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US, India to Seal Groundbreaking Jet Engine Deal During PM Modi's State Visit

A deal finalizing the joint production of the engines is expected to be inked and announced by the time Biden hosts PM Modi for state visit on June 22

1 Jun 2023 5:28 am
US Lawmakers to Vote on Critical Debt Limit Deal to Avert Default

The Fiscal Responsibility Act, hammered out between Democratic President Joe Biden and the Republicans, suspends the debt limit through 2024

1 Jun 2023 5:18 am
North Korea's Kim Yo Jong Vows More Spy Satellite Launches

Her remarks follow the failure of a North Korean satellite launch on Wednesday.

1 Jun 2023 5:06 am
Mount Everest: Nepali Sherpa Saves Climber in Rare 'Death Zone' Rescue

Gelje Sherpa, 30, was guiding a Chinese client to the 8,849 metre Everest summit on May 18 when he saw the Malaysian climber clinging to a rope in death zone

1 Jun 2023 4:57 am
1 Jun 2023 4:26 am
Uganda's President Says 'No One Will Move Us' on Anti-Gay Law

Uganda's law includes a potential death penalty for aggravated homosexuality

1 Jun 2023 2:35 am
Canada: Firefighters Battle 'Unprecedented' Blazes in Nova Scotia Province

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the wildfires heartbreaking, and vowed unlimited support

1 Jun 2023 2:31 am
US Unveils USD 300Mn Arms Package but Asks Kyiv Not to Strike Inside Russia

The US Defense Department said the latest shipments will bring the total value of US security assistance to Ukraine to $37.6 billion

1 Jun 2023 2:01 am
Former US Vice President Mike Pence to Announce White House Bid Next Week

The 63-year-old Pence will launch his presidential campaign on June 7 with a speech in Iowa, the midwestern state

1 Jun 2023 1:53 am
Washington Sweats Over High-Stakes Vote to Stave off Debt Default

Congress has just five days to green-light an agreement between Republicans and Democrats to ensure the country doesn't miss loan repayments

1 Jun 2023 1:17 am
EU, US Ready Common Code of Conduct on Artificial Intelligence

Both political and technology industry leaders have been warning of the growing risks as AI takes off

1 Jun 2023 1:10 am
China Accuses India of 'Unfair Treatment' of Chinese Journalists, Threatens Countermeasures

The allegation came in the wake of a Wall Street Journal report that said China and India have effectively kicked out a large number of each others journalists

1 Jun 2023 12:47 am
Pakistani Soldier Killed in Militant Attack on Polio Vaccination Team

Attempts to eradicate polio in Pakistan have been hit by attacks targeting inoculation teams that have claimed hundreds of lives in over a decade

1 Jun 2023 12:05 am
NASA's Public Meeting on UFOs Reveals Insights into Unexplained Sightings

The space agency televised the hourslong hearing featuring an independent panel of experts.

31 May 2023 11:58 pm
Boris Johnson Hands Covid-era WhatsApps to UK Government Amid Inquiry Row

The Cabinet Office, which is responsible for overseeing the operation of government, is in a standoff with the inquiry over whether it should hand over material it deems to be irrelevant to the investigation

31 May 2023 11:22 pm
Russia Slams 'Ill-thought Out Provocative Actions' After Germany Closes Consulates

There should be no doubt in Berlin that these ill-thought out provocative actions will not remain without our proper reaction, the Russian foreign ministry said

31 May 2023 11:05 pm
European Union, United States to Ready Voluntary AI Code of Conduct

After talks with EU officials in Sweden, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the Western partners felt the fierce urgency to act following the emergence of the technology, in which China has been a growing force

31 May 2023 10:39 pm
Five Dead in Ukraine Shelling of Luhansk Village: Report

The centre said on the Telegram messaging service that Ukrainian forces had used HIMARS rocket launchers to attack a poultry farm in the village of Karpaty

