Manchester City broke seven more Premier League records today

15 May, 2018

However, City refused to let their heads drop and sealed the win with virtually the last kick of the game, Jesus wheeling away to celebrate with the away fans. It is a day for celebration on the blue side of Manchester - though Guardiola will most likely already be preparing for his side's title defence next season.


Early results announced for Iraq election

15 May, 2018

The strike was ordered by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Remembered for leading an insurgency against US forces and inciting sectarian bloodshed against the Sunni population, al-Sadr has in recent years sought to recast himself as a populist, railing against corruption and failing services and striking a political alliance with Iraq's secularists and Communist Party.


Hezbollah tightens grip on Lebanon in vote that mirrors regional power struggle

15 May, 2018

Sunday's parliamentary election was the first in nine years. They are then further subdivided between all of Lebanon's 18 officially recognized religious sects. Referring to the "powerful" victory of Hezbollah and the Amal Movement in the parliamentary elections, he said, "This day is a blessed day". But with 21 MPs, down from 33 in the last Parliament, he still emerged as the Sunni Muslim leader with the biggest bloc in the 128-seat house, making him the frontrunner to form the next ...


Nawaz Sharif agrees to Pakistan's involvement in Mumbai attack

15 May, 2018

Nine of the attackers were killed by police while lone survivor Ajmal Kasab was caught and hanged after handed down death sentence. He has also questioned the trial of stabbing in Pakistan's attack. Pakistan's National Security Committee will meet on Monday to discuss the "recent misleading media statement regarding [the] Bombay incident", said Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor.


Eight People killed in Pre-Poll Violence, 41.51% Voting Till 1 PM

15 May, 2018

The party appears to have acknowledged this reality: In the local body elections Monday being held on 38,529 of the total 58,692 seats, the BJP is aggressively contesting in 28,162 seats, the highest after the Trinamool Congress . One person was hit on the head with a knife and one lost his finger, police said. Of the three bombs, two were found on railway tracks, RPF sources said.


Torture is a blight on the US

14 May, 2018

Haspel, a career CIA agent with more than 30 years at the agency, will have to answer questions about her involvement in the destruction of 92 CIA videotapes that showed prisoners being waterboarded - a technique that simulates drowning. Haspel on a wide range of topics, including her vision for the agency and how she would approach the job, as well as issues of detention and interrogation".


Thunderstorm hits Delhi: 40 flights diverted, Metro services affected

14 May, 2018

A squall and dust storm with a wind speed of up to 109 kmph battered Delhi and neighbouring areas today, killing two persons and injuring 18 others, and throwing flight, rail and metro operations out of gear. Meanwhile, the maximum at Safdarjung settled at 42.2 degrees Celsius which is three notches above the normal levels while the minimum settled at 30.6 degrees which is five degrees above the normal levels.


India's stubbornness hampered proceedings of Mumbai attacks case: Nisar

14 May, 2018

According to a report by The Nation , PTI vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi called Sharif's statements an "open pro-Indian declaration", going as far as to say that the Mumbai attack was India's self-made drama, and that the country has failed to give any proof about Pakistan's involvement .


Pakistani terrorists carried out 26/11 Mumbai attacks, admits former PM Nawaz Sharif

14 May, 2018

Explain it to me. "We always maintained that Pakistan is behind terror attacks here (in Mumbai )". He said that an act of revenge in the name of accountability is not acceptable. The application states that the controversial press release was issued in a move to defame the former prime minister , adding that the State Bank of Pakistan had earlier refuted the allegations.


At least 6 Afghans killed, 20 injured during Jalalabad gun battle, blasts

14 May, 2018

Qaderi said at least four attackers then stormed into the building with rocket-propelled-grenade launchers and AK-47 assault rifles. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. Witnesses said the explosions had caused carnage among passers-by. On May 6, an explosion at a mosque in the eastern Afghan province of Khost killed at least 10 people and wounded 29.


Former UK Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell dies aged 70

14 May, 2018

The former social worker lost to her Conservative rival, and was defeated again in the following year's general election . Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah said Dama Tessa would "always be defined by the sheer courage and compassion for others she showed while facing cancer ".


China's first home-grown aircraft carrier launches

14 May, 2018

Expected to be commissioned by 2020, the ship would give China a second aircraft carrier as it asserts its claims in the South China Sea, where Taiwan has virtually identical claims. The new Chinese carrier can neither sale for longer without refueling than the above mentioned US carriers, nor can it carry as many planes. Prof Tsang added: "But for the rest of China's neighbours, the new carrier based doctrine of the People's Liberation Army is frightening, as none of them can remotely ...


