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Trump launches harsh new fat attack on ex-Miss Universe

Fresh off his presidential clash with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump doubled down Tuesday on criticism of a former Miss Universe he accused of getting too fat, comments that could repel women voters…

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

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Thai authorities blocked an Amnesty International news conference on torture in the kingdom Wednesday, the watchdog said, the latest move to silence rights groups in the army-run country…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Malaysian flight MH17 downed by Russian-made missile

Malaysia airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from a launcher brought into Ukraine from Russia and located in a village held by pro-Russian rebels, international prosecutors said on Wednesday…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Mother, brother of NYC bomb suspect held in Afghanistan

Mother, brother of NYC bomb suspect held in Afghanistan

The mother and a brother of New York city bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami have been detained in Afghanistan after trying to return to the United States and being taken off a flight, the suspect’s father told ABC News…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
US ready to provide more military personnel for Mosul

US ready to provide more military personnel for Mosul

The United States is prepared to provide more military personnel to help Iraqis in their campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State, a US official said on Wednesday…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
US strike in Afghanistan kills 21

US strike in Afghanistan kills 21

A suspected US drone strike against Islamic State in Afghanistan killed at least 21 people on Wednesday, most of them militants but possibly including some civilians, Afghan officials said…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
SAARC Summit finally postponed

SAARC Summit finally postponed

The 19th SAARC Summit, scheduled to be held in Islamabad in November, has finally been postponed after Bangladesh and India on Tuesday announced its…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Elon outlines Mars colony vision

Elon outlines Mars colony vision

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Explosion kills 19 in China coal mine

Explosion kills 19 in China coal mine

Chinese authorities blamed illegal mining activities for a gas explosion at a coal mine that killed 19 people and left one other miner missing…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Labour Party leader Shimon Peres attends his party's conference in Tel Aviv, December 12, 2004. – Reuters file photo

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies

Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, has died…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton after the debate at Hofstra University in New York on Monday. — Reuters photo

Clinton, Trump clash in fiery first debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults and sparred over temperament, stamina and judgement Monday, in a fiery US presidential debate that often saw the Republican on the back foot…

Pakistan warns of ‘water war’ with India if decades-old treaty violated

Pakistan would treat it as ‘an act of war’ if India revoked the Indus Water Treaty regulating river flows between the two nations, Pakistan’s top foreign official said on Tuesday…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, International, South Asia

Violent crime rises in US: FBI

Violent crime in the United States rose last year, the FBI said Monday.
The FBI said that in 2015 there were 1,197,704 violent crimes, an increase of 3.9 per cent compared with the previous year…

Colombia, FARC rebels sign peace deal

Colombia’s leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord with the government Monday and apologised to the countless victims of the country’s half-century civil war…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
Demonstrators take part in a march to demand justice for the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa College Raul Isidro Burgos to mark the two-year anniversary of their disappearance in the state of Guerrero, in Mexico City, Mexico, on Monday. — Reuters photo

Thousands march in Mexico for 43 missing students

Thousands of people marched on Monday with the parents of 43 missing students in Mexico City, demanding that they be found alive on the second anniversary of their disappearance…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International
New evidence of water plumes on Jupiter’s moon Europa

New evidence of water plumes on Jupiter’s moon Europa

More evidence of possible water plumes erupting from the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa has been spotted using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, the US space agency said Monday…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

India at UN tells Pakistan to ‘abandon dream’ of Kashmir

India’s foreign minister on Monday used her address at the UN General Assembly to accuse Pakistan of terrorism, warning that India will not give up control in the disputed territory of Kashmir…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Pakistan bars low-flying aircraft over Karachi airspace

Amid heightening tensions with India, Pakistan has barred low flying aircraft over its Karachi airspace – which is a stone’s throw from the international border at Gujarat and Rajasthan – for a week up to next Monday, reports The Times of India…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

12 Afghan soldiers killed in ‘insider attack’

As many as 12 Afghan soldiers were killed in their sleep by comrades in an outpost near the northern city of Kunduz, an official said on Tuesday, in the latest so-called ‘insider attack’…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Excessive air pollution affects 92pc of people: WHO

More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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