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"Deeply concerned" says UNHRC on Kashmir, raises Assam issue as well

United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday expressed "deep concern" over the impact of restrictions in Kashmir, and asked India to ease the...


State warns of vaping dangers

No cause for the mystery illness has so far been identified - and the link to THC products is not yet clear. Last month, Matt Zohfeld said his 17-year-old s...


'It's satanic, painful and barbaric' - Nigerian traders decry xenophobic attacks

Hundreds of thousands of Internet users have called for a boycott of major South African brands, and clashes with police erupted in front of Shoprite stores...


Mark Drakeford 'won't take PM's assurances' on general election

Those explanations that MPs are most happy to acknowledge openly revolve around Brexit; specifically, some fear that Boris Johnson could go ahead with no deal...


Hurricane Dorian spins damaging tornadoes into the North Carolina coast

As Dorian crept dangerously closer , the wind picked up, sending sheets of rain sideways. The storm has regained strength. Rains and wind pelt Charleston, ...


Donald Trump says border wall being built 'very rapidly'

About half of the US$3.6 billion will come from projects within the United States and its territories; the other half will come from construction projects the U...


UK PM Boris Johnson suffers another Parliament blow over Brexit

In a third stinging defeat in two days, the House of Commons roundly dismissed the UK Prime Minister's demand for an election . Johnson condemned the o...


Hurricane Dorian threatens Florida, South Carolina

On Tuesday, Dorian was downgraded to a Category 3 storm but is expected to trod up the east coast from Florida to North Carolina. Those living in the area...


Iran President Rouhani rules out any bilateral talks with US

He further said , "Iran was ready to further reduce its commitments to the accord "in the coming days" if current negotiations with European nations yield no r...


Boris Johnson vows to seek election after parliamentary defeat by Brexit rebels

Earlier, ministers sought to describe the cross-party bill as a "surrender bill". It they are suspended from the party, it would prevent them from standing as...


Hurricane Dorian Still Expected To Turn North

US Air Force pilots known as hurricane hunters are flying regular reconnaissance missions into Dorian, which strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane early Sun...


Rotorua bus crash: Tourist describes moment bus rolled

Several other people were seriously injured in the road disaster on Wednesday, and have been hospitalised. The driver's condition was described as not serio...


US Vice-President Mike Pence meets Irish president and PM

Asked if Trump had suggested Pence stay at the property, the vice president's chief of staff, Marc Short, told journalists, "I think that it was a suggestion". ...


Tropical Storm Fernand expected to form as Hurricane Dorian churns near Florida

The storm is moving west at 7 miles per hour. This poses no threat to the U.S. Gulf coast as it heads due west into the Mexico. A motion toward the west-north...


United Nations calls for accountability in Saudi-led attack on Yemen prison

Yemeni Red Crescent workers placed corpses in white bags while bulldozers and other heavy equipment moved through the rubble to try to retrieve bodies before de...


Royal Caribbean Releases Photos of CocoCay During Hurricane Dorian

As forecasted, sustained winds on the island did not extend beyond tropical force strength and our crew has returned to their living quarters after spending a f...


Dorian Now Cat 5, Threat to Florida Increases

That proximity would bring tropical-storm-force winds to the broad stroke of the area and potentially hurricane-force winds along the coast. " We ask for God'...


As Florida waits for Dorian, DeSantis urges people to heed evacuation orders

In 2018, Hurricane Michael's 155mph winds tore down electrical wires and ripped apart fiber networks needed for delivering broadband and mobile phone servic...


Tory MP David Davies labels The 1975 'hypocritical' over climate change

Sharing the statement on Twitter , Davies wrote: "I've been listening to the climate change essay recorded by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg for your new ...


Taliban Attack 2nd Afghan City as US Envoy Says Deal Is Near

Recent attacks by the group across the nation are viewed as an attempt to strengthen its negotiating position. A day after conducting a bloody assault on the ...