CHINA, Sept 1: China on Friday took issue with a UN report that called on Beijing to release ethnic Uighurs detained “under the pretext” of counterterrorism, saying its findings had “no factual basis”.

As Rahul Gandhi embarks on 12-day Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, the BJP has accused him of “fraternising” with the Dragon. Hitting back, the Congress says the ruling party is politicising Gandhi’s faith.

U.S. halts funding to U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees

Published On: September 1, 2018 10:00 AM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON/RAMALLAH, Sep 1: The United States on Friday halted all funding to a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees in a decision further heightening tensions between the Palestinian leadership and the Trump administration.

BRAZIL, Sept 1: Brazil’s jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the front-runner in the country’s election, will be struck from the ballot, an electoral court has ruled, reshaping Brazil’s election one month before voters cast their ballots.

CARACAS, Aug 31: As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 people from their homes, local media reported Thursday.

WASHINGTON, Aug 31: Russia’s then-President Boris Yeltsin told his US counterpart, Bill Clinton, in 1999 he picked Vladimir Putin to succeed him as the next Russian leader, declassified documents published by Clinton’s Presidential Library showed.

MOSCOW, Aug 31: Jordan will lead a campaign to raise funds for the UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, to help it survive after the United States cut its funding, Reuters reports.

Russia blocks UN Security Council report on North Korea

Published On: August 31, 2018 03:00 PM NPT By: Agencies

MOSCOW, Aug 31: Russia has decided to halt discussions of a United Nations Security Council report on North Korea, due to disagreement on some of its points and concern over parts of it being leaked before publication, Moscow's UN envoy has said.

MINNESOTA, Aug 31: The latest “scandal” gripping Britain – or to be more accurate, British elites – is over the use of the term “Zionist” by the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the head of the opposition and possibly the country’s next prime minister.

SAMOA, Aug 31: Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has hit out at climate change skeptics and says developed countries need to reduce pollution to save Pacific island countries from disaster.