UN considers Syria truce as Eastern Ghouta deaths rise

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:54

United Nations, Feb 22 (IANS) The members of the UN Security Council may vote on a temporary ceasefire for Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta region, a day after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres deplored the plight of the civilians trapped there as "hell on earth".


5 killed in landslide on Indonesia's Java island

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:46

Jakarta, Feb 22 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 15 were missing after a landslide hit the Indonesian island of Java on Thursday, the country's disaster management agency said.


UAE voices concern over violence in Syria's Ghouta

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:44

Dubai, Feb 22 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) expressed on Thursday its "deep concern" over the escalating violence and the worsening humanitarian situation in the eastern region of Ghouta in Syria.


$30,000 seized by BSF in Bengal

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:38

Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Border Security Force personnel on Thursday seized foreign currency worth $30,000 from West Bengal's Krishnanagar sector but failed to arrest the smuggler, a BSF official said.


China no threat to Australia: Turnbull

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:56

Canberra, Feb 22 (IANS) China is not a threat to Australia because it lacks "any hostile intent", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said here on Thursday as he embarked on his US visit.


Explosion at US embassy in Montenegro

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:14

Podgorica (Montenegro), Feb 22 (IANS) An unidentified attacker threw an explosive device at the US embassy in Montenegro's capital city Podgorica, before blowing himself up with another bomb, police said on Thursday.


Amnesty accuses Trump of human rights violations

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:04

Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Human rights group Amnesty International on Thursday accused US President Donald Trump of practicing "hateful" politics and said his policies mark "a new era of human rights regression" in the US and around the world.


Cybercrimes cost businesses $600 bn globally: McAfee

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:46

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Cybercrimes have cost businesses close to $600 billion globally -- or 0.8 per cent of the global GDP -- which is up from $445 billion reported three years back, a report said on Thursday.


'Canadian PM, politicians must not attend events glorifying militants'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:40

Toronto, Feb 22 (IANS) Reacting to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's assurance to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to curb Sikh separatists in Canada, former Canadian Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh has said politicians in this country have failed to appreciate India's deep sensitivities about Khalistani activities.


NRA rejects raising minimum age to buy rifles

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:24

Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The US' National Rifle Association (NRA) has rejected ideas to raise the minimum age for purchasing rifles, the media reported.


Trump challenges Sessions to probe Obama on Russia

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:30

Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch a probe into his predecessor Barack Obama's administration for failing to do enough to stop the 2016 election foreign interference, the media reported.


Former engineer sues Google over discrimination

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:20

San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) A former employee has sued Google for "discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination", alleging that the company fired him over writing pro-diversity internal posts.