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Solari takes first training sessison at Real Madrid

Published On: October 30, 2018 08:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Santiago Solari took charge of his first training session as interim Real Madrid coach on Tuesday.

World Cup ski meet called off with bad weather

Published On: October 28, 2018 04:30 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

AUSTRIA, Oct 28: Massive overnight snowfall was too much for the Solden giant slalom course and organisers decided to call off the two men's World Cup runs on Sunday.

Nationwide protests in India over police agency turmoil

Published On: October 27, 2018 10:35 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

NEW DELHI, Oct 26 : India's main opposition staged nationwide protests Friday, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of removing the head of the premier investigation agency in order to scuttle a probe into a controversial jet deal.

NATO to show military muscle in massive Norway exercises

Published On: October 23, 2018 01:18 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

OSLO, Oct 23 : Some 50,000 troops will kick off NATO's biggest military exercises since the Cold War on Thursday in Norway, a massive show of force that has already rankled neighbouring Russia.

Curfew declared in Nigerian city after deadly sectarian violence

Published On: October 22, 2018 12:49 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

NIGERIA, Oct 22: Nigerian authorities declared a 24-hour curfew on Sunday in Kaduna after clashes between young Christians and Muslims left at least 55 people dead.

Honduras zoo struggles to replace the drug money that built it

Published On: October 7, 2018 01:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

HONDURAS, Oct 7: An imposingly tall giraffe, powerful African lions and proud Bengal tigers are among the many highlights of a zoo -- created by wealthy drug traffickers -- that is like a Garden of Eden in the green mountains of Honduras.

UN report confronts nations with tough choices on climate

Published On: September 30, 2018 12:10 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Sept 30: The world's nations will gather at a UN conference in South Korea on Monday to review and approve a 20-page bombshell -- distilled from more than 6,000 scientific studies -- laying out narrowing options for staving off climate catastrophe.

Typhoon Trami injures 50, readies direct hit on Japan mainland

Published On: September 30, 2018 11:45 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

JAPAN, Sept 30: A powerful typhoon hurtled toward Japan's mainland Sunday after injuring dozens on southern islands, as weather officials warned that fierce winds and torrential rain could trigger landslides and floods.

1,001 ways to lose a Nobel Prize

Published On: September 28, 2018 03:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

It's easier to lose a Nobel Prize than to win one.

Ford executive says may boost production in China to avoid tariffs

Published On: September 25, 2018 02:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

UNITED STATES, Sept 25: Ford is looking at speeding up plans to build more Lincoln models in Chinese plants amid the growing trade war with the United States that has made US exports less attractive, a senior executive said Monday.

China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

Published On: September 25, 2018 01:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

CHINA, Sept 25: China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat".

Afghan journalists dying in record numbers to report the war

Published On: September 21, 2018 12:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

AFGHANISTAN, Sept 21: Moments after Afghan journalist Samim Faramarz wrapped up his live report on the latest suicide attack in Kabul, a car bomb exploded just metres away, killing him and his cameraman Ramiz Ahmadi.

Brazilians opt for budget bulletproofing as economy tanks

Published On: September 18, 2018 11:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

BRAZIL, Sept 18: Brazilians are as worried as ever about getting shot while driving, but have less money in a stagnant economy to spend on protecting themselves.

Mexico marks twin anniversaries of deadly quakes

Published On: September 17, 2018 01:30 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

MEXICO, Sept 17: Mexico marks the anniversaries Wednesday of two deadly earthquakes: one that devastated the country last year, claiming 369 lives, and another that killed more than 10,000 people on the same date in 1985.

Slaughtered rhino embodies S.Africa's poaching crisis

Published On: September 14, 2018 07:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

SOUTH AFRICA, Sept 14: The mutilated carcass of a female white rhino, who had given birth just months ago, lay rotting on a hill beside a road that meanders through South Africa's Kruger National Park.

Aiming for zero: cities, companies ramp up climate goals

Published On: September 14, 2018 04:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

UNITED STATES, Sept 14: Zero fossil fuel energy, zero gas-guzzlers on the road, zero waste, zero CO2 emissions -- dozens of cities, regions and companies made "zero" pledges Thursday at a global climate summit in San Francisco.

Belgium presenter's tearful plea on racist attacks goes viral

Published On: September 7, 2018 11:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

BELGIUM, Sept 7: A black woman who presents the weather forecast on a Belgium public broadcaster posted an emotional video Thursday which quickly went viral calling out the torrent of racist abuse she has received since appearing on television.

Saudi Arabia declares online satire punishable offence, with up to 5 years of imprisonment

Published On: September 5, 2018 11:14 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

SAUDI ARABIA, Sept 5: Saudi Arabia will punish online satire that “disrupts public order” with up to five years in prison, the public prosecutor said Tuesday, as the kingdom cracks down on dissent.

Fragile Argentina placing faith in IMF meeting

Published On: September 2, 2018 04:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

ARGENTINA, Sept 2: Argentina's Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne heads to Washington on Monday to thrash out a hastily revised loan deal with the International Monetary Fund to help revive South America's second-largest economy.

United States military to cancel over $300 million in aid to Pakistan

Published On: September 2, 2018 10:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

WASHINGTON DC, Sept 2: The United States military has decided to cancel over $300 million (Rs 2,130 crore) in aid to Pakistan as Islamabad has failed to take action against militant groups, the Pentagon said on Saturday.