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Prince Harry, Meghan land in Australia for Oceania tour

Prince Harry, Meghan land in Australia for Oceania tour

Canberra: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney on Monday to begin an official visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. It is the couple’s first official royal tour since getting married in May, the BBC reported. The 16-day trip coincides with the fourth Invictus Games, beginning in


Journalist’s disappearance: Saudi Arabia rejects threats

New Delhi: Saudi Arabia on Sunday rejected any international threat and “attempts to undermine it” following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he visited the Gulf kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, earlier this month. The Saudi Arabian Embassy here shared a statement issued by the country’s Foreign Ministry stating that it has played a prominent

Aussie woman suffers internal injuries from kangaroo attack

Sydney: A woman in Australia’s Queensland state suffered internal injuries including a collapsed lung and broken ribs after being attacked by a wild kangaroo that her husband was feeding on Saturday night, according to local media. Wildlife carer Linda Smith, 64, and her husband Jim were feeding the marsupials at their home southwest of state capital

An Indian-founded organisation rehabilitates Syrian refugees in Germany

New Delhi: As Europe continues to grapple with the problem of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, an organisation founded by an Indian is helping a small town in Germany in rehabilitating these people. R Ventures Foundation, registered in Amsterdam, is helping the university town of Heidelberg in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg in rehabilitating the Syrian refugees

MJ Akbar calls charges wild and false, mum on quitting

New Delhi: Defying widespread calls for his ouster over multiple charges of sexual harassment, Indian Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Sunday termed the allegations “wild and baseless” and questioning their timing and vowed to take legal action against the accusers. As the #MeToo movement gained momentum in the country, around a dozen women journalists accused Akbar


Germany gives WFP $218m to feed Syrian families

Rome: Key partner Germany has made a major $218 million contribution that will allow the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to keep feeding three million vulnerable people in conflict-wracked Syria through November, WFP said on Wednesday. “Syrians have endured unspeakable hardship over the last seven years of conflict. WFP is working every day to help the

Cyclone Titli: Nearly 300,000 people evacuated in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 300,000 people have been evacuated in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on Wednesday in view of severe cyclonic storm Titli, which is likely to hit the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast on Thursday morning. The people have been evacuated from vulnerable areas in Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Khordha districts. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Britain probing pro-Khalistan activities

New Delhi: British security agencies are investigating pro-Khalistan activities following allegations of terror offences there, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said here on Wednesday. The investigation comes after a pro-Khalistan rally was held at Trafalgar Square in London in August. British detectives searched a number of properties on September 18 as part of a