International

Pope Francis agrees Canadian residential schools policy was cultural genocide


On Saturday, Aboard The Papal Plane (AP) Pope Francis agreed that the attempt to finish the Indigenous culture in Canada through a church-run residential school system amounted to a cultural "genocide." Speaking to reporters while en route home from Canada, Francis said he didn't use the term during his trip to atone for the...

Burberry’s new campaign features 4-year-old Sikh boy


British brand Burberry has come out with an advertisement campaign featuring a Sikh boy for the first time. The luxury brand has cast 4-year-old Sahib Singh for its children’s collection “back to school” advertisement. Sahib can be seen wearing a puffer jacket over a knitted cardigan and a T-shirt teamed with shorts in the shoot....

US will react appropriately to any N Korea nuclear test: Kirby


Washington: The United States and its allies will take appropriate steps to hold North Korea accountable should the recalcitrant country conduct a nuclear test. John Kirby, the NSC coordinator for strategic communications, also noted the North may continue to be ready to conduct a test, a National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson said. "We have been very clear...

‘No country is safe from Putin’: Moldova PM


New York: Moldova Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita has said she is very worried that Russia will invade her country next while warning that no country is safe from Russian President Vladimir Putin, media reports said. Natalia Gavrilita's warning came after Moscow's forces made gains in Ukraine's south and east, near the Moldova-Ukraine border, in recent...

Russia to quit International Space Station after 2024


New York: Russia announced its withdrawal from the International Space Station (ISS) project after 2024 and is building its own space station in the meantime. The announcement comes as tensions rage between the Kremlin and the West over Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine and several rounds of unprecedented sanctions against Russia. According to Yuri Borisov, the new...

Opinion poll shows Sunak, Truss in a close tie after first TV debate


There was no clear winner between former Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Tuesday after the UK's prime ministerial candidates went head-to-head in their first television debate as finalists and clashed fiercely on their economic policies and tax plans.   A snap Opinium poll of who performed best in the BBC debate on...

Over 14,000 kids drown in B’desh every year: WHO, Unicef


Dhaka: Drowning has become the second leading cause of death among children under the age of five in Bangladesh and the country reports over 14,000 such fatalities every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef said in a joint statement. In the statement, the two UN agencies called on the government, development partners, communities, and...

Taliban urge Hindus, Sikhs to return to Afghanistan


Kabul: The Taliban claimed that the security situation in Afghanistan has been solved and urged its minorities - Hindus and Sikhs to return back to the country. The move comes after the Director General of the Office of the Minister of State of the Taliban, Dr Mullah Abdul Wasi met with a number of members of...

Myanmar junta executes four democracy activists, faces flak


New York: Myanmar's ruling military announced it had executed four democracy activists accused of aiding "terror acts", sparking widespread condemnation of the country's first executions in decades. Sentenced to death in secretive trials in January and April, the men were accused of helping a civilian resistance movement that has fought the military since last year's coup...