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US midterm polls: Democrats take control of House, GOP retains Senate

Opposition Democrats captured the House of Representatives on Wednesday in the crucial midterm elections while President Donald Trump's Republican Party retained its majority in the Senate, an outcome

Taliban-led violence during recent Afghan polls leaves record high numbers of civilians dead : UN

The Taliban's campaign of violence and intimidation during last month's parliamentary elections in Afghanistan was the deadliest for civilians in years, a report by the United Nations mission in the c

ISIS’s ‘legacy of terror’ in Iraq: UN verifies over 200 mass graves

Investigators have uncovered more than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies in areas of Iraq formerly controlled by the Islamic State, according to a United Nations human rights report.

Diwali celebrates triumph of light over darkness: Pompeo

Greeting people across the world observing Diwali, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said that it is a festival that celebrates the triumph of light over darkness.

Migrants weigh whether to stay in Mexico, resume trek to US

Thousands of Central American migrants will take at least a couple of days to rest in a Mexico City stadium as they debate whether to accept offers to stay in Mexico or continue their trek to the US b

Republicans Clinch Control of US Senate With Decisive Wins

Republicans kept control of the U.S. Senate, empowering President Donald Trump to appoint more conservative federal judges and agency officials while shielding him from Senate Democratic efforts to in

Former chairman of dad-bebt manager China Huarong arrested

Chinese authorities arrested Lai Xiaomin, who once oversaw more than $280 billion in assets in his role as chairman of China Huarong Asset Management Co.

Democrats pick up US governorships but lose Florida, Ohio

Democrats picked up governorships in Kansas and at least three other U.S. states on Tuesday but failed to win high-profile races in Florida and Ohio, as voters cast ballots in three dozen gubernatoria

Pakistan-US ties renewal under way, says Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the renewal of ties between Washington and Islamabad were under way and that the two countries would be increasing their engagement in the

China developing new-generation manned rocket, spacecraft

Speaking at the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition on Tuesday in Zhuhai, Wang Xiaojun said the rocket will be used to fly around the moon in China's manned lunar missions, repo

Democrats flip a string of GOP seats in early House returns

The Democrats picked up at least 10 Republican-held House seats across the eastern half of the country in early returns Tuesday but fell short in a closely watched race in Kentucky as they fought to w

Kansas Democrat to be first Native American woman in Congress: US networks

Kansas Democrat Sharice Davids on Tuesday became the first Native American woman elected to Congress, defeating Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder, US networks projected.

Democrats capture U.S. House majority in rebuke to Trump

Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday where they will seek to keep his agenda in check and open his admini

US prepares more Russia sanctions over Britain nerve attack

The United States has that it was preparing fresh sanctions against Moscow over the attempted assassination in Britain of a former spy, after a previous round sowed chaos on Russian markets.

Democrats strike early in battle for US Congress, many races undecided

Democrats struck early in the battle for the U.S. House of Representatives, but numerous races that will shape the future of Donald Trump's presidency were still too close to call on Tuesday.

Half polls closed; voters pit Trump strength, Democratic resistance

Votes were being counted across half the United States as the energy and outrage of the Democratic resistance faced off against the brute strength of President Donald Trump's GOP in a fight for contro

Jolt for Trump: Billionaire Democrat Pritzker Wins Illinois Governor’s Race

Democrat J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire and heir to the Hyatt hotel empire, won the Illinois governor’s race, beating incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner, according to projections from FOX and NBC.

Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro hesitates over proposed Jerusalem embassy move

Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has suggested that he was prepared to make a swift u-turn over controversial plans to move the country's Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

UK PM Theresa May sets up business councils to advise on post-Brexit policy

Prime Minister Theresa May has created five new business councils to advise on issues facing core sectors of the economy as Britain leaves the European Union, her office said on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka has suffered a coup without guns, says parliament speaker

Sri Lanka's parliamentary speaker has called the president's sacking of the prime minister to bring a former leader back to power a non-violent coup d'etat.

US midterm elections 2018: Indian Americans hope to celebrate Diwali with largest number of poll wins

A record number of 11 Indian Americans are on ballot for the US House of Representatives. Of these nine are from the opposition Democratic party and two are Republicans.

China to provide financial assistance package to Pakistan, says Finance Minister Asad Umar

Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar said on Tuesday that China had promised at the highest level to help address his country's financial problems through an assistance package.

Pakistan: Thousands of bank accounts compromised, money stolen due to hacking

Officials of cybercrime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said they launched a probe after complaints by several individuals.

UNESCO tracks inquiries into journalist killings

UNESCO said its observatory, which tracks nearly 1,300 killings going back to 1993, went live last Friday to coincide with the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

UK will not agree Brexit deal at any cost: Prime Minister Theresa May

Negotiations have stepped up with Brussels as London seeks a divorce agreement within weeks, to allow time for it to be passed by parliament before Brexit day on March 29, 2019.

16 Nigeria troops missing after Boko Haram attack

The incident began when gunmen in several trucks attacked a military base and a local market in the town of Kukawa late on Monday, briefly forcing troops out of the base.

US mid-term polls: GOP aims to keep Senate control, aided by Donald Trump-friendly map

Democrats' longshot prospects for capturing a Senate majority were pinned on hopes of their supporters surging to the polls.

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