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Pompeo says journalist Khashoggi`s death still being probed

Pompeo says journalist Khashoggi`s death still being probed

Reuters, Washington  :U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said investigations into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi were still ongoing but that the United States would

India's ruling party aware it must tackle problems after state poll setbacks

India's ruling party aware it must tackle problems after state poll setbacks

Reuters, New Delhi :Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party officials are gathering on Thursday for talks on a general election due by May, with their deliberations overshadowed by

Sri Lanka court verdict expected on Parliament's dissolution

Sri Lanka court verdict expected on Parliament's dissolution

AP, Colombo :Sri Lanka's Supreme Court is set to deliver a much-anticipated verdict Thursday on whether President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and calling for fresh elections was

Four-year-old Palestinian boy dies of wounds from Israeli fire

Al Jazeera News :A four-year-old Palestinian boy has died after being injured by Israeli gunfire at a routine protest near the fence with Israel, Gaza's health authorities said.The Ministry

India's ruling Hindu nationalists suffer blow in state elections

Al Jazeera News :India's ruling party lost power in three key states on Tuesday, dealing Prime Minister Narendra Modi his biggest defeat since he took office in 2014 and

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Thumbs up" pics for Myanmar Reuters reporters as they mark year in jail

AFP :Messages of solidarity poured in Wednesday from around the world on the one-year anniversary of the arrest of two Myanmar Reuters journalists who exposed a massacre of Rohingya

France hunts gunman after three killed at Strasbourg Christmas market

France hunts gunman after three killed at Strasbourg Christmas market

AFP  :Hundreds of police hunted Wednesday for a gunman who shot dead three people and wounded 13, eight seriously, at a famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, on the French

Trump says he stands by Saudi crown prince

Al Jazeera News :US President Donald Trump has reiterated his support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, despite CIA assessment that the Saudi royal ordered

May hit by leadership challenge over Brexit deal

May hit by leadership challenge over Brexit deal

AFP :British MPs launched a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Theresa May over her Brexit plan on Wednesday but she vowed to fight off the leadership challenge, warning that

Ex US senators warn of `constitutional crisis` under Trump

Ex US senators warn of `constitutional crisis` under Trump

AP, Washington :Forty-four former US Senators from both major US parties warned Monday of threats to US democracy under President Donald Trump, and a "constitutional crisis" for America.They said the

Modi stares at biggest election loss since coming to power

Modi stares at biggest election loss since coming to power

Reuters, New Delhi :India's ruling party could lose power in three key states, four TV networks said on Tuesday, citing votecount leads, potentially handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi his biggest

EU offers new Brexit deal clarity, won't renegotiate: Juncker

EU offers new Brexit deal clarity, won't renegotiate: Juncker

Reuters, Strasbourg  :The European Union is willing to give Britain further clarifications on its Brexit deal but will not renegotiate the treaty or its protocol on the Irish border, EU

China warns against 'bullying' of its citizens

China warns against 'bullying' of its citizens

AFP, Beijing :China's foreign minister warned Tuesday against the "bullying" of any Chinese citizen, amid a diplomatic fracas over the arrest of a Huawei executive on a US warrant in

Trillions of dollars paid in bribes, stolen through corruption every year: UN

Trillions of dollars paid in bribes, stolen through corruption every year: UN

PTI, United Nations: Trillions of dollars - equivalent to more than five per cent of global GDP - are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption every year, according to

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Japan to ramp up defense spending Reuters, Tokyo Japan aims to boost defense spending over the next five years to help pay for new stealth fighters and other advanced U.S.

'I can't breathe' were Khashoggi's final words, report says

'I can't breathe' were Khashoggi's final words, report says

Jamal Khashoggi's final words were "I can't breathe," CNN said Sunday, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist's

Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

AP, Washington :Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush-money

Indian state elections could halt Modi's winning streak

Indian state elections could halt Modi's winning streak

Reuters, New Delhi :Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is staring at election losses in big heartland states, polls show, suggesting that farm distress and a lack of jobs for growing

May pushes Brexit deal as EU court offers way out

May pushes Brexit deal as EU court offers way out

"Nothing is off the table" when it comes to reassuring MPs over the Northern Ireland backstop, Downing Street sources say.This could include reopening the EU withdrawal agreement, even though that

US, Saudi Arabia back-of-the-pack on curbing climate change

US, Saudi Arabia back-of-the-pack on curbing climate change

AFP, Katowice :The United States and Saudi Arabia rank last when it comes to curbing climate change among the 56 nations accounting for 90 percent of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions,

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UN confce adopts migration pact despite withdrawalsAFP, MarrakeshA United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from around 150 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite

UK PM May expected to delay Brexit vote, demand better deal

UK PM May expected to delay Brexit vote, demand better deal

Reuters, London :Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to delay Tuesday's key parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal and head to Brussels next week to demand better terms from

Prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime for first time

Prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime for first time

AP, Washington :The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign, the

Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon wins Miss World 2018 crown

Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon wins Miss World 2018 crown

Rappler :And we finally have a new Miss World, the winner of the pageant for the year 2018 and she is Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon.The beautiful lady from

US wants to continue support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

US wants to continue support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

Reuters, Abu Dhabi :The United States wants to continue support to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's war and will remain engaged in efforts to combat Iranian influence and Islamist militancy

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Trump chooses army general to lead Joint Chiefs of StaffAFP, WashingtonUS President Donald Trump on Saturday announced he was nominating Army chief of staff General Mark Milley as his next

Russian offered Trump campaign ‘political’ cooperation in 2015: US prosecutors

Russian offered Trump campaign ‘political’ cooperation in 2015: US prosecutors

AFP, New York : US prosecutors revealed Friday that a Russian offered cooperation to Donald Trump's campaign as early as 2015, declaring that the president's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen had provided "relevant"

US accuses Russia of lying on Syria attack to undermine truce

US accuses Russia of lying on Syria attack to undermine truce

The United States and Britain accused Russia on Friday of fabricating a story about chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels and warned Moscow against undermining a shaky truce.Russia's defense ministry

Researchers explore new way of killing malaria in the liver

Researchers explore new way of killing malaria in the liver

AFP, Washington :In the ongoing hunt for more effective weapons against malaria, international researchers said Thursday they are exploring a pathway that has until now been little studied - killing

Jubilant Malays rally after Malaysia refuses UN racial equality pledge

Jubilant Malays rally after Malaysia refuses UN racial equality pledge

Reuters, Kuala Lumpur  :Tens of thousands of Malay Muslims rallied in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to celebrate the Malaysian government's refusal to ratify a UN convention against racial discrimination.After weeks