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Posted On August 29, 2016By telanganaIn World

Theresa May to put stamp on Brexit before G20 summit

As Britian Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to head to China for the upcoming G20, she will first hold a critical cabinet meeting with her top ministers at Chequers-the country retreat home for British Prime Ministers, a media report said. May intends to reinforce her clear Brexit stance following Britain’s June 23 referendum decision that the country will leave the European Union (EU), Xinhua news agency reported. Her determination to see through what the British public decided, was likely to dismay supporters of the Remain camp who were still seekingRead More

Posted On August 29, 2016By telanganaIn World

Kerry in Bangladesh for talks on security, human rights

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Bangladesh on Monday to discuss security cooperation after a series of killings by Islamist militants, as well as economic development and human rights. Kerry will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, opposition and civic leaders during the one-day visit, his first to Bangladesh as secretary of state. While security cooperation between the United States and Bangladesh is not new, the Bangladeshi government has insisted the latest attacks, including the recent killings at a cafe that targeted non-Muslims and foreigners, are the work of homegrownRead More
NEW DELHI: Even as Pakistan has begun to internationalize its Kashmir campaign+ , the country was hugely embarrassed after dozens of exiled Baloch activists in Germany came out on Saturday to chant anti-Pakistan protests and to laud Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his stirring call to end atrocities in the beleaguered province, Times Now reported. Many of the Baloch activists were flying the Indian flag and shouting pro-Modi slogans at a rally they held in the town of Leipzig, Times Now reported. This protest came even as Nawaz Sharif announcedRead More

Posted On August 26, 2016By telanganaIn World

Iraqi forces reclaim key town in Mosul from IS

Iraq: Iraqi forces on Thursday pushed the Islamic State group from Qayyarah, a northern town considered strategic for any future offensive against the jihadists’ last stronghold of Mosul. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi hailed the victory as a key step in the fight against IS but hours later suffered yet another political setback when lawmakers impeached his defence minister. Special forces, backed by US-led coalition air strikes, wrapped up a three-day operation to retake Qayyarah, a town located on the banks of the Tigris river. “We control all parts of theRead More
The death toll in the earthquake that shook central Italy rose to 247 on Thursday, officials said, as rescuers desperately searched for survivors in the rubble of devastated mountain villages. Hundreds were injured, some critically, and an unknown number were trapped under the ruins of collapsed buildings after Wednesday’s pre-dawn quake. Amid scenes of carnage, dozens of emergency services staff and volunteers were determined in their attempts to pluck more survivors from the ruins. Rescuers had pledged to work through the night in the hope of finding people alive inRead More
Ten people were killed in a strong earthquake that struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. One mayor reported that a family of four was trapped under the debris without signs of life and another said, “The town isn’t here anymore.” The 6.1 magnitude quake that struck at 3.36 a.m. was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including the capital Rome, where residents felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. First images of damage showed debris in the street and some collapsedRead More
The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea criticized North Korea’s latest submarine missile test on Wednesday during their annual talks that were held amid lingering frictions over territorial disputes and wartime history. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, who chaired the meeting with China’s Wang Yi and South Korea’s Yun Byung-se, said that North Korea’s missile launch “provocation that simply cannot be tolerated.” North Korea fired a ballistic missile from a submarine into the Sea of Japan, South Korean and US officials said. Seoul officials condemned the launch asRead More

Posted On August 23, 2016By telanganaIn World

Trump asks African Americans, What do you have to lose

Washington: Donald Trump made a passionate pitch to the African-American voters, who he said were living in poverty in neighbourhoods that are more dangerous than war zones, but drew strong criticism from the rival Clinton Campaign for insulting and stereotyping the community. During a rally in Ohio, the Republican presidential candidate repeatedly posed the question to African Americans, “What do you have to lose? You’re living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs.” “You can go to war zones in countries that we’re fighting and it’sRead More
US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan’s leaders to “get the job done” by fully implementing a peace deal or face a UN arms embargo and sanctions. His warning followed meetings in Nairobi on Monday with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and foreign ministers from Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan to discuss escalating violence in South Sudan and the deployment of a UN protection force. “It’s really up to the people, the leadership of South Sudan to lead and to do the things that they’ve promised to do,”Read More

Posted On August 22, 2016By telanganaIn World

Iraq executes 36 people for Camp Speicher massacre

Iraq has hanged 36 people for taking part in the massacre of as many as 1,700 men in ISIS-controlled territory in 2014, a local governor said. The convicts were executed Sunday at Al-Hoot prison in Nasiriyah, said Yahya Al-Nasiri, governor of Dhiqar province. The killings have come to be known as the “Speicher Massacre” because it took place at Camp Speicher — a former US base near Tikrit — after ISIS forces took control of the area. ISIS released videos after the massacre that showed what seemed to be anRead More