26 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

KABUL: At least 26 people were killed and 18 injured in a suicide bombing on Wednesday near a crowd celebrating Nawroz or Persian New Year in Kabul, authorities said.

Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands wins Abel Prize for 2018

OSLO: Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands has been named as the winner of the Abel Prize for 2018 "for his visionary programme connecting representation theory to number theory," the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters said on Tuesday.

Trump wants death penalty for drug traffickers

President Donald Trump has said that he would ask for the death penalty for certain "really bad" convicted drug traffickers and will try to toughen sentencing guidelines in an attempt to fight the opioid epidemic that takes 175 lives per day in the US.

Bodies of 6 victims of Miami bridge collapse recovered

The remains of the six victims who were killed when a pedestrian bridge near the Florida International University here collapsed last week, have been recovered from the rubble, according to authorities.

Sri Lankan President lifts nation-wide Emergency

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday signed a gazette notification to lift a nation-wide state of emergency which was imposed on March 6 following communal riots in Kandy district.

Li Keqiang re-elected as China's Prime Minister

BEIJING: Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Sunday was re-elected for his second five-year term at the ongoing parliament session. Li is the second ranking leader in China after President Xi Jinping who has emerged as the most powerful leader after Mao Zedong.

Porn star violated confidentiality agreement 20 times: Trump's lawyers

Donald Trump's lawyers have claimed that Stormy Daniels, a porn star who alleges of having an affair with the US President, has violated a confidentiality agreement at least 20 times, exposing her to damages of some $20 million, the media reported.

Engineer warned of cracks before Miami bridge collapse

An engineer with the firm that designed the pedestrian bridge near the Florida International University (FIU) here that collapsed killing six people, had warned two days prior to the accident of "some cracking observed on the north end", the media reported.

Six dead in Florida university footbridge collapse

At least six persons have been killed after a footbridge collapsed near Florida International University in Miami, crushing eight vehicles and leaving rescue workers racing to free victims from chunks of concrete and snapped metal.

US Navy jet crashes in Florida, 2 killed

 A US Navy fighter jet has crashed off the coast of Key West, Florida, killing its two crew members, a media report said.

Provincial assembly in Pakistan passes bill to regulate Sikh marriages

LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly in Pakistan on Wednesday unanimously passed the 'Punjab Sikhs Anand Karaj Marriages Act 2017', a legislation that will provide legal status to Sikh marriages in the province.

Seven killed many injured in Lahore blast

LAHORE: At least seven people were killed and over a dozen others injured in a blast on the outskirts of Lahore in Pakistan on Wednesday.

Stephen Hawking dies, world loses its brightest star

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, who shaped modern cosmology and inspired millions despite suffering from a life-threatening condition, died on Wednesday. He was 76.

Porn star offers to return money received from Trump's attorney

American porn star Stormy Daniels has offered to return the $130,000 payment she received from President Donald Trump's attorney in exchange for dissolving a so-called "Hush Agreement", the media reported.

Upto 1,000 children abused in Britain's worst scandal

 Up to 1,000 children could have suffered in Britains worst known abuse scandal, where sex gangs targeted girls as young as 11, since the 1980s, a report revealed.

Nearly half of US arms exports go to Middle East

STOCKHOLM: Nearly half of US arms exports over the past five years have gone to the war-stricken Middle East, with Saudi Arabia consolidating its place as the worlds second biggest importer, a report revealed on Monday.

Shoe thrown at Sharif in Lahore

LAHORE: shoe was hurled at former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at an event here on Sunday, a day after ink was thrown on Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif.

China gives Xi Jinping lifelong rule

BEIJING: In a historic decision, China on Sunday removed the two-term limit on presidency, clearing the decks for the all-powerful President Xi Jinping to rule the world's most populous country for life.

March 8, 2018 declared International Women's Day in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS: The Accenture International Women's Day was celebrated at the Indiana Statehouse here on Friday.

Four killed after standoff in California veterans home

SAN FRANCISCO: Three women and a gunman were found dead at the Veterans Home of California after an hour-long standoff, the media reported.


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