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Trump questions White House motive over Russian hacking probe
WASHINGTON: US president-elect Donald Trump today questioned the White House's motive over ordering an investigation into alleged Russian hacking of the Democratic Party's servers and emails of campaign officials of his defeated presidential rival Hillary Clinton.
"If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act? Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?" Trump tweeted.
Baloch leader seeks B'desh's help to raise Balochistan issue
DHAKA: Equating atrocities in Balochistan to the massacre of Bengalis by Pakistan Army during the 1971 liberation war, a self-exiled Baloch leader has sought Bangladesh's support to raise the issue at the UN and help liberate the restive region from "Pakistan's occupation".
"They (Pakistan) are committing the same atrocities that they had committed with you," Mir Suleman Dawood Jan Ahmedzai said here yesterday, referring to Bangladesh's independence struggle during which 3 million Bengalis were killed.
At least 25 dead in Indonesian earthquake
MEUREUDU (INDONESIA): At least 25 people died and hundreds were injured after a strong earthquake struck off Aceh province on Indonesia's Sumatra island Wednesday, local officials said.
The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake struck Pidie Jaya district at dawn, as some in the predominantly Muslim region prepared for morning prayers.
FBI clears Hillary in latest email review
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: The FBI lifted the threat that Hillary Clinton might face charges over her private email server -- another campaign bombshell just 36 hours before her White House showdown with Donald Trump.
The Democrat's camp welcomed the news that FBI Director James Comey had decided not to change his July recommendation that she not be prosecuted for putting US secrets at risk while serving as secretary of state.
Hillary Clinton routinely asked maid to print classified docus: Report
NEW YORK: Hillary Clinton routinely asked her Filipino maid to print out sensitive government e-mails and classified documents when she was the secretary of state, according to a media report.
Clinton's maid Marina Santos, lacked the security clearance to handle such material, was called on so frequently to receive e-mails that she may hold the secrets to E-mailgate, the New York Post reported.
Ahead of NSG meet, China refuses to budge on India's bid
BEIJING: Ahead of this week's NSG meet in Vienna, China today stuck to its guns saying there was "no change" in its stand on India's membership bid which it has indicated would be considered only after rules for entry of non-NPT countries are finalised by the elite group.
"This Friday in Vienna a plenary session of the NSG will be held. Our position is subject to no change as of date," Lu Kang, Spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, told a media briefing here.
Kim Kardashian returns to US after being robbed at gunpoint
NEW YORK: Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian West has returned to the United States after being robbed by masked man at gunpoint in Paris.
The 35-year-old model's husband Kanye West and mother Kris Jenner came to receive her in New York following the robbery, confirmed People magazine.
Pakistan to shut all illegal Indian channels from Oct 16
ISLAMABAD: Amidst strained Indo-Pak ties, Pakistan's electronic media watchdog today announced that TV channels showing Indian programmes without permission would be suspended from October 16, a day after it sought reciprocity from India to allow airtime to Indian content in Pakistan.
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has granted Chairman Absar Alam the authority to revoke or suspend licenses of companies illegally airing Indian content without prior notice.
Create 'conducive' environment for summit: Maldives to SAARC nations
MALE: The Maldives on Friday asked SAARC member states to create an environment "conducive" for holding the grouping's summit which has been postponed following a pull-out by five countries, including India.
India seeks adoption of global treaty on terror,UNSC reforms
UNITED NATIONS: India today asked the global community to urgently adopt a long-pending global treaty on terrorism as well as implement the UN Security Council reform, saying the world today needs a more contemporary approach to combating terrorism and a Council that is less outdated.
Highlighting the two pending tasks of General Assembly, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said despite the passage of two decades, the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism, which was proposed by India in 1996, is yet to be implemented.