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  • Child death below 5 declined faster in India: UN

    New Delhi: India continues to show impressive gains in reduction of child deaths with under-five deaths falling below the one million mark for the first time, the UN said in a new report. It said India’s share of global child deaths continues to steadily reduce, declining from nearly 22 per cent in 2012 to 18 per cent in 2017, which is for the first time equal to its share of the total

  • Russia blames Israel for its Il-20 aircraft crash

    Moscow: Russia on Tuesday held Israel “fully responsible” for the shooting down of an Ilyushin Il-20 aircraft, killing 14 Russian servicemen on board, in Syria on Monday. Russia’s Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu, who earlier in the day held discussions with his Israeli counterpart, said Israel is “fully responsible” for the aircraft crash, reported Sputnik.

  • Hong Kong eases visa rules for same-sex couples

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong announced Tuesday that overseas same-sex partners would qualify for the right to live and work in the city after a landmark court victory by a British lesbian earlier this year. It is a step forward for LGBTQ rights in Hong Kong, which has been criticised by campaigners for lagging behind on equality issues. Under the revised immigration policy which will come into force Wednesday, anyone who has entered into a same-sex

  • Asia cup 2018: Pakistan PM Imran Khan to watch India-Pakistan match tomorrow

    Karachi: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to watch his country’s Asia Cup group league encounter against India Wednesday, according to media reports here. Imran, a legendary former Pakistan cricket captain, is also the patron-in chief of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). “Prime Minister Imran Khan will watch the Pakistan-India Asia Cup clash in Dubai on Wednesday, diplomatic sources said,” GEO TV reported The Pakistan PM left for his first foreign visit to Saudi Arabia

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    Kenya: 12 dead babies found in boxes, plastic bags in hospital

    Nairobi: Twelve dead babies have been found stuffed in boxes and plastic bags in a Kenyan hospital, prompting an investigation on the orders of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. Sonko said he went to the Pumwani Maternity Hospital on Monday after he received reports of negligence.

  • US: Death toll by hurricane Florence rises to 32

    Washington: Hurricane Florence continued to wreak havoc as the death toll in the calamity rose to 32, officials told on Monday. The storm, which slammed the US East Coast last week, has left over 500,000 homes in darkness as rescue efforts are ongoing to provide aid to the stranded people. In North Carolina, two dozen of the deaths were reported alone, state officials and emergency workers were quoted by USAToday as saying.

  • South Korean leader Moon Jae-in arrives in Pyongyang for summit

    Seoul: South Korea’s president and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un drove through the streets of Pyongyang together past thousands of cheering citizens Tuesday ahead of a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between North Korea and the United States.Kim welcomed his visitor at Pyongyang’s international airport — where he had supervised missile launches last year as tensions mounted — the two leaders of the divided Korean

  • US: President Donald Trump to slap tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has escalated his trade war with China, saying his administration would impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods and was also prepared to tax all imports. Trump, in a statement released late Monday, showed no sign of backing down from the type of full-blown trade war between the world’s two largest economies that has rattled financial markets, saying he was prepared to “immediately” place tariffs on

  • US: President Donald Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe    

    Washington: President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI’s Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey’s text messages. Trump made the extraordinary move in response to calls from his allies in Congress who say they believe the Russia investigation was tainted by anti-Trump bias within the ranks of the FBI and Justice Department.

  • United States: Former NSA Michael Flynn to be sentenced in November

    Washington: Former US National Security Adviser (NSA) Michael Flynn will be sentenced by the end of November, after it had been delayed four times since he pleaded guilty to lying to investigators last December, according to his defence team.

  • Dutch resistance fighter: She killed Nazis by seducing them

    New York: Given her demeanour as a 14-year-old, nobody could have guessed she was a member of the Dutch resistance. But when this girl in braids would pedal down the streets of Haarlem in North Holland, firearms camouflaged in a basket, Nazi officials rarely stopped to question her.