No recordings of talks with Comey: Trump

No recordings of talks with Comey: Trump

US President Donald Trump denied having recorded conversations with James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump fired last month. “I have no idea whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have any such recordings,” Trump tweeted on […]

21 killed in Brazil traffic pile-up

21 killed in Brazil traffic pile-up

At least 21 people died in a traffic pile-up in Brazil’s Espirito Santo state, officials said. The pile-up occurred near Guarapari on Thursday when a van transporting granite strayed into the oncoming lane and crashed into a bus, the Federal Highway Police said, Efe news reported. The bus was plying the route between Sao Paulo, […]

No recordings of talks with Comey: Trump

No recordings of talks with Comey: Trump

US President Donald Trump denied having recorded conversations with James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump fired last month. “I have no idea whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have any such recordings,” Trump tweeted on […]

US judge halts deportation of over 100 Iraqi Christians

US judge halts deportation of over 100 Iraqi Christians

A federal US judge has temporarily blocked the deportation of over 100 Iraqi Christians who might face death or persecution if returned to their birth country, media reports said. Attorneys argued that the 114 Iraqis mostly Chaldean Christians, who were picked up during a series of raids in Detroit by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

Islamic State destroys historic mosque in Mosul

Islamic State destroys historic mosque in Mosul

Islamic State (IS) militants have destroyed the 12th-century Al-Nuri Mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the media reported. The IS blew up the mosque as they prepared to flee the besieged city, Iraqi Joint Operations Command spokesperson Yahya Rasoul told Rudaw TV, that broadcasts from the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on Wednesday, […]

Russian diplomat to lead new UN counter-terror unit

Russian diplomat to lead new UN counter-terror unit

The UN has appointed veteran Russian diplomat Vladimir Voronkov to head the newly established counter-terrorism division, despite growing tensions between the US and Russia. UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq announced the appointment made by Secretary General Antonio Guterres, one week after the General Assembly voted to create the new coordinating body, The Independent reported on […]

Tennis legend Boris Becker declared bankrupt

Tennis legend Boris Becker declared bankrupt

Three-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a court in London. The 49-year-old owed a firm of private bankers a large sum and the court registrar said there was not enough credible evidence that he could pay, BBC reported on Wednesday. Becker’s lawyers asked for a final chance to pay with […]

Australia to resume airstrikes in Syria

Australia to resume airstrikes in Syria

The Australian Defence Forces (ADF) on Thursday said that it would resume airstrikes in Syria after it announced a temporary halt of all air operations in the war-torn country. On Tuesday, the ADF said it was suspending operations after Russia warned members of the US-led coalition that any aircraft found west of the Euphrates River […]

India to have bigger population than China by 2024: UN

India to have bigger population than China by 2024: UN

In seven years Indians will cross the 1.44 billion mark and the nation will go on to have a bigger population than China, according to a UN report. ‘The World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision’ report released on Wednesday recorded two other dramatic facts: The fertility rate of Indians has more than halved over the […]

3 militants killed, army officer injured in J&K

3 militants killed, army officer injured in J&K

Three militants were killed and an Army Major was injured on Thursday in a gunfight between the holed up militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The militants were killed in Kakapora area in a joint operation by the security forces including Rashtriya Rifles, Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve […]

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