• Venezuelan schools, offices closed after second blackout(07:52)
    Caracas, March 27 (IANS) Venezuelan schools and offices on Tuesday were ordered to shut down for 24 hours as officials worked to restore electricity following a second widespread blackout, Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said.
British MPs set out plan to test Brexit options
  • British MPs set out plan to test Brexit options(06:56)
    London, March 27 (IANS) MPs have set out details of their plan to consider other Brexit options, as British Prime Minister Theresa May was warned more ministers could quit unless she changes course.
Democratic campaign to impeach me is over: Trump
  • Democratic campaign to impeach me is over: Trump(05:32)
    Washington, March 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that Democratic lawmakers are no longer thinking about initiating impeachment proceedings against him because the preliminary conclusions on the Russia probe indicate that there was no collusion between his 2016 election campaign and Russia.
Algerian army chief demands removal of President
  • Algerian army chief demands removal of President(04:46)
    Algiers, March 27 (IANS) In a new day of ongoing protests, the Algerian army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah demanded the removal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been seriously ill since 2013, an official statement said on Tuesday.
House fails to override Trump veto on southern border emergency
  • House fails to override Trump veto on southern border emergency(01:30)
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
Pakistan court grants 6 weeks bail to Sharif (Lead)
  • 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
  • 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.

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