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U.S. House rejects bid to launch Trump impeachment proceedings

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected a Congressman’s bid to launch impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, tamping down a gro

18 Jul 2019 10:39 pm
U.S. bars Turkey from F-35 programme over S-400 deal

Ankara says one-sided step against spirit of alliance

18 Jul 2019 10:38 pm
U.S. senator calls for FBI to review popular photo app

Russian-made FaceApp is caught in a political storm.

18 Jul 2019 10:26 pm
Taliban to talk to Swedish NGO after Afghan clinic closures

The closures of the facilities run by the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan in Taliban-controlled areas of Maidan Wardak province are expected to affect almost 6,000 people.

18 Jul 2019 8:53 pm
Pakistan ex-Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrested in corruption case

Pakistan’s anti-graft body was probing alleged corruption in the award of contract to import LNG from Qatar when Mr. Abbasi was a Minister in former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Cabinet.

18 Jul 2019 4:50 pm
China-U.S. feud heats up with sanctions against U.S. arms suppliers to Taiwan

Beijing could take specific measures to hurt four American military hardware firms, says tabloid

18 Jul 2019 2:24 pm
More than 10 feared dead in suspected Japan animation studio arson

Police had taken into custody a 41-year-old man who shouted “Die!” as he poured what appeared to be gasoline around the studio

18 Jul 2019 12:20 pm
Unbowed, Trump intensifies attacks on four Democratic Congresswomen

Mr. Trump spent about 20 percent of his freewheeling 90-minute-long speech criticising the four lawmakers, eliciting choruses of “Booo!” from the crowd

18 Jul 2019 9:03 am
World’s northernmost settlement hit by record ‘Arctic heat wave’

Less than 965 km from the North Pole, mercury rose to 21 degrees Celsius in Alert

17 Jul 2019 10:34 pm
Taliban shuts 42 health clinics in Afghan province

Nearly 6,000 people will be hit, says Swedish NGO

17 Jul 2019 9:31 pm
Storm Area 51: A Facebook event making waves on the internet

An event on Facebook “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” has received more than a million RSVP's. The event, threatening to storm the top-secre

17 Jul 2019 9:21 pm
U.S. judge sentences Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to life plus 30 years

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was also ordered to forfeit $12.6 billion

17 Jul 2019 8:37 pm
Ursula Von der Leyen is the first female European Commission president

A long-standing ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, von der Leyen will take up her new role on November 1.

17 Jul 2019 12:53 am
Merkel seated again after shaking spells

German Chancellor Angela Merkel remained seated for national anthems at an official ceremony on Tuesday for the second time in a week, after a series

16 Jul 2019 11:14 pm
Beijing rebuffs Trump claims over slip in growth

Economy slides to lowest in 30 years

16 Jul 2019 11:13 pm
U.S. Demoractic Congresswomen hit back at Donald Trump after ‘racist’ attack

‘The blatantly racist attack is a distraction from the chaotic and corrupt culture of the administration’

16 Jul 2019 11:12 pm
Imran Khan to visit U.S. to ‘refresh’ ties

Washington may seek Pak. assistance in securing a deal to end war in Afghanistan

16 Jul 2019 11:08 pm
Iran confirms arrest of academic

It risks raising tension between Paris and Tehran

16 Jul 2019 11:06 pm
Pakistan scribes protest against censorship

‘Army seeks to quash critical coverage’

16 Jul 2019 10:54 pm
Thailand's new Cabinet sworn in, ending rule by army junta

Prayuth Chan-ocha, who as army commander seized power in a 2014 coup and then served as junta leader and Prime Minister, returns to serve again as Prime Minister

16 Jul 2019 5:54 pm
Undersea quake in Indonesia's Bali causes brief panic

The epicentre was 102 km southwest of the island's capital, Denpasar, and was 100 km deep

16 Jul 2019 9:05 am
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern ‘utterly’ disagrees with Trump’s tweets on Democratic Congresswomen

The U.S. President on Sunday urged a group of four Democratic Congresswomen to “go back” to the countries they came from, then renewed his attack on them a day later

16 Jul 2019 7:52 am
Trump presses attack on Democratic ‘squad’ congresswomen, wants apology

All four of the congresswomen are U.S. citizens and three of them — Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley and Tlaib — were born in the United States. Ms. Omar, a Somali refugee, arrived in Minneapolis in 1997.

15 Jul 2019 10:35 pm
Nepal appeals to international agencies for help in flood-hit areas; toll rises to 67

Nepal Police said rescue 1,445 stranded people from different parts of the country affected by the incessant rains

15 Jul 2019 8:12 pm
Indian-Americans thrilled over PM Modi’s possible community address in Houston

Houston, which has one of the largest concentration of the Indian-American community in the US, is the energy capital of the world. Energy security is a priority area for the prime minister.

15 Jul 2019 1:58 pm
Japan PM Abes ruling bloc set for solid upper house win: polls

Abe's Liberal Democratic party (LDP) and its coalition partner Komeito together are on track to win as many as 83 seats, well over the 63 seats needed for a majority of the 124 seats to be contested on Sunday, the poll by the Nikkei business daily conducted late last week showed.

15 Jul 2019 9:28 am
World Swimming Championship, and other news in pictures

8: 00 amChinese divers continued their dominance in World Swimming ChampionshipZhang Jiaqi and Lu Wei won the women’s 10-meter platform synchro event

15 Jul 2019 7:59 am