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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

'No indication' Trump will stop Russia investigation: Sean Spicer
New York [USA], Jan. 24 : White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said that President Donald Trump has yet not given any orders or indications to stop investigations into Russia's alleged role in interfering with the U.S. presidential election. Read Full Story

UN Secretary-General approves updated UN whistleblower protection policy
New York [United States], Jan. 24 : United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has approved an updated UN whistleblower policy, and has made it a priority for the organisation to have a whistleblower protection policy that meets the highest possible standards. Read Full Story

Jared Kushner to meet PM Trudeau's cabinet in Canada
New York [USA], Jan. 24 : Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and one of his top advisors, will meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet. Read Full Story

Afghanistan: UN-backed $550 million aid plan aims to reach 5.7 million people
New York [United States], Jan. 24 : A newly-launched United Nations-backed humanitarian response plan for Afghanistan is seeking $550 million in 2017 to support the most vulnerable and marginalized population of the conflict-torn country. Read Full Story

Donald Trump orders freeze in federal hiring
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 23 : U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday issued an executive order to freeze federal hiring. Read Full Story

More than one million march against Trump in U.S.
New York [USA], Jan. 22 : More than a million Americans took to the streets of the United States to protest Donald Trump the day after his inauguration, excluding the many thousands of people who took part in the main event -The Women's March on Washington - for which there was no official crowd estimate. Read Full Story

White House slams media for 'deliberate false reporting' on attendance at Trump's inauguration
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 22 : White House press secretary Sean Spicer has slammed the media for their reports regarding the attendance at President Donald Trump's inauguration, saying that it was a deliberate false reporting. Read Full Story

Trump's son-in-law name cleared to serve as senior White House adviser
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 22 : United States President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner's name has been cleared by the Justice Department to serve in the White House. Read Full Story

Trump admin asks National Park Service to stop tweets for weekend
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 22 : Representatives from the new Trump administration has asked the Interior Department's digital team to temporarily stop using Twitter after the National Park Service retweeted a few tweets that negatively compared the crowd sizes at Obama's 2009 inauguration to Donald Trump's inauguration. Read Full Story

Women's March: Protests erupt across the globe on Trump's first day as President
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 21 : Women across the globe have joined hands in a massive gesture in marching out against the incoming administration in the United States, with Donald Trump's first full day as the 45th U.S. President. Read Full Story

First lady wears Herve Pierre's off-shoulder dress at inaugural ball
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 21 : For Friday night's inaugural ball, the First lady Melania Trump was seen draped in a beautiful white off-the-shoulder column gown with a sculptural organza ruffle and red belt designed by none other than Herve Pierre. Read Full Story

Yes! Trump decorates Oval office with Gold drapes
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 21 : Known for enjoying gold accents and features in interior decorating, President Donald Trump has redecorated his new office with heavy gold drapes. Read Full Story

HRW urges Bangladesh government to disband RAB
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Jan. 21 : Following the Narayanganj seven-murder verdict in which several members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) were convicted, New York-based rights body the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Bangladeshi government to take immediate steps to disband the elite force and replace it with a rights respecting force. Read Full Story

President Trump signs executive order to repeal Obamacare
Washington [USA], Jan. 21 : U.S. President Donald Trump on his first day in the Oval Office signed an executive order declaring that the official policy of his administration will be o seek the prompt repeal of Obamacare. Read Full Story

President Trump committed to eliminating 'unnecessary' Climate Action Plan: White House website
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 21 : The newly updated White House website that now belongs to the Donald Trump administration says that President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan, the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama's climate legacy. Read Full Story

Senate confirms Kelly as President Trump's secretary of homeland security
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 21 : John F. Kelly's name has been approved by the Senate as President Donald Trump's secretary of homeland security. Read Full Story

President Trump signs first bill into law, clears way for his defense secretary
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 21 : White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that President Donald Trump has signed his first bill into law that would allow retired General James Mattis to serve as defense secretary by waiving the legal requirement that he be out of the military for seven years before doing so. Read Full Story

Nearly 100 protestors arrested as Trump takes charge as 45th U.S. President
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 21 : Police have arrested nearly 100 protestors after they smashed windows, damaged cars and threw rocks at them near Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony on Friday. Read Full Story

Tear gas used at anti-Trump protest in Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 21 : Violent protests had erupted a mile from the spot where Donald Trump gave his inaugural address on Friday. Read Full Story

Pope Francis wishes Trump after being sworn in as 45th U.S. President
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 21 : Pope Francis has sent his greetings to Donald Trump after he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday. Read Full Story

Taiwan President congratulates Trump after being sworn in as 45th U.S. President
Washington D.C. [United States], Jan. 21 : Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has congratulated Donald Trump after he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday, a move which is likely to infuriate China. Read Full Story


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