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Thai cave boys speak of ‘miracle’ rescue

AFP   THAILAND Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded Thai cave spoke publicly of their incredible ordeal for the first time Wednesday at a press conference that was beamed around the world. The “Wild Boars” team members looked healthy and happy as they answered questions about the nine days ... Read More »

Indian-American woman Sabrina Singh emerges key player

PTI   Washington Sabrina Singh, whose grandfather was instrumental in formulating a historic legislation in 1946 that enacted a quota of 100 Indians to immigrate to the US per annum, is now a key player in the offensive communication strategy of the Democratic party against the alleged divisive policies of the Trump administration. Singh, who joined the Democratic National Committee ... Read More »

Pak Cabinet okays open trial of Sharif in remaining two graft cases

PTI Islamabad Pakistan’s caretaker government Wednesday approved the open trial of jailed premier Nawaz Sharif in the remaining two graft cases against him,  withdrawing an earlier notification about his jail trial. Sharif, 68, along with his daughter Maryam, 44 and his son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar are serving jail terms of 10-years, seven years and one year respectively in Adiala ... Read More »

Sharif, his daughter to remain in jail until elections July 25

PTI   Islamabad A Pakistani court Tuesday adjourned until last week of July the hearing of appeals filed by jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law against their conviction in a corruption case, shattering their hope to come out of jail before polls to boost the campaign of their party. Elections are scheduled to be held on July ... Read More »

UK’s Brexit campaign group fined for overspending

PTI   London The official group that campaigned for Brexit has been fined 61,000 pounds for breaking spending limits in the 2016 EU membership referendum and the case has been reported to Scotland Yard, the UK’s Electoral Commission said Tuesday. Vote Leave, which proved victorious at the end of its campaign with 51.9 per cent voting for Brexit as against ... Read More »

Ancestors made bread before advent of agriculture

IANS Washington Scientists have found that the oldest direct evidence of bread found to date is at least 4,000 years before the advent of agriculture, according to a new study. A study published on Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported the charred remains of a flatbread baked by hunter-gatherers 14,400 years ago at an ... Read More »

Trump vows ‘extraordinary relationship’ with Putin

AFP   Helsinki Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin began an historic summit Monday vowing their determination to forge a reset of troubled relations between the world’s greatest nuclear powers. Trump, bent on forging a personal bond with the Kremlin chief despite allegations of Russian meddling in US politics, went into the summit blaming “stupidity” by his predecessors for plunging ... Read More »

Finland deputy PM sends climate, democracy message to Trump, Putin

AFP   Helsinki Finland sides with democracy and fighting climate change, its deputy prime minister said Monday, as presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a historic summit in Helsinki. In a series of tweets, Petteri Orpo, who’s also the finance minister, was referring to the issues Trump and Putin have been criticised over, adding that “Finnish foreign policy is ... Read More »

Nepalese women set to join Gurkha regiment

PTI London For more than 200 years a male bastion, the Brigade of Gurkhas of the British Army will now induct Nepalese women, with the first female recruits set to join the elite regiment in 2020. The rigourous process of recruitment will begin in Pokhara in central Nepal next year and the successful applicants will be flown to Catterick, North ... Read More »

Convicted Sharif family files appeal against Avenfield verdict

PTI Islamabad Jailed former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law today filed separate appeals in the Islamabad High Court against the verdict in a corruption case and sought their release on bail, according to media reports. Sharif, 68, and his daughter Maryam, 44, were arrested in Lahore on Friday on their arrival from London after an accountability ... Read More »