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Sudan student sentenced to death for killing policeman

Monday, 25 Sep 2017 | AFP | Khartoum

A court in Sudan on Sunday sentenced a university student to death after convicting him of killing a policeman during protests in the capital last year, a defence lawyer said. Asim Omer, who was studying at Khartoum University, was arrested in December last year and charged with killing the policeman after...

Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar: Army

Monday, 25 Sep 2017 | AFP | Yangon

Myanmar's Army said on Sunday that a mass grave of 28 Hindus had been discovered in violence- wracked Rakhine state, blaming the killings on Muslim Rohingya militants. The announcement could not be independently verified in an region that has been seized by communal violence since Rohingya militant raids on August 25...

Kim teases Trump with H-bomb threat

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | AFP | Seoul

US President Donald Trump is “mentally deranged” and will “pay dearly” for his threat to destroy North Korea, Kim Jong-Un said on Friday, as his Foreign Minister hinted the regime may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. In a rare personal attack published hours after Washington announced tougher sanctions,...

Donald calls Kim Jong-Un a madman

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | AFP | Washington

US President Donald Trump on Friday warned “madman” North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un that he would be “tested,” the latest in an exchange of insults between the two. “Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like...

‘Russia concerned by escalation of Korea tensions after Trump, Kim exchange’

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | AFP | Moscow:

Russia is “deeply concerned” by the escalation of tensions over North Korea, the Kremlin said on Friday, after US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un exchanged stinging barbs. “Moscow is deeply concerned by an escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula related to an exchange of rather rude...

India slams Pak at UN, calls it ‘Terroristan’

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

India gave Pakistan a mouthful at the United Nations on Friday, calling it “Terroristan” with a flourishing industry that produces and exports global terror. “Terroristan is in fact a territory whose contribution to the globalisation of terror is unparalleled,” India said at the UN General Assembly, asking Pakistan to “abandon a...

BRICS backs Indian push for UN convention on terror

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

India’s prolonged efforts for adoption of a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism have received important support from the influential BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and two other groups. Led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s strong push on the subject, BRICS, IBSA (India-Brazil-South Africa) and India-CLAC (an outreach...

China to Pak: Resolve Kashmir issue bilaterally with India

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | PTI | Beijing

China on Friday said the Kashmir issue should be resolved bilaterally by India and Pakistan through talks, while dismissing calls by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for implementation of the UN resolution on the dispute. Asked about the contact group of the OIC calling for the implementation of the UN resolution...

Lanka probes ‘longest saree’ wedding for using children

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | AFP | Colombo:

A Sri Lankan couple is under investigation for deploying hundreds of school children to carry the train of the bride’s saree during a wedding ceremony, authorities said on Friday. About 250 students of a state-owned school carried the train of the 3.2-km-long saree worn by the bride as she and...

Pak military started ‘genocide’ of 1971: Hasina

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | PTI | United Nations

: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has hit out at Pakistan, saying its Army launched a “heinous” military operation in 1971 which triggered a “genocide” during the liberation war, killing 3 million innocent people. In her address to the UN General Assembly yesterday, Hasina said her country’s parliament had recently declared...


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‘Bring home the bacon,’ Merkel tells voters on eve of poll

24 Sep 2017 | AFP | Berlin

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her rival Martin Schulz rallied voters on the eve of Sunday’s vote, urging Germans to shun the first hard-right party expected to enter parliament in force since the end of World War II. Merkel, the clear frontrunner after 12 years in power with a double-digit lead, also told her conservative base not to get complacent and to cast their ballots, rousing them with a folksy call to...

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Various events mark Swacchta Bharat Mission programme

25 Sep 2017 | PNS | Indore

To observe the third anniversary of Swacchta Bharat Mission, various events are being held in city. Indore Mayor Malini Laxman Singh Gaud and Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) Commissioner Manish Singh have instructed to organize events marking the D-day, ie October 2...

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