Benjamin Netanyahu's rival turned down his offer of a national unity government on Thursday (September 19). Another abrupt shift in the changing fortunes of Israel's longest-serving prime minister. He has just failed to win a ruling majority for the second time this
Scaly and shy, the pangolin is the world's most trafficked mammal. Prized in Asia for its use in medicine, Nigeria has become a main hub for the illegal trade of the unique creature. Law enforcement officials, NGOs and wildlife experts say the West African country's
Six weeks to October 31 ... Six weeks to a deadline for Britain - possibly - to crash out of the EU .... With no exit deal with Brussels. It's one reason why world growth is slowing to its lowest rates in a decade, according to the OECD Thursday.
Mike Pompeo is calling the attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities a quote, "act of war." The U.S. Secretary of State landed in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday (September 19), ready to talk possible retaliation with America's Gulf allies. (SOUNDBITE) (English)
Huawei launched its latest flagship phone on Thursday (September 19). The Mate 30 range was revealed at an event in Munich. Huawei claims the 5G handset is the most powerful on sale today. Just one one problem though. U.S. sanctions mean it may
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The government on Thursday appointed Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria as the new chief of Indian Air Force. Bhadauria, who is presently vice chief of air staff, will take over the post of chief of Air staff from BS Dhanoa
A one of a kind paddleboard ventures into the waters off Beirut on a mission to clean up Lebanon's shores. What's unique about it? This paddleboard is made almost entirely from cigarette butts. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FOUNDER OF RECYCLE LEBANON AND ECO SOUK
Conflicting fortunes Thursday for Ryanair staff, and the Ryanair boss. Europe's largest budget airline says it plans to cut as many as 700 positions. Some could go at the Dublin headquarters. At least some will be compulsory redundancies. The
Sonja Brain is 84-years-old, losing her sight, and bed-bound in a British hospital after a cancerous tumor was removed from her spine. Adding to her troubles - proving whether or not she's allowed to stay in the country she's called home for more than half a century.
Indian wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar sealed their berths in next year's Olympics in Tokyo by reaching semifinals at World Wrestling Championships at Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan.While Bajrang defeated North Korea's Jong Son 8-2 in his 65 kg quarterfinal bout to earn his maiden Olympics berth
A Japanese court has cleared the only people to face criminal charges as a result of the Fukushima disaster. On Thursday (September 19), three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power were found not guilty of negligence. Outside the court, protesters expressed outrage at the
A special CBI court on Thursday extended former finance minister P. Chidambaram's judicial custody till October 3. The senior Congress leader, who was arrested by the investigative agency last month in connection with the controversial INX media case, was sent to judicial remand for 14 days on September
While addressing a public rally in Maharashtra's Nashik on September 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said," The country can feel that in the covers of this decision (Article 370), efforts are being done from across the border to spread to unrest and disbelief. Lot of efforts is being done to
President of Mongolia, Khaltmaagiin Battulga arrived in India on September 19. He was received by Minister of States for Sports Kiren Rijiju. President Battulga is on a 5-day state visit to India. He will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
While addressing a public rally in Maharashtra's Nashik on September 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "We had promised that we will make new efforts to curb the problems in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Today, I can say with satisfaction that the country has started walking towards fulfilling
While addressing a public rally in Maharashtra's Nashik on September 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said," In last 2-3 weeks, some 'bayan bahadur', some outspoken people have started speaking nonsense on Ram temple. It's necessary to have respect for Supreme Court, the matter is
While addressing a public rally in Maharashtra's Nashik on September 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "When I came to you during LS elections, I had told you that the pace of development will be increased, it'll be done within a time frame and I'll come to you time to time with
Former secretary of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA), Ashirbad Behera, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with Artha Tatwa chit fund scam case. Behera was arrested from his residence in Cuttack. He was later brought to the CBI office in Bhubaneswar. Behera had been
Mumbai Metro had a star commuter on Wednesday when Akshay Kumar decided to take a metro ride to avoid Mumbai's traffic. He tweeted a video from inside the coach saying that he decided to do so because it was taking two hours to reach the destination.
ECB, BOJ, BOE: the last week has been an alphabet soup of central bankers. Though for markets it's the numbers that matter. Especially if it's the Fed. A quarter per cent rate cut from the U.S. central bank on Wednesday (September 18) was expected.
The U.S. Secretary of State has described the attack as an act of war, though U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday (September 18) struck a cautious note. He said there were many options short of war with Iran, which denies involvement in the Sept. 14 strikes that initially halved Saudi
Three students in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur became cops for five minutes each under Student-Police Cadet scheme on September 18. The dreams of the students were fulfilled by Jabalpur SP, Amit Singh. The students from the school were called over to the police headquarters. While speaking to ANI, Amit
Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, met union Home Minister Amit Shah and handed him an official letter mentioning genuine citizens being left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. "I handed over a letter to him and told him of the 19 Lakh people left out of NRC, many
The recent Gather Innovation conference saw people volunteer to have a Near-field Communication (NFC) chip implanted in one of their hands. One volunteer was a tech executive, Alex Baker, who said he wanted it to replace his gym and railway card. NFC chips can be found in some