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Perfect storm forecast at Transas Global Conference in Malta

CORK, IRELAND : One and a half years on from his appointment as CEO of innovative, digital solutions company Transas, Frank Coles opened the two-day Transas Global Conference in Malta last week with a state-of-the-industry address on the possibilities and pitfalls of the maritime sector’s fragmented approach to digitalization, and ... Read More »

Islamic State fighters disguised as doctors storm Kabul hospital, kill 38

Terrorists disguised as doctors stormed Afghanistan’s largest military hospital in Kabul on Wednesday and battled security forces for hours, killing 38 people and injuring 70 others in an attack claimed by Islamic State. Dense clouds of smoke billowed out of the Sardar Daud Khan hospital, located across the road from ... Read More »

Ansari takes up fisherman killing issue with Lankan president

On board special aircraft : Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered a thorough probe into the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, Vice President Hamid Ansari today said after raising the issue with him in Jakarta. Ansari had a bilateral meeting with Sirisena in the Indonesian ... Read More »

Officials: New Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list

Washington : US officials said President Donald Trump’s new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary US travel ban. Four officials say the administration’s decision follows pressure from the Pentagon and State Department. They had urged the White House to reconsider Iraq’s inclusion ... Read More »

LIVE UPDATE Oscars 2017: Dev Patel loses Best Supporting Actor Award to Mahershala Ali

NEW DELHI:The star-studded 89th Academy Awards began with singer-actor Justin Timberlake  performing on his Oscar-nominated song “Can’t stop this feeling”. Timberlake then introduced the ceremony’s host Jimmy Kimmel, who continued this year’s awards season trend of taking a jibe at US President Donald Trump. Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra walk down the red carpet and took elegance a […] Read More »

Three suicide bombers killed in Pakistan’s Charsadda district

Islamabad: Three suicide bombers who tried to enter a court in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province were killed on Tuesday, authorities said. About 10 others were injured in the ghastly incident in Charsadda district, The News International quoted police as saying. Police officer Sohail Khalid told the daily that the three suicide bombers were killed when they tried […] Read More »

Sydney: Muslim schoolboys allowed to refuse women’s handshakes

Melbourne: Male Muslim students at a public public school in Australia can refuse to shake hands with women to adhere to their faith. The Hurstville Boys Campus of Georges River College in Sydney recently hosted an awards ceremony at which female presenters were told by the principal that some students would not shake their hands […] Read More »

100 terrorists killed after shrine bombing, claims Pak army

ISLAMABAD:  A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed 88 people raised fears that the Islamic State group has become emboldened in Pakistan, aided by an army of homegrown militants benefiting from hideouts in neighboring Afghanistan, analysts and officials said Friday.   100 suspected “terrorists” killed in the raids Pakistani security forces have […] Read More »

Pakistani Senate passes Hindu marriage bill: Things to know

Islamabad: Pakistani Hindu community will have a personal law for the first time as the Senate has passed ‘The Hindu Marriage Bill 2017’.   What is the Hindu marriage bills? The bill, approved by the National Assembly on September 26, 2015 and passed on Friday, will likely get presidential assent next week to become a law, […] Read More »

Zealandia: Earth may have brand new continent

MELBOURNE: A hidden realm as big as the Indian subcontinent that is submerged under the Pacific Ocean deserves to be recognised as a new continent ‘Zealandia’, according to a new study released on Friday. The 4.9 million kilometre region of the southwest Pacific Ocean is made up of continental crust, researchers said. The region is […] Read More »

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