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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
US will not suspend Boeing 737 MAX planes after Ethiopia crash

US will not suspend Boeing 737 MAX planes after Ethiopia crash

The US aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have

Mar 13, 2019, 08:22 AM IST
Failure to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar counters regional stability, peace: US tells China ahead of UNSC meet

Failure to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar counters regional stability, peace: US tells China ahead of UNSC meet

The UNSC 1267 sanctions' committee decision on the JeM chief will be held on March 13. China is likely to block the move of Azhar's designation as a global terrorist.

Mar 13, 2019, 07:02 AM IST
At 40th session of UNHRC, India lashes out at Pakistan's support to terror

At 40th session of UNHRC, India lashes out at Pakistan's support to terror

Pakistan's support to terrorist organisations and its illegal occupation of a part of Jammu and Kashmir were the two main points of Indian attack at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council in

Mar 12, 2019, 23:33 PM IST
Activists from PoK expose Pakistan's claims of fighting extremism

Activists from PoK expose Pakistan's claims of fighting extremism

The activists from PoK were joined by many from Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in condemning Pakistan's support to extremist groups.

Mar 12, 2019, 20:33 PM IST
Pakistan claims to have test-fired 'smart weapon' from JF-17 aircraft

Pakistan claims to have test-fired 'smart weapon' from JF-17 aircraft

Although Pakistan claims that the weapon was developed in-house, the country's military is greatly supported by China.

Mar 12, 2019, 20:06 PM IST
UK, Malaysia join list of countries to have banned Boeing 737 Max aircraft

UK, Malaysia join list of countries to have banned Boeing 737 Max aircraft

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, more than 40 per cent of the 737 Max aircraft fleet around the world has been grounded.

Mar 12, 2019, 19:29 PM IST
China, Pakistan to upgrade their jointly produced fighter jet: Report

China, Pakistan to upgrade their jointly produced fighter jet: Report

With the new upgrade, Wei expects the JF-17 Block 3 to match an improved version of the F-16 fighter jet.

Mar 12, 2019, 18:36 PM IST