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Pak origin Canadian Senator robbed in Islamabad
Islamabad [Pakistan], April 26 : A Canadian Senator of Pakistani origin was allegedly robbed in Islamabad. The police have lodged a complaint against two unidentified men. Read Full Story

Man reacts calmly even after seeing his girlfriend sleeping with someone else
London [UK], April 26 : Generally, when a guy sees his girlfriend sleeping with someone else, he yells, fights and creates a scene out of it, but unlike this, a US citizen reacted calmly in a bizarre way. Read Full Story

Ansari leaves for Poland after concluding visit to Armenia
Yeravan [Armenia],Apr 26 :Vice President Hamid Ansari left for Poland for the second and final leg of his two-nation visit after concluding his three-day trip to Armenia on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Trump slams US' Ninth Circuit court over travel ban, sanctuary cities order
New Delhi , April 26 : Unhappy with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit order against his policies on travel ban and sanctuary cities, President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to fight against the order in the Supreme Court. Read Full Story

Guess what! Serena Williams revealed pregnancy by accident
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 26 : World number one Serena Williams, who is expecting her first child with American internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, has said that she revealed her pregnancy by accident, after mistakenly uploading a photograph on Snapchat. Read Full Story

Nepal opposition obstructs parliament proceedings
Kathmandu [Nepal], April 26 : Nepal's main opposition party, the CPN-UML (Communist Party of Nepal- Unified Marxist Leninist), continued to stall proceedings in parliament for the second consecutive day on Wednesday in protest against the government's decision to increase the number of local levels in 11 districts. Read Full Story

China launches first indigenously built aircraft carrier, to be commissioned before 2020
Dalian [China], April 26 : China on Wednesday launched its second aircraft carrier and, the first to be developed and built indigenously from the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province. Read Full Story

Pak denies India consular access to Jadhav again
Islamabad [Pakistan], April 26 : Pakistan on Wednesday again denied India consular access to former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who was awarded a death sentence by Islamabad military court for alleged espionage activities. Read Full Story

California judge blocks Trump order to withhold federal funds for sanctuary cities
New York [USA], Apr. 26 : A California judge has blocked US President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to withhold federal funds to "sanctuary cities", the communities that have refused to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials after detaining illegal immigrants. Read Full Story

Will Smith to star in Ang Lee's 'Gemini Man'
Los Angeles [USA], Apr 26 : Looks like Will Smith is all set to fight himself in Ang Lee's 'Gemini Man'. Read Full Story

UCWeb's 'Super 1000' outlines detailed guidelines for 'We-Media Platform' users
New Delhi , Apr 26 : UCWeb has outlined detailed guidelines for writers and content creators to join the 'Super 1000' Program launched in March 2017. Read Full Story

Govt. offered me money to back down from Panama case: Imran Khan
Peshawar [Pakistan], Apr 26 : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has accused the Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) regime of offering him Rs10 billion to back down from the Panamagate case. Read Full Story

`Pregger` Serena vows to make a come back
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 26 : World number one Serena Williams, who is expecting her first child with American internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, has vowed to return to the court after embracing motherhood, with her baby hopefully cheering for her in the stands. Read Full Story

Karachi: Female militant facilitator, daughter killed in paramilitary force operation
Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 26 : Three militants believed to be associated with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat (TTS) and Jundullah, a female facilitator and her five-year-old daughter were killed in a paramilitary force operation in Karachi's Urdu Bazaar area. Read Full Story

Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' secures 2018 release date
New Delhi , Apr 26 : After giving fans a visual treat with movies like 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Moonrise Kingdom,' director Wes Anderson is back with his new project 'Isle of Dogs'. Read Full Story

Bangladesh: Operation underway at 'militant den' in Chapainawabganj
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Apr 26 : Security forces cordoned off a one-storied house at Chapainawabganj's Shibganj upazila in Bangladesh this morning after suspecting the presence of a militant hideout. Read Full Story

Most religious people 'morally uncomfortable' with reproductive techs
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 26 : As new and more effective human reproductive genetic technologies (RGTs) develop, religious people are likelier to disapprove of these tools than nonreligious people, a new Rice University study found. Read Full Story

Dawn leaks report to be submitted to PM Sharif today
Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr 26 : Pakistan's Ministry of Interior said has received the Dawn leaks report which will be submitted to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today. Read Full Story

Gareth Bale set to miss CL semi-final with calf injury
Cardiff [U.K], Apr 26 : In a major setback for Real Madrid, striker Gareth Bale has been ruled out of his side's Champions League semi-final clash against Atletico Madrid, after tests revealed a tear to his left calf. Read Full Story

Only I can tell my story: Madonna slams her biopic
New Delhi , Apr 26 : A day after it was announced that a biopic named 'Blond Ambition' on Madonna's life in New York is in works, the singer finally took to the social media to show her displeasure about the project. Read Full Story

