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Chilean singer exposes breasts at Latin Grammys to support protestors
short by Ankush Verma / on 16 Nov 2019,Saturday
Chilean singer Mon Laferte exposed her breasts during a broadcast of the Latin Grammys in show of support for anti-government demonstrators in her home country. Laferte made her silent protest as she walked the award ceremony's red carpet in US' Las Vegas. She stopped and opened her black jacket to reveal the phrase "In Chile they torture, rape and kill".
short by Ankush Verma / 12:25 pm on 16 Nov
An air traffic controller in Pakistan saved a plane flying from Jaipur to Oman's Muscat by guiding it through air traffic after its pilot sounded Mayday alert due to bad weather. The plane carrying 150 passengers was flying over Karachi region when it got caught in lightning and immediately dropped down from 36,000 feet to 34,000 feet.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:56 pm on 16 Nov
Indian couple 1st to be convicted for labour trafficking in Singapore
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 16 Nov 2019,Saturday
A married Indian couple, who ran two entertainment clubs in Singapore, was on Friday found guilty of illegally harbouring three Bangladeshi women in the first conviction for labour trafficking in the country. The 49-year-old man and his 29-year-old wife were also charged with exploiting the women, with one woman having been forced into prostitution, Singapore media reported.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:15 am on 16 Nov
Trump pardons 2 US Army officers accused of war crimes
short by Nandini Sinha / on 16 Nov 2019,Saturday
US President Donald Trump pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan. He also ordered to restore the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for posing with an ISIS captive's dead body in Iraq. Trump had earlier said he was considering pardons for troops charged with war crimes, claiming they had been treated "unfairly".
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:59 pm on 16 Nov
Pak increasing efforts to obtain nuclear technology illegally: Germany
short by Nandini Sinha / on 16 Nov 2019,Saturday
Germany has said that Pakistan is "sharply increasing" its efforts to illegally obtain technology used in nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, Hindustan Times reported. The government's remarks came in response to questions asked by opposition lawmakers. A German MP said Iran is "moving in right direction" in terms of proliferation activities, whereas Pakistan was not a "reliable partner".
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:20 pm on 16 Nov
US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri has accused Boris Johnson of casting her aside "like some one-night stand" and leaving her "heartbroken" since he became UK's Prime Minister and the controversy over their four-year relationship became public. Adding that Johnson has refused to take her phone calls, Arcuri said, "Shame on him for not answering the phone."
short by Ankush Verma / 11:45 am on 17 Nov
A Canadian hunter has recorded mysterious and echoing screams in a forest and shared the video online. "When it let out the first scream, I thought it was a moose, but my mind changed when it screamed again and again," Gino Meekis said. The howls initially came from the distance but soon they appeared to move much closer, he added.
short by Ankush Verma / 02:15 pm on 16 Nov
Gunmen opened fire on Saturday on buses carrying Muslim voters to polling booths in Sri Lanka as the country began voting in the presidential election, police said. The attackers burnt tyres on the road and set up makeshift roadblocks to ambush the convoy of over 100 vehicles. There were no immediate reports of any casualties.
short by Nandini Sinha / 02:56 pm on 16 Nov
Speaking about his links to US sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, UK Queen Elizabeth II's son Prince Andrew said, "I kick myself for on a daily basis because it wasn't something that was becoming of a member of the Royal Family". He also denied allegations by Virginia Giuffre, who said that she was forced to have sex with him three times.
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:49 pm on 16 Nov
Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won the Sri Lankan presidency after a closely fought election, as his main opponent Sajith Premadasa of the ruling United National Party conceded defeat. "It is my privilege to honour the decision of the people and congratulate Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his election as President of Sri Lanka," Premadasa said in a statement.
short by Ankush Verma / 12:20 pm on 17 Nov
230 protestors blinded after being shot by pellets in Chile
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Nov 2019,Sunday
The principle medical organisation in Chile has said that nearly 230 people have lost their sight, either partially or completely, after being shot by pellets fired by state security agents during protests over inequality in the country. Protestors are demanding better social services. The medical body said that the average age of the victims is 30.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:05 pm on 17 Nov
16-year-old US student who shot dead 2 classmates dies in hospital
short by Ankush Verma / on 16 Nov 2019,Saturday
The 16-year-old US student who killed two classmates and wounded three others before shooting himself in the head on his birthday died in hospital on Friday. "Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow was being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, when he succumbed to his injuries. His mother was present at the time of his passing," the police said.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:50 am on 16 Nov
Demonstrators mark 1st anniversary of 'yellow vest' protests in Paris
short by Nandini Sinha / on 16 Nov 2019,Saturday
Police used water cannon and tear gas in Paris on Saturday to counter demonstrators marking the first anniversary of the 'yellow vest' protests. The demonstrators set cars on fire, smashed windows and destroyed bus shelters. The 'yellow vest' protests began initially against the rise in fuel taxes, but since widened into a movement against President Emmanuel Macron and his policies.
