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US asks Pakistan to prosecute JuD chief

Washington | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

The United States has urged Pakistan to prosecute Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Mohammad Saeed ''to the fullest extent of law''. The US State department's comment came after Pakistan Prime M

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As government shutdown begins, White House slams Senate Democrats

WASHINGTON | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

As US government funding ran out at midnight, the White House issued a statement blaming Senate Democrats for blocking a bill to avert a shutdown and said it would not negotiate on immigration, a key

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US shutdown crisis still unresolved

Washington | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

Last-ditch efforts are being made in Washington to prevent a shutdown of the US Government, a BBC New reported on Saturday. With a Senate vote due shortly before the Friday midnight deadline, Republi

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One in four Iraqi children impacted by conflict: UNICEF

United Nations | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

More than four million children have been impacted by extreme violence in Iraq, many robbed of their childhood and forced to fight on the frontlines, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has sa

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Tourists saved by boat from bushfire as heatwave strikes Australia

SYDNEY | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

- Holidaymakers trapped by a bushfire had to be rescued by boat from a national park south of Australia's largest city of Sydney as a heatwave struck the eastern seaboard on Saturday. Firefighters i

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Children's lives hang in balance as SouthSudan conflict grinds on

United Nations | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

Following a two-day visit to conflict-ravaged South Sudan, where a quarter of a million children are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death, the head of the United Nations children's agen

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Ex-military chief of staff to run in Egyptian presidential election

CAIRO | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

Former armed forces chief of staff General Sami Anan said on Saturday he intended to run in the presidential election in March. In a video declaration posted on Anan's official Facebook page, he said

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White House budget director Mulvaney expects funding deal within 24 hours

WASHINGTON | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

White House budget director Mike Mulvaney said on Friday he expects an agreement will be reached in the next 24 hours to fund the U.S. government, which will shut down at midnight unless a deal is agr

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Mexico deputy finance minister joins ruling party campaign

MEXICO CITY | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

Mexican deputy finance minister Vanessa Rubio has left her post to join the campaign team of ruling party presidential hopeful Jose Antonio Meade amid a reshuffle at the ministry, officials said on Fr

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Coleman runs 6.37 seconds to break 60m world record

UNDATED | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

American world 100m silver medallist Christian Coleman broke the 60 metres indoor world record on Friday, clocking 6.37 seconds at a meeting in Clemson, South Carolina. Coleman's mark eclipsed the pr

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In first year, Trump firms up ties with India (News Analysis)

New York |Saturday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

As an upstart candidate aiming for the highest office in the United States, Donald Trump promised an election rally of Indians that they "will have a true friend in the White House" and "we are going

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China accuses U.S. warship of violating its sovereignty

SHANGHAI | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST

China's foreign ministry has accused a U.S. warship of entering its territorial waters without permission and said it would take "necessary measures" to ensure its sovereignty is protected. On th

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