Aug 17

Clinton woos US millennial voters by writing ode to them

Washington: US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in a bid to woo millennial voters who played a vital role in Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign during primaries, wrote an ode to praise them in an op-ed for Teen Vogue published on Tuesday. “A smart former president – who happens to be my husband – once said

How social media is helping prostitution thrive online

New York: With the spurt in social media platforms and the sale of sex shifting online, more and more pimps are avoiding detection by using underground websites, social media and mobile apps to sell sex, a first-of-its-kind study has revealed. They are even hiding their ads on mainstream websites such as Craigslist and Backpage. “We

Indonesia president addresses nation before I-Day

Jakarta: Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday delivered his annual state of the nation address to parliament ahead of the country’s Independence Day. Speaking to the members of the House of Representatives and the Regional Representatives Council, and with senior members of the government and military standing beside him, the president addressed several issues including

Four IS militants killed by Iranian army

Tehran: Four Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in clashes with the Iranian army in Kermanshah province, an official said on Tuesday. Following the cooperated operations by the security forces in the province, a 10-member team of IS terrorists was busted, Xinhua news agency quoted Asadollah Razani, the governor general of Kermanshah province, as saying.

Sharif reiterates stand on Kashmir

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday reiterated his resolve to extend Pakistan’s moral, diplomatic and political support to the “indigenous freedom struggle” in Jammu and Kashmir. Sharif made the remarks to Sardar Yaqoob Khan, the outgoing President of the Pakistani side of Kashmir, Radio Pakistan reported. The Prime Minister said the world needed to

One killed in S Korean naval base blast

Seoul: One person was killed and two others were injured in an explosion on Tuesday at a South Korean naval base, a military official said on Tuesday. The official said the explosion occurred at around 8.30 a.m., at a submarine repair dock in Jinhae, South Gyeongsang province, Xinhua news agency reported. The incident ocurred while

US Army chief to visit S. Korea

Seoul:  Chief of the US Army is slated to visit South Korea this week, Seoul’s Defence Ministry said on Tuesday. General Mark Milley will make a three-day visit to South Korea from Wednesday, meeting his South Korean counterpart on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported citing a senior official as saying. Milley will receive an update

Curfew to be enforced in Milwaukee after weekend unrest

Milwaukee: A nighttime curfew for teenagers in the US city of Milwaukee will be strictly enforced police said, following two nights of violence over the fatal police shooting of a black man. Police in the now relatively calm Midwestern city faced off with protesters in the city’s Sherman Park neighborhood on Saturday and again yesterday

US lawmakers greet India on its 70th Independence Day

Washington: On the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day, top Americam lawmakers has said that India has now solidified its role as a regional and global power. “This Independence Day let us celebrate not only India’s rich cultural heritage but its bright future and the continuing strength of US-India relations,” said Democratic Senator Robert Menendez from

US transfers 15 Guantanamo inmates to UAE

Washington: The US government announced that 15 inmates held at the Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The transfer of the 15 detainees – 12 Yemeni and 3 Afghan citizens – brought the total number of prisoners in Guantanamo, which accommodated nearly 800 in 2002, down to 61, EFE

FBI to submit Clinton’s email probe notes to Congress

Washington: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) would soon submit interview notes from its probe into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s private email setup to the Congress. The contents would also include copies of classified emails handled via her private email account along with summaries of FBI’s interviews with several senior Clinton aides, Xinhua news agency

G20 to focus on balanced growth: Chinese officials

Beijing: The upcoming G20 summit slated to be held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, will focus on international cooperation in the face of economic risks and challenges to achieve sustainable and balanced growth, officials said. Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong said this summit hopes to give the G20 group a leading role in charting the

Curfew imposed in US city after unrest

Washington: A night curfew was imposed for teenagers in the US city of Milwaukee following two nights of violence over the fatal police shooting of a black man. The mayor of Milwaukee, Tom Barrett, imposed the 10 p.m. curfew in the city, located in the state of Wisconsin, starting on Monday night in a bid to

Trump trying to give exactly what ISIS wants: Biden

Washington : US Vice President Joe Biden hassaid that Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s ideas are very dangerous and un-American while he attacked the billionaire of playing into the hands of Islamic State by his anti-Muslim rhetoric. “Trump’s ideas are not only profoundly wrong, they’re very dangerous and they’re very un-American. You know, they reveal a profound

Saudi-led coalition to allow aid flights to Yemen capital

Riyadh: The Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen said it would allow humanitarian flights into Sanaa’s international airport from today, after several days’ closure due to renewed hostilities around the capital. “Sanaa international airport will be reopened to United Nations flights and those of other agencies from Monday,” a coalition statement said. The airport in

Panic grips JFK airport as reports of shots prompt evacuation

New York: Hundreds of passengers at the JohnF Kennedy International Airport were today evacuated from at least two terminals following reports that multiple shots had been fired in one of the US’ busiest airport, triggering scenes of panic and chaos. The Port Authority, which manages the city’s airports, in an initial update said police had received

US greets India on 70th Independence Day

Washington: Greeting India on its 70th Independence Day, the US today reaffirmed its pledge to working towards ensuring freedom and justice for “all within our great democracies”.”On behalf of President (Barack) Obama and the American people, I send our best wishes to the people of the Republic of India as you celebrate your Independence Day

Obama declares emergency for flooded Louisiana

Washington: US President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration for flood-devastated Louisiana, where emergency workers have rescued more than 7,000 residents stranded in homes and cars, said the White House.The action makes emergency federal funding available to support rescue crews working nonstop as deadly flooding ravages the state, disastrous weather that has left at least

Hong Kong protest leaders sentenced

Hong Kong: The leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, which saw mass rallies in 2014, were sentenced on Monday.Joshua Wong, 19, who became the teenage face of the protests, was given 80 hours of community service for unlawful assembly. Nathan Law, 23, was sentenced to 120 hours, while Alex Chow, 25, was given a three

45 killed in DR Congo terror attack

Kinshasa: At least 45 people were killed in a terror attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province, an official said on Sunday. The assailants on Saturday attacked the village of Rwangoma, Xinhua news agency quoted the official as saying. DR Congo President Joseph Kabila termed the attack as “pure terrorism”. “The terrorist