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Donald Trump supporter attacks BBC cameraman at Texas rally

Donald Trump supporter attacks BBC cameraman at Texas rally

Sporting a "Make America Great Again" cap, the man shoved and swore at the BBC`s Ron Skeans and other news crews before being pulled away at the rally at El Paso.

Feb 12, 2019, 15:00 PM IST
'Hold your nerve on Brexit': Theresa May to tell British lawmakers

'Hold your nerve on Brexit': Theresa May to tell British lawmakers

The United Kingdom is on course to leave the European Union on March 29 without a deal unless May can convince the bloc to reopen the divorce deal she agreed in November.

Feb 12, 2019, 13:38 PM IST
Few tears shed by French workers after Macron's Alstom dream is blocked

Few tears shed by French workers after Macron's Alstom dream is blocked

The workers disdain for Macron`s industrial plan reflects a broader lower-class anger at the former investment banker`s reforms designed to liberalise and invigorate France`s heavily regulated

Feb 12, 2019, 13:32 PM IST
Tensions high as Spain starts trial of Catalan separatists

Tensions high as Spain starts trial of Catalan separatists

Hundreds of police, including from anti-terrorism units, have been deployed around the Supreme Court building in central Madrid.

Feb 12, 2019, 13:21 PM IST
North Korea may have made more nuclear bombs, but threat reduced: Study

North Korea may have made more nuclear bombs, but threat reduced: Study

Last year, the Defense Intelligence Agency was at the high end with an estimate of about 50 nuclear warheads, while analysts have given a range of 20-60.

Feb 12, 2019, 11:54 AM IST
Pakistani man gets 7-year jail for stabbing Indian roommate to death in Dubai

Pakistani man gets 7-year jail for stabbing Indian roommate to death in Dubai

The Dubai Court of First Instance on Sunday convicted the 37-year-old Pakistani man and ordered his deportation after the end of jail term.

Feb 12, 2019, 11:15 AM IST
Ex-Democratic congressman Beto O'Rourke, Trump trade blows in rival Texas border rallies

Ex-Democratic congressman Beto O'Rourke, Trump trade blows in rival Texas border rallies

Trump was in El Paso to argue for a wall he says can protect Americans from violent criminals, drugs and a "tremendous onslaught" of migrant caravans.

Feb 12, 2019, 10:47 AM IST
Donald Trump signs order aimed to make US a global leader in artificial intelligence

Donald Trump signs order aimed to make US a global leader in artificial intelligence

As part of the initiative, Trump directed Federal agencies to prioritise investments in research and development of artificial intelligence.

Feb 12, 2019, 10:33 AM IST
China, Russia pose challenge to US space capabilities: Pentagon

China, Russia pose challenge to US space capabilities: Pentagon

The Pentagon lists India as one of the nine countries and one international organisation which can independently launch spacecraft.

Feb 12, 2019, 10:24 AM IST
Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president seeks support for fresh elections

Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president seeks support for fresh elections

The United States, Canada and the major European powers all consider leftist President Nicolas Maduro`s May 2018 re-election victory to be tainted by fraud and have recognized Guaido as interim

Feb 12, 2019, 10:15 AM IST
Air pollution in 39 major northern Chinese cities up by 16 per cent in January

Air pollution in 39 major northern Chinese cities up by 16 per cent in January

China`s official air quality standard is 35 micrograms, while the World Health Organization recommends an annual average of no more than 10.

Feb 12, 2019, 09:47 AM IST
Brexit: What will happen in the British parliament on February 14?

Brexit: What will happen in the British parliament on February 14?

Theresa May will make a statement to parliament on Tuesday setting out what progress she has made in talks with Brussels.

Feb 11, 2019, 21:02 PM IST
Top US lawmakers to resume border talks, avert shutdown

Top US lawmakers to resume border talks, avert shutdown

Negotiations broke down during the weekend over funding for immigrant detention beds and physical barriers that would be funded along the US-Mexico border.

Feb 11, 2019, 20:51 PM IST
Iran vaunts military, taunts US as revolution turns 40

Iran vaunts military, taunts US as revolution turns 40

On Feb 11, 1979, Iran`s army declared its neutrality, paving the way for the fall of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the United States` closest ally in the Middle East. 

Feb 11, 2019, 19:15 PM IST
EU begins process to hit Cambodia's with trade sanctions

EU begins process to hit Cambodia's with trade sanctions

The EU warned Cambodia last July that it could lose this special status, after elections maintained Prime Minister Hun Sen in power and gave his party all parliamentary seats.

Feb 11, 2019, 18:15 PM IST
Bulgaria examines possible link between Skripal, Sofia poisonings

Bulgaria examines possible link between Skripal, Sofia poisonings

Britain said they were poisoned with Novichok, an agent developed by the Soviet Union, and has accused two other men it says are also GRU officers of carrying out the attack.

Feb 11, 2019, 17:50 PM IST
Pakistan's top court hints at nationalising private schools

Pakistan's top court hints at nationalising private schools

A three-judge bench of Pakistan's Supreme Court has said that private schools are not money-making industries after fees were 'abruptly' hiked by many of them.

Feb 11, 2019, 17:15 PM IST
Thailand election panel disqualifies princess as PM candidate

Thailand election panel disqualifies princess as PM candidate

The Election Commission released the official list of parties` candidates for prime minister without the name of Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, 67, the king`s elder sister.

Feb 11, 2019, 15:57 PM IST
Najib Razak to go on trial over 1MDB corruption charges

Najib Razak to go on trial over 1MDB corruption charges

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) formally charged Najib with criminal breach of trust and abuse of power last year, shortly after the polls.

Feb 11, 2019, 15:43 PM IST
Saudi Arabia denies any link to coverage of Jeff Bezos' extramarital affair

Saudi Arabia denies any link to coverage of Jeff Bezos' extramarital affair

Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has alluded to Saudi Arabia's displeasure at the Bezos-owned Washington Post`s coverage of the murder of its columnist and Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Feb 11, 2019, 15:36 PM IST