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Trump, Putin Agree ‘No Military Solution’ in Syria: Kremlin

Moscow(AFP): US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin agreed there was "no military solution" for the war in Syria, in a joint statement approved on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific summit, the Kremlin said today. "The presidents agreed that the conflict in Syria has no military solution," and confirmed their "determination to defeat ISIS", the Kremlin website said,...

Asia Held Hostage To North Korea ‘Dictator’s Twisted Fantasies’: Donald Trump

Danang in Vietnam(AFP): US President Donald Trump today said the Asia-Pacific region should not have to live with the nuclear ambitions of North Korea's leader Kim Jong- Un, describing them as "twisted fantasies". "The future of this region and its beautiful people must not be held hostage to a dictator's twisted fantasies of violent conquest and nuclear blackmail," he said...

UK Minister Priti Patel Resigns Over Israel Trip Row

London(PTI): Britain's senior-most Indian-origin minister Priti Patel has resigned from her Cabinet post over her unauthorised secret meetings with Israeli politicians while on a holiday in the Jewish country. Patel's position as international development minister had become increasingly untenable after it emerged that she had two further meetings with Israeli officials that were not disclosed through the proper procedure. The 45-year-old...

China Drives Away Smog To Ensure Clear Sky For Trump’s Visit

Beijing(PTI): US President Donald Trump landed in Beijing today under clear sunny sky as China has virtually driven away the smog hovering over the city in the last few days with emergency measures. Following the smoggy weather in the past few days Beijing today woke up to a beautiful sunny morning. China's environment ministry had ordered the local authorities to lift...

Mahatma’s ‘Ba’: Ordinary Kasturba Made An Extraordinary Gandhi, Says Granddaughter

New Delhi(PTI): Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee has hailed the contribution of her grandmother Kasturba Gandhi in the making of the Father of the Nation, saying she remained anchored as an ordinary person but propelled Mahatma Gandhi to a "super human" stature. Kasturba, fondly called 'Ba', was also Gandhi's fellow crusader in the struggle for freedom, and in many ways became a...

India Repatriates 14 Pak Nationals, Pak Issues Visas To Over 2,600 Sikhs

New Delhi and Attari(PTI): India today repatriated to Pakistan nine fishermen and four civilian prisoners along with a child, the external affairs ministry said. On its part, Pakistan issued visas to over 2,600 Sikh pilgrims to attend the birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev from today till November 11, a Pakistan High Commission release said here. All the prisoners crossed...

China Blocks Moves To List Massod Azhar As Global Terrorist: Official

Beijing(PTI): China today blocked another bid by the US, France and the UK to list Pakistan-based JeM chief and Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN, saying it has rejected the move as "there is no consensus". A veto-wielding permanent member of the Security Council, China has repeatedly blocked India's move to put a...

US Shares Names Of 20 Terror Groups With Pakistan: Report

Islamabad(PTI): The US has shared with Pakistan a list 20 terrorist groups like the LeT, JeM and HUM that Washington believes are operating from its soil to target India and Afghanistan, a media report said today. Top on the list is the Haqqani network which, the US says has safe havens in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in northwestern Pakistan...

Mein Sharif Hoon: Pakistan’s Ousted PM Sharif Returns Home From UK To Face Trial

Islamabad(PTI): Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today returned home from London to face trial before an anti-graft court tomorrow in the corruption cases spiralling from the Panama Papers scandal. Sharif, 67, had to step down as the chief of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after he was disqualified as the prime minister by the Supreme Court on July 28...

UK Defence Secretary Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Charges

London(PTI): Britain's Defence Minister Michael Fallon resigned today over allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour, leaving Prime Minister Theresa May to cope with a forced Cabinet reshuffle. Fallon, 65, stepped down as UK defence secretary saying his conduct may have fallen below the high standards expected amid revelations that he had made unwanted advances towards a journalist years ago. "A number of...

New York Attack: Trump Orders ‘Extreme Vetting’ Of Foreign Travelers

Washington(PTI): President Donald Trump said today he had ordered more robust "extreme vetting" of travellers coming into the US in the aftermath of the first deadly terror attack in New York since the September 11, 2001 carnage in the city. At least eight people were killed and 11 others injured in Lower Manhattan today after a gunman in a truck...

8 killed By New York Motorist In ‘Cowardly Act Of Terror’

New York(AP): A man in a rented pickup truck drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Centre memorial today, killing at least eight people and injuring several others in what the mayor called "a particularly cowardly act of terror." The 29-year-old driver was shot by police after jumping out of the truck with what turned out...

When Leonardo da Vinci Visited A Morgue To Perfect Mona Lisa Smile!

New Delhi(PTI): While perfecting Mona Lisa's smile, Leonardo da Vinci spent his nights in the depths of a hospital's morgue, peeling the skin off cadavers and studying the muscles and nerves underneath, says a new book. Da Vinci became fascinated about how a smile begins to form, and he analysed every possible movement of each part of the face to...

Trump Promises To Release All John F. Kennedy Files To End ‘Conspiracy Theories’

Washington(PTI): US President Donald Trump today said he will release all files associated with the assassination of former president John F Kennedy to end all "conspiracy theories". Trump said this in a tweet a day after the National Archives, at his direction, released more than 2,800 secret files related to the assassination of Kennedy on November 22, 1963. At the same...