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  • 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…

  • Israel opposition in dramatic split ahead of election

    Jerusalem: Israel’s centre-left opposition dramatically split on Tuesday ahead of an April 9 election, with leader Avi Gabbay announcing he would no longer partner with veteran politician Tzipi Livni as she sat…

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to contest US Presidential elections

    Massachusetts: Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday announced her intent to run for the post of President in the 2020 elections. The Senator from Massachusetts is one of the first stalwarts from…

  • Bangladesh: Lawmakers to be sworn in on Jan 3

    Dhaka [Bangladesh]: The newly elected Bangladesh lawmakers will be sworn in on January 3 at the Jatiya Sangsad here. The Parliament Secretariat confirmed the news on Tuesday, reports The Daily Star. The…

  • UK counter-terror police probe Manchester knife attack

    British counter-terrorism police were investigating a multiple stabbing in which the suspect reportedly shouted “Allah” at a Manchester railway station on New Year’s Eve, officials said Tuesday. A man and a woman,…

  • Bangladesh: UN condemns deaths, calls for calm after violence-marred polls

    New York: The United Nations (UN) called for restraint in Bangladesh after the elections stirred violence and claimed 19 lives and injured around 200 people. “The UN is aware of violent incidents…

  • Russia building collapse: Death toll rises to 7

    Chelyabinsk: The death toll in a Russia building collapse rose to seven after two more bodies were recovered from the debris on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday when a natural…

  • Town in Guatemala banned plastic products, using these natural materials instead

    An indigenous town in Guatemala ( a Central American country) has banned the plastic products. They now use cloth napkins, woven basket and banana leaves instead of plastic bags or containers. The…

  • Democrats plan to pass bill in attempt to end govt shutdown

    Washington: Democrats in the House are planning to pass a stopgap spending bill in order to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the month of February. The move is aimed at…

  • New Year 2019: Sky dazzles with fireworks near iconic structures

    Moscow: Beginning from Australia and New Zealand located in the southern hemisphere to Russia, France and Athens in Europe, people all around the world celebrated the arrival of the new year with…

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