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South Africa’s no-confidence vote on President Jacob Zuma fails

Members of parliament prepare to vote for or against the motion of no confidence against South African president, Jacob Zuma in the South African parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (Rodger Bosch/Pool Photo via AP) Related News South African President Jacob Zuma again survived a no-confidence […]

by December 19, 2018
Indian-American transgender girl files discrimination suit against school

Indian-American transgender girl files discrimination suit against school

Parents Priya Shah and Jaspret Brar have sued Heritage Oak Private Education in California and its parent company, alleging that the school refused to call daughter Nikki Brar by her name. (Representational Image) Top News An eight-year-old Indian-origin transgender girl and her family have sued a US school for allegedly […]

by December 19, 2018

China earthquake: Five dead as quake of magnitude 6.5 strikes Sichuan Province

The epicentre of the quake is said to be close to the Jiuzhaigou nature reserve, a popular tourist destination. Related News An earthquake measuring 6.5 in magnitude struck China’s Sichuan Province on Tuesday evening, according to earthquake-monitoring agency US Geological Survey.  Five people have been reported to have lost their […]

by December 19, 2018
Hassan Rouhani presents new ministers to parliament

Hassan Rouhani presents new ministers to parliament

Iranian soldiers attend the swearing-in ceremony for Iranian president Hassan Rouhani for a further term, at the parliament in Tehran, Iran, August 5, 2017. (Source: Nazanin Tabatabaee Yazdi/TIMA via REUTERS) Top News Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presented his cabinet to parliament for a vote of confidence on Tuesday, keeping in […]

by December 19, 2018

China, Vietnam meeting cancelled amid South China Sea tensions

In this May 1, 2016, file photo, an illuminated globe shows the South China Sea at a museum in Pathumthani, Thailand.. (Source: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) Related News A scheduled meeting between the foreign ministers of China and Vietnam was cancelled on the sidelines of a regional gathering, Chinese embassy […]

by December 19, 2018
Rex Tillerson in Thailand presses for more action on North Korea

Rex Tillerson in Thailand presses for more action on North Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Related News US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday pressed Thai leaders for more action on North Korea during the highest level visit to […]

by December 19, 2018

Mass deportation of Chinese from Fiji in fraud crackdown

The probe exposed an illegal online gambling and lottery gang involving more than 200 suspects based in China, Indonesia and Fiji who had illegally taken nearly 100 million yuan. (Source: Google Maps) Top News Fiji has deported 77 Chinese nationals accused of running a phone and online scam targeting victims […]

by December 19, 2018
Malaysia protests over suspected militants deported from Turkey ahead of Southeast Games

Malaysia protests over suspected militants deported from Turkey ahead of Southeast Games

Related News Malaysia has complained to Turkey for deporting several suspected militants to Kuala Lumpur without warning, a security official said on Tuesday, as police step up checks ahead of the Southeast Asian Games that start in the capital this month. The suspects, all foreigners, were deported from Turkey after […]

by December 19, 2018

Abu Dhabi gives Malaysia 1MDB new extension for missed $600 million payment

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the funds flagship Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur, in this March 1, 2015 file photo. (REUTERS/Olivia Harris/File Photo) Top News Abu Dhabi has once again extended a deadline for troubled state fund 1Malaysia Development […]

by December 19, 2018
H-1B visa restriction may affect US IT production: Report

H-1B visa restriction may affect US IT production: Report

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialised fields. (Representational image) Related News The restrictions on H-1B visa programme will lead to the Information Technology (IT) sector in the US lose its […]

by December 19, 2018