John Bolton: Trump Sanctions On European Companies "Possible" Over Iran

14 May, 2018

President Donald Trump's announcement last Tuesday that the USA was exiting the 2015 nuclear accord was met with widespread dismay in Europe where companies now face the threat of sanctions if they do business with Iran. Bolton did not rule out sanctions on European countries that do business with Iran. Bolton's comments confirmed that after that, Trump is willing to subject them to penalties.


Higher Gas Prices Could Follow Trump's Exit From The Iran Deal

14 May, 2018

Oil prices rose in response to the announced measures. More than 507,000 lots of front-month Brent crude futures changed hands, the highest since early February. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after signing a proclamation declaring his intention to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, U.S.


WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House launches new AI effort

14 May, 2018

Technology leaders have pushed the administration to be more focused on both the economic potential of AI technologies and the disruption it could cause to existing jobs. Today's summit convened expert AI researchers, industry leaders, and senior government officials to discuss policies to fully realize the promise of AI for the American people.


PM and Donald Trump discuss impact of USA sanctions on Iran

14 May, 2018

Iran has always denied pursuing a nuclear weapon and accuses Israel of stirring up world suspicions against it. The overnight price action suggests the speculative buying initiated by President Trump's decision on Tuesday to walk away from the Iran nuclear deal has tapered a bit as investors reassess the situation.


Ta'ang National Liberation Army clashes with Myanmar's military near China border

13 May, 2018

Video on social media showed smoke rising above Muse's prominent trading center. "Nineteen (people) were killed in fighting", the Myanmar military source said, adding that two dozen had been wounded. "This is a terrorist attack". The group, one of several in Myanmar's frontier areas that have long battled government forces, said in a statement that it was retaliating for a push by Myanmar's military against another ethnic insurgent group, the Kachin Independence Army.


Pakistan bars U.S. diplomat from leaving country

13 May, 2018

Ateeq Baig, 2-2, has been murdered in the wreck from Daman-e-Koh, north of Islamabad , on 7 April. Sources said that as the diplomat was on the blacklist, he could not fly out of the country without taking prior permission from relevant quarters.


Two killed in bomb attacks on Indonesian churches

13 May, 2018

A member of the police bomb squad unit examines the site of an explosion outside the Immaculate Santa Maria Catholic Church, in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia May 13, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Television images showed toppled and burnt motorcycles and debris scattered around the entrance of one church and police cordoning off areas as crowds gathered.


Iran anger at Israeli strikes on Syria

13 May, 2018

Iran has advisers and experts and has backed tens of thousands of militiamen who are fighting alongside Assad's forces in the civil war. It is a conflict that needs to be averted and the time to do it is now. Four of the rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome antimissile defense system, and the rest fell short of the Israeli-controlled territory, the military said.


Trump slams drugmakers for unaffordable USA prices

13 May, 2018

The Trump administration, it said , is updating a number of historical studies to analyse drug prices paid in countries that are a part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). "Right now, we don't have a truly free market when it comes to drug pricing, and in too many cases, that's driving prices to unaffordable levels for some patients", Gottlieb said in a speech last week.


Malaysian king to pardon Anwar

13 May, 2018

At 92 years old, Mahathir has become the world's oldest elected leader. Mahathir said the king has indicated he was willing to give an immediate pardon that would free Anwar, who was jailed in 2015 on sodomy charges he said were fabricated by the then-government to crush the opposition.


Congo army, park rangers search for kidnapped British tourists

13 May, 2018

A spokesperson for the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN) said: "For the moment the [ICCN] can not communicate much about the incident because the hostages are still in captivity". The rising death toll has earned the park, which is a Unesco world heritage site, a reputation as one of the most unsafe conservation projects on the planet.


Trump, Kim summit in Singapore presents logistical challenges for North Korea

13 May, 2018

The Americans - Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim - were freed on Wednesday by North Korea while Pompeo was on a visit to the North Korean capital Pyongyang to finalise the details of the summit. "When the president spoke in a positive sense about Kim Jong Un and his willingness to do that, sure, that is a positive development". The event will be the first ever meeting between a current U.S.


China welcomes DPRK and USA leaders summit in Singapore

13 May, 2018

Many observers have warned Kim's regime will try to drive a wedge between the allies as the summit approaches, playing Seoul's fear of war against Washington's nuclear concerns. "I am confident that we have a shared understanding of the outcome that the leaders want", Pompeo said. The ministry said the North will continue to "promote close contacts and dialogue with the neighboring countries and the worldwide society so as to safeguard peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and over the ...



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