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Thai King granted full ownership of $30-billion royal fortune
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Jun 2018,Sunday
Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who assumed throne after the death of his father in 2016, has been granted full ownership of royal assets reportedly worth $30 billion (over ₹2 lakh crore). The ownership transfer implies that royal assets will be subject to the same duties and taxation as would assets belonging to any other citizen.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:40 am on 17 Jun
North, South Korea to march together at Asian Games
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Following a meeting at the demilitarised zone, North Korea and South Korea on Monday announced that the two countries would march together at the upcoming Asian Games. The Koreas also agreed to hold a joint basketball match in Pyongyang. Earlier, North Korea and South Korea marched together under a unified Korea flag at the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
short by Ankush Verma / 06:18 pm on 18 Jun
China unveils 4-point vision for future ties with India
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Following the informal summit between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui on Monday unveiled a four-point vision for future cooperation with India. "China-India relations have gone beyond bilateral scope... We need to join hands to tackle global challenges," he said. Zhaohui further said the two countries need to increase mutual understanding.
short by Ankush Verma / 04:02 pm on 18 Jun
We cannot stand another Doklam incident: China's India envoy
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Calling on India and China to make a joint effort to maintain peace along the border, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui on Monday said, "We cannot stand another Doklam incident." "China and India are neighbours that cannot be moved away," he added. Notably, the India-China military standoff in Doklam lasted for 73 days.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:56 pm on 18 Jun
World mocks Pak because of Nawaz Sharif: Ex-Prez Zardari
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the world is making fun of the country because of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Earlier this year, Zardari called Sharif and his family "thieves of the nation". He had also said that the Sharifs were caught looting the country and that they will have to quit politics.
short by Ankush Verma / 01:19 pm on 18 Jun
I'll be calling N Korea: Trump on his Father's Day plans
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Jun 2018,Sunday
US President Donald Trump said he would be calling North Korea when asked about his Father's Day plans. Adding that he had given North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a direct phone number, Trump said, "He can call me if he has any difficulties." Trump had hailed his meeting with Kim as a success that removed the North Korean nuclear threat.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:44 pm on 17 Jun
Hate to see families separated at border: Melania Trump
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Amid the row over separation of immigrant parents and children at the US-Mexico border, First Lady Melania Trump on Sunday said she "hates" seeing families being separated at the border. She added the US should "govern with heart". Nearly 2,000 children have been separated at the US-Mexico border from their parents or legal guardians over a period of six weeks.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:49 am on 18 Jun
Video shows impact of earthquake on parked cars in Japan
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A video shows the impact on parked cars after an earthquake of 6.1 magnitude struck Japan's Osaka city early Monday. Over three people are feared dead and more than 100 have been injured due to the earthquake. It is the strongest shaking recorded in Osaka according to modern records that go back to the 1920s.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:42 pm on 18 Jun
Yoga Day celebrated in Australian Parliament for first time
short by Nihal Thondepu / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A yoga session was organised in the Australian Parliament on Monday for the first time, with over 50 people performing various asanas in the federal legislature. This comes ahead of the fourth International Day of Yoga on June 21. Organisers of the session claimed it was the first time that the International Yoga Day was celebrated in any Parliament.
short by Nihal Thondepu / 05:55 pm on 18 Jun
War games to start immediately if N Korea talks fail: Trump
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Revealing that he had proposed the idea to end the US-South Korea joint military exercises during his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US President Donald Trump has said the war games can "start immediately" if talks fail. Calling talks with Kim "a good faith negotiation", Trump said the drills could have set a "bad light" during the summit.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:59 am on 18 Jun
Ivan Duque to become youngest Colombian President
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Ivan Duque was elected Colombia's next President on Sunday after promising to roll back a peace accord with the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels. Duque, who will turn 42 just before taking office on August 8, will be Colombia's youngest ever President. The 53-year-old conflict between the Colombian government and the rebels had ended in August last year.
short by Ankush Verma / 02:07 pm on 18 Jun
Afghan Taliban says ceasefire proved its nationwide support
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
After the Afghanistan government extended its ceasefire with the Taliban by 10 days, the militant group has said their three-day Eid ceasefire proved the unity of their movement and its "nationwide support". "All want the withdrawal of foreign invaders and establishment of an Islamic government," the Taliban said. Taliban militants had celebrated Eid with Afghan security forces.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:11 am on 18 Jun
Cambodian Prince injured, wife killed in accident
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Jun 2018,Sunday
Cambodia's Prince Norodom Ranariddh was injured and his wife was killed after their SUV hit a taxi head on in the city of Sihanoukville on Sunday. Police officials said that the 74-year-old was airlifted to a hospital in the capital of Phnom Penh for medical treatment, adding, "He is seriously injured but he'll be fine."
