October 18, 2019

World News

At Least 17 Killed In Afghan Mosque Blast: Officials

At least 17 people were killed and dozens wounded when a bomb exploded inside a mosque during Friday prayers in eastern Afghanistan, provincial officials said.

China's Q3 GDP Growth Slows To 6%, Weakest In 27 Years

China's economy expanded at its slowest rate in nearly three decades during the third quarter as it was hit by the long-running US trade war and cooling domestic demand, data showed Friday, with an...

Mexico Deports Over 300 Indians To Delhi In "Unprecedented" Move

Over 300 Indians, who were deported by the Mexican immigration authorities for illegally entering the country to sneak into the United States, landed in Delhi early on Friday morning.

China Wanted Executive Fired For Supporting Hong Kong Protests: NBA Chief

China demanded that a Houston Rockets executive be sacked for supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said.

Pak Blacklisting In 2020 "Highly Probable": Terror Funding Watchdog FATF

Pakistan will remain in the "grey list" of global terror funding watchdog FATF after it was given a fresh deadline of February 2020 to act against terror funding. Islamabad got four months' time after...

Qatar Heat So Unbearable As If "God Is Pointing A Giant Hair Dryer"

It was 116 degrees Fahrenheit (46.7 degrees Celsius) in the shade outside the new Al Janoub soccer stadium, and the air felt to air-conditioning expert Saud Ghani as if God had pointed "a giant hair...

France Prevented 9/11-Inspired Plane Hijack, Suspect Arrested: Minister

French intelligence officers foiled a terror plot inspired by the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York City, France Interior Ministry said on Thursday

Disinformation Helped Kill Martin Luther King, Daughter Tells Facebook

Disinformation campaigns helped lead to the assassination of Martin Luther King, the daughter of the US civil rights champion said on Thursday after the head of Facebook said social media should not...

Probe Reveals Mass Slaughter, Abuse Of Thousands Of Horses In Australia

Australia's thoroughbred industry was reeling Friday after an investigation revealed the mass, and sometimes inhumane, killing of thousands of retired horses, with their meat destined for human and...

Indian-Origin Man In US, Accused Of Murder, Killed 4 People Within A Week

An Indian-American man, who is facing charges for the murder of four of his relatives, killed them in a span of one week, according to court documents.

Qantas To Test World's Longest Non-Stop Flight From New York To Sydney

A plane and its passengers are set to test the mental and physical limits of long-haul aviation when Qantas operates the first direct flight by a commercial airline from New York to Sydney this...

"You'll Be Very Happy": Donald Trump Inaugurates Louis Vuitton US Site

The opening of a new Louis Vuitton production site in Texas provided a rare chance for Donald Trump to meet with a foreign business leader -- and not just any business, but one the president says he...