21 killed, 15 injured as bus plunges into lake in southern China

Beijing, Jul 7 (PTI) At least 21 people died and 15 others were injured on Tuesday when the bus they were travelling in plunged...

UK works on National Action Plan to ensure safety of journalists

London, Jul 13 (PTI) The UK government on Monday held the first meeting of a new committee to make sure journalists can operate without...

Brazil’s Amazon Deforestation Increased By 25 Per Cent In 2020

Rio de Janeiro, Jul 10 (AP: Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon increased by a record 25 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2020,...

Singapore PM Lee returns to power with clear mandate’; Oppn gains

Singapore, Jul 11 (PTI) Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has secured a clear mandate with his ruling People's Action Party (PAP) winning 83...

Nepal’s ruling communist party’s meet to decide PM’s future deferred again

Kathmandu, Jul 6 (PTI) The political future of Nepal's embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oil will now be decided on Wednesday after the...

Over 800,000 children to be vaccinated against polio in Pakistan

Islamabad, Jul 14 (PTI) Over 800,000 children in Pakistan would receive polio vaccination in three days when the drive against the crippling disease would...

US ‘looking at’ banning TikTok, other Chinese social media apps, says Pompeo

Washington, Jul 7 (PTI) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the US is taking the threat posed by Chinese social media apps...

China hits back; sanctions top US officials, politicians in response to Xinjiang ban

Beijing, Jul 13 (PTI) China on Monday imposed visa restrictions on three Republican politicians and one ambassador in the latest tit-for-tat response to the...

WHO experts to visit China to plan COVID-19 investigation

BEIJING, Jul 10 (AP): Two World Health Organization experts were heading to the Chinese capital on Friday to lay the groundwork for an investigation...

UN fails for 2nd time to agree on Syria aid from Turkey

United Nations, Jul 11 (AP) A divided UN Security Council failed for a second time Friday to agree on extending humanitarian aid deliveries to...

Israel announces successful launch of new spy satellite

Jerusalem, Jul 6 (AP) Israel announced the successful launch of a new spy satellite Monday that will help it monitor Iran's nuclear activities as...

Broad given no guarantee of a recall by England for 2nd test

Southampton, Jul 13 (AP) England cricket coach Chris Silverwood refused to give any guarantees that Stuart Broad will be recalled for the second test...

Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again in US

Washington, Jul 7 (AP) The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the...

Pak says Kulbhushan Jadhav refused to file appeal; India dismisses claim as ‘farce’

Islamabad, Jul 8 (PTI) Pakistan said on Wednesday that Indian prisoner on death row Kulbhushan Jadhav has refused to file an appeal in the...

Trump Says China Relationship “Severely Damaged,” Rules Out Phase 2 Of Trade Deal

Washington, Jul 11 (PTI): US President Donald Trump has for the time being ruled out a second phase trade deal with China, saying the...

800,000 Indians may be forced to leave Kuwait after the Gulf country approves expat...

Dubai, Jul 6 (PTI) Some 8 lakh Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait after a parliamentary committee approved a draft expat quota bill...

PM Oli says “real” Ayodhya is in Nepal and Lord Ram is Nepali; BJP...

Kathmandu, Jul 13 (PTI) Stoking a potential controversy, embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Monday claimed that the "real" Ayodhya lies in...

Stocks worldwide slink back as virus dims recovery hopes

New York, Jul 7 (AP) Most of Wall Street is slipping in midday trading on Tuesday, giving back a slice of the big gains...

Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods; 58 dead

Tokyo, Jul 8 (AP) Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main...

Nepal Landslides Kill 15 More People, Death Count Rises To 37

Kathmandu, Jul 11 (PTI): Fifteen people were killed in a landslide caused by incessant rains in western Nepal on Saturday, taking the total number...