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Your favourite Prez did nothing wrong: Trump on Playboy model row
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
Denying reports that he was secretly recorded by his former lawyer Michael Cohen while discussing payment to a former Playboy model Karen McDougal, US President Donald Trump tweeted, "Your favourite President did nothing wrong!" Reports had stated an audio tape was uncovered during FBI raid on Cohen's office. Trump added, "Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer's office."
short by Prashanti Moktan / 09:37 pm on 21 Jul
41-yr-old doctor claims 46 yrs of experience, gets licence revoked
short by Pragya Swastik / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
A UK-based doctor named Kashif Samin has been permanently banned from practising after he claimed he had 46 years of medical experience, despite then being aged only 41. Samin, now 42, also fabricated his university degree and links to societies in job applications. He had quit masters in emergency medicine, the degree of which he mentioned in his CV.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:38 pm on 21 Jul
15-yr-old Indonesian girl jailed for abortion after rape by brother
short by Pragya Swastik / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
A 15-year-old Indonesian girl has been jailed for six months for having an abortion after she was raped by her elder brother, an official said on Saturday. Her 17-year-old brother was sentenced to two years in jail for sexually assaulting a minor. Indonesian law requires that an abortion must be performed no later than six weeks into a pregnancy.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:52 pm on 21 Jul
Indians will call Pakistanis their master: Shehbaz Sharif
short by Ankush Verma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Vowing to make Pakistan better than India after coming into power, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's brother Shehbaz Sharif has said, "Indians will come to Wagah border and call Pakistanis their master." He further said that Pakistan cannot become a great nation by voting leaders like Imran Khan who have made false promises to the nation.
short by Ankush Verma / 02:11 pm on 22 Jul
Candidate from Imran Khan's party killed in suicide attack
short by Ankush Verma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Ahead of the general elections in Pakistan, a candidate from cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's party PTI has been killed in a suicide attack that wounded four others. Earlier, Pakistan's National Counter Terrorism Authority had warned of serious security threats to political leaders of all major parties, saying that terrorists could use suicide bombers to target politicians.
short by Ankush Verma / 05:07 pm on 22 Jul
War with Iran would be mother of all wars: Rouhani warns US
short by Ankush Verma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Warning the US against provoking Iran, President Hassan Rouhani has said that the conflict with the country would be "the mother of all wars". "Don't play with the lion's tail, this would only lead to regret," he further said. Adding that Iranians will only be "united" by further threats from the US, Rouhani said the country will "certainly defeat America".
short by Ankush Verma / 02:30 pm on 22 Jul
11 killed in suicide bombing outside Kabul airport
short by Ankush Verma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
At least 11 people were killed and 14 others were wounded in a suicide bombing outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. The explosion occurred shortly after Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum left the area following his arrival home from more than a year in exile in Turkey. The number of casualties may rise, Afghan authorities said.
short by Ankush Verma / 07:39 pm on 22 Jul
Marrying Reham biggest mistake of my life: Imran Khan
short by Ankush Verma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician has said that marrying Reham Khan was the "biggest mistake" of his life. Imran's remark follows several claims by Reham in her book including him being homosexual and having relationships with a Pakistani actor and a member of his political party. She also claims that Imran has five illegitimate children, some of whom are Indian.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:09 pm on 22 Jul
Ecuador Prez to hand Assange over to UK during visit: Report
short by Ankush Verma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno, who is on a visit to the UK, will reportedly meet British officials to finalise an agreement to hand over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the UK. Under the agreement, Ecuador will withdraw its asylum protection of Assange, which has been in place since 2012, and will eject him from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
short by Ankush Verma / 05:47 pm on 22 Jul
Free Russian woman accused in US of spying: Russia tells US
short by Ankush Verma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday told his US counterpart Mike Pompeo that a woman arrested in the US on accusations she was a Russian agent had been detained on "fabricated charges" and should be released. Maria Butina was charged with conspiracy to act as a Russian government agent while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:34 pm on 22 Jul
Egypt slams Israeli nation-state law as 'racial segregation'
short by Ankush Verma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Slamming a law passed by the Israeli parliament that defines Israel as a nation-state of the Jewish people, Egypt Foreign Ministry said it rejects the law sanctioning "racial segregation" against Palestinians. It added the law would also have a potential impact on the right of return for Palestinian refugees displaced since 1948, when Israel was founded.
short by Ankush Verma / 07:16 pm on 22 Jul
Fukushima nuclear traces found in California wine
short by Ankush Verma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
French nuclear physicists say they have found radioactive particles from the Fukushima disaster that took place in 2011 in wine from California, US. The experts said radioactive cloud from the disaster floated over the Pacific Ocean to California, settling on grapes there. However, they said the wine is not seen as a health hazard.
