WHAKATANE/WELLINGTON, Dec 12: Police in New Zealand are planning a mission to volcanic White Island on Friday to retrieve bodies of people killed in this week’s eruption, while the known death toll from the disaster climbed to eight, with two people dying in hospital.

United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

Published On: December 12, 2019 12:45 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Dec 12: Voters go to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain towards another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union.

India deploys troops to curb violent protests over citizenship law

Published On: December 12, 2019 12:21 PM NPT By: Reuters

GUWAHATI, India, Dec 12: India moved thousands of troops into the northeastern state of Assam on Thursday after violent protests overnight against a new law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries to seek Indian citizenship.

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time's Person of the Year

Published On: December 12, 2019 10:18 AM NPT By: Reuters

NEW YORK/MADRID, Dec 12: Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swede who inspired millions of young people to take action against climate change, has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019.

India's controversial citizenship law sparks violent protests

Published On: December 12, 2019 10:02 AM NPT By: Reuters

GUWAHATI, Dec 12: India moved thousands of troops into the northeastern state of Assam on Thursday as violent protests erupted against a new law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries to seek Indian citizenship.

6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

Published On: December 11, 2019 08:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

JERSEY CITY, Dec 11: Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gun battle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said.

New Zealand says more eruptions on volcanic island likely

Published On: December 11, 2019 04:31 PM NPT By: Reuters

WELLINGTON, Dec 11:  New Zealand authorities said monitoring equipment on the volcanic island that erupted two days ago has picked up increasing tremors on Wednesday, delaying any attempt to access the island to retrieve bodies.

Afghan bomber hits medical facility near Bagram Air Base

Published On: December 11, 2019 02:56 PM NPT By: Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec 11:  A powerful suicide bombing targeted an under-construction medical facility on Wednesday near Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of the Afghan capital, the U.S. military said, and six Afghans were reported wounded.

DEC 11: China imprisoned at least 48 journalists in 2019, more than any other country, displacing Turkey as the most oppressive place for the profession, a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists report said on Wednesday.

India's parliament set to vote on contentious citizenship bill

Published On: December 11, 2019 02:15 PM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI, Dec 11: India’s ruling Hindu nationalists pushed for final parliamentary approval on Wednesday for a law that critics say undermines the country’s secular constitution by granting citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from three neighbouring countries.