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US warns countries, including India, against buying Venezuelan oil

US warns countries, including India, against buying Venezuelan oil

The US has slapped sweeping sanctions on PDVSA with a view to curb Venezuela's crude exports and put pressure on socialist President Maduro to step down.

Feb 13, 2019, 17:58 PM IST
Cameroon's main opposition leader charged with rebellion: lawyer

Cameroon's main opposition leader charged with rebellion: lawyer

Kamto lost what he says was a fraudulent presidential election in October and was detained late last month after organising a small rally against long-serving President Paul Biya.

Feb 13, 2019, 17:24 PM IST
'Pineapple Express' storm douses California with rain, snow

'Pineapple Express' storm douses California with rain, snow

The San Francisco Bay area could be hit by flash flooding and falling trees as saturated ground gets up to 8 inches more rain and strong winds blow in, the weather service said.

Feb 13, 2019, 15:53 PM IST
Belgium cancels all flights as workers stage national strike

Belgium cancels all flights as workers stage national strike

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said talks needed to resume by Thursday and added that companies had created 219,000 jobs in the past four years thanks to the government`s policies.

Feb 13, 2019, 15:41 PM IST
3 Indian-Americans convicted in multi-million dollar money-laundering scheme

3 Indian-Americans convicted in multi-million dollar money-laundering scheme

The money, in heat sealed packs, uneven rubber-banded money stacks or loose US currency, arrived in plastic bags, cloth bags, suitcases, backpacks and even cereal boxes.

Feb 13, 2019, 13:48 PM IST
43% of North Korea's population is food insecure: United Nations

43% of North Korea's population is food insecure: United Nations

Russia is considering shipping 50,000 tonnes of wheat as assistance to Pyongyang.

Feb 13, 2019, 13:20 PM IST
Pakistan Army strengthens supply lines, constructs 4 ammunition dumps at Indo-Pak border

Pakistan Army strengthens supply lines, constructs 4 ammunition dumps at Indo-Pak border

Intelligence Agencies keeping close eyes on the border development prepared a report suggesting Pakistan Army has built four ammunition dumps in Shakargarh bulge near the India Pakistan border. 

Feb 13, 2019, 12:42 PM IST
US Senate may confirm Trump attorney general pick as soon as Wednesday

US Senate may confirm Trump attorney general pick as soon as Wednesday

The Senate on Tuesday voted 55-44, largely along party lines, to advance his nomination in a strong sign that the Republican-controlled chamber will confirm him this week.

Feb 13, 2019, 12:36 PM IST
Kulbhushan Jadhav case to be heard at ICJ next week for four days

Kulbhushan Jadhav case to be heard at ICJ next week for four days

The first round of arguments will be made by India on 18 February followed by Pakistan on 19 while the second round of arguments will be presented by India on 20 and Pakistan on 21.

Feb 13, 2019, 07:50 AM IST
British tattooist admits to taking off ear, nipple, splitting customer's tongue

British tattooist admits to taking off ear, nipple, splitting customer's tongue

As per the existing law, surgical procedures must be carried out by properly trained, qualified and regulated surgeons or health care professionals only.

Feb 13, 2019, 06:35 AM IST
Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' found guilty in US drug trial, may remain in jail for rest of his life

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' found guilty in US drug trial, may remain in jail for rest of his life

Guzman was extradited to the United States for trial in 2017 after he was arrested in Mexico the year before. 

Feb 12, 2019, 23:36 PM IST
Bangladesh summons Pak envoy over insulting remarks against Bangabandhu

Bangladesh summons Pak envoy over insulting remarks against Bangabandhu

A note verbale was issued by the foreign ministry to acting high commissioner Shah Faisal Kakar.

Feb 12, 2019, 22:22 PM IST
Would have sent people on Haj for free had Pakistan not had debts: Imran Khan

Would have sent people on Haj for free had Pakistan not had debts: Imran Khan

Imran Khan has been at the receiving end of severe backlash - most of it from opposition parties - after his government withdrew the subsidy given on Haj for this year, on January 31.

Feb 12, 2019, 22:04 PM IST
'Slow and methodical' progress in Islamic State Syria pocket: coalition

'Slow and methodical' progress in Islamic State Syria pocket: coalition

Baghouz, a village on the east bank of the Euphrates at Syria`s border with Iraq, is Islamic State`s last territorial foothold in the U.S.-led coalition`s area of operations.

Feb 12, 2019, 20:34 PM IST
UK PM Theresa May says will speed up ratification of Brexit deal if time is tight

UK PM Theresa May says will speed up ratification of Brexit deal if time is tight

May told ministers earlier on Tuesday that parliament, which last month roundly rejected her Brexit deal, would not vote on a revised deal this week. 

Feb 12, 2019, 20:14 PM IST
China plays down media reports of selling aircraft carrier to Pakistan

China plays down media reports of selling aircraft carrier to Pakistan

A Pakistani newspaper had reported, quoting Chinese and Russian media reports, that China was planning to sell Liaoning. "I have not seen the report," said Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson.

Feb 12, 2019, 20:03 PM IST
Pakistan violated ceasefire 216 times in January, India lodges strong protest

Pakistan violated ceasefire 216 times in January, India lodges strong protest

2018 saw 2140 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in which 14 BSF personnel were martyred and 53 injured.

Feb 12, 2019, 19:14 PM IST
Saudi-led military coalition chief Raheel Sharif calls on Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Saudi-led military coalition chief Raheel Sharif calls on Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Sharif, who is considered to be close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, is leading a delegation of IMCTC - the 41-nation military coalition - to Pakistan.

Feb 12, 2019, 17:55 PM IST
India and China lead the way in increasing Earth's green cover: NASA report

India and China lead the way in increasing Earth's green cover: NASA report

That spike in human population is detrimental to Earth's green cover is a notion that has been busted by both India and China.

Feb 12, 2019, 16:43 PM IST
Exercise equipment and furniture arrive in Pakistan before Saudi crown prince's first-ever visit

Exercise equipment and furniture arrive in Pakistan before Saudi crown prince's first-ever visit

Members of the Saudi royal family are known for 'excess baggage' when travelling abroad.

Feb 12, 2019, 16:26 PM IST