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China warns UK against offering citizenship to HK residents

Beijing, Oct 23 | China on Friday warned the UK against offering citizenship to Hong Kong residents and "immediately correct its mistakes" in order...

Bernie Sanders hoping to be part of Biden admin: Report

Washington, Oct 23 | Bernie Sanders, Senator from the US state of Vermont, has expressed hope to be a part of Democratic presidential...

Biden’s national lead against Trump narrows to 4 points

Washington, Oct 23 | A new poll has revealed that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's national lead against US President Donald Trump has narrowed...

Search operation for missing Indian-American professor to be revaluated

Washington, Oct 23 | Authorities have said that a search operation for an Indian-American professor who has been missing since October 12 after a...

20 Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban attack

Kabul, Oct 23 | At least 20 Afghan security personnel were killed in a Taliban attack in Nimroz province, an official said on Friday.The...

2 wildfires in Colorado could merge, warns experts

Denver, Oct 23 | Experts have warned that two wildfires currently raging in the US state of Colorado could merge resulting in one massive...

‘Myanmar has assured China of taking back Rohingya refugees’

Dhaka, Oct 23 | During a phone call, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen was assured by his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that Myanmar...

B’desh court permits jailed rape convict, victim to marry

Dhaka, Oct 23 | The Bangladesh High Court has allowed the marriage of a man sentenced to life for rape and the victim, a...

20th Amendment passed in SL Parliament

Colombo, Oct 23 | The 20th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution, which will replace the 19th Amendment introduced in 2015 that curtailed the...

SL Foreign Ministry temporarily suspends consular services

Colombo, Oct 23 | The Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry has decided to temporarily suspend all services offered by its Consular Affairs Division aimed at...

Daniel Pearl murder case adjourned for 4 weeks

Islamabad, Oct 23 | The Pakistan Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of an appeal from the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl...

Pak fines Turkish Airlines for violating SOPs

Islamabad, Oct 23 | The Pakistan government has imposed a fine of 100,000 PKR on Turkish Airlines for violating standard operating procedures (SOPs) enforced...

9 districts in Pak account for over 3mn voter gender gap

Islamabad, Oct 23 | With Lahore in the lead, nine districts across Pakistan account for a gap of over three million between male and...

European nations tighten anti-coronavirus measures

Brussels, Oct 23 | Amid a resurgence of fresh coronavirus cases across Europe, several countries in the continent have tightened their measures against the...

US trade embargo causes $144bn losses for Cuban economy

Havana, Oct 23 | The US trade embargo against Cuba has caused more than $144 billion in losses for the island nation's economy in...

Israeli aircraft attack Gaza military sites

Jerusalem, Oct 23 | Israeli war planes on Friday attacked military sites that belong to the Islamic Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, according...

At mike muzzled debate, Trump-Biden clash gingerly on Covid-19, corruption

New York, Oct 23 | With a microphone muzzle in place for most of the last presidential debate, a somewhat chastened US President Donald...

Campaign for Venezuelan legislative polls to begin on Nov 3

Caracas, Oct 23 | Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) announced that the campaigning for the December 6 legislative elections will begin on November 3."The...

US sanctions Iranian entities for attempted poll interference

Washington, Oct 23 | The US has imposed new sanctions on five Iranian entities for "attempting to influence" the November 3 American presidential election....

Walmart files pre-emptive lawsuit against US govt over opioid case

Washington, Oct 23 | American multinational retail corporation Walmart announced it has filed a pre-emptive lawsuit against the US government to thwart its "completely...

Senate panel votes to advance Judge Barrett’s SC nomination

Washington, Oct 23 | Republicans lawmakers the US Senate Judiciary Committee have voted to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald...

Nuke treaty termination won’t harm Russian security: Putin

Moscow, Oct 23 | Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that even if the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with the US...

Lebanese PM-designate vows to form cabinet quickly

Beirut, Oct 23 | Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has announced that he will form a specialists' cabinet quickly to start with the implementation...

UK PM insists full national lockdown not ‘right course’

London, Oct 23 | UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated his stand to avoid a national lockdown against the COVID-19 pandemic, saying his...

Snowden obtains open-ended Russian residence permit

Moscow, Oct 23 | Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor who leaked classified documents on American surveillance programmes, has obtained Russias...

