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Lions at London Zoo celebrate World Lion Day in style

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | AP | LONDON

London Zoo’s lions are celebrating World Lion Day in style, boxing and biting colourful balls stuffed with the big-cat equivalent of catnip. The pride showed off their play skills ahead of World Lion Day on Friday, battering the balls painted with vibrant colours inspired by the Indian State of Gujarat, home to...

Aftershocks rock Indonesia’s Lombok as quake death toll tops 300

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Agencies | Mataram (Indonesia)

The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok jumped to 319, as strong aftershocks triggered panic among traumatised survivors waiting for aid in the worst-hit regions. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake Sunday levelled tens of thousands of homes, mosques and businesses across Lombok, with relief agencies...

Moscow to decide retaliatory measures to US sanctions

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | AP | Moscow

Russia will decide on retaliatory measures to US sanctions imposed over a nerve agent attack in Britain blamed on Moscow, which it denies, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. “The Russian side will work on developing retaliatory measures,” Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told journalists. The Kremlin earlier today called the latest...

Globe trotting

Friday, 10 Aug 2018 | Agencies

French hotels look for migrants to fill 1L jobs Paris: French hotel and restaurant owners are lobbying the Government to regularise more illegal migrants in order to fill 1,00,000 jobs for which they have found no French takers. us vp heads to Pentagon to discuss Space Force Washington: US V-P Mike Pence is...

World is sick & tired of US: Iran

Thursday, 09 Aug 2018 | Agencies | Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has held talks in Tehran with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho in a show of defiance, as the United States reimposed economic sanctions on the Islamic republic. The meeting on Tuesday between the two top diplomats from countries both under American sanctions coincided with the...

Tit-for-tat? Iran could answer US sanctions with cyberattacks

Thursday, 09 Aug 2018 | AP | WASHINGTON

The US is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump, cybersecurity and Intelligence experts say. Concern over that cyber threat has been rising since May, when Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal, under which the US and...

Don’t trust US: Iranian President to N Korea

Thursday, 09 Aug 2018 | Agencies | Tehran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday told North Korea’s Foreign Minister not to trust the US, following the US decision to impose economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic. The sanctions on Iran came into force on Tuesday, three months after US President Donald Trump announced that his country had pulled out...

China forecasts export surge; US tariff impacts yet to be felt

Thursday, 09 Aug 2018 | AFP | Beijing

China on Wednesday posted a forecast-busting surge in exports for July but while its surplus with the US dipped slightly there was a warning that the full impact of US sanctions was yet to be felt. The figures come as the world’s two largest economies exchange threats of stiff duties on...

Pak blacklist Sharif’s sons, block passports

Thursday, 09 Aug 2018 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan’s deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s sons Hassan and Hussain have been placed on the blacklist by the authorities, barring them from travelling on their Pakistani passports, media reports said on Wednesday. Sharif’s sons, who live in London, were declared as absconders by a court after they failed to appear in...

Burqa row: Boris Johnson should apologise, says Theresa May

Thursday, 09 Aug 2018 | PTI | London

British Prime Minister Theresa May backed calls for her former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson to apologise for disparaging comments he made about Muslim women wearing burqas — but he branded his critics “ridiculous”. May said his remarks “have clearly caused offence” and agreed with the chairman of her Conservative party, Brandon...


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K’taka CM plants paddy saplings in solidarity with agriculturists

12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who is facing wrath from the farmers in the State, in an appealing gesture planted paddy saplings in solidarity on Saturday. He chose Aralukuppe village in Mandya district the heart land of vokkaliga politics sowed paddy saplings in a muddied agriculture field amidst a large gathering...

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Cooperation of all necessary to achieve target: Ramsheela Sahu

15 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

State of Chhattisgarh is moving faster from malnutrition to normal. But on the path, to achieve the target cooperation of all is required, said women and child development minister Ramsheela Sahu...

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