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Documents Detail How Trump's Team Arranged Hush-money Payments to Stormy Daniels Before 2016 Presidential Polls

US District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan on Wednesday had ordered that the material, used by prosecutors to obtain a 2018 search warrant for Cohen's home and office, be unsealed on Thursday morning.

19 Jul 2019 12:02 pm
'Send Her Back': Trump Supporters Ridicule Non-white Democrat Lawmaker Whom He Criticised in Racial Tweets

Trump, during a rally on Wednesday in North Carolina, defended his remarks against Democratic lawmakers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, accusing them of hating the country .

18 Jul 2019 12:54 pm
Malaysia's Anwar Says He Has Support to Become PM, Decries Sex Tape 'Gutter Politics'

Malaysia's People's Justice Party (PKR) leader Anwar Ibrahim denied calling for a potential challenger, Azmin Ali, to resign over a new gay sex scandal.

18 Jul 2019 12:51 pm
State Bank of Pakistan Increases Benchmark Interest Rate to 13.25%

The IMF earlier this month formally approved USD 6 billion package for cash-strapped Pakistan and it is believed that the hike in interest rate might be part of commitment with the global lender.

18 Jul 2019 12:42 pm
Fire Breaks Out at Japan Animation Studio, Several Feared Dead

The fire at the Kyoto Animation studio broke out around 10:30 am, injuring more than 30 people, of which 10 had been unconscious. The police did not say how many had died.

18 Jul 2019 12:25 pm
Pakistani Newspapers Bent on Vindication, Tout ICJ's Jadhav Verdict as Victory

While in India the stay on Jadhav’s death sentence and consular access were welcomed, Pakistani newspapers reported that victory was theirs.

18 Jul 2019 12:11 pm
'Felt Badly About It': Donald Trump Distances Himself from 'Send Her Back' Chants

'I felt a little bit badly about it,' Trump told reporters at the White House when asked about the chants at Wednesday night's rally, which drew an outpouring of criticism from Democrats and some of Trump's fellow Republicans.

18 Jul 2019 11:43 am
US Keen to Make Ties With India Stronger, Warns Against Procuring Russia's Defence System

The remarks by a top Pentagon official came in response to a question on India going ahead with its decision to purchase a batch of the S-400 missile systems at a cost of Rs 40,000 crore from Russia.

18 Jul 2019 11:00 am
'FYI, He Lived Freely': US Committee Refutes Trump's Claim on Hafiz Saeed, Says 'Hold Applause' Till Conviction

The US legislative committee highlighted that the 26/11 terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed had been living freely in Pakistan and there was no search operation underway for ten years, as stated by Donald Trump.

18 Jul 2019 10:51 am
Boeing to Shell Out $50 Million to Pay Families of Victims Killed in Two 737 MAX Crashes

The announcement came minutes before a US House of Representatives hearing featuring dramatic testimony by Paul Njoroge, a father who lost three children, his wife and mother-in-law in a 737 MAX Ethiopian Air crash in March.

18 Jul 2019 10:44 am
Appreciate ICJ's Decision Not to Acquit, Return Kulbhushan Jadhav to India, Says Imran Khan

Taking to Twitter, Imran Khan said Kulbhushan Jadhav was guilty of crimes against the people of Pakistan and the country would proceed further as per law.

18 Jul 2019 9:59 am
Mandela Day: 5 Contributions Nelson Mandela Made To the World

Nelson Mandela Day is celebrated on July 18 to celebrate the anti-apartheid leader's contribution towards justice, peace and dialogue.

18 Jul 2019 9:54 am
Taliban Car Bomb Outside Police Headquarters in Kandahar Kills 12, Over 80 Injured

After the blasts, militant gunman opened fire from nearby positions and members of the security forces were battling them, said Tadeen Khan, the southern city's chief of police.

18 Jul 2019 9:35 am
'Stain of the Century': Mike Pompeo Slams China Over Treatment of Uighur Muslims

Pompeo's remarks came a day after US President Donald Trump met at the White House with victims of religious persecution from countries including China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran and Myanmar.

18 Jul 2019 9:34 am
UK Lawmakers Vote in Bid to Frustrate No-deal Brexit

The measure, which passed by 315 votes to 274, is a major setback for former London mayor Boris Johnson, who is expected to be named prime minister next Wednesday and has said he would be prepared to lead Britain into a no-deal Brexit.

18 Jul 2019 9:12 am
Meet Bernard Arnault Who Replaced Bill Gates to Become World's Second-richest Person

Only last month, Bernard Arnault had become the third person in the world with a net worth of over $100 billion after Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates.

