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White House shuts phone comment line, promotes Facebook Messenger

New York:The White House is asking people to use Facebook Messenger to contact the new administration instead of using a now-shut down public comment line.

Pakistani-origin woman becomes council chief in Belgium

Brussels: A 34-year-old Pakistani-origin woman has been appointed President of the Municipal Council of Ostend in Belgium’s West Flanders province. Hina

China cracks down on bids to bypass online censorship

Beijing: China has announced a 14-month campaign to “clean up” internet service providers and crack down on devices such as virtual private

Baby dead, 4 injured in Myanmar family suicide attempt

Yangon: A baby has been killed and two children left hospitalised in Myanmar today after their parents attempted a mass suicide on learning they had developed

Malaysia withdraws MH370 reward offer as search ends

Perth: The Malaysian Government has withdrawn its offer of a reward to find the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 after the search for the missing aircraft

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Tamil-Americans hold rally in support of Jallikattu

Washington:Several hundred Tamil-American sheld a rally at the Gandhi statue here in support of the ongoing Jallikattu movement demanding lifting of the ban on

Tullet Prebon to launch India and Middle East focus LNG Index

Singapore: Tullett Prebon, one of the world’sleading interdealer brokers, is collaborating with Singapore Exchange (SGX) to develop a spot pricing index for

Legal watchdog to sue Trump over foreign payments

Washington: A US legal watchdog says it will file a lawsuit on Monday against President Donald Trump, alleging he is violating a constitutional ban on

Trump misspells ‘honour’ on Twitter

New York:Shortly after assuming office as the 45th US President, Donald Trump tweeted saying he was “honered” to have been sworn in as the leader,

Tullet Prebon to launch India and Middle East focus LNG Index

Singapore:Tullett Prebon, one of the world’sleading interdealer brokers, is collaborating with Singapore Exchange (SGX) to develop a spot pricing index for

12 bodies found in Mexican tourist town: officials

Guadalajara: A dozen bodies — including seven that were headless and mutilated — were discovered over the weekend in western Mexico’s seaside

Trump speaks with Netanyahu, discusses security and stability

Washington: Seeking to forge close ties witha crucial ally, US President Donald Trump today invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White

Madonna explains her speech at Women’s March

Washington: Pop diva Madonna has defended her fiery, expletive-laden speech at the anti-Trump Womens March in Washington, D.C., saying her words were

4 Qaeda members killed in Yemen drone strikes

Aden:Four suspected Al-Qaeda members were killed in drone strikes in central Yemen likely carried out by US forces, a security source said today. The source,

Taliban asks Trump review Afghanistan policy

Kabul: The Taliban has asked US President Donald Trump to review America’s policy in Afghanistan and withdraw all foreign forces from the

Trump can legally hire son-in-law: US Justice Department

Washington: US Justice Department has saidthat President Donald Trump’s decision to hire his son-in-law as a senior White House adviser does not violate

Indian-American lawmakers join women’s march

Washington: All the five Indian-Americanselected to the US Congress have joined the Women’s March to protest against new US President Donald Trump’s

Star join protests against Trump at Women’s March

Los Angeles: A day after Donald Trump wassworn in as the 45th president of the United States, women and men inlcuing Hollwyood stars took to the streets of

Mapping preemies’ brain may predict later disability

Toronto: Scanning the brain of a premature baby shortly after birth to map the location and volume of lesions — small areas of injury in the

Trump to meet British Prime Minister next week

Washington: US President Donald Trump willhost British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, his first meeting with a foreign leader since taking office, and