Killer storm

Killer storm

Monday, 17 September 2018 | AFP | New Bern

A killer storm that left up to 13 people dead weakened to a tropical depression on Sunday, but US authorities warned the devastation it caused — including catastrophic flooding — is far from over. Most of the fatalities from Florence, which made landfall Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, have occurred...

Workers can’t be fired for anti-apartheid song: S.Africa court

Friday, 14 September 2018 | AFP | Johannesburg

South African workers sacked for singing allegedly offensive anti-apartheid struggle songs during a strike should not have been dismissed, the country’s top court ruled on Thursday. Duncanmec, which makes refuse-handling equipment, fired nine workers who embarked on an illegal strike in 2013 and sang what the company deemed a racist song. The...

Hundreds attend funeral prayers of Nawaz’s wife in London

Friday, 14 September 2018 | PTI | London/Lahore

Hundreds of people attended the funeral prayers of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz - the wife of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif - at a London mosque Thursday, as legal formalities were completed to take her body to Pakistan for burial. The funeral prayers at London’s Regent Park mosque, which is separate from...

US Army soldiers march 9.11 miles in S Korea to pay tribute to 9/11 victims

Friday, 14 September 2018 | PTI | Seoul

US Army soldiers stationed at a garrison in South Korea undertook a 24-hour rucksack march that stretched 9.11 miles in memory of the victims of the September 11 terror attacks in the US in 2001. The Eighth Annual US Army Garrison Humphreys Memorial Ruck March, which began on Tuesday morning to...

Will not tolerate any form of foreign meddling in US elections: Trump

Friday, 14 September 2018 | PTI | Washington

The United States will not tolerate any form of foreign interference in its elections, President Donald Trump said Wednesday after signing an executive order that initiates actions, including sanctions, against foreign entities who meddle or even attempt to interfere in American polls. “Today, I took action to protect the integrity of...

Globe Trotting

Friday, 14 September 2018 | Agencies

Farewell to Kofi Annan at ghana state funeral Accra: World leaders past and present, traditional rulers and global royalty on Thursday joined the family of Kofi Annan, as the former United Nations Secretary General’s State funeral took place in his native Ghana. EU blasts Myanmar’s jailing of reporters Strasbourg (France): The EU’s diplomatic...

UN calls on Syrian rebels to leave cities in Idlib

Friday, 14 September 2018 | AFP | Beirut

A UN Commission on Wednesday called on rebel groups in Syria’s Idlib province to leave urban areas to protect civilians from any looming regime assault. The proposal comes after the United Nations’ peace envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, last week suggested a deadline be set for fighters in Idlib to...

Florence’s uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

Friday, 14 September 2018 | AP | Myrtle Beach

Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast. Faced with new forecasts that showed a more southerly threat, Georgia’s governor joined...

Sunday Edition

Jagatpur flyover opens to public

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Plogging drive launched

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Innovations, start-ups, products on display at IIT on Industry Day

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Water supply to get hit in a few pockets

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Sisodia, AAP MLAs discharged in case related to 2014 protest

23 September 2018 | SR | Sunday Pioneer

Death of 5 sewer workers: Two more arrested

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer