Paris, April 23 (IANS) The French National Assembly has passed a tough immigration reform bill that shortens asylum application deadlines, doubles the time for which illegal migrants can be detained and introduces a one-year prison sentence for entering France illegally.
Washington, April 23 (IANS) A woman said on Monday that she was facing a $500 fine from the US customs agency after a free apple that she was given as a snack on a plane was found in her bag.
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) At least 36 people, including 32 Chinese tourists, were killed in a bus accident in North Korea, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Brussels, April 23 (IANS) Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris terror attacks, was jailed in Belgium on Monday for 20 years over a gunfight that led to his arrest.
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) China on Monday said the "protectionist" trade policy of the US and the "unprecedented" changes in the world order in the past 100 years will be discussed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at their two-day summit this week.
Moscow, April 23 (IANS) Russian experts will carry out a military activity assessment in a district in the UK starting from Monday, a top official said here.
Riyadh, April 23 (IANS) Four British pilgrims were killed and 12 injured in Saudi Arabia when their bus collided with a fuel tanker, officials said.
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) A transgender was shot dead after being beaten up by a group of armed men in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the media reported on Monday.
Seoul, April 23 (IANS) South Korea announced on Monday that it has stopped propaganda broadcasts along the border with the North ahead of a historic leaders summit on Friday, saying it was aimed at boosting the reconciliatory mood on the peninsula.
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corporation is taking steps to comply with a US denial order, said the company.
San Francisco, April 23 (IANS) Wikipedia has deployed a new "page previews" feature for its English webpages to help users get a peek of the information behind a link without clicking on it.
New York, April 23 (IANS) Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said that he would cut a cheque for $4.5 million to fulfil the US's financial commitment to the Paris climate accord, the media reported.