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Billionaire Indian trader Rakesh Jhunjhunwala dead at 62

DELHI, India: Dubbed the country's Warren Buffett, India's best-known stock investor and self-made billionaire, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, died on August 14 ...

Winds collapse stage at Spanish festival, kills one, injures dozens

VALENCIA, Spain: Officials from Spanish emergency services reported that after high winds caused part of the main stage to collapse ...

UK Postal Union says strikes looming over pay dispute

LONDON, England: The UK's Communication Workers Union said Post Office workers would hold a one-day strike, coinciding with a walkout ...

With Covid cases increasing, India's New Delhi continues mask mandate

NEW DELHI, India: A government order released to reporters this week said New Delhi will continue to enforce a mask ...

US ends Covid restrictions, cites 95% have vaccines or immunity

NEW YORK CITY, New York: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines last week, driven by ...

Russian Central Bank reports economy down 4% in second quarter

MOSCOW, Russia: Financial information released by the Rosstat federal statistics service this week indicated that Russia's economy shrank 4 percent ...

Europe should stop issuing Russian tourist visas, says Estonia, Finland

TALLINN, Estonia: The leaders of Estonia and Finland have said that Russian citizens should not be able to go on ...

Polish government in furore over EU conditions for grants, loans

WARSAW, Poland: Toughening its rhetoric in its rule-of-law row with the European Union, Poland's national-conservative government threatened to turn "all ...

Death Toll Rises to at Least 21 in Afghan Mosque Bombing

islamabad - Taliban authorities in Afghanistan said Thursday that the death toll from an overnight bomb blast inside a mosque ...

"14 years ago, it all started": Virat Kohli shares montage of iconic moments of his career

New Delhi [India], August 18 (ANI): Fourteen years ago on this day (August 18), former India captain Virat Kohli took ...

Ukraine Strategy to Include Strikes in Russian-Controlled Land

A series of explosions during the past week in Russian-occupied Crimea are part of a new strategy being deployed by ...

China, US Spar Over Climate on Twitter

Beijing - The world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases are sparring on Twitter over climate policy, with China questioning ...

Afghanistan: Taliban condemn Kabul mosque blast

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 18 (ANI): The Taliban on Wednesday condemned the explosion that took place at a mosque in Afghanistan's ...

Not flipping a light switch: US on historic ties between India, Russia

Washington [US], August 18 (ANI): The United States on Wednesday appeared to be defending India's policy choices amid the Ukraine ...

Pakistan descending into banana republic, says Imran Khan

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 18 (ANI): Pakistan is "descending into a banana republic", said former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday ...

At least 20 dead, 40 injured in mosque explosion in Kabul

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 18 (ANI): An explosion at a mosque in the north of the Afghan capital of Kabul killed ...

NATO Secretary General says situation in Afghanistan tragedy for alliance

Moscow [Russia], August 18 (ANI/Sputnik): The situation in Afghanistan a year after the Taliban came to power became a tragedy ...

Two More Baltic Countries Quit China-Led Forum Amid Ukraine War

washington - Estonia and Latvia say they are pulling out of a decade-old mechanism established by China to deepen its ...

Afghan Mosque Bombing Causes Dozens of Casualties

islamabad - Taliban authorities and hospital sources in Afghanistan said Wednesday that a powerful bomb blast ripped through a packed ...

Liz Truss continues to race ahead of Rishi Sunak in UK PM bid

London [UK], August 18 (ANI): UK Foreign secretary Liz Truss has consolidated her lead over former chancellor Rishi Sunak in ...

Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria completes mission to northeast

The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, Imran Riza, on Wednesday concluded a four-day mission to the northeast, where ...

UK, Pakistan, ink deal on repatriation of criminals, immigration offenders

London [UK], August 18 (ANI): The United Kingdom and Pakistan on Wednesday signed an agreement that would enable London to ...

Abdullah bin Zayed congratulates Pakistan on Independence Day

ABU DHABI, 17th August, 2022 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International ...