short by Nandini Sinha / 11:04 pm on 16 Nov
China's largest dump, the Jiangcungou landfill in Shaanxi Province, is full 25 years ahead of schedule. The garbage dump, which is the size of around 100 football fields, was designed to take 2,500 tonnes of rubbish per day. However, the landfill received 10,000 tonnes of waste per day - the most of any landfill site in China.
short by Ankush Verma / 02:20 pm on 16 Nov
Italy council rejects climate crisis plan, gets flooded minutes later
short by Ankush Verma / on 16 Nov 2019,Saturday
The Veneto regional council in Italy, which is located on Venice's Grand Canal, was flooded on Tuesday, minutes after it rejected measures to combat climate change. Venice has been hit by recurrent flooding since Tuesday, with 70% of the lagoon city engulfed on Friday morning as the acqua alta, or high water, level reached 1.54 metres amid heavy rainfall.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:50 am on 16 Nov
Bought Russian S-400s to use them, not put them aside: Turkey
short by Ankush Verma / on 16 Nov 2019,Saturday
The head of the Turkish Defence Industry Directorate, Ismail Demir, has said the country bought S-400 missile defence systems from Russia to use them, not put them aside. This comes after US President Donald Trump urged Turkish President Recep Erdogan to drop the S-400 systems. Erdogan had said Turkey plans to buy US Patriot defences in addition to the S-400s.
short by Ankush Verma / 05:11 pm on 16 Nov
A US man was jailed for nearly 11 years for receiving and distributing child pornography after he was caught by his mother-in-law. The man had expressed a desire to have sex with a teenage boy who was actually his mother-in-law posing as one online. She'd gone undercover after her son-in-law promised his wife he'd stop asking for photos from boys.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:32 pm on 16 Nov
US asks Japan to pay ₹57,300 crore to keep US troops there: Report
short by Nandini Sinha / on 16 Nov 2019,Saturday
The US has asked Japan to quadruple the annual payments to keep US forces stationed there to around $8 billion (over ₹57,300 crore), Foreign Policy reported citing US officials. The US reportedly made a similar request to South Korea. The current agreement between Japan and the US to keep 54,000 American troops there will expire in March 2021.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:34 pm on 16 Nov
China deploys Army in Hong Kong to clear roadblocks amid protests
short by Nandini Sinha / on 16 Nov 2019,Saturday
China on Saturday deployed the Army in Hong Kong for the first time since the anti-government protests began there five months ago. The soldiers were seen cleaning up barricades and debris. The protests, which began in opposition to a now-withdrawn bill to allow the extradition of criminals to mainland China, have now transformed into protesters demanding more democratic measures.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:14 pm on 16 Nov
Trump's adviser Roger Stone found guilty in WikiLeaks hacking case
short by Kirti Joshi / on 16 Nov 2019,Saturday
Roger Stone, US President Donald Trump's longtime adviser, has been found guilty of seven counts of lying to the US Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. The court heard that he lied about his efforts to learn more about when WikiLeaks would release damaging emails about Hillary Clinton. Stone is allowed to remain free until his sentencing, set for February.
short by Kirti Joshi / 10:48 pm on 16 Nov
Impeachment probe has been very hard on my family: Trump
short by Kirti Joshi / on 15 Nov 2019,Friday
US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that the impeachment probe has been very hard on his family. "Impeachment to me is a dirty word, it's been very unfair," Trump added. The US House began impeachment hearings on Wednesday over Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wherein he asked for a probe against his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
short by Kirti Joshi / 10:47 pm on 15 Nov
Israel launches air strikes on Hamas after rockets fired from Gaza
short by Nandini Sinha / on 16 Nov 2019,Saturday
Israel launched air strikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza strip after two rockets were fired from there. The new attacks on Gaza come days after Israel and the Islamic Jihad militant group agreed to a ceasefire. The Islamic Jihad militant group had launched more than 200 rockets towards Israel in retaliation to the death of one of its leaders.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:57 pm on 16 Nov
Pak court allows Sharif to go abroad for treatment without conditions
short by Kirti Joshi / on 16 Nov 2019,Saturday
The Lahore High Court has allowed former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for medical treatment after he was diagnosed with immune system disorder. Rejecting the government order, the court said Sharif will be allowed to travel without having to sign an indemnity bond of PKR 700 crore. Sharif's brother Shehbaz submitted a written undertaking assuring his return.
short by Kirti Joshi / 08:53 pm on 16 Nov
'Severe' protests erupt in Iran after 50% fuel price hike
short by Kirti Joshi / on 16 Nov 2019,Saturday
Protests broke out across Iran on Friday after the government raised fuel price by at least 50%. State news agency reported "severe" protests in Sirjan as "people attacked a fuel storage warehouse and tried to set fire to it". Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said, "Increasing petrol prices is to people's benefit and also to help the society's strata under pressure."
short by Kirti Joshi / 07:48 pm on 16 Nov
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