Volkswagen plans 30,000 job cuts worldwide

Volkswagen plans 30,000 job cuts worldwide

Volkswagen has announced plans to cut 30,000 jobs worldwide with about 23,000 of the losses borne in Germany. VW, still dealing with the aftermath of the emissions-cheating scandal, aims to rejuvenate its core brand, and develop new electric and self-driving cars. VW says it will create 9,000 jobs as part of investments in new products. […]

Gun-loving India ‘god-woman’ who shot wedding guests

Gun-loving India ‘god-woman’ who shot wedding guests

Police in India are looking for Sadhvi Deva Thakur, a self-proclaimed Indian god-woman, who is on the run after firing celebratory shots in the air at a wedding. The groom’s aunt was killed and three of his relatives critically wounded. The YES URDU NEWS Geeta Pandey profiles this controversial preacher. In a video of the incident that […]

Great Barrier Reef: British tourist dies while scuba diving

Great Barrier Reef: British tourist dies while scuba diving

A British tourist has become the third person this week to die on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The 60-year-old man was scuba diving at Agincourt Reef in Far North Queensland when he was seen to be in trouble, tour operator Quicksilver said. The tourist, a certified diver, was helped to the surface but could not […]

Sushma Swaraj: Indians offer kidneys to ailing minister

Sushma Swaraj: Indians offer kidneys to ailing minister

Many Indians are offering to donate their kidneys to Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj after she tweeted she was undergoing tests for a transplant. The 64-year-old minister has a history of chronic diabetes and was admitted to a Delhi hospital earlier this month. Ms Swaraj is one the most high-profile ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s […]

Japan PM Shinzo Abe: ‘I have great confidence in Trump’

Japan PM Shinzo Abe: ‘I have great confidence in Trump’

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe has said he has “great confidence” in US President-elect Donald Trump and he believes they can build a relationship of trust. Mr Abe described the 90-minute meeting in Trump Tower, New York, as “candid”, with a “warm atmosphere”. Some of Mr Trump’s campaign rhetoric cast doubt over long-standing US alliances, including […]

Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato

Trump election: Baltic warning over Russian move on Nato

Lithuania has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin may test Nato in the weeks before Donald Trump becomes US president. Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said he was “very afraid” for the Baltics, as well as the Syrian city of Aleppo. Nowhere is the troubled transition of Donald Trump being watched more carefully than in the […]

Syria conflict: Children’s hospital hit in deadly Aleppo strikes

Syria conflict: Children’s hospital hit in deadly Aleppo strikes

A hospital, blood bank and ambulances are reported to have been hit as Syrian government aircraft and artillery bombarded rebel-held eastern Aleppo. The director of the Bayan Children’s Hospital was forced to take shelter in the facility’s basement. Activists say at least 32 people, including children, have been killed in Aleppo over the past two […]

US election: Clinton wanted to curl up after Trump win

US election: Clinton wanted to curl up after Trump win

Hillary Clinton has laid bare her disappointment at her election defeat to Donald Trump in her first public appearance since she lost a week ago. The Democratic candidate said she had wanted to “curl up with a good book and never leave the house again”. But in a speech at a children’s charity she urged […]

Karachi: Mystery behind policeman murder solved, 2 held

Karachi: Mystery behind policeman murder solved, 2 held

KARACHI  – Mystery behind police official Rizwan’s murder was solved on Sunday as police apprehended two accused. The motive behind the crime was stated to be personal grudge, Dunya News reported.According to investigating officials, accused Bilal and Habib murdered crime branch official Rizwan two days ago over a personal grudge. The officials revealed that Rizwan was instrumental […]

Governor Sindh admitted to hospital in Karachi

Governor Sindh admitted to hospital in Karachi

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqui was admitted to a private hospital here on Sunday. According to reports, the governor is suffering from chest infection and breathing problems. However, the Governor House spokesman said that Saeed uz Zaman was out of danger but in view of taking precautionary measures doctors have kept him under […]