US lawmakers cancel vote on Trump healthcare plan (Lead) (04:48)
Washington, March 25 (IANS) The Republican leadership of the US House of Representatives cancelled Friday's scheduled vote on President Donald Trump's bill to replace the healthcare reform carried out by predecessor Barack Obama.

6 held after London terror attack freed without charges (03:40)
London, March 25 (IANS) Six persons arrested following the deadly terrorist incident near the UK Parliament have been released without charges, the Metropolitan Police said on Friday.

Trump's former campaign chief offers to testify on Russia (02:24)
Washington, March 25 (IANS) A veteran political consultant who served for three months as chair of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign has volunteered to testify on alleged Russian meddling in the US election, the head of the House Intelligence Committee said on Friday.

US House Republicans pull healthcare bill (01:34)
Washington, March 25 (IANS) A GOP-sponsored healthcare bill was pulled from the floor of the House of Representatives ahead of a vote, presumably because not enough votes have been secured for its passing, US media reported on Friday.

Germany concerned over damage of German-Turkish ties (01:14)
Berlin, March 25 (IANS) A warning by German new President Frank-Walter Steinmeier indicated "an unprecedented degree of concern" about the damage of the German-Turkish ties, an expert has said.

Arrested driver in Antwerp charged with attempted terrorism (01:02)
Brussels, March 25 (IANS) The man arrested on Thursday in Belgian city of Antwerp has been charged with attempted terrorism, prosecutors said on Friday.

Suicide bomber killed near Dhaka airport (Lead) (21:38)
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) A suicide bomber was killed in a blast in front of a police box near Dhaka airport on Friday, media reports said.

Suicide bomber killed near Dhaka airport (20:48)
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) A suicide bomber was killed in a blast in front of a police box near Dhaka airport on Friday.

Indra Nooyi, Fareed Zakaria among Ellis Island Honor recipients (20:24)
Washington, March 24 (IANS) PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi and well-known journalist-author Fareed Zakaria are among six Indian-Americans named for this years Ellis Island Medals of Honor for accomplishments in their respective fields.

Putin: Russia won't interfere in French elections (19:30)
Moscow, March 24 (IANS) Russia is not seeking to influence the presidential race in France, but has the right to meet the representatives of the country's political parties, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday as he met far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin.

There is no alternative to UN, says Shashi Tharoor (19:20)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Former Union Minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said in the current global set-up, there is no alternative to the United Nations (UN).

Samsung Electronics denies financing 'Rasputin' racket (19:04)
Seoul, March 24 (IANS) The chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics said on Friday during a shareholders' meeting that despite the allegations against the company's heir, the firm was not involved in the South Korean "Rasputin" corruption scandal.

Mubarak walks free after six years in jail (Lead) (18:44)
Cairo, March 24 (IANS) Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was freed from detention on Friday and left the military hospital where he had spent most of the past six years since the revolution that ousted him from office, his lawyer said.

Trump authorises construction of controversial Keystone Pipeline (18:34)
Washington, March 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Friday authorised the construction of controversial Keystone XL pipeline across the US border, reversing one of the most controversial environmental policies of his predecessor Barack Obama, officials said.

Taliban denies holding Afghan peace talks with Pakistan (18:18)
Islamabad, March 24 (IANS) The Taliban group on Friday denied reports that its representatives visited Islamabad to discuss the prospect of holding peace talks with Kabul.

Hollande denies plotting against ex-PM Fillon's presidential bid (18:00)
Paris, March 24 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande has rejected Francois Fillon's allegations of plotting to dash his chances in the presidential poll after ordering a damaging media leak over his wife's fake job.

Police raids militant hideout in Bangladesh (17:42)
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) Bangladesh police on Friday cordoned off a building in the country's Sylhet city, suspecting presence of militants.

Trump team orders tougher screening of visa applicants (17:32)
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The Trump administration is making it tougher for millions of visitors to enter the US by demanding new security checks before giving visas to tourists, business travellers and relatives of American residents.

Pakistan probes 'theft' of priceless art pieces from PNCA (17:26)
Islamabad, March 24 (IANS) The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday initiated an inquiry into the disappearance and theft of priceless artwork and preciouspaintings from the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) here.

Trump demands vote on healthcare plan (Second Lead) (17:14)
Washington, March 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump issued an ultimatum to House Republicans to fall in line behind a broad health insurance overhaul or see their opportunity to repeal Obamacare vanish, demanding a Friday vote on a bill that appeared to lack a majority to pass.

Poor sleep impairs ability to interpret facial expressions (16:30)
New York, March 24 (IANS) Your ability to recognise whether those around you are happy or sad could suffer due to poor sleep, says a study.

Flexible glass for tiny medical devices developed (16:30)
New York, March 24 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to make the normally brittle material of glass bend and flex, adding a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices.

Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak released (16:28)
Cairo, March 24 (IANS) Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was set free on Friday and left the military hospital where he had spent most of the last six years since the revolution that ousted him, according to his lawyer.

UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots (15:42)
London, March 24 (IANS) More than 10 million UK workers are at high risk of being replaced by robots within 15 years as the automation of routine tasks gathers pace in a new machine age, a report said on Friday.

New vitamin may help DNA repair, reverse ageing process (15:40)
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) Scientists have identified a vitamin that plays a key role in repairing damaged DNA and may lead to the development of a drug that can reverse ageing, fight cancer as well as help in space travel.

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