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  • EU leaders discuss migrant crisis

    25 June, 2018 4:42 PM 45

    Germany and France pushed on Sunday for new solutions to the migration crisis as bickering among European Union (EU) leaders left boats carrying hundreds of African migrants adrift at sea. Sixteen of the EU’s 28 leaders held emergency talks in Brussels to find a way forward despite a long-standing deadlock over who should take in migrants and refugees

  • Kanishka bombing was Canada’s single-worst act of terror: Trudeau

    24 June, 2018 5:05 PM 54

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday said the 1985 Air India bombing as was the “single-worst terrorist attack” in the country’s history as he paid tribute to the 329 victims of the Kanishka Flight 182 which was blown off mid-air. “The Air India bombing remains the single worst terrorist attack in Canada’s history. This horrific act of malice

  • Malaysian political icon Anwar Ibrahim hospitalised

    24 June, 2018 5:31 AM 49

    The 70-year-old was being treated for back and shoulder pain late on Saturday following a trip to Turkey Prominent Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim was taken to a hospital after complaining of back and shoulder pain. The 70-year-old was being treated late on Saturday following a trip to Turkey, said Fahmi Fadzil, a spokesman for Mr. Ibrahim’s People’s

  • Women in Rio march to demand legal abortion

    23 June, 2018 3:20 PM 50

    Lower House to discuss issue in Aug. Hundreds of women marched in Rio de Janeiro on Friday to demand the legalisation of abortion in Brazil. The march followed a breakthrough for abortion supporters in neighboring Argentina, where the Lower House of Congress approved a Bill this month that would legalise elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy

  • EU slaps retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products

    22 June, 2018 4:54 PM 50

    Items like U.S.-made bikes to be costlier The European Union (EU) slapped revenge tariffs on iconic U.S. products, including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles on Friday in its opening salvo in a trade war with U.S. President Donald Trump. The tariffs, which took effect at midnight (2200 GMT Thursday) according to the EU’s official journal, will further

  • ‘EU summit won’t solve migration issue’

    22 June, 2018 4:38 PM 57

    Merkel calls for multilateral deals German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday played down expectations that an EU summit next week will reach a solution on the issue of migration. Speaking on a visit to Lebanon, Ms. Merkel said that “we know that no solution will be reached on Thursday and Friday at the level of the 28 member states... on the overall

  • Killing dogs for meat illegal: South Korean court

    21 June, 2018 5:02 PM 48

    Animal rights activists welcome move A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said on Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines. The meat has long been a part of South Korean cuisine, with about one million dogs believed to be eaten annually. But consumption

  • Ex-U.K. model recounts her near-brush with IS

    21 June, 2018 3:56 PM 50

    ‘I was groomed to become white widow’ Former U.K. model Kimberley Miners has claimed that she was groomed by a Pakistani-origin Islamic State (IS) recruiter to become the next “white widow” in Syria. Ms. Miners told The Sun that she was brainwashed by Naweed Hussain, a Briton who joined the IS in June 2015 and was killed last year, on Facebook. “I was totally

  • Global refugee count highest ever in 2017: UN report

    21 June, 2018 10:49 AM 77

    The number of refugees worldwide registered an annual increase of 13% to reach 25.4 million in 2017, the highest known total to date, according to a UNHCR report. Most of the refugees were from Syria and Afghanistan, while neighbouring Turkey and Pakistan hosted the most number of refugees. If internal displacement figures were considered, one person

  • Iran allows entry of women into stadium

    20 June, 2018 7:25 PM 50

    Tehran’s largest football stadium was to admit thousands of women together with men on Wedesday for the first time since the the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The decision to throw open the gates of the capital’s 1,00,000 capacity Azadi Stadium for came ahead of Iran’s match against Spain. The U-turn by Tehran provincial council came after the 1-0 win over Morocco