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Two Pak Soldiers Killed in Bomb Blast in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />The deceased fell victim to an improvised explosive device planted by terrorists from across the border in Mohmand district, the Army said.

20 Sep 2019 11:40 pm
Philippines Confirms Second Polio Case after Declaring Outbreak

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said authorities confirmed the new case in a boy from Laguna province south of Manila after samples were found positive for the polio virus.

20 Sep 2019 11:40 pm
Donald Trump Says 'Surprised' by Justin Trudeau's Blackface Images

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Earlier this week, decades-old images of Justin Trudeau showed him wearing &quot;blackface&quot; makeup, rocking the Canadian prime minister's re-election campaign.

20 Sep 2019 10:40 pm
Media Visit Saudi Oil Plant Damaged in Strike Blamed on Iran

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />US President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States was imposing sanctions on Iran's central bank over the attack.

20 Sep 2019 10:40 pm
US Welcomes Imran Khan's 'Unambiguous' Statement Warning Pakistanis Against Going to Kashmir for Jihad

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Asserting that abrogation of Article 370 was its internal matter, India has strongly criticised Pakistan for making irresponsible statements and provocative anti-India rhetoric over issues internal to it.

20 Sep 2019 10:40 pm
US Lifts Tariffs on 400 Chinese Products, President Trump Cites Trade Progress

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Donald Trump said the United States was taking in billions of dollars from tariffs imposed on Chinese products, adding that the total would soon reach $100 billion.

20 Sep 2019 10:40 pm
Donald Trump Announces New Set of US Sanctions on Iran National Bank

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Trump said the measures are the &quot;highest&quot; sanctions ever imposed on a foreign country by the United States.

20 Sep 2019 9:40 pm
Israel Vote Deadlock Confirmed By Near-Complete Results

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />The standoff has even raised the possibility of yet another election -- which would be the third to be held in a year following April polls that also ended inconclusively.

20 Sep 2019 8:40 pm
'Largest Polar Expedition in History' to Probe Arctic Climate Gets Underway on Friday

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />The $155 million mission will study the atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, ecosystem and natural processes -- looking to build a picture of how climate change is affecting the region and the entire world.

20 Sep 2019 8:40 pm
German Govt Reaches 100 Billion-Euro Climate Plan Deal as Global Protests Heat Up

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />After marathon overnight talks dragging more than 18 hours, the coalition sealed a deal which covers a slew of measures from tackling emissions in the energy and industrial sectors, to incentives for zero-emission electric vehicles or public transport.

20 Sep 2019 8:40 pm
Protecting Forests by Building Schools

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />A California non-profit protects island ecosystems like Sri Lanka’s mangroves by funding local infrastructure.

20 Sep 2019 7:40 pm
Man vs. Mosquito: At the Front Lines of a Public Health War

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Mosquito-borne illnesses are on the rise, and climate change will worsen the threat. Little-known local agencies are the main line of defense.

20 Sep 2019 7:40 pm
Top N Korea Negotiator Praises Trump's 'New Method' Suggestion, Hails Exit of John Bolton

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />The US President had fired John Bolton last week, revealing deep divisions between the two on major foreign policy issues including nuclear talks with Pyongyang.

20 Sep 2019 6:41 pm
Who’s Afraid of Tropical Storm Imelda? Not The Man Behind ‘Howdy, Modi!’ Event in Texas

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Vijay Chauthaiwale, head of BJP’s foreign affairs cell, believes Sunday’s big gig in storm-hit Houston will be a success because of the dedication of hundreds of volunteers and thousands from the Indian diaspora who await the “homecoming” of their prime minister.

20 Sep 2019 6:41 pm
Gulalai Ismail, Feminist Hunted by Pakistan’s Authorities, Escapes to US

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Gulalai Ismail has been accused of treason, but human rights defenders say she is being targeted for highlighting abuses committed by Pakistan’s military.

20 Sep 2019 6:41 pm
Tens of Thousands Join Climate Change Protests Across the World Ahead of United Nations Summit

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Organizers estimate more than 300,000 protesters took to Australian streets in what would be the largest demonstrations in the country since the Iraq War began in 2003.

20 Sep 2019 5:40 pm
37-Year Old Indian Found Guilty of Bribing Official at Singapore Airport

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Gopal Krishna Raju, a manager in a food processing company, bribed at least SGD 800 to Patel Hiteshkumar Chandubhai, who worked as a customer service associate for logistics service provider UBTS at the Changi airport.

20 Sep 2019 5:40 pm
Pak PM Imran Khan Likely to Meet Trump on September 23 on Sidelines of UN General Assembly

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Imran Khan is expected to be in New York on Sunday evening, when Donald Trump will be addressing the joint rally with PM Narendra Modi. Khan has vowed to raise the Kashmir issue at the UNGA session.

