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  • US orders non-emergency govt employees to leave Venezuela

    Washington: The United States has ordered all of its non-emergency government employees to leave Venezuela, following Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s decision to sever diplomatic ties with the nation. The US had earlier…

  • White House preparing draft national emergency order

    Washington: The White House is preparing a draft proclamation for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency along the US-Mexico border and has identified more than $7 billion in potential funds…

  • Khashoggi killing: UN official expected to visit Turkey for international probe

    Ankara: The UN’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard, is expected to visit Turkey on January 28 for an international probe into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.…

  • Trump backed bill to fund border wall fails in Senate

    Washington: A bill backed by US President Donald Trump that will fund a border wall failed to pass the Senate on Thursday. The bill, which needs 60 yes-votes to move forward, was…

  • US jobless claims hit lowest since 1969

    Washington: Claims for jobless benefits last week sank to the lowest level in nearly 50 years, signaling continued strength of the US labor market despite a slowing economy, according to data released…

  • 8 killed in Indonesia floods

    Jakarta: At least eight people have died, four remain missing and thousands have been displaced due to floods on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, officials said on Wednesday. Rains caused by a severe storm…

  • UN expert visits Bangladesh Rohingya ‘relocation’ island

    Dhaka: A UN Special Rapporteur on human rights visited on Thursday an island off Bangladesh where Dhaka aims to move Rohingya refugees despite worries it will be vulnerable to extreme weather. Some…

  • Australia confirms detention of blogger in China

    Sydney: The Australian government on Thursday confirmed that a well-known writer and former Chinese official with Australian citizenship has been detained in his native country. Yang Hengjun, a former Chinese diplomat turned…

  • Missed paychecks are ‘sacrifices’, Trump’s daughter-in-law tells federal workers

    Washington: US President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law told federal workers who remain unpaid due to the ongoing government shutdown, that their missed paychecks were “sacrifices” for the “future of the country”. Lara Trump,…

  • India, China review progress in bilateral ties

    Beijing: India and China have reviewed progress in the bilateral ties and discussed ways to strengthen them as Indian envoy Vikram Misri met Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou here. Both of…

  • Bill Clinton writes book about post-presidential life

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton is writing a new book about his post-presidential life, according to people familiar with the project. While Clinton has been out of public office for…

  • Extreme heatwave in Australia kills 90 wild horses

    Canberra: At least 90 wild horses were killed due to an extreme heatwave in Australia. The Northern Territory state’s Central Land Council (CLC) said on Thursday that Rangers found the dead and…

  • USA: 5 shot dead in Florida hostage situation

    Florida: Five people lost their lives after a hostage situation apparently went downhill at a SunTrust retail bank in Sebring here on Wednesday (local time). “We were sorry to learn that we…

  • Israel charges Jewish teen over Palestinian’s killing

    JERUSALEM: Israeli prosecutors on Thursday charged a Jewish 16-year-old with manslaughter after he allegedly threw a stone at a car in the occupied West Bank and killed a Palestinian woman. Prosecutors announced…

  • US proposes FTA with Pak, seeks assistance to end the Afghan war

    Islamabad: Senior Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has proposed a Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan if Islamabad agrees to assist Washington in ending the Afghan war. The Republican Senator has also urged United…

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