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Donald Trump paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr

January 13, 2018

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr, one of the principal advocates of the civil rights movement, at a time when the US President is facing accusations of racism for his alleged insult of Haiti, El Salvador and several African countries. Trump refused to answer questions about the controversy during an event on Friday at...


Man charged with threatening to assassinate Trump

January 04, 2018

WASHINGTON: A man from the US state of Utah has been indicted on charges of threatening to kill President Donald Trump during his visit to the state last month. Travis Luke Dominguez, 33, was charged on December 4 in an 11-count indictment that included two counts of threatening the life of the President, the US Attorney's office said in a stateme...


48 killed in Peru bus accident

January 03, 2018

LIMA: At least 48 people were killed and six others injured when a bus went off a highway in Peru and plunged off a cliff, police said. The accident occurred on Tuesday night on the Pan American Highway North about 45 km from Lima in Pasamayo, an area overlooking the Pacific Ocean known as "The Devil's Curve", reports Efe news. "Twelve more bodie...


Chinese university bans Christmas celebrations

December 15, 2017

BEIJING: A Chinese university has reportedly banned Christmas celebrations on its campus to protect its students from the influence of western culture about which many, it thinks, are "blindly excited". The varsity in Shenyang in China's northeast province Liaoning has issued a notice to its students, asking them not to organise any Western religi...


US will take care of N.Korean missile launch: Trump

November 29, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said "we will take care of it", reacting to the latest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test by North Korea, a move that has hiked tensions in the region. Trump told reporters in brief remarks from the White House on Tuesday after the missile launch that the US "will take care of it.... It is a si...


Watch YouTube videos right in WhatsApp on iOS devices

November 28, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO: A new WhatsApp update rolled out for iOS will let users play YouTube videos right within the instant messaging app. The update will also let users navigate to another chat while you are watching the video. The information regarding the new WhatsApp update Version 2.17.81 was published on AppStore and first spotted by WABetaInfo, a w...


Egypt's airstrikes kill militants involved in deadly mosque attack

November 25, 2017

CAIRO: The Egyptian airstrikes hit a number of vehicles of militants involved in the deadly attack on a mosque in North Sinai province that left 270 killed, said an Egyptian military spokesman in a statement on Friday. "In addition, the air forces targeted a number of hideouts containing weapons and ammunition that belong to the extremists," milit...


India condemns Egypt terror attack

November 25, 2017

NEW DELHI: India on Friday strongly condemned the terror attack at a mosque in Egypt that claimed at least 270 lives. "Government of India strongly condemns the heinous act of terrorism that has claimed innocent lives in Bir-al-Abed, North Sinai in Egypt today," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. "In this hour of traged...


China launches new meteorological satellite

November 15, 2017

BEIJING: China launched a new meteorological satellite, Fengyun-3D on Wednesday, authorities said. The satellite was launched at at 2.35 a.m., from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in Shanxi province, reports Xinhua news agency. A Long March-4C rocket carried the satellite into space. Fengyun-3D is one of China's second generation of Polar-O...


Massive protests in Brazil against comprehensive labour reforms

November 11, 2017

BRASILIA: Massive protests took place across Brazil against a comprehensive labour reform that the people believe only benefits big business. The protests were held in the country's 24 of 27 states, a day before the labour reforms take effect, reports Xinhua news agency. It has been approved by Congress and signed into law by President Michel Teme...