Fri, 24 May 2019

India Poll - Modi wins a majority of seats

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, India - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist party scored a historic victory in India's general election, his foreign ...

Pentagon wants reports on unidentified flying objects

U.S. Navy pilots and sailors won't be considered crazy for reporting unidentified flying objects, under new rules meant to encourage them ...

Hamas and UNRWA to blame for plight of Gazans, Greenblatt tells UNSC

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. President Donald Trump's Special Envoy to the Middle East and one of two Chief ...

Major casualties after Indonesian election protests turn violent

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Six people lost their lives while more than 200 suffered injuries after mobs clashed with security forces ...

Disabled Australians preyed on, defrauded of millions

SYDNEY, Australia - A massive fraud involving millions of dollars has been uncovered in Australia's largest city, resulting in the ...

No democracy in sight in Thailand, five years after coup

BANGKOK, THailand - Since Thailand's military seized power on May 22, 2014, the country has faced unending repression of fundamental ...

Libyan hostilities could see country become permanently divided

NEW YORK, New York - Libya is on the brink of a civil war which could result in the country ...

Kentucky couple nearly escaped being charged for fraud

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A Kentucky couple nearly escaped prosecution for setting a fire that burned their rented home to the ...

As migrant numbers swell on the US-Mexico border, so do unmet needs

A short walk over the bridge that connects the United States to Mexico, a group of 14 Guatemalans, the youngest ...

Pompeo congratulates Modi; calls India's election an 'inspiration'

Washington [US], May 24 (ANI): Terming "India's elections an inspiration" across the world, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on ...

Iran Not to Stop Fighting for Its Independence Even If Bombed

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran won't stop fighting for its independence and dignity even if the country is bombarded. ...

Russian remittances to Central Asia rise again

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are typically among the largest recipients of remittances from Russia, which makes them especially vulnerable to ...

US Announces New Charges Against WikiLeaks Founder Assange

WASHINGTON - U.S. prosecutors on Thursday announced new criminal charges against jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for his alleged role ...

Girl, 10, sixth known migrant child to die in US custody

US authorities said on Wednesday that a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died last year after being detained by border ...

Observers Note Problems in Malawi Elections

BLANTYRE, MALAWI - Foreign observers of Malawi's presidential, parliamentary and local elections issued a preliminary assessment Thursday, saying that although ...

Uncertainty grips Sudan weeks after Bashir's ouster

Weeks after the army ousted veteran leader Omar al-Bashir, Sudan is gripped by uncertainty as talks between the military rulers ...

Let them play! Kids need freedom from play restrictions to develop

You may have heard of play. It's that thing children do - the diverse range of unstructured, spontaneous activities and ...

PM Modi thanks Trump for his wishes

New Delhi [India], May 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed gratitude to the US President Donald Trump ...

From gun control to HIV: six ingredients of successful public policy

In the lead up to the recent federal election, there was plenty of negative rhetoric about current policy settings. Piecing ...

Iran FM to Visit Iraq Saturday: Sources

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is currently in Pakistan as part of his tour of several Asian states, ...

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Wall Street joins world markets sell-off

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks fell sharply on Thursday, joining a global sell-off which saw equity markets around ...

Train under development in China will reach speeds of 600kph

QINGDAO, China - A high-speed train capable of reaching speeds of 600 kilometers per hour (373 miles per hour) is ...

Asian stocks fall across the board

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks were lower across the board in Asia on Thursday, while the U.S. dollar gained new ground.Japan's ...

India gets 3/4 billion dollar loan for railways track electrification

NEW DELHI, India - The Indian government is borrowing $750 million equivalent in Indian Rupees, in what will be the ...

Stalling of trade talks weighs on Wall Street

NEW YORK, New York - The U.S. stock markets were largely unchanged on Wednesday, although all the major indices recorded ...

Irish Trade Minister warns businesses to prepare for no deal Brexit

DUBLIN, Ireland - The Irish deputy leader has briefed the cabinet on the risks to Ireland of a no-deal Brexit ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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