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Iran-UK radio exchanges over tanker emerge By BBC | Last Updated: 21st July, 2019, 14:24

It shows masked forces dropping down ropes on to the ship from a helicopter after it was surrounded by high-speed vessels

Iran tanker seizure: Radio exchanges reveal Iran-UK confrontation

Imran Khan arrives in US, will meet Donald Trump on Monday Imran Khan arrives in US, will meet Donald Trump on Monday

Khan, 66, is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump at the White House Monday during which the American leadership will press him to take “decisive and irreversible” actions against terrorist and militant groups operating from Pakistani soil and facilitate peace talks with the Taliban


Female suicide bomber strikes hospital in Pakistan, 9 killed 9 killed as female bomber strikes hospital in Pakistan

The blast damages the emergency room and forces it to shut down


Twitter suspends Iran news agencies over 'harassment of Baha'is' Twitter suspends Iranian news agencies

Young Journalists Club (YJC), run by state broadcaster IRIB, state-run IRNA, and Mehr were among the Farsi-language accounts suspended on Saturday


Sheila Dikshit’s body brought to Congress HQ, leaders pay last respects Leaders pay last respects to Sheila Dikshit

Sheila Dikshit, the three-time former Delhi CM, died on Saturday afternoon aged 81


3 killed, 8 injured in suicide blast at Pakistani hospital 3 killed, 8 injured in suicide blast at Pakistani hospital

It happened in a public hospital in the Dera Ismail Khan District of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday morning


Replace EVMs with ballot papers, demands Mamata Replace EVMs with ballot papers, demands Mamata

Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, also demands state funding of elections


Indian-origin stand-up comedian dies while performing in Dubai Indian-origin stand-up comedian dies

Manjunath Naidu, 36, suffered a cardiac arrest while performing his routine on stage on Friday


Apollo 11: World celebrates 50th anniversary of first Moon landing World celebrates 50th anniv of Moon landing

Nasa marked the anniversary by streaming footage of the launch online, giving a new generation a chance to see the historic moment that was watched by half a billion people 50 years ago


Bihar floods: 97 dead, 6 rivers still in spate 
Bihar floods: 97 dead, 6 rivers still in spate

The number of people affected by the floods also increased from 66,76,288 on Friday to 69,27,350 on Saturday


Imran Khan arrives in US, will meet Donald Trump on Monday Imran Khan arrives in US to meet with Trump

Nawaz Sharif was the last Pakistani prime minister to visit the US on an official trip in October 2015


Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill Hitler Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill Hitler

Speaking Saturday at a solemn ceremony marking the anniversary of the failed attempt to kill Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, Merkel said the courage and sacrifice of the conspirator should serve as an example to people today


Japan votes for upper house; Abe's party seen as favorite Japan votes for upper house

Up for grabs are 124 seats in the less powerful of Japan's two chambers that doesn't choose the prime minister


Pakistan PM Imran Khan leaves for US for first meeting with President Trump Imran Khan leaves for US for first meeting with Trump

Prime Minister Khan's visit comes at a time when talks between the US and Afghan Taliban are thought to have entered a decisive phase


Death toll rises to 15 in Chinese gas plant explosion China gas plant blast: Death toll climbs to 15

The explosion occurs in the air separation unit of the Yima gas factory of the Henan Coal Gas (Group) Co. Ltd


Rohingya Muslims' attempt to enter Tripura prevented Rohingya Muslims' attempt to enter Tripura prevented

  The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday said the force has thwarted an attempt of at least…


Ukraine president's party poised to win parliament vote Ukraine president's party poised to win parliament vote

Zelensky's newly-created party is expected to win the largest share of the votes in the elections that should usher in a new era in the ex-Soviet country dominated up to now by politicians who grew up in the USSR


Iran says its seizure of British ship a 'reciprocal' move Iran says its seizure of British ship a 'reciprocal' move

The seizure prompted condemnation from the U.K. and its European allies as they continue to call for a de-escalation of tensions in the critical waterway


Johnson bracing to become Britain's Brexit PM Johnson bracing to become Britain's Brexit PM

The former London mayor is the runaway favourite to win the governing Conservative Party's leadership contest and replace Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday


British Airways, Lufthansa suspend Cairo flights British Airways, Lufthansa suspend Cairo flights

British Airways and Lufthansa both said Saturday they were suspending flights to Cairo for unspecified reasons related to safety and security


Moscow protest: Thousands demand fair elections Moscow protest: Thousands demand fair elections

The authorities have refused to register them despite each candidate gathering the minimum 5,000 signatures needed to be eligible to run


London summons Iran's charge d'affaires over tanker seizure London summons Iran's charge d'affaires over tanker seizure

The diplomat was called in as European powers urged Iran to release the Stena Impero


Turkey steps up drilling activities around Cyprus Turkey steps up drilling activities around Cyprus

The EU says Turkey is drilling in waters exclusive to EU member Cyprus and is therefore a breach of international law


UK voices 'extreme disappointment' to Iran over seized tanker UK voices 'extreme disappointment' to Iran over seized tanker

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he told his Iranian counterpart 


Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passes away Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passes away

Sheila Dikshit, Delhi’s longest serving chief minister and a senior Congress leader, died on Saturday at the age of 81


Pakistan troops violate ceasefire in J-K's Poonch Pakistan troops violate ceasefire in J-K

The firing from across the border takes place on the day when Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit the state to lay a wreath at the Kargil War Memorial in Dras to commemorate 20 years of the Indian Army's Operation Vijay


Indian president Kovind appoints Governor of six states Governors of six Indian states appointed

  President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday appointed six new Governors in the states of Madhya Pradesh,…


Former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel replaces Ram Naik as UP governor Ex-Gujarat CM Anandiben appointed as UP governor

Anandiben Patel has been replaced by Lalji Tandon in Madhya Pradesh, who was so far the Governor of Bihar


Amarinder protests Priyanka's detention in Uttar Pradesh Amarinder protests Priyanka's detention in UP

Singh urges the Uttar Pradesh government to immediately revoke its detention orders and allow Priyanka Gandhi to continue with her peaceful and democratic protest


Explosion at gas factory in central China kills at least 12 12 killed in China gas factory explosion

About 270 firefighters and rescue workers have completed three rounds of search and rescue


Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed on stage in China Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed on stage

The 64-year-old actor was appearing at the opening of a new shop in Zhongshan in the southern province of Guangdong on Saturday


Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill Hitler Germany marks 75th anniv of plot to kill Hitler

Painted as traitors by the Nazis, they are now seen as heroes


Monsoon flooding death toll rises to 152 in South Asia Monsoon flooding death toll rises to 152 in South Asia

At least 90 people have died in Nepal and 50 in northeastern India's Assam state over the past week


Trump to pressure Khan on Afghanistan, terrorism Trump to pressure Khan on Afghanistan, terrorism

Imran Khan, in his upcoming visit with US President Donald Trump, will be told that the door is open to repairing the relationship and building an enduring partnership if Pakistan changes its policy with regards to terrorists and militants


Sonbhadra killings: Priyanka Gandhi meets family members of victims Priyanka Gandhi meets family members of Sonbhadra victims

Eyewitnesses say that the family members, which included both men and women, became emotional and started crying whenthey met the Congress leader


10 ISIS militants killed in Iraq in US airstrike 10 ISIS militants killed in Iraq in US airstrike

The coalition aircraft attacked an IS hideout at a desert in al-Baaj area near the border with Syria


Punjab CM accepts Sidhu's resignation Punjab CM accepts Sidhu's resignation

The acceptance of the resignation comes days after Sidhu resigned from Punjab Cabinet


Earthquake jolts Arunachal again, tremors felt in Assam Earthquake jolts Arunachal again

No loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far due to the quake that lasted for a few seconds


US to send troops to Saudi Arabia as tensions with Iran grow US to send troops to S Arabia amid Iran tensions

The move comes amid heightened tensions with Iran over the safety of shipping lanes in the Gulf


César Pelli: Architect of Malaysia's Petronas Towers dies at 92 Architect of Malaysia's Petronas Towers dies at 92

The towers were the world's tallest buildings at their inauguration in 1998 and kept the title for six years

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