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German jet makes emergency landing in Kuwait over hoax bomb threat

German jet makes emergency landing in Kuwait over hoax bomb threat

KUWAIT CITY: A German plane carrying 299 passengers made an emergency landing in Kuwait on Sunday over a hoax bomb threat, authorities in the Gulf emirate said. The aircraft operated by Eurowings, a low-cost carrier owned by Lufthansa, had been travelling from Salalah in Oman to Cologne in Germany when the captain requested an emergency […]

Vin Diesel confirms Ranveer is Deepika’s boyfriend to fans’ delight

Vin Diesel confirms Ranveer is Deepika’s boyfriend to fans’ delight

In an interview with Indian film critic Anupama Chopra to promote xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, Vin Diesel – Hollywood’s beefed-up, action movie icon – may have let slip Deepika Padukone’s admirers a tiny, yet significant, piece of information they have been clinging on to the edge of their seats for: that Ranveer Singh […]

Pakistan cricket team arrive in Melbourne for second ODI

Pakistan cricket team arrive in Melbourne for second ODI

MELBOURNE (Yes News) – Pakistan Cricket Team have arrived in Melbourne Saturday for the second one-day international (ODI) match against Australia. Pakistan are scheduled to play a total of five ODIs against the hosts. The match will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on January 15 at 14:20 Local Time (08:20 AM PST). Earlier, […]

UN rights envoy in Rakhine to probe Rohingya abuse

UN rights envoy in Rakhine to probe Rohingya abuse

SITTWE (Yes News) – The UN s rights envoy for Myanmar arrived in troubled Rakhine state on Friday for a trip north to probe allegations of horrific abuse of Rohingya Muslims by security forces. Special rapporteur on Myanmar Yanghee Lee touched down in the state capital Sittwe as part of a 12-day visit to investigate escalating […]

Bypassing Obama, Russia invited Trump team to Syria talks: report

Bypassing Obama, Russia invited Trump team to Syria talks: report

WASHINGTON (Yes News) – Russia has invited Donald Trump s incoming administration to attend upcoming Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan, The Washington Post reported Friday, bypassing the Obama administration which has been notably absent from the process. Turkey, which is co-hosting the talks with Russia, has said Washington would be asked to join the talks being […]

US envoy warns against cutting funding to UN

US envoy warns against cutting funding to UN

UNITED NATIONS (Yes News) – US Ambassador Samantha Power on Friday warned that cutting US funding to the United Nations would be “extremely detrimental” to American interests, one week before Donald Trump s administration takes office. Addressing her final news conference, Power told reporters that “countries like Russia and China” would benefit from Washington s reduced standing […]

Trump says he may scrap Russia sanctions

Trump says he may scrap Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (Yes News) – President-elect Donald Trump has hinted that he may lift sanctions on Russia and won’t stand by the “One China” policy unless Beijing improves its currency and trade practices. Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Friday that he would keep intact “at least for a period of time” […]

Climate change shows in shrinking Antarctic snows

Climate change shows in shrinking Antarctic snows

CARLINI BASE (Yes News) – Vast icy rock peaks tower above Argentina’s Carlini research base in Antarctica. But scientists who have worked here for decades say the glaciers are less icy than they once were. For international experts stationed at the base, the frozen southern continent is a good gauge of climate change. “When I […]

Bangladesh arrests another plotter behind cafe siege

Bangladesh arrests another plotter behind cafe siege

DHAKA (Yes News) – Bangladeshi police Saturday said they have arrested an extremist accused of being one of the “masterminds” of last year’s deadly siege at a Dhaka cafe where 22 hostages were killed. A police spokesman said Jahangir Alam was detained Friday night by counter-terrorism forces in Elenga, a town some 120 kilometres (63 […]

Federal govt borrowed Rs3,373 billion loan in three years

Federal govt borrowed Rs3,373 billion loan in three years

ISLAMABAD (Yes News) – Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar in his written reply to a call attention notice informed the Upper House of the Parliament that the federal government borrowed Rs3,373 billion loan in last three years. Debt on each Pakistani soared by Rs16,865. Statistics further stated that Pakistan borrowed Rs550 billion from International […]