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Gilgit Baltistan. (File photo)
UK Parliament condemns Pakistan for declaring Gilgit-Baltistan as fifth frontier

The motion stated that Gilgit-Baltistan is a legal and constitutional part of Jammu and Kashmir illegally occupied by Pakistan since 1947.

23 hours ago

Ethnic Rohingya migrants hold banners during a rally in Indonesia. (File photo |AP)
Myanmar rejects UN probe of crimes against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar on Saturday rejected the UN rights council's decision to investigate allegations that security officers have tortured Rohingya Muslims, saying the probe would only "inflame" the conflict.

25 Mar 2017

Three injured in shooting in northern France

Witnesses told police that an unidentified assailant opened fire near a metro station on Friday night before fleeing, according to police officials.

25 Mar 2017

The sunken Sewol ferry is loaded onto a semi-submersible transport vessel during the salvage operation in waters off Jindo, South Korea. (Photo | AP)
Corroded South Korean ferry Sewol loaded onto transport vessel

Government officials say it will take a week or two to bring the vessel to a port 90 kilometers (55 miles) away so that investigators could search for the remains of nine missing people.

25 Mar 2017

In this picture taken on March 24, 2017, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, 75, speaks to an audience by hologram (L) in Hong Kong, beamed live from his office in Cambridge, England.  (Photo | AFP)
British physicist Stephen Hawking interacts with audience via hologram in Hong Kong

The renowned physicist spoke to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, discussing his career and answering questions about the possibility of life on other planets, showcasing technology reach.

25 Mar 2017

Soldiers take part in a military exercise simulating a chemical weapons attack. (File photo | AFP)
Russia, China seek UN chemical weapons probe in Iraq

Russia and China on Friday proposed that a United Nations panel investigating chemical weapons use in Syria be extended to Iraq, a proposal Britain immediately rejected.

25 Mar 2017

The word Peace (in French) and the logo of the European Union are projected during a light show onto the French Foreign Ministry building to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome international agreement that established the creation of the European Economic Community, on March 24, 2017 in Paris. (Photo | AFP)
European Union takes road to Rome for 60th anniversary

Meeting in the same Renaissance-era palace where six founding countries signed the Treaty of Rome on March 25, 1957, the 27 leaders minus Britain will endorse a declaration of intent for the future.

25 Mar 2017

A volunteer of the 'World Wide Fund for Nature' sets the final candles amongst about 5000 candles to picture the globe prior to 'Earth Hour' in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. (File photo | AP)
Cities and monuments around the world to dim lights to mark tenth anniversary of Earth Hour

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Earth Hour, an annual bid to raise awareness about global warming caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas to power cars and power plants.

25 Mar 2017

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Two killed, 22 injured in fight between Mexico union factions

Two people have been killed and 22 injured in a fight between union factions at a steel pipe plant in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

25 Mar 2017

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Ten killed in two gold mine accidents in China

Ten people were killed in two separate accidents at neighbouring gold mines in central China's Henan Province, official media reported today.

25 Mar 2017

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval | AFP
Doval's US visit reinforces counter-terrorism cooperation

This was Doval's second trip to the US after Trump won the presidential elections in November.

25 Mar 2017

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More big brands pull ads from YouTube in widening boycott

Google depends mostly on automated programs to place ads in YouTube videos because the job is too much for humans to handle on their own.

25 Mar 2017

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.(Photo | Reuters)
Venezuela asks UN help in boosting medicine supplies

Maduro's socialist administration prides itself on being a provider of humanitarian aid to poor nations around the world.

25 Mar 2017

UN Security Council adopts resolution protecting heritage

The resolution calls for the protection of historic monuments and sites in any conflict zone regardless of geography or type of attack.

25 Mar 2017

The partially lifted sunken ferry Sewol, center, is ready for transport in waters off Jindo, South Korea, Friday, March 24, 2017. | AP
South Korea's sunken Sewol a step closer to reaching port

Almost all the victims were schoolchildren and it is thought that nine bodies still unaccounted for may be trapped inside.

25 Mar 2017

Consuelo Garrido lights a candle in remembrance of the victims of a fire at a youth shelter, at a makeshift memorial outside the morgue where the bodies are being identified, in Guatemala City, Thursday, March 9, 2017. | AP
Death toll in Guatemala shelter fire rises to 41

Nineteen of the adolescents perished at the scene of the March 8 fire and 22 others have died at hospitals.

25 Mar 2017

This December 2015 photo shows U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu. | AP
US government opposes Hawaii injunction request

The Justice Department argues other portions of those sections allow the government to "fix potential gaps in the nation's vetting procedures."

25 Mar 2017

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York speak to reporters about the Congressional Budget Office projection that 14 million people would lose health coverage under the House Republican bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March, 13, 2017. | AP
Pelosi mocks GOP after health care bill fails

At the White House, Trump blamed Democrats for the defeat of the bill. He noted that no Democrat supported the bill.

25 Mar 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan (File Photo | AP)
Stunning defeat for Donald Trump as vote on Obamacare gets cancelled

The White House said Trump did everything he could for the passage of the bill

25 Mar 2017

The U.S. Secret Service says a person is under arrest after climbing a fence and getting onto the south grounds of the White House.  (File | AP)
White House congratulates EU on 60th anniversary of milestone treaties

It is a notable shift in tone for Donald Trump's administration, which has voiced deep skepticism about Brussels.

25 Mar 2017

NASA Headquarters. (File photo)
Spacewalk a success for French, US astronauts

Currently, the only way the world's astronauts can reach orbit is by buying a ride aboard Russia's Soyuz capsules, at $81 million per seat.

24 Mar 2017