Trump sends letter to Kim Jong-un: Report

Washington, January 15: Donald Trump has sent a letter to Kim Jong-un, a media report said Tuesday, days after the US President said he received a “great letter” from the reclusive North Korean leader, amid talks about a second summit…

Ex Lankan prez Kumaratunga warns Sirisena against any alliance with Rajapaksa

Colombo, January 15: Sri Lanka’s former president Chandrika Kumaratunga Tuesday blamed President Maithripala Sirisena for the 51-day power tussle in the island nation, saying the SLFP party would not approve his plans to have an alliance with former strongman Mahinda…

Hong Kong scientists claim ‘broad-spectrum’ antiviral breakthrough

Hong Kong, January 15: Hong Kong scientists claim they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseases – a chemical that could slow the spread of deadly viral illnesses. A team from the University of Hong…

Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits US-backed Kurdish forces, Ankara hits back

Washington, January 14: President Donald Trump has threatened to “devastate” Turkey economically if the NATO-allied nation attacks US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria following a pullout of American troops from the war-torn country, in a stern warning rejected by Ankara saying…

Indonesia recovers Lion Air jet’s cockpit voice recorder

JAKARTA, JANUARY 14: Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, Indonesian officials said on Monday, in a possible boost to the accident investigation. Ridwan Djamaluddin, a…

Pakistan University rebrands Valentine’s Day as “Sister’s Day”

ISLAMABAD, January 14: A Pakistani university is rebranding Valentine’s Day as “Sister’s Day”, and debating marking the holiday widely seen as a Western import by handing out headscarves and shawls to its female students. The University of Agriculture in Faisalabad…

Thailand to make it rain as pollution chokes Bangkok

BANGKOK, January 14: Thailand is set to deploy rainmaking planes to seed clouds in an effort to tackle the pall of pollution that has shrouded the capital in recent weeks. The weather modification technique involves dispersing chemicals into the air…

21 killed in coal mine collapse in northern China

Beijing, January 13: The death toll in a coal mine roof collapse in northern China has risen to 21 after rescuers found two more miners dead on Sunday, state media reported. A total of 87 people were working underground in…

Saudi teenager fleeing family arrives safely in Canada

TORONTO, JANUARY 13: It was another proud moment for Canada: a Saudi teenager who had just been granted asylum walking through the arrivals gate at Toronto airport embraced by the country’s popular Foreign Minister. Wearing a gray sweatshirt emblazoned with…

India invites Chinese participation in its plans to expand Electric Vehicles

Beijing, January 13: India plans to achieve electric mobility by 2030 and welcomes Chinese industries participation and investment in the expansion of Indian Electric Vehicles (EV) Market, NITI Aayog Principal Advisor Anil Srivatsava has said. Srivastava, who led an industry…