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US alarmed over detention camps in China’s Xinjiang

"The United States will continue to demand transparency and access for diplomats and journalists to Xinjiang, and we urge China to immediately release all those arbitrarily detained in these camps," P

Illegal immigrants to be apprehended & would not be released: US President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has said illegal immigrants trying to enter the United States would now be apprehended at the border and, unlike the current practice, would no longer be released.

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert under consideration for UN envoy job, says US President Donald Trump

Former Fox News anchor and State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert is under serious consideration to replace Indian-American Nikki Haley as the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Pre

Donald Trump promises immigration crackdown ahead of US elections

The president’s remarks, five days before U.S. voters determine which party will control Congress and state governorships across the country.

US warns of strong and swift retaliatory action against any foreign election interference

The US has warned of "swift" and "severe" retaliatory action in case of any foreign meddling in the crucial mid-term polls as the America's intelligence community Wednesday expressed its concern over

Donald Trump alleges ‘far-left media’ sows anger, division in US

President Donald Trump has alleged that the "far-left media" in the US uses tragedy to sow anger and division in the society, saying it spreads fake news which is the enemy of the people.

Trade war: Australia warns against US-China tensions

China's rising and "unprecedented influence" in the Indo-Pacific region will challenge American interests, but confrontation must not define relations between the two powers, Australian Prime Minister

US President Donald Trump says he is not fear mongering on immigration

Intensifying his pre-election anti-immigration push, President Trump has said he may send 15,000 troops to the US southern border to keep a slow-moving caravan of Latin American migrants from entering

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena lifts suspension of parliament

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has lifted the suspension of parliament and summoned a meeting of the legislature on Monday to end the current political stalemate in the country over the sud

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korean leader Kim Jong un to visit Seoul ‘soon’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Seoul as part of a flurry of high-profile diplomacy aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear

Political incitement to violence against journalists ‘toxic’: UN experts

Political incitement to violence against journalists is 'toxic', a group of independent, UN-appointed human rights experts have said as they called on nations to take firm steps to ensure accountabili

Indonesia plane crash: Flight recorders retrieved from sea

Indonesian investigators on Thursday said they found the flight data recorders from the Lion Air Flight JT610, a discovery that should help explain why the new Boeing 737 crashed on Monday, killing al

US woman found alive 6 days after car lands on tree

An American woman has been found alive six days after her car flew off a highway and landed on a mesquite tree in the state of Arizona, police said on Wednesday.

US urges Pakistan to enact law banning radical groups

The US has urged Pakistan to immediately enact a legislation that formally ban radical religious groups, a media report said on Thursday.

No need of constitutional amendment to make changes in birthright citizenship, says US president Donald Trump

The US President on Tuesday expressed his intention to take the path of executive order to deny automatic citizenship to children born of non-American parents in the US.

Sri Lanka needs to follow necessary constitutional process to determine its leadership: US

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena replaced Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in a dramatic turn of events last Friday.

Turkish prosecutor says Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi strangled, dismembered

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and his body was dismembered before being disposed of, a top Tur

James Mattis says Asian countries concerned about ‘massive piling’ of Chinese debt

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said that countries in Asia and Indo-Pacific region want America's engagement because they are worried about the "massive piling" of Chinese debt, describing the

UN rights chief calls for impartial investigation into Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet stressed that a full examination of, and accountability for, human rights violations committed against Khashoggi be conducted.

Indonesia Plane Crash: Possible seabed position of crashed Lion Air jet located

The 2-month-old Boeing plane plunged into the Java Sea on Monday just minutes after takeoff from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.

US President Donald Trump faces widespread criticism for his decision to end birthright citizenship

President Donald Trump's decision to bring an executive order to end the right to the US citizenship for children born in the US to non-citizens has invited widespread criticism, even from his own par

China opposes US unilateral sanctions against Chinese firm

China's Commerce Ministry late on Tuesday expressed opposition to the US imposition of unilateral sanctions against a Chinese firm, urging the country to immediately stop its wrong practice.

Donald Trump’s message for immigrants, calls for ending birthright citizenship for babies

Seeking to energise his supporters and help Republicans keep control of Congress, US President made the statements to "Axios on HBO" in order to focus on his hardline immigration policies

Germany’s deadliest post-war serial killer: Nurse Niels Hoegel admits killing 99 patients

A German nurse admitted in court on Tuesday to being post-war Germany's deadliest serial killer, murdering 99 patients with lethal injections so that he could play the hero by trying to revive them.

US Republican Harry Arora hopes to reverse Obama wave this November in Connecticut to enter Congress

Harry Arora, an Indian-American engineer-turned-entrepreneur is hopeful of reversing the 2008 Obama wave to take back a Congressional district in Connecticut from the Democrats to the Republican party

Donald Trump says end birthright citizenship for some US-born babies

President Donald Trump says he wants to order the end of the constitutional right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born in the United States.

Jamal Khashoggi row: Saudi prosecutor at Istanbul consulate where journalist was killed

The head of the Saudi investigation, Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb, who last week acknowledged that the killing was "premeditated", did not make a statement as he arrived at the diplomatic com

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