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Gene-edited baby trial ‘paused’: China scientist

Hong Kong: The Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies said Wednesday the trial had been paused, following an international outcry over the highly controversial procedure. Read More »

Imran extends olive branch to India, says war not an option

Kartarpur (Pakistan): Reaching out to India in a big way, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wedenesday said it will be madness to think of war between the two nuclear-armed states and that friendship was the only option even as he asserted that the Army and political leadership in Islamabad were on the same page on improving ties with New ... Read More »

Trump not believing own government’s climate warning

AFP   Washington President Donald Trump said Monday he doesn’t believe his own government’s report last week warning of massive economic losses if carbon emissions continue to feed climate change unchecked. “I don’t believe it,” Trump said at the White House, adding that the United States would not take measures to cut emissions if the same was not done in ... Read More »

Kartarpur corridor will erase ‘enmity’ between India and Pakistan: Sidhu

PTI   Lahore Terming Kartarpur as a “corridor of infinite possibilities”, Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said Tuesday that such initiatives would promote peace and erase “enmity” between India and Pakistan. Sidhu, who arrived here along with a group of Indian journalists to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor in Narowal, some 120 kms from ... Read More »

Ukraine imposes martial law amid Russia tensions

KIEV   IANS The Ukrainian Parliament on Monday supported a bill imposing martial law in certain regions of the country for 30 days starting 9 am local time on Wednesday. Amid escalating tension with Russia over the seizure of three naval vessels, the Ukrainian parliament on Monday supported a bill imposing martial law in certain regions of the country for ... Read More »

People jailed for over 2 years cannot contest polls: Bangladesh court

Dhaka A Bangladesh court on Tuesday ruled that people who have been jailed for more than two years with their appeals pending, cannot contest the December 30 general elections. The order was passed in response to an appeal seeking a stay order on the imprisonment of five opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders: Amanullah Aman, AZM Zahid Hossain, Wadud Bhuiyan, ... Read More »

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to live on Mars, come what may

IANS WASHINTON Even if you make it to Mars, you could still end up dying in its harsh conditions, but Musk remains certain he wants to go. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said there’s “70 per cent chance that he will go to Mars”, despite a “good chance” of him not surviving either on his way or after landing, the ... Read More »

‘Sirisena should also be investigated in graft cases’

PTI   Colombo Ousted Sri Lankan premier Ranil Wickremesinghe’s party on Monday welcomed President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to set up a commission to investigate alleged cases of corruption that took place under the UNP-led government, insisting that he should also waive off his presidential immunity and subject himself to the probe. Addressing the Foreign Correspondents Association on Sunday, Sirisena  claimed ... Read More »

China, India for early solution to border dispute: Geng

PTI   Beijing China and India made some “constructive, operable and forward looking” suggestions during the just concluded 21st round of border talks to move forward to achieve an early solution to the dispute and to maintain peace and tranquillity at the borders, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese State Councillor Wang ... Read More »