Day: August 16, 2020

Hunger, squalor mar South Sudan post-war unification efforts

BOR, South Sudan — Here in crowded camps in South Sudan, former enemies are meant to be joining forces after a five-year civil war so they can help the shattered country recover. But they can barely find enough food. The Associated Press spoke to women, both former rebel […]

‘Do something:’ Harris’ rapid rise driven by call to action

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hours before Kamala Harris took the stage for the first time as Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, she received a text message from a childhood classmate with photos from their school days. In one of the pictures, a racially diverse group of first-graders are gathered in a […]

Robert Trump, the president’s younger brother, dead at 71

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, a businessman known for an even keel that seemed almost incompatible with the family name, died Saturday night after being hospitalized in New York, the president said in a statement. He was 71. The president visited his brother […]

U.S. loses Iran arms embargo bid as Putin pushes summit to avoid nuclear deal showdown

NEW YORK/MOSCOW – The United States lost a bid on Friday to extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran as Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a summit of world leaders to avoid “confrontation” over a U.S. threat to trigger a return of all U.N. sanctions on Tehran. In […]

Factbox: Latest on worldwide coronavirus spread

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said all indications were that South Africa had reached the peak of COVID-19 infections, as he announced a sweeping removal of lockdown restrictions on the economy. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread, open in an external browser. * […]

PM extends his greetings on Parsi New Year, Navroz

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 16: The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has extended his greetings on Parsi New Year, Navroz. The Prime Minister said, “Navroz Mubarak! Greetings on Parsi New Year. India cherishes the outstanding contribution of the Parsi community, which has made a mark […]

President of India virtually unveils a portrait of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at ICCR Headquarters

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 16: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, virtually unveiled the portrait of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India today (August 16, 2020) on his second death anniversary, at the headquarters of Indian Council for Cultural Relations […]

Devotees start thronging Vaishno Devi Shrine as authorities reopen religious places in J-K

Katra (J&K), Aug 16:  Khushvinder Singh is part of a 12-member group from Jammu who reached Katra before dawn to pay obeisance at the famous Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine atop Trikuta hills in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. The shrine along with other religious places across the […]

Defence minister approves proposal to expand NCC in 173 border, coastal districts

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the proposal to expand the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in 173 border and coastal districts from where one lakh new cadets will be inducted, an official statement said on Sunday New Delhi, Aug 16:  Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the proposal […]

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