3 killed in shooting in Houston

Houston, Dec 30 (IANS) Three persons, including the gunman, have been killed in a shooting incident in Houston in the US state of Texas, police said. Houston Police Department Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner told reporters on Friday in a briefing that the shooter, who was a former employee of an auto repair shop, shot […]

No DACA fix without border wall, Trump tells Democrats

Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Friday put Democratic congressional leaders on notice warning that he would not back relief for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries unless lawmakers appropriated funds to pay for his proposed wall on the Mexican border. Nearly 800,000 undocumented young people, known as “Dreamers”, have been […]

10 killed in shooting outside Egypt church

Cairo, Dec 29 (IANS) At least ten people were killed in a shootout outside a church here on Friday, state media reported. “The security forces thwarted an attack on Mar Mina Church in the Helwan district,” said an Interior Ministry statement. The Health Ministry said the ten killed include one attacker and one policeman, who […]

Aware of our national’s detention in India: China

Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) China on Friday said it was aware of the detention of its national in India near the Myanmar border and was closely following the development. A Chinese citizen, suspected to be a spy, has reportedly been detained near Moreh along the Myanmar border in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson […]

Kim Jong-un made less public appearances in 2017

Seoul, Dec 29 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made relatively fewer public appearances in 2017 since he assumed power in 2011 and about 30 per cent less than 2016, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said on Friday. Kim conducted 94 inspections in factories, farms, or military facilities which are widely publicized by the state media, […]