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  • Woman travels on husband’s passport

    2 May, 2018 7:53 PM 36

    An Indian-origin businesswoman managed to travel from the U.K.’s Manchester city to New Delhi via Dubai on her husband’s passport before the serious security lapse was picked up in India, prompting the Emirates Airline to launch an investigation into the incident. Geeta Modha, who runs Alankar boutique in Rusholme area of Manchester, left for the airport

  • Tiger cub abandoned near U.S. border

    2 May, 2018 4:00 PM 45

    Smugglers left behind a live tiger cub in a duffel bag when they fled back to Mexico after attempting to cross the Rio Grande into Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Tuesday said the male tiger, believed to be three or four months old, has been placed at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville. Border Patrol agents patrolling Monday

  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ views on Jews draw universal disapproval

    2 May, 2018 3:41 PM 44

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Mahmoud Abbas of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial on Wednesday after the Palestinian leader suggested in a speech that historic persecution of European Jews had been caused by their conduct. Jewish groups also condemned Mr. Abbas’ comments, made in a speech on Monday to the Palestinian National Council

  • Sirisena carries out his fourth Cabinet reshuffle

    1 May, 2018 4:19 PM 134

    The move comes weeks after six Ministers had resigned from his National Unity government. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday reshuffled his Cabinet for the fourth time and changed the portfolios of 18 Ministers, weeks after six Ministers had resigned from his National Unity government. Six Cabinet Ministers had resigned on April 12, after

  • Iran lied about not seeking nuclear weapons, says Benjamin Netanyahu

    30 April, 2018 7:53 PM 164

    The Israeli leader showed pictures and videos purporting to be of historic secret Iranian nuclear facilities, as well as Iranian documents and plans to develop atomic weapons Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran had lied about never having pursued nuclear weapons and had continued to preserve and expand its nuclear weapons

  • Putin, Macron urge strict observance of Iran n-deal

    30 April, 2018 4:09 PM 115

    There is no alternative to the agreement says Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin and French leader Emmanuel Macron on Monday called for the “strict observance” of the current Iran nuclear accord, with U.S. President Donald Trump still deciding whether to scrap the agreement. “The Presidents of Russia and France spoke in favour of keeping the Plan and its strict

  • 26 pro-regime fighters killed in Syria raid

    30 April, 2018 4:03 PM 134

    Missile strikes on central Syria killed 26 pro-regime fighters, most of them Iranians, a monitor said on Monday, in a raid that bore the hallmarks of Israel. The Syrian regime, which denounced a “fresh aggression” after the strikes, meanwhile continued to flush out armed groups from the capital with more deals to transfer fighters to the country’s north

  • Trump suggests meeting Kim Jong Un at Peace House -tweet

    30 April, 2018 12:37 PM 41

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday suggested his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take place at the Peace House on the border between North and South Korea, the same site as Kim's historic meeting last week with South Korea's President. “Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House

  • Imran Khan pledges to rid Pakistan of corruption

    30 April, 2018 12:19 PM 43

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan has pledged to rid the country of chronic corruption if he wins power in this year’s general election. Cricketer-turned-politician Khan claimed he would turn the country into a “Naya [new] Pakistan” free of corruption if his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party comes to power. The PTI chief held a big rally in Lahore

  • Jailed Bolivian ex-dictator Luis Garcia Meza dies at 88

    30 April, 2018 7:23 AM 13

    He was serving his long term in prison for crimes committed after his 1980 military coup Bolivian ex-dictator Luis Garcţa Meza, who was serving a lengthy prison sentence for crimes committed after his 1980 military coup, died on Sunday in a La Paz hospital at the age of 88, his attorney told local media. The frail Garcia Meza died of cardiac arrest and respiratory