India claims it destroyed Pakistan terror camps

20 October 2019, 6:43 PM
India on Sunday said that it destroyed terror camps inside neighbouring Pakistan in a retaliatory attack after militants from Pakistan attempted to infiltrate in restive Kashmir.
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Hong Kong metro partially reopens, city struggles after violent weekend 8 October 2019, 9:28 AM

Hong Kong struggled to recover on Monday, with the metro only partially functioning and infrastructure extensively damaged, after scores of protesters were arrested in violent clashes overnight that drew the first warning from the Chinese military.

US Supreme Court weighs major gay, transgender employment rights case 8 October 2019, 8:51 AM

The United States (US) Supreme Court on Tuesday wades into a major Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights dispute over whether a landmark decades-old federal anti-discrimination law that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex covers gay and transgender workers.

North Korea doubts US will have alternative plans inside two weeks 8 October 2019, 7:06 AM

North Korea says there was no way the United States would bring alternative plans for their stalled nuclear talks to a meeting proposed by Stockholm in two weeks after weekend negotiations in Sweden broke down.

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Erdogan, Trump discuss Syria ‘safe zone’ in phone call; to meet next month -Ankara 7 October 2019, 4:16 PM

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoganand U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the planned "safe zone" east of the Euphrates River in Syria in a phone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said, adding the two men agreed to meet in Washington next month.

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Britain’s Johnson asks France’s Macron to ‘push forward’ on Brexit 7 October 2019, 12:48 PM

Britain's Boris Johnson urged French President Emanuel Macron on Sunday to "push forward" to secure a Brexit deal and told him  the EU should not be lured into the mistaken belief that the UK would stay in the EU after Oct.31, the prime minister's office said.

Portugal’s ruling Socialists win election but fall short of outright majority 7 October 2019, 9:22 AM

Portugal’s ruling Socialists won Sunday’s parliamentary election but fell short of an outright majority, meaning Prime Minister Antonio Costa will need to negotiate a new deal with one or both of his far-left allies in the previous legislature.

U.S. President Donald Trump attends Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House in Washington.
Second whistle-blower in Trump-Ukraine scandal comes forward 7 October 2019, 5:48 AM

A second whistle-blower has come forward with first-hand knowledge of President Donald Trump’s attempts to get the Ukrainian president to investigate a political rival, lawyers for the official said on Sunday.

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Protestors target China’s Hong Kong barracks with laser lights 6 October 2019, 5:45 PM

China's Hong Kong military garrison warned protesters on Sunday (October 6) they could be arrested for targeting its barracks in the city with laser lights.

UK could move on ‘mechanism’ of Northern Ireland consent 6 October 2019, 1:49 PM

Britain is open to some flexibility on the mechanism that would allow lawmakers in Northern Ireland to decide whether the British province remains in regulatory alignment with the European Union (EU), as set out in London’s latest Brexit proposals, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said on Sunday.

A masked protester attends an anti-government rally in central Hong Kong.
Thousands defy anti-mask law and march in Hong Kong 6 October 2019, 12:10 PM

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong on Sunday wearing face masks in defiance of colonial-era emergency powers which threaten them with a year in prison for hiding their faces.

A motorcade carrying North Korean delegation heads for Villa Elfvik on the island of Lidingo off Stockholm.
North Korea breaks off nuclear talks with US in Sweden 6 October 2019, 6:30 AM

Working-level nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington have broken off, North Korea’s top negotiator said late on Saturday, dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate.

Trump slams Romney as ‘pompous ass’ for critique of Ukraine call 5 October 2019, 8:20 PM

President Donald Trump on Saturday (October 5) called US Senator Mitt Romney a "pompous ass" after his sharp critique of the president's push for other nations to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democratic political rival.

World marks Teacher’s Day 5 October 2019, 4:08 PM

Saturday marks World Teachers' Day. To celebrate the day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) and a global union federation of teachers' trade unions, Education International, are giving the world a better understanding of their role.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a closing speech at the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester.
EU rejects UK’s request for weekend talks 5 October 2019, 9:42 AM

The European Union has rejected a British request to hold Brexit talks this weekend, British media reported, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated his commitment to leaving the bloc on October 31 despite the possibility of a not reaching an exit deal.

US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after delivering remarks at Young Black Leadership Summit.
US House Democrats subpoena White House for documents 5 October 2019, 7:52 AM

US House Democrats on Friday subpoenaed the White House for documents they want to see as part of their impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump.

