Congresswoman lied about his call to widow of fallen soldier: Trump

Washington |Thursday, 2017 2:15:04 AM IST

The US President said on Wednesday that a congresswoman had lied about his conversation with the widow of an American soldier killed in an ambush early this month in the northern African nation of Nig

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5 policemen detained over attack on Afghan police centre

Kabul |Thursday, 2017 1:15:04 AM IST

The Afghan police arrested five officers in connection with the recent Taliban attack on a police centre in Paktia province in eastern Afghanistan, an official told EFE on Wednesday.

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95% of plastic feeding the seas comes from 10 rivers

London |Wednesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST

Up to 95 per cent of the plastic polluting the world's oceans comes from just 10 rivers, including the Ganges, new research has found.

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China for peaceful end to disputes, will have world-class military: Xi (Second Lead)

Beijing |Wednesday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday said China was for peaceful settlement of disputes with its neighbours but asserted it won't "swallow" whatever undermines Beijing's interests.

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This sensor 'skin' can help robots perform everyday tasks

New York |Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST

Researchers have developed a flexible sensor "skin" that can be wrapped around a finger or any other part of a robot or prosthetic device to help convey a sense of touch, enabling them to perform ever

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China never seeks hegemony, expansion: Xi

Beijing |Wednesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that Beijing will never seek hegemony or engage in expansion "no matter what stage of development it reaches".

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EU must keep Myanmar under pressure: B'desh President

Dhaka |Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 AM IST

President Abdul Hamid has said the European Union should continue to exert pressure on Myanmar so that it takes back the Rohingya refugees who have escaped to Bangladesh.

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George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize for fiction

London |Wednesday, 2017 3:15:04 AM IST

Noted short story writer George Saunders has been declared as the winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for fiction for his debut novel "Lincoln in the Bardo".

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Three killed, two injured in Maryland 'targetted attack'

Maryland |Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST

Three people were killed and two were in critical condition after a "targeted attack" by a gunman at a business establishment in Maryland in the US early on Wednesday, officials said.

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ZTE launches innovative dual-screen foldable smartphone in US

New York |Wednesday, 2017 7:45:04 AM IST

Leading Chinese mobile devices provider ZTE has launched a dual-screen foldable smartphone in the US, marking another milestone for the company.

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Morocco court postpones north-eastern protest trials

Rabat |Wednesday, 2017 7:45:04 AM IST

A Moroccan court has postponed until October 24 the trial of 21 protesters arrested for their role in organising demonstrations that rocked the north-eastern region for months.

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US judge blocks Trump's new travel ban

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 4:15:06 PM IST

A US judge blocked the latest version of the Trump administration's travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect from Wednesday, saying that it "suffers from precisely the same maladies as i

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