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Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 | Agencies

Clashes kill nine at Libya’s int’l airport Tripoli: Fighting at the Libyan capital’s only working international airport killed nine people on Monday, officials said, after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there. Qatar fighter jets intercept flight: uae Dubai: The United Arab Emirates on Monday claimed...

India, UK ink pacts on illegal migrants’ return

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | PTI | London

India and the UK have signed two agreements on return of Indians, who are living in Britain as illegal migrants, and sharing criminal records and intelligence. The development comes close on heels of India seeking UK’s help in early extradition of liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya from Britain to face the law...

Trump cancelled UK visit over lack of ‘enough love’: Report

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | PTI | London

Donald Trump had cancelled his next month’s visit to the UK after the British Government did not show him ‘enough love’, according to a media report quoting a source close to the US President. Trump had claimed that his abrupt decision to cancel the working visit on February 26 and 27...

White house rectifies trump N Korea quote

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | AFP | Washington

The White House has denied and corrected a quote attributed to President Donald Trump that suggested he had good contacts with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong- Un,” Trump was quoted as telling The Wall Street Journal in an interview on Thursday, refusing...

Israel destroys tunnel from Gaza it says intended for attacks

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | AFP | Jerusalem

Israel said on Sunday it used a combination of air strikes and other means to destroy a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into the country and continuing into Egypt. Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus said the tunnel belonged to Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and was intended for attacks as opposed...

Iraq PM to lead diverse coalition in May election

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | AP | Baghdad

Iraq’s Prime Minister says he will lead a “cross-sectarian” list in national elections proposed for May, hoping to build off last year’s victory against the hardline Wahhabi terrorist group ISIS. In a statement issued on Saturday, Haider al-Abadi says his Victory Alliance will “boost the country’s integrity and national sovereignty, correct...

Iran rules out any change to nuclear agreement

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | AFP | Tehran

Iran on Sunday rejected any modification of its nuclear deal with world powers after US President Donald Trump demanded tough new measures to keep the agreement alive. Iran “will not accept any amendments in this agreement, be it now or in the future, and it will not allow any other issues...

Netanyahu urges Macron to ‘fix’ Iran nuclear deal

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | AFP | Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday that changing the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers would increase the chances of it remaining in place. Netanyahu’s phone call with Macron came a day after US President Donald Trump demanded that European partners work with Washington...

Sri Lanka lifts ‘sexist' 39-year ban on women buying alcohol

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | AFP | Colombo

Sri Lanka has lifted a 39-year ban on women buying alcohol or working in places that sell or manufacture liquor, an official said on Sunday. The 1979 law prohibiting the sale of any type of alcohol to women on the island of 21 million people was overturned in an effort to...

US Prez rubbishes report on his good relationship with Kim

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | PTI | Washington

US President Donald Trump on Sunday denied having told a leading US daily that he shared a "good relationship" with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, asserting that he was "falsely" quoted in the "fake news" story. In an interview on Thursday, 'The Wall Street Journal' reported that Trump had developed a...


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Myanmar Army’s admission of killings a ‘positive step’: Suu

14 Jan 2018 | AFP | Yangon

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed an unprecedented army admission that security forces carried out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims as a “positive step”, state-backed media reported on Saturday. After months of staunch denials of abuse, the army on Wednesday said a probe found four members of the security forces helped kill 10 Rohingya militant suspects at Inn Din village on September 2, leaving their bodies in a...

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State in dilemma over SC orders on Padmaavat release

19 Jan 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

With the decision of the Supreme Court setting aside notification issued by the Madhya Pradesh Government banning the release of Hindi movie ‘Padmaavat’, the State Government is in dilemma.The Government does not know what to do in the new scenario...

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