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Trump-media face-off escalates

Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

Even as President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on top media outlets for allegedly dishing out “fake news” about his administration, the White House on Friday took the unusual step of barring several major news organisations from attending an informal briefing. The outlets kept out from Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s informal,...

Suspect in Kim’s killing says she got $90 for a prank

Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 | AP | Kuala Lumpur | in Sunday Pioneer

The Indonesian woman who is one of the suspects in the killing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother said she was paid $ 90 for what she believed was a prank, an Indonesian official said on Saturday. Siti Aisyah also told authorities she did not want her parents...

Globe trotting

Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 | Agencies | in Sunday Pioneer

Bus collision kills 13 in Argentina Buenos Aires: Thirteen people were killed and 34 injured when two buses collided head-on in eastern Argentina, the emergency services have said. 9 hurt as heavy fire paralyses Libya capital Tripoli: Armed groups traded fire with heavy weapons in the centre of Tripoli, injuring at least nine...

Iraqi Shia militia recapture west Mosul

Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 | IANS | Baghdad | in Sunday Pioneer

Iraqi Shia militias on Saturday recaptured four villages from the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group and killed 35 of its members in western Mosul. The Popular Mobilisation militias said in a statement that the liberated villages were Tel al-Zalat, Umm al-Masayid, al-Zaytoun and al-Aziziya, Efe news reported. ISIS casualties included three...

Malaysia warns North Korea to cooperate with investigation

Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 | AP | Kuala Lumpur | in Sunday Pioneer

Malaysia said on Saturday that it would issue an arrest warrant for a North Korean diplomat if he refuses to cooperate with the investigation into the deadly attack on North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother. The investigation has unleashed a serious diplomatic fight between Malaysia and North Korea,...

Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy

Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 | AP | Vatican City | in Sunday Pioneer

Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse and the pope's own advisers question. One case has come back to haunt him: An Italian priest who received the pope's...

Egypt Christians flee Sinai after a spate of attacks

Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 | AP | El-Arish | in Sunday Pioneer

Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian man and stabbed his daughter to death inside his home in northern Sinai, the seventh such killing in a month's time in the restive region, officials and a Christian priest said on Saturday, prompting hundreds of Christians to flee from the area...

S African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant march

Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 | AFP | Pretoria | in Sunday Pioneer

South African police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up clashes between local protesters and immigrants in Pretoria on Saturday at a march against foreigners. Shops and homes owned by migrants have been looted and torched over the last two weeks, with some South Africans alleging that...

Af official: ISIS kills 11 in mosque ambush

Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 | AP | Kabul | in Sunday Pioneer

At least 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander were killed in an ambush by Islamic States group militants in northern Zawzjan province, a provincial official said. Mohammad Reza Ghafori, spokesman for the Zawzjan provincial governor, said on Saturday that the police officers were ambushed yesterday as they...

Boosting Erdogan powers will make ‘strong Turkey': PM

Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 | AFP | Ankara | in Sunday Pioneer

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim urged Turks to approve constitutional changes to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers on Saturday, saying it would make Turkey stronger. Yildirim spoke at the ruling party's first rally ahead of a key April 16 referendum, when the public will vote on whether to approve the changes...

SOUNDBITE

She (Mayawati) can enter into an understanding with the BJP anytime. Actually she is helping the BJP. One must be careful.

Uttar Pradesh CM | Akhilesh Yadav

Look at the vast range of roles portrayed by Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep or Halley Berry. Their works are my inspiration.

Bengali actor | Rituparna Sengupta

You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what happened in Sweden. They took in large numbers (immigrants).

US President | Donald Trump
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