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short by Aarish / 04:07 pm on 14 Jul
We all aged a year in that Super Over: NZ PM after team's defeat
short by Ankush Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
After England beat New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup final on Sunday, New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern said, "I think as a nation we all aged a year in that Super Over." "That was undeniably an incredible game...Congratulations to England. And to the Black Caps, I feel nothing but pride. What a team," she added.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:25 pm on 15 Jul
US Congresswoman's aide criticised for Subhas Chandra Bose t-shirt
short by Apaar Sharma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Indian-American aide Saikat Chakrabarti is being criticised for wearing a t-shirt with Subhas Chandra Bose's image printed on it. Chakrabarti had appeared in a video wearing the t-shirt in December last year, but the video went viral recently after a controversy. Notably, Bose is seen by some as "an Indian nationalist who collaborated with the Nazis".
short by Apaar Sharma / 05:39 pm on 14 Jul
Pakistan agrees to daily 5,000 Indian pilgrims on Kartarpur corridor
short by Apaar Sharma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
Pakistan on Sunday agreed to build a bridge across zero line of the Kartarpur corridor to provide all-weather connectivity and allow 5,000 Sikh pilgrims to travel daily after the corridor becomes operational, an official said. "Pakistan also agreed for visa-free access for pilgrims," he added. India also handed over a copy of the notification banning pro-Khalistan outfit Sikhs for Justice.
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:32 pm on 14 Jul
Internship at White House worst career advice I've received: Lewinsky
short by Pragya Swastik / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
American television personality Monica Lewinsky today tweeted that "an internship at the White House will be amazing on your resume" is the worst career advice she's ever received. Over 20 years ago, former US President Bill Clinton and Lewinsky, a White House intern, were named in a sex scandal. Clinton was impeached by the House for lying about the affair.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:45 pm on 14 Jul
Former Bangladesh military ruler Ershad dies aged 89
short by Ankush Verma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
Former Bangladesh military ruler Hussain Muhammad Ershad died on Sunday aged 89 following age-related health complications. Ershad had been on life support for 10 days in a military hospital in the capital Dhaka. He had seized power in a coup in 1982, overthrowing the then President Abdus Sattar. Ershad declared himself President in 1983.
short by Ankush Verma / 02:54 pm on 14 Jul
Will cut business ties with US firms that sell arms to Taiwan: China
short by Ankush Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
China's government and companies will cut business ties with US firms involved in selling arms to Taiwan, China's foreign ministry has said. However, the ministry did not specify which companies would be affected. This comes after China threatened to impose sanctions on US firms involved in a deal to sell $2.2-billion worth of tanks, missiles and related equipment to Taiwan.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:56 pm on 15 Jul
France to create space command within air force: Prez Macron
short by Ankush Verma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said he approved the creation of a space command within the French air force to improve the country's defence capabilities. However, he said the investment involved was yet to be determined. Last year, US President Donald Trump's administration announced a plan to create a new 'Space Force' as the sixth branch of the military.
short by Ankush Verma / 05:00 pm on 14 Jul
9 killed as plane crashes during skydiving trip in Sweden
short by Ankush Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Nine Swedes were killed after a plane crashed during a skydiving trip in northern Sweden, authorities said. The plane designed to carry parachutists crashed on an island in the Ume river shortly after takeoff from Umeå airport. Sweden's PM Stefan Löfven said the government was in close contact with the relevant authorities as they investigate the cause of the crash.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:48 am on 15 Jul
50 killed as monsoon rains cause floods, landslides in Nepal
short by Ankush Verma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
Flash floods and landslides in Nepal triggered by monsoon rains have killed 50 people while 33 others have gone missing, officials said. Officials added that the Kosi river in eastern Nepal, which flows into the state of Bihar, had risen above the danger mark. Nepal's security forces have been deployed to assist ongoing search and rescue operations.
short by Ankush Verma / 01:28 pm on 14 Jul
Go back to countries you came from: Trump tells Congresswomen
short by Ankush Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
US President Donald Trump on Sunday told a group of Congresswomen to "go back" to the "totally broken and crime infested" countries they came from rather than "loudly and viciously telling the people of the US" how to run the government. Trump appeared to be referring to US Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:46 am on 15 Jul
Iran threatens to return to situation before nuclear deal
short by Ankush Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Iran will return to the situation before its nuclear deal with world powers unless European countries fulfil their obligations, the spokesman for Iran's nuclear agency, Behrouz Kamalvandi, has said. He added that under the 2015 deal, Iran gave much more than what it received because the other side, particularly after the US withdrawal from the deal, forgot its obligations.
