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View of a US UAV Predator B on display at Le Bourget airport, near Paris on June 18, 2013 during the 50th International Paris Air show. | AFP
India eyes breakthrough on U.S. surveillance drones ahead of Modi trip

Securing agreement on the purchase of 22 unarmed drones is seen in New Delhi as a key test of defence ties that flourished under former President Barack Obama but have drifted under Trump.

22 Jun 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (File Photo | AP)
Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on N. Korea

Trump has not elaborated on what might happen next if China, by far the North's most important trading and diplomatic partner, is out of ideas.

22 Jun 2017

A Turkana woman waits with her children to get food rations near Lokitaung in northern Kenya's Turkana county where a biting drought has ravaged livestock population on March 21, 2017.(AFP)
Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia

The Somali people of Ethiopia's southeast have a name for the drought that has killed livestock, dried up wells.

22 Jun 2017

US President Donald Trump (File | AP)
Trump's new idea a 'solar wall' on Mexican border

The Trump administration has yet to make serious headway on the president's emblematic but hugely costly campaign pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border.

22 Jun 2017

Pakistani citizens gasp for clean air

Countries such as India and Sri Lanka publish statistics or warnings to help citizens cope when air pollution goes to dangerous levels.

22 Jun 2017

In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a sign marks a pick-up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. | AP
Well-known names surface as possible Uber CEO candidates

At least two prominent female executives have already taken their names out of the running: Sheryl Sandberg and Arianna Huffington, a current member of Uber's board.

22 Jun 2017

FBI probing Michigan airport stabbing as 'terrorism'

The FBI is investigating as an "act of terrorism" a knife attack on a Michigan airport police officer Wednesday by a man yelling "Allahu Akbar." 

22 Jun 2017

Republican health care bill being shaped by the members of the House after lots of  debates and votes. AP
US Senate poised to unveil health care bill: Report

The proposals, which stand to upend the landmark Affordable Care Act signed into law by former president Barack Obama, will be revealed Thursday.

22 Jun 2017

Congo peacekeepers accused of sex abuse to leave C. Africa: UN

Under UN rules, it is up to the country contributing troops to a peacekeeping mission to investigate and prosecute criminal cases.

22 Jun 2017

Six killed in Cameroon suicide attack

The Far North region, which borders Nigeria, has seen a resurgence in attacks blamed on Boko Haram after months of relative calm. 

22 Jun 2017

Police investigators and members of the DOVO (bomb clearing squad) work inside Central Station in Brussels after a reported explosion on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  | AP
Brussels bomber 'had IS sympathies'

Prosecutors said police have taken into custody four people who were in "regular contact" with the suspect.

22 Jun 2017

For representational purpose | File photo
Colorado teachers trained to carry guns in classrooms

Such training, however, has been denounced by groups that favour gun control and who say weapons do not belong in schools.

22 Jun 2017

French president Emmanuel Macron | AP
Macron reaffirms hope for EU ahead of first summit

Macron heads to Brussels on Thursday for his first EU summit, pledging to breathe new life into the bloc after Britain's shock Brexit decision.

22 Jun 2017

A view of a forest fire from reaching the village of Figueiro dos Vinhos central Portugal, | AP
Fire chief reopens debate over cause of deadly Portugal blaze

The president of the League of Firefighters, Jaime Marta Soares, said Wednesday he believed that arson had caused the fire, contradicting an earlier account by police.

22 Jun 2017

Saudi Arabia's King Salman. (Associated Press Photo)
Saudi king ousts nephew, names son as heir

Mohammed's youth is a novelty for a country used to ageing leaders -- King Salman is 81 and his predecessor King Abdullah died in 2015 aged around 90.

22 Jun 2017

American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. North Korea's highest court sentenced Warmbier, a 21-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student, from Wyoming, Ohio,
Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over US student who died

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly slammed North Korea over its treatment of Warmbier, who died within days of returning to the United States.

22 Jun 2017

Destroyed buildings from fighting between Iraqi forces and the Islamic State group are seen in western Mosul. (File photo | AP)
Deep in Mosul, US forces support Iraq's fight

In the hallway outside the command centre, two US soldiers in body armour sit with rifles at their sides at the foot of a spiral staircase next to a disused water fountain.

22 Jun 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. |AP
Trudeau gifts former US embassy to Canada's tribes

A former Liberal government planned in 2001 to turn it into a portrait gallery, but that idea was quashed by a subsequent Tory administration.

22 Jun 2017

Two police officers shot dead in east Tanzania

The killing by unknown assailants happened in the Kibiti region where 11 police officers have been slain since March.

22 Jun 2017

US announces USD 7.5 mn to advance India's power grid

The Ministry of Science and Technology and industry will match the commitment of US' Department of Energy, bringing the total commitment to USD 30 million, officials here said.   

22 Jun 2017

AP file image of drone used for representational purpose only
Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone near border

Pakistan Air Force's indigenously built JF-17 Thunder fighter was used to destroy the Iranian drone, a security official said.   

22 Jun 2017

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