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5 minute 27 second

First Sikh guardsman tests positive for cocaine, could be expelled from UK Army

London: A 22-year-old Sikh soldier, who created history by becoming the first to wear a turban during an annual parade to mark British Queen Elizabeth II's birthday ceremony, could be kicked out from his post after he was tested positive for cocaine, according to a media report. Charanpreet Singh Lall made headlines across the world for wearing the turban during Trooping the Colour in June. However, last week he failed a random drugs test at his barracks, with insiders claiming he registered "high levels" of cocaine, The Sun reported. "Guardsman Lall has been discussing it openly in the barracks. The...
6 minute 30 second

Not after Iran regime change, says US, but vows 'maximum pressure'

United Nations: The White House promised Monday to keep exerting "maximum pressure" on Iran and said new sanctions were in the pipeline while insisting that the US was not seeking the overthrow of Tehran's clerical regime. "As I have said repeatedly, regime change in Iran is not the administration's policy," national security advisor John Bolton told reporters as he previewed President Donald Trump's week at the United Nations General Assembly. "We've imposed very stringent sanctions on Iran, more are coming, and what we expect from Iran is massive changes in their behaviour." "And until that happens we will continue to...
23 minute 10 second

Space Rovers Become First-Ever Spacecraft To Land On Asteroid Surface

On a primitive piece of space rock more than 100 million miles from Earth, two tiny robotic explorers took their first cautious "hops" this weekend - the first movements made by any human-made spacecraft across the surface of an asteroid.The twin rovers were deposited Friday atop the half-mile-wide asteroid Ryugu by their parent spacecraft, the Japanese Space Agency's Hayabusa 2. The following day, JAXA shared an impressionistic image of their landing site: the craggy dark stone of the carbon-rich Ryugu lit by a brilliant beam of light from the sun.The rovers, dubbed MINERVA-II 1a and 1b, are each roughly the...

24 minute 19 second

China Says Can't Hold US Trade Talks With "Knife To The Throat"

Beijing: China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat".Speaking a day after Washington activated tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, vice commerce minister Wang Shouwen said China is open to negotiations but that the two sides must treat each other "equally and with respect"."Now that the US has adopted this type of large-scale trade restrictions, they're holding a knife to someone's throat. Under these circumstances, how can negotiations proceed?" Wang told a news conference.US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin...
25 minute 2 second

Meet The Wealthy, Private Couple Behind Washington's Most Original Museum

Potomac, Maryland: Back in 2006, as Glenstone, a private art museum in the Maryland suburbs of the District of Columbia, was preparing to open its first exhibition hall, curator Emily Wei went to Mitchell Rales, her billionaire boyfriend and the guy footing the bill, with a proposal: She wanted him to actually explain his vision for the museum to the press."He's like, 'You don't understand, do you? I haven't given an interview since 1984. I'm not going to start now,' " Emily, now 42, recalls. "So we had this fight because we didn't know each other that well.""It wasn't really...
25 minute 7 second

Pak Journalist Whose Reports Angered Army To Be Arrested For Treason

A Pakistani court ordered the arrest of prominent journalist Cyril Almeida on charges of leaking sensitive material after he wrote news reports that angered the nation's powerful military.The Lahore High Court on Monday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Almeida, a reporter for English-language daily Dawn, and requested he be placed on a no-fly list after he failed to show up for hearings in an ongoing treason case, Azhar Siddiqui, the lawyer who petitioned the court, told Bloomberg by text message."Spoke to the lawyer, there is a warrant, am back on the ECL," Almeida said on Twitter, referring to the...

26 minute 35 second

US Judge Suggests He May Dismiss Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Against Trump

Los Angeles: President Donald Trump likely had a free-speech right to make a Twitter comment disputing allegations by adult film actress Stormy Daniels, a federal judge said on Monday, indicating he was inclined to dismiss her defamation lawsuit against Trump.Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford and who has said she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, sued the president for defamation in April in federal court over the tweet.The lawsuit centers on Daniels' assertion that a man approached her in 2011 in a Las Vegas parking lot and made a veiled threat after she agreed to talk...
36 minute 20 second

Trump says he expects second N. Korea summit 'quite soon'

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he expected to meet again soon with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying he saw "tremendous progress" in easing tensions. "As you know Kim Jong Un wrote a letter - a beautiful letter - asking for a second meeting and we will be doing that," added Trump, who met with Kim in Singapore in June. Click/tap here to subscribe to Khaleej Times news alerts on WhatsApp. Make sure you add our number +971545860953 under Contacts on your phone for uninterrupted service.
36 minute 22 second

Photos: New Zealand PM brings baby to UN assembly

New Zealand's prime minister, who shot to international fame for giving birth while in office, turned heads on Monday by bringing her three-month-old daughter into the UN assembly hall. Jacinda Ardern, 38, is only the second world leader to ever give birth while in the office. The first was the late Benazir Bhutto, who was prime minister of Pakistan when her daughter was born in 1990. The premier was photographed kissing and bouncing up and down daughter Neve in the main assembly hall next to partner Clarke Gayford, at a plenary meeting known as the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, which...

37 minute 23 second

China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat". Speaking a day after Washington activated tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, vice commerce minister Wang Shouwen said China is open to negotiations but that the two sides must treat each other "equally and with respect". "Now that the US has adopted this type of large-scale trade restrictions, they're holding a knife to someone's throat. Under these circumstances, how can negotiations proceed?" Wang told a news conference. US Treasury Secretary...
37 minute 39 second

Trump's nominee Kavanaugh says he was virgin in high school, 'never' assaulted anyone

Washington: President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, under fire over two accusations of sexual misconduct, claimed Monday that he "never" sexually assaulted anyone and was a virgin for "many years" after high school. As part of a concerted pushback by Brett Kavanaugh and the White House against mounting calls to put his nomination on hold, the federal judge appeared alongside his wife in a televised interview where he provided intimate details of his youth. "I've never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever. I've always treated women with dignity and respect," Kavanaugh told Fox News, likely telegraphing the...
38 minute

Opposition victory in Maldives deals potential blow to China

Opposition victory in Maldives deals potential blow to China >> The opposition was awarded victory in the Maldives presidential election on Monday, in a possible setback for China as the new leaders of the Indian Ocean archipelago nation aim to review major projects agreed with the outgoing administration. Incumbent Abdulla Yameen, who had cultivated ties with both Beijing and Saudi Arabia, conceded defeat after the Election Commission said opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had won Sunday's election by a margin of 16.7 percent.Before the election, the opposition said it would review Chinese investment, partly out of concern over terms, as...