World

India

Image for representation(PTI)
Indian-American man killed in crossfire outside US motelKhandu Patel, father of two, worked as a housekeeper at America's Best Value Inn and Suites in Whitehaven.

World

Civil servants, judges and soldiers will be prevented from wearing burqa at work.
Germany: Bill on burqa ban gets nod of lower house, public servants can't wear veilLast December, Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a ban on full-face veils wherever legally possible, saying they were not appropriate in her country.

World

Chinese diplomat Zhao Lijian (Picture: Twitter)
China diplomat in Pakistan changes Twitter name after 'Muhammad ban'Earlier this month, authorities in China's western Xinjiang province were reported as banning 29 Islamic names, including 'Muhammad'.

World

Picture for representaion purpose only
Pakistan supporting ISI terrorist groups like Taliban, al-Qaeda: USPakistans ISI like Taliban and al-Qaeda is supporting terrorist organisations inside the country, US lawmakers were told by a newly formed Muhajir group.

World

Donald Trump
Donald Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible"There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely," Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday.

World

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades
Ahead of Erdogan's visit, Cyprus President asks India to raise its territorial dispute with Turkey Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Thursday asked India to tell Turkey that the status quo on the territorial dispute on his island is unacceptable.

World

 Security agencies at the site
Bangladesh: At least 4 militants killed in Operation Eagle Hunt in Chapainawabganj"All the four militants were killed in bomb explosion and the operation was  'successful'," said DIG Khurshed.

India

TTP/ Picture: AP
TTP refutes former spokesperson's claim of India funding terror in PakistanTTP has called the confessional video a bunch of lies that suits the Pakistani establishment.

World

Sudan - the last male northern white rhinoceros
Last eligible bachelor: Looking for mate, this Kenyan white rhino joins TinderIt is not a routine for a rhinoceros to join a social media platform for self-promotion. But, the last of his species, northern white rhino Sudan has debuted on dating app Tinder at the age of 43 to look for his mate.

World

Picture for representational purpose only.
2 policemen wounded in shooting on French island of ReunionThe regional administration for the Indian Ocean island said in a statement that the two officers from a special national police intervention force were shot Thursday while trying to arrest "a dangerous individual."

World

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina with former UK PM David Cameron
Brexit will not affect UK-Bangladesh ties: David CameronBangladesh PM put emphasis over the ban on the direct cargo plying to the UK from Bangladesh causing heavy loss to Bangladeshi private sector.

World

Damascus International Airport
Israel strikes Iran-supplied arms depot near Damascus airportTwo senior rebel sources in the Damascus area, citing monitors in the eastern outskirts of the capital, said five strikes hit an ammunition depot used by Iran-backed militias.

World

Ehsanullah Ehsan (Screengrab:Youtube)
Pakistan releases Taliban ex-spokesman's video alleging India's role in terror fundingSenior commander for the Pakistani Taliban Ehsanullah Ehsan has alleged that India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) provided extensive help to the militant group.

World

Picture for representation
Uber driver charged with raping California woman in carSanchez, who is scheduled for an initial court appearance in the case next week, faces a maximum sentence of eight years in prison if convicted.

World

Minuteman 3
Amid rising tensions with North Korea, US test launches unarmed ballistic missileAmid rising tensions with North Korea, US as a part of test of weapon system, launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile from California.

World

Turkey Coup
Turkey detains over 1,000 people for alleged link to failed coupA total of 1,009 persons have been detained in 72 provinces, accused of acting as secret clerics within the state security corps.

Americas

US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters
Donald Trump tax plan, billed as 'largest tax reform' in US history, to help fulfil promise of jobs to middle classWhite House officials today were to release broad outlines of a tax overhaul that would provide massive tax cuts to businesses big and small. The top tax rate for individuals would drop by a few percentage points, from 39.6 per cent to the "mid-30s", according to an official with knowledge of the plan.

World

SWAT team
Bangladesh security forces raid 'militant den', encounter underwayAn encounter between the suspected militants and the elite SWAT unit was underway as gunshots were heard near a single-storey building in Chapainawabganj.

India

Kulbhushan Jadhav
For 16th time, Pakistan rejects India's request for consular access to Kulbhushan JadhavIndia's request for consular access to 46-year-old Jadhav has been denied over a dozen times in the last one year by Pakistan.

Asia

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor. Photo: Reuters
US moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protestsThe earlier-than-expected steps to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system was also denounced by the frontrunner in South Korea's presidential election on May 9.

FYI

Islamophobia is on the rise in the USA. (File Photo)
1000 per cent rise in Muslim profiling by US Customs officials since Trump took office: Muslim groupIslamophobic incidents involving US Customs and Border Protection officials have risen by about 1,000 per cent since Donald Trump's election.

World

Photo for representation: Reuters
Bangladesh: JMB's Sarwar-Tamim faction's bomb expert detained. His father is a civil engineerMushfiqur Rahman alias Jeni was a student at the computer science department of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology's (BUET) .

World

Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Photo: Reuters
Bill Gates showers praise on PM Narendra Modi for his 'amazing' Swachh Bharat missionMicrosoft founder Bill Gates pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the first political leaders to broach the sensitive topic of open defecation frankly and publicly.

World

 China's first domestically built aircraft carrier is seen during its launching ceremony in Dalian, Liaoning province, China, April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer
China launches first domestically-built aircraft carrier amid rising tensions over North KoreaThe new conventionally powered carrier has a displacement of 50,000 tonnes and will be able to operate China's Shenyang J-15 fighter jets.

