Rebellion led Indian-American teen to $250,000 science prize  (12 minutes ago)
By Arul Louis
New York, March 26 (IANS) A rebellion began Indian-American teen Indrani Das on her way to the brain research that got her the quarter-million-dollar Regeneron Science Talent Search award for high school students.

6 killed, scores injured in blasts in Bangladesh (07:42)
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) At least six persons, including two police officials, were killed and over 40 were injured in two explosions on Saturday near a militant hideout in Sylhet city, some 240 km from capital Dhaka, local police said.

Voting for Hong Kong's fifth-term Chief Executive starts (07:08)
Hong Kong, March 26 (IANS) The voting for the fifth-term Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) started on Sunday.

Morocco's PM forms coalition government (06:02)
Rabat, March 26 (IANS) Morocco's Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani said here on Saturday that he had agreed to form a coalition government with five other parties.

EU leaders celebrate anniversary of Treaty of Rome (05:04)
Rome, March 26 (IANS) The European Union (EU) on Saturday celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome here amid concerns over challenges.

Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession process: Erdogan (04:20)
Ankara, March 26 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey may have a Brexit-style referendum on whether to continue European Union membership process after the April 16 constitutional referendum.

Thousands take part in London protest to say no to Brexit (02:54)
London, March 26 (IANS) Tens of thousands of European Union supporters gathered in London on Saturday to show their rejection of Brexit and demand a second referendum.

Trump promises new healthcare plan once Obamacare 'explodes' (00:56)
Washington, March 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump promised on Saturday to promote a new healthcare plan once former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act "explodes", a day after the Republican bill to replace that plan was withdrawn before it could be put to the vote by the US House of Representatives.

US presidential envoy to attend Arab Summit in Jordan (00:46)
Amman, March 26 (IANS) Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani said on Saturday that a US presidential envoy will attend the 28th Arab Summit to be hosted in Jordan between March 23 and 29.

India's borders with Pakistan, Bangladesh to be sealed: Rajnath Singh (Lead) (21:58) IANS Photo Service
Gwalior, March 25 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the country's borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh will be sealed to stop infiltration of terrorists and refugees.

Pakistan starts border fencing with Afghanistan: Army chief (21:58)
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Saturday that the country has started fencing the border with Afghanistan in a move to stop the cross-border movement of the militants.

US, UK electronics ban on Middle East flights takes off (20:44)
London, March 25 (IANS) A ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Turkey and some countries in the Middle East and North Africa to the US and Britain came into effect on Saturday, the media reported.

New Indian envoy arrives in Kathmandu (Lead) (20:32)
By Anil Giri IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, March 25 (IANS) India's new Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri arrived here on Saturday to begin his tenure in the key posting, that will see him help foster close ties between the two neighbours.

Myanmar rejects UN-backed probe into Rohingya abuses (20:20)
Nay Pyi Taw, March 25 (IANS) The Myanmar government has rejected a UN mission to investigate the alleged persecution of the Muslim minority Rohingya group in Rakhine state, according to an official statement on Saturday.

Pakistan allows Gen Sharif to head Saudi-led military alliance (20:20) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Saturday said that Pakistan government has formally permitted ex-army chief Gen Raheel Sharif to head the Saudi Arabia-led military alliance to fight militancy.

Coast Guard seizes Pakistani fishing boat off Gujarat coast (19:44)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has seized a Pakistani fishing boat with a crew of nine in Indian waters off the Gujarat coast, an official statement said on Saturday.

London attacker ‘was not lone wolf' (19:30) IANS Photo Service
London, March 25 (IANS) The Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was not a "lone wolf" and others had played a key part in indoctrinating him and helping to carry out deadly attacks in London, a media report said.

16 killed in Syria airstrikes (18:52)
Damascus, March 25 (IANS) At least 16 civilians were killed and 50 injured in airstrikes on a Syrian town on the outskirts of the country's capital, according to a war monitoring group.

Women cancer survivors more likely to have pre-term delivery (17:58)
New York, March 25 (IANS) Women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years are more at risk of having a premature delivery, babies with low birth weights or cesarean section delivery, a study has found.

US Senators push Trump on defence deals with India (17:54) IANS Photo Service
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Two senators have written letters to the Trump administration to push for the sale of F-16 fighter jets to India as well as to approve a drone sale to the country, a media report said.

Sikh-American girl harassed in US (17:22)
Washington, March 25 (IANS) A Sikh-American girl was harassed on a subway train here by a man who mistook her as a Middle-Easterner and told her to "go back to Lebanon" and "you don't belong in this country", a media report said.

Rajinikanth cancels Sri Lanka trip following protest (16:38) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, March 25 (IANS) Following stiff opposition from Tamil outfits, megastar Rajinikanth on Saturday announced he has cancelled his visit to Sri Lanka next month to inaugurate a housing scheme. He had also sought an appointment with the Sri Lankan President to discuss the fishermen's issue.

Cambodia rescues 11 endangered elephants (16:30)
Phnom Penh, March 25 (IANS) At least 11 endangered Asian elephants were rescued by Cambodian villagers from a muddy bomb crater on Saturday, an official said.

Turn off your lights, celebrate Earth Hour (16:26) IANS Photo Service
Washington, March 25 (IANS) The world will celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday night by switching off lights and going "dark" for one hour to encourage participation in fighting climate change.

Pakistan to observe 10th Earth Hour (16:24)
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Pakistan along with more than 170 countries will observe the 10th Earth Hour 2017 between 8.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. on Saturday, and participate in the World Wildlife Funds (WWF) effort to show global commitment to the planet.

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