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I hate turban people: Sikh Uber driver 'held' at gunpoint by passenger

When asked about his country, the driver explained about his religion when the male passenger pulled out a gun and pointed at him.

16 Feb 2018

President Donald Trump previously criticised India for high import tariffs on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. (File photo | AP)
Important that India makes efforts to lower tariff, non-tariff barriers: US

President Donald Trump previously criticised India for high import tariffs on Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

16 Feb 2018

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El Salvador releases woman jailed over abortion after thirty year sentence

Vasquez was convicted in 2008 of aggravated homicide, months after suffering a stillbirth in her ninth month of pregnancy in 2007.

16 Feb 2018

US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert (File | AP)
US President Trump has strong relationship with PM Narendra Modi: State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert emphasised that India-US ties are important.

16 Feb 2018

File Photo: American student Otto Warmbier was arrested for stealing propaganda material | AP
North Korea slams US invite of late prisoner Otto Warmbier's father to Olympics

Warmbier was arrested for stealing propaganda material in 2016 at Pyongyang and sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for "hostile acts" against the hermit state.

16 Feb 2018

Pakistan head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) organisation Hafiz Saeed waves to supporters in Lahore. (File | AFP)
Pakistan government trying to please America, India: Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan banned Saeed's LeT but allowed its charity wings to continue operating including 300 seminaries and schools, hospitals, a publishing house and ambulance services.

16 Feb 2018

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders | AP
White House blames Russia for NotPetya cyberattack

The June malware attack, known as NotPetya, initially spread because of a compromised software update mechanism in a widely used Ukrainian tax programme.

16 Feb 2018

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (File | AP)
Israel graft case turns spotlight on PM Benjamin Netanyahu family

The accusations were the most serious against Netanyahu during his long tenure in power, but they follow a series of stories about him and his family that have captured public attention.

16 Feb 2018

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Desperate to come home, Syrians brave Islamic State mines in Raqa

The Islamic State group was ousted from its de facto Syrian capital Raqa in October, but it left mines scattered across the ravaged city.

16 Feb 2018

FBI headquarters J. Edgar Hoover building in Washington. (File | AP)
FBI warned about Florida school shooter but failed to act

A 36-year-old YouTuber from Mississippi noticed in September an alarming comment on his video and had informed FBI about it.

16 Feb 2018

New York charges two Bronx brothers over explosives

After an investigation in December 2017 on bomb threat in Harlem, the brothers were charged over stockpiling explosive materials in their Bronx home.

16 Feb 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin | AP
No programme, no debate but Russian leader Vladimir Putin cruising to poll win

It seems like Russian President Vladimir Putin is not campaigning for re-election at all, as a he has no caimpaigning programme.

16 Feb 2018

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (File | AP)
US wants UN action over report on Iranian missiles to Yemen

A report by UN experts found that Tehran had failed to block supplies to Yemen's Huthi rebels of ballistic missiles that were fired at Saudi Arabia.

16 Feb 2018

File photo: Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, left, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shake hands at Los Pinos, the presidential official residence, in Mexico City. | AP
US President Donald Trump inches toward meeting with Mexico leader Enrique Pena Nieto

Trump has threatened to tear up a joint trade deal with Mexico and Canada, build a wall on the southern US border.

16 Feb 2018

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21 US diplomats claim supersonic attacks in Cuba; 'elusive' brain injuries seen in medical study

Cuba has called the allegations "totally false" and an attempt at "political manipulation," and insists it has shown good will by letting FBI investigators visit the island three times to probe.

16 Feb 2018

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz| AP
White supremacist-linked teenager confesses to Florida high school shooting

Expelled from school for disciplinary reasons, Cruz was known to be fixated on firearms -- and had reportedly been identified as a potential threat to his classmates.

16 Feb 2018

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz| AP
Florida shooter: A troubled loner with white supremacist ties

A mugshot of Cruz, released after his arrest, depicts a young man seemingly little different from any other 19-year-old -- cleanly-cut chestnut hair, hazel eyes, his face speckled with freckles.

16 Feb 2018

Archbishop Desmond Tutu.(File | AP)
Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu quits Oxfam role over charity's sex scandal

The charity has admitted to a lack of transparency over an internal investigation about the use of prostitutes by staff in Haiti, who were there to assist the country's recovery after a 2010 earthquak

16 Feb 2018

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz| AP
Florida high school shooting suspect belonged to white nationalist group

the leader of a white nationalist militia called the Republic of Florida said Cruz was a member of his group and participated in exercises in Tallahassee.

16 Feb 2018

US President Trump. (File photo | AP)
US Senate rejects several immigration reform proposals, including President Donald Trump's bipartisan compromise

Trump had threatened to veto the bipartisan deal, which would shield the young immigrants from deportation in exchange for USD 25 billion in border security.

16 Feb 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo | PTI)
PM Modi’s Arunachal Pradesh visit provokes strong protests from China

Modi’s last visit to the state—which China claims as a part of what it calls ‘southern Tibet’—in 2015 led to similar howls of protest from Beijing.

16 Feb 2018