18 Jul 2019 9:11 am
'It's Hafiz Saeed, Not Jason Bourne': Donald Trump Mocked for Tweet after Arrest of Mumbai Attacks Mastermind

The JuD chief was taken into custody on Wednesday, days ahead of a trip by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to Washington for his first meeting with Trump.

18 Jul 2019 8:58 am
US Company Pays $58K to Employees After Charging Them Illegally for H-1B Visa Fees

The employer illegally charged an employee for visa petition fees, which the law requires the employer to pay and also 'benched' that worker, a term used to describe when an employer fails to pay an H-1B employee.

18 Jul 2019 8:53 am
Turkey Brands US Move to Bar Ankara from F-35 Programme 'Unfair'

'It is unfair to remove Turkey, one of the partners in the F-35 programme,' the ministry said, as it dismissed claims the Russian S-400 system would be a danger to the F-35s.

18 Jul 2019 8:53 am
Man Sentenced for Threatening to Bomb Harvard Ceremony for Black Students to 'End Their Pro-Black Agenda'

'If the blacks only ceremony happens, then I encourage violence and death at it. I'm thinking two automatics with extendo clips,' Nicholas Zuckerman wrote in an Instagram post 10 days before the ceremony.

18 Jul 2019 8:33 am
Facing Trump's Tariffs, Some Companies Move, Change or Wait

Most of the companies that stand to be hurt by Trump's tariffs are hunkering down and waiting because they don't know when, whether or how his yearlong trade war with China will end.

18 Jul 2019 8:24 am
Germany Opens Investigation Against Diplomat for Liking 'Anti-Israeli' Tweets

German newspaper Bild reported on Thursday that the 'likes' came from the verified Twitter account of German diplomat Christian Clages.

18 Jul 2019 8:09 am
Dutch Airline KLM Under Fire for Breastfeeding Cover-up Rule

The woman named Shelby Angel said on Facebook that a flight attendant told her to put a blanket over her breast while nursing her one-year-old baby on flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam.

18 Jul 2019 8:06 am
Russia Raids Siberia Rehab Centre Where addicts 'Handcuffed to Beds'

Special forces and national guard officers in flack jackets raided the centre in the country's the latest crackdown on private clinics promising to cure addicts with brutal "cold turkey" methods.

18 Jul 2019 8:03 am
'They Gave You Nobel Prize for What?' Trump Learns of Yazidi Activist Nadia Murad at Oval Office Meeting

After Nadia Murad explained how her mother and six brothers were killed and that 3,000 Yazidis remained missing, Trump said, 'And you had the Nobel Prize? That's incredible. They gave it to you for what reason?'

18 Jul 2019 7:56 am
Nelson Mandela International Day: 10 Inspiring Quotes by Madiba on His Birth Anniversary

Mandela Day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela held on July 18, 2010.

18 Jul 2019 7:49 am
California Man Charged with Drowning Autistic Sons to Collect Insurance Policies

Ali Elmezayen has also been accused of trying to kill his wife Raba Diab, who was saved by a fisherman throwing a flotation device as the suspect swam to a ladder on the dock.

18 Jul 2019 7:49 am
Mandela Day: Know Why July 18 is Celebrated as Nelson Mandela International Day

The resolution passed by the UN recognises Nelson Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity in conflict resolution; race relations; promotion and protection of human rights; reconciliation; gender equality and more.

18 Jul 2019 7:49 am
US Congress Blocks $8 Billion in Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia in Rebuke to Donald Trump

The resolutions blocking the sales have already cleared the US Senate, and now go to the White House, where Trump is expected to issue a veto, the third of his presidency.

18 Jul 2019 7:48 am
Two killed in Suicide Bombing, Four Beheaded in Egypt

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq agency, saying five members of the security forces were killed or injured.

18 Jul 2019 6:38 am
Charged with Murder of 22 People, Manchester Bomber's Brother Appears in UK Court

Hashem Abedi appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder of the 22 people who died in the explosion, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion.

18 Jul 2019 6:12 am
Iran Claims to Have Seized a 'Foreign Tanker' With 12 Crew Members on Board

The tanker was seized on Sunday "south of the (Iranian) island of Larak" in the Strait of Hormuz.

18 Jul 2019 5:39 am
Pakistan’s Anti-graft Body Arrests Former Prime Minister Abbasi in Corruption Case

Abbasi, who served as the Prime Minister from August 2017 to May 2018, is facing probe for alleged corruption in a contract to import LNG from Qatar given during his tenure.