short by Ankush Verma / 04:27 pm on 22 Jul
ISI doesn't want Sharif out of jail till polls: Pak HC judge
short by Ankush Verma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
A Pakistani high court judge has alleged that the ISI had asked the Chief Justice to make sure that former PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam should not come out of jail before the July 25 general elections. He said that the intelligence agency is pressuring the Chief Justice and other judges to get favourable verdicts in different cases.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:48 pm on 22 Jul
4-year-old accidentally shoots dead 2-year-old cousin in US
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
A four-year-old boy accidentally shot dead his 2-year-old cousin at home in the US state of California, police said. The victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The victim's grandfather was arrested and charged with child endangerment and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:21 pm on 21 Jul
Trump's attack on media means he hates America: CNN host
short by Ankush Verma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
CNN host Chris Cuomo has said US President Donald Trump's tweet slamming the "fake news media" is a proof that he hates America and everything it stands for. He added that the phrase, "enemy of the people," was used by numerous dictators as an "operative threat to murder opposition". He further said Trump's disrespect of media will eventually backfire.
short by Ankush Verma / 06:21 pm on 22 Jul
Artillery gun rolls away in traffic, hits taxi in Canada
short by Nihal Thondepu / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Canadian authorities launched an investigation on Saturday after an artillery gun detached itself from a military vehicle and rolled away into traffic in Canada's Nanaimo. While two military officers were seen chasing the gun, it stopped after hitting a taxi. Police confirmed that no one was injured in the incident.
short by Nihal Thondepu / 07:50 pm on 22 Jul
Working with India to help avoid Russia sanctions: US
short by Nandini Sinha / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
The US has said that it is working with India to avoid sanctions arising from its military deals with Russia. The US added it was helping countries identify and avoid engaging in potentially sanctionable activity under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). The US has warned India against purchasing the S-400 air defence systems from Russia.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:11 am on 22 Jul
US voices concern over LeT affiliates contesting Pak polls
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
The US has expressed concerns over Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) affiliates contesting the upcoming general elections in Pakistan. The US said it was satisfied with the Election Commission's refusal to recognise Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's MML as a political party. The US State Department in April amended the Foreign Terrorist Organisation designation of LeT to add MML as its alias.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:27 pm on 21 Jul
London launches plan to become 'world's most walkable city'
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched the 'Walking Action Plan' in a bid to make London the 'world's most walkable city'. The move is aimed at reducing air pollution and improving health of the people by making streets more pedestrian-friendly. The plan includes introducing new traffic signal technology to make it easier and safer to cross roads, among other provisions.
short by Nandini Sinha / 11:10 pm on 21 Jul
Trump's import tariffs threaten global prosperity: Germany
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that the import tariffs announced by US President Donald Trump "endanger the prosperity of many people around the world". This comes after the US threatened to impose tariffs on imports of cars from Europe. Trump had slammed Germany over its trade policies with the US and called it a "captive" of Russia.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:44 pm on 21 Jul
China waging a 'quiet cold war' against US: CIA
short by Nandini Sinha / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the US and making efforts to replace it as the world's leading superpower, Deputy Assistant Director at CIA's East Asia mission centre, Michael Collins said. He added China's militarisation of the disputed South China Sea is similar to "Crimea of the East," referring to Russia's annexation of the Ukrainian region.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:00 am on 22 Jul
Obvious mistake to negotiate with US: Iran Supreme Leader
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said it would be an "obvious mistake" to negotiate with the US. "The word and even the signature of the Americans cannot be relied upon, so negotiations are of no avail," Khamenei added. Iran earlier claimed that it ignored eight calls by US President Donald Trump requesting a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:02 pm on 21 Jul
US releases $200 million in military aid to Ukraine
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
The US announced on Friday that it has released $200 million in military assistance to Ukraine. The US Defence Department said the aid will provide the funding for "training, equipment, and advisory efforts to build the defensive capacity of Ukraine's forces". This coincided with the US' rejection of Russia's reported proposal to hold a referendum to solve the Ukranian crisis.
short by Nandini Sinha / 04:13 pm on 21 Jul
Trump slams 'Fake News' for saying he's 'too nice' to Putin
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Jul 2018,Saturday
US President Donald Trump has slammed the "Fake News Media", calling them "hypocrites" for saying he's been "too nice" to Russian President Vladimir Putin. "If I was loud and vicious, I would have been criticised for being too tough," he added. Trump told reporters at the Helsinki summit that he saw no reason why Russians would interfere in 2016 elections.
short by Nandini Sinha / 11:47 pm on 21 Jul
UN deploying Sri Lanka war criminals as peacekeepers: Report
short by Nandini Sinha / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
The UN has reportedly been deploying alleged Sri Lankan war criminals to its peacekeeping operations in Mali, Lebanon, Darfur and South Sudan. Those deployed included commanders involved in alleged abuses during the civil war in 2009. This comes despite the establishment of a verification process to screen out those who served in frontline combat positions in the war's final phase.
short by Nandini Sinha / 11:00 am on 22 Jul
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