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Surgeon may have molested nearly 200 children: Prosecutor investigating France's biggest paedophilia case

Joel Le Scouarnec, 68, is set to go on trial in March for the rape of a neighbour's daughter, sexual assault and indecent exposure.

published : 18 Nov 2019

650 House seats, 74 days to Brexit: UK election in numbers

Here is a look at some key numbers in an election that could determine not only who governs Britain, but when, how — or even whether — the country leaves the European Union.

published : 18 Nov 2019

Donald Trump says will 'strongly consider' testifying in impeachment probe

After the speaker of the lower house, Nancy Pelosi, upped the ante by suggesting that Trump come forward to tell the "truth," the Republican president said he was keen.

published : 18 Nov 2019

Singapore should put in place billion dollar funding arrangement for Indian start-ups: Experts

Indian IT industry will remain competitive with a large number of engineers joining every year in a small domestic IT services economy.

published : 18 Nov 2019

17 Hiroshimas: North Korean nuke test literally shifted mountain, says ISRO

The explosion was powerful enough to shift the surface of the mountain above the detonation point by a few metres, and the flank of the peak moved by up to half a metre, the researchers said.

published : 18 Nov 2019

Pakistan successfully conducts test launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile

The Shaheen-1 missile is capable of delivering all types of warheads up to range of 650 KMs, the ISPR tweeted.

published : 18 Nov 2019

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak's third corruption trial opens

Najib Razak is being jointly tried with Arul Kanda Kandasamy, 1MDB ex-CEO, who is accused of abetting him.

published : 18 Nov 2019

Policeman killed in Pakistan by unknown gunmen

The incident occurred on a check post on Tora Warai road in the Hangu district bordering Kurram tribal district.

published : 18 Nov 2019

China confirms aircraft carrier sailed through Taiwan Strait

Cheng Dewei said it was normal practice for carriers that are under testing to conduct cross-regional trials.

published : 18 Nov 2019

Four killed in California backyard shooting: Police

All four of the dead and the six treated for non life-threatening gunshot wounds were men aged between 25 and 35, Reed said.

published : 18 Nov 2019

Sri Lanka may face a snap parliamentary poll after Rajapaksa win

After Rajapaksa's win in Saturday's presidential election, the position of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his government has become untenable, analysts noted.

published : 18 Nov 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lankan President

His elder brother who was the country's president from 2005 to 2015, and a large number of dignitaries, including parliamentarians, took part in the oath-taking ceremony. 

published : 18 Nov 2019

Indra Nooyi inducted into Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in US

The Gallery tell the story of America by portraying the people who have made significant contributions to the history, development, and culture of the people of the US.

published : 18 Nov 2019

India sent over 202,000 students to US in 2018-19, second largest after China: Report

The data from the US Department of Commerce stated that international students contributed USD 44.7 billion to the US economy in 2018, an increase of 5.5 per cent from the previous year.

published : 18 Nov 2019

MQM leader Altaf Hussain urges PM Modi for asylum, financial help for court fees

Promising that he would not interfere in any politics, Hussain took to social media last week to relay a new speech in which he also welcomed the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya case.

published : 18 Nov 2019