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Leaked Chinese documents reveal details of crackdown on Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province, says NYT report

Leaked Chinese documents reveal details of crackdown on Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province, says NYT report

17 Nov 2019 7:12 pm
Venice braces for unprecedented third major flooding in less than a week; authorities declare state of emergency

Venice braces for unprecedented third major flooding in less than a week; authorities declare state of emergency

17 Nov 2019 7:01 pm
Donald Trump undergoes unscheduled medical tests at Walter Reed Centre; part of 'routine checkup', says White House

Donald Trump undergoes unscheduled medical tests at Walter Reed Centre; part of 'routine checkup', says White House

17 Nov 2019 5:49 pm
Venice council hall flooded minutes after rejecting climate change bill; pictures of room go viral on social media

Venice council hall flooded minutes after rejecting climate change bill; pictures of room go viral on social media

17 Nov 2019 5:05 pm
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backs government's gasoline price hike, terms protesters 'thugs'

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backs government's gasoline price hike, terms protesters 'thugs'

17 Nov 2019 4:44 pm
Jair Bolsonaro to be chief guest at 2020 Republic Day parade: 'Trump of Tropics' has history of controversial comments on race, women and homosexuality

Jair Bolsonaro to be chief guest at 2020 Republic Day parade: 'Trump of Tropics' has history of controversial comments on race, women and homosexuality

17 Nov 2019 4:19 pm
Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected Sri Lankan president: Narendra Modi congratulates ex-defence secretary, says he looks forward to deepening 'fraternal ties'

Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected Sri Lankan president: Narendra Modi congratulates ex-defence secretary, says he looks forward to deepening 'fraternal ties'

17 Nov 2019 4:09 pm
Gotabaya Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka's presidential polls: Controversial 'war hero' played central role in ending LTTE conflict

Gotabaya Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka's presidential polls: Controversial 'war hero' played central role in ending LTTE conflict

17 Nov 2019 3:59 pm
'Wild boars know how to party': Twitter reacts to hogs finding and destroying cocaine worth 17,000 hidden in Italy's Tuscany

'Wild boars know how to party': Twitter reacts to hogs finding and destroying cocaine worth 17,000 hidden in Italy's Tuscany

17 Nov 2019 3:35 pm
India bashing in US: New Delhi caught in crossfire of Democrats' hatred towards Donald Trump and political agenda on Kashmir

India bashing in US: New Delhi caught in crossfire of Democrats' hatred towards Donald Trump and political agenda on Kashmir

17 Nov 2019 3:10 pm
Sri Lanka Elections: Ex-defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be elected as new President after winning with 48.2% of vote share

Sri Lanka Elections: Ex-defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be elected as new President after winning with 48.2% of vote share

17 Nov 2019 10:36 am
Transcripts released during Donald Trump's impeachment hearing show Ambassador Gordon Sondland's played key role in president's efforts to push Ukraine to conduct political probes

Transcripts released during Donald Trump's impeachment hearing show Ambassador Gordon Sondland's played key role in president's efforts to push Ukraine to conduct political probes

17 Nov 2019 9:57 am
Prince Andrew 'categorically' denies allegations of sex claims, says he has 'no recollection' of meeting 17-year-old teenager

Prince Andrew 'categorically' denies allegations of sex claims, says he has 'no recollection' of meeting 17-year-old teenager

17 Nov 2019 8:15 am
Sri Lankan presidential elections: Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa takes early lead in polls with 52.87% votes, housing minister trails with 39.67%

Sri Lankan presidential elections: Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa takes early lead in polls with 52.87% votes, housing minister trails with 39.67%

17 Nov 2019 7:34 am
Sri Lanka presidential election sees 80 percent turnout despite multiple poll violations; convoy of Muslim voters in northwest attacked

Sri Lanka presidential election sees 80 percent turnout despite multiple poll violations; convoy of Muslim voters in northwest attacked

