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  • US President Donald Trump says spoke to Saudi king, who denies knowing journalist’s fate

    Washington: US President Donald Trump said Monday he is sending his top diplomat to Saudi Arabia after speaking to Saudi King Salman, who denied knowledge of the fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “Just spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of whatever may have happened ‘to our Saudi Arabian citizen,'” Trump said in a tweet, adding he was “immediately sending” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with the

  • Watch Video: Pilot lands plane sideways amidst heavy wind at Bristol airport in UK

    A commercial plane at Bristol airport in UK did landing sideways amidst powerful wind blowing across the runway, the pilot took the risk and landed the aircraft safely. The video of dramatic landing has gone viral on internet. The incident took place on October 12, according to the Mirror. Footage shows the TUI Airways plane being swept from side-to-side by the powerful 40-knot crosswinds before landing.

  • Navratri 2018: Indian scientist and his friends denied entry to play garba in US, organizers claim last name, looks weren’t “Hindu”

    Ahmedabad: An expat scientist from Gujarat has tweeted that he and his friends were denied entry into a “garba” dance event in Atlanta in the US after organisers allegedly said that their last names and look weren’t “Hindu”. Karan Jani (29), hailing from Vadodara, is an astrophysicist in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), a large-scale physics experiment and observatory operated by Caltech and MIT to detect cosmic gravitational waves. “Year 2018 and

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    Flash floods kill 6 in France

    Paris: At least six people have been killed by flash floods in France’s Aude region, authorities said on Monday. Officials said that several months’ of rain fell in just a few hours overnight, blocking roads in some areas.

  • Imran Khan’s party suffers set-back in by-polls; Sharif’s PML-N improves its tally

    Islamabad: In a set-back to Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Opposition alliance led by deposed premier Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N gained five more parliamentary seats in by-polls, reducing the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party’s margin in delicately balanced National Assembly. Elections were held Sunday in nine National Assembly constituencies in Punjab and one each in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 24 provincial assemblies seats, including 11 in Punjab, nine in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two each

  • Jordan reopens main border post with Syria after 3 years 

    Jaber Border Crossing(Jordan) : Jordan on Monday reopened its main border crossing with war-torn Syria, a key Middle East trade route, after a three year closure, an AFP photographer reported. The black metal border gate was opened from the Jordanian side of the crossing at 8:00 am (0500 GMT) as more than a dozen police and customs officials stood nearby, the photographer said. Several cars bearing Jordanian license plates queued to enter Syria,

  • North and South Korea agree railway ceremony next month 

    Seoul : The two Koreas will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the reconnection of their railways and roads as early as next month, they agreed Monday, as Seoul pursues an approach to the nuclear-armed North increasingly diverging from the US. The agreement was reached at a high-level meeting held at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, which has hosted ever more frequent cross-border talks in recent months. “The South

  •  European spacecraft set to unravel mysteries of Mercury

    London : A UK-built spacecraft will set off for Mercury this week in a first mission of its kind to determine if the nearest planet to the Sun contains water. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) BepiColombo mission will send two orbiters to explore the fiery world where the surface temperatures reach about 450 degrees Celsius. “There are some interesting quirks about Mercury that we still don’t understand,” said Professor Emma Bunce from

  • New Zealand: 25-year-old Indian killed in car accident

    Wellington: A 25-year-old Indian man has been killed in a car crash in New Zealand’s Queenstown, the media reported. Harpreet Singh, who hailed from Punjab, had come to New Zealand as a student seven years ago and moved to Queenstown 6-7 months ago, New Zealand’s news magazine The Indian Weekender reported

  • Prince Harry and wife Meghan expecting a baby: official

    London:Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are expecting their first baby in the first half of next year, Kensington Palace announced on Monday as the royal couple embarked on a four-nation tour. The 37-year-old former actor who had married 34-year-old Harry, Duke of Sussex, at a Windsor Castle ceremony in May, is due to deliver the couple’s first baby in the Spring 2019. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of

  • Slain Salvadoran, Pope Paul VI raised to sainthood

    Vatican City : Pope Francis raised slain Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI to sainthood on Sunday in a ceremony at the Vatican attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims. “We declare and define Paul VI and Oscar Arnulfo Romero Galda­mez… to be saints and we enrol them among the saints, decreeing that th­ey are to be venerated as such by the whole church,” Francis said, before the crow­ds broke

  • PM Modi to meet Chinese Prez Xi Jinping on sidelines of G20 meeting in Argentina

    New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Argentina next month, China’s Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said Monday. Luo was speaking at the inauguration of the first Joint India-China Training Programme for Afghan diplomats here.

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