Zee News : International (164)

CPEC not good in international law, hurts Gilgit residents: Top European think tank

Europe's leading think tanks have declared that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC is violating the human rights of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, a disputed territory over which the highway passes, and its construction is causing immense ecological damage to the region.

15 dead, over 40 wounded in Afghan police centre attack: Hospital

 A suicide and gun attack on a police training centre in southeast Afghanistan on Tuesday has killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 40, a hospital official said.  

Pakistan fails again, uses wrong picture to promote tourism

In what might have caused a big embarrassment to the Government of Pakistan, a video featuring an Afghanistan mosque aimed at promoting domestic tourism was recently posted on social media.

World's biggest refugee camp planned in Bangladesh for Rohingyas

The camp is expected to accommodate around 800,000 Rohingya Muslims 

Florida governor Rick Scott declares emergency, fearing white nationalist violence

In August, rallies by neo-Nazis and white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, led to violent street clashes with counter-protesters

'Crooked' Hillary will run for 2020 presidential elections, thinks Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump on Monday said he hoped his "crooked" political arch rival Hillary Clinton would run for the 2020 presidential elections.

France to impose instant fines for street harassment of women

A new law banning cat-calling and harassment of women on French streets will see men fined on the spot for lecherous and aggressive behaviour, France's women's minister said Monday.

Stories of sexual abuse pour out on social media #MeToo

Celebrities and everyday people flooded social media with personal accounts of sexual assault and harassment Monday, responding to calls to break the culture

Indian-origin teenager Akshay Ruparelia is UK's 'youngest millionaire'

An Indian-origin teenager has made a fortune by selling houses through his online estate agency business during his school lunch breaks and has become one of UK`s youngest millionaires, a media report said.

'Total termination' of Iran nuclear deal possible: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said Monday that a "total termination" of the Iran nuclear deal remains possible, after refusing to certify the 2015 accord and leaving its fate to Congress.

Turkey should close its air space to Northern Iraq, security council tells government

Turkey`s national security council on Monday advised the government to close its air space to Iraq`s semi-autonomous Kurdish region and have Baghdad take control of the Iraqi side of its main border crossing.

UN flag to fly with Tricolour on United Nations Day

Every year October 24 is observed as United Nations Day when the UN flag is flown along with Indian national flag on all buildings on which the Tricolour is regularly flown.

EU ministers approve new sanctions on North Korea

The EU imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Monday as part of international efforts to punish the pariah regime for its nuclear and ballistic weapons programmes.

Sebastian Kurz: World's youngest leader in waiting

Kurz`s ideas on everything from immigration to economic policy represent a "complete rupture" with the EU.

Xi Jinping's report card: Has met China economic goals but can he keep it going?

China's economy is often measured against that of the United States and is projected to become the largest economy in the world anywhere from between 2018 and 2030. 

Meet 'Emperor Kurz', world's youngest leader in waiting

"Whizz-kid", "Basti Fantasti", "Messiah" are just some of the monikers given to Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz, the world's youngest leader in waiting.

Spain says Catalan independence response unclear

Madrid has threatened to impose direct rule over semi-autonomous Catalonia if it declares independence based on a hotly-disputed October 1 referendum.

Is our luggage safe in flights? Video shows airport staffer opening and examining bags

Is our luggage safe when we board a flight? In the CCTV footage of a Jetstar flight luggae compartment, an airport staffer can be seen opening the check-in baggage of passengers. The staff member can also be seen examining the luggage by putting hands inside the luggage. 

Somalia twin bomb explosions: 300 confirmed dead, toll likely to go up

More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught up in Somalia's deadliest attack in a decade.

AirAsia flight falls 22,000 feet, passengers recall the 'horrible experience'

An AirAsia flight from Australia to Indonesia was forced to turn back to Perth after losing cabin pressure, with passengers recounting their terror as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling.

#MeToo goes viral as women around the world raise voice against sexual harassment

Social media is flooded with posts with the hashtag #MeToo. Wondering what it is? Several women from around the world are posting their stories of sexual harassment and assault with the hashtag to bring to light the magnitude of the problem. 

South Korea, US begin naval drills amid North Korea's threat

South Korean and US troops have begun five days of naval drills amid North Korea's renewal of its threat to fire missiles near the American territory of Guam.

Big support for Duterte's war on drugs in Philippines: Survey

Nearly nine out of 10 Filipinos support Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte`s war on drugs, and almost three quarters believe extra-judicial killings are taking place in the bloody crackdown, an opinion poll showed on Monday.

Isnilon Hapilon, Islamic State Southeast Asia head, killed in Philippines

The head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, who figures on the US "most wanted terrorists" list, has been killed in the battle to reclaim a militant-held Philippines city, the country`s defence minister said Monday. 

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on course for landslide win in Japan vote: Poll

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on track for a landslide win in Japan's upcoming election, the latest survey suggested today, as a new party founded by Tokyo's popular governor loses momentum.

