Apple served with search warrant over Texas church shooting

SAN FRANCISCO: Luxury US tech-giant Apple has been served with a search warrant for access to an iPhone SE which was used by the gunman who killed 27 people in a Texas church, the media reported.

Germany puts blanket ban on smartwatches for kids

BERLIN: Germany's telecommunications regulator has announced a blanket ban on smartwatches for children over privacy concerns and asked parents to destroy the ones already purchased.

US military reports 20,348 sexual assaults in 4 years

WASHINGTON: The US military has reported a total of 20,348 sexual assaults from 2013 to 2016 at the country's defence installations around the world, the Pentagon said in a new report.

6.9-magnitude quake strikes southern China

LHASA:  An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.9 hit Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, in the early hours of Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea

SINGAPORE: Singapore has suspended all trade ties with North Korea as the UN and the US seek tougher measures against Pyongyang, an official notice said on Friday.

Two days conference to implement 'Mool Nanakshahi Calender' held at Sikh religious society, Illions Gurdawara

CHICAGO, IL: Sikh Religious Society hosted a two-day conference on November 11 & 12, 2017 at the Sikh Gurdwara in Palatine, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, to implement "Mool Nanakshahi Calendar."

US Police arrested Amritsar resident for murder of Punjab youth Dharampreet Jassar

WASHINGTON:  United States Police has arrested 21-year-old Armitraj Singh Athwal, an Indian-origin man hailing from Amritsar in Punjab who believed to be one of the two robbers who fired multiple shots at Dharampreet Singh Jassar a youth of Punjab working at a grocerry store in California state.

Visually challenged Indian woman says locked up in Munich airport lounge

NEW DELHI:  Visually challenged gender activist Nidhi Goyal has blamed global airline major Lufthansa of insensitivity and apathy, alleging that she was "locked up" inside the passenger carrier's disability assistance lounge at Munich airport while waiting for her flight to Mumbai.

Zimbabwe awaits next steps after military takeover

HARARE: Zimbabwe remained in political limbo a day-and-a-half after the military takeover that appears to have put an end to Robert Mugabe's 37-year grip on power.

Trump picks ghost hunter to be federal judge

WASHINGTON: One of US President Donald Trump's judicial nominees is a ghost hunter who has written several novellas about paranormal activities.

House Democrats demand Trump impeachment hearings

WASHINGTON: A small group of House Democrats have introduced articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump. Representative Steve Cohen told a press conference on Wednesday that five other Democrats have signed his resolution to introduce five articles of impeachment against the President, Xinhua news agency reported.

Australians decisively support same-sex marriage

CANMERRA: Australians have voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in a historic non-binding poll. The vote showed 61.6 per cent of people favour allowing same-sex couples to wed, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said, BBC reported on Wednesday.

US Senate committee questions Trump's nuclear authority

WASHINGTON: For the first time in over 40 years, the Congress has examined a US President's authority to launch a nuclear attack. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing was titled Authority to Order the Use of Nuclear Weapons, BBC reported on Tuesday.

5 killed in multiple shootings in US; gunman shot dead

LOS ANGELES: At least five persons were killed following shootings at multiple locations in Tehama County in Northern California in the US, including an elementary school where at least two children were wounded.

Non-bailable arrest warrants issued against Pakistan Finance Minister

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court here on Tuesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for his prolonged absence from court proceedings relating to a corruption case.

US appeals court partly reinstates Trump's travel ban

WASHINGTON: An appeals court has allowed President Donald Trump's latest travel restrictions to partly take effect, ruling that the government can bar entry of people from six majority-Muslim countries with no ties to the US.

Over 400 killed in Iran earthquake near Iraqi border

TEHRAN: Over 400 people were killed and thousands injured when a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq, damaging hundreds of buildings and causing massive destruction. The death toll could rise, officials warned on Monday.

Modi attends 31st Asean Summit opening ceremony

MANILA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attended the opening ceremony of the 31st Asean Summit here in which a musical version of the Indian epic, the Ramayana, was performed.

134 killed in powerful earthquake near Iran-Iraq border

TEHRAN: At least 134 people were killed and over thousands others injured after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck an area near the Iran-Iraq border, media reports said on Monday.

Modi arrives in Philippines for Asean, East Asia summits

MANILA:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived here on a three-day visit to the Philippines to attend the India-Asean and the East Asia summits.