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Ex-Nepal Parliament Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara arrested on rape charges

Ex-Nepal Parliament Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara arrested on rape charges

The victim, who is a staffer at the Parliament Secretariat, had lodged the complaint against Mahara on Friday citing an attempt to rape and acts of violence, the police said.  

Oct 08, 2019, 08:48 AM IST
Donald Trump threatens to 'obliterate' Turkey's economy over Syria

Donald Trump threatens to 'obliterate' Turkey's economy over Syria

The U.S. withdrawal will leave Kurdish-led forces in Syria that have long allied with Washington vulnerable to a planned incursion by the Turkish military which brands them terrorists.

Oct 08, 2019, 07:21 AM IST
Judge orders Trump to turn over tax returns to NY prosecutors, blasts 'repugnant' immunity claim

Judge orders Trump to turn over tax returns to NY prosecutors, blasts 'repugnant' immunity claim

A federal judge on Monday said U.S. President Donald Trump must hand over eight years of tax returns to Manhattan prosecutors, forcefully rejecting the president`s argument that he was immune from

Oct 07, 2019, 23:11 PM IST
Hong Kong police stage show of force on streets, jeered by residents

Hong Kong police stage show of force on streets, jeered by residents

Many Hong Kongers say police have used excessive force against protesters - some of them school students and young adults - and want an independent inquiry into police action.

Oct 07, 2019, 22:42 PM IST
US pulls troops from northeast Syria ahead of Turkish attack

US pulls troops from northeast Syria ahead of Turkish attack

In a sign of deepening humanitarian concern, a UN official reacted to the move by saying civilians must be spared in any Turkish operation in the northeast, adding the United Nations hoped that

Oct 07, 2019, 20:53 PM IST
Afghanistan: Explosion in Nangarhar province kills 10 including child

Afghanistan: Explosion in Nangarhar province kills 10 including child

At least 10 people, including a child, were killed and 27 others sustained injuries in an explosion that took place in Afghanistan`s eastern province of Nangarhar on Monday.

Oct 07, 2019, 20:49 PM IST
UK court rejects Brexit delay case, saying PM Johnson pledged to abide by law

UK court rejects Brexit delay case, saying PM Johnson pledged to abide by law

Last month British lawmakers passed legislation, known as the "Benn Act", which requires British PM Boris Johnson to send a letter to the EU asking for a delay if no divorce agreement has been struck

Oct 07, 2019, 20:45 PM IST
Blow to Pakistan as FATF says Islamabad took no action against 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed

Blow to Pakistan as FATF says Islamabad took no action against 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed

FATF said that Pakistan must “identify, assess and understand its money laundering, terror financing risks, including transnational risks and risks associated with terrorist groups” operating from

Oct 07, 2019, 19:42 PM IST
Nine dead, 22 rescued as boat carrying migrants sinks off Sicily

Nine dead, 22 rescued as boat carrying migrants sinks off Sicily

The UN migration agency said the boat had set sail from Tunisia and had been carrying Tunisian and west African migrants. Vessels from the coastguard and customs police had reached the vessel, which

Oct 07, 2019, 16:16 PM IST
Hundreds of climate change activists block Amsterdam traffic

Hundreds of climate change activists block Amsterdam traffic

Police had approved plans by activist group Extinction Rebellion to demonstrate on condition they would not block traffic.

Oct 07, 2019, 15:08 PM IST
Pervez Musharraf says India extending threats to Pakistan, warns 'Army will teach lesson'

Pervez Musharraf says India extending threats to Pakistan, warns 'Army will teach lesson'

Musharraf, who left for Dubai in 2016 and has not returned since then, accused India of repeatedly extending threats to Pakistan.  

Oct 07, 2019, 10:52 AM IST
Saudi prince Mohammad Bin Salman called back private plane given to Imran Khan during US visit: Pakistani magazine

Saudi prince Mohammad Bin Salman called back private plane given to Imran Khan during US visit: Pakistani magazine

The 'shocking' report published in a local Pakistani magazine claims that the Saudi crown prince got wrothful by Imran Khan during his visit to UNGA and ordered the return of his private jet, that

Oct 07, 2019, 08:48 AM IST
Death toll in Iraq unrest passes 100, government issues new promises

Death toll in Iraq unrest passes 100, government issues new promises

The Iraqi Interior Ministry said the toll was now 104 killed and more than 6,000 wounded in violence since Tuesday but denied government forces had shot directly at demonstrators.

Oct 06, 2019, 23:26 PM IST
Trump impeachment: Second whistle-blower emerges

Trump impeachment: Second whistle-blower emerges

Another whistle-blower, also said to be an intelligence official, has come up in the impeachment case against US President Donald Trump, reports said on Sunday.

Oct 06, 2019, 23:09 PM IST
Chinese soldiers in Hong Kong warn protesters as emergency rules fail to quell unrest

Chinese soldiers in Hong Kong warn protesters as emergency rules fail to quell unrest

The People`s Liberation Army (PLA) garrison in Kowloon district warned a crowd of a few hundred protesters they could be arrested for targeting its troops and barracks walls with laser lights. 

Oct 06, 2019, 21:56 PM IST
At least 18 killed in Iraq protests overnight, government issues new promises

At least 18 killed in Iraq protests overnight, government issues new promises

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi`s 17-point plan was the result of an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday night and comes after days of offering only vague reform promises. 

Oct 06, 2019, 20:00 PM IST
Three Indians abducted in Afghanistan by Taliban in 2018 to be released

Three Indians abducted in Afghanistan by Taliban in 2018 to be released

As many as three Indian engineers, who were abducted in 2018 in Afghanistan by the Taliban forces are all set to be released. The development comes days after the US special envoy to Afghanistan

Oct 06, 2019, 19:09 PM IST
FATF exposes Pakistan's false claims on action against terror financing

FATF exposes Pakistan's false claims on action against terror financing

Titled Mutual Evaluation Report of Pakistan, the APG report was adopted by the group during the annual meet in Canberra, Australia in August 2019 and it has exposed Pakistan by saying that the

Oct 06, 2019, 19:04 PM IST
United States: 4 killed in shooting at bar in Kansas City

United States: 4 killed in shooting at bar in Kansas City

Four people were killed and five others sustained injuries in a shooting incident at a bar in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday morning, police said.

Oct 06, 2019, 16:50 PM IST
Thousands defy anti-mask law and march in Hong Kong

Thousands defy anti-mask law and march in Hong Kong

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong on Sunday wearing face masks in defiance of colonial-era emergency powers which threaten them with a year in prison for hiding their

Oct 06, 2019, 15:30 PM IST