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Pakistan houses enemies: Trump

PTI   WASHINGTON The US wants a “great relationship” with Pakistan but cannot do so as the country “houses enemies”,…

Russian gas blast: death toll jumps to 38

AFP   MOSCOW The number of dead from a New Year’s Eve gas explosion in a Russian apartment block jumped…

Saudi prosecutor seeks death sentences as Khashoggi murder trial opens

AFP   RIYADH Saudi Arabia’s attorney general sought the death penalty for five of 11 defendants charged with the murder…

Bangladesh President invites Hasina to form government

PTI DHAKA Sheikh Hasina was on Thursday invited by Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid to form the next government, hours after…

6 reportedly killed in Danish bridge train accident

AP Copenhagen Six people were killed in a train accident early Wednesday on a Danish bridge linking the central islands…

Embrace ‘peaceful reunification’ with China: Prez Xi tells Taiwan

Beijing Talking tough, President Xi Jinping Wednesday asked Taiwan to reject Independence and embrace “peaceful reunification” with China on a…

EPFO likely to hike rate ahead of polls

AGENCIES   New Delhi In what could bring cheer to 60 million salaried employees, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)…

GST Council meet on Jan 10

PTI   New Delhi The GST Council is slated to meet on January 10 to discuss lowering GST on under-construction…

Elimination of country cap from Green Cards to benefit India, China

PTI Washington Eliminating the country quota from the most sought-after Green Cards will end the current discrimination in the US…

US and Israel exit UN cultural agency, claiming bias

AP Paris The United States and Israel officially quit of the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke…