Mamata Banerjee to meet Indian PM Modi this afternoon Mamata to meet Modi this afternoon

This would be their first official meeting in 15 months and also the first since the 2019 Lok Sabha election


74th session of UN General Assembly opens 74th session of UN General Assembly opens

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, president of the 74th session of the General Assembly, declared the opening of the 2019-2020 session of the most representative body of the UN


Kashmir issue may not be ‘major topic’ during Modi-Xi meet: China Kashmir issue may not be ‘major topic’ during Modi-Xi meet: China

Barring China, the world accepted India’s position including the Arab world, formerly sponsors and supporters of Pakistan


Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75 US political journalist Cokie Roberts dies at 75

She was married to Steven Roberts for 53 years and they had two children, Lee and Rebecca, and six grandchildren


Hong Kong's summer of protests leaves economy bruised and battered

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And with protesters and the government showing no signs of backing down, there are worries things will not improve any time soon


Open your eyes: UN envoy to Suu Kyi Open your eyes: UN envoy to Suu Kyi

The extent of development in northern Rakhine, including six military bases that had been built on the site of destroyed Rohingya villages


Afghanistan war: Taliban tell Trump their 'doors are open' Taliban say 'door is open' on Trump peace talks

Trump had even invited senior Taliban leaders and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to meet at Camp David on  September 8


At least 48 people killed in two separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan At least 48 people killed in bomb attacks in Afghanistan

Ghani was not hurt in the attack which happened at a checkpoint near the rally venue, according to Wahida Shahkar, a spokesperson for the governor of Parwan


Israel election result too close to call - exit polls Israel election result too close to call

The centrist Blue and White alliance of former military chief Benny Gantz is projected to win between 32 and 34 seats, and PM Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party 30 to 33 seats


Terrorists will fill vacuum of Kashmir leadership: Rahul Gandhi Terrorists will fill vacuum of Kashmir leadership: Rahul Gandhi

It's obvious that the Government is trying to remove nationalist leaders like Farooq Abdullah Ji to create a political vacuum in Jammu and Kashmir that will be filled by terrorists, says former Congress chief 


Pakistan to open border for Indian Sikhs in November Pakistan to open border for Indian Sikhs in November

Instead of visas, the Sikh pilgrims will be given special permits to access the shrine


Indian airline leaves behind luggage of entire flight Indian airline leaves behind luggage of entire flight

In case there are strong headwinds, the plane has to carry higher amount of fuel, necessitating unloading of passengers and their baggage to reduce weight


Why are South Korean politicians shaving their heads? Why are South Korean politicians shaving their heads?

The protest is over a new justice minister, Cho Kuk, whose family is embroiled in corruption allegations


Narendra Modi did not ask for Zakir Naik's extradition: Mahathir Modi did not ask for Zakir Naik's extradition: Mahathir

Mr Naik, who has been living in Malaysia for the last three years, is facing charges of inciting communal disharmony and committing unlawful activities in India


24 killed in Afghanistan’s president rally blast Blast kills 24 in Afghanistan’s president rally

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani is unharmed in the blast


New Zealand Prime Minister to meet US President for first formal talks in New York New Zealand PM to meet Donald Trump for first formal talks in NY

The meeting between the two leaders scheduled for sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York would be the first formal sit-down bilateral 


Hindu medical student found dead in Pakistan hostel, brother alleges foul play

Hindu medical student found dead in Pakistan hostel, brother alleges foul play

A doctor from a minority community in Pakistan’s Sindh region has appealed for help after his…


At least 15 dead as truck falls off south Philippine cliff At least 15 dead as truck falls off south Philippine cliff

At least five of the injured have been hospitalized in critical condition


Taiwan loses biggest Pacific ally as Solomons embraces China

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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said it will close the embassy and recall all technical and medical staff stationed there


Train derails in Hong Kong during rush hour Train derails in Hong Kong during rush hour

Passengers had to leave the train through a broken door and cross tracks on the East Rail line to make their way to safety


Mamata Banerjee likely to meet PM Modi Wednesday Mamata likely to meet Modi Wednesday

The chief minister might also protest against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders demanding a National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal


Bill Gates to honour India's Modi despite Kashmir concerns Bill Gates to honour India's Modi despite Kashmir concerns

Modi will be in the US next week to receive the foundation's award


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrates 69th birthday with his mother Narendra Modi celebrates 69th birthday with his mother

He will visit Sardar Sarovar Dam in Narmada district to witness the water level reach its highest capacity at 138.68 metres for the first time since it was raised two years ago


UK Supreme Court to rule on Parliament recall UK Supreme Court to rule on Parliament recall

The Supreme Court will hear two appeals that will determine whether the prime minister acted lawfully in suspending Parliament for five weeks


Israelis vote in second election in five months Israelis vote in second election in five months

The final opinion polls put his right-wing Likud party neck and neck with its main challenger, the centrist Blue and White party led by former military chief Benny Gantz


US singles out Iran, readies response to Saudi oil attacks US readies response to Saudi oil attacks

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will "at some point" travel to Saudi Arabia, Trump says, without giving details


IS leader calls on fighters to free detained comrades IS leader calls on fighters to free detained comrades

IS was defeated in Iraq in 2017, while in Syria, it lost its last territory in March, marking the end of the extremists' self-declared caliphate


Iran seizes new boat near vital oil shipping lane Iran seizes new boat near vital oil shipping lane

State television broadcast footage from the deck of a trawler-sized vessel with open hatches showing tanks full of what appeared to be fuel


Hong Kong lawmaker urges UN to probe growing 'police brutality' Hong Kong lawmaker urges UN to probe growing 'police brutality'

The protest movement is the biggest challenge to China's rule since the city was handed back by Britain in 1997


Snowden says he would return to US if he can get a fair trial Snowden says he would return to US if he can get a fair trial

Snowden faces espionage charges that could send him to prison for decades


Rohingyas in Myanmar facing greater genocide threat: UN Rohingyas in Myanmar facing greater genocide threat: UN

Nonetheless, the 600,000 mainly-Muslim Rohingya still in Myanmar “remain the target” of Government efforts to remove them from the country, the expert panel insisted


Pakistan blasphemy riots: Dozens arrested after Hindu teacher accused Dozens arrested in Pakistan after Hindu teacher accused

Dozens of people have been arrested in Pakistan after a teenager accused his Hindu headteacher of blasphemy


Indian Doctor was helping cab driver change tyre, both run over by bus

Indian Doctor and driver run over by bus

A prominent Pune-based surgeon and his cab driver were killed and two other doctors died when a bus hit them


US hints at military response to Saudi attacks as oil prices surge US hints at military response to Saudi attacks

It is the first time the president has hinted at a potential American military response to the drone attacks


Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved Saudi oil attacks: US says intelligence shows Iran involved

Iran denies involvement in Saturday's air attacks, which were claimed by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen


Indian Supreme Court allows Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit J&K Indian SC allows Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit J&K

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister can visit four districts -- Srinagar, Jammu, Baramulla, Anantnag -- to meet people


India arrests senior Kashmir leader Farooq Abdullah India arrests senior Kashmir leader Farooq Abdullah

Farooq Abdullah, 81, who also was the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested at his residence in Srinagar


Israel approves new settlement two days before polls Israel approves new settlement two days before polls

Netanyahu has made a flurry of announcements in recent days as part of his efforts to continue his reign as Israel's longest-serving prime minister


Restore Normalcy in Kashmir: Indian SC tells govt Restore Normalcy in Kashmir: Indian SC tells govt

All efforts should be made keeping in view the aspects of national security, Indian top court says

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