• Fri, Apr 20, 2018
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  • South Africa leader leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

    Updated: Apr, 20, 201807:00 AM

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had to cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home.
    South Africa leader leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests
    Clashes have taken place in North West province where protesters are demanding jobs, housing and an end to corruption. Shops have been looted, roads barricaded and vehicles set alight, a BBC report said.Neighbouring Botswana said it had closed exit points along its shared border with North West province. To pay attention to the situation in the North West, the President has decided to cut short his participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London..., an official statement said.Ramaphosa has called for calm and ordered police to exercise restraint. South African media said officers used tear gas to disperse protesters who had set alight a bus, stoned vehicles and blocked roads with burning tyres.Protests began in the North West province on Wednesday as demonstrators demanded the resignation of provincial Premier...
  • UN staff increasingly becomes target of attack: Guterres UN staff increasingly becomes target of attack: Guterres
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201806:30 AM

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that UN staff members have increasingly become targets of attack despite the world body's efforts to ensure their safety and security.

  • Countries should work to promote open trade system: IMF's Christine Lagarde Countries should work to promote open trade system: IMF's Christine Lagarde
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201807:18 PM

    Lagarde said countries should collaborate on trade within an open and rules-based multilateral system, tackle risks from excess global imbalances, and address shared challenges.

  • Miguel Diaz-Canel is Cuba's new president as Raul Castro steps aside Miguel Diaz-Canel is Cuba's new president as Raul Castro steps aside
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201807:13 PM

    The 57-year-old Diaz-Canel, who was the only candidate for the presidency, was elected to a five-year term with 603 out of 604 possible votes in the National Assembly.

  • Russia joins bid to win compensation over US metals tariffs Russia joins bid to win compensation over US metals tariffs
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201806:09 PM

    The Trump administration has rejected those arguments and says the measures are for national security reasons.

  • IS attack kills 25 regime forces in eastern Syria IS attack kills 25 regime forces in eastern Syria
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201803:51 PM

    At least 13 jihadists were also killed in the attack which IS carried out near Mayadeen on Wednesday afternoon, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

  • Acid attack on 3 girls in Pakistan by uncle for rejecting marriage proposal Acid attack on 3 girls in Pakistan by uncle for rejecting marriage proposal
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201803:41 PM

    One of the girls had refused a marriage proposal which was the reason behind the attack, the police said, adding that the uncle and his friend are still absconding while the third accused has been...

  • Authorities release airport CCTV footage of poisoned Russian Sergei Skripal Authorities release airport CCTV footage of poisoned Russian Sergei Skripal
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201803:33 PM

    Russian investigators say they have traced back the steps of a poisoned Russian spy's daughter from her Moscow home to the airport before she flew to London, and found no traces of poison.

  • Indian Sikh woman accepts Islam, marries Muslim in Pakistan: Reports Indian Sikh woman accepts Islam, marries Muslim in Pakistan: Reports
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201803:06 PM

    An Indian Sikh woman, who went to Pakistan to attend the Baisakhi festival, has sought extension of her visa after marrying a man in Lahore and embracing Islam, media reports said.

  • India to invest more than 1 billion pounds in UK India to invest more than 1 billion pounds in UK
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201802:46 PM

    India will invest more than 1 billion pounds in the UK that will create or safeguard 5,750 British jobs, as part of a new partnership forged during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit as the two...