NEW YORK, July 17: The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.

THE HAGUE, July 17: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to review the death penalty given in 2017 to former Indian navy commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav who was convicted of being a spy, a document published on the court’s website showed.

JUBA, July 17: Unknown gunmen killed a U.N. peacekeeper and six civilians in the disputed region of Abyei on the border between Sudan and South Sudan, the regional governor said on Wednesday.

MOSCOW, July 17: The U.S. ambassador in Moscow says Russia has refused visas to teachers at a school that educates diplomats’ children.

Syrian air strike on village market kill at least 12: rescuers

Published On: July 17, 2019 05:45 PM NPT By: Reuters

AMMAN, July 17: At least 12 people were killed and scores wounded on Tuesday in aerial strikes believed to have been carried out by the Syrian air force on a popular market in a village in opposition-held northwestern Syria, rescuers and residents said.

WHO reports new Ebola incident in Uganda

Published On: July 17, 2019 04:50 PM NPT By: Reuters

GENEVA, July 17: A fishmonger vomited at Mpondwe market in Uganda on July 11 before dying of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, an incident that could spread the disease in Uganda, the World Health Organization reported on Wednesday.

CHANTILLY, July 17: G7 finance ministers will have the growing powers of big digital firms in their sights when they meet on Wednesday outside Paris despite divisions about how best to tax them.

SEOUL, July 17: The United States will “do what we can do” to help resolve festering trade and political disputes between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday after a series of meetings with Seoul officials.

MUMBAI, July 17: Rescuers found 14 bodies and pulled out 11 survivors as they began winding down operations at the site of a dilapidated building that collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai, an official said Wednesday.

Vietnam, China embroiled in South China Sea standoff

Published On: July 17, 2019 02:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

HANOI, July 17: Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been embroiled in a weeks-long standoff near an offshore oil block in disputed waters of the South China Sea, which fall within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, two Washington-based think-tanks said on Wednesday.