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Former US President Barack Obama’s Charlottesville tweet most-liked tweet in history

Former US President Barack Obama’s Charlottesville tweet most-liked tweet in history

Breaking news, Latest headlines, world August 16, 2017 at 8:06 am 0 comments

Washington, August 16 An anti-racism tweet by former US President Barack Obama after the Charlottesville violence in which he quoted iconic South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has become the most liked tweet ever, garnering more than 2.8 million likes. “No one is born hating another person because of theRead More

Ruby Sandhu-Rojon is UN deputy representative for W Africa

Ruby Sandhu-Rojon is UN deputy representative for W Africa

world August 16, 2017 at 8:04 am 0 comments

United Nations, August 16 UN Secretary General António Guterres has appointed senior UN official Ruby Sandhu-Rojon as his new Deputy Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel. Sandhu-Rojon succeeds Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, who completed her assignment this month. “Sandhu-Rojon brings to the position extensive experience with the United Nations,Read More

Trump holds his stand: Blames ‘both sides’ for Virginia

Trump holds his stand: Blames ‘both sides’ for Virginia

world August 16, 2017 at 8:03 am 0 comments

New York, August 16 President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over US race relations and his own leadership of a national crisis. Trump, who drew sharp criticism from Republicans andRead More

Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

world August 16, 2017 at 8:02 am 0 comments

Canberra, August 16 Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean, through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released on Wednesday. But the Australian Transport Safety Bureau cautioned that the drift analysis by AustralianRead More

Philippine police now say 32 drug suspects killed in one day

world August 16, 2017 at 8:02 am 0 comments

Manila, August 16 Philippine police said on Wednesday that an updated report shows anti-drug operations in a northern province this week left 32 alleged drug offenders dead, 11 more than earlier reported as the highest death toll in a single day since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on drugsRead More

Sharif files three appeals in SC to review its Panama verdict

Sharif files three appeals in SC to review its Panama verdict

world August 16, 2017 at 8:01 am 0 comments

Islamabad, August 16 Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday filed three separate appeals in the Supreme Court to review its verdict in the Panama Papers case that resulted in his disqualification. A five-member Supreme Court bench last month disqualified Sharif for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases beRead More

Lincoln Memorial in Washington vandalised with spray paint

world August 16, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Washington, August 16 Vandals have defaced the Lincoln Memorial in Washington with an obscene message scrawled in red spray paint, the National Park Service has said. The writing on one of the huge columns at the monument dedicated to slain president Abraham Lincoln, who presided over the abolition of slaveryRead More

Britain seeks Brexit without borders for Northern Ireland

world August 16, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

London, August 16 There should be no border posts between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, Britain said in an early attempt to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its European Union exit. Some 30,000 people cross the 500 km border every day withoutRead More

China warns it ‘won’t sit idle’ if US harms trade ties

world August 16, 2017 at 7:59 am 0 comments

Beijing, China warned on Tuesday that it “will not sit idle” if the United States takes actions that impair trade ties after President Donald Trump launched a probe into Beijing’s intellectual property practices. The commerce ministry issued a statement voicing “serious concern” and warning that any US trade protectionism “willRead More

Driver accused of murder in Charlottesville violence faces court hearing

Driver accused of murder in Charlottesville violence faces court hearing

world August 14, 2017 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

CHARLOTTESVILLE (Virginia), August 14 A man said to have harbored Nazi sympathies as a teenager before a failed bid to join the US Army was due in court on Monday to face charges he plowed his car into protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia, killing a woman andRead More