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Michael Nyqvist, 'John Wick' star, dies at 56
London [U.K.], June 28 : Michael Nyqvist, known for his roles in movies like 'John Wick' and original Swedish 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' died on Tuesday after battling lung cancer. He was 56. Read Full Story

Blockade will remain until Qatar meets 13-demand list, pronounces Saudi Foreign Minister
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 28 : Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that the Qatar blockade would stay unless the officials meet non-negotiable demands from Gulf nations to end backing of terrorism. Read Full Story

Homeland Dept. to build border wall prototypes starting this summer
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 28 : The United States' Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin construction of prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the Mexican border this summer in the San Diego area. Read Full Story

Reporter accuses White House spokesperson of 'inflaming' media tensions at briefing
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 28 : A reporter confronted White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders at Tuesday press briefing, accusing her of "inflaming" tensions with the media and undercutting the credibility of reporters. Read Full Story

Lady Gaga will not appear in 'American Horror Story' season 7
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 28 : Lady Gaga fans, we have some bad news for you. Read Full Story

Justin Trudeau hangs out with the cast of 'X Men: Dark Phoenix'
New Delhi , June 28 : The 'X-Men' have recruited a new mutant in their team and it is none other than Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Read Full Story

Intelligence followed me everywhere in Russia: Stephen Colbert
New Delhi , June 28 : It seems like Stephen Colbert is really happy to be back in the U.S. Read Full Story

Warning to Syria also for Russia, Iran: Nikki Haley
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 28 : A White House warning to Syria against another chemical attack is also directed at Russia and Iran, Damascus' principal international backers, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Lauren Graham to star in Disney Junior's 'Vampirina'
Los Angeles [U.S.A.], June 28 : Lauren Graham is all set to return to the small screen with Disney Junior's newest show 'Vampirina'. Read Full Story

David Lynch to get Lifetime Achievement award at Rome Film Festival
Los Angeles [U.S.A.], June 28 : Veteran director David Lynch is all set to become the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award at this year's Rome Film festival. Read Full Story

Cyber attacks reported globally, Ukraine Govt. infrastructure in chaos
New York [U.S.A.], June 28 : Ukraine's national bank, airport and state power company are among the targets of a huge cyber attack carried out by hackers across Europe on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Internet is going nuts over this attractive doctor looking for room
London [U.K.], June 28 : What does it take to find a suitable accommodation in New York? Read Full Story

EU slaps Google with record $2.7 billion fine
New York [U.S.A.], June 28 : European Union (EU) regulators penalised U.S. tech giant Google a record USD 2.7 billion antitrust fine on Tuesday, for denying 'consumers a genuine choice' by using its search engine to unfairly steer them to its own shopping platform. Read Full Story

Male children with older dads are more geeky, suggests study
New York [U.S.A.], June 28 : If you consider yourself as a geeky guy, your dad's age at the time of your birth could have had a major part in forming your personality. Read Full Story

PM Modi invites Dutch NRIs to contribute to development of India
The Hague [The Netherlands], June 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited the Non Resident Indians (NRIs) living in The Netherlands to contribute to the development of India. Read Full Story

Jittery Pakistan accuses U.S. of speaking India's tone
Islamabad [Pakistan], June. 27 : With the Donald Trump Administration blacklisting Hizbul Chief Syed Salahuddin, as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist' for his atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has accused the United States of singing to India's tune. Read Full Story

British Sikh couple takes legal action after denied permission to adopt white baby
London [U.K.], June 27 : British Sikh couple Sandeep and Reena Mander have filed a legal case claiming they were advised by an adoption agency not to apply because of their "cultural heritage". Read Full Story

PM Modi discusses Centre's reform initiatives with Dutch CEOs
The Hague [The Netherlands], June 27 : After meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met with the Dutch CEOs and spoke about reform initiatives of Government of India over the last 3 years. Read Full Story

Ryan Reynolds celebrates Day 1 of 'Deadpool 2' shooting
New Delhi , June 27 : Filming for 'Deadpool 2', the highly anticipated sequel to the 2016 Marvel anti-hero hit, has finally begun! Read Full Story

Preparations for second phase of local election completed: Nepal's Election Commission
Kathmandu [Nepal], June 27 : The Election Commission of Nepal has completed its preparations for second phase local election scheduled to be held on June 28. Read Full Story

Pak banks sent funds to UAE to finance 9/11, 26/11 attacks
London [United Kingdom], June 27 : Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE's) recent decision to suspend ties with Qatar over its perceived support for terrorist elements and for not cutting off ties with Iran appears to have taken a fresh twist. Read Full Story

