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US indicts Russian Intel officers ahead of Trump-Putin summit

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | AFP | WASHINGTON | in Sunday Pioneer

Twelve Russian intelligence officers have been charged with hacking Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic Party in a stunning indictment just days before President Donald Trump meets with Vladimir Putin. The charges were drawn up by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the former FBI director who is looking into Russian...

450 migrants stranded at sea as Italy, Malta dig heels in

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | AFP | Rome | in Sunday Pioneer

Another 450 migrants on board two military vessels were stranded at sea on Saturday as Italy and Malta locked horns over whose responsibility it was to offer them safe harbour. The boats, which are currently in Italian waters, had initially set sail from Libya in a single wooden vessel which was...

Rescued Thai cave boys to leave hospital on Thursday

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | AFP | Bangkok | in Sunday Pioneer

Twelve young footballers and their coach rescued from a Thai cave will be released from hospital on Thursday, a health official said, offering psychological support and urging the group to avoid media interviews despite huge interest in their against-the-odds survival story. The group, called the “Wild Boars” after their football academy,...

Iran continuing relations with world despite US, says Rouhani

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | AP | Tehran | in Sunday Pioneer

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said his country will continue its economic relations with the rest of the world despite more sanctions by the United States. Speaking after a meeting with Government leaders, Rouhani said, “We are very hopeful that the trend of economic engagement with the world will continue as before.”...

Honduras identifies 459 kids separated from families in US

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | AFP | Tegucigalpa | in Sunday Pioneer

A total of 459 Honduran children separated from their parents as a result of Washington’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy have now been identified, officials said on Friday, a jump from previous figures. The new number was issued by the Foreign Ministry a day after the Government said that the country’s consular...

Syria rebels surrender heavy arms in Daraa city

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | AFP | Damascus | in Sunday Pioneer

Syrian rebels in the southern city of Daraa were surrendering their heavy weapons to Government forces on Saturday, State media said, under a deal brokered by regime ally Russia. State news agency SANA said Opposition fighters in the neighbourhood of Daraa al-Balad, a district in the city’s rebel-held southern half, handed...

UN: Deadly Algerian migrant expulsions resume in desert

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | AP | Paris | in Sunday Pioneer

Algeria’s Government has resumed expelling migrants into the Sahara Desert to die, leaving 391 people to wander through some of the world’s most hostile terrain in the middle of summer, a UN migration official said on Saturday. The migrants, from 16 different countries, were abandoned at the border with Niger, according...

Globe Trotting

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | Agencies | in Sunday Pioneer

Putin hosts Abbas in Moscow Moscow: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was in Moscow on Saturday to meet Vladimir Putin, just days after the Russian leader hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted a missile fired from rebel-held territory in neighbouring Yemen, where a...

Rajnath, Sheikh Hasina discuss bilateral issues

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | PTI | Dhaka | in Sunday Pioneer

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday held an “extremely fruitful” meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the two leaders discussed a range of bilateral issues, including the menace of terrorism. Singh arrived here on Friday on a three-day visit. “Had an extremely fruitful meeting with the Prime Minister of...

Sushma arrives in Bahrain for second joint commission meet

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | PTI | Manama (Bahrain) | in Sunday Pioneer

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was on Saturday accorded a warm welcome as she arrived here on her two-day visit to Bahrain. Sushma, who is visiting Bahrain for the third time, will co-chair the second joint commission meeting with her Bahraini counterpart Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa. The first meeting of...


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Two-month-old dies in 108-Amublance

18 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

A two-month-old infant died due to suffocation after the door of the ‘108 Ambulance Service’ that was carrying him to a hospital malfunctioned and failed to open on time at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Hospital here on Tuesday. The Ambulance operators tried to open the door for a couple of hours but failed to open it on time...

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