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Lion Air crash: Search for cockpit voice recorder resumes

Thursday, 20 December 2018 19:26
A ship equipped with sophisticated technology resumed search for the cockpit voice recorder and the remains of victims who were aboard a Lion Air plane that crashed last month in Indonesia, officials said here on Thursday. At least 189 people,…

US cannot influence Iranian ties with neighbours: Rouhani

Thursday, 20 December 2018 11:25
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said Washington cannot dictate its policies on regional countries for their relations with Iran. Rouhani made the remarks at Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport before leaving for Turkey, Xinhua news agency reported. He said the…

Obama dons Santa hat to cheer sick kids

Thursday, 20 December 2018 11:24
Former Us President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to the Children’s National Medical Center here, bringing with him a sack of presents for the young patients. The 44th President was given a rock star’s entrance as he entered the…

Brazilan chief justice reverses ruling that favoured Lula

Thursday, 20 December 2018 11:22
The chief justice of Brazil’s Supreme Court has revoked a ruling made hours earlier by one of his colleagues that could have led to the release from prison of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Jose Antonio Dias Toffoli…

US preparing for ‘full’ withdrawal from Syria: Report

Thursday, 20 December 2018 09:38
US President Donald Trump is planning a “full” and “rapid” withdrawal of American troops from Syria, CNN reported on Wednesday citing a defence official. The decision would be a reversal from previously stated US policy. Trump had promised earlier this…

Pakistan government to file reference seeking Zardari’s disqualification

Thursday, 20 December 2018 09:27
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government plans to file a reference before the Election Commission against former President Asif Ali Zardari seeking his disqualification over concealment of assets, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference here, Chaudhry…

Pope rejects seasonal consumerism

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 19:38
Pope Francis said on Wednesday that at a time of year driven by consumerism and individualism, people ought to turn to those in need with acts of generosity and kindness. The Pope said the Christmas season ran the risk of…

Late US President Bush secretly sponsored Filipino child

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:31
Former US President George H.W. Bush, who passed away in November, has sponsored a seven-year-old boy in the Philippines for 10 years under a pseudonym, a non-profit who connected them has revealed. Through Compassion International that uses churches to help…

Data breach hits NASA, employees’ personal information at risk: Report

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 15:55
Personal information of some of current and former employees at NASA may have been stolen in a data breach that hit the US space agency in October this year, a media report said. In an internal memo sent to employees…

Russia to boost security if US quits INF Treaty: Putin

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 09:29
Russia will have to take additional measures to boost its security if the US withdraws from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. US withdrawal from the INF Treaty may ruin the entire arms…