Day: November 15, 2018

C.American caravan gains speed, first migrants cross border

Hundreds of Central Americans arrived at the United States’s southern border Wednesday, defying visiting US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, as the rest of a migrant caravan dramatically accelerated its pace to join them. Large groups of migrants gathered on the beach in the northern city of Tijuana at […]


Thai child fighting culture sparks debate after 13-year-old’s death

Thousands of child boxers compete in Thailand’s traditional martial art with dreams of belts, glory and prize money — but the death of a 13-year-old has lit up a sensitive debate over whether competitors start too young. Centuries-old Muay Thai — known as the art of eight limbs […]

Does not compute: Japan cyber security minister admits shunning PCs

A Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive. Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, is the deputy chief of the government’s cyber security strategy office and […]

US urges sustained sanctions pressure on N. Korea

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday took America’s “pressure campaign” against North Korea to a summit of world leaders, as concerns mount over Pyongyang’s key allies easing sanctions imposed over its nuclear programme. US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a historic summit […]

Trump pushes out senior advisor at start of expected White House reshuffle

An angry Donald Trump pushed out a senior advisor Wednesday after First Lady Melania Trump demanded her sacking, with more heads set to roll in a White House reshuffle triggered by infighting and setbacks in the midterm elections. Melania Trump made the extremely rare demand for deputy national […]

This place is the pits: China opens luxury hotel in quarry

A hotel development sunk into a disused quarry in China opened its doors Thursday to deep-pocketed clientele. Preventing the 88-metre-deep (290 feet) pit from flooding was among the chief challenges for engineers working on the swanky 336-room InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland — part of a $288 million development that […]

AITA removes Misra, Zeeshan from senior selection committee, Rajpal is new chairman

New Delhi : The national tennis federation on Wednesday removed Chairman SP Misra and Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali from the senior national selection committee and replaced them with Ankita Bhambri and Vishal Uppal. Former Davis Cupper Rohit Rajpal, who was already a member, has been elevated as Chairman. […]

Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh wedding: Private nuptials after public declaration of love

New Delhi : Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, the latest A-list Bollywood stars to tie the knot, are making the ordeals of the Indian press anything but easy by keeping things private. Though the much-loved couple declared their wedding dates on social media in October after months of speculation […]

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