UN calls for peace as famine looms in conflict-stricken Yemen (13 minutes ago)
Rome, Nov 15 (IANS/AKI) The UN World Food Programme on Thursday appealed for an end to the devastating three-and-a-half-year civil war in Yemen, where a full-blown famine looms in what is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.

Quad discusses cooperation in Indo-Pacific, regional issues (Lead) (22:22)
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Officials of the quad, revived last year comprising India, the US, Japan, and Australia that seeks to work for peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region, met in Singapore on Thursday on the sidelines of this year's East Asia Summit.

India, US, Japan, Australia discuss cooperation in Indo-Pacific (22:10)
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Officials of the quad, revived last year comprising India, the US, Japan, and Australia that seeks to work for peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region, met in Singapore on Thursday on the sidelines of this year's East Asia Summit.

India, Morocco sign three key agreements (22:04)
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India and Morocco signed three major agreements, including in the areas of legal and judicial cooperation and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, during the course of Moroccan Minister of Justice Mohamed Auajjar's ongoing visit to India.

US cannot afford truculent child president: John Kerry (20:20)
London, Nov 15 (IANS) US former Secretary of State Joh Kerry tore into President Donald Trump on Thursday for skipping a visit to a military cemetery in France, calling him a "truculent child".

UN body urges peace in Yemen, readies emergency supplies (20:14)
Rome, Nov 15 (IANS) The Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) urged the international community on Thursday to end the conflict in Yemen as the humanitarian agency planned a major scale-up of its food aid assistance for the war-torn nation.

Imran Khan orders inquiry into police officer's murder (20:06)
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday ordered an immediate inquiry into the murder of a police officer who was allegedly kidnapped in Islamabad and was later killed in Afghanistan.

Khashoggi killing: Saudis seek death penalty for 5 (Lead) (20:00)
Riyadh/Ankara, Nov 15 (IANS) Saudi prosecutors said on Thursday that they have pleaded for the death penalty for five people who they say were involved in murdering Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the country's consulate building in Istanbul in early October.

Hot bath may improve inflammation, metabolism: Study (20:00)
London, Nov 15 (IANS) If you are unable to exercise, a hot water treatment may help improve inflammation and blood sugar (glucose) levels, particularly in overweight men, suggests a new study.

French PM warns of 'no-deal' Brexit risk (19:46)IANS Photo Service
Paris, Nov 15 (IANS) French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Thursday cast doubt on the possibility to ratify a draft Brexit deal after a series of resignations by ministers made hard for British Prime Minister Theresa May to sell the divorce accord with the EU.

Huge amount of water dragged into Earth's interior: Study (19:36)
New York, Nov 15 (IANS) The Earth is dragging about three times more sea water than previously estimated, according to a seismic study, with major implications for the global water cycle.

Singapore hands over Asean presidency to Thailand (19:28)IANS Photo Service
Singapore, Nov 15 (IANS) Singapores Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong handed over the presidency of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-ocha at the conclusion of an annual summit on Thursday.

Bangladesh court grants bail to jailed photographer (19:18)
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) A Bangladeshi court on Thursday granted bail to veteran photojournalist Shahidul Alam, who was arrested in August on charges of spreading anti-government propaganda.

Sri Lankan lawmakers fight in Parliament amid crisis (19:08)IANS Photo Service
Colombo, Nov 15 (IANS) Sri Lankan lawmakers scuffled in Parliament on Thursday, a day after a no-confidence motion was passed against now disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, in the latest escalation of the political crisis that has left the country without an agreed Prime Minister or Cabinet.

Bangladesh suspends repatriation of Rohingya refugees (Lead) (18:46)IANS Photo Service
Dhaka/Naypyidaw, Nov 15 (IANS) Bangladesh on Thursday suspended the first planned phase of repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, officials said, citing a lack of volunteers.

Migraines that affect vision may increase irregular heartbeat risk (18:44)
New York, Nov 15 (IANS) People who experience migraine with visual aura may have an increased risk of irregular heartbeat, and as a result stroke, say researchers including one of an Indian-origin.

China, India pledge to step up military exchanges (18:16)
By Gaurav SharmaIANS Photo Service
Beijing, Nov 15 (IANS) India and China have agreed to step up more military exchanges and interactions at defence talks held here.

Is emotional intelligence new criteria for hiring? (18:12)
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Besides cognitive skills and personality, assessing a candidates' level of emotional intelligence is equally important for a job interview, suggests a new study.

East Asia Summit: India for enhanced multilateral cooperation (Roundup) (17:56)IANS Photo Service
Singapore, Nov 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for enhanced multilateral cooperation while reiterating India's vision of an open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region during the 13th East Asia Summit here.

British ministers quit over draft Brexit agreement (Lead) (17:46)IANS Photo Service
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and another senior UK minister resigned on Thursday, just hours after Prime Minister Theresa May secured her Cabinet's backing on a draft EU withdrawal deal following lengthy and tense meetings with her government.

Indian jailed for killing woman in Singapore road crash (17:10)
Singapore, Nov 15 (IANS) A 48-year-old Indian national has been sentenced to 10 months in jail and banned from driving for eight years for killing an elderly woman in a fatal accident while he was drunk.

Khashoggi killing: Saudis seek death penalty for 5 (17:02)
Riyadh, Nov 15 (IANS) Saudi prosecutors said on Thursday that they have requested the death penalty for five people who they say were involved in murdering Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Facebook denies it knew of Russian activity as early as spring of 2016 (16:42)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) Facebook on Thursday denied The New York Times report that suggested that the social network was aware of a Russian campaign designed to influence the 2016 US presidential election as early as spring of 2016.

We disagree with Apple but Android use purely on merit: Facebook (16:40)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Nov 15 (IANS) Dismissing a media report that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ordered his management team to use only Android phones after his tiff with Apple CEO Tim Cook, the social media network on Thursday said the decision to use Android is because it is the most popular operating system in the world.

Weightlifting less than an hour a week may cut stroke risk (16:40)
New York, Nov 15 (IANS) Indulging in weightlifting for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 per cent, suggests a new study.

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