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US separates 2K minors from parents

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | IANS | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

The US Government has separated at least 2,000 children from parents on the Mexico border since implementing a policy that results in such family separations, the Department of Homeland Security(DHS) has confirmed. From April 19 through May 31 of this year, 1,995 minors travelling with 1,940 adults who said they were...

‘Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan’

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | AFP | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

Donald Trump threatened Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he would ship 25 million Mexicans to his country, one of a series of bizarre missives that jarred fellow leaders at last week's acrimonious G7 meet, according to a report. The Group of Seven summit gathering of top industrialized democracies finished in disarray...

Outrage as UK excludes India from relaxed student visa rules

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | PTI | London | in Sunday Pioneer

The UK Government has caused outrage with its decision to exclude Indian students from a new list of countries considered "low risk" in order to facilitate an easier visa application process to UK universities. In changes to its immigration policy tabled in Parliament on Friday, the UK Home Office announced a...

At least 20 dead in Afghan suicide attack during ceasefire

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | AFP | Jalalabad (Afghanistan) | in Sunday Pioneer

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of Afghan Taliban, security forces, and civilians celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country on Saturday, killing at least 20 people, officials said. The attack came as President Ashraf Ghani announced an extension of the government's week-long ceasefire with the militant...

Abe urges N Korea to jointly break mutual distrust

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | AFP | Tokyo | in Sunday Pioneer

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to jointly overcome their mutual distrust, as he confirmed ongoing efforts to arrange a Japan-North Korea summit. In a television interview, Abe said his government has contacted the North Korean side "through various channels" in a...

Globe Trotting

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Agencies | in Sunday Pioneer

17 die in Bolivian bus crash La Paz (Bolivia): Bolivian police say 17 people have died in a bus accident in the southern province of Potosi. Gunmen kill 3 Pakistani troops in Quetta city Quetta (Pakistan): A senior Pakistani police official says gunmen riding on motorcycles have opened fire on a vehicle...

Spain saves 933 migrants, waits for another 630 on Aquarius

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | AP | Barcelona | in Sunday Pioneer

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past two days. The service said today that it pulled the migrants from a total of 68 different smuggling boats that its...

Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | IANS | Jakarta | in Sunday Pioneer

An Indonesian woman was found dead in the belly of an eight-metre python after the bloated snake was captured and killed near the place where she went missing while inspecting her corn plantation, police said on Saturday. The body of 54-year-old Wa Tiba was found on Friday when the locals killed...

Woman, daughter jailed over London terror plot

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | AFP | London | in Sunday Pioneer

A court here has jailed a mother and daughter, who formed an all-female terrorist cell linked to the Islamic State terror group, for plotting an attack in Britain. Rizlaine Boular, 22, was jailed for life on Friday. She had planned to stab people around the Palace of Westminster in central London last...

Rohingya refugees mark first Eid since Myanmar crackdown

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | AFP | Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh) | in Sunday Pioneer

As Muslims around the world celebrated Eid with feasting and gift-giving, Rohingya refugees in squalid Bangladesh camps marked the festival on Saturday with a peaceful demonstration demanding justice and dignified repatriation. For the hundreds of thousands of the Muslim minority who have fled neighbouring Myanmar since an Army crackdown last August,...


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23 Jun 2018 | PNS

MCD still waiting for HC order on encroachment Dehradun: Days after the High Court ordered the officials to remove encroachment from different areas of Dehradun like markets, streets and footpaths in four weeks, the officials concerned said on Friday that they were still waiting for the order to come. They, however, assured that they would execute the order once they get a copy and read it thoroughly...

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