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24-Mar-2019 Yangon

16 killed in Myanmar warehouse explosion

As many as 16 people were killed and 48 others injured in a warehouse explosion in Myanmar on Sunday, an official said.Nyi Rang, External Relation Officer of the United Wa State Army (UWSA) in Lashio, said: "The explosion took place in Mongmao town in the...

23-Mar-2019 Washington

No idea about Mueller report timing : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he has "no idea" about when Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who's leading the Russia probe, will turn in his report."I have no idea about the Mueller report," Trump responded on the White House lawn to the question...

23-Mar-2019 Los Angeles

'Supernatural' to end after Season 15

The popular American TV show "Supernatural" will conclude after 15 seasons.Series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins made the announcement in a video posted on Instagram on Friday, reports variety.com."We just told the crew that even...

22-Mar-2019 Changsha

At least 26 dead, 28 injured in China coach fire

Twenty-six people were killed and 28 others injured after a tour coach caught fire in central China's Hunan Province on Friday, local authorities said.The injured, including five in critical condition, were rushed to three local hospitals for treatment, according...

22-Mar-2019 Beijing

China chemical blast toll increases to 47

The death toll from a blast that ripped through a chemical plant in China's Jiangsu province has increased to 47, with 90 others seriously injured, authorities said on Friday.The blast took place at 2.48 p.m. on Thursday following a fire that broke out in...

22-Mar-2019 Accra (Ghana)

Buses collide in Ghana, at least 50 dead

At least 50 people were killed and several others injured on Friday after two buses collided head on in Ghana and one of them caught fire, media reports said.The public transport buses were carrying over 50 passengers each when the accident took place in...

22-Mar-2019 Beijing

7 dead after man ploughs car into crowd in China

A man was shot dead by the police on Friday in China after he ploughed his car into a crowd, killing six persons including a child.The incident was reported at about 6 a.m. at Taiping city in Hubei province.The 44-year-old driver was identified as Cui...

21-Mar-2019 Washington

Donald Trump complains about John McCain funeral

US President Donald Trump has attacked the late Senator John McCain, complaining that he "didn't get a thank you" for his state funeral."We sent him on the way, but I wasn't a fan of John McCain," the President said during a visit to an Ohio tank factory,...

21-Mar-2019 London

Tired public needs Brexit decision : Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told the public she is "on their side", laying the blame for the delay to Brexit squarely with MPs.Speaking from Downing Street, May said people were "tired of infighting and political games" and it was "high time" politicians...

20-Mar-2019 London/New Delhi

Nirav Modi held in London, in police custody

Fourteen months after he fled India, fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi has been arrested in London in connection with a Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case and was sent to police custody till March 29 after being denied bail.The 48-year-old businessman was arrested...

20-Mar-2019 Los Angeles

I can't cook, I'm a terrible wife: Priyanka Chopra

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas says she is a terrible wife as she does not know how to cook.Priyanka made an appearance on ABC's chat show "The View", where she spoke about tying the knot with American pop-singer Nick Jonas, her featuring in his music...

18-Mar-2019 Jakarta

Toll in Indonesia floods, landslides now 79

The death toll from flash floods and subsequent landslides in Indonesia's Papua province has increased to 79, with search and rescue operations continuing on Monday to locate 43 missing people.Due to the floods and landslides that hit villages in Jayapura...

18-Mar-2019 Sharjah

SWSF to Unveil Arab Women Sports Tournament 2020 in Cairo

Sharjah Women Sports Foundation (SWSF) has confirmed participation at the first International Conference for Arab Women’s Sports in Cairo on March 28 – 29, 2019, during which the visiting delegation will reveal details of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST...

17-Mar-2019 Islamabad

3 killed, 6 injured in Pakistan train blast

Three persons were killed and six others injured after a blast at a passenger train in Pakistan's Balochistan area on Sunday, police said.District Police Officer Irfan Bashir said that suspected miscreants planted an improvised explosive device at the rail...

17-Mar-2019 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Indonesia floods: Death toll rises to 63

The death toll in the flash floods that hit Indonesia's Papua province rose to 63 on Sunday even as rescue operations are underway to search for the dozens missing, a disaster official said.Torrential rains triggered the floods at around 6 p.m. in several...

17-Mar-2019 Harare

24 dead as Cyclone Idai wreaks havoc in Zimbabwe

At least 24 people have been killed as Cyclone Idai wreaked havoc in southeastern Zimbabwe, officials said on Saturday.The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services tweeted on Saturday that most of the deaths were in Chimanimani district....

17-Mar-2019 Los Angeles

#MeToo movement hasn't made big impact: Lily Allen

Singer Lily Allen says the #MeToo movement has not made big enough of an impact and thinks people are ignoring important issues."Everyone is sort of a bit like, 'Yeah, yeah, that happened, but what do you expect?' I think that's the danger with the #MeToo movement....

