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23 minute 58 second

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas confirm they are engaged

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra have confirmed they are engaged after just a few months together.The Texan singer, formerly part of the Jonas Brothers, and the Bollywood superstar held a private engagement ceremony in Mumbai on Saturday. Both wore traditional Indian clothes.The pair's engagement has been rumoured for about three weeks but they had not confirmed it until now.No date has yet been announced for the wedding.The couple shared identical photos from the ceremony on their respective Instagram pages, with Jonas calling Chopra the "future Mrs Jonas". Skip Instagram post by nickjonas Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love. A...
41 minute 19 second

US tech giants plan to fight India's data localisation plans

New Delhi: US technology giants plan to intensify lobbying efforts against stringent Indian data localisation requirements, which they say will undermine their growth ambitions in India, sources told Reuters.US trade groups, representing companies such as Amazon, American Express and Microsoft, have opposed India's push to store data locally.That push comes amid rising global efforts to protect user data but is one that could hit planned investments by the firms in the Indian market, where the companies currently have limited data storage.The issue could further undermine already strained economic relations between India and the United States. Technology executives and trade groups...
44 minute 56 second

Putin dances at Austrian minister's wedding

Vienna: Russian President Vladimir Putin danced arm in arm with Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday, after receiving an invitation that opposition critics said undermined the West's stance against Moscow.Putin arrived in a car carrying a bouquet of flowers and accompanied, local media said, by a troupe of Cossack singers booked to serenade the newlyweds - on a stopover on his way to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside Berlin.Photographs showed Kneissl, 53, smiling in a long white and cream "dirndl" dress and talking to Putin as they danced in a vineyard in southern Styria province,...

1 hour 16 minute

Video: When India's Sidhu met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said that he hopes ties between New Delhi and Islamabad will improve after his "friend" Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister.Wearing a blue suit and a pink turban, Sidhu was among the notable guests invited to the swearing-in ceremony of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (the President House) in Islamabad.He was also seen hugging Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa prior to the ceremony.Praising Khan while speaking to the state-run PTV, Sidhu said: "A new morning is here in Pakistan with a new government which...
1 hour 17 minute

Shahbaz Sharif Set To Become Leader Of Opposition In Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Shahbaz Sharif is set to become the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly as 111 lawmakers have nominated him for the slot, a media report said today.The leader of the opposition will be notified on Monday.National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser told the house yesterday that he had received 66-year Sharif's nomination as the opposition leader signed by 111 members from the opposition benches, Dawn reported.The PML-N's strength in the house is 82 followed by the Mutahidda Majlis-i-Amal at 15 and the Awami National Party at 1.The collective number of the three opposition parties...
1 hour 18 minute

‘New beginning’: Khan brings hope of stronger ties with India

NEW DELHI: Indian foreign policy experts have expressed cautious optimism about an improvement in the country’s relationship with Pakistan following Imran Khan’s rise to power. Former India ambassador to Pakistan TCA Raghavan said that if Pakistan’s new prime minister was able to provide stable government internally and address the nation’s numerous domestic issues, it “will create the basis for better relations with India.” Raghavan, author of “The People Next Door: The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations,” said: “It’s difficult to make predictions about India-Pakistan relations at any time. But in my view the internal situation in Pakistan has a great...

1 hour 18 minute

UAE leaders condole former UN chief Kofi Annan's death

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of condolences to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on the death of Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary-General. The 80-year-old Ghanaian passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also sent similar condolence messages to the UN chief. The Kofi Annan Foundation had announced his death.Annan, of...
1 hour 18 minute

'Waterboarding' probe at Britain's Sandhurst military academy

The incident allegedly took place on August 7, the BBC reported on Saturday and quoted Sandhurst commander Brigadier Bill Wright as saying he had "ordered an investigation by the Royal Military Police," the British Army's police force. Waterboarding is the notorious method made public as one used by America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) when it interrogated al Qaeda suspects after airline hijackers attacked New York and Washington in 2001. Read more: UK spies resorted to 'inexcusable actions' The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is located in Berkshire, southwest of London. Britain has trained its officers there for over 200 years. It...
1 hour 19 minute

More heavy rains likely in India's Kerala as flood death toll jumps

More heavy rains likely in India's Kerala as flood death toll jumps >> India deployed thousands of soldiers and dozens of helicopters to rescue people marooned by the worst floods in a century in the southern state of Kerala, where the death toll of 186 people as of Saturday could rise fast as rains continue. The weather office warned of more heavy “red” category rains on Saturday as tens of thousands of people were still stuck on the rooftops of houses and community centers. Rescue workers have yet to reach many flooded areas, some too narrow for boats to navigate.People...

1 hour 20 minute

Kofi Annan struggled to escape the curse of history

Kofi Annan struggled to escape the curse of history >> Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died on Saturday, will be remembered as a dedicated humanitarian whose career was tarnished by ugly conflicts that spun out of control. Annan was unable to bring peace to Syria and bring to rest the failures of diplomacy in Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur, Cyprus, Somalia and Iraq, which are likely to drown out the plaudits for his softly spoken mediation and efforts to eradicate poverty and AIDS that won him the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.Annan was brought up...
1 hour 32 minute

Sixteen nurses at once pregnant at Arizona hospital

Pregnancy might just be catching at a hospital in Mesa, Arizona, where 16 nurses are expecting at once.That's 10% of the nursing staff in the intensive care unit, and patients have started to notice the high pregnancy rate, the nurses said.At a news conference, the women joked that there must be something in the water, or that maybe it was a joint plan for Christmas holidays off.The group's first birth is expected in September and the last in January.Rochelle Sherman, who is just over a month away from giving birth, said: "I don't think we realised just how many of...
1 hour 55 minute

Italy mourns Genoa bridge victims at state funeral

Across Genoa on Saturday morning, shops are closed, a picture of a black ribbon hanging in their windows. The signs announce to customers that the stores' staff are joining the thousands who descend on the Pizzale John Fitzgerald Kennedy, where a public funeral is being held inside the Fiera di Genova events arena for some of the dozens of victims of the Ponte Morandi collapse. There is mostly silence as the mourners file past the coffins, stopping at one draped in scarves and a jersey from Genoa CFC — Italy’s oldest official soccer club is also here to pay its ...