Sep 20

Six arrested over mass London brawl

London: Six persons were arrested and two were injured after a mass brawl involving at least 100 youths broke out in London, media reports said. The Metropolitan police said officials were called to “a large fight” between youngsters in Northumberland Heath in Bexley, south-east London, at about 5.40 p.m. on Monday, the Guardian reported. According

NKorea hails ‘successful’ ground test of new rocket engine

Seoul: North Korea has carried out a successful ground test for a new high-power rocket engine, state media said, in a development that could advance Pyongyang’s weapons programme. After supervising the test at the country’s Sohae satellite-launching site, leader Kim Jong-Un called on officials, scientists and technicians “to round off the preparations for launching the

Designate Pak as terror sponsor state: Indian-Americans to US

Washington: The Indian-American community has asked the US government to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism and impose sanctions on it following the terror attack in Uri that killed 18 soldiers. “Enough is enough. It is time that Pakistan be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism,” said Jagdish Sewhani president of American India

Clinton slams Trump’s ‘demagogic’ rhetoric on terror

Washington: Hillary Clinton cast herself as the only presidential candidate who has fought terrorism and slammed Donald Trump’s response to the incidents in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota over the weekend as “demagogic.” In a news conference on the tarmac of Westchester County Airport on Monday, the Democratic presidential nominee said she has been

2 priests found dead after being kidnapped in Mexico

Mexico City: Two priests have been found dead after they were abducted in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz. The Veracruz state prosecutors’ office says the two men were kidnapped Sunday in the northern Veracruz city of Poza Rica. Their bodies were found dumped by a roadside Monday. A third man who was abducted with

Bhutan condemns Uri attack

Thimphu: Bhutan on Monday said it is “deeply concerned” at the “despicable” terror attack on Uri in India and called for the need to step up global cooperation to combat terrorism. The Bhutanese Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said that the people and government of Bhutan express solidarity with the people and Government of India

Zika infections rise to 381 in Singapore

Singapore: Twelve new cases of the locally transmitted Zika virus infection have brought the total number in the city state to 381, authorities said on Monday. The National Environment Agency (NEA) said that among these newly reported cases, none were reported on Monday. There are now nine Zika clusters in Singapore, as two cases emerged

Obama to meet Chinese Premier Keqiang and Netanyahu

Washington: US President Barack Obama will meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to discuss a wide range of issues including North Korean provocative actions, the White House said today. Obama would discuss North Korean provocative actions with Keqiang tomorrow,

China, Russia hold air-defence, anti-submarine drills in SCS

Beijing: China and Russia have carried outjoint naval exercises in the resource-rich South China Sea off China’s southern Guangdong province away from the disputed areas, nearly two months after an international tribunal dismissed Beijing’s claims to most of the waters. Vessels including a missile destroyer, anti-submarine vessels, missile frigates, ship-based helicopters and conventional submarines among

Former French President hospitalised for lung infection

Paris: Former French President Jacques Chirac has been hospitalised for a lung infection, his family said on Sunday. President of France between 1995 and 2007, Chirac was admitted to the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital here early on Sunday, and was expected to be there for a few days for medical treatment, Efe news agency reported. Chirac had

Four killed in Hungary plane collision

Budapest: Four persons were killed on Sunday when two small planes collided mid-air, authorities said. The planes, a four-seat Cessna-182 and a six-seat Piper-28, collided in mid-air and crashed near the town of Godollo, about 30 km northeast of Budapest, Pest County Directorate for Disaster Management said on its website. Three persons, including one child,

1 injured as rolling stones hit glass skywalk bridge in China

Beijing: A tourist was injured by rolling stones on a glass skywalk in central China’s Hunan province. Authorities in charge of the skywalk confirmed that the incident happened on September 13 at Panlongya glass skywalk, which is on a cliff edge on Tianmenshan Mountain in Zhangjiajie City. A video clip of a female on a glass skywalk

Chinese police press drones to regulate traffic

Beijing: China will now use drones more regularly after authorities found them useful in apprehending traffic violators on highways in the southwestern Sichuan Province. Two drones, which can travel up to 100 km per hour, were used during rush hours and were found useful in regulating traffic on the highways, the provincial public security department

Obama calls safeguarding democracy among final weekly address
Relieved that birther issue is over: Obama

Washington: Barack Obama today took a dig at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying he is relieved that the birther issue is over after the real estate tycoon admitted that the outgoing American President was born in the US. “There’s an extra spring in my step tonight,” Obama said in his address to the Congressional

Russia votes in parliamentary election

Moscow: Voting began on Sunday to elect deputies to Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, as well as to dozens of municipal and regional bodies, authorities said. The first polling stations were opened in the easternmost Kamchatka and Chukchi peninsulas at 8.00 a.m., RT News reported. More than 94,000 polling stations, including those

Sikhs protests outside UN headquarters
Protests in Germany over free trade pacts between EU, US and Canada

Berlin: Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Berlin and six other cities in Germany on Saturday to protest the two planned free trade agreements between the European Union, the US and Canada. Marches started at noon in Berlin’s downtown Alexanderplatz and included around 30,000 protesters, police said, Efe news agency reported. The day

Sartaj Aziz meets Iranian FM; discusses bilateral ties

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister’s Adviseron Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz today met Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif and discussed bilateral relations and regional developments with particular focus on Afghanistan.Aziz met Zarif on the sidelines of the 17th NAM Summit in Venezuela and appreciated Iran’s role as the President of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the Foreign Office

Typhoon Meranti kills 14 in China

Beijing:Typhoon Meranti has left at least 14 persons dead and another 14 missing in China, authorities reported on Saturday.Meranti, the world’s strongest typhoon this year, arrived in Xiamen province early Thursday, wreaking havoc as it passed through, EFE news reported. Fujian, at least seven persons were killed, while another six died in the neighbouring province

Comeback Clinton vows: ‘I’ll never walk away’

Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has vowed that she will never give up as she hit the campaign trail again following a three-day rest after being diagnosed with pneumonia. Speaking at a rally in greensboro, North Carolina, Clinton said her time off was a gift, allowing her to reflect on the campaign, BBC reported.

Would label China as currency manipulator: Trump

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said, if elected, he would label China as currency manipulator and apply countervailing duties until the country ceases its illegal trade activities. “If China does not stop its illegal activities, including its theft of American trade secrets and intellectual properties, I will apply countervailing duties until China ceases