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Saudi king agrees to 'boost oil supply'

President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Saturday that Saudi Arabia's King Salman had agreed to his request to increase oil production "maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels" to offset production from Iran and Venezuela.
Reuters Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Man threatens to kill Ajit Pai's family

A California man was charged on Friday with threatening to kill the family of Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, over the repeal of Net neutrality rules, the justice department said.
Cecilia Kang Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Trump gets prank call on Air Force One

The President of the US, one of the most protected people on the planet and among the least accessible to the public, would seem to be a long-shot target for a prank caller looking to have some fun.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Pak vows to curb militant financing

Placed back on a terror financing watch list this week, Pakistan vowed on Saturday to tighten regulations and follow an action plan to curb money laundering and terror financing.
Reuters Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Myanmar camps stay empty

The transit camp in Myanmar's Rakhine state stands ready to welcome back 150 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh every day.
AFP Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Hope for Syria girl with 'tin can legs'

An 8-year-old Syrian girl pictured moving around a refugee camp on artificial limbs made of plastic tubing and tin cans is to receive medical care in Turkey after her plight was seen around the world.
The Daily Telegraph Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Malay ire over child marriage

Reports of marriage between a 11-year old girl and a man 30 years her senior sparked an uproar in Malaysia on Saturday, reigniting debate on the subject of underage marriage.
Reuters Jul 01, 2018 00:00 IST

Thailand cave rescue efforts pick up pace as flooding eases

The effort to locate 12 boys and their football coach missing in a cave in Thailand for a week has picked up pace, with a break in the rain easing flooding in the system of caverns and more experts from around the world joining the mission.
Jun 30, 2018 15:48 IST

All aboard Hello Kitty: Pink bullet train debuts in Japan

A Hello Kitty-themed "shinkansen" bullet train has debuted in Japan. Adorned with the cartoon icon inside and out, it's a dream ride for fans of the internationally popular character.
Jun 30, 2018 15:17 IST

Five killed in Maryland newsroom shooting

A man armed with a shotgun and smoke grenades stormed into the newsroom of a community newspaper chain in Maryland's capital on Thursday afternoon, killing five staff members, injuring two others and prompting law enforcement agencies across the country to provide protection at the headquarters of media organisations.
Sabrina Tavernise, Amy Harmon and Maya Salam Jun 30, 2018 00:00 IST

Suspect had a long dispute with Gazette

Jarrod W. Ramos, who the authorities say used a shotgun to blast his way into the Capital Gazette newsroom on Thursday, killing five persons and wounding two others, had a long-running dispute with the news organisation.
Timothy Williams and Amy Harmon Jun 30, 2018 00:00 IST

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