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WASHINGTON: A loud sonic boom alarmed people in the US capital on Sunday as F-16 fighter jets scrambled at supersonic speed to intercept a jet that had entered the no-fly zone around Washington.   Within minutes, the plane, which was not responding to warnings from the F-16s, crashed in Northern Virginia,...
HANGZHOU: Since the start of the year, vlogger Zhang Jiayi’s typical working day has looked like this: Talking morning walks with her parents, accompanying them to the market for groceries, preparing lunch, then taking a nap before tending to other chores. The 31-year-old is a “full-time daughter”, a concept —...
U.S. companies are accelerating efforts to reduce their dependence upon Chinese suppliers, even as officials in Washington and Beijing labor to put a floor under their sour relationship.   Through the first five months of this year, U.S. imports from China were down 24 percent from the same period one year...
Rajkot (Gujarat) , April 2: Heaping praise on the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that India was able to keep a firm stand during the Russia-Ukraine conflict because there were "clear instructions" from the top leadership. He said that PM Modi had given...
New Delhi , March 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Australian PM Anthony Albanese, in light of the recent attacks on temples in Australia, has assured that the safety and well-being of the Indian community in Australia is a priority for him. "Since the last few weeks, news of attacks on temples in Australia are...
  Vatican City: If ever there was a moment that embodied the surreal novelty created by the first papal resignation in 600 years, it came on the morning of March 23, 2013: Newly elected Pope Francis had travelled to the papal summer retreat south of Rome and was greeted on...
Islamabad , March 6: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and former prime minister Imran Khan will appear before the Lahore High Court on Monday seeking protective bail in three FIRs lodged against him including the Toshakhana case, Geo News reported citing Khan's lawyer. The bail plea was filed after the Islamabad police reached former prime minister Imran Khan's...
Thimphu , March 18: The Indian Himalayas is a hub for spiritual seekers and religious practitioners, attracting a plethora of religious figures over time. The region has been a melting pot of diverse religious traditions for centuries. Among them, Padmasambhava and Go Tsangpa are two of the most significant religious...
Country Garden, which is one of China's biggest property developers, has warned that it could see a loss of up to $7.6bn (£6bn) for the first six months of the year. The announcement is the latest sign of the major issues faced by the world's second largest economy. This week official...
The US will provide $553 million in financing for a port terminal in Sri Lanka’s capital being developed by Indian billionaire Gautam Adani, as New Delhi and Washington look to curtail China’s influence in South Asia. The financing from International Development Finance Corp. for the deepwater West Container Terminal in...