British-Bangladeshi IS bride to lose UK citizenship(3 minutes ago) London, Feb 20 (IANS) Shamima Begum, a British teenager of Bangladeshi descent who ran awayin 2015 to become an Islamic State (IS) jihadi bride, will be stripped of her UK citizenship, her family lawyer said.
Chinese 'Queen of Ivory' jailed in Tanzania for 15 years(14 minutes ago) Dodoma, Feb 20 (IANS) A Chinese woman, nicknamed the "Queen of Ivory" and thought to be one of Africa's most notorious traffickers, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in Tanzania, authorities told CNN.
Burberry apologises for hoodie with noose(08:56) London, Feb 20 (IANS) British luxury fashion house, Burberry, has apologised for showcasing a hoodie that featured a noose around the neck during its show at the recently concluded London Fashion Week.
UN urges India, Pakistan to defuse tensions(07:42) United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to exercise "maximum restraint" and offered to mediate in the face of rising tensions following the attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF troopers.
Venezuelan congress authorizes entry of humanitarian aid(06:24) Caracas, Feb 20 (IANS) Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly voted on Tuesday to authorise the entry of humanitarian aid from the US and other countries that President Nicolas Maduro's government refuses to accept.
Venezuelan military brass dismiss ultimatum from Trump(04:12) Caracas, Feb 20 (IANS) The Venezuelan military reaffirmed on Tuesday its loyalty to Nicolas Maduro in the face of US President Donald Trump's threat that the generals and admirals will "lose everything" if they do not switch their allegiance to self-proclaimed interim head of state Juan Guaido.
Mexico urges US to do more to discourage drug use(03:00) Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday said he plans to ask the US to promote a campaign against drug use among young people, insisting that demand from Americans enriches the cartels in the Aztec nation.
India, Spain express support for rules-based free trade, multilateralism(01:50) Madrid, Feb 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell on Tuesday agreed, following a bilateral meeting in the Spanish capital, that both countries supported the promotion of multilateralism and a rules-based concept of free trade.
Pakistan welcomes economic lifeline from Saudi(00:30) Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan hopes to apply oil to its stuttering economy in the form of a $20 billion investment pledged by the Saudi crown prince during his visit to the south Asian nation, where he was received with pomp and ceremony.
Italian Senate to vote within 60 days if Minister to face trial in migrant case(00:12) Rome, Feb 20 (IANS/AKI) After a committee of Italy's Senate on Tuesday blocked a request for hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini to stand trial over 177 migrants he left stranded off Sicily on a rescue ship for ten days last August, the full upper house of parliament will be called to vote on the issue within 60 days.
Italy hopes Brexit won't be 'brutal': Foreign Minister(00:02) Brussels, Feb 20 (IANS/AKI) Britain's planned exit from the European Union next month will hopefully not be "brutal" or "divisive" especially given the many Italians resident in the UK and Britons living in Italy, Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said on Tuesday.
Pakistan demands safety for its High Commission staff in India(21:44) Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday lodged "a strong protest" against the way protestors were allowed to reach the main gate of the Pakistan House in New Delhi and abusive calls were being made on the Pakistan High Commission helpline.
Imran seeks evidence on Kashmir attack, India dubs it 'lame excuse' (Night Lead)(21:08) Islamabad/New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday denied his country's involvement in the Kashmir suicide bombing and sought "actionable intelligence" but New Delhi asked Islamabad to "stop misleading the world" and take "credible action" against terrorist masterminds operating from its soil.
Smoking over 20 cigarettes a day can cause blindness(19:38) New York, Feb 19 (IANS) While excessive smoking has been linked to various health issues, including heart disease and cancer, a new study has warned that smoking over 20 cigarettes a day can cause blindness.
Imran Khan's demand for actionable intelligence on Pulwama a lame excuse: India(19:36) New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday rejected as "false allegation" Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's insinuation that India's response to the Pulwama terror attack would be determined by the coming Lok Sabha elections and demanded "credible and visible action" against the perpetrators of the attack.
Sushma Swaraj holds talks with her Spanish counterpart(17:48) Madrid, Feb 19 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday held detailed talks over a range of issues including trade, defence and counter-terrorism, with her Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell Fontelles over a working breakfast.
Jadhav's activities manifestation of Indian policy, says Pakistan(16:20) The Hague, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday hit back at India in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) when it accused Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav of indulging in terror and subversive activities on its soil which were an "actual manifestation of Indian policy".