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US nuke sanctions on 7 Pak firms

The US has imposed sanctions on seven Pakistani companies over suspicion they have links to the nuclear trade, potentially hurting Pakistan's ambitions to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
Mar 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Surge in Britain slavery: Agency

From children being forced by gangs to carry illegal drugs, to migrants smuggled into Britain and trapped in exploitative work, reports of slavery in Britain have surged as authorities crack down on the crime, according to data released on Monday.
Mar 27, 2018 00:00 IST

10-year fake news jail plan in Malaysia

The Malaysian government on Monday proposed a law to combat "fake news" which could see offenders jailed for 10 years, sparking fears authorities aimed to stifle criticism as elections loom.
Mar 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Russian shopping mall fire kills 64; no alarms reported

With the fire alarms silent and staff reportedly nowhere to be seen, a fire at a shopping mall packed with children and their parents on the first weekend of the school recess killed 64 people in eastern Russia.
Mar 26, 2018 11:34 IST

People losing trust in FB over privacy: Polls

Opinion polls published on Sunday in the US and Germany indicated that a majority of the public were losing trust in Facebook over privacy, as the firm ran advertisements in British and US newspapers apologising to users.
Reuters Mar 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Students lead rallies for gun control in US

Standing before vast crowds from Washington to Los Angeles to Parkland, the speakers - nearly all of them students, some still in elementary school - delivered an anguished and defiant message: They are "done hiding" from gun violence, and will "stop at nothing" to get politicians to finally prevent it.
MICHAEL D. SHEAR Mar 26, 2018 00:00 IST

No 'boys and girls' in preschool, only 'friends'

Something was wrong with the Penguins, the incoming class of toddlers at the Seafarer's Preschool, in a wooded suburb south of Stockholm.
Ellen Barry Mar 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Sheep clue to secret of curls

Every day is a curly hair day for sheep. Those curls and kinks are part of what makes woollen sweaters so cosy - the maze of fibres helps trap warm air, keeping it close to the body.
Veronique Greenwood Mar 26, 2018 00:00 IST

US expels 60 Russian diplomats, shutters Seattle consulate

The Trump administration expelled 60 Russian diplomats on Monday and ordered Russia's consulate in Seattle to close, as the United States and European nations sought to jointly punish Moscow for its alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain.
Mar 26, 2018 19:31 IST

Lifestyle target in cancer battle

More than 2,500 people a week would avoid being diagnosed with cancer if they made lifestyle changes, such as exercising and lowering their weight, research suggests.
Sarah Knapton Mar 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Porn star says she was warned to keep silent about Trump

Adult film star Stormy Daniels says she was threatened to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006, telling her story in a highly anticipated interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" broadcast Sunday.
Mar 26, 2018 11:45 IST

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