China welcomes Modi, Khan exchanging greetings

BEIJING: China on Monday welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan exchanging greetings amid heightened tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

Democrat Senator calls Trump coward

 Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, speaking outside a Trump-branded high-rise in Manhattan, launched an attack on President Donald Trump, calling him a "coward" and the building bearing his name "a shrine to greed, division and vanity".

Thailand votes in 1st elections after 2014 coup

BANGKOK: Thailand went to the polls on Sunday to vote in the first general elections after incumbent Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha came to power following a bloodless coup in 2014.

China chemical blast toll increases to 64

BEIJING: The death toll from an explosion in a chemical plant in China's Jiangsu province increased to 64 on Saturday while 28 people still remain missing, authorities said.

Tired public needs Brexit decision: Theresa May

LONDON:  British Prime Minister Theresa May has told the public she is "on their side", laying the blame for the delay to Brexit squarely with MPs.

New Zealand outlaws assault rifles

WELLIGTON:  Military style semi-automatic weapons (MSSA) and assault rifles are to be banned in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday, a week after 50 people were massacred in two mosques by an Australian man.

2 Indians, 1 Pakistani steal 900 juice boxes in Dubai

DUBAI:  Two Indians and a Pakistani have been charged with stealing 900 juice boxes from a food catering company in Dubai, the media reported on Tuesday.

US to begin accepting new H1-B visa petitions

WASHINGTON:  The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would start accepting new H1-B visa petitions for the fiscal year 2020 starting April 1, the media reported.

Japan to ban parents from physically punishing kids

TOKYO:  The Japanese government on Tuesday approved a plan to revise the child abuse prevention law and institute changes to legally prohibit parents and guardians from physically punishing children.

China calls 2008 Mumbai terror attack 'notorious'

BEIJING: China has described as "one of the most notorious terror attacks" the 2008 Mumbai killings for which Pakistan was blamed.

Many injured in Dutch shooting, attacker flees

UTRECHT: Many people were injured on Monday in shooting in the Dutch town of Utrecht, police said.

New Zealand to reform gun laws in 10 days

 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday said the country's existing gun laws will be reformed within the next 10 days, adding that her Cabinet has "completely unified" in the decision that comes in the wake of the March 15 shootings that were carried out by a "lone gunman" at two mosques in Christchurch.

Indonesia floods, landslides toll reaches 77

The death toll from flash floods and landslides in Indonesia's Papua province has increased to 77, authorities said on Monday.

Christchurch was 'lone wolf' attack

CHRISTCHURCH: The man charged for Friday's twin mosque attacks in this New Zealand city is believed to have acted alone. Three others arrested were not involved, police said.

Trump issues 1st veto over border emergency

WASHINTON:  US President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting a legislation to overturn his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the country's Mexican border, insisting that the situation on the southern frontier amounted to a threat to Americans' safety.

UNITED SIKHS Condemn New Zealand Terror Attack

NEW ZEALAND: The Christchurch massacre, which has left at least 49 people dead and 20 injured on Friday, March 15 in New Zealand's city Christchurch in two targeted mass shootings at mosques. The terrorist left a 74-page manifesto explaining his reasoning for attacking these mosques.

Christchurch killing: Indian kin still await news

More than 24 hour after the terror attack at two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city, a man from Hyderabad remains missing while another who was shot at is recovering.

New Zealand PM shows solidarity to Muslim community

 A day after 49 people were killed in the horrific Christchurch mosques shootings, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday showed solidarity to the Muslim community, saying "this is not the New Zealand people know".

49 killed in New Zealand mosques massacre

At least 49 people were killed when gunmen said to be whites opened indiscriminate fire at two mosques in Christchurch city on Friday in what a shocked New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said was a terror attack.

4 held for New Zealand mosques shootings

Four people were arrested on Friday after two gunmen opened fire at two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city, with the police saying that there were "multiple fatalities".


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