Sri Lankan Prime Minister to meet PM Modi today
New Delhi , Apr 26 : Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe, who arrived in the national capital yesterday on a five-day visit, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hold bilateral talks today. Read Full Story

US' THAAD equipment installation underway in South Korea
Seoul/Seongju [South Korea], April 26 : The U.S. troops in South Korea began installing the equipment for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), an advanced missile defense system. Read Full Story

Costa's brace inspires Chelsea to 4-2 PL win over Southampton
London [U.K], Apr 26 : Diego Costa ended his recent goal drought as he scored two goals to guide Chelsea to a 4-2 win over Southampton in their Premier League clash against Southampton at Stamford Bridge here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Jeff Goldblum officially joins 'Jurassic World' sequel
Los Angeles [USA], Apr 26 : 'Life always finds a way' and looks like, it finally has. Read Full Story

Russian airline representatives justify policing of overweight female flight crew
Moscow [Russia], Apr 26 : Representatives of the Russian airline Aeroflot have said that it is reasonable for the female flight attendants to face financial penalties if they are deemed overweight. Read Full Story

Google Doodle celebrates Cassini spacecraft's 'Grand Finale' mission
London [UK], Apr 26 : As NASA's Cassini Spacecraft enters its final dive, called 'The Grand Finale', into orbiting Saturn's moon, Titan, Google commemorates the occasion by making a special Doodle. Read Full Story

Caitlyn Jenner doesn't regret voting for Donald Trump
New York [USA], Apr 26 : Even after Donald Trump's controversial policies on LGBT issues, US Olympian Caitlyn Jenner does not regret her decision to vote for him. Read Full Story

Pakistan: 14 killed as landmine blast hits van in Kurram
Peshawar [Pakistan], Apr 26 : At least 14 people were killed when a passenger vehicle hit an anti-tank mine in Gudar area of Central Kurram Agency early Tuesday. Read Full Story

India's outsized coal plans put Paris climate goals at risk
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 26 : India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to construct nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, according to University of California, Irvine and CoalSwarm researchers. Read Full Story

Washington D.C. to conduct 'full scale' terror attack drill today
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 26 : Law enforcement officials across six cities in Washington, DC, metropolitan area on Wednesday will conduct a full scale drill to prepare for terror attacks. Read Full Story

NASA looks at newly formed Tropical Depression 3W in 3-D
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 26 : Tropical Depression 03W formed in the Pacific Ocean west of Guam on April 24, 2017, and data from the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM core satellite was used to look at the storm in 3-D. Read Full Story

Rod Rosenstein set to be next U.S. Deputy Attorney General
New York [U.S.], Apr. 26 : After a 94-6 Senate vote, Rod Rosenstein was confirmed to be the next deputy attorney general. Read Full Story

Canada outsmarted American politicians for years: Trump
New York [U.S.], Apr. 26 : In a surprising move, especially after the recent pleasant diplomatic exchange between the two neighbours, President Donald Trump trained his guns on Canada saying the nation has been very rough on the United States. Read Full Story

Trudeau reveals his father's 'influence' cleared own brother's marijuana charges
London [U.K.], Apr. 26 : With the Canadian government officially confirming its plans to legalise marijuana with an addendum that it will not include a blanket pardon for those with past pot convictions, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted that his late brother was once charged with marijuana possession and that their father's connections and intervention helped in making the charges go away. Read Full Story

Buckle up! Uber to launch 'flying cars' by 2020
New York [U.S.], Apr. 26 : Uber is literally aiming for the skies as the tech company announced that it has struck partnerships with the cities of Dallas and Dubai to demonstrate a network of flying cars by 2020. Read Full Story

Beyonce to offer college scholarships for female students
New York [U.S.], Apr. 26 : In honor of the one-year anniversary of her iconic Lemonade album, pop star Beyonce has announced four college scholarships. Read Full Story

Berlin: Ivanka Trump booed for defending her father
New York [U.S.], Apr. 26 : Upon defending her father at a women's panel in Berlin and trying to portray him as a committed individual to women's issues, the U.S. President's daughter Ivanka Trump was met with boos and hisses by the attendees. Read Full Story

Trump commemorates Holocaust, re-affirms allegiance with 'friend' Israel
New York [U.S.], Apr. 26 : On the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's National Days of Remembrance, President Donald Trump strongly condemned anti-Semitism and swore that he will always stand with the Jewish people and with 'great partner and friend' Israel. Read Full Story

Canada making business for American dairy farmers 'very difficult': Trump
New Delhi , April 26 : U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Canada of making business for American dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very difficult. Read Full Story

