- Kashmiri Pandit diaspora meet in Houston(13:32)
Houston (Texas), Aug 18 (IANS) Celebrating the abrogation of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) organised a meeting of the community members in Houston with the head of BJP's Foreign Affairs Department, Vijay Chauthaiwale.
- Black-clad HK protesters gather for mass rally(12:56)
Hong Kong, Aug 18 (IANS) Protesters dressed in black participated in a mass anti-government rally in Hong Kong's Victoria Park on Sunday, a day after tens of thousands of people took to the streets on the 11th weekend of unrest sparked by the now-shelved extradition bill.
- YouTube Originals released post Sep 24 to be free with ads(12:18)
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Months after confirming that its Originals programming would soon be free with advertisements, YouTube has finally announced content released after September 24 will be available to non-YouTube Premium subscribers as well.
- Great time to innovate in India: Modi(11:52)
Thimphu, Aug 18 (IANS) Asserting that India is home to among the biggest start-up eco-systems in the world and witnessing transformation in a wide range of sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was a great time to innovate in the country.
- FB contractor pressured therapists to leak staff info(11:48)
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Facebook is facing flak from moderators who have alleged that a contractor from the social networking giant pressured counsellors to break confidentiality agreements by leaking discussions with employees.
- UK PM in bid to get new Brexit deal(11:10)
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Boris Johnson will meet European Union (EU) leaders this week during his first trip abroad as the UK Prime Minister, and stress on the the need for a new Brexit deal, the media reported on Sunday.
- Iceland glacier commemorated with plaque(10:54)
Reykjavik, Aug 18 (IANS) Mourners will gather in Iceland on Sunday to commemorate the loss of the glacier Okjokull, which was officially declared dead in 2014 at the age of 700.
- 6 injured, 13 arrested in US protests(10:48)
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six people were injured and 13 others arrested during far-right and counter protests in the US city of Portland, police said.
- Pak rejects request to resume Samjhauta, Thar trains(10:46)
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan's Ministry of Railways has rejected a request by its Indian counterpart to restore operations of the Samjhauta and the Thar Express trains, which were suspended last week in the wake of New Delhis move to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said on Sunday.
- 63 killed in Kabul wedding bombing (Lead)(10:32)
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 63 people were killed and more than 180 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a wedding hall in Kabul, packed with hundreds of guests, an Afghan government official said.
- Plea to allow Indian goods' distribution from Pak ports(10:20)
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) has appealed to the government to allow the distribution of Indian origin goods in local markets that have already arrived at Pakistani airports or seaport, the media reported on Sunday.
- Pak importers seek clarity over shipments via Wagah(10:16)
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistani importers have sought clarity on the fate of shipments en route from India via the Wagah/Atari joint check post after Islamabad's decision to suspend bilateral trade with New Delhi over abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the media reported on Sunday.
- Strict police guard in Portland fearing violence(07:46)
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The city of Portland, Oregon, remained under strong police guard after far-right and left-wing extremist groups announced mobilizations that could lead to violent confrontations.
- 39 mn people suffer from hunger in Latin America: FAO(07:30)
Montevideo, Aug 18 (IANS) An increase in the number of people suffering from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, now totaling 39 million, is a cause of concern for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), according to its deputy representative for that region.
- Yemen's interior ministry suspends work in Aden(07:02)
Aden, Aug 18 (IANS) Yemen's Interior Ministry announced work suspension at its main headquarters in the southern port city of Aden, a week after forces of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) seized the strategic city.
- San Francisco mayor backs advocacy group for gun control(06:34)
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) San Francisco Mayor London Breed threw her weight behind an anti-gun violence advocacy group in the Bay Area to urge the federal government and lawmakers in Congress to take action to control gun-related crime.
- Blast in wedding hall in Afghanistan, many killed(06:18)
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) Several people were either killed or injured after an explosion ripped through a wedding hall in the Afghan capital of Kabul, the spokesman of Interior Ministry confirmed early Sunday.
- Legendary Bond Aston Martin DB5 sells for $6.4 mn(21:38)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) A James Bond car, with revolving number plates, machine guns behind tail lights and devices to emit smoke, spread nails and slash tyres of pursuers, has been sold for $6.4 million at a car auction in California, reports said.