Thursday, October 17, 2019
New Delhi:A Thai judge shot himself in court in an apparent suicide bid after accusing his superiors of interfering with his verdicts.Judge Khanakorn Pianchana shot himself in the chest in the southern province of Yala after acquitting five defendants of charges that could have condemned three of them to...
Baghdad: The death toll from days of violent demonstrations across Iraq surged to 46 on Friday, most of them killed in the last 24 hours, as unrest rapidly accelerated and the country's most powerful cleric placed the blame squarely on politicians.In a rare intervention, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, whose...
HONG KONG: Hong Kong will soon ban the wearing of face masks at public protests, local media reported Thursday, in a clampdown on pro-democracy rallies that have rocked the strife-torn city.Seething public anger against Chinese rule of the semi-autonomous city has underscored increasingly violent confrontations between police officers and...
Paris:An employee armed with a knife attacked officers inside Paris police headquarters Thursday, killing at least four before he was fatally shot, a French police union official said.Police union official Loic Travers told reporters the attack appears to have begun in an office and continued elsewhere in the large...
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is so impatient to stop immigration in the United States that he suggested the border wall be electrified with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh, and proposed that it should be fortified with a "water-filled trench" with "snakes or alligators", during a March...
London:What irked the supporters of the saffron party the most a tweet posted from the official Twitter handle of the Malaysian prime minister. It read, “The helplessness of the world in stopping atrocities inflicted on the Rohingyas in Myanmar had reduced the regard for the resolution of the UN....
LONDON: Saudi operatives suspected of killing the journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the country's Istanbul consulate were heard joking and talking about dismemberment before his arrival, according to secret tapes heard by UN investigators.Helena Kennedy, a British lawyer assisting the UN probe into Khashoggi's death, said recordings she had heard...
London:Plans for a parliamentary ambush to stop Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans risk running into the sand, after deep tactical differences emerged among the anti-no-deal parties ahead of a crunch meeting.Opposition parties are hoping to take advantage of the Conservatives’ absence from Westminster for their annual conference in Manchester by...
New York:There’s yet another political face-off coming in 2020. And this one involves Judith Light and Bette Midler.Leave it to “The Politician,” the satirical take on American wealth and ambition from the minds of “Glee” collaborators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, to concoct such a scenario.Now available...
Wellington:Last week the ninth edition of the World Avocado Congress was held in Medellin, Colombia. The event surpassed the eighth edition of the held in Lima four years ago by increasing the number of companies exhibiting from 12 to 72 and welcomed 3,247 attendees from 50 countries.On the last...