Times Of India : International (112)

Nearly 80 injured in Turkey by quake: Report

Many of the injuries were caused by people jumping out of building windows and falling after reacting in panic to the overnight quake, NTV broadcaster said.

Tour groups say US to ban travel to North Korea

The United States will bar Americans from travelling to North Korea in the coming weeks, two travel agencies said on Friday, a month after a US tourist, student Otto Warmbier, died following his imprisonment by Pyongyang.

'Very disturbing if Trump considering Russia pardons'

The highest-ranking Democrat on the US Senate intelligence committee said it was "extremely disturbing" if President Donald Trump was contemplating a pardon for aides that could be implicated in a probe on Russian meddling in last year's presidential election.

Roses, tears as Thai ex-PM enters final stage of case

Toppled Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra was mobbed today by well-wishers, many bearing red roses, as she arrived for what could be the final hearing in a trial for criminal negligence that carries a 10-year jail term.

Gifts to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II go on display

A remarkable array of over 200 gifts will go on display from Saturday, providing an intriguing reminder of the globetrotting lifestyle and international encounters of the 91-year-old sovereign.

'Time runs out for S Korea-proposed talks with North'

Seoul had proposed to hold the rare talks this week at the border truce village of Panmunjom but, the North has remained silent so far, prompting the South's defence ministry to admit that it was "practically" impossible for the meeting to go ahead.

Mosul's Christians face dilemma after Islamic State

Under the brutal rule of IS, Mosul's Christian community of around 35,000 was handed an ultimatum: convert to Islam, pay a special tax imposed on non-Muslims, or risk being executed unless they leave town. Hence, Christians now refuse to go back to Mosul and trade in the stability of their new ...

Explosion hits food shop in China, killing 2, injuring 55

A massive explosion hit a food shop in eastern China during the breakfast rush Friday, killing two people and injuring 55. Footage from state broadcaster CCTV showed charred shop fronts facing the street in the residential area.

Quake damages buildings on Greek island; 2 killed, 100 hurt

The island of Kos was nearest to the epicentre and appeared to be the worst-hit, with two deaths and structural damage to older buildings. Minor damage — cracks in buildings, smashed windows and trashed shops — appeared widespread, according to city officials.

Trump frustrated by continued 'witch-hunt' of Russia probe

US President Donald Trump is "frustrated" by the continued witch-hunt of the Russia probe, the White House has said, as the controversy surrounding his campaign's alleged relationship with the Russians continues.

Quake damages buildings on Greek island; 2 killed, 100 hurt

A powerful earthquake struck Greek islands and Turkey's Aegean coast early Friday morning, damaging buildings and a port and killing at least two people, authorities said.

Cecil the lion's son Xanda shot dead by hunters

Cecil the lion's oldest cub has been shot dead by trophy hunters. Xanda was killed outside the Hwange National Park in north west Zimbabwe, according to lion guardians at the national park. He was just over six years old and had several young cubs.

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole

OJ Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star.

Polish parliament adopts contested Supreme Court reform

The lower house of parliament, which is controlled by the ruling conservative Law and Justice party, voted 235 to 192 - with 23 abstentions - in favour of the law giving the justice minister power to select candidates for the court.

Russian meddling: Trump Jr. to testify before Senate

Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to appear July 26 before the Senate Judiciary Committee along with former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. They are lijkely to be quizzed about their attendance at a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer.

Duterte flies to besieged city, warns of other attacks

Clad in a camouflage uniform with a pistol tucked in a holster, President Rodrigo Duterte landed with top generals in a military camp in Marawi city which briefly came under fire from militant snipers shortly before he arrived, military officials said.

Clashes between herdsmen, farmers kill 33 in Nigeria

After Mosul, Islamic State digs in for guerrilla warfare

Thai 'Red Shirt' leader jailed for defamation.

Thailand's Supreme Court sentenced Jatuporn Prompan over a 2009 speech accusing then-PM Abhisit Vejjajiva of being a "tyrant" and ordering the military to shoot at protesters in clashes that year. He is "sentenced to one year in prison without suspension", Jatuporn's team confirmed on his Facebook ...

French military chief resigns after row with Macron

The row between Macron and General Pierre de Villiers erupted last week when the chief of staff told a parliamentary committee he would not allow the armed forces to be "screwed" by the government's plans to slash €850 million from this year's defence budget.

Bellicose China mounting expansionist policy: Republican Party

"While tensions between China and Taiwan have persisted since the 1950s, China has now mounted an aggressive and expansionist policy towards other nations in the region in order to enlarge their sphere of influence," the Republican Study Committee said in its report yesterday as the House of ...

Venezuela's Maduro, foes head into crucial showdown

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents face a crucial showdown today as the country's opposition calls the first national strike since 2002 stoppage that failed to topple Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez.

H-1B visa applicants being diverted to O visa: US

While H-1B visa is for foreign guest workers with high skilled capabilities, O visa programme, is intended for use by those who have extraordinary abilities.

