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19-Sep-2018 Pyongyang

Moon Jae-in, Kim Jong-un sign summit agreement in Pyongyang

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed an agreement at the end of their summit talks here on Wednesday.The agreement was signed at a ceremony held at the North's state guesthouse Paekhwawon and broadcast live in Seoul.Details...

18-Sep-2018 Nairobi

12 dead babies found in boxes, plastic bags in Kenya

Twelve dead babies have been found stuffed in boxes and plastic bags in a Kenyan hospital, prompting an investigation on the orders of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.Sonko said he went to the Pumwani Maternity Hospital on Monday after he received reports of negligence."During...

17-Sep-2018 Madrid

Rafael Nadal maintains ATP rankings top spot

Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained the No. 1 spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,760 points, ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer.The Spaniard continued to lead the rankings despite his forced...

08-Sep-2018 Chicago

Hindus don't oppose anyone, don't aspire to dominate : Mohan Bhagwat

Asserting that Hindus neither oppose anybody nor aspire to dominate, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said the community needs to unite to end its centuries of sufferings.Speaking at the 2nd World Hindu Congress here, Bhagwat said...

08-Sep-2018 Chicago

Honoured to speak at World Hindu Congress : Anupam Kher

Actor Anupam Kher says it was a big achievement for him -- a lower middle class Kashmiri Pandit boy from Shimla -- to speak at the World Hindu Congress here.He gave a speech here on Friday."I am humbled and honoured to be part of the World Hindu Congress ceremony....

06-Sep-2018 Bulgaria (Cyprus)

President of India meets Prime Minister of Bulgaria

The President of India,  Ram Nath Kovind, today (September 6, 2018) met the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Mr Boyko Borissov in Sofia. During the discussions, the President said that under his leadership Bulgaria has made appreciable progress as a nation....

06-Sep-2018 Tripoli

63 dead, 12 missing in Tripoli clashes

A total of 63 people died and 12 went missing in the clashes in Libya capital Tripoli, said the Ministry of Health has said.The announcement came on Wednesday, a day after the UN announcement of a cease-fire agreement between the warring parties."There...

06-Sep-2018 Bulgaria

Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt meet Ram Nath Kovind on 'Brahmastra' set

President Ram Nath Kovind has met actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt on the sets of their upcoming film "Brahmastra" in Sofia, Bulgaria.A string of photographs of the actors with Kovind and Bulgarian President Rumen Radev was shared on the official Twitter account...

05-Sep-2018 Bulgaria(Cyprus)

Ram Nath Kovind in Bulgaria, India and Bulgaria sign five agreements

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, reached Bulgaria yesterday (September 4, 2018) on the second leg of his state visit to three European nations – Cyprus, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.Today (September 5, 2018), the President delivered an address...

05-Sep-2018 Luanda

17 dead as trains collide in Angola

At least 17 people were killed and 12 others injured on Tuesday in a collision involving a rail maintenance train and a freight train in Angola's southern Namibe province, authorities said.Emergency crew on site said the death toll could go up and that...

04-Sep-2018 Cyprus

President of India delivers address at University of Cyprus

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, delivered an address at the University of Cyprus today (September 4, 2018). The theme of the address was “Youth, Technology and Ideas: Shaping the Contours of the 21st Century”.Addressing the gathering, the President...

01-Sep-2018 Sao Paulo

Cannabidiol effective against depression : Study

A single dose of cannabidiol -- a non-intoxicating compound of marijuana -- was found highly effective in eliminating the symptoms of depression in rats, finds a study.The findings showed that as compared to the commercial anti-depressants that typically...

30-Aug-2018 Addis Ababa

17 killed in Ethiopian military helicopter crash

All the 17 persons on-board were killed when an Ethiopian military helicopter crashed in Oromia regional state on Thursday, Ethiopia News Agency (ENA) reported.The Ethiopian Air Force helicopter had taken off early on Thursday from the city of Dire Dawa...

30-Aug-2018 Cape Town

8 killed in South Africa bus crash

Eight people were killed and about 30 others injured on Thursday in an accident nearly 300 km east from here, police said.The cause of the accident is being investigated. The bus was going from Cape Town toward Beaufort West.The death toll may rise as passengers...

