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Three US airlines ban trophy shipments after Cecil outcry

Three US airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion in July.

Hillary’s PIO aide probed for ‘criminal conduct’

An Indian-origin aide of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is being investigated for allegedly accepting overpayments from the state department while working for the former secretary o

French seize Spain’s Picasso masterpiece

Head of a Young Woman by Picasso.

A Picasso worth 25 million euros and considered a national treasure by Spain, which had barred the painting’s export, has been seized from a boat in Corsica, French authorities said on Tuesday.

Russia files claim at UN over Arctic land

Area includes North Pole, will give Moscow access to 4.9 bn tonnes of hydrocarbons

Over 550 migrants rescued off Italy

Migrants line up as they wait for food rations distributed by the Banque Alimentaire of Calais at a camp near Calais. — AP

More than 550 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean have arrived in Sicily aboard a ship operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which also carried the bodies of five people who died at sea.

Sweden, Russia expel each other’s diplomats

Russia on Tuesday lashed out at Stockholm and confirmed it had expelled a Swedish diplomat in retaliation for the Scandinavian country turfing out one of Moscow’s diplomats.

Pakistan gets tough on MQM

Altaf Hussain

2 MQM ministers sacked in PoK; nothing personal against Hussain, says minister

‘Rajat Gupta should end challenge to verdict’

Rajat Gupta

The US has opposed India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta’s fresh appeal to overturn his insider trading conviction, saying he should now end his challenge to the jury’s “well-founded” v

French get back beach after royal takeover

People arrive as workers disassemble an elevator on the public beach near the Saudi king’s villa in Vallauris, France. -AFP

Workers were busily returning a beach in southern France to its previous condition on Monday after the premature departure of Saudi King Salman, whose commandeering of the coastline had caused uproar

Death penalty is barbaric and inhuman in its effect, mental and physical upon the condemned man and is positively cruel.

What often goes unnoticed is the fact that the genesis of Kashmir (commonly known as Jammu and Kashmir) is linked to 565 princely states, which became independent along with the birth of two sovereign