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Why fear bombs: Indian woman who died in Afghanistan terror attack
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
An Indian woman killed in a terror attack in Afghanistan earlier this week had said "why to fear bombs...death can descend anywhere" to her relatives before she left for the war-torn country. She was killed when the building where she stayed, collapsed in a bomb explosion. The 35-year-old victim had joined an NGO which rehabilitated terror attack victims in Afghanistan.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:21 pm on 19 Jan
India protests against Pak Supreme Court ruling on Gilgit-Baltistan
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
India on Friday protested against an order by Pakistan's Supreme Court extending its jurisdiction over Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), calling it an interference in India's internal affairs. India summoned Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner to protest against the order. "Pakistan Government or judiciary have no locus standi on territories illegally and forcibly occupied by it," the External Affairs Ministry said.
short by Nandini Sinha / 02:22 pm on 19 Jan
Ex-US Prez Bush delivers pizza to unpaid Secret Service personnel
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Former US President George W Bush delivered pizzas to thank his Secret Service detail for continuing to work without pay amid the ongoing partial government shutdown. Bush posted a photo on Instagram, adding that it was time for both Republican and Democratic leaders to put politics aside and come together to end the longest shutdown in US history.
short by Ankush Verma / 12:54 pm on 19 Jan
Former US policeman who shot black teen 16 times jailed for 7 years
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
A former US policeman who shot a black teenager 16 times in 2014 has been sentenced to nearly 7 years in jail. The 17-year-old was shot dead by Jason Van Dyke after he refused to follow Dyke's command to drop a knife that he was holding. During the trial, Dyke argued for his innocence, insisting that he acted in self-defence.
short by Ankush Verma / 12:43 pm on 19 Jan
Former Afghan warlord Hekmatyar enters presidential race
short by Ankush Verma / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
A former warlord accused of war crimes entered Afghanistan's presidential race on Saturday in a new challenge to President Ashraf Ghani. Fighters of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who has pledged to restore peace and security, killed thousands in Kabul during the civil war of the 1990s. Notably, Ghani had allowed Hekmatyar to return from exile.
short by Ankush Verma / 05:07 pm on 20 Jan
Sikh man attacked, his beard pulled in alleged hate crime in US
short by Ankush Verma / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
A Sikh man in the US was assaulted in an alleged hate crime by a white man who pulled his beard, kicked and punched him in the face. Harwinder Singh Dodd, who was working at a convenience store, was attacked after he refused to sell rolling papers for cigarettes to the man, who did not have an ID card.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:21 pm on 20 Jan
Illegal taps on fuel pipeline cause explosion in Mexico, 21 killed
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
An explosion caused due to illegal taps on a gasoline pipeline in Mexico's Hidalgo killed 21 people and injured 71 others. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador pledged to step up efforts to stamp out fuel theft following the explosion. The government said that fuel theft cost the country more than $3 billion last year.
short by Ankush Verma / 05:14 pm on 19 Jan
UK's Prince Philip seen driving without seat belt 2 days after crash
short by Ankush Verma / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
Two days after he survived a car crash, UK Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip was spotted driving without a seat belt. Police officials said "suitable words of advice were given" to him. He had flipped his car to its side following a collision with another vehicle driven by a 28-year-old woman with a nine-month-old baby in the backseat.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:48 am on 20 Jan
Death toll in Mexico fuel pipeline blast rises to 73
short by Ankush Verma / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
The death toll in an explosion caused due to illegal taps on a gasoline pipeline in Mexico has risen to 73. In a video that surfaced online, people, many of whom are covered in flames, can be seen running for their lives. Following the explosion, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador pledged to step up efforts to stamp out fuel theft.
short by Ankush Verma / 12:24 pm on 20 Jan
Trump offers protection for immigrants in exchange for border wall
short by Ankush Verma / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
US President Donald Trump has offered three years of deportation protections for some immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in border wall funding in a bid to end the partial government shutdown. Trump's proposal also includes millions of dollars for humanitarian aid and drug detection technology. However, Democrats rejected it and called on Trump to open the government.
short by Ankush Verma / 01:16 pm on 20 Jan
World's oldest man Masazo Nonaka dies in Japan aged 113
short by Ankush Verma / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
Masazo Nonaka, who was recognised as the world's oldest man by Guinness World Records last year, has passed away at the age of 113. His family said Nonaka died peacefully from natural causes in the early hours of Sunday while sleeping. Nonaka, who enjoyed watching sumo wrestling and eating sweets, outlived his wife and three of their five children.
short by Ankush Verma / 05:30 pm on 20 Jan
Mexico doing nothing to stop new migrant caravan: US Prez Trump
short by Ankush Verma / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
US President Donald Trump has said that Mexico is "doing nothing" to stop a new caravan of migrants which has been "fully formed" and is approaching the southern border. He further said that it takes a "lot of Border Agents to stop migrants if there is no border wall". Trump has demanded $5.7 billion in border wall funding.