29-Aug-2018 Cairo

20 militants killed in anti-terror raids in Egypt

The Egyptian Army on Wednesday said that 20 militants have been killed over the past few days in anti-terror raids in Sinai province and the Western Desert region.In Sinai, the forces have killed 13 militants, destroyed 18 hideouts and captured 18 wanted...

29-Aug-2018 Lamu (Kenya)

5 soldiers killed, 10 injured in Kenya blast

At least five Kenyan soldiers were killed and 10 seriously injured in a blast in Kenya's Lamu region early on Wednesday, officials said.Kenya Defence Force (KDF) spokesman Paul Njuguna confirmed the incident which took place at around 8 a.m.The incident...

29-Aug-2018 Detroit

She made our world a better place: Taylor Swift on Aretha Franklin

Days ahead of Aretha Franklin's funeral in her hometown, singer Taylor Swift honoured the late Queen of Soul.On Tuesday evening, the Reputation singer, 28, performed at Detroit's Ford Field where she asked the sold-out crowd to pay tribute to Franklin with...

27-Aug-2018 Taipei

4 killed in Taiwan rains

At least four people were killed and 143 injured following torrential rains in Taiwan that also caused agricultural losses worth more than 563.2 million Taiwanese dollars ($18 million), authorities said on Monday.Central and southern Taiwan have suffered...

24-Aug-2018 Berlin

BJP causing divisions in society : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the BJP and RSS were weakening the country "by causing divisions and spreading hatred."Addressing an event organised by the Indian Overseas Congress on Thursday, Gandhi said the Congress differed with the way the...

15-Aug-2018 Santiago

10 killed in nursing home fire in Chile

At least 10 elderly women died early on Tuesday in a fire at a nursing home in the Chilean town of Chiguayante, officials said.Officials are investigating the cause of the fire in one of Casa de Reposo Santa Marta's pavilions in Biobio region, located some...

15-Aug-2018 Quito

22 killed in bus crash in Ecuador

Twenty-two people were killed and 18 others injured on Tuesday when a bus overturned on a mountain road near Quito, officials said.The accident involved a passenger bus with foreign tags, Ecuador's ECU-911 emergency service said in a statement.ECU-911 said it received...

13-Aug-2018 Taipei

Nine killed in Taiwan hospital blaze

Nine people were killed and 16 injured as fire engulfed a hospital in Taiwan's New Taipei City on Monday, officials said.The incident took place on the seventh floor of the Weifu hospital, in Xinzhuang district, where over 200 firemen evacuated dozens of...

13-Aug-2018 Vientiane

Death toll reaches 36 in Laos dam collapse, 98 missing

The death toll in the flooding caused by a dam collapse in Laos has climbed to 36 while 98 are still missing, national daily Vientiane Times reported on Monday.On Saturday, we found the body of a three-year-old girl, bringing the number of known fatalities...

12-Aug-2018 Montreal

Simona Halep routs Barty to reach Montreal final

Top-ranked Romanian Simona Halep brushed aside surprise semi-finalist Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 to reach the final of the Rogers Cup here.Halep, on Saturday, was too solid from the baseline for the Australian, who found herself under constant pressure from the Romanian's...

11-Aug-2018 Tirana

Man kills 8 relatives in Albania

Eight persons were killed on Friday afternoon at Resulaj Village in Albania, where a 24-year-old man opened fire at his relatives over a property dispute, police said.According to the police, all the victims were members of two Zykaj families, living in the...

06-Aug-2018 Chicago

44 people shot within 14 hrs in Chicago

Police in Chicago have said that 44 people were shot within 14 hours out of which five were killed, the media reported.In three hours beginning at 1.30 a.m. on Sunday, police records show that 30 people were shot and two killed in 10 incidents, reports CNN.The...

05-Aug-2018 Caracas

6 arrested over Venezuelan President's alleged assassination bid

Six people have been arrested over an alleged assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro here, the interior minister said.Maduro survived the assault on Saturday evening after several drones armed with explosives flew toward him while speaking...

30-Jul-2018 Athens

Death toll in Greece wildfire increases to 91

The death toll from last week's wildfire near the Greek capital city Athens reached 91 on Monday, according to the Fire Department.The blaze which broke out on Monday was the deadliest in Europe since 1900. Eighty-seven bodies were found in the seaside town...