President Donald Trump's campaign subpoenaed over sexual assault allegations

 Donald Trump`s campaign has been subpoenaed as part of a defamation suit for documents related to sexual assault allegations that emerged during his run for president, according to a court document.

5 dead, dozens missing as Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh

At least five people were killed and dozens left missing after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar's Rakhine state for Bangladesh sank in a river that separates the two nations, a border guard official said.

China's precedent-breaking Xi Jinping gets set to bolster his power

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to amass even greater power at a Communist Party Congress this week, promoting close allies, having his guiding thought enshrined in the party constitution and possibly assuming a title to put him on par with Mao Zedong.

Porn mogul Larry Flynt offers USD 10 million for dirt on Donald Trump

Porn mogul Larry Flynt is said to have offered up to USD 10 million for information that would lead to the impeachment of US President Donald Trump. 

Somalia bombing: Death toll reaches over 300

The death toll is expected to rise as the emergency crews is till pulling more bodies from burned cars and demolished buildings

Hillary Clinton accuses WikiLeaks of blunting impact of crude Donald Trump tape

Hillary Clinton today accused WikiLeaks of working with Russia to deflect attention away from an infamous tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping women in the run-up to the US presidential election.

Death toll from Somalia bombings rises to more than 200

A spokesman for the Aamin Ambulance service said it knew of more than 250 people wounded during the bombings on Saturday.

Diplomacy with North Korea to continue until 'first bomb drops': US secretary of state Rex Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday that President Donald Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising tensions with North Korea, saying "those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops."

Somalia truck bomb death toll hits 137: Police

The death toll from Saturday`s truck bombing in a shopping district in Mogadishu surged to at least 137 with 300 people injured, police said on Sunday.

BRICS lawmakers eye closer parliamentary cooperation

Senior lawmakers of BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, have agreed to strengthen parliamentary cooperation among them.

Pro-IS militants continue fierce fight in Philippines' Marawi

Islamic State -linked militants were putting up fierce resistance as government forces continued a bloody offensive to retake the southern Philippine city of Marawi, an army commander said on Sunday.

Rohingya boat mishap in Bangladesh: Death toll reaches 34

The discovery of three decomposed bodies late on Saturday in Bangladesh, thought to be of Rohingya refugees from a boat that capsized a week ago, raised the number of deaths to 34 in the accident, including at least 18 children.

Typhoon Khanun to hit southern China early on Monday: Xinhua

Ferries linking Hong Kong, to Macau and nearby islands, were suspended while some flights to Taiwan and mainland China were canceled.

3-year-old Indian girl missing in US after 'punishment' by father, cops suspect foulplay

A three-year-old Indian girl has been missing in Texas for more than a week after her father allegedly punished her by making stand outside home at 3 am.

Syrian Islamic State fighters evacuate Raqqa city: SDF

Foreign fighters did not leave under the withdrawal deal.

Turkish army expands deployment in Syria's northwest: Rebels

The Turkish army is expanding its deployment in northwest Syria with the goal of encircling a Kurdish enclave and reining in Russian strikes in the Idlib border province under a deal to reduce clashes, rebels and witnesses said on Sunday.

Hundreds of US marines leave Australia after troop rotation

Three hundred U.S. Marines flew out of Australia on Sunday as their troop rotation came to an end, the first of a 1,250-strong force to leave the Pacific nation after being stationed for six months in the country`s far north.

Princess of Luxembourg branded 'gold digger' after break up with royal family

Princess of Luxembourg, who separated from her husband Prince Louis in 2016, after marrying him in 2006, has been fighting off the accusations of being a 'gold digger'. 

Dumped at dinner, girl drives boyfriend's Mercedes into pool

A Wall Street Banker did not certainly expect this when he dumped his Russia-born model girlfriend. It was over an investment plan of the lady over which the banker decided to part ways, but what came after was no less than a shocker for him.

Virginia State University campus on lockdown after shooting

Virginia State University in on lockdown after a shooting on campus.

US-backed SDF to let Syrian Islamic State fighters leave Raqqa

Syrian Islamic State fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with U.S.-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said on Saturday, as the jihadists' defeat in their former Syrian capital edged closer.

California wildfire toll rises to 40, over 100,000 evacuated

The death toll from raging California's wildfires rose to 40 on Saturday, with more than 10,000 firefighters battling 16 large blazes and 100,000 people evacuated, the state's fire service said.

Islamic State targets Damascus police HQ with suicide bombers

Three suicide bombers blew themselves up near the main police headquarters in Syria's capital Damascus today, killing at least two people, the interior ministry said.

North Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-South Korea drill: Report

North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source.

4 die as French army-chartered plane crashes off Ivory Coast

Four Moldovan nationals were killed and three French soldiers hurt on Saturday when a transport plane chartered by France`s army crashed off Ivory Coast, authorities said.