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  • Chhattisgarh encounter: Commando succumbs to injury
Chhattisgarh encounter: Commando succumbs to injury

The encounter took place in Andhra and Chhattisgarh borders while Greyhounds were conducting combing operations on specific information. The security personnel surrounded the guerrillas and asked them to surrender. We could bring the body of the martyred Greyhounds constable Sushil Kumar and two Maoists in the chopper that had been originally dis...

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  • South Africa Votes To Seize White-Owned Land Without Compensation
South Africa Votes To Seize White-Owned Land Without Compensation

An overwhelming 241 MPs voted in favour of the bill while only 83 voted against. "The time for reconciliation is over; now is the time for justice", Malema told Parliament. If the grandchildren of Jan van Riebeeck [Dutch commander who claimed the Cape in 1652] have not understood that we need our land back, then they have failed to receive the ...

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  • Reporter's Notebook: 'Missed opportunity' for US-North Korea talks during Olympic Games
Reporter's Notebook: 'Missed opportunity' for US-North Korea talks during Olympic Games

Yun's departure leaves the State Department without a point person for North Korea policy at a time Pyongyang has signaled it may be willing to talk to the United States after a period of diplomatic contacts with South Korea during the Winter Olympics.

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  • United States accuses Russian Federation of breaching treaties with 'invincible' weapons
United States accuses Russian Federation of breaching treaties with 'invincible' weapons

Putin also showed a computer simulation of the new tech, which demonstrated how one of the missiles could zoom around the world, passing mountains, dodging defense systems , and curving Africa before ultimately hitting its target off the coast of Florida.

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  • Police question Benjamin Netanyahu over third corruption case
Police question Benjamin Netanyahu over third corruption case

A final case, dubbed 3000, is being investigated separately and has involved Netanyahu allies, but the prime minister has not been named as a suspect. Sara Netanyahu was expected to give a statement about her ties with Shaul Elovitch's wife, Iris, and the messages that she is suspected of having relayed to her about Bezeq and coverage of the Netany...

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  • Korean FM calls on N. Korean regime to improve human rights
Korean FM calls on N. Korean regime to improve human rights

U.S. President Donald Trumps administration, a patron of South Korea and a loud opponent of the Norths nuclear program, is watching the contacts closely, particularly after South Koreas presidential office said during the closing ceremony that the North was willing to hold talks with the United States .

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  • Toomey proposes moderate gun control, tangles with Trump
Toomey proposes moderate gun control, tangles with Trump

One such proposal, drafted by Republican Senator Pat Toomey and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin , is primarily focused on expanding background checks for gun purchases. Sanders said that the president was not likely suggesting that he could have stopped the shooter, but noted that others in the school were able to assist others without a fi...

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  • Turkish and Arab special forces enter Syria's Afrin
Turkish and Arab special forces enter Syria's Afrin

The Turkish interior ministry had offered a bounty of almost $1m on Muslim, who is listed as one of the "most wanted terrorists" in Turkey. The Turkish military began its operation against the YPG, a Kurdish-led militia, as it considers it to be a wing of the PKK , an armed movement that Ankara regards as terrorist.

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  • Pakistan's ruling PML-N appoints Shahbaz Sharif as new chief
Pakistan's ruling PML-N appoints Shahbaz Sharif as new chief

PML (N) has once again demonstrated political maturity by amicably resolving the tickling issue of the leadership of the party following disqualification of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as party head by virtue of a Supreme Court verdict. The apex courts verdict was in response to 17 petitions challenging the controversial Elections Act 2017 , whic...

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  • Nigerian Girls Still Missing One Week After Attack
Nigerian Girls Still Missing One Week After Attack

The government later retracted the announcement and apologized for the "erroneous" statement , which it said was based on inaccurate information. Education Commissioner Mohammed Lamin initially said it was only after a headcount of the students the government would be able to say "whether any girls were taken".

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  • Rahul Gandhi approves 43-member election committee for poll-bound Karnataka
Rahul Gandhi approves 43-member election committee for poll-bound Karnataka

Gandhi, on a three-day visit to the southern state since Saturday for the second time this month as part of the Jan Ashirwada Yatra, told the gathering that Modi had betrayed the people by making them stand in long queues at banks for days to draw cash after the November 8 demonetisation in 2016 while a business tycoon was allowed to flee the cou...

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  • Alberta's boycott on BC wine ends
Alberta's boycott on BC wine ends

Alberta's fight with B.C. began nearly a month ago when B.C. Premier John Horgan announced the province planned to suspend taking additional oil from Alberta until it was sure B.C.'s coastline and waterways were safe from catastrophic oil spills.

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  • BJP aims for workable majority in Rajya Sabha
BJP aims for workable majority in Rajya Sabha

The 73-year-old Manjhi, who is the only MLA of his party that is a partner of the ruling NDA, said on Sunday that he wants a Rajya Sabha seat to be allotted to a leader of his party. With only seven members in the UP Assembly, Congress stands no chance to manage a seat without support. It would be a key test of whether the opposition is able to fie...

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  • Second Cop Killed in Kashmir terrorist attack
Second Cop Killed in Kashmir terrorist attack

Earlier, a policeman guarding the Chrar-e-Sharief shrine in Budgam was sacked upon by militants. In a second attack of the day, heavily armed gunmen attacked a police guard at the residence of Hurriyat leader Fazal Haq Qureshi at Bilal Colony, Soura in Srinagar on Sunday.

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  • Condolence book remembering Billy Graham set in old Capitol
Condolence book remembering Billy Graham set in old Capitol

Rev. Billy Graham , right, and his son Franklin Graham wait for the start of a service in New Orleans on March 12, 2006. A viewing will also be held at Graham's Charlotte library on Monday and Tuesday. Bush. A Louisiana Department of Corrections spokesperson confirms that Billy Graham's wife, Ruth, was buried in an Angola casket after she died in ...

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  • Will Trump Ship HR McMaster Back to Afghanistan?
Will Trump Ship HR McMaster Back to Afghanistan?

The Pentagon sent the memo to President Donald Trump by courier Friday. Earlier this week, press secretary Sarah Sanders said the president "still has confidence in General McMaster", Reuters reported. In an August 25th executive order, Trump requested Mattis to provide recommendations. "He is safe until he's not", a senior Republican said. ...

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  • Barnaby Joyce resigns as Deputy Prime Minister
Barnaby Joyce resigns as Deputy Prime Minister

Speaking to reporters in Washington DC on Friday ( early Saturday AEDT) just hours before meeting President Donald Trump at the White House, Mr Turnbull thanked Mr Barnaby for his service as deputy prime minister. Mr Joyce's resignation will potentially heal the rift between the Liberal and National parties, a political alliance that has existed...

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