Russian ex-policeman gets second life term for 56 murders

MOSCOW: A Russian court on Monday sentenced a former policeman, described as the country's "most prolific mass murderer in modern time", to a second life imprisonment for committing 56 murders, while he is already serving one for killing 22 women, the media reported.

South, North Korea to talk on co-hosting 2032 Summer Olympics

SEOUL: South Korea and North Korea have agreed to hold working-level talks this week on sports cooperation, including the co-hosting of the 2032 Summer Olympics, Seoul's Unification Ministry said Monday.

Macron to hold crisis meeting over 'yellow vest' protests

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with business leaders and trade unions on Monday after a fourth weekend of the violent "gilets jaunes," or "yellow vest" nationwide protests that have challenged his grip on power.

Google announces 'Journalism AI' project

LONDON: To help news industry use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in more innovative ways, Google has announced a partnership with Polis, the international journalism think-tank at London School of Economics and Political Science, to create "Journalism AI".

Trump signs two-week spending bill to avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has signed a two-week spending bill to extend federal government funding, averting a partial shutdown and delaying an expected partisan fight over the proposed border wall.

We are still in the game, insists Harris

ADELAIDE: Despite India making inroads on the second day of the opening cricket Test here, debutant Australian opener Marcus Harris insisted they are still in the game.

Paris tourist sites to close amid protest fears

PARIS:  Tourist sites, including the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower, in Paris will be closed over the weekend amid fears of further street violence due to "yellow vests" anti-government protests.

We're not your 'hired gun' anymore, Imran Khan tells US

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused the US of "pushing Pakistan away" and said he would never want to have a relation with Washington where his country is treated like a "hired gun".

We're not your 'hired gun' anymore, Imran Khan tells US

ISLAMABAD:  Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused the US of "pushing Pakistan away" and said he would never want to have a relation with Washington where his country is treated like a "hired gun".

US trade deficit hits 10-year high

WASHINGTON:  US trade deficit widened for a fifth consecutive month and reached a 10-year high in October, according to data from the Commerce Department.

Mueller poised to reveal new details on Russia probe

WASHINGTON: Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team could reveal new details in its ongoing probe into possible Russian collusion on Friday due to court filing deadlines involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former lawyer Michael Cohen.

India tried to politicize Kartarpur border opening: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that India gave a "political colour" to his gesture of opening the Kartarpur border and called it "unfortunate".

Rattan Lal honoured with Glinka World Soil Prize 2018

ROME: Rattan Lal, a distinguished university professor of soil science at the Ohio State University, has won the Glinka World Soil Prize 2018 in a ceremony at the Rome headquarters of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for his outstanding contribution to sustainable soil management.

Afghan poll watchdog invalidates votes cast in Kabul constituency

KABUL:  Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) has invalidated all votes cast during the October 20 parliamentary elections in Kabul constituency, officials said on Thursday.

Indian-origin gay man found guilty of killing wife for lover

LONDON: An Indian-origin gay pharmacist in the UK has been found guilty of murdering his wife by strangling her in order to start a new life with his boyfriend in Australia.

Mueller seeks no jail time for Trump's former NSA

WASHINGTON:  US special counsel Robert Mueller has told a federal court that President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn gave "substantial assistance" to the Russia investigation and should not get jail time.

Just 1 hour on treadmill can boost metabolism for 2 days: Study

NEW YORK:  A single workout session consisting of three 20-minute treadmill runs could activate neurons that are important regulators of blood glucose levels and energy balance as well as influence metabolism for up to two days, says a study over mice.

UK ministers battle to win over rebel MPs on Brexit deal

 LONDON: UK ministers were set to battle on Wednesday in an attempt to win over rebel MPs on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, a day after the government suffered three parliamentary defeats on key votes.

2015 Paris attack: French team in Kochi

KOCHI:  A team of French police officers has arrived here possibly to question an Indian prisoner who has been linked to the 2015 Paris terror attack that left 130 people dead, a Kerala intelligence official said on Wednesday.

No oil will go through Persian Gulf if US targets Iranian sales: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Accusing the US of trying to push India away from Iran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Washington cannot stop Tehran from exporting oil and warned that no crude will be exported from the Persian Gulf if Iranian oil sales were blocked.


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