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51 nations to sign UN treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

United Nations, Sept 20: With the North Korean nuclear crisis looming large, 51 countries are to sign a new treaty outlawing nuclear weapons that has been fiercely opposed by the United States and other nuclear powers.

The treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons was adopted by 122 countries...

How India, China do would fundamentally shape the world: Rahul

Princeton, Sept 20: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today said that notwithstanding the path chosen by them, the performance of India and China would determine how the world would fundamentally be reshaped.

Gandhi, who was interacting with students at the Princeton University noted that there was "a lot of synergies"...

21 schoolkids among nearly 250 dead in powerful Mexico quake

Mexico City, Sept 20: At least 248 people were killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble.

The destruction revived horrific memories in Mexico on the anniversary of another massive quake in 1985, the...


US may have to totally destroy North Korea, warns Trump

United Nations, Sep 19: President Donald Trump warned today that the US is ready to "totally destroy" North Korea and vowed to confront Iran's "murderous regime" over its weapons programme.

In his first address to leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly, Trump warned North Korea not to pursue...

Intolerance, unemployment key issues facing India:Rahul Gandhi

Washington, Sept 19: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has said that intolerance and unemployment are the key issues that pose a serious challenge to India's national security and development.

Gandhi, who is in the US on a two-week-long tour, held a series of meetings, including a roundtable with eminent Indian...

Aung San Suu Kyi Set To Break Silence On Rohingya Crisis In Live TV Address

Yangon, Sept 19: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is poised today to break her silence on a refugee crisis the UN has decried as "ethnic cleansing", in a live TV address that will be closely watched by nationalists in Myanmar who support an army-led campaign against Rohingya Muslims....

UN urged to punish Myanmar army over atrocities on Rohingyas

Yangon, Sep 18: Pressure grew on Myanmar today as a rights group urged world leaders to impose sanctions on its military, which is accused of driving out more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims in an orchestrated "ethnic cleansing" campaign.

The call from Human Rights Watch came as the UN General...

Trump pushes UN reform as world leaders gather for crisis talks

United Nations, Sept 18: US President Donald Trump makes his debut at the United Nations on Monday, with an address on UN reform as a week of intense diplomacy kicks off, dominated by worries about North Korea, Iran and Myanmar.

Trump, who once disparaged the world body as a...

Nawaz Sharif’s wife Begum Kulsoom wins Lahore by-election

Lahore, Sept 18: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s ailing wife on Sunday won the crucial by-election in Lahore that was seen as a test of support for the family after the Supreme Court dismissed Mr. Sharif from the office in the Panama Papers scandal.

Begum Kulsoom won the NA-120...

Pakistan votes for Lahore by-election: Polls seen as test of support for Sharif

Lahore, Sept 17: Pakistanis began casting votes on Sunday for the parliamentary seat vacated by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a by-election seen as a test of support for the Sharif dynasty ahead of the 2018 general election.

Sharif’s ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party hopes a resounding...