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India and China troops clash along Himalayan border

    A confrontation occurred between Indian and Chinese soldiers along a disputed border in the western Himalayas, Indian officials said on Tuesday. The PTI news agency said soldiers threw stones, causing minor injuries to both sides,...

Lost WW2 warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years

  The warship was discovered 18,000 feet (5.5km) beneath the surface. The Indianapolis was destroyed returning from its secret mission to deliver parts for the atomic bomb which was later used on Hiroshima. Of the 1,196 men...

Palestinian Journalists Become First Targets of Controversial Cybercrime Law

Just a few weeks after it adopted a controversial cybercrime law, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has gone after five journalists alleging that they “leaked information to hostile entities.” The government did not identify the entities in question, but...

Trumps to skip Kennedy honours to avoid ‘distraction’

  US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are to skip an arts awards ceremony to allow those taking part "to celebrate without political distraction", the White House says. Some of those due to...

Barcelona attack

Here's what we know so far about what happened. What happened? The attack began at 16:50 local time (14:50 GMT). Witnesses described seeing a white van zig-zagging at speed along the pedestrianised area, deliberately targeting people, knocking...

supreme Court notice on Maharashtra’s plea against High Court order on beef possession

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought a response on a plea of the Maharashtra government challenging the Bombay High Court order decriminalising possession of beef in the case of animals which are slaughtered outside the state. The...

China wants to join hands with India to maintain security of the Indian Ocean

Yulin: China's Navy wants to join hands with India to maintain the security of the Indian Ocean, amid growing concerns in New Delhi over the increasing presence of the PLA fleet in India's backyard. Throwing...

Is China being left behind in US-North Korea sparring?

Beijing: As the United States and North Korea exchange fiery words over the regime's growing weapons programme, China -- the North's biggest ally and trade partner -- has receded into the background. Donald Trump had...

Dilip Kumar’s recovery is a miracle, says wife Saira Banu

  Veteran actor Dilip Kumar's recovery from kidney problems is a miracle, said his wife Saira Banu, for whom it was a "nightmare" to deal with the sudden deterioration of his health. Dilip Kumar, 94, was...

Is Taj Mahal a mausoleum or Shiva temple gifted to Shahjahan? Union culture ministry...

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has asked the Union culture ministry to respond to an RTI plea on whether the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by Shahjahan or a Shiva temple gifted to the Mughal emperor by...