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Zimbabwe's President Mugabe resigns from post after 37 years
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled the nation for 37 years after its independence, resigned from his post on Tuesday, the speaker of the parliament said. The announcement came during a parliamentary session to impeach Mugabe after he ignored a deadline to resign. The country's military had placed Mugabe under house arrest last week.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:40 pm on 21 Nov
Nepal to seal border with India for 3 days ahead of polls
short by Nandini Sinha / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Nepal will close its borders with India for 3 days over security reasons ahead of the first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections scheduled to be held on November 26, officials said. The crossing points with India in Nepal's Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari districts will be sealed. The second phase of the elections will be held on December 7.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:09 am on 22 Nov
Off-duty Brazil cop shoots robbers while holding infant son
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
A video of an off-duty police officer in Brazil shooting dead two armed robbers while holding his infant son in his left arm has surfaced online. The officer was shopping when the two armed suspects entered the pharmacy. A similar incident happened in 2014 when an off-duty police officer dropped his three-month-old daughter to shoot a criminal.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:29 pm on 21 Nov
Democratic voice wins over the privileged: Indian ICJ Judge
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
After his re-election as the fifth judge at the International Court of Justice, Justice Dalveer Bhandari on Tuesday said, "The democratic voice prevails over the privileged group." Crediting his win to the efforts of External Affairs Ministry, Justice Bhandari claimed that the election had sent a clear message that India enjoyed the support of the world.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 04:53 pm on 21 Nov
US National Security Advisor called Trump an idiot: Report
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
US National Security Advisor HR McMaster reportedly called President Donald Trump an "idiot" and a "kindergartner" during a meeting with Safra Catz, CEO of computer software major Oracle. He further said that Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner "had no business being in the White House and should not be involved in national security issues", reports added.
short by Ankush Verma / 08:08 pm on 21 Nov
Russian village reports radioactivity 986 times above normal
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
A village in Russia's Chelyabinsk has registered "extremely high pollution" of radioisotope Ru-106, exceeding natural background radiation pollution by 986 times, Russia's meteorological service said. It confirmed that "extremely high" concentrations of Ru-106 were found in several parts of the country in late September. This follows French reports claiming that a nuclear accident had taken place.
short by Ankush Verma / 07:35 pm on 21 Nov
Missing submarine surfaced to report malfunction: Argentina
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
The Argentinian submarine that went missing with 44 crew members on board last week had surfaced to report an electrical malfunction, navy officials said. They also confirmed that satellite signals detected earlier did not come from the missing vessel. The submarine was ordered to stop its mission and return to the naval base in Mar del Plata immediately.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:25 pm on 21 Nov
Opioid epidemic cost US more than $500 billion: White House
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
The opioid epidemic cost the US economy more than $500 billion in 2015, a report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers has revealed. "Previous estimates of the economic cost of the opioid crisis greatly understate it by undervaluing the fatalities resulting from overdoses," it said. President Donald Trump declared opioid abuse a national public health emergency last month.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:56 pm on 21 Nov
Iran President Hassan Rouhani declares end of Islamic State
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday declared the end of ISIS, although he acknowledged that the remnants of the militant group will remain. A senior military commander thanked "thousands of martyrs" killed in operations organised by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq. The Syrian Army had declared victory over the Islamic State earlier this month.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:29 pm on 21 Nov
50 killed in suicide bomb attack at Nigerian mosque
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
At least 50 people were killed and several others were injured on Tuesday after a teenage suicide bomber blew himself inside a mosque in the Nigerian town of Mubi. Police officials said they were "still trying to ascertain the number of injured because they are in various hospitals". No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:43 pm on 21 Nov
Jerusalem to get underground cemetery as space runs out
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Israeli capital Jerusalem is constructing a cemetery beneath its largest burial ground due to a shortage of burial space. Burials at the new cemetery, which will provide space for around 22,000 graves, are expected to begin in November 2018. "It's the first of its kind in the world, at least in the modern world," the constructor said.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:43 pm on 21 Nov
International court to probe US over Afghan war crimes
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced that it is seeking authority to investigate war crimes by the US in Afghanistan and the CIA's role in operating secret detention facilities, called "black sites". Although the US does not recognise ICC's jurisdiction over its citizens, they can be charged with crimes committed in countries like Afghanistan that are members of ICC.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:31 pm on 21 Nov
Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupts for first time in 54 years
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupted on Tuesday for the first time in 54 years, forming an ash cloud 700 metres in the Indonesian sky. Over 1.4 lakh people fled their homes in recent months due to the volcano's heightened activity. Around 1,600 people were killed in lava, mudslides and gas clouds when the volcano last erupted in 1963.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 10:12 am on 22 Nov
20 killed, 40 injured in truck bomb explosion in Iraq
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
At least 20 people were killed and 40 others were injured on Tuesday after a suicide bomber set off a truck bomb near a crowded marketplace in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu. Located in Saladin province, Tuz Khurmatu was brought under Iraqi control last month after Iraqi troops drove out Kurdish forces as part of a military offensive.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:34 pm on 21 Nov
Egyptian singer arrested for eating banana in music video
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Egyptian singer Shyma Ahmad has been arrested for "inciting debauchery" over a music video in which she is seen eating a banana in front of a group of men. In the video which was apparently shot in a classroom, the singer was also seen scribbling words like 'Class #69' and 'vag'. The video was taken down following the singer's arrest.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:42 pm on 21 Nov
102-yr-old Holocaust survivor meets newly discovered nephew
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
A 102-year-old Holocaust survivor, who thought everyone in his family died during the Second World War, was reunited with his nephew in Israel. The reunion was made possible by Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial's online database of Holocaust victims. "It makes me so happy that at least one remnant remains from my brother," he said.
