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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...


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...