Day: December 19, 2018

Man arrested for stalking woman TV actor

Mumbai, Dec 19: A 35-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stalking a TV actor, a senior police official said Wednesday. Abdul Sheikh, the accused, allegedly followed the woman actor in his car in suburban Khar area. He also allegedly abused her using filthy language, the actor said in […]

U.S. begins to pull forces from Syria, officials see full withdrawal

WASHINGTON – The United States said on Wednesday it has begun withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria as U.S. officials said the United States was considering pulling out all its troops as it winds up its campaign to retake territory once held by Islamic State. “We have started returning […]

CBI arrests PNB officials from Mumbai branch in separate fraud case

NEW DELHI – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Wednesday eight employees of state-run Punjab National Bank and two directors of a Mumbai-based private firm had been arrested in a $1.4 million fraud case. The case is separate from a much bigger one involving billionaire jeweller […]

‘Thousands’ of EU diplomatic cables hacked: report

Hackers apparently connected to China accessed thousands of sensitive EU diplomatic cables, the New York Times reported Wednesday, in the latest embarrassing data breach to hit a major international organisation. The cables from the EU’s diplomatic missions around the world reveal anxiety about how to handle US President […]

Pope accepts US bishop’s resignation over ‘misconduct’ with minor

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Alexander Salazar over his “misconduct” with a minor, the Vatican said Wednesday. The case is the latest in a litany of child sexual abuse scandals to have rocked the Roman Catholic Church and its 1.3 billion followers […]

Trump plans full withdrawal of US troops from Syria

The United States will withdraw its troops from Syria, a US official told AFP on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump said America has “defeated ISIS” in the war-ravaged country. The stunning move will have extraordinary geopolitical ramifications and throws into question the fate of US-backed Kurdish fighters who […]

Report: 53 journalists killed worldwide so far in 2018

NEW YORK — The number of journalists killed worldwide in retaliation for their work nearly doubled this year, according to an annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The New York-based organization found that 34 journalists were killed in retaliation for their work as of Dec. 14, […]

100 days to Brexit: EU acts to cushion no-deal shock

Brussels, Dec 19: With British politics gridlocked and just 100 days until Brexit, the European Union on Wednesday triggered contingency plans designed to cushion some of the shock of a “no-deal” UK exit from the bloc. The EU measures, announced a day after Britain ramped up its own no-deal […]

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