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Gay couple beaten up on bus for refusing to kiss say they were treated as ‘sexual objects’

2019-06-15 19:54:00

A gay couple who were victims of a horrific homophobic attack on a London bus have spoken out about their ordeal...

Christchurch attack: Brenton Tarrant pleads not guilty to all charges

2019-06-14 16:00:00

The main suspect in the Christchurch attacks in March, has pleaded not guilty to all charges...

Sri Lanka attacks: India arrests man ’linked to Easter Sunday bomber’

2019-06-14 11:07:00

Indian anti-terrorism investigators have arrested a man with alleged links to the suicide bomber who planned Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter Sunday attacks...

Is China preparing for Tianamen Square type massacre in Hong Kong?

2019-06-12 15:44:00

What was a relatively peaceful demonstration erupted on Wednesday at about 3:30pm local time (07:00GMT) as hundreds of protesters tried to storm the legislative council complex, prompting police to retaliate...

Rabbi attacked in Central Argentina

2019-06-12 10:44:00

A rabbi in the city center of Rosario in Argentina has been assaulted by three men last Sunday (10)...

Botswana’s High Court decriminalizes homosexuality

2019-06-11 22:43:00

The Botswana’s High Court in Southern Africa has become the second country within a week to decriminalize homosexuality...

Portugal to have minimum wage increase among lowest in EU!

2019-06-11 15:12:00

Reportedly, Portugal was one of the European Union (EU) countries with the lowest wage increase in 2019!..

Mass slaughter in Mali! ’100 killed’ in ethnic Dogon village!!

2019-06-11 10:36:00

Nearly 100 people have been killed in an attack in a village in central Mali inhabited by the Dogon ethnic group, officials say...

Mexico City drops gender-specific school uniforms

2019-06-10 16:23:00

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum has announced that pupils attending state schools will no longer have to wear gender-specific uniforms...

Scots landowner who lost three childen in Sri Lanka attacks says thanks

2019-05-16 16:15:29

The Povlsen family has written an open letter thanking the people of Scotland for the words of comfort that “fortified” them after the devastating loss of three of their four children in the Sri Lanka terror attacks. ..

Actor Peter Mayhew, aka Chewbacca from ‘Star Wars’, dies at 74

2019-05-04 09:29:10

“Star Wars” actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original trilogy, died on Tuesday, his family announced on his Twitter. He was 74. ..

Crown Prince of Japan continues father's legacy

2019-02-23 11:41:18

Naruhito, Japanese Crown Prince, says the wishes to continue the close relationship his father built with the people when he succeeds him as the Emperor later this year.  ..

Blazing massacre in old part of Bangladesh’s Capital; kills at least 45

2019-02-21 05:10:47

A massive fire raged through several apartment buildings in an old part of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, happened to have taken scores of casualties. According to fire officials’ statement today (21), at least 45 bodies have been recovered as they..

DNA pioneer stripped of honors over 'reprehensible' race comments

2019-01-14 10:56:58

A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led after repeating racist comments in a documentary. ..

Japan to quit IWC to restart commercial whaling after 30 years

2018-12-27 10:13:16

Japan says it will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the international body tasked with whale conservation, to restart commercial whaling in July 2019. ..

Myanmar court hears appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

2018-12-25 08:31:44

A Myanmar court yesterday (24) heard the appeal of two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in jail over violating the Official Secrets Act. ..

Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan ex-PM, sent back to jail for corruption

2018-12-24 16:16:07

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sent back to jail after a fresh corruption conviction. ..

Volcano-triggered tsunami kills at least 43 in Indonesia, injures hundreds

2018-12-23 04:31:29

A tsunami killed at least 43 people on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra and injured hundreds following an underwater landslide caused by the eruption of Krakatau, officials said on Sunday. ..

US Government partially shut down in fight over Trump's border wall

2018-12-22 16:46:26

The U.S. government was partially shut down early on Saturday in a fierce dispute over President Donald Trump’s demands that Congress assign $5 billion for a wall along the border with Mexico. ..

US Defense Secretary announces resignation

2018-12-21 07:45:25

US Defense Secretary James Mattis announced his resignation saying that US President Donald Trump needs someone in the position with ‘views better aligned’ with those of Donald Trump. ..

Canada unearths North America’s largest diamond!

2018-12-16 04:26:49

The diamond industry in North America it seems has burned up with highest peak of flabbergastment when a yellow diamond was recently unearthed in Canada. ..

Alleged asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s drives company on a plunge!

2018-12-15 15:00:30

Stocks on Johnson & Johnson’s, a company that holds worldwide fame on baby products, tumbled 10% on Friday (14), wiping out around 40 Billion US Dollars of its market value, following a Reuters claim that the Company knew for decades that their..

Mystery of a long-missing Korean War veteran revealed!

2018-12-14 10:32:14

A man living in the Long Islands has dug up bones in the basement of his childhood home in New York and has learned that the skeletal remains belonged to his father, a Korean War veteran who mysteriously disappeared decades ago. ..

Stripe Beakfish long way from home amid tsunami debris found!

2018-12-13 09:29:31

'Barred Knifejaw', or commonly identified as 'Stripe Beakfish', is a fish only found in native waters of Japan, Korea and China. The fish has distinctive black and white stripes in the outer appearance, and is reportedly spotted several times in the ..

Theresa May survives confidence vote of Tory MPs

2018-12-13 06:02:30

Prime Minister Theresa May has won a vote of confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party by 200 to 117. ..

A ‘Willy Wonka’ incident in German streets

2018-12-13 05:04:35

It was not a little mess kids happen to cause in the daily household, it was an accident, a sweet accident. People were wondering whether Willy Wonka has come to Germany. According to local authorities, a street in a Western German town got covered i..

Ian Paisley facing new questions over luxury Maldives holiday

2018-12-12 10:15:35

Ian Paisley was given a complimentary holiday at a luxury Maldives resort months after advocating on behalf of its government, according to new evidence. ..

Stonehenge engineers punctured prehistoric ‘Monster Cow’ print?

2018-12-07 08:03:55

Archaeologists claim that road developers in the United Kingdom have punctured accidentally a large hole through nearly 6000-year-old structure near Stonehenge at prehistoric artefacts of ‘Monster Cows’ known to be extinct. ..

Qatar to withdraw from OPEC in Jan 2019

2018-12-04 08:13:22

Qatar’s Energy Minister Saad Sherida al-Kaabi announced that Qatar intends to withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on January 1, 2019. ..

Suspicious Russian Journalist spotted near Berkshire camp!

2018-12-03 07:54:11

Suspicion is being raised whether Russia has camouflaged in the form of foreign media personnel in the United Kingdom. ..