Malaysian PM Mahathir names himself new Education Minister

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:24

Kuala Lumpur, May 17 (IANS) Newly-elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced that he will also be Malaysia's Education Minister as he outlined his plans for posts in the new government on Thursday.


China dismisses global plea to free late dissident's widow

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:00

Beijing, May 17 (IANS) China on Thursday dismissed the plea of a group of international writers and artists to free poet and widow of late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, saying the case was being handled as per the law of the country.


Russia-based Kaspersky Lab to transfer customers' data to Zurich by 2019

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:58

Moscow, May 17 (IANS) After facing a US ban, Russia-based Kaspersky Lab on Thursday announced to move its core customer data storage and processing processes for most regions to Zurich, Switzerland, by 2019 -- at a time when the European Union (EU) gets ready to introduce a new data privacy law.


Court dismisses plea for treason case against Nawaz Sharif

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:30

Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday dismissed as "non-maintainable" a petition seeking registration of a treason case against former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after his recent remarks on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack that left 166 people dead.


Italy 'very important' to EU, says Juncker

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:22

Brussels, May 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy is a country "of maximum importance" for the European Union, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.


Albanian IS supporter expelled from Italy

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:18

Rome, May 17 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities deported a 42-year-old Albanian supporter of the Islamic State jihadist group, the Interior Ministry said.


Nawaz campaigning for PTI through love fest with Modi: Imran

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:38

Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) Taking a jibe at former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that he "appreciates" the PML-N leader for "campaigning" for the PTI through his "love fest" with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Indian on trial for molesting child in Dubai

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:36

Dubai, May 17 (IANS) A 46-year-old Indian worker has gone on trial here after he allegedly molested a 5-year-old girl, the media reported on Thursday.


S. Korea urges North to implement agreements, resume dialogue

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:04

Seoul, May 17 (IANS) South Korea on Thursday urged North Korea to fulfil the agreements reached during the inter-Korean summit and to resume talks a day after Pyongyang cancelled a high-level meeting with Seoul and said it was reconsidering its participation in the upcoming summit with the US.


Late passenger tries to break into plane, arrested

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:38

Sydney, May 17 (IANS) An "irate" passenger who reportedly missed his scheduled flight was arrested at Melbourne Airport on Thursday after attempting to break into a Jetstar Airways plane.


Trump calls undocumented immigrants 'animals'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:04

Washington, May 17, US President Donald Trump lashed out at undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting, warning that "dangerous people" were clamouring to breach the country's borders and branded them "animals".


Mueller team not to indict President: Trump's lawyer

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:10

Washington, May 17 (IANS) Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has informed the US President's legal team that it will not seek an indictment against Donald Trump, according to lawyer Rudy Giuliani.


2 IS militants killed in US airstrike in Afghanistan

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:26

Kabul, May 17, Two militants of the Islamic State (IS) terror group have been killed in an US and NATO-led airstrike in Afghanistan's Nangarhar, a government statement on Thursday.


Cambridge Analytica ran voter suppression campaigns: Whistleblower

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:26

Washington, May 17 (IANS) Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie has said that the company engaged in efforts to discourage or suppress voting from targeted sections of the American population, a media report said on Thursday.


5.3-magnitude quake hits Japan

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:28

Tokyo, May 17 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.3-magnitude on the Richter scale hit Japan on Thursday, the weather agency said. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage. No tsunami warning was issued.