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Trump accuses media of ignoring Obama-era Russia u-deal (02:12)
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The President of the US on Thursday accused the mainstream media of ignoring fresh details about the controversial 2010 approval of a deal that gave Russia control over a large chunk of US uranium resources.

Pakistan Taliban confirms US drone kills leader (01:42)
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) A Pakistani Taliban group on Thursday confirmed that its leader Omar Khalid Khorasani has been killed in a recent US drone strike on the Afghan side of the border.

20 labourers injured in Pakistan attack (00:40)
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) A hand grenade attack at a restaurant in Pakistan's Balochistan province has left 20 labourers injured on Thursday, the media reported.

Guterres to meet Trump to discuss UN reform (23:54)
United Nations, Oct 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Washington and meet US President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday, a UN spokesman announced.

Tillerson visiting India after outlining new strategic role (22:32)
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has outlined a stronger strategic role for India, is visiting New Delhi, the State Department announced on Thursday.

EU's Tusk lauds Italy for stemming migrant flows in Mediterranean (19:48) IANS Photo Service
Brussels, Oct 19 (IANS/AKI) European Council President Donald Tusk has praised Italy for its role in cutting the number of migrant boats crossing the Mediterranean from Libya.

A tale of two Danish cities: Towards zero carbon emissions (19:22)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan
Sonderborg/Copenhagen (Denmark), Oct 19 (IANS) "I am a big zero", proclaims the badge worn by Peter Rathje, Managing Director of Project Zero A/s, that is working on the mission to make this Danish city carbon neutral by 2029.

Sharif, daughter, son-in-law indicted for graft (Second Lead) (18:28) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain Mohammad Safdar were indicted by an accountability court on Thursday in a corruption reference pertaining to the London properties owned by the family.

440 senior Chinese officials probed for corruption (18:18)
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) Disciplinary authorities have investigated 440 senior officials for corruption over the past five years, an official said on Thursday.

India among five countries responsible for 50% newborn deaths (18:10)
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) India is among the five countries -- Pakistan, Nigeria, Congo and Ethiopia being the others -- responsible for half of all new-born deaths in the world, according to a UN report.

China tells US to stop being biased (18:04)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) China on Thursday told the US to shed its biased views about Beijing which it said is well justified to safeguard its interests and rights.

Snap, Discovery Eurosport collaborate for 2018 Winter Olympics content (17:48)
Cannes, Oct 19 (IANS) Snap Inc -- the parent company of photo-sharing platform Snapchat -- has signed a strategic advertising and content deal with Discovery Communications' Eurosport to develop and deliver mobile content for Snapchat platform for 2018 Winter Olympics.

Bangladesh allows entry to 10,000 stranded Rohingyas (17:46)
Dhaka, Oct 19 (IANS) Bangladesh authorities on Thursday allowed into the country around 10,000 Rohingyas stranded in an area between Bangladesh and Myanmar for days, owing to a lack of space in camps.

Sharif, daughter, son-in-law indicted for graft (Lead) (17:36) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) An anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain Mohammad Safdar in a corruption reference pertaining to the London properties owned by the family.

Indians consume less than 400 mg calcium a day: Report (16:12)
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) People in India, like some other countries in Asia-Pacific region including China, Indonesia and Vietnam, have very low calcium intake -- less than 400 mg a day, raising the risk of fractures and osteoporosis, according to a new review of the global calcium map.

Spain moves to suspend Catalan autonomy (Lead) (15:18)
Madrid, Oct 19 (IANS) Spain will start suspending Catalonia's autonomy on Saturday, after its leader threatened to declare independence, the government announced on Thursday.

Snapdragon-based Windows 10 laptops to offer longer battery life (15:16)
Hong Kong, Oct 19 (IANS) A senior Microsoft executive has confirmed that upcoming Windows 10 laptops driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile chips will offer "multi-day" battery life.

McAfee, Cisco tie up for faster threats detection solutions (15:16)
By Sourabh Kulesh
Las Vegas, Oct 19 (IANS) Realising the wide adoption of open security platform, global cybersecurity firm McAfee and networking and security major Cisco on Thursday collaborated to provide comprehensive visibility and real-time security orchestration.

43 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military base (Lead) (15:10)
Kabul, Oct 19 (IANS) At least 43 soldiers were killed and another nine wounded on Thursday in a coordinated attack by the Taliban on a military base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province.

China third quarter growth meets expectations at 6.8% (14:44)
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) China's economy grew 6.8 per cent between July and September, according to official data released on Thursday, slowing slightly from the prior quarter.

Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy (14:42)
Madrid, Oct 19 (IANS) Spain will start suspending Catalonia's autonomy on Saturday, after its leader threatened to declare independence, the government announced on Thursday.

Alcohol may boost foreign language skills (14:40)
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Struggling to gain efficiency in foreign language? According to a study, drinking a pint of beer may help you learn the new tongue much better.

Your social endeavours may get you fired (14:36)
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Are you leading your company towards making social endeavours? Beware, corporate social responsibility (CSR) investments can act as double-edged sword, which can either result in high praise or get you fired, depending on the financial returns you gain, reseachers warn.

Catalan leader refuses to cancel independence bid (14:20)
Barcelona, Oct 19 (IANS) Catalonian leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday decided not to rescind his independence bid as per an official requirement from Spain's government, and instead threatened to put the topic to a vote in his region's devolved parliament.

Sharif, daughter, son-in-law indicted for graft (14:04)
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A court on Thursday indicted ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain Mohammad Safdar in a corruption reference pertaining to the London properties owned by the family.

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