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  • Munich shooting: 10 dead including gunman, several wounded

    Nine people were killed in Munich, Germany, on Friday, after a lone gunman, who was an 18-year-old German of Iranian descent, opened fire at a shopping complex. In what police described as an “acute terror situation”, authorities believe it was aimed at causing fear in the country. Many of the[Read More…]

  • India scores poorly on Sustainable Development index; ranks 110th out of 149 countries

    The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung launched a new Sustainable Development Goal Index in which India is ranked at a low 110 of 149 nations with regard to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. India which has 1.2 billion people and is expected to grow by another[Read More…]

  • Meredith McIver comes to Melania Trump’s rescue, claims RNC2016 speech

    Meredith McIver has identified herself as the speechwriter responsible for plagiarising Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention. Offering her resignation, she said she including parts of Michella Obama’s speech from 2008 after heading Melania read them aloud over the phone. Donald Trump later reacted saying, “She made a[Read More…]

  • Turkey declares 3-month state of emergency

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has declared a state of emergency for three months following the failed military coup. He vowed to cleanse “all the viruses within the armed forces” to restore normalcy to the democratically-elected country. The decision comes after he presiding over a meeting with the national security[Read More…]

  • Islamist militants ambush Mali army base, kill 17

    Islamist militants attacked an army base in Mali on Wednesday, killing 17 soldiers and wounding 35 others. According to government sources, militants fired on troop positions and burned buildings in an attack that is being termed as one of the biggest in past few months on the army in Mali. “It is also an indicator[Read More…]

  • Trump campaign releases statement on Melania’s “plagiarism” row

    The Donald Trump campaign has released a statement on plagiarism accusations against his wife, Melania Trump. Her speech during the Republican National Convention on Monday has been compared to that of Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention. Trump has said Melania took notes on her “life’s inspirations” and included her[Read More…]

  • Turkish military coup: 190 dead, 1,154 wounded, 1,563 detained

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the people of Turkey on Friday to avert the military coup, after rebel soldiers hijacked an aircraft and dropped bombs and fire shots at civilians across Istanbul and Ankara in an attempt to seize control. The military took to the streets to terrorise residence[Read More…]

  • Horror has struck again: President Hollande

    The state of emergency has been extended for three more months in France following the fresh terror attack in Nice, which has killed 80 now. 18 people are in intensive care. A truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades was driven at high speeds through crowds celebrating Bastille Day. According[Read More…]

  • PM Narendra Modi calls for stronger Indo-UK ties

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Thursday to congratulate Theresa May, the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He added that he is looking forward to working with her for stronger India-UK ties. Modi also appreciated former PM David Cameron’s significant contribution in strengthening ties between the[Read More…]

  • Three men shot during Facebook Live broadcast in Virginia

    Three men were shot—two with life-threatening injuries—in Berkley neighborhood of Norfolk, Virginia, while one of them, TJ Williams, was shooting a Facebook Live video in a car. The Facebook video was taken at 6:03 PM and an emergency call was dialled at 6.15 PM. The video has been shared over[Read More…]

  • No end in sight to South China Sea dispute, even after Hague Tribunal’s verdict

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration on Tuesday declared that China has no legal basis to claim ‘historic rights’ over the South China Sea. China has denounced the verdict and said that the global community has no means of enforcing the judgment. Despite China’s stand that the tribunal which has given the[Read More…]

  • Zakir Naik’s Peace TV banned in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh government banned the broadcasting of India-based controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace TV channel on Sunday, after reports that his “provocative” speeches inspired some of the militants who carried out the country’s worst terror attack at a cafe . The decision to ban the Mumbai-based preacher’s ‘Peace TV Bangla’ was[Read More…]

  • Dallas shootout: Local media says lone sniper dead

    Local media channels are reporting that the last suspect, who was engaged in a gun-battle with policemen, has been killed. Previously, the sniper had said he has hidden bombs “all over the city”. Five officers have been killed and several injured in the exchange that erupted during a peaceful protest[Read More…]