31 May 2023 10:05 pm
Blinken Urges Beijing 'Open Lines of Communication' after South China Sea Fighter Jet Incident

The Pentagon also said that China's Defence Minister Li Shangfu declined talks with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin when the two are in Singapore this week for the annual Shangri-La Dialogue

31 May 2023 9:59 pm
Woman Jailed In Singapore For Scalding Husband With Boiling Water For Seeking Divorce

Details of the incident in March were revealed in court after Rahimah Nisva pleaded guilty to assaulting her husband, a 24-year-old Malaysian man

31 May 2023 7:15 pm
Russia Claims Destroyed Ukraine's 'Last Warship' in Odesa

First named 'Kirovograd', the ship was renamed in 2016 in honour of a Ukrainian marine killed near Mariupol in 2015

31 May 2023 6:40 pm
Russia Evacuates Children from Border Villages as Situation 'Alarming'

The governor said the first 300 children will be taken to Voronezh, a city around 250 kilometres further into Russia

31 May 2023 6:31 pm
UK PM Rishi Sunak to Meet US President Joe Biden in Washington Next Week

Joe Biden invited Sunak to the White House when the British leader was in San Diego in March for the launch of a nuclear submarine deal with Australia

31 May 2023 6:23 pm
Nepalese PM Prachanda Arrives on Maiden Visit to India; Bilateral Ties, Agnipath Recruitment on Agenda

The Nepal government has raised concerns about the Agnipath scheme and stopped the recruitment that has been going under a unique arrangement since 1947

31 May 2023 5:58 pm
Islamabad Court Extends Pak Ex-PM Imran Khan's Bail Plea in Al Qadir Trust Case for Three Days

The court will also hear two additional bail petitions of Imran Khan, concerning cases pertaining to a violation of Section 144 during a rally in Islamabad and May 9 violence case

31 May 2023 5:04 pm
Denmark PM Mette Frederiksen Delivers Speech Partly Written by ChatGPT

Frederiksens speech contained several lines written by ChatGPT.

31 May 2023 3:49 pm
Big Blow to Khalistan Sympathisers as Australia Cancels 'Referendum Event' After Complaints

The Australian government has cited security risks and threats to the community as reasons for the event's cancellation

31 May 2023 3:48 pm
When Hundreds Gather to See the Setting Sun: 'Manhattanhenge' & How it Occurs | Explained

Explained: As the sun descended on the horizon in Manhattan, its rays harmoniously intersected with the city's streets, creating a breathtaking display of natural and urban harmony

31 May 2023 3:33 pm
China Backs Serbia amid Rising Tensions in the Balkans between Serbs and Kosovars

China also called NATO a pretender and said instead of peacekeeping it is fanning the flames.

31 May 2023 3:31 pm
Beijing Blames US 'Provocation' for South China Sea Fighter Jet Incident

The incident comes at a time of frayed ties between Washington and Beijing over issues including Taiwan and the shooting down of an alleged Chinese spy balloon that flew over the US this year

31 May 2023 2:42 pm
Chinese Ship Detained in Malaysia for Stealing World War Relics from Sunken UK Battleships

Cannon shells from sunken British battleships found on Chinese ship detained in Malaysia.

31 May 2023 2:08 pm
Macron Reaches Out to East Europe Nations for Unity Against Russia, Leads Efforts at Military Preparedness

Macron will visit Slovakia on Wednesday where he will attend a security conference in Bratislava and Moldova on Thursday to attend the second European Political Community Summit

31 May 2023 1:10 pm
Debt Ceiling Deal Progresses but Does it Mean McCarthy Stepping Down from US Speaker Role

The Republicans of the House Freedom Caucus feel McCarthy violated the promises he made to gain their support to become US House Speaker and they are unhappy.

