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Pakistan has conducted a successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported. In a press release issued on Thursday, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the training launch was ...

World 2019-05-23 15:40:00

Saudi Aramco has entered into a 20-year agreement with U.S.-based Sempra Energy to purchase liquefied natural gas(LNG) from its subsidiary Sempra LNG, the two companies said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. The Saudi state oil giant plans to become a major global gas player while the U.S. market is undergoing a shale ...

World 2019-05-22 21:06:00

China Eastern Airlines has filed a claim for compensation against Boeing after the grounding and delayed delivery of 737 Max aircraft since March, Xinhua reported. The airline said that grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 planes had resulted in great losses for the company ...

World 2019-05-21 22:08:00

Thousands of soldiers fanned out across Jakarta on Tuesday after the surprise early announcement of official results in Indonesia's election showed Joko Widodo re-elected leader of the world's third-biggest democracy, according to AFP ...

World 2019-05-21 15:31:00

Newly sworn-in Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky announces the dissolution of the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) and announced early parliamentary elections in the country within two months, according to TASS ...

World 2019-05-20 14:24:00

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has released the first comprehensive report on torture in Jammu and Kashmir titled “Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control ...

World 2019-05-20 12:32:00

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on Saturday that the country would have fresh elections in the wake of a major scandal involving now-former-Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, Deutsche Welle reported. Kurz praised his own Austrian People's Party ...

World 2019-05-19 15:30:00

Turkey on Sunday celebrates the centenary of Independence Day, which marks the beginning of Turkey’s War of Independence and the emergence of modern Turkey, according to Anadolu Agency. May 19 is a milestone in Turkish history as it is the day when Mustafa Kemal ...

World 2019-05-19 13:09:00

Four Canadians and an American pilot died Saturday when their small plane plunged into the sea off the Honduran island of Roatan where they were vacationing, firefighters said, according to AFP. The plane crashed near the town of Dixon Cove, a few minutes ...

World 2019-05-19 11:53:00

As of Saturday noon, 476 people have been affected after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted northeast China's Jilin Province, local authorities said, according to Xinhua. Around 167 households were damaged due to the quake in Ningjiang District of the city of Songyuan ...

World 2019-05-18 20:27:00

A new “flying taxi” has been unveiled by German start-up Lilium, which claims the vertical take-off craft could be the basis for an on-demand air service within six years, according to The Guardian. The electric jet-powered five-seater aircraft is designed to travel up to 300km ...

World 2019-05-17 20:42:00

Seven workers, who were wounded after a factory wall accidentally collapsed in Shanghai Thursday, have died in hospital, authorities said, Xinhua reported. As of 6:10 p.m. Thursday, 21 people had been pulled out of the debris and rushed to hospital ...

World 2019-05-16 20:27:00

Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) has decided that President-elect Vladimir Zelensky will be sworn in on May 20, the decision was adopted on Thursday by 315 MPs out of 226 needed for the motion to pass, according to TASS. "Therefore, the inauguration will take place on May 20 at 10:00 considering the introduced ...

World 2019-05-16 16:58:00

Japanese researchers have unveiled key components of a next-generation supercomputer that will be one of the world`s fastest, according to NHK WORLD-JAPAN. Research institute RIKEN and electronics maker Fujitsu have been ...

World 2019-05-15 21:42:00

Australia will import its first shipment of wheat in more than a decade as a drought across the country’s east coast wilts supply in the world’s fourth largest exporter of the staple grain, Reuters reported. Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources said late on Tuesday ...

World 2019-05-15 16:22:00

President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, according to chinadaily.com.cn. With the theme of "Exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations and a community with a shared future," the conference aims to deepen cooperation among Asian countries ...

World 2019-05-15 14:07:00

The royal mint has released a new 50p coin dedicated to Sherlock Holmes, according to BBC. It is to celebrate 160 years since the birth of the character's creator - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The coin has a picture of the famous detective surrounded by some of his most famous cases ...

World 2019-05-14 21:45:00

The world's most expensive cup of coffee was briefly available in the U.S. over the weekend, but only at one coffee retailer in San Francisco. The coffee, which was imported from Panama, costs $803 per pound ...

World 2019-05-14 16:34:00

Former vice minister of finance Zhang Shaochun was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday for taking bribes worth 66.98 million yuan (about 9.8 million U.S. dollars), according to Xinhua. His illegal gains will be turned in to the national treasury. He was also fined 6 million yuan, according ...

World 2019-05-13 20:39:00

Beijing Daxing International Airport completed its first test flight of passenger planes as four aircraft landed safely on the runway Monday morning, according to Xinhua. China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Air China and Xiamen Airlines ...

World 2019-05-13 13:40:00