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South Asia

 Saeed-led JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the LeT which is responsible for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people. (Photo: ANI)

Hafiz Saeed gets brief breather in terror financing trial, next hearing on Dec 11

The Anti-Terrorism Court has now fixed Dec 11 as date for framing charges against founder of LeT and other co-accused Malik Zafar Iqbal.

Pervez Musharraf can be heard saying, "Kashmiris who came to Pakistan received a hero reception here. We used to train them and support them.' (Photo: File)

Pervez Musharraf says ‘Osama bin Laden was Pakistan's hero'; see video

During the interview, Gen (retd) Musharraf also said that terrorist like Osama bin Laden and Jalaluddin Haqqani were 'Pakistani heroes' .

Musharraf’s supporters have held small rallies across the country in his support since the court sentenced him to death after finding him guilty of imposing an emergency in violation of the constitution. (Photo: File)

‘Personal vendetta against me’: Pervez Musharraf on his death sentence

It was Pervez Musharraf’s first reaction to Tuesday’s court verdict, which had already been denounced by the country’s powerful military.

A few dozen unidentified people on Monday staged a protest outside Dawn offices in Islamabad over publication of a news report regarding the ethnicity of the London Bridge attacker of last week, the paper reported on Tuesday. (Photo: Twitter)

Mob attacks Dawn newspaper's office for saying London attacker was of 'Pak origin'

They were apparently angered by the headline of newspaper last week in which it identified Khan as a man of Pakistani origin.

Voters can choose up to three candidates in their preferential order. The candidate who polls 50 per cent plus one vote as the first preference will be declared the winner. (Representational Image)

In 1st polls since Easter attacks, Sri Lankans up for tomorrow's showdown

Nearly 16 million people are eligible to vote for the president from among a record 35 candidates.

Asia

 A nurse checks on a patient in the isolation ward for 2019-nCoV patients at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The number of confirmed cases of the new virus has risen again in China. AP photo

Coronavirus deaths touch 811, but virus weakens

Warmer weather will reduce the ability of virus to spread and bring people out of enclosed spaces where they are more likely to become ill

Armed commando soldiers rush people out of the Terminal 21 Korat mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. A gunman described as a soldier angry over a financial dispute killed a few people and then went on a far bloodier rampage Saturday in northeastern Thailand, shooting as he drove to the busy mall where shoppers fled in terror. (AP)

Thai shooter shot dead after he killed 21 people in shopping mall

The shooter, a soldier armed with an assault rifle, holed himself up in a mall and posted updates on Facebook

A US plane takes off to evacuate Americans from Wuhan. AP photo

Coronavirus death toll hits 213, WHO declares global health emergency

The UN health agency based in Geneva had initially downplayed the threat posed by the disease, but revised its risk assessment after talks

Travellers wearing protective face masks at the departure area of Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok.AFP photo

21 Kerala medical students stuck in Chinese airport

The students were told that except Singapore citizens, no foreign nationals from China could board the flight

Middle East

 Saudi state oil giant Aramco will sell 0.5 per cent of its shares to individual retail investors and the government will have a lockup period of a year on further share sales after the initial public offering, its prospectus said on Saturday. (Photo: File)

'Risk of terrorist attacks...': Saudi Aramco prospectus flags risks, gives few details on IPO size

Sources have said the company could sell 1 per cent-2 per cent on the Saudi stock market in what could be the world's largest listing.

Iran has promised 'harsh revenge.' (Photo: AP)

Soleimani’s body arrives in Iran as Trump issues new threats

Britain and France have warned their citizens to avoid or strictly limit travel in Iraq.

Benjamin Netanyahu (AP photo)

Israel drawing up map for West Bank annexations

Netanyahu said the area would include all Israeli settlements and the Jordan Valley

Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al-Saud has been named the new foreign minister in a partial Cabinet reshuffle and Saleh bin Nasser bin Ali Al-Jasser has been named as the country's transport minister. (Photo: ANI)

In third reshuffle in less than a year, Saudi Arabia appoints new foreign minister

The reshuffle in Saudi is seen amid geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.

Iran Foreign Minister Javed Zarif said that Washington bears responsibility for all consequences of its 'rogue adventurism'. (Photo: ANI)

Extremely dangerous, foolish escalation: Iran on US air strike that killed Soleimani

The US on Thursday carried out a strike near Baghdad's international airport killing Soleimani, a US-designated terrorist.

Africa

Under the rule of general-turned-president Sisi, who led Morsi's ouster, authorities have launched a broad crackdown on dissidents, jailing thousands of Islamists as well as secular activists and popular bloggers. (Photo: AFP)

Watch: Several protests break out in Egypt’s Tahrir square, many arrested

Tahrir Square was the epicentre of 2011 revolution that toppled Egypt’s long-time autocratic leader.

