• Images

    Doctors agree to meet Mamata, but refuse closed-door talks

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:38am on June 17, 2019

    The impasse in West Bengal showed signs of easing on Sunday as the agitating doctors agreed to a meeting with chief minister Mamata Banerjee, but with a condition that it should be open for...

  • Images

    Tunisia fishermen turn life-savers in the Med

    Agence France-Presse . Zarzis, Tunisia | Updated at 12:24am on June 17, 2019

    The Tunisian trawler radioed in for help as it passed the migrant boat in distress out at sea. But with the packed craft still adrift two days later, captain Chamseddine Bourassine took...

  • Images

    US does not want war with Iran, continues diplomacy: Pompeo

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:10am on June 17, 2019

    While it is ‘unmistakable’ that Iran was responsible for the attacks on two tankers last week, the United States does not want to go to war with Tehran, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said...

  • Images

    Blast-hit Japanese tanker anchors off UAE coast

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:10am on June 17, 2019

    One of two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran is now anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates with crew...

  • Images

    Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:10am on June 17, 2019

    Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorised rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his...

  • Images

    For US-bound CentAm migrants, better to stay in Mexico

    Reuters . Mexico | Updated at 12:10am on June 17, 2019

    Many of the Central Americans who lined up for papers at an asylum office in southern Mexico said they could abandon plans to reach the United States and remain in Mexico if US president...

  • Images

    Saudi forces intercept Yemeni rebel drone

    Agence-France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:10am on June 17, 2019

    Saudi forces on Saturday intercepted a Yemeni rebel drone targeting the southern city of Abha, a Riyadh-led military coalition said, the latest in a series of assaults this week. The unmanned drone was downed with...

  • Images

    34 killed in northwest Nigeria

    Reuters . Bauchi, Nigeria | Updated at 12:10am on June 17, 2019

    An armed gang killed at least 34 people in attacks on villages in northwest Nigeria, police said on Sunday, part of a wave of violence the government has blamed on bandits. Hundreds of people have died in the northwest...

  • Images

    HK leader apologises as massive rally chokes city

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 08:13pm on June 16, 2019

    Hundreds of thousands of protesters choked Hong Kong’s streets for a second straight Sunday in a defiant rebuke of a reviled extradition law, piling pressure on the city’s embattled pro-Beijing leader who...

  • Images

    Severe heat kills dozens in India’s Bihar state

    Agence France-Presse . Patna | Updated at 05:27pm on June 16, 2019

    Severe heat has left dozens dead over a 24-hour period in India’s Bihar state, as the country enters a third week of searing temperatures, officials said Sunday. The deaths occurred in three districts of...