Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite cease-fire

Published On: October 18, 2019 02:01 PM NPT By: Associated Press

CEYLANPINAR, TURKEY, Oct 18: Associated Press journalists witnessed continued fighting Friday morning in a northeast Syrian town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect hours earlier.

Britain clinches Brexit deal, Johnson now faces parliament hurdle

Published On: October 17, 2019 07:13 PM NPT By: Reuters

BRUSSELS, Oct 17: Britain clinched an eleventh-hour Brexit deal with the EU on Thursday, more than three years after Britons voted in a referendum to leave the bloc, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson still faces a knife-edge vote in parliament to get it approved.

Climate-change protesters disrupt London rail services

Published On: October 17, 2019 01:47 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Oct 17: Climate change activists disrupted rail services in the east of London early on Thursday, sparking a physical confrontation between angry commuters and a protester who had climbed onto the roof of a London Underground train, video on social media showed.

LONDON, Oct 17: Global bottled water giants are ramping up trials of easily recyclable aluminium cans to replace plastic that pollutes the world’s seas. Sound like a slam-dunk for the environment? Not entirely.

OTTAWA, Oct 16: Opinion polls suggest no party will gain a majority of seats in the Canadian election on Oct. 21. That leaves the two frontrunners - Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative opposition leader Andrew Scheer - trying to govern with a minority. Six parties are contesting the election.

ANKARA, Oct 16: U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser flew to Turkey on Wednesday as part of an emergency delegation to try to persuade Ankara to halt an assault on northern Syria that has forced Washington into an abrupt retreat.

Three militants killed in gun fight with Indian troops in Kashmir

Published On: October 16, 2019 01:16 PM NPT By: Reuters

SRINAGAR, India, Oct 16:Three militants were killed in a gun battle with Indian security forces in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, the first such incident since mobile telephone links were restored in a bid to restore normalcy after a lengthy shutdown.

KABUL, Oct 16: A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least three people and wounded 27 on Wednesday when he set off explosives in a truck near a police headquarters in Afghanistan, officials said.

Brexit hangs in the balance as EU doubts a deal this week

Published On: October 15, 2019 08:59 AM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON/BRUSSELS, Oct 15: A deal to smooth Britain’s departure from the European Union hung in the balance on Monday after diplomats indicated the bloc wanted more concessions from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and said a full agreement was unlikely this week.

India bars public gatherings in Ayodhya as court verdict nears

Published On: October 14, 2019 03:27 PM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI, Oct 14: India has barred public gatherings in the town of Ayodhya as the Supreme Court started hearing final arguments on Monday to decide whether a Hindu temple should be built on the ruins of a mosque in a long-running dispute.