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N Korea calls Joe Biden ‘rabid dog’ that should be ‘beaten to death’
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N Korea calls Joe Biden ‘rabid dog’ that should be ‘beaten to death’

15 Nov 2019 | 2:32 PM

PYONGYANG: North Korea lashed out at former US vice president Joe Biden for denouncing the communist regime, calling him a “rabid dog” that should be “beaten to death”.

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Pyongyang, November 15

North Korea lashed out at former US vice president Joe Biden for denouncing the communist regime, calling him a “rabid dog” that should be “beaten to death”, state media said on Friday.

“Biden bereft of elementary appearance as a human being, much less a politician, again reeled off a string of rubbish against the dignity of the supreme leadership of North Korea,” Yonhap News quoted Pyongyang’s state-run KCNA as saying in a commentary.

“Rabid dogs like Biden can hurt lots of people if they are allowed to run about. They must be beaten to death with a stick, before it is too late.”

Biden, a leading Democratic presidential candidate, has been vocal about his criticism of US President Donald Trump’s approach to North Korea in negotiations to denuclearise the regime.

In July, he accused Trump of embracing “thugs” like North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and giving him the legitimacy he craves on the world stage.

He has called the two Trump-Kim summits made for TV shows.

KCNA on Friday described Biden as a “profiteer” who is greedy for power and “wandering about like a starving field dog”.

“He will be made to see even in a grave what horrible consequences will be brought about by his thoughtless utterances.”

In May, Pyongyang had issued similar angry remarks at Biden and called him a “fool of low IQ” after he called leader Kim a “dictator and tyrant” during a campaign speech. IANS

Pope compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler

Pope compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler

15 Nov 2019 | 9:44 PM

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis said on Friday politicians who rage against homosexuals, gypsies and Jews remind him of Hitler.

Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family

Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family

15 Nov 2019 | 9:22 AM

BOSSIER CITY: President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the impeachment probe had been “very hard” on his family, even as he tried to flex his political muscle to flip the governor’s mansion in deep-red Louisiana.

Pakistan condemns killing of Palestinians in Israeli air strikes

Pakistan condemns killing of Palestinians in Israeli air strikes

15 Nov 2019 | 10:31 PM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday condemned the “killing of so many unarmed and innocent Palestinians in military strikes” by Israeli forces.

French tourist slips while taking selfie at Thai waterfall, dies

French tourist slips while taking selfie at Thai waterfall, dies

15 Nov 2019 | 11:03 AM

BANKOK: A French tourist has died after falling from a waterfall while trying to take a selfie in Thailand, police said Friday.

Case proceedings a sham: Trump

Case proceedings a sham: Trump

15 Nov 2019 | 7:25 AM

WASHINGTON:US President Donald Trump has said that the impeachment proceedings against him in the Democratic-led House of Representatives are a "sham and should not be allowed.

Truce after spike in Israel-Gaza violence

Truce after spike in Israel-Gaza violence

15 Nov 2019 | 7:25 AM

GAZA CITY:A Gaza Strip ceasefire came into effect early Thursday, an Egyptian source and a senior Islamic Jihad official said, following a spike in violence and bloodshed in the Palestinian enclave.

1 dead, 5 injured in California school shooting

15 Nov 2019 | 7:25 AM

SANTA CLARITA:A California high school student dressed in black opened fire on campus on Thursday, killing at least one person and wounding five others before he was arrested.

Kuwait govt resigns after grilling on infra

15 Nov 2019 | 7:25 AM

KUWAIT CITY:Kuwait's Cabinet submitted its resignation on Thursday, days after the country's minister of public works announced she wouldstep down after being grilled by parliament.

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World’s oldest captive white rhino dies in French zoo

15 Nov 2019 | 7:25 AM

Rennes: The world's oldest captive white rhino, South African-born Sana, has died at the age of 55, the French zoo that she called home for the last 26 years said Thursday.

