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Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias access_timeDecember 18

WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged the Federal Reserve, the US central bank, to not make "another mistake" by raising interest rates.  "I hope the people over at the Fed will read today's Wall Street ...

S. Korea foundation scraps award for Suu Kyi access_timeDecember 18

SEOUL–One of South Korean largest human rights groups will strip Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its 2004 prize because of her "indifference" to the atrocities against the Rohingya minority, organisers said Tuesday.&nb...

Afghanistan sends team to join Taliban peace talks in UAE access_timeDecember 18

KABUL–An Afghan peace negotiations team has arrived in Abu Dhabi, an official said Tuesday, a day after talks attended by US and Taliban representatives were held in the city aimed at ending the 17-year conflict.  The team, led by chief n...

Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference' access_timeDecember 17

RIYADH– Saudi Arabia on Sunday rejected as "interference" a US Senate resolution to end American military support for a Riyadh-led war in Yemen, and another holding its crown prince responsible for the murder of critic Jamal Khashoggi.&...

Japan police investigate cause of blast that hurt 42 access_timeDecember 17

TOKYO– Japanese police were investigating Monday the cause of a powerful blast that ripped through a restaurant in the country's north overnight, injuring 42 people and damaging surrounding buildings.  The explosion in the city o...

Maldives President Solih receives ceremonial welcome in New Delhi access_timeDecember 17

New Delhi – Newly-elected President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih received a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Monday morning. Marking a maiden visit to India, the new Maldives President arrived in New Delhi on Sunday afte...

Key district cleared, 8 militants killed in Afghan province access_timeDecember 17

  MAIMANA, Afghanistan–At least eight Taliban militants, including two local insurgents' commanders, were killed and 10 others wounded following a clearance operation in Afghanistan's restive northern province of Faryab, an army o...

warns on US sanctions access_timeDecember 17

SEOUL–Nuclear-armed North Korea condemned the United States over its latest sanctions measures, warning Washington's approach could "block the path to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula forever".  After a rapid diploma...

Cambodia seizes record 3-tonne haul of African ivory access_timeDecember 16

PHNOM PENH–Cambodia seized more than 3.2 tonnes of elephant tusks hidden in a storage container sent from Mozambique, a customs official said Sunday, marking the country's largest ivory bust.  The discovery Thursday of 1,026 tusks at ...

Pakistan summons Iran envoy over militant attack near border access_timeDecember 16

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has lodged a protest with Iran over the killing of six paramilitary troops who were ambushed by militants while patrolling the border.  The Foreign Ministry says it summoned Iran's ambassador to demand it take act...

Zinke resigns as interior secretary amid numerous probes access_timeDecember 16

WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will be leaving the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said Saturday. In his ...

Sri Lanka reinstates ousted prime minister: official access_timeDecember 16

COLOMBO –Sri Lanka's sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated Sunday, his party said, ending a 51-day crisis that had paralysed the island nation and pushed it towards debt default.  The 69-year-old leader was sworn i...

Six children among 10 dead in Russia house fires access_timeDecember 16

MOSCOW– Six children and four adults died in house fires in several Russian cities on Sunday, Russian media reported. Three toddlers died in a house fire in a village in Bashkortostan, a region south of the Ural mountains, news agency RIA Novosti...

Seven-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in US custody: report access_timeDecember 14

WASHINGTON– A seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died in American custody after being detained by US border police in the state of New Mexico, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.  The girl -- who illegally crossed the border from Mexi...

Despite Trump's appeals, executions declining in the US access_timeDecember 14

WASHINGTON– Despite President Donald Trump's appeals for increased use of the death penalty, its application has declined in the United States, with executions and sentences at historically low levels.  Twenty-five people were execu...

7 killed in Jammu road accident access_timeDecember 14

Jammu and Kashmir– Seven people were killed and three were injured in a road accident in Sujandhar village of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.  The accident took place in mountainous Reasi district, about 210 km south of Srinagar city after...

13 feared dead in flooded Indian 'rat hole' mine access_timeDecember 14

NEW DELHI–At least 13 miners were feared dead after being trapped by flooding in an illegal "rat hole" coal mine site in remote northeastern India, police said Friday.  Dozens of emergency workers were pumping water out of a l...

Kamal Nath- Anandiben Patel-Madhya Pradesh-Oath access_timeDecember 14

bhopal ,Madhya Pradesh–Chief Minister-elect of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath, is slated to meet Governor Anandiben Patel on Friday at 10.30 am to discuss his oath-taking ceremony, among other things.  “I will meet Governor at 10.30 am ...

Flood kills 13 in central Vietnam access_timeDecember 13

HANOI–A flood caused by heavy rain in Vietnam's central region since the weekend has claimed 13 lives and left one person missing, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Thursday. ...

Ex-lawyer blames Trump 'dirty deeds' as he gets 3 years access_timeDecember 13

NEW YORK– Donald Trump's former lawyer apologized Wednesday for covering up the "dirty deeds" of his ex-boss as he was sentenced to three years for multiple crimes including hush money payments implicating the US president.  ...