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31 injured as 5.4-magnitude earthquake hits in China 31 injured as 5.4-magnitude earthquake hits in China

Rescuers have sent the injured to hospitals for treatment


Journalist shot, eggs hurled at her car in India's East Delhi Journalist shot, eggs hurled at her car in India

An investigation is underway to ascertain the identity of the assailants


US launched cyber attacks on Iran after drone shootdown US launched cyber attacks on Iran after drone shootdown

US President Donald Trump ordered a retaliatory military strike against Iran after the drone shootdown but then called it off, saying the response wouldn’t be “proportionate” and instead pledged new sanctions on the country


Suicide rate for Native American women is up 139pc Suicide rate for Native American women is up 139pc

Experts who study Native American suicide blame higher rates of poverty, substance abuse and unemployment as well as geographical isolation, which can make it difficult for people to access mental health care


10 killed in lightning, thunderstorm and rain in India's Bihar Lightning, thunderstorm kill 10 in Bihar

The payment would be made from Disaster Relief Fund to the dependents of those killed in the thunderstorm, lightning and rain


Saudi airline changes flight routes to avoid Iran's airspace Saudi airline changes flight routes to avoid Iran's airspace

Other regional carriers like Etihad and Emirates on Friday announced they too have changed their flight paths in the Persian Gulf region


Army chief shot dead in Ethiopia attacks

Army chief shot dead in Ethiopia attacks

Ethnic violence has hit Amhara and other regions in recent years


Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari gets death threat Delhi BJP chief Tiwari gets death threat

The unidentified person also threatened to eliminate the prime minister “if need be”


Mark Esper takes over at Pentagon as tensions with Iran flare Mark Esper takes over at Pentagon

President Donald Trump on Friday formally nominated the 55-year-old Esper


Indian airlines to avoid Iranian airspace, will re-route flights: DGCA Indian airlines to avoid Iranian airspace

Consequently, major airlines around the world have already rerouted their aircraft


Malaysia calls for Malaysia calls for "justice" and citizenship for Rohingya Muslims

UN investigators have called for Myanmar's top generals to be tried for genocide


ASEAN leaders call for restraint amid sea row, US-China rift ASEAN leaders call for restraint amid sea row, US-China rift

Southeast Asian leaders have pressed their call for self-restraint in the disputed South China Sea after…


Building under construction topples in Cambodia, killing 17 Cambodia building collapse: Death toll rises to 17

A moment before the building collapsed it was vibrating and then it was falling down


Magnitude 5.6 quake strikes northern California Magnitude 5.6 quake strikes northern California

There is no immediate report of damage or casualties


4 militants killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian 4 militants killed in J&K encounter

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Daramdora area of Shopian, following information about presence of militants there


US-Iran: Trump announces 'major' sanctions amid tensions US to hit Iran with 'major' sanctions

It comes after Iran announced it would exceed internationally agreed limits on its nuclear programme


North Korea's Kim Jong-un receives 'excellent' letter from Trump Kim Jong-un receives 'excellent' letter from Trump

Talks between the US and North Korea have reached a stalemate after a meeting in Vietnam between Mr Kim and Mr Trump in February ended without agreement


US 'launched cyber-attack on Iran weapons systems' US 'launched cyber-attack on Iran weapons systems'

The cyber-attack disabled computer systems controlling rocket and missile launchers


2 finalists in UK leadership race make pitch to Tory members 2 finalists in UK leadership race make pitch to Tory members

Ex-foreign secretary and former London mayor Boris Johnson, the runaway favorite of Tory lawmakers, faced off with Jeremy Hunt, the current foreign secretary, at a Conservative conference in central England's Birmingham


White House unveils $50 billion Palestinian economic plan White House unveils $50 billion Palestinian economic plan

The "Peace to Prosperity" workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday will also take place amid heightened regional tensions over Iran that threaten to overshadow its goals


US, Taliban to hold more talks on ending war US, Taliban to hold more talks on ending war

Khalilzad is hoping to negotiate a deal under which the United States would withdraw troops first sent after the September 11, 2001 attacks


US peace plan aims to raise $50 bn, double Palestinian GDP US peace plan aims to raise $50 bn, double Palestinian GDP

It said that the plan aimed to raise more than $50 billion over the next decade, with a goal of more than doubling Palestinian Gross Domestic Product


Human skeletons found near Bihar hospital with most encephalitis deaths Human skeletons found near Bihar hospital

Skeletal remains have been discovered lying in open, in a forest near Indian government-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital


Smriti Irani’s daughter bullied at school Smriti Irani’s daughter bullied at school

Indian Union minister Smriti Irani wrote a strong post against bullying on Instagram on Friday after her daughter was humiliated and mocked in school


Class 10 girl student commits suicide in Kolkata school Class 10 girl student commits suicide in Kolkata school

A class 10 girl student on Friday allegedly committed suicide inside her school's bathroom here. "Around 1:30 pm


Iran warns US attack would imperil interests across Mideast Iran warns US attack would imperil interests across Mideast

Britain said it was sending Minister of State for the Middle East Andrew Murrison to Tehran for talks


Saudi ministry makes important Umrah visa announcement Saudi ministry makes Umrah visa announcement

Saudi Arabia is aiming at a visit from over 30 million Umrah pilgrims according to the country's Vision 2030 reform plan


Trump nominates Mark Esper to be his new defence secretary Trump nominates new defence secretary

The nomination of Esper comes days after Patrick Shanahan withdrew his nomination from the top Pentagon position


Sri Lanka extends emergency in surprise move Sri Lanka extends emergency in surprise move

Just over 100 people, including 10 women, are in custody in connection with April’s Easter Sunday suicide attacks against three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo


7 workers dead, 21 injured in Cambodia building collapse 7 workers dead in Cambodia building collapse

Rescue work at the site was underway to find out if any more workers were trapped in the rubble


Hawaii: Skydivers killed in King Air plane crash Nine killed in Hawaii skydivers plane crash

The twin-engine aircraft went down close to Dillingham Airfield near Mokuleia in Honolulu County


Afghan leaders begin peace summit in Pakistan Afghan leaders begin peace summit in Pakistan

There are no representatives of the Taliban at Saturday's meeting near the Pakistani capital, Islamabad


81 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza Strip: medics 81 Palestinians injured in clashes in eastern Gaza Strip

The weekly protests call on Israel to end Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip since 2007 after Hamas seized control of the coastal enclave


Two terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir encounter Two terrorists killed in J&K encounter

The exchange of fire was currently going on when reports last came in


Russia suspends flights to Georgia after violent clashes Russia suspends flights to Georgia amid unrest

Moscow will also recommend that Russian travel agencies suspend all tours to neighbouring Georgia


Trump dismisses E. Jean Carroll rape allegation as 'fiction' Trump dismisses rape allegation as 'fiction'

The US president says he never met E. Jean Carroll and accusing her of making up the allegation to sell a new book


UK minister suspended after grabbing Greenpeace activist (Watch) UK minister suspended after grabbing activist (Watch)

British MP Mark Field has apologised for confronting Janet Barker and marching her away as protesters interrupted a speech by Chancellor Philip Hammond


Death toll due to AES in India reaches 165, Muzaffarpur remains worst hit Death toll due to AES in India reaches 165

AES is a viral disease which causes mild flu-like symptoms such as high fever, convulsions, and headache


Trump warns Iran of ‘obliteration’ in event of war Trump warns Iran of ‘obliteration’ in event of war

The US maintains it was shot down in international airspace

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