‘Covid-19 vaccine to be available to all Americans by early April’

Washington, Oct 23 | A Covid-19 vaccine could be available to "all Americans" by early April 2021, US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary...

Over 21mn Italians under curfew amid Covid-19 spike

Rome, Oct 23 | Over 21.7 million Italians, making up over one-third of the country's population, have been placed under curfew amid a spike...

US, Russia move closer on n-arms control deal

Washington, Oct 23 | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has pressed for immediate negotiations with Russia to finalize a verifiable agreement as the...

US cities sue Trump admin over directive to withhold federal funds

Washington, Oct 23 | Three US cities of New York, Seattle and Portland have filed a federal lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's memorandum which...

Poor Covid-19 response causes 130k-210k avoidable deaths in US

Washington, Oct 23 | The US' faltering response to the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in 130,000 to 210,000 deaths that could have been avoided,...

Look at India, it’s filthy, it’s air is filthy: Trump

By Arul LouisNew York, Oct 23 | US President Donald Trump has described India and its air as "filthy" during the last presidential...

Biggest Brazilian city to resume in-person secondary school classes

Sao Paulo, Oct 23 | The biggest Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, also the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, will resume...

Guterres calls for investment in culture over global solidarity

United Nations, Oct 23 | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for investment in culture to promote global solidarity amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Guterres...

Global Covid-19 cases top 41.5mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington, Oct 23 | The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to 41.5 million, while the deaths have soared to 1,135,880, according...

Mute button, masks headline final Trump, Biden debate (Ld)

By Nikhila NatarajanWashington, Oct 23 | It's so 2020. Not to be outdone by a housefly on US Vice President Mike Pence's mop of...

Pompeo, Esper to discuss advancing strategic partnership with Modi

New York, Oct 23 | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mike Esper will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week...

US election 2020: The Trump path to 270 electoral votes

By Nikhila NatarajanNew York, Oct 23 | Leading pollsters are pinning US president Donald Trump's path to a second term on carrying two battleground...

‘Dark winter’, ‘ineptitude’: Biden slams Trump’s Covid response in final debate

By Nikhila NatarajanNew York, Oct 23 | Democratic nominee for president, Joe Biden, currently leading in national and battleground polls, waded into a...

US gives full approval for antiviral remdesivir drug

Washington, Oct 23 | US regulators have given full approval for the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat the Covid-19 patients in hospitals.The US Food...

Unrest in Nigeria as anger over shooting grows

Abuja, Oct 23 | Gunfire has erupted and jailbreaks have been reported in Nigeria, as unrest over the shooting of protesters in the country's...

Covid: France extends overnight curfew as cases surge

Paris, Oct 23 | France will extend an overnight curfew to dozens more areas in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus, Prime...

Security researcher breaks into Trump’s Twitter account

San Fancisco, Oct 22 | Call it bizarre if you may, but a Dutch cyber security researcher has broken into US President Donald Trump's...

Trump, Biden to debate with mike muzzle to cut interruptions

By Arul LouisNew York, Oct 22 | US President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden will face-off on Thursday night for the final...

Talks with India should be held only under the UN auspices:...

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, Oct 22 | Sardar Masood Khan, President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) aka Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) has said that...

Malaysian PM to chair Cabinet meet on Friday: Sources

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 22 | Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is expected to chair a special meeting with his Cabinet at his office in...

Tokyo’s Covid tally reaches 29,520 with 185 new cases

Tokyo, Oct 22 | Tokyo reported 185 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, taking the total number of infections in the capital to 29,520. According to...

RAW chief Goel returns after meeting Nepal PM Oli

Kathmandu, Oct 22 | The office of Nepals Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has confirmed that Samant Kumar Goel, chief of Research and Analysis...

Philippines reports 1,664 new Covid cases

Manila, Oct 22 | Philippines on Thursday reported 1,664 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the country's tally to 363,888, health officials said.The Philippines' health...

China beefs up Covid prevention in autumn, winter

Beijing, Oct 22 | China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism has called on tourism authorities across the country to tighten Covid-19 prevention and control...

Thailand lifts public gathering curb after protests

Bangkok, Oct 22 | Thailand has lifted a curb on public gatherings, after an emergency decree failed to end mass anti-government protests across...

Business

AISAM likely to take key decisions on Air India divestment on...

New Delhi, Oct 23 | The Centre's top group of ministers looking into Air India divestment is slated to meet on Saturday with the...