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  • Venezuelan President evacuated from event after 'assassination' attempt

    5 August, 2018 3:35 AM 91

    Caracas: A television broadcast by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was cut short during an outdoor speech at a military event after a reported explosion, the media reported. The country`s leader was addressing the military to mark the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard of Venezuela, Daily Star reported. While Maduro was speaking about

  • US Democratic candidates warned against using Huawei devices amid spying fears

    4 August, 2018 5:49 AM 99

    US lawmakers and the Trump administration have pressured US companies to not sell Huawei or ZTE products, saying they potentially could be used to spy on Americans.  Washington: The Democratic National Committee warned party candidates running in November elections not to use devices made by Chinese telecommunications companies ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies

  • Malaysia aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman resigns over MH370 lapses

    31 July, 2018 7:28 AM 95

    KUALA LUMPUR: The chief of Malaysia's civil aviation authority resigned on Tuesday after an investigation report on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 showed lapses by the air traffic control center in Kuala Lumpur. The report released on Monday on the disappearance four years ago of the airliner during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people

  • Doctor treating Nawaz Sharif suffers heart stroke, admitted to same hospital

    30 July, 2018 8:51 AM 105

    This comes just hours after the former Pakistan prime minister was moved from Adiala jail in Rawalpindi to PIMS in Islamabad. The doctor leading the medical board examining former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has himself suffered a heart stroke. Dr Ijaz Qadeer, who is the head of the medical board, has reportedly been shifted to the same centre

  • Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia, at least 10 killed

    29 July, 2018 4:12 AM 390

    Around 66 quakes were recorded after the initial 6.4 magnitude tremor, with the largest aftershock recorded at 5.7 magnitude. SEMBALUN, Indonesia: A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist destination of Lombok in Indonesia on Sunday, killing 10 people and damaging many buildings, authorities said. "We jumped out of our beds to avoid

  • Pakistan elections 2018: Final results give Imran Khan's PTI 115 wins; PML-N at 64 and PPP at 43

    28 July, 2018 12:42 PM 85

    Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) released the seat tally in the 2018 Pakistan elections. It is finally official. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday released the tally of seats in the 2018 Pakistan elections, three days after it began the process of counting the votes. The results show Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI)

  • Items worth 1 billion ringgit seized from Najib

    27 June, 2018 4:35 AM 55

    Malaysian police said on Wednesday the total value of items seized during raids at premises linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak was 900 million ringgit to 1.1 billion ringgit. The raids were connected to investigations into the scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Malaysian police head of commercial crime, Amar Singh, said 12,000 pieces

  • Protests against U.S. top court’s travel ban, Texas hospital explosion, and other news in pictures

    27 June, 2018 2:00 AM 66

    The Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Donald Trump's travel ban was being met with outrage and heartbreak at demonstrations. Immigrant-rights activists crowded into the park across the street from the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan on Tuesday to voice their dismay at the decision. Protesters chanted, cheered and held signs reading

  • Britain approves Brexit law that will end membership of European Union

    26 June, 2018 4:42 PM 30

    A Bill enacting Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (E.U.) has become law after months of debate, the Speaker of Parliament announced on Tuesday to cheers from Conservative Party lawmakers. Speaker John Bercow said the E.U. (Withdrawal) Bill, which repeals the 1972 European Communities Act through which Britain became a member, had received

  • U.S. to present post-summit timeline to North Korea

    25 June, 2018 4:49 PM 102

    It will have specific demands on denuclearisation: official The United States will soon present a timeline to North Korea with ”specific asks” of Pyongyang after a historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a senior U.S. defence official said. The official, who spoke to a small group of reporters ahead of a trip to Asia this week by Defense