16 Nov 2019 9:07 pm
China deploys People's Liberation Army in Hong Kong for first time since pro-democracy protests began five months ago

China deploys People's Liberation Army in Hong Kong for first time since pro-democracy protests began five months ago

16 Nov 2019 8:54 pm
Explosive Trump impeachment may ricochet to harm Democrats, unless party gives real proof of corruption by US president

Explosive Trump impeachment may ricochet to harm Democrats, unless party gives real proof of corruption by US president

16 Nov 2019 3:37 pm
NRC in Assam targeting religious minorities, rendering Muslims stateless, says US commission on religious freedom

NRC in Assam targeting religious minorities, rendering Muslims stateless, says US commission on religious freedom

16 Nov 2019 2:02 pm
Myanmar rejects ICC probe into alleged persecution of Rohingya Muslims as global pressure mounts, says its own committees will probe charges of abuses

Myanmar rejects ICC probe into alleged persecution of Rohingya Muslims as global pressure mounts, says its own committees will probe charges of abuses

16 Nov 2019 11:54 am
Future of Bangladesh's gharial crocodiles seems more hopeful as nearly extinct species mates, lays eggs

Future of Bangladesh's gharial crocodiles seems more hopeful as nearly extinct species mates, lays eggs

16 Nov 2019 11:26 am
California high school shooting: 16-year old gunman dies in hospital day after shooting himself in the head; police hunt for motive behind attack

California high school shooting: 16-year old gunman dies in hospital day after shooting himself in the head; police hunt for motive behind attack

16 Nov 2019 10:19 am
Sri Lanka elections: Lauded for crushing civil war, condemned for 'war crimes', Rajapaksa clan eyes another shot at power as Gotabaya among top contenders in presidential polls

Sri Lanka elections: Lauded for crushing civil war, condemned for 'war crimes', Rajapaksa clan eyes another shot at power as Gotabaya among top contenders in presidential polls

16 Nov 2019 9:44 am
Bolivia's interim president threatens to prosecute exiled leader Evo Morales if he returns; ex-premier had offered to come back to country quell political protests

Bolivia's interim president threatens to prosecute exiled leader Evo Morales if he returns; ex-premier had offered to come back to country quell political protests

16 Nov 2019 8:19 am
Conflicting reports arise after Donald Trump releases rough transcript of call with Ukraine; document does not reflect White House description of communication

Conflicting reports arise after Donald Trump releases rough transcript of call with Ukraine; document does not reflect White House description of communication

16 Nov 2019 8:18 am
Sri Lanka presidential election: 16 million to vote today; 35 candidates including retired lieutenant-colonel Gotabaya Rajapaksa in fray

Sri Lanka presidential election: 16 million to vote today; 35 candidates including retired lieutenant-colonel Gotabaya Rajapaksa in fray

16 Nov 2019 12:13 am
Sri Lanka presidential polls today: Despite 35 candidates in fray, voters face difficult task of picking 'lesser of two evils'

Sri Lanka presidential polls today: Despite 35 candidates in fray, voters face difficult task of picking 'lesser of two evils'

16 Nov 2019 12:13 am
Sri Lanka presidential polls tomorrow: Despite 35 candidates in fray, voters face difficult task of picking 'lesser of two evils'

Sri Lanka presidential polls tomorrow: Despite 35 candidates in fray, voters face difficult task of picking 'lesser of two evils'

15 Nov 2019 11:22 pm
Stand with Hong Kong: Pro-democracy protesters defy Xi Jinpings warning against 'appalling' agitations

Stand with Hong Kong: Pro-democracy protesters defy Xi Jinpings warning against 'appalling' agitations

15 Nov 2019 11:03 pm
Roger Stone, longtime friend of President Donald Trump, found guilty of witness tampering and lying to Congress

Roger Stone, longtime friend of President Donald Trump, found guilty of witness tampering and lying to Congress

15 Nov 2019 10:51 pm
North Korea attacks Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, calls him 'rabid dog that must be beaten to death'

North Korea attacks Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, calls him 'rabid dog that must be beaten to death'

15 Nov 2019 10:41 pm
Labour Party promises 'fast and free' broadband for all ahead of UK general election; Boris Johnson calls it 'crackpot scheme'

Labour Party promises 'fast and free' broadband for all ahead of UK general election; Boris Johnson calls it 'crackpot scheme'

15 Nov 2019 6:09 pm
BRICS Summit 2019: Grouping's relevance threatened by inability to commit to common goals, but gives India alternative platform for China outreach

BRICS Summit 2019: Grouping's relevance threatened by inability to commit to common goals, but gives India alternative platform for China outreach

15 Nov 2019 3:44 pm
Sri Lanka presidential election: 16 million to vote tomorrow; 35 candidates including retired lieutenant-colonel Gotabaya Rajapaksa in fray

Sri Lanka presidential election: 16 million to vote tomorrow; 35 candidates including retired lieutenant-colonel Gotabaya Rajapaksa in fray

15 Nov 2019 3:05 pm
Italy declares state of emergency in flood-hit Venice; govt seeks to release funds to repair damage caused by highest tide in 50 years

Italy declares state of emergency in flood-hit Venice; govt seeks to release funds to repair damage caused by highest tide in 50 years

15 Nov 2019 9:23 am
California high school shooting: 16-yr-old Santa Clarita student kills two teens, injures three others before turning gun on self

California high school shooting: 16-yr-old Santa Clarita student kills two teens, injures three others before turning gun on self

15 Nov 2019 8:21 am
Donald Trump impeachment inquiry: Nancy Pelosi claims US president committed 'bribery' with Ukraine to investigate ex-VP Joe Biden

Donald Trump impeachment inquiry: Nancy Pelosi claims US president committed 'bribery' with Ukraine to investigate ex-VP Joe Biden

15 Nov 2019 7:47 am
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan rules out deal with India on consular access, says steps to implement ICJ verdict will be based on local laws

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan rules out deal with India on consular access, says steps to implement ICJ verdict will be based on local laws

14 Nov 2019 9:37 pm
Australia bushfires: Toll up to four in New South Wales after blazes break out along eastern seaboard last week

Australia bushfires: Toll up to four in New South Wales after blazes break out along eastern seaboard last week

14 Nov 2019 5:17 pm
Much of Kashmir violence by outfits linked to Jamaat-e-Islami, says Republican lawmaker Jim Banks at a seminar in US Capitol

Much of Kashmir violence by outfits linked to Jamaat-e-Islami, says Republican lawmaker Jim Banks at a seminar in US Capitol

14 Nov 2019 3:54 pm
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman calls off sit-in protest in Islamabad, announces anti-govt 'Azadi march' across Pakistan

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman calls off sit-in protest in Islamabad, announces anti-govt 'Azadi march' across Pakistan

14 Nov 2019 3:49 pm
Jair Bolsonaro to be chief guest at Republic Day 2020: Brazilian president is soft on gun control, ambivalent to environmental concerns

Jair Bolsonaro to be chief guest at Republic Day 2020: Brazilian president is soft on gun control, ambivalent to environmental concerns

14 Nov 2019 1:20 pm
Donald Trump impeachment inquiry: William B Taylor Jr displayed a demeanour Democrats hoped Robert Mueller had exhibited

Donald Trump impeachment inquiry: William B Taylor Jr displayed a demeanour Democrats hoped Robert Mueller had exhibited

14 Nov 2019 12:20 pm
Gazas Islamic Jihad group announces ceasefire with Israel, brings to an end two days of heavy fighting that killed 32 Palestinians

Gazas Islamic Jihad group announces ceasefire with Israel, brings to an end two days of heavy fighting that killed 32 Palestinians

14 Nov 2019 12:03 pm