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India school bus crash kills at least 15 children

NEW DELHI, Jan 19: At least 15 children were killed and dozens more injured when a school bus collided with a truck in northern India on Thursday, police said. The driver of the bus also died in the crash, the latest deadly accident in a country with one of the worst road safety records in the world. “Tragic road accident ...Full Article

Xi calls for world without nuclear weapons, equality for all nations

GENEVA, Jan 19: Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a world without nuclear weapons at the UN on Wednesday (Jan 18) and urged a multilateral system based on equality ...Full Article

Italy quake nightmare returns in deep mid-winter

MONTEREALE, Italy, Jan 19: Earthquakes brought an icy chill of terror to snowbound central Italy on Wednesday as four powerful shocks reverberated through an area still recovering from deadly tremors ...Full Article

EU’s Tusk hails ‘Churchill’ May, slams Trump for backing Brexit

STRASBOURG, Jan 19: The EU leader who will oversee Britain’s Brexit negotiations with the bloc hailed Theresa May on Wednesday for echoing Winston Churchill in backing European integration. May’s comments ...Full Article

Obama warns Trump against threatening core US values

WASHINGTON, Jan 19: Barack Obama vowed to speak up if Donald Trump threatens core US values and reassured Americans “we’ll be okay” on Wednesday (Jan 18), in a political ...Full Article

Samsung chief questioned behind closed doors in arrest warrant hearing

SEOUL, Jan 18: A South Korean judge questioned Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee behind closed doors on Wednesday to decide whether he should be arrested over his alleged ...Full Article

In LGBT ‘paradise’, Thai transgender activist breaks barriers to education

BANGKOK, Jan 18: (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thai transgender activist Nada Chaiyajit completed her undergraduate studies in August, and two months later, school officials told her 12 classmates – ...Full Article

Air India says women-only seats for comfort after reported in-flight sex attacks

NEW DELHI, Jan 18: Air India will introduce women-only seats on its domestic flights to give female passengers more choice and comfort, said a senior official from the national carrier, ...Full Article

Brexit: What we know

LONDON, Jan 18: Britain is set to become the first European Union member to leave the bloc following a referendum last year in which a majority voted for Brexit. Prime ...Full Article

PM May puts Britain on course for ‘hard’ Brexit

LONDON, Jan 18: Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit blueprint on Tuesday (Jan 17), announcing for the first time that Britain will leave Europe’s single market in order ...Full Article
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