US to exit UN Human Rights Council: Reports (22:50)
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The US plans to announce its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, media reports said.
EU borders agency should operate on Libyan soil: Minister (22:18)
Rome, June 19 (IANS/AKI) The European Union borders and coastguard agency Frontex should extend its operations to Libyan soil, Italy's Infrastructure and Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Tuesday.
Unesco condemns Indian newspaper editor's murder (22:12)
Paris, June 19 (IANS/AKI) Unesco chief Audrey Azoulay on Tuesday condemned the slaying of prominent journalist and newspaper editor Shujaat Bukhari and his two police bodyguards in Indian-administered Kashmir last week.
There should be no distinction between 'good' or 'bad' terrorism: Kovind tells EU (21:30)
Athens, June 19 (IANS) Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday urged the European Union (EU) nations to not make distinction between "good" and "bad" terrorism and called for their partnership in battling terror taking root in the region between then.
Kim Jong-un meets Xi Jinping, a week after meeting Trump (Night Lead) (20:54)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday arrived on a two-day China visit and met President Xi Jinping, just a week after his historic meet with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on the Korean nuclear crisis.
Iran to oppose Saudi proposal to increase OPEC crude output (20:46)
Tehran, June 19 (IANS) Iran will not accept Saudi Arabia's proposal to increase crude output of Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Iran's representative to the grouping said on Tuesday.
Indo-French ties driven by Modi-Macron chemistry: Sushma Swaraj (Roundup) (20:28)
By Ranvir Nayar
Paris, June 19 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has credited the special chemistry between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron for the new dynamism in the Indo-French relationship.
Qatar leadership responsible for its isolation: UAE official (20:14)
Dubai, June 19 (IANS) A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official on Tuesday blamed the Qatari leadership for its own isolation.
Oli arrives in China on five-day visit (Lead) (20:08)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli arrived in Beijing on on Tuesday on a five-day visit where he is expected to sign a slew of deals including a railway project linking Tibet to Kathmandu.
Yemeni forces again wrest Hudaydah airport from Houthis rebels (19:52)
Sana'a, June 19 (IANS/WAM) Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led air force coalition on Tuesday recaptured an airport that has exchanged hands several times in a violent battle to wrest control of port-city of Hudaydah from Houthi insurgents, military officials said.
Le Pen ordered to repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament (18:58)
Brussels, June 19 (IANS) An EU court on Tuesday ruled that French far-right leader Marine Le Pen must repay the European Parliament 300,000 euros ($346,454) that had been "unduly paid" to her assistant.
Maternal exposure to lithium may up birth defects risk: Study (18:56)
New York, June 19 (IANS) Babies born to women who used lithium therapy to treat bipolar disorder during their first-trimester of the pregnancy could be at an elevated risk of developing major congenital malformations such as heart defects, finds a study.
France, India commit to increasing trade to 15 bn euros by 2020 (Lead) (18:36)
By Ranvir Nayar
Paris, June 19 (IANS) The dynamism infused in the Indo-French relations during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India in March seems to be building up as the two countries have committed to raising their bilateral trade from 9 billion euros to 15 billion euros in the next two years official sources said.
1 dead, 94 missing after boat sinks in Indonesia (18:32)
Jakarta, June 19 (IANS) At least one body was found as rescuers continued to search on Tuesday for at least 94 people who are still missing after a boat capsized in Lake Toba on Indonesia's Sumatra island a day earlier, officials said.
68.5 million people forcibly displaced in 2017: UN (18:30)
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) The number of people forcibly displaced due to wars, other violence and persecution worldwide reached a new high in 2017 at 68.5 million, 2.9 million more than the year before, UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.
Turkey slams US Senate bill to block F-35 delivery (18:22)
Ankara, June 19 (IANS) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday criticised the US Senate's decision to block delivery of F-35 jets to Turkey, describing it "unfortunate" and "regrettable".
South Korea, US suspend major military exercise (Lead) (18:22)
Seoul/Beijing, June 19 (IANS) South Korea and the US have decided to suspend the Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercise slated for August amid dialogue efforts to denuclearize North Korea, officials of the two countries said on Tuesday.
'Combining two different malaria vaccines can cut cases by 91%' (18:22)
London, June 19 (IANS) Using a combination of two experimental vaccines can result in 91 per cent reduction in the number of malaria infections, scientists have found.
Adobe announces new Office 365 integrations (17:44)
San Jose, June 19 (IANS) Software giant Adobe on Tuesday announced new enhancements to Adobe Document Cloud with advancements in its products including "Adobe Sign", "Adobe Scan" and new portable document format (PDF) integration with Microsoft Office 365.
Prince Harry, Markle to visit Ireland in July (17:42)
London, June 19 (IANS) Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle will visit Dublin in July, Kensington Palace said on Tuesday.
Scientists developing method to preserve fertility in boys with cancer (17:20)
New York, June 19 (IANS) In a breakthrough, Israeli scientists are developing a novel method that would one day help preserve the fertility of boys after undergoing chemotherapy treatment for prepubertal cancer.
Excessive drinking in teens may affect short-term memory (17:16)
New York, June 19 (IANS) If you are in your adolescence and drinking excessively then it may affect your short-term memory, a new study suggests.
Can grandparents' exposure to plastic chemical cause autism in kids? (17:14)
New York, June 19 (IANS) Your exposure to a plastic chemical can affect the communications skills of your grandchildren, says a study over mice that found a link between early exposure to the chemical and the risk of autism.
Kim Jong-un visits China, a week after meeting Trump (Second Lead) (17:08)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday made yet another surprise visit to Beijing, just a week after his historic meet with US President Donald Trump on the Korean nuclear crisis in Singapore.
Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports, Beijing calls it 'blackmail' (Second Lead) (17:02)
Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods in a escalating trade row with Beijing, which on Tuesday accused Washington of "blackmail" and warned it would "strike back hard".