Sunday , 23 September 2018

World News

Fourteen killed in Canadian hockey team bus crash

AFP   OTTAWA A bus carrying a group of Canadian junior hockey players has collided with a semi-trailer on a rural highway in Saskatchewan, killing 14 people, Canadian media reported citing police. Fourteen more were injured — including three critically — in the accident involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus, which was heading north for a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League ... Read More »

New class of antibiotics may combat drug resistance

IANS NEW YORK A new class of antibiotics, from an unconventional source which has a distinct way of killing bacteria, has been discovered which may help combat drug-resistant or hard-to-treat bacterial infections, according to scientists. According to the World Health Organisation, antibiotic resistant is one of the biggest threats to global health today and a significant contributor to longer hospital ... Read More »

Will fight at ‘any cost’, China on Trump’s US$ 100 bn tariff threat

PTI   Beijing China will take “comprehensive counter measures” and fight “at any cost” US President Donald Trump’s directive to authorities to consider tariffs on US$ 100-billion worth of Chinese products, a top official said Friday. The US, the world’s largest economy, has a trade deficit of almost US$ 500 billion with China, the world’s second largest economy. The statement ... Read More »

India, Singapore to explore new areas of cooperation during Modi visit

PTI   Singapore India and Singapore will explore areas of further cooperation and take stock of progress of their strategic partnership during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s June visit here. “It would be a good opportunity for both sides to take stock of the progress that we have made in different pillars of our strategic partnership, and explore areas for further ... Read More »

Indian decision on F-16, F-18 could lead to 5th gen fighter jets: US official

PTI   Washington The trajectory of the India-US defence ties in the fighter jet segment depends on New Delhi’s decision on the F-16 and F-18 warplanes being offered by the US, a top Defence Department official has said. A positive decision by India could be a precursor to advanced fighter technology – the fifth generation, Joe Felter, Deputy Assistant Secretary ... Read More »

US concerned over Russian sanctions’ implications on India

PTI   Washington The Pentagon is “very concerned” over the possible implications of Russian sanctions on defence ties between India and the US, a top defence department official has said. India could face sanctions for purchasing high value military defence items, in particular state-of-the-art S-400 missile defence system, from Russia under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). Section ... Read More »

Trump signs order to deploy military along US-Mexico border

PTI   Washington President Donald Trump Thursday signed an executive order directing the deployment of military along the US-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration, asserting that the situation had reached “a point of crisis.” The announcement came a day after Trump said he intended to deploy the National Guard to the US-Mexico border until his administration was able to deliver ... Read More »

Data of up to 87 mln users harvested: Facebook

PTI   Washington Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Thursday admitted making a “huge mistake” as personal data of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, a figure higher than the previous estimate of 50 million. Zuckerberg, who co-founded Facebook in 2004, once again admitted the lapses and asked for another chance ... Read More »

Lanka JO moves no-confidence motion against Wickremesinghe

PTI   Colombo Sri Lanka’s Joint Opposition Wednesday moved a no-confidence motion against embattled Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, a step that could threaten the country’s unity government. The motion was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya by the Joint Opposition and was debated today in the Parliament. The Joint Opposition has accused 68-year-old Wickremesinghe of financial mismanagement and failing to ... Read More »

Sharifs and Imran under threat from Taliban: Report

PTI   Islamabad The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is biding its time to target former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shahbaz Sharif, cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan and their families, a media report said today. “We have received multiple intelligence reports, submitted by the premier intelligence agency, that the TTP may attack the family members of Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif,” ... Read More »