short by Ankush Verma / 04:52 pm on 20 Jan
Syria will be 'Iraq on steroids' if US withdraws troops: US Senator
short by Ankush Verma / on 20 Jan 2019,Sunday
US Senator Lindsey Graham has said he hoped President Donald Trump would slow withdrawal of US troops from Syria until Islamic State is destroyed, warning that the pullout can create an "Iraq on steroids". The withdrawal of US troops from Iraq in 2011 left space for the rise of Islamic State militants, prompting the US to intervene again.
short by Ankush Verma / 05:35 pm on 20 Jan
Girls twerk atop moving car on US highway, video goes viral
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
A video of two girls twerking on the roof of an SUV on a highway in the US has gone viral. In another video, the girls were seen climbing back into the SUV through the back window. The woman who recorded both the videos said she posted the video on Facebook "in hopes that they would get caught".
short by Ankush Verma / 03:26 pm on 19 Jan
Czech PM hails 'Make in India' initiative, calls it 'good strategy'
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Andrej Babiš has hailed the 'Make in India' initiative as a "good strategy" and said that he wants to promote his country's relations with India to a strategic partnership. PM Babiš led the Czech delegation at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019, with Czech Republic as a partner country.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:13 pm on 19 Jan
Pak can't tell Afghanistan how to conduct its foreign policy: India
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
"Pakistan cannot decide on behalf of an independent and sovereign country, Afghanistan, and dictate them as to how to conduct their foreign policy," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. "Pakistan should introspect its role in the precarious situation in Afghanistan", he added. His remarks came in response to Pakistan's statement that "India has no role in Afghanistan".
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:37 pm on 19 Jan
Japan to give development assistance loan of ₹3,420 cr to India
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Japan will give a loan of ₹3,420 crore to India for the construction of the Chennai Peripheral Ring Road (Phase 1) and for Japan-India cooperative actions towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in India. The programme to promote SDGs in India focusses especially on social development. The loan agreements were signed between the Government of India and Japan International Cooperation Agency.
short by Nandini Sinha / 11:12 pm on 19 Jan
Trump denies report he directed his ex-lawyer to lie to Congress
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
US President Donald Trump has denied a report that he directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, Russia. Trump said Cohen was lying about the real estate project to "reduce his jail time". Cohen had pleaded guilty in November 2018 to lying to Congress about the project.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:43 pm on 19 Jan
We're far from being partners: Russia on ties with Japan
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Russia and Japan are still "far from being partners in international relations", Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. His statement came amid the talks between the two countries to end the dispute over the Kuril Islands near Japan which was seized by the Soviet forces at the end of World War II.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:31 pm on 19 Jan
Black workers sue General Motors alleging racial harassment
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
A group of black workers has sued General Motors over alleged racial harassment at a US plant after finding hanging nooses and "whites only" bathroom signs. The lawsuit filed last year, alleges the workers were called racial slurs and told "to go back to Africa". The workers were told to handle the matter themselves after they reported it to seniors.
short by Nandini Sinha / 04:47 pm on 19 Jan
Taliban rejects talks with US in Pakistan
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
The Afghan Taliban has rejected reports of resuming talks with the US in Pakistan. Taliban said the talks could resume only if they focussed on the US' withdrawal from Afghanistan, exchange of prisoners and lifting a ban on movement of Taliban leaders. The Taliban refused to allow the Afghan government to join the negotiations aimed at ending the Afghan war.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:49 pm on 19 Jan
2-yr-old trapped in 330-foot-deep well in Spain, rescue operation on
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Rescuers on Saturday began to dig a tunnel towards a two-year-old boy trapped in a well in southern Spain for six days. The boy named Julen, fell into the nearly 330-foot-deep well as his family walked through a private estate in Totalán, Málaga. There has been no sign of life from the boy from inside the well.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:34 pm on 19 Jan
Wife of detained ex-Interpol chief seeks asylum in France
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Grace Meng, wife of former Interpol President Meng Hongwei has sought asylum in France citing threat to her life. Hongwei went missing in September after travelling back to his native China. France opened an investigation following which China said that he has been detained over alleged bribery and other violations of the law.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:44 pm on 19 Jan
Iran mocks US National Security Advisor with '10 Year Challenge'
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Friday mocked US National Security Advisor John Bolton's calls for strikes on Iran using a play on the viral '10 Year Challenge'. Zarif shared images of two separate articles from 2009 and 2019, where Bolton called for strikes on Iran. "Same bull. Same bully. Same delusion," Zarif wrote on Twitter.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:43 pm on 19 Jan
Trump lends support to anti-abortion demonstrators in US
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Jan 2019,Saturday
US President Donald Trump lent his support to anti-abortion demonstrators in Washington on Friday. Trump vowed to veto any legislation that "weakens the protection of human life". In a pre-recorded video, Trump told the demonstrators that he "will always defend the first right in our Declaration of Independence, the right to life", which he said extended to "unborn children".
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:30 pm on 19 Jan
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