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Japanese Emperor to abdicate in April 2019

Tokyo, Dec 1 (IANS) Japanese Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate on April 30, 2019, after a nearly 30 years reign and marking an end of an imperial era, the Imperial House Council announced on Friday. The 10-member Council including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and members of the Imperial family, made the announcement following a closed-door

4 charged in $3.5 mn-fraud ‘likely’ linked to India: US prosecutor

New York, Dec 1 (IANS) Four men of Indian descent have been charged in a $3.5 million-fraud in which they pretended to be tax officials and collected ...Full Article

Canadian lawmaker makes statement on Japanese atrocities during WWII

Ottawa, Dec 1 (IANS) Canadian lawmaker Jenny Kwan has made an open statement in the parliament on the Nanjing Massacre and other Japanese atrocities committed during World ...Full Article

Trump lights US national Christmas tree

Washington DC, Dec 1 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has lit the national Christmas tree, located behind the White House, in a ceremony followed by a performance ...Full Article

Tillerson to remain as Secretary of State: White House

Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The White House has dismissed reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is about to be replaced. The US top diplomat “continues to ...Full Article

US warns N. Korea of ‘total destruction’, calls for China’s leadership

United Nations, Nov 30 (IANS) Warning that if it comes to war, North Korea will be “totally destroyed”, the US has called on China to show leadership ...Full Article

World needs to collectively tackle fake news: Facebook

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Although Facebook is doing its job to tackle the presence of fake news and polarised ads on its platform, the world needs ...Full Article

Australia pitches for Prince Harry’s stag party

Canberra, Nov 30 (IANS) The Australian government has made a pitch to Britain’s Prince Harry to host his stag party and honeymoon. Australian Tourism Minister Steven Ciobo ...Full Article

Man murders wife over cold dinner in Pakistan

Lahore, Nov 30 (IANS) A woman was murdered by her husband following a petty argument after she apparently served him cold food, the police said. After an ...Full Article

Pope Francis urges Myanmar youth to defend human rights

Yangon, Nov 30 (IANS) Pope Francis on Thursday urged the youth in Myanmar to defend human rights and justice. At a mass at the St. Mary’s Cathedral ...Full Article