14-Mar-2019 Tehran

5 killed in Iran gas pipeline explosion

At least five people were killed on Thursday in an explosion of a pipeline that links the gas network from Mahshahr city to Ahvaz city in Iran, the state media reported.Six other  people were injured in the explosion, Ahvaz Governor Jamal Alami Nisi...

14-Mar-2019 Lagos

12 killed in Nigeria school building collapse

At least 12 people were confirmed dead on Thursday following the collapse of a three-storeybuilding which housed a primary school in the Nigerian city of Lagos, the media  reported."Some of the victims were brought in dead," a doctor told Xinhua news...

13-Mar-2019 San Francisco

Google says sorry for Gmail, Drive global outages

Google on Wednesday apologised after users around the world faced problems with accessing Gmail and other services.Users in several countries including India reported problems in attaching or accessing attachments, as well as accessing and saving draft emails...

10-Mar-2019 Addis Ababa

All 157 on board killed as Ethiopian Airline Boeing crashes

An Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed on Sunday shortly after it took-off from here, killing all 157 people on board.The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya, the BBC reported.Ethiopian...

10-Mar-2019 Bogota

14 killed in Colombia plane crash

At least 14 people including a minor have been killed in a plane crash in Colombia, officials said.According to officials, the Laser Airlines DC-3 aircraft crashed on Saturday in the Colombian department of Meta, Efe news reported.In a tweet, Colombia's...

10-Mar-2019

'Juanita': Film about female empowerment gone awry

There is something supremely sad about a meditation on womanhood and female empowerment gone awry.Juanita means well. It wants us to enter a black American woman's home and psyche to get to know why she thinks her life as a single mother has snuffed out her...

08-Mar-2019 Islamabad

Imran Khan: Won't let armed groups function in Pakistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that his government would not let any armed groups function in the country amid intensifying crackdown on Islamist groups and their leaders."Under the National Action Plan (NAP), we will not permit any armed group...

06-Mar-2019 Abuja

Gunmen kill 30 in Nigeria

At least 30 people have been killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire on the people at a village in Nigeria, the police said.Mohammed Shehu, a police spokesman said the  incident took place on Tuesday in the Kware village of Shinkafi district.The...

06-Mar-2019 Washington

US tornadoes: Seven family members among 23 killed

 Seven members of a family were among the 23 victims identified after an outbreak of tornadoes devastated the US state of Alabama, officials said.Every victim, including four  children, was found close to their homes, rescue crews said. The victims range...

05-Mar-2019 kabul

59 killed in Afghanistan floods

At least 59 people were killed and another 143 injured as flash floods struck Afghanistan following heavy rains in the country, officials said on Monday.Kandahar and Helmand provinces were the most affected by the floods that hit the country following heavy...

01-Mar-2019 Abu Dhabi

Sushma's veiled attack on Pakistan at OIC, says terror camps must go

In an obvious attack on Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that states which shelter and fund terrorists must be told to dismantle terror camps on their soil."If we want to save humanity,...

28-Feb-2019 Islamabad

India cannot solve the Kashmir issue through strength : Pakistan

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said they have received the Indian dossier and have not gotten the chance to examine it. “We briefed  parliamentary leaders last night; there was a meeting of the cabinet. There is a joint session....

28-Feb-2019 Islamabad

Pakistan to release India’s pilot on Friday

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced that Pakistan would be releasing the Indian pilot tomorrow as a peace gesture.The prime minister was addressing  the joint session of Parliament and in a message, urged India not to escalate the situation....

28-Feb-2019 Paris

Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel display unity over Brexit agreement

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel showed their unity on the question of Brexit during a joint press conference here."The withdrawal agreement cannot be renegotiated," declared the French President to members of the press at...

26-Feb-2019 Islamabad

Pakistan warns India of 'strong response'

Pakistan on Tuesday reacted strongly to the IAF strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) biggest training camp in Balakot, with its leaders threatening a "befitting response" to India and Prime Minister Imran Khan directing the country's armed forces and citizens to...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

A night of many firsts, Oscars 2019 spotlights women, diversity

Honouring a stream of women, people of colour and films and talent from across the worl, Oscars 2019 turned out to be a night of many firsts and an example of how diversity needs to be embraced now more than ever.A record seven black men and women - Regina King,...

