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  • UKPNP perturbed with profiling of nationalists political workers, leaders in PoK

    Brussels: The United Kashmir People’s National Party (UKPNP) has expressed grave concern on profiling of nationalist political workers and leaders in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) by the local authorities. The party said it…

  • China’s population shrinks despite two-child policy: experts

    China’s population shrank last year for the first time in 70 years, experts said, warning of a”demographic crisis” that puts pressure on the country’s slowing economy. The world’s most populous nation of…

  • Nancy Pelosi named House speaker

    Washington: On the first day of the 116th Congress on Thursday (local time), Minority Leader in the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi was officially named the new House speaker in…

  • US cautions travellers on China’s ‘coercive use of exit bans’

    Washington: Amid escaltaing tensions, the United States Department of State has appealed to those traveling to China to exercise “increased caution” as they may be prohibited from exiting China due to the…

  • 37 dead in Russian building collapse

    Magnitogorsk [Russia]: At least 37 people have died after a residential building collapsed here earlier this week, authorities said on Thursday. A spokesperson from the Russian Emergencies Ministry confirmed the death toll,…

  • Trump ridicules Modi over funding ‘library’ in Afghanistan

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over funding a “library” in war-torn Afghanistan, saying it is of no use there as he criticized India and others for…

  • First-ever Bangladeshi bonded cargo departs from Kolkata airport

    Kolkata: A bonded cargo from Bangladesh departed from Kolkata airport for the first time on Thursday. A press statement released by the Bangladesh High Commission informed that this was the first time…

  • China’s OBOR expectations look gloomy: Expert

    Beijing: With some African countries caught in a debt trap due to China’s ambitious One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR) and even Malaysia backing out of two China-backed multi-billion connectivity projects, the…

  • China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ executed for rapes, murders

    Beijing: A Chinese serial killer convicted for murdering 11 women was executed on Thursday in the country’s Gansu province, authorities said. Gao Chengyong, 53, was dubbed “China’s Jack the Ripper” for targeting…

  • N. Korea ambassador in Italy disappears, says South

    Seoul: A senior North Korean diplomat stationed in Italy has disappeared with his wife since he left the North’s embassy in November last year, South Korea’s spy agency said on Thursday. Jo…

  • B’desh polls: Newly-elected MPs take oath, BNP-led Opposition boycott ceremony

    Dhaka: The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led Jatiya Oikya Front boycotted the swearing-in ceremony, even as the remaining newly-elected lawmakers, including those from the Awami League, took the oath here on Thursday. The…

  • MUFG developing dynamic world-business market

    Tokyo: Japanese megabank MUFG is developing world business market dynamically. In this strategy, South-East Asia is the most important region. Through partner banks in the concerned region, MUFG aims to contribute to…

  • 37 dead in Russian building collapse

    Magnitogorsk: At least 37 people have died after a residential building collapsed here earlier this week, authorities said on Thursday. A spokesperson from the Russian Emergencies Ministry confirmed the death toll, Sputnik…

  • 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…

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