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Pakistani lawmakers demand halt to execution of schizophrenic convict

In an unprecedented move, Pakistani lawmakers have asked their government to pardon a schizophrenic man and halt his execution.

Oct 28, 2016 12:18 PM

Michelle Obama supports Hillary Clinton, calls her 'absolutely ready' to be commander-in-chief

US First Lady Michelle Obama claimed that she respected and admired Hillary Clinton while supporting her in the race to the white house.

Oct 28, 2016 11:37 AM

Ballistic missile fired toward Mecca by Yemen rebels, intercepted and destroyed 65 kms from city: Saudi Arabia

A Saudi-led Arab coalition has been battling Shiite rebels in Yemen since March 2015. The rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies are known to have a stockpile of Soviet-era Scud missiles and...

Oct 28, 2016 11:33 AM

Russia dismisses UN investigation, opposes Syria sanctions

Russia dismissed as “unconvincing” the findings of a UN-led investigation showing that Syrian forces had carried out three chemical attacks, and said no sanctions should be imposed.

Oct 28, 2016 10:38 AM

Pak risks increasing global isolation in purchasing defence technology

“Pakistan’s access to high-end technology could be constrained by India’s purchasing power and growing geopolitical influence,” said the report entitled ‘Military Budgets in India and...

Oct 28, 2016 09:17 AM

US charges 61 people in Indian call center scam for conning American citizens

More than 60 individuals and entities, an overwhelming number of them Indians, were on Thursday charged by the Justice Department for allegedly participating in a multi-million dollar scam involving...

Oct 27, 2016 10:39 PM

President Xi Jinping anointed as the ‘core’ leader of China’s ruling Communist Party

President Xi Jinping was on Thursday anointed as the “core” leader of China’s ruling Communist Party, conferring on him a status similar to that of party founder ‘Chairman’ Mao Zedong and...

Oct 27, 2016 07:02 PM

Pak government bans political rallies and meetings for two months in Islamabad

Pakistan government on Thursday banned political rallies and meetings in the capital for two months, days ahead of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's planned protest here seeking Prime Minister...

Oct 27, 2016 06:47 PM

ADB declines to fund Pakistan's $14bn dam project on Indus River in PoK as Islamabad has no NoC from India

Repeated efforts to rope in the World Bank as a co-lender had failed two years ago when the government declined to seek a No objection Certificate from India for the project.

Oct 27, 2016 03:06 PM

China: Second national census ordered on pollution levels

China has ordered a second national census on the sources of pollution as it aspires to bring down pollution levels in its major cities.

Oct 27, 2016 02:17 PM

US to abstain in UN vote against Cuba embargo for the first time

In a turn of events, US is set to abstain from a UN vote for the first time which calls for an end to the US embargo on Cuba.

Oct 27, 2016 01:46 PM

US: Indian mothers rank after Chinese and Mexican in foreign-born babies

At the opposite end of the spectrum, new mothers from Honduras stand out for the high share who are unmarried (66 per cent), lack a high school diploma (51 per cent) and are living in poverty (49 per...

Oct 27, 2016 01:39 PM