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  • Second giant panda baby born in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: A female giant panda in a zoo here has given birth to a second cub, zoo officials said on Wednesday.The cub is the second born to giant pandas Xing Xing and Liang Liang, after Nuan Nuan was born in 2015. She was returned to China last November.A video released by the National Zoo of...

  • Philippines volcano erupts forcing 34,000 to flee

    Manila: More than 34,000 people from a danger zone around Mayon volcano have been evacuated due to the threat of hazardous eruption, Philippine authorities said on Wednesday.Romina Marasigan, spokesperson from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, told media that the...

  • UK should rejoin EU after Brexit: EU Commission chief

    Strasbourg: The President of the European Commission on Wednesday said he would like Britain to re-join the EU after Brexit -- using the little-known treaty clause "Article 49".Speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Jean-Claude Juncker said "the exit of Britain is a catastrophe"...

  • Zimbabwe decries Trump's 'prejudicial' statement on Africa

    Harare: Zimbabwe has denounced US President Donald Trump's alleged utterances describing African states as "s**thole" countries.In a statement published by The Herald on Wednesday, the Zimbabwean Foreign Ministry said such comments were hurtful and prejudicial and did not have a place in modern...

  • Hackers broke into 2 Twitter accounts that Trump follows

    San Francisco: Twitter accounts of former Fox News hosts Eric Bolling and Greta Van Susteren -- two of the 45 people who US President Trump follows -- were claimed to be hacked by a pro-Turkey entity, a media report said.CBS News claimed that any direct messages between the former Fox News...

  • Nawaz Sharif appears before accountability court for 13th time

    Islamabad: A hearing of corruption references against former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law, is underway in an accountability court in Islamabad, media reports said.This is the 13th time the ousted prime minister is appearing before an accountability court.Nawaz...

  • Trump takes on US Senator Durbin on 'racial slur'

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has said he was "totally misrepresented" by those saying he used the term "s**thole" to describe African nations last week.He was responding to a claim by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin that he used "vile and racist" language during a meeting on immigration...

  • Islamic organ condemns suicide bombings in Baghdad

    Rabat: The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) has condemned the twin suicide attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad that killed at least 36 people.This act of terrorism, which targeted citizens, private and public property, is a terrible crime that deserves the most...

  • UN Security Council makes secret visit to Afghanistan

    United Nations: The Security Council has concluded a secret fact-finding mission to Afghanistan in a show of support for the war-torn nation where it denounced the activities of terrorists there, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) announced Monday.UNAMA said that the Council members...

  • UKIP leader's girlfriend suspended for racist text on Meghan Markle

    London: The xenophobic and eurosceptic United Kingdom Independence Party on Sunday said it had suspended the girlfriend of its leader Henry Bolton for having sent racist messages about Meghan Markle, who is soon to marry Prince Harry.Bolton, who was chosen to lead the party in September, said his...

  • CES 2018 brings disruptive technologies closer to our lives

    Las Vegas: It was a glimpse into tomorrow's world of technology which would bring far-reaching changes in the lives of those who would finally adopt it -- promising to overturn many assumptions made.Curtains were brought down on the largest consumer electronics show on Earth here on Friday evening....

  • The book Trump dismissed reveals a President in crisis

    "A f**king idiot", "A f**king moron", "A child", "A dope" and "Dumb as shit" are some of the descriptions of US President Donald Trump by White House staff in a new book, which the President himself dismissed as "a Fake Book, written by a totally discredited author", while also directing his legal...