ Generation fighter during his tenure as the IAF

Oct 10, 2019, 13:59 PM IST
As Joe Biden calls for impeachment, Donald Trump adds legal muscle, lashes out at whistleblower

As Joe Biden calls for impeachment, Donald Trump adds legal muscle, lashes out at whistleblower

Joe Biden, who is at the centre of a controversy over Donald Trump`s dealings with Ukraine that led the Democratic-led US House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry, had previously

Oct 10, 2019, 06:47 AM IST
Make more concessions if you want a Brexit deal: EU tells Britain

Make more concessions if you want a Brexit deal: EU tells Britain

As the clock ticks down to the October 31 departure date, Brexit descended into a public row between London and Brussels this week as both sides position for another delay followed by an election in

Oct 09, 2019, 22:13 PM IST
Turkey begins offensive in Syria with air strikes

Turkey begins offensive in Syria with air strikes

Justifying the attack, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation has been launched to create a "safe zone" cleared of Kurdish militias.

Oct 09, 2019, 21:00 PM IST
Hong Kong protesters stage peaceful rallies calling for 'liberation'

Hong Kong protesters stage peaceful rallies calling for 'liberation'

Hong Kong is struggling to recover from a weekend of violent clashes between police and tens of thousands of protesters, with parts virtually cut off due to a paralysed metro that was a target of

Oct 09, 2019, 20:25 PM IST
Two killed in attack outside a synagouge in Germany's Halle

Two killed in attack outside a synagouge in Germany's Halle

Bild newspaper reported that the attack took place in front of a synagogue and the attackers also threw a hand grenade at a Jewish cemetery.

Oct 09, 2019, 17:55 PM IST
2019 Nobel prize in chemistry awarded to John B Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham, Akira Yoshino for work on lithium-ion batteries

2019 Nobel prize in chemistry awarded to John B Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham, Akira Yoshino for work on lithium-ion batteries

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm announced on Wednesday that John B Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, M Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University and Akira Yoshino of

Oct 09, 2019, 16:09 PM IST
Al-Qaeda's South Asia chief Asim Omar killed in Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda's South Asia chief Asim Omar killed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) released a statement saying Asim Omar, a “Pakistani national and member of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent,” was killed in the Musa Qala

Oct 08, 2019, 23:01 PM IST
Hong Kong leader Lam does not rule out Beijing help, as economy suffers

Hong Kong leader Lam does not rule out Beijing help, as economy suffers

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam said Beijing wanted Hong Kong to solve its own problems, but under its mini-constitution, known as the Basic Law, Hong Kong could ask Beijing for help.

Oct 08, 2019, 18:53 PM IST
Turkey says it's ready for Syria push, Kurds signal Damascus talks

Turkey says it's ready for Syria push, Kurds signal Damascus talks

The US move will leave its Kurdish-led partner forces in Syria vulnerable to an incursion by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), which brands them terrorists because of their links to Kurdish militants

Oct 08, 2019, 18:05 PM IST
Donald Trump defends his Syria pullout against Republican criticism

Donald Trump defends his Syria pullout against Republican criticism

Donald Trump's abrupt move on Sunday to remove 50 US troops out of northern Syria, which has allowed Turkey to attack America`s Kurdish allies unimpeded, has drawn sharp fire from many Republican

Oct 08, 2019, 16:13 PM IST
2019 Nobel prize in physics awarded to James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for research on cosmology and exoplanets

2019 Nobel prize in physics awarded to James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for research on cosmology and exoplanets

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm awarded half of the 9 million Swedish kronor (£740,000) prize to Canadian scientist Peebles for his theoretical discoveries about the evolution of the

Oct 08, 2019, 15:42 PM IST
Blast targets university students in Ghazni, 8 wounded

Blast targets university students in Ghazni, 8 wounded

Baz Mohammad Hemat, head of Ghazni`s provincial hospital confirmed to Tolo News that the eight girls were immediately shifted to a hospital for treatment.

Oct 08, 2019, 14:29 PM IST
Turkish Army ready for Syria operation: Defence Ministry

Turkish Army ready for Syria operation: Defence Ministry

Turkey has made its decision for clearing northern Syria of "terrorists", President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, vowing to launch a military campaign into the east of Euphrates at any moment.

Oct 08, 2019, 14:18 PM IST
US adds 28 Chinese entities to trade blacklist over abuses in Xinjiang

US adds 28 Chinese entities to trade blacklist over abuses in Xinjiang

The organisations, including Zhejiang Dahua Technology, IFLYTEK Co, Xiamen Meiya Pico Information Co, and Yixin Science and Technology Co., have been implicated in China's campaign targeting Uighurs

Oct 08, 2019, 11:22 AM IST