• Wed, Feb 22, 2017
  • China building next aircraft carrier

    Updated: Feb, 21, 201711:00 PM

    China is building a third aircraft carrier based on American models as it seeks to fortify its claims in the disputed South China Sea and dominate the larger Indian Ocean region to realise its blue...
    China building next aircraft carrier
    Chinese experts said China is on course to build 5-6 aircraft carriers. While the first aircraft carrier, Liaoning, is a refitted Soviet-era ship, the second is being built on the same model with more advanced facilities and is likely to enter service in 2020. The latest carrier, under construction at Shanghai, is based on US models, staterun Global Times reported on Tuesday. Based on information released by Chinese defence ministry, the second Type 001A carrier being built at the northeast Dalian port uses the ski-jump technology for aircraft to take off, like the first carrier Liaoning rather than a more advanced catapult technology used by American carriers. The second aircraft carrier is expected to have a displacement of 50,000 tonnes. China is looking into catapult technology for the third Type 002 carrier being built in Shanghai,...
  • Same-sex marriage law has cut US teenage suicide rates: Research Same-sex marriage law has cut US teenage suicide rates: Research
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201710:58 PM

    Legalising same-sex marriage at state level in the US reduced an estimated 134,000 suicide attempts per year in high school students as well as among gay, lesbian and bisexual adolescents, suggesting...

  • Upsurge in India-Africa ties a 'win-win' situation: Ansari Upsurge in India-Africa ties a 'win-win' situation: Ansari
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201704:47 PM

    Africa's complementary strengths to become a major contributor to India's energy and food security requirements make the resource-rich continent a natural economic partner of the country, Vice...

  • Trump picks Lt Gen McMaster as new national security advisor Trump picks Lt Gen McMaster as new national security advisor
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201704:40 PM

    US President Donald Trump has appointed Lt Gen Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security advisor following the ouster of Michael Flynn last week.

  • Malaysia: No cause of death determined yet for North Korean Malaysia: No cause of death determined yet for North Korean
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201703:17 PM

    Malaysian officials say a cause of death has not yet been determined for the exiled member of North Korea's ruling family who died last week after apparently being poisoned in the budget terminal of a...

  • Terrorists attack near Pakistan court, casualties feared Terrorists attack near Pakistan court, casualties feared
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201702:59 PM

    Many people are feared injured in at least three explosions carried out by terrorists outside a court in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said.

  • Five dead as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre Five dead as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201711:43 AM

    A light aircraft exploded in a massive fireball with police saying none of the five people aboard survived as it smashed into a shopping centre near the Australian city of Melbourne.

  • Iraqi Forces Converge On ISIS Occupied Mosul Airport Iraqi Forces Converge On ISIS Occupied Mosul Airport
    Updated: Feb, 20, 201707:53 PM

    Iraqi forces, backed by jets and helicopters, battled their way to Mosul airport on Monday as they prepared to take on the ISIS' stronghold in the city's west bank.

  • No plan to seize Iraqi oil, says US defense secretary Mattis No plan to seize Iraqi oil, says US defense secretary Mattis
    Updated: Feb, 20, 201706:56 PM

    US defense secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq’s leaders.

  • Thousands declare 'I am Muslim too' at solidarity rally in US Thousands declare 'I am Muslim too' at solidarity rally in US
    Updated: Feb, 20, 201701:25 PM

    Over a thousand people from various faiths declared 'I am a Muslim too' as they assembled at the iconic Times Square here to express solidarity with the Muslim community and protest against US...