short by Ankush Verma / 04:03 pm on 17 Jun
Won't move forward on naval project with India: Seychelles
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 17 Jun 2018,Sunday
Seychelles President Danny Faure has said the agreement for India to develop a naval base at Assumption Island will "not move forward", adding they plan to build a facility with their own funds. Faure said the issue won't be discussed during his upcoming India visit. This comes amidst domestic opposition to the project after the revised agreement was leaked online.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 12:49 pm on 17 Jun
Man sneaks into hospital room of ex-Pak PM Sharif's wife
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Jun 2018,Sunday
A man managed to enter the hospital room of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz allegedly without permission at London's Harley Street Clinic on Saturday. Naveed Farooq has been arrested and is being investigated by London police. Kulsoom, who was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer, was placed on ventilator after suffering a cardiac arrest earlier this week.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:24 pm on 17 Jun
3 killed, 200 injured in 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Japan
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
At least 3 people were killed and over 200 others were injured after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Japan's second-biggest metropolis Osaka on Monday, reports said. The earthquake did not trigger a tsunami warning and nuclear plants in the area were operating normally. More than 1.7 lakh households in Osaka and neighbouring Hyogo prefecture suffered temporary power outages.
short by Ankush Verma / 02:07 pm on 18 Jun
US Border Patrol vehicle runs over man, drives away
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Jun 2018,Sunday
A video of a US Border Patrol vehicle driving away after running over a Native American man near the US-Mexico border in Arizona has surfaced online. People in the area alleged they have to deal with such things "constantly". "We do not tolerate misconduct on or off duty and will fully cooperate with all investigations," the US Border Patrol said.
short by Ankush Verma / 07:51 pm on 17 Jun
Taliban refuses to extend ceasefire in Afghanistan
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Jun 2018,Sunday
The Taliban militant group on Sunday refused to extend its three-day ceasefire with Afghan security forces. This comes after Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani announced that a government truce with the militants would be extended. Earlier, the Taliban militants hugged and took selfies with soldiers and civilians as they celebrated Eid with Afghan security forces.
short by Ankush Verma / 07:19 pm on 17 Jun
Feminism has degraded role of mothers: Imran Khan
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said that the West's conception of feminism has degraded the role of mothers. Adding that he disagrees with the concept, Imran said, "A mother is the biggest influence in her child's life." Reacting to his remarks, a Twitter user wrote, "Imran Khan's views on feminism show his utter lack of understanding of the issue."
short by Ankush Verma / 06:22 pm on 18 Jun
Afghan peace march urges govt, Taliban to end 16-yr conflict
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers on Monday urged the country's government and the Taliban militant group to end the 16-year war and restore peace. "Enough blood has been shed. So many people have been martyred in this ongoing conflict," a marcher said. Taliban had announced a three-day ceasefire during Eid, and refused to extend the truce later.
short by Ankush Verma / 06:45 pm on 18 Jun
Indonesian man crushed to death by mother's falling coffin
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Jun 2018,Sunday
An Indonesian man was killed after his mother's coffin fell from a funeral tower and crushed him during a service on the island of Sulawesi, police officials said. The casket fell on the man when pallbearers lost balance and the ladder on which they were climbing shifted and collapsed. The man's body was laid to rest alongside his mother.
short by Ankush Verma / 04:49 pm on 17 Jun
Jailed ex-B'desh PM Zia critical, not able to walk on her own
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Imprisoned former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia is critically ill and not able to walk on her own, a senior leader of her political party has said. He urged the government to immediately transfer her to Dhaka's United Hospital for better treatment. The 72-year-old was jailed for five years after being found guilty of embezzling ₹1.7 crore meant for an orphanage.
short by Ankush Verma / 04:38 pm on 18 Jun
Viral Russia dog execution photo actually shot in Pakistan
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
A picture circulating online of a dog culling in Russia was actually shot in Pakistan during an attempt to reduce the number of stray animals in 2016. The image went viral amid fears that Russia would try to kill stray dogs ahead of the FIFA World Cup. However, Russian officials said the animals would be captured and placed in shelters.
short by Ankush Verma / 06:28 pm on 18 Jun
Emergency in Papua New Guinea as rioters set plane on fire
short by Nihal Thondepu / on 18 Jun 2018,Monday
Papua New Guinea's PM Peter O'Neill has declared a nine-month state of emergency in the island nation after rioters set a plane and other properties on fire. Violent protests erupted after a court refused to quash the election of South Highlands Province Governor William Powi. The rioters had challenged the Powi's election over alleged inconsistencies in the voting process.
short by Nihal Thondepu / 08:24 pm on 18 Jun
Abortion to avoid birth defects similar to Nazi crimes: Pope
short by Ankush Verma / on 17 Jun 2018,Sunday
Condemning abortions to terminate pregnancies likely to produce disabled or chronically ill children, Pope Francis on Saturday said the practice is similar to Nazi attempts to create a pure race by eliminating the weakest. Adding that the world was scandalised by what the Nazis did, he said, "Children should be accepted as they come, as God sends them."
short by Ankush Verma / 12:43 pm on 17 Jun
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