short by Ankush Verma / 07:15 pm on 21 Nov
Drones to restore cell network in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved AT&T's Flying Cow (Cell on Wings) drones to restore the cell network over hurricane-hit Puerto Rico. The drones will be used as an interim method while repairs take place, FAA said. "The Flying Cow is an exciting next step...to bring strong wireless connectivity to those who need it most," AT&T said.
short by Ankush Verma / 07:08 pm on 21 Nov
Syrian President Assad thanks Russia for saving his country
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has thanked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for "saving his country" and for Russia's support in Syria's civil war. In response, Putin congratulated Assad on the results of the fight against terrorism and said that it is nearing its end. Russia began its military operations in Syria in 2015, backing the government against anti-Assad rebels.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:34 pm on 21 Nov
Should've left US players in Chinese jail: President Trump
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
After claiming credit for the release of 3 basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China, US President Donald Trump tweeted, "I should have left them in jail!" His tweet came after the father of one of the players questioned Trump's role in freeing his son. Trump claimed he'd personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to intervene in the case.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:47 pm on 21 Nov
Lebanon Army ordered to be ready to counter 'Israeli enemy'
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Lebanon's Army chief General Joseph Aoun has asked the military to be at "full readiness" to face "the Israeli enemy" at the southern border. Lebanese President Michel Aoun also called on the army to counter Israel's "aggressive intentions towards Lebanon, its people and its army". Relations between Lebanon and Israel have strained over Lebanon's support to the militant group Hezbollah.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:54 pm on 21 Nov
US to end protected status for Haitian immigrants
short by Nandini Sinha / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
The US will end a residency programme that protects Haitian immigrants from deportation in July 2019, the Homeland Security Department said. Former President Barack Obama's administration had granted the protected status to Haitians in 2010 after an earthquake in Haiti. The department said that conditions in Haiti had improved significantly, giving Haitian immigrants 18 months to return home.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:01 am on 22 Nov
Pro-ISIS group releases poster of beheaded Pope Francis
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
A pro-ISIS group has released a propaganda poster depicting a beheaded Pope Francis. The poster comes just days after a pro-ISIS group vowed to launch a Christmas terrorist attack on the Vatican. Earlier this year, Islamic State released a propaganda video showing its fighters ripping pictures of Pope Francis in half.
short by Ankush Verma / 06:18 pm on 21 Nov
German Chancellor hints new polls after coalition talks fail
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she would prefer new elections than try to rule in a minority government after negotiations to form a new government collapsed. Coalition talks failed last week after the Free Democratic Party pulled out. Merkel secured her fourth term as the Chancellor after winning the general elections in September this year.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:50 pm on 21 Nov
Las Vegas shooting victims sue music concert organisers
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Hundreds of victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting have filed multiple lawsuits against the company that organised the music concert where the shooting took place. The hotel from which the gunman Stephen Paddock fired has also been sued. Lawyers representing the victims argued that the hotel and concert officials did not do enough to prevent the shooting.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:39 pm on 21 Nov
Show mercy to drivers caught speeding: Pope to Italy police
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Speaking at a meeting with traffic police officials in Italy, Pope Francis called on the authorities to show mercy to drivers who are caught speeding. Adding that mercy is not a sign of weakness, the Pope said that the police should focus on why a driver was speeding, rather than the offence itself.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:44 pm on 21 Nov
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