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  • iPhone Sales Slowdown: Read Tim Cook’s memo to employees

    SAN FRANCISO (Bloomberg): Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook told employees he won’t blame “external factors” for selling fewer iPhones than anticipated during the holiday quarter. In a memo obtained by Bloomberg…

  • Trump looks forward to meeting Pakistan’s new leadership

    Washington: US President Donald Trump said he “looks forward to meeting the new leadership in Pakistan” and in the same breath accused Islamabad of “housing the enemy”. Trump’s remarks came during a…

  • Pentagon comptroller David Norquist named acting deputy defense secretary

    Washington: The Pentagon’s top financial officer David Norquist will soon take over as the acting deputy defense secretary, in succession to Patrick Shanahan, who took over as the acting defense secretary. Norquist…

  • China lands probe on far side of moon: state TV

    Beijing: A Chinese lunar rover landed on the far side of the moon on Thursday, in a global first that boosts Beijing’s ambitions to become a space superpower. The Chang’e-4 probe touched…

  • Norway PM to visit India next week

    New Delhi: Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg will undertake a three-day visit to India from January 7 to hold talks on various issues “to further expand the multifaceted partnership in areas of…

  • N Korean newspaper lambasts US for ‘hindering’ inter-Korean projects

    Pyongyang: North Korea’s propaganda newspaper on Thursday accused the United States of meddling in the matters of inter-Korean cooperation, while expressing discontent over the limited progress made in the economic projects amid…

  • Meet Zainab, Jannat: Conjoined twins who fought against the odds to survive

    UK: Zainab and Jannat Rahman, twin sisters have fought against all odds to survive. The girls proved that they are one in million as doctors had predicted that the chance of survival…

  • USA encourages parties in Bangladesh to refrain from violence

    Washington: The United States of America has called for all political parties in Bangladesh to maintain peace and refrain from violence following the 11th Parliamentary elections which took place in the country…

  • German driver charged, remanded for anti-migrant attack

    Berlin: A 50-year-old German man accused of driving a car into groups of foreigners on New Year’s Eve has been formally remanded in custody for attempted murder, police said Wednesday. Eight people,…

  • Nikki Haley lambasts UNESCO, calls it corrupt

    Washington: The outgoing United States Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley has slammed UNESCO and termed it one of the most “corrupt” UN agencies. This comes a day after US and Israel…

  • Toyota wants to put a robot in every house to do various jobs

    Toyota’s Human Support Robot, or HSR, is the newest robot. HSR is meant to do various jobs in the house such as open curtains, pick up objects and keep your house tidy.…

  • New Year’s Celebrations: While everyone is asleep, dedicated UK Muslims turned up for community help

    London: While we have stepped in 2019 with all New Year’s celebrations, most of the celebrations usually end in piles of trash, garbage is thrown all over on roads, cities with people…

  • Australian government closes major immigration detention centres

    Canberra:The Australian government on Wednesday announced the closure of two onshore immigration detention facilities, saying its efforts to stop people seeking asylum by boat has reduced the number of people in detention.…

  • Top Pentagon spokeswoman resigns amid internal probe

    Washington: The Pentagon’s top spokeswoman, who was under investigation over misconduct allegations, has resigned. Dana W. White announced her resignation on Twitter on Monday night, hours after outgoing Defence Secretary James Mattis…

  • Trump caused worldwide dismay: Mitt Romney

    Washington: Former Republican presidential candidate and incoming Utah Senator Mitt Romney has launched a scathing attack on President Donald Trump, writing in an editorial that he caused dismay around the world and…

  • Six dead in Danish train accident

    Six people were killed Wednesday and an unspecified number were injured in a train accident on a bridge connecting two islands in Denmark, rail operator DSB said. “We can confirm that six…

  • 6 killed in Denmark train accident

    Copenhagen: At least six people were killed in a train accident on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark on Wednesday, the police said. The bridge linking the islands of Zealand and Funen…

  • New Year’s Tradition: 3 YO chokes to death after eating 12 grapes

    Perth: Traditions, as we know of that which are passed on to us by our great-grandparents or family ancestors, is a sign of our culture. Yes, but some traditional practices can also…

  • Rohingya: Letters from the prisoners offer a rare source of hope.

    More than 720,000 Rohingya have fled the western state of Myanmar since August 2017 after the military conducted “clearance operations,” sending a stream of refugees to neighbouring Bangladesh with accounts of rape,…

  • Death toll in Philippines storm reaches 85

    Manila: At least 85 people have died and 20 remain missing in floods and landslides triggered by storm Usman as it passed through the Philippines, officials said on Wednesday. The National Disaster…

  • Jair Bolsonaro takes oath as new President

    Sao Paulo [Brazil]: Brazil’s far-right president-elect and controversial Social Liberal Party candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been sworn in as the 42nd President of the country. During a ceremony, organised on Tuesday, in…

  • Germany: 4 injured after man ‘deliberately’ drove into crowd of foreigners

    Berlin [Germany]: As many as four foreigners, including three adults and one child, were injured after a car rammed into them in West Germany on Tuesday. The New York Times quoted Interior…

  • Democrats strategise to reopen government

    Washington: The Democrats plan to vote on two spending bills and a stopgap measure to re-open the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday when they take over the US House Majority. “The…

  • Mitt Romney publicly castigates Trump

    Washington: Senior Republican Mitt Romney strongly criticised US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (local time), mentioning that Trump failed to rise to the “mantle of the office”. The Republican party’s Presidential candidate…

  • Trump ‘looks forward’ to new meeting with N.Korea’s Kim

    Washington: President Donald Trump is looking forward to another summit with Kim Jong Un, he said Tuesday, after the North Korean leader warned Pyongyang could change its approach to nuclear talks if…

  • US, Israel officially quit UNESCO

    Tel Aviv [Israel]: The United States and Israel have formally quitted the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Tuesday. The Times of Israel reported that the move came following…

  • US fires tear gas at Mexico border to deter migrants

    Washington: US border agents have launched tear gas to deter migrants attempting to breach the US-Mexico border fence into California. According to media reports, around 150 migrants who attempted to climb over…

  • Indonesia landslide kills at least 9

    Jakarta: At least nine people were killed and 34 went missing after a landslide buried more than 30 houses in Indonesia’s Java island, authorities said on Tuesday. National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB)…

  • Nepal’s new CJ to take oath on Wednesday

    Kathmandu: Nepal’s new Chief Justice, Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana will assume his post on Wednesday. Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari would be administering the oath at Shital Niwas. Rana was confirmed as…

  • Kim warns N. Korea could consider change of tack

    Seoul: Nuclear-armed North Korea wants good relations with the US but could consider a change of approach if Washington maintains its sanctions, leader Kim Jong Un warned in his New Year speech…

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