• Wed, Dec 13, 2017
  • Democrat wins Alabama Senate seat in setback for Trump

    Updated: Dec, 13, 201701:16 PM

    Doug Jones became the first Democrat in 25 years to win a Senate seat from the US state of Alabama after scoring an upset victory over President Donald Trump-backed candidate Roy Moore, whose campaign...
    Democrat wins Alabama Senate seat in setback for Trump
    Moore's defeat marks a major political blow to Trump, who endorsed the Alabama Republican and held a rally on his behalf. Although most national Republicans rushed to distance themselves from Moore in the aftermath of the allegations against him, Trump reaffirmed his support through tweets and public statements.With all counties reporting, the Alabama Secretary of State reported Jones with 49.92 per cent of the vote, and Moore with 48.38 per cent of the vote.  Thank You Alabama! Jones, 63, tweeted.The new Senator would be sworn in next year.This is for the first time in a quarter century that a Democrat has won a Senate seat in a Republican stronghold of Alabama.Jones unexpected victory also narrows the Republican majority in the Senate to 51-49.With 99 per cent of the votes counted, Moore, who fought allegations that he had molested or...
  • Multiple earthquakes hit southeastern Iran: USGS Multiple earthquakes hit southeastern Iran: USGS
    Updated: Dec, 13, 201710:35 AM

    Iran's southeastern province of Kerman was hit by multiple strong quakes on Tuesday and Wednesday, injuring at least 18 people and damaging some 20 houses, state media reported.

  • New York terror suspect came to US as foreign relative of visa lottery immigrant New York terror suspect came to US as foreign relative of visa lottery immigrant
    Updated: Dec, 13, 201709:53 AM

    The Bangladeshi-origin man accused of triggering a blast in New York City, came to the US by using a family immigrant visa sponsored by his uncle who had migrated through the diversity lottery visa...

  • UK's May faces parliamentary showdown with Brexit rebels UK's May faces parliamentary showdown with Brexit rebels
    Updated: Dec, 13, 201709:44 AM

    Prime Minister Theresa May's control of the Brexit process will undergo its stiffest parliamentary test yet on Wednesday, when she faces a showdown with rebels in her own party over the laws that will...

  • Tillerson overture to N.Korea: U.S. ready to talk without preconditions Tillerson overture to N.Korea: U.S. ready to talk without preconditions
    Updated: Dec, 13, 201708:32 AM

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that any...

  • Kim vows to make North Korea 'strongest nuclear power' Kim vows to make North Korea 'strongest nuclear power'
    Updated: Dec, 13, 201707:45 AM

    Kim Jong-Un has vowed to make North Korea the world's strongest nuclear power, state media reported, as the reclusive nation shows little sign of reining in a weapons programme fuelling global...

  • Will form next government in Nepal by month-end: Left alliance Will form next government in Nepal by month-end: Left alliance
    Updated: Dec, 12, 201707:13 PM

    The alliance of Nepal's main Communist parties today said it will form the next government by the end of the month, after winning a majority in the historic provincial and parliamentary polls.

  • Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran
    Updated: Dec, 12, 201703:29 PM

    A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Iran's southeastern province of Kerman today, the Iranian seismological centre reported, though media said there were no immediate reports of damage.

  • Death toll from fighting in South Sudan's Great Lakes rises to 170 Death toll from fighting in South Sudan's Great Lakes rises to 170
    Updated: Dec, 12, 201703:24 PM

    The death toll from inter-clan fighting in South Sudan’s Great Lakes region last week - a new source of violence in a country devastated by a four-year civil war - has reached at least 170, officials...

  • Firefighters hold back massive Southern California wildfire Firefighters hold back massive Southern California wildfire
    Updated: Dec, 12, 201702:30 PM

    Firefighters, taking advantage of a lull in the winds held in check a massive Southern California wildfire that has torched hundreds of buildings and charred an area larger than New York City.