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US concerned by Sri Lanka snap polls

US concerned by Sri Lanka snap polls

Washington, Nov 10:  The United States voiced concern Saturday after Sri Lanka’s president ordered snap elections, as lawmakers warned that US aid was in question. President Maithripala Sirisena, who two weeks ago sparked a crisis by sacking the prime minister and installing former authoritarian leader Mahinda Rajapakse in his place, signed a decree for elections […]

 Press Trust of india

Trump says Macron’s call for European Army ‘very insulting’

Trump says Macron’s call for European Army ‘very insulting’

Washington, Nov 10 :  US President Donald Trump Saturday said the suggestion of his French counterpart Emanuel Macron that Europe should build its own army was “very insulting”, asserting that Europe should first pay its “fair share” to NATO. Trump slammed Macron in a tweet, moments after he landed in Paris for a weekend trip […]

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Melbourne stabbing attacker identified as Hassan Khalif Shire Ali from Somalia

Melbourne stabbing attacker identified as Hassan Khalif Shire Ali from Somalia

Melbourne, Nov 10 : Victoria Police Saturday identified the man, who set a car on fire and stabbed three people, killing one of them, before being fatally shot in the Australian city of Melbourne, as Hassan Khalif Shire Ali from Somalia. The police said it has executed search warrants in two properties and spoke to Ali’s […]

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Indian journalist wins Press Freedom Award for Courage in UK

Indian journalist wins Press Freedom Award for Courage in UK

London, Nov 9 :  An Indian freelance journalist, who has been the target of online trolling and harassment for her investigative reports, has bagged the 2018 London Press Freedom Award for Courage. Swati Chaturvedi, author of the book ‘I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of the BJP’s Digital Army’, beat shortlisted journalists from […]

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Indian-origin brothers charged with deceiving investors in supposedly unbiased reports

Indian-origin brothers charged with deceiving investors in supposedly unbiased reports

New York, Nov 9 :  Two Indian-origin brothers have been charged by the US federal regulator for deceiving investors by purporting to provide unbiased research reports on certain publicly-traded small and microcap companies. Ajay Tandon, 41, and Amit Tandon, 47, of New York and stock research firm SeeThruEquity co-founded by them were charged by the […]

 Agencies

Report: Tibetan dies of self-immolation in protest of China

Report: Tibetan dies of self-immolation in protest of China

Beijing, Nov 9 :  A Tibetan man set himself on fire and died in a protest earlier this week calling for the return of the region’s exiled Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, a rights monitoring group reported. The Washington, D.C.-based International Campaign for Tibet said 23-year-old Dorbe self-immolated on Sunday in Ngaba county, a traditionally […]

 Press Trust of india

US Vice President Pence to meet PM Modi next week: White House

US Vice President Pence to meet PM Modi next week: White House

Washington, Nov 9 :  US Vice President Mike Pence would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his four-nation trip next week, during which he will also attend the US-ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit in Singapore, the White House has said. Generally the summit is attended by US President. However, this time Pence would […]

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12 killed in California bar shooting: sheriff

12 killed in California bar shooting: sheriff

Thousand Oaks (US), Nov 8 :  Twelve people, including a police sergeant, were shot dead in a shooting at a nighttclub close to Los Angeles, police said Thursday. All the victims were killed inside the bar in the suburb of Thousand Oaks late on Wednesday, including the officer who had been called to the scene, […]

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58 combatants killed in fighting for Yemen’s Hodeida: Medics

58 combatants killed in fighting for Yemen’s Hodeida: Medics

Aden, Nov 8 : Dozens of combatants were killed as pro-government forces closed in on rebel forces in the heart of the Yemeni port city of Hodeida on Thursday, hospital sources said. Medics at hospitals inside the city reported 47 rebels had been killed in overnight ground fighting and air raids by a Saudi-led coalition supporting […]

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Trump sacks US Attorney General Jeff Sessions; takes control of Russia meddling probe

Trump sacks US Attorney General Jeff Sessions; takes control of Russia meddling probe

Washington, Nov 8 :  President Donald Trump Wednesday sacked US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, virtually taking operational control of a sensitive probe into foreign interference in the 2016 election and the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. For months, Trump publicly attacked Sessions for recusing himself from overseeing the probe in 2017, […]