Suicide bombers could be used to target politicians, warns Pak body

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan’s top counter-terrorism body has warned that there were serious security threats to political leaders of all major parties and suicide bombers could be used to target them, a media report said on Sunday. National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) chief Suleman Ahmad told the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday...

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Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | Agencies

Haiti PM resigns after deadly unrest Port-au-Prince: Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant HAS resigned following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices. Cuba to reshape Govt with new constitution Havana: Cuba has revealed new details about plans to reshape its Government, courts and economy with...

Relations with May ‘strong’ after talk: Trump

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | AP | ELLESBOROUGH, England

A day after landing a series of broadsides against his British hosts, President Donald Trump declared Friday that his relationship with Prime Minister Theresa May was better than ever in yet another bout of diplomatic whiplash that has come to define the American president’s European visit. Trump’s pomp-filled visit to the...

May’s Brexit plan could kill US trade deal: Trump

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | PTI | London

President Donald Trump has rubbished embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy, saying it will probably “kill” the chances of a bilateral trade deal, inviting sharp criticism from MPs, many of whom described it as an insult to the country. The Brexit strategy, spelt out in a White Paper on...

UK pound falls, UK politicians reel after Trump broadside

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | AP | London

The British pound fell and U.K. politicians reeled Friday from the tornado-blast of US President Donald Trump, who humiliated Prime Minister Theresa May, dashed hopes of a quick US-UK trade deal and praised May’s opponents in the high-stakes battle over Brexit. All in just 24 hours in Britain. In an interview with...

Many civilians among 54 dead in anti-ISIS strike in Syria: monitor

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | AFP | Beirut

An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor said on Friday. The US-led coalition fighting the jihadists said it or its allies may have carried out air raids in the...

Boys meant to stay 1 hr in cave

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | AP | CHIANG RAI, Thailand

The boys meant to explore the cave for just an hour, a casual jaunt to relax after soccer practice, but the waters rose. The teammates climbed higher, using their hands to feel the walls for a crawl space that would lead to safer, higher ground. Those handprints were among the...

Moon optimistic on US-N Korea diplomatic thaw

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | AFP | Singapore

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday said he is confident a diplomatic thaw between Washington and Pyongyang will continue, despite “bumps and bruises” on the path to denuclearising the Korean peninsula. Moon was speaking during a State visit in Singapore, where last month Trump and Kim Jong Un met during...

China pledges more BRICS cooperation as US trade tensions rise

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | AFP | Beijing

China pledged on Friday to boost cooperation with fellow BRICS countries in response to soaring frictions with the US, as it seeks to cultivate alliances to help it weather a bruising trade war. China will enhance coordination on macroeconomic policies with fellow BRICS members Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa in...

Hunger-striker’s mother urges Putin to free son

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | AFP | Moscow

The mother of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has refused food for two months in a Russian prison, has appealed to President Vladimir Putin to pardon him as hopes fade for a speedy release. Supporters on Friday released a letter to Putin from Lyudmila Sentsova as her activist son turned 42...


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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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Pranaam Pawas: A poetic event organised to welcome monsoon

17 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Phir Khule Akaash me Judde Ghataon Ke, Phir Hawaon Ke Dupatte Ho Gaye Jheene, a poetic event centered on creations about monsoon ‘Pranaam Pawas’ concluded in city. The event was organised by the Dushyant Kumar Memorial Manuscript Museum to welcome the monsoon season...

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