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Trump aggressively defends border family separation

Trump aggressively defends border family separation

Washington: US President Donald Trump has aggressively defended his policy of separating children from their parents at the Mexico border, accusing the migrants of “infesting” the country, media reports said. In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump used language evoking images of pests, not human beings, when describing migrants approaching the US border and blaming the Democrats


Melbourne Woolworths store to allow nude photo shoot

Melbourne: Supermarket chain Woolworths says US artist Spencer Tunick can use a car park on top of one of its Melbourne stores for a mass naked photo shoot, reversing an earlier decision. In April, Woolworths turned down Mr Tunick’s request to use the location in Prahran, saying it would be too disruptive on a Saturday. An


Russia overwhelm Saudis in FIFA World Cup opene

Moscow: Hosts Russia began their FIFA World Cup campaign in emphatic fashion, registering an easy 5-0 victory over minnows Saudi Arabia in a Group A game at the 81,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium here on Thursday. Yuri Gazinskiy (12th minute), Denis Cheryshev (43rd, 90+1), Artem Dzyuba (71st) and Aleksandr Golovin (90+4) scored for the hosts, who enjoyed a


Matrimonial disputes: MEA website to display summons to NRI husbands

New Delhi: In order to create a stronger deterrent for non-resident Indian (NRIs) who have abandoned their wives in India, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs will now display the summons to such men on their official website, an official said on Wednesday. The decision was taken among other legal solutions for redressing the issues faced


At SCO summit, India again says ‘no’ to Belt and Road

Beijing: India on Sunday again said “no” to China’s Belt and Road project, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain merely shook hands on the final day of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Qingdao city. India, which participated at the Chinese-led security bloc for the first time after being inducted into


Bug made private posts of 14 mn Facebook users public

San Francisco: In yet another privacy goof-up, Facebook has admitted that 14 million users were affected by a bug in May that automatically suggested posting publicly when the users were writing posts meant only for friends. The bug made sure that the posts could be viewed by anyone, including people not logged on to Facebook. The


Clash in Golden Temple complex on Operation Blue Star anniversary

Amritsar: Brandishing of swords and open use of sticks was witnessed on Wednesday during a ceremony to mark the 34th anniversary of the Army’s ‘Operation Blue Star’ inside the Golden Temple complex. The clash between radical Sikh elements and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) took place right in front of the Akal Takht, the highest

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Indian American techie convicted of sexually assaulting ‘date’

Washington: An Indian American IT executive has been convicted of sexually assaulting, choking and beating a woman he met on a dating website and faces up to 25 years in jail, the media reported. Sanjay Tripathy, 48, of North Carolina was found guilty this week of criminal sex act, sex abuse, assault, strangulation and unlawful imprisonment


Trump to pardon Indian American media personality

New York:  United States President Donald Trump has said that he will pardon Dinesh D’Souza, a controversial conservative Indian-American media personality, who was convicted of making illegal contributions to a Republican Party candidate for Senate. Trump tweeted on Thursday, “Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our


Watson blitz help Chennai clinch 3rd IPL title

Mumbai: Shane Watson was back to his brutal best as the opener’s scintillating unbeaten 117 runs helped Chennai Super Kings lift their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title, thrashing Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in the summit clash here on Sunday. Making a comeback after serving two years of a ban, the Yellow Brigade stood up