Wraps off Modi 'letter' to Imran

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan expressing Delhi's commitment to pursue a "meaningful and constructive engagement" with Islamabad, sources said on Monday, adding the letter emphasised the need for a terror-free subcontinent.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Root out culture of death: Pope

Pope Francis, facing sexual abuse crises in several countries, wrote an unprecedented letter to all Catholics on Monday, asking each one of them to help root out "this culture of death" and vowing there would be no more cover ups.
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Posthumous US medal for Gandhi planned

An influential American lawmaker has said that she will introduce a historic legislation to posthumously award Mahatma Gandhi a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award in the US, for inspiring peaceful movements for civil rights around the world.
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Taliban reject truce as militants abduct 200

The Taliban rejected on Monday an Afghan government offer of a ceasefire and they would persist with their attacks, two militant commanders said, while insurgents ambushed three buses and nearly 200 passengers travelling for a holiday.
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Turnbull abandons climate targets

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia abandoned plans for emission targets on Monday, bowing to pressure from conservatives who considered toppling Turnbull's government over an energy policy that aimed to reduce prices and bring the country into line with international climate change commitments.
Damien Cave and Isabella Kwai Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

China skirts US ban, will buy oil from Iran

China, seeking to skirt US sanctions, will use oil tankers from Iran for its purchases of that country's crude, throwing Tehran a lifeline while European companies such as France's Total are walking away because of the fear of reprisals from Washington.
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

India-origin doctor gets probation over rape

An Indian-American doctor from Texas, who was convicted of raping a sedated patient in a Houston hospital, will not serve prison time and, instead, will spend 10 years of probation.
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Dubrovnik has GoT a tourist problem

Winter is coming.
Marc Santora Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

US forces to stay in Iraq

US forces will stay in Iraq "as long as needed" to help stabilise regions previously controlled by the Islamic State, a spokesperson for the US-led international coalition fighting the militants said on Sunday.
Reuters Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Burden of expectations on Imran

From creating 10 million jobs to building an Islamic welfare state and restoring Pakistan's tattered image abroad, new Prime Minister Imran Khan is facing a problem of his own making: runaway expectations raised by his lofty rhetoric.
Reuters Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Churchill's first German foe

At the age of just 12, Winston Churchill wrote a letter to his mother declaring that his childhood enemy was a "stealing, lying, catchpenny" tyrannical tutor whom she was planning to hire during his summer holidays.
Dalya Alberge Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST


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