Donald Trump releases first two names of US war dead handed over by North Korea
September 20, 2018 1:34:33 pm

The diplomatic stalemate has many in the business and policy communities considering the possibility that the United States may be in a protracted and economically damaging trade fight for years to come.

Indian-origin doctor warns of 'unconscious racism' in UK's state-run health service
September 20, 2018 1:07:32 pm

A senior Indian-origin medic who heads Britain's leading doctors' union on Thursday called on the government-funded National Health Service to treat its black and minority ethnic doctors more fairly.

Fulfilling a dream, Moon Jae-in visits sacred North Korean mountain with Kim Jong Un
September 20, 2018 12:14:26 pm

Moon is known for his love of mountain climbing and has trekked in the Himalayas at least twice.

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September 20, 2018 11:16:49 am

Shinzo Abe, who surged back to power in 2012 promising to reboot the economy and strengthen defence, defeated former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba in the election for Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) chief, winning 553 votes to Ishiba's 254.

September 20, 2018 11:06:53 am

Since October 2014, the federal government has placed more than 150,000 unaccompanied minors with parents or other adult sponsors who are expected to care for the children and help them attend school while they seek legal status in immigration court.

Ex-PM Najib Razak faces new corruption charges in Malaysia
September 20, 2018 10:35:03 am

Najib was earlier charged with multiple counts of criminal breach of trust, corruption and money laundering over the scandal at the 1MDB fund, just months after his shocking electoral defeat.

September 20, 2018 10:30:52 am

Trump also praised the volunteers, at one point hugging a young helper and telling his parents, ``You did a good job.'' Trump walked through a storm-damaged neighbourhood where waterlogged sofa cushions, mattresses and downed trees were piled up along streets.

Knights of Columbus leader urges church reforms after abuse
September 20, 2018 9:52:04 am

The hotline was one of several moves unveiled on Wednesday by bishops to try to rebuild trust in the US church hierarchy after recent allegations that bishops had abused children and covered up decades of sex crimes by priests.

US ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearisation by 2021
September 20, 2018 9:46:14 am

The United States appeared eager to seize on commitments by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at his talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in even as critics said the steps did little to put Pyongyang on a course for irreversible denuclearisation. 

Donald Trump intends to nominate ex-Fed economist Liang for Fed board seat: White House
September 20, 2018 9:24:12 am

Liang spent the bulk of her career as an economist at the Fed, and was tapped in the wake of the 2007 to 2009 recession to build out its fledgling office of financial stability.

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September 20, 2018 9:12:20 am

Abe is expected to meet Trump on the sidelines of a UN General Assembly meeting next week. They have forged close ties but Trump has made clear he's unhappy about the bilateral trade imbalance and wants a two-way agreement to address it.

US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers: Lawmaker
September 20, 2018 9:01:09 am

Senator Ron Wyden has proposed legislation that would allow the security office to offer digital protection for personal accounts and devices, the same way it does with official ones.

Wreckage of Captain Cook's ship found off US coast
September 20, 2018 8:45:42 am

The discovery has stirred hope that the remains could be excavated in time for the planned celebrations in 2020 of the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival in Australia.

Mexico remembers 2017 quakes, issues stamp for rescue dogs
September 20, 2018 8:43:23 am

Mexicans stood silently in the street with their fists raised aloft just after 1:14 p.m. (1814 GMT), the precise moment the second, deadlier quake struck the capital city and surrounding states on September 19 last year.

Ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn to be sentenced on December 18
September 20, 2018 8:40:03 am

Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia, in exchange for cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Mexico's rights agency faults army in fuel-theft killings
September 20, 2018 8:23:06 am

Gangs that engage in fuel theft have become increasingly organised and violent, and residents of impoverished towns where they operate often join them in confronting authorities.

Nayagaon death case: Murder charges dropped
September 20, 2018 8:20:12 am

The police chief said the motivation behind the attack was unclear and investigators didn't yet know whether the gunman targeted his victims.

September 20, 2018 8:09:32 am

In addition to these 12 contestants in the race for the US Congress, there are scores of Indian-Americans running for local elections, including State and County.

US terrorism report: Iran tagged as top terror sponsor, global attacks fall
September 20, 2018 8:11:58 am

Iran remains the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, the Trump administration said Wednesday in an annual report that also highlighted another drop in terrorist attacks worldwide.

US terrorism report: 59% of terrorist attacks in 2017 were in 5 Asian countries
September 20, 2018 8:11:28 am

The total number of terrorist attacks worldwide last year decreased by 23 per cent. Similarly, the total deaths due to terrorist violence decreased by 27 per cent, according to the report.