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  • Bangladesh cricket Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza shines on 'political pitch'

    31 December, 2018 4:08 AM 120

    Dhaka: As the counting of votes for Bangladesh election concluded, cricketer and ODI Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza emerged victorious from Narail 2 constituency on an Awami League ticket on Monday. Mashrafe bagged 274,418 votes as against his nearest opponent who could manage barely 8,006 votes. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina cruised to victory for a third

  • Massive earthquake strikes southern Philippines island of Mindanao; Tsunami alert issued

    29 December, 2018 5:03 AM 157

    Manila: An earthquake measuring 7.2-magnitude on the Richter scale struck southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Saturday. The quake was recorded at 03:39 GMT, 101 kilometres or 62.7 miles to the southeast of the Pundaguitan coastal area, according to United States Geological Survey. However, authorities warned of possible tsunami threat to the coastlines

  • Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 hits Italy's Sicily; injuries, damages reported

    26 December, 2018 12:20 PM 202

    The earthquake hit at 3.19 am (0219 GMT), prompting many people to run out of their homes and sleep in cars.  CATANIA: An earthquake measuring magnitude 4.8 hit the area north of Catania on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily early on Wednesday, causing some damage to buildings and a few injuries, officials said. It hit two days after Etna, Europe`s highest

  • United States defeated ISIS in Syria, claims President Donald Trump

    19 December, 2018 4:50 PM 182

    Trump added that this was his only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency. Washington: The United States has defeated ISIS in Syria, claimed US President Donald Trump on Wednesday. He further added that this was his only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency. Taking to Twitter, Trump said, "We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason

  • Nationwide campaign to raise awareness on Hinduism launched in the US

    16 December, 2018 6:06 AM 215

    Titled "I am Hindu American", the campaign was launched by the US-based Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and includes a social-media campaign. Houston: A nationwide campaign has been launched in the US to raise awareness on the Hinduism and bring down the cases of bullying against the people following the religion. Titled "I am Hindu American", the campaign

  • Sri Lanka's top court rules parliament dissolution as illegal

    13 December, 2018 12:54 PM 186

    Colombo: Sri Lanka`s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled President Maithripala Sirisena`s decision to dissolve parliament ahead of its term as illegal, in a setback for the embattled leader in his face off with an elected premier. Sirisena dissolved parliament on November 9 and called a general election for January 5 days after sacking Prime Minister Ranil

  • 4 dead, 43 injured after high-speed train crashes into overpass in Turkey

    13 December, 2018 6:35 AM 163

    Several persons were injured after a high-speed train crashed into an overpass in Turkish capital Ankara. ANKARA: At least four persons died and over 43 injured after a high-speed train crashed into an overpass in Turkish capital Ankara, reported the country's media. A video footage uploaded by Posta Gazetesi, a Turkish daily newspaper, showed mangled

  • US adds Pakistan, China to its blacklist for religious freedom violations

    12 December, 2018 6:01 AM 142

    Washington: Pakistan, China and Saudi Arabia are among countries added to a US blacklist of nations that violate religious freedom, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Pompeo said he has designated Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan as "Countries of Particular Concern" in a congressionally

  • Massive 7.6 earthquake prompts tsunami warning off New Caledonia: Reports

    5 December, 2018 9:52 AM 146

    A powerful undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck off the east coast of New Caledonia in the South Pacific on Wednesday, said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, which warned of possible hazardous tsunamis in the region. The undersea quake was only a shallow 10 km (6 miles) deep and about 155 km (95 miles) east-southeast of the Loyalty Islands

  • Imran Khan counters Pakistan foreign minister, says Kartarpur 'a sincere effort, no googly'

    3 December, 2018 4:52 PM 176

    It was a sincere effort. So was the invitation extended to the Indian ministers. It was not a googly for sure, says Imran Khan. "The (ground-breaking) ceremony (of Kartarpur) was a peace initiative. It was a sincere effort. So was the invitation extended to the Indian ministers. It was not a googly for sure," Khan was quoted as saying by Geo News during