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  • Exclusion of Indian students from visa reform amounts to self-harm: British think tank

    18 June, 2018 5:08 PM 47

    Think tanks, lawmakers condemn discriminatory measure Britain’s decision to exclude India from reform of its international student visa application process has been widely condemned in Britain, including by the Labour Party, with one think tank describing it as an “act of self-harm” that threatened to push even more Indian students away from British

  • Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

    18 June, 2018 6:13 AM 37

    Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton. The meeting between Mr. Stone and a man who identified himself as Henry Greenberg was described in a pair of letters sent on Friday to the House

  • Philippine troops clash with remnants of defeated Islamist group

    18 June, 2018 5:06 AM 82

    Philippine troops have clashed with remnants of a pro-Islamic State militant group that held a southern city for five months last year, the army said on Monday. Colonel Romeo Brawner, the deputy commander of Joint Task Force Marawi, said security forces conducted air and ground assaults in the province of Lanao del Sur on Sunday in a bid to flush out Maute

  • U.S., S. Korea to announce suspension of joint drills

    17 June, 2018 5:24 PM 50

    Routine military training to continue South Korea and the U.S. are expected to announce the suspension of “large-scale” military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearise, news agency Yonhap said on Sunday. Citing an unnamed government source, the South Korean news agency said the suspension

  • One dead, 20 injured in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

    17 June, 2018 1:22 PM 36

    Four of the 20 injured, including a 13-year-old boy, are in critical condition. Shooting broke out at an all-night art festival in Trenton, New Jersey, early on Sunday, sending people stampeding from the scene and leaving one suspect dead and 20 people injured, a local prosecutor said. Sixteen of the 20 injured were treated for gunshot wounds, Mercer

  • Cambodia’s ex-PM Prince Ranariddh hurt, wife killed in car crash

    17 June, 2018 10:21 AM 38

    Cambodia’s former Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh has been seriously injured in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven other people. A senior official from his FUNCINPEC political party said the 74-year-old Prince Ranariddh was in a convoy on June 17 along with senior party figures heading toward Sihanoukville in southwest

  • Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic's name to ‘Republic of North Macedonia’

    17 June, 2018 9:59 AM 38

    The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia signed an accord on Sunday to rename the former Yugoslav republic as the “Republic of North Macedonia’. The landmark accord follows decades of inconclusive talks which had soured relations between the two countries and held up the admission of the Balkan State into the EU and NATO, of which Greece is a member

  • Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python while tending her garden

    16 June, 2018 6:56 AM 40

    The body of Wa Tiba (54) was found on Friday when villagers cut open the 23-foot constrictor on the island of Muna, offshore of Sulawesi. An Indonesian woman has been found in the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured near where she vanished while tending her vegetable garden, police said Saturday. The body of Wa Tiba (54) was found

  • No change on U.S. troop presence in South Korea: Seoul official

    15 June, 2018 4:16 PM 16

    About 28,500 American troops are present in the country U.S. military forces in South Korea are not subject to negotiations between North Korea and the United States because they are a matter for the U.S.-South Korean alliance, a senior official in South Korea’s presidential office said on Friday. U.S. President Donald Trump said after his historic summit

  • Raccoon conquers U.S. skyscraper

    13 June, 2018 4:01 PM 48

    America breathed a sign of relief after the scruffy brown animal was rescued America breathed a sign of relief on Wednesday after a scruffy brown raccoon was captured following a perilous climb up a 23-story building in the northern state of Minnesota. Thousands of Twitter users followed the escapades of the raccoon on Tuesday as it slowly inched up the side of the UBS Plaza