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Iran slams 3 EU nations for triggering dispute mechanism

Tehran, Jan 22 | The head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi on Wednesday criticised three European countries --...

Brazil charges two companies linked to tailing dam disaster

Brasilia, Jan 22 | The prosecution office of the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has filed charges against mining giant Vale and consulting...

China issues travel advisory after deaths due to nCoV

New Delhi/Beijing, Jan 22 | China has advised people against traveling in and out of Wuhan, the city hit by the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)...

US FDA approves first treatment for thyroid eye disease

New York, Jan 22 | The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug for the treatment of thyroid eye disease,...

New tool to predict risk of depression in adolescence

London, Jan 22 | Researchers have developed a predictive tool that can recognise adolescents who are at high or low risk of depression in...

China, US should boost strategic communication: Ambassador

Washington, Jan 22 | China and the United States should strengthen strategic communication and look at each other rationally, Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador...

40 more Taliban militants surrender in Afghan province

Kabul, Jan 22 | Forty Taliban militants have surrendered to Afghan National Army in the country's western province of Ghor amid military pressure in...

Mothers still face barriers to breastfeed at work: Study

New York, Jan 22 | Despite the protections in place to support breastfeeding for employees, the burden still falls on working mothers to advocate...

No mention of Kashmir in US readout of Trump-Khan meet

By Arul LouisNew York, Jan 22 | Although US President Donald Trump had said that he is talking with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran...

US Senators flout Trump trial norms by wearing Apple Watch

Washington, Jan 22 | At least seven US Senators flouted the norms when they attended US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial wearing Apple Watch,...

British PM backs Egypt’s development policies, measures

Cairo, Jan 22 | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed his country's support for the measures taken by Egypt to achieve comprehensive development, Egyptian...

Brazil establishes Amazon Council to protect rainforest

Brasilia, Jan 22 | Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro announced the creation of an Amazon Council and a National Environmental Force to safeguard the world's...

UN chief urges ceasefire in Libya to start political process

United Nations, Jan 22 | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a ceasefire in Lybia to be followed by "a real political process."Guterres, who...

China reports 440 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia

Beijing, Jan 22 | Chinese health authorities announced Wednesday that 440 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been reported...

Putin appoints new Russian cabinet members

Moscow, Jan 22 | Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed new Russian cabinet members, according to the decrees Kremlin published on its website.According to...

Blacklisted firms got CPEC project contracts: Alice Wells

Islamabad, Jan 22 | Senior US diplomat Alice Wells renewed criticism of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), impliedly urging Islamabad to rethink its involvement with...

‘Reducing bushfire fuel as important as reducing emissions’

Canberra, Jan 22 | Australia's Prime Minister has called for a national approach to hazard-reduction burns to mitigate the impact of future bushfires.Scott Morrison...

US Senate rejects Democratic bids for Trump documents (Lead)

Washington, Jan 22 | The US Senate has voted to table a motion proposed by the Democrats during an ongoing impeachment trial against President...

US blacklists 15 aircraft owned by Venezuelan company

Washington, Jan 22 | In its latest move aimed at stepping up pressure on the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the US government...

US reports first case of new coronavirus from China

By Nikhila NatarajanNew York, Jan 22 | The US state of Washington located in the country's west coast has reported its first case of...

Wall Street falls on coronavirus fears

New York, Jan 22 | Wall Street's three main stock indexes closed lower amid investors' concerns over a new coronavirus outbreak in the US.The...

Trump’s historic trial starts with fight over rules, witnesses

By Arul LouisNew York, Jan 22 | The historic trial of Donald Trump has begun in the US Senate with Democratic prosecutors from the...

Iraqi PM says rocket attack on US embassy ‘unacceptable’

Baghdad, Jan 22 | Iraq's caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has condemned the rocket attack on the US embassy in the Iraqi capital,...

Trump says he’s talking to Imran Khan about Kashmir (Lead)

By Arul LouisNew York, Jan 22 | US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he is talking with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan...

Trump impeachment trial presses rewind button to Clinton era

Nikhila NatarajanNew York, Jan 21 | No mobile phones, not even on airplane mode, no chatting, the presence of big ticket legal teams and...

Italy deplores oil pipeline blockades in Libya

Rome, Jan 21 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Premier Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday condemned the continued closure of virtually all of Libya's oil facilities by eastern Libyan...

