House fails to override Trump veto on southern border emergency(11 minutes ago) Washington, March 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the US-Mexico border survived a critical vote in the House on Tuesday, as Democrats failed to muster the necessary two-thirds majority to override his veto, the media reported.
Divorce, abortion non-negotiable: Italian Deputy PM(23:58) Rome, March 26 (IANS/AKI) Divorce, abortion and women's rights are "not up for discussion", far-right Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday, signalling there would be no change to Italy's abortion laws.
Brexit finale 'worthy of Hitchcock': Italian Minister(23:56) Rome, March 26 (IANS/AKI) Days before Britain's slated departure date from the European Union - and with no deal yet approved by its Parliament and politicians and the public bitterly divided on the issue - Italy's Foreign Minister on Tuesday likened the Brexit endgame to an Alfred Hitchcock thriller.
US principal ally, but Italy 'independent': Minister(23:50) Rome, March 26 (IANS/AKI) Italy views America as its chief ally, but is "an independent country" that will seize new trade opportunities like the multi-billion dollar Belt and Road infrastructure project with China, Industry and Welfare minister Luigi Di Maio said on Tuesday as he began a three-day US visit.
Bomb scare on Mumbai-Singapore flight, F-16s scrambled(23:46) Mumbai/Singapore, March 26 (IANS) Singapore Airlines' Mumbai-Singapore flight landed safely at the Changi Airport on Tuesday, with two F-16s of the Singapore Air Force escorting it, after a call warning that there was a bomb on board.
India, Croatia agree on global anti-terror response: Kovind(22:32) Zagreb, March 26 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said India and Croatia have agreed to work together to develop a strong global response to defeat and destroy terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and to seek accountability and action from those responsible for such barbaric acts, an official statement said.
Bangladesh celebrates 49th Independence Day(22:30) Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Bangladesh on Tuesday celebrated the 49th Independence Day amid tight security. The day was celebrated with parades and paying of respects at Jatiyo Smriti Soudho, national memorial at Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, the Xinhua news agency reported.
EU endorses Afghan role in peace talks with Taliban(22:06) Kabul, March 26 (IANS) The European Union's top diplomat on Tuesday said the bloc was ready to stand a guarantor of peace efforts to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan, and added the process should be led by the Afghan government.
Lost Picasso Buste de Femme found in Amsterdam (Lead)(21:40) The Hague, March 26 (IANS) A stolen Pablo Picasso "Buste de Femme" (Female Bust) that the Spanish artist never sold has been recovered by the so-called Indiana Jones of the art world, the Dutch art detective said on Tuesday.
Huawei unveils P30 series with next-gen camera system(21:40) By Subhash Narayan Paris, March 26 (IANS) Chinese telecommunications and consumer electronics manufacturer Huawei on Tuesday launched two industry-first, advanced camera smartphones -- Huawei P30 and P30 Pro.
Britain commemorates WWII "Great Escape" heroes(20:16) London, March 26 (IANS) Members of Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) on Sunday marked 75 years since the so-called "Great Escape" at two remembrance ceremonies in Poland, where the legendary event took place.
World praises New Zealand PM's leadership after attack(19:10) Sydney, March 26 (IANS) The response by New Zealand's Prime Minister following a brutal terror attack at two mosques has earned her praise and admiration from around the world, with some voices even calling for her to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Aspirin can aid in fight against tuberculosis: Study(18:48) Sydney, March 26 (IANS) Aspirin can prevent the tuberculosis (TB) bacterium from hijacking immune cells and allow the body to control infection better, say researchers who found that the common pain killer could treat the top infectious killer worldwide that claims around 4,400 lives a day.
Bacteria travels thousands of miles via air: Study(18:41) New York, March 26 (IANS) Bacteria travels thousands of miles, not on people or animals but through the air, finds a study that could shed light on harmful bacteria that share antibiotic resistance genes.
Journalists jailed in Myanmar file final appeal(18:38) Yangon, March 26 (IANS) Two journalists who were jailed after reporting a massacre carried out by Myanmar's military forces against the Rohingya minority on Tuesday filed their final appeal in the Supreme Court against their seven-year prison sentence.
Mumbaikars income grew world's 3rd fastest in 5 yrs(17:34) Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Mumbai has recorded the third highest growth in annual household incomes among 32 major cities across the world during 2014-18, as per the inaugural issue of Knight Frank's global report Urban Futures.
Stalagmite can forecast droughts, floods in India(17:30) New York, March 26 (IANS) Studying the last 50 years of growth of a stalagmite from a cave in Meghalaya - known for getting the most rain on Earth - can unlock secrets about climate change and could help better predict monsoon patterns, droughts and floods in India, scientists say.
92,600 Afghan refugees return home in 2019: UN(17:12) Kabul, March 26 (IANS) Over 92,600 Afghan refugees have returned from neighbouring countries Pakistan and Iran since January this year, the UN's International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Tuesday.