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‘Strong possibility’ of Rana’s extradition to India: Sources

PTI Washington There is a “strong possibility” of Pakistani-Canadian Tahawwur Hussain Rana’s extradition to India before the completion of his 14-year jail term in the US in 2021 for plotting the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, an informed source here has said. Rana, 58, a resident of Chicago, was arrested in 2009 on the charges of plotting the 26/11 terror attack. ... Read More »

Indonesia recovers Lion Air jet’s cockpit voice recorder

IANS JAKARTA, Indonesia Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, Indonesian officials said Monday, in a possible boost to the investigation into why the 2-month-old plane nosedived at high velocity, killing 189 people. Ridwan Djamaluddin, a deputy maritime minister, told reporters that remains of some of ... Read More »

Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits Kurdish forces

PTI Washington President Donald Trump has threatened to “devastate” Turkey economically if the NATO-allied nation attacks US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria following a pullout of American troops from the war-torn country, in a stern warning rejected by Ankara saying it will continue to fight the “terrorists”. Last month, President Trump surprised the world by announcing that he is withdrawing 2000 ... Read More »

Death toll from Paris bakery blast rises to three

IANS PARIS A Spanish female tourist was killed in a powerful explosion in the centre of Paris on Saturday morning, bringing the blast’s death toll up to three, French Interior Ministry said. The Spanish national, who was among the ten seriously wounded people, succumbed to her injuries in the afternoon. Two firefighters, aged 27 and 28 years, also lost their ... Read More »

May warns of ‘catastrophic breach of trust’

IANS LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday warned that a failure to deliver Brexit would be “a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy”. Writing in the Sunday Express newspaper, May pleaded with lawmakers to back her Brexit deal in Tuesday’s vote, the BBC reported. Not doing so risks the UK leaving the European Union (EU) ... Read More »

Fleeing Saudi woman arrives in Canada

IANS OTTAWA The young Saudi woman who has been granted asylum after fleeing from her reported abusive family arrived in Canada’s Toronto Saturday morning, local media reported. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18-year-old, was welcomed by Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, CTV said. Qunun arrived in Toronto from Seoul, South Korea, a day after Canadian Prime ... Read More »

China’s moon rover to measure lunar freezing night temperature

PTI Beijing China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover, which is exploring the dark side of the moon, will measure the freezing night temperature, scientists said Sunday. Chang’e-4, named after a Chinese moon goddess and comprising a lander and a rover, touched down on the dark side of the moon on January 3, the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the ... Read More »

Intolerance, anger reign supreme in India: Rahul

DUBAI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said here Saturday that India has witnessed a great deal of intolerance and anger in the last four and a half years which stemmed from the “mentality of the people in power”. Please like & share: Read More »

Trump not declaring emergency ‘right now’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said that he has no immediate plans to resort to a national-emergency declaration to build a wall on the border with Mexico, the issue behind a partial government shutdown now in its 21st day. Please like & share: Read More »

Pakistan not approaching IMF for new bailout prog: FM

KARACHI: Pakistan will not approach the IMF for a new bailout package and is considering alternative options to tide over its economic crisis, Finance Minister Asad Umar said Saturday. Minister Umar made the remarks during a meeting with businessmen at the Karachi Chamber of Commence and Industry (KCCI). Please like & share: Read More »