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Migrants found alive in refrigerated truck on Dutch-U.K. ferry

The Hague, Nov 20: Dutch authorities found 25 migrants stowed away on a cargo ferry bound for Britain shortly after it left the Netherlands on November 19 and the vessel quickly returned to the Dutch port of Vlaardingen, emergency services said.

Two of the migrants were taken to hospital...

Ex-PM Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment in London

Lahore, Nov 19: Pakistan’s ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted of corruption, has left the country and is traveling to London for medical treatment.

Sharif departed on a special plane on Tuesday from the city of Lahore, after a court granted him permission to leave for...

Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka's President

Colombo, Nov 18: Gotabaya Rajapaksa was on Monday sworn in as Sri Lanka's seventh President at an ancient Buddhist temple, a venue chosen to reflect the massive mandate he got from the Sinhalese majority, as he vowed to protect all communities while giving foremost priority to Buddhism.


2017 North Korean nuke test 'equivalent to 17 Hiroshimas': ISRO Report

Nov 18: A North Korean nuclear test in 2017 was so powerful that it moved the surface of Mount Mantap, the test location, as the explosion was 17 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, a team of researchers from the Indian space agency said.

The three-member...

4 Shot Dead While Watching Football Game in Backyard In California: Cops

Los Angeles, Nov 18: Four people were shot dead and six others wounded while watching a football game in the backyard of a central California home on Sunday, police said.

"Three people died on scene," deputy Fresno police chief Michael Reed told reporters.

"One was critical and... succumbed...

Indra Nooyi inducted into US' National Portrait Gallery

Washington, Nov 18: Indian American and former Pepsico head Indra Nooyi was on Sunday inducted into the prestigious Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery along with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in recognition of their accomplishments, impacting America’s shared history, development and culture.

“To be an immigrant, a South Asian immigrant of...

Gotabaya Rajapaksa claims victory in Sri Lanka presidential election

Colombo, Nov 17: Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been elected president, his spokesman said Sunday following a fiercely fought election seven months after terror attacks killed 269 people.

The 70-year-old retired lieutenant colonel had a 48.2 per cent share of the vote with...

China condemns attack on HK govt official in London

Beijing, Nov 15: China's embassy in the United Kingdom strongly condemned and expressed strong indignation on Friday at the attack on a Hong Kong government official in London.

Protesters had an altercation with Hong Kong's Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng, who suffered "serious bodily harm", according to a statement...

I'm very much into climate, says Trump; slams China, India for doing 'nothing'

New York: US President Donald Trump has said countries like China, India and Russia are doing "absolutely nothing" to clean up their smokestacks and industrial plants and the garbage that they drop in sea floats into Los Angeles.

Terming climate change as a "very complex issue", Donald Trump said...

Sudan: Bashir, aides charged for plotting the 1989 coup

Khartoum, Nov 13: Sudanese authorities on Tuesday filed new charges against ousted leader Omar al-Bashir and some of his aides for "plotting" the 1989 coup that brought him to power, the country's protest movement said.

Bashir, who was a brigadier at the time, seized power in an...