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Attacks on schools have devastated education in Pakistan: HRW
New York [United States], Mar. 27 : Attacks by the Taliban and other militant groups are having a devastating impact on education in Pakistan, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released a day before the Second International Conference on Safe Schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read Full Story

Joe Biden regrets for 'not running for President'
London [U.K.], Mar. 27 : Joe Biden believes he could have won the Presidency in 2016, had he made it through a tough Democratic primary. Read Full Story

Trump to sign executive order undoing Obama's clean power plan
London [U.K.], Mar. 27 : United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order to unveil former president Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said on Sunday, claiming the move would be "pro-growth and pro-environment." Read Full Story

Trump hits out at Freedom Caucus, conservatives for nixing ObamaCare overhaul
Washington D. C. [USA], Mar. 26 : U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized conservative Republicans for nixing the party's ObamaCare overhaul plan, saying, "Democrats are smiling" because the conservatives saved the struggling health care law and Planned Parenthood. Read Full Story

Kansas shooting: Indian-Americans honour Ian Grillot for his heroism with USD 1,00,000 cheque
Houstan [USA], Mar. 26 : Ian Grillot, who was injured while trying to intervene during the Kansas shooting incident that killed Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was felicitated by Indian-Americans community in Houston. Read Full Story

U.S.: One killed, 14 injured after gunman opens fire at Ohio nightclub
Cincinnati [United States], Mar. 26 : At least one person has reportedly been killed and several others injured after a gunman opened fire at Cameo Night Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, local U.S. media reported. Read Full Story

White families with kids live in less diverse areas
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 26 : White families with children typically live in less diverse areas than other racial groups, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Trump not alone: Fans rally after blow to health care bill
London [U.K.], Mar. 26 : United States President Donald Trump hasn't had the best week as it saw him pulling the disputed health care bill and facing FBI charges of a collusion between his White House campaign and Russia. Read Full Story

U.S.-led airstrikes hit ISIS in area where civilian deaths were alleged
London [U.K.], Mar. 26: The U.S. military conducted airstrikes at a location in western Mosul more than a week ago where there were allegations of civilian casualties, U.S. Central Command has said. Read Full Story

U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson to attend rescheduled NATO meeting
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Mar. 26 : The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has rescheduled its upcoming foreign-ministers meeting to accommodate Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after he expressed his inability to attend on the original April 5 date, as reported by The Washington Post. Read Full Story

Trump hosts decorated veterans on 'Medal of Honor Day'
Washington D. C. [USA], Mar. 25 : U.S. President Donald Trump invited several decorated veterans to the White House on Friday to celebrate Medal of Honor Day. Read Full Story

Democrats should take credit for killing AHCA: Sanders
Washington D.C. [United States], Mar. 25 : Independent senator Bernie Sanders has blamed the Democrats for killing the American Health Care Act (AHCA) after it was withdrawn from the House without a vote. Read Full Story

US wants deportation of more than 270 Indian nationals
New Delhi, Mar 25 : : The US authorities have recently informed India that it wants to deport more than 270 Indian nationals living in the country illegally,NDTV reported quoting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Read Full Story

'Obamacare's exploding': Trump blames Democrats for health care bill failure
New York [U.S.A.], Mar. 25 : In his first statement after pulling the health care bill, United States President Donald Trump leaned hard on the Democrats and said that Obamacare was going to "explode." Read Full Story

Trump asks House Republicans to pull health care bill
New York [U.S.A.], Mar. 25 : United States President Donald Trump on Friday asked the House Republicans to pull the heath care bill, a day after he threatened to walk away from health care reform if he didn't get a vote. Read Full Story

U.S.: Indian origin mother-son found murdered in New Jersey home
New Delhi , Mar. 24 : Two Indian nationals, a mother and her six-year-old son, from Andhra Pradesh were found dead in their New Jersey home on Thursday Read Full Story

Trump issues ultimatum: Pass new healthcare or Obamacare stays
New York [U.S.], Mar. 24 : In an attempt to break the resistance of House Republicans refusing to pass the health care bill that is taking a toll on his new administration, President Donald Trump has issued an ultimatum. Read Full Story

White House fence jumper: Secret Service employees expected to face discipline
New York [U.S.], Mar. 24 : Following the security breach incident in which a man gained access to the White House grounds by jumping the fence, at least six Secret Service employees are expected to face disciplinary action. Read Full Story

Pumped up Trump drives a truck
London [U.K.], Mar. 24 : Amid the battle over the health care bill yet to be passed, United States President Donald Trump found time to indulge in some fanfare. Read Full Story

Trump defends his claims; says 'I'm President, you're not'
New York [U.S.A.], Mar. 24 : U.S. President Donald Trump has defended claims he made in his stint as a political leader in an interview given to the Time magazine published on Thursday. Read Full Story

