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Over 40pc of newly elected Indian lawmakers facing criminal charges

Over 40pc of newly elected Indian lawmakers facing criminal charges

AP, New Delhi :India's recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality

Trump in new attack on London's Mayor calls Sadiq Khan a ‘disaster’

Trump in new attack on London's Mayor calls Sadiq Khan a ‘disaster’

US President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack Saturday on London Mayor Sadiq Khan, calling for him to be replaced as soon as possible."LONDON needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan

Saudi Crown Prince lashes out at arch-rival Iran over tanker attacks

Saudi Crown Prince lashes out at arch-rival Iran over tanker attacks

AFP, Riyadh :Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused arch-rival Iran of attacks on oil tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel, adding he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats

Far-right seeks control of German town favoured by Hollywood

Far-right seeks control of German town favoured by Hollywood

AFP, Gorlitz :The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is battling to win the mayor's office in a bellwether election on Sunday at a town in the former East Germany

Trump says report on US cyber attacks against Russia is ‘virtual treason’

Trump says report on US cyber attacks against Russia is ‘virtual treason’

US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused The New York Times of "a virtual act of treason," after it reported the US is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's electric

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Saudi forces intercept Yemeni rebel droneAFP, RiyadhSaudi forces on Saturday intercepted a Yemeni rebel drone targeting the southern city of Abha, a Riyadh-led military coalition said, the latest in a

Iran President renews ultimatum over nuclear pact compliance

Iran President renews ultimatum over nuclear pact compliance

Reuters, Dushanbe :Iran will continue scaling back compliance with its nuclear deal commitments unless other signatories show "positive signals", the Iranian president told a meeting of Russian, Chinese and other

South Europe summit calls for 'fair' migrant distribution

South Europe summit calls for 'fair' migrant distribution

AFP, Valletta :Southern European leaders called Friday for a fair distribution of migrants arriving from across the Mediterranean as the latest NGO boat carrying rescued families was denied a safe

Sudan opposition chief demands unbiased probe on protest crackdown

Sudan opposition chief demands unbiased probe on protest crackdown

AFP, Omdourman :Sudan's veteran opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi called on Friday for an "objective" international investigation into last week's deadly crackdown on protesters, after the ruling military council rejected such

Beijing denies ‘hit-and-run’ in South China Sea collision

Beijing denies ‘hit-and-run’ in South China Sea collision

AFP, Manila :Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims

US infant boy cut out of mother's womb dies at hospital

US infant boy cut out of mother's womb dies at hospital

AFP, Chicago :A baby cut out of his murdered teenage mother's womb died Friday at a Chicago hospital of severe brain injury nearly two months after the attack, the family

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Trump calls for talks with IranAP, Washington President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope

Iran has no intention to make or use nuclear weapons: Khamenei

Iran has no intention to make or use nuclear weapons: Khamenei

Reuters, Tokyo :Iran has no intention of making or using nuclear weapons, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Thursday by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo

Thousands of doctors go on strike in India to demand safety after attack

Thousands of doctors go on strike in India to demand safety after attack

Reuters, Kolkata :Thousands of doctors across India went on strike on Friday to demand better security at hospitals days after junior doctors in the city of Kolkata were attacked,

White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders to quit post this month

White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders to quit post this month

AFP, Washington :President Donald Trump on Thursday made the surprise announcement of the departure of spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, who has been widely criticized for her performance in the White

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Security bolstered as challenge to Indonesia vote beginsAP, JakartaAuthorities bolstered security in the Indonesian capital Friday as hearings began in a court challenge to the results of April's presidential

Tremors across Jordan as Trump Mideast peace plan revives old fears

Tremors across Jordan as Trump Mideast peace plan revives old fears

Reuters, Amman  :Jordan's King Abdullah reacts angrily to any suggestion that he might accept a US deal to end the Arab-Israeli conflict that would make his country a homeland

New Zealand mosque shooter pleads not guilty to murder, terror charges

New Zealand mosque shooter pleads not guilty to murder, terror charges

AFP, Christchurch :The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks pleaded not guilty to multiple murder and terrorism charges Friday and was committed

Abe urges Iran to play 'constructive role' to prevent clash with US

Abe urges Iran to play 'constructive role' to prevent clash with US

AFP, Tehran :Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged Tehran to play a "constructive role" for Middle East peace Wednesday during a rare diplomatic mission to the Islamic republic aimed at

US-Russia relations are getting ‘worse and worse’: Putin

US-Russia relations are getting ‘worse and worse’: Putin

Reuters, Moscow :President Vladimir Putin said relations between Moscow and Washington were getting worse and worse, noting in an interview published on Thursday that the current U.S. administration had imposed

Taiwan leader Tsai gets party nod to run for reelection

Taiwan leader Tsai gets party nod to run for reelection

AP, Taipei :Taiwan's pro-independence ruling party took a major step Thursday toward nominating incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen - a thorn in the side of China - as its candidate for

Trump says would take foreign info on 2020 presidential opponent

Trump says would take foreign info on 2020 presidential opponent

Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would be willing to accept information from a foreign country on his opponent in the 2020 US presidential race."I think you might want to

Christchurch mosque shooting accused to hear new charges in court

Christchurch mosque shooting accused to hear new charges in court

Reuters,  Wellington: Suspected white supremacist Brenton Tarrant is expected to enter pleas, and will face a new terrorism charge, when he appears in court on Friday over the mass shooting

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Saudi warns Iran over Yemeni rebel airport attackAFP, RiyadhRiyadh accused its arch-foe Tehran on Thursday of ordering a Yemeni rebel missile strike which wounded 26 people at a Saudi airport

Iran to ask Japan's PM Abe to mediate over US oil sanctions

Iran to ask Japan's PM Abe to mediate over US oil sanctions

Reuters, Dubai :Iran will ask Japan to mediate between Tehran and Washington to ease oil sanctions imposed by the United States, Iranian officials said ahead of a visit by Japanese

Syrian air defence downs Israeli missiles

Syrian air defence downs Israeli missiles

AFP, Damascus  : Syrian air defence shot down Israeli missiles targeting the south of the country Wednesday, state media said, as a monitor reported positions of the regime's Lebanese ally Hezbollah

India abusing `lawless’ detention act in Kashmir: Rights group

India abusing `lawless’ detention act in Kashmir: Rights group

Reuters,  Srinagar, India : The Indian government is widely misusing a law allowing for detention without trial in the Indian part of the contested Kashmir region, and fuelling animosity with it,

Trump's son to     testify in Russia     election meddling probe

Trump's son to testify in Russia election meddling probe

President Donald Trump's eldest son will testify Wednesday behind closed doors to a Republican-led Senate committee investigating Russia election meddling, a congressional source said. The appearance by Donald Trump Jr

Trump inadvertently reveals more of US-Mexico migrant deal

Trump inadvertently reveals more of US-Mexico migrant deal

US President Donald Trump revealed Tuesday that Mexico agreed to take stronger legal action to halt Central American migrants if its initial efforts to stem the flow don't show results

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Russian police detain  94 at Moscow   journalist protestReuters, Moscow Russian police detained at least 94 people on Wednesday, including opposition politician Alexei Navalny, at a protest in Moscow calling for