Imran takes oath as PM as cash crisis looms

Imran Khan was on Saturday sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan, which had till now seen two political parties ruling by rotation, taking on the challenge of forming a coalition to govern as a currency crisis looms.
Nasir Jaffry and Reuters Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Kofi Annan, who redefined UN, passes away

Kofi Annan, a soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana who became the seventh secretary-general of the United Nations, projecting himself and his organisation as the world's conscience and moral arbiter despite bloody debacles that left indelible stains on his record as a peacekeeper, died on Saturday. He was 80.
Alan Cowell Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Pakistan shelling continues

Pakistani troops were unrelenting in shelling Indian positions as Imran Khan was sworn in as Prime Minister, with fresh shelling leaving two civilians injured in a village in north Kashmir's Tangdhar sector.

Matching steps

Russian President Vladimir Putin danced arm-in-arm with Austria's foreign minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday, after receiving an invitation that Opposition critics said undermined the West's stance against Moscow.
Reuters report, AFP picture Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan dies at 80

Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.
Aug 18, 2018 15:34 IST

Transparency cry at Google

Hundreds of Google employees, upset at the company's decision to secretly build a censored version of its search engine for China, have signed a letter demanding more transparency to understand the ethical consequences of their work.
Kate Conger and Daisuke Wakabayashi Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

US sanctions in Myanmar

The US on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units, accusing them of "ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslims and widespread human rights abuses across the Southeast Asian nation.
Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Imran PM by big margin

Imran Khan was on Friday elected the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan with a big margin, defeating his rival Shehbaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League (N).
NASIR JAFFRY Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Adani relief

An Australian court on Friday quashed an indigenous group's bid to block Adani Enterprises Ltd from developing its controversial Carmichael coalmine, clearing one of the final legal hurdles to its development.
Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Sikh man killed in US

A Sikh man has been stabbed to death at his store in New Jersey, the third incident targeting the community in the US in three weeks.
Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Vatican calls child abuse criminal

The Vatican responded on Thursday to the horrors of a Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sex abuse, saying it felt shame and sorrow over the findings that more than 1,000 children had been abused by hundreds of priests over decades while bishops covered up their crimes.
Sharon Otterman and Elisabetta Povoledo Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST


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