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UK parliament to vote on Brexit delay, PM Theresa May seeks to revive her deal

UK parliament to vote on Brexit delay, PM Theresa May seeks to revive her deal

May`s authority hit an all-time low this week after a series of parliamentary defeats and rebellions, but finance minister Philip Hammond said her plan was back on the agenda. 

Mar 14, 2019, 19:23 PM IST
China and US to push back Trump-Xi summit to at least April: Report

China and US to push back Trump-Xi summit to at least April: Report

Negotiators from both countries have been working towards a deal to resolve the trade dispute.

Mar 14, 2019, 16:23 PM IST
50 countries ground, ban Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Ethiopian jet crash

50 countries ground, ban Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Ethiopian jet crash

Several countries across the globe have either grounded or banned the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane of the same model.  

Mar 14, 2019, 13:05 PM IST
Hit by an arrow, mobile phone dies saving Australian man

Hit by an arrow, mobile phone dies saving Australian man

It’s alleged the man fired the arrow at the resident which pierced through the other man's mobile phone causing the phone to hit him in the chin. 

Mar 14, 2019, 12:48 PM IST
16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Teenager Greta Thunberg is a prominent voice in the fight against climate change.

Mar 14, 2019, 09:51 AM IST
Responsible UNSC members may be forced to pursue other actions: UN diplomat on Masood Azhar

Responsible UNSC members may be forced to pursue other actions: UN diplomat on Masood Azhar

Outraged by China blocking for the fourth time a move to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist, responsible UNSC members warned they "may be forced to pursue other actions" at the

Mar 14, 2019, 08:19 AM IST
Boeing faces crisis with worldwide grounding of 737 MAX jetliners

Boeing faces crisis with worldwide grounding of 737 MAX jetliners

  The United States grounded Boeing Co`s money-spinning 737 MAX aircraft on Wednesday over safety fears after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people, leaving the world`s largest

Mar 14, 2019, 07:02 AM IST
1.5 million Muslims could be detained in China's Xinjiang: Academic

1.5 million Muslims could be detained in China's Xinjiang: Academic

A leading researcher on China`s ethnic policies said on Wednesday that an estimated 1.5 million Uighurs and other Muslims could be held in so-called re-education centres in Xinjiang region, up from

Mar 14, 2019, 06:55 AM IST
Brazil: Gunmen on school shooting rampage kill 8 people, including 5 teenagers

Brazil: Gunmen on school shooting rampage kill 8 people, including 5 teenagers

Two gunmen wearing face masks entered a Brazilian school on Wednesday and shot dead at least five teenagers as well as two school officials, before fatally turning their gun on themselves, police

Mar 14, 2019, 06:48 AM IST
US grounds 737 MAX jets, Boeing shares fall again

US grounds 737 MAX jets, Boeing shares fall again

"We`re going to be issuing an emergency order of prohibition to ground all flights of the 737 MAX 8 and the 737 MAX 9 and planes associated with that line," Trump told reporters at the White House.

Mar 14, 2019, 00:45 AM IST
Germany will not look at crashed Boeing 737 MAX black box, Canada grounds jets

Germany will not look at crashed Boeing 737 MAX black box, Canada grounds jets

Germany`s federal agency responsible for investigating air accidents will not analyse the black box from the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday, casting uncertainty over the process of

Mar 14, 2019, 00:41 AM IST
China blocks move to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist in UNSC

China blocks move to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist in UNSC

China on Wednesday again blocked move to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad's (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, making it the fourth such move since 2009.

Mar 13, 2019, 23:39 PM IST
Donald Trump's ex-aide Paul Manafort apologises, asks judge for leniency

Donald Trump's ex-aide Paul Manafort apologises, asks judge for leniency

"I am sorry for what I have done and for all the activities that have gotten us here today," Manafort told the judge.

Mar 13, 2019, 22:03 PM IST
US, Taliban talks end for now with no Afghan peace deal

US, Taliban talks end for now with no Afghan peace deal

The negotiations in Doha, Qatar included the Taliban`s political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and a U.S. team led by special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad.

Mar 13, 2019, 21:39 PM IST
Russia's parliament backs new fines for insulting the state online

Russia's parliament backs new fines for insulting the state online

The bills - which now require only President Vladimir Putin`s signature before becoming law - received broad support in the upper house.

Mar 13, 2019, 20:05 PM IST
Saudi women's rights activists stand trial in criminal court

Saudi women's rights activists stand trial in criminal court

Loujain al-Hathloul, Aziza al-Yousef, Eman al-Nafjan and Hatoon Al-Fassi are among 10 women to appear before the Criminal Court in the capital Riyadh.

Mar 13, 2019, 20:01 PM IST
Nine dead, 17 others shot at in Brazil shooting

Nine dead, 17 others shot at in Brazil shooting

Among the dead were five school children, one adult who worked at the building, one person who was standing just outside the school and the two adolescent shooters, police said. 

Mar 13, 2019, 19:51 PM IST
Britain heads into Brexit unknown as parliament votes on no-deal exit

Britain heads into Brexit unknown as parliament votes on no-deal exit

The motion has no legal force and ultimately does not prevent a no-deal exit.

Mar 13, 2019, 19:51 PM IST
Pakistan facing 'challenging situation' along eastern and western frontiers: Foreign Minister Qureshi

Pakistan facing 'challenging situation' along eastern and western frontiers: Foreign Minister Qureshi

Talking about relations with India, Qureshi said that Imran Khan had shown his willingness to forge good relations with New Delhi after coming to power.

Mar 13, 2019, 18:15 PM IST
Former Vatican Treasurer George Pell jailed for six years for sexually abusing choir boys

Former Vatican Treasurer George Pell jailed for six years for sexually abusing choir boys

Pell is the most senior Catholic worldwide to be convicted for child sex offences 

Mar 13, 2019, 08:23 AM IST