Addiction and intrigue: Inside the Saudi palace coup

On Tuesday June 20 Mohammed bin Nayef, a powerful figure in Saudi Arabia's security apparatus for the past two decades and the next in line to the throne, was summoned to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the fourth floor of the royal palace in Mecca.

US senator John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

US Senator John McCain has a brain tumor and is reviewing treatment options that may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation, his office said on Wednesday.

Trump's son, close associates to appear before Senate

Justices allow strict enforcement of US refugee ban

Swiss identify glacier bodies missing since 1942

20 Yemeni civilians killed in air strike: UN, witnesses

An air strike on a group of displaced Yemenis has killed at least 20 civilians, mostly from the same family, a UN statement and witnesses said Wednesday.

Convictions in major Thai human trafficking trial

A Thai court found dozens of people guilty of human trafficking offences today in a mass trial exploring links between corrupt officials, including a senior army general.

French military chief quits over budget dispute with Macron

French military chief has quit in a dispute with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts, a new challenge to Macron's administration and his economic reforms.

MH370 search data unveils ancient geological movements

The Indian Ocean search ended in January after covering a lonely stretch of open water where under-sea mountains larger than Mount Everest rise and a rift valley dotted with subsea volcanoes runs hundreds of kilometres long.

Iran's foreign minister calls new UN sanctions illegal

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Trump administration is trying to "poison the international atmosphere" with new sanctions after it reported that the country met its obligations under the 2015 nuclear agreement.

US seeks to smooth trade relations with China in talks

After riding a wave of anti-trade feeling to the White House, the Donald Trump administration is taking a more traditional approach to resolving issues with China: a formal structure of talks that makes gradual, sometimes glacial progress.

White House reveals additional Trump-Putin discussion

After a brief greeting at the start of the two-day summit and a two-hour bilateral meeting with their foreign ministers on July 7, Trump and Putin also chatted over dinner on the final night of the summit, an official said.

Pakistan SC to vet 'evidence' against Nawaz Sharif

The Pakistan Supreme Court, hearing the Panama Papers case against Nawaz Sharif and his family, said on Tuesday that it would decide whether to disqualify the PM or send the matter to an accountability court after examining all the leaked' material.

US slaps new economic sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile program

The US Department of Treasury, in a statement, said it was targeting 16 entities and individuals for supporting what is said was "illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity."

France tops US in Soft Power as India fails to make Top 30

Why IS fighters are thrown off buildings in Mosul

London mayor warns against red carpet for Donald Trump

"At a time when the President of the USA has policies that many in our country disagree with, I am not sure it is appropriate for our government to roll out the red carpet," said Sadiq Khan, the first Asian mayor of London.

Health bill collapse: GOP at crossroads

Anti-Pakistan protests erupt in Sindh

Protestors carried banners and placards that demanded total independence for Sindh and urged the United Nations, international community and human rights organisations to take immediate notice of what they called Pakistani occupation of the province.

China begins commercial production of drone

Wang Song, an associate professor with the school of aeronautic science and engineering at China's Beihang University, said the first flight of a mass-produced CH-5 Rainbow, a heavy military drone on Friday last week meant signals China's readiness to export it.

Received 'contradictory signals' from Trump: Iran

Iran's foreign minister said the government has received "contradictory signals" from the Trump administration and doesn't know how to interpret them, but he held open the possibility of talks and improved relations with the United States.

Venezuela oppn calls strike, Trump threatens 'actions'

Venezuela's opposition called Monday for a 24-hour nationwide strike to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to drop plans to rewrite the constitution while the United States threatened "strong and swift economic actions" against his socialist administration if it ignores the will of voters in a ...

2 Iranians charged in US over hacking defence materials

According to the newly unsealed indictment businessman Mohammed Saeed Ajily, 35, recruited Mohammed Reza Rezakhah, 39, to break into companies' computers to steal their software for resale to Iranian universities, the military and the government.

Downfall of China's rising star shows Xi's power play

Sun Zhengcai, 53, the youngest member of the ruling Politburo, was replaced on Saturday as party chief of Chongqing. Sun's downfall underscored Xi's dominance ahead of a congress that will set the tone for his second 5-year term as president.

7.7-magnitude quake hits off Russia: US scientists

A powerful quake of magnitude 7.7 struck in the northern Pacific Ocean between the tip of Alaska's Aleutian Islands and Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, the US Geological Survey said on Monday. Officials initially warned of a tsunami threat in parts of the Pacific, which was lifted a short time later.

Syrian army sweeps across IS-held territory: Reports

The landscape south of Raqa city strategically borders several provinces: Aleppo to the west, Homs to the south and Deir Ezzor -- much of which is still held by IS- to the east. On Monday, state news agency SANA said government loyalists had scored significant gains against IS in the area.

China slams US defence bill over Taiwan provision

China on Monday said it had lodged an official protest with the United States following the passage of a defence spending bill that could lead to American warships visiting Taiwan.