Trump reiterates commitment to build Mexican border wall
New Delhi , April 26 : U.S. President Donald Trump has reiterated his commitment to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border saying don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. Read Full Story

Wikipedia founder to battle fake news menace with 'Wikitribune'
New York [U.S.], Apr. 26 : With the intent of combating 'fake news' in the industry, the founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales has announced the launch of a news platform that will bring journalists together with a legion of fact checkers- the "Wikitribune." Read Full Story

Turkey condemns Sukma Naxal attack
Ankara [Turkey], April 25 : Turkey on Tuesday condemned the Sukma Naxal attack where 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed. Read Full Story

Trump reiterates commitment to build Mexican border wall
New Delhi , April 25 : U.S. President Donald Trump has reiterated his commitment to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border saying "don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL". Read Full Story

Sharif mulling filing review petition on Panama verdict
Islamabad [Pakistan], April 25 : Lawyers of the Sharif family are reportedly considering the option of whether to file a review petition or not against the Pakistan Supreme Court's decision in the Panamagate case as they fear its strong observations might prejudice the investigation of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT). Read Full Story

Pakistan: Anti-CPEC rally held in Sindh
Jamshoro [Pakistan], April 25 : Prominent Sindhi nationalist organisation Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) held a massive anti-China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) rally from the Indus Highway to the tomb of Sain G M Syed in Pakistan's Sindh province. Read Full Story

Nepali Congress unveils poll manifesto
Kathmandu [Nepal], April 25 : Nepal's largest political party in the Parliament, the Nepali Congress on Tuesday unveiled its election manifesto with a focus on economic prosperity. Read Full Story

Pak leadership committed to strengthening friendly relations with U.S.
Washington D.C. [United States], April 25 : Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry has said that the Pakistani leadership is committed to strengthening friendly relations with the US. Read Full Story

Parents, are you feeding your kids' emotional hunger?
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 25 : Does a break-up equal a tub of ice cream and a cheese cake, a cure for the blues? According to a recent study, you may want to add this emotional eating habit to the blame-the-parents list. Read Full Story

China bans Islamic baby names in Muslim-majority Xinjiang
Xinjiang [China], April 25 : China has banned dozens of Islamic baby names in the country's largest Muslim-majority Xinjiang province as a part of its crackdown on alleged religious "extremism", Radio Free Asia (RFA) has reported. Read Full Story

Daesh most dangerous phenomenon facing Afghanistan: Envoy
By Shivangi Mishra, New Delhi [India], Apr 25 : The Daesh (or Islamic State) is the most dangerous phenomenon Afghanistan is facing today, said the country's envoy to India, Shaida Abdali on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Ellie Goulding's 'mid-air' stunt with ex for 'Magic Mike Live'
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 25 : Ellie Goulding recently ran into her former beau Jackson Williams during his 'Magic Mike Live' gig and decided to join in. Read Full Story

Vernon Philander's recovery right on track
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr 25 : South Africa all-rounder Vernon Philander is on track with his rehabilitation after suffering a groin injury during a County Championship match last week. Read Full Story

China projects power in Indian Ocean
Hong Kong [China], April 25 : As China prepares to imminently launch its first indigenously built aircraft carrier in Dalian, and as the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) celebrated its 68th anniversary on 23 April, attention is turning to how and where China will use its growing fleet of such platforms. Read Full Story

'Hell or High Water' team reuniting for 'Outlaw King'
Los Angeles [USA], Apr 25 : It looks like the fans will get to see a 'Hell or High Water' reunion really soon. Read Full Story

Mel B's 'abusive' ex granted supervised visitation with their daughter
London [UK], Apr 25 : Melanie Janine Brown's estranged husband Stephen Belafonte has been granted access to their daughter Madison amid bitter divorce battle. Read Full Story

'Harmful' infection forces Elton John to cancel Las Vegas gigs
London [UK], Apr 25 : Those who were looking forward to seeing Elton John at his 'Million Dollar Piano' shows in Las Vegas, you may have to wait a little longer as the singer has pulled out of all of his gigs through next two months due to an illness. Read Full Story

There is a possibility: Reese Witherspoon on 'Big Little Lies' season 2
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 25 : Are you one of those who want to see a second season of 'Big Little Lies'? Read Full Story

UN Committee concerned over enforced disappearances in Pak
Geneva [Switzerland], Apr 25 : The United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) has raised serious concerns over widespread torture, enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings in Pakistan. Read Full Story

Former Fox News anchor announced new U.S. State Dept spokesperson
Washington, DC [USA], Apr 25 : Former Fox News anchor and correspondent Heather Nauert has been appointed as the spokesperson for the U.S. State Department. Read Full Story

Caterpillar could be a solution to plastic pollution
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 25 : As bizarre as it may sound but caterpillars could now help us get rid of plastic pollution! Read Full Story

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