China's support for coal erodes clean energy leadership: IEEFA

NEW DELHI:  China's continued support for coal power across Asia erodes its clean energy leadership, US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Tuesday.

China announces anti-dumping duties on chemical from India, Japan

BEIJING:China's Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday that it has decided to impose anti-dumping duties on ortho dichlorobenzene (ODCB) imported from India and Japan from Wednesday.

Mexico pipeline blast toll reaches 91

MEXICO CITY:  The death toll from the explosion of a gasoline pipeline in Mexico's Hidalgo state, has increased to 91, an official said.

Russian singer cancels US tour after not reaching testimony deal with Mueller, Congress

WASHINGTON:  A Russian singer who initiated the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with US President Donald Trump's campaign members, has cancelled his upcoming tour to America after failing to reach a testimony deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Congress.

Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims in two years

WASHINGTON: Two years after taking the oath of office, US President Donald Trump has made 8,158 false or misleading claims, according to The Washington Post's database.

11 dead after 2 ships catch fire in Kerch Strait off Russia coast, 15 Indians among crew

MOSCOW: Two ships carrying Indian, Turkish and Libyan crew members have caught fire in the Kerch Strait separating Crimea from Russia, killing at least 11 persons, media reports said on Tuesday.

Afghanistan launches polio vaccination in high-risk districts

KABUL: The Afghan Public Health Ministry on Monday launched a polio vaccination campaign in 179 high-risk districts.

Pakistan's ex-PM Raja Pervez Ashraf to be indicted on Feb 8

ISLAMABAD:  An accountability court here will indict former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and other accused in the rental power projects case on February 8, the media reported.

Only 13% of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions appropriate: Study

NEW YORK: Researchers have found that only 13 per cent of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions were appropriate.

May seeks to break Brexit deadlock with 'Plan B'

LONDON:  UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to present her Brexit Plan-B on Monday in a desperate attempt to overturn last week's humiliating Commons defeat and convince Tory Brexiteers to support her withdrawal deal with the EU.

Imran Khan to embark on 2-day Qatar visit

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a two-day visit to Qatar from Monday at the invitation of the country's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.

Tulsi Gabbard doesn't regret 2017 meeting with Assad

WASHINGTON: Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu Congresswoman, has said that she does not regret her 2017 meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has been accused of using chemical weapons to attack civilians in his country's years-long civil war.

Book by ex-staffer claims White House is 'out of control'

WASHINGTON:  A book written by a former White House staffer has described back-stabbing and duplicity within the West Wing and claimed that it was "out of control".

Mexico pipeline blast toll reaches 85

MEXICO CITY: The death toll from the explosion of a gasoline pipeline in Mexicos Hidalgo state, has increased to 85, officials said.

Pakistan probes alleged extrajudicial police killings

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities on Sunday launched an investigation into the death of four people who were allegedly shot dead by counter-terrorism police in a shootout.

Trump's compromise bid to end government shutdown shot down by Democrats

NEW YORK: With an eye on political moderates, President Donald Trump has offered to bargain temporary status for nearly a million illegal immigrants for the $5.7 million he wants in the budget for his border wall, but the deal to end the partial government shutdown was shot down by the Democratic Party leadership.

Thousands march across US to protest against Trump

WASHINGTON: Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Washington D.C. and in nearly 300 other US cities in the third annual Women's March to protest against the policies of President Donald Trump and to stand up for women's rights.

Guterres expresses doubt in enabling India-Pakistan dialogue

UNITED NATIONS:  Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed doubts about his efficacy in enabling talks between India and Pakistan but said he hoped that given their importance they would enter into a meaningful dialogue.

George W. Bush delivers pizza to unpaid Secret Service personnel

WASHINGTON:  Former US President George W. Bush delivered pizzas to his unpaid Secret Service personnel and called for the partial government shutdown to end.

Mueller disputes report that Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress

WASHINGTON:  Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has disputed a BuzzFeed News story as "not accurate", after the outlet reported that President Donald Trump had directed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.


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