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Trump admin fires key FBI official on retirement eve

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018 | S Rajagopalan | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

The Trump administration fired late on Friday night former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a close confidant of ousted Director James Comey, after a Justice Department probe concluded that he had made “an unauthorised disclosure to the news media and lacked candour – including under oath – on multiple occasions”. President...

Taliban car bomb attack kills two in Kabul

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018 | AFP | Kabul | in Sunday Pioneer

A car bomb explosion claimed by the Taliban in Kabul on Saturday killed at least two civilians, as the militants maintain pressure on the Capital amid growing calls for peace talks. Several others were wounded in the morning rush-hour suicide blast in an industrial area of the city that the...

Mass arrests in Maldives as activists defy Emergency

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018 | AFP | Colombo | in Sunday Pioneer

Maldivian authorities arrested more than 140 activists who defied a ban on rallies and demonstrated against a State of Emergency imposed by President Abdulla Yameen, the opposition said on Saturday. Thousands of supporters poured into the streets of the capital island Male last night and continued their protest rally till early...

Xi re-elected China Prez, Wang Qishan becomes V-P

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018 | PTI | Beijing | in Sunday Pioneer

Xi Jinping was on Saturday re-elected as President for a second five-year tenure by China’s rubber-stamp Parliament, days after it scrapped the two-term rule for the presidency and allowed him to have a life-long tenure. The NPC has also elected 64-year-old Xi as the head of the Central Military Commission (CMC),...

Globe Trotting

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018 | PNS | in Sunday Pioneer

Credit card scandal Mauritius prez resigns Port Louis: Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigned on Saturday after being embroiled in a scandal over her use of a credit card to buy luxury personal items. 9 dead as plane crashes into house in Philippines Manila: A small passenger plane carrying five people crashed into a...

Trump says deal ‘very much in making’

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | S Rajagopalan | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

A day after the stunning announcement that President Donald Trump has agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the United States appeared to be putting out mixed messages on Friday on the likelihood of the historic meeting taking place. Doubts came to be sowed with White House Press Secretary...

Syria’s war: Surprise rebel evacuation from Eastern Ghouta

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Agencies | BEIRUT | in Sunday Pioneer

In a surprise move, several members of Syria’s armed opposition have been evacuated from rebel-held Eastern Ghouta late on Friday, sources told Al Jazeera. The evacuation comes as the Syrian army intensified its operations in the central part of the besieged Damascus suburb, state television reported on Saturday. Jaish al-Islam, one...

Globe trotting

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Agencies | in Sunday Pioneer

Florida passes law that allows some school staff to be armed Miami: Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill backed by relatives of Parkland school shooting victims that restricts access to firearms and paves the way for some school staff to be armed. SL to appoint panel to probe anti-Muslim...

Turkey’s Prez slams NATO for lack of support in Syria

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | AP | Istanbul | in Sunday Pioneer

Turkey’s President has criticised NATO for not supporting the country’s ongoing military operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters in Syria. Speaking to supporters Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked, “Hey NATO, where are you?” and accused the alliance of double standards. Erdogan said Turkey sent troops to conflict zones when requested,...

China set to give Xi lifelong rule today

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | IANS | Beijing | in Sunday Pioneer

China is set to scrap the two-term limit for the presidency and vice-presidency on Sunday, giving Xi Jinping the licence to rule the country for life. With China’s largely ceremonial parliament stamping the proposal by the Communist Party, the Middle Kingdom could well be headed for a one-man rule. Fearing the...



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Bank shooting: ‘Guard not properly trained’

20 Mar 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

Police investigation in the case of a security guard of district cooperative bank in Champawat shot dead two of his colleagues following an altercation on March 16 revealed that the guard Dinesh Bora contracted through a local security agency was not properly trained. Bora had reportedly shot dead the bank cashier Lalit Bisht and peon Rajesh Verma at the bank in Khetikhan...

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