17 killed as boat capsizes in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Aug 5 (PTI) A passenger boat carrying about 50 people, including madrassa students and teachers, capsized on Wednesday in northern Bangladesh, killing at...

Global shares up as investors monitor US stimulus talks

Beijing, Aug 5 (AP) Global markets and U.S. stock futures rose Wednesday as investors monitor U.S. talks on more stimulus spending and a U.S....

Australian leader says US-China war no longer inconceivable

Canberra (Australia), Aug 5 (AP) Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday his government held a less dramatic view of U.S.-China strategic tensions...

India’s ‘amazing’ support could help bring ‘good news’ to world on rapid COVID-19 testing:...

Jerusalem, Aug 5 (PTI) Applauding as "amazing" India's support in developing a rapid test for COVID-19, Israel on Wednesday expressed hope that the joint...

Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets

San Ramon (US), Aug 5 (AP) A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade...

UN agency hails ‘historic first’ child labour convention

Geneva, Aug 4 (AP) The International Labour Organisation on Tuesday welcomed a global agreement to combat the worst forms of child labour as the...

EU regulators investigate Google’s plan to buy Fitbit

London, Aug 4 (AP) European Union regulators say they're opening an in-depth investigation into US tech giant Google's plan to buy fitness tracking device...

Coronavirus outbreak should not be used to target government: Nepal PM Oli

Kathmandu, Aug 4 (PTI) Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli on Tuesday said the coronavirus outbreak should not be used to target his government,...

China, WHO in talks on plans to trace coronavirus origin

Beijing, Aug 4 (AP) China and the World Health Organization are discussing plans to trace the origin of the coronavirus outbreak following a visit...

3 people killed over land dispute in Pak

Peshawar, Aug 4 (PTI) At least three people were killed and two others injured as firing broke out over a land dispute between two...

US doing ‘very well’ against COVID-19, India has a ‘tremendous problem’: Trump

Washington, Aug 4 (PTI) President Donald Trump has said that as compared to big countries, America is doing "very well" in the fight against...

US should get a very large percentage of TikTok sale proceeds: Trump

Washington, Aug 4 (PTI) President Donald Trump has demanded that the US treasury should get a substantial chunk of the TikTok sale proceeds, as...

Afghan troops retake prison attacked by IS group; 29 killed

Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Aug 3 (AP) Afghan forces said they retook a prison in the country's east on Monday afternoon, following an hours-long battle a...

Pak court orders govt to give ‘another chance’ to India to appoint lawyer for...

Islamabad, Aug 3 (PTI) The Islamabad High Court on Monday ordered the Pakistan government to give "another chance" to India to appoint a lawyer...

2 Taliban terrorists arrested in Pakistan

Lahore, Aug 3 (PTI) Two terrorists belonging to the banned Tehreek Taliban Pakistan have been arrested during a raid by security personnel in Pakistan's...

Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas

Myrtle Beach (US), Aug 3 (AP) Isaias was forecast to return to hurricane strength on Monday before making landfall in the Carolinas, where coastal...

Indian national among 10 killed in landslides in Nepal

Kathmandu, Aug 3 (PTI) An Indian national is among 10 people killed in landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district, police said...

German laser tech company says gov’t blocks exports to China

Berlin, Aug 3 (AP) A German company that specialises in laser communication says it is pulling out of uncompleted deals in China after the...

Indian-origin intellectual property expert sworn in as High Court judge in Singapore

Singapore, Aug 3 (PTI) Dedar Singh Gill, an Indian-origin judicial commissioner and intellectual property expert in Singapore, was on Monday sworn in as a...

Thousands remain evacuated from Southern California wildfire

Banning (US), Aug 3 (AP) Evacuation orders remained in place early Monday for thousands of people after a wildfire in mountains east of Los...