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

    17 June, 2018 1:22 PM 44

    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 52

    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 52

    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 47

    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 21

    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 57

    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

  • Raccoon scales St. Paul office tower, captivating public

    13 June, 2018 11:41 AM 56

    The animal has generated so much interest that a hashtag mprraccoon was created. A raccoon stranded on the ledge of a building in St. Paul, Minnesota, captivated onlookers and generated interest on social media after it started scaling an office building. Onlookers and reporters tracked the critter’s progress at it climbed the UBS Tower on Tuesday, interrupting

  • We will negotiate only with Taliban: Afghan official

    12 June, 2018 6:24 PM 200

    There are no good or bad terrorists and the international community should work together to remove terror infrastructure, said Dr. Arian Sharifi, Director of National Threat Assessment, National Security Council of Afghanistan. India too has been advocating a similar approach on terrorism while the international community tried to bring the “good Taliban

  • Greece, Macedonia close to deal on name dispute: Greek govt sources

    12 June, 2018 7:30 AM 24

    Athens and Skopje are very close to reaching a deal to resolve a decades-old dispute over the ex-Yugoslav republic's name, Greek government officials told Reuters on Tuesday. The row has blocked the tiny Balkan state's hopes to join the European Union and the NATO military alliance. Both sides have aimed at settling the dispute before an EU summit in late June. Greek

  • What’s for lunch? Trump, Kim summit menu a blend of Western, Asian flavours

    12 June, 2018 4:33 AM 27

    U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be served a working lunch that combines the flavours of East and West during their historic meeting in Singapore on Tuesday. A menu released by the White House showed the two leaders will sit down to starters that include prawn cocktail and avocado salad, a Southeast Asian-flavoured