25-Feb-2019 Sanna

Three killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen

Three people, including a woman and her two daughters were killed when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a house north of Yemen's capital Sanaa, a relative and local health authorities said.The father was injured in the airstrike on Bait al-Tawki's house,...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

'Green Book' wins Oscar for Best Picture

"Green Book" -- backed by Anil D. Ambani-owned Reliance Entertainment's Amblin Entertainment -- and a film which explores race relations in the US in the 1960s, won the Best Picture honour at the 91st Academy Awards, apart from two other awards. The banner's...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

Periods don't stop us from achieving anything: Monga after Oscar win

Indian film producer Guneet Monga is elated about winning an Oscar for her co-production "Period. End of Sentence", which highlights the stigma around menstruation. She says the accolade adds more power to her mission to "change the world"."Period. End of Sentence",...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

Lady Gaga wins first Oscar

Singer-actress Lady Gaga took home her first Oscar in the Best Original Song category for "Shallow" -- the popular track from the hit film, "A Star Is Born".The award went to Gaga and co-writers Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando. In her speech, she thanked...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

Alfonso Cuaron wins Best Director for 'Roma'

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron won the Best Director honour for his black-and-white semi-autobiographical film "Roma".It is the second Best Directing Award for Cuaron who had earlier won it for space drama "Gravity" in 2014."I thank the Academy for recognising...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

Olivia Colman wins her first her Oscar

"The Favourite" star Olivia Colman was teary-eyed as she was announced the winner of the Best Actress in a Leading Role category at the 91st Academy Awards, marking her first Oscar."It's genuinely quite stressful... This is hilarious. I got an Oscar," Colman...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

Spike Lee makes political comment as 'BlacKkKlansman' wins Oscar

Filmmaker Spike Lee was elated when "BlacKkKlansman" was announced as the Oscar winner for Adapted Screenplay at the 91st Academy Awards. He urged people to be "on the right side of history".Lee paced towards the stage and hugged presenter Samuel L. Jackson in...

25-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

Rami Malek named Best Actor at Oscars 2019

Actor Rami Malek received an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading role at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony for portraying the life of late Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody" with conviction."Bohemian Rhapsody", which was released in India by Fox Star Studios,...

25-Feb-2019 Washington

Donald Trump postpones tariff hike on Chinese imports

President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that he was "delaying" raising tariffs on hundreds of Chinese import products, a hike that had been scheduled for March 1, due to the "substantial progress" being made in the bilateral trade talks being held in Washington."I...

24-Feb-2019 Caracas/Bogota

5 killed in Venezuela-Colombia border violence

At least five people were killed and hundreds injured as violence broke out along the Venezuela-Colombia border, where international aid intended for Caracas is awaiting transport.The violence broke out on Saturday night as opposition leader and self-proclaimed...

24-Feb-2019 Los Angeles

No one wants to go out with me: Lily Allen

Actress Lily Allen says nobody wants to go out with her because she is a "nightmare", as she says all her friends think she is busy partying with A-list stars."I split up with my boyfriend a couple of months ago and that's sad. No one ever rings me anymore,...

22-Feb-2019 Beijing

Saudi Crown Prince meets Xi, $10 bn refinery deal signed

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday as Saudi oil company Aramco signed a pact to develop a $10 billion refining and petrochemical complex in China as 35 other economic deals worth $28 billion were inked by the...

22-Feb-2019 Rawalpindi

Pakistan Army warns India of 'surprise response' if war imposed

Pakistan's Army on Friday accused India of sending war threats and warned of a "surprise response" if New Delhi initiated any aggression amid heightened tensions between the two neighbours following the Kashmir suicide attack."Pakistan is not preparing for war....

22-Feb-2019 Seoul

Act against terrorism : Narendra Modi tells global community

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said here that the time has come for the global community to "come together" and "go beyond words" to act against terrorism, as he expressed his gratitude for South Korea's support in the wake of the Pulwama attack.Addressing...

21-Feb-2019 Seoul

Narendra Modi addresses Indian Community in Korea

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed the Indian community in Korea. He thanked the Indian community in Seoul for the warm welcome they had accorded him.  He said ties between India and Korea are not just on the basis of business contact....

21-Feb-2019 Islamabad

Pakistan re-imposes ban on Hafiz Saeed's JuD, charity arm

Pakistan on Thursday re-imposed a ban on the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), formed by Hafiz Saaed to sidestep the ban on his Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and its charity arm, the Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation.The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Security Committee,...

21-Feb-2019 Dhaka

Dhaka blaze : 4 kids among 70 dead

Seventy people, including four children and five women were confirmed dead on Thursday while 56 were reported injured in a massive blaze in the Bangladesh capital that  engulfed several multi-storey buildings in the Chawkbazar area of the old city.The fire...

21-Feb-2019 Washington

Alabama woman who joined IS should not return to US : Donald Trump

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to allow Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left in November 2014 to join  IS, to return to the US -- despite her recent public plea to come back and stand trial...

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