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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...


Trump arrives in Vietnam for APEC Summit

November 10, 2017

DA NANG (VIETNAM): US President Donald Trump arrived here on Friday to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. In his speech to regional leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference, Trump was heavy on history and full of praise for the countries representing the 21-member bloc, reports CNN. "America stands as a proud membe...


Trump heads to South Korea

November 07, 2017

TOKYO: US President Donald Trump left Japan on Tuesday for South Korea, the second stop on his five-nation tour through Asia. Trump will meet his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in in Seoul to discuss North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, Efe news reported. Pyongyang has conducted a series of nuclear tests this year that has escalated tensio...


Trump meets Japanese Emperor

November 06, 2017

TOKYO: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Monday met Japanese Emperor Akihito and his wife, Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in here. Trump arrived here on Sunday, the first leg of his extensive five-nation tour through Asia, reports CNN. The leaders greeted and shook hands before entering the Imperial Palace. Trump...


26 killed in Texas church shooting

November 06, 2017

WASHINGTON: At least 26 people were killed when a lone gunman wearing a ballistic vest and carrying a military-style rifle, opened fire on worshippers at a Baptist church in Texas, police said. The attack took place on Sunday in Sutherland Springs, some 45 km southeast of San Antonio. Law enforcement officials told The New York Times that the gunm...


3 killed in US shooting

November 02, 2017

WASHINGTON: At least three people were killed when a gunman opened fire on a crowd inside a Walmart store in the US state of Colorado, the police said. The attack took place on Wednesday evening in the suburban Denver store and the gunman was still at large, the New York Times reported. The police released a photograph of a middle-aged white man ...


Trump orders extreme vetting after New York attack

November 01, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has ordered extreme vetting of foreign nationals after it was revealed that the perpetrator of an attack in New York City that killed eight people was an immigrant from Uzbekistan. "I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Programme. Being politically correct is fine, but no...


'Laptops could be banned from checked bags on planes'

October 21, 2017

OTTAWA: The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) might consider a ban on laptops from checked baggage on planes due to a fire risk under a proposal being recommended by a global air safety panel, a media report said. The ICAO, a Canada-based UN organisation, will decide on the move at its meeting later this month, the CNN report said. ...


19 killed in train-bus collision in Russia

October 06, 2017

MOSCOW: At least 19 people have been killed in a collision between a bus and a train near the city of Vladimir, east of Moscow, regional authorities said today. "According to the latest information, 19 people have been killed," the head of the regional health service, Alexandre Kiryukhin, told the TASS news agency. A statement from the regional in...