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Teenager shot as violence flares hours after Hong Kong imposes emergency powers 4 October 2019, 9:10 PM

Hong Kong police shot and wounded a teenage boy on Friday, as violent protests erupted across the Chinese-ruled city hours after its embattled leader Carrie Lam invoked colonial-era emergency powers last used more than 50 years ago.

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US court to hear Trump’s bid to revive law against encouraging illegal immigration 4 October 2019, 5:18 PM

 The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to resurrect a federal law that makes it a felony to encourage illegal immigrants to come or stay in the United States after it was struck down by a lower court as a violation free speech rights.

Trump publicly asks China to probe Biden, even amid impeachment inquiry 4 October 2019, 12:17 PM

President Donald Trump on Thursday again invited foreign interference in a US presidential election by publicly calling on China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, the kind of request that has already triggered an impeachment inquiry in Congress.

Australia’s Prime Minister echoes Trump with call to reject globalism 4 October 2019, 10:20 AM

Australia should reject"unaccountable internationalist bureaucracy", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, echoing a recent call by US President Donald Trump for nations to embrace nationalism.

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Hong Kong set to discuss emergency laws as further protests are planned 4 October 2019, 6:54 AM

Hong Kong's government is expected to discuss sweeping emergency laws on Friday that would include banning face masks at protests, two sources told Reuters, an unprecedented move to ease months of violent unrest in the Chinese-ruled city.

Trump publicly asks China to investigate Biden, even amid impeachment inquiry 3 October 2019, 9:01 PM

President Donald Trump on Thursday again invited foreign interference in a U.S. presidential election by publicly calling on China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, the kind of request that has already triggered an impeachment inquiry in Congress. The Republican president told reporters he believed both China and Ukraine should look into 2020 presidential […]

Congo mine collapse – workers form a human chain while digging an open pit in Kilomoto, north-east of the country.
Landslide at gold mine in eastern Congo kills at least 16 3 October 2019, 6:10 AM

Dozens of people die in Congo every year because of old-fashioned and unregulated mining methods that compromise safety.

US President Donald Trump addresses a joint news conference with Finland's President Sauli Niinisto in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
Trump slams impeachment probe as hoax 3 October 2019, 5:38 AM

At a joint news conference with Finland’s president, a frustrated Trump blasted reporters who asked about the probe, which he called a hoax and a fraud.

North Korea fires ballistic missile, possibly from submarine, days before talks 2 October 2019, 9:39 PM

North Korea fired what may have been a submarine-launched ballistic missile from off its east coast on Wednesday, a day after it announced the resumption of talks with the United States on ending its nuclear program.

Ireland says UK Brexit proposals do not fully meet agreed objectives 2 October 2019, 8:44 PM

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Wednesday told British counterpart Boris Johnson that new proposals on Britain's exit from the European union did not fully meet agreed objectives but said he would study them further and consult with EU partners.

Putin brushes off allegations of Russian election meddling 2 October 2019, 2:49 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that it was ridiculous to suggest Moscow would try to interfere in next year’s US presidential election, and that no proof had been presented of past election meddling by Moscow.

Trump impeachment probe gains steam with briefing, depositions 2 October 2019, 1:40 PM

Two former officials who were engaged in the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine will meet with US congressional committees starting this week, as the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump gains steam.

Mourners carry the coffin of a protester, who was killed in Tuesday's demonstrations in Baghdad.
Eight injured in second day of Baghdad protests 2 October 2019, 12:29 PM

At least eight protesters were wounded in the Zafaraniya district of southeast Baghdad when police and the army opened fire and launched tear gas canisters.

Final proposal: UK PM Johnson to unveil Brexit offer to EU 2 October 2019, 9:25 AM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Wednesday unveil his final Brexit offer to the European Union and make clear that if Brussels does not engage with the proposal, Britain will not negotiate further and will leave on October 31.

Schoolmates of a student protester who was shot by a policeman on Tuesday sit beside paper cranes while participating in a student gathering at Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College in solidarity with the student in Tsuen Wan.
Hong Kong mops up, braces for fresh protests 2 October 2019, 7:59 AM

Anti-government protests turned violent early on Tuesday and continued into the night, with intense cat-and-mouse skirmishes marring celebrations in Beijing.