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Japan welcomes Trump’s threat to destroy North Korea

Tokyo, Sep 20 (IANS) Japan on Wednesday welcomed US President Donald Trump speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in which he vowed...

More Rohingya influx could lead to humanitarian catastrophe, says Bangladesh NHRC

Kuala Lumpur, Sep 20 (IANS) As Bangladesh tackles the flood of Rohingya Muslims streaming into the country from Myanmar, the head of the country's...

World running out of antibiotics, WHO warns

Geneva, Sep 20 (IANS) Antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health...

Moderate quake strikes New Zealand

Wellington, Sep 20 (IANS) A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck a few hundred kilometres off the southern coast of New Zealand on Wednesday, the country's seismic...

Afghan president calls for long-term strategy against entrenched terror

United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has called for international action and a long-term strategy to counter the terrorist organisations...

Mexico quake toll rises to 139

ArrayMexico City, Sep 20 (IANS) The Mexican authorities have raised the number of casualties to 139 after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook the centre of...

India welcomes Suu Kyi’s statement on Rohingyas

Yangon, Sep 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday welcomed as encouraging and positive Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's address on the situation in...

Spain arrests Pakistani for spreading jihadi propaganda

Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Spanish police arrested a 25-year-old Pakistani national on Tuesday on suspicion of indoctrination and spreading jihadi propaganda.Tuesday's arrest was a...

Pakistan accountability court again summons Sharif family

Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday gave former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other family members another seven days...

WHO grants $175,000 for Rohingyas’ healthcare in Cox’s Bazar

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The WHO has released its first tranche of emergency funding of $175,000 to provide lifesaving healthcare to the "vulnerable...

North Korean Foreign Minister to attend UNGA

Seoul, Sep 19 (IANS) North Korea's Foreign Minister left for New York on Tuesday to attend the UN General Assembly session at a time...

Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert

Jakarta, Sep 19 (IANS) Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for a volcano in Bali following increased activity, a senior official said here...

UN chief calls for tackling sexual exploitation, abuse

United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for global solidarity to fight sexual exploitation and abuse.Speaking at the High Level...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi addresses nation over Rohingya crisis

Nay Pyi Taw, Sep 19 (IANS) Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said that her country does not fear the scrutiny...

China, Russia start joint naval drills

Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS) China and Russia started the second stage of their "Joint Sea-2017" military exercises on Monday with the arrival of a...

China’s CPC to amend party constitution

Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) The Communist Party of China (CPC) is expected to amend its constitution at the upcoming national congress.The Political Bureau of...

‘Free Balochistan’ campaign in Switzerland irks Pakistan

Geneva, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan has urged the Swiss authorities to take action against "Free Balochistan" posters that have been put up in Geneva,...

Nawaz’s wife elected to Parliament: Unofficial results

Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz has won the parliamentary seat vacated by her husband, unofficial results...

UK PM visits Canada for post-Brexit trade talks

London, Sep 18 (IANS) Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May was bound for Canada on Monday, where she will meet her counterpart Justin Trudeau to...

Police names London Tube attack suspect

London, Sep 18 (IANS) Police on Monday revealed the identity of one of the two suspects arrested in connection with the terror attack on...

Nepal holds third, final phase of local polls

Kathmandu, Sep 18 (IANS) Nepal on Monday began polling for the final phase of local polls, the first since 1997, in an attempt to...

South Africa to sign nuclear non-prohibition treaty

Cape Town, Sep 18 (IANS) South Africa will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons next week during the 72nd Session of...

Sushma Swaraj arrives in New York for UNGA session

United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has arrived here to attend the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session. She will...

SCO must contribute in fight against terror: India

Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) India on Sunday said the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) must contribute to the fight against terrorism and hoped there will...

‘Narcos’ location scout killed in Mexico

Mexico City, Sep 17 (IANS) Mexican location scout Carlos Muñoz Portal was shot to death in a violent region in central Mexico while scouting...

British Airways plane evacuated after threat

Paris, Sep 17 (IANS) A British Airways flight from Paris was evacuated at Charles de Gaulle airport here on Sunday for security reasons after...

Voting underway in Pakistan by-election

Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Voting was underway on Sunday for the NA-120 by-election seat in Lahore that fell vacant after Pakistan's former Prime Minister...

Second man arrested over London Tube bombing

London, Sep 17 (IANS) A second man was arrested over the terror attack on a London Tube train that left 30 people injured and...

Clock is ticking for Jaish chief Azhar: India

United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) "The clock is ticking" for Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar regardless of whether the UN is allowed to act...

UN chief urges Suu Kyi to halt offensive against Rohingyas

United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has "a last chance" to halt an Army offensive that has...

UN sceptic Trump to convene reform summit

United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump who had earlier derided the UN as a good-time club for chatting, will make his...

Iraqi forces free IS-held town near Syria border

Baghdad, Sep 17 (IANS) Iraqi security forces liberated Akashat town area and cleared the surrounding desert land from Islamic State (IS) militants near the...

Taliban attack kills 5 in Afghanistan

Kabul, Sep 17 (IANS) At least five Afghan policemen were killed and five others wounded after Taliban militants attacked a checkpoint in the western...

‘London to propose new security treaty for anti-terror cooperation’

London, Sep 17 (IANS) British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that the government will suggest new security treaty to keep level of counterterrorism cooperation...

7 arrested in connection with school fire in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Sep 17 (IANS) Seven teenage suspects were arrested in relation to the fire at a religious school that killed 23 people, mostly...

Powerful typhoon makes landfall in Japan

Tokyo, Sep 17 (IANS) A powerful typhoon, the 18th of this season, made landfall in Japan's Kagoshima prefecture on Sunday, the weather agency said.Typhoon...

Sushma Swaraj packs super diplomacy schedule for UNGA session

United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will arrive here on Sunday to represent India at the annual UN General Assembly...

Bangladesh begins vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh Rohingya children

Dhaka, Sep 16 (IANS) A rubella and polio vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh children of Rohingya refugees started in Bangladesh on Saturday as the...

Teen arrested for London Tube bombing

London, Sep 16 (IANS) An 18-year-old was arrested on Saturday in connection with the terror attack on a London Tube train that left 29...

Kim Jong-un celebrates latest missile test

Pyongyang, Sep 16 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday celebrated the success of the latest missile launch and claimed the weapons programme...

Iran possesses non-nuclear 10-tonne bomb: Commander

Tehran, Sep 16 (IANS) Iran possesses domestically-made 10-tonne non-nuclear bombs, a senior Commander announced on Saturday."Following a proposal by the Aerospace Force of the...

UN Security Council condemns N.Korea over missile launch

United Nations, Sep 16 (IANS) The UN Security Council condemned "the highly provocative launch of a ballistic missile" by North Korea and expressed commitment...

UK terror threat increased to critical after Tube bomb

London, Sep 16 (IANS) The UK terror threat was increased from severe to critical as police continue the hunt for the person who attempted...

Pakistan PM to attend UNGA session next week

Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is set to attend the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in...

Global hunger on rise, say UN food agencies

Rome, Sep 15 (IANS) After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016,...

NEWS

6 killed in Bangladesh textile factory fire

Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) At least six people were killed on Wednesday in a fire that broke out in a textile factory near the...