EU to forge new migration pact, says Italian Foreign Min

Rome, Jan 21 (IANS/AKI) The European Commission has reopened negotiations on migrants and asylum and soon there will be a new European pact on...

New T-cells killed all cancers without touching healthy cells

London, Jan 21 | Researchers at Cardiff University have discovered a new type of killer T-cell that offers hope of a "one-size-fits-all" cancer therapy.These...

Trump slams ‘prophets of doom’ at Davos

New Delhi/Davos, Jan 21 | At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed the "perennial prophets...

Prenatal smoking, drinking increases SIDS risk: Study

New York, Jan 21 | Children born to mothers who drank and smoked beyond the first three months of pregnancy have 12-fold increased risk...

China sentences ex-Interpol chief to 13 years in jail

Beijing, Jan 21 | A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei to 13-and-a-half years in jail after he pleaded guilty...

Special WEF Time Magazine issue includes Imran on cover

Islamabad, Jan 21 | Time Magazine has featured Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, along with other world leaders, on its cover page in a...

Johnson govt loses 1st parliamentary votes since election

London, Jan 21 | The Boris Johnson-led UK government has lost three votes in the House of Lords over its Brexit legislation, its first...

Thousands missing in SL civil war dead: Gotabaya

Colombo, Jan 21 | Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has for the time acknowledged that more than 20,000 people who disappeared during the...

Marijuana linked to increased risk of heart problems

New York, Jan 21 | More than two million adults with heart conditions report that they have used or are currently using marijuana, according...

Myanmar Prez promises probe into Rakhine war crimes

Yangon, Jan 21 | Myanmar President Win Myint on Tuesday promised criminal investigations and possible prosecutions of those who committed war crimes in Rakhine...

3 Sikh men killed in London in row about money

London, Jan 21 | The three Sikh men who were stabbed to death in a single attack in London, were killed in a row...

Prince Harry arrives in Canada to reunite with wife, son

London/Ottawa, Jan 21 | The UK's Prince Harry has arrived in Canada to be reunited with his wife Meghan Markle and baby son Archie,...

Belly fat may lead to multiple heart attacks

London, Jan 21 | Heart patients, please take note. Researchers have found that heart attack survivors who carry excess fat around their waist are...

Moody’s cut HK’s rating over poor handling of protests

Hong Kong, Jan 21 | Credit rating agency Moody's on Tuesday downgraded Hong Kong's long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings saying that the government...

S. Korea to send troops to Hormuz Strait

Seoul, Jan 21 | South Korea will dispatch troops to the Strait of Hormuz by expanding operational areas of its anti-piracy unit deployed nearby...

11 dead in Russian residential building fire

Moscow, Jan 21 | At least 11 people were killed on Tuesday in a fire that engulfed a residential building in Russia's Tomsk region."At...

‘Thai oppn party didn’t attempt to overthrow monarchy’

Bangkok, Jan 21 | A major Thai opposition party was spared from being dissolved on Tuesday after a court ruled it did not attempt...

Ukrainian plane hit by two short-range missiles: Iran

Tehran, Jan 21 | Iran's Civil Aviation Organization has said that the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed shortly after take off from Tehran on...

Indian wins Dubai raffle after buying tickets for 10 yrs

Dubai, Jan 21 | An Indian shopkeeper in Dubai has finally won a raffle after buying tickets for 10 years, a media report said...

B’desh newspaper editor gets bail in student death case

Dhaka, Jan 21 | A Bangladesh court has granted a four-week bail to a newspaper editor over the death of a student, who was...

5,000 migrants gather at Mexican border

Mexico City, Jan 21 | Thousands of Central Americans in a migrant caravan have reached the border between Guatemala and Mexico. Personnel from the Mexican...

‘World must support Venezuelan opposition to oust Maduro’

Bogota, Jan 21 | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged countries worldwide to support the Venezuelan opposition's efforts to oust the South...

New casualties in fresh Iraq anti-govt protests

Baghdad, Jan 21 | Two members of the Iraqi security forces and three protesters were killed in clashes that erupted during anti-government rallies in...

China confirms 4th coronavirus death

Beijing, Jan 21 | Chinese authorities on Tuesday confirmed the foruth death due to the new coronavirus that has also infected more than 195...

Business

Canon India eyes healthcare imaging, security market

New Delhi, Jan 22 | After cementing its position across four key business verticals -- camera, home printers, office printers and commercial printing solutions...