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Mexican drug lord, Beltran Leyva, dead at 56 of cardiac arrest

Hector Beltran Leyva, a Mexican drug lord whose cartel earned a reputation as one of the country's most vengeful and ruthless, died late on Sunday in hospital of cardiac arrest after being transferred

More than 100 protesters rally at Hong Kong “Occupy” leaders’ trial

More than 100 protesters rallied outside a Hong Kong court early on Monday in support of three leaders of the Chinese-ruled city's 2014 civil disobedience "Occupy" movement who face charges related to

North Korea’s new ‘tactical’ weapon test highlights military modernisation

North Korea’s claim last week that it had tested an unidentified “ultramodern tactical weapon” highlighted its desire to upgrade its conventional arms and reassure its military even

Strong undersea quake off Fiji, but no tsunami

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji Monday, the United States Geological Survey said, but it was too deep to cause any damage.

Pakistan doesn’t do ‘a damn thing’ for US, says President Donald Trump

In September, the Trump administration cancelled USD 300 million in military aid to Islamabad for not doing enough against terror groups active on its soil.

UK PM Theresa May warns ousting her won’t make Brexit talks easier

May added that the next seven days "are going to be critical" for successful Brexit talks, and that she will be travelling to Brussels to meet with EU leaders before an emergency European Council summ

Sad Donald Trump visits fire-wracked California, blames mismanagement

President Donald Trump expressed sadness at the devastation caused by fires in a California town, but persisted in his controversial claim that forest mismanagement was responsible for the tragedy, wh

Cape Town grapples with rising homelessness as economy flags

A stream of homeless people wends its way to a fenced-off stretch of tarmac under a bridge in Cape Town’s Foreshore district around sunset to bed down on rows of wooden pallets beneath sheet-metal s

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel aim to present united stance in Donald Trump era

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron were due to meet in Berlin Sunday in a show of unity against rising populism in the era of US President Donald Trump.

Imran Khan’s justification on taking u-turns: ‘Hitler didn’t do it and suffered’

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that German ruler Adolph Hitler had to suffer huge losses in politics as he didn't take U-turns.

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena seeks talks to end power struggle

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday called crucial talks with political leaders in a bid to end a power struggle with the prime minister he sacked last month.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan visits UAE to seek financial assistance

Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in the UAE on Sunday on a day-long visit to the Gulf country, where he is likely to seek financial assistance to minimise the cash-strapped Pakistan's dependence on a

APEC summit 2018: Police called on diplomats as tensions boil over

Police were called when Chinese officials attempted to "barge" into the office of Papua New Guinea's foreign minister, it emerged Sunday, as APEC summit tensions boiled over.

Imran Khan government to refer 4 new cases against Nawaz Sharifs to NAB

Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government has decided to send four new cases to Pakistan's top anti-graft agency to investigate into the misuse of authority by the Sharif family in the previous governm

University of British Columbia may become first university to permit pot smoking on campus

The University of British Columbia in Canada may become the first varsity in the world to legalise pot smoking on campus and would set up dedicated gazebos for the purpose.

APEC summit 2018: Leaders seek unity after US, China spat

Leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific nations battled to paper over gaping differences Sunday after an unusually sharp exchange of words between the group's two most powerful members, the US and China.

Emmanuel Macron’s popularity slides to lowest since taking office

Emmanuel Macron’s popularity has dropped to its lowest level since the French president took office 18 months ago.

California wildfire: Death toll rises to 76 as President Donald Trump visits

Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for and the death toll from the country's deadliest wildfire in a century climbed to 76, authorities said Saturday, hours after President Donald Trump surveyed w

US: 61-year-old Indian-origin man shot dead by teenager in New Jersey

Sunil Edla was shot to death Thursday evening outside his apartment in Ventnor city, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said in a statement.

Maldives’ new president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih warns state coffers ‘looted’ after China-led boom

China has already gained a strong foothold in Sri Lanka, just off the southern coast of India, where it has a built a port and now controls it in a debt-for-equity swap.

Teams search for 1,000 missing in California’s deadliest wildfire

Trump has blamed the recent spate of fires on forest mismanagement, and he said he discussed the issue with Brown and Newsom on the ride into Paradise.

US to make final conclusions on Saudi killing in days, says Donald Trump

In the latest version of the events presented by the Saudi prosecutor on Thursday, a 15-member squad was formed to bring Khashoggi back from Istanbul "by means of persuasion" -- but instead ended up k

Donald Trump administration denies reaching final conclusion on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death

The US State Department said that the country has not made a final conclusion on the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

British PM Theresa May sees ‘no alternative’ to her Brexit plan

Prime Minister Theresa May says she sees no alternative to the Brexit deal she presented earlier this week, amid reports that some of her senior ministers want her to renegotiate the draft agreement b

Good time for government shutdown if no money for border wall: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that he would welcome a government shutdown if Congress does not approve funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border, media reported. Trump made those remarks

Hard Brexit would be disastrous, says German industry

Britain crashing out of the European Union without a divorce deal would have disastrous consequences for companies and workers in Britain and across Europe, the head of the BDI German Federation of In

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