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Fresh anti-US protests grip Baghdad

Baghdad, Jan 25 | Tens of thousands of people filled the streets of Baghdad to protest against the presence of US troops in Iraq.Protesters...

Trump vies for votes at massive anti-abortion rally

Washington, Jan 25 | US President Donald Trump vied for the votes of evangelical Christians and other conservatives with an unprecedented appearance at the...

Trump campaign against Ukraine envoy roils impeachment

Washington, Jan 25 | Reports about a private dinner in 2018 where US President Donald Trump purportedly demanded the recall of Washington's then-ambassador to...

Coronavirus toll in China reaches 41, 1,287 infected

Beijing, Jan 25 | The death toll due to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China has soared to 41, while the number of...

Russia’s first space launch for 2020 delayed

Moscow, Jan 25 | The launch of a military satellite by a Russian Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket, deemed to be the country's first space launch...

34 US troops suffer concussions after Iran missile attack

Washington, Jan 25 | Thirty-four US troops had been diagnosed with concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of the January 8...

France, Australia confirms coronavirus cases

Paris/Canberra, Jan 25 | Three cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection have been confirmed in France, while a man was tested positive in Australia,...

Confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia reaches 5 in HK

Hong Kong, Jan 25 | Hong Kong authorities on Saturday reported three more cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the total...

Pak govt rejects ‘biased’ corruption report

Islamabad, Jan 25 | The Pakistan government has rejected the findings of the "managed" and "biased" report by the Transparency International (TI), in which...

Pak should in principle come off FATF grey list: Qureshi

Islamabad, Jan 25 | Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the country "should, in principle, be taken off the grey list" as...

Nepal confirms first case of new coronavirus infection

Kathmandu, Jan 25 | A Nepali student studying in China has been found infected with the new coronavirus, an official of Nepal's Ministry of...

At least 18 killed in Turkey’s 6.8-magnitude earthquake

Istanbul, Jan 25 | A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Friday, leaving at least 18 people dead and more than 500 others injured. The...

Six killed in German town shooting

Berlin, Jan 25 | Six people were killed and two were seriously injured after a shooting on Friday in southwestern German town of Rot...

China reports 1,287 confirmed cases of coronavirus pneumonia

Beijing, Jan 25 | Chinese health authorities announced Saturday that 1,287 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including 237 in...

At least nine dead after bus accident in Colombia

Bogota, Jan 25 | At least nine people died and many more were injured on Friday in a bus accident in southwestern Colombia, said...

4 killed as 6.5-magnitude quake hits eastern Turkey

Istanbul, Jan 25 | At least four people were killed and two others wounded when a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey's eastern province of Elazig...

Taiwan reports two new cases of novel coronavirus

Taipei, Jan 25 | Two individuals were confirmed to be infected by the novel coronavirus that caused pneumonia, raising the total confirmed cases in...

15 mn children in Mideast, North Africa not in school: UN

Rome, Jan 24 (IANS/AKI) A total 15 million children in the crises-hit Middle East and North Africa region are not attending school, a figure...

Trade wars could cause new global crisis, warns Italian PM

Rome, Jan 24 (IANS/AKI) Trade tariffs could trigger a new and "disastrous" global recession, Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte warned on Friday after US President...

Six killed in shooting in Germany’s Rot am See

Berlin, Jan 24 | Six persons were killed and several injured on Friday in a shooting incident in Germany's Rot am See town, the...

Eating yogurt daily may cut breast cancer risk

London, Jan 24 | Eating natural yogurt daily may lesson breast cancer risk owing to lactose fermenting bacteria which reduces inflammation triggered by harmful...

Merkel praises Turkey’s efforts in hosting Syrian refugees

Istanbul, Jan 24 | German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said her country appreciates Turkey's efforts in hosting millions of Syrian refugees on its...

Brexit: EU leaders sign UK withdrawal deal

Brussels, Jan 24 | Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, the heads of the European Commission and Council, on Friday signed UK Prime...

Iraqi Shia leader calls for scheduled pullout of US troops

Baghdad, Jan 24 | Iraqi Shia leader Moqtada al-Sadr on Friday called for a scheduled withdrawal of US troops from the country through peaceful...

13 million Americans at migration risk due to sea-level rise

Los Angeles, Jan 24 | Coastal areas in the US are at increasing flooding risk and climate change-driven sea level rise could trigger mass...

