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EU’s Tusk to Trump: Respect your allies, you don’t have many

July 10, 2018 18:11 PM

BRUSSELS, July 10: European Council President Donald Tusk called on Donald Trump to be more respectful towards America’s allies ahead of a NATO summit, arguing that they are now in short supply.

Gay and hopeful: What is at stake in fight against gay sex law Section 377

July 10, 2018 09:59 AM

Activism against Section 377 began in the early 90s when NGOs and health workers, primarily working against HIV/AIDS, alleged that the law was being used to persecute them and hamper the distribution of condoms

China chili fest gets off to scorching star

July 10, 2018 09:28 AM

NINGXIANGPU, China, July 9: An annual chili pepper festival kicked off Monday in central China’s spice-loving Hunan province with a chili-eating contest in which the winner set a blistering pace by downing a gut-busting 50 peppers in just over a minute.

Nepal’s best female golfer grew up in a shed and wants to make history

July 10, 2018 09:20 AM

Nepal golfer Pratima Sherpa grew up around golf, literally. The 17-year-old lives with her parents in a maintenance shed at the Royal Nepal Golf Club.

Nepal’s best female golfer grew up in a shed and wants to make history

July 10, 2018 09:20 AM

Nepal golfer Pratima Sherpa grew up around golf, literally. The 17-year-old lives with her parents in a maintenance shed at the Royal Nepal Golf Club.

New Delhi bus gang rapists lose death row plea

July 9, 2018 16:40 PM

NEW DELHI, July 9: India's Supreme Court has rejected a petition seeking to overturn the death sentences of four men convicted of the 2012 gang rape and murder of a student in Delhi.

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Kavi Kumar Azad passes away

July 9, 2018 16:21 PM

MUMBAI, July 9: Actor Kavi Kumar Azad, best known for his role in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, passed away on Monday after suffering a massive heart attack. He breathed his last at Mumbai’s Wockhardt Hospital.

140 socialist political parties back BDS, embargo on Israel

July 9, 2018 13:58 PM

LONDON, July 9: The Socialist International, or SI, has endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in their call for the rights of Palestinian people. SI, a global alliance of 140 political parties, as well as 35 parties currently in national governments, urged for a military embargo to be imposed against Israel until it ceases its violations against the Palestinian people.

Syria: Russian-backed ceasefire allows 28,000 To return home

July 9, 2018 13:45 PM

DAMASCUS, July 9: State news agency SANA confirmed the that a deal had indeed been reached between the Syrian army and the rebels. The Syrian army and rebels forces have stopped military operations after a Russian-backed deal was brokered enabling some 28,000 people to re-enter the region.

How Mexico also separates Central American migrant families

July 9, 2018 13:32 PM

REYNOSA, July 9: Since 2012, Mexican authorities have put 138,000 migrant children in detention centers where they must await deportation, sometimes separated from their parents. 97 percent are from Central America, mainly Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, and 65,000 were traveling alone.

Brazil: Lula kept in jail by regional court

July 9, 2018 13:15 PM

PORTO ALEGRE, July 9: The president of the Federal Regional Court (TRF-4), Thompson Flores, has decided to keep Lula in prison. In an apparent turn in events judge Thompson Flores rules that the case returns to judge Gebran and that therefore its decision to maintain Lula in prison remains valid.

Herpes virus may boost immune system function in old age

July 9, 2018 12:48 PM

July 9: There's about a 50 percent chance you already have cytomegalovirus (CMV), but don't worry, it's pretty harmless in healthy adults. It's long been believed that the virus probably weakens the immune system in older people, but now mice tests have shown that the opposite is true – somehow, the virus gives the immune system a bit of a late-stage boost.

David Davis resigns as UK’s Brexit secretary

July 9, 2018 12:31 PM

LONDON, July 9: David Davis resigned late Sunday as the U.K.’s Brexit secretary amid ongoing tensions within Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet.

Mumbai reels under torrential rain, situation expected to worsen

July 9, 2018 11:54 AM

NEW DELHI, July 9: Heavy rains continued to disrupt normal life in Mumbai on Monday as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted 'extremely heavy rainfall' over the city and suburbs.

Singer Justin Bieber engaged to model Hailey Baldwin: reports

July 9, 2018 11:08 AM

July 9: Pop singer Justin Bieber became engaged to model Hailey Baldwin over the weekend, according to U.S. media reports on Sunday.

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph honored for advocacy by McDonald’s

July 9, 2018 11:02 AM

NEW ORLEANS, July 9: Actress, singer and producer Sheryl Lee Ralph is a triple threat in the entertainment industry but was honored during this weekend’s Essence Festival for something entirely different — her activism.

What does a change in India-Nepal 1950 Peace Treaty mean

July 9, 2018 10:43 AM

Governed by 10 Articles, the countries entered into the Treaty with the desire to "strengthen and develop these (existing) ties and to perpetuate peace between the two countries."

Ten killed as Turkish train derails after heavy rain

July 9, 2018 09:02 AM

ISTANBUL, July 9: Ten people were killed and 73 wounded when a train came off the rails in northwest Turkey on Sunday after heavy rain and a landslide, Turkish television channels quoted a health ministry official as saying.

Death toll rises to nearly 100 as Japan scrambles to rescue flood victims

July 9, 2018 08:55 AM

SAKA, July 9: The death toll from record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose on Monday (Jul 9) to nearly 100, as rescue workers and troops struggled in the mud and water to save lives.

Drunken seagulls found lurching on beaches

July 8, 2018 15:14 PM

Numerous seagulls are being taken to a local charity due to vomiting and staggering to walk. Once examined, rescuers found them bloated and reeking of alcohol.