WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED IV

Padmaavat protests: Buses torched, vehicles attacked

TIMES OF INDIA - 16 min 20 sec ago
Karni Sena members, armed with lathis, blocked busy roads in Gurgaon and vandalised unmanned toll booths in Noida, blocked highways and attacked public and private vehicles in Surat and other parts of Gujarat.

58% of rural teens can read basic English: Survey

TIMES OF INDIA - 32 min 37 sec ago
The increasing proficiency in English correlates with growing aspiration among the children surveyed, 60% of whom want to study beyond Class XII. By contrast, just 35% of those who could not read Class II level text fluently wanted to continue studies beyond Class XII.

20 AAP Delhi MLAs disqualified, bypolls in 6 mos

TIMES OF INDIA - 59 min 4 sec ago
Having had a poor electoral run in Punjab, Goa and Gujarat where it was looking to mark a presence, AAP will have its hands full in retaining its bastion against the challenge posed by BJP and Congress. For the BJP, despite its big wins in the Delhi municipal elections, factionalism and recent sealing drive are fatcors it has to overcome.

Iran: Turkey operation must not harm Syria's sovereignty

IRAN DAILY - 4 hours 58 min ago
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri says Turkish military operations in Syria's northwestern region of Afrin must not harm the Arab country's territorial integrity, independence and national sovereignty.

Spain seeks ex-Catalan leader arrested over Denmark trip plan

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 13 min ago
Spanish authorities have announced that they would reinstate an international arrest warrant request for former Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont if he decides to travel from Belgium, where he is in self-imposed exile, to Denmark for the purpose of attending an academic meeting.

Iraqi court sentences German woman to death over joining Daesh

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 27 min ago
A court in Iraq has sentenced a female German citizen to death for joining the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, and helping the extremists carry out acts of terror against security forces in the crisis-stricken Arab country.

'Will share vision for India's global engagements'

TIMES OF INDIA - 5 hours 33 min ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he will share his vision for India's future engagements with the international community during his Davos trip, as he sought "serious attention" of world leaders on existing and emerging challenges to the contemporary global systems.

Erdogan vows Turkish troops will crush YPG Kurdish militants in northern Syria

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 44 min ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed that his troops would crush the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in Syria, saying the militant group could not rely on Washington’s support to defeat the Anatolian country.

Colombia to seek new ceasefire with ELN

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 58 min ago
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Sunday he would seek a new truce with the ELN group in a bid to salvage peace talks that had been set back after a recent offensive by the rebel group.

Bahrain police detain 49, charge 290 in mass crackdown

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 8 min ago
Bahraini police have arrested 49 people over allegations of links to terrorism and filed charges against another 290, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents.

France urges Turkey to stop war in Syria, calls for UNSC meeting on 'humanitarian risks'

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 29 min ago
France has strongly urged Turkey to end its major offensive in Syria and called for a UN Security Council meeting to be held on the “humanitarian risks” of the new military intervention in the war-torn country.

Half of Americans question Trump’s mental stability: Poll

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 43 min ago
Almost half of Americans believe US President Donald Trump is not mentally stable while majorities continue to disapprove of his job performance, a new poll shows.

Iran calls for immediate cessation of Turkey's operations in Syria

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 56 min ago
Iran says it is closely monitoring Turkish military assault on Syria's northwestern region of Afrin, calling for the swift cessation of the operation in the Arab country.

Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts again

IRAN DAILY - 7 hours 12 min ago
An island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air.

Trump urges Republicans to go ‘nuclear’ on government shutdown

IRAN DAILY - 7 hours 28 min ago
US President Donald Trump has asked his fellow Republicans in Congress to resort to the so-called nuclear option in order to end the ongoing government shutdown.

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