Ex-Cabinet members appointed to Putin’s administration

Moscow, Jan 24 | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed decrees appointing three former Cabinet members into his administration.While former Economic Development Minister...

3 US firefighters killed in Aus identified

Sydney, Jan 24 | Australian authorities on Friday revealed the identities of the three US firefighters who died when their air tanker crashed while...

Prince Charles ‘snubs’ Pence at Holocaust memorial event

London, Jan 24 | The UK's Prince Charles reportedly "snubbed" US Vice President Mike Pence at The World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, a media...

Extradition request for US diplomat’s wife over UK teen’s death rejected

London, Jan 24 | An extradition request sent by the UK for an American diplomat's wife over the death of a British teen...

Johnson’s Brexit deal becomes law

London, Jan 24 | UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal has become law after clearing all parliamentary hurdles and receiving royal assent, paving...

5 in UK test negative for coronavirus, 9 await results

London, Jan 24 | Fourteen people in the UK have been tested for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), with five confirmed negative and nine still...

Iran open to dialog with all neighbours: Zarif

Tehran, Jan 24 | Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reaffirmed Tehrans readiness for talks with all its neighbours amid the ongoing tensions...

Myanmar denies genocide in Rakhine state

Yangon, Jan 24 | Myanmar has denied genocide in Rakhine, saying that some human rights actors have presented "a distorted picture" of the situation...

Nepal Airlines permanent pilots warn of resigning en masse

Kathmandu, Jan 24 | The permanent pilots of Nepal Airlines have warned of quitting en masse if their demands to be treated in a...

Sri Lanka aims at doubling tourist arrivals in 2020

Colombo, Jan 24 | Sri Lankan authorities were aiming to attract 4 million tourists in 2020 and a revenue of $5 billion to spearhead...

China sets up research team to combat coronavirus spread

Beijing, Jan 24 | China has set up a national research team of 14 experts has been set up to help prevent and control...

Trump to unveil M-E peace plan on Jan 28 (Lead)

Washington, Jan 24 | US President Donald Trump has announced that he would unveil his long-awaited Middle East plan on January 28 in the...

‘Indian-American community not polarised but segregated’

Washington, Jan 24 | Ghazala Hashmi, an Indian-origin Democrat Senator and the first Muslim woman elected to the Virginia Senate, has said that the...

Researchers discover 102 genes associated with autism

New York, Jan 24 | In the largest genetic sequencing study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, researchers have identified 102 genes associated...

Kamala Harris mulls endorsing Biden: Report

Washington, Jan 24 | California Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, was considering backing former Vice President Joe Biden in...

Kerala trade and culture fest to return to Sharjah

Sharjah, Jan 24 | A grand annual festival that brings all things Kerala to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is returning for its fourth...

Dubai-based Indian expat’s stamp collection worth $27,225

Dubai, Jan 24 | A Dubai-based Indian expat has a vintage collection of more than 100,000 stamps from around the world for which he...

First street fashion show held in Kabul

Kabul, Jan 24 | Male and female Afghan models participated in Kabul's first-ever street fashion show, promoting the country's culture along with a message...

China confirms 830 coronavirus cases, 25 deaths

Beijing, Jan 24 | The death toll from the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China has risen to 25, and the number of confirmed cases...

Putin’s constitutional reform package fast-tracked

Moscow, Jan 24 | Russia's State Duma (Lower House of parliament) has approved in record time the first reading of constitutional amendments proposed by...

Indian nurse doesn’t have Wuhan coronavirus: Saudi

Riyadh, Jan 24 | The Saudi Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has confirmed two cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)...

Twitter CEO refused to host fundraiser for Tulsi Gabbard

San Francisco, Jan 24 | Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey declined to host a fundraiser for US presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (Democrat-Hawaii) late last year...

Trump’s conduct isn’t America first, it’s Trump first: Dems

Washington, Jan 24 | The Democratic lawmakers who are acting as "managers" - or prosecutors - in Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate,...

Coronavirus outbreak not yet global health emergency: WHO

Geneva, Jan 24 | The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it was "too early" to declare the outbreak of the novel coronavirus...

WH to release M-E peace plan next week: Pence

Jerusalem, Jan 24 | Visiting US Vice President Mike Pence announced that the White House will release its Middle East peace plan next week. In...

Business

Petrol, diesel prices see big cut on Saturday

New Delhi, Jan 25 | Fuel prices were dropped further on Saturday after international crude oil rates fell sharply following the outbreak of Coronavirus...