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US senators rip Trump over his attacks on media

Washington, January 18 Republican US Senator Jeff Flake castigated President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his attacks on the media, saying Trump had embraced the despotic language of former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and inspired modern-day authoritarians. In a rare intra-party rebuke from the Senate floor, Flake said Trump’s portrayal of the press as “the … Continue reading “US senators rip Trump over his attacks on media”

No action can be taken against Hafiz Saeed ‘sahib’: Pak PM

Islamabad, January 18 Pakistan will not act against Hafiz Saeed ‘sahib’ as there is no case registered against him in the country, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said, giving a clean chit to the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind. Saeed, the chief of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), was released from house arrest in Pakistan in November. … Continue reading “No action can be taken against Hafiz Saeed ‘sahib’: Pak PM”

US has no intention to build border force in Syria: Tillerson

Aboard US Government Aircraft, January 18 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday denied that the United States had any intention to build a Syria-Turkey border force, saying the issue, which has incensed Ankara, had been “misportrayed.” Turkey has reacted angrily and warned of an imminent incursion into Syria’s Afrin district after Washington said … Continue reading “US has no intention to build border force in Syria: Tillerson”

US President Donald Trump reveals ‘Fake News’ award winners

Washington, January 18 US President Donald Trump has declared ‘The New York Times’ as the winner of the ‘Fake News Award’. Among other recipients of Trump’s unique award were ABC News, CNN, Time and The Washington Post. Trump announced the award by a tweet on Wednesday. The website GOP.Com–where the winners were listed–crashed soon after … Continue reading “US President Donald Trump reveals ‘Fake News’ award winners”

Snowstorm, deep freeze leaves 4 dead in US South

Atlanta, January 18 A winter storm that caused at least four deaths in the US South brought record low temperatures on Wednesday to parts of the region, where it coated roads with ice, snapped power lines and prompted public school closures. Frigid temperatures and snow were also forecast for the mid-Atlantic region and much of … Continue reading “Snowstorm, deep freeze leaves 4 dead in US South”

‘Must list’ of Trump for immigrants: Eng, skills

Washington, January 18 The Trump administration wants to admit immigrants who have skills, talent and can speak English, a top official has said, giving insight into the proposed merit-based system that may benefit individuals from countries like India. President Donald Trump has been pushing for the merit-based immigration system to reduce overall immigration to the … Continue reading “‘Must list’ of Trump for immigrants: Eng, skills”

I want immigrants to come from everywhere: Donald Trump

Washington, January 17 US President Donald Trump has said he wants immigrants to come from everywhere even as the White House pushes for a merit-based immigration system. “I want them to come in from everywhere–everywhere,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday in a brief response to a question surrounding the controversy about his recent statement in … Continue reading “I want immigrants to come from everywhere: Donald Trump”

B’desh, Myanmar to finish Rohingya return in 2 years

Dhaka/Yangon, January 17 Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed on Tuesday to complete within two years the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled an army crackdown last year in Myanmar. The UN Refugee Agency, responding to the plan, raised a concern about forcibly repatriating over 6,50,000 Rohingya who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh … Continue reading “B’desh, Myanmar to finish Rohingya return in 2 years”

Muslim county in China bans children from religious events over break

Beijing, January 17 A mostly Muslim county in western China has banned children from attending religious events over a winter break, an education bureau said in a notice posted online, as authorities step up control of religious education. School students in Linxia county in Gansu province, home to many members of the Muslim Hui ethnic … Continue reading “Muslim county in China bans children from religious events over break”

Sculptor Anish Kapoor pledges $1-mn prize money to refugee causes

London, January 17 India-born British sculptor Anish Kapoor has pledged his $1-million Genesis Prize money, dubbed the ‘Jewish Nobel’, to refugee causes.The 63-year-old artist, born to an Indian father and a Jewish mother, was awarded the 2017 prize for outstanding professional achievement and commitment to the Jewish people and Jewish values. Kapoor yesterday said the … Continue reading “Sculptor Anish Kapoor pledges $1-mn prize money to refugee causes”