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Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 6.9 magnitude quake

A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, triggering a tsunami warning.

Indonesia's geophysics agency issued a tsunami warning for coastal communities nearby. (Representational Image) News

Europe weighs next move on Iran after Uranium enrichment breach

Iran’s Sunday announcement kept the pressure on Europe to help ease the impact of crippling U.S. sanctions imposed after President Donald Trump pulled out of the agreement a year ago.

Iran threatened 60 days ago to abandon some of its commitments under the deal if Europe didn’t meet a July 7 deadline to relieve sanctions that include penalties for buying Iranian oil. (AP Photo/ File) News

Iran denies tanker detained by UK was headed to Syria

The ship was detained 2.5 miles (four kilometres) south of Gibraltar in what it considers British waters, although Spain, which lays claim to the territory, says they are Spanish.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi attends a press briefing in Tehran (AP Photo) News

Hong Kong protesters march on station to ‘educate’ Chinese mainlanders

Hong Kong has been rocked by a month of huge marches as well as a series of separate violent confrontations with police, sparked by a law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China.

Police said 56,000 turned out at the protest's peak. (Reuters photo) News

Kamala Harris’s $100 billion plans aims to help black families buy homes

Speaking at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on Saturday, Harris said the program would help with down payments and other costs associated with purchasing homes.

Harris has previously laid out proposals to offer relief for renters and working families. (Bloomberg photo) News

Maryam releases video; shows judge confessing of being forced to convict Nawaz Sharif

Sharif, 69, has been serving a seven-year prison term at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore since December 24, 2018 when an accountability court convicted him in one of the three corruption cases filed in

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US says talks with Taliban ‘very productive’, denies troop withdrawal window

The appointment last year of Zalmay Khalilzad as a US special peace envoy began the accelerated effort to find a negotiated end to Afghanistan's war and America's longest military engagement.

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Watch: Pakistani anchor confuses Apple Inc with apple fruit, leaves netizens laughing

On the TV program, a discussion was going on about Pakistan's economy - the panelist was drawing a comparison between the revenue generated by Apple Inc and the annual budget of Pakistan.

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Southern California hit by 7.1-magnitude earthquake, strongest in two decades

The earthquake was the largest in southern California since 1999 when a 7.1-magnitude quake struck the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base, according to The Los Angeles Times.

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ divorce final with $38 billion settlement, says report

The couple announced their plan to divorce in a joint Twitter statement in January, causing some to worry that Jeff Bezos could wind up with reduced Amazon voting power or that he or MacKenzie would l

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Dawood Ibrahim not in our country, says Pakistan

"Dawood Ibrahim is not in Pakistan," Foreign Office Spokesperson Muhammad Faisal said in response to a question during his weekly press conference here.

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Imran Khan aims to ‘refresh’ ties in maiden talks with Donald Trump on July 22

In March, President Trump indicated his readiness to meet Pakistan's new leadership, amidst the ongoing peace talks between the US and the Taliban facilitated by Islamabad to end the brutal war in Afg

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China earthquake: 5.6-magnitude quake hits Sichuan province

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest China's Sichuan Province, a week after thirty-one people were injured in a tremor in the same area.

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Joe Biden returns to campaign trail with strong defence of Obamacare

Joe Biden returned to the campaign trail Wednesday with a defense of the Affordable Care Act, consciously drawing a contrast with other Democratic presidential hopefuls after spending weeks focused al

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One killed as volcano erupts on Italian island of Stromboli

A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted dramatically on Wednesday, reportedly killing a hiker and sending tourists fleeing. The volcano is known to be active but on Wednesday there was a

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Donald Trump says immigrants ‘unhappy’ with detention centers should stay home

Democratic lawmakers and civil rights activists who have visited migrant detention centers along the border in recent days have described nightmarish conditions marked by overcrowding and inadequate a

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Pakistan books Hafiz Saeed, 12 others for terror financing through charities

The move comes as the United States, the United Kingdom, France and some other prominent countries voiced concern over Pakistan's failure to do enough to contain terror funding on its soil.

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Bangladesh court sentences 9 to death for attacking PM Sheikh Hasina 25 years ago

A Pabna court sentenced nine people to death and 25 others to life in prison for attacking the train, media reports said.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. (Reuters File photo) News

Indian-origin truck driver arrested in US for killing wife, three others

The Branford police department said in a statement on Facebook that West Chester Police had notified them that Singh was staying at a local residence.

The suspect was arrested in a Wal-Mart parking lot at 2 pm on Tuesday, shortly after leaving the home. (Representational image) News

Donald Trump administration decides not to include citizenship question in 2020 Census

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, termed the decision as a welcoming development for the country's democracy.

The Trump administration's politically-motivated efforts to undermine the Constitution in this instance were so reprehensible that even the conservative Supreme Court couldn't let them get away with it. (Reuters File photo) News

US Presidential elections 2020: Kamala Harris surges to second spot among Democratic aspirants

Harris was elected as the US Senator from California two years ago, during which she had made a national presence for her taking a tough stand against President Trump and his policies.

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Japan hit by torrential rains, orders 800,000 to evacuate from Kyushu island

Another 310,000 residents of the island were advised to find shelter, Kyodo News reported.

About 900 mm (35.4 inches) of rain has fallen on the southernmost main island of Kyushu, where Kagoshima is located, since late June, NHK said. (Reuters File photo) News

Libyan official says airstrike kills 40 migrants in Tripoli

In a statement, the UN-supported government blamed the self-styled Libyan National Army, led by Khalifa Hifter, for the airstrike.

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Chinese engineer convicted of conspiring to illegally export semiconductor chips to China

In addition to the illegal exports, the jury also found Yi-Chi guilty of mail fraud, wire fraud, subscribing to a false tax return, making false statements to a government agency and conspiracy to gai

Yi-Chi was convicted of all 18 counts in a federal grand jury indictment, the department said in the statement. (Representational image) News

Four Indian-Americans arrested in US for H1B visa fraud

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

The conspiracy charge carries a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a USD 250,000 fine. (Representational Image) News

Imran Khan owns assets worth more than Rs 10 core; Bilawal wealthiest politician in Pakistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has assets worth Rs 10.8 crore, operates three foreign currency accounts and owns four goats, the election commission said on Tuesday.

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Pay back looted money and leave Pakistan: PM Imran Khan to Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has declared that his government would not offer any amnesty to politicians like ex-president Asif Ali Zardari and premier Nawaz Sharif accused in corruption cases b

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