Category: Foreign News

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile across Japan

North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile across Japan, its second such provocative move in weeks.

Kuala Lumpur school fire kills students and teachers

School fire kills 22 students in Kuala Lumpur

Twenty-five students and two wardens died when a blaze tore through a Malaysian religious school in what officials described as one of the country’s worst fire disasters for years.

Ariana grande concert attack in Manchester

At least 19 killed in suspected attack at Ariana Grande concert in British arena

At least 19 people were killed and more than 50 injured in an explosion at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday and two U.S. officials said a suicide bomber was suspected.

Angry Donald Trump

Trump launches military strike against Syria

The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government target in retaliation for their chemical weapons attack on civilians earlier in the week.

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Trump to leave Iraq off new travel ban order: White House source

US President Donald Trump will remove Iraq from a list of countries targeted in a U.S. travel ban when he signs a new executive order expected on Monday after his controversial first attempt was blocked in the courts

Angry Donald Trump

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

CNN and other news outlets were blocked from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs.

E Palaniswami with C Vidyasagar Rao

Jailed Sasikala wins, proxy Palanisawami to take oath today

Hours after E Palaniswami met with TN Governor C Vidyasagar Rao to ask that he be made Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister, he’s been invited for a follow-on session.

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VK Sasikala To Be Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, O Panneerselvam Resigns

Chennai: VK Sasikala – the longtime companion of J Jayalalithaa who became the party chief after her death – has been elected the chief of AIADMK’s legislature party, clearing the decks for her takeover as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Donald Trump with Sally Yates

Trump fires Sally Yates after acting attorney general contradicted travel ban

Donald Trump has fired the acting US attorney general after she told justice department lawyers not to defend his executive order banning entry for people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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Trump to ‘ban immigrants from Syria and 6 other countries

US President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to tighten border security – including his proposed wall along the US-Mexico border.

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Donald Trump begins overhaul as first executive orders signed

In his first executive order, Donald Trump – the 45th president of the United States – told government agencies to scale back aspects of the Affordable Care Act – fulfilling his pledge to undo Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law that made medical services accessible to millions of Americans.

Attack at nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul nightclub attack: Manhunt underway for shooter

A manhunt is underway in Turkey for an unknown attacker who opened fire on New Year’s revelers in an Istanbul nightclub.

Barack Obama with Vladimir Putin

Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for US election hacking

The Obama administration on Thursday announced its retaliation for Russian efforts to interfere with the US presidential election, ordering sweeping new sanctions that included the expulsion of 35 Russians.

Court Decision

Madras High Court bans Sharia courts in TN

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the Tamil Nadu government to ban all unauthorised ‘Sharia’ courts functioning on premises of mosques in the state while hearing a petition of a man who was allegedly forced to give talaq by one such court in the city.


Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa dies

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away at 11.30 p.m. on Monday at the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. She was 68.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

New Zealand PM John Key resigns

John Key, the New Zealand Prime Minister and leader of the National party, has resigned in a decision that has taken the country by surprise.