31 May 2023 12:15 pm
China Launched 'Smear Campaign' Against Dalai Lama, Painted the Tibetan Leader as 'Pedophile': Report

China has, in past few years, put new resources into manipulating social media overseas using global platforms unlike the Chinese ones

31 May 2023 10:56 am
Judges Facing Threats, PTI Being Splintered to Form Kings Party, Imran Khan Alleges

The former prime minister said his party is being carved out to form a kings party.

31 May 2023 10:08 am
Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023: A Look at the Bill Presented to Prevent US from Defaulting

Both Biden and McCarthy can celebrate wins with the deal, as it protects aspects of Biden's agenda against Republican cuts while securing conservative spending caps for McCarthy.

31 May 2023 8:53 am
US House to Vote on Debt Limit Deal as Bill Advances Crucial Rules Committee Hurdle

The bill encompasses spending restrictions for the next two years along with environmental policy changes and expanded work requirements for select older food aid recipients

31 May 2023 8:39 am
Architect of Discord: Sanaullah Says Ex-PM Imran Khan Will Be Tried in Military Court

Sanaullah said Imran Khan and his close associates planned earlier the course of action for party workers in case he was arrested.

31 May 2023 7:49 am
North Korea Satellite Launch, Which Alarmed S Korea and Japan, Suffers Malfunction

The launch prompted emergency alerts and brief evacuation warnings in parts of South Korea and Japan, which were then withdrawn

31 May 2023 6:20 am
South Africa's Opposition Pushes Legal Bid to Arrest Putin for BRICS Attendance

Pretoria has been faced with a diplomatic dilemma since the ICC issued an arrest warrant against Putin, who is supposed to visit the nation for a BRICS meeting

31 May 2023 6:05 am
Florida Beach Shooting: Police Search for Gunmen Who wounded 9, Including Children

Witnesses said the shooting began as a group of people fought in front of a busy stretch of shops on the Hollywood Oceanfront Broadwalk about 7 p.m. Monday

31 May 2023 5:52 am
Woman Who Accused Biden of Sexual Assault Asks Putin for Russian Citizenship

Reade, 59, said in a streamed interview with the Sputnik media group that she had arrived in Russia as a vacationer

31 May 2023 5:13 am
North Korea Launches Space Satellite, Raising Alarm in South Korea, Japan

The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff on Wednesday did not immediately provide further flight details.

31 May 2023 3:35 am
Chinese Jet Performs Risky Maneuver Near American Plane: US | Caught on Camera

The incident -- which the Pentagon says is part of a pattern of behavior by China -- comes at a time of already heightened tensions between the two countries

31 May 2023 3:26 am
UN Asks Russia, Ukraine to Protect Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant

The safety of Europe's largest nuclear power plant, located in Ukraine's southeastern region of Zaporizhzhia, has been a concern

31 May 2023 3:10 am
Air New Zealand's Secret Agenda? Passengers to Face Mysterious Weigh-In Before Boarding

The airline refers to this initiative as a passenger weight survey, claiming it will provide crucial data on the weight load and distribution for aircraft

31 May 2023 1:49 am
'My daughters are 10 and 12...': UK PM Sunak Clamps Down on Free Vapes for Children

Announcing the new set of measures aimed at curbing under-age vaping, Sunak said expressed his shock at reports of illicit vapes

31 May 2023 12:51 am
'The Time is Now' for Sweden to Join NATO: Blinken

Blinken said on a trip to Sweden that Stockholm had addressed Turkey's concerns over joining the group

31 May 2023 12:05 am
Disgraced Biotech Star Elizabeth Holmes Reports to Prison in US State of Texas

The 39-year-old was seen arriving at the minimum-security federal prison for women inmates in Bryan, Texas near Houston.

30 May 2023 11:57 pm
Elon Musk Meets Chinese FM in Beijing, Expresses Desire to Expand Business

Musk's extensive business ties to China have raised eyebrows in Washington, with US President Joe Biden saying in November that the executive's links to foreign countries were worthy of scrutiny

30 May 2023 11:16 pm