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Largest diamond ever auctioned for nearly USD 34 million in Geneva

The largest diamond ever offered at auction went under the hammer in Geneva for nearly USD 34 million, a world record for a gem of its kind, the Christie's auction house said.

Nov 15, 2017 08:08 AM

Northern California shootings: Three people killed, several wounded

At least three people were killed and several wounded, including students at an elementary school, in a series of of shootings at multiple locations in rural Northern California, authorities said.

Nov 15, 2017 03:24 AM

Saudi Arabia approves Yoga, declares it as sports activity

Narendra Modi’s ambitious project of boosting Yoga got a major push on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia approved the ancient Indian practice as a sports activity.

Nov 14, 2017 06:54 PM

Know all about Nouf Marwaai, the woman behind Yoga in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday declared Yoga as a sport and approved teaching of Yoga in the Muslim kingdom. The credit goes to 37-year-old Yogacharini Nouf Marwaai, who since 2005 approaching the Arabian...

Nov 14, 2017 06:50 PM

PM Modi urges ASEAN countries to join combat against terrorism, invites leaders for Republic Day celebrations

“The 1.25 billion people of India are keen to welcome the ASEAN Leaders as our Chief Guests at India’s 69th Republic Day Celebrations,” he said.

Nov 14, 2017 05:54 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi is a murderer, says Bob Geldof as he slams Myanmar leader over Rohingya crisis

"I would be a hypocrite now were I to share honours with one who has become at best an accomplice to murder, complicit in ethnic cleansing and a handmaiden to genocide."

Nov 14, 2017 08:05 AM

US court allows partial enforcement of Donald Trump’s new version of travel ban

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling will bar people from six Muslim-majority countries included in the travel ban who do not have a “bona fide” relationship with a person or entity in the...

Nov 14, 2017 07:24 AM

India, UK battle for International Court of Justice seat run into stalemate

One-third of its 15-member bench are elected every three years for a nine-year term, elections for which are held separately but simultaneously in the United Nations General Assembly and Security...

Nov 14, 2017 07:07 AM

End illegal and forceful occupation of PoK, India asks Pakistan at UN

In a statement, India asked Pakistan “to provide freedom to people of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) by ending its illegal and forceful occupation and to stop torture, enforced disappearances and...

Nov 14, 2017 07:07 AM

PM Modi holds 'productive' talks with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, inks 4 MoUs

PM Modi had a “productive” meeting with President Duterte and discussed various aspects on enhancing India-Philippines bilateral cooperation especially in trade, business and culture.

Nov 14, 2017 06:29 AM

Over 400 killed, thousands injured in deadly Iraq-Iran earthquake of 7.3 magnitude

At least 400 people were killed and more than 7000 were injured after year’s deadliest earthquake of 7.3 magnitude struck Iran’s mountainous border with Iraq.

Nov 14, 2017 01:55 AM

Massive earthquake of 7.3 magnitude strikes Iraq-Iran; over 328 killed, 1700 injured

At least 328 people died and hundreds more were injured after a massive earthquake of 7.3 magnitudes rattled northern Iraq near the border with Iran on late Sunday evening.

Nov 14, 2017 12:54 AM