Trump defends budget blueprint by stressing on safety
New Delhi , Mar. 16: Defending his budget blueprint, U.S. Read Full Story

U.S. Defense Sec., Pak army chief discuss defense relationship
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 10 : U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis held a telephonic conversation with Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday to discuss the U.S.-Pak defense relationship. Read Full Story

#SAG2017: Viola Davis gives awe-inspiring acceptance speech
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 30 : 'Fences' star Viola Davis took home the award for best supporting actress at Screen Actors Guild Award and once again delivered a speech that left viewers inspired. Read Full Story

Trump defends Muslim immigration vetting, says move will 'protect U.S from terrorists'
Washington D.C.[US], Jan. 30 : Defending his travel ban on certain Muslim-majority nations which invoked massive outrage and confusion across the globe, President Donald Trump insisted that his decision would protect the United States from terrorists. Read Full Story

Trump ban: Airbnb offers free housing to people barred from flights to U.S.
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 30 : In the wake of U.S President Donald Trump's sweeping immigration order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for at least the next 90 days, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has announced free housing for people left stranded as a result. Read Full Story

Boat carrying at least 28 Chinese tourists missing in Malaysia
New York [USA], Jan. 29 : A boat carrying 31 people, including 28 Chinese tourists, has gone missing off the Malaysian coast on Saturday. Read Full Story

U.S. Judge issues stay order on deportation of people at airports
New York [United States], Jan. 29 : A federal judge in New York has issued a stay order that blocks the deportation of people stranded at the U.S. airports under President Donald Trump's executive orders. Read Full Story

UN agencies hope U.S. will continue protecting those fleeing conflict, persecution
New York [United States], Jan. 29 : The United Nations agencies dealing with global refugee and migration issues have expressed hope that the United States will continue its strong leadership role and long tradition of protecting those who are fleeing conflict and persecution. Read Full Story

Trump, Putin discuss stabilizing ties, says Moscow
New York [USA], Jan. 29 : Moscow has said that Russian President Vladimir in a phone call to U.S. President Donald Trump talked about stabilizing the relationship between the two nations along with several other subjects. Read Full Story

Trump suspends admission of all refugees for 120 days
Washington(D.C.)[US], Jan. 28: US President Donald Trump signed an order to suspend admission of all refugees for 120 days while a new system is put in place to tighten vetting for those from predominantly Muslim countries, adding that preference would be given to Christians. Read Full Story

Trump suspends U.S. refugee programme, entry from seven Muslim countries
Washington [United States],jan 28 ANI: President Donald Trump has signed an executive orde to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough new controls on travellers from seven Muslim countries. Read Full Story

Mark Zuckerberg expresses concern over Trump's immigration orders
New York [United States], Jan. 28 : Criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees, Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg has expressed his concern on this decision. Read Full Story

U.S. Defense Secretary orders review of Air Force One, F-35 fighter jet program
New York [United States], Jan. 28 : The Pentagon has said in a statement that the U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has ordered reviews of the new Air Force One presidential aircraft and F-35 fighter jet programs. Read Full Story

Christian women under terror grip in Pakistan
New York [USA], Jan. 28 : A Muslim NGO called Movement for Solidarity and Peace has revealed that around 700 women are abducted, raped and forced into Islamic marriages every year. Read Full Story

Trump signs executive action to keep 'radical Islamic terrorists' out of U.S.
New York [USA], Jan. 28 : U.S President Donald Trump has signed two executive actions, including one limiting the flow of refugees into the country by instituting "extreme vetting" of immigrants. Read Full Story

After cancelled meeting, Trump talks to Mexican Prez on phone
Washington D. C. [USA], Jan. 28 : A day after Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto cancelled a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump after renewed tensions over the border wall, the two leaders held a conversation over phone on Friday. Read Full Story

Trump accepts Queen's invitation for visit to UK
New York [USA], Jan. 28 : British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that U.S. President Donald Trump will make a state visit to the United Kingdom as he accepted an invitation conveyed from Queen Elizabeth for a visit later this year. Read Full Story

Pak, Afghan visa applicants to face extreme selection: Trump
Washington (D.C.), Jan. 27 : US President Donald Trump has indicated that both Pakistan and Afghanistan will be among the countries whose citizens will have to go through an extreme selection process before entering the United States. Read Full Story

Trump for 20 pc tax on imports from Mexico to pay for wall
New York [USA], Jan. 27 : U.S. President Donald Trump has decided he will seek to pay for the wall on the southern border with Mexico by imposing a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico and as part of a larger comprehensive tax reform plan. Read Full Story