5 wounded after shooting at California high school

5 wounded after shooting at California high school

14 Nov 2019 | 11:00 PM

NEW YORK: At least five people were wounded after a shooter opened fire at a high school in Santa Clarita, California, a city north of Los Angeles, officials said.

Japan's emperor to perform thanksgiving rite with Sun Goddess

Japan's emperor to perform thanksgiving rite with Sun Goddess

14 Nov 2019 | 10:48 PM

TOKYO:Japan's new Emperor Naruhito will on Thursday perform an elaborate and secretive ritual dating back 1,300 years, giving thanks to the Sun Goddess Amaterasu as part of his enthronement rites.

Cambodia’s Angkor temple complex ending elephant rides

Cambodia’s Angkor temple complex ending elephant rides

14 Nov 2019 | 6:52 PM

PHNOM PENH: Officials in Cambodia have ordered that elephants that serve as tourist attractions at the country’s famed Angkor temple complex be moved to a new home in a suitable jungle area.

Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spire

Tempers flare over rebuilding of Notre-Dame spire

14 Nov 2019 | 5:40 PM

PARIS: The French army general charged with overseeing the rebuilding of Paris’ fire-mangled Notre-Dame, has caused astonishment by publicly telling the cathedral’s chief architect to “shut his mouth” in a sign of tension over the monument’s future look.

14 indicted in USD 6 million counterfeit iPhones scheme in US

14 indicted in USD 6 million counterfeit iPhones scheme in US

14 Nov 2019 | 5:06 PM

NEW YORK: The FBI has busted and charged 14 alleged members of an international criminal gang in the US with fraud, conspiracy, identity theft and money laundering charges related to their counterfeit iPhone and iPad scheme that reportedly cost Apple over USD 6.1 million.

Teenager kills one, injures three in Russian college

Teenager kills one, injures three in Russian college

14 Nov 2019 | 12:43 PM

MOSCOW: A 19-year-old student in Russia’s Far East opened fire in his college on Thursday morning, killing one classmate and injuring three other people before shooting himself, investigators said.

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US Army’s use of TikTok app raises concerns

14 Nov 2019 | 8:01 AM

Washington: The US Army’s use of a China-owned video app — TikTok — as part of a new campaign to recruit young people into the service is raising concerns on Capitol Hill.

Bolivian senator claims interim presidency

Bolivian senator claims interim presidency

14 Nov 2019 | 8:01 AM

LA PAZ:Bolivians have new uncertainty to grapple with now that opposition Sen Jeanine Añez declared herself interim President of the crisis-torn Andean country just hours after Evo Morales flew off to self-exile in Mexico.

Chaos prevails in HK as protests intensify

Chaos prevails in HK as protests intensify

14 Nov 2019 | 8:01 AM

HONG KONG: Pro-democracy protesters today stepped up a ‘blossom everywhere’ campaign of road blocks and vandalism across Hong Kong that has crippled the international financial hub this week and ignited some of the worst violence in five months of unrest.

Impeachment probe goes public as US political drama mounts

Impeachment probe goes public as US political drama mounts

14 Nov 2019 | 8:01 AM

WASHINGTON: The impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump reaches a critical juncture today once lawmakers launch their first televised public hearings, marking a new, high-stakes phase of a tumultuous presidency.

23 killed in Gaza, Israel vows to keep targeting militants

23 killed in Gaza, Israel vows to keep targeting militants

14 Nov 2019 | 8:01 AM

GAZA CITY: Israeli air strikes killed 13 more Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza today as rocket fire towards Israel resumed after a brief overnight lull, raising the death toll in the strip to 23 Palestinians in the heaviest round of fighting in months.

Mainland China students flee Hong Kong over protest violence fears

Mainland China students flee Hong Kong over protest violence fears

13 Nov 2019 | 10:46 PM

HONG KONG: Mainland Chinese students have begun fleeing Hong Kong campuses over security fears, police and university officials said on Wednesday, as the city’s seething political crisis saw some of its worst violence this week.

