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World’s first four-seater fuel-cell plane takes off in Germany 

World’s first four-seater fuel-cell plane takes off in Germany 

Aircraft engineers in Germany have successfully tested the world’s first four-seater plane that uses emission-free hybrid fuel cells to fly…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Erdogan hints state of emergency can be extended to a year 

Erdogan hints state of emergency can be extended to a year 

Turkey’s president hinted on Thursday that the three-month state of emergency declared following the failed July 15 coup could be extended to over a year…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
15 pulled out from China landslide, 26 still missing

15 pulled out from China landslide, 26 still missing

Rescuers have pulled 15 people alive from a landslide that slammed into a village in China’s eastern Zhejiang province after a typhoon but 26 people are still missing, state media said on Thursday…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Nepal urges ‘conducive environment’ for South Asian summit

Nepal urges ‘conducive environment’ for South Asian summit

Nepal is urging South Asian nations to create a ‘conducive environment’ so a regional summit can be held as scheduled in November in Pakistan’s capital…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

China again warns against US anti-missile system in South Korea

China ‘means what it says’ when it says it will consider countermeasures against the planned US deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea, the defence ministry said on Thursday…

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The Indian army conducted surgical strikes across the India-Pakistan Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. — NDTV photo

Two Pak soldiers killed as India strikes on ‘militants’

India said on Thursday it had conducted ‘surgical strikes’ on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Obama finds Congress veto override of 9/11 lawsuits bill ‘a mistake’

Obama finds Congress veto override of 9/11 lawsuits bill ‘a mistake’

US president Barack Obama has said Congress made a ‘mistake’ by overriding his veto and pushing through a bill that allows legal action against Saudi Arabia over…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation

Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation

In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of September 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in US courts…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
US to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul battle

US to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul battle

The United States will send around 600 new troops to Iraq to assist local forces in the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State that is expected later this year, US and Iraqi officials said on Wednesday…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
A file photo taken on April 12 this year shows Maia Santos Deguito, a branch manager of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) whispers to her lawyer as she testifies during a Senate hearing on the money laundering involving $81 million stolen from Bangladesh central bank, at the Philippine Senate in Manila. — Reuters photo

CRACKING BB RESERVE THEFT: US seeks accused Manila banker’s help

The FBI is negotiating with a former branch manager of a Philippines bank for information relating to $81 million that she handled after it was stolen from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the New York Federal Reserve, her lawyer said…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia

Thirsty megacities poisoning rural groundwater: study

A massive drawdown of water beneath delta-based megacities across the world may be pulling surface pollution deeper into the ground, risking contamination and health problems for local populations, a new study said Tuesday…

Shimon Peres

Israeli ex-president, Nobel laureate Shimon Peres dies

Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, triggering an outpouring of grief for the historic figure and beloved statesman…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, International, Middle East

One million women in UK suffer violence, abuse

One million women living in poverty in Britain have experienced extensive violence and abuse, a report said on Wednesday, which makes them more likely to attempt suicide, face homelessness and have mental health disorders…

This file photo taken on July 15 shows people taking streets near the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge during clashes with military forces in Istanbul. — AFP photo

32,000 arrested in Turkey coup probe

Turkey said Wednesday that courts have placed 32,000 suspects under arrest on charges of links to a group run by the US-based preacher blamed for the July coup bid, as the country braces for the most extensive trials in its history…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
HK marks 2nd anniv of ‘Umbrella Revolution’

HK marks 2nd anniv of ‘Umbrella Revolution’

Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters holding yellow umbrellas held three minutes’ silence outside the city’s government offices Wednesday to mark the second anniversary of mass protests challenging Beijing…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Police kill unarmed black man in California

Police officers in El Cajon, a city near San Diego, shot and killed an unarmed black man, prompting crowds to gather at the scene and authorities to call for calm, less than two weeks after similar incidents in two other US cities…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Syrian govt attacks two hospitals, bread line in Aleppo

Government shelling and airstrikes in Syria’s eastern rebel-held Aleppo landed near a bread distribution center and two hospitals Wednesday, killing seven people and putting at least one of the medical facilities completely out of service, activists and medics said…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

World’s first baby born from 3-parent technique

The world’s first baby has been born using a controversial new technique by US scientists to include DNA from three parents in the embryo, said a report Tuesday…

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China urges Pakistan, India to solve differences over disputed Kashmir

China on Wednesday called on Pakistan and India to solve their differences over Kashmir, as tensions mount between the nuclear-armed neighbours after an attack killed 18 Indian soldiers in the disputed Himalayan region…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Pak army ‘exercising’ near border adjoining Jaisalmer

After the fatal Uri attack, Pakistan Army and Air Force have started its biggest core level joint war game exercise some 15-20km away from the international border adjoining Jaisalmer, reports The Times of India…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

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