Top secular leader among 20 killed in suicide blast at election rally in Pakistan

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | PTI | Peshawar

A senior secular leader of the Awami National Party (ANP) and 19 others were killed when a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up in an election rally in Pakistan’s northwestern Peshawar city, the second terrorist attack on a political rally ahead of the July 25 general elections. The powerful blast, which...

Day-by-day look at Thai cave ordeal

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | AP | Mae Sai (Thailand)

A day-by-day look at the ordeal of 12 boys and their soccer coach, who were trapped deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks: June 23: After a morning practice, 12 members of the local Wild Boars youth soccer team bicycle with their 25-year-old coach to...

Trump has ‘little gift' for Kim

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | PTI | Washington

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he has a “little gift” for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which he will give him in next meeting. Trump held a historic summit meeting with Kim in June during which the North Korean leader signed an agreement on denuclearisation. Before heading to Europe for...

Nobel widow Liu Xia leaves China after 8 yrs' house arrest

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | AP | Beijing

China allowed the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo to be freed from house arrest and leave for Berlin on Tuesday, her relatives and close friends said, ending an eight-year ordeal that drove the poet into depression and drew intense criticism of Beijing's human rights record. The release...

Trump: Tell people not to come to our country illegally

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | AP | Washington

President Donald Trump says he has a solution to the federal Government missing a court-imposed deadline to reunite migrant children with their families: "Tell people not to come to our country illegally." On Monday, Trump's administration acknowledged it would not meet a deadline today set by a San Diego federal judge...

Trump heads to Europe, says Putin ‘easiest' of his meetings

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | AP | Brussels

President Donald Trump launched a week-long Europe trip on Tuesday with harsh criticism for NATO allies and predicted the "easiest" leg of his journey would be his scheduled sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As he departed the White House for a four-nation European tour, Trump did little to reassure allies...

Anti-terrorism manifesto in Pak election

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | PTI | Islamabad

Admitting that terrorism and radicalisation have isolated Pakistan globally, the country's major political parties have pledged to combat the scourges if they are voted to power in the July 25 general election. In their manifestos, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have...

Japanese man convicted of spying by Chinese court

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | AP | Tokyo

Japan's Government has confirmed that a Japanese citizen was convicted of spying in China by a Chinese court. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, responding to a question, confirmed on Tuesday that Japanese citizen Takahiro Iwase was sentenced to 12 years in prison with forced labour by the Hangzhou Intermediate People's Court...

19 injured in S Africa plane crash: Emergency services

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | AFP | Pretoria

Nineteen people were injured when a plane crashed on Tuesday in a grassy area of the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said, giving a preliminary toll. "Medics from ER24 and other services are at the scene of a plane crash at Wonderboom in Pretoria," Russell Meiring, spokesman for the ER24...

4 more boys brought out of flooded Thai cave

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 | AP | MAE SAI Thailand

Four more of the boys trapped for over two weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand were brought out on Monday, an official said, bringing to eight the number extracted in a high-stakes rescue operation. “The eighth person is out and the operation is done for today,” Sitthichai Klangpattana, flag...


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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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