18 Jul 2019 4:57 am
Turkish Diplomat, One Other Shot Dead After Gunman Opens Fire in Iraq's Kurdish Capital​

A gunman opened fire at a restaurant in Erbil where Turkish diplomats were dining before fleeing in a car driven by an accomplice, two Kurdish security officials and a witness said.

18 Jul 2019 2:53 am
'Howdy, Modi!' Indian Community in Texas Gets Set to Welcome PM During US Tour

This will be Prime Minister Narendra Modi's third major address to the Indian-American community since he became Prime Minister in 2014.

18 Jul 2019 2:34 am
Trump's Divisive Racist Narrative Could Help Him Win a Second Term in 2020

Trump believes his inflammatory rhetoric will strengthen his support among the white working class and attract a new group of disaffected voters who fear cultural changes across America.

18 Jul 2019 2:22 am
Taiwan Asks Hong Kong, China to Help Fight $30 Million Online Love Scams

Over 500 local people have been swindled since January last year, with the losses totalling over $30 million, including one victim who lost $2 million, the bureau said.

17 Jul 2019 12:42 pm
Boeing to Pay US Dollar 50 Million Compensation to 737 MAX Crash Victim Families

The 737 MAX, Boeing's best-selling jet, was grounded globally in March following the Ethiopian Airlines crash after a similar Lion Air disaster in Indonesia in October. The two crashes killed 346 people.

17 Jul 2019 11:45 am
Bangladesh Lawmaker Uploads Photograph of Students Kissing in Park, Faces Backlash for Moral Policing

The lawmaker, who represents southern Noakhali district, later deleted the post, saying he did not "understand social media well" and should have hidden the couples' faces.

17 Jul 2019 11:41 am
Notorious Drug Lord 'El Chapo', Former Head of Sinaloa Drug Cartel, Sentenced to Life in Prison

Guzman was convicted in February of crimes spanning a quarter of a century, including trafficking hundreds of tons of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines and marijuana to the United States.

17 Jul 2019 11:36 am
Boris Johnson Smashes Record for Most Money Raised by UK Politician

The support means Johnson has registered 702,000 pounds in the last year, according to figures released by the parliament.

17 Jul 2019 11:31 am
Five Years After Flight MH17 Crash, Families of Victims Call for Justice

International investigators last month identified four suspects they believed were responsible for bringing a Russian-made missile into the area aimed at shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 aircraft.

17 Jul 2019 11:29 am
Republican Support for Trump Rises After Racially Charged Tweets Against 4 Congresswomen: Report

Trump, who is seeking re-election next year, has lost support, however, with Democrats and independents since the Sunday tweetstorm.

17 Jul 2019 11:16 am
Tutankhamun's Golden Coffin under Restoration for First Time

The coffin and the treasured collection of Tutankhamun's tomb are expected to be the centrepiece of the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) that Egypt will open next year near the Pyramids of Giza.

17 Jul 2019 11:09 am
'Great Pressure Exerted to Find Him': Donald Trump Tweets After Hafiz Saeed's Arrest

Saeed was arrested on Wednesday on terror financing charges just days ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's maiden visit to the United States.

17 Jul 2019 10:51 am
Author, Ex-Legal Adviser and India’s Hope: Meet the Judge Who'll Decide Kulbhushan Jadhav's Fate Today

Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf has been a member of the International Court of Justice since February 6, 2009 and served as its vice- president for three years starting from February 6, 2015.

17 Jul 2019 10:46 am
US Mulls Nearly Five-fold Increase in Merit-based Immigration to 57%

At the direction of Trump, Kushner is leading the immigration reform project, which he said was now into its final stages and expects to make it public soon.

17 Jul 2019 10:36 am
German Conservative Ursula von der Leyen Elected First Female European Commission President

The German conservative got the thumbs up from socialist and liberal lawmakers which, together with the endorsement by her fellow conservatives, gives her a stronger mandate to tackle several issues.

17 Jul 2019 10:33 am
Turkish Diplomat Among 2 Killed in Shootout in Northern Iraq Restaurant, Erdogan Condemns 'Hateful Attack

The rare shooting in broad daylight jolted the normally quiet city and sent security forces into the streets in an effort to catch the perpetrator, who apparently got away.

17 Jul 2019 10:32 am
At Security Talks in Geneva, US Voices 'Concern' Over Russia's Lack of Transparency

Moscow has accused Washington of eroding the global arms control regime by backing away from key treaties, while the US has said it was forced to act following repeated Russian violations.

17 Jul 2019 10:24 am