Israel passes Jewish nation state law

Israel passed a contentious basic law on Thursday that anchors itself as the nation-state of the Jewish people, promotes the development of Jewish communities and downgrades the status of Arabic from an official language to one with a "special status".
Isabel Kershner Jul 20, 2018 00:00 IST

UK police identify Novichok suspects

British police have identified several Russians who they believe were behind the nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the British news agency, Press Association, said on Thursday, citing a source close to the investigation.
Reuters Jul 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Happiness is cake, pork rice & phone

Happiness is a birthday cake, a meal of pork-knuckle rice, a warm bed and a trip to buy a new mobile telephone.
Reuters Jul 20, 2018 00:00 IST

FB 'must stick to Holocaust laws'

Facebook must stick to German laws which ban Holocaust denial, the justice ministry in Berlin said on Thursday after Mark Zuckerberg caused outrage by saying his platform should not delete such comments.
Reuters Jul 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Gosling stars in Armstrong film

Space drama First Man, which looks at the mission of US astronaut Neil Armstrong to become the first man to walk on the moon, will open this year's Venice Film Festival, organisers said on Thursday.
Reuters Jul 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Quakes rattle Alaska and Mexico

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck to the south of the Alaska peninsula early on Thursday, but the National Weather Service said no tsunami warning has been issued.
Reuters Jul 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities.
Jul 19, 2018 14:26 IST

Rescued Thai football team prays for fortune at temple

The Thai football team and their coach began their first day back home with their families since they were rescued from a flooded cave with a trip to a Buddhist temple on Thursday to pray for protection from misfortunes.
Jul 19, 2018 12:49 IST

Google fined $5bn by EU in antitrust ruling

Google was hit with a $5.1 billion fine by European antitrust officials on Wednesday for abusing its power in the smartphone market, in the region's latest move to rein in the clout of American tech companies.
Adam Satariano Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Banned cleric backs Imran

A Pakistani cleric, who has been placed by the US on a terror watch list, has extended his support to Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the general election scheduled for July 25, a media report said on Wednesday.
Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Brazil hunts Dr Bumbum after death of patient

A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon called Dr Bumbum has gone on the run following the death of a patient just hours after undergoing cosmetic surgery at his home in Rio de Janeiro.
Jul 19, 2018 00:00 IST


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