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Teen arrested for London Tube bombing

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | IANS | LONDON | in Sunday Pioneer

An 18-year-old was arrested on Saturday in connection with the terror attack on a London Tube train that left 29 people injured. The youth was detained in the port area of Dover by Kent Police over the Friday morning rush hour attack at the Parsons Green station in southwest London, BBC...

US should stop threats over N Korea: China

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | Agencies | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

China's ambassador to Washington called on the United States on Friday to refrain from making threats over North Korea, which a day earlier launched another missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean. Ambassador Cui Tiankai told reporters at an embassy event: "Honestly, I think the United States should be doing ......

UN reform a top priority for Trump: Nikki Haley

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

US President Donald Trump will make his debut on the United Nations stage on Tuesday with his address to the annual General Assembly session, setting out his global priorities and pushing for long-pending UN reforms against the backdrop of the deepening North Korean nuclear challenge. Trump, who as presidential candidate denounced...

Indian workers’ fate unknown: Iraqi PM

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | AP | Baghdad | in Sunday Pioneer

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the fate of 39 Indians captured by the Islamic State group when the extremists initially overran Mosul three years ago is still unknown. Al-Abadi says the situation is "still under investigation at the moment. I cannot comment any further," in an exclusive interview with The...

36 Burundi refugees killed in clashes with Congo forces: UN

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | AP | Bujumbura | in Sunday Pioneer

At least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces who allegedly fired indiscriminately at protesters, the United Nations envoy to Congo said on Saturday. Maman Sidikou said he was "deeply shocked" at the violence. Another 117 people were wounded and one Congolese officer was killed, he...

Iran asks EU to ensure US compliance with nuclear deal

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | IANS | Tehran | in Sunday Pioneer

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that the EU will press the US to abide by its commitments to the nuclear deal reached in 2015, Tehran Times daily reported. "We expect the European Union to fully implement the nuclear deal, known as JCPOA, and press the US to be committed...

Egyptian court confirms Morsi's life sentence

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | PTI | Cairo | in Sunday Pioneer

An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld the life sentence against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in what is known as the Qatar espionage case. The Court of Cassation, Egypt's highest appeal court, rejected the former president's appeal and said the ruling is "final and unappealable," state-run MENA news agency reported. The...

Bangladesh begins vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh Rohingya children

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | IANS | ArrayDhaka | in Sunday Pioneer

A rubella and polio vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh children of Rohingya refugees started in Bangladesh on Saturday as the country witnesses an influx of people fleeing persecution in Myanmar. All the children, aged between six months and 15 years, will be vaccinated for rubella (measles), Cox's Bazar Civil Surgeon Abdus...

Over 6 mn flee as Irma threatens to engulf Florida

Sunday, 10 Sep 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

In by far the biggest evacuation ordered in recent US history, more than 6.3 million people have been asked to move out as Hurricane Irma barrelled towards Florida with enormous power after wreaking havoc in a host of Caribbean islands and Cuba. Although Irma weakened slightly to a Category 4...

Deadly quake, hurricane one-two punch for Mexico

Sunday, 10 Sep 2017 | AP | Juchitan (Mexico) | in Sunday Pioneer

One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to hit Mexico was followed by a Gulf coast hurricane, dealing a one-two punch to the country that killed at least 63 people as workers scrambled on Saturday to respond to the twin national emergencies. The 8.1 quake off the southern Pacific coast just...


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CPS boys bag Ranchi Cup-2017

23 Sep 2017 | PNS | Ranchi

Cambrian Public School put up a great show and defeated Delhi Public School by 4/1 in the finals of the two-day Inter-School Football Tournament: ‘Ranchi Cup’-2017 at Delhi Public School, Ranchi on Friday. Subrata Dutta, Sr...

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