• Taiwan 'bikini climber', selfie star dies after falling into ravine
    World NewsTaiwan 'bikini climber', selfie star dies after falling into ravine

    Famous Taiwanese woman who called herself as the "Bikini Climber" has died from suspected hypothermia, after a fall in Nantou County of Taiwan's Yushan national park. The rescue team is yet to find the body of a dead hiker.

  • Fire on ships killed 14 Indian, Turkish crew members off Russia
    World NewsFire on ships killed 14 Indian, Turkish crew members off Russia

    Two ships carrying Indian, Turkish and Libyan crew members have caught fire in the Kerch Strait separating Crimea from Russia, killing at least 14 sailors, media reports today.

  • India to overtake UK in world's largest economics ranking
    World NewsIndia to overtake UK in world's largest economics ranking

    It would be a proud moment for all Indians when they will see the country's name in the top list of world's largest economies. It is likely that India will overtake the UK in the rankings of world’s largest economies, amid Britain’s potential exit from the European Union, according to a recent prediction by Pricewater house Coopers (PwC).

  • Mexico gasoline pipeline blast death toll reaches 85
    World NewsMexico gasoline pipeline blast death toll reaches 85

    The death toll from the explosion of a gasoline pipeline in Mexicos Hidalgo state, has increased to 85, officials said.

  • Second Trump-Kim summit likely to be held in Vietnam
    World NewsSecond Trump-Kim summit likely to be held in Vietnam

    The second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is expected to take place in Vietnam, with three candidate cities being under consideration, the US media reported on Sunday. Citing Bloomberg, Xinhua reported that US administration officials are planning for the meeting to be held in Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital, but the coastal city of Da Nang and the southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City are also possible venues for the event. The White House announced on Friday that the second Trump-Kim summit will take place "near the end of February" but did not say where it will be held. The announcement was made after a one-hour-and-half meeting between Trump and Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Korean Workers' Party Central Committee, in the Oval Office. Trump told reporters Saturday the host country for the summit has been picked. "We've picked the country, but we'll be announcing it in the future," he said at the White House, adding that he had "a very good meeting" with Kim Yong Chol. The forthcoming summit, if held as scheduled, will be the second face-to-face encounter between Trump and Kim Jong-un, following the first one in Singapore last June.

  • Egypt, France discuss trade, bilateral ties
    World NewsEgypt, France discuss trade, bilateral ties

    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has met French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire in Cairo over economic ties and bilateral relations. During the meeting on Sunday, Sisi expressed keenness to continue cooperation with France and boost relations in all fields, the presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement, Xinhua reported. Sisi also stressed the importance of coordination and consultation on various regional and international issues of common interests, especially the current crises in the Middle East. They also discussed the maximum cooperation in the sectors of health, renewable energy, transportation and logistics, according to Rady. Sisi and Le Maire also discussed the potential of strengthening partnership between France and Africa during Egypt's chairmanship of the African Union in 2019 in order to promote economic development in the continent. He praised the work of French companies in Egyptian national projects, such as the development of the Suez Canal axis and the new cities being constructed throughout the country. Le Maire arrived in Egypt on Sunday in preparation for an anticipated visit by French President Emmanuel Macron later this month, Egypt's state MENA news agency reported. The long-awaited visit by Macron will be his first since assuming office in 2017. Sisi visited Paris in October 2017, where he discussed with Macron joint efforts to combat terrorism, the Middle East peace process and the situation in Libya. During his talks with Sisi, the French minister affirmed France's appreciation of the Egyptian president's leadership, which has guided Egypt from difficult times to its current state of stability, the presidential spokesman said.

  • World's cutest dog Boo dies of 'broken heart' at age of 12
    World NewsWorld's cutest dog Boo dies of 'broken heart' at age of 12

    Boo, the world's cutest dog, has died of a "broken heart", his owners have confirmed.

  • Mystery deepens over fate of 230 migrants headed to New Zealand
    World NewsMystery deepens over fate of 230 migrants headed to New Zealand

    Mystery over ill-fated 230 migrants who had left India for New Zealand on January 11 has deepened after new abandoned bags have been recovered by the police.

  • Donald Trump offers 'compromise' to end government shutdown
    World NewsDonald Trump offers 'compromise' to end government shutdown

    US President Donald Trump has set out new plans on his Mexican wall project to try to end a partial government shutdown lasting more than four weeks.

  • Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by February-end
    World NewsTrump-Kim summit: Second meeting by February-end

    US President Donald Trump is to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second summit by the end of February, the White House has said.