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California wildfires toll reaches 40

San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) The toll from massive wildfires raging across California has increased to 40 with thousands more ordered to evacuate from Santa Rosa city as a new blaze threatened the area, police said. The police said evacuations were ordered on Saturday for areas in northeastern Santa Rosa, a city of about 175,000 people

Twitter’s Dorsey: Site to get ‘more aggressive’ policing tweets

San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) Responding to high-profile #WomenBoycottTwitter protest, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said that the company was now changing its policies around how it ...Full Article

Number of defectors from N.Korea falls

Seoul, Oct 15 (IANS) The number of North Koreans fleeing the isolated country to South Korea dropped almost 15 per cent in the first nine months of ...Full Article

EU leaders committed to Iran nuclear deal, concerned over Trump’s decision

Brussels, Oct 14 (IANS) European Union (EU) leaders have voiced their commitment to the Iran nuclear deal and its full implementation by all sides, despite US President ...Full Article

Iran defies Trump over nuclear deal, missile remarks

Tehran, Oct 14 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has downplayed US President Donald Trump’s aggressive remarks over Iran’s commitments to 2015 international nuclear deal as well as ...Full Article

IS left with just 8% of Syrian territory: Russia

Moscow, Oct 14 (IANS) The Russian military has said less than eight per cent of Syrian territory remains in the control of the Islamic State (IS) as ...Full Article

California declares emergency amid Hepatitis A outbreak

Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) California Governor Jerry Brown has declared emergency amid the deadly Hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people in the ...Full Article

Sharif moves SC against multiple corruption references

Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the filing of multiple corruption references against him ...Full Article

‘Freed Taliban hostage family on way to Canada via UK’

Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) A Canadian-American family freed from Taliban captivity after five years were on a flight to London on Friday, a Pakistani military source said. ...Full Article

Will continue working for Unesco’s development: China

Beijing, Oct 13 (IANS) China on Friday said it will continue working for the development of the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisations (Unesco), a day after ...Full Article