Global hunger on rise, say UN food agencies

Rome, Sep 15 : After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, Rome-base UN food agencies said on Friday. The warning was made by Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO), International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) […]

22 injured as London Tube train hit by terror attack

London, Sep 15 : An explosion jolted a London Tube train carriage during the morning rush hour on Friday, injuring at least 22 people in what Metropolitan Police said was a “terror incident”. Neil Basu, Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner and the senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism policing, said it was a terrorist incident, the […]

Defiant North Korea fires another ballistic missile over Japan

Pyongyang, Sep 15 : In a major show of defiance to the international community, North Korea fired another ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, creating new tension in the region after its nuclear bomb test less than two weeks ago. The missile was fired from Sunan district near Pyongyang and reached an altitude of about […]

China denounces North Korea’s missile launch

Beijing, Sep 15 : China strongly denounced North Korea’s latest test of a ballistic missile on Friday, calling it a violation of UN Security Council resolutions. “China objects to the North’s move to launch missiles by using ballistic technology in violation of UNSC resolutions,” China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular press […]

Japan should not get involved in China-India row: Beijing

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, Sep 15 : China on Friday said no third party should get involved in the India-China boundary dispute, an apparent reference to Japan’s plans to invest in India’s northeastern state Arunachal Pradesh that is claimed by Beijing. The Chinese Foreign Ministry was reacting to a host of issues touched upon by […]

Wait for affidavit to know government’s stand on Rohingyas: Rajnath

New Delhi, Sep 15 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the government will inform the Supreme Court of its stand on the Rohingya immigrants on September 18, and refused any further comments on the issue. Asked about the politics over the Rohingya refugees, a persecuted community of Muslims from Myanmar who have fled […]