29-Jul-2018 Sanamxay (Laos)

Dam collapse in Laos kills 9, 122 missing

Nine people were confirmed dead while 122 others were still missing after a dam collapsed, triggering flash floods in southern Laos, a provincial official said on Sunday.Minaphone Saisomphu, deputy party committee secretary of Attapeu Province, deputy commander...

28-Jul-2018 Ramallah

Palestinian killed after stabbing 3 Israelis in West Bank

A young Palestinian man has been shot dead after he stabbed three Israelis near their settlement, south of this West Bank city, the Israeli Army and the Palestinian Health Ministry said.A statement issued by the Israeli Army said the man was shot dead...

26-Jul-2018 Guatemala City

Guatemala volcano death toll rises to 147

The death toll from the eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano on June 3 has risen to 147, officials said.The National Forensic Sciences Institute on Wednesday said that it had managed to identify nine more sets of human remains, including three minors --...

25-Jul-2018 Kampala

Narendra Modi thanks Uganda for hosting Indian community

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the Ugandan people and government for providing home to the Indian-origin community after the troubles in the past in the East African country."There were troubled times in the past but the Ugandan government and people...

24-Jul-2018 Uganda

Narendra Modi addresses Indian Community in Uganda

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today addressed the Indian Community in Uganda. The  event in Kampala was also attended by President Museveni of Uganda.In his address, the Prime Minister said he felt a sense of belonging with the Indian Community...

24-Jul-2018 Kampala

Narendra Modi thanks Uganda for hosting Indian community

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the Ugandan people and government for providing home to the Indian-origin community after the troubles in the past in the East African country."There were troubled times in the past but the Ugandan government and people...

24-Jul-2018 Athens

74 dead as Greece wildfires incinerate popular coastal vacation spot

At least 74 people were killed, scores injured and many remained unaccounted for after wildfires spread rapidly through a popular vacationing spot on the Greek coast east of Athens, turning it into a disaster area that left the country reeling and in desperate...

22-Jul-2018 Manila

5 dead, thousands hit by monsoon rains in Philippines

At least five people have died and more than 700,000 have been affected due to days of torrential rains which have lashed the Philippines, authorities said on Sunday.The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said it had received...

16-Jul-2018 Managua

10 killed in fresh Nicaragua clashes

Ten people were killed and over dozens others injured in clashes in Nicaragua between security forces and anti-government protesters who were blocking roads."There are six dead in Masaya, two dead in Diria, and two in Catarina," ANDPH executive secretary...

10-Jul-2018

It was my dream to beat top ranking players : Manika Batra

India's star tennis player, Manika Batra's life has changed forever after she defeated world number four, Feng Tianwei as well as Zhou Yihan, in the finals of the Commonwealth Games this year. The 22-year-old ace table tennis player who brought home the historic...

23-Jun-2018 Havana

India seeks Cuba's help in empowering developing nations

President Ram Nath Kovind has urged Cuba to lead alongside to empower the developing nations, seeking to "play a leading role in enhancing the South-South cooperation".Marking the end of the first visit by an Indian leader to the Caribbean island in more than...

17-Jun-2018 Caracas

17 dead in Venezuela club stampede

At least 17 people were killed on Saturday in a stampede in a nightclub in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, the Interior Minister Nestor Reverol has confirmed."The stampede was triggered when a tear-gas canister was set off during a brawl," BBC reported...

10-Jun-2018 Quebec City

Donald Trump asks US representatives not to endorse G7 communique

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that he has instructed US representatives not to endorse the joint communique released at the end of the Group of Seven (G7) summit in here in Canada."Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference,...

08-Jun-2018 Ankara

Turkey may lift emergency after elections : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that a state of emergency imposed in the country following a failed coup in 2016 may be lifted after the June 24 elections.He made the announcement during an interview with CNN Turk on Thursday evening, reports...

05-Jun-2018 Vienna

Russia open to cooperation with EU : Vladimir Putin

The Russian President said on Tuesday that his country was ready for cooperation with the European Union.Vladimir Putin spoke to the press in the Austrian capital Vienna alongside his Austrian counterpart Alexander Van der Bellen, reports Efe news."We are...

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