India Times

  • Taiwan to stage drill simulating China 'invasion'
    on April 24, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Although Taiwan is a self-ruling democracy, it has never formally declared independence from the mainland and Beijing still sees it as a renegade province to be brought back into the fold, by force if necessary. […]

  • World's first total penis, scrotum transplant done in US
    on April 24, 2018 at 8:11 am

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  • Chinese tech giants, govt under fire for 'men only' job ads
    on April 24, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Top Chinese tech firms and some government departments have been singled out in a report that says discriminatory hiring practices based on gender are widespread in China and are linked to a shrinking proportion of women in the labour force. […]

  • Pakistan Pashtun rights movement grows, defying military
    on April 24, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM) activists say the military continues to allow these extremists a safe haven from which to launch attacks in Afghanistan, while targeting insurgents that have turned their guns on Pakistan. […]

  • Van plows into Toronto crowd leaving 10 dead
    on April 24, 2018 at 2:28 am

    Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders identified the suspect as Alek Minassian, 25, who he said had not previously been known to authorities. "The actions definitely looked deliberate," he said. […]

  • Saudi king to launch 'entertainment city'
    on April 24, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Saudi King Salman will launch the construction of an "entertainment city" near Riyadh Wednesday, authorities said, part of a series of multi-billion dollar projects as the kingdom seeks to diversity its oil-reliant economy. ​The 334-square kilometre project in Qiddiya, southwest of Riyadh, would rival Walt Disney and include high-end theme parks, motor sport facilities and a safari park, officials say. […]

  • Fire in China kills 18, injures 5; could be arson
    on April 24, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Police in a southern Chinese city say a fire at a three-story building has killed 18 people and injured five others and that it was likely caused by arson. ​The public security bureau of Qingyuan City in Guangdong province said police received a call around half-past midnight on Tuesday about the fire. […]

  • Former US President George H.W. Bush admitted to Houston hospital
    on April 23, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Former US President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to a Houston hospital after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, a family spokesperson said on Monday. […]

  • Life term sought for Danish submariner over dead scribe
    on April 23, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Danish prosecutors on Monday called for a life sentence for submarine builder Peter Madsen who is on trial for the gruesome murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his vessel last year, mutilating her corpse and throwing her body parts in the sea. […]

  • Threat of nuclear weapons use growing, UN warns
    on April 23, 2018 at 10:24 am

    The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which was introduced at the height of the Cold War a half century ago, seeks to prevent the spread of atomic weapons but also puts the onus on nuclear states to reduce their stockpiles. […]

  • Paris attacks suspect jailed for 20 years
    on April 23, 2018 at 8:58 am

    A Belgian judge on Monday sentenced Salah Abdeslam, the prime surviving suspect in the 2015 Islamic State attacks on Paris, to 20 years in prison over a shootout with police in Brussels in 2016. […]

  • Why America is ripe for protest in 2018
    on April 23, 2018 at 7:33 am

    One of every five Americans has joined a protest or a political rally since the start of 2016, a recent poll found. Many more are Democrats than Republicans, with about a fifth telling pollsters they had never participated in a protest before. […]

  • Grief turns to anger over Kabul suicide attack
    on April 23, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Grieving Afghans buried their loved ones in Kabul on Monday amid growing anger over a suicide attack on a voter registration centre in the city that killed at least 57 people including children and wounded more than 100. […]

  • Afghan girl spends life disguised as 'son' her parents wanted
    on April 23, 2018 at 4:59 am

    Sitara Wafadar yearns for long hair like other girls. Instead, the Afghan teenager has disguised herself as a boy for more than a decade, forced by her parents to be the "son" they never had. […]

  • US hunts semi-nude gunman disarmed by 'hero' after 4 killed
    on April 23, 2018 at 4:45 am

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  • S.Korea says has halted propaganda broadcasts at border with North
    on April 23, 2018 at 1:23 am

    South Korea halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border at North Korea on Monday to create a peaceful atmosphere ahead of the first inter-Korean summit in a decade this Friday, the defence ministry said. ​North Korea has its own propaganda broadcasts at the border, but a defence ministry official said he could not verify whether the North had stopped its broadcasts. […]

  • No 'plan B' for Iran nuclear deal: French Prez Macron
    on April 22, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump will discuss the Iran nuclear agreement at the White House on Tuesday, a senior US administration official said on Friday. They will also discuss the joint military strike on Syria this month following a suspected chemical weapons attack near Damascus. […]

  • Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria
    on April 22, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Israel released details on Tuesday about what it described as an Iranian "air force" deployed in neighbouring Syria, including civilian planes suspected of transferring arms, a signal that these could be attacked should tensions with Tehran escalate. Iran, Syria and Russia, blamed Israel for an April 9 air strike on a Syrian air base, T-4, that killed seven Iranian soldiers. […]

  • US: Nude gunman kills 4 at Tennessee restaurant
    on April 22, 2018 at 11:28 am

    A nude gunman shot dead four people and injured at least four more in the early hours of Sunday at a restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, police said. […]

  • UK calls on social media firms to better protect children
    on April 22, 2018 at 11:05 am

    In a strongly-worded letter to Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Twitter and others, Jeremy Hunt said their failure to prevent young children using social media and exposing children to its "harmful emotional side effects" was "unacceptable and irresponsible." […]