7.2-magnitude earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea

May 7 (IANS) A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey. The earthquake which occurred at 07:19 a.m. local time... Read more »

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle welcome baby boy

May 6 (IANS) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, welcomed a baby boy on Monday, the Buckingham Palace said in an announcement. Prince Harry said they were “absolutely... Read more »

Israel, Hamas close to agreeing on ceasefire

May 6 (IANS) Israel and Hamas are nearing a ceasefire, brokered by the UN, Egypt and Qatar, after two days of violence, the Palestinian Information Centre said on Monday. Since Saturday morning, Palestinian... Read more »

Boeing knew about 737 MAX problems before Indonesia crash

May 6 (IANS) A new statement from Boeing has indicated that the aerospace manufacturer knew about a problem with the 737 MAX aircraft well before the deadly October 2018 Lion Air crash in... Read more »

Trump threatens China with fresh $200 bn tariffs

May 6 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose fresh trade tariffs worth $200 billion on Chinese goods in an attempt to force additional concessions ahead of a critical week of... Read more »

41 killed in Russian passenger plane fire

May 6 (IANS) At least 41 people were killed after a Russian plane made an emergency landing and burst into flames at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow. Videos on social media show passengers using... Read more »

250 rockets fired from Gaza at Israel

Tel Aviv, May 5 (IANS) Approximately 250 rockets were fired by Gaza militants towards Israel, which has responded with airstrikes on over 100 targets across the coastal enclave, to the Israel Defense Forces... Read more »

UK’s May urges Corbyn to agree on Brexit deal

London, May 5 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the main opposition Labour Party, to “put differences aside” and agree on a Brexit deal, the media... Read more »

Sri Lankan public urged to surrender swords, knives

Colombo, May 5 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have urged the public to surrender swords and large knives amid heightened security concerns following the deadly April 21 Easter Sunday bombings. On Saturday, the Sri... Read more »

Afghan military kills 52 Taliban militants

Kabul, May 5 (IANS) At least 52 Taliban militants, including two key comanders, were killed by the Afghan Army in Ghazni province, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday. “Up to 52 Taliban terrorists... Read more »

Three tombs discovered under Egypt’s Great Pyramids

Cairo, May 5 (IANS) An Egyptian archaeological mission has unearthed three tomb, including one that was shared by two priests over 4,400 years ago, a few kilometres south of the three Great Pyramids... Read more »

Turkey kills 28 Kurdish militants after attacks

Ankara, May 5 (IANS) Turkey has killed 28 Kurdish militants in retaliation to an attack which left three Turkish soldiers dead, the Defence Ministry said in a statement. On Saturday, three Turkish soldiers... Read more »

Iraqi PM holds phone call with Mike Pompeo

Baghdad, May 5 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi held a phone call with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over boosting bilateral ties and cooperation in various field, as well as... Read more »

Kim oversees ‘strike drill’ missile component test

Pyongyang, May 5 (IANS) North Korea has confirmed via state media that its leader Kim Jong-un has overseen a “strike drill” testing various missile components. “A number of short-range projectiles” were also fired... Read more »

Israel attacks 70 military targets in Gaza Strip

May 5 (IANS) Israel attacked about 70 military targets of Hamas and Islamic Jihad organisations in the Palestinian Gaza Strip on Saturday, said a report by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The Israeli... Read more »

Trump notes ‘tremendous potential’ of US-Russia ties

May 5 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Saturday praised his latest call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying there is “tremendous potential” for US-Russia ties. “Very good call yesterday with President Putin... Read more »

21 injured as Boeing 737 skids into Florida river

Miami, May 4 (IANS) At least 21 people were injured after a Boeing 737 charter jet arriving at a naval air station in Florida from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, slid off the runway into... Read more »

Explosives found buried in Sri Lanka mosque backyard

Colombo, May 4 (IANS) Three locally made bombs and 100 grams of ammonia have been found buried in a backyard of a mosque in a Sri Lankan district, the police said. The explosives... Read more »

Media outlets amplify false Trump claims 19 times daily

May 4 (IANS) Major media outlets fail to debunk US President Donald Trump’s false or misleading statements in their tweets 65 per cent of the time, amplifying his misinformation an average of 19... Read more »

N.Korea launches short-range missiles into East Sea

May 4 (IANS) North Korea on Saturday launched several short-range missiles into the East Sea, according to a statement released by South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff (JCS). The JCS said the unidentified... Read more »