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Julian Assange charged in US: WikiLeaks

Washington, Nov 16: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was behind a massive dump of classified US documents in 2010, has been charged in the United States, WikiLeaks said on Thursday night.

Prosecutors revealed the existence of the sealed indictment inadvertently in a court filing in an unrelated case, WikiLeaks...

Death toll from California wildfires rises to 63, over 630 people missing - police

Sacramento, Nov 16: The US authorities have recovered the remains of seven more victims of the deadly wildfires in the western state of California, bringing the death toll from the blaze to 63, while 631 people are still missing, Butte county Sheriff Kory Honea said.

On Wednesday, the sheriff...

Bangladesh halts forced Rohingya repatriation

Dhaka, Nov 16: Muhammad Abdul Kalam, the Commissioner of the Bangladesh Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission, stated that the Rohingya will not be forced to return to Myanmar on Thursday, the same day that the first scheduled repatriation was slated to take place.

"No one will be forced back...

California Fire | 9K homes, buildings burnt; 60 killed, 130 missing

Paradise/ Calif, Nov 15: National Guard troops joined the grim search on Wednesday for more victims in the ruins of an incinerated northern California town while the death toll climbed to 56 in the most deadly and destructive wildfire in the state's history.

The latest fatality count was announced...

Pak info minister calls for probe into 'economic terrorism'

Islamabad, Nov 15: Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has called for forming a parliamentary panel to probe issues linked with "economic terrorism", a media report said Thursday.

Speaking in the Senate, Chaudhry on Wednesday referred to the recently unearthed 5,000 fake bank accounts which were used to stash billions...

Pak can’t manage its own provinces; doesn’t need Kashmir; let humanity prevail: Shahid Afridi

Newsroom, Nov 14: Cricket legend and former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has once again landed in controversy over his remarks on Kashmir. In a video tweeted by an ARY journalist, Afridi appeared to suggest that Islamabad should allow Kashmir to be independent country because Pakistan hadn’t been able to even...

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Terror among Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar: UN

United Nations, Nov 14: There is 'terror and panic' among Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh, who are at imminent risk of being returned to Myanmar against their will, the United Nations top human rights official has said, warning that the returns would seriously endanger the lives of those sent back....

Sri Lanka's Parliament passes no-confidence vote against PM Rajapaksa

Colombo, Nov 14: In a major setback to President Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lankan Parliament on Wednesday passed a no-confidence motion against the government headed by his controversially-appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The Parliament on Wednesday met for the first time since October 26, when President Sirisena sacked prime...

CNN Sues White House Over Barring of Reporter Jim Acosta after Spat with Trump

Nov 13: CNN has sued Donald Trump's administration, alleging the White House violated journalist Jim Acosta's rights under the constitution by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the US president.

"The wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta's First Amendment rights of freedom of...

Rohingya returns only ‘at their freely expressed wish’: UN

United Nations, Nov 13: Returns of Rohingya refugees, forced to flee their homes due to widespread and systematic violence in northern Myanmar, 'should only take place at their freely expressed wish' the United Nations top refugee official has stressed, amid concerns that conditions at places of origin are not yet...