India, Netherlands ink MoU on water cooperation
The Hague [The Netherlands], June 27 : India and The Netherlands on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) on water cooperation and an agreement on Amending Social Security Arrangement. Read Full Story

Dutch PM lauds India's commitment to renewable energy, Paris Climate Agreement
The Hague [The Netherlands], June 27 : Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has lauded India for its commitment to renewable energy and the Paris Climate Agreement. Read Full Story

Seoul: NEC's facial recognition system installed at Lotte World Tower
Seoul [Japan], June 27 : NEC Corporation on Tuesday announced that it has provided a facial recognition system to Seoul Sky, an observatory in Lotte World Tower, a 123-floor, 555-meter high skyscraper. Read Full Story

Pakistan says will continue to extend support to separatists in Kashmir
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 27 : A day after the United States declared Hizbul Mujahideen militant Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist, Pakistan has said it would continue to extend political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiri separatists for what it called their struggle for their right to self-determination and for the peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per the UN Security Council resolutions. Read Full Story

China asks Indian troops to withdraw along Sikkim section of border
Beijing [China], June 27 : China on Tuesday asked Indian border troops, who were alleged to have crossed the Indo-China border along Sikkim region, to withdraw and safeguard peace and tranquillity in the area. Read Full Story

Conserving pandas can boost biodiversity, fight climate change
Washington D.C. [USA], June 27 : Panda is not an adorable animal, but a study has found that conserving them can also boost biodiversity and fight climate change. Read Full Story

JIT to interrogate Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz in Panama case
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 27 : The Pakistan Supreme Court-appointed Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which is probing the Panama Papers case, has summoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz to appear before it for questioning for the first time. Read Full Story

PM Modi, Trump pledge to deepen defense, security cooperation
Washington D.C. [United States], June 27 : United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have pledged to deepen defense and security cooperation, building on the United States' recognition of India as a major defense partner. Read Full Story

India, U.S. global engines of growth: PM Modi in joint press statement with Trump
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid special emphasis on the growing camaraderie between India and the United States even as he addressed the media jointly with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House here on Monday. Read Full Story

Melania Trump's yellow floral-dress to greet PM Modi gives major fashion goal
Washington D.C. [USA], June 27 : Looks like the First Lady of the United States never fails to leave the fashion police speechless! Read Full Story

PM Modi, Trump pledge to fight shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 : India appreciated the United States designation of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddinas a Specially Designated Global Terrorist as evidence of the commitment of the United States to end terror in all its forms, a joint statement issued by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald, following delegation-level talks, said. Read Full Story

Suspicious package found near White House cleared
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 : A suspicious package that was found near Pennsylvania Avenue close to White House, just two blocks away from the place where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was staying, was cleared by the Secret Service agents. Read Full Story

U.S. to declare China among worst human trafficking offenders
London [U.K.], June 27 : The tension between the United States and China is likely to aggravate as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to declare Beijing as among the world's worst offenders in human trafficking and labour. Read Full Story

India, U.S. vow to bring stability to Indo-Pacific region
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 : United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Modi, as responsible stewards in the Indo-Pacific region, agreed that a close partnership between the United States and India is central to peace and stability in the region, a joint statement issued by the two leaders, following delegation-level talks, said. Read Full Story

It felt like a breakup: TJ Miller on leaving 'Silicon Valley'
Los Angeles [USA], June 27 : After announcing in May that the fourth season of hit-comedy series 'Silicon Valley' would be his last, TJ Miller has finally revealed that leaving the show felt like a reakup to him. Read Full Story

Grand welcome an honour for India's 125 crore people: PM Modi thanks Trump
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi was grateful to United States President Donald Trump as he, along with the First Lady, Melania, rendered a warm and grand welcome to the Indian Head of State. Read Full Story

He has done a great job, economically: Trump welcomes PM Modi at WH
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 : United States President Donald Trump extended a warm welcome to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi even as he, along with First Lady Melania, received him at the White House on Monday. Read Full Story

Trump, Melania receive PM Modi at White House
Washington D.C. [USA], June 27 : U.S. President Donald Trump along with First Lady Melania received Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday. Read Full Story

Al-Qaeda releases Swedish hostage held in Mali since 2011
Stockholm [Sweden], June 27 : Johan Gustafsson, a Swedish national who was held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been released. Read Full Story