World

President Donald Trump
Trump administration loses 1st trade battle with MexicoMexico and the US have fought for years over tuna.

Europe

Emmanuel Macron (left) and Marine Le Pen (Reuters Photo)
France: Centrist Macron, far-right leader Le Pen trade accusations in presidential raceAhead of the May 7 runoff, France's two presidential candidates traded barbs on Tuesday with Emmanuel Macron accusing Marine Le Pen of promoting hatred. She, on the other hand, called him the "candidate of the oligarchy."

World

David Cameron.
Former British PM David Cameron to reach Dhaka on two-day visit on April 26Cameron is coming to Dhaka on a private visit. He will join a roundtable discussion of the International Growth Centre (IGC), which is funded by Department for International Development (DFID).

World

Picture for representation
Thai man broadcasts daughter's murder live on Facebook The videos of the child's murder on her father's Facebook page was accessible for roughly 24 hours. The father was having paranoia about his wife leaving him and not loving him,

World

Picture for representational purpose only.
North Korea marks army anniversary with live fire drillInstead of conducting a nuclear test or missile launch, North Korea staged the drill near the eastern city of Wonsan on the Korean People's Army (KPA) anniversary.

World

Image for representation (Reuters)
Islam, Quran, Saddam, Jihad, Medina... China bans dozens of Muslim baby namesIslam, Quran, Mecca, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj and Medina are among dozens of baby names banned under ruling Chinese Communist Party's "Naming Rules For Ethnic Minorities".

World

Mark Toner
US on H-1B visa issue: Value investments by Indian companiesState Department Acting Spokesman Mark Toner said that US greatly value Indian companies.

World

CEA Arvind Subramanian said that India would be
Major action by Trump administration on H1-B visa would worry India: CEAWhile responding to a question on the H1-B visa during his visit at the Peterson Institute, CEA Arvind Subramanian said something like 50 to 60 per cent of all our exports of services goes to the US, so it would worry us.

Americas

Barack Obama
Obama makes no mention of Trump in first major post-presidential appearanceIn his first major post-presidential appearance, Barack Obama moderated an event at the University of Chicago, where he once taught constitutional law. He didn't mention his successor - Donald Trump - at all.

Europe

Francois Hollande
France: President Hollande urges countrymen to reject far-right leader Le Pen in presidential run-off voteFrance's outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the French presidential election. He said far-right leader Marine Le Pen's place in the run-off represented a "risk" for France.

World

Picture for representational purpose only.
Five Indian nationals handed over to BSF by Border Guard Bangladesh after flag meetingThey were detained earlier by the patrol team of BGB of Kakdanga camp from Keragachi area while they tried to infiltrate into Bangladesh illegally.

Americas

Santiago, Chile (Image courtesy: Google maps)
Chile rocked by 6.9-magnitude quake; no major damage reportedA strong earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck off the west coast of Chile today, rocking the capital Santiago and generating at least two significant aftershocks. It didn't produce any serious damage.

World

US President Donald Trump (Photo: AP)
US President Donald Trump calls for new UN sanctions against North KoreaThe United Nations' Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea, US President Donald Trump said on Monday, as concerns mount that the Asian nation may test a sixth nuclear bomb as early as Tuesday.

World

Peggy Whitson
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks US spaceflight record, surpasses Jeff Williams' recordNASA astronaut Peggy Whitson holds the record for most spacewalks conducted by a female astronaut.

World

Afghan Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi
Afghan Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi, army chief Qadam Shah Shahim resign over attack on army baseAccording to the President's Office, Habibi and Shahim "stepped down with immediate effect" and President Ashraf Ghani has accepted their resignations, it said.

World

Donald Trump/ Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump, Democrats, Republicans all unpopular, suggest pollsDespite Trump's low approval numbers, the poll showed him retaining support among his base, with 96 per cent of people saying they voted for him and would do so again.

World

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
Can eat terrorist's liver with salt, vinegar: Philippine President Duterte claims he is 50 times more brutalThe controversial Philippine President had recently ordered troops to kill fleeing militants who were behind a failed attack on a resort in Bohol. Rodrigo Duterte called extremists 'animals'. 

World

Kim Jong-un (AP Photo)
US tells North Korea to cease 'destabilising actions'"We call on (North Korea) to refrain from provocative, destabilising actions and rhetoric, and to make the strategic choice to fulfil its international obligations and commitments and return to serious talks," CNN quoted Pentagon spokesman Gary Ross as saying on Sunday.

Europe

Emmanuel Macron (left) and Marine Le Pen (Reuters Photo)
French presidential election: Centrist Macron appears set for presidency in runoff with far-right leader Le PenCentrist Emmanuel Macron today won the first round of voting in the French presidential election. He will face off against far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the second and final round on May 7.  New opinion polls on Sunday had Macron easily winning the final clash.

Neighbours

Protest over student's death in Bangladesh
Bangladesh Army accused of repression leading to death of student leaderThe students' union claimed that Romal Chakma died due to army repression, but the army denied the claim and said that he was handed over to the police after his arrest.

World

Picture for representation
UK: 38 Indians, including 9 women detained for visa breach in factory raidsThe UK Home Office Immigration Enforcement team raided MK Clothing Ltd and Fashion Times UK Ltd in the city in the East Midlands region of England last week and held 38 Indians and one Afghan man.
 
Copyright © 2017 Living Media India Limited. For reprint rights: Syndications Today.