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Seventeen people arrested in 3 countries in Australian drug bust

The drugs were worth around 810 million Australian dollars (USD 640 million). (Representational image) Top News Police in three countries have arrested 17 people and seized nearly 2 tons of drugs in connection with what Australian authorities say was an effort by organised crime groups to transport large amounts of […]

by December 19, 2018
US may lose its competitive edge due to H-1B clampdown:Report

US may lose its competitive edge due to H-1B clampdown:Report

The report titled ‘The IT Boom and Other Unintended Consequences of Chasing the American Dream’ takes an in-depth look at how the H-1B visa programme affects both the US and Indian economies. Related News Clampdown on H-1B visa programme will make it difficult for the US IT sector to attract […]

by December 19, 2018

Over 200 children killed in Yemen war in 2017: UNICEF

UNICEF put the death toll of children from the war at 1,546, and other 2,450 injured (Reuters Photo) Top News A top United Nations official in Yemen said on Monday that a total of 201 children have been killed in the Yemeni ongoing civil war since the beginning of 2017. […]

by December 19, 2018
Australia’s PM Malcolm Turnbull says same-sex wedding could be law this year

Australia’s PM Malcolm Turnbull says same-sex wedding could be law this year

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. (File Photo) Related News Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday that Parliament could legalize gay marriage this year if the nation’s voters endorse it in a rare nonbinding poll in November. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he expected the public would support marriage equality in the […]

by December 19, 2018

US wants UN mission in Lebanon to report on Hezbollah

American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley at the U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo) Related News The United States wants UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon to take on an expanded mission and investigate alleged violations by Hezbollah militias in the volatile area, Ambassador Nikki Haley said. The UN Security Council […]

by December 19, 2018
Mexico drug lord Damaso Lopez, son indicted on US drug charges

Mexico drug lord Damaso Lopez, son indicted on US drug charges

In Picture, Mexico drug lord Damaso Lopez (AP Photo) Related News A Sinaloa cartel leader and his son have been indicted on drug smuggling charges in the United States in what U.S. authorities called a blow to one of Mexico’s most powerful drug rings. The indictment against Damaso Lopez Nunez […]

by December 19, 2018

4,500 families, major dam affected by Venezuela flooding

Representational Image/ Reuters Top News Torrential rain in southeast Venezuela has affected 4,500 families and is sending floodwaters gushing through the country’s major hydroelectric dam, authorities and local media said. The precipitation caused the two main rivers in the country, the Orinoco and the Caroni, to surge over their banks, […]

by December 19, 2018
Israel military says helicopter crashes, killing 1 pilot

Israel military says helicopter crashes, killing 1 pilot

Representational Image/ Reuters Top News The Israeli military says a combat helicopter has crashed in a training accident, killing one pilot and critically injuring another. The military said early Tuesday that the accident happened at an air force base in southern Israel and that an investigation has been launched. Pending […]

by December 19, 2018

Specter of coup, surge in violence haunt Venezuela

Juan Andres Mejias, deputy of the Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (MUD) speaks during a rally to pay tribute to victims of violence during protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela July 31, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino Related News Venezuela appears to be sliding toward a more volatile […]

by December 19, 2018
Top Donald Trump aides clashing over direction of US foreign policy

Top Donald Trump aides clashing over direction of US foreign policy

US President Donald Trump. (Source: AP) Related News A long-simmering dispute between two top White House aides has boiled into a public battle over the direction of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. A cadre of conservative groups is pushing for the ouster of Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster. Those […]

by December 19, 2018