Iraqi forces launch operation to clear IS remnants in Iraq

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 21:20

Baghdad, Dec 16 (IANS) Iraqi security forces launched an operation on Saturday to hunt down remnants of Islamic State (IS) militants in the rugged rural areas in northern central Iraq, the Iraqi military said.


3 killed in 6.5-magnitude Indonesia earthquake

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 21:00

Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) At least three people were killed and seven injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Java damaging 950 buildings, officials said on Saturday.


Cameron to set up 750 mn pounds UK-China investment fund

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 19:36

London, Dec 16 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is helping to set up up a new 750 million pounds UK-China investment fund aimed at forging closer ties between the two countries, the media reported.


Pakistan sets December 16 as Black Day over school massacre

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 19:36

Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday vowed to remember December 16 as a Black Day when around 150 people, including over 130 children, were killed in a brutal terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar city.


3 killed in Philippines storm

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 19:36

Bangkok, Dec 16 (IANS) At least three people were killed and six others went missing after tropical storm Urduja struck the central Philippines, officials said on Saturday.


2 dead as multiple earthquakes jolt Indonesia

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 16:58

Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) At least two people have been killed as multiple earthquakes jolted coastal cities of Indonesia's West Java province and damaged dozens of houses, disaster management officials said on Saturday.


Imran Khan free of Panama-like suspicion: SC judge

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:58

Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Justice Faisal Arab, a member of a Supreme Court bench that exonerated the PTI Chairman, has said that Imran Khan did not incorporate offshore company Niazi Services Limited to park assets acquired through embezzlement, bribery or tax evasion to keep them hidden from the public eye.


Canadian billionaire, wife found dead

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 14:30

Ottawa, Dec 16 (IANS) Bernard Sherman, one of Canadas most prominent billionaires and community philanthropists, was found dead alongside his wife inside their mansion in Toronto, the media reported.


Google Maps to alert you when to get off the bus

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 14:24

San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) Google Maps is adding a helpful new feature for commuters who tend to lose track of time during bus or train ride. It will now send a push notification when the user is approaching their destination.


Trump lawyers set for key meeting with Special Counsel

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 12:30

Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's private lawyers are slated to meet Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is currently probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, next week, the media reported.


South Africa's ruling ANC preparing to replace Zuma

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 11:38

Johannesburg, Dec 16 (IANS) South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to choose a new party leader on Saturday to succeed incumbent President Jacob Zuma.


US may stop spouses of H-1B visa holders from working

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 11:04

Washington, Dec 16 US President Donald Trump's administration is set to propose revoking a rule that makes spouses of thousands of H1-B visa holders eligible to work while in the US, potentially complicating a major driver of technology jobs, the media reported.


Japan calls for text-based negotiations on Security Council reform

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:54

United Nations, Dec 16 (IANS) Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has called to urgently revitalise the long-stalled Security Council reform process by adopting a text on which to base the negotiations during the current General Assembly session.


Trump's judicial nominee struggles to answer basic legal questions

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:46

Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) One of US President Donald Trump's judicial nominee struggled to answer basic legal questions posed to him at a hearing by a Republican senator, including his lack of experience on trial work and the amount of depositions he had worked on.