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  • Pope Francis indicates willingness to visit North Korea

    Vatican City: Pope Francis indicated his willingness to visit North Korea during a private audience with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Vatican, Moon’s office said Thursday. The South Korean presidential office said in a statement that Moon “conveyed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s desire for a papal visit to North Korea.” A formal invitation directly from North Korea will follow. The office said Francis responded that “if the invitation comes, I will surely

  • Gunman opens fire on Afghan-US security meeting, casualties: Officials

    Kandahar: An Afghan security chief and a journalist were killed and three Americans wounded Thursday when a gunman opened fire on a high-level security meeting attended by top US commander General Scott Miller, officials said. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack in the southern city of Kandahar that comes two days before Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections that the militant group has vowed to disrupt.

  • US President Donald Trump threatens to use military to close US-Mexico border

    Washington: US President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to use the military to close the border with Mexico if a caravan of thousands of Honduran migrants bound for the US continues its journey. In a series of tweets, Trump said the caravan was Democratic Party-led, claimed that many of the migrants were criminals and urged Mexico to intervene to stop the group from reaching the border. “If (Mexico is) unable to do so I

  • Pakistan Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking Imran Khan’s disqualification

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a review petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi seeking Prime Minister Imran Khan’s disqualification over non-disclosure of his assets and ownership of offshore companies. Rejecting the review petition, a bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said that “no lawful point has been raised in the petition” that needs to be reviewed, Geo News reported.

  • Hafiz Saeed accuses PM Imran Khan, says government wants to kill Kashmiri ‘Jihadis’ for aid

    Lahore: Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, one of the most-wanted terrorists in South Asia, has lashed out at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government for seeking aid from the Trump administration and walking into what he termed as an American trap of giving aid for the killing of Kashmiri and other ‘Mujahideen’ in the country.

  • Finger length may provide clue to our sexuality, claims study

    London: Scientists striving to discover what factors make us gay or straight believe the length of our index and ring fingers could provide a clue to our sexuality. Typically in women the index (second) and ring (fourth) fingers are of similar length, while in men there is a greater difference between the two, said researchers at the University of Essex in the UK.

  • Abhay ashtekar scientist

    Indian American professor Abhay Ashtekar wins Einstein prize, 7 facts about the physicist

    Indian scientist Abhay Ashtekar who has dedicated the last four years to study gravitational science will soon be awarded the Einstein prize. In 1987, when Ashtekar was a physicist at Penn State he came up with a mathematical way to define Albert Einstein’s prediction he made decades ago – gravity is a manifestation of the geometry of space-time in a body’s neighbourhood. He is a theoretical physicist specialising in general relativity, cosmology

  • When the wind blows, Antarctic’s ice shelf ‘sings’

    Washington : Winds blowing across snow dunes on Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf cause the massive ice slab’s surface to vibrate, producing a near-constant set of seismic “tones” which  could be used to monitor changes in the ice from afar, according to a study. The Ross Ice Shelf is Antarctica’s largest ice shelf, a Texas-sized plate of glacial ice fed from the icy continent’s interior that floats atop the Southern Ocean, said researchers

  • Heritage

    We may never see them again!

    Berlin : Dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean such as Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Medieval City of Rhodes are under severe threat of coastal erosion and flooding due to rising sea levels within the next 100 years, a study has warned. The study, published in the journal Nature, presents a risk index that ranks the sites according to the threat they face from today until the

  • California: Beloved Indian elephant ‘Sujatha’ dies at Santa Barbara zoo

    Washington: Sujatha, a 47-year-old “beloved” Indian elephant at a zoo in the US state of California, has died after being euthanised due to old age complications, the Santa Barbara Zoo has announced. Her companion of 46 years — another elephant named Little Mac — was given immediate access in order to grieve.

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