Senior administration of U.S. State Department resigns after Trump takes office
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 27 : The entire senior level of management officials at the U.S. State Department has resigned, part of an ongoing mass exodus of senior foreign service officers who don't want to work under the Donald Trump administration. Read Full Story

Mexican President Nieto cancels meeting with Donald Trump
Washington(D.C.) [U.S.], Jan. 26: Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday canceled a meeting with United States President Donald Trump that had been set for Tuesday after renewed tensions over latter's plan to build a wall on the border. Read Full Story

Better to cancel our meeting, Trump tells Mexican President
Washington (D.C.) [US], Jan. 26: President Donald Trump on Thursday said that it would be better to cancel his scheduled meeting later this month with the Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto if latter continues with refusal to pay for a wall on the border. Read Full Story

Trump administration reviews EPA website in connection with climate change
Washington (D.C.) [U.S.], Jan. 26 : The Donald Trump administration is examining the Environmental Protection Agency's website to determine which information should remain, thereby underscoring concerns that climate change and other scientific data might be removed. Read Full Story

Trump administration calls for review on use of CIA 'black site' prisons
Washington(D.C.)[US], Jan. 26: An executive order drafted by the Donald Trump administration called for a policy review that could authorize the CIA to reopen lack site prisons overseas and potentially restart an interrogation program that was dismantled in 2009 after using methods widely condemned as torture. Read Full Story

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence appoints Andrea Thompson as his NSA
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan.26 : United States Vice-President Mike Pence has announced the appointment of (Retd.) Colonel Andrea Thompson as his National Security Advisor (NSA). Read Full Story

Trump signs executive order enabling construction of wall on U.S.-Mexico border
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 26 : American President Donald Trump on Thursday signed what the White House has described as executive orders that will enable construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, boosting border patrol forces and ordering an increase in deportations of undocumented or illegal immigrants. Read Full Story

Zardari urges Trump to seize opportunity missed by Obama administration
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 25 : Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to appoint a high-level envoy to South Asia to underscore American leadership in the region and seize an opportunity missed by the previous Barack Obama administration to coordinate a top-level response to the regional terrorist threat. Read Full Story

UN chief pledges commitment to achieving world free of nuclear weapons
New York [United States], Jan. 25 : Asserting that disarmament can play an important role in ending existing conflicts and preventing the outbreak of new strife, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has pledged to actively pursue the abolition of all weapons of mass destruction and the strict regulation of conventional weapons. Read Full Story

Trump advance construction of controversial oil pipelines Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 25 : United States President Donald Trump has advanced the construction of the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines through executive orders. Read Full Story

Nikki Haley confirmed as new U.S. envoy to UN
Washington [United States], Jan.25 : South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the country's next ambassador to the United Nations. Read Full Story

Senate confirms Nikki Haley as new U.S. envoy to United Nations
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 25 : The U.S. Senate has approved the name of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as the country's next ambassador to the United Nations. Read Full Story

Comey to continue as FBI Director under Trump administration
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 25 : Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James B. Comey has reportedly said that he has been asked to stay in his post. Read Full Story

South China Sea: China urges U.S. to be 'prudent with words and actions'
Beijing [China], Jan. 25 : Responding to latest remarks by Washington over the South China Sea, China urged the United States to be prudent in words and actions to avoid causing disruptions to the peace and stability of the region. Read Full Story

Zardari urges Trump to seize opportunity missed by Obama administration
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 25 : Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to appoint a high-level envoy to South Asia to underscore American leadership in the region and seize an opportunity missed by the previous Barack Obama administration to coordinate a top-level response to the regional terrorist threat. Read Full Story

Blacks more exposed to family deaths than Whites
Washington D.C. [USA] Jan 24. : According to a new study, African-Americans are more likely to lose family members when compared to White family members, because of more number of racial disparities in exposure and timing of family member deaths. Read Full Story

Choice key to understanding gene-environment correlation, says study
Washington D.C. [USA] Jan 24. : Do you use online media for conveying things on social media? Do you use online media for gaming? Then the usage of your online media could be influenced by your genes. Read Full Story

Synthetic chemicals are agents of change, danger: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] Jan 24. : The steady rise in the manufacture and release of synthetic chemicals are showing drastic changes in our environment. But why they are still ignored by global change assessments? Read Full Story

Tillerson gets U.S Senate committee's approval for secretary of state
Washington D.C. [United States], The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the name of Rex Tillerson for the post of secretary of state and sent his nomination to the full Senate. Read Full Story

U.S. Senate confirms Pompeo as President Trump's CIA director
New York [United States], Jan. 24 : The Senate has approved the name of Mike Pompeo as the new Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director. Read Full Story

President Trump signs order withdrawing from TPP
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 24 : U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive action to withdraw from the negotiating process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) bringing his election rhetoric on trade into action. Read Full Story


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