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5 killed in China colliery blast

May 09, 2018

Beijing: Five persons were killed in China early on Wednesday after a methane gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in Hunan, authorities said. The explosion occurred at about 3 a.m. in the Baodian Qunli Mining coal pit, an official said. A rescue operation is under way. A probe has been launched, Xinhua news agency reported. ...


US mall shooting kills 1

May 04, 2018

WASHINGTON: At least one person was killed in a mall shooting in the US state of Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of the entire building. The incident took place at Opry Mills mall in Nashville on Thursday, when a young man opened fire on another after the two had a fight, Xinhua news agency reported. One of them later died in the hospital. Th...


25 killed in twin Kabul bombing, IS claims responsibility

April 30, 2018

KABUL: At least 25 people, including eight journalists, were killed in a coordinated double suicide bombing in the Afghan capital on Monday, according to government officials. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack. A militant on a motorbike carried out the first explosion at 8 a.m. in the Shashdarak area in Police ...


Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping spent nine hours together at informal summit

April 28, 2018

Wuhan (China): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping spent nine hours together during the course of their informal summit here on Friday and Saturday, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said. "7 events in 2 days, President #XiJinping and PM Modi spent 9 hours together, covering a wide range of topics in in-depth...


Indian-American teen wins $100K in Jeopardy college quiz contest

April 21, 2018

NEW YORK: Indian-American teenager, Dhruv Gaur, has won the $100,000 Jeopardy college quiz championship. The first-year student at Ivy League Brown University emerged the champion on Friday in the two-day final round of the college edition of America's most popular quiz show televised nation-wide. He faced another Indian-American, Rishab Jain, in...


Narendra Modi meets King of Sweden

April 17, 2018

STOCKHOLM: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday started his official engagements in Sweden by calling on King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Royal Palace here. "Royal start to the day! PM @narendramodi called on His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. "Leaders exchanged view...


Blast near Indian Embassy in Nepal

April 17, 2018

KATHMANDU: A pressure cooker bomb went off near the Indian Embassy field office in Nepal's Biratnagar late on Monday damaging the walls of the premises, Nepal Police has said. No one has claimed responsibility. The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu has not made any remarks regarding the blast yet. It is suspected that a splinter group of Maoist-led by ...


Algerian military plane crash kills 257 people

April 11, 2018

ALGIERS: At least 257 people have been killed in a military plane crash near Algeria's capital, Algiers, state media reported. The aircraft crashed near the Boufarik air base, between Algiers and the city of Bilda. Ten of those killed were the plane crew, according to state-run Radio Algérie. It was not immediately clear whether there wer...


31 killed in Syria

April 10, 2018

DAMASCUS: An explosion that led to a building collapse in an opposition-held area of Idlib city has killed 31 people, activists said on Tuesday. The cause of the blast that hit the city on Monday, killing 22 civilians and an estimated nine militiamen, was yet to be ascertained, UK war monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was cited as saying...


Trump threatens China with additional $100bn tariffs

April 06, 2018

Washington: US President Donald Trump has ratcheted up the trade war rhetoric with China, saying he was considering an additional $100 billion in tariffs on the country, the media reported. "In light of China's unfair retaliation, I have instructed the US Trade Representative (USTR) to consider whether $100 billion of additional tariffs would be a...