• US prohibits dealings in new debt issued by Venezuela

    US prohibits dealings in new debt issued by Venezuela

    US President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order that bars dealings in new debt and equity issued by the Venezuelan government and that nation's state oil company, PDVSA, the White House press secretary said in a statement

  • At least 20 killed as bomber and gunmen attack mosque in Kabul

    At least 20 killed as bomber and gunmen attack mosque in Kabul

    As many as 20 people were killed and 35 others were wounded when one suicide bomber blew himself up outside Imam Zaman Mosque in Qala-e-Najarha area in Afghanistan capital of Kabul 's PD11 on Friday afternoon

  • US President Donald Trump bans transgenders from military

    US President Donald Trump bans transgenders from military

    United States President Donald Trump has signed a presidential memo banning transgender people from enrolling in the military

  • North Korea fires three short-range ballistic missiles

    North Korea fires three short-range ballistic missiles

    North Korea has fired three short-range ballistic missiles from its Kangwon province, which flew for about 250km (150 miles)

  • Donald Trump calls Egypt's Sisi, keen to develop ties

    Donald Trump calls Egypt's Sisi, keen to develop ties

    The US is keen to develop close ties with Egypt and overcome any obstacles in the way of cooperation, President Donald Trump has told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over phone

  • UAE jails trans woman, friend over their clothing

    UAE jails trans woman, friend over their clothing

    A transgender Singaporean and her friend have been sentenced to a year in prison in the capital of the United Arab Emirates for dressing in a feminine way, friends and family say

  • Press pause on Syria war for civilians: UN

    Press pause on Syria war for civilians: UN

    The United Nations called on Thursday for a humanitarian pause to allow an estimated 20,000 trapped civilians to escape the Syrian city of Raqqa, and urged the US-led coalition to rein in air strikes that have caused casualties

  • New York waiter calls Asian diner 'Ching Chong'

    A restaurant in the US has fired a waiter for alleged racism after the employee wrote "Ching Chong" on an Asian diner's receipt in place of her name

  • Another mail connects US President Donald Trump to Russia

    Another mail connects US President Donald Trump to Russia

    Congressional investigators have found another email from a top aide to President Donald Trump last year about an effort to arrange a meeting between campaign officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin, CNN reported on Thursday, citing sources

  • Hostage situation over at US restaurant, gunman shot

    Hostage situation over at US restaurant, gunman shot

    A hostage situation at a restaurant in Charleston, US state of South Carolina, has ended after police shot and injured a gunman, the city's mayor said on Thursday

  • Nepali woman attacked in New York, thrown on metro rail track

    Nepali woman attacked in New York, thrown on metro rail track

    A woman of Nepali origin was attacked at a local underground metro station and thrown on to the rail track, but was saved when two people pulled her to safety before a train came along, according to media reports

  • US asks India, Pakistan to engage in talks to reduce tensions

    US asks India, Pakistan to engage in talks to reduce tensions

    The US has asked India and Pakistan to continue to engage in direct talks aimed at reducing tensions between the two countries

  • US couple name baby 'Eclipse' after rare solar event in US!

    US couple name baby 'Eclipse' after rare solar event in US!

    What could be the most appropriate name for a baby born in the US on August 21 this year?

  • Princes William, Harry praise Queen Elizabeth II over mother Diana's death

    Britain's Princes William and Harry have praised their grandmother Queen Elizabeth II for protecting them in the aftermath of their mother Princess Diana's death in a Paris car crash 20 years ago

  • Headless torso found in Copenhagen is of journalist Kim Wall

    Headless torso found in Copenhagen is of journalist Kim Wall

    Danish police today identified the headless female torso found in the Copenhagen waterside as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who police believe was killed on a home-made submarine

  • US Navy sacks fleet commander after collision

    US Navy sacks fleet commander after collision

    The US Navy on Wednesday dismissed Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin, the commander of the fleet that has sustained four collisions in Asia and deaths of over a dozen sailors in 2017, an official said

  • Saudi police release teenager detained for dancing to 'Macarena' in street

    Saudi police release teenager detained for dancing to 'Macarena' in street

    A 14-year-old boy who was detained by Saudi police for dancing to the song "Macarena" at a traffic intersection has been released with a warning about road safety, the interior ministry said on Wednesday

  • No injuries after fire alert at London's Bank station: transport authority

    There were no injuries after a fire alert at London's Bank station, travel authority Transport for London said on Wednesday, adding that all lines at the station were running normally apart from the Docklands Light Railway

  • 3 brothers rescued from quake rubble on Italian island

    3 brothers rescued from quake rubble on Italian island

    Firefighters on the Italian resort island of Ischia first freed a 7-month-old baby and then his two older brothers from the rubble yesterday, working through the night and often by hand to rescue the children after a 4.0-magnitude quake toppled homes

  • Donald Trump thwacks Pakistan for being terror 'haven'

    Donald Trump thwacks Pakistan for being terror 'haven'

    US President Donald Trump warns Islamabad it has much to lose by harbouring terrorists; seeks New Delhi's help

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