Category: Foreign News

Trump travel ban: Supreme Court lets restrictions take full effect

The US Supreme Court has ruled President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can go into full effect, pending legal challenges.



North Korea confirms successful testing of intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea successfully launched a Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday, a newsreader on the state-run North Korean Central Television (KCTV) announced. The launch was ordered by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The broadcast showed a still photo of Kim signing the order.



Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 145

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region around the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 145 people state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble.



Texas gunman kills at least 26 worshipers at small-town church

A gunman massacred at least 26 worshipers and wounded 20 others at a white-steepled church in southeast Texas on Sunday, carrying out the latest in a series of mass shootings that have plagued the United States, authorities said.



Promote peace, China’s Xi Jinping tells soldiers at first overseas base

Troops serving at China’s first overseas military base, in the Horn of Africa country of Djibouti, should help promote peace and stability, President Xi Jinping told them in a video chat



Trump says he will terminate green card lottery system

US President Donald Trump has said that he would end the popular US green card lottery after a radicalised Uzbek man who entered the country under the programme killed eight people in New York.



8 dead as truck mows down bike path in lower Manhattan

A driver plowed a pickup truck down a crowded bike path along the Hudson River in Manhattan on Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring 11 before being shot by a police officer in what officials are calling the deadliest terrorist attack on New York City since Sept. 11, 2001.



North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan

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



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.



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.



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.



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



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.



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.



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.



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.