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Heavy monsoon rains kill 24 people in Pakistan

Karachi: At least 24 people were killed in heavy monsoon rains that wreaked havoc in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi in the last two days, officials said. The rain started on Monday and continued after intervals. The heavy downpour yesterday has since continued in the metropolis of over 20 million people. According to an official of Sindh government the death occurred due to electrocution, drowning and collapsing of buildings.

Trump lashes out at media in Arizona rally

Phoenix: President Donald Trump mounted an aggressive defense today of his response to a deadly far right march in Virginia, using a rally speech to condemn ‘dishonest’ media coverage of his widely criticized remarks. Trump faced bipartisan outrage after blaming “many sides” for violence at the rally in Charlottesville that took the life of an anti-fascist protester. Re-reading his statements following the clashes at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, he

US Navy to relieve 7th fleet commander of duty

Washington: The commander of the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet will be relieved of his duty following a deadly collision between a destroyer and a merchant vessel, the latest in a spate of similar accidents, a defence official has said. The decision to remove Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin from the post in Japan comes as the Navy is undertaking a fleet- wide global investigation in the wake of the incident Monday

Indian-origin CEO racially abused by Trump supporters

New York: An Indian-origin CEO was racially abused and told to “go back to India” and also take along Nikki Haley after he said that he will not support President Donald Trump’s economic agenda after the US leader appeared to defend white supremacists following the Virginia violence. US-born Ravin Gandhi, 44 founder and CEO of GMM Nonstick Coatings, a global supplier of coatings for cookware and bakeware, wrote an op-ed

'Hegemonic policies to blame for threat to peace in SAsia'

Islamabad: Denying that it provides safe havens to terrorists, Pakistan blamed a “complex interplay of geopolitics” and the pursuit of “hegemonic policies” for tensions in South Asia, a day after US President Donald Trump admonished it for supporting terror groups. Pakistan’s Foreign Office said the “non-resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute remains the primary obstacle to peace and stability in the region.” The late-night reaction came after Trump announced

NKorea issues trademark over US-SKorea drills

Seoul: North Korea’s military unleashed its standard fiery threats to greet the start of annual US-South Korean military drills that the North claims are an invasion rehearsal. The North Korean rhetoric today came as top US generals, including Admiral Harry Harris, the commander of US forces in the Pacific, visited South Korea. The US generals were to travel to the site of a contentious US missile-defense system in South Korea

Trump urges love for all after racial strife

Washington: US President Donald Trump urged Americans of all backgrounds to unite after his response to racially-fraught protests drew widespread criticism. “Love for America requires love for all of its people. When we open our hearts there’s no place for bigotry and no tolerance for hate,” he said. “The young men and women we send to fight our wars abroad deserve to return to a country that is not at

Trump rules out hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan

Washington: US President Donald Trump today ruled out a hasty withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan to end America’s longest war, as he warned Pakistan of consequences for providing safe havens to terrorists and sought an enhanced role for India to bring peace in the war-torn country. Trump, in his first prime-time televised address to the nation as commander-in-chief, laid out his South Asia policy saying a “critical part” of it

Trump breaks silence on Pak's support to terror

Washington: Afghanistan today lauded President Donald Trump for breaking America’s “silence” on Pakistan providing sanctuaries to terrorists and embracing a strategy that gives the war-torn country what it needs. Trump, in his first prime-time televised address to the nation as commander-in-chief, ruled out a hasty withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan to end America’s longest war. He also warned Pakistan of consequences for providing safe havens to terrorists and sought an

1 dead, 1 missing after quake hits Italy holiday island

Rome: A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia, causing destruction that left one person dead and one missing at peak tourist season, authorities said. A woman was killed in Casamicciola, in the north of the small tourist island, hit by debris that fell from a church, with around 25 people injured in the quake, for the most part lightly. At a press conference early Tuesday, the

Taliban dismiss Trump's Afghan strategy

Kabul: The Taliban dismissed Donald Trump’s strategy for Afghanistan as vague and nothing new today after the US president cleared the way for thousands more American troops to be sent to the war-torn country. “For now I can tell you there was nothing new in his speech and it was very unclear,” Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban in Afghanistan, told AFP. He added that the militants were preparing