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Nationalist group condemns Myanmar sedition case against Buddhist monk

Nationalist group condemns Myanmar sedition case against Buddhist monk

Police issued an arrest warrant for Wirathu last month, but he has evaded arrest.

Jun 18, 2019, 10:15 AM IST
Toronto Raptors two-million strong NBA victory bash marred by shooting

Toronto Raptors two-million strong NBA victory bash marred by shooting

The Canadian musician Drake, one of the team`s most prominent and outspoken fans, earned a place on one of the buses.

Jun 18, 2019, 10:12 AM IST
Russia sends its Sukhoi Su-27 fighters to intercept nuclear-capable US B-52H bombers

Russia sends its Sukhoi Su-27 fighters to intercept nuclear-capable US B-52H bombers

The US bombers did not violate Russia’s border and the interception by Su-27 jets were performed in strict compliance with the international air law.

Jun 18, 2019, 09:45 AM IST
Two strong earthquakes hit southwest China, at least one dead

Two strong earthquakes hit southwest China, at least one dead

Chinese state media said shaking was felt in major cities in the region, including in the Sichuan provincial capital Chengdu and the metropolis of Chongqing.

Jun 18, 2019, 07:24 AM IST
New blow to Boeing from engine delay, Airbus long-range rival takes off

New blow to Boeing from engine delay, Airbus long-range rival takes off

The aerospace industry`s biggest annual event is traditionally a slugging match between Airbus and Boeing in the $150 billion a year commercial aircraft market. 

Jun 17, 2019, 23:49 PM IST
Egypt's ousted president Mursi dies after court hearing

Egypt's ousted president Mursi dies after court hearing

The public prosecutor said Mohamed Mursi had collapsed in a defendants` cage in the courtroom shortly after speaking.

Jun 17, 2019, 23:23 PM IST
More EU leaders sign up to carbon net-zero goal by 2050 ahead of summit

More EU leaders sign up to carbon net-zero goal by 2050 ahead of summit

UN negotiators hope the gathering of EU heads of state will show commitment to the 2015 Paris pact to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Jun 17, 2019, 21:44 PM IST
China stands by Hong Kong leader after days of street protests

China stands by Hong Kong leader after days of street protests

Lam`s attempts to pass a bill that would allow people in Hong Kong to be extradited to China for trial triggered the biggest and most violent protests in decades in the former British colony.

Jun 17, 2019, 20:43 PM IST
4-member Indian-American family found dead with gunshot wounds in US's Iowa

4-member Indian-American family found dead with gunshot wounds in US's Iowa

The bodies of Chandrasekhar Sunkara, Lavanya Sunkara, 41, their 15-year-old and 10-year-old sons were found in their home on Saturday morning.

Jun 17, 2019, 20:35 PM IST
Iran accuses Saudis of militaristic approach in Middle East

Iran accuses Saudis of militaristic approach in Middle East

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman earlier on Sunday called on the international community to take a “decisive stand” over the attacks

Jun 17, 2019, 20:29 PM IST
Hong Kong democracy activist freed from jail, vows to join protest over controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong democracy activist freed from jail, vows to join protest over controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city`s

Jun 17, 2019, 10:01 AM IST
Pakistan appoints Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed as new ISI chief

Pakistan appoints Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed as new ISI chief

Pakistan on Sunday appointed a hardliner general as new chief of the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency, replacing the agency`s current head, Lieutenant General Asim Munir, after

Jun 17, 2019, 07:34 AM IST
Four members of Indian-origin family shot dead in US

Four members of Indian-origin family shot dead in US

The deceased were identified as Chandrasekhar Sunkara, 44; Lavanya Sunkara, 41; and two boys, ages 15 and 10.

Jun 17, 2019, 06:53 AM IST
Pakistan removes ISI spy agency head after eight months, appoints hardliner

Pakistan removes ISI spy agency head after eight months, appoints hardliner

Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed, a former senior ISI figure, was appointed director general of the ISI.

Jun 16, 2019, 23:36 PM IST
Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorised rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest

Jun 16, 2019, 21:35 PM IST
Sudan's Bashir charged on corruption in first public appearance since ouster

Sudan's Bashir charged on corruption in first public appearance since ouster

Sudan`s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offences on Sunday, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown in April. Wearing traditional white

Jun 16, 2019, 21:31 PM IST
Canada set to approve hotly-debated pipeline expansion, Trudeau unlikely to benefit

Canada set to approve hotly-debated pipeline expansion, Trudeau unlikely to benefit

If completed, the expansion would nearly triple capacity on the pipeline that runs from the western crude-rich province of Alberta to British Columbia`s Pacific coast.

Jun 16, 2019, 21:25 PM IST
'Sea of black' Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

'Sea of black' Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

The protesters formed a sea of black along roads, walkways and train stations across Hong Kong`s financial centre to vent their frustration and anger at Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam.

Jun 16, 2019, 19:09 PM IST
Tires blow on United Airlines jet during landing in US, no injuries

Tires blow on United Airlines jet during landing in US, no injuries

Preliminary indications are that tires blew out on the left main landing gear of the Boeing 757 as it was landing and the aircraft veered to the left side of the pavement.

Jun 16, 2019, 12:51 PM IST
New Zealand withdraws tsunami alert after powerful earthquake

New Zealand withdraws tsunami alert after powerful earthquake

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck near the remote Kermadec Islands northeast of New Zealand Sunday, briefly prompting a tsunami warning.

Jun 16, 2019, 07:18 AM IST