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  • Arrest warrant for B'desh daily editor over student's death
    DHAKA, JANUARY 17 (IANS): A Dhaka court has issued an arrest warrant for a newspaper editor over the death of a student, who was electrocuted during an event organised by the dailys magazine in the victim's school premises.   Additional Chief…
  • Chinese birth rate falls to lowest in 7 decades
    BEIJING, JANUARY 17 (IANS): China's birth rate has fallen to its lowest since the formation of the People's Republic of China 70 years ago, despite the easing of the one-child policy, the country's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday…
  • Air pollution, stress linked to thought problems in kids
    Air pollution, stress linked to thought problems in kids
    People wear masks to protect themselves from air pollution as smog engulfs New Delhi on November 3, 2019. (IANS File Photo)     NEW YORK, JANUARY 17 (IANS): Parents, please take note. Researchers have revealed that kids with elevated exposure to…
  • Killing of Soleimani disgrace for US: Khamenei
    Killing of Soleimani disgrace for US: Khamenei
    Photo provided by Iranian Supreme Leader's Office on August 3, 2013, shows Iranian new president Hassan Rouhani (3rd R) speaks during an endorsement ceremony in Tehran, Iran. (IANS File Photo)     TEHRAN, JANUARY 17 (IANS): While leading the…
  • Afghan govt rejects Taliban's violence reduction offer
    Afghan govt rejects Taliban's violence reduction offer
    Afghan commando force members take part in their graduation ceremony at Afghan National Army Special Operations Corps in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan on January 13, 2020. (IANS Photo)   KABUL, JANUARY 17 (IANS): The Afghan government has rejected…
  • Trump impeachment trial opens as watchdog faults White House on Ukraine
    Trump's impeachment trial in Senate officially begins
    In this image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Senate…
  • Smoking hookah may increase heart attack, stroke risk
    Smoking hookah may increase heart attack, stroke risk
    Hookah. (IANS File Photo)     NEW YORK, JANUARY 16 (IANS): Researchers have found that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood to function abnormally and be more likely to clot and quickly form blood clots, which can increase the risk of heart…
  • US sanctions made Iran stronger, says Rouhani
    US sanctions made Iran stronger, says Rouhani
    Iran President Hassan Rouhani. (IANS File Photo)     TEHRAN, JANUARY 16 (IANS): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Thursday that the US sanctions against Tehran have made the Islamic Republic even "stronger".   Despite "US plots and…
  • US House formally sends chargesheet against Trump to Senate
    US House formally sends chargesheet against Trump to Senate
    Photo taken on December 4, 2019 shows the Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., the United States. (IANS File Photo)   NEW YORK, JANUARY 16 (IANS): Bearing the impeachment documents, the seven prosecutors appointed by the US House of Representatives…
  • Transparency urged for Cambodian oppn leader's treason trial
    Transparency urged for Cambodian oppn leader's treason trial
    Security forces stand guard at the entrance of the Supreme Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on November 16, 2017. (IANS File Photo)   PHNOM PENH, JANUARY 16 (IANS): More than 80 Cambodian civil society groups on Thursday have urged the Phnom Penh…
  • Embarrassed by Twitter spats, Pak Army removes spokesperson Ghafoor
    Embarrassed by Twitter spats, Pak Army removes spokesperson Ghafoor
    Asif Ghafoor. (IANS File Photo)   ISLAMABAD, JANUARY 16 (IANS): Embarrassed by its spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor's frequent Twitter spats and gaffes, the Pakistan Army on Thursday replaced him with Major General Babar Iftikhar.  …
  • Putin seeks major constitutional changes, Medvedev govt quits
    Putin seeks major constitutional changes, Medvedev govt quits
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed giving the State Duma, the lower house of the country's Parliament, greater powers, including to choose the country's Prime Minister and other ministers. (IANS Photo)   MOSCOW, JANUARY 15 (…
  • Bangladesh UN envoy elected Unicef Executive Board president
    DHAKA, JANUARY 15 (IANS(: Bangladesh's permanent representative to the United Nations Rabab Fatima has been unanimously elected the president of the Unicef Executive Board, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.   The elections were held at the…
  • Treason trial for Cambodian opposition leader begins
    Phnom Penh, January 15 (IANS): The controversial treason trial of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha began here on Wednesday amid criticism that journalists and civil society groups were turned away from the courtroom. The 66-year-old Cambodia…
  • Historic impeachment trial of Trump to start next Tuesday
    Historic impeachment trial of Trump to start next Tuesday
    Signifying the deep political divisions in Washington, a new photo shows US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confronting President Donald Trump at a reportedly explosive White House meeting. (IANS Photo)     New York, January 15 (IANS): The historic…
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