20 Sep 2019 5:40 pm
Russia Sends to Psychiatric Ward the Siberian Shaman Who Planned to Banish Vladimir Putin

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Self-styled shaman Alexander Gabyshev had walked about a third of the way from his native Yakutia to Moscow, where he planned to expel 'demon' Putin.

20 Sep 2019 4:40 pm
Australian-Lebanese Man Detained for Over 2 Years Over Bomb Plot Charges Set Free

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Australian-Lebanese dual citizen Amer Khayat was held in Lebanon since the summer of 2017 days after Australian authorities foiled an alleged plot to down an Etihad flight bound for Abu Dhabi the same year.

20 Sep 2019 4:40 pm
Deadly Dengue Fever Strikes Pakistan's Rawalpindi as Cases Rise Drastically

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Benazir Bhutto Hospital and District Headquarters Hospital have tested another 355 patients positive in last 48 hours that amounts to over 177 patients of the infection reported per day.

20 Sep 2019 3:40 pm
Hong Kong Diner Brings the Protest to Your Plate, 'Eyeball' Mocktail, 'Tear Gas' Eggs on Menu

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Restaurant owner Roy Ma said he was spurred to create the menu, which also offers 'beating raw pork', a take-off on accusations of police brutality against protesters, after violent clashes at the end of August.

20 Sep 2019 3:40 pm
Tensions in Middle East Hoist Oil Prices to Largest Weekly Gain for Months

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Brent crude is on track to rise about 7.7% this week, the biggest weekly gain since January.

20 Sep 2019 2:40 pm
11-year-old Succumbs to Dengue Fever in Dhaka; Death Toll at 157

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Her condition started to deteriorate over the time and she was rushed to the ICU, where she died on September 17, the report said.

20 Sep 2019 2:40 pm
Fresh Trouble for Airbus as Germany Targets Aerospace Giant in Military Spying Probe

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />The confidential documents found on the 17 named airbus employees relate to two planned military procurement projects.

20 Sep 2019 12:40 pm
US States Warn Residents About Rare Mosquito-Borne Illness That Has Killed 5

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />An increase in Eastern Equine Encephalitis has prompted authorities in Michigan, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, North Carolina and New Jersey to issue the warnings: Remove standing water. Use repellent. Seal windows and doors.

20 Sep 2019 12:40 pm
Nearly 3 Billion Fewer Wild Birds Soar North America's Skies Than in 1970: Study

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />The bird population in the United States and Canada was probably around 10.1 billion nearly half a century ago and has fallen 29 per cent to about 7.2 billion birds, according to a study in Thursday's journal Science.

20 Sep 2019 12:40 pm
Amnesty International Says Hong Kong Police Using Excessive Force, Torture Against Protesters

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Hong Kong's police force dismissed Amnesty's findings and rejected allegations it had used excessive force.

20 Sep 2019 12:40 pm
US FedEx Pilot Arrested by Chinese Authorities For Carrying Air Gun Pellets

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Todd Hohn, a former US Air Force pilot, was arrested by Chinese authorities a week ago as he waited for a commercial flight in the company's Asia hub of Guangzhou, after making a round of deliveries.

20 Sep 2019 11:40 am
Italy Ready to Join Coalition of European Militaries at Continent's Borders to Tackle Crises

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />French PM Giuseppe Conte's office said Italy has officially communicated its readiness to join the European Intervention Initiative EI2, providing its particular national expertise in the security sector in the Mediterranean region.

20 Sep 2019 11:40 am
Trump Administration Blocks 'Urgent' Whistleblower Disclosure in Extraordinary Showdown

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />The administration is keeping Congress from even learning what exactly the whistleblower is alleging, but the intelligence community's inspector general said the matter involves the &quot;most significant&quot; responsibilities of intelligence leadership.

20 Sep 2019 11:40 am
Have to be Prepared in Case Kashmir Issue is Raised in UNGA, Says Suriname

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Suriname vice president Michael Ashwin Adhin asserted that Suriname believes in dialogue but &quot;does not promote interference&quot; in internal affairs of other countries.

20 Sep 2019 11:40 am
16 Killed, 9,000 Reel under Dengue Fever in Pakistan This Year

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Islamabad and Rawalpindi have been badly hit by the disease, while 43 cases were notified in Punjab from other provinces.

20 Sep 2019 11:40 am
Flights Cancelled, Airport Flooded, Roads Submerged: Houston Weather Update Ahead of 'Howdy Modi'

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />The Houston airport informed that flight arrivals will resume tomorrow and Terminal B checkpoint will be closed. The deluge comes ahead of the mega 'Howdy Modi' event where PM Modi will address over 50,000 Indian-Americans.

