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  • US builds pressure to stop incursion against Kurds

    Pressure is building in the United States to stop Turkey from continuing its offensive against Kurdish-held areas in Syria. US Defence Secretary Mark Esper warned of serious consequences while Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held out the prospect of fresh sanctions against Turkey. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops effectively triggered the Turkish incursion. […]

    Four killed, 3 wounded in shooting in New York

    At least four people killed and three were wounded in a shooting at a social club in New York, United States today. Police said no arrests have been made so far. The motive and exact circumstances of the incident are also unknown. Four men were pronounced dead at the scene. A police official said two other […]

    Japan hit by biggest typhoon in 60 years

    Torrential rain and tornado-like winds are lashing large parts of Japan, as the country endures what could be its worst storm for 60 years. The eye of Typhoon Hagibis made landfall shortly before 19:00 local time in Izu Peninsula, southwest of Tokyo. One man was killed in Chiba, east of Tokyo, when high winds flipped […]

    UN Secretary-General orders travel, meetings, heat cut over cash crisis

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has ordered travel, meetings and heat cut over cash crisis. The UN Chief has ordered these measures to be effective from Monday at all UN facilities and operations around the world to deal with the United Nations’ worst cash crisis in nearly a decade. The UN chief said in a letter […]

    U.S. Senators Ted Cruz, Maggie Hassan call on Rajnath Singh in New Delhi

    United States Senators Ted Cruz and Maggie Hassan called on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi today. During the meeting, Mr Singh expressed satisfaction over the progress made in the partnership between India and the US and discussed ways to further strengthen the bilateral defence relationship. He termed the US as one of the […]

    Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk for 2018 and to Austrian author Peter Handke for 2019

    The 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature has been announced along with the 2018 Prize. The Swedish Academy said, Austrian author Peter Handke has won the 2019 Prize while Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk has received the 2018 Prize. Handke was honoured for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity […]

    NASA launches satellite to explore where air meets space

    NASA launched a satellite last night to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space. The satellite – called Icon, short for Ionospheric Connection Explorer- rocketed into orbit following a two-year delay. It was dropped from a plane flying over the Atlantic off the Florida coast. Five seconds after the satellite’s release, the attached […]

    Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his peacemaking efforts with Eritrea. Ethiopia and Eritrea, longtime foes who fought a border war from 1998 to 2000, restored relations in July 2018 after years of hostility. The prize will be presented in Oslo on Dec. 10.

    Iranian oil tanker hit by two suspected rockets off the coast of Saudi Arabia

    An Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea has been hit by two suspected rockets today off the coast of Saudi Arabia and oil is leaking from the vessel. The National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) said in a statement the hull of the ship sustained two separate explosions about 100km off the Saudi port city […]

    Prez Xi Jinping second Chinese leader to visit Mamallapuram after Zhou Enlai

    The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Mamallapuram near Chennai renews the memory of the people of a nearby village to the visit by the erstwhile Premier of China, Zhou Enlai, in December 1956. The village known as Kuzhipanthandalam (कुलिपांतांडलम), some 15 kilometres off Mamallapuram, has witnessed the Chinese leader inaugurating a newly-built health […]