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Christchurch gunman to undergo mental health tests

Christchurch gunman to undergo mental health tests

The man accused of killing 50 people in last month`s attacks on two mosques in New Zealand`s Christchurch city has been ordered to undergo mental health tests.

Apr 05, 2019, 08:48 AM IST
India's ASAT debris expected to burn up in atmosphere, says Pentagon

India's ASAT debris expected to burn up in atmosphere, says Pentagon

India used an indigenously developed ballistic missile interceptor to destroy one of its own satellites at a height of 300 km (186 miles), in a test aimed at boosting its defences in space.

Apr 05, 2019, 08:06 AM IST
New Zealand massacre suspect charged with 49 more mosque murders

New Zealand massacre suspect charged with 49 more mosque murders

Tarrant, who was charged with one murder a day after the shooting attack, was also charged with 39 attempted murders on Friday.

Apr 05, 2019, 07:10 AM IST
Google to pull plug on AI ethics council

Google to pull plug on AI ethics council

The council had run into controversy over two of its members, according to online news portal Vox, which first reported the dissolution of the council. 

Apr 05, 2019, 06:48 AM IST
Turkish F-35 delivered to training base in Arizona, official says

Turkish F-35 delivered to training base in Arizona, official says

A Lockheed Martin-made F-35 fighter jet for Turkey arrived on Wednesday at a military training facility in Arizona, an Air Force official said on Thursday, amid a dispute over Ankara`s planned

Apr 05, 2019, 06:23 AM IST
Turkey says S-400 purchase from Russia a 'done deal', cannot be cancelled

Turkey says S-400 purchase from Russia a 'done deal', cannot be cancelled

Washington has warned that going forward with the deal could result in US sanctions.

Apr 05, 2019, 06:20 AM IST
California man, 67, falls to death at Grand Canyon

California man, 67, falls to death at Grand Canyon

The man was visiting Grand Canyon National Park alone at about 11.30 am on Wednesday when he reportedly fell off the edge at a viewing spot on the South Rim, said spokesman Murray Shoemaker.

Apr 05, 2019, 06:07 AM IST
Donald Trump says US-China trade deal may be reached in four weeks

Donald Trump says US-China trade deal may be reached in four weeks

"We`re getting very close to making a deal. That doesn’t mean a deal is made, because it`s not, but we`re certainly getting a lot closer," Trump said.

Apr 05, 2019, 06:04 AM IST
Elon Musk safe for now as US judge urges Tesla CEO, SEC to end tweet dispute

Elon Musk safe for now as US judge urges Tesla CEO, SEC to end tweet dispute

The hearing appeared to lift an overhang over Tesla, as the SEC stopped well short of recommending Musk`s removal as chief executive or even from the electric car company`s board.

Apr 05, 2019, 05:59 AM IST
Ex-ministers keep up pressure on Canada's Trudeau over scandal

Ex-ministers keep up pressure on Canada's Trudeau over scandal

Former Treasury Board chief Jane Philpott resigned her post because she disagreed with how Trudeau had handled the matter. 

Apr 04, 2019, 23:25 PM IST
Philippines' Duterte tells China to 'lay off' island in disputed waters

Philippines' Duterte tells China to 'lay off' island in disputed waters

The Philippines, Brunei, China, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam have competing claims of sovereignty in the South China Sea, a conduit for goods in excess of $3.4 trillion every year.

Apr 04, 2019, 23:21 PM IST
Ethiopian crash report shows pilots wrestling with controls

Ethiopian crash report shows pilots wrestling with controls

The Boeing 737 MAX hit an airspeed as high as 500 knots before cockpit data recordings stopped as the plane crashed on March 10 killing all 157 passengers and crew.

Apr 04, 2019, 23:17 PM IST
US House rebukes Trump on Saudi Arabia, backs measure to end Yemen involvement

US House rebukes Trump on Saudi Arabia, backs measure to end Yemen involvement

The vote in the House was 247-175, as 16 Republicans joined the majority Democrats in backing the rare use of the War Powers Act, which limits the president`s ability to send troops into action.

Apr 04, 2019, 23:14 PM IST
UAE honours PM Narendra Modi with Zayed Medal, its highest civil honour for boosting relations between the two countries

UAE honours PM Narendra Modi with Zayed Medal, its highest civil honour for boosting relations between the two countries

The honour has been bestowed on PM Modi for his contribution towards boosting the relations between the two nations.

Apr 04, 2019, 12:49 PM IST
New Australia law threatens social media firms with fines, jail over violent content

New Australia law threatens social media firms with fines, jail over violent content

The new law is in response to a lone gunman attack on two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, killing 50 people as they attended Friday prayers.

Apr 04, 2019, 11:46 AM IST
NATO celebrates 70th anniversary amid rising concern over Russia

NATO celebrates 70th anniversary amid rising concern over Russia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in an address to the US Congress, said the alliance wanted better relations with Russia -- but needed to prepare a strong defence.

Apr 04, 2019, 11:36 AM IST
US-China talks making progress, could extend: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow

US-China talks making progress, could extend: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow

Kudlow, speaking to reporters at an event organised by the Christian Science Monitor, said China had recognised problems for the first time during the talks that the United States has raised for

Apr 04, 2019, 07:26 AM IST
Brexit delay law approved by UK's House of Commons

Brexit delay law approved by UK's House of Commons

The legislation, put forward by opposition Labour lawmaker Yvette Cooper, was rushed through all of its stages in the House of Commons in less than six hours.

Apr 04, 2019, 07:20 AM IST
Ethiopia to issue first Boeing investigation report on Thursday

Ethiopia to issue first Boeing investigation report on Thursday

Some 35 nationalities were among the 157 passengers and crew who died when the nearly full plane crashed six minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, in clear conditions.

Apr 04, 2019, 07:11 AM IST
No returning from S-400 deal with Russia, says Turkey amid pressure from US

No returning from S-400 deal with Russia, says Turkey amid pressure from US

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said his country will not step back from the deal to buy the S-400 missile defence system from Russia, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Apr 04, 2019, 06:35 AM IST