Jack Black comedy 'The Polka King' acquired by Netflix
Los Angeles [USA], June 27 : Jack Black fans, rejoice! The funny man is making his way to Netflix really soon. Read Full Story

2017 BET Awards: Beyonce bags five trophies
Los Angeles [USA], June 27 : Beyonce turned out to be the biggest winner at 2017 BET awards which were handed out at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Read Full Story

Pakistan is 'frenemy' of US, not ally in war on terror: US Security expert
Washington DC [United States] June 27 : Pakistan is the United States' 'frenemy' and not an ally in war on terror, said a United States security expert on Monday. Read Full Story

U.S. should have blacklisted Salahuddin when he was active in Kashmir: U.S. Expert
Washington D.C. [USA], June 27 : Washington's decision to designate Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist shows that the United Sates recognises that India is a victim of terrorism, said a senior political scientist here. Read Full Story

America will now change perspective of Pakistan as an ally: Hussain Haqqani
Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 : Speaking ahead of the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump here on Monday, former Pakistan ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani expressed hope that with closer India-U.S. ties, Islamabad would also change its policies towards terror groups. Read Full Story

War against 'Islamic terrorism' brings India-U.S. together: Michael Kugelman
Washington DC [U.S.A.], June 26 : With Prime Minister Narendra Modi all set to meet US President Donald Trump today, Senior Associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Michael Kugelman said that counter-terrorism is a major area of co-operation between the two countries, and the war against Islamic terrorism is bound to bring both nations together. Read Full Story

India claims 'vindication' as U.S. brands Salahuddin a 'global terrorist'
Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 : India on Monday welcomed Washington's decision to designate Hizbul Chief Mohammad Yusuf Shah, also known as Syed Salahuddin, as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist.' Read Full Story

Blow to Pakistan: U.S. designates Hizbul Chief Salahuddin as 'global terrorist'
Washington D.C. [U.S.], June. 26 : In a major vindication for India and embarrassment for Pakistan, the U.S. Department of State on Monday designated Hizbul Chief Mohammad Yusuf Shah, also known as Syed Salahuddin, as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist'. Read Full Story

'Superheroes' Vin Diesel, Gal Gadot chill together with their kids
Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 : Vin Diesel recently reunited with his 'Fast and Furious' co-star Gal Gadot and the two brought along their babies. Read Full Story

Washington D.C.: PM Modi meets US State Secy and Defense Secy
Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 : Ahead of his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis. Read Full Story

EU to support Blue Growth through renewable energies
Brussels, (Belgium) 26 June 2017 : The European Union (EU) Council has exhorted member states to support Blue Growth through renewable energies. Read Full Story

U.S. SC permits partial travel ban, agrees to hear Trump administration's case
Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 : The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday permitted the Trump administration to partially reinstate the travel ban which would affect people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Read Full Story

20 years on Harry Potter still making magic
New York [U.S.], June 26 : The first installment of the Harry Potter seven-book series celebrates its 20th anniversary today, making it truly a joyous day for potterheads across the globe. Read Full Story

Obama did not act against Russia as he was sure of Clinton's win: Trump
New Delhi , June 26 : U.S. President Donald Trump has alleged that the former administration failed to take action against Russia for election meddling, as it was confident of Hillary Clinton's win. Read Full Story

Pakistan celebrates two Eids
Islamabad [Pakistan] June 26, : : People in Pakistan celebrated two Eids. The Central-Ruet-i-Hilal committee announced that Eid will be celebrated across Pakistan on Monday. Read Full Story

Bangladesh marks Eid al-Fitr
Dhaka [Bangladesh] June 26,: : People in Bangladesh celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, across the country on Monday. Read Full Story

Indo-Nepal border sealed due to local polls
Kathmandu [Nepal], June 26 : The India-Nepal border was sealed for three days beginning Monday ahead of the second phase of local level election scheduled to take place on June 28. Read Full Story

Six people injured after a car crashed into a crowd of Muslims leaving Eid prayers
London [U.K.], June 26 : At least six people, including three children were injured after a car crashed into a crowd of Muslims, who were leaving Eid prayers outside a sports centre in England's New Castle. Read Full Story

Nepal marks Eid-ul-Fitr with hope for betterment in coming days
By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal]. June 26 : Muslims in Nepal on Monday marked the end of a month long fasting with the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr with hopes of betterment in coming days. Read Full Story

Nepali chartered accountants graduating from India won't be allowed to practice back home
Kathmandu [Nepal], June 26 : Nepali chartered accountants graduating from India will not be granted licenses to practice back home after mid-July 2018. Read Full Story

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