20 Sep 2019 11:40 am
Time to 'Free Them Aliens': Hundreds of People Are Queuing Up Outside Area 51 For the Raid

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />When more than 1 million people expressed interest, the U.S. Air Force admonished curiosity seekers not to breach the gates at the military base, which it said is still used to test combat aircraft and train personnel.

20 Sep 2019 10:40 am
'Howdy Modi' Brings Together Indian-Americans, Hindu Americans, Says US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Gabbard, 38, on Thursday extended her warm welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his upcoming US visit beginning on Saturday.

20 Sep 2019 9:40 am
'Never Should Have Done it': Trudeau Apologises Again for Wearing Blackface as New Images Emerge

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Trudeau, 47, was already under fire for an ethics lapse and other controversies, so the resurfacing of photos and videos of him engaging in activities he himself termed &quot;racist&quot; dealt a fresh blow to his chances.

20 Sep 2019 9:40 am
Gunfire Erupts Near White House, 'Multiple' People Shot on Streets of Washington, DC: Report

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Reuters could not immediately reach police to confirm the reports. Local TV station FOX-5 reported, citing police, that six people were shot in the incident.

20 Sep 2019 9:40 am
Days After Strike on Oil Plants, Saudi-led Military Coalition 'Thwarts' Boat Attack by Iran-linked Rebels

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />The attack comes amid soaring regional tensions with Iran following twin attacks on key Saudi oil facilities, which knocked out half the kingdom's production and sent energy markets into a tailspin.

20 Sep 2019 9:40 am
US Fines Hyundai $47 Million for Illegal Import, Sale of Dirty Diesel Engines

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Between 2012 and 2015, the company imported nearly 2,300 diesel-powered heavy construction vehicles with engines that did not meet US emissions standards, the US Justice Department said in a statement.

20 Sep 2019 9:40 am
US Confident it Will Determine Who is Behind Attacks on Saudi Aramco Oil Plants

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Indications are that Iran was behind the strikes but the United States will let Saudi Arabia announce who was responsible, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said on Thursday.

20 Sep 2019 9:40 am
Former IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Urges Policymakers to Resolve Manmade Threats to Global Economy

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Christine Lagarde only last week left her post as IMF chief after eight years, the first woman to serve in that role, and she is going to be the first woman to serve as president of the European Central Bank.

20 Sep 2019 9:40 am
'He Said No': Mark Zuckerberg Meets Trump, Rejects Call to Break up Facebook Amid Privacy Concerns

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Mark Zuckerberg's visit comes as Facebook faces a myriad of regulatory and legal questions surrounding issues like competition, digital privacy, censorship and transparency in political advertising.

20 Sep 2019 9:40 am
Amnesty International Accuses Hong Kong Police of Torturing, Abusing Pro-democracy Protesters

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />In one instance, police shone green lasers into the eyes of detainees, Amnesty said, employing a tactic previously used by many protesters against police.

20 Sep 2019 9:40 am
Japan Agrees to Hold Bilateral Talks with South Korea Over Move to Tighten Exports in WTO Dispute

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Separately, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told a briefing there was no immediate plan for him to meet with his South Korean counterpart.

20 Sep 2019 9:40 am
Mysterious Lung Illness Caused by Vaping Sickens Over 500 in US

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />The known tally from the mysterious lung disease has jumped from 380 to 530, although the number of deaths stood unchanged at seven.

20 Sep 2019 9:40 am
Ahead of 'Howdy Modi' Event, Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc in Houston, State of Emergency Declared

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />However, the volunteers of the 'Howdy Modi' event are upbeat and confident that all the attendees at the sprawling NRG stadium in Houston will have an experience they will cherish all their lives.

20 Sep 2019 8:40 am
Saudi-Led Arab Coalition Says Foiled Houthi Attack in Red Sea from Yemen

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />The Houthis, who have threatened to widen attacks on Saudi Arabia, have in the past targeted vessels off Yemen, which lies on one side of the Bab al-Mandeb strait at the southern mouth of the Red Sea, one of the world's most vital oil tanker routes.

20 Sep 2019 12:40 am
Russia and China Veto UNSC's Resolution Calling for Ceasefire in Syria

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />The failed resolution said all parties should cease hostilities &quot;to avoid a further deterioration of the already catastrophic humanitarian situation in Idlib Governorate, beginning at noon Damascus time on September 21&quot;.

20 Sep 2019 12:40 am
US Drone Strike Kills 30 Farm Workers in Afghanistan

<img src='' width='90' height='62' />Afghanistan's Defence Ministry and a senior US official in Kabul confirmed the drone strike, but did not share details of civilian casualties.

19 Sep 2019 11:40 pm