Nigeria orders re-opening of borders after election postponement

Abuja |Sunday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST

The Nigerian government has ordered the re-opening of all the nation's borders following the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections.

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Frequent high-tide flooding can affect coastal communities' economy: Study

New York |Sunday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST

People living in coastal areas are highly affected by economic losses caused by frequent flooding and the impact worsens when the sea level rises, making them more frequent, says a new study.

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Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse by 'yellow vest' protesters

Paris |Sunday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST

French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned anti-Semitic abuse directed at a prominent intellectual by a group of "yellow vest" protesters in Paris.

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May issues fresh plea to Conservative MPs to unite over Brexit

London |Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST

British Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a fresh plea to Conservative MPs to unite and deliver on Brexit, urging the ruling party to "move beyond what divides us" and sacrifice "personal preferen

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China hopes US, Russia will return to INF Treaty

Munich |Sunday, 2019 8:15:04 AM IST

China hopes the US and Russia will return to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a senior Chinese official has said here.

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Putin, Macron agree to continue coordination on Syrian peace process

Moscow |Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have agreed during a telephonic conversation to continue coordination of the two countries to facilitate the peace settlemen

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Trump's UN ambassador pick withdraws from consideration

Washington |Sunday, 2019 9:45:04 AM IST

Heather Nauert, the incumbent spokeswoman for the US State Department and also President Donald Trump's pick to be the country's new UN ambassador, withdrew from consideration.

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Air quality in Chinese cities worsens in January

Beijing |Sunday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST

Quality of air in major Chinese cities deteriorated in January, according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE).

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Over 60 feared dead in Zimbabwe gold mine flooding

Harare |Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST

Over 60 gold miners are believed to have died in two mining shafts after a nearby dam burst in Zimbabwe's Mashonaland West province, authorities have said.

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7 die of gas poisoning in China

Beijing |Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST

Seven persons died due to gas poisoning at a paper mill in China's Guangdong province, authorities said on Saturday.

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Gunmen kill 66 in Nigeria

Abuja |Saturday, 2019 2:15:04 AM IST

At least 66 people were killed on Friday by unidentified gunmen in Nigeria's Kaduna state, officials said.

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US charges 2 former hi-tech executives in alleged $2M bribery of Tamil Nadu officials

New York |Saturday, 2019 1:15:04 PM IST

Two former high-ranking executives of the technology company Cognizant have been charged by US prosecutors in alleged $2 million bribery of Tamil Nadu government officials to get building permits for

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