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Trump lawyer Says He Paid Porn Actress Out Of His Own Pocket

Washington(AP) President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he paid USD 130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. Michael Cohen tells The New York Times he was not reimbursed by the Trump Organization or the Trump campaign for the payment to Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie...

Adolf Hitler’s Globe Auctioned For USD 65,000 In US

New York(PTI): A personal globe belonging to German dictator Adolf Hitler has been sold for USD 65,000 at an auction in the US. The personal terrestrial globe, a unique relic, was taken as a souvenir from Hitler's residence at Berchtesgaden in Germany on May 10, 1945 by John Barsamian, an American soldier at the end of the World War II. The...

ISKCON To Celebrate Janmashtami With Tri-Ranga Theme

Mumbai (PTI): Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, would assume a patriotic fervour at a temple in South Mumbai here with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) celebrating the festival on August 14 and 15. Over 750 temples of ISKCON temples located across the the world have geared up to celebrate janmashtami, including in Mumbai at Radha-Gopinath temple, a statement...

Jacob Zuma Forced To Put In Papers As South Africa’s President

By: Fakir Hassen Johannesburg(PTI): South African President Jacob Zuma resigned from the position today, ending an impasse with his ruling African National Congress (ANC), which was planning to side with opposition parties in Parliament to remove him via a motion of no confidence. Zuma's resignation comes three days after the ANC's national leadership decided at a marathon meeting in the...

Heavy Loss: Egyptian National Known As World’s Heaviest Woman Dies In UAE

Dubai(PTI): Eman Abdul Atti, an Egyptian national believed to be the 'world's heaviest woman', died today in a hospital in the UAE due to complications from her weight, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction, the hospital said. The 37-year-old weighed roughly 500 kilograms when she arrived in India in February, but had lost an astonishing 323 kilogrammes since undergoing a...

China ends one-child policy, couples allowed 2 kids from today

Beijing: Couples in China are now allowed to have two children as the new family planning law came into effect from today, ending the world's most populous country's controversial one-child policy amid concerns over an ageing population and shrinking workforce. The new two-child policy, which was announced by the ruling Communist Party in October and approved by the national legislature in...

Palestine Recalls Pak Envoy After India Issues Demarche On His Presence In Hafiz Saeed’s Rally

New Delhi(PTI): India today issued a strong demarche to Palestine on the issue of presence of its ambassador to Pakistan at an event of JuD chief and Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, terming it as "unacceptable". India's Secretary (economic relations) Vijay Gokhale in the external affairs ministry called Palestinian ambassador here Adnan Abu Al Haija to the South Block...

Afghanistan : 7 Killed in Cargo Plane Crash

KABUL : A cargo plane conveying NATO troop supplies crashed in Southern Afghanistan this week, killing seven individuals, authorities said Thursday. The plane was endeavoring to arrive at Dwyer Base when it slammed on the runway, said Taimoor Shah, the police head of Garmsir. The cargo plane was civilian company Silk Way Airlines and all seven crew members killed...

Rahul Gandhi Visits Tesla, Sun Power Research Facility In US

Washington (PTI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has visited US-based electric car major Tesla and a solar research centre in California to understand the implications of renewable and clean energy for India. Gandhi, 47, spent several hours at Sun Power and sought information on its advantages and disadvantages. "The idea (behind visiting the center) was to really understand implications (of solar...

US Wants India And China To Have Dialogue On Doklam Issue

Washington (PTI): The US today said it wants India and China to have a dialogue over the Doklam standoff in the Sikkim section. India and China have been locked in a face-off in the Doklam area for the last 50 days after Indian troops stopped the Chinese People's Liberation Army from building a road in the area. "It's a situation that we...

Britain’s May In Brussels For Brexit Moment Of Truth

Brussels(AFP): British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to reach a deal on Brexit divorce terms with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker today as months of tense negotiations reach a decisive moment. The European Union says their working lunch in Brussels is the "absolute deadline" for progress on separation issues, or else it will be unable to approve the opening...

Trump Loses A Trusted Aide, White House Anxiety Continues

Washington(AP): Hope Hicks has bid farewell to the White House and the press-shy communications director took a rare moment in the spotlight on her final day in Donald Trump's administration. But the exit yesterday of the president's most trusted aide, coming one day after yet another Cabinet departure, highlights continuing uncertainty among Trump aides and White House staff about who...

India Can Grow By Over $150 Bn If Labour Gender Gap Closed: Ivanka Trump

Hyderabad(PTI): Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor to the White House, today said Indian economy can grow by over USD 150 billion in the next three years if it was able to close the labour force gender gap by half. In her keynote address at the 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), she showered lavish praise on...

1st Phase Of Strategically-Important Chabahar Port Inaugurated On Gulf Of Oman

New Delhi(PTI): The first phase of the Chabahar port on the Gulf of Oman was inaugurated today by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, opening a new strategic route connecting Iran, India and Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan, and reflecting growing convergence of interests among the three countries. The port in the Sistan-Balochistan province on the energy-rich nation's southern coast is easily accessible from...