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Maldives to confer its highest honour ‘Nishan Izzuddeen’ on PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be conferred with Nishan Izzuddeen, the Maldives’ highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries. Modi will reach Maldives on Saturday for his first bilateral visit after returning to power. “President @ibusolih has announced his decision to…

Indian-American activist who yelled at Jeff Bezos arrested

Indian-American activist Priya Sawhney, who interrupted Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’ on-stage talk, has been arrested on trespassing and burglary charges, according to media reports. Sawhney, 30, rushed on stage during Amazon’s “re:MARS” event in New York on Thursday…

Trump threatens to hit China with additional tariffs

Further escalating tensions, US President Donald Trump has threatened to hit China with tariffs on another USD 300 billion worth of Chinese goods. “Our talks with China — a lot of interesting things are happening. We’ll see what happens,” The…

UK’s Theresa May quits as party leader, starting succession race

British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit. May will remain prime minister until a new leader…

Dubai: 8 Indians killed in bus accident

Eight Indians were killed when a bus they were travelling in met with an accident in Dubai on Thursday evening. Dubai Police said that the bus carrying 31 people “overrun a traffic signal” near the Rashidiya exit on Thursday evening.…

Houthis take control over 20 military positions inside Saudi Arabia

Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed that their forces have seized more than 20 military positions inside Saudi Arabia’s territory. The military sites in the kingdom’s southwestern Najran province were captured in a “surprise” offensive carried out over the past…

10 killed in Pakistan during armed clash on Eid

Two rival groups opened indiscriminate fire at each other after Eid prayers in Pakistan Punjab province, killing at least 17 people and injuring nine others. The incident took place on Wednesday in Jalalpur Pirwala Tehsil of Multan district. The two…

Four dead, 2 wounded in Australia shooting

At least four people lost their lives while two others were injured after a gunman opened fire in Australia’s Darwin on Tuesday evening, according to the Northern Territory (NT) Police. Two people, who were rushed to the hospital in a…

Silence, security in Beijing on 30th Tiananmen anniversary

China marked 30 years since the deadly Tiananmen crackdown on Tuesday with a wall of silence and extra security after arresting activists and tightening internet censorship ahead of the politically sensitive anniversary. On a grey, overcast day, police checked the…

China says trade war ‘has not made America great again’

Washington’s escalating trade war with Beijing has not “made America great again” and has instead damaged the American economy, China said Sunday, stressing that while it wants resolution through talks it will not compromise on core principles. The comments came…

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