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Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe (File | AP)
Accused of assault in South Africa, Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe flies home

Anticipating Grace's arrival, a group of protesters had gathered outside, some waving signs reading 'Grace is a disgrace'.

20 Aug 2017

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Fire strands thousands of rail passengers in southern France

Around 1,300 people were stranded in Marseille, 1,700 in Toulon and 370 in Nice after the fire broke out in Aubagne.

20 Aug 2017

A protester raises a placard reading 'Shame on Rimsky' as thousands of protesters match to support young activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow in downtown Hong Kong. | AP
Crowds rally in Hong Kong after activists jailed

Thousands of supporters of three jailed young democracy activists took to the streets in Hong Kong to protest.

20 Aug 2017

Two women cry at a memorial tribute in Las Ramblas, after a terror attack that killed 14 people and wounded over 120 in Barcelona, Spain. | AP
Spain attacks: What we know

At least 14 people were killed in twin attacks in which vehicles were used to mow down pedestrians in Barcelona.

20 Aug 2017

Ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif  | AP
Nawaz Sharif, family fail to appear before top anti-graft body for second time

Sharif, his children and his son-in-law were summoned today in a case that primarily revolves around Maryam being a beneficiary of offshore firms.

20 Aug 2017

Iran President Hassan Rouhani. (File Photo | AFP)
Iran's top priority to protect nuclear deal from US: President Rouhani

Rouhani indicated a week ago that Iran was ready to walk out on the nuclear deal if the United States continued to apply fresh sanctions.

20 Aug 2017

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About 300 Indians granted nationality by Pakistan in five years: Ministry

"From 2012 till April 14, 2017, a total number of 298 Indian emigrants have been granted Pakistani citizenship," the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

20 Aug 2017

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (File | PTI)
Ten sentenced to death over assassination attempt on Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Under the Bangladesh law, death sentences would require to be endorsed by HC following an automatic death reference hearing.

20 Aug 2017

US President Trump supports Steve Bannon on Breitbart News, says ‘fake news needs competition’

Earlier in a tweet, US President Trump had also thanked ex White House strategist Bannon for his service and described his work during his election campaign against Hillary Clinton as 'great.'

20 Aug 2017

Imran Khan (File Photo)
Pakistan's Imran Khan opposes Durand Line fencing, favours EU style 'open' border with Afghanistan

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan has opposed the fencing along the disputed 2,500km Durand Line with Afghanistan and favoured having an open border between the two neighbours à la EU.

20 Aug 2017

US president Donald Trump
Trump applauds Boston 'anti-racism march' protestors for ‘speaking out against bigotry and hate’

A small number of right-wing "Free Speech Rally" demonstrators disbanded early from Boston Common after they were confronted by thousands of counter-protesters shouting anti-Nazi slogans.

20 Aug 2017

Pakistan army soldiers (File | AP)
Gilgit locals continue to vehemently oppose land grabbing by Pakistan ISI

Residents of Gilgit in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), took to the streets to protest against thousands of acres of land worth billions being illegally acquired by the Pakistan army.

20 Aug 2017

Another attack happened in Barcelona, after Thursday's incident, killing 13 and injuring many others.Around Seven people were hurt in the second terrorist attack, happened eight hours after a van driver ploughed into crowds of pedestrians in Barcelona. (Photo | AP)
Terror cell dismantled responsible for Barcelona attacks

Security officials believe the attacks on Barcelona and Cambrils were the work of a terror cell of at least 12 people, who may have been inspired by the London Bridge outrage in June.

20 Aug 2017

It has not yet been confirmed whether Nawaz Sharif and his family will appear before investigators (File | AP)
NAB summons Nawaz Sharif, family members to appear on Sunday

Pakistan's top graft organisation National Accountability Bureau as summoned deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family to appear before it in Lahore on Sunday.

20 Aug 2017

The Great Wall, a symbol of China, is actually not just one wall, but many interconnected walls built between the third century B.C. and the Ming Dynasty
China installs high-definition cameras along Great Wall

Increasing cases of vandalism by visitors who scratch names or messages onto the masonry of one of the world’s seven wonders have forced China to install over 300 HD cameras along the Great Wall.

20 Aug 2017

An injured person being carried in Barcelona, after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas districtict of Barcelona. (Photo | AP)
Barcelona police raids house of Imam; anti-Islam backlash after terror attacks?

Sky News reported that the raid was conducted as the police believed that Imam may have radicalised the Barcelona and Cambrils attackers.

20 Aug 2017

German police hunt stolen trailer with Nutella, chocolates worth $59,000

Police say a semi-trailer full of chocolate has been stolen in a small central German town and are calling on witnesses who may have seen the thieves.

20 Aug 2017

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Woman dies while 'laughing too hard' in the US

A US school teacher died after she accidentally fell off a rooftop balcony while laughing
during a vacation in Mexico, according to a media report.

20 Aug 2017

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Four killed in explosion at South Korean shipyard

Four workers were killed Sunday in an explosion at an oil tanker being built in a South Korean shipyard

20 Aug 2017

US and South Korean marines during a joint military exercise (FIle | AP)
North Korea slams upcoming joint US-South military exercises 'provocative rehearsal'

North Korea warned that the upcoming US - South Korea joint military exercise amid the heightened tensions will be considered an extreme provocation.

20 Aug 2017

In this June, 2, 2017 file photo Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, left, and his wife Grace follow proceedings during a youth rally in Marondera Zimbabwe. Mugabe is in South Africa as his wife is accused of assaulting a young model. (AP Photo)
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's wife returns home despite model assault claim 

Grace Mugabe returned home to Zimbabwe from South Africa on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg.

20 Aug 2017