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  • 74 injured after 10 coaches of train derail in North India

    August 23, 2017 7:35 AM 1

    NEW DELHI: At least 74 people were injured after a passenger train derailed early Wednesday in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, China's Xinhua news agency reported officials as saying. According to officials, 10 coaches of Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district, about 180 km from Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh

  • Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence during thunderous rally

    August 23, 2017 6:13 AM

    Pro-Trump supporters face off with anti-Trump protesters outside a Donald Trump campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, US August 22, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS. PHOENIX: US President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organised rally in Virginia, and a promise to shut down the government if necessary

  • Pakistan's status as privileged ally in question: US

    August 23, 2017 5:06 AM 1 1

    WASHINGTON: The United States warned an angry Pakistan on Tuesday that it could lose its status as a privileged military ally if it continues giving safe haven to Afghan militant groups. One day after President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy to force the Taliban to negotiate a political settlement with the Kabul government, his top diplomat upped

  • Islamabad hospitals admit 19 dengue patients so far

    August 23, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: As many as 19 confirmed patients of dengue fever have been admitted to the public sector hospitals in the federal capital for treatment in the last one week, however, majority of these patients are not residents of Islamabad. Data collected by ‘The News’ on Tuesday revealed that so far, a total of 13 patients confirmed positive for dengue

  • Pak-Afghan flag meeting held at Torkham

    August 23, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    LANDIKOTAL: The monthly flag meeting between the officials of Afghanistan and Pakistan was held at Torkham border on Tuesday. The meeting, held on the Pakistani side of the border, lasted an hour. Lieutenant Colonel Mubashir of Khyber Rifles 123 Wing, Assistant Political Agent of Landikotal Niaz Muhammad and Captain Haris led the Pakistani team. The Afghan

  • U.S. asks if Iran military sites to be checked under nuclear deal

    August 22, 2017 11:04 PM 2

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States wants to know if the United Nations atomic watchdog plans to inspect Iranian military sites to verify Tehran's compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Tuesday. Haley will meet with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials in Vienna on Wednesday

  • After ticking off Triple Talaq from India's 'to do' list the BJP can now move towards the Uniform Civil Code

    August 22, 2017 10:47 PM

    As the Supreme Court finally struck down triple talaq as unconstitutional, questions have now turned to what comes next on the agenda of the saffron government. BJP has finally delivered on one of the many contentious articles from its agenda list that have since long been labelled 'communal' and 'anti-Muslim'. The next logical step seems to be a move towards

  • Moroccan Man Admits Deadly Stabbing Attack in Finland

    August 22, 2017 10:45 PM 2

    Two women, one in her mid-50s and the other in her early 30s, were killed; six other women were injured, along with two men who had tried to protect them. Mr. Mechkah was shot in the thigh. Police and intelligence agencies had gotten a tip about Mr. Mechkah earlier this year, warning that he might harbor extremist views, but the tip was not given priority

  • German minister says Erdogan backers threatened his wife

    August 22, 2017 10:01 AM 4

    BERLIN: – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has accused supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of threating his wife amid a festering diplomatic crisis. He said that Erdogan’s strident style “had apparently led some to feel motivated to try to threaten and harass my wife,” in comments broadcast Tuesday by news channel NTV. “Of course

  • What is Triple Talaq Divorce? India Rules Against Instant Termination of Marriage in Win for Women’s Rights

    August 22, 2017 9:26 AM

    For decades, Muslim women in India have lived with the possibility of their husbands ending their marriages instantaneously by muttering one word, talaq, three times. But now, India’s highest court has declared that the divorce practice known as 'triple talaq'—the Arabic word for divorce—is unconstitutional and should be outlawed. In a 3-2 majority decision