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Friday, 19 April 2019 | Agencies

Facebook bans UK far-right groups London: Social media giant Facebook on Thursday banned various far-right British groups including the English Defence League from its network for promoting hate and violence. US trade agreement not yet settled: China Beijing: China said on Thursday there is "still much work to finish" on the text of...

Facing arrest, Peru ex-president Garcia shoots himself

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | AFP | Lima

Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head at his home on Wednesday as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, his lawyer and hospital officials said. The 69-year-old Garcia was undergoing emergency surgery for “a bullet wound to his head” at the Casimiro Ulloa...

Iran Minister briefs Erdogan on Assad meeting

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | AFP | Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday met with Iran’s foreign minister, who arrived in Ankara to brief him on his meeting with Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Turkey supports Syrian opposition rebels and Iran backs Assad in Syria’s long war, but the two sides have been expanding contacts amid international efforts...

‘US seeks to extend detention of some asylum seekers’

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | AFP | Washington

US President Donald Trump’s administration has issued an order that could keep some asylum seekers in jail for months or years as they wait for their cases to be heard, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The order from Attorney General Bill Barr directs immigration judges to no longer allow asylum...

Trump vetoes bill to end US support for Saudi-led Yemen war

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | AFP | Washington

President Donald Trump on Tuesday vetoed a resolution from Congress directing him to end US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the second such move of his presidency. The resolution was a harsh bipartisan rebuke to Trump that took the historic step of curtailing a president’s war-making powers -- a...

UN finds torture, ill-treatment in Afghan prisons

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | AP | Kabul

A UN report says around a third of all conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan report being subjected to torture or ill-treatment. UN officials interviewed a total of 618 detainees held in 77 facilities across the country between January 2017 and December 2018. The alleged torture included suffocation, electric shocks, pulling of genitals...

Sudan’s Bashir moved to prison as protesters rally

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | AFP | Khartoum

Sudan’s military rulers have transferred ousted president Omar al-Bashir to prison, a family source said Wednesday, as demonstrators keep up their sit-in outside the army complex calling for a swift transfer to civilian government. Following the dramatic end to Bashir’s rule of three decades last week, he was moved late Tuesday...

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 | Agencies

2 women elected to Qatar municipal council Doha: Two women won seats on Qatar’s 29-member municipal council, the Gulf emirate’s sole elected body, the elections committee said on Wednesday.Sheikha al-Jafiri and Fatima al-Kuwari retained the seats they had won in 2015. 6 killed in Libya capital as UN debates ceasefire Tripoli: Rocket fire...

Sunday Edition

Links Hanuman to Dalits

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Prashant Kishor rubbishes Rabri's merger bid claim

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

513 ceasefire violations by Pak post Balakot strike: Army

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Sadiq Batcha’s wife wants his death re-probed

14 April 2019 | Kumar Chellappan | Sunday Pioneer

TN: EC seizes over `552 crore unaccounted cash, jewellery

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer