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North Korean media slams Japan for imposing trade restrictions against Seoul, accuses Tokyo of "destroying peace" in Korean Peninsula

North Korea's state media has slammed Japan for its recent trade restrictions against Seoul over wartime slavery disputes.

20 Jul 2019 12:40 pm
On moon landing's 50th anniversary, Buzz Aldrin recounts his experiences on NASA's Apollo 11 mission

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon after Neil Armstrong, recounts the highlights of NASA's 1969 Apollo 11 mission - from the launch to homecoming.

20 Jul 2019 12:05 pm
Donald Trump offers to mediate between South Korea, Japan to help ease tension over trade, forced labour disputes

Donald Trump said that he was ready to help South Korea and Japan solve their lingering dispute over World War II-era forced labour that has blighted their trade ties.

20 Jul 2019 10:43 am
Indians among 23 crew member on board British tanker seized by Iran for 'violating international regulations'

Iran announced that it has seized a British tanker Steno Impero. Hours later, US official said that Iran has also seized a second tanker, the Liberian-flagged MV Masdar

20 Jul 2019 9:58 am
US terms Hafiz Saeed's previous arrests window dressing, says will monitor that Pakistan takes serious action against terrorists

The Trump Administration Friday expressed doubts over Pakistan's intentions in arresting terrorist Hafiz Muhammed Saeed, the mastermind of the 2001 Indian Parliament attack and the 2008 Mumbai attack, saying his previous arrests made no difference either to his activities or that of his outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba.

20 Jul 2019 9:10 am
Ahead of Imran Khan-Donald Trump meet, US will push Pakistan to take irreversible action against terrorists, facilitate Taliban talks

Asserting that the security assistance to Pakistan continues to be suspended, the official said there has been only minor exceptions for assistance that is directly beneficial to US security.

20 Jul 2019 8:56 am
'It's our America': Michelle Obama slams Donald Trump for comments against democratic congresswomen

Former first lady Michelle Obama added her voice to the Democratic outcry following Donald Trump's attack on four congresswomen, saying 'there's a place for all of us'.

20 Jul 2019 8:50 am
Oil-water mix of 3,200 gallons spilled off Canadian island into Atlantic Ocean, efforts to minimize environmental impact underway

An oil platform off the Canadian island of Newfoundland spilled nearly 3,200 gallons of an oil-water mix into the Atlantic Ocean, and efforts were underway to minimize the environmental impact, ExxonMobil said on Thursday.

19 Jul 2019 11:19 am
'Lawmakers obligated to love country': Donald Trump after claiming to disavow racist chants by supporters against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

Trump alleged that the leading voices of the Democrat Party were "left-wing extremists". He also claimed that these left-wing ideologues reject everything the country stood for and saw "our nation as a force of evil".

19 Jul 2019 10:11 am
Ilhan Omar calls Donald Trump 'fascist' after racist slogans at US president's rally; sparring with Democratic Congresswomen escalates

Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar has branded Donald Trump a "fascist" as the president sought to distance himself from mocking chants of "Send her back!" directed at the Somali-born lawmaker by his supporters.

19 Jul 2019 10:06 am
US security aid to Pakistan will remain suspended pending 'decisive and irreversible' action against terror groups: Congressional report

Ahead of Imran Khan's visit to the US, a Congressional report has said the security assistance to Pakistan would remain suspended pending 'decisive and irreversible' action against terrorist groups.

19 Jul 2019 9:45 am
'You die!': Arsonist who set fire to Japan animation studio, killing 33, may have had grudge against company, say police

A man screaming 'You die!' burst into an animation studio in Japan's Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans.

19 Jul 2019 9:07 am
Russia demands end to attacks on Syrian health facilities at United Nations; rights body says the 'carnage must stop'

Russia on Thursday opposed a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an end to attacks on health facilities in Syria's Idlib region.

19 Jul 2019 9:05 am
Iran contradicts Donald Trump's claim of 'destroying' drone, says it has 'no information' about incident

Tensions in the Gulf region mounted on Thursday as Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz

19 Jul 2019 8:57 am
'Vindicated at ICJ': Pakistan news media hails international court's verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case as 'moral victory'

Majority of the Pakistani media also carried the statement of the only dissenting opinion in the Jadhav case, the ad-hoc judge from Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, who opposed India's arguments based on the Vienna Convention.

18 Jul 2019 11:46 am
Donald Trump slams four Democratic Congresswomen during campaign rally in North Caroline; crowd chants, 'Send her back'

Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, combative Donald Trump turned his campaign rally into extended dissection. Trump set off a firestorm when he tweeted that four should "go back" to their home countries, though three were born in US.

18 Jul 2019 11:25 am
Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison, given additional sentence of 30 years, fined $12.6 billion

El Chapo was convicted in February in US federal court on various charges, including smuggling hundreds of tons of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States.

18 Jul 2019 11:24 am
Pakistan wasn't searching for Hafiz Saeed for 10 years, he was free: US committee responds to Donald Trump

The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday countered US President Donald Trump's tweet on the arrest of UN-proscribed terrorist Hafiz Saeed.

18 Jul 2019 11:23 am
Nelson Mandela International Day 2019: Twitter pays 'humble homage' to 'Madiba' on his 101 birthday

Nelson Mandela Day came into existence post a resolution passed by the United Nations which officially declared his birthday which falls on 18 July to be celebrated globally since 2009.

18 Jul 2019 10:41 am
Mandela Day 2019: Jailed in 1964 for spearheading anti-apartheid movement, Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president

The Nelson Mandela International Day also popularly known as Mandela Day is an annual celebration in the honour of Nelson Mandela. The United Nations officially declared his birthday which falls on 18 July to be celebrated internationally since 2009.

18 Jul 2019 9:28 am
In a bid to rebuke Donald Trump, US Congress blocks $8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia; president likely to issue third veto

The US House voted Wednesday to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other allies, a rebuke of Donald Trump that will likely lead to a veto by the president.

18 Jul 2019 9:18 am
In UN, Iran foreign minister accuses US of 'economic terrorism' amid growing tensions, says sanctions threaten country's growth

Iran's foreign minister has renewed accusations that the United States was waging "economic terrorism," on a visit to the United Nations during which Washington has sharply curtailed his movements.

18 Jul 2019 9:15 am
New US policy to deny asylum to people on Mexican border likely to increase overcrowding in 'severely strained' detention centres

A new policy to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country threatens to exacerbate overcrowding at severely strained US immigration detention centres and makeshift holding areas.

18 Jul 2019 8:56 am
Hafiz Saeed arrested by Punjab Counter Terrorism Department, has been sent to prison on judicial remand, say reports

The Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and his three aides were granted pre-arrest bail on 15 July by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan. The Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and his three aides were granted pre-arrest bail on 15 July by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan.

17 Jul 2019 12:57 pm
Donald Trump refuses to criticise Ankara's acquisition of Russian missile system, cites 'good relationship' with Turkish counterpart

Donald Trump declined to criticise Turkey's acquisition of a Russian missile system assailed by the Pentagon and NATO, making no mention of sanctions Washington had threatened over the purchase.

17 Jul 2019 12:33 pm
US House of Representatives vote to condemn Donald Trump's 'racist comments' on four minority Democratic Congresswomen

Trump's criticism was aimed at four freshman Democrats who have garnered attention since their arrival in January for their outspoken liberal views and thinly veiled distaste for Trump - Ocasio-Cortez and Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

17 Jul 2019 10:29 am