US media speak truth to power

Hundreds of US newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defence of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organisations as enemies of the American people.
Reuters Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

'Queen of Soul' no more

Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools", died on Thursday at the age of 76.
Reuters Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Security cloud on CIA ex-boss

President Donald Trump revoked the security clearance of John O. Brennan, the former CIA director under President Barack Obama, on Wednesday in a striking act of retaliation against an outspoken critic.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Cop-killer IS member arrested

US federal authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested an Iraqi national and longtime member of al Qaida and the Islamic State who fled after killing an Iraqi police officer in 2014, eventually settling in Sacramento as a purported refugee.
Matt Stevens and Gabe Cohn Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Pennsylvania 'priests abused kids'

Bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests over a period of 70 years, persuading victims not to report the abuse and law enforcement not to investigate it, according to a searing report issued by a grand jury on Tuesday.
Laurie Goodstein and Sharon Otterman Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

48 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

At least 48 people were killed when a suicide attacker struck an education centre in a minority Shia area of western Kabul on Wednesday, officials said, the latest assault in Afghanistan's war-weary capital.
Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Bridge warnings were ignored

Long before the bridge collapse that killed at least 39 people in Genoa on Tuesday, experts raised the alarm that the structure was deteriorating and possibly dangerous - warnings that, after the catastrophe, quickly led to a round of demands to determine who was to blame.
Gaia Pianigiani, Elisabetta Povoledo and Richard Pérez-Peña Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Suspect is UK citizen of Sudan origin

A man detained on suspicion of carrying out a terrorist attack outside Britain's parliament is Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin, a European security source said on Wednesday.
Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Imran ally elected Assembly Speaker

A staunch ally of Imran Khan was elected Speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly on Wednesday, a key position to support Khan's legislative agenda after he won a disputed election last month.
Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Flights hit by Schiphol glitch

A problem with air traffic control systems at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport temporarily prevented flights from leaving or arriving, the country's air traffic control operator said on Wednesday.
Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Taliban attack kills 30 soldiers and police

Afghan officials say a Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in the northern Baghlan province has killed 30 soldiers and police.
Aug 15, 2018 12:58 IST


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