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Rohingya Muslim women with their children stand in a queue outside a food distribution center. | AP
Bangladesh: Myanmar says its ready to take back Rohingya

An official says a visiting Myanmar minister has told Bangladesh's president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence there.

16 Feb 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Photo | AP)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not meet Captain Amarinder during Punjab visit

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not meet with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, according to Canadian media reports.

16 Feb 2018

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (File Photo | AP)
Rex Tillerson urges Turkey to 'show restraint' in Syria operation

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged Turkey to show restraint in its military operation against Kurdish militia in the northern Syrian region of Afrin.

16 Feb 2018

Parents wait for news after a reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. (Photo | AP)
Grieving mom demands answers from Trump after Florida shooting

In his address to the nation, President Donald Trump made no mention of the scourge of gun violence plaguing America and instead blamed the frequent such incidents on mental health issues.

16 Feb 2018

Jimmy Kimmel | AP
TV show host Jimmy Kimmel emotional about Florida school shooting

TV show host Jimmy Kimmel, heartbroken over the Florida school shooting incident, has urged US President Donald Trump to do something about the situation.

16 Feb 2018

UN chief Antonio Guterres | AP
Maldives opposition urges UN chief Antonio Guterres to mediate all-party talks

The alliance of Opposition parties in the Maldives has appealed to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to mediate dialogue between them and the government, to ensure credibility.

16 Feb 2018

Rohingya Muslims carry their children and belongings after crossing the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh. (File | AP)
Myanmar army chief honoured by Thailand despite Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's army chief received a royal decoration from Thailand on Friday, despite accusations his security forces have carried out ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims.

16 Feb 2018

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Pakistan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia

In a major policy shift, Pakistan has decided to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia under bilateral security cooperation with the kingdom which is involved in the ongoing civil war.

16 Feb 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron | AP
Emmanuel Macron to face railway, civil service protests till March 22: Union

The leader of France's biggest trade union called a nation-wide protest by railways workers on March 22, the same day that civil servants are set to demonstrate against reforms plans.

16 Feb 2018

Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court

Based in part on the many statements, ICC judges in The Hague would then have to decide whether to seek a war crimes investigation. Its uncertain when that decision will be made.

16 Feb 2018

President Donald Trump (Photo | AP)
US will not allow China to 'coerce' nations in Asia: Trump administration

The US will not allow China to "bully" or "coerce" nations in Asia, a senior Trump administration official has said, amidst Beijing flexing its muscles in the region.

16 Feb 2018

Pakistan flag. (File photo | AP)
Global community concerned over Pakistan's anti-terror financing measures: US

US wants to put Islamabad in an international terrorist-financing watchlist.    

16 Feb 2018

Representational Image of the exoplanets | NASA
100 new planets discovered beyond our solar system

Scientists have confirmed nearly 100 new planets outside our solar system, bringing the total number of exoplanets found using NASA's K2 mission to almost 300.

16 Feb 2018

Vikas Sathaye has been honoured with the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award | Twitter photo
Indian engineer Vikas Sathaye awarded sci-tech Oscar Award

Sathaye was awarded for the implementation of the 'Shotover K1 Camera System' during his stint at Shotover Camera Systems in Queenstown.

16 Feb 2018

Nepal's newly-elected Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (L) and outgoing Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba (R) look on during the swearing-in ceremony at the President's House in Kathmandu. | AFP
Procedure begins to elect new Nepal President, Vice President

The Election Commission of Nepal on Thursday held a discussion with the political parties of Nepal over the elections for the President and the Vice President respectively.

16 Feb 2018

Barnaby Joyce | AP
Sex scandal opens rift in embattled Australia government

Deputy leader Barnaby Joyce whose National Party rules alongside Turnbull's Liberals, admitted last week to having an affair with his 33-year-old media adviser, who is pregnant with their child.

16 Feb 2018

Steve Bannon (File Photo | AP)
Russia probe investigator questioned former US adviser Steve Bannon: Report

Bannon was questioned for hours by Robert Mueller's team over the course of two days, CNN said, quoting a person with knowledge of the inquiry.

16 Feb 2018

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman. (File photo | AP)
Mexican kingpin El Chapo complains of prison conditions

Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in a letter to a judge here, complained about strict security limits on communication with his family and his prison conditions.

16 Feb 2018

Robert Mueller | AP
Ex-Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates close to plea deal with Robert Mueller

Trump's former campaign adviser has already spoken to Mueller's team about his case and has been in plea negotiations for about a month.

16 Feb 2018

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un (File | AP)
Pyongyang discreetly celebrates ex-leader's birth anniversary

Kim Jong-un paid a visit to the Kumsusan Sun Palace at midnight and solemnly placed a wreath in front of the embalmed bodies of his father and grandfather.

16 Feb 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Photo | AP)
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson breaks protocol, meets Turkish President Erdogan without translator

Tillerson was in Ankara to discuss growing tensions over the US military's anti-Islamic State (IS) alliance with the YPG, a Kurdish militia in Syria.

16 Feb 2018