Sharif rejects Pak govt’s demand to submit bonds worth Rs 700 cr for abroad travel

Sharif rejects Pak govt’s demand to submit bonds worth Rs 700 cr for abroad travel

13 Nov 2019 | 11:06 AM

LAHORE: Pakistan’s ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday refused to meet Imran Khan government’s demand to submit indemnity bonds worth Rs 700 crores for travel to the UK for medical treatment.

US Democrats announce eight more witnesses for public impeachment hearings

US Democrats announce eight more witnesses for public impeachment hearings

13 Nov 2019 | 9:57 AM

WASHINGTON: US Democratic lawmakers unveiled a list of eight more witnesses who will testify in open hearings as part of the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump.

Imran's ex-wife Reham Khan wins defamation case against Pakistani news channel

Imran's ex-wife Reham Khan wins defamation case against Pakistani news channel

13 Nov 2019 | 5:38 PM

LONDON: Pakistan PM Imran Khan's former wife Reham Khan has won "substantial" damages and received an apology from a Pakistani news channel over defamatory allegations during a show.

7 killed, 7 injured in Kabul car bomb blast

7 killed, 7 injured in Kabul car bomb blast

13 Nov 2019 | 11:25 AM

KABUL: At least seven people were killed and seven wounded when a car bomb detonated during Kabul’s busy morning rush hour on Wednesday, an interior ministry spokesman said.

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Rare deer-like species photographed for first time

13 Nov 2019 | 7:10 AM

Hanoi: A tiny deer-like species not seen by scientists for nearly 30 years has been photographed in a forest in southern Vietnam. Conservationists say images of the silver-backed chevrotain, commonly called the Vietnamese mouse deer, were captured in the wild by trap cameras.

Israel kills top Islamic Jihad commander

13 Nov 2019 | 7:10 AM

GAZA/JERUSALEM: Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a rare targeted strike in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, drawing retaliatory rocket salvoes that reached as far as Tel Aviv.

Kabul to swap Taliban ultras for hostages

13 Nov 2019 | 7:10 AM

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Tuesday that three high-ranking Taliban prisoners would be released, in an apparent exchange for two Western hostages who were kidnapped by the insurgents in 2016.

Pak allows Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for treatment

Pak allows Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for treatment

13 Nov 2019 | 7:10 AM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cabinet on Tuesday decided to allow former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to go abroad for medical treatment if he agrees to sign surety bonds making a commitment that he would return after the treatment and face cases against him.

Train crash leaves 16 dead in Bangladesh

13 Nov 2019 | 7:10 AM

DHAKA: At least 16 people were killed and 60 others injured in a head-on collision between two trains in Brahmanbaria district in central Bangladesh on Tuesday, railway officials said.

51 children injured in chemical attack

13 Nov 2019 | 7:10 AM

BEIJING: At least 54 persons, including 51 children, sustained burn injuries after a disgruntled man broke into a kindergarten and sprayed a corrosive chemical on students in southwest China’s Yunnan province, authorities said on Tuesday, in one of the deadliest attacks on schools in the country.

Labour Party does U-turn on Kashmir ahead of polls

Labour Party does U-turn on Kashmir ahead of polls

13 Nov 2019 | 7:10 AM

LONDON: Britain’s Opposition Labour Party has stepped in to counter its perceived anti-India stance to urge that the Kashmir issue not be allowed to divide communities in the UK in the lead up to the December 12 General Election, in the wake of protests from sections of the Indian diaspora.

Violence brings Hong Kong to ‘brink of total breakdown’

Violence brings Hong Kong to ‘brink of total breakdown’

13 Nov 2019 | 7:10 AM

HONG KONG: The Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Tuesday in the Central financial district, over the harbour in Mong Kok and at universities to break up pro-democracy protests which they said were leading the city to the “brink of total breakdown”.

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