  • Syrian army declares 72-hour ceasefire amid Eid-al-Fitr festival

    The Syrian army declared a 72-hour ceasefire across the country coinciding with the festival marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The army released an official statement saying, “A ‘regime of silence’ is applied across all territory of the Syrian Arab Republic for 72 hours from 1[Read More…]

  • Dallas shooting: 4 officers shot dead, 11 injured

    In one of the deadliest attacks on the law enforcement, two snipers from elevated positions opened fire at a protest in Dallas, Texas, killing four officers and injuring eleven on Thursday evening (Friday morning IST). Homeland Security officers arrived at the scene to take stock of the situation. The attack[Read More…]

  • Canadian Prime Minister’s “gay” march, to introduce reforms

    In a progressive move, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau created history by marching in the Toronto Gay Pride parade. By doing so, he becomes the country’s first ever sitting  prime minister to participate. Dressed in a salmon shirt and white jeans, he was seen rejoicing in the streets waving a[Read More…]

  • Bangladesh holds candlelight vigil for Dhaka attack victims

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday led the country in paying homage to the 20 victims of the terrorist attack that took place in Holey Artisan Bakery in the diplomatic region of Dhaka on Friday. Hundreds paid tribute to the victims, mainly Italian, Japanese, Bangladeshi and an Indian. Six[Read More…]

  • Flash Floods kill 33 in North Pakistan

    Torrential monsoon rains continue to wreak havoc in Pakistan as flash floods have killed at least 33 people including 31 from a village near the Afghan border. The rains remained concentrated in the northwest province and the entire area of Khybher Pakthunkwa, is the worst hit. Flood waters swept away[Read More…]

  • Baghdad blasts: Over 83 dead, 176 injured

    The death toll in the Baghdad blasts in two crowded commercial areas has now reached 83 with 176 people injured, according to Iraq government. Prime Minister  Haider al-Abadi visited the site Sunday morning and appealed for the people to stay calm. The bombings were carried out at the end of Muslim[Read More…]

  • Philippine President asks people to kill drug addicts

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday asked the communist rebels to kill drug traffickers as a part of his ‘war’ on crime. Duterte has pledged to eliminate crime from the country, but his methods have raised an outcry from the international humanitarian organizations as he allegedly plans to conduct mass[Read More…]

  • Bangladesh PM slams media for airing terror attack

    The terrorist attack, claimed by the Islamic State, in the diplomatic region of Dhaka has ended. Six terrorists were killed and 18 hostages rescued. One terrorist has been captured. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina affirms the country’s fight against terror. “What kind of humans are these, who are killing other[Read More…]

  • Western nations quietly collaborate with Syria: President Assad

    In an interview with Australia’s SBS news channel, Syrian President Bashar Assad has accused the west of hypocrisy, alleging that the western leaders criticize him publicly while working with him behind the scenes. He also alleged that there was no direct communication with the US, though numerous ‘back channels’ existed[Read More…]

  • Istanbul airport attack: 41 dead, 147 injured

    Three heavily armed terrorists opened fire in the international arrivals lounge at Istanbul Ataturk airport, leaving 41 dead and over 150 injured. Surveillance videos confirm they had suicide vests on; one blast brought down part of the ceiling under which taxis were waiting. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim released a[Read More…]

  • Brexit effect: PM David Cameron calls it quits

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned from his post, following his country’s referendum to leave the European Union. Britain is the first country to withdraw from the 28-member Union. This step marks an increase into the already existing uncertainty in UK’s political leadership. With the country’s ‘Leave’ campaign securing[Read More…]

  • Britain votes to leave the European Union

    Britain voted to end its 43-year old association with the European Union in a landmark referendum on Thursday. The country voted 52%-48% in favour of ‘Leave’ to become the first member state to exit the 28-nation European Union. Nigel Farage, leader of the eurosceptic UK Independence party called for June[Read More…]

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