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One in five deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet high in sugar, salt, processed meat

One in five deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet high in sugar, salt, processed meat

Eleven million deaths worldwide in 2017 were linked to people eating poor diets. The United States ranked 43rd, while Britain was 23rd, China 140th and India 118th.

Apr 04, 2019, 06:31 AM IST
US Democrats question Mar-a-Lago security after Chinese intruder

US Democrats question Mar-a-Lago security after Chinese intruder

Congressional Democrats raised questions on Wednesday about security at President Donald Trump`s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida after a Chinese woman carrying electronic devices bluffed her way

Apr 04, 2019, 06:21 AM IST
Trump again threatens Mexico border closure, seeks Congress action

Trump again threatens Mexico border closure, seeks Congress action

Trump has repeatedly threatened to close the border to stem what he calls a tide of illegal immigration.

Apr 03, 2019, 21:11 PM IST
Turkey says proposed working group to ease US worries over Russian S-400s

Turkey says proposed working group to ease US worries over Russian S-400s

The United States and Turkey have been at loggerheads over Ankara`s decision to purchase the S-400s, which are not compatible with NATO systems, from Russia. 

Apr 03, 2019, 21:05 PM IST
Boeing software under scrutiny as Ethiopia prepares crash report

Boeing software under scrutiny as Ethiopia prepares crash report

A preliminary Ethiopian report into the disaster is due to be published within days and may include evidence the software system kicked in as many as four times before the 737 MAX dived into the

Apr 03, 2019, 21:00 PM IST
Israeli security delegation lost classified weapons documents on way to India

Israeli security delegation lost classified weapons documents on way to India

The documents, which were later recovered by chance, were left at an Israeli restaurant. 

Apr 03, 2019, 20:36 PM IST
Threat looming on Kaladan project, emergency like situation at Indo-Myanmar border

Threat looming on Kaladan project, emergency like situation at Indo-Myanmar border

Despite the joint operation by India and the Myanmar Army in March against the insurgent group, Arakan Army, the danger on the Kalanan transit project is not over yet.

Apr 03, 2019, 14:59 PM IST
Chinese woman arrested by US Secret Service at Donald Trump's Florida resort carrying thumb drive with malware

Chinese woman arrested by US Secret Service at Donald Trump's Florida resort carrying thumb drive with malware

A Chinese woman who got through security checkpoints at President Donald Trump`s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida carrying a thumb drive coded with "malicious" software was arrested on Saturday for

Apr 03, 2019, 06:38 AM IST
Brexit compromise: Theresa May seeks delay to agree deal with Labour Party

Brexit compromise: Theresa May seeks delay to agree deal with Labour Party

Nearly three years since the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU in a shock referendum result, British politics is in crisis.

Apr 02, 2019, 23:53 PM IST
Erdogan's AK Party challenges Istanbul, Ankara election results

Erdogan's AK Party challenges Istanbul, Ankara election results

The AK Party is on track to lose control of what are Turkey`s two biggest cities, its commercial hub of Istanbul and the capital Ankara.

Apr 02, 2019, 23:49 PM IST
Democrats welcome fight as Trump tees up 2020 healthcare battle

Democrats welcome fight as Trump tees up 2020 healthcare battle

Democrats on Tuesday embraced U.S. President Donald Trump`s call to revive a fight over healthcare coverage, ensuring a prominent role for the issue in the 2020 election as Trump seeks a second term

Apr 02, 2019, 23:14 PM IST
Ecuadorean president says Assange violated asylum terms: local media

Ecuadorean president says Assange violated asylum terms: local media

Assange took refuge in Ecuador`s London embassy in 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where authorities wanted to question him as part of a sexual assault investigation. 

Apr 02, 2019, 23:09 PM IST
NASA not impressed with India's space missile test, says International Space Station at risk

NASA not impressed with India's space missile test, says International Space Station at risk

NASA claims India's Mission Shakti, in which the country tested a space missile against its own satellite, resulted in 400 pieces of orbital debris.

Apr 02, 2019, 09:04 AM IST
US: Second woman says ex-VP Biden touched her inappropriately

US: Second woman says ex-VP Biden touched her inappropriately

A Connecticut woman said Joe Biden touched her inappropriately and rubbed noses with her at a 2009 political fundraiser, becoming the second person in three days to accuse the former vice president

Apr 02, 2019, 07:38 AM IST
US halts F-35 equipment to Turkey, protests its plans to buy from Russia

US halts F-35 equipment to Turkey, protests its plans to buy from Russia

The United States has halted delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey, marking the first concrete U.S. step to block delivery of the jet to the NATO ally in light

Apr 02, 2019, 06:30 AM IST
British parliament weighs forcing May into a softer Brexit

British parliament weighs forcing May into a softer Brexit

The third defeat of May`s withdrawal agreement on Friday left one of the weakest British leaders in a generation facing a spiralling crisis over Brexit.

Apr 01, 2019, 23:36 PM IST
Moon hopes North Korea responds positively to US-South Korea efforts

Moon hopes North Korea responds positively to US-South Korea efforts

Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to make any agreement at their summit in Hanoi in February

Apr 01, 2019, 22:59 PM IST
Erdogan on track to lose Turkey's biggest cities in shock poll upset

Erdogan on track to lose Turkey's biggest cities in shock poll upset

Erdogan's daily rallies and overwhelmingly supportive media coverage failed to win over many urban voters, as last year`s punishing currency crisis weighed heavily on Turks.

Apr 01, 2019, 21:28 PM IST
Venezuelans plan protests over power and water as rationing looms

Venezuelans plan protests over power and water as rationing looms

Police fired gunshots in parts of Caracas on Sunday night, according to Reuters witnesses.

Apr 01, 2019, 21:09 PM IST
US House judiciary committee poised to subpoena full Mueller report

US House judiciary committee poised to subpoena full Mueller report

Lawmakers will also consider subpoenas for underlying evidence from Mueller`s investigation and from five former aides to President Donald Trump.

Apr 01, 2019, 20:59 PM IST