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Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair, thesis for sale

London, Oct 22: Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity.

His unique status is reflected in an upcoming auction of some of the late physicist’s possessions: It includes complex scientific papers, one of the world’s most iconic wheelchairs and a script from...

Dawood's aide Motiwala to face extortion trial on Nov 12

London, Oct 22: London's West Magistrate Court has observed that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's key aide Jabir Motiwala will remain in custody on remand and will appear for a case management hearing on November 12. A three-day trial in his extradition case has been scheduled between February 25 and 27...

US peace plan to include Jerusalem as Palestinian capital concerns Israel

Jerusalem,Oct 22: Israel is reportedly concerned that the Trump administration is considering recognizing Jerusalem as the Palestinian as well as the Israeli capital in a bid to bring Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas back to the negotiating table.

A senior Israeli official said “Trump wants a deal and he’s...

US withdrawal from nuclear arms deal dangerous step, says Russia

Moscow, Oct 22: Withdrawing from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia as US President Donald Trump has announced he plans to do is a dangerous step, Russia's deputy foreign minister warned on Sunday.

"This would be a very dangerous step that, I'm sure, not only will not...

‘8000 Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar from Bangladesh’

Dhaka, Oct 20: Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has expressed hope that the first batch of 8,000 Rohingyas would be able to return safely to Myanmar’s Rakhine state soon.

The Dailystar.net reports that he thanked the international community for their continued support to Bangladesh for resolving this complex...

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Afghans vote amid chaos, corruption and threats

Kabul, Oct 20: Afghans began voting on Saturday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organisation, allegations of corruption and violence that has forced a postponement of the vote in the strategic southern province of Kandahar.

The United Nations, which has been supporting the process, has urged Afghans to "use...

India's decision to buy S-400 Missile system will destabilise South Asia: Pakistan

Islamabad, Oct 20: Pakistan has said that the Indian purchase of S-400 missile system from Russia is a part of New Delhi's efforts to acquire a Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) System through multiple sources and this would "further destabilise" South Asia.

Pakistan's ministry of foreign affairs said in a...

Algeria bans female public sector employees from wearing full-face veils

Algiers, Oct 19: Algeria Prime minister Ahmed Ouayhia has banned female public sector employees from wearing veils that cover their faces.

In a letter sent to ministers and regional governors on Thursday, Ahmed Ouayhia cited reasons of identification for the move. Civil servants, he wrote, need to “observe the...

‘He’s my kind of guy’: Trump praises Congressman who assaulted journalist

Washington, Oct 19: US President Donald Trump on Thursday praised a US congressman who assaulted a reporter, making light of the attack.

Greg Gianforte was sentenced to six months of deferred jail time, 40 hours of community service, 20 hours of anger management sessions and $385 in fines and...

Indian-American bags US Presidential Award for combating human trafficking

Houston, Oct 19: An Indian-American woman has been honoured with a Presidential award by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for her extraordinary contribution towards combatting human trafficking in Houston.

Minal Patel Davis, Special Advisor on Human Trafficking to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, received the 'Presidential Medal for Combating...