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Ebola death toll rises to 200 in Congo

Kinshasa, Nov 11: The death toll in the latest Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed more than 200 lives.

So far a total of 298 cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the region by health ministry which includes 263 confirmed and 35...

23 Killed, Cars Melt, Power Down as Wildfire Turns California Town Into 'Burning Hell'

Paraside, Nov 11: The death toll from the most destructive fire to hit California rose to 23 on Saturday as rescue workers recovered more bodies of people killed by the devastating blaze.

Firefighters are battling raging fires at both ends of the state, but there is little hope of...

World leaders in Paris mark 100th anniversary of WW1 Armistice

Paris, Nov 11: French President Emmanuel Macron will be joined by some 70 world leaders on Sunday to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that brought World War One to an end, and to honor the millions of soldiers who died in the conflict.

It was at 11.00 a.m....

9 Killed in California’s Worst Wildfire in a Century; Kim Kardashian, Other H'wood Stars Forced to Vacate Homes

Paradise, Nov 10: Wildfires burned out of control on Friday across California, killing at least nine people in a mountain town and forcing residents to flee the upscale beach community of Malibu in the face of a monster fire storm.

All nine victims were found in and around the...

Sri Lanka prez dissolves parliament, fresh polls to be held on January 5

Colombo, Nov 10: Sri Lanka's political crisis deepened November 9 after its president Maithripala Sirisena dissolved parliament, paving the way for a general election to be held on January 5, nearly two years ahead of its time.

Sirisena signed a gazette notification to dissolve the nation's parliament...

Wildfire displaces thousands in California

Chico, Nov 8: A fast-moving wildfire in Chico, North California, burned a hospital, hundreds of homes and led to the displacement of thousands on Thursday.

Quoting sources, Khaleej Times mentioned that the wildfire was driven by strong winds and dry conditions. The blaze swept through the town of Paradise...

Journo loses press credentials for clashing with Trump

Washington, Nov 8: In an unprecedented move, the White House has suspended the press credentials of a CNN journalist terming his behaviour as "disgusting and outrageous", hours after he engaged in a heated argument with President Donald Trump during a press conference.

Defending it chief White House correspondent Jim...

Let me run the country, you run CNN: Trump fumes at reporter in post-election press meet

Washington, Nov 8: US President Donald Trump's post-election news conference at the White House saw him getting involved in angry exchanges with reporters a number of times as he termed one "rude and terrible" person and accused another of asking "racist" questions.

During his around one-and-a-half-hour press conference on...

2 Indian-origin men arrested, face 2-year jail for 'illegal' Diwali fireworks in Singapore

Singapore, Nov 8: Two Indian-origin were charged with lighting illegal fireworks in Singapore's 'Little India' precinct on the eve of Diwali and they face up to two years in jail and a fine ranging between SGD2,000 and SGD10,000.

It is illegal to set off fireworks in Singapore without obtaining...

US will come to regret 'ridiculous' sanctions: Iranian foreign minister

Tehran, Nov 7: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that United States President Donald Trump's administration will "regret" the newly-imposed sanctions on his country.

"The US administration will come to regret taking these ridiculous measures," Anadolu News Agencyquoted Zarif, as saying.

The foreign minister further stated that...