short by Ankush Verma / 05:16 pm on 15 Jul
Will release tanker if Iran guarantees it won't travel to Syria: UK
short by Ankush Verma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt has said the UK would facilitate the release of the detained Iranian oil tanker if the Middle East nation gave guarantees it would not go to Syria. The tanker was seized last week by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar on suspicion of violating sanctions against Syria.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:37 am on 14 Jul
Mathematician who cracked Nazi code for WWII win to be on £50 note
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
English mathematician Alan Turing, who helped Britain win the Second World War by cracking Nazi code, will appear on Bank of England's new £50 polymer note by the end of 2021. The note features a ticker tape of binary code that depicts his birthday (June 23, 1912). He committed suicide in 1954 after he was chemically castrated for being homosexual.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:05 pm on 15 Jul
4 Australian children take car on 1,000-kilometre road trip; held
short by Ankush Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Four Australian children took a car on a 1,000-kilometre road trip before being nabbed by police, officials said. The children, including a 14-year-old boy, two 13-year-old boys and a 10-year-old girl, began their journey on Saturday when they took cash and packed fishing rods in the vehicle. The car belonged to the family of one of the kids.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:43 pm on 15 Jul
Sleep with loaded gun: Journo after she accused Trump of sex assault
short by Nandini Sinha / on 13 Jul 2019,Saturday
Journalist E Jean Carroll, who accused US President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her, has said that she sleeps with a loaded gun by the bed, following the accusation. Carroll added that she has received death threats on social media and now stays offline. She said she decided to come forward with the accusation after the #MeToo movement gathered prominence.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:30 pm on 13 Jul
French Prez booed, told to step down ahead of Bastille Day parade
short by Ankush Verma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
French President Emmanuel Macron was booed by protestors who demanded his resignation as he arrived at the annual Bastille Day parade in Paris on Sunday. This comes just one day after the 'yellow vest' protestors took to the streets, marking the 35th consecutive week of the nationwide protest against the Macron-led government's policies.
short by Ankush Verma / 05:32 pm on 14 Jul
Ex-UK envoy to US said Trump left Iran deal to offend Obama: Report
short by Ankush Verma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
Former UK envoy to the US Kim Darroch had said that US President Donald Trump abandoned the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to "spite (offend) his predecessor Barack Obama", according to a report by the Daily Mail. Darroch described the US withdrawal as an act of "diplomatic vandalism". Darroch resigned from the post earlier this week.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:09 pm on 14 Jul
US court dismisses Oracle lawsuit over $10-bn Pentagon contract
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 13 Jul 2019,Saturday
A US federal court has dismissed Oracle's lawsuit against the US Department of Defence's decade-long $10-billion JEDI cloud contract. The lawsuit had alleged the Pentagon's contract with a single-vendor award was unfair and illegal. Oracle, which didn't meet the criteria for a bid, had claimed the contract violates federal procurement laws and is 'unfairly tainted' by conflicts of interests.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 08:24 pm on 13 Jul
US Army to test robotic combat vehicles in 2020
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
The US Army will start testing robotic combat vehicles in 2020 which soldiers will control from the back of modified Bradley Fighting Vehicles. The upgraded Bradleys, called Mission Enabler Technologies-Demonstrators (MET-Ds), have a remote turret for 25 mm main gun, 360-degree cameras and crew stations with touchscreens. Initial testing will include two MET-Ds and four robotic combat vehicles.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:13 pm on 15 Jul
Philippine President mocks Iceland, says people there 'eat ice'
short by Nandini Sinha / on 13 Jul 2019,Saturday
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has mocked Iceland after the country led a UN resolution to investigate his war on drugs. "What's the problem of Iceland? You've too much ice and there is no clear day and night there...you can understand why there's no crime, no policeman either, and they just go about eating ice," he said about the Nordic country.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:52 pm on 13 Jul
Iran ready to talk if US lifts sanctions: President Rouhani
short by Ankush Verma / on 15 Jul 2019,Monday
Iran is ready to hold talks with the US if it lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday. "We have always believed in talks," Rouhani added. US President Donald Trump's administration has said it is open to negotiations with Iran.
short by Ankush Verma / 12:21 pm on 15 Jul
China holds military drills after Taiwan buys arms from US
short by Ankush Verma / on 14 Jul 2019,Sunday
China's military recently carried out air and naval drills along its southeast coast following the latest arms sales from the US to Taiwan. Earlier, China said it would impose sanctions on US firms involved in a deal to sell $2.2 billion worth of tanks, missiles and related equipment to Taiwan, saying it harmed China's sovereignty and national security.
short by Ankush Verma / 04:23 pm on 14 Jul
Probe launched into leak of emails in which UK envoy criticised Trump
short by Nandini Sinha / on 13 Jul 2019,Saturday
The Metropolitan Police has launched a criminal investigation into the alleged leak of emails in which the UK's former ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch, had criticised US President Donald Trump's government. He'd called the Trump government "inept" and "incompetent". The alleged leak has "damaged UK international relations", Neil Basu, Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:48 pm on 13 Jul
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