Mumbai terror attack trial resumes in Pakistan

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:50

Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) An Anti-Terrorism Court here resumed hearing of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case on Wednesday, summoning the last two Pakistani prosecution witnesses and asking the government about the availability of 27 Indian witnesses in the next hearing "so as to conclude the trial expeditiously".


2 dead, thousands without power as storm lashes US

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 15:12

Washington, May 16 (IANS) At least two persons have been killed and hundreds of thousands left without power as a powerful storm pummelled the Northeast US with drenching rain, golf-ball-sized hail and damaging winds.


Putin opens bridge linking Russia to Crimea

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 14:36

Moscow, May 16 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has inaugurated a highly-controversial bridge linking the Russian mainland to Crimea, tightening Russias hold over the contested peninsula which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.


5 killed in Indonesia Police HQ attack

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 14:16

Jakarta, May 16 (IANS) Five people, including four militants and a policeman, were killed when eight terrorists attacked the police headquarters in Indonesia's Riau province on Wednesday.


N.Korea suspends talks with South, threatens to nix US summit (Third Lead)

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:54

Seoul, May 16 (IANS) North Korea abruptly announced a suspension of high-level inter-Korean talks scheduled for Wednesday, citing ongoing US-South Korean military drills and also threatened to pull out of a summit with US President Donald Trump if Washington pushes it to give up nuclear weapons.


US issues red alert for Hawaii volcanic eruption

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:20

Washington, May 16 (IANS) The US Geological Survey (USGS) on Wednesday issued a red alert for the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, which led to the evacuation of hundreds of people from the area last week.


Nepal aircraft crash: 2 pilots dead

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:12

Kathmandu, May 16, Two pilots were killed after a cargo aircraft of the Makalu Airlines crashed in Nepal on Wednesday, authorities said.


3 killed in Indonesia Police HQ attack

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:06

Jakarta, May 16, Three militants were killed and one injured when eight terrorists attacked a police headquarters in Indonesia's Riau province on Wednesday, police said.


Former Malaysian Deputy PM Anwar Ibrahim released

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:26

Kuala Lumpur, May 16 (IANS) Anwar Ibrahim, former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister jailed for sodomy, was released on Wednesday after newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad helped arrange a full pardon for him.


North Korea threatens to cancel Trump-Kim talks

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:08

Pyongyang, May 16, North Korea on Wednesday threatened to abandon planned talks between leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in June if Washington continued to insist on pushing it "into a corner" on nuclear disarmament, media reports said.


NAFTA deal unlikely by May 17: Mexico

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 07:46

Mexico City, May 16, Negotiations to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are unlikely to reach an accord in principle by May 17, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Tuesday.


WTO reiterates ruling against EU subsidies for Airbus

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 06:26

Geneva, May 16 (IANS) The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday upheld its decision that the European Union (EU) and four of its member states -- France, Germany, Spain and Britain -- failed to comply with an earlier WTO ruling, by maintaining illegal subsidies for aircraft maker Airbus.