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Donald Trump Wishes Muslims on Eid

June 16, 2018

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania have extended Eid greetings to Muslims around the world. "Melania and I wish Muslims across the US and around the world a blessed Eid-ul-Fitr," Trump said in a statement released by the White House Press Secretary's office. "Today, as we reflect on the important place religion has in th...


Toll in Nicaragua protests reaches 127

June 05, 2018

Managua: The death toll in Nicaragua from protests against President Daniel Ortega's rule has increased to 127, authorities said. In addition to the deaths, some 1,000 people had been injured during the civil unrest which began on April 18, reports Efe news. "According to our data, a total of 127 people have died in the course of protests and nea...


Mexico will finance border wall: Donald Trump

May 30, 2018

Washington: US President Donald Trump has insisted he will have Mexico pay for the construction of the border wall he has promised to build with the country. As Trump failed to get the US Congress to approve the wall being built with federal funds, he has returned to his initial proposal that it will be the Mexicans who finance the wall, reports E...


I did not assault women: Actor Morgan Freeman

May 26, 2018

Los Angeles: Legendary actor Morgan Freeman, who has been accused of sexual harassment by eight women, has said he did not create "unsafe work environment" and he did not "assault women". Through his publicist Stan Rosenfield, Freeman came out with a statement on Friday, reported The statement read: "I am devastated that 80 years of ...


Nepal aircraft crash: 2 pilots dead

May 16, 2018

Kathmandu: Two pilots were killed after a cargo aircraft of the Makalu Airlines crashed in Nepal on Wednesday, authorities said. The plane had gone missing early on Wednesday. The crash was discovered in Humla district nearly four hours later, Xinhua news agency reported. Both the pilot and the co-pilot on board were killed. Preparations are unde...


Differentiate between legal, illegal immigration: India

May 15, 2018

United Nations: Differentiate between legal and illegal migration or risk hurting immigrants who follow the law while benefiting criminal human trafficking networks, India has told the UN. India's Deputy Permanent Representative Tanmaya Lal said on Monday that the global compact on migration being negotiated was tinted by a focus on illegal immigr...


Melania Trump hospitalised

May 15, 2018

Washington: US First Lady Melania Trump has undergone a "successful" kidney surgery and is currently recuperating at a naval hospital in Maryland, her office said. She underwent the surgery at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Bethesda on Monday, New York Post reported. "Melania Trump underwent an embolisation procedure to treat...


N Korea's latest nuclear test 10 times stronger than Hiroshima bomb

May 14, 2018

Singapore: North Korea's latest and largest underground nuclear test last year was powerful enough to move a mountain, say scientists who found that the bomb was 10 times stronger than the one dropped by the US on Hiroshima during World War II. Researchers, including those from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and University of Califo...


Chemical explosion in US school

May 10, 2018

Washington: At least 18 people were injured in an explosion during an improperly conducted science experiment at a high school in the US state of Tennessee. The explosion was caused on Wednesday by an unintentional chemical reaction in the science lab of Merrol Hyde Magnet school in Hendersonville city, which caused a temporary fiery-flash lasting...


London ranked top city for students

May 09, 2018

London: London has been ranked the best city in the world for university students. The top 30 rankings for student cities, produced by the QS higher education data analysts, had previously put Montreal and Paris in first place, the BBC reported. The ratings are based on factors such as the number of top universities in a city, the local jobs mark...