Bodies were strewn on the floor of a hangar in the Tripoli suburb of Tajoura, mixed with the blood-soaked clothes of migrants, an AFP photographer said. (Photo: AFP)

44 killed in air strike on Libya migrant centre, sparks outrage

UN chief denounced 'horrendous' attack and demanded an independent investigation, as divided Security Council failed to condemn the strike.

Foreign traveller arrivals decreased by more than 10 percent between April and May 2019 alone. (Photo: Representational)

Soth Africa announces visa waivers to boost tourism

The unilateral decision comes as official tourism figures released in May reflected a dip in the overall number of visitors to South Africa.

According to ARX Maritime, a global agency tracking maritime developments in the region, 19 people, including 18 Indians, were kidnapped from the ship on December 3 after it was taken over by the pirates. (Representational Image)

18 Indians kidnapped by pirates near Nigerian coast released

The mission had taken up with the Nigerian government the kidnapping of the Indian crew of the vessel.

Europe

Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England. AFP photo

Storm Ciara lashes Europe, disrupts travel

Swathes of northern France were put on orange alert and 130,000 homes had electricity cut off amid fears of coastal storm surges

The 37-year-old, behind the wheel of a Nissan GT-R, was travelling along Binley Road in Coventry in October last year when he struck 17-year-old Ryan Willoughby-Oakes at the junction with Allard Way. (Photo: Twitter)

Indian-origin man jailed after his speeding sports car kills UK teen

A West Midlands Police investigation showed that Tajinder Rai was driving at close to motorway speeds on a slow-speed zone.

The "historically low" number mostly died covering conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan, the Paris-based watchdog said, which warned that "journalism remains a dangerous profession". (Representational Image)

49 journalists murdered across world in 2019, lowest in 16 years

57 journalists are being held hostage across the globe, mostly in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Ukraine.

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Britain bids farewell to EU, hails new start

Britain becomes the first country to leave the 28-member bloc

London Bridge was one of the areas targeted by an ISIS-claimed terrorist attack in June 2017, when 11 people died as terrorists went on a stabbing spree after ramming a van into pedestrians. (Photo: File | AFP)

Several injured, one detained in stabbing incident near London Bridge

'If you are near the scene, please follow the directions of any officer on the ground,' the police said.

Americas

President Donald Trump holds hands with first lady Melania Trump as they take their seats after he spoke at the Governors' Ball on Sunday in the East Room of the White House in Washington. AP photo

Trump slashes foreign aid, cuts safety net programs in new budget proposal

Trump, a Republican, sought in his budget proposal last year to slash foreign aid but faced steep resistance from Congress

  Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a campaign event at Rundlett Middle School on Sundayin Concord, N.H. AP Photo

Warren says she’s best positioned to beat Trump

Elizabeth Warren is tweaking her standard campaign speech, saying that she’s in the best position to win what some see as unwinnable

Wednesday's downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752, which killed all 176 people aboard, has created a new crisis for the Islamic Republic's clerical rulers. (Photo: Screengrab | Twitter)

Iran takes man who posted video of missile striking Ukraine plane into custody

President Hassan Rouhani promised a thorough investigation into the 'unforgivable error' in an address on Tuesday.

U.S. president Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives at the US Capitol Building on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. (AFP)

President of the Pussy Grab Era: Five scandals that couldn't sink Donald Trump

From sex scandal to misuse of office, political conventions fail to pierce the post-truth armour of the prez

Oceania

Divers searched seas around New Zealand's volatile White Island Saturday for two people still missing five days after the volcano erupted, amid warnings it could do so again. (Photo: AFP)

Divers search for remaining bodies from New Zealand volcanic eruption

They were focusing on an area where a body was seen floating in the water earlier in the week.

The winds are expected to gather speed of up to 155 miles per hour. (Representational Photo)

Emergency declared as Australia braces for powerful twin cyclones

Australia on Thursday declared a state of emergency and evacuated people from its Northern Territory.

File photo shows a helicopter drops water on a fire near Bumbalong, south of the Australian capital,Canberra. AP photo

Rains dampen bushfires in Australia

The heavy rainfall across NSW and Victoria state on Friday was something of a welcome surprise after the Bureau of Meteorology’s forecast

An Australian woman charged with murder has been sent for a medical assessment amid reports she decapitated her mother and left the head outside a neighbour’s house. (Representational Image)

25-yr-old Australian woman beheads mother, leaves head outside neighbour’s door

Officers said 4-year-old relative witnessed incident, and was treated in hospital for minor head injury before being returned to his family.

"I'm inclined not to proceed on that visit. There are issues I need to resolve formally when working through issues of that nature. That is my inclination on that issue," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Morrison as saying. (Photo: ANI | File)

Australian PM 'inclined' to cancel India visit amid bushfire crisis

Wildfires have wreaked havoc in parts of Australia for months.