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June 26, 2017 11:23 PM Melania stuns in a yellow floral-print crepe $2,160 gown to greet Indian Prime Minister Modi at the White House with her husband

First Lady Melania Trump stepped out Monday wearing a bright yellow Emilio Pucci gown to greet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the White House. The mother-of-one stunned in the floor-length dress that retails for $2,160, as she walked alongside the president before stepping out to greet Modi, who is visiting the US for his first

June 26, 2017 10:25 PM Brexit: Devolved institutions' consent sought on Repeal Bill

The UK government says it will consult the devolved administrations on a key part of Brexit legislation. Brexit Secretary David Davis confirmed the administrations would be asked to consent to the Repeal Bill, which aims to turn EU laws into UK laws so they can then be changed if required. He urged the devolved nations to "come together" and support 1

June 26, 2017 8:01 PM US Supreme Court partly revives Trump’s travel ban

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees and agreeing to decide its legality later this year in a major test of presidential powers. The justices narrowed the scope of lower court rulings that had completely blocked 1

June 26, 2017 2:43 PM Anger grows in Parachinar after three sectarian attacks in six months

Shias in Parachinar protested Monday as the death toll from twin blasts three days earlier rose to 72, marking a grisly Eid for the town worst hit by militancy so far in 2017. Officials confirmed that five more injured of Friday’s blasts died in hospital, which pushed the death toll to 72. At least 10 others are said to be in precarious condition 1

June 26, 2017 2:37 PM Death toll from Bahawalpur tanker fire rises to 157

BAHAWALPUR: The death toll due to Bahawalpur oil tanker fire incident has risen to 157 on Monday as the police have registered the case against the driver, owner and manager of the tanker. More than a hundred victims were being treated in different hospital, many of them badly injured due to the incident. According to health sources, 126 were killed 3

June 26, 2017 2:18 PM Australian Banks Warn Surprise Taxes Scaring Away Investors

"It is in this context that we should view the South Australian government's unprincipled and reckless tax grab as it walked through the gate the federal government left open." His comments were echoed by National Australia Bank chief executive Andrew Thornton, who has said that London-based investors he had met had less confidence in Australia as a place 1

June 26, 2017 1:34 PM Ready to Wait Some More Time for India to Join Belt and Road Initiative: China

Beijing: China on Monday said it is ready to wait some more time for India to shed its "misgivings" and join the Belt and Road Initiative, a pet project of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Beijing also emphasised that integration of the USD 50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), over which India has raised objections as it passes through PoK, with the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar

June 26, 2017 11:52 AM Clashes hit held Kashmir on Eid

SRINAGAR: Indian government forces fired tear gas and pellet guns at protesters brandishing Pakistani flags as held Kashmir marked the Muslim festival of Eid on Monday. Authorities detained some pro-separatist political leaders to try to avert trouble on Eid, the day of festivities that marks the end of the Ramazan fasting month. But stone-throwing started 4

June 26, 2017 10:37 AM Back to Switzerland for Cyprus peace deal talks

This time the rival leaders of the ethnically-divided island will be meeting at the secluded Swiss resort of Crans-Montana. Previous summits were held in Mont Pelerin and Geneva. The talks kick off Wednesday and are due to last at least a week. They will likely determine whether a deal to reunify Cyprus, which is divided into a breakaway Turkish Cypriot 2

June 26, 2017 9:22 AM Indian soldiers clash with suspected rebels at Kashmir school

The government forces in India-held Kashmir were locked in an intense battle on Sunday with armed militants who took cover in a school after opening fire on a group of soldiers on the eve of Eid, police said. The militants ambushed a police patrol, killing one trooper and injuring two others in a hail of bullets, before fleeing into the nearby school