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Claudia Goldin wins Nobel for work on women in the labour market

Published On: October 10, 2023 07:50 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

STOCKHOLM, Oct 10: The Nobel prize in economics was on Monday awarded to American economist Claudia Goldin for research that has helped bring understanding to the role of women in the labour market.

Record-breaking China brings curtain down on biggest Asian Games

Published On: October 8, 2023 09:20 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

With about 12,000 athletes, this was the biggest Asian Games in history and had more competitors than the Olympics

Israel says 22 dead in 'war' after militants enter from Gaza

Published On: October 8, 2023 07:45 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

ASHKELON, Israel, Oct 8: Palestinian militants had begun a "war" against Israel which they infiltrated by air, sea and land from the blockaded Gaza Strip on Saturday, Israeli officials said, a major escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

EU pledges lasting support at 'historic' Kyiv meeting

Published On: October 3, 2023 07:45 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

KYIV, Ukraine, Oct 3: The European Union signalled its long-term support for Ukraine on Monday as its foreign ministers convened in Kyiv for a historic first gathering outside the bloc's borders.

More than 50 killed, dozens wounded in Pakistan blasts

Published On: September 30, 2023 08:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

QUETTA, Pakistan, Sept 30: More than 50 people were killed and dozens more wounded in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Friday by a suicide bomber targeting a procession marking the birthday of Islam's Prophet Mohammed, officials said.

'Harry Potter' actor Michael Gambon dies aged 82

Published On: September 29, 2023 08:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

LONDON, Sept 29: British-Irish actor Michael Gambon, best known for playing Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight "Harry Potter" films, has died in hospital aged 82, his family announced Thursday.

Ukraine, Poland to boycott UEFA competitions featuring Russian teams

Published On: September 28, 2023 09:02 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

KYIV, Ukraine, Sept 28: Ukrainian football teams will boycott all competitions featuring Russian sides while Poland will refuse to play against teams from the country, their national federations said on Wednesday following a decision by UEFA to lift a ban on Russia's youth sides.

China win historic eSports Asian Games gold as Haughey makes statement

Published On: September 27, 2023 07:30 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

HANGZHOU, China, Sept 27 : Hosts China won the first eSports gold medal in the 72-year history of the Asian Games on Tuesday as Hong Kong swimmer Siobhan Haughey issued another warning for next year's Paris Olympics.

Mafia boss Messina Denaro dies, taking his secrets with him

Published On: September 26, 2023 07:45 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

ROME, Sept 26: Sicilian Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, captured in January after three decades on the run, died on Monday in hospital in central Italy, taking to the grave the secrets of his brutal reign.

Swimming ace Qin makes Games history as skateboarder, 9, has 'fun'

Published On: September 26, 2023 07:33 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

HANGZHOU, China, Sept 26: Swimming sensation Qin Haiyang added another title to his name to inflate China's already bulging gold-medal haul on Monday at the Asian Games, while a nine-year-old skateboarder melted hearts.

India confiscates properties of top Sikh separatist

Published On: September 24, 2023 08:15 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

NEW DELHI, Sept 24: India's top investigation agency confiscated Saturday the properties of a prominent Sikh separatist and close ally of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, whose killing has sparked a diplomatic row between India and Canada.

India frees Kashmir separatist leader after four years

Published On: September 23, 2023 11:20 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

SRINAGAR, India, Sept 23: The Indian government freed Kashmir's chief Muslim cleric and influential separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday after more than four years of house arrest.

In tit-for-tat move India expels Canadian diplomat as Ottawa links India to slaying of Sikh exile, expels intel chief

Published On: September 19, 2023 12:21 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

OTTAWA, Sept 19: Canada on Monday accused India's government of involvement in the killing of a Canadian Sikh leader near Vancouver last June, prompting tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions after New Delhi rejected the charge as "absurd."

Chinese FM Wang Yi to visit Russia for security talks

Published On: September 19, 2023 08:05 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

BEIJING, Sept 19: China's top diplomat Wang Yi will begin a four-day visit to Russia for security talks on Monday, his foreign ministry said, the latest in a series of high-level visits and phone calls between the two sides.

N.Korea's Kim leaves Russia, given drones as gift

Published On: September 18, 2023 10:15 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

MOSCOW, Sept 18: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Russia on Sunday on his armoured train, Russian news agencies reported, wrapping up a six-day trip which has focused largely on military matters.

EU fines TikTok 345 million euros over child data

Published On: September 16, 2023 08:50 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

LONDON, Sept. 16: A European Union regulator fined Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok 345 million euros over child data breaches on Friday. Ireland's Data Protection Commission said in a statement that it has handed down the "administrative fine", which is equivalent to $369 million, over the breaches it uncovered in a two-year inquiry.

COP28 participants urged to challenge UAE on human rights

Published On: September 14, 2023 10:05 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

LONDON, Sept 14: More than 200 rights groups Wednesday urged participants at this year's COP28 climate talks in Dubai to challenge the United Arab Emirates over its human rights record.

Israeli delegation makes first open visit to Saudi Arabia

Published On: September 11, 2023 03:52 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

RIYADH, Sept 11 : An Israeli delegation is in Riyadh for a UNESCO meeting, an Israeli official told AFP on Monday, marking the country's first publicly announced visit to Saudi Arabia. The visit, for UNESCO's World Heritage Committee session, coincides with speculation about a potential normalization of ties between the two countries in future.

Nine hurt as Air China plane makes emergency landing in Singapore

Published On: September 11, 2023 08:25 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

SINGAPORE, Sept 11: An Air China flight made an emergency landing in Singapore on Sunday after its left engine caught fire, leaving nine of the 155 people on board with minor injuries, authorities said.

G20 leaders paper over divisions on Ukraine, climate

Published On: September 10, 2023 09:32 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

NEW DELHI, Sept 10: G20 leaders papered over deep divisions on the war in Ukraine and tackling climate change Saturday, avoiding direct criticism of Moscow and any concrete pledge to phase out polluting fossil fuels.