Flash floods cause havoc in Sydney

Flash floods cause havoc in Sydney Sydney: Over 500 Australians called for emergency assistance in just two hours after storms lashed Sydney and nearby regions, equalling rainfall of its monthly average in that time, causing floods, power c

Somali army kills 3 al-Shabab fighters

  Mogadishu: Somali army on Tuesday killed three al-Shabab militants and injured several others during fierce fighting with the insurgents at Oronto in the Hiraan region of central Somalia, officials said. Fa

World’s largest wooden block mosaic unveiled in Dubai

World’s largest wooden block mosaic unveiled in Dubai Dubai: The world’s largest wooden block mosaic has been unveiled in Dubai depicting the “Year of Zayed” logo, as part of the 47th UAE National Day celebrations.

Trump threatens to block China trade deal

  Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that it was “highly unlikely” he would accept an offer by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping aimed at averting Trump’s plan to raise tariffs on over $200 billion of Chinese goods

WhatsApp’s Chief Business Officer Neeraj Arora quits

  San Francisco: In yet another high-profile exit at WhatsApp, its Indian-origin Chief Business Officer Neeraj Arora has quit, saying he needs “time off to recharge and spend time with family”.Arora has been with WhatsApp

Facebook working on fix for bug showing old messages

  San Francisco: With several users complaining about old messages resurfacing on their Facebook Messenger, the social networking giant said it was aware of the issue and was working on a fix, The Verge reported.

18 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack

18 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack Kabul: At least 18 Afghan policemen were killed after the Taliban attacked a convoy in Farah province, an official said on Monday. “Militants attacked a

6.3-magnitude quake jolts Iraq-Iran border

  Baghdad: A strong earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit the border area between Iraq and Iran on Sunday, an Iraqi seismic monitor said. The quake was felt in Iraq capital Baghdad and many provin

Deadly California wildfire fully contained

  San Francisco: The Camp Fire — the deadliest blaze in the history of California that has claimed at least 85 lives and destroyed 14,000 residences — has been fully contained, authorities announced on Sunday.

Mexico agrees to support US planned asylum policy

Mexico agrees to support US planned asylum policy   Washington: Mexico’s incoming government has agreed to support the US government’s plan to remake US asylum policy, the media reported. Citing Mexican officials and senior members of president-elect Andres M

ESA’s Mars Express sends new images of Martian landscape

ESA’s Mars Express sends new images of Martian landscape Paris: The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express has imaged a part of the Martian landscape, a region at the boundary of the northern and southern hemisphere which is

French Army neutralises 30 terrorists in Mali

  Paris: The French Army, in a raid on a terrorist organisation in Mali, has neutralised at least 30 terrorists, including Hamadoun Kouffa, a prominent jihadist leader, officials said. “At this stage of the

Taiwan votes in local elections

  Taipei:  Voting to elect local governments and decide on 10 referendums was underway on Saturday in Taiwan. The polling stations opened at 8 a.m. and will close at 4 p.m. The results – first of t

Climate change will shrink US economy: Report

  Washington: A new US government report has delivered a dire warning about climate change and its devastating impacts, saying that the economy could lose hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century.

Shots fired near Chinese Consulate in Karachi

Shots fired near Chinese Consulate in Karachi Karachi: Firing and small explosions were heard near the Chinese Consulate here on Friday. According to initial reports, heavy contingents of police and Pakis

Trump threatens to shut down US-Mexico border

  Washington: US President Donald Trump has renewed a threat to shut down the entire US border with Mexico as part of his administration’s efforts to deter the entry of Central American migrants. &ldquo

230 skeletons found in Sri Lanka’s largest mass grave

230 skeletons found in Sri Lanka’s largest mass grave Colombo: Over 230 skeletons have been found in a mass grave discovered earlier this year in Sri Lanka’s Mannar town that has turned out to be the country’s biggest such

Indo-Canadian doctor forges degree, fined in Dubai

Indo-Canadian doctor forges degree, fined in Dubai Dubai: An Indo-Canadian female dermatologist, found guilty of forging and using a fake diploma as well as other documents to practice medicine in Dubai, has lost her appeal against a six-mo

98 mn Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet

98 mn Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet New York: While Type-2 diabetes is expected to rise by more than a fifth, from 406 million in 2018 to 511 million in 2030 globally, India along with China and the US will share over half of t

Leaders named for Security Council reform negotiations

Leaders named for Security Council reform negotiations United Nations:  Calling for a more pragmatic approach to reforming the Security Council, General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces has announced the appointment of Per

Morocco launches its 2nd observation satellite

Morocco launches its 2nd observation satellite Rabat: Morocco launched its second earth observation satellite, Mohammed VI-B, from French Guiana early on Wednesday, the second in a year. Its first satelli

Suicide bomb attack in Kabul kills at least 50

Suicide bomb attack in Kabul kills at least 50 Kabul: A suicide bombing on Tuesday at a hall in Kabul where hundreds of religious scholars had gathered to commemorate the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday left at least 50 people dead and mo

US will stand with Saudi Arabia: Trump

  US will stand with Saudi Arabia: Trump Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday played down the importance of Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman’s possible implication in