China highly appreciates Putin's Pelosi remarks

The Kremlin's criticism of the US representative proves ties between Moscow and Beijing are solid, China saysChina "highly appreciates" Russian ...

India, Russia NSAs discuss security cooperation in Moscow

Moscow [Russia], August 18 (ANI): National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval met his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev in Moscow on ...

NATO ready to intervene in Kosovo Stoltenberg

The secretary general pledged the bloc's support in the event that 'stability? in the province is jeopardizedNATO Secretary General Jens ...

Top RAF official quits over woke policies media

A policy restricting the recruitment of white men in a bid to meet diversity goals will hurt fighting strength, she ...

China highly appreciates Putin's stance on Pelosi's Taiwan trip

The Kremlin's criticism of the US representative proves ties between Moscow and Beijing are solid, China saysChina "highly appreciates" Russian ...

Serbia does not need foreign bases Vucic

The Serbian leader said the country will remain neutralSerbia will not host any foreign military bases, instead opting to maintain ...

Huge explosion rips through Kabul mosque

Dozens of people are reportedly feared dead in Afghanistan after a blast went off during evening prayersA large explosion that ...

Ukraine war prompts Baltic states to remove Soviet memorials

Estonia is to remove all of its Soviet-era war monuments, the latest in a line of eastern European countries to ...

Iran Says Ready to Swap Prisoners With United States

Iranian media quoted a foreign ministry spokesman Wednesday saying that Iran is prepared to swap prisoners with the United States.The ...

Taliban Kill Rebel Commander from Minority Hazara Shiite Group

Islamabad - Afghanistan's Taliban said Wednesday that their security forces killed a fugitive rebel commander in a shootout near the ...

Somali Government Seeks to Crack Down on Al-Shabab Shadow Courts

Mogadishu - Somalia's government this week announced plans to crack down on so-called shadow courts run by the Islamist militant ...

No agreement with US forbidding attack on Crimea Kiev

Western weapon systems can be used to strike the peninsula, a senior Ukrainian military official has claimedUkraine's pledge not to ...

Beijing confirms joint military drill with Moscow

The multilateral Vostok 2022 exercises will start in two weeks in eastern RussiaChinese troops will be among the foreign participants ...

Pakistan Super League dates to clash with Indian Premier League in 2025

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 17 (ANI): The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is on course to becoming the first T20 League to ...

Syria Denies Holding Missing US Journalist Tice

Syria has denied holding U.S. journalist Austin Tice, saying Wednesday it had not kidnapped "any American citizen on its territories."The ...

Rohingyas are not refugees but infiltrators: VHP on govt decision to shift Rohingya refugees to EWS flats in Delhi

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): A day after the central government announced its decision to shift Rohingya refugees to ...

Apple diversifying away from China media

The US tech giant has been in talks with Vietnam to manufacture more items, according to Japan's Nikkei news agencyApple ...

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PM Modi says India working to become developed country in 25 years

NEW DELHI, India: During his national day address this week, Prime Minister NarendraModi said India will seek to become a ...

Heathrow Airport to extend limit on passengers till October

LONDON, England: The cap on flight departures from London's Heathrow Airport will beextended until October 29, airport officials announced.Heathrow capped ...

German fighter jets to take part in joint exercises in Australia

BERLIN, Germany: Highlighting Berlin's increasing focus on assisting in the Indo-Pacific region amidst rising tensions with China over Taiwan, Germany ...

France declares wildfire out, firefighters came from all of Europe

PARIS, France: French firefighters have stopped the spread of a "monster" wildfire in the country's southwest, allowing the reopening of ...

Would a new Cold War be in the best interest of the United States?

As China unleashed live-fire military exercises off the coast of Taiwan, simulating a real "reunification by force" operation in the ...

Myanmar deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to serve six additional years in prison

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - According to a legal official, a court in Myanmar has sentenced former leader Aung San Suu Kyi ...

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