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235 killed in Egypt mosque attack

CAIRO:  At least 235 people were killed and 109 others injured in a gory terror attack on a mosque in Egypt's northern Sinai region on Friday, reported state media, making it one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in the country.

Hafiz freed in Pakistan, vows to fight for Kashmir

LAHORE: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, accused by India and the US of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai massacre, was on Friday freed after 10 months of house arrest here and vowed to continue the "jihad" for Jammu and Kashmir's "independence".

Indian man jailed for robbery in Singapore

SINGAPORE:  An Indian man has been jailed for over four years and 20 weeks for robbing an Indian jeweller of cash and valuables worth 43,000 Singapore dollars.

New Zimbabwe President thanks public, military for support

HARARE: Zimbabwe's incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday thanked Zimbabweans and the military for their support.

Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan court on Wednesday ordered the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, blamed for the horrific 2008 Mumbai terror attack, from house arrest that began in January this year.

Veteran journalist Charlie Rose fired over sexual harassment

NEW YORK: CBS News and American public broadcaster PBS have fired Charlie Rose after eight women came forward accusing the veteran TV journalist of sexual harassment, a media report said.

Indian-origin female officer jailed for maid abuse in Singapore

SINGAPORE:  An Indian-origin former army Warrant Officer was sentenced to four months and three weeks in jail on Monday for abusing and beating her Indian maid.

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.

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