Taliban pour into cities as clock ticks

Taliban militants headed into cities across Afghanistan on Sunday as they celebrated their Id ceasefire with feasts and selfies, raising questions about what happens when the ceasefire ends at midnight.
Reuters Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Mugged, Javid to give cops more teeth

UK home secretary Sajid Javid is to give police much greater powers to pursue violent gangsters who use mopeds to target members of the public - not least because he was himself the victim of a "mugging" when his mobile phone was snatched outside Euston station in London.
Amit Roy Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Saudis hit Yemen port city

A Saudi-led coalition conducted air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport on Sunday to support forces trying to seize control from Iran-aligned Houthi fighters, who are facing their biggest challenge in the war.
Reuters Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

1995 kids 'separated from families'

The government said on Friday that 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the US-Mexico border between April 19 and May 31, as the Trump administration implements stricter border enforcement policies.
Reuters Jun 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Fire guts Glasgow School of Art

A large fire ripped through the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland overnight on Friday, officials said on Saturday morning, causing extensive damage to a building considered the jewel in the city's architectural crown.
New York Times News Service Jun 17, 2018 00:00 IST

UK releases medical cannabis oil for ill child

Britain's interior minister used an exceptional power on Saturday to release medicinal cannabis oil that had been confiscated from an epileptic boy who was later hospitalised suffering from seizures.
Reuters Jun 17, 2018 00:00 IST

7 hurt as taxi ploughs into crowd in Moscow

A taxi drove into a crowd of people near Moscow's Red Square on Saturday, injuring seven persons including Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup, Russian officials and eyewitnesses said.
Reuters Jun 17, 2018 00:00 IST

26 killed as bomber hits Taliban meet

A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Id ceasefire.
Reuters Jun 17, 2018 00:00 IST

US imposes China tariffs worth $50bn

The Trump administration said on Friday that it would move ahead with tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese products, drawing a vow of retaliation from Beijing and escalating a trade war between the world's two largest economies.
Ana Swanson Jun 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Judge sends President's aide to jail

A federal judge revoked Paul Manafort's bail and sent him to jail on Friday to await trial, citing new charges that Manafort had tried to influence the testimony of two of the government's witnesses after he had been granted bail.
Sharon LaFraniere Jun 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Hawking's voice beamed into space

The ashes of the eminent physicist Stephen Hawking were interred in Westminster Abbey on Friday near the graves of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.
Amit Roy Jun 16, 2018 00:00 IST


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